Thursday, July 30, 2015

Gooey Butter Cake from Bakewell Junction at #GrowingCirclesHop

Who doesn't love a super simple but super yummy recipe???
Our Party Hashtag Feature this week showcases just that - super simple & super yummy - a Gooey Butter Cake recipe that is sure to please!


Visit Annamaria on Bakewell Junction HERE.

Doesn't that ooey gooey-ness look tasty??? Be sure to visit Annamaria on Google Plus and add her to your circles! You can bet that you'll find more great recipes from her there. =0)


Party with us and use our party hashtag
#GrowingCirclesHop
for your chance to be our next
Party Hashtag Feature!

And...
Remember to link up your G+ profile or a G+ post you've shared publicly,
not your blog URL.






The party stays open until Friday night at midnight, EST! So don't be shy, come and visit on Friday too. Show us your G+ posts. Search our party hashtag in G+ to see awesome content for TWO days instead of just one! 



To make the most of this link party, please follow the rules below.
1. You MUST add your hosts and co-hosts to one of your circles before linking up. 
YOUR PARTY HOSTS: 
Cathy  |  Sinea  |  Kim

2. Link up your personal Google+ profile, blog or business G+ pagesOR -- you can link up a specific G+ post of yours - but NOT your blog URL. 
Note: If you want to post both of them, we're cool with that too! The only thing we ask is that you limit your post shares to one per blog/business page. We have no set limit for personal post shares, but please keep it to a reasonable number (preferably not more than 5 posts using our party hashtag).
3. Publicly share a post - (new or old) on G+ and use the party hashtag #GrowingCirclesHop. See note above for limit guidelines.
4. Connect with others by clicking on your #growingcircleshop hashtag, or enter "growingcircleshop" in the search box at the top. Engage with at least 2-3 others by a Share, +1 and/or Comment. 
5. Add new friends to your circles! Be social. It's completely worth it!
6. Help us spread the word about this party so we can try for trending on Google Plus each week! 
Check back on G+ and +1/comment on the party posts with our hashtag #growingcircleshop until Friday night.

Want to co-host? We're looking for awesome bloggers to help us!
If interested, send an email to Kim at 2justByou(at)gmail(dot)com with "G+ Party Co-Host" in the subject line.

LINK UP below!!! You can now link up your G+ profile page -OR- you can link up a specific G+ post that you've already publicly shared using our party hashtag!  







Take a look at the posts for our Google Plus Tips Series here: 
Week 1: What is G+?
Week 2: Importance of Circles
Week 3: Using Circles
Week 4: Categorizing Circles


Plus, join us at Wonderful Wednesday this week and share your recipes, DIY crafts, and more!






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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Learn with Us at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday!!!
Have you noticed that bloggers are great teachers?
We are! We teach others how to cook, bake, sew, craft, shop, save money, raise kids. We are teachers. And, one of the biggest areas we cover is teaching others how to blog and make money doing it!

This week's most viewed post is a lesson in making money online - making BIG money on a site that is oh so familiar to all of us - Amazon! Saira Perl shares how she made $45,000 in one year selling on Amazon ... and she gives lots of details so YOU can do it, too!


Most Viewed
make money online; earn money with Amazon



And here are some other fabulous posts that were oh, so popular with our guests last week...
Very Popular


SINEA'S Editor's Picks
The first one is MY Editor's Pick too!

ice tea


Follow our Pinterest board!

Follow CD's Country Living's board Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop Favorites! on Pinterest. test


Thank you to our awesome party hosts!


Simple guidelines...

  • Please follow our host and co-hosts in as many ways possible (social media links below) ♥
  • PLEASE TWEET THIS PARTY !!!!  We want everyone to know about it!
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like, no giveaways, Etsy shops or blog parties please. You are welcome to share them in the comments, though.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • Visit our FEATURES and comment, pin or share -- do what you can to bless them!
  • When you are PINNING, please remember to do it from the original post. ♥
  • Follow our Wonderful Wednesday PINTEREST board, if you'd like (below) 
  • If you are new,  let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. ♥
  • And, thanks for joining us!
Kristen of Musings Of An Average Mom
Blog / Facebook / Google+ / Pinterest / Twitter

Erica of eLeMeNO-P Kids

Heather of Real -The Kitchen and Beyond    

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Kim of 2JustByou

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

CD of CD's Country Living

Cathy of A Peek Into My Paradise

Tammy of My Life Abundant

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Jaimi of The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Saira from Mom Resource












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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Party Hashtag Feature: Comparing Photo Printing Labs {#GrowingCirclesHop No. 74}

All the tech gadgets that we have now (plus digital cameras) just make for tons and TONS of photos saved to the computer and/or the flash drives.  But where do you print your photos?  Are you wondering what the differences are between photo labs?  There are so many to choose from, and last week, Boost Your Photography shared some great comparisons of some of the big players when it comes to photo printing labs. 




Party with us and use our party hashtag
#GrowingCirclesHop
for your chance to be our next
Party Hashtag Feature!

And...
Remember to link up your G+ profile or a G+ post you've shared publicly,
not your blog URL.






The party stays open until Friday night at midnight, EST! So don't be shy, come and visit on Friday too. Show us your G+ posts. Search our party hashtag in G+ to see awesome content for TWO days instead of just one! 



To make the most of this link party, please follow the rules below.
1. You MUST add your hosts and co-hosts to one of your circles before linking up. 
YOUR PARTY HOSTS: 
Cathy  |  Sinea  |  Kim

2. Link up your personal Google+ profile, blog or business G+ pagesOR -- you can link up a specific G+ post of yours - but NOT your blog URL. 
Note: If you want to post both of them, we're cool with that too! The only thing we ask is that you limit your post shares to one per blog/business page. We have no set limit for personal post shares, but please keep it to a reasonable number (preferably not more than 5 posts using our party hashtag).
3. Publicly share a post - (new or old) on G+ and use the party hashtag #GrowingCirclesHop. See note above for limit guidelines.
4. Connect with others by clicking on your #growingcircleshop hashtag, or enter "growingcircleshop" in the search box at the top. Engage with at least 2-3 others by a Share, +1 and/or Comment. 
5. Add new friends to your circles! Be social. It's completely worth it!
6. Help us spread the word about this party so we can try for trending on Google Plus each week! 
Check back on G+ and +1/comment on the party posts with our hashtag #growingcircleshop until Friday night.

Want to co-host? We're looking for awesome bloggers to help us!
If interested, send an email to Kim at 2justByou(at)gmail(dot)com with "G+ Party Co-Host" in the subject line.

LINK UP below!!! You can now link up your G+ profile page -OR- you can link up a specific G+ post that you've already publicly shared using our party hashtag!  







Take a look at the posts for our Google Plus Tips Series here: 
Week 1: What is G+?
Week 2: Importance of Circles
Week 3: Using Circles
Week 4: Categorizing Circles


Plus, join us at Wonderful Wednesday this week and share your recipes, DIY crafts, and more!






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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Little Life Thoughts {Words for my Wednesday}

During my summer blogging break or "time-out," I've had time to think about so many little life thoughts.  I wanted to share some of them here with you today.  I know my blogging has been seriously sporadic lately, and I thank you all for sticking with me.  I really do appreciate it.  If you follow me on Instagram, some of these may look familiar...

Sometimes I struggle with the burden of perfectionism, and I stress out about it.
I have to remind myself that it's not about being perfect;
it's about being real, just being me.
Because that's good enough.

What's good for the heart is good for the soul.

I know I've said it before...I know I've blogged it before...Life is full of ups and downs.  

We all know this.  We all live it.  We all get through it. 

Through all of the chaotic times, you can learn to calm yourself when you need to - in the little things.  Look for them, find them, appreciate them.  The little things in life can bring the biggest smiles and the best memories.  Embrace them.

This was an insta-repost from @thegoodquote.
You can read more about my thoughts on this great quote HERE.



And those are the Words for my Wednesday this week. 

I've also been working on my website makeover, which will hopefully be complete by the end of next month (fingers crossed all goes according to plan).

What have you been up to lately? Let me know in a blog comment.  I love hearing from you!

Don't forget to check out our Christmas in July SALE for #shopjustByou!





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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Time to Party with Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Wow, last week's party was awesomely amazing. More views than ever! Best food posts, crafts, tips and ideas, too. We had an astonishing 642 links!!! And you are here with us this week to party once again! 
We can't thank you enough.

So, let's get right down to it. Be sure to scroll down to see MY Editor's Pick from last week.
Here are the posts that you viewed the most and loved!
Most Viewed

Facebook; social media; blogging tips

How I Got Over 30,000 Shares On Just One FACEBOOK Post by Ducks 'n a Row


Friday, July 17, 2015

Christmas in July 2015

Our Etsy shop - justByou - will be having a Christmas in July SALE for the last two weeks of this month.  




Below you'll find a tentative list of sales and specials that will be going on.  Mark your calendar for the day you want to shop!



JULY 20 -22
Get a Custom Hand Stamped Skinny Cuff Bracelet for 40% off!
Reg. Price = $16
Sale Price = $9.60
No coupon code needed.  Price already reduced.


JULY 23 ONLY
Enjoy 55% off this Moody Cuff Bracelet w/Glow-in-the-Dark Stars!
Reg. Price = $15
Sale Price = $6.75
No coupon code needed.  Price already reduced.





There will also be surprise FLASH SALES on select items announced on Instagram & twitter, so be sure that you're following me there! 

Do you know of any Christmas in July specials going on??? Leave a comment with the details! We all love a good sale.






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