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Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff Thursday


Hi friends!

So glad you could stop by for today’s special Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff Link Party! This week has been…

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we’ve been doing our part over here on Something Swanky to spread the word and raise awareness by baking pink all week! Make sure you check out these fabulous pink desserts…

We all know someone whose life has been touched by Breast Cancer. My own Grandmother lost her battle when my dad was only 20. You can read her story in my Frosting for the Cause post from last year.

I hope you all can find a way to contribute to the cause. The Susan G. Komen website is a great resource for understanding breast cancer and finding a way to get involved! Take a minute to stop by and check it out! And keep in mind these healthy behaviors that aid in the prevention of breast cancer:

  • Be physically active.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Choose 100 percent whole grain foods (like 100 percent whole grain breads and cereals, brown rice, popcorn and quinoa) more often.
  • Limit red meat and processed meat (choose chicken, fish or beans instead).
  • Cut down on “bad” fats (saturated and trans fats), and eat more “good” fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, like olive and canola oil).
  • Get enough vitamin D and calcium every day. For women and men ages 51 to 70, this means 10 mcg600 IU of vitamin D and 1,200 mg of calcium. For men ages 51 to 70, this means 600 IU of vitamin D and 1,000 mg of calcium.
  • Take a daily multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acid (often called folate on nutrition labels).
  • If you drink alcohol, limit to drink less than one drink of alcohol a day (for women and fewer than two drinks a day for men). Those who drink alcohol should try to get enough folic acid, either through a multivitamin or foods like oranges, orange juice, leafy green vegetables and fortified breakfast cereals. [source]

As a part of PINK Week on Something Swanky, I’m including a special link party in today’s post! Along with Sweet Treats and Swanky Stuff, make sure you link up all of your PINK creations to the Pink Linky!! This link party is open to all sorts of pink and/or breast cancer related posts. The posts you link up can be old, new, recipes, crafts, articles you’ve written, anything related to BCA or PINK!


**Just a reminder: the Sweet Treats and Swanky Stuff Link Party will be moving to Saturdays (posted on Friday nights) the first week in NOVEMBER.

Sweet Treats Sweetie: Pumpkin Spiced Ice Cream by Life {Made} Simple

Candy Corn Bark by Cooking with K, Halloween Disney Villain Cookies by Sugar Bea’s Cookies, Snickers Apple Pie by Melissa’s Cuisine, Cinnamon Roll Apple Dumplings from Flour Me with Love, Hazelnut Magic Cookies Bars by Lemons for Lulu, Butterfinger Fudge by Crazy For Crust

Yarn and Spiderweb Wreath by Just Us Four Blog, Tomato Cage Ghosts by Crafty Misadventures, 25 Candy Corn Projects by One Creative Mommy, Homemade Microwave Popcorn by Saving 4 Six,  Think Pink by Sweet Boutique



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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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28 Responses to “Sweet Treats & Swanky Stuff Thursday”

  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm (#)

    Thanks for the feature sweets! Love the pink party. :)

  2. Trish - Mom On Timeout posted on October 17, 2012 at 8:54 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting Ashton! Love the Pink Party – so fun!

  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes posted on October 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm (#)

    Thank you for the party!

  4. Nicole posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting – Love the Pink Link. I was shocked to find that I actually have posted a pink food recipe. Have a great week :)

  5. Jocelyn @BruCrewLife posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm (#)

    I love all the pink links so far…such a great thing to be promoting!!! Thank you for the fun party Ashton!!!

  6. stephanie posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for the Think Pink feature!

  7. Heidi posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:51 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for featuring my candy corn project roundup! I can’t wait to see the rest of your new site. The changes are so cute! I love the new logo.

  8. tanya posted on October 17, 2012 at 9:59 pm (#)

    Thanks for the reminders on how to take steps to prevent breast cancer. It’s so important for us to remember these things! Also thank you so much for featuring my Hazelnut Magic Layer bars! HUGE honor! Thanks for the party!

  9. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:06 pm (#)

    I don’t know if I’ve told you, but I love the new look! So fun and different from your last design.
    Thanks for the great party, Ashton! Have a great weekend!

    • Ashton posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm (#)

      Thanks! It’s not quite where I want it yet, but I’ll get there :) Maybe after blogcon….. ;)

  10. sally @ sallys baking addiction posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm (#)

    Link Pink! I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for hosting this week Ashton!

  11. GlamorousMommy posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm (#)

    Great party this week! Thanks so much for hosting ;)


  12. Heather @French Press posted on October 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm (#)

    love all the pink! thanks for the triple great party

  13. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl posted on October 18, 2012 at 12:01 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting, Ashton. And I’m IN LOVE with your new design!

  14. Shannah @ Just Us Four posted on October 18, 2012 at 7:50 am (#)

    Thank you so much for featuring my Halloween spider wreath!

    Love your party! Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a fantastic Thursday.

  15. Lisa @ flourmewithlove posted on October 18, 2012 at 8:43 am (#)

    Thank you so much for the feature Aston :) I love the Pink Party too!

  16. Christie - Food Done Light posted on October 18, 2012 at 8:51 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting – love the pink link up. What a great idea

  17. Melissa posted on October 18, 2012 at 8:55 am (#)

    Thank you for featuring my Snickers Apple Pie. I am really loving your new blog design–it looks great! Thanks for hosting every week :)

    • Ashton posted on October 18, 2012 at 8:56 pm (#)


  18. Natalie posted on October 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm (#)

    Love the new design! Thanks for hosting and for featuring my spiced pumpkin ice cream!

  19. Michelle posted on October 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm (#)

    Thanks for the party! Love the Pink link. Have a great weekend.

  20. Cindy B. posted on October 19, 2012 at 9:07 am (#)

    Hi Ashton , thanks for hosting, enjoy your weekend :)

  21. Debbie posted on October 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm (#)

    Hi Ashton, thanks soo much for featuring my DIY PB roman blinds! I’m still pretty new to your blog, but it’s looking great so far! Have a great week!

    • Ashton posted on October 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm (#)

      I’m so glad you’re here! And those blinds are gorgeous! So impressive!!


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