Family Joy Blog Linkup #64

What have you written this week that you want to share? Family Joy Blog Linkup is back for another weekend of sharing and fun! We appreciate those of you who come back weekly and if you are new, then thanks for joining us! This weekend was an event I’ve been anticipating, the local “chicken swap”! I brought home 10 new chicks. Four are Cream Legbar to add to the ones I’ve hatched once they are a little bigger. The other six are Speckled Sussex.

I was disappointed that the day was rainy. Had it been nicer we would’ve possibly stayed longer. The poultry swap is held a couple times a year at a local farm and people come from hours away to sell their animals and other wares. I also purchased some goat’s milk lotion and my husband bought some jalapeno cheese to try. Other vendors had pigs, goats, rabbits, ducks, turkeys, and I even saw chinchillas. Some people had products they had knitted, while others sewed bags and aprons from feed bags. We picked up a business card from a local man who sells meat products like beef and pork.

And this year it was supposed to have “chicken bingo” where if the chicken pooped on your number you won I believe. 🙂 We had intended to let the kids play the bingo, but didn’t stay because of the rain. Andwith the chillier weather we also worried that the chicks were purchased were getting chilled. But the kids did at least get to enjoy a pony ride. And I got some more chickens.

Now Let’s Party!

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Party invite(4)



party hosts (2)

Charlene @ Thinking Outside The Pot: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog

Samantha @ Sammy Approves: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog

Cristina @ Ava’s Alphabet: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog

Charlotte @ Pursue Your Project: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google +, Blog

Shamira @ Smiling Notes : Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Blog

Melissa @ Mel Claire : Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Blog

Crystal @ Love Inspired Details : Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Blog

Christene @ Keys To Inspiration : Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Blog


recent joys #64


Thinking Outside The Pot: Instant Pot Goulash

Sammy Approves: How To Raise Passionate Readers

Ava’s Alphabet: Delicious Citrus Cake with Pineapple Vanilla Frosting

Pursue Your Project: Pressure Cooked Cheesy Sausage & Quinoa

Smiling Notes: Vegan Rainbow Power Salad

Mel Claire: Buttery Delicious Pressure Cooked Chicken

Love Inspired: Parenting the Tween

Keys To Inspiration: How To Arrange Flowers Like A Pro



Features #64

Sadie Seasongoods: Re-purposed Vintage Bucket Sconces into Garden Tool Holder

Just Measuring Up: Printable Banner Letters For Any Occasion or Theme

A Pretty Fix: 5 Fresh & Creative Ways To Integrate Flowers In Your Home

Dad What’s For Dinner: Easy Meatloaf Sliders

Dad What’s For Dinner: Best Ham Salad

Devotions For Moms: Your Labor In The Lord Is Not Vain

Thirty Eighth Street: DIY Brush Painting Technique That Makes Furniture Look Like Art

A Pretty Fix: Modern DIY Clay & Wood Bead Mobiles


most clicked link #64


——–Lolly Jane: “Mani Thanks” Teacher Gift Tag——–



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I am married with three young children. My husband and I are both registered nurses. I like to try new ideas out, and will obsessively research whatever that latest idea is. We like to try different ways to decrease our living costs and save money. My husband is great at building/fixing/diy etc. and figuring out how to implement my new schemes.

3 thoughts on “Family Joy Blog Linkup #64

  • April 24, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting another great party! i really love the “Mani Thanks” teacher gift idea! So creative and useful!


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