We've had so many wonderful series, link ups, features, and blog hops throughout the course of the year. but since the blog's beginning, a staple has been our Feature Friday, where we have featured some of our favorite bloggers. Through this feature, we have been able to introduce our readers to so many wonderful bloggers from all around the United States and Canada. There are been lifestyle bloggers, fashion bloggers, family bloggers, DIY'ers and everything in between!
Throughout the course of 2016, we have introduced you to close to fifty fabulous women who are doing great things! And you can be certain that 2017 is sure to be much the same!
You can find all our feature Friday interviews here! So grab a cup of coffee, settle in and reacquaint yourself with these wonderful woman!
Is there a blogger you would like us to feature in the new year? Or are you HER? Drop us a line and let us know! We'd love to have you!
We thank you for being a part of The Blended Blog and know you'll love what we have in store for the new year! Have a wonderful holiday season!
Happy Wednesday before Christmas lovelies!! I am Andrea from Living On Cloud Nine. So happy you're here to check out our weekly fashion post/link-up and perhaps even link-up your awesomeness with us. Today, we are focusing on Super comfy..around the house comfy. If you head over to my Blog, you'll see a favorite outfit of mine to wear around the house in addition to this fun find. I got this reindeer lightweight sweatshirt at Macy's and even the checkout lady said "What a fun little sweatshirt and so soft!" Soft is a must for me with comfy and this outfit certainly is!! Get this sweatshirt Here
And If I have not mentioned my love of comfy warm slipper socks, here are my favorite ones from Old Navy and the festive balls just make me happy!!!
Warm and Cozy...my favorite way to be this blessed Christmas season! (This may or may not be straight Bailey's. wink wink!)
Here are MY FAVORITES FROM THE WEEK...all sporting beloved RED....my favorite December color!!
First up, my dear Shauna from Lipgloss and Lace in her Christmas Chic jumpsuit. This girl wears a a jumpsuit with such divine goodness. Look how beautiful she is! I'd love to wear this to a Christmas party or on New Years Eve.
Next up, the darling Jess from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish wears red with such passion. What a perfect dress for Christmas Eve.
Look at cozy Rachel and her fur darling Ella from A Blonde's Moment. Ella is styling in her sweet red buffalo checked sweater dress (Buy it Here) These two will be all cozied up Christmas morning. And yes do I need that cute sweatshirt Rachel is wearing. If I was Oprah, I'd say "You get a Blog sweatshirt and You get a Blog sweatshirt.......and you get a...
We will be here next Wednesday with another Cozy Link-Up and 2017 is in for exciting things here at The Blended Blog including Wednesday Fashion Link-Ups! MERRY CHRISTMAS to all you beauties and your dear loved ones. On behalf of all the sweethearts here at the Blended Blog, I can sincerely tell you, our hearts are full of love and gratefulness to each of you dear readers and friends!
Rewind to 2006Just for fun, let's imagine I've suffered a concussion from falling out of bed. Getting out of bed is about the most strenuous thing I am doing these days. When I come to, I think it is late 2006. Look at all the things I would have forgotten.
That's a whole lotta living. And there's so much more, in the day-to-day, I would have forgotten about. Phone calls, dates, vacations, emails, adventures and hugs. Gratefully, that isn't the case. While some days in my past are a blur, I do remember my wedding day and those of my daughters!!
Fast-forward to 2026Now let's fast forward to ten years in the future, 2026. My fingers struggled to type that. I am almost scared to think much less write what my life might look like. Seems like doing so might be bad luck. But here goes. I used an app called Aging Booth to create the aged photos below. Check it out here, if you dare!!
Had hoped I could select the number of years by which to age us but the app automatically chose to age us about 30 years. However, if I look like this at 88, I won't be too upset!
You may not see much difference in my photo from how old I already look! Ha! Guess that means I already look 88, especially when my hair color has faded.
So, in 2026 I will be 68 years old, my Prince will be 62. (Can you say cougar?) By then, I hope that both of us will be happily and completely retired. Would pray that we are healthy and active, able to travel, enjoy the activities we participate in now. Baseball, baseball, baseball for my PC, some hiking, scrapbooking, painting, crafting, gardening, reading, writing for me. Maybe I will have finally found the confidence to write a children's book? Maybe PC will have a Senior Men's World Series ring?
Brennyn and CadyTen years from now, my oldest daughter Brennyn will be 42. Cannot imagine. Cady will be 16, driving and dating! Heaven help us.
I hope Brennyn will still be living in Texas, if not closer to home than she is now in Ft. Worth. And still nursing. She is such a devoted neo-natal nurse. Cady will have continued to do well in school. She will still dance and draw with her own dramatic flair. Would love to think that maybe she will have a little brother or sister, too. Sadly, Brennyn and Corey are going through a divorce in real life 2016. I hope in 10 years, they will have continued to amicably parent Cady together. And will both be in happily-ever-after relationships.
Lauren, Lucia and FranciscoLauren, my youngest daughter, will be 40; as equally difficult to fathom. Baby Lucia will be 10, a fourth or fifth grader.
Like her cousin Cady, I imagine Lucia will be marching to the beat of her own drum majorette. Francisco will have been a doctor for more than a decade. I hope they will be happier than ever together and perhaps have given Lucia a sibling to play with. Lauren might be a stay-at-home mom if there is another little Buendia running around their house, or maybe working from home as a part-time medical research librarian (as she does now full-time). Both of my daughters and their families will continue to come "home" regularly and make memories with me at the beach, in the mountains, and wherever else we are together.
Mi FamiliaAs you may remember, my 89 year-old mom has been struggling for the past few months. She is actually in incredibly good physical health but has been dealing with significant depression and anxiety issues. In fact, she was just released this afternoon after a week's hospital stay.
The KittensPurrsimmony and Purrsnickitty will both be 13 years old. No doubt fat and happy. Still enjoying a little time each day in the backyard or sunning on the balcony. Sim will still prefer soft food and Snick will still want crunchy food. Now and then, they will still chase each other up and down the
What do You See in Your Crystal Ball?If you could look into a crystal ball, what would you see for your life in the next ten years? For what would you wish for those you love most? Would love for you to share in a comment below.
As we approach the new year, I am not sad to see 2016 come to a close. It has been a difficult year in many ways. But I am hopeful that 2017 will bring some rest and renewal to all of us, wrapped in lots of love and memory-making activities.
It's hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away. Are you ready for the big day? I need to rally the elves, as there's still some baking and wrapping to do at my house!
Today is our last blog hop, with Deena, Carrie and Lana sharing some Christmas memories.
If you missed last week's holiday home tour, start here, and for some delicious Christmas recipes, start here.
To all of our Blended Blog friends, we wish you a very happy holiday! We have lots of fun things planned for the new year, so we hope you'll continue to stop by and visit.
Head off to Lana's blog to start the hop with some Christmas cookie memories.
Happy middle of December fashionistas...whaaat....slow down. I'm Andrea from Living On Cloud Nine and I'm Loving this festive and COZY time of the year. Last week's link-up was another huge success and I had so much fun browsing your fun and savvy winter fashion. If you want to see more of this Toggle Terrific Outfit and the new style of Hunter boots I'm sporting with it, you'll have head over to my BLOG today. There's even a promo code to get this great winter warm and cozy Toggle love at a discount!!
Now here are my favorites looks from the Link-Up last week....
The Ever charming and Stylish Shelly form The Queen In Between linked up her Holiday Style and I did a "Yep..pretty much want that whole outfit!" kind a thing!!! From the faux leather leggings to the fun fur vest, pop of leopard and a Holiday hue of red, Shelly is a favorite indeed!!
Next Up is Sweet Sierra from Beautifully Candid wearing her Winter White and a little sparkle!! This gal just radiates sparkle and I especially loved these soft neutral hues and you're got to agree...the cutest beanie wearer EVER!!!
Tif from Bright on a Budget showed us her "Not so Ugly Christmas Sweater'" and man is it ever CUTE!!! What a festive gal with her perfect green Tory Burch Flats, pop of buffalo checks and plaid clutch.... I'm in love and want to wear this entire and just go walk around a tree farm.
There you have it friends, some cute and cozy favs from last week. Maybe you'll be highlighted this month..come back and see but first, link up all your savvy and fun fashion and may your day be full of MAGIC!!
Welcome back to Tasty Tuesdays, and our third progressive dinner blog hop! If you missed them, you can start the Comfort Food dinner here, and the Holiday Party menu here.
Today a few of us are sharing a quick and easy progressive dinner, perfect for an "after the holidays" meal. You know, when you're too exhausted to cook, but everyone still needs to eat?
Start at Shoes To Shiraz for a pre-dinner drink, then hop to Foxy's Domestic Side for some yummy appetizers. My New Happy has an easy chicken crock pot recipe, and finish up with Simply Shaunacey for some delicious desserts.
Pull a seat up to the table, and let's get hopping!
It's the second week of Christmas blog hopping, and today is extra fun, since we're peeking into the holiday homes of some of the Blended Blog ladies. If you're like me, there's nothing more festive than visiting my friends' homes and seeing how they're decorated for the season.
Start at Deena's beautiful Saskatchewan home, and then follow the hop to visit Leslie, Lana, Andrea, Whitney, Sheila and Katie.
If you missed last week, start here for some delicious Christmas recipes, and be sure to come back next Monday when we'll be sharing favorite Christmas memories and stories.
Now dash away to Deena's - see you there!
Take it away Michael Ann...
Let's Get Our Cozy on with this fun weekly Link-Up for the Month of Decmeber. What fashions make you feel cozy? Perhaps it's PJ's, an ensemble to shop til you drop in, a Party dress or comfy Leggings and a sweater. We love it all and LOVE having your link-up with us!! Visit other link-up friends and gather all the comfy inspo you can!! HAPPY COZY HOLIDAYS!
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