Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wowza Weekend Link Party #32

Wowza Weekend Link Party #32

& Features from Link Party #31


We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope by the time you all see this, you are full of turkey with all the fixings and resting comfortably in that happy food coma.  

Thanks to those who linked up last week.  There were SO many amazing links it was difficult to chose.  This week we chose 5 features.  Please take a look and click through to see their great items!    


FEATURES:

photo from Two It Yourself blog
1.  Melissa & Stephanie from Two It Yourself shared this great DIY Knockoff Wood Sign tutorial.  Love their finished product and all their great step by step photos to get there.  
photo from Cook and Craft Me Crazy
2.  Brooklyn from Cook and Craft Me Crazy shared this yummy White Chocolate Popcorn recipe.  My two favorite ingredients in one recipe, how could it not be AMAZING!!!  
photo from Persia Lou
3.  Alexis from Persia Lou shared this adorable handcrafted wrapping paper created by Alicia from Arty & Crafty Little Things(guest post).  She even shows how she made her own stamps to decorate her paper.  
photo from Vintage Paint and More
4.  Cathy from Vintage Paint and More shares many handmade Christmas Trees to use for decor this next month.  So many different beautiful designs.  
photo from Coffee With Us 3
5. Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 shared this great tip on how to correct your Pins on Pinterest.  If you didn't already know how to do this, it is invaluable information.  I definitely recommend going through and fixing your boards.  I did this about a year ago and am careful with what I have pinned since and it has really helped my growth on Pinterest.  

Thank you to all our amazing FEATURES!  Feel free to grab and post on your featured page. 

The Patriotic Pam

LINK PARTY RULES:

  • Link directly to your post, not your blog's main page.  We are interested in seeing links to great recipes, fun crafts and any tips (including military spouse tips).  
  • Please grab the party button and place it on your blog post or somewhere on your website so others hear about this party too.
LINK PARTY BUTTON:
The Patriotic Pam


  • We would LOVE if you would follow us in at least ONE of the ways we least.  Leave a comment and let us know how you followed and we will follow you back!  
  • Be friendly...and check out others links...leave them some blog loving comments too.
  • Linking up to this link party gives us the right to feature your post with a link back to your page.  We will be showcasing those featured posts on our social media accounts. 
BLOG POST LINKS:


SOCIAL PARTY TOO:
Two link ups below....one for Pinterest. Please follow the HOSTS to participate on both!  The second will be a Google+ Link Up....(anyone can participate)...Please follow the HOSTS & find at least 3 others to be social with too.  Let them know you found them via #WowzaWeekend.
Pinterest
Link to your Pinterest Page.  



Google+
Link to your Google+ page.  



Thanks for stopping by...share this party with others, so that it continues to grow.  Have an amazing weekend.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Participating in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap

 I'm so excited to share with all of you guys that we are participating in the Great Cookie Swap for Food Bloggers 2013.  We are currently in the stage of working to create our special cookie recipe.  I will share with all you guys that our kitchen has been busy, to date we have currently created 6 new cookie recipes trying to see which one we want to use.  
Our kids are LOVING it, because they have homemade cookies all over the kitchen for the last couple of weeks.  I think we have narrowed it down and we are now going to do two more recipes and decide which one of these final two we want to use.  Again, as you can probably tell, I am very excited.  Well I am getting ahead of myself.  Part of why I am writing this post today is to explain what the Great Cookie Swap is and how it is working.  So here goes.  

First, about a month ago, in many of my Social Media circles I saw that the Great Cookie Swap was coming and I read through the sign up sheet and was taken by the idea from the beginning.  The minute I heard that all profits were going to support the organization Cookies for Kids Cancer, I was onboard.   So I registered.  It only took a few dollars and I could donate a few dollars too during my registration that would go to the cause! :)  By registering, I was saying that I was a food blogger, willing to bake a cookie recipe and then be willing to receive mailing addresses of three different other food bloggers, bake my own cookie recipe (take photos of and be ready to blog about my own cookie recipe) and before Dec 2nd, mail a dozen cookies to each of the food bloggers selected for me for the Great Cookie Swap.  (In return, I will also receive in the mail three different dozen cookies from three different food bloggers from all over the US too!)  Who wouldn't LOVE that!  :)  Oh and the final step will be on December 11, 2013 when all the participating Food Bloggers will all post our cookie recipes on our own blogs too.  There will be a round up created and I promise to share that too with my readers, what a great resource for you guys to receive.  

I'm proud to announce that there are 619 of us Food Bloggers are participating this year.  And with the help of our amazing sponsors Oxo, Dixie Crystals, Gold Medal, and Grandma Molasses this project has raised $13, 778.40 for Cookies for Kids Cancer!  SO AWESOME!!!  :)  I would be remiss if I didn't give a shout out to our fabulous Food Bloggers who organized event and did an amazing job!  Big cheers for Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen.  These ladies definitely deserve many kudos because we couldn't have done our part without them!!!  :)  

I would just like to wrap up as we draw into this "thankful season" this week with Thanksgiving on Thursday, and challenge everyone between now and Christmas to find a small (or large) way to give just a little back to someone or something else.  I know we all get SO busy this time of year, but stop a minute look around and find a need and fill it.  I am sure you won't even have to look too hard or too far in many cases.  There are so many great organizations doing great things out there.  I know the Wreaths Across America event is coming up, if you haven't heard of it, I challenge you to look it up.  There are many Angel Trees, Toys for Tot programs and etc out there.  But really sometimes it can be as simple as volunteering at something close to home.  Or even just a pay it forward…pay for the person in line behind you…the smile you will bring can change someones day!  Make a difference!  The feelings you will get from what you do will be so rewarding, you won't forget it!  


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Personalized Family Wood Sign

Our latest personalized family sign.  This one is SO special to me.  My family has a very special event coming soon after Christmas this year and I can't wait to add an adorable girl to the family.  So it was my pleasure to make this sign for the sweetest couple as a gift for them…so SHHHH don't tell them.  :)
I will be adding a personalized "wedding" sign option into my Etsy shop this week if you would like something similar.  Or even for an anniversary gift.  
Here are a few more looks at this sign.  Check it out.  


Now for those of you that are interested in how this one was made, check out the photo steps here:






Want to see more of our signs?  Hop over to our Etsy shop and see what we have available, and know that you can even design your own personalized sign too.  

Here are a few more signs you might like to take a peek at:



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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wowza Weekend Link Party #31

Wowza Weekend Link Party #31

& Features from Link Party #30


Thanks to those who linked up last week.  There were SO many amazing links it was difficult to chose.  This week we chose 5 features.  Please take a look and click through to see their great items!    


FEATURES:

photo from Fort Ledbetter
1. Marie from Fort Ledbetter shared her tutorial for this Pallet Christmas Tree.  Love her step by step tutorials with great photos.  
photo from Coffee with Us 3
2.  Kerry from Coffee with Us 3 shared her recipe of Cornbread stuffing from scratch.  Sounds amazing and has to be better than the "box" kind.  I love from scratch recipes.
3. Krista from The Happy Housie shared with us both of these amazing signs…I love both so much I couldn't pick just one…so I am featuring BOTH.  DIY Large Wood Sign has great step by step instructions on how she put it together with cute photos.  And her Chalkboard Polka Dot Christmas Countdown Sign also adorable was made from a simple cabinet door, so creative without a lot of carving (like I do) and still looks amazingly creative.  Love them both.  
photo from Made in a Day
4. Kim from Made in a Day shared this beautiful Fall Leaf Tree.  With my own yard full of brown fall leaves still blowing around this one caught my eye.  What a neat way to bring the outside in.
photo from Persia Lou
5. Corey from Tiny Side Kick guest posted on Persia Lou and shared this neat DIY Christmas Card Holder.  I love how easy it is to make and a great way to display all your Christmas cards that will start coming in.  

Thank you to all our amazing FEATURES!  Feel free to grab and post on your featured page. 

The Patriotic Pam

LINK PARTY RULES:

  • Link directly to your post, not your blog's main page.  We are interested in seeing links to great recipes, fun crafts and any tips (including military spouse tips).  
  • Please grab the party button and place it on your blog post or somewhere on your website so others hear about this party too.
LINK PARTY BUTTON:
The Patriotic Pam


  • We would LOVE if you would follow us in at least ONE of the ways we least.  Leave a comment and let us know how you followed and we will follow you back!  
  • Be friendly...and check out others links...leave them some blog loving comments too.
  • Linking up to this link party gives us the right to feature your post with a link back to your page.  We will be showcasing those featured posts on our social media accounts. 
BLOG POST LINKS:


SOCIAL PARTY TOO:
Two link ups below....one for Twitter. Please follow the HOSTS & Co-HOST to participate on both!  The second will be a Facebook Link Up....(anyone can participate)...Please follow the HOSTS & find at least 3 others to be social with too.  Let them know you found them via #WowzaWeekend.
Twitter
Link to your Twitter Me Page.  



Facebook
Link to your Facebook page.  



Thanks for stopping by...share this party with others, so that it continues to grow.  Have an amazing weekend.

EnJoY!