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


          Nadir@StitchSense said...

          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!

          Kerry Rossow said...

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

          Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

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

          Maury said...

          Thanks for hosting Amanda! Happy New Year!

          Misty said...


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


          Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

          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.

          Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

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

          Ms. Redo said...

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


          Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

          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!!

          Michelle @ Ten June said...

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

          Kristi said...

          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! ; )


          Kristi said...

          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!

          My Mercurial Nature said...

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

          HoosierHomemade said...

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

          Natalie said...

          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

          Xazmin said...

          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!

          Paula said...

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

          bill lisleman said...

          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

          {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

          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! :)

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