The Weekend Retreat Link Party #85

Welcome back to another fabulous week at The Weekend Retreat Link Party!!

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Lightening Up the Master Bedroom with Paint by The Happy Housie | Birthday Cake Popcorn Mix by Love Bakes Good Cakes | Fall Wreath by Blooming Homestead | Greek Inspired Cucumber Sliders by Food, Folks and Fun

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GUEST BLOGGER: Apple Cobbler Bars

Hi, Mommy on Demand readers! My name is Blair and I blog over at The Seasoned Mom, where I share the easy and delicious recipes that my family loves, the simple activities that entertain my three young boys, parenting tidbits, and a glimpse of life in Virginia’s countryside.

Apple Cobbler Bars


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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #37

Welcome back to another fantastic week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!



Cauliflower Bites by Simple Stacie |  10 Minute Tile Coasters by With A Blast

Little Mermaid Birthday Cake Tutorial by 3 Little Greenwoods | Easy Parmesan Garlic Knots by Views from the ‘Ville

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The Weekend Retreat Link Party #84

Welcome back to another great week at The Weekend Retreat Link Party!!!


Homemade Pizza Sauce by Cooking with Curls | Stool Makeover by Chatfield Court

Fall Wreath by Grandparents Plus | Pineapple Upside Down Carrot Cake by Call Me PMC

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GUEST BLOGGER: Saving Hundreds: The un-crafty birthday

Hello everyone!

My name is Hayley Hayes and I am SO very honored to be guest posting once a month for the next few months here on Mommy on Demand. I am the author of – so if you like what you read here be sure to check me out!

One of the things that I pride myself in is the ability to be cheap frugal. Call it a gift. Also call it being poor. Whatever you want to call it is fine with me. Once a month, I’m going to share with you 1 way that your family can save big money. This week, I’d like to introduce you to:

The Un-Crafty Birthday

Alright. If you’re crafty and you know it- good for you. Some of us however, like me- can’t transform an empty cereal box into the preschool version of the Mona Lisa. I just don’t have the vision. So of course all you DIYers out there can fart confetti and have a pinterest penthouse pinboard (say that 3x fast!) of your child’s shabby but not too shabby chic birthday party. I’m not hating. But that’s not me.

If you’re a fellow passenger on the not naturally crafty bus with a limited budget- this is for you. Here’s how I save hundreds without doing napkin origami.

1. Shop your house. And your mama’s house. And your sister’s house.

My daughter’s birthday is coming up in October. Naturally, I feel anxiety to make it local news worthy because I’m a mom in the social media age of comparison. But, as I’ve mentioned, we aren’t exactly raining dolla billz over here. Our goal was to do our daughter’s birthday party on a $100 budget.

My first step was to not spend any money. I shopped my house and my mama’s house. My sister had recently been involved with a bridal shower that had used this wreath. I literally wrapped some of her leftover shower lace around it once and wrote “Happy Birthday Ellie” on an envelope…. and that was free. Here is a list of other things I’ve borrowed from relatives for this party:

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #36

Can you believe it is already September!  Where did the Summer go!

Since it is a new month, it means we also have brand new co-hosts for September!   So make sure to take the time to follow along with these new co-host’s.   If you are interested in co-hosting with us next month just fill in the Rafflecopter below.



A day in the Life of a Homemaking Homesteader by The Simple Life | Homemade Wheat Bread by Ten At The Table

Caramelized Onion Chicken Burger Wrap with Arugula & Spicy Sour Cream by God’s Growing Garden | How to Maximize Freezer Space by Letters from Sunnybrook

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The Weekend Retreat Link Party #83

Welcome back for another great weekend at The Weekend Retreat Link Party!

Can you believe its already September?  Where did the Summer go!

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Laurel Wreath Graphics from Designs by Miss Mandee | Caramel Apple Funnel Cake from This Silly Girl’s Life | Cheesy Broccoli Rice Casserole from All in One | DIY Pipe Crate Industrial Table from BrePurposed

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Meet my New Contributors!!

I would like to introduce you all to my new contributors here at Mommy on Demand!!    With my new little bundle of joy arriving soon,  I wanted to keep my blog going  with awesome recipe, tips, crafts and so much more!   While I’m trying to adjust to having a 2 year old and a newborn,  these lovely ladies have offered to me out for a the next few months.
So please take the time to follow these great ladies and get to know their blogs!

Now, let’s meet these lovely ladies!!

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Blair Lonergan is a wife, a mom to three young boys, a part-time employee, and a fitness and nutrition coach.  On her blog, The Seasoned Mom, Blair shares easy, seasonal, family-friendly recipes; simple activities to entertain kids; and a variety of other parenting stories.  Join her for a peek at her busy life in an old farmhouse in Virginia’s countryside.
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Hi!  I’m Alison, and I blog at Celebrating Sweets.  I started Celebrating Sweets back in 2013 as a way to document and share some of my favorite recipes.  On my blog, you’ll find homemade baked goods and sweet treats of all varieties.  I believe that cooking and baking should be fun,  and never intimidating. I hope my recipes inspire people to get in the kitchen and add a little sweetness to their lives. .
A little about me- I am originally a California girl and I currently  live in Arizona with my husband and two children.  I am fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom, and when I’m not caring for a toddler son and infant daughter, you can find me in the kitchen-of course!
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My name is Erin, and the “E” in Delightful E Made.  I’m a small town girl from South Dakota now living in the big city world of Washington, D.C.  I take great joy in cooking, baking, creating and sharing all the greatness that food brings to our lives and how it connects us as friends, family and community.  Come join me on this delightful journey at

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I live in Fayetteville, AR with my husband and 1 year old (gasp! how did that happen?!) little girl. I love The Lord, going to movies, and blogging.  I especially like blogging funny mom stories and  coupon tips to help fellow mamas save money. You can read more about me over at

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 Hi, I’m Lindsay with Frenchie. I’ve been blogging since March of 2014 and I haven’t looked back. I’m loving this new outlook on life and all the wonderful friends I am making along the way. I blog just about everything from crafting to DIY, decor to crafting and cooking. Creating is my passion and I love sharing it with others. I also have a shop where I sell Wire Headwraps, therefor you get my name Frenchie Wraps. They are stylish and easy to wear without tension on your head. To wear, you just twist like a bread tie! I can’t thank Brittany enough for this opportunity to share my creations with you! XOXO, Lindsay

GUEST BLOGGER: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hi, Mommy On Demand readers! I’m Allison from Celebrating Sweets, and I’m happy to be guest posting while Brittany welcomes her new baby.

I recently had a baby (our second), so I know that life with little ones can be exciting and exhausting. I want to share a simple recipe with you today – something that busy parents can whip up quickly. These homemade banana chocolate chip muffins are a go-to recipe in my house. They are made in only one bowl and they come together in under 30 minutes. These muffins are moist, sweet, and a little indulgent. They are great for breakfast, snack, or even dessert.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Happiness is Homemade Link Party #35

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!

Hope you are all having a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!!



 3 Kitchen Hacks to Save Time in The Kitchen by All She Cooks | A Mom’s Response to “Rude” by Magic by Jenn’s RAQ

10 Easy Foil Packet Meals for Family by Home. Made.Interest | Friday’s Fabulous Five by Our Simple Life

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