Thursday, December 1, 2016

Country Fair Blog Party: December 2016

It's the start of a new month and time for another great blog party to start!  Before we get into this month's Country Fair Blog Party, Jan from the Tip Garden and I would like to thank everyone for your comments last month on the direction we should take with the blog party!  The winner of last months Holiday Gift Bag was chosen via Rafflecopter... and drum roll please... The winner is:  Julie Raye-Rodriguez!!

Country Fair Blog Party Holiday Gift Bag Giveaway
Enjoy Julie!
Jan will be contacting you via email to get your shipping address to get your gift bag in the mail.  Congratulations once again!

As for 2017, What Comes Next?  Both Jan and myself joined in as co-hosts to share the load with others as a group of bloggers and we now find ourselves just too busy to run it just by ourselves, or alone as individuals.  So very reluctantly, it has come time to let it go.

Not totally goodbye:  Now while Jan and I are both going to take a break from the Country Fair Blog Party after this month, we both still enjoy hosting blog hops.  We have some ideas floating around on maybe some special holiday or seasonal parties we might lead in the future, and if and when we dream up and take action on something new, we plan on inviting all of you.

Thank you for your support!  We have the best bloggers here at the Country Fair Blog Party!  The friendliest, most caring, and willing to share and uplift each other.  We are grateful for you coming back month after month and sharing your life with us.  We cherish not just the networking but relationships built through this Blog Hop!

Now that I've update all of you on the Country Fair Blog Party, let's celebrate by recognizing the top viewed posts in November.  Last month we had a tie for the most clicked post:  

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner: Cooking with Carlee's French Silk Brownies

Country Fair Blog Party Blue Ribbon Winner: Delightful Repast's Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Both of these desserts look perfect to share with family over the holidays!  Congratulations to both Jean and Carlee!

Join the Country Fair Blog Party by linking up to 3 of your favorite food, family, farming, crafts, canning, etc. posts!Thanks to everyone that joined our blog hop last month, and I can't wait to see what great posts get linked up to the final 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-host:
Jan of Tip Garden

We're excited to see everything you share for this final Country Fair Blog Party.  Jan and I would once again like to thank you for linking up over the last couple of years.  What is your all-time favorite Country Fair Blog Party post you read?  Remember to Comments for a Cause!


  1. Val, I feel honored to have had my pumpkin bundt cake tied for number of views with something chocolate! Hope people like my pecan tart. Sorry to see this end, it's the only monthly blog party I know of, but I totally understand. It must be a tremendous amount of work.

    1. Thanks Jean. And by the way, your Pecan Tart looks amazing!

  2. Thanks, Val! I will be sorry to see it go too, but completely understand.

    1. I'm so happy I've gotten to know you through the Blog Party!