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Link Party: The Weekend re-Treat! #11

The Best Blog Recipes: Link Party: The Weekend re-Treat! #11

Apr 4, 2013

Link Party: The Weekend re-Treat! #11

Guess who spent the whole day relaxing, taking a nap and playing with the baby and my hubby who didn't work on his side job today.  I did!

I kind of feel like a bum and I'm lovin it!

Everyday it's all about recipe searching, cooking, cleaning the kitchen just so I can dirty it up again and cook another meal ;), having food photo sessions, laundry, playing with the baby, giving my teenager a hard time about doing her homework, blogging, face-booking, pinning, commenting, linking up to link partys... etc!  The list goes on and on.  I don't think I realized when I started blogging that it would be so time consuming.  It does bring me a lot of happiness but also distracts me sometimes from the other important things & people in my life.  What I'm trying to say is that I need to find a good balance in my life and taking the day off to spend it with my family was a step in the right direction :)

I bet you're sitting there shaking your head knowing exactly how I feel.

I stepped out of my comfort zone, broke every daily routine, didn't follow my normal schedule and didn't even look at my planner today.  Instead the hubby and I just sat on the floor and played with our 14 month old who loved every minute of it. So here's my challenge for each of you... think about the last time you really took the day off and gave your family 100% of your attention?  If you can't remember when that was then I challenge you to do it.  Give them 100% of you for the whole day. They'll be glad you did and so will you!



Now that I've had a relaxing day off I'm ready to start blogging again and get this pArTy StArTeD! 

Check out these Fabulous Features from last weekends Link Party #10.  






If you were featured please grab a button 
HERE to display on your blog!


Now on to the PARTY!  
Here's how our party works!

#1 Each week I will be featuring a few of my favorite links and showcasing them on the following week’s link party post, so be sure to come back next weekend to see if you were a featured link! 

Also, by linking up you give The Best Blog Recipes permission to use your photos on our blog (round up posts, features, etc), Pinterest and Facebook pages.  All credit will be given to you with any photo used linked directly to your post. I will also be adding each link party submission to my Pinterest Boards.  Your submission will appear either on My Link Party {Recipes} or My Link Party {Craft/DIY} depending on where it fits best.   

#2 Grab a button to put on your post, or somewhere else on your site.  A text link is fine too!
#3 Link up as many projects, recipes & DIY’s as you’d like…. But please don’t link any giveaways or Etsy Shops here.
#4 We’d love if you’d follow us on Facebook, GFC or via email so we can stay connected
#5 Show the others bloggers some love and check out a few of their links.  Let them know you saw their link on “The Weekend re-Treat” while you are there!

And... I'd LOVE if you'd follow The Best Blog Recipes on Bloglovin while you were here today if you aren't already :)  
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62 Comments:

At April 4, 2013 at 11:02 PM , Blogger Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your day off!! I so need to take your advice! Thanks!
Selene @ http://www.restorationbeauty.com/2013/03/using-rope-to-repurpose-cans.html

 
At April 4, 2013 at 11:10 PM , Blogger Lorraine @ Cookin For the Seven Dwarfs said...

A day off with the family sounds so nice! Tomorrow I get to do that with my 5 sisters-in-law! So looking forward to no work on a saturday! Thanks for hosting! :)

 
At April 4, 2013 at 11:31 PM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Thanks Selene! Glad you made it over tonight and linked up :) Hope you have a great weekend!

 
At April 4, 2013 at 11:33 PM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

How fun Lorraine! Hope you girls have a fun day :) And thanks for linking up at the party tonight!

 
At April 4, 2013 at 11:52 PM , Blogger Chelsea Houston said...

Thanks for hosting Shauna!! I loved browsing and getting great new ideas last week at the party :) Have a great weekend!!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 3:14 AM , Blogger Linda@With A Blast said...

Thanks for hosting, Shauna! Have a wonderful weekend :-)

 
At April 5, 2013 at 5:53 AM , Blogger Miz Helen said...

Good Morning Shauna,
I would love to have a bowl of that Dump Cake with my coffee. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting.
Miz Helen

 
At April 5, 2013 at 6:11 AM , Blogger anyonita green said...

Great link party as always! :) So many links I can't wait to click! :) I'll be back with my cuppa little bit later to share the love & visit some of these links

 
At April 5, 2013 at 6:19 AM , OpenID litlsis said...

Thanks so much for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 6:49 AM , Blogger Cathy Trochelman said...

Thanks for hosting, Shauna! Good for you for taking the day off...! I'm sure it felt great!! Happy Friday :)
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

 
At April 5, 2013 at 6:51 AM , Blogger Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Sometimes you just have to be a bum! Thanks for the party!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:29 AM , Anonymous nancy@skinnykitchen.com said...

Shauna, thank you for hosting. Have a great weekend!
All the best,
Nancy

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

So glad you enjoyed last weekends link party Chelsea! Thanks for stopping by and linking up again this weekend :)

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:43 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Thanks Linda :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Thanka Miz Helen! Hope you have wonderful weekend too :)

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Great Anyonita :) So glad you stopped by and linked up this morning! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:45 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Thanks for linking up litlsis! Have a great weekend :)

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Thanks Cathy :) Glad you could stop by and link up this morning! Have a great weekend!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:46 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Isn't that the truth Diana! Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks for linking up :)

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:47 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Thanks Nancy! Hope you have a great weekend too!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:48 AM , Anonymous Angela said...

Thanks so much for the party!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:57 AM , Blogger Amber Brady said...

Thanks for hosting! It's so true that blogging is very consuming. It definitely takes more time than you think it will, if you want to get the most out of it. It's hard to find that balance. I feel like I do all the fun parts, the baking, the photography, the composing during naptime but then it's hard to fit in the networking & such. Sometimes I am up at night doing the networking & I feel bad that I am neglecting my husband. Anyway, great challenge to get off the computer & into the family scene, so thanks for that! :)

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com

 
At April 5, 2013 at 8:26 AM , Anonymous Shannon {Cozy Country Living} said...

Thanks for hosting Shauna! I'm glad you had a day to relax a bit. Sometimes it feels good to break the routine:) Have a wonderful weekend!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 8:42 AM , Blogger Mamabelly said...

Thanks for hosting Shauna and for stopping by my blog! I love your page and am a new FB follower :) Have a great weekend!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Pint Sized Baker said...

Thanks for the party. Have a wonderful weekend!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM , Blogger Savannah McQueen said...

Thanks for hosting. I posted this on my Facebook wall.

 
At April 5, 2013 at 9:10 AM , Anonymous Gloria @ Simply Gloria said...

Shauna and Joe, thanks for hosting a fabulous party!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 9:16 AM , Anonymous Marlys @ Thisand That said...

Thanks for hosting... Now to go check out some great links...

 
At April 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM , Blogger Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thanks for hosting! Wishing you a playful weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

 
At April 5, 2013 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Alexis AKA MOM said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and the invite! I see so many I haven't seen yet.

I'm your newest follower :). Alexis from Running Away? I'll Help You Pack!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 10:01 AM , Blogger Nici @ Posed Perfection said...

Thanks for hosting! Have a fabulous weekend!
Blessings,
Nici

 
At April 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM , Blogger Lynn Huntley said...

Thanks for hosting and have a great week-end~ Lynn

 
At April 5, 2013 at 10:25 AM , Blogger The Busy Bee's said...

Thanks for hosting.
Love the e-mail reminders.
Have a great weekend.
The Busy Bee's,
Myrna and Joye.

 
At April 5, 2013 at 11:13 AM , Blogger Christina Andersen said...

Thanks for hosing a great link party! You have a new follower:-) I love your blog... christina at dearbeautifulyou.com

 
At April 5, 2013 at 11:16 AM , Blogger Linda said...

I love your blog, so congratulations - I nominated you for a Liebster Award! Please go to this link for more information: http://www.nightowlcorner.com/2013/04/liebster-award_5.html

Linda
www.nightowlcorner.com

 
At April 5, 2013 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Kristen Jamie said...

Loving your blog! All linked up :) thanks for the party! Would love for you to join our First Friday Blog Hop @ www.IDontGototheGym.com

Happy Friday!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Thanks for hosting each week! Have a great weekend dear..

 
At April 5, 2013 at 11:27 AM , Anonymous Barbara from TheBigGiantFoodBasket said...

Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful weekend!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 12:39 PM , Anonymous Jess said...

Thanks for hosting!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Six Sisters said...

Thanks for the party! We linked up our recipes under our new sister blog - MyRecipeMagic.com. We hope you stop by and submit some recipes on our site. It will drive traffic back to your blog, calculate nutritional value and weight watcher points and many other fun features. Have a great day! -The Six Sisters

 
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At April 5, 2013 at 2:51 PM , Blogger Wanda Ann Olsen said...

Shauna,
Thanks for a great party. I will talk to you soon. Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the nice weather.
Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

 
At April 5, 2013 at 3:45 PM , Blogger amy mayen said...

I do know how you feel- I haven't been real active on SewsNBows this week because my daughter had a NASTY arm break- we've been in surgery and dr appts as far as the eye can see- it puts things into perspective real quick when a loved one needs you :)

 
At April 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Kathy Moody said...

Thank you so much for hosting!! Have a wonderful weekend!! :)
Hugs
Kathy

 
At April 5, 2013 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Garden Chef said...

Thank you for this week's links!

 
At April 5, 2013 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Ruthie Knudsen said...

Thanks for hosting! Come link up your latest and greatest with me on Saturdays! Happy Friday!
xoxo ~Ruthie
whatscookingwithruthie.com

 
At April 5, 2013 at 8:19 PM , Blogger Margaret said...

Thanks for hosting! New follower from My Portuguese Kitchen. Have a great weekend!

Margaret

 
At April 5, 2013 at 10:45 PM , Blogger Jen @ Girl in the Garage said...

Thanks for inviting me Shauna! Hope you have a fabulous spring weekend! :)

 
At April 6, 2013 at 3:01 AM , Blogger Mamma Nene said...

Hi Shauna, first time here, already following in every way I can :)
Plz check my slimming skirt, link 186
MammaNene

SergerPepper.blogspot.it

 
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At April 6, 2013 at 6:00 AM , Anonymous Erin @ Erins 2 Cents said...

Thanks for stopping by Erin's 2 Cents! I will defiinitely be back to link up. You've got a lot of cute ideas.
~Erin

 
At April 6, 2013 at 6:37 AM , Blogger Sharon ~ Life After Empty Nest said...

Thanks for the invite! I linked up a couple of things! Your newest follower!
xoxo

 
At April 6, 2013 at 7:02 AM , Anonymous Gaye @CalmHealthySexy said...

Hi Shauna - Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for inviting me to link up with you. I had never visited your blog before but am now following you on Bloglovin' and Twitter. Look forward to check out some great recipes!

Have a great weekend.
Gaye

 
At April 6, 2013 at 7:17 AM , Blogger Karissa Wagner said...

Hey!
Thanks so much for inviting me to your party!! I linked up some recipes I will be back next week with more!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Karissa @ Karissa's Gluten-Free Recipes

 
At April 6, 2013 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Sherry Hahn said...

Hi Shauna,
Your party is great! Thanks for inviting me over. Yes, I know how you feel about blogging all day.
My hubs made a rule after I started blogging to limit the weekends. I try not to do too much then. But, I sometimes do. It takes a lot of time to run a blog. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your family time too!
Sherry

 
At April 6, 2013 at 8:36 AM , Blogger Julia said...

Hi Shauna! What a great link party! Thank you for the invite! We'll definitely be returning with more of our recipes next time. :D

Julia & Gloria, The Resourceful Gals

resourcefulgals.blogspot.com

 
At April 7, 2013 at 12:20 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

You're welcome Angela!

 
At April 7, 2013 at 12:22 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

Thanks for your comment Amber! Sounds like you know just how I have been feeling :) And Thanks for taking the time to link up to my party this weekend!

 
At April 7, 2013 at 12:23 AM , Blogger Shauna Smart said...

You're welcome Shannon! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend too :)

 
At April 8, 2013 at 8:08 AM , Anonymous Sinea Pies said...

So sorry that I arrived at the party too late. Added it to my blog list and will be coming back this week for sure.

Would love it if you'd come to mine, as well. Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.
Blessings,
Sinea Ducks ‘n a Row

 

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