Tuesday, May 23, 2017

LINK PARTY!! Tuesdays with a Twist

Our News This Week...  Here's a photo of Tobi with his favorite fuzzy blanket and toy squirrel.  What a good boy!  He is 14 now and takes a lot of naps.  His hearing isn't what it used to be so not much disturbs him.  Tobi likes to sit in our laps and get scratched on the back of his neck.  He's our last pet that was at home when our children lived here.


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!

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Angie @ God's Growing Garden


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. 

A Mythical Renovation 



from Gwin Gal Adventures!  What a wonderful post!

     If you have been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

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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, May 22, 2017

You're the Star Blog Hop {May}

WELCOME to the May "You're the Star" Blog Hop!  I'm so glad you could join us!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg

Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to remind you about my giveaway that ends on May 31.  Please click HERE to participate!  

Do you know I also co-host a party on Tuesdays?  I hope you have time to come back tomorrow!
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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the May "You're the STAR" blog hop!

Meet your HOME week Hosts
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHome_zpsvjqg4aib.jpg

This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
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#4 HOME - recipes, home d├ęcor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the April "You're the Star" blog hop)

DIY Metal Side Table by Wonderfully Made by Leslie


 The Ultimate List of Road Trip Food by Kapp's Kitchen


The Ultimate List of Road Trip Food (+ free checklist)


The Enchanting Rose 10th Tea Cup & Mug Exchange by Sweetly Dreaming of the Past



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

You're a STAR

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We are in need of more Cohosts (click HERE to view a list of our current hosts/cohosts).  For HOME feature week we  need 2 more Cohosts.
If you are interested in joining us as a Cohost then please click HERE & fill out the form.


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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! )


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sweet Little Chickens


Would you like an update on our small backyard flock?


We currently have six pretty hens and one tall handsome rooster.


These photos were taken on a sunny day in February.



You can see they enjoy checking the fallen leaves for hidden insects.










This one seems to be stoned.  ;-)


What's happening in your back yard?

;-)  -Marci

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Favorite Family Recipe - Chocolate Gravy

Our pretty daughter has enjoyed cooking since she was very little.


We would help her stand on a chair and she stirred and tasted alongside us.





She could cook better than me by the time she was about 8.  ;-)


Her paternal grandmother taught her how to make chocolate gravy, one of her favorite dishes.





Our pretty girl is 30 now.  The recipe is a bit smudged and rumpled these days, but I cherish her sweet handwriting.  



If you would like to see another favorite family recipe, just click HERE !

What have you been cooking?

;-)  -Marci

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Western Soapberry aka Chinaberry Tree

If you stop by my home, you might be a bit confused about the plants in our garden.  Some are for aesthetics, but most are for habitat.  Our yard certainly does not look manicured.  If you have time, I hope you'll visit the GARDEN PAGE of my blog.  There are lots of posts and photos of the sweet visitors we enjoy.  That series is called "Garden Guests".


When we purchased our old rock farmhouse, one of the big attractions was tall, mature trees.


There's a wonderful soapberry at the northwest corner of our home.  It's a terrific umbrella just off our back porch.


Every year, we enjoy Cedar Waxwings as they pause on their migration to snack on the soapberries. 



 If you love Waxwings, too, you'll want to click  HERE  or  THERE  (or both!)


For this post, though, I want to showcase the tree.  The berries are thought to be poisonous for humans, but birds love them!  Can you see the upside down chickadee in a shadow?  ;-)  Not a great photo, but this little cutie almost looks like it's levitating!


This photo is a little better.


Here's a gorgeous Blue Jay.


'You lookin' at me?  ;-)



If your family would enjoy a lovely tree that will attract several varieties of birds to your home, this would be a great option.  For one more photo scroll the very bottom of my blog and you can glimpse part of the tree above morning glories.

What's happening in your back yard?

;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesdays with a Twist #212

Our News This Week...  We've been having some gorgeous weather lately.  While Ivan was playing, I was able to snap a few photos of him.  He loves to snuggle and he sure is a handy little vacuum to have in the kitchen!  ;-)





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!

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Angie @ God's Growing Garden


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.  It's been a super busy week for me again at work with lots of overtime, so I don't have a feature this week.  Booooo!

     If you have been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.

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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, May 15, 2017

You're the Star Linky Party {May} with Family Features

Welcome to week#3 of the May "You're the Star" Blog Hop!  I hope everyone in the US enjoyed Mother's Day!
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by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsncuylahd.jpg


Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to remind you about my giveaway!  You could win a gift code for a bit of shopping!  Just click  HERE  to enter!  The drawing is June 1!
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
May "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarFamily_zpsinckgrqk.jpg

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 April "You're the STAR" blog hop)

 Earning Your Children's TRUST by Love My Big Happy Family
Getting Your Child to Trust You

3 Ingredient Homemade Microwave Energy Bars by Mila's Little Things
3 ingredient homemade microwave energy bars. Healthy, gluten free snack idea. IBS friendly. Banana and oats.   


6 Ways To Share Jesus with an Autistic Child by A Mama's Story
6 Ways to Share Jesus with a Child Who Has Autism 


Paris in Bloom - An Enchanting Book Review by Sweetly Dreaming of the Past



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

You're a STAR
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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! )


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