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Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround

Welcome back for another fun Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround! There was an extra special Linky on Wednesday, when I was the SITS Featured Blogger (so exciting!) I visited all the blogs that linked up and even created a few awards:


Here are my favorite linked posts:

 Jennifer at Goats in the Garden had a post that cracked me up! How can anyone resist a blog dedicated entirely to goats?

Wende at The Rickett Chronicles shared a scrumptious recipe for Banana Bread

Sarah at Figuring Out Thirtysomething struck a nerve while blogging about her baby blues

Shannon at North Dakota Kitchen baked a fabulous Dutch Apple Cake

Raina at The Garden of Yum made a Maple Brown Sugar Apple Pie. This time of year, you can never have too many yummy apple recipes!

Lori at Thrifty Decor Mom shared her snazzy No Sew Window Treatments

Penny Lane at New Adventure into Eating and Life shared her recipe for a healthy alternative to traditional macaroni and cheese

Jenn at Rook No. 17 shared bags of popcorn...that are actually CUPCAKES!

Modern Gypsy linked to a recipe for Prawn Rice

Becka at Made by Bedtime Stories made an adorable, interactive Patch-It Book

Eva at Wrestling with Retirement told the funny story of her hubby's Surprise 45th Birthday Party
Debbi at Debbi Does Dinner...Healthy & Low Calorie cooked up a Buffalo Chicken Pizza. Really, how delicious does this look??

Congratulations to all my featured bloggers! Choose your favorite award from above and display it proudly :)

Now, on to this week's Blog Party! Remember, the Linky will return next week and you can link to any post you are proud of. Please link directly to your post, not just your blog, and include a photo from that post.

Want to be considered for a coveted (yes, coveted!) Featured Blogger award next Sunday? I don't require that you link back to Not "Baaad" Sundays in order to link up, but you can't be featured without it.







If you haven't already, remember to comment on the Spices Giveaway after linking up here - this counts as a bonus entry!


Now, get out there and mingle!

Comments

  1. Thanks Lamb! I am going to put one of these lovely buttons on my blog now!!

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  2. Awesome on the feature! I just added the button to my blog! Thanks so much!

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  3. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I added your button to the sidebar of my blog. (next too the SITS button). :)

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  4. Awesome!!! Thank you SO much! I love all of these ideas! What a great blogging gift ;)

    -CK

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  5. Thanks for the recognition and featuring my blog! so glad you liked it!

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  6. Thank you for featuring me! Thanks for featuring all these other ladies as well! It looks like I will be eating bread, pie, mac and cheese and pizza and scraping the planned menu for the week;)

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  7. Thank you so much for featuring my window panels and blog!! I really appreciate the recognition. : )

    Lori@Thrifty Decor Mom

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  8. Thanks a lot! I like the innovative idea:)

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  9. There ya go Lamb! My gum wall is linked. hahaha.

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  10. Thank you for featuring me! This is so exciting!! :)

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  11. You've been busy eh? ... Keep up the good work.
    Happy week ahead!
    E

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  12. You just keep finding ways to get better and better! Thanks or the link up!

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  13. Love your Blog!
    I am a new follower, now.
    found you at the blog hop.
    Living Out Loud
    http://lgreenss.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy Sunday, Lamb!

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  15. hi there! you have a lovely-funny-colorful blog going on here! I like your "sexy nerd quotes" and loved the picture of "la biscochita" do you speak spanish?? My blog is multi-cultural/bilingual - check it out!
    I followed your link from the SITS community forum you started. Following now!!

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  16. Thanks for featuring me! I am so very excited!!

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  17. I put the button on my blog, Thanks for the hop.
    Living Out Loud
    http://lgreenss.blogspot.com

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  18. Newest follower here? Thanks for stopping over at my blog www.cupcakecuppy.blogspot.com . I linked up those plaque pumpkins! Love your blog! How fun! Thanks!

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  19. Thanks for the invite! I included lavender in my fresh herb wreath and a wreath of just bunches of lavender would be fabulous too!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by! We linked up :)
    You've got some creative followers. We're your newest!

    Happy Sunday!!!

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  21. Thanks for the invite. I linked up.

    You have a cute blog.

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  22. Cute awards! Congrats on the feature at SITS.

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  23. thanks for letting me know about your linky, i linked up. this week i listed your party in my sidebar, and next week i'll add it to the end of my post. so glad you invited me over!

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  24. Great links! Suddenly I'm very hungry :).

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  25. Thank you so much for featuring me and for the award! I am really honored and grateful. And the awards are adorable. Thanks again for the link up too. I am enjoying your link-up party. There are so many great posts:)

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  26. Dani, you're the best! Thank you so much! I was so excited when I saw that you were a SITS FB -- couldn't have happened to a better blogger!!!!

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  27. Hi there! I'm your newest follower from Monday Blog Hops. Looking forward to reading more. Mine is http://www.nestingwithniall.blogspot.com. Hope you'll stop by :)

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  28. Food! Goats! No-sewing! What's not to love?

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  29. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. Hope you can stop by and visit my blog.

    Have a great day!

    Kari

    http://shining2save.com

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  30. I am glad I found you. Your badge is headed for my two blogs.

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