Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Let Things Catch You {Words for my Wednesday}

You may or may not have noticed that I've been finding it difficult to find or make time for blogging lately. This whole day job thing has me all mixed up. I am having tons of fun working a day job. I never realized how much I missed it. Don't get me wrong, I have loved being a stay-and-work-at-home mom, but I did miss going out and being on my own at a workplace that didn't have laundry as the 15-minute break.

I've been at work for one month now, and we're all still adjusting. 
My teenage son has tardies at school for the first time ever...My 4th grader now forgets to tell me when he gets a "warning" in class. And I experience that thing called TRAFFIC after work on my way home. Things like this have never really happened before! But we're slowly getting used to it, and if I have to put blogging on the back burner for just a bit, then so be it. For now.


I'm going to try to stop chasing after a perfect balance right away. What's perfect, anyway? Balance is found at the right time, and it takes time to find it. I've decided to stress less about my overdue blog post, because I've got to focus on balancing the rest of life first. 

Now that work is in the picture with a day job that's currently full time, my days seem really long. I still have packages to prepare and be sent out, and the shop small business must come before the blog small business (even though I love both equally). 

I've been chasing perfection, and I realized that I just need to slow down and take one thing at a time. I need to let the right things have a chance to catch me! If I stop stressing so much about finding the right balance, maybe it will just catch me instead. I think that would be nice.

And that's it. Words for my Wednesday. Let things catch you.

Do you have a favorite quote or saying that you'd like to share? Please do with a comment! I love to read them.







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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Crayon Drip Pumpkin Editor's Pick at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

What a very successful party we had last week! 
Lots of views
Lots of clicks
Lots of shares

We hope you will remember to visit at least a few others' posts and show your appreciation. 

HELPFUL HINTS: Food bloggers LOVE to get their recipes Yummed
EVERY BLOGGER LOVES a pin, tweet, like, share, stumble...and kind comments

So, here are the most viewed posts from last week ...

Most Viewed

Very Popular



And now let's 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, 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, 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!
Heather of Real -The Kitchen and Beyond

Saira from Mom Resource

CD of CD's Country Living

Cathy of A Peek Into My Paradise
Tammy of My Life Abundant

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Alli of Tornadough Alli   
Blog / Facebook / Google+ / Pinterest /Twitter

Emma of Adventures of Adam  

Jaimi of The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Kim of 2JustByou

Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Apple Recipes at #GrowingCirclesHop on #GooglePlus

Oh hey, there! Is it Thursday again already? Well, we're so glad to see you here.
Let's peek at our Wildcard Feature this week - a great roundup of delicious Apple Recipes from Dreaming of Leaving!




Party with us and use our party hashtag
#GrowingCirclesHop
for a chance to be our next
Party Hashtag Feature OR the Wildcard!
We also now do random features now and then, what we like to call our "Wild Card Features," where we randomly select a Google Plus post from any link from the linky, so be sure to link up and share YOUR content.

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, September 22, 2015

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop

Hello, and... Welcome to our party!
We had so much fun viewing and sharing your posts last week. 
Check out my Editor's Pick this week, and then...
Take a look at what was viewed most!


MY Editor's Pick

Because when fall comes around, I'm one of those that LOVES all things pumpkin flavor! Are you like that too???


Now here's our Most Viewed



Very Popular



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, 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!
Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Alli of Tornadough Alli   
Blog / Facebook / Google+ / Pinterest /Twitter

Emma of Adventures of Adam  

Jaimi of The Stay At Home Mom Survival Guide

Saira from Mom Resource

Heather of Real -The Kitchen and Beyond

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Kim of 2JustByou

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


Follow us on PINTEREST












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