Thursday, July 2, 2015

Awesome Life Friday #25

Happy Independence Day Weekend, everyone!  I hope everyone enjoys some good food, good times and good friends! To kick it off, it's time for the Awesome Life Friday party - we look forward to seeing what you have to share with us this time!

So many of our team are currently on vacation or moving, or both, so real life has kept us all very busy!  But we managed a few posts for you. Here's what we've been up to this week:

Are you curious about The Keeper? Aurora explains what it is, how it works and why it's a great idea - and if you'd like to give it a risk-free try, we've got a great giveaway for you! 

Lynda checks in on her progress with the 120 Days Challenge - the past few weeks prooved to be a bit more challenging than expected, but that can be a teachable experience, too.

Lynda also introduces us to a great Etsy shop that specializes in B-Movie and pop culture cross-stitch designs and finished stitchery with a twist. Our Giveaway will send one unique sampler of the winner's choice off to a happy home - might it be yours??

If you were FEATURED, this button is for you!

I hope you'll enjoy checking out some of our posts - we sure enjoyed reading all of yours!  Here are just a few summertime favorites we really loved:

Cherishing a Sweet Life ~ DIY Faux Patina Flower Pots
Christina shows us how to turn an ordinary clay pot into a something special.  I love her colors!

Herbs, Spices & Tradition ~ Carrot Halwa
Sadhna shares this delightful Indian dessert that can be made without any hard-to-find ingredients - I can't wait to give this a try!

This Fox Kitchen ~ Crispy Prosciutto Avocado and Egg Salad
 I am such a sucker for a good main dish salad in the summertime, and Laureen's latest is a huge winner. (It's also part of a series, so check out the rest!)

The Practical Mom ~ 16 Easy Summer Projects For 3 Year Olds
This is just a great round up of free form art and exploration activities for the little ones, sure to keep them busy, interested and happy all summer long.

Something Sweet ~ Three Flavor Eclair Cake
Winnie shows us how to make this decadent showpiece dessert.  Scroll down for English, and prepare to drool.

Raia's Recipes ~ 5 Natural Tips For Healing Sunburn
It's that time of year! Raia shares several simple things you can do to soothe and heal sunburnt skin.

 Thank you all so much for sharing your awesomeness!  Are you ready to party?  If you like, we'd love it if you'd grab out button:

Here we go!


  1. great features, fun party and a long weekend! woot :) have a super fantastic holiday!

  2. Thanks Lynda and Friends for Awesome Life Friday 25. Love visiting and joining in.

  3. Thanks for featuring 16 Summer Projects! :)

  4. Thank you so much Lynda for featuring my Three-Flavor Eclair Claire
    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for the party!!

  5. Thanks for hosting the party:-)

  6. Hi , Thanks for featuring my carrot Halwa, and for hosting the party.
    I have linked Lentil Crepe, which was the second recipe published in the magazine.

  7. Thanks for featuring my Crispy Prosciutto Avocado and Egg Salad recipe and for the shout out about my salad series.

  8. Love the faux patina pot, I want to try that.
    Thanks for hosting!

  9. The Herbs, Spices & Tradition ~ Carrot Halwa and the Something Sweet ~ Three Flavor Eclair Cake are wonderful to try this summer. They do look delicious.
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