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Throwback Thursday # 18

 

It’s that time of week again, folks!!!

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Welcome back to Throwback Thursday Link Party #18! Happy to see you all back. Can you believe that next week is Christmas? It has been creeping up fast on us this year! Have you all gotten your baking and shopping done? By the links you’ve all shared looks like you are well on your way! Guess what! We made it to 200 link ups, actually it was 201. We want to thank you for your continuous support of this party and sharing it so others can join.  Read the rest of this entry

Throwback Thursday # 17

It’s that time of the week again, and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone’s got for us this week!

TBT

Hello our lovely partiers! We are happy to have you back for our Throwback Thursday Link Party #17! Again another great turn out at last weeks party, still didn’t hit our 200 link up mark but that’s ok! We will get there, we are just happy that you all choose to come back and party with us each week!

We had some great links last week like always. Love seeing all the Christmas ideas rolling in, put’s us all in the holiday spirit. Also, gives us some great ideas of our own for decorating and baking this time of the season. Now without wasting anymore time here are our lovely features!

MOST CLICKS:

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White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Candy from My Sweet Mission

SOME OF OUR FAVES:

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Cranberry Upside Down Cake from Serendipity & Spice

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Homemade Peppermint Marshmallows from Home Cooking Memories

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Ham and Cheese Tater Tot Poutine from Frugal Foodie Mama

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Maple Bacon Fudge from Krystal’s Kitsch

DIY Christmas

Goodwill Blogging: DIY Christmas Gift Decor from Sadie Seasongoods

Woohoo congrats everyone! You guy’s are really bringing it! How about we party shall we?! But first let us get down to the nitty gritty:

Party Guidelines:

Link up anything that is created by you! Please no link ups, stores or giveaways.

Link up as many posts as you’d like.

Please follow us on at least one of our social media platforms:

Alli @ Tornadough Alli
Blog – FacebookPinterestTwitter  Google + – Instagram

Quinn @ Dad Whats 4 Dinner
BlogFacebookPinterestTwitter – Google + – Instagram

Meaghan @ 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Blog – Facebook  Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram

Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau
Blog – Facebook – Pinterest – Twitter

Please share only the links to your post and not your blog.

This is a party and mingling is highly recommended, please try to click on one or more links! This raises your chances of being featured!

Not required but very much appreciated, link back to my site by either your post or grab my button and put it on your link parties page.

We would also greatly appreciate any sharing of this party on any social media platforms! If you tweet it they will come. Sharing is caring people. We will be sharing your links throughout the week on our personal pages as well! Which brings me to my next point: All photos submitted to the Throwback Thursday Link Party, grant the rights to display their photo on our websites and any social media sites used in promotion of your link. We are not responsible for stolen images or the mis-use by others who have found your image through this link party.

Click the button below to enter the party with us 🙂

Throwback Thursday # 16

After taking last week off to enjoy the holiday with our families, weeeee’rrrrreeee baaaaaack!

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Hey guys! Did you have a good Thanksgiving? I hope you guys all had an amazing time and ate awesome food. Obviously from the posts you all shared you had some seriously amazing ideas. We are happy to be back, that week off seemed like it was forever and we can’t wait to see what you have to share with us this week.

This weeks goal is for us to hit 200 link ups! We are so close! Our last party was clocked in at 187. Let’s spread the word about Throwback Thursday 🙂 Sharing is caring and we love to share your posts throughout the week so we would love for you to share our party! Remember, more exposure for everyone. Woohoo who doesn’t love that? Anyways, enough ramblings how about we share our features.

MOST CLICKS:

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Mega M&M Blondies from Bakewell Junction

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Praline Pumpkin Pie from Silver Foodie

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Wasabi Mashed Potatoes from Dizzy Busy and Hungry

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Spiced Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers from Home Cooking Memories

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Cherry Crescent Roll Turnovers from Sondra Lyn at Home

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Personalized Disney Water Bottles from Simply {Darr}ling

Congrats everyone!! Coming in the next few weeks will be new buttons, so get ready to finally have some you can grab. Until then like always you are able to grab any of our buttons to display on your page until we get one that includes us all.

Party Guidelines:

Link up anything that is created by you! Please no link ups, stores or giveaways.

Link up as many posts as you’d like.

Please follow us on at least one of our social media platforms:

Alli @ Tornadough Alli
Blog – FacebookPinterestTwitter  Google + – Instagram

Quinn @ Dad Whats 4 Dinner
BlogFacebookPinterestTwitter – Google + – Instagram

Meaghan @ 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Blog – Facebook  Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram

Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau
Blog – Facebook – Pinterest – Twitter

Please share only the links to your post and not your blog.

This is a party and mingling is highly recommended, please try to click on one or more links! This raises your chances of being featured!

Not required but very much appreciated, link back to my site by either your post or grab my button and put it on your link parties page.

We would also greatly appreciate any sharing of this party on any social media platforms! If you tweet it they will come. Sharing is caring people. We will be sharing your links throughout the week on our personal pages as well! Which brings me to my next point: All photos submitted to the Throwback Thursday Link Party, grant the rights to display their photo on our websites and any social media sites used in promotion of your link. We are not responsible for stolen images or the mis-use by others who have found your image through this link party.

Click the button below to come party with us!

Link up your own posts or come check out what everybody brought this week 🙂

Throwback Thursday # 15

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Happy Thursday party people! Welcome to Throwback Thursday Link Party #15! I can’t believe we are at 15 weeks already, woohoo! We also want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving as we will be forgoing the party next Thursday to let you (and us) enjoy the holiday. We will be back the week after bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and 5 lbs heavier….. Read the rest of this entry

Throwback Thursday # 14

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Hey all and welcome back to Throwback Thursday Link Pay #14. So happy to have you guys with us! Can you believe that it is already almost the middle of November? In light of that next weeks party we are going to focus of Thanksgiving dishes, crafts, articles, etc! Or maybe if you have some awesome Black Friday intel you could share as well! If you don’t have anything Thanksgiving related, don’t fear, we still wanna see what you got so shar away! Read the rest of this entry

The Ultimate Cookies & Goodies Giveaway Party

Welcome to the second year for the Ultimate Cookies & Goodies Virtual Party and Giveaway!

We can’t wait to see what cookies and goodies you are preparing for this holiday season! We know you’ve been busy cooking, decorating and snapping adorable photos of the treats you plan to serve your family and guests throughout the holiday season! Show them all off with us now! I’m sharing my Easy Cinnamon Doughnuts on the party. You can see the full post and recipe by clicking the image below.

You can also visit the 2014 Ultimate Cookie & Goodies Party by visiting here for even more sweet goodness.

Please share the party with our hashtag! #ultimatecookieparty

What to link up ~

Link up your very best cookies, candies, cupcakes, cakes, goodies and even free printables posts. Old or new posts related to the winter holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Enter to win $210 in Paypal Cash! Giveaway is open worldwide. Must be 18 to enter.

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Follow our Ultimate Cookies & Goodies Party Board on Pinterest for hundreds of new ideas and recipes! We’ll be pinning your post throughout the party! Please stop by and repin your favorites!

Follow intelligent domestications’s board Ultimate Cookie & Goodies Party on Pinterest.

Meet all 23 of our hosts for 2015

Hosts graphic 2015 Ultimate Cookies & Goodies Virtual Party & Giveaway

Although it isn’t required, we’d love for you to follow us on social media and get an entry into our $210 Paypal Cash Giveaway!

ENTER TO WIN $210 Paypal Cash!!Paypal Cash Giveaway graphic. 2015 Ultimate Cookies & Goodies Virtual Party & Giveawaya Rafflecopter giveaway

Party Rules

  • Link up cookies, candy, cake, sweets and Free Printables from the winter holidays especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. No crafts.
  • Share the party on social media using #ultimatecookieparty
  • Link no more than 3 posts per day over the course of the party
  • No Roundups
  • Link to your post and not your page
  • By linking to this party, you agree that we may use your post and one image in a future promotion or seasonal round-up

[Tweet “Link up your Cookie, Candy & Sweets recipes at the #ultimatecookieparty @pinterventures @shirleywood97”]

Let’s Party!

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Throwback Thursday # 13

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Hey everyone and welcome to the 13th week of Throwback Thursday! We are so happy to have you here! We had a great turn out last week and are so thankful that you guys continue helping this party grow! We love seeing and commenting on as well as sharing your posts! Read the rest of this entry

Throwback Thursday # 12

We’re excited to announce that at 4 Sons we’re teaming up with several other awesome bloggers to host a weekly link party. Be sure to stop by Thursdays nights and see what awesome ideas and great posts everyone brings to the link up. No admission required (and you don’t even have to leave the couch)!

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Hey everyone and welcome to another week of Throwback Thursday’s! We are so glad you came back to party with us! This week is special because we have 2 new AWSOME co-hosts!! I would like you to meet Meaghan from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us and Mollie from The Frugal Hausfrau! Quinn and I are so happy to have them with us and can’t wait to see this party grow even more!

As always we had some great link ups last week and we continue to enjoy seeing what everyone has to share with us! Can’t wait to see what you guys have for us this week. Oh and Happy early Halloween! We hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday! Now let’s see this weeks features shall we!

MOST CLICKS:

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Grandparents Plus

SOME OF OUR FAVES:

caramel cake

Southern Caramel Cake from Cooking with Carlee

Cookies

Rich Chocolate Cookies with Surprise from Something Sweet Winnie’s Blog

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Vintage Light Fixture Halloween Moon from Sadie Seasongoods

Congrats everyone who was featured! I’m sorry we don’t have any current feature buttons I am in the process of getting buttons to match all our sites! So excited! So if you’d like you can go to last weeks (or my button page) and grab a button from there until we get our new ones!

Party Guidelines:

Link up anything that is created by you! Please no link ups, stores or giveaways.

Link up as many posts as you’d like.

Please follow us on at least one of our social media platforms:

Alli @ Tornadough Alli
Blog – FacebookPinterestTwitter  Google + – Instagram

Quinn @ Dad Whats 4 Dinner
BlogFacebookPinterestTwitter – Google + – Instagram

Meaghan @ 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Blog – Facebook  Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram

Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau
Blog – Facebook – Pinterest – Twitter

Please share only the links to your post and not your blog.

This is a party and mingling is highly recommended, please try to click on one or more links! This raises your chances of being featured!

Not required but very much appreciated, link back to my site by either your post or grab my button and put it on your link parties page.

We would also greatly appreciate any sharing of this party on any social media platforms! If you tweet it they will come. Sharing is caring people. We will be sharing your links throughout the week on our personal pages as well! Which brings me to my next point: All photos submitted to the Throwback Thursday Link Party, grant the rights to display their photo on our websites and any social media sites used in promotion of your link. We are not responsible for stolen images or the mis-use by others who have found your image through this link party.

CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO PARTY !

A Life. Interrupted.

I went round and round about sharing this here (it’s something I’d only shared on my personal FB page and to a limited audience at that) but after talking with my husband, my family, and freinds, I’ve decided that it’s part of my testimony, and not just mine, but that of my family and my children’s as well.

“Having children is a blessing. Being able to have children, even more so. I was told, years ago, by my very much trusted, and tried and true OB, that I may never be able to conceive. God brought 3 boys (and my husband) into my life who very much needed a mother, and not just a mother but a Mom who could actually be present. And then we were blessed with the surprising and much anticipated arrival of Grayson, whom we thought would complete our family. Two miscarriages down, one of which we suffered two weeks ago, and one that was four years ago, it does not get easier. It’s not as simple as, you didn’t even know so that makes it easier. It’s still and always a struggle, and each time we have to claw our way back to the surface. That ‘knife’ I feel digging inside me each time, is one that cuts to the soul. I am blessed that I have a husband who ‘gets’ it even when some days he really doesn’t. I will always thank my God for the family he crafted for me, and I will look for those two souls when I pass, but for me, for US, they’re still very much present and a part of our lives. Don’t discredit them, their worth, their value. My babies are my babies … From start to finish. And one day we will get to meet.”

The love and grace I’ve received from family and friends has been nothing short of amazing, also both eye-opening and pretty damn humbling. I’ve also heard other mothers’ stories of love and loss, and through all the tears, hugs, love, and tissues there’s one thing I can’t stop thinking about. Why did I suffer and struggle in such silence the first time we tried to wade through these uncharted waters. Why didn’t I reach out for the life preserver that was my friends and family?? Why didn’t I let them share my burden, my hurt, my heartbreak and help me heal??

What I’m learning this time around, since breaking my silence, is that having a miscarriage, loosing a baby, a life– interrupted, isn’t something that can be helped, and it is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. So why is it such a taboo subject for us to share?

I still can’t answer that question myself, but what I have learned is this:

Ladies, you are not alone. You do not have to go through this alone. You and your s.o. Do not have to go through this alone. You have no idea how many of your friends and loved ones have been where you are now. Don’t be afraid to reach out. Even when words may not suffice, or there’s nothing left to say, let them hug you, let them love you. Let them celebrate life, and loss, with you. It will give that precious life, interupted, the importance it deserves. And you, because whether you meet your child in this life or the next … You are still a mother. You are their Mother. And neither of you will ever forget one another.

So why should anyone else?

Cherry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Remember last week when I shared with your our roasted strawberry cheesecake ice cream? And I professed my unabashed love for anything cheesecake related/flavored? Well we’re back on this second half of our great ice cream race, with another cheesecake themed treat. This time, cherry cheesecake to be exact.

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I’ll bet most of you think of cheesecake as a guilty pleasure. Something sinfully delicious to sneak bites of when nobody’s looking or to avoid at all costs lest you be cast out of the loving land of denim and resigned to permament residence in the land of yoga pants.

Not anymore.

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Healthy cherry cheesecake Popsicles. Need I say more??

With a homemade cherry syrup, chunks of fresh sweet, dark cherries, and a healthy, but rich and creamy tasting, cheesecake filling layered together, these Popsicles are nothing short of gourmet.

Cherry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Cherry Cheesecake Greek Yogurt Popsicles

1½ lbs. fresh cherries, or 2 cups + 8, thawed frozen cherries
4 tbsp maple syrup or granulated sugar

For the cheesecake filling:
8 oz, ⅓ less fat neufchâtel cream cheese, softened
4 oz plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup + 2 tbsp skim milk
4-5 tbsp granulated sugar, you can use artificial sweetener instead, but will need less
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Remove 8 cherries, stem and pit them, then chop them into large pieces and set aside.
    Stem and pit the remaining cherries, or use 2 cups of thawed frozen cherries, and place in a blender with the maple syrup or sugar. Puree until smooth. Place in a fine mesh strainer set over a medium bowl and use a spoon to help it through. You’ll have about 1 cup of puree. Set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the yogurt, milk, 4 tablespoons of sugar, and vanilla, and beat until well combined. Taste, and add the last tablespoon of sugar if you’d like the filling to be sweeter.

3. Place some cherry puree in 6-8 popsicle molds, then layer with the cream cheese filling, dropping the chopped cherries into the filling as you go. Continue layering until you’re out of filling and puree, and place the sticks in the pops and freeze for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight. Unmold by running under cold water for 30 seconds, serve, and enjoy!

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