#AskAwayFriday with Beth {Structure in an Unstructured Life}

For those of you who aren't familiar with #AskAwayFriday it's an amazing way to meet new bloggers, make friends and ask some questions to get to know them better! We now have four permanent hosts ~ Penny at The Real Housewife of Caroline County, Tiffany at Mrs. Tee - Love, Life, and Laughter, Amber at Bold Fab Mom and Stacey at This Momma's Ramblings. 10 questions are exchanged and answered on your partners blog, you can get as creative as you want and even get into our purses! This is my Week 14 of #AskAwayFriday where I spill my guts to all of you! In week 1, I told Amber whether I plan on practicing as an attorney. In week 2, Heather got me to show you what I had under my bed. In week 3, Stacey had me tell you about my unaccomplished Read more [...]

Turn Your Website Tide with Turn It Up Tuesday {30}

Welcome to the 30th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our April team and to all of you for making every week so successful! Please share your Easter-related posts (and non Easter posts) here with us this week on Turn It Up Tuesday. Easter is right around the corner and we'd love to hear how you'll be spending it. Will you be baking? Share your recipes. Will you be going to church? Share your beautiful outfits. Share anything at all with us. As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is Read more [...]

Countdown in Style is on Vacation with a BIG Thank You

But I'm not. Last weekend, I was as we went on vacation, I was considering whether it was all worth it. Putting on a blog hop is no joke, and especially a blog hop like ours where we visit every single post each week. If you didn't know, my blogging friend and co-host has been on sabbatical for personal reasons for the last couple of weeks, which put all the work on me. I was amazed at how much work it was weekly, just for one person to carry ~ how many things and pieces you have to put together to pull it off each week, especially if you have multiple people. So, I really considered not returning from the vacation, talking to my co-host and calling it a day, especially since I don't know how long her sabbatical will be. That's when Read more [...]

Blogging Essentials Giveaway! Valued at $440! #BB100

    Welcome to the Blogging Essentials Giveaway hosted by The Squishable Baby.   This giveaway is part of the Boost your Blog - Giveaway challenge (#BB100).  The purpose of this giveaway is to boost another bloggers blog - whether they are a new or a seasoned blogger.  I am hoping that the winner will be provided with the necessary tools to either start their blogging journey on the right foot, or improve upon the blog that is already started.  I have gathered a variety of exciting tools.  One winner will receive:     1 year subscription to PicMonkey - Create professional images and graphics     1 year subscription to Inlinkz - Host  blog hops and linky parties and also Read more [...]

#AskAwayFriday with Rea {REALITY Bites}

For those of you who aren't familiar with #AskAwayFriday it's an amazing way to meet new bloggers, make friends and ask some questions to get to know them better! We now have four permanent hosts ~ Penny at The Real Housewife of Caroline County, Tiffany at Mrs. Tee - Love, Life, and Laughter, Amber at Bold Fab Mom and Stacey at This Momma's Ramblings. 10 questions are exchanged and answered on your partners blog, you can get as creative as you want and even get into our purses!  This is my Week 10 of #AskAwayFriday where I spill my guts to all of you! In week 1, I told Amber whether I plan on practicing as an attorney. In week 2, Heather got me to show you what I had under my bed. In week 3, Stacey had me tell you about my unaccomplished Read more [...]

Love Your Post with Turn it Up Tuesday {29} with the Million Dollar Question

Did you know that Aprill is National Grilled Cheese Month? We had no clue! But we will definitely be weaving this theme into this week's Turn It Up Tuesday! This week, let's share some recipes - recipes for happiness, life, success, your daily routine, your favorite meal, and even the infamous Grilled Cheese - whatever you'd like to share! Your hosts and guest hosts will select favorites and those posts will be Featured in next week's post! And 2 posts will receive the Best of the Best! Welcome to the 29th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our April team and to all of you for making every week so successful! As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having Read more [...]

Link Up with Countdown in Style {18}

Welcome to another week of Countdown in Style! We are happy to have you here! Let's get started! Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {17}! Here are our favorites from last week: Bonnie liked this post from The Mad Mommy because this is a beautifully written and all-too-true open letter to all moms everywhere and I can so relate to it! and this post since This is such a wonderfully EASY way to get rid of all those pesky stickers! April was impressed by the ease and simplicity of this Easter craft: and she would like to send out her CONGRATULATIONS on a positive to Poekitten! The most clicked post was April is Coming by Domain of a Mad Mommy: You can link your funny stories, best recipes, parenting successes, Read more [...]

Getting Veggies in a Sweet Treat has Never Been Easier {Smoothie King Review and GIveaway}

I've never had a problem getting my children to eat their vegetables. Their first taste of veggies was right off my stove (into a blender) and into their mouths. I work to make sure that there is a vegetable included in every meal, at least as an option, and no tomato sauce on pizza doesn't count. Sometimes, however, we go out to get a sweet treat. As much as I want my kids to get something different than what I provide at home as a "treat", I'm often disappointed at the selections. I am not diet-crazed or veggie-crazed, it's just that if I can provide a way for my children to feel that they are getting a treat and still get some nutrition, I feel like I'm doing good as a parent. There is no dispute that smoothies are all the rage, including Read more [...]

The Blogging Essentials {Blogger Opportunity}

  Hosted by : The Squishable Baby What is the Boost Your Blog in 100 Day Event? Boost Your Blog in 100 Days (#BB100) was created by Something2Offer. This event consists of a number of mini-challenges on topics ranging from Grammar Mistakes Bloggers Make and Creating Original Content - to how to be a smart social media guru on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The overall goal of this event is to help everyone improve their blogging skills in a wide range of areas. Welcome to the Blogging Essentials Giveaway Challenge! The giveaway challenge runs from April 13-23, 2014. During that time I will offer a giveaway, and will post tips on improving your giveaways. For the giveaway, I have brought together a collection of phenomenal items Read more [...]