Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Sparkling Lemon Cookies at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 185

Welcome, friends!

I'm starting this week of with my editor's pick, because I just can't wait to show it to you!

MY Editor's PICK


These delicious-looking cookies were number 151 last week, and they sure did catch my eye!  I love lemon, absolutely LOVE it - so I can't wait to try these!

Our Party People - The Hosts
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This week we say "farewell" --but NOT "goodbye"-- to four of our awesome cohosts. A great big "thank you" is due each one for being faithful members our team. They will still be attending our party as guests and are active bloggers and on social media. If you have not followed them yet, this would be a great time to do it (links below)!






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Simple Guidelines ...
  • Please follow our hosts on social media - it may take a few weeks but we sure do appreciate it! (social media links below) 
  • Please TWEET our party.
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. NO giveaways, Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please. 
  • Visit two or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • 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!
Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row
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Saira from Mom Resource and Bath Time Fun Time  

Tammy of My Life Abundant

CD of CD's Country Living

Emma of Adventures of Adam

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Niki of Play And Learn Every Day

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Kim of 2JustByou

Shannon of Crafty Mama In Me

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

Marilyn of Marilyn’s Treats

Candace of Musings Of Candace Jean

Rachel of Busy Mommy Media

Jennifer of Engineer Mommy


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Kids Day at the CA State Fair 2016 {& a Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway}

We've kind of made it a summer tradition to visit the California State Fair every year. We usually go on Kids Day (Tuesdays of the fair), because kids get in free and the carnival rides are a set (and more affordable) rate all day long. 



We always make it a point to visit "The Farm" at the fair. A couple of years ago, there were beautiful flowers showcased, and I was disappointed that there weren't any flowers this year. But we got to see the garden full of awesome veggies that are grown throughout the state.



Now I'll share some favorite snaps of our Kids Day trip to the fair this year with you. Add me on snapchat to see more live family fun! 
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I also share fun photos of every day life on Instagram, so be sure to follow there.



Carnival rides were $2 per ride, all day long. It's our ideal day to come to the fair if we want to ride the rides. We went fairly early in the day (and the weather wasn't too hot), so I was surprised that the ticket booth had no line.


Both my boys are huge bacon fans. They had seen this Caveman Turkey Leg on the news and wanted to try it. They shared one, and they even almost finished the whole thing. Me? I'm cool with the garlic fries. No bacon-wrapped turkey leg for me!


My daughter had waited and waited for this roller coaster (barely made the height requirement), and when it was finally her turn, it wouldn't start. She had to be unbuckled and everything, but they gave her a VIP ticket for any other ride.


What's your favorite thing about carnivals? Let me know in a blog comment, or tweet me!


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Now let's talk Back to School for just a little bit. It seems like every school year starts earlier and earlier. My kids start at the beginning of August! August is now less than a week away! My youngest starts Kindergarten this year too, so it's going to be crazy. 

One of the very first things that we started selling in our Etsy shop were our handmade bookmarks like these:
We recycle our candy wrappers and make them into bookmarks (among other fun things). The bookmarks are great for summer reading and back to school! Plus, they're a kid favorite - always.  =0)  Stop by our shop and check them out when you have time.

Speaking of back-to-school, though, if you need to go clothes shopping and you like shopping at Nordstrom, enter the fun giveaway below! Winner gets a $200 gift card to shop till you drop!



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GIVEAWAY DETAILS
Prize: $200 Nordstrom Gift Card
Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!
Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 8/15 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.
Are you a blogger who wants to participate in giveaways like these to grow your blog? Click here to find out how you can join a totally awesome group of bloggers!



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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

What's HOT {at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop 184}

Welcome To Our Party!

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Here are the posts you loved the most at last week's party!

Most Viewed

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Very Popular

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So let's get this party started!


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Simple Guidelines ...
  • Please follow our hosts on social media - it may take a few weeks but we sure do appreciate it! (social media links below) 
  • Please TWEET our party.
  • Add as many of your family-friendly posts as you would like to. NO giveaways, Etsy shops, adult sites or blog parties, please. 
  • Visit two or more others. Let them know you've been there! 
  • 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!
Sinea of Ducks 'n a Row
Blog Bloglovin’/  Facebook Google+ Pinterest  / StumbleUpon / Twitter

Saira from Mom Resource and Bath Time Fun Time  

Tammy of My Life Abundant

CD of CD's Country Living

Emma of Adventures of Adam

Heidi Jo of Simplee Thrifty

Niki of Play And Learn Every Day

Brittany of Mommy On Demand

Kim of 2JustByou

Shannon of Crafty Mama In Me

Dawn of Spatulas on Parade

Marilyn of Marilyn’s Treats

Candace of Musings Of Candace Jean

Rachel of Busy Mommy Media

Jennifer of Engineer Mommy

Help Wanted: we are looking for a new weekly co-host for Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop:) 

What we are looking for:
1. It is important that you be an active blogger of a family-friendly blog. ie. "active" means that you post new material several times per week. 
2. Also, we will be looking for a blogger who is very active on social media. All of the hosts promoting our party well contributes to this party's success and is a blessing to everyone who comes to party with us. 
3. If you are interested, please email Sinea at ducksnarow1@gmail.com and put "I'd Like To CO-HOST" in the subject line.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team 

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