Saturday, April 22, 2017

Craft Ideas and Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party 4/22/17

Welcome to today's Snickerdoodle Link Party!  How is your weekend going?  I have a paper for school to write, an exam to take, shopping to do, and a BIG mess at my house--remodeling going on.  I sure will appreciate it when it's over, though.   

Here's what Two Chicks and a Mom posted this week:

We used this "guest book" at Staci's baby shower last summer when she had Parker.  Okay, it's a life preserver.....but family members and guests signed it (front and back) and now it hangs in Parker's nautical style nursery!  Click on this link for more info.

Onto our party!

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Beverly and Gloria Across the Blvd (G+ / Pin / Twitter / FB / Instagram)
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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!
Angie at Ambient Wares did the most clever thing with a stool!  

Reviews, Chews, and How-tos's has this absolutely delicious recipe for Low Carb Mushroom Cap Pizza--oh my!

Bombshell Bling has the cutest toddler's apron pattern and one day I am actually going to sew this for a granddaughter!

Most Clicked:
Supre Easy Strawberry Sweet Rolls from 5 Minutes for Mom!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Porch Ideas and Funtastic Friday 123

 Welcome to Funtastic Friday!  How is your week going?  I hope the weather is warming up where you are--this weekend should be nice here in Northern Nevada.  I have purchased some bedding plants but don't think I am comfortable planting them just yet.

I have a couple of posts from last week's party that caught my eye (other than ALL of them and my Feature pick).

Deco Art has a fun Porch Spruce Up--it's time!  We were in North Carolina recently and it made me realize how much I miss having an actual porch--growing up in Florida we had porches!
While you are sprucing up the porch, how about adding some stenciled pots from The Real Thing with the Coake Family.

Before we move into the party, our cat Rory Gilmore #rorythecat hasn't been home since the night before Easter.  If you could say a little prayer or good thought for Rory to return home safely we would sure appreciate it!

Thanks for visiting and now to our party and Features.


Welcome to Funtastic Friday 123! Funtastic Friday 113 Hosts
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Our Farmhouse Kitchen Reveal @ The Harper House
FF 123 Donna and Angie's favorites
Donna's favorite - New Use for Old Stuff @ Cut Off In the Keweenaw
Angie's favorite - Table and Chairs Makeover with Chalk Style Paint @ i should be mopping the floor
FF 123 Donella and Debra's favorites
Donella's favorite - 50+ ABC Activities for Toddlers @ my bored toddler
Debra's favorite - Lemon Curd Cheesecakes with NILLA Wafers Crust @ Gluesticks
FF 123 Joyce and Heidi's favorites
Joyce's favorite - Giving Money for Graduation with Unique Graduation Gifts @ The Country Chic Cottage
Heidi's favorite - Homemade Poppy Seed Soap Recipes @ Gluesticks
FF 123 Kimm and Lacie's favorites
Kimm's favorite - Table and Chairs Makeover with Chalk Style Paint @ i should be mopping the floor
Lacie's favorite - Fresh Fruit Arugula and Quinoa Salad @ Cooking on the Front Burners
FF 123 Liz and Sherry's favorites
Liz's favorite - Make Your Own Stencils @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family
Sherry's favorite - Homemade Pretzels with Honey Mustard Dip @ 5 Minutes for Mom
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.  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, Two Chicks and a Mom. All links shared will either link back to the blog hop (link party) or to your blog.


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  • Family friendly posts only
  • Old posts are welcome
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  • Show fellow bloggers link love

Monday, April 17, 2017

Baby Shower Guest Book

Last May, Staci and Jon had their first baby, a little boy named Parker Scott.  Parker was born in Oahu and I would wonder if he is destined to be drawn to the surf and ocean?  His dad grew up on an Alaskan island and is now in the U.S. Coast Guard, his paternal grandpa is a commercial fisherman and the little family now lives just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina.  Pretty beachy!

Staci and Jon came home to Nevada for a bit when Parker was about a month old and we had a baby shower for the two of them.  Staci had mentioned that she wanted to decorate Parker's room (once they had a place of their own) in a nautical theme so we went with that theme for the shower.

One idea I had for the shower was to have a faux life preserver that could serve as guestbook and part of Parker's room decor.  Family members could sign it and shower guests, too.

I found a rather inexpensive cloth-covered life preserver on Amazon here.  No, I am not an Amazon affiliate so don't have a disclosure here lol.  I used a a Sharpie but felt like the lettering might bleed a bit so also had scrapbooking pens and regular ballpoint pens for people to use.

Uncle Aaron and Grandpa signed!

Uncle Elijah signed, "almost" Aunt Marissa signed, and so did Cousin Kate (6 years old).

Parker last summer.....

.....and Parker on Easter 2017.  He's a big boy at 11 months.

The life preserver/door decor/guest book now hangs on Parker's door into his room.  It was very easy and served multiple purposes.  Have you ever done anything different to use as a guest book?  Let us know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!

Celebrating Spring Link Party Features!

Well, Spring has sprung and our fun link party is over--time to share features! Make sure you stop by each host's blog to see if you were featured as we each chose our own.

 So many great creative posts to choose from but here goes!

Sadie Seasongood has a lovely Vintage Bucket and Faucet Planter that I want for my summer yard, too!

My Busy Beehives has a cute and colorful Spring Butterfly Wreath and I want one, too!

We are in the midst of remodeling our kitchen and making a new laundry room (i.e., it's a MESS at our house right now) so this pretty table/islandscape by Calypso in the Country caught my eye!

Urban Naturale has 5 great ideas to have a more "green" and natural garden.  I love to grow a few veggies in the summer, do you?

I really like Fairy Gardens and I really like this one by Blue Willow House.

Easter is over for this year but here's a cute banner tutorial by Of Faeries and Fauna for next year!

Thanks to all who participated in our link party--look for more link parties with multiple bloggers in the near future!

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