Thursday, May 25, 2017

Funtastic Friday 128 and Features

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FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 128 LINK PARTY

Welcome to Funtastic Friday 128! What plans do you have for the Holiday weekend?  We decorate our family members' graves. We also have two grandsons' birthday party--they are only 6 days apart so often their mom has one party.  We’re looking for bloggers to help us host Funtastic Friday. If you’re interested, please get in touch with any of the party hosts. Meet the hosts of Funtastic Friday
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MOST VIEWED
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Patriotic Banner @ My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies
HOST FAVORITES
Funtastic Friday 128 Host Favorites 1
Angie's favorite - New Teal Entry Way Cabinet @ Timeless Creations
Funtastic Friday 128 Host Favorites 2
Debra's favorite - S'mores Ice Cream Cake Recipe @ Bombshell Bling
Sherry's favorite - Patriotic Honey Poppy Seed Salad @ Cooking on the Front Burner
Funtastic Friday Host Favorites 3
Donna's favorite - 7 Ways To Add Wow To Your Garden @ Comfort Spring
Heidi's favorite - Mini Bicycle Embroidery Hoop Necklace @ Flamingo Toes
Funtastic Friday Host Favorites 4
Lacie's favorite - Fast and Fresh Strawberry Pie @ Oh My Heartsie Girl
If you’re linking up and joining the party, please grab a button or link back to Olives & Okra or one of the party hosts (right-click on image and save image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Link-Party-Thumbnail-150x If you’re a featured blogger, please grab a button to place on your blog (right-click on image and save image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Featured-Thumbnail1 All features are pinned to Olives & Okra’s Funtastic Friday board. We will also share your post on social media if sharing buttons are readily available on your post. Help grow the Funtastic Friday link party. Tweet about the party, please!  Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this blog hop, you are giving me permission to share and/or feature your blog post and image on social media and on my blog, Olives & Okra. All links shared will either link back to the blog hop (link party) or to your blog.

FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 128 LINK PARTY RULES

  • Post as many links as you like
  • Family friendly posts only
  • Old posts are welcome
  • Comments are greatly appreciated
  • Show fellow bloggers link love

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 5/21/17


Welcome to Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party for May 21, 2017!  

Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.
Beverly and Gloria Across the Blvd (G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)
Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make. We’d love to follow you back!
We're happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all five blogs, you'll find the co-hosts' selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.
While you're here, we'd love for you to grab our new party button.
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Follow all of the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.
If you're featured, please grab our Snickerdoodle Feature Button!
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~On to the Features~
All Features will be pinned to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board. We would love for you to pin the features, too. Please pin from the original source!
Crafts/DIY:

Here is a LOVELY printable from Kreativ K:


Recipes:

I know it is warming up temperature-wise in most areas but the Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup by Frugal Foodie Mama sure looks tasty:



Sewing/Crochet:

I love this Spring Fairy Doll, crocheted by Lalka Crochetka:



Most Clicked:
Looking for ideas to shade your patio?  Just Measuring Up has a solution:



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Thank you for partying with us!




Thursday, May 18, 2017

First Birthdays and Funtastic Friday 127

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FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 127 LINK PARTY

Welcome to Funtastic Friday 127! Did you have a good Mother's Day? Mine was nice and quiet.  My kids called and sent little gifts, well, Ali still lives here lol.  Staci had Parker's first birthday party last weekend.  Alas, we are all the way across the country so didn't get to attend.  Check out Staci's post about the party HERE.



Please let Sherry at Olives n Okra or myself know:  We’re looking for bloggers to help us host Funtastic Friday. If you’re interested, please get in touch with any of the party hosts. I’m also look for guest food bloggers. If you’re interested in guest blogging, please get in touch with me. I’m interested in your topic and recipes. Now on to the party! Meet the hosts of Funtastic Friday
Please follow the party hosts on social media.
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25 Free Printable Recipe Cards
25 Free Printable Recipe Cards @ Home Cooking Memories
HOST FAVORITES
Funtastic Friday 127 | Sherry and Angie's favorites
Sherry's favorite - Home Made Mozzarella @ Little House Living
Angie's favorite - The Tale of the Happy Chairs @ The Boondocks Blog
FF 127 | Donna & Debra's favorites
Debra's favorite - Queso Fundido @ The Fabulous Fare Sisters
Donna's favorite - Thumbprint Twix Cookies Recipes @ The Jenny Revolution
Liz and Heidi's favorites
Liz's favorite - DIY Industrial Pipe Shelving @ repurpose and upcycle
Heidi's favorite - DIY Giant Pegboard @ Wonderfully Made
If you’re linking up and joining the party, please grab a button or link back to Olives & Okra or one of the party hosts (right-click on image and save image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Link-Party-Thumbnail-150x If you’re a featured blogger, please grab a button to place on your blog (right-click on image and save image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Featured-Thumbnail1 All features are pinned to Olives & Okra’s Funtastic Friday board. We will also share your post on social media if sharing buttons are readily available on your post. Help grow the Funtastic Friday link party. Tweet about the party, please:  The Funtastic Friday link party is live now! Come link up your posts! @2chicksandamom
Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this blog hop, you are giving me permission to share and/or feature your blog post and image on social media and on my blog, Olives & Okra. All links shared will either link back to the blog hop (link party) or to your blog.

FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 127 LINK PARTY RULES

  • Post as many links as you like
  • Family friendly posts only
  • Old posts are welcome
  • Comments are greatly appreciated
  • Show fellow bloggers link love




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Parker's (First) Jungle Themed Birthday Party! (Oriental Trading)

We were provided the following items by Oriental Trading in return for this blog post.  All opinions are our own.



Hey everyone!  I haven't done a post in awhile but I finally have something fun to post about!  My little Parker guy turned 1 on the 16th!  We celebrated on the 13th so that friends and family could join.  We were lucky enough to have the wonderful Oriental Trading company help us out!  They sent us decorations for his Jungle themed party and made it that much more fun.

 

Above, you will see Parker showing off one of the tablecloths.  Below you can see both.  They have fun little animals on them and with the mess that was made with his cake - saved us from ruining the picnic tables at the park, haha.  




Next we have the cute dinner plates, dessert plates and napkins.  They dessert plates have faces of different animals.  We also got the cute cups shown above.  They matched the dinner plates.  They are so cute and went great with the theme. 





Above is our zoo animal favor boxes and the animal masks.  The kids LOVED these! Especially the masks.  Even my husband and I had fun wearing the lion one.  Parker had trouble getting the lion mask to stay on his little face but still thought it was funny! You can also see the zoo animal pop-ups - we put them in the zoo animal favor boxes along with some candy and the sunglasses behind the pop-up.  I believe the sunglasses have been removed from the website, however. :( But they had cute animal prints on each pair.  You will see Parker wearing a pair in the picture below.



Last but not least is the zoo animal invitations we sent out for the party. They were just what I was looking for!  They are pictured below.


Oriental Trading was a HUGE help in getting this party together and getting us everything we wanted.  Parker had a great first birthday party and we are looking forward to many more with the help of Oriental Trading!



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day and Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 5/13/17


Welcome to Snickerdoodle Link Party and Two Chicks and a Mom!  HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you moms, grandmothers, step-moms, and all who love and mentor our children.  Foster moms, too!  My oldest son and his wife fostered children for a few years and touched many lives.  They have 3 boys of their own and still took in other children.  They had a little foster daughter who is now part of our family:).

Here's blast from my past:


When Larry and I had 5 boys--before the 2 girls!  We have 6 boys but our oldest were twins and they were born 10 weeks premature....we lost Scott when he was exactly one month old. Families are forever <3.

Here's the almost entire family (minus the latest 2 grandkids, Isabella and Parker).


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Please follow your hosts on one or more Social Media Platforms.
Beverly and Gloria Across the Blvd (G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)
Please let us know you’re following from Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make. We’d love to follow you back!
We're happy to announce that we will be featuring even more of your wonderful posts. Each week, on all five blogs, you'll find the co-hosts' selections for featured posts in the following categories: Crafts/DIY, Recipes, and Crocheting/Sewing. We will each include the Most Clicked as featured post as well. In addition, you may find other posts being featured, too.
While you're here, we'd love for you to grab our new party button.
Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party Button
Pinterest Promotion It's a great way to give you even more exposure!
Pinterest Board Promotion Logo
Follow all of the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. Please include a link to your Pinterest Profile as well as the name of your blog.
If you're featured, please grab our Snickerdoodle Feature Button!
Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Feature Button
~On to the Features~
All Features will be pinned to the Snickerdoodle Create, Bake, Make Features Board. We would love for you to pin the features, too. Please pin from the original source!
Crafts/DIY:
Our very own Across the Boulevard has this cute Coastal Candle Holder made from a terra cotta pot!
  
Recipes:
Home Cooking Memories has a tasty and nutritious Hummus Pita Pizza recipe.

Sewing/Crochet:
A Sprinkle of Joy has a toddler dress tutorial for those of you who love to sew!



Most Clicked:
Eclectic Boho-style Foyer by Little Brags.

 

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