Thursday, March 22, 2018

Funtastic Friday Link party 171 and All Things Spring

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Funtastic Friday 171 Link Party

Welcome to the Funtastic Friday 171 Link Party. Happy Spring!  Wait, is it Spring where you are?  It has been rainy here all day, which is fine since it isn't SNOW!  One never knows when the snow will be over in Nevada. Interested in joining us as a party host? Our guidelines are simple. If you're interested, get in touch with me or one of the other hosts. We'd love to have you! Welcome Spring Link Party
Please join us from now until April 19 for a WELCOME SPRING LINK PARTY.  We’re celebrating warmer weather and blooming flowers with a group of our blogging friends. Enter your best Spring creations, ideas, and inspirations for a chance to be featured on April 23!

Okay, onto our Features and Link Party!

Meet the Funtastic Friday 171 Link Party Hosts

We would love for you all to follow us on social media.
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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="740"]PARSLEY PARMESAN PASTA takes 15 minutes to make! This healthy meal using fresh parsley costs less than $4! Blend the parsley with other simple ingredients to make a nut free pesto sauce and then pour on top of pasta! It's delicious and easy to make! Parsley Parmesan Pasta @ Brooklyn Farm Girl[/caption]
[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="740"] Sherry's favorite - How to paint Buffalo Check Plain - Pastel Colors on Mason Jars @ Fresh Vintage by Lisa[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="741"]DIY Book Page Bunny Bunting Michele's favorite - DIY Book Page Bunny Bunting @ Busy Being Jennifer[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="740"]easter cookie recipe Donna's favorite - Bunny Tails Easter Cookies @ Somewhat Simple[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="740"]Lemon Pound Cake Muffins - The perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee! These muffins are dense and moist and drizzled with a sweet, tangy lemon glaze. Debra's favorite - Lemon Pound Cake Muffins @ Simply Stacie[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="740"]Non Sandwich Lunch Box Ideas Heidi's favorite - Non-Sandwich Lunch Box Ideas @ Life, Love and Thyme[/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="740"]Black pan containing 3 Lemon Butter Chicken Breasts, crossed spoons and lemon slices on table. Lacie's favorite - Lemon Butter Chicken @ Recipes Worth Repeating  

If you’re a featured blogger, please grab a button to place on your blog (right-click on the image and save the image to your computer): Funtastic-Friday-Featured-Thumbnail1 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 the image and save the image to your computer):   Funtastic-Friday-Link-Party-Thumbnail-150x We will also share your post on social media if sharing buttons are readily available in your post. Help grow the Funtastic Friday link party.

All features are pinned to Olives & Okra’s Funtastic Friday board.
Disclaimer: By submitting a link to this blog hop, you are giving me permission to share and/or feature your blog post and images 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 171 Link Party Rules

  1. Post as many links as you like
  2. Family friendly posts only
  3. Old posts are welcome
  4. Comments are greatly appreciated
  5. Show fellow bloggers link love

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Welcome to Party in Your PJs 200th Link Party!  Hooray!
 Click on the link below to be entered for a chance to win $100 in PayPal Cash!
Entries begin at 8 p.m. 3/20/18 and ends at midnight on 4/2/18.

Features from Party in Your PJs 199:

Easter Carrot Napkins  from A Fireman's Wife--cute idea!

Easter Bunny Rolls from Bombshell Bling.
These Easter Bunny rolls are the perfect festive addition to your Easter dinner!  They are simple to form using your favorite bread dough. 

Feathering My Empty Nest --How to Make a Living Grass Easter Centerpiece.
Faux Narcissus are planted in live Mondo Grass for a convincing Spring display --How To Make A Live Grass Centerpiece For Your Spring Table 

If you were Featured, please copy and paste a button onto your blog!

Please follow your hosts on Social Media!

Nina @ Grandma Ideas  

Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter

Lynda @ Reviews, Chews & How-Tos 

  Teresa @ Aging Like a Fine Wine

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Monday, March 19, 2018


Welcome Spring Link Party Logo  
Welcome Spring! We're celebrating warmer weather and blooming flowers with a group of our blogging friends. You're invited to share your spring time posts with us from March 19 through April 19. 

We are looking forward to Spring AND to seeing what great ideas you have to share.  We will be sharing the link party and posts on our social media, too!
Meet the co-hosts of our Welcome Spring Link Party
Each co-host will be sharing a spring time post to kick off the party. You'll find their links first in the Link Up below. Please visit their links and check out their posts. You're sure to find lots of inspiration!

Spring Simple Gift is simple, inexpensive, cute, and useful!

You’re invited to share any spring related posts: Crafts, Decor, Activities, Gardening, Recipes & More. If it’s a way to celebrate spring, we’d love to have you share it with us! We're looking forward to seeing your spring time creativity!
All of the co-hosts will be sharing a Welcome Spring Link Party features post on April 23, so be sure to check back.


Hi.  Thanks for stopping by!  I have a cute and useful gift that would be great for a hostess gift at Easter dinner or "just because".  I have made similar crafts before and I like the way that each time it can be customized, personalized or what-have-you.  So simple and inexpensive!

I picked up a strawberry plant at Walmart (which can later be transplanted to the garden of your recipient) and then I used what I had at home to add an extra touch to the plant.  Above I was thinking of doing an Easter-theme but ended up not doing that.  Why include the photo?  So you can see that you can add or use what you have on hand!

The plant by itself is lovely but just adding a portion of a lunch bag, a couple of buttons, and some twine it makes it a bit more special.

I cut the top of the bag off, using some craft scissors (I held the bag up to the plant first and got an idea where I needed to trim the bag).  Then I opened up the bottom and cut that off, as well.  I folded the sides over a bit so they didn't stick out (you can use double-stick tape if you need).  Insert the plant into the bag, add twine or ribbon around the lower portion of the pot, and if you like, hot glue a button or two over the knot in the twine.

I also have a similar tutorial HERE in which I painted a design onto the bag.

Thanks for stopping by!

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