Thursday, October 16, 2014

G+ Growing Circles Hop #40

Welcome to Growing Circles Hop!
We're switching it up again this week.
We're adding a Twitter Link Up!

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

Our Party Hashtag Feature Post will return next week. 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.

An InLinkz Link-up

Now you can link up your twitter URL! Please follow all of our hosts and at least two other partiers. Tweet that you're following from #GrowingCirclesHop and tag everyone that's new to your feed. =0) Have fun!!!

See you next week! Thanks for joining us.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

SALT in your Laundry? at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Thank you so much for taking time to come to our party. You won't be disappointed! Last week we had over 400 awesome posts that appeared on 14 exceptional blogs. 

Each week we feature the posts that you, the readers, viewed the most plus one Editor's Pick selected from the posts that were some of the last to be included -- often they do not get the views so we look for a special treasure to share with you!

Our co-hosts often pick some favorites of their own so try to get over to check out their blogs, you may be in the spotlight.

Most Viewed

Very Popular 

MY Editor's Pick

Monday Motivation from Magna Artistic Photos
(Because you all know that I LOVE words & quotes!)

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 

Tammy of Creative K Kids

and… Tammy of The Ultimate Linky

Kim of 2JustByou

Alexis of Mom2MyCrazy2

Leanne, Colleen and Erin … The Sugar Aunts

Elie from Chocolates and Crockpots

Nicole and Susan of Flavors By Four

Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

CD of CD's Country Living

Libby and Rachel of Two Keck Girls

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Janine from Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  

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Monday, October 13, 2014

PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness {& Beauty Prize Pack Giveaway WINNER}

It's almost mid-month, and I hope we're all thinking PINK! Just because I support Eczema Awareness Month with all of my might doesn't mean that I forget about Breast Cancer Awareness in October. 

It's crazy, because as a kid, I really hated the color pink. I mean, I wasn't a tom much. Although, I really did like playing with those metal tractors & dump trucks that belonged to my buddies and the dirt & mud. Oh, and mud pies? Yeah, just call me Queen! I wasn't so girly girl either. People always bought me Barbies and other dolls for birthdays and holidays. I rarely ever played with those. And I did NOT like it when everyone always gave me pink toys or pink clothes to wear (Ruffles, really? No thanks!). Really. But I reluctantly wore the stuff anyway and accepted Barbies with a smile. Seriously, though. There are more colors in the world besides pink and blue, or black and white. Am I right???

So anyway, enter Breast Cancer Awareness and the Think Pink campaign. I'm now a fan of Pink. Pink for a cause. Pink for Awareness. It's important. It's empowering. It's Girl Power. That says a lot. And I'm even slightly okay with some ruffles now. =0)

These are a couple of my favorite PINK pins from my Pinterest boards. Click the images if you'd like to RePin them to your boards. 

This is one of the most re-pinned from my THINK PINK board.

And this bracelet is NOW available in our Etsy shop today (as seen via our Instagram). Click the image to see it in our shop!

And to make our Monday a little more bearable...We also have a winner for the Beauty Prize Pack Giveaway!!!

Maggie won the beauty prize pack, along with the BONUS PRIZE of an extra set of FOUR eye shadows in our favorite shades! Congrats, Maggie!!!

Hope you're all having a great Monday!
How was your weekend? Tell me all about it in a comment. 

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