Friday, December 30, 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! Things have been slow around the blog--is anyone out there?? No, really--are you guys there?

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

~Before and Afters of 2011, via Ten June

~How to Critique Your Blog, via Crafterminds

~Button Monogram Craft, via The Pleated Poppy

~New Year's Oreo Clock Pops, via Craft-O-Maniac

~And Me? This week featured:

          Time to link up your best post of the week. Please remember that this party is dedicated to showcasing your best post of the week--we've had some issues with people linking up 10 or more posts each week, and some of them for multiple weeks in a row.

          • Please link back to me within your post. I will not feature your link if you don't link back to me.
          • 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.

          What are you up to this weekend? I am going to attempt to return my home to some semblance of normalcy. The living room looks like FEMA turned it into a Barbie/American Girl refugee camp. No plans as of yet for New Year's Eve--but I know T wouldn't mind a quiet evening at home.

          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. I'm here! I'm here! I know I'm terrible at the blogging thing as of late, this has been the craziest month yet & I'm in the process of a "blog overhaul" (been trying to do it myself but I may need to call in reinforcements) My new years resolution is to work on my shop advertising & make my blog a #1 priority, no more excuses! :-) I just came from Lindsey's blog with the button monogram, wow! Love it! I have a ton of buttons I could put to good use with a project like that. Hope you have a great weekend & happy new year!

          2. I love your "Christmas in Pictures!" The girlie-doodles look so excited.
            Happy New Year, Amanda!
            Thank you for hosting!
            Kerry at HouseTalkN

          3. I've spent all week decluttering and cleaning as well ... I need the house back to normal. Thanks for hosting the party!

          4. Thanks for hosting Amanda! Happy New Year!

          5. Amanda,

            Thanks for hosting this all year long and being such an inspiration in my first year of blogging. Happy New Year!


          6. Glad to hear you had such a great Christmas. I'm in love with your new addition...I've always wanted a yorkie. When I fostered for the humane society, I had one who was 10 yrs old, weighed about 5 lbs, no teeth, tongue stuck out, hip displaysia and a tumor...his name was Ned, and he was a ladies man....he tried to "woo" my 25 pound pug at least 10 times a day...much to her distaste.
            thanks for wishes to you in 2012.

          7. We've taken a little bit of a Christmas break - I cannot wait to look around and see what others have done! Thanks Amanda!

          8. Happy New Year, Amanda - thanks for hostessing the weekly parties through 2011, and I look forward to partying with you "next year" too :)


          9. My house is in desperate need of a clean up and re-organization! And totally need to bring some old toy to GW.
            Thanks for hosting Amanda, and Happy New Year!!

          10. Well aren't you the sweetest : ) Thanks for featuring my projects, Baby Duck! Happy new year!! xo

          11. Hi Amanda! Looks like you & yours had a wonderful holiday season...loved the photo post! Hope you have a great new year, too. Thanks so much for hosting. Your party is always my FAVE! ; )


          12. Oh and YIKES...sorry about that lack of a link back. I had every intention to but got sidetracked on Pinterest (what's new, eh?). Happy New Year!! Can't wait to see what your blog has in store for 2012!

          13. Your post about your sweet little orphan Annie just made my night!!!

          14. Looks like a great party! Thanks for stopping by Hoosier Homemade!
            Happy New Year!

          15. Hi Amanda - Im your newest follower! I've only been blogging 6 weeks and still feel quite nervous when I link up. I found you through Crafty Texas Girls and am so glad I did. Take care and have a fantastic New Year. Nat

          16. Hi Amanda! Remember me? I see you all the time on FB - but I've been horrible at the blogging thing! You are so diligent! I can't wait to browse through some of this week's highlighted posts! I hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!

          17. Good luck with your post Christmas clean-up. I'll be doing the same thing this weekend.

          18. I stumbled over here via Mercurial Nature. I was returning a visit and noticed this blog party. I added a Christmas Story post to your long list of links. I hope you enjoy it. Happy New Year

          19. Happy New Year, Amanda!! I realized I was missing too many of your posts, so I added you to my blogroll. It's what I actually use as my reader, so hopefully I can keep up better in 2012! :)


          I love to hear your feedback! Please feel free to leave comments...just don't send me spam asking me to buy stuff off your website! I've got three kids and no money to purchase your magic weight-loss pill or bust enhancement, or whatever else you might be selling. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you! :)

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