May 29, 2012

Grow.Swap.Share Participants 1

Happy Tuesday everyone!!  Can you believe in just one short week the Grow.Swap.Share blog swap will be live?  I’m still wrapping my head around the idea.  I think back to my first Trading Blogs experience – it was my very first time guest posting or having someone guest post for me – and now everything has come full circle.  I will say it was really nice to give Melissa the chance to sit back, relax, and enjoy being a participant instead of having to run everything.  I can’t wait til the next time Grow.Swap.Share happens.  I don’t know when it will be, but I’ve enjoyed myself too much to just let it go.


So I totally love spreading the love, and today is no different.  I’m showing off all of the participants for the Grow.Swap.Share blog swap and some of my favorite posts from their blogs.  You may want to grab a snack now.  No?  Don’t say I didn’t warn you that you’d get hungry.  ;)  

 
I think it’s only fair to introduce Carrie at My Favorite Finds first.  
After all, she is my lovely co-host.
Carrie’s blog has tons of recipes, tutorials, and fun ideas.
Carrie also has Must Try Mondays, a recipe link party that I can’t get enough of.
Carrie also shares her own recipe at her link party – like these Chocolate Dipped Vanilla Wafers.  I think I could eat that whole tray.

 

 
I am so proud to introduce you to Melissa of Serendipity and Spice.
Melissa’s Trading Blogs series was the inspiration behind Grow.Swap.Share.
I had so much fun joining Trading Blogs that when Carrie asked if I knew when the next round was all I could think was, “Why wait? We could hold our own!”  And here we are today.
 
Melissa’s blog is also full of great recipes, crafts, and mommy-ness.
Take this Crock Pot Ultimate Mac & Cheese for instance.
I made it last week – double yum!
And I feel really lucky to call her one of my bloggy friends.
 
Addicted to Recipes is one of the weekly linky parties I visit.
You can always find yummy recipes to make, like these Toffee Crunch Lunch Box Cookies.
 
Stephanie at Chocolate Covered Buttons loves to blog about all things cooking, beauty, and fashion.
I’m so happy she posted this Crab Manicotti with Spinach Cream Sauce.  I’m totally swooning, and making this dish for dinner in the very, very near future!
 
Sarah at Fantastical Sharing of Recipes is a girl after my own heart.  She makes happy food, even if it’s not always diet friendly. {sound familiar?} I’m sure this Man Dip is going to be a huge hit at our next get together.  I love food you can throw in a crock pot and forget about, then voila!  Perfection.
 
Amanda at Life Experience Needed keeps being a mom real.  She talks about life, ups and downs, and she was part of the super awesome Covert Robin gift exchange!

  

 
Amber at Obsessive Compulsive Randomosity blogs about an odd mix of random crafts and recipes.  Her blog is self-proclaimed a little bit OCD, a little bit random, a lot of creativity.  Sounds super fun to me!
Oh and Amber totally baked this amazing looking bread.  We’re friends already.
 
Jos at Sew, Cook, Laugh, Live is a Jane of all trades.  She sews, she cooks, she makes jewelry, how awesome is that?!?  I’m totally freaked out at the idea of sewing without a pattern, but Jos’s No Pattern Required Lace Top looks so easy to make I might even be able to pull this one off.
 
Kim at The Soulicious Life and my Aunt Cindy would totally hit it off.  Kim is all about yoga and the good things you can do for your body.  Like eating cupcakes.  
 
Autumn at Space for Living makes the impossible possible.  Her organizational tips and tricks can conquer any room in the house.  She’s going for practicality people, not perfection.  Which is good because seems completely out of my reach at this point.  Haha.  I mean, come on, look at this office before and after.
 
 
Micki at Confessions of an ADD Housewife has lots of great recipes and projects going on.  
You have to see the before on this dresser to TV stand.
 
Nina at Atir Inspired Decor~AID blogs about home decor, thrifty living, and DIY.
These makeover she gave these cushions is astounding. 
Who knew you could do so much with one little pen?
 
Danielle at Hugs and Cookies XOXO makes all kinds of yummy sweets and happy food.
I noticed she has a penchant for dipping things in chocolate and then giving them some sprinkle love.
These Butter Cookies with Jam Stuffing are no exception.
 
Laurie at Laurie’s Little Bits of Creativity has some seriously awesome craft projects going on.
How cute are these paper flowers?  I love the button middles.
I had sworn off Silhouette and Circuit giveaway entries, but these flower make be want to get back on the wagon.
  
 
Leslie at Dishing with Leslie is quickly becoming one of my new favorite recipe blogs.
Leslie’s Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes and Ramen Chicken Salad will definitely keep me coming back for new recipes to try out on the boys.
 
I met Shatzi at Love and Laundry through my weekly Wednesday Whatsits link party.  I can’t over her name.  For those of you who don’t know Schatzi is a German term of endearment that means “treasure”. 
And homegirl can cook!  Check out this amazing looking Stromboli!
 
So many great ladies and there are more to come!
Be sure to stop by tomorrow and check out all the other participants.

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