Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LINK PARTY!! Tuesdays with a Twist #181

I need to ask for advice. Most of you know I've had a couple of surgeries this year. It's been tough, but about to get much better. I got to go back to the gym for the first time yesterday! Fitness is very important to me and I usually work out consistently. As I begin again, though, I will have to proceed with caution and definitely have a plan from week to week so I don't attempt any movements too quickly. Would you be interested in a series of fitness posts on my blog? If so, what would you find most helpful? I am certainly not an expert in the field, and could only speak to what works for me.


Birds love snacking on elderberries!

 
How has your week been?  I can hardly wait to see your links today!

 



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 is so very difficult!  Take a look at this

Beauty Bag #3


Beautycase No3 - Kosmetiktasche Nr. 3

 
from Mami Made It!  You probably guessed this is the third one she's sewn.  I love her fabric choices on all three cosmetic bags!

 
  
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. 

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




 


Sunday, September 25, 2016

A Lesson in Stage Make Up

 Many moons ago, I was active with my high school drama group.  Sometimes onstage, sometimes backstage.  I always loved all the vibrant makeup and costume options!  Hmmm...  I wonder where those photos from long ago might be hiding?  ;-)
 
 
 
 
 Recently, Twisted Flight Fitness, a local dance studio / fitness center, offered an amazing class in stage make up!  We have plenty of time to practice our new skills for Halloween!  I'm sharing the creativity of the awesome group!  (Please ignore the wild hair.  We were focused on our make up!)

 


You can see the theme was half glamour and half ghoul!  HOW FUN!



 
We were asked to bring our regular make up kits along with a small Halloween palette.  I found my palette at a local retail store for $6 and some change.
 




We were then taken, step by step, through the process of creating each look!




On one side we are all smokey-eye and red lipstick gorgeous,


 
 
and on the other side, it looks like we've had a really bad day!  ;-)  YIKES!  ;-)
 
 



Even though the participants in my class were adults, you can just imagine all the giggling and silly jokes!  We had such a good time!



 
 I am so glad to have spent the afternoon "playing make-up" with this fun group!


 

 Hopefully, it will be offered again!


Do we look scary?  ;-)

 
 Do you like being creative with make up?
 
 ;-)  -Marci

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Link Party Feature!!

I have even more exciting news!!  My recipe for making
 
 
 
 
using heirloom tomatoes from our garden




is being featured today at Plant Based Pot Luck Party


Share Vegan Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #104


hosted by Urban Naturale !  I am so very honored!  If you have a plant based recipe, I hope you can hop over and join the party!

;-)  -Marci

Link Party Feature

I have more exciting news to report!  My recipe for making
 
 
 
 
using heirloom tomatoes from our garden



is being featured today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!

Poofing The Pillows

What an honor!  I hope everyone has time to hop over and join the party!
 
 ;-)  -Marci

Garden Guest: Tree Top Hummer

  The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I have a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.
 
If you would like to see more, please take a look at my Gardening Page  
 
  

The photos of this female Ruby Throated Hummingbird are somewhat grainy as my subject is a bit farther away than my camera lens can manage.


I wanted to share them anyway, as we frequently see this immature Redbud Tree used as a perch.  My goodness!  Just look at how tiny she is!

 
 I love this profile of the Tree Top Hummer!  Isn't she pretty?

What's happening in your back yard?
 
 ;-)  -Marci


Link Party Feature!

It's an exciting day!  My recipe for  
 
  
 
is being featured today at the 200th anniversary of
 
Thriving on ThursdaysLinky Party Logo

Thriving on Thursdays

I am so very honored!  Anne of Domesblissity was one of the very first friends I made in this wacky world of blogging.  Here we are...  Still blogging along!  ;-)  If you have time today, please join her party!

 ;-)  -Marci

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

LINK PARTY!! Tuesdays with a Twist #180

The news this week...




Physical therapy is going well.  My hip is rebounding nicely.  Saturday we spent the evening with friends who are part of revitalizing Downtown Springdale.  They wanted to show family and friends the progress they've made so far.  Their establishment will be called The Odd Soul which will offer multiple craft beers as well as bottling availability for brew hobbyists.  Their building is old and charming with tin ceiling tiles and rough brick walls.  Over time, the building has been several different businesses.  Our friends are tearing down inner walls and re-vamping the space.  They hope to open around mid-November.  They gave tours of the building and shared their excitement for things to come!



 
How has your week been?  I can hardly wait to see your links today!

 



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 is so very difficult!   With the mornings a bit chilly, I'd like to choose something Autumnal again this week.  Take a look at these

Neutral Pallet Pumpkins


Fall, Pumpkins, Home Decor, Yard Decor, Fall, DIY, Crafts, Painting

 
from of Faeries and Fauna Craft Co!  How pretty!

 
  
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. 

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