Saturday, August 31, 2013

Saturday Share Link Party


    This is a weekly link party for bloggers to share their favourite post of the week. It can be an editorial, recipe, DIY project (please no reviews or giveaways)

  • Please include a direct link to the post of your choice.
  • Please do not repeat posts
  • Please visit the posts listed above you and I encourage you to leave them a comment and/or show them some love via their social media
  • You can vote for the link that you like the best by clicking on the *like* below the thumbnail
Other Info:

  • Out of the posts listed for the week, I will pick one of the links from the list to feature during the following week's link party
  • Remember to check back next week to se if \you were the featured post of the week. If so, please grab the feature badge below!
  • If you would like to co-host this party with me, please email

A recipe for: Coconut Cream Cheese Pie

written by Sweet Yarns

This week's Saturday Share is brought to you by:

Shannon @ Mamamusing (Host)
Charindie @ Couches and Cupcakes (Co-Host)
 Make sure to visit them and let them know you came from the Saturday Share!
(Listed below!)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Featured Blogger on My Life as Mumma Walker & Linky Party

I've been featured over at My Life as Mumma Walker. Check out her amazing Link party, it runs all weekend.

 It's a Friday Blog Hop & Link Up but it runs all weekend so you have plenty of time to get your links up and meet some other lovely bloggers. You can post just about anything, but please remember mine is mainly a parenting blog so please keep your posts reasonably family friendly. I wont block you for a bit of swearing but posting anything really offensive will get you the boot. It's not fair to others who follow the rules.

The Rules!

  1. Follow your Host at  CharlieBeth aka Mumma Walker and Mumma Walker Tries for a Girl
  2. Follow the Featured Blogger (below)
  3. Check out & link up / follow as many other bloggers as you can it only works if you remember to follow others. Please don't just link up and leave. 
  4. When you read a post by someone else that you like make sure you click "like" on the hop! Each "like" is a vote and the post (or posts) with the most likes gets to be the FEATURED BLOGGER on the next hop!
  5. Not a rule, but a polite request: It would be fab if you grab a button to share on your post, blog page, or hops  page, share on social media

Featured Blogger!

Each week the Featured Blogger(s) will be chosen by who gets the most votes in the linky below.
To vote all you have to do is click "like" on the linkies.

"A Dish of Daily Life"

Michelle is a soccer mom with 3 tweens/teens, and is married to her college sweetheart. She's a WAHM, an avid photographer, runner, and is completely addicted to social media! Her family also includes 7 furry family members, 3 dogs and 4 cats. Her blog covers parenting and sports mom issues, social media, photography, and an occasional recipe.  

"Couches and Cupcakes"

Hi, my name is Charindie. I'm a twenty-something wife to my awesome husband, high school teacher, DIY'er, Christian, homebody and lover of naps. We live in Cape Town, South Africa and along the way I'd like to share bits and pieces of our beautiful country. Also, English is not my mother tongue so please excuse the wrongful use of is as are :-)

Me, Bookshelf and I

"Me, Bookshelf and I"

I’m Melanie (aka Miss Melvis) and I started my blog “Me, Bookshelf and I” so that I could share my passion for reading with others but also so that I could blog about all the things I love the most. I started writing book reviews and found that I really enjoyed it and I love sharing those reviews with others via my blog, Goodreads, Amazon and Waterstones.  I work full time and therefore do not have the time I would like to review books but I do try to review as many as possible in the limited time I have.

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Enter to get a chance to win one of 5 Featured Blogger Posts on the

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10th Anniversary Post in September!

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Let's Party!

Link up your favourite blog post of the week here to get some extra loving!
Take a moment to check out other peoples favourite posts and leave a comment <3

Need more followers? Add your Blog Lovin page link here for easy following, and follow at least 3 other bloggers please

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Post them all here and follow or like as many others as you can

By participating, linkers agree to be added to the Hop's email newsletter list, but don't worry, I wont spam you! I'll just email you invitations to the hop and announce Featured Bloggers.

You can opt out at any time

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Free Printable Recipe Card


Today I'm not sharing a recipe but made you a FREE Recipe Card instead :-)

Download HERE

Hope you like the recipe card and enjoy using it!!!

 Have a blessed week!!!

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

DIY Faux Roman Blind

Hi! Hope you had a great weekend!!!

Today I'll be showing you how I made a Faux Roman Blind.

I had 2 eyelet curtains from our previous home. I used the 1 to reupholster our coffee table. The other 1 came in handy when I wanted to make a blind/valance for the dining room window. 

Let's get started...


I spread the curtain on the dining room table. My husband measured the holes in the wall and put some screws into the wooden plank - what a sweetie! 

I cut off the eyelets to just use the fabric. It was super easy to use, because the seams were already there. My kind of project ;-)

Measure the window. Mark and cut the fabric to the window's measurements, leave quite a bit for seam allowance.


I used the staple gun to secure the one end of the fabric to the wooden plank. I left the screws in the plank so that it won't be visible from the front.

 I secured the fabric to the rest of the top of the plank. I folded the corners in and stapled it secured. I didn't really care to do it neatly as this side will face the wall...

Next I 'seamed' the left and right side of the blind. I used the existing seam as a guideline. I used Bostik's No-Sew Glue, it's so easy to use. I just put a little on, wait a few minutes and 'seam' the fabric.  I did the same with the bottom seam.

And that's how easy it is to make your own faux roman blind!!

Enjoy your week!!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Best DIY Herb Garden Ideas

Hello! It's Friday!!!

As it's close to spring here (Southern Hemisphere, yay!!)I've been thinking about starting a herb garden. Our new home doesn't have a big garden, so it'll have to be smallish and a good use of space. Here's some inspiration I've gathered...

Please visit the posts featured and Pin from there :-)

VerticalHerbGarden (23 of 28)

vertical garden completed

Coffee Can Herb Garden | TWELFTH AVENUE



Post image for How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden

backyardherbgarden thumb DIY Backyard Kitchen Herb Garden

I'm so excited to start planning my herb garden this weekend. Anything else I should consider???

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Camembert, Nuts & Honey Recipe

Hi you all!

Last week I shared How To Make The Perfect Cheese Platter. I promised the recipe for the Camembert, nuts and honey, so here goes...

What you'll need:

1 Camembert
1/2 cup Mixed Nuts (or your favorite..)
Some Honey

Cut the Camembert-wheel in half.

Add half of the nuts to the one side of the Camembert. Drizzle some honey over the nuts.

Put the other half of the Camembert on top of the nuts, add the rest of the nuts and drizzle with some honey  :-). 

And that's all. Super easy, but soo yummy!!!

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