Sunday, November 1, 2015

Country Fair Blog Party: November 2015

It is November 1st!  Our family has spent the day harvesting, spending time with family, eating too much candy and treats from trick-or-treating, and hopefully going through the last 24 hours of pink-eye (I guess this is what happens when you start having kids in school...).  To tell you the truth, I'm ready to go to bed, but I have some blogging that needs to get done!  Before I share the link-up for the new Country Fair Blog Party, I'm going to share my three Blue Ribbon winners from October's Country Fair Blog Party:

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner - Chasing Saturdays's Payday Chex Mix
I always have to pick a new recipe from each month's Country Fair Blog Party for a blue ribbon winner, and October didn't disappoint with the variety of tasty recipes to try.  I really look forward to trying Chasing Saturdays's Payday Chex Mix.  This reminds me of my Sweet & Salty Corn Chip snack I like to make for the tractor, but different.  If you like scotcheroos then you'll like this recipe combination of peanut butter and the classic corn syrup/sugar coating!

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner - Oak Hill Homestead's Canning Tips
My next blue ribbon winner is Oak Hill Homestead's Canning Tips blog post.  For me when it comes to my garden, I think I probably enjoy canning my harvest more than eating it fresh, so Kathi's canning tips caught my eye!  I've been canning since I was a 4-Her, but even I learned some new tips to think about and remind myself.

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner - Nebraska Wheatie's Love in the Shape of a Red Balloon
My final blue ribbon is a touching, heartfelt post that made me smile.  In Nebraska Wheatie's Love in the Shape of a Red Balloon post, Tracy talks about finding a set of balloons in a field while harvesting.  She said how she normally ignores balloons in fields because she actually sees quite a few, but for some reason this time she decided to stop and check them out.  The balloons were memorial balloons of a young man close the age of one of her children.  Through social media she learned more about this man's life but it also made her stop, pray and think of the loved ones who let those balloons go.  I think this post really hit me because my family releases balloons annually for a cousin who passed away from cancer 10 years ago.  We don't put notes on our balloons, but I hope someone stops, thinks and prays for whoever let that balloon away and for whatever reason when they find them.

Join the November Country Fair Blog Party by linking up to 3 of your favorite food, family, farming, crafts, canning, etc. posts!
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.

Country Fair Blog Party Co-Hosts
Also, be sure to visit my fellow co-hosts:
Jan of Tip Garden
Laurie of Country LINKed and
Nicole of Tales of a Kansas Farm Mom

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!


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    1. No problem! I love seeing your posts each month Carlee - thank for participating! I can't wait to try your pumpkin treats you linked up.

  2. Thank you for featuring my post "Canning Tips" in this month's hop. Have a great week!

    1. Thank you for sharing your tips and linking up! I hope you have a great week too!

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