Home Matters Linky Party #82

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #82!

Thank you for stopping in to party with us! We always love seeing you and look forward to what you will be sharing. Be sure to check out other links and be inspired!

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…
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Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:
Melissa is a wife, mom of 3 teenage girls and tons of fur babies who loves hunting for freebies and deals, crafting, and sharing her experiences.
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Lorelai shares some great uses for a common household product, Pledge – It’s Not Just For Furniture!

Tempt your taste buds with Melissa’s Pineapple Strawberry Pina Colada for Cinco de Mayo

Say, “Hello!” to our April 2016 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

Sahana at Vikalpah:
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Jamie at TigerStrypes Blog:
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Crystal G. at Tidbits of Experience:
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Jeanne at Home Garden Joy:
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Blake at Style Island:
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Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
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Crystal T. at Love More Live Blessed:
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Kim at Baking For Blessings:
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Jamie remembers The Fox and the Hound

Don’t miss this Dia del Nino Celebrate with Salsa Verde Chicken recipe from Crystal T.

Sahana shows us How To Paint an Umbrella

Treat yourself to Bacon Cheddar Chive Scones from Kim

Blake brings us Ginger Power: Melissa McCarthy Continues R rated Reign in The Boss

Growing Hosta in Virginia with Jeanne

Michelle shares her Big Lots Spring Deck Makeover

30 Cleaning Hacks to Make Life Easier from Crystal G.

And now, onto…

We have some amazing DIY projects to hep you make the most of the spring and summer seasons, great crafty ideas, clever party ideas, and some tempting recipes. Do enjoy and be inspired!

DIY Watercolor Coasters from Rachel @ Lines Across

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10 Pretty Spring DIY Projects from Manuela @ A Cultivated Nest

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Bridal Shower Cupcakes from Lois @ Walking On Sunshine

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DIY French Chair With Graphic from Sherry @ Savvy Apron

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Wine Rack To Ribbon Cradle from Sarah @ Sadie Seasongoods

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We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Homemade Blueberry Syrup from Emily Grace @ Grace and Good Eats

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Italian Cream Filling from Rosemary @ An Italian In My Kitchen

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Are you ready to Party?

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Home Matters Linky Party #81

Welcome to the weekly Home Matters Linky Party. A great place to come, share your blog posts, and make new friends.

Home Matters Linky Party #81!

We are so happy to see you here this week, and can’t wait to see wait you are sharing. We know you will be inspired.

Lorelai at Life With Lorelai:
Lorelai is a Mom, Writer, Pumpkin Artist, Karaoke Singing, Cooking, Gardener blogging about Life, Love, Interests…
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Google+/ Hometalk/ StumbleUpon/ YouTube/ BlogLovin’

Melissa at Adventures of Frugal Mom:
Melissa is a wife, mom of 3 teenage girls and tons of fur babies who loves hunting for freebies and deals, crafting, and sharing her experiences.
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Instagram

Melissa shows us How To Create A Journal Jar

Get a dose of funny in Fresh Step of a Litter Master + DIY Cat Toy from Lorelai

Say, “Hello!” to our March 2016 Co-Hosts, and Share some Love by Visiting and Following them on Social Media!

Sahana at Vikalpah:
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Instagram/ BlogLovin’

Jamie at TigerStrypes Blog:
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Instagram/ StumbleUpon/ YouTube/ BlogLovin’

Crystal G. at Tidbits of Experience:
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Hometalk/ Instagram/ StumbleUpon/ YouTube/ BlogLovin’

Jeanne at Home Garden Joy:
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Hometalk/ BlogLovin’

Blake at Style Island:
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Instagram/ YouTube/ LinkedIn

Michelle at Our Crafty Mom:
Facebook/ Twitter/ Pinterest/ Google+/ Hometalk/ Instagram/ StumbleUpon/ BlogLovin’

Crystal T. at Love More Live Blessed:
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Kim at Baking For Blessings:
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Celebrate Star Wars the Force Awakens Blu-Ray DVD StyleBlake

Jamie brings back memories with Cannonball Run

Take a look at Jeanne’s First Water Garden

Crystal T. tells us Why I Love My Fitbit Charger HR

Mmm… Ebleskivers – Apple-Chocolate Filled Pancakes from Kim

Sahana shares a DIY Rotating Storage Jewelry using Cereal Box

April Furniture Refresh Challenge – Broadway Table from Michelle

Crystal G. shares Homeschool Freebies: The OldSchoolhouse Goodies

And now, onto…

Lots of fun Features this week! Clever and cute are working hard this week with a garden and cupcake ideas, delicious recipes, getting your pet ready for spring and summer, and DIY projects. We know you will enjoy!

DIY Hanging Flower Planter Not For The Birds from Kathy @ Petticoat Junktion

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Pet Smart Grooming is Helping Rascal Prepare for Spring from Susie @ Susie’s Reviews and Giveways

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Must Try Lavender Cocktails from Taylor @ Pink Heels Pink Truck

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Lawn Mower Cupcakes from Kara @ The Joys of Boys

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Snicker Cheesecake Parfait from Jessica @ All She Cooks

PIN here.

We hit 500 Links in last week’s party, so…

Starburst Clock from Deneen @ Dreaming In Color

PIN here.

20 Mind-Blowing Bacon Recipes from Jessica @ Dreaming Of Leaving

PIN here.

Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

Remember that every feature is shared on all Host’s and Co-Host’s blogs, as well as on the Home Matters Linky Party Pinterest Board! Don’t forget to follow…

Follow Home Matters Linky Party Board on Pinterest.

If you were featured this week, Please Grab our Featured Button to display proudly on your blog post, featured page, or sidebar! Share the joy…

Are you ready to Party?

The linky party starts when Friday begins and closes when Monday ends, EST.

We at Home Matters love meeting new people and discovering new blogs. Help us grow this party by sharing a link on your post or grabbing our party button for your sidebar or party page.

Stop by and VISIT as many OTHER BLOGGERS as you can. Leave them a message, and share their talents on social media.

Be sure to Please USE our Registered Hashtag

Home Matters Linky Party Guidelines:

We are thrilled that you came by to link up today! Here are a few rules that hosts and co-hosts of the Home Matters Party follow, and we ask that you follow them, as well.

  1. Please link up no more than THREE posts each week–try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously. (Exception: Holiday/Seasonal specific posts may be shared once per year.)
  1. Please take some time to poke around and visit some of the other links.
  1. Please take some time to check out your hosts and co-hosts on social media.
  1. We appreciate the variety of blogs on the www; however, the Home Matters Party is for links on matters of the HOME. Please link accordingly.
  1. We ask that you do not add other Linky Parties, Blog Hops, or Giveaways–unless you begin the party with a new project, recipe or post.
  1. On the same note, please do not add links of an extremist, political or strong controversial nature. (The hosts and co-hosts read each and every blog post linked, and will contact you directly if you have linked something that does not fit into the realm of the party.)

With your help, we can continue to grow the Home Matters Party! Thank you!

By joining the Home Matters Linky Party you are giving permission for all hosts and co-hosts to use and share any part of your post, including pictures, for party promotion, as featured posts, in party photo collages, on blogs and across social media, etc. All credits will be given to the original source. Also, you will receive a weekly email reminder regarding the new week’s Home Matters Linky Party.

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Thank you for joining in the fun and excitement at the Home Matters Linky Party. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. We look forward to chatting with you in the comments.

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Purina Pro Plan Is The Cats’ Meows!

Jinx and Josie present Meow Reviews in this post for Purina Pro Plan – Savor® Shredded Blend Chicken & Rice Formula. Bring out the best in your cat!

 

 

 

Purina Pro Plan Is The Cats’ Meows!

Just Ask Jinx & Josie…

 

Meow’s it going? We’ve hijacked mom’s blog today to speak with you, the owners of our furry cat friends, on behalf of Purina Pro Plan for Cats. Who are we? And, what gives us such authority? Well…

 

 

We knew we were in for something special, when mom sat us down on the couch and opened a package that contained this marvelous bag.

 

Mom was a bit of a tease. She showed us the bag and shook it about–drove us crazy! Then, she made us wait until our regular mealtime to give it a try. Psh, moms…

 

 

Finally, mom cut the bag open. We were crawling around her feet and standing up against her legs eager with anticipation. She poured some of the new food into the measuring cup. See for yourself how we reacted.

#SavorCatReaction

 

The time had come. We were about to get our little scratchy tongues wrapped around the savory, aromatic morsels of Purina® Pro Plan Savor® Shredded Blend.The kibbles clinked on our stainless steel dish as mom poured the food in the bowl…

Chicken and Rice — Holy Mouse, Catwoman! This stuff is TASTY!!!

 

We gobbled it up in a hurry. Mom kept telling us about how good and healthy this dry cat food was for us. You know, things like the high-quality protein, including chicken as the #1 ingredient, and that it is 40% protein. Or, that it has Vitamin A and linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, to keep our skin and coat shiny and healthy, and that the natural prebiotic fiber, sourced from chicory root, helps promote digestive health…blah, blah, blah. Kind of boring to us, but the crunchy kibble and tender, meaty pieces that smelled and tasted so wonderful made for a nutritious and unique mealtime experience for us. Just look at how much we loved it.

 

 

So, now it’s time to get the scoop…

 


Being cats ourselves, we know just how important we are to you. After all, it is clear that you live to please and pamper us on a daily basis. And keeping us healthy, happy, and playful is of major importance. Purina Pro Plan Cat makes it easy to chose the right product for your cat to maintain advanced nutrition with carefully selected quality ingredients for safety and performance to help cats thrive. Dry cat food helps keep our teeth healthy and clean too.
 
The NEW Shredded Blend comes in two flavors: Chicken & Rice Formula and Salmon & Rice Formula. Depending on the flavor, either chicken or salmon are the #1 ingredients, making this a nutritious cat food.

 

Where can you purchase the Shredded Blend for your cat?

 

That’s easy peasy. Purina® Pro Plan Savor® Shredded Blend is available near you! Check your local specialty pet retailer, Petsmart, Petco, or even order it online through Amazon. You can have it delivered straight to your door, just like we did.

 

How did we RATE this Nutritious Cat Food?

 

 

We gave Purina Pro Plan Cat a 5 Meow Review! (That’s the best you can get). Here’s why:

 

Josie’s Review:

 

When I first came to live with mom, dad, and Rory, I had been a little neglected. I was the runt of the litter, and apparently that meant I wasn’t worth anything to the lady where I was born. My fur was not shiny, I was scrawny, and I didn’t know how to do anything (thank goodness Jinx took good care of me). So, I know first hand just how important good nutrition and lots of love are to a cat. This new Shredded Blend tastes great, makes me feel good, and keeps me happy and playful. And my family loves it when their little miss sexy kitty is happy-go-lucky!

 

Jinx’s Review:

 

My day is run by the clock…well, ok, my stomach. I like to sit back and look at the clock, so I can tell mom and dad that it is time to feed me. Hey, somebody has to keep watch…don’t judge me. This dry cat food has a hearty texture and great taste, and I can smell the heavenly aroma from the farthest corner of the house. It helps me get my exercise — I break my personal sprint records getting to my food bowl for Purina Pro Plan Cat.

 

 

 

Want to READ more REVIEWS?

Check out other reviews here!

 

 

Give some a try for your cat, and SHARE your CAT’s REACTION! We love to see our friends on the internet.

And, don’t forget to follow all of our cat antics on Instagram… #JinxandJosie @lifewithlorelai
 

Bring out the Best in your Cat with Purina Pro Plan Cat Shredded Blend!

 

Have you tried this dry cat food?

What was your Cat’s Reaction?

 

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How-To Get Freebies

Freebies! Who doesn’t love them? Let’s take a look at where you may be missing out on some awesome freebies…

How-To Get Freebies

 

The only thing better than getting stuff is getting free stuff, as the saying goes. While there are many great coupons at Discountrue.com with which you can save a lot of money in Kohl’s or other popular shops, there are few things better than being given free things outright. So, how can we maximize our ability to soak up all of the awesome free stuff that’s out there for us to snag? Read on for some helpful tips!

 

Signing Up For Rewards Cards

 

Whether it’s when we get our morning coffee at Dunkin Donuts, or when we head to the mall to go shopping, we are inundated with offers to sign up for rewards cards. Most of us decline and continue on our merry way, but if you are someone who frequents a certain location on a regular basis, why not be compensated for it? A variety of outlets and retailers offer their regular customers the chance to accrue points to collect free items at a later date.

 

Use Your 401(k)

 

If you are not utilizing the 401(k) plan at your current place of employment, you are leaving money on the table in the form of matching contributions. The vast majority of employers will match any amount that you are contributing to your own 401(k), and even if you end up quitting, cashing out and paying the penalty, you are still likely to turn a profit.

 

Food Samples

 

Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Publix have all been known to provide free food samples to hungry shoppers. Check the stores in your area to see which days these stores choose to put out samples and you may luck out even more by experiencing a wine tasting. If you make it to Publix or Trader’s Joe on the right day, their samples are almost the same size as a full meal, so be sure to bring your appetite!

 

Foraging For Fruit

 

Fruit lovers who are consistently frustrated with the selection at their local supermarket are probably unaware of the fact that there is a bevy of public land where you can pick fresh fruits to heart’s content, completely free of charge. To find out where you are allowed to go foraging for fruit in your area, head to FallingFruit.org and they will help you to locate your best opportunities.

 

Get a TV Antenna

 

With so many programs offering viewers a chance to enjoy a live stream and a number of websites providing a free place to watch television after the fact, the average person who is constantly on the go does not have the same amount of time to watch television as they used to. So why keep that expensive cable box, when you can get an antenna for your television and receive the same ten channels everyone else watches for free?

 

Do you have any great ideas or suggestions?

 

 

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