Monday, October 31, 2016

halloween-blog-hop-2016-680x680 Happy Halloween! Welcome to the final night of our Halloween 2016 Blog Hop. Each host picked three features to share with all of you. It was hard to pick my favorites - I had so many of them. I love all things Halloween! Pin the features and make yourself a collection of cool ideas for next Halloween. Don't forget to check out the winner of our $100 giveaway!
Halloween Vignettes @ A Vintage Green


Mistie's favorites | Burlap Accordion Pumpkin | October Halloween Free Printable Planner Stickers | DIY Pumpkin Magnets | halloween-2016-blog-hop-features-plus-giveaway-winner-lacie Lacie's favorites | Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath | Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Halloween Cake | Halloween Motley Crew: Halloween Figurines | halloween-2016-blog-hop-features-plus-giveaway-winner-erlene Erlene's favorites | There was a crooked house | Styrofoam Spider | DIY Creepy Halloween Dreamcatchers | Marci 's favorites | Candy Corn Fairy Costume | Thrifty Last Minute Costume Ideas | There was a crooked house | halloween-2016-blog-hop-features-plus-giveaway-winner-gail Gail's favorites | Halloween Paper Mache Houses | Halloween Gourd Garland | Fabulous, Frugal Flowerpot Costume (no sewing required) | halloween-2016-blog-hop-features-plus-giveaway-winner-beverly Beverly's favorites | Not So Spooky Halloween Party | Halloween Gourd Garland | Styrofoam Spider | halloween-2016-blog-hop-features-plus-giveway-winner-kim Kim's favorites | Raven Halloween Wreath | Halloween Sugar Skull Couple | Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Halloween Cake | halloween-2016-blog-hop-features-plus-giveaway-winner-donna Donna's favorites | Halloween Spider Cake | Oreo Spiders | No Place Like Home - Halloween on the Front Stoop | halloween-2016-blog-hop-features-plus-giveaway-winner-megan

Halloween 2016 Blog Hop Giveaway Winner

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Thank you for joining us for the Halloween 2016 Blog Hop. See next year on October 1, 2017 for a hauntingly good time!

Two Uses Tuesday

Two Uses Tuesday | A Sarah Celebrates link up party showcasing your crafts, diys, recipes and upcycles
Happy Halloween to those celebrating today!  I will hand out candy but my youngest is 16 so she has her costume and plans figured out herself.  The grandkids will stop by for their treat bags, though.  Have a good evening, no matter your plans.

Meet Your Hosts

Your #2UsesTuesday Hosts

Now on to more important things... YOU!

This Week's Featured Posts!!


You Clicked It To Pick It

Spiraling out of control by Crochet is the Way

Sarah's Favorite

Monster cookies scaring guests at Megan and Wendy

Stella's Favorite

Pet vampire bat bracelet over at Crafty Journal

Pili's Favorite

Luggage tag map burlap pillows stitched up by Pillar Box Blue

Donna's Favorite

25 Thanksgiving recipes put together at The Organized Dream

And Last, But Certainly Not Least...

Fashionably Late

Roasted pumpkin sweet potato soup (that's a mouthful) cooked up at Be Alice
-- Sarah J, Celebrating life's little moments with a dash of arts & crafts. Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | G+

Special Feature!!

Crocheting anyone?  The Blue Elephants has a great tutorial for beginners:

Congrats to this week's featured bloggers!

Thank you for inspiring us to create! Don't forget to brag about it =) Grab a button, tweet it to the world and watch for it on the Two Uses Tuesday FEATURES! board on Pinterest. Follow Sarah Jaskowski @ Sarah Celebrates's board Two Uses Tuesday FEATURES! on Pinterest.
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  1. BE CREATIVE & LINK UP - Share up to three (3) up-cycling, re-purposing, DIYs, recipes and craft projects. Original work and posts you haven't submitted previously please.
  2. COMMENT & CONNECT - Visit two (2) links for every post you submit and show a little love.
  3. FOLLOW & SHARE - Follow your hosts on at least one social media platform and share the party! Don't forget to use our party hashtag, #2usestuesday
**Note on Last To Link Feature - Blogger can only hold this spot every other week. If the same blogger links last two weeks in a row, the 2nd to last blogger will get the feature for the week. We want everyone to have a chance to shine =)
Remember, share & pin the Two Uses Tuesday Features from the bloggers original content. Thank you.
Your #2UsesTuesday Hosts
After you link up, grab the party button for your blog's party page, linked posts or sidebar.
Sarah Celebrates

Thank you for linking up at Two Uses Tuesday | A Sarah Celebrates link up party showcasing your crafts, diys, recipes and upcycles
An Inlinkz Link Party

Disclosures: By submitting a link to the Two Uses Tuesday Link Up you are giving the party hosts permission to feature your link/post on our blogs, across social media and future round up posts. This includes images from the linked post as well as linking to your social media accounts. Twochicksandamom and all Two Uses Tuesday co-hosts respect you and your work; everything will be properly linked back to you and credit given where credit is due. You earned it!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 10/29/16

Welcome to Snickerdoodle Link Party!  Happy almost Halloween, too.  What plans do you have for this weekend or Halloween?  We are cleaning the garage today--I know, boring.

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!
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Follow all of the co-hosts on Pinterest and then send an email request to join the board to 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!
Kenarry has the coolest diy Thanksgiving shirt!

This Autoimmune Life has a delicious and easy chicken tortilla soup recipe!


This is one cute Jack O'Lantern!

Most Clicked:
One of my favorite bloggers, Joy at A Vintage Green, had the Most Clicked Link!

Other Features:
Party Guidelines for Snickerdoodle Party
Thank you for partying with us!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Funtastic Friday 98

funtastic friday 98 banner Welcome to Funtastic Friday 98! Just a few announcements before we start the party. There’s still time to join us for our Halloween Blog Hop & $100 Giveaway but it will end this Sunday. The giveaway winner will be announced on October 31 along with our favorites from the party. Join us on November 2 for a Black Friday giveaway! We’re still looking for up to three more bloggers to help cohost Funtastic Friday. Get in touch with me or one of the other hosts if you’re interested in joining us. funtastic friday 98 hosts
Please follow the party hosts on social media.
funtastic friday 98 featured collage most viewed
Chocolate Spider Cookies @ Giggles Galore | 25 Thanksgiving Recipes @ The Organized Dream
funtastic friday 98 featured collage sherry Sherry's favorite | Halloween Monster Mix @ If Spoons Could Talk | Mini Carne Asada Taco Recipe with Calbacitas @ Just JP | Dad's Frozen Peanut Butter Pie @ Silver Foodie | funtastic friday 98 featured collage donnaDonna's favorites | 25 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas @ Giggles Galore | Thanksgiving Sign (and Free Printables) @ Calypso in the Country | Skillet Cornbread @ Cooking with Curls | funtastic friday 98 featured collage mistie Mistie's favorites | Free Thanksgiving Printables for Planning Your Holiday @ Planning Inspired | Free Printable Pumpkin Pie Banner @ i should be mopping the floor | Fun & Unique Luggage Tag Map Burlap Pillows @ Pillar Box Blue | funtastic friday 98 featured collage lacie Lacie's favorites | DIY Marbelized Pumpkins @ Lolly Jane | Cinnamon Bun Smoothie @ Courtney's Cookbook | Skillet Pork Chops with Herb Gravy @ Cooking with Curls | funtastic friday 98 featured collage angie Angie's favorites | Christmas Elf on the Shelf Pattern @ Pillar Box Blue | Distressed Stackable DIY Wood Pumpkins @ Anika's DIY Life | Candy Corn String Art @ Creatively Homemade 

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 98 link party button 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 98 featured button 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.
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.

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