Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Welcome! #WakeUpWednesdayLinky 13 & April Giveaway



               Welcome to the 13th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

27 Blogs  -  1 Party
 Giveaway




We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  333 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 27 different blogs






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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers



The humble little Dandelion has remarkable nutritional value, being very high in vitamins A and C, with more beta carotene than carrots and more potassium than broccoli or spinach, not to mention healthy doses of iron and copper for good measure. Medicinally, Dandelions are considered very safe and effective as a general tonic that helps strengthen the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, stomach, and intestines, improving bile flow and reducing inflammation in cases of hepatitis and cirrhosis. Dandelions also help to dissipate gallstones and are believed to improve kidney function, thereby improving overall health and clearing skin problems.



My love for Sephora is well known, however I do buy a lot of my beauty must-haves
 from my constant trips to Target as well.


Keep Good Going – Whistle While You Work
from What's Up Fagans
My whistling mother
My mother had faults and things that I couldn’t stand. And I often vowed to myself that I would never be like my mother. However, I am actually a lot like my mother, much to the shame of my teenage self. Not only do I look much more like my mother than my father (thank goodness!), with my long neck, oval face, thin eyebrows, weird fingernails, size eleven feet, and poor English circulation, teeth, and eyesight, but I act like her too


Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Pizza
From Lambert’s Lately
A few weeks ago, I found out about the beauty of the tortilla pizza.
It was in one of my eMeals recipe lists, and I fell in love.

How did I never know about this?  Instead of worrying with pizza dough, just slap your
 ingredients on a tortilla...it makes a deliciously thin crust.  You'd never know it was a tortilla!



Big Girl Easter Baskets 
From Penny's Vintage Home
Easter baskets come in all sizes and shapes....some are filled with pretty colored eggs,  some are filled with candy...some with cute little stuffed bunnies...but what about us "big" girls...we want an Easter basket too!


UpCycled Foot Stool 
from Redo It Yourself Inspirations
A thrift shop find that I actually like!  With just a few changes using leather belts and paint,
 this foot stool can have a whole new look. 


5 Reasons to Strength Train
From Grace, Lace & Iron

Committment: This word is one that probably holds less meaning than any other word in the dictionary, to the current generation. We are a society of instant gratification. Period.We want our fast food, entertainment, and our lives to be well, uh, faster. Never mind who we hurt in the process...who cares about learning the value of people...we must get to where we're going...AND FAST

Strawberries and Cream Pancake Roll 
From Curious Cuisiniere
We love wraps for a quick, portable lunch.  We’ve only successfully rolled one set of cabbage rolls; so we need a bit of training on that one before we attempted them again. Stuffed is always good.  But, we have a lot of stuffed recipes: German Stuffed Rolls, Russian Stuffed Rolls, and the Polish version of ravioli – Pierogi.

We wanted to get out of our stuffed box. (Yup. Pun intended.)

I threw out the idea for stuffed pancakes. Sure, it’s still stuffed, but at least we would move to the breakfast realm. (And, you’ll probably be seeing those make an appearance here soon, because the idea really intrigued us.) But, Tim ran the idea a few steps further and suggested a stuffed pancake roll

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  • 27 times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others too.


Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.

Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..
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  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel's Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.
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Time to Link Up! "Tuesdays with a Twist" Blog Hop#55

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

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

I wanted to share with you what's been happening in "God's Growing Garden" last week.
Enter to win $200 Paypal Cash - click HERE!



And on the weekend - The Old Rugged Cross
&
 "Who Can Wash Away Your Sins? - Nothing but the Blood of Jesus" click HERE to view 


Now, please link up & ENJOY this cool hop!
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Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!



Back to the Basics

We're your hosts & co-hosts 


Features!
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
My Features this Week are:


1. "Easter Advent" by "That's What She Said..." (I wish I had seen these earlier but I will remember them for next Easter!)
2.  "Clearing Land the Hard Way" by Summers Acres (This made me thankful for my already cleared garden)
3.  "Easter Lamb Greeting Card" by Paper Seedlings (The cutest little Lamb Card you will ever see!)




If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.


Back to the Basics



The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Friday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

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

*Pictures should be your own* 

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos

 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!






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Please checkout this month's wonderful Sponsor!!

"Garden Delights Online Plant Nursery" is a wonderful website full of the best quality plants.  They have trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers, ferns, mosses - even driftwood!! - This is a must visit site!
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Monday, April 21, 2014

APRIL 2014 Great Blog Train RESULTS with Features & Winner

God’s Growing Garden

 
The 16th GREAT BLOG TRAIN was a blast! - We all safely reached The Adirondacks - our destination. It was a wonderful trip with 48 boxcars!! We (the Engineers) would like to thank all of you for travelling with us and we hope that you all had a wonderful time!
The Giveaway Winner is: S.V.H.
(I have contacted the winner by email)
Congrats!!!
W   A   N   T   E   D  :
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(Being a "Destination Cohost" means that you get to pick our next destination!!  It also means that you will post The Great Blog Train on your blog on the first Wednesday of whatever month you will be cohosting (1 different cohost per month).  We (the engineers or hosts) will provide you with the html code for the blog hop & for the Giveaway - all you will have to do is add into that post some information on the destination that you picked (like population, known for, location etc - basic family friendly facts) and add a few pictures.  Also, if you cohost we ask that you promote it on your social media sites) (We are now scheduling for the fall/2014).
If you are interested in being a Co-host for the Great Blog Train then please click HERE and fill out the form (THANK YOU!!)

We are now featuring the top 3 Boxcars!  (These are the links that received the most clicks)





#2  "5 Days of Strawberry After School Snacks" by "StuckonaCloud"  
5 days of strawberry after school snacks @ stuckonacloud.com


#3  "Change Your Thoughts & Change Your World" by Darlene Nemeth

Chalk Board Printable Quote about Gratitude


We will be promoting these wonderful featured posts on Twitter & google+ (use hashtag GreatBlogTrain to follow along) #GreatBlogTrain
and these features have also been Pinned to the "Great Blog Train" Pinterest Board


And don't forget - next month the April "Caboose" will be featured on all 5 of the Hostesses blogs!





 
 
Great Blog Train, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com
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Please checkout this month's wonderful Sponsor!!

"TN Online Nursery" - This Online Plant Nursery provides a variety of garden plants, trees, shrubs and perennials selling to every state in the USA & 13 Foreign Countries!!


TN Online Nursery
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My Hydroponic Seedling Experitment - Part 2 The FLOP

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My Hydroponic Seedling Experiment - THE FLOP
A few weeks ago I shared with you part1 of "My Hydroponic Experiment" and showed you the equipment needed (which really was just a special domed growing tray with growing medium) - click HERE to view that post.


This experiment started out well, I was very hopeful as you can see by the picture collage above - the seeds all sprouted (although they seemed "spindly" right off from the start).  About 3 or 4 days after sprouting when they were an inch in height they flopped - it looked like they had fainted!  I quickly made my normal newspaper pots, filled with good soil and tried to transplant them.  As you can see by the pictures below that was a waste of time - they are ruined.

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I am thankful that I saved half of my heirloom tomato seeds otherwise this would have been a wasted year (or I would have had to buy plants but I always prefer starting from seed because then I know for sure that they had a good start).
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I'm a "down-to-earth" kind of person so I'm sticking with dirt and my Newspaper pots (as seen in the picture below).
Hydroponics are not for me.



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Linked to:
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Please checkout this month's wonderful Sponsor!!


"Garden Delights Online Plant Nursery" is a wonderful website full of the best quality plants.  They have trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers, ferns, mosses - even driftwood!! - This is a must visit site!


Garden Delights


(Please click on the ad above)




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus Can Wash Away Sin

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Happy EASTER !!!

Please read:  He Is Risen and then listen to this hymn.


"Nothing But the Blood"  written & composed by Robert Lowry (1826- 1899).  Robert Lowry was a Baptist Minister and wanted to be remembered for his sermons rather than his hymn writing.  However, today Robert Lowry is known for more than 100 hymns - Let's listen to this one today - a perfect Easter Sunday Hymn.
Below the lyrics I have included two YouTube Videos of this wonderful hymn.  Please take time to listen. 


Turn with me to number 144 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Nothing But the Blood

written & composed by Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

1. What can wash away my sin?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus;  What can make me whole again?  Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


CHORUS


2.   For my pardon this I see - Nothing but the blood of Jesus;  For my cleansing this my plea - Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


CHORUS


3.  Nothing can for sin atone - Nothing but the blood of Jesus;  Naught of good that I have done - Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


CHORUS

4.  This is all my hope and peace - Nothing but the blood of Jesus;  This is all my righteousness - Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
CHORUS

 

Chorus
 

Oh!  precious is the flow  That makes me white as snow; 
No other fount I know,  Nothing but the blood of Jesus. 



A special thanks to "themom2717" for sharing this video with us!





A special thanks to "Misterchua" for sharing this on YouTube


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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Introducing Week#4 CoHosts for the April 2014 #ChainLinkyCLIMB


God’s Growing Garden

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Please welcome The April 2014 Chain "Linky" CLIMB 
week#4 co-hosts: 


April from "100lb Countdown"
(Click on the blog button below)

100 lb Countdown
 

April is our permanent week#4 co-host.  Checkout what's been happening on "A Peek Into My Paradise" lately:
Manage Conflict in Your Marriage
Turn Your Website Tide & Turn It Up Tuesday
Blogging Essentials Giveaway
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Robin from "Redo It Yourself Inspirations"
(Click on the blog button below)

Redo It Yourself Inspirations
Robin's wonderful blog is a Garden & Home DIY.  Here is a descriptive quote from Robin: "I've always had a tendency to be motivated and easily inspired to be creative. It's the way I've been molded. I'm the daughter of a master craftsman cabinet maker and a thrifty crafty lady. My new journey started when my husband and I bought a real fixer upper home a few years ago. I had no choice but to dive in and get back into the do-it-yourself mode full force. Every room and every aspect of the home and property needed a LOT of work. There is still more to do. The cost and time can be overwhelming but I conquer that by recycling household items into re-purposed functions. With that, I'm hereby sharing our trail of improvements with hope to inspire others."

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Angie from "Desperate HouseLife"
(Click on the blog button below)

Desperate HouseLife
Angie's lovely blog is so helpful in all areas of  House & Home.  Please read a quote from Angie:  "Twenty-something housewife who loves all things domestic--including (but not limited to) DIY, crafting, homemaking, crochet, knit, scrapbooking, sewing, cooking, and whatever else tickles my fancy."

 &
 
Steph from "A Time For Seasons"
(Click on the blog button below)

A Time For Seasons
This fantastic blog is about "Seasonal Adventures, crafts, recipes & more".  Steph describes herself & her blog as follows:  "I am a happily married, work at home, homeschooling mother of 3. I own my own business, Atlanta's Santas, and in the off-season Love to participate in Children's Consignment Sales and Mary Kay."
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WELCOME!
It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 

With our sixth CLIMB GIVEAWAY!
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 & Co-hosting works - the co-hosts 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 co-host please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky") 

Please enter below -one person will win:
- $30 Paypal Cash

- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise for 30 days - $30 value

- 1 Turbo Sponsor Ad on 100lb Countdown - $7 value

- 1 Ad Space on Cuddlebug Cuties - $10 value

- 1 Sidebar Ad Space on Heidi's Wanderings - $10 value


- 1 Sidebar Ad Space on God's Growing Garden - $10 value

- 1 "My Cookie Creation Countdown" ebook by Angie Ouellette-Tower - $3 value



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Learn how to make these "Strawberry Lime Linzer Cookies" just in time for Spring! (Recipe part of "My Cookie Creation Countdown" - my top 10 favorite cookie recipes).


TOTAL PRIZE PACK VALUED AT $100!!!
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO ENTER!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions: 
- This Giveaway is open worldwide
- You must be 18 years or older to enter 
- You MUST have a valid Paypal account & a blog to enter
- You must enter a valid email address
- This Giveaway is open from March 31st, 2014 until April 29th, 2014
- Winner must respond within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - April CLIMB blog hop co-hosts may 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.
- 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):

 
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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be promoted on 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 - Now if you co-host 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)

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