Saturday, August 1, 2015

Country Fair Blog Party: August 2015

It is August 1st and time to showcase some new blog posts through the Country Fair Blog Party, which I'm happy to be a co-host of.  Before we show this month's link-up, I'm going to share my three Blue Ribbon winners from July's Country Fair Blog Party:

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner:  Maple Bacon Ice Cream
I'm going to let all of you in on a little secret... I love BACON!  Ok, so maybe it wasn't that much of a secret for this pork producer...  So if you post a recipe that spotlights bacon, there is a pretty good chance you'll be a monthly Blue Ribbon winner, like Cooking with Carlee and her Maple Bacon Ice Cream guest post by MiMi.  Actually, this recipe may have hit my holy grail of recipes - bacon, ice cream and breakfast.  That's right, she serves this maple flavored ice cream with bacon on top of a waffle!  It makes me reminisce about my job as a waitress in high school.  As a treat on late shifts (the time of night where people can't decide if they should have a sandwich and fries, or pancakes and eggs) I'd sometimes make myself a waffle and serve it with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream.  Yum!

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner: All Natural Fly Spray
My next Blue Ribbon winner is Our Simple Homestead's All Natural Fly Spray.  If you live on a farm you are always in search of a good fly spray for your livestock.  A lot of fly sprays have a pretty potent smell and you're always in search of a hydrant so you can wash your hands off right away after spraying it on your animals.  Tracy didn't care for commercial fly sprays for some of the same reasons so that is why she did some research and made her own homemade recipe.  This fly spray also helps repeal ticks, mosquitoes and gnats too.  I hope this post is a big help for the rest of the summer and fair season!

Country Fair Blue Ribbon Winner:  The Day I Stopped Trying to Get Perfect Photos of My Kids
My final Blue Ribbon for July goes to Charming Farming with her post, The Day I Stopped Trying to Get Perfect Photos of My Kids.  I think with kids and photos you've got to just go with the flow at times.  I remember being disappointed when it seemed like we could never get the "perfect" photo but now I look at some of those "not so perfect" photos and find 10 things I like about them.  I then love the photo and think it is perfect.  I've even blogged about my "10 things" take on photos.  LC shares about her turning point of what a "perfect" photo really is in her post.  A good read for any Mom with small children!

I can't wait to see what great posts get linked up this month as we have our Country Fair Blog Party.  Country Fairs are all about food, family, friends, farming, animals, arts and crafts, canning, baking and more.  And that is what our our blog hop is all about too.  Feel free to join our Country Fair by linking up to 3 of your posts.  This blog hop is a great opportunity to check out new blogs, and if you blog yourself, have your posts reach a new audience.  Be sure to visit some other party goers and let them know you are stopping by through the Country Fair Blog Party.

Also, be sure to visit my fellow co-hosts:
Country LINKed
Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom
Tip Garden

We're excited to see everything you share this month!  What is your favorite link from this month's Country Fair Blog Party?  Whichever post is mentioned the most in the comments will receive my "Readers Choice" Blue Ribbon next month!  Remember to Comment for a Cause!


  1. Thank you so much for giving the maple bacon ice cream a blue ribbon. It was a really fun one, that is for sure! We have waffled cupcakes before and topped them with ice cream, but we though a real waffle would be perfect with the maple and bacon! That is so much fun that you topped waffles with ice cream when you were younger. Have a great weekend!

    1. Waffle cupcakes?! Do you have that on your blog? I'm intrigued.

  2. Oh my goodness, that looks so good! I love your salad with your thick cut bacon too :)

  3. Popped over from BOBB on FB to visit! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping over! I hope you like the Blog Party and link up!