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Weekend Wind-Down Party | Week 19

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Last week’s graduation, the party afterwards and Memorial Day weekend was truly wonderful yet exhausting, therefore, I think I will be sleeping in late tomorrow!  Click here to see yesterday’s Thankful Thursday post which is a recap of the weekend. Garfield the Cat I am glad to be back because I truly missed you guys and last week’s #WWDParty.  It was exciting to see that so many of you had linked up and am looking forward to reading quite a few posts tonight.

Congratulations to our Featured Bloggers ~ Thank You For Your contributions!

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Life in our Nomad

Life in our Nomad

The Inspired Wren

The Inspired Wren

Overstuffed Life

Overstuffed Life

Raia's Recipes

Raia’s Recipes

Mimi, Mommy and Me

Mimi, Mommy and Me

 

Sondra Lyn at Home

Sondra Lyn at Home

Make sure to check out our Pinterest Page as you are also being featured there. Feel free to copy and paste this button onto your own blog because we appreciate you!

I WAS FEATURED #WWDPARTY

We hope that after linking up your own post(s) that you will take the time to visit and comment on 3 others.  Please follow your hosts on at least one of our social media websites and remember sharing is caring!

Weekend Wind-Down Hosts

This Simple Home

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De Divah Deals

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Snippets of Inspiration

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A Living Sacrifice

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Mustard Seed Mommy

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Moms Who Save

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Weekend Wind-Down Party #4

Hello Friends & Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party #4

This has definitely been a whirlwind week for me and tomorrow is my son’s 18th birthday, I still can’t believe it, where has the time gone?   Before you gear up for Super Bowl Sunday we hope that you’ll share a few of your favorite posts at this Weekend’s Wind-Down Party.

Which team will you be rooting for?

Last weekend’s party was great where I found some awesome recipes, fashion tips and home/garden decorating ideas so thank you all for sharing.  We have chosen the following posts to be featured this week and they are also posted on our Pinterest Board.  Please feel free to copy and paste this “I Was Featured Button” to your blog.

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Savings and Education – Kirsten Womack

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From This Kitchen Table

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 It’s Always Ruetten

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Year-Round Giving

Now Meet Your Hosts Because We Love Meeting You!

HOSTS OF #WWDPARTY

Annette (This Simple Home) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest

Antionette (De Divah Deals) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram

Danielle (My Snippets of Inspiration) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn

Kay (A Ranch Mom) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter

Nicole M. (Mendez Manor) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram

Nicole R. (A Living Sacrifice) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/LinkedIn

Sarah (Mustard Seed Mommy…ME!) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Instagram

Teresa (Moms Who Save) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Instagram/Website

The Rules Are As Follows:

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Now let’s get this party started!

 

 


Weekend Wind-Down Party #3

Hello Friends and Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party #3

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 I hope you all had a wonderful week and to all of my Northeast friends, ARE YOU SICK OF THE SNOW?  I hate to admit it, but I am, and I want my pool to look like this:

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Not like this!

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 Well at least it’s Fri-Yay and I know this weekend’s party is going to be FABU because last week there were over 100 bloggers and we had a blast!

I am over-the-top excited to be part of this fabulous group of bloggers in hosting these weekly parties.  It’s wonderful sitting back and reading what you have shared because the posts are all so wonderful!

Let’s begin with this week’s featured bloggers:

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Carrie This Home

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Michelle Paige

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Ducks n a Row 

Thank you for your submissions, they are now featured on our Pinterest Page as well.  Please feel free to display this button on your blog.

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This is only our 3rd week but we had to tweak the rules just a bit for clarification.  We are glad that you are here and want to extend a warm Welcome Back to our returning friends and a warm Welcome Hello to all the newbies!

 

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Stop by and say hello after you finished sharing your post.

 

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Annette (This Simple Home) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest

Antionette (De Divah Deals) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram

Danielle (My Snippets of Inspiration) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn

Kay (A Ranch Mom) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter

Nicole M. (Mendez Manor) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/LinkedIn/Instagram

Nicole R. (A Living Sacrifice) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/LinkedIn

Sarah (Mustard Seed Mommy…ME!) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Instagram

Teresa (Moms Who Save) – Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Google+/Pinterest/Instagram/Website

  Now let’s get this party started!

 


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Hello Friends and Welcome to the Weekend Wind-Down Party #2

I want to thank each one of you who linked up last week.  It was an awesome turnout with more than 100 bloggers joining in on the fun!  

I’m thrilled to be able to bring you this party each week along with 7 other fun bloggers. We’re excited to get your posts to see what you have to share with us! To start the party we’ve chosen 8 unique features from last week which was difficult because there were so many!  

(Please note that we will only select posts that has linked back to the #WWDParty)

Here are this week’s fabulous features:

A Fresh Start on a Budget
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True Blue Baking

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From This Kitchen Table

from this kitchen table

Mums Make Lists

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Calm Healthy Sexy

The Crazy Craft Lady

the crazy craft lady

High Latitude Style

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Michelle Paige

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Congratulations to our featured bloggers, please follow our Pinterest Board to view each week’s featured posts!

Please feel free to copy and paste this button to proudly display on your blog!

I WAS FEATURED #WWDPARTY

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As your hosts we ask that you not forget to add our link or put the button on your page so others will know where the party is.

Pour yourself a glass of wine or water and let’s get this party started!

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Weekend Wind-Down with Slow Cooked Spinach Ziti

Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

Today there is a twist to the Friday Foodie Feature which I think you will like.  It’s a party – that’s right a P * A * R * T * Y  and you are cordially invited to attend the first Weekend Wind-Down Party!

You can link up now or wait until this evening when you get home from work.  The party is casual so you can kick off your shoes, turn on the Crock Pot, relax and then share… share… share!

Weekend Winddown Link Party (1)

The house rules are simple, you can link any post and it will be featured on 8 different blogs.  We will each choose several features from the link up each week to highlight the following week!   We will also be pinning features to Pinterest as well as social media shout-outs!  So link up, visit others and have fun!

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Weekend Wind-Down Hosts

This Simple Home @

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+

DeDivahDeals @ 

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/LinkedIn/Instagram

Snippets of Inspiration @

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+

A Ranch Mom @

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram

Mendez Manor @

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/LinkedIn/Instagram

A Living Sacrifice @

Blog/Facebook/Pinterest/Etsy/LinkedIn

Mustard Seed Mommy @

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/Instagram

Moms Who Save @

Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Google+/Instagram

If you are joining the party, please copy this button and add it to your blog.

Now let the party begin with today’s Friday Foodie Feature

Slow Cooked Spinach Ziti

Slow Cooked Spinach Ziti

I had been thinking about making this dish for quite sometime and hubby kept asking if I wanted him to make it (baked) in the oven.  I said, “nope, I want to slow cook it.”  He didn’t think the uncooked noodles wouldn’t get done in the Crock Pot but they did and he loved it.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs of ground turkey/chicken/beef

  • 2 jars of Spaghetti Sauce

  • medium onion – diced

  • 2 cloves of garlic – diced

  • 1 package of frozen spinach

  • 1 box of Rotini Noodles

  • 1 package of Mozzarella and Shredded Parmesan Cheese

  • Ricotta Cheese

Brown ground turkey Brown the ground turkey and dice the onions and garlic.  Remember to turn on stove’s blower while cutting onions for no tears.   Dice onion and garlic cloves

Add the two jars of spaghetti sauce, diced onions and garlic then stir to mix ingredients thoroughly.

add two jars of spaghetti sauce

add diced onions and garlic cloves

spray Crock Pot with Cooking Spray

Spray the Crock Pot with cooking spray for easier clean up.

begin with layer of meat sauce

Cover the bottom of the Crock Pot with the meat sauce, then begin layering the pasta, spinach, and Ricotta cheese, repeating until you’ve reached the top of the Crock Pot but you can use less if you want.

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add layer of frozen spinach

Add a few dollops of Ricotta Cheese add a few scoops of Ricotta Cheese

Sprinkle with Mozzarella Cheese

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Sprinkle the final layer with Parmesan Cheese, cover and cook on high 4-5 hours or low 8-10 hours, or until pasta noodles are soft.

cover and cook on high for 5 hours

Stir and then sprinkle on more Parmesan Cheese

Stir to thoroughly mix all ingredients and to ensure noodles are soft.  Sprinkle with more Parmesan Cheese, cover and let sit for an additional 5 mins before serving.

We definitely had more than enough for two meals, I even froze half to be used next month.

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Invite your family and friends to the first

Weekend Wind-Down Party!

 

 


Festive Holiday Sweater Party for A Good Cause with Goodwill

Hello Friends and Happy Tuesday

Can you believe that there are only 8 days until Christmas? Considering I haven’t started decorating or even shopped it’s definitely going by way too fast for me, I really need to get on the ball.

How about you, have you finished shopping and decorating?  Are you baking and cooking up a storm?  Are your weekends filled with parties and festivities?  If not, why not host a holiday party of your own, a Festive Holiday Sweater Party it’s fun and is also for a good cause.

Goodwill Holiday Sweater Party

We all have old holiday sweaters from previous years.  What if you could give those sweaters a new life and help support community programs in the process?

Through the AdCouncil’s campaign with Goodwill®, they have developed a new holiday resource that helps you do just that!  It’s called Snapguide and it shows you how to host a Festive Holiday Sweater Party using clothing you already have or new clothes purchased from your local Goodwill.  

The Snapguide walks you through the steps of hosting a holiday sweater party – from finding the perfect sweater to fit your personality using Goodwill’s online quiz and then getting outfitted at your local Goodwill store.  After the party is over all your guests donates the sweaters back to support Goodwill’s mission in providing job training and community services to people in need.

All donations to Goodwill are charitable tax-deductions, including the festive holiday sweaters you donate back.  Use Goodwill’s locator tool to find the nearest Goodwill location and the Donation Impact Calculator, shows how every item you give supports people who are seeking to earn jobs and build careers.

Goodwill Holiday Sweater Party

On Sunday I headed to our local Goodwill store on Kirkwood Highway and found some really nice sweaters for both men and women – what do you think?  They can be jazzed up with holiday decorations or worn just as is.

 

 

 

 

Goodwill Holiday Sweater Party  Your Festive Holiday Sweater Party can be as casual or as glam as you’d like but I guarantee you will find something to fit the bill.

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Last year, Goodwill provided employment training, job placement, financial education, youth mentoring and more to 6.7 million people in the United States and Canada.  To see how the process works, just watch this “How We Do It PSA” and I’ll get to decorating!

Have a blessed day and don’t forget to share it – Smooches!

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23rd Wedding Anniversary Dinner

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

On Sunday hubby and I celebrated our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and had dinner at our favorite restaurant, Chesapeake Inn and Marina.  This lovely restaurant is located in Chesapeake City, Maryland on the waterfront and overlooks the C&D Canal.  We have enjoyed having our Anniversary dinner here for years not only because of it’s location which is only 10 mins from the house, but because it has the best seafood and the atmosphere is enjoyable.

Before leaving for the evening our son took a few pictures of us on the back deck.

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When I think back on our courtship, relationship and marriage I can only say – God is Good!

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Settled in for our Anniversary Dinner

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Overlooking the C&D Canal

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Partying on the lower deck

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Here’s to another 23!

Linking up today for Thursday Favorite Thing at Katherine’s Corner.

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!

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OOTD – Black & Blue Fat Tuesday

Hello Friends and Happy Fat Tuesday -aka- Mardi Gras

The sun is shining and I am sure the revelers in New Orleans are having a fantastic time partying and parading!

I’m wearing my favorite colorful scarf from Target to break up the black and blue but couldn’t decide on the shoes.

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These patent leather Mossimo heels were part of a end-of-the-summer Target Shoe haul.Image

I also got them in blue, pink and yellow!

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I love this infinity scarf and I am going to get some fabric to make a few more before the season changes.

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Pants and top – closet staples

Which pair looked better – the black or blue?

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Linking up today with Love & Loyally and  Style Elixir * hop on over and meet a few new bloggers

Have  a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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OOTD – Black & Blue Fat Tuesday

Hello Friends and Happy Fat Tuesday -aka- Mardi Gras

The sun is shining and I am sure the revelers in New Orleans are having a fantastic time partying and parading!

I’m wearing my favorite colorful scarf from Target to break up the black and blue but couldn’t decide on the shoes.

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These patent leather Mossimo heels were part of a end-of-the-summer Target Shoe haul.Image

I also got them in blue, pink and yellow!

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I love this infinity scarf and I am going to get some fabric to make a few more before the season changes.

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Pants and top – closet staples

Which pair looked better – the black or blue?

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Linking up today with Love & Loyally and  Style Elixir * hop on over and meet a few new bloggers

Have  a fantabulous afternoon – Smooches!

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The pink pair

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Miche' Bag Party

Let the Holiday Shopping Begin with a Party!!!!

I absolutely love my Miche’ (MEE-CHEE) Bag so I decided to host an online party and everyone is invited!

The conception of these bags which is one of those “why didn’t I think of that” moments began in 2004, with a spill.  Instead of exchanging all the contents inside one bag to another you just change the exterior of the purse.  The purse styles and interchangeable options are extensive including straps and accessories.  Shipping is also quick, I ordered mine on a Saturday and it arrived on my door step Wednesday.

I think I will wear these two prints for the months of November and December and then order two more for the Spring

My online party is for 7 days, so head on over to GottaGetThatBag.miche.com  and click on Antionette Blake to view the catalog and place an order.

Have a fantabulous day – Smooches!