Link Love + BFC Mug Swap Reveal

September 16, 2014
I've never done a Link Love post, but decided to go ahead and finally do one.  Why not?  :)  
Also, listing out my links for y'all means I can go head and link up with Erica for Listed Tuesday today!  
  • The United Sweets of America-  I came across this article a few days ago and oh my!  If you love desserts like me, it is worth a look because the author picks a dessert to best represent every state.  There is an interactive map that has a picture of the chosen dessert on top of every state and when you click on the picture, an explanation of why she chose that particular dessert pops up.  I thought the author did a good job picking out Buckeyes for Ohio's dessert, so I went on to check out her other picks...because I love state/regional specialties, especially when they're sweet.  This article taught me a little about history and I learned about new types of desserts that I had never heard of before such as kuchen, krumkake, and bizcochito.  Head on over and see if you agree with the dessert she picked for your state!  Apparently several people from Wisconsin and Alabama disagree with her choices.  Either way, it was an interesting read!
  • Confetti Nails- Kallie @ But First, Coffee posted a tutorial on how to create this colorful look.  Honestly, I don't actually do a lot of the nail art tutorials I see because they are too intricate, but this one looks easy enough and the result sure is cute.
  • Wiener Dogs are A-Holes- I started noticing that sometimes Claude acts a little passive aggressive.  One time I wouldn't let him in my room when he was whining, and he tore up a Subway wrapper into pieces and then pooped on the floor after I had just let him out.  I feel like he was almost trying to "punish" me just because I didn't let him into my room right away.  After we went to Ohio to visit for a week, he treated my roommates and I like chopped liver when we came back home.  I thought that he would be excited to see us, but he completely ignored all of us for almost two weeks because I swear he was mad that we left him behind!  (Ev's mom stopped by and took good care of him.)  Claude would seriously walk away when I tried to pet him which he never did before.  He didn't even head-butt my door trying to get into my room which he usually does several times a day.  Thankfully, I guess he has forgiven us and he's back to his loving self.  Anyway, I started Google searching "characteristics of dachshunds" and came across this hilarious post written by Jessie @ My Messie Life.  I laughed so hard while reading it because so much of what was written was true of Claude, too!  Jessie also experienced some of the vindictive dachshund behavior.  At least I know that it's typical of the breed...Sorry, Claude, you're a complete stereotype! 
  • Pumpkin Spice Whip Dip I've been looking at fall recipes to try, because I definitely need my yearly pumpkin spice fix.  I came across this dip recipe, and it looks so good!  The best part is that it's easy to make and the dip requires only four ingredients.  
  • DIY Jewelry Tutorials  This was posted in April, but I just came across it via Pinterest.  It has links to 51 different tutorials!  I found a couple of pieces I'd love to make!

But First, Coffee Mug Swap Reveal

For the BFC Mug Swap, my partner was Ashley @ The Artsy Apple.  Ashley and I had plenty to write about since she is also in the field of education.  I recommend taking a look at her blog if you're a teacher, want some drool-worthy recipes, or are interested in DIY projects.  

Now for the reveal of the mug Ashley got for me...



Isn't it cute??  It's perfect for me, too!  #cupcakeaddict  

Here are 5 posts written by Ashley that I highly suggest you take a look at:

1) A Tour on Tuesday: In this post, Ashley shares her favorite parts of her home.  The last pic is of the mug I got her for the mug swap!

2) Basically #Basic Among Other Things:  I absolutely LOVE guacamole, but the recipe I have requires a lot of ingredients.  This post contains a recipe for guacamole that is super simple!  Plus, there are two other perfect-for-fall recipes.  I won't ruin the surprise, but you probably won't be disappointed. :)

3) Friday Five: My Natural Habitat: This post has pics of some of the CUTEST classroom decorations I've ever seen.  It inspired me!

4) Poppin' Champagne: Ashley shows you how to change an old champagne or wine bottle into a nice decoration for your house.

5) Popping the Question: See how Ashley popped the question to see if her future bridesmaids would be a part of her wedding.

What are some good posts from other bloggers that you've read lately?

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Carly Blogs Here said...

What a cute mug! I am totally loving that article on desserts-- thanks for sharing :)

Jocelyn Delaney said...

I've never done a link love post but it's a great idea! Gotta try it soon!

Lora said...

I could not agree more with banana pudding for Tennessee. That is my absolute favorite dessert ever!

Brenda said...

Cute mug!

Krystal R. said...

Such a great idea for a post!

Lisa K said...

I thought it was so interesting, but then again I think I could read about desserts all day and not be bored, lol.

Lisa K said...

I had fun writing it--it gave me an excuse to read some more posts from other bloggers!

Lisa K said...

Hahaha, that's so funny that she pegged it for TN and OH. I don't think she did too shabby with choosing peach cobbler for GA, either!

Lisa K said...

My partner did a good job picking one out for me!

Lisa K said...

I enjoyed searching for posts that caught my interest to share with my readers!

Yvonne Marcus said...

That mug is adorable!

Rebecca B. Bird said...

Weiner dogs ARE total a-holes. Yet they still manage to be so cute ... what is this sorcery?!

Kristen Warren said...

what a cute mug! my mother in law has 1 dachshund (used to have 2) and he is the biggest a-hole i've ever met! like most annoying dog ever, zero exaggeration!

Lisa K said...

I 100% agree! :)

Lisa K said...

I never knew that they were stubborn little buttheads...but I want one of my own now because of Claude!! I guess I like a challenge, haha!

Lisa K said...

LOL, I seriously never knew that about them and am slowly but surely learning Claude's ways!

Tiffany Khyla said...

I'm obsessed with that mug! Swaps are so fun, and the one you got is so adorable!

Lisa K said...

It's my 2nd awesome mug from Kallie's Mug Swap! :) I seriously love swaps, too!

Raewyn Smith said...

Omgosh that Mug is so cute!! I saw it on Insta today and squeeled!! Also, love these links!!

Ashley K said...

Love this! Thanks for the sweet post -- and the adorable mug! :)

Lisa K said...

Thank YOU for the cute mug you got me! :)

Lisa K said...

Ashley got it from Amazon if you're interested! :) The mug is so me, haha.

Raewyn Smith said...

ahahaha yes!

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