Friday, March 18, 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

~Becky shared some excellent ways to Involve Your Kids in Decluttering.

~Kate's double post with Cristin covered the important topic of Organizing Kids' Spaces. Great tips!

~The SITS Girls re-ran a fabulous post from Kat noting 10 Blogging Pitfalls You Should Avoid.

~Martha Stewart's site had a neat Vegetable Gardening Guide linked up on Twitter this week.

~Melissa has a Wall 'O Mirrors.

~And me?
I posted the details about the upcoming I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter linky party (starts Tuesday morning!) can join in to win a Starbucks gift card and a custom coffee cozie! I also shared the progress on Styling My Girls' Bunk Beds and Tuesday brought Session #2 in my Commenting 101 blogging series: 8 Reasons to Comment on My Blog (a guest post from Heather at Dollar Store Crafts). I told you about how my Priceless afternoon turned into a Mastercard commercial, and decided it was time to be Bringing a Little Spring Inside.

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!

Taking Michaela Byrd to a kids' art activity this morning with some friends while Natalie is in preschool. It's so nice to do special stuff with her when the big sis is not around! I get to head out to a "Relax Night" with some MOPS friends tonight. Our Mentor Moms are putting it on for those of us on the leadership team--complete with facials, mani pedis, the works. I am looking forward to this more than chocolate cake. And that's saying something.

{What are you up to this weekend?}

Back tomorrow with some highlights from Weekend Bloggy Reading!

(This Code is for blogs featured today!):
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  1. Thanks for hosting! I'm looking forward to browsing through the links again this week and I can't wait for the Craft Cutter party!


  2. I posted a list of ways to re-start your lenten practice if things haven't gone as planned so far. (40 Ways in 40 Days {1-7}) No worries or guilt allowed. Just begin again today!

  3. Thanks for hosting such a fun party! Can't wait to read everyones entries!

  4. Thanks for hosting again this week. I love checking out what everyone shares. This week I see my friend Mandy joined in with her No Luck Needed post. Yay!
    Have a great weekend, Amanda. That Relax Night sounds awesome :)

  5. As always, great links to some great reads! Thanks for another fun Friday.

  6. Hey chickpea! I hate that I've been MIA lately. Thank you for hosting this party to give me accountability this weekend. Love the forsythia! Have a blessed weekend!

  7. Their bunkbeds are so cute. My girls will likely need them one day. Our house is just too small!

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. I love what you did with your girls' beds!!! How pretty and fun! And it looks like they have had a ball right along with you this week. Yay!

    Have fun at the Art activity with your daughter! I love stuff like that and so do both of our boys!

    Have a blessed weekend with your family!

    Building Home with Him,

    Mary Joy

  9. Thanks for hosting. Gotta check everyone out. Have fun getting pampered tonight!!!

  10. Hey girl! I'm sitting in the waiting room at Duke while Preston--here for Preston's annual visit with the cardiologist. And they have free internet access! So I was able to get my post up AND link up with you. Let me tell you, waiting rooms are very different when your kids are bigger. Preston brings along his Kindle; I bring my computer. VERY different from when he was the age of your girls!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thank you for hosting this party every week.

  11. Just popping in to say hi an let you know I am having a Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway
    come on over and enter

  12. jealous :) a night out sounds so wonderful-i'd be wanting that more than chocolate cake too and i've had a wicked sweets craving for the last 2 days! have fun! no basketball for us for the first weekend-not sure what i'm going to do with my time :)

  13. So much crafty cuteness all at once! I don't know if my brain can handle all these great ideas at once. Thanks for hosting!

  14. Thanks for hosting again, Amanda. Have a wonderful evening at your Relax Night!

  15. Can't wait for the cutter party!!
    Thanks for hosting :o)

  16. Happy weekend!! Excited for the Crafty Cutter Party!! :)

  17. Thanks so much for hosting. What a great party idea. This is my first time here. I've had a lovely browse around your blog. It's gorgeous!


  18. Thanks for hosting! Have a great time with the mani-pedi (how could you not, really:)? ).

  19. Thank you for the links and the link-up!

  20. Hi Amanda!
    Cheesecake pops? Yum!
    I pray you are having a wonderfully blessed day!
    I have a different link for ya! I linked up a home we recently saw here in Greenville, as we have been searching for our next home.
    Thought I'd be different :)
    Thank you for the fun party!
    I look forward to mingling with the other ladies each week!

  21. Hi Amanda - (that's my daughter's name, too) I just found you today and look forward to meeting new bloggers.
    Blessings to you and yours,


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