Saturday, May 28, 2016

Featuring the MAY 2016 "Highest CLIMBers"

We have some exciting news!
Please welcome our newest permanent week#3 cohost: Rebeca from LincludenCottageLife
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WELCOME to the final weekend of the May 2016 Chain Linky CLIMB where we feature the Highest CLIMBers!

It's the month long Networking Blog Hop where Cohosts & Guest Cohosts are added each week for ultimate exposure! 

Networking means helping each other grow!! 
If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!

Here's how the Giveaway & Guest Cohosting works - the hosts, cohosts & Guest cohosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to guest cohost please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky")
We have 2 permanent cohosts for week#2, 3 permanent cohosts for week#3 and eventually we will have 4 permanent cohosts for week#4 making a grand total of 11 hosts/cohosts each month & that's not even including Guest Cohosts!
God’s Growing Garden
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Highest CLIMBer Features for MAY 2016!!

Each permanent host & cohost has picked their favorite link from the previous month CLIMB!
Remember - all Highest CLIMBers are pinned to the
ChainLinkyCLIMB Pinterest Board
(click to view or follow)
Checkout 7 Highest CLIMBers featured in May 2016:
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Pallet Wood Planter by Make the Best of Things
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Mason Jar Tea Light Sconce by One More Time

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Lilac Sugar Recipe by Stone Cottage Adventures
The Myrabev Life
Why I Became a Minimalist by The Lady Prefers 2 Save

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15 Plant-Based Meals on a Budget by Healthy Helper

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Why Exercise Calories Should NOT Be Added To Labels by Healthy Helper
The Lady Prefers 2 Save
How To Unify Mismatched Drawer Pulls by Eclectic Red Barn

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Also, our CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
Please enter below -one person will win:
- $10 Paypal cash from God's Growing Garden
- Your choice of 2 month small Ad spaces OR 1 month large Spotlighting Ad Space (for Blogs or Online Shops) on Butterfly in the Attic- $30 value
- 1 Sidebar Ad Space (for Blogs or Online Shops) on God's Growing Garden - $10 value
- 1 "Bluestone Inspiration" Necklace by ShorelineDesigned - $20 value

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"Bluestone Inspiration" Necklace



This cute little authentic blue with white speckles Leland Bluestone has been found in Lake Michigan and now dangles as an inspirational beaded necklace. I have drilled a 2.1 mm hole into the stone and dangled it from a Faith, Hope, Love, silver word charm onto a 24 inch stainless steel petite ball chain complete with tiny clam clasp. The stone measures 1/2 inch. 
Total prize value is $70!!



CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
- this is open worldwide (void where prohibited)
- You must be 18 years or older to enter
- You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become second place prizes)
- You MUST have a valid PayPal account to win the Paypal Cash (otherwise this will become a second place prize)
- You MUST have a mailing address in the lower 48 states of the USA in order to win the necklace (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)
- facebook, google & all other social media are NOT responsible for any part of this giveaway
- This Giveaway is open from April 30th, 2016 until May 30th, 2016

- Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts, Cohosts & Guest Cohosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - MAY 2016 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
- correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
- All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
- if you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:




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Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):
There are many ways to follow us:
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
blog  |  facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  bloglovin  |  google+  |  etsy
 Angel @ Sew Crafty Angel

blog  |  google+  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  bloglovin  |  instagram  |  facebook 





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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be featured &/or promoted on our blogs & social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - If you Guest Cohost you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)


We are looking for amazing Bloggers like you to Guest Cohost the CLIMB! 
Please click the purple button below to sign up to Guest Cohost or click HERE!

God’s Growing Garden

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(Checkout this month's wonderful Sponsor!) 
Cynthia from "ShorelineDesigned"
Handmade one-of-a-kind jewelry & beads made from beautiful beach stones from the Great Lakes Shoreline.
(click on the button below to visit her shop)

Shoreline Designed Supplies
Find out more about this amazing artist CLICK HERE

Friday, May 27, 2016

Turning Electric Company Trimmings into a New Raised Potato Patch

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo 2012-07-25_zpsumycs8sp.jpg


Turning Electric Company Trimmings into a New Raised Potato Patch


We live on a piece of property just short of 1 acre and half of our property is filled with many trees (maple, oak, cottonwood and some fruit trees).  About every 5 years the electric company will come through & trim our trees that might be interfering with their lines.  This year we decided to take this scrap and turn it into something useful and practical - a raised potato bed (actually, this was my husband's idea - he is very clever).


About five years ago we started growing potatoes in a compost pile and we have continued ever since.  That is what inspired us to complete this project - more delicious homegrown potatoes!


Not only will this new potato patch give us more room for growing potatoes but also, since we have so many leaves every Autumn we now have a new spot to put all of our leaves.


Please read the following posts if you are interested in learning how to grow your own potatoes:
Preparing Seed Potatoes for Planting
Planting Potatoes in Compost


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We took these scrap piles (see pictures above) and cut them down to create stakes.  We hammered these stakes into the ground at predetermined intervals (see pictures below).



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And then we wove other trimmings around these stakes making a very rustic edge/wall (I like the rustic look) (see picture below)


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Finally, we filled this "raised bed" with leaves from last year and planted potatoes - the far right row is already up and growing wonderfully! (see picture below)
ENJOY!



by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo DSCF7898_zpsdhk1dnd1.jpg

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #15

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#15 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge back in November so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for a working lawn mower, for my husband who makes me laugh every day and most importantly I have been thankful for God's written Word - The Bible.

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"But what was sown on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it.  He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."  Matthew 13:23
Whenever it is time to plant the garden I am always reminded of the Parable of the Sower.
Read: Good Soil = Healthy Harvest

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It has really warmed up so we are in full planting mode.  Also, our spirea shrub is in full bloom - click HERE to view entire post. 
Spirea by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo 006_zpsbf1b1313.jpg

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- Here are my Follower stats:
GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,257
Bloglovin - 4,046
Twitter - 6,027
Pinterest - 5,425
Google+ - 2,268
Facebook - 4,424

Linky Followers - 109
Networked Blog - 1,194

Sverve - 574
That's a grand total of 26,324 followers in some form or another (that's up 28 from last week!).

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(click on the title to view the entire post)
Four years ago I shared with you one of my asparagus creations:
Alfredo Asparagus Pizza






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Take Up The THANKFULNESS Challenge!
I challenge you to thank God for something everyday for one year!  Either write it down in a diary OR share with us on a blog.  If you have a blog & would like to share your THANKFULNESS posts with us, then please fill out this form: 365 Days of Being THANKFUL form - click HERE and you will be added to the THANKFULNESS page.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Zitrades Reusable LED Penlights GIVEAWAY

Zitrades Reusable LED Penlights GIVEAWAY! 
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of the Father's Day Gift Guide Giveaways

but first - read this great post:
Caramelized Onion Chicken Meatballs
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click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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This post contains affiliate links if clicked on Laura may receive a small commission to support her blog.
Father’s Day Zitrades Reusable LED Penlights Giveaway
 

Welcome To The Father’s Day Zitrades Reusable LED Penlights Giveaway!

Host:  Michigan Saving and More

Sponsor:  Zitrades

50 Winners
5/25 – 6/19

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Zitrades

Zitrades Reusable LED Penlights

Reusable LED Penlights

$8.98 rv each 2 pack
See review HERE.

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States.  Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/19/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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Click the button below to enter the Great Giveaways going on now!!:
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Drink Slings GIVEAWAY

Drink Slings GIVEAWAY! 
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of the Father's Day Gift Guide Giveaways

but first - read this great post:
Ginger Coconut Pear Smoothie



click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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Father's Day Drink Slings Giveaway Ends 6/15

Welcome To The Father’s Day Drink Slings Giveaway!

Host:  Michigan Saving and More

Sponsor:  Drink Slings

1 Winner
5/25 – 6/15

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Father's Day Drink Slings Giveaway
 

Drink Slings

$15.99 rv
See review HERE

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States.  Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/15/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsor is responsible for shipping of the above prize. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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Click the button below to enter the Great Giveaways going on now!!:
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Best Value Probiotic for Dogs GIVEAWAY

Best Value Probiotic for Dogs GIVEAWAY! 
Enter for your chances to win!
Part of the Father's Day Gift Guide Giveaways

but first - read this great post:
The Toledo Zoo Feature#13 - ELEPHANT




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click HERE to view the entire post

(the following post was written by Laura from Michigan Saving and More )
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This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made Laura may receive a small commission to help support her blog. Father's Day Best Value Probiotic for Dogs Giveaway

Welcome To The Father's Day Best Value Probiotic for Dogs Giveaway!

Host: Michigan Saving and More

Sponsor: Lloyd and Lucy’s Pet Supplies

1 Winner
5/25 – 6/16

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Lloyd and Lucy’s Pet Supplies

Probiotic for Dogs

Best Value Probiotic for Dogs

$39.99 rv
See review HERE.

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/16/16. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com or contact the owner of the blog you are entering on!

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