Saturday, February 3, 2018

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party, Giveaway, and February Fun

Thanks for joining us at our link party today!  I am just about finished with my Technology and Health Informatics class and then only have 2 more to go to earn my Master's in Education--Health and Wellness degree.  I think that will go nicely with my BSN, RN degrees/license and I hope to find a position as a faculty member in a nursing or allied health school OR as a Wellness Educator/Coordinator.  Anyone know anyone hiring for a remote position, send them my way lol.

We are having a GIVEAWAY!  Stop by our post for details and the link to the Amazon giveaway.

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!

Hanging Succulent Heart Baking Pan is a great idea.  I love succulents (real or faux) and it's a heart-shape so it counts for Valentine's Day.  By Butterflies and Baubles.

My husband has a condition know as Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) and it was determined that he can't eat certain foods. This 7 Layer Greek Dip by Mainly Homemade is something that he could!
Easy 7 Layer Greek Dip

Bombshell Bling shared a tutorial on Stitched Heart Garland.

Heart Garland Tutorial-1

Most Clicked:
5 Minutes for Mom shared a delicious Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies recipe.
Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies for Valentine's Day

Other Features:
I was going to go with a Valentine's Theme but saw this post and knew I needed to share.  I do need to Tidy Up My Closet  
Thanks to Peppermints and Cherries maybe I will!

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

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Funtastic Friday 164 and a Fun Giveaway

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Well, we got home from North Carolina last Sunday after spending 10 days with Staci and family and meeting our new granddaughter, Oakli.  She is such a good baby and I am not the least bit biased!  We had a lot of fun with Parker, who is 20 months.  Staci is a good and patient mom--she is a pretty good daughter, too.  Her husband, Jon, is okay.  Just kidding--he is a good guy and is serving our country while in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Head over to Amazon and enter our GIVEAWAY for chance to win a great book for your little ones!
Check out our blog post for more details and the link to the entry.

 Please welcome our newest party host, Michele, chief blogger at Coast Bohemian. We're glad she joined us. If you're interested in joining the party as a host, please get in touch with me or one of the other hosts. For those of you who are Valentine craft fans, Sherry at Olives-n-Okra is hosting the Valentine's Day Link Party with a few of my blogging buddies. The theme this year is handmade cards. Please join us if you can. Valentine's Day Link Party

Meet the Funtastic Friday 164 Link Party Hosts

We would love for you all to follow us on social media. Funtastic Friday Party Hosts
Don't tell anyone my secret that this isn't popcorn. This Easy 2 Ingredient Cupid Munch would make the perfect Valentine Treat!

Cristy's favorite - Cute and Simple Donut Themed Party @ Giggles Galore
DIY Metal Basket Shelving {} #metal #basket #organize #shelf #DIY
Heidi's favorite - DIY Metal Basket Shelving @ Rain On A Tin Roof
Don't tell anyone my secret that this isn't popcorn. This Easy 2 Ingredient Cupid Munch would make the perfect Valentine Treat!
Donna's favorite - Make Valentine's Day Sweeter with Cupid Munch @ Easy Peasy Pleasy
Use a metal wire basket and vintage metal flowers to update $68 builders ceiling fan
Michele's favorite - How To Update A $68 Builders Ceiling Fan @ Dazzle While Frazzled
Delicious cup of French sipping chocolate with whipping cream.
Debra's favorite - French Sipping Chocolate Recipe @ All That's Jas
Learn how to make Chilaquiles - your family will love this easy breakfast recipe.
Lacie's favorite - How To Make Chilaquiles @ The Kittchen
FREE CROCHET PATTERN | Heartful Winter Hat | super bulky yarn makes this so warm and the swirls of hearts make it a sweet hat for all ages! #freecrochetprattern #freepattern #crochetpattern #hearthat #valentinesday #hearthatpattern #valentinesdaycrochetpattern
Sherry's favorite - Free Crochet Pattern: Heartful Winter Hat @ Crochetpreneur

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):
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. 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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Giveaway Time--Lovely Book for Toddlers


Hey all!  We are holding a giveaway at Amazon!  I actually ordered this book, MOM HUGS by Michael Joosten, earlier today for my 20 month old grandson and I think he will love it!

Enter for a chance to win now!  Giveaway ends February 7, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.  Enter here:
  • Winner:Randomly selected after Giveaway has ended, up to 1 winners.
  • Requirements for participation:
    • 18+ years of age (or legal age)
    • Resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia 
    • Shipping costs included

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Party in Your PJs 193 and Valentine's Goodies

Hi and welcome to another Party in Your PJs!  I need some new PJs but haven't gotten around to that yet--random thought lol.

Anyway, we returned from visiting Staci and her family. Parker kept us busy (he's 20 months) and little Oakli, who is just now 3 weeks, is a sweet, cuddly baby and we were blessed to be able to go meet her.

Onto our Features from party 192:

25 Valentine Crafts, Recipes And Gift Ideas 

by Flamingo Toes.
Sweetheart Valentines Wreath 

by Happy Mothering.
Are you looking for the best sugar scrub cube recipe to gift for Valentine's Day? Our Vanilla Rose Exfoliating Sugar Scrub bars smell amazing and leave your skin feeling smooth, clean and moisturized! 

Congratulations on being Featured!  Make sure to check the other hosts' blogs as we all choose our own Features.

Okay, onto the party!  Can't wait to see your posts!

CommercialPalmTrees Review

CommercialPalmTrees provided items free of charge for us for our review.  All opinions are our own.  Please see our DISCLOSURE POLICY .

Hey everyone! We've had another opportunity to work with another great company! They sent me a beautiful plant that you see above and below.  I went with a cactus succulent. The best part is I don't have to remember to water it or make sure it gets sunlight! With 2 kids a year and a half apart and 2 jobs, that's a big bonus. It looks real and it looks nice. They were quick to ship it and get it to me and they had it boxed well so that nothing got ruined.

If you're interested in ordering a plant from this company you can visit CommercialPalmTrees. You can use the code "BLOGGER10" for an available 10% off their products (except for any custom ones).  

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