Friday, January 6, 2012

::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! Please be sure to read my guidelines before you add a link!

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

~Growing Your Blog Series (Photography and Styling) via Miss Mustard Seed
(See also Building Community and Social MediaMaking Money Blogging, Authenticity and Blogging, and Your Blog and the Great Juggling Act)- Excellent Series!

~Stenciled, Fabric Upholstered Headboard via Infarrantly Creative

~Winter Organizing Tips via Martha Stewart

~Cozy Casseroles via Pillsbury

~Craft Room Organizing Ideas via

~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 have things around the house to do today and tomorrow, and on Sunday, the girls are heading up with me and my mom to the Washington DC American Girl store. It's part of Michaela Byrd's birthday. They're introducing a new doll this week, so the store has some crafts and activities planned. My girls are so excited to take their dolls up to play and explore!

          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. Happy Fridaaaaay!
            I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (and quickly obsessed over the follow-ups!) last winter.
            Thank you for hosting!
            Kerry at HouseTalkN

          2. Hi Amanda! Thanks for hosting (as always) :-). I linked up my little winter date night idea that we had this week. Thought it might be a fun weekend idea for people. Hope you have fun at the American Girl store. A new doll release should be exciting!!! I'll just be working in my bedroom - doing some painting and such. Such a fun weekend in store - I tell ya!

          3. Thanks for hosting the link party Amanda! It's been a while since I've done much of any linking up and it feels great to be back.

            Your closet post has me dreaming of organizing my house...but also sort of already makes me feel like I'm going to fail compared to those photos. Those are amazing.

            I love your book list too. I'm going to have add that One for the Money book to my read list. I read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last year and it's good, and very dark at time. I'm also a big fan of the Hunger Games series and I am planning to re-read my all time favorite book, A Prayer for Owen Meany again this year....I highly recommend it.

            Have a great weekend and thanks again for your work on the link party!

          4. That craft room is amazing! I need to get on the ball organizing my house is still a disaster from Christmas break! A trip to the American Girl store sounds like so much fun:) We have plans to work on the Airstream again this weekend.

          5. Great features! Thanks so much for hosting each week!

          6. I just got suckered into taking my 4 year old and her friends to the American Girl store yesterday. It was pretty fun! Thanks for hosting! Have fun!

          7. So happy to be joining you for my FIRST link party here! Thanks for hosting. Happy Friday!

            Sarah @

          8. Hi Amanda,

            I'm definitely enjoying the Growing Your Blog series. And I don't have any plans this weekend, except maybe snowshoeing, which I've only done once - should be fun!

            Have a nice time with your family.

          9. Hi Amanda,
            I want to join your party but I'm not sure how to link back to you within my post, It's my first week with blogging and I haven't quite figures out all the steps. I know how to grab a button and put it on my blog, just not how to do that within a post. Can anyone help?

          10. Hi Amanda,

            Thanks for hosting the blog party! I'm adding one about how we like to leave our holiday lights up past New Year's (and longer) to help us get through these dark winter nights.

            I loved your closet post this week - just informed my husband we are going to have a de-cluttering weekend! And 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' series is sitting by my bedside - one of my New Year's resolutions to read more this year.

            Have a great time at the American Girl story - my daughter loves that place!

          11. Thanks for hosting Amanda! Great features. Have fun with the girls at the American Girl store :)

          12. Thanks for hosting. I love the featured posts and I loved your post on organized kids closets.

          13. Thanks for hosting and Happy Friday!

          14. Thanks for hosting the party! Have fun at the American Girl Doll store - sounds so fun! My daughter has outgrown her dolls :(

            I'll be working on organizing my craft room this weekend, painting a bedroom and going to my daughters swim meet. Happy Friday!

          15. Oh my word, when this came up in my reader I had to stop and think, "Holy smokes! Is it Friday already??" Thanks for the reminder! :)

          16. Great picks this week, Amanda! Isn't Beckie's headboard amazing?! Have a great weekend.

          17. hi Amanda-

            It is lunch time here and I am mighty hungry, your panini looks delish and after I finish writing this I am going to go make it. Can't wait.

            Enjoy your weekend and thanks for hosting the party.

            My best- Diane

          18. Hi Amanda,
            I think this is my first time linking up to your party. I've visited but never joined in.

            My fav post this week was an email from my sister in law about "being green". Of course I only did two posts this The other was about the books I read in 2011.

            I checked out your reading list for 2012 and I too have The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on my list!
            It's been recommended to me several times and again just last night from a friend on goodreads. Let me know how you like it!

            Happy Friday and thanks for hosting!

          19. Happy Birthday to the little miss! This weekend we're planning to stay home and relax and recoup from the past weekends' festivities! ;)

          20. Happy Birthday to your little one - have a fab weekend. Its raining here - not worth leaving the house to be honest - will have to find something to entertain the kiddos though. Thank you for hosting xx Nat

          21. Happy Friday! There have been so many great posts this week - I hope the rest of 2012 is this good!

          22. You had me at panini!! Looks AHHHH-Mazing! Thank you for hosting, Amanda! LOVE your parties! ; )

          23. Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

          24. Happy New Year Amanda! Love your blog and visiting many of the links!

          25. I'm definitely going to check out the link about photography and styling. My pictures are always the worst! It takes so much time to do a post, it seems I'm too lazy to put in all the effort required to take amazing pictures!! As is evidenced by my pictures in the post I linked up. Dark bedroom + tired mom = really crappy pictures!

          26. Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for hosting! I hope you're having a fabulous New Year! :)

          27. Thanks for hosting! This is always one of my favorite link parties. So many great ideas!


          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! :)

          Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

          Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...