Link Up #79

It’s time for another Link Party! :)

Now is your chance to link up your favorite blog posts of crafts and recipes!  :)  I hope to see some awesome projects, recipes, tips, and tricks; also, I really hope all of my readers will participate and help us spread the word!  :)

If you are at all interested in co-hosting upcoming Link Ups, please contact me!

Now, let’s get to the Link Up!!

crafts and recipes link up


Frozen Fever has Arrived!

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Forget spring fever … Disney® Frozen Fever is heating things up at Cricut! Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and friends can all be printed in 50 beautiful, full-color images! You simply print the colorful, fun Disney® images that you want, and then cut them with Cricut Explore®.

You can also try out the images in Cricut Design Space™ before you buy! Design Space® gives you access to all of your images and projects from any compatible computer or iPad so you have the creative freedom to design just about anything! You can use the new Disney® Frozen Fever images to make party invitations, decorations, and favors — even embellishments to your favorite photo memories!

With the Cut What You Want® tool in Design Space®, you can easily convert your Disney® Frozen Fever images — or even your own design — into a cuttable image in just a few clicks! Upload and cut .svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, and .dxf files absolutely FREE. You can even use fonts already installed on your computer.

Print full color images, such as the new Frozen Fever images, with Cricut Design Space™ and your printer; then cut with your Cricut Explore® machine! Print then Cut gives you flawless results with color bleed, precision cutting and over 50,000 printables.

With Cricut, you’ll be able to design your favorite Frozen-themed crafts in less time than it takes to sing “Let It Go!”


Red Gold Tomatoes help celebrate Spring with Hamburger Tomato “Stuff” recipe

Hamburger Tomato "Stuff"

I hope you are having a great start to spring. To celebrate the thaw, we made this delicious family recipe with products from Red Gold Tomatoes!  I was lucky enough to have received a special Springtime gift pack from Red Gold Tomatoes to help achieve this comfort food!


As you may know, Red Gold began in the 1940s growing food for the U.S. Army during World War II, and is now family-owned and run by its third generation. They grow their tomatoes on family farms in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, where true seasons positively impact flavor — with just the right angle of the sun, perfect temperature, and soil that seems made for growing tomatoes.

I also participated in a fun Pinterest promotion to “Shake-up” Spring mealtime!  Want to join as well?  From April 22 to May 20, Red Gold wants all fans to join in and share their own inspiration for a “Spring Shake-Up” at Red Gold Tomatoes website. Each pin enters for a chance to win one of four Red Gold picnic gift baskets valued at $350!  The idea?  Pin any idea that helps inspire you this Springtime!

Does your family have a recipe that’s pretty much your go-to recipe that you just throw everything together and ta-da?!  LOL  That’s pretty much what this Hamburger Tomato “Stuff” recipe is.  My dad started making it quite a few years ago because you literally just throw a bunch of things into a pot and let it cook.  There’s really no measuring or specifics and we tend to mix it up sometimes with what we add, but all in all it comes out delicious!  :)  Sometimes we eat it like a soup and sometimes we eat it over pasta.  And by the way, the leftovers are great!  :)  It’s the prefect comfort food for a cold winter’s day!  ENJOY!

Hamburger Tomato “Stuff”


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 bag frozen pepper/onion mix
  • 3 large cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 large can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large can of tomato puree
  • Italian spice and basil
  • 16 oz of cooked pasta


  • Brown the ground beef in a large pot.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Add pepper/onion mix to beef once browned and cook slightly.
  • When peppers and onions are cooked through, add canned tomato products.
  • Add Italian spice and basil to taste.
  • Continue to cook until heated through.
  • Serve over cooked pasta.

Another Date with Maroon 5

Another Date with Maroon 5

Another Date with Maroon 5

I should have done this review a LONG time ago, but life just got crazy and it slipped my mind.  However, it didn’t slip my mind because it wasn’t a good concert!  EVERY Maroon 5 concert that I have been too is a good concert!  They NEVER ever disappoint and make you feel like you’re totally getting your money’s worth!


Another Date with Maroon 5

First, I was super excited that Magic opened for Maroon 5!  Who doesn’t love Rude?!  COME ON!  They were amazing and totally sang all their hits!

This concert seemed a little different to me because I felt like they literally made remixes of their own songs.  They literally sang about 3 songs back, to back, to back…talked a little…and then did it all over again!

Another Date with Maroon 5

And the stage?!  Amazing!  They never seem to disappoint with their eye catching stages!  Everyone always has a great seat while watching the show!  I also love to see how they’ll add lighting and effects and this stage definitely had that!  :)

Here is the set list…and as you can see, only their hits were performed!  :)

  • Animals
  • One More Night
  • Stereo Hearts
  • Harder to Breathe
  • Lucky Strike
  • Wake Up Call
  • Love Somebody
  • Maps
  • This Love
  • Sunday Morning
  • Makes Me Wonder
  • Payphone (a Capella)
  • Daylight
  • It Was Always You
  • She Will Be Loved
  • Moves Like Jagger
  • Sugar

As always, if you haven’t seen Maroon 5 in concert…what are you waiting for?!

Another Date with Maroon 5

This is NOT a Sponsored post.  This post is written by me. All opinions are 100% mine.


Contributor: Trine – Apple Jam

Apple Jam

Apple Jam

Hi, it is Trine here again with another recipe for you! I hope you have liked the Vanilla Cupcakes and Pizza recipe I have previously made for you.

Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite things in the world, apple jam. I dont really know what about it I love. Maybe just the conveniece of it. You can eat it hot or cold straight out of the jar. You can add some cinnamon for a delicious tread, bread crumbs are also good. I have wanted to make it for myself for some while, and although it was not 100% successful (next time I am soooo gonna peal the apples) I know I am going to be making this a lot in the future.

So its really simple, all you really need is apples, preferably sweeter ones. You cut the apples into chunks (remove the stem), peal them and put them in a pan with some water boil with a lid until they are mushy.

Apple Jam

Check on them about every 5 minutes to make sure there is still water in the pan. Then you puree them or use a blender until you have the desired consistency.

Apple Jam

I added a bit of cinnamon and sugar to the mix because well it is still a lot healthier than the store bought version.

Apple Jam