Wednesday, April 16, 2014

MARCH 2014 Theme Blog & Shop Hop RESULTS

I would just like to thank all of you again for either visiting or participating in my 25th "Themed Blog & Shop Hop" - I had so much fun and I hope that you did also!
Now - The Results (If you haven't already - please checkout these wonderful shops & blogs) (Remember I have 2 "featured buttons" if you were featured and wanted to place one on your blog - NOT a requirement)

 
With the most "likes":
God’s Growing Garden
Rainbow Turquoise Earrings by CreationsByJanetUSA
SaLe - Chakra Turquoise Earrings

 With the most "clicks":
God’s Growing Garden
We have a 4 way tie for the most "clicks":

How To Dye Featers by "Feathers in the Woods"
how to dye feathers

Table Scaping Fun by Stone Cottage Adventures




Thank you all for your wonderful submissions!!!
 Please join us tomorrow for the 26th Themed Blog & Shop Hop! 





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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Welcome! #WakeUpWednesdayLinky 12 & April Giveaway





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Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  308 awesome linkups!   

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Easter Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Yoghurt | www.pinkrecipebox.com

Usually I’m not a fan of meringue (the base of the pavlova, in case you’re unfamiliar with this dessert) but meringue is the perfect thing to make a nest-shaped Easter dessert.

If you whip the egg whites up into the right consistency, you can pipe the meringue into a curly-swirly nest shape like I did. If you’re out of piping bags, you can always dollop the mixture onto the tray and then use a spoon to create the delicate swirls and nest shape.


Sally Hansen Limited Edition Palm Beach Jellies from "In the Makeup Aisle"
This collection consists of 6 sheer jelly polishes that really reminded of the OPI Sheer Tints. I swear every time OPI releases a different type of polish all the brands release there version of it. I don't think this is the last sheer jelly collection we will see this season.


DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution
Don’t you just adore Easter and all of the sunny decorations that come with it? This DIY Easter Egg Garland is the perfect chance to introduce bright, cheerful colors back into your homes even while the weather outside is rainy and dreary. (Well, at least it is in Chicagoland!)

I have a craving for doughnuts that just won't go away.  And since I am truly incompetent at making fried doughnuts, the three or so times I have made doughnuts have been in the oven. Although, I confess, I have never actually ATTEMPTED to make fried doughnuts, I doubt that me and a pot of hot oil are a good combination under any circumstance.

Optimize Your Blog Post for Pinterest in Eight Simple Steps!

Optimizing your blog for Pinterest has become almost a necessity for anybody that's serious about blogging.  I've picked up a few tips and tricks along the way that have really helped me get the best results from Pinterest.  I hope these help y'all too!








This was a fun vignette to create, using the pink gingerbread travel trailer and  spring flowers I purchased to use in the gardens. Since it is much to wet to work in the flower beds, I arranged the flowers around the little trailer and snapped away. A fun way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.







Google-Plus-SEO 
I love Google+! I like it sooo much better than Facebook, mostly because it doesn’t have all the drama and personal issues that are posted all over FB, at least I haven’t seen it on G+. I also find it easier to use and more visually appealing than FB with more features, no games or requests for help building or upgrading their Post Office.

Anise Hyssop (an herb) is an excellent addition to your garden both for the herbal benefits and for attracting butterflies.  Pollinator such as the butterfly are very important for your garden and for balancing a sometimes delicate eco-system.

Transform a Dollar Store glass plate and candlestick into a beautiful gold glitter cake stand!

Now, let me tell you something about my house. If you read this blog regularly, you know I have 3 boys. Which means I don’t get to bust out my girly side all that often. My life is way more sports and dirt than princesses and glitter.
But today, my friends, I’m embracing the glitter. And gold. And all things sparkly.

How to Make Vanilla Extract from "LittleOwlCrunchyMomma"
Vanilla extract is one of those things that you should always have on hand in your kitchen. It just adds that little bit of flavor to so many homemade goods that just make them shine. I first learned how to make my own vanilla extract from Marillyn over at just-making-noise. I pinned her recipe a long time ago, and finally got around to trying it months later.


Small Armoire Makeover from "The Interior Frugalista"
Small Armoire Makeover from bedroom to dining room
My most recent project is a Small Armoire Makeover that I've had since the late 70's.  When we completed the Master Bedroom Closet Expansion we no longer needed it so I decided to give it a makeover. Now that it's finished, I think it's Too Pretty For A Bedroom Armoire!

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Time to Link Up! "Tuesdays with a Twist" Blog Hop#54

Time to Link Up to "Tuesdays with a Twist"!!

Firstly, I wanted to share with you what's been happening in "God's Growing Garden" last week.
Just yesterday: "Eggs'n Easter - Recipes, Ideas & Tips"



And 2 days ago - Carry Your Own Load While Helping Others with Their Burdens:  click HERE to view 

Last week:

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Now, please link up & ENJOY this cool hop!
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1. "Faith in God" by Mary-Andering Creatively
2.  "14 Easy Mexican Recipes" by All She Cooks
3.  "Israel Trip#4 - Megiddo" by Gail-Friends




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Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Eggs'n Easter - #Recipes , Ideas & Tips

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Eggs'n Easter - Recipes, Ideas & Tips


Have you ever wondered why Eggs are part of Easter? - How do eggs symbolize  Jesus dying for our sins?  Actually, what they symbolize is life.  It's not the dying on the cross but the Rising from the grave that eggs(life) represent.  Also, the shape of the egg might symbolize the stone rolled away.  And, the new eternal life that we will receive because our sins have been washed away. 


Jesus came to earth to save EVERYONE - all you have to do is accept this gift of forgiveness, repent and live the rest of your earthly life for Jesus!

Below you will find links to all of the recipes, decorating ideas and basic "egg" tips that I have shared with you on this blog so far - ENJOY & Happy Easter!
Egg Basics:Poached
                                                  Separating Yolks & Whites
                        Scrambled 
                         Hard Boiled
                            Double Yolks 
                           & Soft Boiled
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