Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween and Party in Your PJs 181

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! How has your trick-or-treating been?  Ours will get started here in a bit; Ali is going to a "trunk-or-treat" at our church.  Ali and her boyfriend Tanner are going as Buttercup and Wesley from the "Princess Bride".

It's just a few days till Pinners Utah begins in Sandy, Utah November 3-4, 2017!  You can still get tickets--use our code "chicks" to get a discount on those!  Tickets HERE.

Make sure that you visit each hosts blog--we each choose our own features!


Living on Cloud Nine shared a delicious Caramel Cider Pumpkin Sheet Cake!

Time to get ready for Thanksgiving! The Misadventures of a Homesteadin' Mama has the front door for November!

If you were featured, please grab a button to let others know!

Please follow your hosts on social media!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Free Mazes for Preschoolers!

We were not compensated  for this post--passing the mazes onto you!

Hi and thanks for stopping by and visiting us today.  We have partnered in the past with education.com 
 and are doing so again today.  We hope that you enjoy the mazes that your preschooler is sure to find fun!

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resources for your preschooler!"


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party October 28, 2017

Hi and welcome to the link party!  It's almost Halloween and maybe your kids are trick or treating this weekend--our town will keep with October 31st this year.  Trivia for you--did you know that Nevada became a state on October 31, 1864?  Our state's nickname is "Battle-born".  The last Friday in October is a state holiday.  Now you know!
This coming Thursday Ali and I head to Utah to attend Pinners Utah!  Saturday we present our class "Christmas Traditions, Decor, and Goodies" and we are excited (and a little nervous).  If you are in the Sandy, Utah area Nov. 3rd and 4th this week, we hope that you will stop by Pinners and enjoy some fun classes, visit some awesome vendors, and come say "hi" to Two Chicks and a Mom!  Staci will be there in spirit and video as she can't fly at this point in her pregnancy. Get tickets HERE.
Use promo code "chicks" for a 10% discount on ticket prices!  Then sign up for our class :).  

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!

Make sure to check each Snickerdoodle host's blog for Features--we all choose our own!

I love this Fall Front Porch from Intelligent Domestications--so lovely!
Fall Front Porch Tour. Fall front porch decor ideas. Fall porch decor. 

Monster Cookies  from Lolly Jane are pretty great for Halloween!

Easy monster cookies! So cute & playful for Halloween! 

Most Clicked:
Dazzle While Frazzled has  the honor of most clicked this week--Easy DIY Fall Front Porch Ideas.

Easy DIY fall porch decorating ideas with Lowe's | DazzleWhileFrazzled.com

Party Guidelines for Snickerdoodle Party
Thank you for partying with us!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Funtastic Friday 150, Pumpkins, Halloween, and More


Hi there! If you haven't had the chance, you still have time to join us for the Halloween Blog Hop 2017 & $100 Giveaway. Link up one or more of your Halloween creations and enter the giveaway for a chance to win $100 PayPal cash.  We want to see your Halloween creations so join us now!

Last few days to get your Pinners Utah Conference tickets!  My chicks and I will be teaching a "Christmas Traditions" class on Saturday, November 4th.  Get tickets HERE and make sure that you use PROMO CODE "chicks" (not case sensitive) to get a discount on ticket price!  See you in Sandy, Utah November 3rd and 4th!

Onto Funtastic Friday 150!


Please follow the party hosts on social media. FF Party Hosts
Everything Seasoning Rolls
Everything Seasoning Rolls @ Cooking on the Front Burner
This Chocolate Turtle Slab Pie recipe is the perfect dessert to feed a crowd.
Debra's favorite - Chocolate Turtle Slab Pie Recipe @ Easy Peasy Pleasy
Set the Table - Thanksgiving
Sherry's favorite - Set the Table - Thanksgiving @ Fair Meadow Place
Turmeric Hummus | DizzyBusyandHungry.com - Not only is this hummus tasty, it's also packed with cancer-fighting ingredients!
Liz's favorite - Turmeric Hummus @ Dizzy Buzy and Hungry
This painted rocks tic tac toe game is perfect for the kids' table at Thanksgiving!
Heidi's favorite - Painted Rocks Tic Tac Toe Game @ The Country Chic Cottage
Easy monster cookies! So cute & playful for Halloween!
Lacie's favorite - Monsters University Cookies @ Lolly Jane
Easy DIY Buffalo Check + Floral Acrylic Painted Faux Pumpkins, so cute!
Cristy's favorite - Cute Easy Painted Floral Plaid Pumpkins Tutorial @ Lolly Jane
pumpkin fairy house 8
Donna's favorite - Pumpkin Fairy House @ The Usual Mayhem
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 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

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.


  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, October 24, 2017

Halloween and Party in Your PJs 180

Party in Your PJs 180 is here!  Time to share your awesome ideas with us and our visitors!
Have you decorated, made (or bought) your costumes, and bought your candy for Trick or Treaters?  Since Ali is 17 I don't worry so much about the costumes but even if she wants to dress up we have plenty of costumes from over the years.  Candy is hidden in the closet for now and some of our decorations are out---I guess I am old.

I do, however, usually make some Halloween sugar cookies and use this awesome
Bakery Style Icing  on them.  The icing is the best part, yeah?

Features for this week (don't forget to visit each host's blog as we each choose our own features):

My Busy Beehive has a printable for Halloween.  I love the simplicity of it...plus, Halloween.
Halloween printable 

Leanna at Faeries and Fauna shares an awfully cute Halloween Porch. 
DIY Halloween yard decorations, DIY Halloween porch decorations, Halloween Porch decorations, Halloween front yard decorations, DIY Halloween ghosts 

The Apple Street cottage has a tutorial for Wooden Candy Corn Craft.  Still have time to make!

Grab a button if you were featured!

Don't forget, each host of Party in Your PJs chooses their own Features so make sure you visit each blog to see if YOU were Featured this week.

Ok, onto our party!  Thanks for joining us!

Promo Code and Pinners Utah!

It's almost time for Pinners Utah!  This will be our 3rd year attending but our first year presenting a class (Christmas Traditions, Decor, and Goodies)!  

There is still time for you to buy tickets to attend--HERE.
Use promo code "chicks" to get a 10% discount of the cost of tickets.  

Please stop by and visit with us--we will have some awesome giveaways in our class on November 4th!

Thanks for stopping by!  See you at Pinners!

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