Weekend Blog Party | Sunday – Your Most Overlooked Post

Weekend Blog Party | Sunday – Your Most Overlooked Post

Hi everyone! I hope that your weekend has been going beautifully. ❤ Today is the day that we wrap-up my weekend blog party(!) and what better way to do that than by promoting posts that we loved writing, but that didn’t get as much of a response as we would’ve liked? Haha, we all have posts like that! If you’d like to join in on the last day of my three-day-long blog party, then that’s awesome! Today is the last day of my very first blog party. ❤ Keep reading for a bit of information on it, as well as how easy it is to participate!

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What: A weekend-long blog party!
Who: Everyone who comments down below!
Where: Right here on my blog. xx
When: From 7 AM EST to midnight (EST) tonight!
Why: Because not only are blog parties a blast, but I’m also celebrating being over how sick I was this past week!
How: By commenting a link to your most overlooked post!

For the last time this weekend, here’s how it will work …

Like I mentioned a moment ago, Sunday’s party theme is going to be all about you guys’ most overlooked posts!! That includes all posts that you loved writing, but that got less views/likes/comments than your other posts. Sometimes, that happens because of the inopportune time of day that we published it, and sometimes it’s because we didn’t have very many followers at the time! Now’s the time to promote that post you’d love to get feedback on. 🙂 If you’re itching to participate, here’s how you can do it!:

In a comment below,
introduce yourself to us,
share the link to your most overlooked post,
then tell us why we should go read it!

That’s it, everybody! Finally, I’ll comment first so that you guys can see exactly what I mean. 🙂 Make sure that you check out what posts other bloggers are sharing after you have commented yours! Please don’t feel pressured to get around to all of them, but it would make me happy if y’all could reach out a little bit. I’ll be visiting as many of you as I can!

Happy weekend, guys! This party was such a blast to do with all of you! Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I can’t wait to do another one sometime soon!

See y’all in the comments!

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Weekend Blog Party | Saturday – Your Favorite Post

Weekend Blog Party | Saturday – Your Favorite Post

Hi again, guys! How is your weekend going? ❤ Mine’s going beautifully! Yesterday, we kicked off this weekend celebration of blog posts, and today, we’re moving on to part two! Do you want to celebrate with us some more? Awesome! This is part two of my very first blog party! Read below for a bit of information on it, as well as how easy it is to participate!

Also, everyone who participated yesterday is more than welcome to come back for days two and three!

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What: A weekend-long blog party!
Who: Everyone who comments down below!
Where: Right here on my blog. xx
When: From 7 AM EST to midnight (EST) tonight!
Why: Because not only are blog parties a blast, but I’m also celebrating being over how sick I was this past week!
How: By commenting a link to a favorite post of yours!

This is how it will work …

Saturday’s party theme is going to be all about you guys’ favorite posts!! Which post you choose is entirely up to you. It can be a post of yours that you’re the happiest with, one that means a lot to you right now, one that got the best response, the one that took the most time to write, etc – whichever one you’d like for us to check out, regardless of how old or new it is! To join in the fun, all you have to do to is this:

In a comment below,
introduce yourself to us,
share the link to your favorite post,
then tell us why we should go read it!

There you go! Again, I’ll comment first so that you guys can see what I mean. 🙂 Make sure that you check out what posts other bloggers are sharing after you have commented yours! Don’t feel pressured to get around to all of them, but it would make me happy if y’all could reach out a little bit. I’ll be visiting as many as I can!

Happy weekend, guys! Make sure you come back here tomorrow, same time, same channel (haha!) to see what Sunday’s party theme will be! (Everyone can participate once each day, just to make that clear!) We’ll be wrapping it up tomorrow as we go into a new week. xxx

See y’all in the comments!

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Weekend Blog Party | Friday – Your Most Recent Post

Weekend Blog Party | Friday – Your Most Recent Post

Hello everyone! I hope that your weekend has gotten off to a beautiful start! ❤ Would you like to celebrate this awesome time of the week with me? Awesome! Because today, I bring to you my very first blog party! Keep reading for a bit of information on it, as well as how easy it is to participate!

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What: A weekend-long blog party!
Who: Everyone who comments down below!
Where: Right here on my blog. xx
When: From 7 AM EST to midnight (EST) tonight!
Why: Because not only are blog parties a blast, but I’m also celebrating being over how sick I was this past week!
How: By commenting a link to your most recent post!

Basically, it will work like this …

Friday’s party theme is going to be all about you guys’ most recent posts!! That means that all you have to do to join in the fun is this:

In a comment below,
introduce yourself to us,
share the link to your most recent post,
then tell us why we should go read it!

Aaand that’s it! I’ll comment first so that you guys can see what I mean. 🙂 Make sure that you check out what posts other bloggers are sharing after you have commented yours! Don’t feel pressured to get around to all of them, but it would make me happy if y’all could reach out a little bit. I’ll be visiting as many as I can!

Happy weekend, guys! Make sure you come back here tomorrow, same time, same channel (haha!) to see what Saturday’s party theme will be! (Everyone can participate once each day, just to make that clear!)

See y’all in the comments!

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Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips!

Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to your (usually) bi-weekly dose of my tasty treats!

This particular dessert was quite a large project – definitely the biggest one I’ve done so far.

A few weeks ago, I was browsing Pinterest. I always seem to be doing this, haha, but that day, I was looking for something different; I was searching for summer-y recipes to try out and make throughout the summer, and what I’m sharing in this post is the first one that I fell in love with!

It’s such a unique idea, and the homemade chips that went with it are absolutely amazing, too!

Today, I am happy to introduce to you fruit salsa and cinnamon chips!

Fruit Salsa

This picture-worthy appetizer treat is made from a nice blend of different fresh fruits. It also has some fruit preserves thrown in to add a more salsa-like texture and appearance. It was definitely time-consuming with all the different fruits I had to chop up (thankfully, my brother volunteered to help out with some of that!), but the turnout was worth it.

Before I go on, I’d like to tell you guys that this is a great treat idea for a big party, but making the whole batch was a mistake. I ended up throwing most of it away, unfortunately. 😦 There was so much, and my family and I couldn’t eat it in time. So, while I probably won’t make it again (except maybe for a party), I am for sure making the cinnamon chips that went with it! I’ll talk about those in a minute. Alright, back to the fruit salsa.

First, you gather all your fruits together.

I used a dalia melon, two granny smith apples, and a lemon. Next up, we have:

Raspberry preserves (that’s what the original recipe creator used, so I did the same!), as well as strawberries and raspberries.

I cut up the apples, salvaged as much of the melon as I could (ahaha I was quite the amateur fruit slicer), grated the lemon, opted to use some lemon juice from the fridge instead of juicing the lemon I had just zested (I don’t like pulp), cut up the strawberries into very small pieces, then mixed everything (including the preserves) together in a huge bowl! Here are some pictures from that process.

while cutting these up, I stopped momentarily to take a picture because I thought they looked pretty cool.
behind-the-scenes footage of my baking adventures. I was thankful for his help. you can spot different picture props and things I didn’t include elsewhere in this shot aha
all the apples chopped up. there were so many!!
… and here’s everything mixed together!
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Cinnamon Chips

I never thought that I would make my own tortilla chips one day – much less cinnamon-sugar ones! However, I am so happy that I got to make these. They were extremely simple, quick to bake, and sooooo good!

All you need are some flour tortillas (any size will do), sugar, cinnamon, cooking spray, and a baking sheet and foil.

Spray both sides of the tortillas with cooking spray, then sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture on both sides. Once you’ve done this with as many as you’d like (I used four fajita-size tortillas), stack them together on the baking sheet and use whatever you’d like to cut them (I used a pizza cutter) into the desired triangular shape. (You can make them big or small; it’s just preference!)

Next, you arrange them in a single-layer on the baking sheet and bake for about ten minutes.

I loooove how these turned out!! The salsa was quite a commitment, so I know that most people wouldn’t be up for concocting that (haha), but guys. Please do give these cinnamon chips a chance. They’re super easy, and they make for a light treat!

Thanks for reading, guys!! How about you?

What’s YOUR favorite summer treat?

Are you interested in making the salsa or those chips yourself? Awesome! Click here for the original recipe.

Happy Thursday!

— Maggie