What I'm really excited about is the diversity of ages in the group. My friend who started it is almost 19, I'm 33, another friend is in her early 40s and, yet another, is in her 60s. I love it how we can all learn from one another and grow. It's going to be a great thing!
Another thing I'm excited about is getting to share some of our favorite treats, since we're all bringing a snack to share. I have a potluck tradition of always bringing my Cucumber Dill Treats and Chocolate Coconut Brownies when I get together with friends. Jamie is allergic to coconut so this is the only time I get to have them!
Chocolate Coconut Brownies
1 pkg. brownie mix & ingredients to make them
small bag sweetened coconut
1 can sweetened condensed milk
chocolate for melting
Bake brownies in a large pan---at least 13x9. (I use the Pampered Chef large bar pan...I think it's 15x11). Let them cool for a few minutes and then mix up the coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and egg. Spread coconut mixture on top of brownies and bake until the top is light brown. Melt chocolate and spread over top of brownies and cool.
I love to feature some of the neat posts that are linked up---Please make sure and put my button or a text link on each blog post you link up. Here are a couple of my favorites from last week's party:
The first post that caught my attention was this one from Tablescapes by Bev. I've just started collecting this pattern from Johnson Brothers called Friendly Village, and am hoping to have a few pieces by Christmas. So far, I've found one plate at a yard sale. Ha! Check out Bev's post on how she organized and decorated her dining room.
Penny's Vintage Home is someone that I feature regularly because her home and ideas just take my breath away! It's never too early to start thinking of Christmas decorating and I am DEFINITELY thinking about it now! I think I'll go check out some yard sales this weekend and see if I can snag some pretty things to craft with!
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Thriving Thursday @ Serving Joyfully
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Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Create It Thursday
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Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Inspiration Friday @ Dear Creatives
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm
Family Fun Friday @ Happy and Blessed Home
Farm Girl Friday @ Let This Mind Be In You
Fit & Frugal Family Friday
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal
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Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Finding the Pretty & Delicious @ Your Homebased Mom
30 Min. Linkup @ 30 Days
Sharing Creative Ideas @ Made By Joey
Show Me Saturday
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Motivate Me Monday
Modest Monday @ The Modest Mom
Living Proverbs 31
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Masterpiece Monday @ BoogieBoard Cottage
A Round Tuit @ Creating My Way to Success
Monday Funday @ C.R.A.F.T.
Better Mom Mondays
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Making Your Home Sing Monday
Teach Me Tuesday @ Growing Home
Tutorial Tuesdays with Hope Studios
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(Titus 2)s Days @ Time Warp Wife
Tending the Home Tuesday
Tuesday Link Up Party
Make Bake Create @ Hope In Every Season
Wisdom Wednesdays @Simply Helping Him
Winsome Wednesday @ My Daily Walk in His Grace
Whole-Hearted Home Wednesdays
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A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Homemaking Link Up @ Raising Homemakers
Home @ Rose Chintz Cottage
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Watcha Work-Up Wednesday
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