Eat Make Grow! Blog Hop #2

Guess what, everybody: i’m hosting a blog hop! and  I hope all you crafters, foodies, gardeners and homemakers will join me and my co-hosts, Foy and Marigold in our new weekly Thursday blog hop. I missed last week, so this is actually hop #2! Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all three sites! This blog hop is a way to share with many people posts about your domestic doings, whether that’s growing veggies, hosting parties, sewing, mixing up cleaning supplies, or trying out a new recipe. Share all of your DIY projects and the yummy food you’ve been growing and eating plus any other posts that fit in the malleable scheme of Eat, Make, Grow. We want to learn about it.
I think this hop is going to be the cat’s pajamas, and i hope you do to! (I’m already getting some fun ideas for handmade corgi costumes i’ll just have to post because of this hop!) At this point, you’re probably familiar with me and Pocket, but you may wonder who Foy and Marigold are- Well, let me introduce you!
I met Foy and Marigold in 2004 in Savannah, GA while i was getting my Masters in Illustration at SCAD. Each of the ladies’ husband’s (Foy’s husband Jeff was just a live-in boyfriend at the time) were classmates of mine, and we got to know each other during weekly potlucks. Jeff and i would argue over how to properly light the BBQ grill and competed fiercely to be the top Twister athlete, while Marigold’s Steve would simply chuckle at our oddities and then blow us away with his mad Charades skills. I always loved eating Marigold’s southern inspired dishes and learned heaps of gardening info from Foy. We’ve since kept in touch through each others blogs and Facebook posts and each has inspired me to push myself as a crafter and blogger, despite our physical distance. I received my first felting needle in the mail from Marigold last year to “try out” and i’m now a felting fool! I crocheted my first stuffed animal for her firstborn son, and her Summer of No Pants series got me to sewing up a bunch of rad skirts. Foy is always filling me with new recipe ideas and inspires me to learn more botanical names and save more seeds. She has introduced me to tons of other gardening and foodie blogs and blog hops over the years, and now we’re hosting our own! I think you’ll fall in love with my co-hosts and i’m sure they’ll love reading your posts. So without further ado, this is a blog hop: get hopping!

Your Hosts:

We’re not big fans of rules so there are just two of them:
1. No big corporation or business advertising or promotional posts. Let’s not dilute Eat Make Grow with junky posts. We don’t mind helping out the little home grown businesses of independent bloggers or handmade merchants (Etsy, etc.).

2. Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs.This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Eat Make Grow community by sending your readers to all of the other participant’s posts. We will feature two posts each week and we will only consider posts that have a link back. A text link is fine, or you can grab this button and put it anywhere on your blog, linking back to this post:

Each week we’ll pick a few of our favorite posts and feature them right here! Here are this week’s featured posts. Is one of them yours? Grab our “Featured Blogger” button to post on your blog and show off how cool you are. You can also visit our Pinterest Eat Make Grow Featured Bloggers pin board to see some of our favorites. Let’s take a look at last week’s links. First of all, I want to say that we were so excited by the turn out for our first hop. We didn’t do very much promotion for this, and were hoping to avoid embarrassment and get up to 20 links. Well, you came out in force and we were so excited to get over 75 posts linked up to the inaugural Eat Make Grow hop!

Each week we will go through every single link that you guys are so kind to share with us, and we feature two. The first is the link that received the most clicks, and the second is a curated choice by this week’s host, Marigold. This was not an easy task!The most clicked on link was:

“At first, I thought that they were some kind of insect droppings, but that would be a pretty large insect! They look a little like green hand grenades!”

Brenda found a critter in her garden and asks her readers to help her solve the mystery. Jump on over to A Separate Path to find out what was hanging out on Brenda’s tomatoes!

And Marigold’s favorite project from last week’s list was this:

 DIY Zigzag Quilt by Jacquie of the blog At Home in Hope

“I kept the quilting minimal in hopes that the quilt would remain wrappable and snuggle-up-able. Mission accomplished.”

It was hard to choose a favorite, but in the end, she kept coming back to this project. Jacquie made this sweet baby blanket for her best friend’s new little one. It’s quiet colors and modern design are just perfect for a baby boy. Visit At Home in Hope to see more of the quilt.

Thanks for linking up Brenda and Jacquie! We hope you’ll proudly display the Eat Make Grow Featured Blogger button on your blog:

And thanks so much to everyone who linked up and shared our hop with your readers. We are excited about watching this community grow and hope you’ll continue to post your projects this week and every Thursday!


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3 Responses to Eat Make Grow! Blog Hop #2

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  2. That was so much fun to read. I had no idea you and Foy went back, how cool! I love both of your blogs and I’m really digging this hop. If I weren’t already doing one on Thursday I’d want to join in!! I linked up at Foy’s last week so this week I linked up here. Have a great week Miranda!
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