Friday, August 27, 2010

::Weekend Bloggy Reading:: Link Up!

It's Friday, lovelies! Please take the time to read my simple guidelines for joining the party here before you link up this week. Thanks!
{What do you have planned for the weekend?}

I get to go (by myself!!) to a big children's consignment sale this morning. I'm looking for Christmas gifts, preschool clothes for Natalie, and a couple more winter outfits for Michaela Byrd. If I find matching Christmas dresses in a 5 and 2T, I will fall on my knees and thank God in the middle of the Expo Center, and don't even think I'm kidding. We have a "pizza party" at Mimi's planned for tonight, and the girls are freaking out excited because they've been invited to a birthday party on Saturday morning. Sunday is a big MOPS "recruitment" day between Sunday School classes and down time at home.

Here are a few of my favorite links from around Blogland this week:

~If you've gotten sucked into the linky page vs. non-linky page debate, you may want to visit Madigan Made. She came up with a neat solution that leaves blog posts uncluttered while allowing party hostesses to get the shout-out they deserve.

~Lemonade Makin' Mama shared a recipe for Salted Caramel Cupcakes that looks out of this world!

~Shelley featured a simply gorgeous Couch Makeover that I found via Tatertots and Jello. (Jen has some fabulous links this week!)

~Beckie created a fabulous Interchangeable Ribbon Necklace that is right up my alley.

~Melissa Faked Built-ins in her cozy new basement.

~Megan shared some genius Jewelry Storage Solutions that I'll be trying out.

~So excited about Aimee's Free Alphabet Printables. When my girls move into the "big room" together, I think a set of these on the wall would be perfection!

~As for me, on Monday I shared a mouth-watering recipe for Key Lime Cake, and I followed that on Tuesday by showing you guys some of my Pottery Barn Translations. I talked a little bit about a Thrifty Little Blessing I received this week, but my favorite post of the week was "Reminds Me of Chippendales." And I wasn't talkin' about the chairs!

Now it's your turn to link up!


Disclaimer: I would love to have you join me for a little linky party this week, but I ask you include a link OR my party button in your post. One or the other. Or both. Whatever you prefer. The button code is below if you want it. But please adhere to basic blogging etiquette and link back to me within your post. I've been blogging for awhile now, and I've learned that blog party hostesses always appreciate it when a participant joins in the fun in a gracious way. Blog parties are fun and great for making new friends and Followers, but they should be beneficial on both ends. My blog is small. My parties are small. So I really do rely on those link-backs to help spread the word. Thanks for understanding! Stepping off my soapbox now....Happy to have you here!
Weekend Bloggy Reading



Be sure to check and see if your link posts to the list! Let me know if you have trouble adding your post here. Email me and I can add it for you! Open for new links until Sunday at 10 pm (ET). Happy partying!

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18 comments:

Erin @ Frundy said...

Loving those sailor pants! And, all your PB knockoffs turned out great. I'm a bit obsessed over using drop cloths these days. Have a great weekend, girl!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the great reading list! Looking forward to checking them out and linking up today as well!

Mom in High Heels said...

Amanda, mine won't link!!!!! I've tried it 3 times and nothing. What's wrong?????? Here is the post (which I did put your button on):
http://myheelsarehigherthanyours.blogspot.com/2010/08/tunis-tunisia-where-we-discovered-im.html

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Linking up my fave post of the week (with a link back to ya!). Might not be anyone else's fave..but ya gotta do what ya gotta do..

http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2010/08/defining-my-style.html

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

And I still love your Chippendale's post... :)

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

Thanks for the party! I seriously think I clicked on EVERY. SINGLE. LINK. you had throughout this post! Those are some good features, my mouth is watering at those cupcakes. Seriously.

And I haven't told you although I've seen it before, but I love that you condense your week. I know I don't get to visit as often as I like, but this is great. Thanks for doing it! :)

-Ann Marie

Mary Joy said...

Oooooooo A trip to the consignment shop all by yourself!!! Oh dear friend I envy you! :-) Seriously, hope you had a great time and founds some great "new" stuff!!! So wish I lived closer to you so that we could hit the "thrifts" together sometime!!! You find the greatest stuff!

Will you be sharing your finds with all of us? Please, please!!! (giggle)

Thanks again for being such a great hostess with this party! It is one of the highlights of my week! Can't wait to go visiting everyone! I have made some great friends here! Thanks for that chance. :-)

Jennifer@SweetSimplicity said...

Happy Friday!

Paula said...

I hope you found lots of wonderful bargains for your girls at the sale.

I'll be back tomorrow morning to visit your suggested links and to visit the party participants.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Thank you for the mention about my blog list!
And thank you for hosting. (those cupcakse are making me drool) Since you already mentioned that post, I wanted to share a post about a new love. I keep trying to enter the post, but the link does not seem to 'stick' or show? http://madiganmade.blogspot.com/2010/08/orb-revelation.html
Help?

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

My wheels are totally turning with the ribbon necklace. I have a great crystally-Swarvoski necklace that I wore for my rehearsal dinner, but it's just too short. I think I could do this to make it more flexible.

Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

I am beyond impressed that you are already shopping for Christmas.
And the idea of salted caramel cupcakes? YUM!

A Little Bit of Everything! said...

Thanks for checking out my Salsa Chicken and rice dish over at A Little Bit of Everything. I added my link today for a fabric Halloween wreath and added your button to my sidebar. :)

Miss Merry said...

I love your blog reading suggestions!

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I'm linking up a bit late but..I made it :)
Thanks for hosting such a fun party!!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Amanda, thanks so much for mentioning my post about jewelry organization- I was so excited to see a picture of it on your blog!!! I will be sure to add your blog and button to my "featured" page:)

Infarrantly Creative said...

Thank you so much for featuring my necklace. I so much appreciate that friend!

Ashley @ The Hillside Home said...

Bummer! I'm a day late and missed the party!
I'll be back next week... :)

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