Countdown in Style {23} features Outdoor Decor, Repurposed Shirts and Emergency Savings.

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Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {23}!

Here are our favorites from Week 22:

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Black and White Outside Decor

These simple neutrals bring elegance and adaptability to the outside room. Maria from Simple Nature Decor gives us a few options on what would make beautiful outdoor decorations for any season or style.

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Stripe and Floral T-Shirt Refashion

Got a shirt that needs a little refreshing. Julie from Sum of Their Stories opens up a new horizon on refashioning an old favorite.

A Lightened Up Pesto Recipe
A Lightened Up Pesto Recipe

Love pesto, but hate the heavy caloric impact on your daily diet. Majorie at A Pinch of Healthy helps us keep a favorite while watching our waistlines.

And the most clicked post of the week was:

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Where Do You Stash Your Emergency Savings by Mel at brokeGIRLrich

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Right now, my little Bee is going through some real terrible two madness and my Butterfly seems to be following suit trying to make sure that I don’t have any time to myself. I had to work my behind off to get my other posts done. Of course, none of this helped that I double booked my regular #AskAwayFriday post and ended up answering 20 questions instead of the normal ten! I’ve had a tough week to say the least. Did you get an easy week? If so, I’m so jealous!

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Welcome to Countdown in Style ~ Week {22}!

Here are our favorites from Week 21:

Who doesn’t like to save money? Sonya K from Saving Everyday with Sonya K has started a new series which she let’s us in on how much she saved and how she saved it. This week, she managed to get $35 worth of clothing for only $17!

Sending your child to preschool is hard enough emotionally, but you also have to consider which school is right for you. How do you make this big decision, especially when it can effect you in the future. Debbie from Heartbeats and Soul Stains gives us the 5 things to consider when choosing a preschool.

Mother’s Day has come and gone, yet Angie from God’s Growing Garden has given us 5 beautiful flowers that we can share with our mothers.

The most clicked post of the week is: Budget Travel: Camping from brokeGIRLrich!

Now, on to this week’s hop! 

You can link your funny stories, best recipes, parenting successes, parenting fails, DIY projects and tips, photo bomb posts and more! PLEASE DO NOT LINKUP OTHER LINKY PARTIES OR GIVEAWAYS AND ONLY ADD UP TO 2 POSTS. We want to learn more about the people we connect with daily through their favorite posts. Then…come back for Feature Fridays! Brittnei and I choose our favorite links from the link up and feature them on our blogs and in the weekly linkup email! *We have the right to remove any links that do not adhere to the rules.

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Feature Friday with #FAIL Beauty Regimes, How to Do #Ebay, and Some Good Fun with a Bit of Bathroom Redux

How many times have you heard… “A mother’s work is never done!” You can also apply that to a blogger! Whether you’re trying to keep it simple or develop an entire brand, pushing “Publish” is only the beginning of the work that needs to be done. But alas, the best part of my week has arrived and I’m here to highlight some of my favorite posts of this week!

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S.I. at Raindrops and Roses is my makeup best friend as she shares with us the parts of putting on makeup that she’s BAD at, truly a #fail. Considering that I don’t know what half of the things are… I’m sure that I suck at those too! However, I will have to say that tonight (Thursday night), some women made my night by say that I didn’t look like a new mom… not one once of tired. So I guess I know how to do some of it right.

Beauty Routines - Rain Drops Roses

 As bloggers we are always trying to make a few extra dollars doing whatever we can to contribute to our family. Instead of guessing, use what you already have and create an Ebay store. This is definitely in consideration as I have SO much stuff to get rid of an very little of it is of one item. I have already started looking into this from Teresa at Home Jobs by Mom.

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Finally, I was in the mood for some just feel goodness… jewelry buying, Frozen watching and St. Patrick’s day celebrating fun! Check out Janine’s Thankful Edition of Irish Eyes Smiling.

When Irish Eyes are Smiling - Janine Huldie

As always we have some awesome posts in our lineup. This week’s most clicked post of the week is from Daniela at Put a Bird on It. Check out her post on Everything You Need to Know about Bathrooms.  

Everything You Wanted to Know about Bathrooms - I Put a Bird on It

 

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Feature Friday {15} with Reinvented Traditional Food, Jewelry and Mindset

Feature Friday CISThis week has flown by because it was a SUPER short week for me. Spring Break is here for my son and we headed out of town… which we should be returning from shortly. I hope you are enjoying your week and looking forward to your weekend! Let’s get started with a little Feature Friday!

I start this week again with food. I think this is clearly showing where my mind’s been lately. A new take on an old classic ~ lasagna. Check out Julie at the Everyday Momma’s Chicken Lasagna Roll Ups.

Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups - The Everyday Momma

As I try to open up my craft closet, I admire those who make some wonderful things ~ from “trash” to treasure! I can’t say it started as trash, hence the quotations, but now it’s definitely a treasure. Check out Julie at Sum of Their Stories.

Copper Painted Bangle - Sum of Their Stories

The last feature is from Poekitten from Many Waters. I used to be a worrier, I was. Until I had a little life stay with me for just a few moments. What if I spent that time worrying?

Worry - Many Waters

 

Our most clicked post of the week is from Bonnie at LadyBlogger. It’s always helpful to get a few little tips to help your blog succeed.

5 Helpful Blogging Tips - LadyBlogger

 

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Feature Friday {14} with Yummy Recipes, Mommy Awesomeness and Choosing Love

Feature Friday CIS I think I’m finding a groove, but I don’t want to speak too quickly because I just might lose it! I truly loved the pieces this week and found it hard to pick just three!

As much as I want to cook, I don’t do much variation in my cooking. But this week, I was not only inspired but I got in the kitchen and made a couple of the dishes! I plan on making the rest within the next week. Of course that meant I didn’t choose just one!

Carie from Sweet and Savory Spence brought us Supreme Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms (Gluten Free)

Sharon from Make it or Fix it brought us Cabbage cooked in Chicken Stock 

Lydia had two that I wanted to try – the Chicken and Mushroom Boxty which I whipped up last night and the Wake Up Oatmeal Cups which I plan on making this morning.  I made this one!

As moms, we put SO much stress on ourselves to be great… and sometimes we just are. Check out this post by Katelyn at What’s Up Fagans? on her mothering awesomeness!

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I contributed to a book on marriage (yes, I did, out April 1st!), but I by no means know everything. I appreciate these words of marital wisdom provided by Daniela at Put A Bird On it!

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Our most clicked post of the week is from Laurie at Saved by Grace. A beautiful post about the proper order… putting prayer first, instead of the last resort.

In Proper Order - Saved by Grace

 

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Feature Friday {13} with Side Hustles, Tot School and Getting out with Baby

Feature Friday CIS I wish I could say that things were getting better, but considering this is coming out late today, you know life has just been crazy. I’ve been looking forward to the features all week! Let’s get this Feature Friday started!

My first feature is one that i think we can all benefit from. Being bloggers, a lot of us are looking to make a few extra dollars. Melissa at brokeGIRLrich gives us 114 Side Hustles, with a way to do them!

114 Side Hustles - brokeGIRLrich

Next, as my daughter is now 2, I find I have to have more structure in her day. Steffany at Spit and Sparkles has some great ideas in making your tot school on a budget.

Tips for Tot School - Spit and Sparkles

Getting yourself out of the house as a new mom sometimes seems overwhelming, and often forget things. Get some tips from Tenns at New Mama Diaries to find out how to make it a little easier for you.

GettingOutofTheHouse - New Mama Diaries

Our most clicked post of the week is from Rachel at Random Writings of Rachel. A great post of how to be Pinterest famous!

Pinterest Famous - Random Writings of Rachel

 

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Feature Friday CIS What a wonderful week and weekend I’ve had. Still a little ill from the weekend, but I’m feeling better today, and reading these blogs have brought me great joy.

My first feature is from Katelyn from What’s Up, Fagans? I’ve chosen a lot of her work bceause I end up being on the same page. This week, she talked about how there are so many breastfeeding lies. I’m a huge breastfeeding advocate, and I think WAY too many women give up too early, mainly because of these lies. When you feel like you’re failing, you quit. I’ve had many conversations trying to dispel these lies, and she summed it up perfectly.

11 Common Lies of Breastfeeding - What's Up FagansValentine’s Day is one of those days where many people get all up in arms about what they DON’T have. Kimberly at Sublime Reflection reminds us that Valentine’s Day is all about LOVE… all love, not just love for a spouse or significant other.

3 Ways to Love Yourself - Sublime ReflectionI liked this little craft project so much that I did it when my son and daughter were home on Friday. It was super easy and easier clean-up. I never thought about the foam letters. My daughter had a blast. Here’s a preschool activity from Julie at Don’t Lick Your Sister.

Numbers and Colors - Don't Lick Your SisterThe MOST CLICKED POST of the week comes from Erin at Fit.Fun.Lifestyle. Try out some Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Green Beans

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia from Fit Fun Lifestyle

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Feature Friday – Week {10}

Feature Friday CIS Before we get started, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for participating. It’s a pleasure reading your entries each week!

Small steps make big changes over at Calm, Healthy Sexy by Gaye. Every year, people talk about how they get from point A to point B. Ultimately it’s taking it step by step, normally one small attainable step at a time.

Calm Healthy Sexy - Small Steps, Big ChangesEveryone is always talking about getting balance in your life, and once you become a blogger, even more so. Blogging is such a time consuming task for most people, but what about you. Find out more over at LadyBlogger – I’m a No-Balance Blogger.

LadyBlogger - I'm a No Balance Blogger

It’s Valentine’s Day and I can’t leave out all Valentine’s posts! So, here’s a decoration that is so cute for your home from Invisible + Stilettos


 Of course we have our MOST CLICKED post of the week by Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen for Easy Chocolate Mousse and it looks oh, so EASY!

Easy Chocolate Mousse from Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen

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The world can be a scary place. Predators lurk around every corner. Make yourself a little safer with these Six Personal Safety Tips from Saving Sarah. Countdown in Style Feature Friday {9} 6 Personal Safety Tips from Saving Sarah I love to decorate the house, even though you wouldn’t know it if you saw my place. I’m constantly on the look out for quick and easy decorations that are inexpensive. I love this piece at Making My Apartment a Home called Dollar Start Decor – Love. Countdown in Style Feature Friday {9} Dollar Store Decor Love from Making My Apt a Home Of course we have our MOST CLICKED post of the week by Tameka at Pastries, Pumps and Pi in Losing My Social Media Sanity   image

 

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Before we get started, I’d like to thank each and every one of you for participating.

After being married for a while, you can end up in a dating slump. Katelyn from What’s Up Fagans has a great idea for giving some variety to your married dating life!

Countdown in Style Feature Friday {9} Date Night from Whats Up Fagans

The world can be a scary place. Predators lurk around every corner. Make yourself a little safer with these Six Personal Safety Tips from Saving Sarah.

Countdown in Style Feature Friday {9} 6 Personal Safety Tips from Saving Sarah

I love to decorate the house, even though you wouldn’t know it if you saw my place. I’m constantly on the look out for quick and easy decorations that are inexpensive. I love this piece at Making My Apartment a Home called Dollar Start Decor – Love.

Countdown in Style Feature Friday {9} Dollar Store Decor Love from Making My Apt a Home

Of course we have our MOST CLICKED post of the week by Tameka at Pastries, Pumps and Pi in Losing My Social Media Sanity  

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Guess what? We had another awesome week of linkups! And I’d like to thank each and every one of you for participating.

Have a blog and want to make it better? Of course. Ultimately, most of us reach the same goal, being a good blogger, which tends to be validated by “views”. So, I will let Tenns at New Mama Diaries tell you 5 Ways to Make Your Blog better! Congratulations for being the MOST CLICKED POST of the week!

I have a nine year old and each year, it seems to get tougher to discipline my son. Shouldn’t it get easier? Anyway, my ultimate goal is to make him a productive and responsible adult, so when he leaves my care, I know that he’ll be ok. So, I liked this post by Sarah at Mommy of Two: Responsibilites or Chores.


As I hit the seven year mark in my marriage, I’m blessed to find the right man for me. I love that Deauna at Honesty’s Protegee recognizes her good man in Why I Love The Hero:

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Kimberlee is getting it done! P90x3 is a hit in her house and she shows us how to do it! I can’t wait to get the program, since I’m a fan of P90x! I love the consistency that she shows in Working Out Week 4!

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Another week of Features! Ready, Set, Go!

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Since this is so personal to me and people in my life, my first post comes yet again from San Diego HR Mom. Did you know most women make less than men simply because they never ask or negotiate the way men do? Here are some tips on getting that whole dollar!

Salary Negotiation

I think I go against the norm when I say I only want my child to go to college if they are going to get an applicable degree. I don’t have any problems with people who go to college and major in sociology, but what do you do with that? And how much competition do you have to get the opportunity to do what you went to school for? This is the reason that I want my children to all go to college for a STEM degree. Check out this post from Bonnie at LadyBlogger to find out more.

Finally, since I’m ready to get my reading life back, I really enjoyed this original work by Vashti called Murder She Wrote.

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The most clicked post of the week includes some great tips from Julie, who also happens to be this next week’s co-host called Breastfeeding – Newborn Stage. Are you struggling with either the decision to breastfeed or breastfeeding itself? This is a great post to answer some of those questions that the doctors don’t tell you!

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Every week, it becomes difficult to choose between the posts to feature and that’s AWESOME!

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My first post, from San Diego HR Mom, because so many people are struggling with finding a job and she has some great points in getting to that interview. I used to hire people for my department and I wish so many would have taken the time to do these things so that they became a more viable candidate for me.

Resume Tips and Tricks

My second post is someone who’s leaving it all on her plate… or in her refrigerator. Join Scarlett on her Real Food Journey.

Finally, I always love finding a good deal. So I have to share how to save on Starbucks from Leah at Simple. Home. Blessings.

Turn your Starbucks Giftcard into Rewards

The most clicked post of the week is Tehila from Women Abiding. You truly have to be thankful for what you have.

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