Nov 19, 2012

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #8, Turkey Cupcakes and Pilgrim Hats


I'd like to share two, easy Thanksgiving treats that my kids and their classmates get a kick out of. The Pilgrim and Native American embellishments were by far the most time-consuming aspect of this project. After printing, the six billion tiny pieces were taped onto a piece of oak tag and cut out together. After assembling all of the parts with double-stick tape or a glue stick, tape popsicle sticks to the backs of each character. The kids were not nearly as amused by them as the teachers and I were!
Turkey Cupcakes
MATERIALS NEEDED:
Cupcakes
Chocolate frosting
small amount of red frosting
black writing frosting
disposable decorating bags
Wilton tips #352 (leaf) & #12 (round) & #12 (writing)
Candy Corn
white chocolate chips

ASSEMBLY:
Using #12 tip fitted to black writing frosting, dab dots onto white chocolate chips and set aside.
Using  #12 tip, fill decorating bag with chocolate frosting.
Frost the Body: beginning at the outside edge of cupcake, pipe frosting in circles, overlapping and stacking upwards.
Frost the Head: using the same technique, pipe stacked circles for the head.
Insert 4 candy corns, pointy side down, into the back of each cupcake. Insert one candy corn into head for beak.
Apply eyes behind beak.
For snood (wobbly appendage that drapes over the beak): Using #352 tip, pipe red frosting onto side of beak in a zig-zag motion.
Pilgrim Hats

MATERIALS NEEDED:

fudge striped cookies
mini peanut butter cups, unwrapped
¼ cup yellow Wilton candy melts
decorating bag & Wilton tip #10 and either #101 or #5 (for buckle)
brown sprinkles (aka: jimmies)
white frosting
Decorating bag & #12 tip
Parchment paper

ASSEMBLY:

Make Buckles: In microwavable bowl, melt yellow candies in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between each.
Place warm (not hot) candy melts in decorating bag fitted with tip. On a piece of parchment paper, pipe a tiny square for each cookie, immediately adding one chocolate sprinkle before moving onto the next buckle.

Place cookies striped side down on work surface. Fit decorating bag with #10 tip and fill with white frosting.
In center of cookie, pipe a circle slightly larger than the peanut butter cup. Place peanut butter cup in center of cookie, upside down.
Pipe a dot of frosting onto the back of the hat buckle and apply to side of peanut butter cup.
Happy Thanksgiving from my peeps, to yours!

This Week's Featured Blogs
Thanks to everyone who linked up this week, you certainly kept me hoppin' with 211 links to visit and I enjoyed each and every one of them!  Thank you for sharing what you do with all of us.
Thanks to Stephanie, author of Sweet Boutique Home, for sharing her adorable, PrintedLittle Tree. This project just made it to my Christmas to-do list!
Linda in South Africais the author of With a Blast shared her Fun, Fizzy Bath Bombs, which are going to be a big hit with my little girls and I think they’d make a great gift too!

Deb in Minnesota, author of Our Old Homestead, shared a tried-and-true homemade gift idea, Rice Packs. Microwaved for a few minutes, they are wonderful muscle relaxers, frozen they are fantastic cold packs. These reminded me of the version I used to make with whole, feed corn that always evoked movie theatre memories when microwaved. lol!

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #9
You’re invited to LINK UP!
Do you have a clever blog post to share with us this week? We’d love to read it!
Despite the title, this is an equal-opportunity link party!
The Chicken Chick
How to Link-up
Share your clever ideas, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, decorating tips, stories, Pinterest projects/recipes you’ve tried, Etsy store creation, posts about your chickens, farm animals or other pets, whatever you choose- BE CLEVER!

Use the direct link to your blog post, not to your blog’s home page. We want to be able to find your clever post!

If you have trouble linking up, the following two tips should help OR, feel free to email me the URL to your post and I will add it for you! Kathy@The-Chicken-Chick.com
1. Add the link to this Clever Chicks Blog Hop to your blog FIRST, before submitting your link to the hop or the link tool won't work.
2. Utilize the 'Try here" option if you have done #1 without success.
3. Changing browsers may help.


About Featured Blogs
My favorite posts will be FEATURED on Clever Chicks next week! I will also share the Featured blog posts on my Facebook page, The Chicken Chick, pin them to my “Clever Chicks” Pinterest board and the featured bloggers are invited to brag about how clever they are by posting
the Clever Chicks "Featured” button on their blogs!

130 comments :

  1. Linda Nortje11/19/12, 2:44 AM

    Thank you for the feature and the party every week !

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  2. Stephanie Michaels11/19/12, 4:53 AM

    Thanks so much for the feature!
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

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  3. Salome honeycutt11/19/12, 6:43 AM

    What cute ideas. I am saving these for when my 1yr old has activities. Unfortunately I don't know that my 17 and 15yo would want to take treats to school. Lol. I wish they would.

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  4. Tanya Payzant11/19/12, 7:02 AM

    Love those sweet little turkey cupcakes!  Thank you for hosting, Kathy.  :)

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  5. Marci Vaughn11/19/12, 7:06 AM

    Good morning!  What a wonderful giveaway!  My silly hens would love those!  I hope your Thanksgiving is overflowing with love and laughter!  -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  6. Katherines Corner11/19/12, 8:10 AM

    Kathy Thank you for hosting. I'm happy to join in the fun. These cupcakes are terrific. Please enter me in the giveaway I would love to win and give it to our daughter and son in law for their chickens.Thank you for hosting xoxo

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  7. Becky Baumeister11/19/12, 9:07 AM

    Oh those turkey cupcakes are too cute! We need a chicken version too!

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  8. What fun ideas for thanksgiving! Much mire interesting than pumpkins pie. Think I'll make some.with the.kids. I think they will have fun :)

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  9. TheChickenChick11/19/12, 9:19 AM

    Thank you Tanya!

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  10. Robin @ Thank Your Body11/19/12, 9:21 AM

    Thanks for hosting! I've linked up an important article explaining the difference between folic acid and folate and which one you want to include in your diet for pregnancy.

    http://thankyourbody.com/folate-vs-folic-acid-for-pregnancy/

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  11. Thanks for hosting the link-up.  My girls would love to win those treats!

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  12. Those turkey cupcakes look cool! Thanks for hosting the fun party. :)

    ahumblebumble.blogspot.com

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  13. My girls will follow me instead of the rooster for their treats.

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  14. Thank you for hosting what is sure to be another record-setting week!  

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  15. I am so honored to be chosen as a featured post this week!  Thank you!  Have a great week Kathy.

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  16. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week!

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  17. Thank you for a great site! I have had chickens for over 50 years & enjoy your site so much!

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  18. Those cupcakes are adorable.  Can't wait to do with the grandkids.  Love the chicken treat ball, and I didn't even know that they made chicken treats.  My local feed store is not very well stocked.  Thank you for the chance to win..
    Jonni in Phoenix, at kdaarch@msn.com

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  19. I love your blog.

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  20. Great ideas! And thanks for the giveaway! My Chica girls love treats!

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  21. Hi Kathy!
    First of all, thank you for inviting me to this great party!
    I live in Croatia (far far away haha), so I linked a post about my vegetable garden. Perhaps we grow same vegetables, who knows?
    Then I linked my  son's favorite rolls, pizza flavor. We just celebrated Days of Bread few weeks back, when we bake and make delicious food made of wheat flour.
    And last, I linked my mushroom stool, very fun project that is in use all the time ;)
    Thanks for having me, and see you agin next week!
    Ana@carpe_diem:disqus 

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  22. Thanks for the chance to win!  Will it really make my hens happy?
    Linda

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  23. Candice Salter11/19/12, 12:22 PM

    I'm already subscribed.  My girls would the treats.  Thanks.

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  24. Love the ideas, and thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. love all of your Thanksgiving desserts :) I have subscribed to your blog!

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  26. Amy Stafford11/19/12, 2:28 PM

    Those are so freakin' cute!  Plus fudge striped chocolate cookies with peanut butter cups a perfect childhood memory combo!  Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Thanks for hosting!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving :)

    Michelle

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  28. I'd love to win those treats for my girls! I'm following you on google connect :)

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  29. Thanks for all the great ideas~!

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  30. karmstrong6211/19/12, 5:17 PM

    I look forward to your emails.  Please enter me in the Mealworm Frenzy, Sunflower Sensation AND a Treat Ball giveaway.  My girls love them!  

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  31. Is this where I'm supposed to comment to enter the giveaway? Please count me in! I follow via GFC. My email is Judy (at) soapnsuch (dot) com.  AND, btw, if you like natural handcrafted soaps, I'm hosting my own giveaway right now. Be sure to check it out at Cranberry Morning! :-)

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  32. Michelle Meche11/19/12, 8:33 PM

    Thank you for inviting me to link up--sorry I couldn't make it last week.  And thank you for hosting!

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  33. YvetteKlenner11/19/12, 9:13 PM

    I love love love the turkey cup cakes. Have a great Thanksgiving.

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  34. TheChickenChick11/19/12, 9:19 PM

    Thank you, Yvette! Same to you. ♥

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  35. TheChickenChick11/19/12, 9:20 PM

    I'm happy to have you link up whenever you can make it, Michelle! I look forward to reading your post!

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  36. dixiendottie11/19/12, 9:40 PM

    Your desserts are adorable!  Thanks so much for the link up!  Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :)
     http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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  37. What fun Thanksgiving treats that the kids would love.  Thanks for hosting.  I love your speckled chick!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  38. Hi Kathy!
    I tried to post my comment yesterday, but something went wrong :( so, I'm writing some more.
    First of all, let me thank you for your kind invitation to this clever party! I am so glad to be here!
    I linked a post about my vegetable garden, so you can see what is going on in Croatia, perhaps we grow same vegatables?
    Then I linked my son's favorite pizza flavored rolls that we make each year for Days of Bread celebrations; we celebrate wheat as main cereal in our traditional diet.
    And, last I posted my mushroom stoll, very fun project that is still in use in our home :)
    Have a great Thanksgiving, see you next week also!
    Ana@carpe-diem 

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  39. Delicious & cute treats! Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  40. betty greaves11/20/12, 9:05 AM

    thanks for the great job you do for all of us...happy holidays to you and you family....

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  41. The little pilgrim Hats are cute, and easy.  And am having pumpkin smoothies for Thganksgiving, though I've been drinking them for breakfast (mine is just 1/2 c. pumpkin pie puree, 3/4 c. milk and a couple ice cubes in a smoothies blender). Can't wait to check out some of the other listing!

    Happy Thanksgiving Day to you and your girls.

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  42. Love your Blog and Facebook!!!!  It is awesome to see all your ideas and love for chickens!  My husband and I were thinking about getting some 'toys' for our chickens.  :)  The turkey cupcakes would be a hit at Thanksgiving...may have to get the kids on that!

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  43. Arlene Boyle11/20/12, 9:56 AM

    The turkey cupcakes are so cute, I'm going to make them tomorrow!

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  44. My hens would love some treats!

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  45. Those are adorable ideas!  Thanks for sharing!  :)

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  46. Sharon Lee Bense11/20/12, 10:59 AM

    I'm going to make the cupcakes tonight. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  47. Amelia Palmquist11/20/12, 1:08 PM

    Finally made the flock block yesterday, everyone loved it, I'm sure they would love some meal worms too!

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  48. I love your crafty ideas. I worked in a bakery for a long time, did you ever? I love it! I hope you have a wonderful holiday.. Please enter me in the contest above. Thankyou
     

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  49. I love the pilgrim hats!!

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  50. Love the info on you site........hoping to win the treats giveaway..........my girls love the meal worms.........I spend a fortune on them.  I am thinking of raising my own meal worms someday.

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  51. Thank you so much for the invite!
    I love to share my DIY with your readers!
    Love and hugs from Germany...

    http://pudel-design.blogspot.de/

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  52. You have such neat ideas. Just subscribed by email to your blog.

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  53. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:27 PM

    Thank you Lynn! It's nice having you here!

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  54. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:29 PM

    Vielen Dank und herzlich willkommen. Lydia! ♥

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  55. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:30 PM

    Thank you Toni! Mealworms are super easy to raise, just Google it and you'll find a ton of tutorials on how to get started. It'll save you a bundle of money! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  56. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:31 PM

    Thanks Alex. ☺

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  57. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:31 PM

    Hi Wendy!
    No, I have never worked in a bakery. I just love playing in the kitchen and being creative.

    Good luck in the giveaway!

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  58. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:32 PM

    Cool! I'll bet they'd love mealworms IN the Flock Block Substitute, Amelia!

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  59. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:33 PM

    Fun! Do take pictures and share on my Facebook page; I'd love to see how they come out!

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  60. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:33 PM

    Thank you, they are fun to make. ☺

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  61. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:36 PM

    Hooray! I would love to see how they come out, Arlene! Do share a picture on my Facebook page!

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  62. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 9:37 PM

    Thank you Melissa!

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  63. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:18 PM

    Sounds yummy, De! Happy Thanksgiving to you too. ♥

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  64. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:19 PM

    Thank you Betty, and the same to you. ♥

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  65. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:19 PM

    Thanks for linking up, Ambreen! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  66. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:20 PM

    Hi Ana! Thanks so much for joining us! I look forward to reading your posts!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  67. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:21 PM

    Thank you Jann! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  68. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:21 PM

    This is the place, Judy! Thank you for linking up and I will check out your giveaway!

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  69. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:23 PM

    Thanks Melissa!

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  70. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:26 PM

    Thank you and you're entered, Kim! Good luck!

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  71. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:27 PM

    My pleasure, thanks Amy!

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  72. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:27 PM

    Hi Alice, thank you!

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  73. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:27 PM

    Thank you and good luck, Nancy!

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  74. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:28 PM

    There's only one way to know for sure, Lj. ;)

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  75. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:29 PM

    Hi Ana! Thank you for making the trip, I loved your post on Croatia; the photos were fantastic!

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  76. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:29 PM

    Thank you. ♥

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  77. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:30 PM

    Thank you Romi! It's so nice to have you here!

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  78. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:31 PM

    Thanks for linking up, I look forward to reading your post this week! :)

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  79. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:31 PM

    Thank you for sharing, Bob! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  80. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:31 PM

    Thank you for linking up Becca!

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  81. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:33 PM

    Thanks for linking up Anne and god luck in the giveawy!

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  82. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:34 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too, Michelle!

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  83. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:35 PM

    Hi Jutta, thanks for joining the party!

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  84. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:35 PM

    You're entered, Katie! Thanks for linking up!

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  85. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 10:36 PM

    Hi Marci, thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks and good luck in the giveaway!

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  86. Melissa Kephart11/20/12, 10:40 PM

    Kat Kephart says: Happy Thanksgiving Ms. Chicken Chick!!!!! Hope its clucking good!!!! Cheers from Oregon!  PS. My 16 chickens weathered their first flood last night! They were telling me about it this morning LOL!

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  87. Yet another block-buster read! Thanks!  I thought I already subscribed to your newsletter, but havn't gotten it yet?

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  88. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 11:02 PM

    Thanks Sarah! I don't have a newsletter, the subscription options are to receive the blog posts delivered to you. If you signed up by email, you would have to confirm the subscription request in order to activate it. Check your spam folder, maybe?

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  89. Lori @ Our Heritage of Health11/20/12, 11:13 PM

    Thank you for hosting! This week I've linked up a post on how giving thanks can contribute to good digestion.

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  90. Ah, ty! I'll check now! Don't wanna miss a thing. Your site has replaced fb and is in the running with ds, lol! ;) Thanks for the blogs btw!

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  91. thanks so much for the invite!!

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  92. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 11:31 PM

    Thanks for linking up!

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  93. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 11:32 PM

    What does that mean, Sarah?

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  94. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 11:32 PM

    Thank you for linking up, Lori! I look forward to reading your post!

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  95. I love, love, love the pilgrim hats!  Soooo cute!

    Happy Wednesday!

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  96. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 11:38 PM

    I'm glad to hear they came through it okay, Melissa! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your peeps!

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  97. I'm on your site reading more than facebook and diaperswappers(a popular natural parenting site. Includes forums like bf'ing, cloth diapers, and we finally have a homesteading forum and I got  achicken moma chat thread goin a cpl months back. Seems like i'm on here nowa days though, lol. I just can't read enough!

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  98. TheChickenChick11/20/12, 11:41 PM

    Got it! That's nice to know, thanks Sarah. :)

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  99. Thanks for your invite. I have linked my project.

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  100. TheChickenChick11/21/12, 12:41 PM

    Thanks so much for linking up!

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  101. Hello!! Did anyone win the contest yet for the treats? I hope you all have a wonderful Thankgiving!! 

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  102. Giorgia Rossini11/21/12, 3:07 PM

    thank you so much for inviting us to join your blog hop, we are Jò and Ale from All that Glitters party planning. we linked our paper ornaments, we hope your readers will love it.
     your blog is amazing, love the peeps :)yesterday one of us played with an edgehodge found by a friend (it's quite unusual where we live!)
    animals are beautiful, you are so lucky.
    ciao dall'Italia

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  103. Evelyn @ My Turn (for us)11/21/12, 6:23 PM

    Thanks for hosting and thanks for the reminder:)
    Hope your week is filled with Blessings!

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  104. TheChickenChick11/21/12, 7:38 PM

    Thank you for joining us this week, Evelyn!

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  105. TheChickenChick11/21/12, 7:40 PM

    Thank you so much for joining us this week from so far away! I look forward to seeing you again!

    Ciao,
    Kathy

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  106. TheChickenChick11/21/12, 7:40 PM

    It's not over until 11/25, Wendy. ;)

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  107. Thanks for hosting! I can't wait to check out more DIY gift ideas!!

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  108. Joyce Zaleski11/21/12, 7:48 PM

    Hmmm I can't find the Sunflower Sensation anywhere I live but I do buy the mealworm frenzy all the time and they love it. Wonder why noone has the Sunflower Sensation near me as it looks like a treat they would love.

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  109. Susan Wiederhold11/21/12, 8:25 PM

    What CUTE cupcakes. And I subscribe via email!

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  110. Cheryl Lindsay11/21/12, 8:36 PM

    I Love the hats, I actually made cupcakes very similar to the Turkeys last year for about 60 gymnasts for a meet called the Turkey Tumble.  They really thought they were cute!!

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  111. Arlene Boyle11/21/12, 8:39 PM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your chicks!  Thanks for posting your blogs!

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  112. Sarah Paterson-Farrand11/24/12, 12:46 AM

    Thanks for hosting the hop! Love your blog.. we've always wanted to keep chickens and hope to get started when we move. We'll be checking back for sure!

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  113. Thank you so much for the invite to your party :) Have an awesome week!

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  114. TheChickenChick11/24/12, 4:27 PM

    Thanks for linking up Lisa!

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  115. TheChickenChick11/24/12, 4:28 PM

    Thanks for linking up, Sarah! You're going to really enjoy chicken-keeping. Please let me know if I can help in any way! :)

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  116. TheChickenChick11/24/12, 4:28 PM

    Thank you Arlene! Same to you. ♥

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  117. TheChickenChick11/24/12, 4:28 PM

    What a clever idea, Cheryl!

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  118. TheChickenChick11/24/12, 4:29 PM

    Thanks Susan and good luck in the giveaway!

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  119. TheChickenChick11/24/12, 4:30 PM

    Hi Joyce. The Sunflower Sensation can be ordered online from the Randall Burkey Company, Chickens for Backyards and lots of other places!

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  120. TheChickenChick11/24/12, 4:31 PM

    Thanks for linking up Amanda!

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  121. Tonia Jorgensen11/24/12, 8:09 PM

    Thanks for the invite! What a fun blog :)

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  122. TheChickenChick11/25/12, 12:57 AM

    Hi Tonia! Thanks for linking up!

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  123. thanks for your invitation.

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  124. TheChickenChick11/25/12, 10:06 PM

    Thank you for joining us, Jessica!

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  125. I love the little pilgrim hats! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!

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  126. Denyse @ Glitter, Glue & Paint11/3/13, 3:40 PM

    Oh! Those Pilgrim hats are so cute. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday, Kathy!!

    xoxo
    Denyse

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