Dec 2, 2012

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #11 & Rural Revolution Hog Wash Soaps Giveaway!


This Week's Featured Blogs
With 230 entries this week, I was in blog visitor heaven!  Thanks to all of you who linked up; I am inspired by your creativity, resourcefulness and very often, wit.

Need a little laugh? Swing by Little Farm in the Big City; Betty and her friend Michelle are serving up a big ol' plate full of holiday humor with 10 "Holiday Eating Tips." Here's a little taste: "1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door where they're serving rum balls."   Enough said. ☺

Amy at A Healthy Life for Me, like most backyard chicken-keepers, is always thinking about new and creative ways to use her fresh eggs. Her deviled eggs recipe certainly qualifies as a new and creative. Check out her kicked-up recipe for Spicy Deviled Eggs. 

Thank you to Nici at Posed Perfection for showing us how she makes her Burlap Bird ornaments, you KNOW I'm going to make some burlap hens this week! 

Sadie is destined to become a burlap ornament on my Christmas tree!

Clever Chicks Blog Hop #11
You’re invited to LINK UP!
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, Etsy store creation, stories about your families, chickens, farm animals or other pets, whatever you like!

Please 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 and pin them to my “Clever Chicks” Pinterest board. The featured bloggers are invited to brag about how clever they are by posting the Clever Chicks "Featured” button on their blogs!
The Chicken Chick


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HOG WASH SOAP GIVEAWAY!
Congratulations to KIM DALY, winner of 2 bars of Hog Wash soaps, courtesy of Rural Revolution,llc!

107 comments :

  1.  Thank you for hosting tonight:)

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  2. Debi Bolocofsky12/2/12, 7:19 PM

    thanks so much for hosting.
    Debi

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  3. Garrett Martin12/2/12, 8:07 PM

    Thank you for inviting me back! I love the new featured blogs.

    Garrett @TheGrowingPatch:twitter 

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  4. Amy Stafford12/2/12, 8:16 PM

    WOO-HOO!  Thanks for featuring my blog!!  Have a great week!

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  5. Gabriel Kingsley12/2/12, 8:38 PM

    I love the information you post about chickens!

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  6. Jacqueline Jones12/2/12, 9:06 PM

    I'm already subscribed, and have been a joined the blog hop. I'd love a chance to win the soaps in the give away. I love what you've done and the information you share about your chickens. Thank you.

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  7. Thanks for hosting!  Have a great week ;)

    Michelle

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  8. Thanks for hosting another great party!  :) Claire

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  9. I'm with Betty and Michelle--carrot sticks don't equal Christmas party!  BUT, the Cranberry Salsa from Diana Rambles sounds like a winner...gonna try it soon.

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  10. Diana Hansen12/2/12, 9:57 PM

    Thank you for hosting!

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  11. WillCookForSmiles12/2/12, 10:56 PM

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

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  12. Nancy Roberts12/2/12, 11:50 PM

    Thanks so much for hosting!!  Have a great week!! :)

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  13. Thanks so much for hosting! And a big thank you for featuring my little burlap birdies. I'm so glad you liked them. I can't wait to see the burlap hens you make. Have a wonderful week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  14. Since they do not haev a share button on Pinterest I thought I would share this here. I found this pin that made me think of you. 

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  15. Oh shoot it entered when I signed in lol... I did not get the link added yet.. http://pinterest.com/pin/83246293083624416/ It is a huge awesome chicken coop. If they had ways to share pins with friends on pinterest I would have don't it that way. I thought you would like it though. And thanks for the link up every week. I try to make it if I am not too busy with kids to blog.

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  16. Hi Kathy!
    Thank you for hosting this party!
    I have decided to link up our traditional table cener piece in Croatia – Advent Corolla. It has 4 candles – symbols for 4 Sundays prior to Christmas. At every Sunday dinner, family lights up candles; this Sunday we will light first candle, next Sunday two etc… These candles are put out not by blowing but with piece of bread dipped in wine, usually done by the youngest in the house.
    I also link traditional Nativity scene placed under the Christmas tree. It is assembled at Christmas Eve by whole family. The figures of Three Wise Men travel slowely toward Jesus' crib untill Epiphany (Jan. 6th) when they meet Jesus.
    I hope you will like it!
    Ana@carpe_diem

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  17. I subscribe via rss  :)

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  18. denyse loar12/3/12, 7:22 AM

    Hi Kathy! Such yummy features this week, thanks for hosting! 

    I'm having a, "It's a Social Hop like Crazy" party. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your blog. http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/11/social-hop-like-crazy-party.html

    Have a crazy beautiful week!

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  19. Betty McNelis12/3/12, 7:50 AM

    Woohoo!! I'm a Clever Chick!! How awesome to see one of my posts featured here. Thank you  so much!!

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  20. Salome honeycutt12/3/12, 9:06 AM

    Loving the burlap ornaments. Making some this week. So very cute.

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  21. Robin @ Thank Your Body12/3/12, 9:14 AM

    Thanks for hosting! Have a great week!

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  22. angischneider12/3/12, 9:55 AM

    Thanks for hosting each week.  I get such great ideas from the link ups.

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  23. Jaelle Kaylor12/3/12, 10:17 AM

    I had so much fun last week reading thru the posts!! Thanks so much!!! I just added my link! Today we are thinking about feeding the birds!! I love your blog and love to read everyone's blogs!! Love, JL~

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  24. I like soap!

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  25. Merrilee Anderson12/3/12, 11:37 AM

    I love carrot sticks!!  Provided they are dipped in something suitably bad...like ranch dressing!! :)

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  26. I'm subscribed and I LOVE homemade soap!

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  27. Chris Mitchell12/3/12, 11:57 AM

    I would so love to get squeeky clean with hogwash soap :) LOVE your ideas and recipes. 

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  28. Awwhaha hogwash soap is such a cute name!

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  29. Crystelle Boutique12/3/12, 1:36 PM

    Thank you so much for hosting!  It is always so much fun ot see the creativity out there!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  30. Thanks again for hosting. What a growing gathering you've got! This week I shared an delicious new soup I tried using the last of the spaghetti squash from this year's garden, as well as a gift guide with 10 eco-friendly, fair trade and handmade ideas for everyone on your list.

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  31. Dawn Garbes12/3/12, 4:48 PM

    I just love participating in your blog hop! The diversity of post is outstanding. I used to link to mostly decorating blog hops but got tired of everyone doing the same thing. This is wonderful. Thanks for the email invite :)

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  32.  Subscribe to my blog via email,  dropastitch @ yahoo.com
    and
    2. Comment below.  Love to try new soaps. Love the name

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  33. I THINK I FOUND IT!! (I had to click on "read more")
    did it work???
    hahaha LOVE your blog!

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  34. I am subscribed. I LOVE handmade soap!

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  35. I subscribe to your blog, and ALWAYS need soap! Especially nice handmade soap...:) Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  36. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:28 PM

    Hi Lori! Thanks for subscribing and good luck in the giveaway!

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  37. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:29 PM

    Thanks for following and good luck in the giveaway!

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  38. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:29 PM

    It worked Michele! Congratulations!!! LOL

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  39. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:30 PM

    Thanks for subscribing, Amy and good luck in the giveaway!

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  40. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:31 PM

    That's so nice of you to say, Dawn, thank you. I'm happy you've joined us!

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  41. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:31 PM

    I can't wait to read your post, Kim. Thanks for linking up!

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  42. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:32 PM

    Thanks for joining us again this week,Crystelle!

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  43. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:32 PM

    Thanks Chris and good luck in the giveaway!

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  44. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:32 PM

    I'm so happy to have you with us, Jaelle!

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  45. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:33 PM

    My pleasure, thank you for being with us!

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  46. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:33 PM

    Thanks Robin, you too!

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  47. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:33 PM

    Do share a picture on my Facebook page when you're finished; I'd love to see them!

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  48. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:33 PM

    You totally ARE, Betty! :)

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  49. Thank-you for inviting me to your blog party.  What an interesting blog!  enJOYing!

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  50. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:50 PM

    I'm linked up Denyse, thank you for the invite!

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  51. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:51 PM

    Thanks for following!

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  52. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:52 PM

    Thanks for participating, Missy!

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  53. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:53 PM

    That coop is AMAZING!

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  54. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:58 PM

    My pleasure Nici! I am going to need to figure out how to make them without fraying the edges of the burlap first! :)

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  55. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:58 PM

    Hi Nancy! Thanks for joining us again! :)

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  56. TheChickenChick12/3/12, 8:59 PM

    I cannot wait to read your post, Ana. Thank you so much for sharing your traditions with us!.

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  57. Thanks for the party!
    I love the name "Hog Wash."  I follow through GFC.

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  58. Natalie Buehler12/4/12, 4:09 PM

    Thank  you for hosting.
    x

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  59. Kristin McDonald12/4/12, 8:16 PM

    I subscribe to your blog.  I really want to try this soap!

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  60. Jennifer Kieffer12/4/12, 11:39 PM

    Hi! Following and linked up my barn wood floor star. Clearly gave it the wrong name when I linked up;)! It should say repurposed barn wood floor. Thanks for hosting.

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  61. Carla PreschoolPackets12/5/12, 8:51 AM

    Thanks for telling me about your linky!!  I'm following now...and those soaps look amazing!!

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  62. tamichel082712/5/12, 2:50 PM

    Thank you so much for hosting.  I linked up my Faux Mounted Deer Head (from outdoor metal yard decor)  Have a great week! 

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  63. Thank you for inviting me in. Great links! I'm your new follower!

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  64. Thanks for the invite, I've just added Salty, my snowman to the list. I'm your newest follower! Blessings, Rox

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  65. Jennifer Pleskina12/5/12, 7:24 PM

    Thank you for hosting!

    ¤´¨) 
    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨) 
    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jenniferhttp://jennsrandomscraps.blogspot.ca/http://pinterest.com/jennp6/

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  66. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 8:23 PM

    My pleasure, thanks for linking up Jennifer!

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  67. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 8:24 PM

    Hi Roxana! Thanks so much for joining us. I look forward to reading your post!

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  68. Andrea Agillon12/5/12, 8:49 PM

    Thanks for visiting my site and the invitation, but i will link here also in the future. I love your chickens.

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  69. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 9:33 PM

    Thanks for linking up, Andrea! It's nice to have you with the Clever Chicks!

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  70. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 9:33 PM

    Yay! Thanks for joining us!

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  71. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 9:44 PM

    Thanks for linking up Carla! And those soaps ARE amazing!

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  72. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 9:46 PM

    I can fix that for you Jennifer. Thanks for linking up!

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  73. Thank you Kathy for the invite.  I love all the chicken's!  I get the magazine for Hobby Farms and enjoy it.   I am sharing Banna Cake ( wicked good) and my latest gingerbread cupcakes         I put your blog hop on my side bar...........have a great week      andi   thewednesdaybaker.blogspot.com

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  74. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 9:59 PM

    They're soooooo wonderful, Kristin! Good luck to you!

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  75. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:04 PM

    Thanks so much for linking up Andi! I look forward to your posts!

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  76. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:05 PM

    Thanks Michelle and good luck in the giveaway!

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  77. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:05 PM

    Thank you Joy!

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  78. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:06 PM

    LOL, you're right on both counts, Bridget!

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  79. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:06 PM

    Thanks for linking up Claire!

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  80. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:06 PM

    Thank you for linking up Michelle!

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  81. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:07 PM

    Thanks Gabriel. :)

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  82. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:07 PM

    Thanks Jacqueline and good luck in the giveaway!

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  83. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:07 PM

    Thanks Amy, you too! :)

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  84. TheChickenChick12/5/12, 10:13 PM

    My pleasure, thanks for linking up Debi!

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  85. Delores_arabian12/5/12, 10:59 PM

    Hi Kathy,
    So happy to find your blog.  I love chickens and someday hope to have a coop and chickens in my backyard.  As your newest follower, please enter me in your giveaway.  Thanks for stopping by vignette design, if you aren't a follower yet, I would love to have you follow me too.   ~Delores

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  86. Lori @ Our Heritage of Health12/5/12, 11:55 PM

    Thanks for hosting, Kathy! This week I've linked up a recipe for oven-roasted spiced chestnuts for the holidays.

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  87. April Phillips12/6/12, 12:32 AM

    HI!! Thanks so much for inviting me, I'm excited to be part of your party :)
    Now following by email!
    ~April

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  88. Ann Reynolds12/6/12, 8:18 AM

    I am loving your blog even though I do not have chickens. I live in a rural gated golf community and our HOA will not allow fowl. I have 3 acres in a wooded area and I think folks wouldn't know if I had chickens so I may try. My biggest concern is predators. We have a lot of raccoon, coyotes, bobcats and possums. I would have to build a very safe coop and some kind of portable run so the chicken can forage. I grew up on a hobby farm and we had chickens. Nothing more fun than having a box of chicks arrive from the feed store!

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  89. I'm a new follower to your RSS feed. The soaps look wonderful!

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  90. I subscribe to GFC as Freah Plate! These soaps would be great to try.

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  91. TheChickenChick12/7/12, 5:36 AM

    Thanks for linking up, Liz and good luck in the giveaway!

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  92. TheChickenChick12/7/12, 5:36 AM

    Thank you for following and for linking up, Liz!

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  93. TheChickenChick12/7/12, 5:36 AM

    Thank you for following, Ann. I love to hear when non-chicken-keepers are with me! Lots of people are able to keep chickens stealthily. They're really not noisy and you have a ton of land. You could very easily have a chicken run attached to the coop that is static and covered by netting to keep them safe from aerial predators. There are also coops designed not to look like chicken coops just for people like you!

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  94. TheChickenChick12/7/12, 5:36 AM

    Thank you for linking up April! So happy to have you with us!

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  95. TheChickenChick12/7/12, 5:36 AM

    Yum! I'm looking forward to reading your post, Lori. Thanks for linking up!

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  96. TheChickenChick12/7/12, 5:36 AM

    Hi Delores, thanks so much for linking up! I'm already a follower! Have a great week and I hope you'll join us again next week!

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  97. Just subscibed to your blog.  I don't have chickens yet but I'm sure this will all come in handy when I do get them.   The soaps look wonderful too :)

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  98. TheChickenChick12/8/12, 12:37 AM

    Thank you for subscribing, Camille, it's nice to have you here! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  99. Thank you for inviting me to link up!! I'm a new follower now too!

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  100. Penny Carlson12/8/12, 7:41 PM

    Thanks for the invite to join your party!  I am in the middle of just moving into my home and getting things done, so I can't this week, but I will try to make it to another party soon!
    Penny

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  101. TheChickenChick12/8/12, 10:12 PM

    Thanks for joining us, Heather! It's nice to have you here. :)

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  102. TheChickenChick12/8/12, 10:15 PM

    Best wishes with your move, Penny! I look forward to seeing you after your'e all settled in. ♥

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  103. Angie Brewer12/8/12, 10:49 PM

    Thank you so much for stopping by Snack Cups and Smiles Facebook page and leaving that beautiful photo; that was very nice, refreshing and I appreciate!
    Thank you for hosting the blog hop also. I'm now following you via GFC, Twitter and Pinterest.

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  104. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your white chocolate snowflake cupcakes ! And, I especially like the "chicken feet" ones !!! Once again, another GREAT idea from everyone's favorite Chicken Chick !!! Kudos to you-dos, Kathy !!!

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  105. Ciao, grazie della visita, mi ha fatto molto piacere, che bello il tuo blog!!!!

    Ti seguo e se lo farai anche tu resteremo in contatto!!!
    Alla prossima

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  106. TheChickenChick12/19/12, 10:07 PM

    Thank you Karen! ♥

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  107. TheChickenChick12/19/12, 10:09 PM

    Grazie per essere stati con noi, Laura!

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