Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's Party No. 125 for Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

It's always a Wonderful Wednesday, especially when we get to kick start it on Tuesday night!   

Two blogging tips topped our most viewed, tied with a refreshing orange popsicle recipe that every kid will love. And five other posts were viewed so often that they hit our "very popular" list of features. You can check them out (below) and show 'em a little cyber-love (like, comment, share, pin).

You guys did great with clicks. This is such a busy time of year and we are SO proud of you. Keep up the good work. Our goal is to make this party one of the most profitable hops to attend with lots of traffic and shares--and it's working!

So here are our features and this week's party is ready to go!

Most Viewed

Be an Outcast {Outcast Jewelry Feature & GIVEAWAY (US, ends 6/12/15)}

Today is a special day. My daughter graduates from high school. It's a lifetime milestone. A day to remember. The end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. 

I welcome the day bittersweetly, because this is my baby girl. Not Baby Girl, my four-year-old preschooler, but my first born. My baby. The first one to ever call me mom. 

My eyes well up with tears as I even type this, because there is so much that I wanted to write to her and for her on this special day. 
Instead, with a jam-packed schedule and not enough time to collect all my thoughts, I offer an Etsy Feature and Giveaway for you all - my amazing readers. This Etsy Feature showcases a fellow metal hand stamper, like my daughter. And my daughter thinks of herself as quite the outcast at times, going against the norm, so I thought this would be the perfect feature for today.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Our Two Latest Winners

The latest giveaway is now over, and we have our two lucky winners!
The LM Mesmer Photography Giveaway was a chance to welcome a new photography small business to the scene, and we're so happy that you all had a great time getting to see the work of my friend Lisa!

Here's one of her latest works of photography art:

I'm totally in love with this one, because it blends two of my favorite things - dandelions (because my Baby Girl is obsessed with them) and the sunset! Isn't it just ridiculously gorgeous?!?

So...You're wondering who our winners are, right?

Fresas con Leche {Strawberries with Milk Drink Recipe}

One of our favorite summer time fruits is fresh strawberries. The color, the scent, the sweetness...It's all just summer time tastiness!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Few Party Hashtag Faves at G+ #GrowingCirclesHop

There are so many reasons to love Google Plus. Really, there are! We can't stress it enough, and we can't stop counting the many ways it has helped us as bloggers and small business owners. 

Confession for me, personally - Last week, I did not have a chance to participate at all during our party. This was a first. And, while preparing the party for today, I saw all the awesomeness that I missed out on!!! I'm still going back and giving +1's and will be saving to collections and resharing. I'm really thankful for all my G+ buddies, because you all are AMAZING!!!

This past week there were SO many great shares with our party hashtag. We couldn't choose just one to feature, so here are a few of the favorites...

Party Hashtag Features:

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Time Really Does Fly {Words for my Wednesday}

I posted this on instagram this morning, and it's the Words for my Wednesday post here on the blog too. It's just the biggest thought that's been running through my mind this entire month of May...

I just want to be able to freeze a few moments in time, taking it all in. But it seems that everything is in fast forward mode right now.