Link Party

Wake up Wednesday link party

Hello friends !!

If you were born in the 70s, then you probably knew what pen pals were ! (heard of them ?)  The world was too large for our small minds those days  (Without satellite TV, Internet etc ). Books were our only way to learn about the hidden treasures of the world.  A beautiful and perhaps the closest we could get to knowing a totally different culture and world, sitting right at home, was thru pen pals.  It was a lengthy process though, where you’d have to wait for nearly 10-15 days before your pal received your mail in a far away country and then it would take another 10-15 days before which you would receive your reply letter. Parents generally encouraged it too. Not only did it expose kids to various countries and cultures but it also enhanced their letter writing skills and vocabulary ! And to think, where those letter writing skills help us today !! I don’t EVER remember, the last time any one of my boys wrote a letter !!

There’s something very unique about writing or communicating on an informal platform with people you have never met. Your not worried about being judged or being discriminated. You can SHARE how much you decide, when you decide and why you decide, without being judged and criticized (for your flaws or inadequecies).

That is one of the most special aspects I like about the blog world today.  Making friends, (who know you from your profile) and accept you without being judgmental. I live in Dubai and I have made dear friends from the farthest corners of the world ~ They may seem like virtual but to me, they are real.  I read on a popular home and décor blog today, about how the author had undergone a lot of hardships in life while growing up being homeless and how having a “home” with her family, meant the whole world to her. These are intimate details about ones life that we share without inhibitions. Never the less, It takes a lot of courage to share our lessons in life to an unknown world.  It made me feel sad for her but also blessed for having a roof to call my own. Infact, I took a moment to revaluate some of my own priorities later.

Those are some of the friends we make along the way, in our journey, penning about our crafts or sharing our arts with eachother. I feel very fortunate having made friends like Angel thru this lovely link party called Wake up Wednesday.

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               Welcome to the 12th week of 

 

 Wake Up Wednesday “Linky” 

 

27 Blogs  –  1 Party

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We are so excited to have you all party with us.

Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.

Last week we had  308 awesome linkups!   

 

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 

We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 

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Easter Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Yoghurt | www.pinkrecipebox.com

 

 

 

Usually I’m not a fan of meringue (the base of the pavlova, in case you’re unfamiliar with this dessert) but meringue is the perfect thing to make a nest-shaped Easter dessert.

 

 

 

If you whip the egg whites up into the right consistency, you can pipe the meringue into a curly-swirly nest shape like I did. If you’re out of piping bags, you can always dollop the mixture onto the tray and then use a spoon to create the delicate swirls and nest shape.

 

 

 

 

Sally Hansen Limited Edition Palm Beach Jellies from “In the Makeup Aisle”

This collection consists of 6 sheer jelly polishes that really reminded of the OPI Sheer Tints. I swear every time OPI releases a different type of polish all the brands release there version of it. I don’t think this is the last sheer jelly collection we will see this season.

DIY Easter Egg Garland | The Jenny Evolution

Don’t you just adore Easter and all of the sunny decorations that come with it? This DIY Easter Egg Garland is the perfect chance to introduce bright, cheerful colors back into your homes even while the weather outside is rainy and dreary. (Well, at least it is in Chicagoland!)

 

I have a craving for doughnuts that just won’t go away.  And since I am truly incompetent at making fried doughnuts, the three or so

times I have made doughnuts have been in the oven. Although, I confess, I have

never actually ATTEMPTED to make fried doughnuts, I doubt that me and a pot of

hot oil are a good combination under any circumstance.

Optimize Your Blog Post for Pinterest in Eight Simple Steps!

 

 

 

Optimizing your blog for Pinterest has become almost a necessity for anybody that’s serious about blogging.  I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way that have really helped me get the best results from Pinterest.  I hope these help y’all too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was a fun vignette to create, using the pink gingerbread travel trailer and  spring flowers I purchased to use in the gardens. Since it is much to wet to work in the flower beds, I arranged the flowers around the little trailer and snapped away. A fun way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 

 

Google-Plus-SEO 

I love Google+! I like it sooo much better than Facebook, mostly because it doesn’t have all the drama and personal issues that are posted all over FB, at least I haven’t seen it on G+. I also find it easier to use and more visually appealing than FB with more features, no games or requests for help building or upgrading their Post Office.

 

Anise Hyssop (an herb) is an excellent addition to your garden both for the herbal benefits and for attracting butterflies.  Pollinator such as the butterfly are very important for your garden and for balancing a sometimes delicate eco-system.

Transform a Dollar Store glass plate and candlestick into a beautiful gold glitter cake stand!

 

 

Now, let me tell you something about my house. If you read this blog regularly, you know I have 3 boys. Which means I don’t get to bust out my girly side all that often. My life is way more sports and dirt than princesses and glitter.

But today, my friends, I’m embracing the glitter. And gold. And all things sparkly.

How to Make Vanilla Extract from “LittleOwlCrunchyMomma”

Vanilla extract is one of those things that you should always have on hand in your kitchen. It just adds that little bit of flavor to so many homemade goods that just make them shine. I first learned how to make my own vanilla extract from Marillyn over at just-making-noise. I pinned her recipe a long time ago, and finally got around to trying it months later.

Small Armoire Makeover from “The Interior Frugalista”

Small Armoire Makeover from bedroom to dining room

My most recent project is a Small Armoire Makeover that I’ve had since the late 70’s.  When we completed the Master Bedroom Closet Expansion we no longer needed it so I decided to give it a makeover. Now that it’s finished, I think it’s Too Pretty For A Bedroom Armoire!

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Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.


Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..

  • Please leave me a comment , I love to hear from you.
  • Please Link to your post and not to your blog home page
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  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel’s Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  

Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.

Angel

 

Blog Candy, Challenges

Candy time again.

It seems March has been a delightful month full of candy surprises on offer ! Here are the delicious offers by some wonderful, creative and generous ladies for friends and crafty sisters. As always, all you have to do is visit their site, leave a comment, leave your link as well and become a follower in most cases. {www} Web  Celebrations are all about connecting with like minded or skilled friends meeting and sharing our talents together.  All the best to you’ll with your draws.

Just a reminder, friends, I have never been able to tackle my side bar issues so please excuse me when I havent posted your candy’s there and made a special post for your gorgeous candy’s.

Have you visited Angelwood’s Crafting Corner lately?  If not, you might just want to pop over there NOW as Angela is offering not one, not two, but THREE lots of FABULOUS candy.  Just take a peek at the pictures below. She has three lots with 3 different chances to win!! There are so many items there which have been sitting in my wish list for so long, so I am keeping track of 18th April !

First winner

Second Winner !

And get this !! 3rd Winner !!!!

Cheryl’s candy for 300 followers.

Sweet and Crafty candy 14th April   ScrapGarden’s Candy  3rd April

 

Petra’s Blog                                         Crafty Fox Candy  22nd March.

  

        Creative Witch Candy   19th March    Sally’s Candy  26th March

         

  Fancy Free 4 ever’s Candy   28th March   ya klassnay’s Candy 21st March

     

All You May say that I am a dreamer’s candy      Tracey Hanshaw’s Candy

                                                                                            21st March

       

Feline Creative’s Candy 27th March    My Comfort Cottage’s Candy  26th March

   

    Berrylicious Candy   20th March winner hazel.    scrappin3rdees Chik’s Candy 31st March

   

KonaKrafter’s candy16th March         Craft Meow’s Candy20th March

   

      Sandra’s Candy  18th March                     Gill’s Candy     

   

Lillemors Candy  20th March        Crafting Life Spieces Candy 5th April

  

  Claire’s Candy17th March                       Kitty’s Candy 18th March

        

Ellen’s Candy  31st March                    Kaia’s Candy 18th April

     

    Somlelitt’s Candy2othMarch    Sugarpea’s candy 1st April

     

  Paperinkcolor’s candy 1st April               Pixie’s Candy      18th March

Angelique’s Candy  31March     Patricia’s Candy 2nd April



Samantha’s Candy   1st April     Stamping Fantasies Candy 24th March    

Lisa’s Candy   6thApril   Geraldine’s Candy 31stMarch

 

Christines Candy 12th April       Louise‘s Candy 

  

Carols Candy  28thApril     Tracy’s Candy  30thApril

 

Jacquie’s Candy 17thMarch     Sandra’s Candy 28thMarch

 

sylvia’s Candy               Gekocopic’s Candy

 

Squirrel’s Candy ~2nd April   Kleirr’s Candy ~ at 250 members

Kylie’s Candy  1st April  Claudia’s candy

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Particraft candy      Stampfairy candy  800followers.

Ladies, thank you as always, for visiting my site. I hope you were able to find and join some of our crafty friends here.

Have a creatively beautiful day !

Naush