Friday, April 11, 2014

Best of the Weekend {Week 48}

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Thank you all for contributing to the last party. 
I can't wait to see what wonderful recipes and projects you link up this week.
Myself, along with the following 3 bloggers welcome you to the party!!


When you link up to Best of the Weekend, your posts will be seen on all FOUR of our blogs. Have you seen our party board on Pinterest? We are pinning as many of your your fantastic projects and recipes as possible, plus tweeting and sharing on Facebook for lots of added exposure. 

Claire, Lisa, Cindy and I will each feature the most clicked link and our favorites, so be sure to stop by all of our blogs to see if you were featured!

Looking for more parties to attend this weekend.  Follow me to these great parties:
 

Now, what you've all been waiting for....the features.  Congrats to the following posts.  Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.

This week's MOST VIEWED link was this post:
Nanaimo Layer Cake from The Recipe Rebel

And here are a few of my favorites from the last party:

Chicken Suizas Enchilada Casserole from Joyful Healthy Eats
Easter Egg Cookie Dough Truffles from Wine and Glue
Thrifted Table Makeover from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer

We can’t wait to see what you have been working on!
Please be sure to read through these easy GUIDELINES before linking up.  Thanks in advance for being awesome like that :
  • Please follow the four party hosts in some capacity {Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, G+, email}. We all have cute little buttons to make it easy for you. Then leave a comment and let us know how you’re following us, so we can follow you back!
  • We would appreciate it, if you would add a link back or add our party button to your party page. The more exposure our party gets, the more people that see your wonderful links!
  • Link up as many posts as you want but please make sure it’s YOUR work and No giveaways, link parties, or anything you are selling . PLEASE link the ACTUAL blog post link to your recipe/project! Not your homepage or a third party site.
  • Please note – By linking up to Best of the Weekend, you are giving us permission to re-post your links/photos on pinterest, facebook, google+, and twitter!
  • Lastly, please take a second and click on two or three links right before you, and say something nice. It only takes a second to encourage someone else and I think we ALL know how great it is to get a sweet comment on something we worked on.
That’s it. Easy, right? Let’s party!





Friday, April 4, 2014

Best of the Weekend {Week 47}

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Thank you all for contributing to the last party. 
I can't wait to see what wonderful recipes and projects you link up this week.
Myself, along with the following 3 bloggers welcome you to the party!!


When you link up to Best of the Weekend, your posts will be seen on all FOUR of our blogs. Have you seen our party board on Pinterest? We are pinning as many of your your fantastic projects and recipes as possible, plus tweeting and sharing on Facebook for lots of added exposure. 

Claire, Lisa, Cindy and I will each feature the most clicked link and our favorites, so be sure to stop by all of our blogs to see if you were featured!

Looking for more parties to attend this weekend.  Follow me to these great parties:
 

Now, what you've all been waiting for....the features.  Congrats to the following posts.  Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.

This week's MOST VIEWED link was this post:

Orange Peepsicle Cookies from Shake Bake and Party

And here are a few of my favorites from the last party:


Decoupage Eggs from Simply Sweets by Honeybee

Roasted Garlic Spinach & Artichoke Dip from The Housewife in Training Files


Peeps Frosting from House of Yumm

We can’t wait to see what you have been working on!
Please be sure to read through these easy GUIDELINES before linking up.  Thanks in advance for being awesome like that :
  • Please follow the four party hosts in some capacity {Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, G+, email}. We all have cute little buttons to make it easy for you. Then leave a comment and let us know how you’re following us, so we can follow you back!
  • We would appreciate it, if you would add a link back or add our party button to your party page. The more exposure our party gets, the more people that see your wonderful links!
  • Link up as many posts as you want but please make sure it’s YOUR work and No giveaways, link parties, or anything you are selling . PLEASE link the ACTUAL blog post link to your recipe/project! Not your homepage or a third party site.
  • Please note – By linking up to Best of the Weekend, you are giving us permission to re-post your links/photos on pinterest, facebook, google+, and twitter!
  • Lastly, please take a second and click on two or three links right before you, and say something nice. It only takes a second to encourage someone else and I think we ALL know how great it is to get a sweet comment on something we worked on.
That’s it. Easy, right? Let’s party!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Spring Lollipop Centerpiece & A Virtual Baby Shower


 Surprise! Today 12 great bloggers are inviting you ALL to a virtual baby shower honoring Kelly from Life Made Sweeter and Hilary from My Own Blog Review. To celebrate, we are sharing 12 recipes and crafts that are ready to "pop". Make sure to "pop" over and check out everyone's posts. Congratulations Kelly and Hilary!



  1. Key Lime Pie Popsicles - Spoonful of Flavor
  2. Cheddar Bacon Crescent Poppers - A Little Claireification
  3. Sweet Indulgence Popcorn mix - It Bakes Me Happy
  4. "Pop"ular Tiramisu Blondies - Frugal Foodie Mama
  5. Lollipop Centerpiece - The Mandatory Mooch
  6. Buttered Popcorn Creme Brulee - Baking a Moment
  7. Orange Poppy Seed Scones - Cookie Monster Cooking
  8. Lemon Poppyseed Baked Donuts - Blahnik Baker
  9. Candy Popcorn Pops - Little Miss Celebration
  10. Lemon Drizzle Iced Poppyseed Cakes - What Jessica Baked Next
  11. Lemon Cheesecake Pops - What's Cooking Love?
  12. Old Fashioned Candy Popcorn - Mom's Test Kitchen
My contribution to this fun party is a Lolli"pop" Centerpiece.  It is sure to be a hit at your "Ready to Pop" baby shower theme, spring table decor, or Easter celebration.  Here are the details:

Supplies:
styrofoam ball
lollipops
artificial flowers and leaves
glass jar
aquarium rock or marbles
basket
Easter basket grass
 
Make an indention in the styrofoam ball with the jar.  This will show you where to leave an unfilled area of lollipops.

Insert lollipops into ball.  Have fun alternating the colors.
Add leaves to your lollipops and insert into ball for extra decoration.
Insert jar into your basket and fill with rock or marbles for weight.
Place finished ball on top of jar where you left the open space.  Fill basket with Easter grass and decorate with flowers.  Enjoy!!
Source: a Mandatory Mooch original


I like linking my posts to THESE GREAT PARTIES!!!! 


Please stop on over to say hi!!



Don't miss Best of the Weekend linky party that I'm a part of.  
Live at 7pm CST each week!!

Thanks ~ Nichi

Friday, March 28, 2014

Best of the Weekend {Week 46}


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Thank you all for contributing to the last party. 
I can't wait to see what wonderful recipes and projects you link up this week.
Myself, along with the following 3 bloggers welcome you to the party!!


When you link up to Best of the Weekend, your posts will be seen on all FOUR of our blogs. Have you seen our party board on Pinterest? We are pinning as many of your your fantastic projects and recipes as possible, plus tweeting and sharing on Facebook for lots of added exposure. 

Claire, Lisa, Cindy and I will each feature the most clicked link and our favorites, so be sure to stop by all of our blogs to see if you were featured!

Looking for more parties to attend this weekend.  Follow me to these great parties:
 

Now, what you've all been waiting for....the features.  Congrats to the following posts.  Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.


This week's MOST VIEWED link was this post:
Lemon Macarons by Blahnik Baker

And here are a few of my favorites from the last party:

Free Easter Printables by Five Heart Home

Dairy-Free Chicken Stroganoff by Captain America & His English Rose

Easter Birdy Cake Pops by Pint Sized Baker


We can’t wait to see what you have been working on!
Please be sure to read through these easy GUIDELINES before linking up.  Thanks in advance for being awesome like that :
  • Please follow the four party hosts in some capacity {Blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, G+, email}. We all have cute little buttons to make it easy for you. Then leave a comment and let us know how you’re following us, so we can follow you back!
  • We would appreciate it, if you would add a link back or add our party button to your party page. The more exposure our party gets, the more people that see your wonderful links!
  • Link up as many posts as you want but please make sure it’s YOUR work and No giveaways, link parties, or anything you are selling . PLEASE link the ACTUAL blog post link to your recipe/project! Not your homepage or a third party site.
  • Please note – By linking up to Best of the Weekend, you are giving us permission to re-post your links/photos on pinterest, facebook, google+, and twitter!
  • Lastly, please take a second and click on two or three links right before you, and say something nice. It only takes a second to encourage someone else and I think we ALL know how great it is to get a sweet comment on something we worked on.
That’s it. Easy, right? Let’s party!