Thursday, December 7, 2017

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #181: December 7, 2017

Welcome back to... 


I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around December 7th, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

Last year I focused solely on recipe posts for the posts I wanted to share, and the year before that, I shared past review posts. It was fun remembering some of the recipes and reviews I had forgotten about. This year I will be sharing random posts.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time. And if you haven't been blogging for a full year, feel free to share any earlier post.)


Please make sure to share from the past as instructed above if you would like your post to qualify for the Featured Post. Most weeks I find that there is a wonderful post, but I can't feature it because it is a current post, not from the past. I love reading the current posts, if you want to share them. However, I am not able to feature them, because the spirit of Throwback Thursday Blog-Style is to share posts from the past.
Thank you

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here are my Throwback Thursday posts:

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Linda from Apron Strings & Other Things shared DIY Hot Cocoa Recipe and Hot Chocolate Bar.




To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Throwback Thursday Blog-Style permalink please.



Happy Throwback Thursday!


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: December 6, 2017 (w/linky) : Melk the Christmas Monkey Gets to Ring the Salvation Army Bell

The girls had the opportunity to ring the Salvation Army bell with their Venture Club group from church this evening. For the first hour, I was at the Y getting some exercise in. But for the second hour, Harold, Melk, and I got to help out too.










Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button on your Wordless Wednesday post or in a list of Wordless Wednesday linkies. Just link it to my Wordless Wednesday permalink please.



Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Littles Learning Link Up: Angels We Have Heard on High Round Up


Welcome to Littles Learning Link Up. Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (usually toward the beginning of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child.

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

It's time for this month's Round Up

Christmas is coming! Less than three weeks to go! Can you believe it? I'm having a hard time believing the fact that 2017 is almost over. Doesn't it feel like it just begun? Anyhow, Christmas is a very special time of year for us. We love spending December looking forward to the celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior. I love to create and do different crafts that help us to focus on the true meaning of this holiday. We also read lots of books, the most important being the Bible of course. But there really are some neat storybooks that help us focus on Jesus too. I love being able to share these round ups to help you, my readers, find ways to focus on Jesus as well. 

This year I thought I would focus on angels, those important messengers of God. We love to hear how the angel Gabriel came to Mary to tell her she was going to have Baby Jesus, and how a multitude of the heavenly host came first to the humble shepherds to tell them the wonderful news. So, why not focus on different angel activities to help remember the important part they played.



Angels We Have Heard on High Round Up

Angel Crafts

Toilet Roll Angels from The Gingerbread House
Paper Angel Printable from Red Ted Art
Cork Angel Craft from Red Ted Art
Toilet Roll Angels from Red Ted Art


African Angels from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes
Angel Christmas Craft for Kids from Mommy's Bundle
Hand and Footprint Angels from There's Just One Mommy
Pretty Paper Bag Angel Craft from I Heart Crafty Things


Angels, Angels Everywhere from Crafty Moms Share
Angels With a Toddler from Crafty Moms Share
A is for Angel Craft from The Resourceful Mama


Handprint and Footprint Angel Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun
Two Paper Plate Angel Crafts from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together


Angel Ornaments

Paper Angel Ornament DIY from Red Ted Art
Simple Christmas Angel Ornaments from Rubber Boots and Elf Shoes


Easy Angel Ornaments for Preschoolers from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds 
Pinecone Angel Ornaments from Fireflies & Mud Pies


Easy Paperclip Angel Ornament from Crafty Mom's Share
Wooden Spoon Angel Christmas Ornaments from I Heart Crafty Things


Spoon Angel Christmas Ornament from The Joy of Sharing

Angels Are God's Messengers Muffin Tin from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together
Angel Snack Packs from Teach Me Mommy


Angel Books with Craft


Miscellaneous

School Time: Advent Lessons from Tots and Me...Growing Up Together

Do you have any fun Angel Crafts, Activities, or Snack ideas? I would love for you to link them up below.

For more Christmas ideas check out:





Now onto:

Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 5 wonderful posts linked up. I will be picking two randomly selected posts to share as there were no clicks this past week..  

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's first randomly selected post is:


Katelynne from The Disguised Supermom shared Advent Calendar with Acts of Kindness *FREE Printable Calendar Cards*

This week's second randomly selected post is:



Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on my Toddler Ideas or other relevant board, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time, if applicable. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Sunday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.





Monday, December 4, 2017

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up- December 5, 2017


Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaways





Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #180: November 30, 2017

Welcome back to... 


I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around November 30th, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

Last year I focused solely on recipe posts for the posts I wanted to share, and the year before that, I shared past review posts. It was fun remembering some of the recipes and reviews I had forgotten about. This year I will be sharing random posts.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time. And if you haven't been blogging for a full year, feel free to share any earlier post.)


Please make sure to share from the past as instructed above if you would like your post to qualify for the Featured Post. Most weeks I find that there is a wonderful post, but I can't feature it because it is a current post, not from the past. I love reading the current posts, if you want to share them. However, I am not able to feature them, because the spirit of Throwback Thursday Blog-Style is to share posts from the past.
Thank you

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here are my Throwback Thursday posts:

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

Anna from Simply Mazes shared Maze Number 102: "Pop"



To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button. Just link it to my Throwback Thursday Blog-Style permalink please.



Happy Throwback Thursday!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Wordless Wednesday: November 29, 2017 (w/linky) : First Thanksgiving With Two Granddaughters

This Thanksgiving we were blessed to have all my children come for dinner on Friday, though hubby's children couldn't make it due to work schedules. Not only did we get to spend time with them, we got to see two of our granddaughters as well. It was our first Thanksgiving with them and it was their very first Thanksgiving.


























Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

No button currently, and there won't be one until I can figure it out seeing as Photobucket has changed things. Feel free to still share the picture in place of the button on your Wordless Wednesday post or in a list of Wordless Wednesday linkies. Just link it to my Wordless Wednesday permalink please.



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