Friday, July 3, 2015

Wise Words

Meg Meeker, MD's photo.
Be kind to one another.  Ephesians 4:30 - Ephesians 5
Even if you disagree on stuff.
;-)  -Marci

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Great Blog Train {July}

I hope you are having a wonderful Summer!  It is time to hop on board!
To all our Canadian Travelers:
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Canada is 148 years old today!

The Great Blog Train

A monthly blog hop departing from your online train station on the first Wednesday of every month!
 Great Blog Train

The Great Blog Train has 7 Engineers
plus a "Destination Co-host"!!
If you link up that means your blog will be seen on 8 different blogs!!!

Please meet our Destination Co-host:
Sarah from "Flourish and Knot"

This month we will be travelling to L'Île Perrot, QUEBEC!
Also, remember to visit the DINING CAR on one of the Engineer's blogs!

If you are interested in being a Co-host for the Great Blog Train then please click HERE and fill out the form (THANK YOU!!)

The Great Blog Train's Great Giveaway!!!
1 Lucky winner will win the following:

- 2 Handmade standard size pillow cases by Marci (The winner gets to choose the color)
- 1 Designer Bag from Lisa - "Keep It Caddy by Thirty-One" - Island Damask Color (dimensions are 8"H X 13"W X 6.5" D)
- 1 Thirty day Ad Space on Stone Cottage Adventures

- $10 Paypal Cash from Angie
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God’s Growing Garden

Remember to join the fun even if you are running a little late.  The last entry will receive the Caboose Feature! 

June's Caboose and featured blog happens to be:

"Shadow Liner Girl" Congratulations!
Aaliyah's lovely blog is full of beauty tips!  And every Friday she cohosts a super fun blog hop called "Aloha Friday"!  This is how they describe their blog: "I'm a beauty blogger from Atlanta with a passion for makeup, no self control in makeup stores, and a purple lip stick collection"


Blog Train Rules, by Angie Ouellette-Tower for
Linking up to the Train is as easy as
1, 2, 3!
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's Party Time! Tuesdays with a Twist #117

We're your co-hosts:
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured.  Be sure to check all of our blogs!
 Y'all make choosing features so difficult!  There were GOBS of great links last week!  Thank you!  Drum roll, please...

Are you hungry?  My feature today is French Breakfast Puffs served TWO Ways

from  Sarah Lynn's Sweets!  What a perfect breakfast to enjoy outdoor!

If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.
We all love comments!  Please hop around and show some love!

The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Friday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!
*Pictures should be your own* 
By linking up you give us permission to use these photos
 (with proper link backs) in our features. 
And now for the party!

;-)  -Marci


Technical Difficulties

Tuesdays with a Twist
is experiencing some technical difficulties this morning.
Hopefully, we will be partying soon!
;-)  -Marci

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Summer will Fluttter By - Inter Changeable Wreath


It's been a while since I used my Inter Changeable Wreath.  Oh, how I love whipping up something new with it!  ;-)  

My front door was begging for a Summertime Something!

Out came the Inter Changeable Wreath.  This ribbon was left from another incarnation and I think it suits my plan this time, too!  Do you remember the Poinsettia Wreath?
The flowers and leaves are being recycled, but the candy canes need to go.

Using hot glue, eyelet lace covered the candy turning Winter a bit more Summer!

Using T-Pins I begin assembling the wreath. 
(Looking at that leaf, I just had a NEW idea poof into my head for the Inter Changeable Wreath! 
S W E E T ! !)

I sort of just mess with arranging the flowers until I like it.  Then the Doodled Butterfly is added across from them.  I love how the curvature of the gourd gently hugs my wreath.
 Before we know it, Summer will have fluttered into Autumn!  If you are curious about other wreaths I've made, you might enjoy my CRAFTS PAGE!

How is your family enjoying Summer?
 ;-)  -Marci

Friday, June 26, 2015

Baby Announcement!

Babies with feathers, that is!  ;-)
Aren't they  C U T E ? !

We have six new chicks.

For now, they are living in the greenhouse,

in hopes of getting them really tame before they go to the big coop.

Little by little, we are getting closer

and they are becoming calmer.

New babies are so much fun,

This time, they have been named after authors instead of flowers.  We are calling them Agatha, Beatrix, Beulah, Carolyn, Dodie and Eleanor.
I just had to share the joyous occasion with you! 

What exciting things are happening at your house?
;-)  -Marci

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

And the Winners Are...

Checkout the top 3 "Boxcars" (Bloggers) who received the most "clicks" from the June Great Blog Train (blog hop)!

 Great Blog Train
The 30th GREAT BLOG TRAIN was a blast! - We all safely reached our destination: Somerset, KENTUCKY.  It was a wonderful trip with 35 boxcars!!  We (the Engineers) would like to thank all of you for travelling with us and we hope that you all had a wonderful time!
The Giveaway Winners are: M.P. D.W. (The winner's have been contacted by email)

W   A   N   T   E   D  :

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(Being a "Destination Cohost" means that you get to pick our next destination!!  It also means that you will post The Great Blog Train on your blog on the first Wednesday of whatever month you will be cohosting (1 different cohost per month).  We (the engineers or hosts) will provide you with the html code for the blog hop & for the Giveaway - all you will have to do is add into that post some information on the destination that you picked (like population, known for, location etc - basic family friendly facts) and add a few pictures.  Also, if you cohost we ask that you promote it on your social media sites) (We are now scheduling for October 2015).

If you are interested in being a Destination Co-host for the Great Blog Train then please click HERE and fill out the form (THANK YOU!!)

We are now featuring the top 3 Boxcars!  (These are the links that received the most clicks)
All of the featured Boxcars will be pinned to the
Great Blog Train Pinterest Board
(click HERE to follow the board)
Media Addicted & Spiritually Desensitized by "She Walks With Christ"

Pink Lemonade Picnic Cake by "Recipes & Ramblins"
Slice of Pink Lemonade Picnic Cake

"Model Yourself After the Amish..." by "Our Simple Homestead"
Model Yourself After the Amish

Please join us for the JULY Great Blog Train
on CANADA DAY July 1st, 2015!