Sunday, February 19, 2012

Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop 02.19.12

What project have you been working on this week? As for me, crafting and DIY went to the back burner of my priorities this week because I have to tackle the dreaded tax return. Dreaded not because I have to pay taxes (well, Uncle Sam already made sure that he gets his share first before we get our paychecks) but because I really have to sit down without any interruption (which in my household is impossible to do) and analyze what documents needed to claim our deductions so we can get a refund (fingers crossed). I'd rather blog or go through all your creative links than prepare our income tax return, believe me. On the other hand, I should be thankful that we have an income tax return to prepare because that means the Lord blessed us with jobs that became sources of income for the family... Ok, friends, moving on to the rest of the post.

Blog Tip
I caught wind about Photoshop Express Editor when my friend tipped me about an apps that I can download for my Samsung tablet (which I did) so I can edit pictures like the Instagram. Then yesterday, I read from Susan of Between Naps on the Porch that it's one of the alternative softwares that can be used on or before Picnik's demise on April 19th. I tried it and even if it doesn't have the bells and whistles yet that picnik has to offer, at least it can do some quick fixes that are so easy to do. I'm loving it so far.

Favorite Blog
You clicked, inlinkz tallied. The readers' favorite blog post this past week, being the most viewed post, is my Domestic Imperfection's pantry reveal. Her very organized pantry is to envy for!


Our Party
To the main course of this post.
For those of you joining us for the first time, we only have 2 easy, simple rules:

1) Link up your creative post - can be a DIY project, decor, photography, crafts, recipes, poem, thrift finds, link party, or that informative syndicated post that can make us laugh, or cry - in short, whatever you're proud of! And if you like to link more creative posts, go for it! We'd love to see them :) (No links to businesses or giveaways. We have another party for these exclusively every Tuesday called Market Your Biz & Giveaways at 5 pm, PST.)

2) Follow as many blogs as you desire, either via Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers, preferably starting first with the one who linked before you and after you, before branching out, and let them know by leaving a comment. (Following me will be very much appreciated, and I definitely follow back. Just let me know you're following.)

Displaying the party button on your blog, while optional, is very much appreciated :) It will help you remember to come back and link up to the the happiest blog party on the block (ahem!). It will also help others find their way to the party which we all love because the more the merrier :)

Link opens up every Sunday at 5:00 pm, PST and ends Friday at 11:59 pm.



Friends, go ahead and get to know each :) One followed blogger is one gained friend. And please, don't forget to join my Market Your Biz and Giveaways blog party every Tuesday at 5 pm, PST. It's your chance for free promotion of your family-friendly business and giveaways.

Now, let's party like no other!





Burning question: Do you e-file your income tax return or do you send it by mail to the IRS? Ever since I used Turbo Tax, I've been e-filing since. I love the ease, speed, and the quick issuance of refund because of e-file. How about you? Is it a yea, or nay for e-file?



27 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting :) I hope you have a wonderful week!

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  2. Thank you so much for the feature SJ! It's always so exciting to link up at a party and see that my project was liked :) Thanks for hosting again...I'm linking up a much less awesome project this week, lol.

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  3. I actually have a couple projects but I haven't posted them yet! :)

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  4. I love this pantry! It looks so good and I love the organization!Thank you for hosting!

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  5. Thanks for hosting! BTW: I follow you on LF...love for you to follow me too, if you're not already! Little Bit from DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  6. I'm glad to be part of your fun party!
    Thank you for hosting!

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  7. Thanks for hosting! I get a free e-file through my bank, so I'm an e-filer!!

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  8. Just found your blog love it and just stated to follow you!

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  9. Thanks for always being such a gracious host, SJ.

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  10. Thanks for hosting!! Have a wonderful week!!

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  11. Thanks so much for hosting! I did our taxes a couple of weeks ago. I used turbo tax and e-filed. I can never go back to paper filing, way too much work and room for error! Have a great week.

    ~Semi Domesticated Mama

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  12. Thank you for hosting another great party full of fresh inspiration!

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  13. Thanks for hosting!!! I'm off to look around...

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  14. Thanks for hosting! I have got to organize my pantry. Maybe that feature will give me the inspiration i need!

    I'm definitely an e-filer! No question about it!

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  15. Thanks for the fun party!! We do our taxes through a tax person. With having a farm and a tenant house, it's just too complicated for us; my sister-in-law does hers on the computer though. Have a great week!!

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  16. Thanks for hosting. Love that pantry redo you featured. Use an accountant 'cause of being a small business.

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  17. Thanks for hosting! Come check out my site too :)

    We do Turbo Tax, but this year our taxes will be a little more complicated - so I have been putting them off :(

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  18. Found you through the grow your blog series! New follower! Thanks for hosting!

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  19. Thank you for hosting this awesome party! I'm now following you on LF and facebook.

    Sarah
    www.creatingamazing.com

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  20. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a great day!

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  21. Thanks for hosting! Love the blog - I am now following you! (www.dandelionsummersblog.com)

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  22. I just found your site and started following you. I am just getting into blogging more, and I think this is a good way to connect and share with others! I will link up soon, once I choose what to share :)

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  23. Hi! Just wanted to say that I just found your blog and am now following and thankyou so much for hosting this linky party. Just scrolling through to the comment section I could feel my heartbeat quicken at some of the gorgeous pics! Thanks again :)
    Cas x

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  24. Hi, I'm a new follower on GFC and Linky! Hope you'll stop by and return the favor! I found your party via Design Par Deux, and love your content. Look forward to sharing my latest project tomorrow!
    Barbe @ http://beezrentaldesigns.blogspot.com

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