Tuesday Mashup

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Just the other day- I squealed like a girl when I was checking out my Bloglovin’ feed. Seriously. Squealed like a girl and possibly did a happy dance. Why? The great links I was seeing! Not that my feed isn’t usually filled with great links (it is, it is!) But because I was excited to really try hard to commit back to my Mashup posts (because- life had totes gotten in the way!) So, it’s looking nice today for a mashup- we’ve got scarfy week, clothespin clips for organization, a bloggy anniversary (with a kick-butt giveaway) and the beginning details on a September event that is going to be absolutely fabulous! Continue reading

Thursday Mashup

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It’s late and I missed my Thursday Mashup last week (I know- the week absolutely flew by and I had some cool links- which I’ll share today!)

Giveaways:

Ivory Owl Reviews is giving away 2 signed copies of ON GRACE by Susie Schnall (look for Rafflecopter widget in sidebar!)

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Thursday Mashup

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Wow! It’s been like a month of Sundays… err, Thursdays since we’ve had a Mashup!

I apologize because I’ve gotten off schedule with the looking up of the good info to chat about-but today.. TODAY is ROCKING!

Tally Ho and onward to Thursday Mashup!

 

Bloggy:

This weekend is Bloggiesta– basically a 4 day, work on your blog to make it the best bloggy version of itself EVER! Bloggiesta has tons of mini-challenges for you to take part in (and I’m providing you the links to the new mini-challenges!) Here is the Mini Challenges for Spring 2014 Bloggiesta and I, Traveling With T, am hosting one of the challenges (Facebook Page For Blog? Yay or Nay?)

3 other challenges to keep your eye on: Rebecca @ Love At First Book’s Twitter List Tutorial, Katie @ Doing Dewey’s Using Social Media and Amanda Shofner’s How to Tackle Google+

Other bloggy tips:

H2O Bungalow talks about How to Increase Your Exposure and Grow Your Google Plus

 

Crafty:

Addicted 2 DIY reveals how to make Anthropologie Inspired Ribbon Egg Towel. It’s super-cute! And looks so easy! Perfect for those Easter baskets!

The Thinking Closet shows her readers how to make a Instagram-Themed Graduation Party (In a Box!) Plus, shows us Polaroid lovers how to print Polaroid style pics without going to the poorhouse! Thanks Lauren!

 

Foodie:

Will Cook for Smiles shows how to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Potato Skins (and the pics look great!) Mmmmm.. potato skins… Oops, did I drool a bit?

 

Giveaways:

A Novel Review has The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh as a giveaway this week!

Luxury Reading has Tempting Fate by Jane Green as a giveaway this week!

Traveling With T has Four Friends by Robyn Carr as a giveaway this week!

 

I hope you found something in this edition of Thursday Mashup that you like! If you did, let me know in the comments (I heart comments!) or stop by my Facebook page to tell me!

If you are Bloggiesta-ing this week- good luck! I’ll be working on my blog and popping around to visit other’s blogs!

 

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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Tuesday Mashup

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So it’s been a minute since we’ve had a Mashup- but it’s back today!

Got some crafty, got some bookish, and have a few giveaways!

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Thursday Mashup

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It’s the Thursday before the big love-fest day known as Valentine’s Day. This Mashup will have some recipes that I found that might be just the perfect thing for V-day (whether you be single, married, madly in love or whatever!)

 

Foodie:

Tastes of Lizzy T posted about this Amish Chocolate Covered Cherries a couple of weeks ago- and the picture she used- YUM looking! I read the recipe- they did not sound too hard (all hail those of us that pots and pans quake with fear as we walk through the kitchen!)

The Frugal Foodie Mama made Double Chocolate Cherry Biscotti- and I basically wanted to lick my computer screen. No, wait that’s gross (and I so didn’t). But if in the future scratch and smell links come to computer screens (you know, like about the time that everyone has flying cars) THIS is the recipe I want to try first.  Continue reading

Tuesday Mashup

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Tuesday Mashup: Crafty, Bloggy, Giveaways and more!

 

Giveaways:

Always With A Book is giving away The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers.

 

Luxury Reading is giving away The Comfort of Lies, as well.

 

Bookfan is also giving away a copy of The Comfort of Lies!

* The Comfort of Lies is a really good book- and with it’s recent paperback release, if you missed out on during it’s hardcover phase- I urge you to get a PB copy (or maybe you’ll win a copy!) Continue reading

Tuesday Mashup

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Tuesday Mashup- giveaways, crafty stuff, getting ready for a Super Bowl Party, and other bookish delights!

 

Bloggy Talk

Mommy Mentionables has the info on how to make ad CLICKABLE social media icons to your website banner (and I must say that this is such a good idea!)

 

Books Speak Volumes is still hosting Jazz Age January (#JazzAgeJanuary). Still plenty of time to read a book about the roaring 20’s (I strongly suggest The Other Typist!)

 

Love at First Book is hosting her weekly Linky Love Party & Doing Dewey is her co-host! Link up & join the party!

 

Crafty, Crafty, Crafty

Mommy Mentionables is telling all about “For My Honey” Oatmeal and Honey Sugar Scrub. She talks about how easy it is to make & what a great gift it is!

 

A Little Claireification shows us how to organize crafty supplies (and makes us laugh about a moment of “This is IT” she had in Home Depot)

 

The Thinking Closet (love her!) has another great post- Berrylicious Heart-Shaped Ice Cubes. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or just to jazz up a regular day, a regular drink! Continue reading

Tuesday Mashup

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It’s the first Mashup of 2014! (I know, I know- Today’s the 14th and I should have had at least 2 mashups posted already- think of the mashup like a Big Foot sighting- sometimes they are here, sometimes not)

 

Anyway- this one has quite a few things- and because I’m embracing my inner crafty side, I’m also including some crafty things (you’re welcome!)

 

♥♥♥Book-ish Stuff♥♥♥

The Book Wheel & Love at First Book announce their February read- A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. If this book sounds like your cup of tea, join in the fun!

 

Love at First Book’s weekly Linky Love party is happening- so join in the fun!

 

Closed The Cover lists Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Reading (excellent reasons!)

 

Always With a Book reviews LOVE WATER MEMORY (and has a #giveaway!)

 

 

♥♥♥Crafty Fun♥♥♥

Mommy Mentionables has rounded up 6 ideas for Valentine’s Day. Cute and fairly easy looking!

 

Mad In Crafts has Shakespeare Printables. So darn cute!

 

The Thinking Closet has saved us all this year- cute organization + a free Silhouette file! Pass the organization tips on, Miss Lauren, because I think we’re all in need!

 

 

Hope you found something book-ish or crafty to make the day a bit brighter and more sparkly 🙂

 

 

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Thursday Mashup

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Hey ya’ll- it’s Thursday Mashup time (pssttt… here’s the button I made 🙂

 

You know how I like a good mashup- a place where you can stop by for a giveaway, some bloggy talk, and lots of bookish goodness!

 

Here’s the good stuff this Thursday:

 

Giveaways

#bookgiveaways

Luxury Reading is giving away a Kindle Fire HD tablet!

 

Always With A Book is giving away The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan (who I adore- seriously, if you like Sue Grafton, you should def check out HPR!)

 

#craftygiveaways

Recently- I’ve started following non-book blogs. Why? Because I’m a craft girl at heart- books are my other love- but crafts are also great!

The Thinking Closet is giving away a stocking full of great stuff thanks to herself and other bloggers! Seriously, I could tell you all the good things- but you really need to go check it out! There is def a Starbucks gift card (totally worth entering alone for that!)

 

H2O Bungalow is giving away a CRICUT. Yeppers, you read that right. My crafty heart just beats faster.

 

H2O Bungalow is also giving away 600 Visa Gift Card- I could BUY crafty stuff with that 🙂

 

Bloggy Goodness

Love at First Book is hosting her weekly Linky Love party- River City Reading is co-hosting (so it’s a super-special stylish party y’know!) Link up your best post because if you do, THIS could happen!

 

Books Speak Volumes is gearing up for a Jazzy January- a Jazz Age that is! Like the 20’s? Been wanting to read a book about that era? Sign up, read a book or more- and you may win a prize! Full details can be found at Books Speak Volumes.

 

Have you ever wondered about Hanukkah? The symbols and other things that pertain to Hanukkah? Living where I live, I’ll be honest, I’ve not had a first hand experience with Hanukkah- I knew a few of the symbols from reading and TV- but that was my experience. On Twitter, though, I realized I was friends with quite a few Jewish people- and even though I was curious- I wouldn’t ask much because not everyone likes to talk about their personal life. However, Love at First Book guest posted on                     The Book Wheel about Hanukkah symbols- and it was so interesting, I had to share!

 

The Relentless Reader shares some bookish gifts that would be so appreciated- just in case you need ideas!

 

Have you finished your Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2013?  My Novel Opinion has! Read on for her stats and tips for next year!

 

 

 

 

Thursday Mashup

Lots of giveaways and bloggy-blog talk today! Plus some crafty stuff!

 

Giveaways

Always with a Book is giving away Sweet Expectations by Mary Ellen Taylor. This giveaway ends TOMORROW (11-22-13). I saw this book on Netgalley and REALLY wanted to request it- but my review pile is a bit… hmm, shall we say nuts?! So go win this book and tell me how it is 🙂 Psst… there is a couple of yummy recipes in this post- and I swear I gained 5 lbs just LOOKING at them!

 

Always With a Book is giving away Mrs.Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chivaerini.

 

Always With a Book is giving away The Supreme  Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani!

 

Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book is giving away Murder She Barked by Krista Davis.

 

One of the Jungle Red Writers, Lucy Burdette, is giving away a galley of her newest Key West Food Critic mystery series- Murder With Ganache (out in stores Feb 2014- but available for pre-order!)

 

Traveling With T (thanks to Harlequin Books– shout out to them!) is giving away What The Bride Didn’t Know by Kelly Hunter.

 

Nina Badzin is giving away a book (your choice!) to honor 3 years of blogging and the lessons she learned. While the giveaway is pretty fab (a free book up to a 20 dollar value- sign me up!) the LESSONS are the best. Read them. Bookmark. Print. Share. You’ll be thankful!

 

It’s KILLING me to tell you about this- because in all honesty- my selfish heart wants this. No, it’s not a book. It’s my other love. CRAFTING. I like to play with my scrapbook stuff- make things. It calms me. Makes me happy. Relaxed. The Thinking Closet is giving away……. wait for it………… a Silhouette Cameo (basically a crafty person’s dream.)

 

Bloggy Talk

 

Love at First Book is talking all about a PARTY! A G+ party to be exact. I’ve been seeing mommy is coocoo on G+ from various people that were already in my circle. But I hadn’t investigated further- because it’s CRAZY here. Baby shower for my SIL last week, drinks and dinner with author Susan Gregg Gilmore (someone pinch me!) and various Twitter chats & other bloggy commitments. Plus- did I mention this is my crazy time at work? This is when work get nutsy- and I have to power through. So… I have not done due diligence as I normally do- BUT I will be checking this out- and I think you should too!

 

The Book Wheel has been talking about 8 POPULAR books she didn’t like or finish! Interesting- and a couple of the ones she listed surprised me- because judging from the covers, I def thought these were A’s types of books. But I LOVED reading her article and have been lurking in the comments section seeing what others are saying!

 

Still Unfinished is a blog that I recently became aware of- in a previous Bloggiesta chat, Bryan was quite helpful with some questions of mine- some tips and advice he provided quickly was “favorite” by me so I could refer as need be! His post on “Why He’s Not Making His Blog A Facebook Page” is interesting and provides another school of thought for blogs and social media. Def read!

 

And because the holidays forthcoming have me crafty feeling- I’ve been, ahem…. stalking The Thinking Closet’s blog- and I LOVE her post on DIY Painted Cork Coasters.

 

Traveling With T has announced the December choice for #bookloversunite- and it’s The Lake House by Marci Nault. Come join in!