Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cleaning Tips, Recipes, and Snickerdoodle Create Bake, Make Link Party

Welcome to the party!  Happy to have you join us and share your creative posts with us.
We joined with 10 other bloggers to share tried and true family recipes!

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 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 visit each hostess's blog as we choose our own Features!

I LOVE welcome mats!  I always want a new one--Randi at Dukes and Duchesses shares her DIY Welcome Mat.
stenciled welcome mat

I think Shrimp Scampi Pizza sounds and looks amazing!  From Cooking with Curls.
Shrimp Scampi Pizza topped with a light garlic-lemon sauce, and mozzarella cheese |
Most Clicked:
I love Texas Sheet Cake and to have it in Cookie Form is awesome!
From Living on Cloud Nine.

Awesome Info Feature:
Tips on Speed Cleaning Your Home--enough said!  From Shirley at Intelligent Domestications.
How to speed clean a room. Speed cleaning tips for your home. Speed Cleaning Tips from A Pro. How to speed clean
Party Guidelines for Snickerdoodle Party
Thank you for partying with us!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kitchen Organization and Funtastic Friday 166

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Funtastic Friday 166 Link Party

Welcome to Funtastic Friday 166. Valentine's Day is over, and we're off to our next holiday. I still have up the few Valentine's decorations that I have but will be putting out St. Patrick's Day decorations soon.  I don't have a lot of those, either.  Have you checked out our Old and New Favorite Family Recipes Blog Hop?
Myself and ten other bloggers share some mighty fine recipes!

Meet the Funtastic Friday 166 Link Party Hosts

We would love for you all to follow us on social media. FF hosts arrow
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole - Filling and comforting without all the fuss of traditional Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Sherry's favorite - Broken Heart Applique @ Eye Love Knots
Debra's favorite - DIY Mason Jar Wall Scones @ Live Craft Love
Air dry clay initial gift tag
Michele's favorite - Clay Initial Gift Tags @ Sum of their Stories
Organized kitchen pantry cupboard.
Donna's favorite - 8 Steps to An Organized Kitchen @ Clean and Scentsible
Quilted Sweetheart Pillow Tutorial
Heidi's favorite - Quilted Sweetheart Pillow @ Gluesticks
How to Make Crepes - the perfect meal for Valentines Day
Lacie's favorite - How to Make Crepes @ The Kittchen

Cristy's favorite - Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars @ Cooking with Carlee

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):
Funtastic-Friday-Link-Party-Thumbnail-150x 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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine's Day Features and Party in Your PJs

Hello and Happy Valentine's Day Eve!  I know, that isn't a thing but....
What plans do you have for Valentine's Day?  My husband works late most nights so probably not much here.  I do have a little something for Ali Rose and of course, the grandkids.

Make sure to check out the Old or New Family Favorite Recipes Blog Hop that we participated in with 10 other bloggers.  Lots of delicious recipes!  I shared our Taco Soup recipe!

These are awesome!  Perfect Man Peanut Butter Valentines from Hoopla Palooza.

Valentine's Day Brunch by Carol at Comfort Spring Station--lovely!

Valentine's Day printable from Blowing Away Out West.

My Heart Soars When I'm With You: Free Valentine's Day Printable Art & Card | -Beautiful Balloon Valentine Framed Printable and Card #freeprintable #freevalentine #freevalentinesdayprintable #hotairballoonprintable #balloonprint #valentinecards

S'mores Cookies--you bet!  By Candy's Farm House Pantry.

If you were Featured, please copy a button and add it to your blog so you can share!

Please follow your hostesses on Social Media--send me a comment or tag me and I will follow back.

Nina @ Grandma Ideas  

Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter

Lynda @ Reviews, Chews & How-Tos 

  Teresa @ Aging Like a Fine Wine

Okay, onto the party!  Thanks for joining us!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Old Or New Favorite Family Recipes Blog Hop February 2018

It's time for another Favorite Family Recipe Blog Hop!  We have teamed up with 10 other bloggers to bring you recipes from our families, old or new.  Who can't use a new (old) recipe to try?
Check out following blogs to see what they have to share:

For this month's Family Recipe Blog Hop, I wanted to share a recipe that I have been making for many years now.  It really came in handy when I had five sons living at home, who often brought their friends over so I would double or triple the recipe when I knew we would have a crowd.  It is easy to make and a crowd-pleaser!  I still make it to this day, as do some of my sons and my daughter Staci.  Hope you give it a try and enjoy it, too! Just click on the link below to be taken to the recipe.


Thank you for joining us!

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