Thursday, October 23, 2014

G+ Growing Circles Hop #41

Welcome to Growing Circles Hop!

Time to share your awesome content.
Use our party hashtag and let's share!

Party Hashtag Feature

Mama's High Strung did not share a post of her own last week, so I chose this one for our Party Hashtag Feature Post this week. =0) Please be sure to stop by and show her some G+ love!

Link up AND use our party hashtag for your chance to be next week's feature.
All weekly features are randomly chosen using

Co-Host with us.
Send an email to 2justByou(AT)gmail(DOT)com with "G+ Hop Co-Host" in the subject line and include your blog and G+ links for consideration. We'd love to have you!


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. 
2. Link up your personal Google+ profile, blog or business G+ pages but NOT your blog URL. 
3. Share ONE post ONLY - (new or old) on G+ and use the hashtag #GrowingCirclesHop
4. Connect with others by clicking on your #growingcircleshop hashtag. Engage with at least 2-3 others by a Share, +1 or Comment. 
5. Add new friends to your circles. 
6. Grab a button for your blog, if you'd like. Help us spread the word so we can keep trending on Google Plus each week! (You can edit size to fit your blog in the code).
Mommy Mentionables

Throughout the next 12 hours, check back on G+ and +1 posts with the hashtag #growingcircleshop.

Google+ Tips

The real participation comes with sharing a blog post to G+ using the party's hashtag and engaging with others who are also sharing posts from this party. Interaction and engaging with others on G+ will bring you the most success! You will notice some posts have a very large picture associated with their post and others have a tiny picture. To increase your chances of being shared, post a photo along with your post link and NOT the tiny one that gets posted automatically with the link. The bigger and more clear your photo, the better chance of it being shared because those are the posts that G+ users want to share with their followers.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkin Favorites at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

The 96th Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop many of the most viewed posts were PUMPKIN posts. How appropriate for this lovely month of October.

Most Viewed

Pumpkin Cornbread from The Gold Lining Girl

And number 384 from last week's party is 
Editor's Pick

Orange Dreamsicle Pumpkin Cakes

Our Hosts

Love this party?

 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 please.
  • Visit three or more others. Let them know you've been there!
  • When you are PINNING, remember to do it from the original post. ♥
  • If you are new, be sure to let us know in the comments so that we can follow you back. ♥
  • Thanks for joining us!

Follow our hosts as you can.

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row 

Elie from Chocolates and Crockpots

Libby and Rachel of Two Keck Girls

Tammy of Creative K Kids

and… Tammy of The Ultimate Linky

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four

Leanne, Colleen and Erin … The Sugar Aunts

Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines

Kim of 2justByou

Alexis of Mom2MyCrazy2

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

CD of CD's Country Living

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Janine from Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  

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Purple & Pink Baby Shower Desserts

We went to a baby shower recently, and we made some cupcakes and cake pops for the event. We didn't get to stay too long, because we had some other things to do later that evening, but we were still glad to go for the short time that we were there. Pink and purple were the colors, and we love pairing those two together!

We made strawberry flavored pink cupcakes and vanilla flavored purple cupcakes, both topped with a mixed purple/pink frosting. And...If you're a regular reader, you know my kids LOVE using sprinkles on their desserts! Sprinkles are like sparkles; they just make things better.

For the cake pops, we made confetti pops with pink chocolate and purple sprinkles for one batch. The other batch was chocolate fudge pops with milk chocolate and pink chocolate splatters. I wish I would have taken a photo of some of the cake pops showing the insides, but oh well. You can use just your imagination. ;)

It never occurred to me that I haven't posted a recipe here in a really long while. Maybe I'll share the recipe for one of these soon. Want me to? Let me know in a comment!

Happy Tuesday! I hope you'll visit later this afternoon for the start of Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

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