Sunday, April 23, 2017

Tulips at Bellingrath Gardens

I hope you are having a lovely day! 

;-)  -Marci

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spadra Creek Nature Trail

It's not often I am in Clarksville, Arkansas so finding this trail was such a treat!

My job has me in that area every other week for a while, so I went searching for some places to run.

The one on Spadra Creek is just beautiful!

I began at the trail head near the University of the Ozarks campus

right next to this sign.

The main trail is paved and very well lit, but there are lots of little paths going off to the side and down to the water.

Isn't this a curious building?  Does anyone know its history?  I'd love to hear about it if you do!

It's hard to run when you keep stopping to take photographs!  ;-)

How pretty is this path thru the woods?

Dandelion puffs always make me smile!

A charming old iron bridge marks the other end of the trail.

Take a look at the views on either side.

Isn't it lovely?

There are glimpses of the creek throughout the route.

A few streets that have to be crossed to complete the 1.7 miles.

Honestly, that is a negative for me, but traffic stopped quickly and I never felt in danger.

How cute is this bicycle shop?

Spadra Creek Trail is a wonderful place to spend an evening!

Where have you been lately?

;-)  -Marci

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Are You Ready for a Party? Tuesdays with a Twist

Our News This Week...  I had another birthday come and go.  It was a lovely, quiet day spent with Handsome Husband.  We both took the day away from work and spent the morning at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and then a little shopping for my hanging baskets in the garden this year.  They're very pretty.  Photos will be posted soon!  ;-)

Last week the photo was taken in the same spot, but my camera was pointed north.  The moving truck makes for an interesting image.  I seldom photograph city scapes, but I think Tahlequah has a pretty downtown.  Since I prefer being in the woods, though, it always makes me smile to be in or near a National Park  ;-)

Do you know I co-host a party on Mondays called You're the Star?  If you have time, I'd love for you to join that one, too!

And now for today's party!

Angie @ God's Growing Garden

Joyce @ Heavenly Bodies

Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being chosen.  Be sure to check all of our blogs!

Choosing features never gets easier!  There are so many impressive bloggers visiting each week and they post about all kinds of interesting topics.  The diversity is just amazing.  Take these two posts for example!

Here's a recipe for Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar

from Candy's Farmhouse Pantry !  I had no idea how to do that...  until now!  ;-)


Hemlines of the 20th Century from Pam at

Threading My Way.  I love that Pam shares lots of family photos!

'Very different topics, but I found both to be fascinating!

     If you have 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.  All family friendly links are welcome including etsy shops and other link parties.  Share older posts as well as new ones.  *Pictures should be your own*

No limit on links!

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos (with proper link backs) in our features.

Let's party!

;-)  -Marci

Monday, April 17, 2017

Celebrating Spring Linky Party Features

I had the honor of co-hosting a Link Party Celebrating Spring with these lovely bloggers...

My big contribution was a tutorial for this Romanov Inspired Egg!  It was such a fun project that just kept going to 

My Whimsical Easter Eggs

If you enjoy linky parties and have time, please visit my place each Monday and Tuesday!

Bloggers were asked to link any family friendly post, old or new, that celebrates Spring!  WOW!  There are so many wonderful ways to Celebrate Spring!  Here are the posts that really caught my eye:

Ornate Pic Frame amazon

'Sending a big 


to all the bloggers who joined the party!  Happy Spring, Everyone!  How do you like to celebrate this beautiful season?

;-)  -Marci

You're the Star Blog Hop {April} Family Features

I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter weekend!  Are you ready to see this week's features?

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Welcome to week#3 of the April "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to remind everyone I co-host a link party on Tuesdays, too.  If you have time, I'd love for you to join the fun!  No pressure, of course!

WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the

April "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 

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This week is FAMILY feature week

Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom

This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!  There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 

The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:  WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the March "You're the STAR" blog hop)

 What I Wore by A Fireman's Wife

H is for 4-H by Unto Adoption

Who Wrote the Bible? by Narrow Minded Woman

Who Wrote the Bible

Built on the Bluffs by Stone Cottage Adventures

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

You're a STAR

We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts). 
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.

All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!

(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )