Friday, September 23, 2011

::Weekend Bloggy Reading:: Link Up! (and Features)

Welcome to Weekend Bloggy Reading. I hope you'll link up your best post of the week today, and maybe leave me some comment love!

All kinds of posts are welcome--recipes, crafts, funny stories, home decor, etc.; but please do not link to Etsy shops, businesses, items for sale, etc. (I have a Sponsors section, if you'd like to Advertise with me.)

Today's Features come straight from the Family Friendly Food Week that I hosted this week, so this post will be longer than usual.

Here at Serenity Now, I Featured:

~Family Friendly Food Week link party (open until 10 pm ET tonight)

~Meal Tips and Organization eBook Giveaway (link up to Family Friendly Food for an extra entry!)

~Guilt-Free Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

~How to Save Money on Groceries

Here are a few of my faves from the link party:

~Healthy Chicken Tortilla Soup

~Panko Mozzarella Sticks

~How to Make a Monthly Meal Plan

~Stuffed Potato Casserole

~Pumpkin Spice Cake

~Couponing Tips

~Healthy Waffle Recipe

~Real Life Pantry Organization

A Few Other Resources:

~Meal Planning Online: Relish.comThe Six O'Clock
~Kimba's How to Organize a Pantry the Good Enough Way
~Couponing Tips: Learn to Coupon from Southern Savers
~Pillsbury's Muffin Tin Meals
~Better Homes and GardensBest Casserole Dishes
~Kraft Slow Cooker Recipes

Time to link up your best post of the week (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!

Throwing a little family birthday pizza party for my mom tomorrow night. Not much else going on here except for some laundry and Fall decorating!

What are you up to this weekend?

I hope to be back tomorrow with some highlights from Weekend Bloggy Reading!

(This Code is for blogs featured today!):
Featured At Serenity Now


  1. "Healthy" and "Waffles" have never before been linked together! I am happy to believe it could be so!
    Thank you so much for hosting. Have a fantastic weekend!
    Kerry at

  2. hi Amanda! thanks so much for hosting. enjoy your weekend. happy birthday to your mom!

  3. It sounds like a fun relaxing weekend for your family. We are going paintballing and then to a wedding...busy saturday for us. Thank you for hosting the link party each week...I appreciate the time you take:-)

  4. Thanks so much for hosting - the pumpkin spice cake looks divine.. I may actually have to try backing from scratch instead of a box!!

  5. Thanks for hosting! The cheese sticks look sooo scrumptious ...yum!
    I would love for you to join me at my link party-WhateverWednesday. Hope to see you there.

  6. Amanda! This week's collection of recipe ideas was awesome. Thank you for a great week of inspiration.

    Thank you also for hosting the link party!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Amanda, thanks for featuring my cheese sticks! So yummy!! Have a good weekend :)

  8. I linked up the story of me backing into a car this week. Our car. I thought it was kind of funny. My husband did not.

    Thanks for hosting the party. Have a good weekend, and don't park behind me!

  9. This week, you really had a ton of great tips and recipes. I can't wait to try Panko Cheese Sticks!!!

    Just wanted to say Happy Fall, Amanda!

  10. Thank you so much for hosting these link parties.

    I'm loved browsing other people's blogs and possibly, possibly may attempt another recipe.
    (my honey's already grimacing..)

    I love your blog and appreciate all you do!
    Have a great weekend!

  11. Loved the series! Took away so many wonderful tips and recipes. Have a great weekend!!

  12. thanks for another great weekend party! Glad to be a party of it :)

  13. Amanda,
    I'm really starting to love you and all the features you're given me. = ) Thanks soo much for featuring my pumpkin spice cake! I've really enjoyed this week's recipes party. I still have to read yesterday's post and then I'll be all caught up. Have a great day! You're the hostess with the mostess. heehee = )

    ~ Catie

  14. Hi Amanda-

    It is raining here today - all cloudy and damp - that chicken tortilla soup is looking pretty yummy and a good way to celebrate the first day of fall.

    My best-Diane

  15. wow! there's already so many great posts linked up!! my weekend reading :) i have to try that stuffed potato casserole-yum!

  16. Thanks for hosting Amanda! Can't wait to check out some of the links. And the pumpkin spice cake and tortilla soup look delish :)

  17. The Family Friendly Food party was a great idea for a link party. I am trying to do better with meal planning, shopping better etc. So great timing. Thanks for hosting!

  18. Hi Amanda! Geesh...that cake looks so good, I wish I had a piece now!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Kelly @ Corner of Main
    Thanks for the link party!

  19. I feel like it's some sort of accomplishment that I actually have something worth linking this week. Thanks so much for hosting this great party each week, Amanda. I love being a part of it.

  20. Those mozzarella sticks look so good...drooling here!

  21. Thanks for featuring me, Amanda! I was excited to see my soup there!

  22. Thanks for hosting! It's so fun to see all the crafty ideas and drool over the delicious looking food!

  23. thanks for hosting Amanda. I'm linking up this time sharing my new yard sale chair. Off to read some of the other links now, hope you're having a good weekend!

  24. Kudos on all the great posts this week! I have 3 marked to come back and read since it's been a crazy week! Can't wait to read your take on saving money and groceries! Thanks, as always, for the linky party!


  25. Hi Amanda,

    Thanks for the link up. I think what I love most about these at this time of year is finding lots of amazing recipes for upcoming parties! I've bookmarked so many. Makes a girl's life easy :-)

    Hope all is well with you - happy fall!

  26. Hey girl--

    I was out of town most of last week and missed a lot of blog reading. . . so I never even knew that you featured my pantry organization post! I'm sorry I never said thank you--I can't even begin to express how much I appreciate it. There are so many, many, many blogs now that my statistics are all over the place. Some days I get lots of hits but very few comments. Other times I get several comments but relatively few page views. I don't even begin to understand it all, but I do know that being featured on a bigger blog is so valuable! You are really kind. One of my favorite things about you is that you practice what you preach. You're the BEST example of courtesy and kindness in blogging. I appreciate you!


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