Friday, February 4, 2011

::Weekend Bloggy Reading:: Link Up!

Welcome to Weekend Bloggy Reading. I hope you'll leave me a little comment love today and be sure to link up your best post of the week! Bloggers who include a link back to me OR my party button within their post will get an automatic entry to this week's Valentine's Scentsy Warmer Giveaway.

Here are a few of my faves from this week:
sources listed below

~With a little help from the Apostle Paul, Richella poured her heart out in a touching (and convicting!) post entitled Thoughts from a Blogging Mother. Best post I've read anywhere in a long time.

~How to Make a Household Notebook from Tip Nut.

~Kim Compared House Renovations to Having a Baby. She was spot on!

~Melissa turned a brassy light fixture into a fabulous-for-five dollars Pottery Barn Knock-Off.

~And moi?
This week, I shared my Winter Reading List, showed you my Valentine's Decor along with a Valentine's Scentsy Warmer Giveaway, gave you the recipe for the world's best Butterscotch and Chocolate Chip Nut Bars, and announced a new monthly blog party for Silhouette/Cricut/Cuttlebug/Sizzix, etc. projects, tips, and tricks: I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter party (opens Monday, Feb. 21st!).

Time to link up your best post of the week (please, please take the time to include a link-back or my party button and visit some of the other participants!)
Here's the button code if you'd prefer to use that rather than a link-back:
Weekend Bloggy Reading

Party is open until 10 pm (ET) on Sunday night.

Remember that blog parties work best when bloggers participate, so if you have a chance to visit a few of the other links, you might find a new friend or two!

I have a Blessings Unlimited party tonight, the girls have a birthday party tomorrow morning, Sunday School get-together tomorrow night, and big plans for Super Bowl commercial watching on Sunday while T cheers on whichever team he dislikes least. Busier than I'd like, but hopefully fun!

{What are you up to this weekend?}


  1. Amanda! Thank you so much for mentioning my little post. I appreciate it.

    After coming home from Blissdom, I've had to remind myself of what's really most important. It's easy for me to get sucked into whatever is swirling about me. That post was sort of the overflow of what was going on in my heart.

    And that cute red-headed boy in the photos? He just found out that he was accepted at UNC-Chapel Hill and that he's a finalist for a merit scholarship at Sewanee. It seems like just yesterday I was teaching him to read. Now it's time to send him off to college. It's fine with him for me to be a blogger, but only if I'm his mom first. Sometimes I really need a reminder of what takes priority! :)

    Love ya!

  2. Ohhh - now I can't wait to go read Richella's post! And you know I'm a sucker for bars...wait that doesn't sound right. Make that cookie bars! Thanks for hosting!

  3. Hi Amanda! Wow! Some great inspiration! Hope you are having a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  4. Thanks for hosting the party. I seem to make a new friend each week!

    Richella's post was one of my favorites of the week.

  5. Oh I knew you'd highlight Richella's post this was REALLY good!
    Thanks for hosting this again. I like checking out everyone's posts.
    Enjoy your weekend. Ours will be busier than I'd like too but it is filled with good stuff so I can't complain :)
    Go Steelers!

  6. Yes, Richella's post was awesome! Hope your party does well tonight! I'm with T on the Super Bowl party. Guess I'll root for the Packers since The Steelers are mortal enemies of The Cowboys and they're playing at our stadium. Maybe I'll make your bars for the Super Bowl. Sounds like a good excuse to cheat to me! :) Thanks for hosting!

  7. Thank you for hosting, always nice to be linking at your party! I'm going to read Richella's post now! Have a great weekend,

  8. Thank you for hosting, always nice to be linking at your party! I'm going to read Richella's post now! Have a great weekend,

  9. Thanks again for a great Friday party! I always love the reads I find through your party and love all the sweet comments I receive as well! (((Hug)))

  10. Thanks for the shout-out! I'm just glad I don't have to give birth to the house. That could be painful.

    Okay... to much information. Thanks again, Amanda. You are so sweet.

  11. Amanda,

    Sounds like you have a very busy weekend ahead! Hope its wonderful!!!

    Have fun with your church group and of course all of the food and laughs with the Super Bowl commercials!!! LOL

    I have made so many new friends from your parties! I love them! Hope you have a great weekend and get a little time to breathe too! :D

    Thanks again for hosting!!!

    Building Home with Him,

    Mary Joy

  12. Richella's post was beautiful.
    Thanks for hosting!

  13. Thank you for hosting! I too loved Richella's post. I went to Blissdom and had a great time but I really can't spend any more than 1-2 hours a day on my blog so I was a little overwhelmed by all the stuff I "should" be doing. I usually just do it during nap or night time but I do have to sleep and cook and clean the house and do laundry too!! Don't know how people do it...oh and I LOVED mini shopaholic!!

  14. Amanda,

    This is my first visit to your sweet blog. I will be returning. I have linked up and will have a link back to you as soon as my tech guy gets in from work. I will also spread the word about your party. Thank you for hosting!


  15. LOL! Your Super Bowl plans sound pretty much like ours! The women watch the commercials and the men cheer for the least hated team! My boys are in our school pageant tomorrow so we will be spending most of our weekend involved in that! Have fun at your party tonight!

  16. i didn't know you had this linky party! now i do!
    i read richella's post, that was awesome, now i am off to see the other girls and your posts. gotta catch up on some goings-on around here!!
    hugs to you!!!

  17. saw that lamp makeover earlier-love it-i've been looking at the light in my foyer ever since :)

    we had a busy weekend but alot of our basketball games were cancelled due to too much snow on the roofs of the gyms-just laying low now and watching commercials like you :)

  18. I have an award for you!

  19. Cheering for whichever team he dislikes least, haha! That's about how I feel with our Bears not making it. We'll be having a party, for which I need to get cleaning! ;)

    I'm enjoying browsing with my breakfast, thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction of where I need to go, haha! Have a great weekend, Amanda.

  20. Yay!!!! I was finally able to link up all by myself! ;)

  21. I just had to tell you that I have some butterscotch chocolate chip bars in the oven--thanks to YOU!!! And I also have to soon as the first batch went into the oven (and I tried a *couple* of bites of the raw dough), I promptly made a 2nd batch!! Can't wait eat one or two or four!! Thanks in advance for all the calories! Yum!

  22. Amanda~thanks for highlighting my light! I'll have to check out the other great links~I loved Richella's too. We were visiting family this weekend so I loved the re-cap of the commercials~ I can always count on you to pick out the best! :) xo

  23. Your Valentine's Decor is really awesome... renovation is excellent, your hard job is before our eye. renovations vancouver


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