Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Who doesn't love a good blog hop??



I told you all that Wednesday would be fun!! =) BTW, I'm scheduling my post 15 minutes before the hop starts. It officially starts at 8am EST.

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Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!!

Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop!

If you didn't come from Maya's blog or you popped upon this blog and didn't realize we were blog hopping you need to go to Scrap That Baby and start the HOP! You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site! Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. You will not want to miss out. There are MANY MANY chances to win!

Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! The members of our design team will all be sharing fantastic summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along.

Here are a few ideas by Dani (That's me! lol):

This layout is from a trip to the beach back in April. It was actually warm then!


The format for this hop said that we could insert stories. I just want to say that I don't have any summer stories including little Mr. Jonah man. Why? Well because, being Southern, my idea of summer includes intense heat, humidity, and spending time by the lake. Here, on the central coast of California, we've barely reached 70 degrees, and those days are rare. Soo our summer this year has just consisted of hikes and doing things indoors. But next year we'll be in Texas in the summertime!

I do have some tips though. Some of you may know, my other hobby is couponing. I'm always looking out for good deals. Throughout the summer, you can find coupons for general summertime items like sunscreen and bug spray, as well as even some apparel coupons like from target.com. A lot of times the coupons won't expire for months, so hang onto them until summer is winding down and products go on clearance. Use this opportunity to stock up for next year! Same goes with summer toys and clothes for the kiddos!

And lastly, I want to share a recipe for one of my favorite summer foods. Sadly, I don't have a picture.. but trust me, it's delicious and my little man likes it too!

Spaghetti Salad
1 lb spaghetti
1 bottle Italian dressing
1 large tomato
1 bunch of green onions
1 large cucumber
vegetable seasoning
garlic powder
onion powder
celery seed

Cook spaghetti according to directions on package. Meanwhile, chop tomato, green onions, and cucumber. Once the spaghetti is drained and cooled, mix in the veggies, Italian dressing, and spices. Mix well. Refrigerate. Serve cold.


But wait, there's more! In addition to the prize you can win from the main blog, I am also hosting my own giveaway! Become a follower of my blog and comment that you did, and you will be entered to win 10 various KI Memories papers and some KI Memories embellishments.


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Our blog hop run from today, August 18th until August 22nd . Invite your
friends to play for extra entries. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize
The Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing for prizes on Wednesday August 25th! .

The next stop on the blog hop is........ BRANDI!

32 comments:

JudyinNM said...

Love the pic of the sandy toes! LOL That spaghetti salad sounds yummy - going to try it soon. I became a follower - thanks!

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE your LO! Toes are so cute! I'm a follower!

~Christina~ said...

I soooo love that layout :)

Jennybean said...

Love the little sandy toes.. I'm a follower!

Amanda said...

I love going to the beach and live 45 minutes away, but don't get there enough every summer! I love your LO and your recipe sounds delicious!!

CreativeChretin said...

love those cute sandy piggys!

Robin said...

Oh what a sweet layout! TFS! I am a follower of your blog!

Jenny said...

Dani, love that photo and all the added circles. great work!

The Cox Family said...

love that pic of the baby toes in the sand. i am now a follower and off to the next blog!

Kalena and Justin said...

Your little man is so cute. And I keep telling you if you need some heat you guys should come to vegas and see us. And then you could get those family pics too :D.

Can not wait to try the salad. But how to get around the tomatoe? Oh and Duh I already follow you.

Sarah said...

awww! i love his little sandy toes!

cute cute!!

Treasa said...

OMGosh..that is one of the cutest photos I have ever seen. The spaghetti salad sounds really good and easy to make. TFS

Melanie said...

I just adore sandy bubba toes. That page is so cute.

Melanie {DT}

Stacy said...

Cute toes in the sand.

scrappinsmiles said...

those sure are some cute little toes in the sand! Super cute page!!

Chas said...

I love those little toes and I became a follower

Patti H said...

oh my gosh just love your little sandy toes photo

Chloe :-) said...

Ooohhh....love that sandy toes LO!!! Looks like fun!! Joined your followers :-)

Liz said...

Love the kraft and colors

Kristin Summer said...

look at thems cute little baby toes!! Too cute!

Alannah said...

April in Queensland in Australia can be hot too...often at a beach for us! now following your blog, which is just gorgeous. Smiles.

Cathy said...

My little one keeps asking to go to the beach. Sadly for him, we live to far away for an unplanned trip.

Hoping along dear...

Natalie said...

Your layout is precious!! Very cute!

Tarin said...

Wow, I'm going to have to steal this layout! I love it!! I am now a follower! Can't wait to see what other awesome ideas you have!

Vicki said...

Your layout is precious. I am now a follower.

chiara_francy said...

interesting blog!

rebekah said...

hey! thanks for checking out my blog hop and becoming a follower!

so glad you are having one too! i'll have to check out all the sites and check out your blog a little more too!.. becoming a follower of yours also.. cute blog!

MamaJ said...

Those toes are too cute! :) And spaghetti salad just sounds yummy! I'm following your blog, have a great weekend!

Ashley said...

What a cute layout! I need to scrap those pics of my baby at the beach this summer. Thanks for the inspiration!

Faye Marie said...

SO cute!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!

Carmen said...

Dani, wonderful take on the sketch! Love the sun and bright colors!!
Your baby is cute!!!!

Carmen said...

Dani, love your take on the sketch, the sun and bright colors are great. Your baby is cute!!!!