Monday, October 20, 2014

Marveling the Beauty of Yellow Wild Mushrooms but STAY AWAY

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Marveling the Beauty of Wild Yellow Mushrooms but STAY AWAY!


I don't know anything about Wild Mushrooms.  I have eaten Morels once in my life & they were fantastic!  However, I doubt that I will ever feel confident enough to find them on my own - I just don't know enough.  So, with that being said I am NOT nor will I ever suggest that you go out and find your own edible wild mushrooms - LEAVE THAT TO THE EXPERTS PLEASE!


This yellow mushroom that I am featuring today is called "Yellow-orange Fly Agaric (Amanita Muscaria Var. Formosa)" - it is POISONOUS so STAY AWAY!!

We have many pine trees on our property and seem to have wild mushrooms growing every year but I have never seen these beauties - please enjoy the pictures but STAY AWAY in person.
(All photos were taken by me "Angie Ouellette-Tower" - see copyright at the end of this post)

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Importance of Prayer - GUIDANCE

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The Importance of Prayer - G U I D A N C E
The featured Bible passage today is Isaiah 58:11 - "The Lord will GUIDE you always".
Let's look that word up in the dictionary:
Guidance - "help or advice that tells you what to do:  the act or process of guiding someone" (Merriam-Webster).


"The Lord will guide you always, he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.  You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."  Isaiah 58:11
I know that when I am in need of guidance or advice on a problem or even if I'm at a positive crossroads;  I always seek God's direction through prayer.  I've found that God answers in two main ways:


1.  Through the urgings of His Holy Spirit  - These urgings/feelings/thoughts might not come at the time when you are praying (although sometimes it might happen right away) but rather these urgings/feelings/thoughts might happen later when you are going about your daily chores or maybe even during a crisis.  However, diligent prayer will open up your heart to hear and pay attention to those urgings even if they happen many hours or days after prayer. 
 

"But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.  He will not speak on his own;  he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come."  John 16:13


2.  Through those around us or through situations - God places people in our lives not always for us to witness or minister to them but sometimes God might be working through them as an answer to our prayer.  Or, God might place us in a situation that will give us the answer that we've been searching for.


Important note:  patience is the most important part of searching for guidance through prayer.  You can't expect to be given the answer immediately (although that's a possibility - just don't expect it) - God is our God for ever & will never give up on us, so we can NEVER give up on Him or give up on searching out His will for our lives.


"For this God is our God for ever and ever;  He will be our guide even to the end."  Psalm 48:14



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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Introducing Week#4 Cohosts for the October 2014 #ChainLinkyCLIMB


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


April from "100lb Countdown"
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100 lb Countdown

 April is our permanent week#4 co-host.  Checkout what's been happening on "100lb Countdown" lately:
To Reveal or Not Reveal 
Making Your Own Happiness with Turn It Up Tuesday

Imagine Losing Seven Pounds in Two Weeks
&
 Robin from "Redo It Yourself Inspirations"
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Redo It Yourself Inspirations
Robin is joining us again!  Checkout what's been happening on "Redo It Yourself Inspirations" lately:
Friday Five: Fabulous Furniture Features#4 
Pine Plank Floor
Retro Re-Pin #14
&
Kaitlyn from "Three Sisters & Us"
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Three Sisters and Us
Kaitlyn is joining us again!  Checkout what's been happening on "Three Sisters & Us" lately:
Social Media Mixer Linky
Mini Muffin for School Lunch Box
TGIF Blog & Instagram Hop
&
Debbie from "Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains"
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Eclectic Red Barn
Debbie is joining us again!  Checkout what's been happening on "Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains" lately:
DIY Homemde Heating Pad 
Frosty Fall Football Giveaway
Gravity Maze by ThinkFun
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We are looking for wonderful Bloggers like YOU to cohost the September & October CLIMB!!
(please sign up in the "linky" at the very end where it says "sign up to cohost HERE")


WELCOME!

It's the month long Networking Blog Hop 

With our 12th 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:
- $15 Starbucks Coffee Gift Card from Sew Crafty Angel
- 1 Ad Space on A Peek Into My Paradise for 30 days - $30 value
- Turbo Sponsor Spot on 100lb Countdown - $10 value
- 1 Ad Space on Cuddlebug Cuties - $7 value
- 1 lb of Handmade Soap from Heidi's Wanderings - $12 value
- 1 Ad Space on God's Growing Garden - $10 value
- A beautiful Acorn Necklace with a brown basalt stone from Lake Michigan by
  ShorelineDesigned - $15 value
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ACORN NECKLACE - Brown basalt stone from Lake Michigan - Hand drilled 5 mm hole with 22 carat gold grommet, Brass acorn charm, Large NuGold brass tarnish-resistant jumpring & Brass big-ball bead chain with clam clasp: undone end to end measures 24 inches. As worn including stone pendant will hang 15.5 inches long. 
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Handmade soap from Heidi's Wanderings
Total prize value is $99!!

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 this will become a second place prize)
- You must live in the lower 48 of the United States to win the Acorn Necklace (otherwise this will become a second place prize)
- This Giveaway is open from September 29th, 2014 until October 31st, 2014
- Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
- Giveaway Hosts & Co-hosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - OCTOBER 2014 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):
We have changed it up a bit - instead of linking your homepage you may now link up to 4 of your family friendly blog posts per month!!

 
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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 - 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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Revive those old blog posts with the "Post Swap Program"  - I will place a blog post of your choosing on my blog & then in return you will place one of my blog posts on your blog!


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Friday, October 17, 2014

Sunflower Archives - 2012

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Sunflower Archives - 2012


For the past 3 years.......no, actually it's been 4 summer seasons - I have been sharing with you my Sunflower crop through photos.  I have quite a compilation of sunflower varieties and I wanted to reminisce by bringing out the Sunflower archives from years ago.

Click on each title/name below to view the entire post


All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the sunflowers were all grown in my garden.


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Sunflowers 2014
Sunflowers from 2013:

Sunflowers from 2011:


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It's a month long networking Linky!
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Themed Blog & Shop Hop - PUMPKIN, SQUASH &/or GOURD or the color/s ORANGE, BROWN &/or GREEN


 

WELCOME to the 32nd
"Themed Blog & Shop Hop"
October 16th 2014!
I'm so glad that you stopped by!

For those of you who are not familiar with "Hops" (a.k.a. Linky party) - a Blog Hop &/or Shop Hop is an event where viewers/followers can upload links onto my blog......Links to their items in their Etsy shops (or online shops) or links to their Blogs. And then we can "hop" from blog to blog or shop to shop.

The theme this month is:
"PUMPKIN, SQUASH &/or GOURD" &/or Anything ORANGE, BROWN &/or GREEN
Please share with us any item in your shop or from your blog that has to do with PUMPKINS, SQUASH &/or GOURDS and/or anything that is ORANGE, BROWN or GREEN.

If you have anything that remotely touches this topic - then please share it with us.  It could be anything about carving pumpkins or gourds, or any squash recipe or growing tips or anything from your shop that is mostly one or all of the following colors: ORANGE, BROWN or GREEN.

Although I would love it if everyone joined my blog or became followers of my blog - that is not a requirement to participate in this "Hop". All I ask is that you keep your submissions decent - no offensive content please.

Well, actually there is a second rule:
only 2 submissions per person please.
If you do not have a blog or a shop then please still stop by and take a digital walk through our virtual mall. 


I will be having a "Themed Blog & Shop Hop" once a month - the middle of each month. Next month's hop will be on:
NOVEMBER 14th, 2014

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ENJOY!!

 To online shop owners - please only upload links directly to the items that you would like to share with us - not a link to your entire shop - Thanks.

To Blog owners - you may submit any post that fits into the theme - it can be an old post from many months ago (it does Not have to be a recent post). Also, please submit the link directly to the post and Not a link to your homepage - Thank you!


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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 Themed Blog & Shop Hop RESULTS

I would just like to thank all of you again for either visiting or participating in my 31st "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



Autumn Love by Jenn's Random Scraps



With the most "clicks":
God’s Growing Garden
There were 2 tied with the most clicks!



Halloween Candy Corn Earrings                  
             


                    
Vermeil Leaf Brooch Filigree Pin Sterling Silver Gold Plated Vintage

              Thank you all for your wonderful submissions!!!
 Please join us tomorrow for the 32nd Themed Blog & Shop Hop! 
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