Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Blogfest 2010!!!

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Hey everyone BlogFest 2010
is September 10-12, 2010!
So be sure to mark your
calendars and join us for
this event! Hope to see you
there!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Follow Me Back Tuesday!

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This sounds like it'll be fun, so I decided to
try it! Won't you join me?! Let's link up and
make new friends!:0)



It's their second week of Follow Me Back Tuesday! A great way to find awesome blogs & gain more followers for your own!
Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat & Boobies,BabiesAndABlog..
How it Works

1. Add your blog to the list ( only have to add once )
2. Grab our NEW button & the link code to post on your blog.
3. Follow all 4 hostesses above & then as many other blogs as you would like.
4. After you follow a new blog make sure you leave them a comment letting them know that you are now a follower so that they can follow you back. Don't forget to return follows!





Google Friend Connect Problems.....

Hey guys! I don't know what's
going on with my GFC button,
but you can follow me through
Networked Blogs if you can't
follow me through GFC!
Thanks!





Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Caramel Pecan Treasures!



















Caramel Pecan Treasures!

Don't these look Yummy?!
I want totry them...do you?
Here is the recipe if you'd
liked to try them too! :0)


Caramel Pecan Treasures

Yield: 60 Servings
1 c Butter,softened
3/4 c light,Lightly Packed
Brown sugar
1 t Vanilla
1 3/4 c All-purpose flour
1/2 t Baking powder
12 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
1 T Vegetable shortening
25 caramels,cut in, up to 30
Half,rolled into balls
Finely pecans,Chopped
Preparation time: 50 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes
1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Have ungreased baking sheets ready.
2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in large mixer bowl until well-mixed.
Stir in flour and baking powder. (If kitchen is warm, refrigerate
dough for a few minutes; dough should be firm enough to roll easily.)
Shape scant teaspoonsful of dough into balls about the size of a marble.
Place on baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies. Flatten
slightly.
3. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
4. Melt chocolate chips with shortening in top of double boiler set
over simmering water. Remove from heat.
5. Flatten caramel halves so they are the same diameter as the cookie.
Put one caramel half on top of each cookie. (If necessary, use a dab of
chocolate as "glue" to help caramel adhere to cookie.) Using a small
metal spatula, spread melted chocolate thinly over top and sides of
caramel and cookie to cover. Press chopped pecans onto tops of cookies.
Let stand on a wire rack until chocolate firms (refrigerate if desired),
about 20 minutes. Put into individual paper wrappers. Store in a
cookie tin with a piece of wax paper between each layer.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Button Swap Blog Hop! #2

Blogger Chix Designs


It's that time again everyone! Button Swap Blog Hop! #2 Sorry it took me so long to post this! So without further ado let's get to swapping!:)

Today is the 3rd weekly Button Swap Blog Hop! Where bloggers can get to gether and swap buttons to help promote and support each other.


Here at Blogger Chix Designs I encourage bloggers to be proactive and involved in growing their blogs. Swapping buttons with other bloggers is going to get your name out there so new readers can find you which will increase your traffic. So whip those buttons out and get ready to swap till you drop :-).

Guidelines:

1. Grab the Blogger Chix Designs button and put it on your blog/blog roll (first link on the list). Leave me a comment while you're there and I'll grab your button and add it to my blog roll too!

2. Add the blog hop list (instructions below list) to your Button Swap Blog Hop post on your blog. Be sure to include the guidelines so all the buttons you swap with others will be returned by them grabbing yours as well. *Be sure to include your button's copy code in you Swap Post.

3. Link your blog post up to the blog hop. (You only need to link up once and it will show up on all the hop lists on all the blogs participating).

4. Then start visiting the other participants! Grab their button and add it to your blog sidebar or blog roll, and leave them a comment telling them your visiting from the BSBH party! Be sure to return the favor to anyone visiting you.

*Tip for having lots of buttons swap success - don't wait for others to come to you, go to them first!*

My buttons:

Blogger Chix Designs



or
Blogger Chix Designs









Friday, May 14, 2010

Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie! Yum!

















This looks Devine! All we need is
a tall glass of Cold Milk! Like to
try this Yummy Pie? Here is
the recipe! Bon Appetit!


Crunchy Carmel Apple Pie

1 pastry crust for a deep-dish pie 9-inch
-(homemade or store-bought)
1/2 c sugar
3 T all-purpose flour
1 t cinnamon,Ground
1/8 t salt
6 c apples*,thinly sliced peeled
1/2 c pecans,chopped
1/4 c caramel topping

INGREDIENTS FOR CRUMB TOPPING
1 c brown sugar,packed
1/2 c all-purpose flour
1/2c quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 c butter
Crumb Topping:

1. Stir together brown sugar,flour, rolled oats.
2. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until topping is like course crumbs. Set aside.
Pie:
1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and
salt.
2. Add apple slices and gently toss until coated.
3. Transfer apple mixture to the pie shell (I remove the store-bought
pie shell from the aluminum pie plate and transfer it to a 9-inch pie
plate of my own, but you do not have to.)
4. Sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture.
5. Place pie on a cookie sheet so the drippings don't drop into your
oven.
6. Cover edges of pie with aluminum foil.
7. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 25 minutes. Then remove foil and
put back in for another 25 to 30 minutes without foil.
8. Remove from oven. Sprinkle pie with chopped pecans then drizzle with
caramel on top.
9. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy warm or at room temperature.






Vote on this Poll please!!! I value your opinions! Thanks!




Do you still use fax machines?














Ok everyone! It's that time again! Friday Follow #4

Friday Follow



Ok everyone! It's that time again! Friday Follow #4
Link Up! Let's make some new friends!


Welcome to the May 14 Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.
Here's how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Grab the Friday Follow button and include on your Friday Follow blog post.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses.

--Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

As hostesses, we realize the time required to participate in Friday Follow. Due to the overwhelming number of entries each week, we understand everyone, including ourselves, may not be able to follow every blog. To keep it fun, follow what you can at your own pace. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued participation!







Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's a Social Parade!

Smart and Trendy Moms


Hi guys I'm trying something new again!
Come along and join the fun!!!!


It's a Social Parade - Wednesday Link-up is a weekly link-up hosted by Smart and Trendy Moms . We created it for socializing and to get new followers, fans, subscribers, readers without feeling overwhelmed. Every week will be a new link-up that will focus on one of the ways you connect with people through your blog! We will rotate through gaining followers, fans, Networked blogs and more. Link-up and focus on one thing at a time. Its about fun one follower,fan and reader at a time!

And don't worry you do not have to carry this button or any button of ours on your side bars. Your blog sidebars are great real estate and we respect that : ) The button needs to be posted in your participation post only.

How it works.
Grab the link-up button and post It's a Social Parade!! Wednesday Link-up. Every Wednesday a new linky will be posted with that weeks exchange info.



This week is Google Friend Connect Round Up!!
It went so well last week and had so many link up that we wanted to do it again this week to give everyone a chance to visit more blogs:)
To participate
  • Follow the blog in the first spot via Google Friend Connect. I will follow all on the linky! All blogs participating must post about Social Parade and link to that on the linky:)
  • Link-up your blog post for "It's a Social Parade" that you made on your blog.
  • Follow as many as you like commenting on their POST as you do so they can follow back!
If you do not make a post and link that up, it is unlikely that someone will search around for a post to comment on.






Let's get back to the recipes!(Very Berry Surprise Pie)


















Okay everyone let's get back to the recipes!

Doesn't this pie look delish? If you would
like to try it here is the recipe enjoy!! :0)




Very Berry Surprise Pie




1/2 c strawberry preserves
1/3 granulated sugar,up to 1/2 cup*
1/4 c quick-cooking tapioca
1 t orange peel,Grated
1/2 t cinnamon,Ground
1/8 t allspice,Ground
4 c fresh strawberries,sliced
2 c fresh blueberries
2 c all-purpose flour
1/2 t salt
2/3 c shortening
6 T cold water,up to 7 tbsp
1 egg white,slightly beaten
1 T water
1/2 c toasted nuts,chopped
2 T butter,cut up
coarse sugar (optional)
ice cream (optional)
1. In a large bowl stir preserves, sugar, tapioca, orange peel, cinnamon, and
allspice. Add berries; toss gently. Let stand for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine flour and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in
shortening until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part
of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl.
Repeat, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time, until all the dough is moistened.
Divide dough in half; form each half into a ball. On lightly floured surface, flatten
one of the balls. Roll from center to edge into a 12-inch circle. Wrap pastry
circle around rolling pin; unroll into a 9-inch pie plate.
3. In a small bowl stir together egg white and water; brush onto pastry in pie
plate. Sprinkle nuts onto bottom of pastry. Spoon fruit mixture into pastry-lined
pie plate. Dot with butter. Trim pastry 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate.
4. Roll remaining dough to a 12-inch circle; cut slits in pastry. Place pastry over
filling; trim 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold top pastry under bottom
pastry. Crimp edge. If desired, sprinkle with coarse sugar. Place pie on cookie
sheet.
5. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with metal piecrust shield or foil.
Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove shield or foil. Bake for 25
to 30 minutes more or until top is golden. If desired, serve pie warm with ice
cream. Makes 10 to 12 servings.




Sunday, May 9, 2010

Vote on this Poll please!!!

On occasion I would like your
opinion on a few things! Please
vote on this poll! Thanks!
















In the next three months what are you likely to purchase?
















Saturday, May 8, 2010

Button Swap Blog Hop! #1

Blogger Chix Designs





This seems like fun! I hope it is better than
Friday Follow........






Welcome to another Button Swap Blog Hop! Where bloggers can get to gether and swap buttons to help promote and support each other.
Here at Blogger Chix Designs I encourage bloggers to be proactive and involved in growing their blogs. Swapping buttons with other bloggers is going to get your name out there so new readers can find you which will increase your traffic. So whip those buttons out and get ready to swap till you drop :-).

If you participated last week and don't see your button on my blog roll, its because I either somehow couldn't find it on your blog or the code wasn't working quite right. Leave me a comment again this week and include a copy of your button's working code pasted into the comment and I'll be sure to add it.
Guidelines:

1. Grab the Blogger Chix Designs button and put it on your blog/blog roll (first link on the list). Leave me a comment while you're there (include your button's code in the comment) and I'll grab your button and add it to my blog roll too!

2. Add the blog hop list (instructions below list) to your Button Swap Blog Hop post on your blog. Be sure to include the guidelines so all the buttons you swap with others will be returned by them grabbing yours as well. *Be sure to include your button's copy code in you Swap Post.

3. Link your blog post up to the blog hop. (You only need to link up once and it will show up on all the hop lists on all the blogs participating).

4. Then start visiting the other participants! Grab their button and add it to your blog sidebar or blog roll, and leave them a comment that includes your button's code, telling them your visiting from the BSBH party! Be sure to return the favor to anyone visiting you.

*Please note that this is mainly for family friendly blogs that will most likely only feel comfortable supporting other family friendly blogs.
*Tip for having lots of buttons swap success - don't wait for others to come to you, go to them first!*

Here's how to Grab My Button!












Copy and Paste Code


While you are here why don:t you follow!
I'll follow back! Thanks!:0)







88 Shimmer Palettes!!!!



























Hi guys! Have you ever had a chance to
try these? I think they are wonderful!
Aside from the fact that the eye shadows
are pretty small. Also some of the eye shadows
fall out of their places. Nothing a little glue
can't fix! I think you can find them cheaper
on Ebay! The next one that I want is this one:




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I hope this one is as nice as the other one!
When I get it I'll be sure to make an post
about it!:0) If you guys ever try them let me
know!




Friday, May 7, 2010

TheGrabBag2 Giveaway Fridays! Link Up #3

It's that's time again everyone!

TheGrabBag2 Giveaway Fridays!
Link Up #3

So if you would like 2 link up
your Giveaways feel free to do
it here! Have fun and link up
and enter some too if you'd like!




Upcoming Giveaways!


Gifts in a Jar Cook Book For Kids!

A GrabBag of Goodies Makeup Bag!

Terminator movie on Dvd!



Leave a comment after linking Please!















Follow Friday #3!

It's that time again everyone!

So come in and link Up!!!


Also everyone I'm going to be
putting a add your giveaways
Linky directly following this
post. So please link up!


Friday Follow


Adventures of a Wanna-Be Supah Mommy




Welcome to a SPECIAL edition of Friday Follow celebration hosted by One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to follow other interesting blogs. It is all about sharing and having fun.

We're very excited to announce this week's Friday Follow Sponsor and a GIVEAWAY exclusively for our Friday Followers! Please grab BOTH buttons after linking up. By grabbing our sponsor button you help us to promote this new venture and keep Friday Follow going strong for everyone.

Check out our Friday Follow Sponsor & Giveaway!

No need to fear the dentist anymore. You can reduce the visits and make your dentist happy too. Brush with Tooth Soap®. Non-toxic, sustainable, organic and no need for a warning label. Created by a mom who has kids with no cavities. Get more information at: http://www.toothsoap.com/special-offers.

Tooth Soap® Happy Mother's Day Giveaway!

Win one of 4 $100 Tooth Soap® gift certificates! It's your chance to try out some of the MOST TALKED ABOUT product on the blogger web!

To enter:

* Post the Tooth Soap® Happy Mother's Day button on your blog sidebar, AND within YOUR FRIDAY FOLLOW post.

* Please leave a comment on either Midday Escapades, Hearts Make Families or One 2 Try Blog telling Tooth Soap® that you plan to participate in the contest!

* Please keep your sidebar button up until Friday, May 14th 2010.

* After May 15th , 2010 the winner of the Friday Follow will be announced on Midday Escapades, Hearts Make Families and One 2 Try Blogs.

Winners will be chosen at random using random.org .
Winner will be contacted via email to confirm winnings.
Winners have 24 hours from notification date to claim prizes.
Contest ends May 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST.

Here's how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:

--Link up your blog name and URL using the MckLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.

--Grab the Friday Follow and Sponsor buttons and include both on your Friday Follow blog post.

--Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots.

--Follow as many other blogs on the linky as you'd like.

--Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you're from Friday Follow.

--Follow back when you get a new follower through Friday Follow.

This list is new each week. The links do not carry over. Please link up each week for new participants to find your blogs. The list is only open to add your blog links on Fridays. It will be visible all week to visit the blogs listed.

As hostesses, we realize the time required to participate in Friday Follow. Due to the overwhelming number of entries each week, we understand everyone, including ourselves, may not be able to follow every blog. To keep it fun, follow what you can at your own pace. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued participation!

Friday Follower of the Week
Congratulations to Look at it as an Adventure this week's Friday Follower of the Week! Each week we will randomly draw from all the links, one Friday Follower for the next week's Friday Follow, and the chosen blog will be placed in the highly coveted number 4 position on the blog hop. We love your participation and want to give back to you! You could be next!













Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Romantic Idea!

I thought this was cute so I decided to
post it! Maybe you could give this a try!



Romantic Idea!!



Buy the domain name of your partner's name if it is available for example www.TanyaJohnston.com. Create a web page containing a romantic poem and a picture of a rose. When your partner is surfing the web, casually ask whether she has ever checked to see whether her domain name is taken. Let her type it in to discover her page.



Monday, May 3, 2010

For the Pasta Lovers!!!!!


















Do you love Pasta?

Well here is a great way to spruce it up
or give it as a gift! A Pasta Gift Basket
Bowl!!! Like to try it? Here is the recipe!


Use a large pasta bowl for a
basket and fill the bowl with:

* a package or two of homemade pasta
* tongs
* a package of sun-dried tomatoes
* extra-virgin olive oil
* spices: oregano,basil,garlic powder
* a collection of your favorite pasta recipes
hand- printed on recipe cards
* and/or a pasta cookbook


There you have it folks! Enjoy!:0)