Saturday, November 25, 2017

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party and Holiday Features

Thanks for stopping by our party today!  Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving?  Ours was busy and we had a full house!  It's always nice to have leftovers so the weekend meals are already pretty much done, except for warming the food up.

We wanted to share a fast and easy candy recipe with you from our family:
Christmas Crunch Candy

Please link up your holiday-themed posts at our 2017 Holiday Link Party.  We would love to see what you have to share!

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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.
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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!
I never have had a mantle in any of my houses so figuring out where to put the stockings was always....creative.  This DIY Stocking Ladder by Gluesticks Blog
would have been nice!
DIY Stocking Ladder

Getting ready for Christmas and holiday baking?  Dreaming of Leaving has a collection of Kid-friendly Christmas Treats!
 Adorable Kid-Friendly Christmas Treats | Dreaming of Leaving

I love this cute crocheted Messy Bun Hat by Olives-n-Okra.
Crochet Katniss Messy Bun Hat 800x550

Most Clicked:
All That's Jas shared a very popular recipe for Swedish Apple Oatmeal Pie--yum!
This Swedish apple oatmeal pie is anything but traditional. Topped with a homemade creamy vanilla sauce it's sure to be your family's new favorite.
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Thank you for partying with us!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving and Funtastic Friday 154

Funtastic Friday Poster


Are you ready for Thanksgiving? I actually think that I am!  Of course, I have cooking to do but the menu is planned, the groceries are purchased, and side dishes have been assigned.  Still, I have a paper and Power Point to create for college by Sunday so all is not smooth sailing!

Since Christmas is on the horizon, please join us and eight other bloggers to share your holiday traditions, recipes, decorating, crafts--just about anything family-friendly AND Christmas or December holiday related.  Holiday Link Party 2017


Please follow the party hosts on social media. FF Party Hosts
Santa cookies
Santa Cookies and Other Christmas Traditions @ Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop
MINI Sweet Potato Casseroles With Brown Sugar Pecan Topping
Sherry's favorite - Mini Sweet Potatoe Casseroles with Brown Sugar Pecan Topping @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
Holly Jolly Christmas printable
Donna's favorite - Have A Holly Jolly Christmas @ My Busy Beehives
Leftover Turkey and Pear Pizza Recipe
Lacie's favorite - Easy Leftover Turkey and Pear Pizza Recipe @ Home Cooking Memories
Debra's favorite - 23 Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes @ Lolly Jane
DIY, Plaid Fabric Glass Plates //
Cristy's favorite - DIY: Plaid Fabric Glass Plates @ The Style Safari
Hot Chocolate Sticks
Heidi's favorite - Hot Chocolate Sticks @ Gluesticks
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 in 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, 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
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Thanksgiving Week Party in Your Pjs

Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to the link party!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  We will have about 15 or 16 at our house but I assigned some side dishes lol.  Ali Rose will help me make some other side dishes and pies tomorrow and of course, the our Old-fashioned Thanksgiving Stuffing.   That will get made on Thanksgiving morning and stuff the turkey!  Do you have any favorite or family recipes that you make every year?  Link up your recipe or leave me a comment below!

Onto the party!


Linda at Paper Seedlings has a lovely and festive Christmas Card that she shared with us last week:

Just Measuring Up  has a cute Turkey Craft that the kids can make while they are waiting for the other turkey to get done:
Making a Thanksgiving Paper Bag Turkey Puppet Craft 

Pillar Box Blue shared a Pinecone Christmas Tree with Lights.  Pretty cute and inexpensive, too!
How to make a cute illuminated pine cone Christmas tree in a marble pot. This colorful Christmas tree complete with copper lights will brighten up any desk. #christmascrafts #christmas #pinecone #christmaslights 

Congratulations if you were Featured!
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Please drop by each host's blog as we each choose our own Features--you could be Featured on another blog!

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  Thanks for joining us!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Holiday Link Party 2017

Welcome to our 2017 Holiday Link Party! We are so excited to have you join us! We've joined a group of our blogging friends to bring you a month long holiday party. Along with eight other bloggers, we’ll be sharing ideas for holiday decor, crafts, cards, tree trimmings, recipes, holiday traditions, activities, and more! We invite you join us and share yours, too. There is no limit on the number of links as long as they are family friendly and related to any of the December holidays. We welcome your older holiday posts, too.**ANY POSTS NOT RELATED TO DECEMBER HOLIDAYS WILL BE DELETED**

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Crunch Candy

Yes, tis the season for shopping, wrapping, decorating, and goodie making!  Of course, easy is great, right?  This recipe is simple and is also very tasty.  We make a couple of batches every year to include on our goodie plates for neighbors, etc.

Christmas Crunch Candy

Wilton Candy Melts, one bag (White or Vanilla)
**you can also use white almond bark
Fruit flavored cereal, such as Froot Loops
Chow Mein Noodles--the dry ones!
Mini colored marshmallows
Cashew pieces or slated peanuts, if desired
***Instead of the chow mein noodles, you can use mini pretzels broken into smaller pieces

Place candy melts or almond bark into microwave-safe mixing bowl.  Melt for 60 seconds, then stir.  Melt for additional time (in 30 second increments) until majority of melts are melted.  Stir until smooth.

Add the chow mein noodles (I break mine up a bit with my hands before adding them to bowl) or mini pretzels.  Stir in fruity cereal, marshmallows, and nuts.  Stir till coated.

Using a smaller spoon, place spoonfuls of the mixture onto wax paper or parchment paper placed on counter.  Allow candy time to harden and set up.

 Time to eat up!  Don't forget to share with your neighbors!

Thanks for visiting! 

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