Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Party in Your PJs 167



Hello and welcome to Party in Your PJs 167!  I finally (I hope) have my code correctly entered so all should be good.  I've spent my day working on Research Methods and Applied Statistics for my Master's degree--delightful.  I did get a kickboxing workout in and I hope that you have had a fulfilling day, too!

Onto the party!  

Home with Mimi has a cute DIY terrarium and I love it!


knows that Cherry Bars are so good and has the recipe to prove it!


Congratulations to our featured bloggers!  Grab a Featured pin!


Check our other hostesses for their Features, too:



 Two Chicks and a Mom





Saturday, July 22, 2017

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party July 22nd

Welcome to our party!  Glad to have you here.  We have some cool features today--make sure that you stop by the other hosts' blogs as we all choose our own features!

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 acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. 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!
Crafts/DIY:
Shoppe No. 5 made a delightful Garden Table!

 
Recipes:
All-thats-jas has a delcious asparagus dish!


Sewing/Crochet:
Hooked on Homemade Happiness has this so cute beach wreath!


Most Clicked:
Honey and Birch knows just what we need for these hot summer days: No Bake Dreamsicle Cheesecake

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


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Funtastic Friday 136 and Kids' Craft

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FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 136 LINK PARTY

Welcome to Funtastic Friday 136! Our Christmas in July link party will close soon. Link up your favorite Christmas recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and more from now until the end of July. We’re still looking for bloggers to help us host Funtastic Friday. If you’re interested, please contact any of our hosts.

I also have a cute post to share with you from education.com.  They asked us if we would share their Make Flower Pot Music craft and you can get the instructions in the link.  Fun craft!


Now on with the party!  Thanks for joining us!

Meet the hosts of Funtastic Friday
Please follow the party hosts on social media.
MOST VIEWED
Bread box makeover
Bread Box Makeover @ Kingsbury Brook Farm
HOST FAVORITE
Sherry and Donna's favorites
Sherry's favorite - Homemade Vanilla Lip Balm @ midwest modern mamma
Donna's favorite - Fairy Garden with A Pool @ Resin Crafts Angie and Debra's favorites Angie's favorite - How To Create Amazing Craft Room Storage @ Just Measuring Up Debra's favorite - Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars with Chocolate Frosting @ Brooklyn Farm Girl Liz and Heidi's favorites Liz's favorite - Create A Life Management Plan @ Mamma Finds Her Way Heidi's favorite - Make it: Window Flower Box @ The Shoppe Blog Lacie's Favorite Lacie's favorite - Easy Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream Recipe @ Home Cooking Memories

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 on 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.

FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 136 LINK PARTY RULES

  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




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Link Party and Cool Summer Features

Happy Saturday!  So glad you stop by our link party today!

Here is what Two Chicks and a Mom has been up to this week:

Kate's Dinosaur Garden.

Pinners Utah 2017 and Discount Code. We are teaching a class there in November!




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 acrosstheblvd@gmail.com. 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!
Crafts/DIY:
Joy at A Vintage Green has a lovely Cottage Home sign made with Cricut.

Recipes:
Emmi's Cookin' Side has a delicious recipe for Zucchini Fritters.

Sewing/Crochet:
Suzer Space has a tutorial for a Small Purse from a Dress.

Most Clicked:
Angie at Ambient Wares has updated a Mid Century Record Holder with a twist!  Awesome!


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




Friday, July 14, 2017

Make Flower Pot Music--Guest Post



Happy Friday!  I have a special treat for you today.  Here is a guest post from education.com.  Their website "works with teachers and curriculum developers to create educational activities and other resources for kids".  Use the hyperlink above to see more on their site but here is a cute activity they are sharing with twochicksandamom!


Make Flower Pot Music

Turn flower pots into a musical instrument with this inventive activity! This craft will give him a great opportunity to learn about music and sound. The fun doesn't end with the creating, when this lovely flower pot creation sways in the wind your kid will be able to hear the lovely sounds his hanging instrument makes. He'll practice choosing color palettes, applying patterns and assembling a sound sculpture. Music can definitely come from some unexpected places, and this flower pot wind chime is a great way to teach your kid to listen to the music all around him.





What You Need:

  • 3 Terra cotta pots (1.5" tall, 2 2/3" tall and 3.5" tall)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Jute twine
  • Scissors
  • Approximately 6 old fishing weights (or more if you'd like)
  • Large wooden beads (large enough to string twine)
  • Cotton swabs
  • Toothpicks
What You Do:

  1. Help your child tie a large knot in the end of the twine and string it through the drainage hole of the smallest pot.
  2. Take the next smallest pot and string the twine through the drainage hole, tying a knot to secure the pot.
  3. Repeat this for the last pot, making sure they overlap to create a chime.
  4. Attach the fishing weights to either the pots themselves or the twine so that the weights will hit the inside of the pots when they gently sway in the breeze. You might have to do some experimenting here as it's going to be tricky figuring out how to get the fishing weights to hit the pots. If you used larger pots, you'll probably have to attach the weights to the underside of the pots as they won't sound when they sway in the breeze if they're attached to the twine.
  5. Finally, help him hang his pottery wind chime from a tree or pole outside and enjoy the beautiful sounds of the flowerpot wind chime!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Funtastic Friday 135 and Pinners Utah Tickets

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Funtastic Friday 135 Link Party

Welcome to Funtastic Friday 135! Have you joined us for the Christmas in July link party? There's still time. Link up your favorite Christmas recipes, crafts, DIY projects, and more from now until the end of July. We’re still looking for bloggers to help us host Funtastic Friday. If you’re interested, please contact any of our hosts.

Twochicksandamom is excited to announce that we will be presenting a Christmas Traditions, Decor, and Goodies class at Pinners Conference Utah this November!  Check out our post about Pinners fun AND the DISCOUNT CODE for tickets HERE.
We always have so much fun and learn new ideas there!



  Meet the hosts of Funtastic Friday Please follow the party hosts on social media.
MOST VIEWED
Recipe Image
Seasoned Zucchini Bites @ Life Between the Kitchen and the Coop
HOST FAVORITES
Heidi and Angie's favorites Heidi's favorite - Grilled Mexican Street Corn @ Giggles Galore Angie's favorite - How I Gave A Sweet Chair an Update @ Shoppe No. 5 Debra and Lacie's favorites Debra's favorite - S'mores Cookies @ Courtney's Cookbook Lacie's favorite - Mexican Burgers with Queso Blanco @ Cooking with Curls Sherry and Donna's favorites Sherry's favorite - Hawaiian Steak Street Tacos @ Lou Lou Girls Donna's favorite - Martha Washington Candy @ Marilyn's Treats

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 on 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.

FUNTASTIC FRIDAY 135 LINK PARTY RULES

  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



 
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