Sunday, August 21, 2016

Chain Linky Climb


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It's the month long Networking Blog Hop where Cohosts & Guest Cohosts are added each week for ultimate exposure! 

Networking means helping each other grow!! 

If you want to promote a CLIMB link, then use #ChainLinkyCLIMB on Twitter or Google+ so that we can all help each other grow!

Here's how the Giveaway & Guest Cohosting works
  • the hosts, cohosts & Guest cohosts from the previous month's CLIMB will have the opportunity to participate in a Giveaway during the next CLIMB - that gives co-hosts 2 months in a row of blog growing fun!!  (If you would like to guest cohost please sign up at the end of this post using the last "Linky")
  • We have 2 permanent cohosts for week#2, 3 permanent cohosts for week#3 and eventually we will have 4 permanent cohosts for week#4 making a grand total of 11 hosts/cohosts each month & that's not even including Guest Cohosts!
Highest CLIMBer Features!!
Each permanent host & cohost will feature their favorite link from the previous month CLIMB!  Every "Highest CLIMBer" will be pinned to our Pinterest board:
Chain Linky CLIMB Pinterest board
Let It Shine
My Highest CLIMBer from July 2016 is:


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  • Please enter below -one person will win:
  • Your choice of 2 month small Ad spaces OR 1 month large Spotlighting Ad Space (for Blogs or Online Shops) on Butterfly in the Attic- $30 value
  • Your choice of 3 Sidebar Ad Spaces OR 2 Monthly Ad Spaces (for Blogs or Online Shops) on God's Growing Garden - $30 value
  • 1 "Summer Bouquet" Stone Necklace - $20 value

"Summer Bouquet" Stone Necklace
"Summer Bouquet: Three rare green slag glass stones from Lake Michigan between orange/yellow glass and ceramic beads and bright flower pot charm from a 30 inch stainless steel "made in the USA" ball chain."

by ShorelineDesigned

Total prize value is $80!!

CLIMB Giveaway Rules & Conditions:
  • This is open worldwide (void where prohibited)
  • You must be 18 years or older to enter
  • You MUST have a blog to win the Ad spaces (otherwise these will become second place prizes)
  • You MUST have a mailing address in the lower 48 states of the USA in order to win the necklace (otherwise these will become a second place prizes)
  • Facebook, google & all other social media are NOT responsible for any part of this giveaway
  • This Giveaway is open from August 1st, 2016 until August 31st, 2016
  • Winner must respond to email within 48 hours or a different winner will be chosen
  • Giveaway Hosts, Cohosts & Guest Cohosts can NOT enter this Giveaway!, however - AUGUST 2016 CLIMB blog hop co-hosts ARE allowed to enter this Giveaway (provided they are not also part of the Giveaway)
  • Correspondence is done through email and the winner's email addresses will only be used to deliver or set-up e-prizes.  Email addresses will NEVER be sold or shared.
  • All prizes will be delivered by the contributing Bloggers/Shop Owners.
  • If you have any questions or concerns about this Giveaway please email one of the hosts:
  • Angie:
  • Angel:

A Rafflecopter Giveaway

Now onto the CLIMB (blog hop):
There are many ways to follow us:
April @ April Noelle
blog  |  facebook  |  google+  |  twitter bloglovin  |  YouTube instagram

Darlene @ Let It Shine
blog facebook  |  pinterest  |  twitter  |  bloglovin  |  google+ etsy

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By participating in this blog hop your understand that your link might be featured &/or promoted on our blogs & social media.  Also, by participating in this blog hop your email address will be added to our CLIMB list & you will be sent an email reminder next month. 

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Remember - If you Guest Cohost you will receive a free Weekly Sidebar Ad and your blog button will appear on both Angie's blog & Angel's blog!!

(The Ad will run live a few weeks after you have co-hosted)
We are looking for amazing Bloggers like you to Guest Cohost the CLIMB! 

Please click the purple button below to sign up to Guest Cohost or click HERE!

God’s Growing Garden


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Darlene Nemeth
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Free Inspirational Quote Coloring Page

Hi my name is Darlene and I am so happy you decided to join my today.

I am super excited because I have been working a new coloring book that I hope everyone will love. It will be chuck full of inspirational quotes. I have a few more pages to complete but I am hoping to have it completed by the end of the month.

The image below is one of the coloring pages featured in my new book. 

Please feel free to download it, print and color it. I look forward to your feedback and would absolutely love to see your finished artwork. Enjoy.

Smile and be Happy coloring page

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

25 Ways to Beat the Summer Heat Without A/C

Hi my name is Darlene and I am so happy you decided to join my today.

With the summer temperatures reaching all time highs it is important to know how to prevent heat stress. Heat combined with other stresses such as hard physical labor, dehydration, fatigue or pre-existing medical conditions, it can lead to heat-related illness and death.

To help you beat the summer heat I have created this list.

  1. Try visiting public buildings that are air conditioned. Places like shopping malls, libraries and movie theaters are great for cooling down.
  2. Go to the park. All the trees and other plants cool the air.
  3. Have a water balloon fight.
  4. Take a trip to the beach.
  5. Play at a splash pad.
  6. Get your water guns out.
  7. Run through the sprinkler.
  8. Try the  “Egyptian method.” Dampen a sheet in cool water and use it as a blanket. 
  9. Put your bathing suits on and have a cool bubble bath.
  10. Take a cool shower. Rinsing off under a stream of cool water will bring down your core body temperature and rinses off the sweat.
  11. Drink more water. You need to keep hydrated and replenish the liquids lost through sweating.
  12. Avoid caffeine and alcohol and beverages high in sugar. They can contribute to dehydration.
  13. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored, breathable clothing made from material such as cotton to allow free air movement and sweat evaporation.
  14. Avoid using the oven and stove. Get your slow cooker out, rice cooker or barbecue. You could try no cook or oven free recipes.
  15. To cool down fast, apply ice packs or cold compresses to your pulse points at the wrists, neck, elbows, groin, ankles, and behind the knees.
  16. Spritz yourself. Consider using a spray bottle filled with cold water for a refreshing spritz when ever the need arises.
  17. Use insulated curtains to keep the hot sun out.
  18. Avoid the sun when its highest in the sky (between 10 am and 4 pm)
  19. Get down low. Hot air rises so put your bed close to the ground. That means dragging your mattress down from a loft or high bed and putting it on the floor. Try sleeping on the ground floor or in the basement instead of an upper level.
  20. Turn off the lights. Light bulbs give off heat so take advantage of the natural light.
  21. Cool down a whole room by hanging a wet sheet in front of an open window. The breeze blowing in will quickly bring down the room’s temperature.
  22.  Camp in the backyard. Sometimes it is cooler outside than it is inside so pitch a tent in the yard and practice your camping skills.
  23. Save strenuous activities such as cutting the lawn or vacuuming for the cooler parts of the day.
  24. Grow plants inside and outside to provide shade and help cool the air.
  25. Utilize those fans. If you have a ceiling fan, run it counter-clockwise for optimum cooling. Point box fans out the windows so they push hot air outMake an artificial breeze, by putting 2 fans at opposite ends of the house, one in, and one out. Make a DIY air conditioner by putting a shallow pan of ice in front of a fan. The forced air will pick up the cold water from the ice’s surface creating a cooling mist.
So the next time there is a heat warning in your area, keep in mind these 25 ways to beat the summer heat.

If you have any other ideas, I'd love to read them so share them down below in the comments.

I love to read your opinions and comments. It makes my day.

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Wishing you the best, 

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