Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party: Red, White & BBQ!

Ladies Only Blog Share

Here in the states we’re gearing up to celebrate our Independence weekend! All around the country, people will be enjoying fireworks, family outings, picnics, backyard BBQs and more. They’ll be searching for recipe ideas, crafts, things to do with the kids and even how to get barefoot and just relax (wait – that’s me). Let’s help them and each other find what we’re looking for by linking up our Red, White & BBQ posts for this week’s Ladies Only Blog Share! If you don’t live in the states, that’s okay. We still want your summery linkups in the form of food, creations, stories and outtakes. Don’t be shy! We had a great turnout last time and an absolute blast promoting all of your wonderful creations and awesome stories via our social networks. The feedback was incredible! To those celebrating, Happy Independence Day!

Once again, here are my talented and dedicated co-hosts:

Michelle from:


Angela from:

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Tamara from:

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Kristen from:


Make sure to bookmark or RSS feed their blogs and visit them on Facebook, Twitter and so on. They faithfully return the favor! In addition to the link share, five very special bloggers are also being featured. This week they are (in no particular order):

The Kitchen is My Playground – This has become one of my new favorite food blogs. Tracey loves to tinker with recipes, creating dishes that she can basically call her own. For me, there is nothing I appreciate more than creativity in the kitchen. One Playground recipe that I’m about to try, Southern Sweet Tea! You can check out Tracey’s full recipe index here. Lots in there for the 4th of July and other summer celebrations!

Another Jennifer – Jennifer and I share more than a love of blogging, we also share an awesome home state! Literally, we are minutes from each other so I’m hoping one day we can meet up for coffee. When you’re done celebrating this festive weekend, be sure to check out her blog for posts about life in Maine, parenting, art and more!

Beauty Through Imperfection – Direct from Texas, Paula of Beauty Through Imperfection is grounded and inspiring through her encouraging blog posts about living an imperfect life – which we all do. I LOVE her recent post “8 Ways to Help a Toddler Adjust to the New Baby” because I’ll be in that boat come October. Thanks for such a great blog, Paula!

Linkouture – Bev of Linkouture is an artist is every sense! When she’s not writing, she’s busy making beautiful jewelry, including chainmaille! She also enjoys crafts, thrift shopping and Zumba. Be sure to stop by her blog and introduce yourself!

Plucky’s Second Thought – As Plucky says, you don’t have to be Martha Stewart or Rachael Ray to attempt anything on her blog! Which is a really good thing. Infused with yummy recipes, easy craft projects and tips for healthy living, Plucky offers something for everyone. I encourage you to take her challenge and just dance – this weekend and for the rest of 2013!

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Ladies Only Blog Share

Let’s get started! Have fun and visit the links below. We ask that you try to visit at least three. Remember to leave a thoughtful comment on the new blogs you’ve discovered and let them know you’re visiting from the Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party! Feel free to pin your blog post to the Ladies Only Blog Share Pinterest board, too! In the URL field, place the link to your post. The name field should contain the title of your post. And if you’d like to co-host a future link party, give me a shout at mommifried @ (no spaces).

Use the hashtag #LOBS when tweeting!

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55 Responses to Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party: Red, White & BBQ!

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  2. Jennifer

    Thank you for hosting Crystal!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤… Jennifer
    Jenn’s Random Scraps
    Jennifer recently posted..Summer Road TripsMy Profile

    • Crystal

      Thanks for linking up, Jennifer! 🙂

  3. Ashley

    Thank you for hosting!
    Ashley recently posted..{diy} How to Make a Personalized PlateMy Profile

    • Crystal

      You bet! Thank you for visiting! 🙂

  4. paula

    thanks for the spotlight and thanks for hosting <3

    • Crystal

      You are very welcome! Love your blog!

  5. Tamara Camera

    Thank you for all of your wonderful work! This is going to be another great one, holiday or not!
    Tamara Camera recently posted..Ladies Only Blog Share Link Party: Red, White & BBQ.My Profile

    • Crystal

      It’s been awesome this week! Thanks for being a terrific co-host. ;-0

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  7. Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

    Thank you for hosting! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
    Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures recently posted..Blog Hop The Great Blog Train #7 (July)My Profile

    • Crystal

      Thanks for coming, Marci! You have a wonderful blog.

  8. Raven

    Thank you for hosting such a great link party!

    Raven J. True Blue Baking
    Raven recently posted..~Basic Artesian No Knead Bread~My Profile

    • Crystal

      You are welcome! Glad you could join us, Raven! Hope to see you again.

  9. Gladiator in Heels

    Love this hop, thanks for hosting!
    Gladiator in Heels recently posted..I’ve been jacked by summerMy Profile

    • Crystal

      Isn’t it fun?!?! Thanks for linking up!

  10. Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for the invitation to the party. I am following all hosts in one way or another and have added all of you to my blog roll. I have also added the party to my weekly list. I want to add the button to my Party List at the bottom of my blog but Blogger is acting up and not letting me re-arrange my layout gadgets so i will add it when i can move it where I want it…

    Thanks for hosting!!


    • Crystal

      Hugs back, Debbie! Thank you for connecting and sharing your work!

  11. Lisa@hooplapalooza

    thank you so much for the invite! have a great day 🙂
    Lisa@hooplapalooza recently posted..happy firework day!My Profile

    • Crystal

      You’re very welcome! Glad you could stop by! 🙂

  12. FABBY

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for the invite to this fun party! I am excited to be here. Hope you are having a terrific Fourth weekend.
    PS: I’m also taking your party botton home!

    • Crystal

      Yay! Glad you made it! See you again soon, Fabby!

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  14. Carrie This Home

    Thanks so much for the invite! I host a linky party every Sunday night for frugal crafty home ideas–feel free to link up on Sunday starting at 6PM Central time!
    Carrie This Home recently posted..Overnight Crock Pot OatmealMy Profile

    • Crystal

      I’ll be there! Thanks for linking up with ours!

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  16. Melissa @ Fawn Over Baby

    Thank you so much for inviting me to a wonderful blog hop!! It’s also nice to meet new bloggers!! 🙂

    • Crystal

      It’s great to connect with you! Glad you linked up. 🙂

  17. Moni - Zu Haus at Home

    Thanks so much for stopping by and inviting me to your party!

    • Crystal

      You are welcome! Thank you for visiting!

  18. The Dose of Reality

    We love a good party! Can’t wait to sit down and read these awesome posts!! –The Dose Girls
    The Dose of Reality recently posted..Pinterest Nightmare #001: The Nightmares That Started Them AllMy Profile

    • Crystal

      This weekend is about partying! Thanks for visiting – as always. 🙂

  19. Anne@DesignDreams

    Thanks for your visit & sweet comment! I promise to link up another time xox
    Anne@DesignDreams recently posted..Making a Small Kitchen Work SmartMy Profile

  20. Mindi

    Thank you so much for inviting me to your party! And for the sweet comment on my blog!
    Mindi recently posted..Desk and Hutch MakeoverMy Profile

    • Crystal

      That was such a great project, Mindi! Glad you shared it with us.

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  22. Sandra

    I have enjoyed visiting your blog and link party! So many fun ideas! Thanks for the invite.
    Sandra recently posted..Soft and Delicious Homemade Flour TortillasMy Profile

    • Crystal

      Well, thank you for visiting! And sharing that great recipe!

  23. Carla Riseman (@ShesAllWrite)

    Thanks for hosting! I had a LONG day at work, so I’m joining late, but better late than never, right?
    Carla Riseman (@ShesAllWrite) recently posted..This Week By The Tweets: DOMA Prop 8 Super Newsy Stanley and WendyMy Profile

  24. Lori Who Needs A Cape?

    Great party, thanks for the hospitality!

    Not Your Average Super Moms!
    Lori Who Needs A Cape? recently posted..Grilled Avocado SaladMy Profile

    • Crystal

      Absolutely love your blog! Thanks for linking up!

  25. Kristy, Life-n-Reflection

    What a great group, thank you for the invitation!
    Kristy, Life-n-Reflection recently posted..The Seasons: PeriwinkleMy Profile

    • Crystal

      I agree! I’m honored to be part of such a great community of women. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Jann Newton

    Thanks for hosting!

  28. Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

    Thanks for inviting me to join your fun link party. There are some great projects and recipes here.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  29. Deon |

    Crystal, thank you so much for inviting me to your awesome, awesome partaaaaay! I am so happy to be here!
    Deon | recently posted..How To: Making Chocolate CurlsMy Profile

  30. Melissa@Home on Deranged

    Sorry I was a little late to this exceedingly festive party, but it looks like I’ve got some great reading to catch up on after the long weekend!
    Melissa@Home on Deranged recently posted..Sunday Silliness: Suri, North, Miley and ChanningMy Profile

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  32. Erin@Managing the Manor

    Thanks for hosting!
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  34. Sara @ Content in the Meantime

    Thank you for hosting! Love finding new link parties!
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  35. Bev

    I don’t know how I missed this, but I discovered that on Google last night. Thanks so much (belatedly) for the feature!
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