Welcome to the Weekly Round-Up linky party, hosted by me and Miss Angie from My So-Called Chaos.
This party is all about sharing those fabulous blogs that you've read through the week and promote our blogger community. I hope it will help you use this party to find new blogs to read and build some new blogger friendships.
So, here are the rules:
1. Grab the button.
2. Write a little list of your favorite reads this week and why.
3. Link up below and go find some fabulous new ladies to be friends with.
Since Halloween is on Friday, I thought it would be fun to have a holiday-themed Round-Up; if you need some last-minute ideas, here you go:
If you're looking to avoid open flames on your porch, check out this solar light jack o'lantern, featured on Bitz & Giggles.
Here's a quick Ghost Mason Jar Centerpiece from That's What Che Said; there are also seven more black and white Halloween projects linked to this post.
If you're trying to decorate on a budget, these book page paper pumpkins from The Domestic Heart are an inexpensive way to go, and since they're a little less Halloween-y, these would work as part of Thanksgiving table-scaping too.
This pumpkin candy dish from McCall Manor is super-cute. I like the idea of making one with silver or gold spray paint.
And since making all those crafts is going to work up an appetite, how about these mouth-watering pumpkin pie bars from Crazy for Crust?
Want to play along? Link your Weekly Round-Up post here:
I signed up for another swap this week, and I haven't really said a word about it because I just haven't had the time I'd like blogging, but that means that I've been a slack swap partner. I want to fix that because I'm really loving my partner, Casey from A Girl and Merle.
When Casey described herself to me as a "boy mom, a dog owner and a big coffee drinker," I knew we were going to get along fine. She started the blog recently as a fresh start to document life in her new home in a small town in Texas. The blog is named after her rescue dog Merle, who was unfortunately hit by a car and killed just last week.
You should go love on Casey! I'm looking forward to getting her mug swap goodies in the mail this afternoon.
I don't know what I'd do if something happened to my sweet Paige. She's my little shadow, and as neurotic as she is, I love her to pieces.
Work really is kicking my butt. It gets like this every October so I knew I'd be busy, but my internet keeps dropping off at the office, which is seriously stressing me out since I have multiple appointments each day that are not productive without access to the internet. Hopefully next week will be calmer.
On Monday in jujitsu, we were working grip fighting...and we did some practicing as though we were not wearing gis (uniforms) because if you have to do it on the street, odds the bad guy won't be wearing a gi.
Having my muscles repeatedly gripped didn't hurt, but look at these bruises! It doesn't matter how much I've toughened up; that's ridiculous.
That my friends tagging/sharing this article with me on Facebook might be them trying to tell me something. =D