Friday, July 23, 2010

::Weekend Bloggy Reading::

Happy Friday, y'all! Hope you enjoy this week's reading...leave me some comment love and let me know which ones are your fave!

Before I launch into this week's list of amazing links, I wanted to remind you that the next Show Me the Progress party is coming up next Wednesday, July 28.
If you're new to the blog, this party is all about celebrating the little steps we're all making on projects, whether it's an update to a Decorating Dilemma, a Before and After Makeover, a personal weight loss story, you get the picture.

The beauty of the party is that you don't have to have a completed project! We want to see the progress you're making so we can encourage you and give you helpful feedback. The last party, which you can view here, was lots of fun! If nothing else, share your ideas and plans with your readers to not only keep yourself accountable with your goals, but also to receive advice and encouragement.

On to the linky love!

~Kelli made my dreams come true with her Chocolate Covered Surprise Cookies.

~Darcy shared her Biggest Blogging Pet Peeves. Are you an "offender?" {wink} You'll find some excellent blogging tips!

~J'adore Amanda's Luggage Tag Tutorial. TrĂ©s cute!

~I was very impressed with Stephanie Lynn's DIY Party Deck. Great space for entertaining!

~Kimmie made some cupcakes with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing. Yuuuum.

~Paula gave us an update on the Walnut Avenue Home.

~T will die of sheer bliss if I give Jenni's Peanut Butter Big Cups a try.

~Beth turned a junky garage potting bench into an Updated Outdoor Buffet.

~Heather's Patio Makeover inspired me and also made me want a pool.
{What's on your agenda this weekend?}

I finished up the book I talked about on Wednesday and now I'm working on the sequel! Girls Night Out excited! We also have an Addition that has exploded with My Little Ponies and Polly Pockets and needs some tlc. Last, but not least, I promised my mom that I'd feed her evil, sadistic cat, Mr. Darcy, while she's in Texas. I guess I must risk losing an arm or leg to fulfill my obligation. Hope I make it back to blog on Monday.

Have a fabulous, weekend!

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  1. My favorite part of your post is hearing about your fun upcoming weekend (well, except for the cat-sitting). My favorite links are the food-related ones. Who doesn't need more dessert recipes? :)

  2. Thanks for featuring my cookies:) Those luggage tags are great, and I could really use a few before my hubby and I head to New York in a few weeks! This weekend we are going to be packing for our family vacation to the coast of Georgia. And I must work on a wedding gift for a friend.

  3. I'm such a piggie that I want to try the cookies & the peanut butter cups this weekend! Lol! Amanda's luggage tags to stinking adorable too! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Good luck on your cat feeding!! You know they good deed goes unpunished!!!
    Love those luggage tags and the cupcakes look delicious.
    Love the patio/pool makeover. Now I want a pool too!!

  5. I always love your finds for great blog reads! Thanks!!!

    PS- those cupcakes look so good!

  6. OMGosh those peanut butter cups look fabulous and such an easy recipe! Thanks for sharing these interesting reads! Happy Friday!

  7. I always enjoy your weekly blog reading suggestions!!! I will be "cruising" your favs today too! Enjoy your weekend!!

  8. Hi Amanda! Always love your weekly suggestions and have fun checking them out! Thanks so much for including the deck - I greatly apprecite it! Have fun at girls night out - You lucky duck. Hope you weekend is fabulous!! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  9. Oh, I love those blogs...great ideas and great connections! I'm looking forward to the "show me the progress" on Wednesday. I've got a bunch, so I have to pick out which one!

  10. Thanks for the list! I'm going to go and check out the blogging tips now! :)

  11. I haven't had time to go through your links, but those peanut butter cups are really calling my name. Yum!

    Thanks for featuring Mama's house. I'm going there Sunday and will have another update, just in time for your progress party.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  12. How did I miss your lovely shout out? Sorry, doll. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Hope you had a great weekend!!


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