Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Great Blog Train Blog Hop Results {July}

God’s Growing Garden
 
The 19th GREAT BLOG TRAIN was a blast! - We all safely reached our destination: DALLAS, TEXAS. It was a wonderful trip with 43 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 Winner is: J.O.
(I have contacted the winner by email)
Congrats!!!

 
W   A   N   T   E   D  :

The Great Blog Train by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo BlogTrainDestination_zps2925d251.jpg

(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 November 2014).

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!!)
We are now featuring the top 3 Boxcars!  (These are the links that received the most clicks)

 
Ceddar Cheese Beer Bread - Easy Life Meal & Party Planning - This is the easiest bread in the world to make and it is so melt in your mouth good!

24 plants slugs wont eat

Please join us for the AUGUST Great Blog Train
on August 6th, 2014!


 
;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Link Party Feature!

Features make me absolutely giddy!  My Tote Bag for Summer
 
 
is being featured at Wake Up Wednesday's Linky!
 
 
I am sending a big THANK YOU to the Wake Up Wednesday team!
 
 
Thank you!
 
;-)  -Marci

LINK PARTY! Tuesdays with a Twist #68

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist!

Back to the Basics
 
 
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!
 
 My feature this week is...  (drum roll please) 

These lovely Polka Dot Butterflies greeting cards 



  from Linda at Paper Seedlings !  Aren't they pretty?
 
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 
 
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Parsley Dressing


Disclaimer:  I was given a free copy of Heather's Grain Free Family Favorites Cookbook in exchange for an honest review.  It is written by popular blogger Heather Resler of Cook It Up Paleo, 
 
The recipe we tried was Chopped Broccoli Salad with Parsley Dressing.

 
How pretty is this salad?!  ;-) 
 
First the Parsley Dressing was prepared.  It suggests oregano, but mine died during our crazy winter so fresh marjoram was used as a substitute.  Also, I put garlic in EVERYTHING, so it was added, too, even though it's not listed as an ingredient.  After mixing, it seemed a bit 'tame' for us.  Handsome Husband prefers bold flavors.  After a couple of hours in the fridge, the dressing was GREAT.  Let it hang out just a bit before using.
 
The Chopped Broccoli Salad was prepped quickly.  Since we are harvesting lots of goodies from our garden right now, yellow squash and a bell pepper were tossed in with the rest of ingredients.  I think there are all kinds of fresh vegetables that could come and go in this salad and still be tasty.
 
This was a lovely summer harvest treat!  'Definitely making this recipe again!
 
I hope you'll come back Thursday for another recipe review AND a giveaway!

;-)  -Marci


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Take Time for the Little Things


Frequently, my garden posts feature
 
Therese Bugnet rosebud
 
 the big, flashy numbers around the flower beds.

Native Columbine
Today I'd like to invite you to pause for just a moment,
 
Wood Hyacinth in Blue
 
and see the sweet, little things in my garden.

Native Yellow Trumpet Honeysuckle

Especially the early morning cutie wearing her pajamas!
 
 
She loves being in the garden!


Me, too!
 
;-)  -Marci