Friday Features Something New! 10.15.10

I promised and here it is!
This week’s Feature me! Friday and Link party!


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Catch the Bouquet Extravaganza at Married with Coupons!

This is really exciting – especially because WE’RE ONE OF THE GIVEAWAYS! WOOT WOOT!

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Potholes and Pantyhose is one of my new favorite hangouts. How can you not adore this girl? A creative free spirit with so much style it hurts. Especially the hot rollers and sledgehammer pic. If you haven’t enjoyed Rebekah’s blog yet, you are truly missing something in this life! She submitted this neat Marbles and Copper Recycled Windchime.


Graphic Design by Tara hosts a weekly blog hop mysteriously called “The Weekend Blog Hop” Hee hee! Stop by to make some new friends over the weekend, and while your there, visit her shop for graphic design needs such as logos, stationary and letterhead.


Also, visit her sister site Bipolar World Girl with Tara’s musings about food, life and lots and lots of blog hops!

Maria from Agape Love Designs posted these cute and funky glow in the dark Halloween nails! So cute!

Having a Hallalujah Good Time submitted this Easy Pear Butter recipe and tutorial! MMMMM.

Creative Passage submitted these Felted Wool Pumpkins – so, so cute! Ellen is a fabulous Etsy artist and crafty girl – super great ideas on her blog from quilting to paper craft to thrifty finds!

That’s all for this week’s Feature Me! Friday! Join the link party below if you would like to be featured next week on our blog!
Here’s the drill…

Rules are

1. Leave your image/link below with something you’d like to share and have featured on this blog next Friday! This can be pretty much anything.
2. Grab the button featured above from the sidebar and place it in your post or on your blog to spread the word about the blog party.
3. Follow me here, Twitter OR Facebook and leave me a comment telling me what you did so I can follow you back!
4. Follow and/or leave a comment for {at least} the link before yours!

That’s it! Enjoy the party!

Thursday’s Blog has Bloggy Clips10.7.10

I am tying to get ready for Thanksgiving, but Halloween is just too much fun!

How To Start Family Traditions For Halloween by My Delicious Ambiguity is a great list of ways to make the Halloween season special for you and your family and create traditions *beyond trick or treating* that last year after year.

Project Naptime brings us this great tutorial on how to make this awesome Halloween advent calendar (Pottery Barn knockoff-Love it!)

Here are some simple wood pumpkins from A Little Knick Knack and Crazy Craft Bugs. So simple and so cute!

Enjoy this day! I have a bazillion and one things to do! I will enjoy it anyway!


Friday features something new! 10.1.10


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We had lots of great links to look at this week! Thanks to everyone who linked up for the party – don’t forget to link up to this week’s too and to share the love with friends!

Awesome Mommy Bloggers {Moggers? Blommys? Haha}

I am a mommy blogger too, and love and support my fellow Mogger Blommys who take the time to share a bit of themselves, their expertise and genius with the rest of us!
Healthy Sushi is a fab blog about organic healthy living, greenity and natural beauty! She has awesome product reviews, articles and health tips for everyone!
Another Mogger Blommy is Three Peas in a Pod who had a wonderful blog about her darling family, natural parenting, parent product/book reviews and giveaways too! Such an honest read about juggling life with all it’s challenges and being an awesomopathic mom in the meantime! Show this girl your love!


Elise Linenger, Stella & Dot Independent Consultant, has a beautiful page with fantastic jewelry. Her blog mixes fashion forward style with real-life stuff {like who do you rock out to? and latest runway fashions}. Stella & Dot is a fabulous and inspiring company, and Elise makes their products that much more realistic for today’s fashista ladies {or wannabe’s like me!}

Love handmade jewelry? This girl has a style all her own and I love it! Lisa’s Urban Nostalgia blog shows off her unique style and her beautiful jewelry with antique flair. Her Etsy store can be found here – Christmas is coming people! And my favorite color is blue. Just sayin’.

Fab Blogs Rated PG-13
Shhhhh! Just Between You and Me is an honest blog about Tiffany – a beautiful 29 year old girl living life to the fullest with her lovely family! She’s a mom blogger who’s not afraid to tell it like it is! You should visit her -especially on Weird Me Wednesday’s Blog Hop and make a new friend!

Visit Sarah’s Organized Chaos for some wild reads! She’s a talented papercrafter with a great Etsy Shop, but don’t let the flowers fool you! Her blog chronicles her life as an awesome mom and she does not hold back her quirky sense of humor to tell you about it! I love it! Below is the Bad Car Contest. Enjoy!

Crafty Blogs!

Maggie Lamarre’s Cutting Above blog showcases her talents as a graphic designer, papercrafter and artist. Below is a project in embossing complete with tutorials. Wouldn’t these look beautiful framed in a grouping? Her blog also talks about recipes, fashion and great deals.

C.R.A.F.T. {Creating Really Awesome Free Things} showcases creative ideas from around the bloggosphere. {She even featured me! Thanks Jamie!} Jamie submitted this post about making beautiful garlands {We all love garlands}, with a “how to” on great ways to get your garland craft on!

The Mom Food Project is all about comfort food. Really delicious comfort food. I love to cook, I love recipes, and this blog is full of hearty, yummy nostalgia. Look at this braided bread wreath {below}. I mean pa-lease people! It is gorgeous and I can’t wait to try it! {Step by step instructions with pictures included}.

An American Girl in Bristol shared this yummy recipe for Chicken & Chickpea Korma {Yum!} for her Slow Cooker Saturday series. Melissa shares about her life as she studies education and works on her future and her goals in life.

Define You Photography stopped by, and what can I say? Gorgeous! I love how Jillian chronicles the sessions as well as the beautiful results. The blog also has sections on parenting tips and blogging tips, and this month is promoting Juvenile Diabetes Awareness. Define You Photography is located in Arizona.


Finally, the Just Married With Coupons Catch the Bouquet Giveaway Extravaganza!

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I will let them tell you about it:

There will be over 10 unique and awesome giveaways right here on this blog alone!! There will be $200 in Gift Certificates, Candles, Perfume, Gift Baskets His & Her items, Massage Oil, Personalized Products & more! We have been planning this for quite some time and we are super excited!

Check it out, friends and followers! You could be the lucky winner!
Don’t forget to enter this week’s link party for Feature Me! Friday at Clickable Party {The Blog}. Follow me so you don’t miss Freebie Monday and the rest of the fantastic blog posts!
Local Yokels

If you live in the area {Massachusetts/Rhode Island} here are some fun things you can do this weekend!

Farmers Market at Kennedy Park in Fall River – I hear this is a good one!
The Rhode Island Audubon Society, Bristol, RI Free Family Fun Day!

Providence Ghost Tours! A spooky night out!
RISD Museum Family Event: Art + Design Lab

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Thursday’s Blog has Bloggy Clips 9.30.10 {Awesome DIYs}

Here are some of my favorite clips from surfing the Blog Wave this week!
And what a week it has been! Last night was my youngest son’s “Back to School Night” where I had to give a mini speech about our Parents Advisory Council {We’re here to help!}, AND my darling hubby’s birthday {If you haven’t been to Buca di Bepo, you must go. Now.}!
In related news, I get to coordinate a dessert table for our Spooktacular Fall Dance for 200-300 people on Halloween weekend. Wha??? Excited and scared and recruiting slave labor. :-O
This weekend we are heading up to Ipswich Castle Hill for our annual family pix with the Callinas, and looking forward to next week – possibly visiting the Providence Zoo for their Jack-O-Lantern Extravaganza and hopefully taking home a pound puppy named Suzie! {That is not her, but she looks like that!}
On with the bloggy clips!

Pumpkin Spice cupcake skewers from WhipperBerry. This blog is so lovely, you can spend hours here perusing her posts and getting very inspired. Instructions included.

DIY Kids Playstove from My Delicious Ambiguity. This was not a new post for them, but new to me and complete with tutorial. Perfect for Thanksgiving when your little one wants to “help” in the kitchen or for Grandma’s house – so portable! Tutorial and printables included.

The Pink Peony of Le Jardin is genius. She has lots of great and inspiring stuff – like this $3 Specimen Decoration. Tutorial included on site.
Living Out Loud has a list of fabulous free Jack-O-Lantern patterns. Nice!

A Pumpkin and a Princess put together this darling mock-bubble gum dispenser with a clay pot set, a dollarstore jar and a wooden knob. I LERVE THIS! Full tutorial on their site!
Tomorrow is Friday! If you haven’t linked up on our linky party for Feature Me! Friday from last week, do it now! 🙂

Where I’m Hopping today!

Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog Hop

For The Love Of 4

We were featured at C.R.A.F.T!

Our free printable Halloween cards were featured at C.R.A.F.T. for Making Monday Marvelous!

CRAFT stands for Creating Really Awesome Free Things! This is a neat blog filled with creative goodness! She also has a great link party list for you blog hoppers!

Thanks CRAFT!

Check it out!

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Thursday’s Blog has Bloggy Clips – Fall Decorating 9.16.10

Today’s blog features some spooktacular fun from Sawdust and Paper Scraps. This girl is brilliant! I love her freecycle ways and her creative and inexpensive projects and ideas.

Check out her post on making these awesome Halloween candlesticks with recycled lamps and some dollar store stuff!

Here’s another great fall decorating post from Thrifty Decor Chick. It’s a great SQUARE Dollar Store Wreath for the whole fall season. You can use this right through Thanksgiving, and it’s unique shape is really appealing.

Finally, a fun and thrifty decorating post for fall from I Saw That Going Differently In My Mind.

[On a side note, I have to say that every time I read the name of her blog, I chuckle a little inside. It’s one of my favorite lines from the movie Hitch with Will Smith {although I don’t know if that’s her inspiration}. If you haven’t seen that movie – do. It makes me laugh every time.]

Ok, back to the clip! This is a super cute way to decorate, use some either inexpensive hurricanes vases or apothecary jars or some you might already have. Check out the blog post here.

Don’t forget – today’s your last chance to leave your link on my blog party post for tomorrow’s Feature Me Friday!

And there is a fall coupon through the end of next week for 50% off any order of $15.00 or more. FALL12010 Tell all your friends!

Later today I will be posting my 2nd Halloween theme for your enjoyment!

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Monday’s blog has stuff that’s free
Tuesday’s blog has a recipe
Wednesday’s blog has party tips
Thursday’s blog has bloggy clips
Friday features something new
That’s all the blogs, the week is through!

Blog Series! Thursday = Bloggy Clips

We’re starting a new blog series!

Monday’s blog has stuff that’s free
Tuesday’s blog has a recipe
Wednesday’s blog has party tips
Thursday’s blog has bloggy clips
Friday’s blog features someone new
That’s all the blogs – the week is through.

So, today being Thursday, I am featuring our first Bloggy Clips! Our fist one is from our friends at Abigail’s Bake Shop! They are our FAVORITE and make the most DELICIOUS STUFF EVER!

We love this time of year at Abigail’s Bake Shop! Our Halloween Cookie Gift Box will be shipped on Monday, October 25th. Like every year, we can only take a certain amount of orders, so be sure to place your order as soon as possible before we fill up. What does it include?

:9 Letter Cookies (spelling out Halloween)
:2 Bat Cookies
:2 Ghost Cookies
:2 Black Cat Cookies
:5 Mini Polka Dot Cookies

Each cookie is baked with the finest ingredients and decorated with royal icing, fondant, and sanding sugar – they are perfect for your Halloween party, to give out to trick-or-treaters, or as a gift (gift tags are complimentary).

Click HERE to order!

In keeping with the fall theme, our next bloggy clip is from Lizard and Ladybug! This is a great craft idea for your Halloween party!

Another Simple Halloween Idea (favors)

I have more than a few milk jugs from various places. I’ve been able to recycle a few of them and turn them into some cute Halloween decorations. See here and here.

Here’s another idea that I think is really cute (and easy and cheap). Bubbles.
My kids love bubbles. We go through lots (more than normal, I think). WalMart has their summer stuff on clearance. I picked up 2 big bottles the other day for .75 each.
I have a few milk jugs that are clear & I thought it would be cute to use them as bubble bottles. I needed a wand – pipe cleaners! I had a stash of black ones.

While it was drying, I taped a strip of scrapbook paper around the bottle.
I shaped my pipe cleaner and filled the bottle with the bubble solution.
*I know there are tons of homemade bubble solutions..but I chose to take the lazy road.

Use a ribbon to tie on the wand and…..

I spray painted the lid.

These are so easy (the longest part was waiting for the lid to dry) and so versatile.
You can use any size bottle.
If I were making these as party favors, I would use a smaller bottle
– more bubble for you buck.
You can use any paper/ribbon/label/tags.
It really is a great little favor that isn’t too expensive.
And if you’re real crafty..
you can shape your bubble wands into fun shapes
(I’ve mastered round and heart).

Hope you’re enjoying getting ready for some spooky days ahead! Visit back tomorrow for Feature Friday!

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