Southern Special Features

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I loved seeing your posts this past week! Did you have a favorite post from the link up? Here are my favorites from this past week!

These church babies are adorable!
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These fruit nachos looks amazing! I can’t wait to try them!
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I love this bathroom redo! It looks so different from the before picture!
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I will have an I was featured button very soon for you to proudly display on your blog! It is on my blog to do list!

I hope you have a great Easter and I can’t wait to see what you link up on Tuesday!


Easter 2014

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How in the world are we in the middle of Holy Week? 2014 already seems like it is flying by! Before you know it, the year will be over! Anyways, since it is Holy week, I wanted to share a favorite verse that happens to come from the Easter story.

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The Southern Special 2

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Well, it’s Tuesday again! I hope you had a great couple of weeks since the first The Southern Special link up! Mr. RCGG and I got in late last Monday and we crashed before I could get the link up ready to go!

We had a great vacation! We go to an antique show on St. Simon’s Island! We love finding great deals on everything.

Here’s a couple pictures from our trip:
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And now on to this week’s link up! I am so excited that we had such a great turn out for the first one! Thank you to everyone who linked up and made it such a success! I can’t wait to see what you have for this week! =)
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So Sorry

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I would like to apologize for there not being a link up today! Mr. RCGG and I were out of town this past weekend and got home yesterday. After traveling all day yesterday, we both crashed early! I will have The Southern Special up next week and I hope you come by and link up your projects that you would have linked up today!

Thanks so much for understanding! Ya’ll rock!

 


Southern Special Friday Features

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Hey ya’ll! Usually I don’t blog on weekends, but since I wasn’t able to get my Friday Features for The Southern Special posted I thought I would get that put together! I loved all the posts that were linked up with us and I look forward to seeing what ya’ll come up with for this next week!

Like I said, I loved all the posts, but one of my favorites happens to be from one of my best blogger friends, Jen from JVKomChronicles. She made the coolest city signs. signsedit3-1024x789I love this and I want to do one with the distances from Atlanta to our favorite beaches! Thanks for sharing Jen!

Another favorite post was from Jenn over at Jenn’s Random Scraps. She shared a recipe for Tater Tot Casserole.

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I have made this before, but I would have never thought to put any vegetables in it! What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing Jenn!

pbfreecookiesThese are from Confessions of an ADD Housewife. They are peanut free and no bake! How easy is that?! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you for sharing these!



A Big Thank You

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Thank you so very much to everyone that linked up with The Southern Special! I was so nervous that no one would link up and I would have had the least successful link up debut in the history of the blogging world! Yeah, sometimes I go into that much thought about something! I’m over the moon excited that it didn’t end up that way and we had sixteen posts linked up! Thank you so much for making The Southern Special such a success! I can’t wait for it to just grow from there! If you missed it, the party is open until Friday so you still have time to link up! Each host will be sharing features on Fridays! Favorite links from each host will be pinned to a The Southern Special pinterest board!

It means so much to me that you took time to link up with us! Thank you so very much for all your support!


The Southern Special 1

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Hi Welcome to the very first Southern Special! The Southern Special is a link up where we share recipes, crafts, landscapes, home decor, architecture, and traditions. It doesn’t have to be all southern ideas though! If you have anything you want to share then by all means link it up! Link your post back to the blog you linked up with to be considered for features. Features will be on Fridays! The hosts will also be sharing their favorite posts on a Southern Special pinterest board!

Now Here’s the rules:
Only two links per person
Follow your hosts on social media
Make sure to link your post back to the blog you linked up on! All links will show up on three blogs!
Check out some new blogs
AND ABOVE ALL HAVE FUN!

Now, Let’s meet our co-hosts:

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Dawn from Spatulas on Parade

Hi, My name is Dawn and I write Spatulas On Parade. It started out as a place to write down my recipes for family and friends. Soon it became a passion and grew quicker than I expected. In the beginning it was my creations, revamped recipes and serious desserts. As time has passed I have taken a healthy stand in my life, one I let go for far too long, so the recipes have changed. They are healthier, cleaner and far less dessert/sugar oriented but still a passion. I’m a NC girl born and raised now living in South Georgia where everything is battered and deep fried, so my quest for health is a challenge but I’m up for it.
~Spatulas on Parade  Facebook: Twitter:   pinterest  instagram  bloglovin ~

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Mandy from The Household Hero

Mandy is the author of the blog “The Household Hero” (www.thehouseholdhero.com). She covers topics that are common in the life of a mother as she struggles to be the hero of her household by saving time, money and health through recipes, coupon tips and product reviews while mixing in personal stories about her family of four (a 2 year old son and 2 month old daughter). She is a Southern to the core, bore and raised in West Tenneesse, went to college in Mississippi, met her husband in Alabama, and then recently relocated to sunny Central Florida!

Mandy @ The Household Hero Twitter  ~ Facebook  ~   Instagram

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I love the south! There is just something about it that makes me feel like I should have lived here my whole life! My favorite thing about being in the south is that I am only 4 hours from the beach, my most favorite place in the world! We love going to Jekyll Island GA! I know I talk about it every trip recap I do because that’s mainly where we go! In fact we will be there this weekend! I will be showing off my trip recap for next week’s Southern Special!

Until then I hope you have a great week and I look forward to seeing what you have to share!

 



Introducing The Southern Special

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Hey ya’ll! Next Tuesday, I will be starting a link up called The Southern Special with The Household Hero and Spatulas on Parade. These wonderful ladies have helped me in setting this up and I am so thankful for them!  This link up will be for anything with a focus on southern recipes, crafts, southern architecture, fashion, traditions, and landscapes.  We are so excited for this link up! Your link will show on all three blogs no matter which one you link up with! I still have a few things to do to get ready and I’m looking forward to seeing your southern ideas!

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I have loved working with these ladies over the past month getting everything together for the link up! Would you like to meet them?

Mandy is the author of the blog “The Household Hero“. She covers topics that are common in the life of a mother as she struggles to be the hero of her household by saving time, money and health through recipes, coupon tips and product reviews while mixing in personal stories about her family of four (a 2 year old son and 2 month old daughter). She is a Southern to the core, bore and raised in West Tennessee, went to college in Mississippi, met her husband in Alabama, and then recently relocated to sunny Central Florida!

 

Dawn writes Spatulas On Parade. It started out as a place to write down  recipes for family and friends. Soon it became a passion and grew quicker than she expected. In the beginning it was her creations, revamped recipes and serious desserts. As time has passed she has taken a healthy stand in her life, one she let go for far too long, so the recipes have changed. They are healthier, cleaner and far less dessert/sugar oriented but still a passion. Dawn is a NC girl born and raised now living in South Georgia where everything is battered and deep fried, so my quest for health is a challenge but she’s up for it.

 

Would you like to be a guest co-host? Please let me know! I would love to have you one week! Please contact me by going to my contact me page!


Liebster Award

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I love discovering new bloggers! Blog friendships may only be online, but sometimes you can find great friends through blogs! I met Dawn over at Spatulas On Parade when she answered a call for link up co hosts I’m starting VERY SOON! (More on that tomorrow) Anyways, she gave me a Liebster Award! Thanks so much Dawn! I am flattered!

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Here’s the rules:
List 11 facts about yourself
Answer 11 questions by whoever nominated you
Ask 11 new questions to 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers
do NOT re-nominate the blog that nominated you
Go to their blogs and tell them they have been nominated
HAVE FUN

11 facts about me:
I love planners. Even though I’m not that great at keeping myself organized.
2. I keep a daily journal where I write thoughts and Bible verses throughout the day.
3. My favorite movie is Wizard of Oz. I have loved it since I was 3 years old.
4.I love polka dots! I mean LOVE polka dots. I wish I could have them on everything.
5. My husband and I will have been together for 14 years this October.
6. I love to read. My favorite author is Nora Roberts. I have only found one book that I absolutely hated. That was Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.
7. I enjoy watching old TV shows along with some of the newer ones. My husband and I watch The Voice on On Demand and How I Met Your Mother on Netflix. We are actually all caught up on that so we are waiting until the current season is on! I have been watching Once Upon a Time on Netflix and I LOVE IT! We also LOVE Duck Dynasty on A&E. Wednesday is the only day I watch that channel!
8. When someone goes on a trip they always get me a key chain. My best friend went on a cruise while we were in high school and she got me a key chain as a souvenir. I still have it and I get one with every trip we go on.
9. I love spicy food even though I shouldn’t eat it. I have acid reflux and I get really sick after I eat something spicy. SO I don’t eat a lot of spicy foods. I also get sick if I sleep flat on my back.
10. I want to make a gallery wall in our bedroom! I still need to get our wedding picture printed and into our guest book signature mat.
11. My favorite male celebrities are Matthew McConahuey, Joshua Jackson, and Colin Farrell! My favorite actress is Mila Kunis!

What type of blog do you have? Random Crafty Georgia Girl is basically a lifestyle blog! I show crafts I have done, but the majority of the time is the randoms on my life!
What is the best thing about blogging? I think the best thing about blogging is the sense of community. I have made so many blogging friends that have become more than blogging friends. They have become friends!
If married, does your spouse support your blogging? My husband, Mr. RCGG, is very supportive of my blogging. He always tries to help me with anything I need to do for the blog and goes with whatever crazy ideas I have for projects.
What state were you born in? I was born in Illinois.
How many states have you lived in? I moved to Georgia in 2008 and before that I lived in Illinois for almost 26 years.
Name something you are afraid of: I am afraid of the dark! Yes I am in my 30′s and afraid of the dark.
What is the one food you could not or would not want to live without? Frozen burritos. They are the first thing I want to eat after I have been sick.
Name one food you can not eat you hate it so much you gag? I refuse to eat green beans.
Favorite time of year? and why? I love the summer. I’m not a huge fan of the heat, but take me to the beach and everything is great! Also baseball!
Did you attend college and if so, were you a party animal? I went to a community college. I didn’t party.
Favorite sport, college or pro: My favorite sport is baseball if you haven’t been able to tell yet! haha! I was raised a St. Louis Cardinals fan, but always loved the Atlanta Braves. The Braves were the first pro game I went to. I am a big Indianapolis Colts football fan! For our first anniversary my husband surprised me with tickets to my first football game.

Here’s my questions:
If you could own one wild animal what animal would you have?
Do you follow politics?
What has been your favorite vacation?
Has Spring come to your area yet?
Do you remember your grandparents or your great grandparents?
Do you like to read? What is your favorite genre of book?
How many siblings do you have?
Does your pet sleep with you?
What is your favorite color?
Do you have to leave early for work so you can avoid traffic?
Have you ever been involved in a major car accident? Were you hurt? Are you okay now?

I know the rules say I’m supposed to give this to 9 bloggers, but I can only think of a few bloggers that have less than 200 followers. (I went with bloglovin followers since that is what I use to follow blogs.)

Anyways, I would like to give this award to :
You Gotta Have Hart
The Household Hero
Reasons to Come Home