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Snickerdoodle Sunday #56

November 22, 2014By 0 Comments

Snickerdoodle Sunday # 56!

Hey, did you all notice that our site may have loaded faster? How about the general spiffiness of our front page? How about all our extra little kitty icons there to the right? She added some of those and added in the code that says “follow me”. Too awesome!

We had a bit of a website Refresh done by our special bloggy friend – Stephanie @ SustainingthePowers.com.  She has some amazing skillz over there with html and general blog stuff that gives us headaches. We did pay a fee and it was so totally worth it. I can’t even list all the little things she fixed for us! I don’t know if she has set up a plan yet but I suggested she start offering her services to everyone who needs it. So if you are in need a blog refresh or just want a honest review of your blog and some suggested changes/updates, grab your checkbook and send Stephanie a note! Let her know we sent ya for the Special No Headaches Refresh!

(we are not compensated for saying this, actually it will be a surprise to Stephanie, we just wanted to share the info for anyone else in need!)

 

Ok let’s get to the party!! It’s Snickerdoodle Sunday and we are so happy that you made it! We love having this party each week as we get a front row seat to your creativity!!

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Cookies and snacks provided by your fab hostesses! 

Kristina & Millie @ 2CrochetHooks, Dee @ Meatloaf and Melodrama,

snickerdoodle hostessesFelicia @ Nifty Thrifty Family,  Sarah @ Sadie Seasongoods

Remember each blog picks their favorites so check out the co-hosts to see who they picked! It could be YOU!! Also, if you would like to co-host drop us a line!!

This weeks Most Viewed Post  is (drum roll):

One Sheet Advent Pocket Book by Noreen Doll. Such a great way to make an advent count down and very personalize-able! I love the idea that it is an activity to count down rather than a present! And you can make it something fun for your family. I love at the end that she mentions you can do this for other Holidays too, and why not? You could even count down to your birthday! Can you imagine a whole month of Birthday Countdown! 

 

 Congrats super crafty lady! Here is your super special cookie!

 

2 Crochet Hooks

Before we party, just a few Rules

**Please DO NOT link and run…Yes we mean YOU….please visit, comment and pin on a few of the blogs that are sharing here today. Visit at least as many posts as you linked up! This is a great way to get people to visit you and everyone’s blogs will benefit!

  • Remember to Follow Your hostesses- 2 Crochet HooksNifty Thrifty FamilyMeatloaf and Melodrama, and Sadie Seasongoods
  • Take a second to comment below – it’s the nice thing to do!
  • Link to your post and not to your blog home page
  • Linkback on your post ( optional, but always appreciated)
  • No adult content blogs, Family Friendly posts – old or new
  • Please no more than 3 links to your blog
  • No links directly to your shops or websites selling things/services please! Reviews w/affiliate links are ok! 
  • Yes you can link giveaways & link parties (add them to our Party page!)
  • Share the hop via your social media pretty please!
  • Adding your link to this blog hop gives the hostesses permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Snickerdoodle Sunday. All features will be pinned to our Pinterest boards and will be linked back to the original source.
  • By participating in this link party, you will be sent a weekly reminder e-mail when the link party goes live. Your e-mail will not to added to any other lists or used in any other way.  


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The Ultimate Pinterest Party 27

November 21, 2014By 0 Comments

Welcome back to The Ultimate Pinterest Party! Sad to say this is our last week to co-host this super fun party! We are working on some goals that include some educational opportunities and Saturday classes are part of that package. We will miss you guys!

Come link up two pins to The Ultimate Pinterest Party to get them repinned on Saturday morning!

The most clicked pins from last week’s party were . . .

30 DIY Gifts that will actually get used

The 10 Best Christmas Desserts

Here is our picks for our favorite pins from last week’s party:

 

 

Easy Snowman Crafts for Kids (all ages!) by Spark & Pook

 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Art Ideas for Kids (and really any crafter!) by Mini Monets and Mommies

Please read!!

  1. Link to a PIN, not a post!!  Make sure you only link up *2 pins.*  We will delete any pins after the first 2 pins.
  2. Before you link up the pin, click on the pin and make sure it takes you to your post, not your home page.
  3. PLEASE remember to go pin other people’s pins FROM THE ULTIMATE PINTEREST BOARD on SATURDAY MORNING  (not tonight from the linky).  Do not link up if you do not have the time to re-pin.
  4. Please re-pin (not like) at least 3 pins for every pin that you link up.  Liking does not boost the pins.  If you want to like some after you re-pin 3 pins, that is fine.
  5. Please link up pins that are new to our party.  (Do not link up the same pin that you have already linked up a previous week.  They will not be repinned.)
  6. PLEASE SHARE!  I think this party could be awesome, but we need to have you get out the word!  That being said, we only want people to link up who will come back and pin on Saturday!  You can share on all the social medias (facebook, google+, etc.) but  here is a Twitter button to make it easy!


Now let’s get to our party!

Here are the directions or rules:

  • Follow your host and co-hosts on Pinterest.  (Click “Follow All” and then go back and unfollow individual boards if you don’t want to see some of our pins):

Tammy from Creative K Kids — Click HERE to follow on Pinterest.

host of The Ultimate Pinterest Party

Amanda from Old House to New Home — Click HERE to follow on Pinterest.

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Kristina and Millie from 2 Crochet Hooks — Click HERE to follow on Pinterest.
This is 2 Crochet Hooks last time co-hosting this party.  They  have other plans for Saturday morning (imagine that!)  Thank  them for linking up for us the last few months!

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  • Tammy will send out an email to everyone that has ever participated in this party on Friday afternoon when the linky is open.  She will also send an email on Saturday morning reminding everyone to re-pin some pins.   There will be a link to the party in case you haven’t linked up and there will be a link to the Pinterest board. 
  • We will start pinning at 8:30 a.m. EST Saturday morning.  We will pin until they are all pinned.
  •  If you know that you do not have the time to re-pin pins on Saturday, then DO NOT LINK UP!
  • I can decide to not pin a pin if it goes against my beliefs or against the rules of this party.
  • Please grab the button to help bring awareness to this party.  Put on your party page, sidebar, or post!
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Hats for Sailors

November 20, 2014By 0 Comments

Hi all! Kristina here.

Recently we did a post on our wishes here, and one of my wishes was to make more blankets for New Borns in Need which is a great charity. However, while I was working on my blanket I was distracted by a charity drive at church for the Seamen’s Church. They were in dire need of some warm hats before winter hits. They asked for thousands of hats, I made 6 in about a week.

Hats for Seaman's ChurchThe yarn was Lion Brand Wool-ease thick and quick donated by another church member. One skein made one and a half hats. The light blue worked up differently for some reason, I didn’t check the label, it may have been a different type of yarn. If you want to help out the sailors and donate some hats, here is the link to the charity. They include patterns at the site!

 

A bit about the church from their site:

The Seamen’s Church Institute invites you knit or crochet a garment to warm mariners’ hearts and bodies this winter. If you need patterns, scroll to the bottom of this page. Want to know more? Keep reading.

Since 1898, during the Spanish American War, volunteers of the Seamen’s Church Institute have knitted, collected, packed, and distributed gifts to mariners who are miles away from home during the holidays. The gift consists of a hand knit garment, a personal letter, and information on SCI’s services for mariners. In addition to this, SCI also includes several useful items like hand lotion, lip balm, and toothbrushes—things difficult to come by when working long stretches on the water.

Knitting groups around the country connect with SCI in weekly knitting meetings at churches and at knitting-sponsored events. Through sites like Ravelry and the Christmas at Sea Facebook Group, the Institute works with hundreds to make the program effective.

The historic name of this volunteer program, Christmas at Sea, only partially describes the work of the people who make holidays a little warmer for mariners. While gift distribution happens during winter months, collection and creation of items happens year round, and while many gifts go to international mariners working “at sea,” thousands of gifts also go to mariners working on inland waterways here in the United States.

 

Do you have a charity you like to work with this time of year? We are always on the look out for charities to support with our craft so let us know!

Sending you warmth during these chilly months, Kristina


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Retro Re-Pin Party #19

November 18, 2014By 0 Comments

Hey Everyone! Welcome to our fun Retro Re-pin Party!! Thanks for joining us! This is a super fun party designed to bring those older pins back into the spotlight! For that we need your help – please re-pin a few of the pins linked up here! We thank you :) 

Retro Re-pin Party 19

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Scrappy Jean Christmas Ornaments

November 17, 2014By 0 Comments

Hey everyone! Time for some more crafting!! This time I made some scrappy ornaments out of left over jean and cloth scraps. Yep, another Scrap Busting Project!!  If you didn’t see our Felt Photo Christmas Ornaments check them out {HERE}. This is part of my 15 wishes list {HERE}. 

SCRAPPY JEAN & CLOTH CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

SCRAPPY JEAN & CLOTH CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

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Snickerdoodle Sunday #55

November 15, 2014By 5 Comments

Hey Hey Hey!! Alright! Alright! Alright! Time for the most fun party ever, Snickerdoodle Sunday!! The party where everyone is super creative and the hostesses serve cookies and snacks! :)

Just a shameless commercial plug before we get started with the party – we are offering 50% off all our pre-made items in a Holiday sale as our Etsy store moves to a pattern and custom order shop only. Great deals and awesome steals!! 

2CH Holiday Sale!

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