Come and join us for a Morning Cup Of Joe Linky Party… a place where you can share your latest creation on our Linky Party and then enjoy a ton of fabulous Features! We would love you to become part of the family! So come on in and show off those Projects, Recipes, Printables, Stories, Upcycled Created, Farmhouse Jewels and everything in between!
Hi everyone. How goes it on Friday the 13th or Friday the 14th in my house…no kidding…I don’t use the number 13…even when I number my pictures for my blog I jump from 12 to 14! Today I will be spending my time right here in my home lol…I’m laughing but I admit to being totally superstitious! I am the one that if the Pitcher is pitching a perfect game or a no hitter I don’t move no matter what! But on the flip side…today is lucky because we get to see all of your new Creations…so YAY!!! So bring it on!!! We love you all!!!
Time for our Blogging Tip (it’s a little long but helpful : )
Blogging Tip for Today. Think about what Readers Complain about the most and then check your blog to see if you have some of those items and if they are worth having even though they might be considered a nuisance.
The 3 BIG things that annoy readers are:
Over-Pagination…such a many pages for one post…slide shows…etc… This is a HUGE change that I made over a year ago and it has proven to be the right thing to do. I had many slide shows but now I am all on one page no matter the length of the post. Believe it or not it has been beneficial all the way around and the readers are a lot happier. I always thought that people enjoyed them because I did…lesson learned : )
Pop-Up Ads… Readers get really annoyed when they have to click multiple times to finish reading a post. So give things a check and experience what your reader experiences and evaluate from there : )
Then of course TOO many ads will sometimes drive people away…be sure the ads on your site are vital and profitable. There are many ads that take up space and have no benefit…so take the time to evaluate.
Any thing that is taking up prime real estate on your blog should have amazing value to your audience…encourage readers to seek more content or contribute to your income. That is a good way to determine value.
I highly recommend you experience your own blog on a desk top…phone and tablet. It gives you a really good feel for how things are working and looking. Even though we work on our blogs all the time we rarely take a look at it the way others do : )
It would be wonderful if you take a little bit of time and check out some of your friends here at A Morning Cup of Joe with The Cottage Market
• We would appreciate it greatly if you would link back to us
• Feel free to link up anything your heart desires as long as it is family friendly
• Most of all…HAVE FUN and ENJOY!!!
• Oh yes…I have a new Pin Board Named…A Morning Cup of Joe and I will be pinning everyone to it each week…I would like to know if you would like me to start a community board for everyone…leave me a comment : )
Time for some Features! Like we always say…wish we could feature everyone…but we are trying to rotate so everyone gets a bit of the spotlight…plus we have the BIG thumbnails that we hope you are still enjoying!
I love this…it once was a Sewing Basket and now a Mid Century Modern Basket Side Table! Kreativ K…keep being Kreative : )
As always Holly from Pink Fortitude is always whipping up something yummy and I am putting these Lemon Cookies on my list to create. I am going from Vegetarian to Vegan right now and I love finding something new!
Sarah from Sadie Seasongoods is always coming up with something fabulous like this Igloo Cooler turned Wine Chiller! It’s always time for Wine!!!
Over at A Day of Small Things shows me the American I know and Love : )
MMMMmmm!!! This looks so amazing! The more amazing thing is it is made in a Rice Cooker (something everyone should have : ) Come and see how Marissa from Squirrels Of A Feather whipped this delicious beauty up!
Oh Virginia over at Artsy VaVa has been up to her artistic ways this week with her Record Cabinet Makeover! It’s a must see!
Mary from The Boondock Blog is showing us how she Gave new Life to a Chalkboard Stand! Love it!
If you are planning a Party for 5-8 year olds…I highly suggest that you visit From Play Dates To Parties where you will find tons of Party Activities that the kids will LOVE!
Nothing like Sweet and Salty! You have to try Marilyn’s Treats Summer Snack Mix…quick…easy and yummy!
Our Crafty Mom is sharing her Fresh Summer Mantel Decorating Ideas! Be Inspired!
Party Time and Time for these 3 FUN Mexican Dip Recipes by Smart Fun DIY!
Now this is a post I have to read! If you know me you know that I am sewing impaired (yes…it is a disease : ) and the fact that I sewed the two inseams of a pair of pants together…tried them on and couldn’t figure out what was wrong…oh and did I mention that that was Junior High School LOL!!!)…so I do believe that I am going to see if our friend Lindsey from Simply September can teach me just enough so I can sew my Dogs Bandana’s! To be continued… Thanks Lindsay…this post will come in hand for so many people!
Sew Historically is sharing a Yummy Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies that are perfect for those of you with Gluten Allergies…check it out…Oat Flour has so much Flavor!
Loving this article on Why A Dog Is Healthy For Your Family by Parenting Rockstar! Remember…Adopt Don’t Shop : )
OMG…what a different a simple makeover can make! You have to see the before and after of this dated ceiling fan… Julie from My Wee Abode has created an Industrial Farmhouse Mini Masterpiece : ) See how she did it and be inspired!
Can’t not share another Story with Sadie!!! Always a great read to warm your heart! I am sure her heavenly mentor Molly is watching over her : )
Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a bowl of this No Churn S’mores Ice Cream by All That’s Jas! I mean really…how delish does this look and it will really hit the spot on these HOT HOT HOT Summer Days! This is a must try…I am so excited because I get to try it too…guess what Vegetarians and Vegans? Trader Joe’s has their YUMMY and I mean YUMMY Vegan Marshmallows in the Store now…they are only $2.99 a bag and you would never know the difference …so if that is one of the reasons you might be holding back on making this amazing ice cream…RUN to TJ’s (no this is not sponsored lol)…just really excited. I bought 20 bags and put them in the freezer for the Winter because guess what…they only carry them in the Summer??? Thanks Jas for this incredible creation!!!
I LOVE Handmade Signs and this Laundry Sign by Joy from A Vintage Green is perfect! A farmhouse sign that would look great in any fabulous Laundry Room! Come and see how she made it! I think I need one of these : )
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