Friday, October 7, 2011

::Weekend Bloggy Reading:: Link Up!

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.)

Here are a few of my faves from this week:

sources listed below
~Tanya transformed a plain knife block into her own personal sketch pad with some chalkboard paint.

~This gallery wall from 320 Sycamore holds years of family memories. Melissa successfully completed a look that appears to have been assembled over time.

~Hand out treats in style on the 31st with these free Halloween printables from Living Locurto.

~Kate shared a recipe for White Bean with Bacon Soup. Yes, please!

~I found a few helpful tips on Holiday Planning over at Ann Marie's.

~And Me? This week featured:

Time to link up your best post of the week


  • Please link back to me within your post. I will not feature your link if you don't link back.
  • No items for sale, shops, etc. and please don't link up the same post week after week. 
  • Please visit some of the other links--that's how a good blog party works--participation!

Here's the button code if you'd prefer to use that rather than a text link-back:
Weekend Bloggy Reading

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

I have some crafting planned for this weekend and hoping to get my family room spruced up a bit!

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. If I am at your par-taaay, it must be Friday! Looking forward to peeking at all of these awesome link-ups!
    I love your black wreath- the ribbon pop of color is perfect!
    Kerry at

  2. I'm going on a house tour today with my mom and am so excited! Have fun with your crafting this weekend!

  3. Thanks for hosting, Amanda1 I loved your post this week about baking less than perfect cookies with your girls. :)

  4. THanks so much for hosting! Can't wait to see the features this week!

  5. Happy Friday, Amanda! Always a good day when we can Pin and browse through these great ideas:)

    LOVE the gallery wall, especially that it's different and not matchy, matchy. Great inspiration for me who has a hard time thinking "outside the box!"


  6. Joined in this week! I have had zero time the past few Fridays! :) Have a great weekend! :)

  7. Thanks for hosting. I plan on getting some crafting done too. Have a great weekend.

  8. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party each week! I continue to enjoy your blogging and beyond series each week too! Happy weekend!

  9. That soup looks so good! It just need to get a little cooler down here for it to be soup season:) Our weekend is full of football again...but maybe I can squeeze in a little crafting! Have a great weekend Amanda!

  10. Thanks so much for hosting this party for us! I love looking back over your posts for the week too. I have a metal door so the packing tape trick is great for me. Your girls are super cute!

  11. This is such a neat idea! Thanks for hosting. I found your site while looking for brown butter salted cookies to try to recreate ones I used to get at a small shop in Northwest Washington. I plan on trying yours next week! I'm a newish blogger living in Camarillo and love that you're just up in Santa Barbara. I'd love to meet up with some local bloggers if you're ever up for it.

  12. Hi Amanda, Thanks soo much for hosting. I got my Halloween wreath all linked up and I'll be back later to link up my Frivolous Fashion Friday post. Hope you have a great day and fabulous weekend! =)

    ~ Catie

  13. Oops...sorry. That's what happens when I try to write something first thing in the morning. Clearly you don't live in Cali, but your blog and ideas are lovely and if you ever visited I'd love to meet up!

  14. Thanks for hosting once again, Amanda! That knife block is possibly the cutest thing ever! Have a great weekend!!!

  15. I'm hoping to hit the sewing machine this weekend in between soccer games. Good luck getting your room spruced up. Have a great weekend!

  16. Thanks for hosting your always fabulous party, Amanda! I always enjoy browsing the links!

  17. Thanks for hosting again Amanada!
    Your girls are so cute! I was just thinking that we need to make some sugar cookies around my house this weekend!!


  18. My best friends from forevah are visiting my family this weekend - I am so excited!!

    Have fun crafting - I expect a full report ;)

    Thanks Amanda!

  19. The pictures of your girls in the "messy" post are stinkin' adorable. I can see you in both of them. :) Have a great weekend, and thanks for hosting!

  20. Thanks for hosting Amanda! Those Halloween treats look so fun!

  21. Thanks for featuring my DIY knife block! I am so honoured! Your blog is lovely.

  22. Happy to link up and feature your link on my blog! I love it! Newest follower!

  23. Thanks for hosting! I'm new to the party and a new follower.

  24. Hi Amanda! Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend!

  25. Thanks, Amanda! I love your weekend party and look forward to it every Friday.


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