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Sweet Treats Thursday


Welcome back to Sweet Treats Thursday!
I’ve got a few quick things I want to talk about before we get to the party today…
(always, right?)
1) I’ve got a personal favor to ask. If you’re interested, scroll to the bottom of the post after linking up!
2) Congrats to Krista Wood for winning the Silpat Giveaway!!
3) I’m thinking about opening up Sweet Treats Thursday to everyone– crafts, non-sweet recipes, tutorials, etc… what are your thoughts? If I do, should I create two separate link ups– one for sweets, one for everything else? Or just combine it all? Change the name of the party?
4) Last of all, and best of all:

Manage your shopping list and search for recipes from across the web at ZipList.com
There’s a brand new feature at Something Swanky! I’ve partnered with ZipList to bring you the easiest way to save your favorite recipes and create shopping lists on the web!
Have you noticed the Save Recipe button I’ve added to my posts? Just click that button to save it to your ZipList recipe box along with recipes from their other fabulous partners (like Cookies and Cups, Tidy Mom, Skinny Taste, Alli-n-Son, and so many more)! 

All of the recipes you save will be stored in one place, and you can easily generate a shopping list from those recipes with one simple click!
My favorite feature? The app for your smartphone or tablet. I love it!
I save my recipes, make my shopping list, and it’s all with me at the store on my phone!
Plus– the app is free! Just search for “ziplist” in your app store.

I’m so excited for all of you to be able to use this feature on Something Swanky!
Check it out on my new nav bar!
Time to party!!
Last week’s Click Pick: S’mores Pizza by French Press
My Picks:

1. Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake by Michelle’s Tasty Creations
2. Strawberries and Cream Cake by Six Sisters Stuff
3. Cheesecake S’mores Danish by Inside BruCrew Life
You guys are awesome!! Party on!

Ok, now for that personal favor I mentioned…
One of my little brothers is a Senior in high school.
He’s dealt with learning challenges his entire life– ADD, OCD, etc.
School hasn’t been easy for him. Life hasn’t been easy for him.
But he’s found a way to function– and even excel in many areas of his life, including academics– by using music therapy.
For his senior project, he made a video about the merits of using music therapy as a way to cope with learning disabilities. I think he did a great job, and I’m just asking that you take a moment to view it!
He needs this video to get lots of hits for his project– so take a second to check it out!
Thanks a million!!!

Follw me!

Ashton

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.
Follw me!

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39 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Jocelyn posted on May 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm (#)

    You are the bomb diggety for sharing my s’mores danish!!! Thank you so much for the love!!!

    I like having a party that has more things. It helps me not miss out on so many fun other than food posts. And I don’t think you would have to change the name that much. The other link ups are bound to be “sweet” as in awesome!!!

    So is ziplist compatible with blogger? Because I signed up for a few months ago and then wasn’t sure what to do next. Surprise surprise:-)

    Thanks for hosting!!!

    • Something Swanky replied: — May 3rd, 2012 @ 12:07 am

      I haven’t had any problems with it so far! You just click on the save button… I don’t think blogger really makes a difference. Have you had any problems?

    • Jocelyn replied: — May 3rd, 2012 @ 9:35 am

      LOL! I just set up an account…I wasn’t sure what to do next. But honestly does that surprise you any? We both know how computer challenged I am!

  2. lizy b posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:00 am (#)

    So glad your brother found music to brighten his days and strengthen his spirits! Love the video!

  3. Back for Seconds posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:42 am (#)

    Love your party, love your blog! So much yummy, haha:)

  4. Winnie posted on May 3, 2012 at 1:40 am (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting another party
    If you ask me – I prefer 2 link ups – one for sweets and one for everything else.

    There is nothing like music to brighten even the darkest day :)

  5. Lady Behind The Curtain posted on May 3, 2012 at 2:03 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting such a delicious party! Today I am sharing my Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls! Have a GREAT week! —Sheryl—

  6. Aimee posted on May 3, 2012 at 6:49 am (#)

    I checked out ziplist before recipage and it said it wasn’t compatible at the time with blogger. Do you have to transfer each recipe individually into ziplist? I don’t think I would look forward to doing that again!!

    Thanks for hosting. I say more at the party the merrier!

    • Something Swanky replied: — May 3rd, 2012 @ 8:13 am

      They did everything for me. I had to go back in and manually add the Save Recipe button– but only because I wanted to since all of my posts aren’t recipes. If you don’t ask to do that, they’ll give you a code for your HTML that will automatically be inserted in all of your recipes.

  7. Bev posted on May 3, 2012 at 7:18 am (#)

    Thank you for hosting and I love ziplist, it makes everything so handy.

  8. sstone posted on May 3, 2012 at 8:19 am (#)

    I love the idea of a desserts only party. I just never have any desserts.:( So, I would love to be able to put other things up, but in a separate list, I think.:)

  9. Stella B's Kitchen posted on May 3, 2012 at 8:41 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting!! I’m your newest follower:) I think it’s up to you~ if you want two categories or not, but I tend to have many non-dessert posts too. Come say hello sometime at http://stellabskitchen.blogspot.com

  10. Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles posted on May 3, 2012 at 9:12 am (#)

    Thank you so much for hosting!!!

  11. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on May 3, 2012 at 9:44 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting Ashton, as always. As long as you keep doing this fabulous party, I’m good with it being anything! :)

    Now I’m curious about ziplist. I’ll add that to my list of things to do. Ha!

    I watched the video…and I shared it on my personal FB, hope that’s okay? :)

    • Something Swanky replied: — May 3rd, 2012 @ 11:50 am

      Thanks so much! You are awesome!

  12. rebekahdawn posted on May 3, 2012 at 10:00 am (#)

    I love that you have a desserts-only party; I think that’s what makes it unique.
    Your brother did an amazing job on the video!

  13. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on May 3, 2012 at 10:19 am (#)

    Love all the desserts here! So fun! Thanks for hosting!!

    I’ve shared your video on my FB and Google+ page.

    Thanks and have a great weekend!

  14. Heather Kinnaird posted on May 3, 2012 at 10:46 am (#)

    You are the BEST!! Thanks for the feature, the party, and all the extras! Headed out the door for school carpool – will watch the video when I return. My son suffers with adhd and several other learning issues – music is amazing:)

  15. MarthaT posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:45 am (#)

    This video is great, but it posts the whole blog when I try to share it on my Facebook page. Is it someplace where I can share just the video? My daughter is a psychologist and a musician and music has always been her “safe place” when she needed it.

    • MarthaT replied: — May 3rd, 2012 @ 11:48 am

      Never mind … finally took an extra minute and found the link on the actual video. It is now on my Facebook page. Blessings to your brother. I am so glad he found music.

    • coopepps replied: — May 3rd, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

      This is Cooper, thanks for watching the video and for sharing it!! So many people don’t know about expressive art therapy, I hope the story of Jesse will illustrate to many people the power of the arts.

  16. Heather Kinnaird posted on May 3, 2012 at 11:56 am (#)

    Thank you for sharing this video!!

  17. Unknown posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:04 pm (#)

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I’m super excited to use my Silpat!

  18. Mandy posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:41 pm (#)

    I think you should open it up to at least non-sweets. I have lots of non-sweet recipes that I can’t share here! Sad. Thanks for hosting!

  19. Sherry K-Jazzy Gourmet posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm (#)

    Thanks for sharing the video. Music has such extreme powers, and I’m glad your brother was able to benefit from it. I have shared this on my FB page!

  20. Sarah posted on May 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm (#)

    Hi Ashton! Here to link up Birthday {Pan}Cake!!!

  21. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on May 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting Ashton :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Motivated Mommy of two posted on May 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for hosting, I have shared the link on my personal Facebook page.
    Have a great weekend.

  23. Alicia@Through-my-is posted on May 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm (#)

    I linked up for the first time and am now headed to pin some recipes! I love the video and shared it. I have two sons with ADHD and one of them also has an anxiety disorder. I love anything that raises awareness that these kids often just need an outlet. The video was very professional!

    • coopepps replied: — May 3rd, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

      This is Cooper, i’m so glad you liked the video!! I hope your sons find help through the arts like the boy in the video did. If you could do me a huge favor and email, facebook, etc. the link to the video to everyone, that would be absolutely amazing. THANK YOU!! :) youtube.com/watch?v=LMcr_i_oYNA

  24. Ella Hanson posted on May 3, 2012 at 4:35 pm (#)

    My preference would be to keep the sweet treats party and add an additional for everything else.

  25. Sue posted on May 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm (#)

    I watched the video and it was great! What a shame that some schools are doing away with many of the arts. Everyone learns differently and this video poignantly points this out. What a wonderful program, especially for those with difficulties learning the traditional way.
    Ashton, I think it would be fine if your linky party was all-inclusive, but if that’s the case I would change the name to make it clear that the party is not just for desserts.
    Thanks for hosting the party!

  26. Lori Ann posted on May 4, 2012 at 6:26 am (#)

    Very good video…great program. I hope your brother gets a good grade on his project!
    Thanks for sharing

  27. Michelles Tasty Creations posted on May 4, 2012 at 12:26 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for featuring my Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake! You made my day. It is super delish and easy to make :) Thanks for hosting another great link party. Have a fabulous week.

    Michelle

  28. cupsbykim posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:06 pm (#)

    Great job Cooper! That is an amazing video. I will definitly be sharing it with all of my facebook and twitter followers!
    Ashton thanks for hosting another great party!

  29. CookieCrazedMama posted on May 4, 2012 at 10:55 pm (#)

    Clicked on the video, and good luck to your brother! Way to shine a light on that subject! Thanks for hosting the party, too!

  30. Alice posted on May 5, 2012 at 8:21 am (#)

    i’ve linked up my orange cranberries scones, thks for hosting :)

  31. Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot posted on May 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm (#)

    Ashton,

    Thank you for hosting!

    I appreciate it,
    Laura

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Sweet Treats Thursday

Hey party peeps!

A couple of fun things to tell you, and then we’ll get to the party…
I posted an awesome Easter Bars recipe over at Making the World Cuter!
Make sure to check it out here.
I’m also guest posting over a Chef-in-Training today!
Take a look here.
Oh, and I forgot to mention earlier that I also made an appearance on Crazy For Crust this week.
Get the recipe for my Pie Crust Bark over there.
Whew! It’s been a busy week.
But in a good way :)
Alright, let’s party!
Last week’s Click Pick:
Better than Sex Chex Mix by Chef in Training.
A few of My Picks from last week:
Kiss My Cookie Bark {Coconut Edition} by Crazy for Crust:
Neapolitan Cheesecake Brownie Bars by Inside BruCrew Life:
Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars by Michelle’s Tasty Creations & Crafty Ideas:
If you were featured, you are awesome! 
Grab a button from my sidebar to add to your collection :)

Follw me!

Ashton

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.
Follw me!

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17 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Melissa posted on April 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm (#)

    Thanks for doing this! I love the dessert theme. And I am making 3 yes 3 of your dips for our family Easter lunch on Saturday. They are going to be the hit of the party!

    Much love. Melissa

    • Something Swanky replied: — April 4th, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

      Woot! LOVE the dips! …well… obviously.

  2. Michelle @ Michelles Tasty Creations posted on April 4, 2012 at 11:58 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for the feature! I am having a great time with all these link parties and thinking of starting my own. I will be back for more. I better go make some dessert so I can post this week too. Have a wonderful week.

    Hugs,
    Michelle

  3. Jocelyn posted on April 5, 2012 at 12:05 am (#)

    You have been busy…and everything you made looks awesome. But then again I knew they would be:-) Thanks for including my cheesecake brownies in your features:-) You rock!!!

  4. Kristin@gratefulbelly.com posted on April 5, 2012 at 1:32 am (#)

    You have some yummy looking features, there! I featured your recipe from last week’s What’s New Wednesday :)

  5. Winnie posted on April 5, 2012 at 2:29 am (#)

    Thank you Ashton for hosting this party
    I’ve already seen some great dessert that I must check

  6. shari posted on April 5, 2012 at 6:41 am (#)

    I made and linked up some awesome dessert for Passover that don’t sacrifice taste and EVERYONE will love: Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread, Chocolate Covered Matzoh, Chocolate Brownies. Hope you enjoy. Love your parties!

  7. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage posted on April 5, 2012 at 7:10 am (#)

    Ashton, thank you for hosting… have a happy Easter!

  8. Ambreen posted on April 5, 2012 at 9:27 am (#)

    Thank you so much for hosting. Have a great day!

  9. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on April 5, 2012 at 9:40 am (#)

    Thanks so much Ashton! You rock. You’re like, a dessert wonder this week. Where’s your cape?

  10. Julie posted on April 5, 2012 at 10:14 am (#)

    Hey just wanted to let you know that I got my package last week (sorry I’m a little behind sPring Break is killer on the schedule) and I have been absolutely loving it!!! Thanks for the recipes too, they are on my list to try this week :)

    The Farm Girl

  11. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on April 5, 2012 at 11:19 am (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting! Have a blessed Easter :)

  12. Barbara posted on April 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm (#)

    This all looks so pretty, thanks for hosting

  13. Back for Seconds posted on April 6, 2012 at 12:32 am (#)

    Busy lady! Thanks for letting us party with you! I am linking up recipes from my brand new blog!

  14. laxsupermom posted on April 6, 2012 at 8:17 am (#)

    Terrific features! The Neapolitan Bars look amazing! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party each week.

  15. Alice posted on April 8, 2012 at 11:30 am (#)

    thks for hosting!
    ive linked up my homemade bread, 2 of them :)

  16. cotton candy machines posted on July 31, 2012 at 4:58 am (#)

    Wow, those Neapolitan cheesecake brownie bars look absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to make some. Thanks.

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Sweet Treats Thursday

Happy Thursday, friends!
Glad to see you’ve made it back again :)
Sorry for getting this post up so late! I know some of you managed to link up last night,
and I hope you’ll find your way back to this post because…
…it’s a giveaway day!
Nothing too big or fancy. 
Just a little sweets care package from me to you.
Just something to say, “I think you’re special!!”
Last week, I asked you what your favorite (ship-able) ingredients are.
And overwhelming number of you said: vanilla beans or vanilla paste.
A close second was chocolate.
Followed by caramel.
So how would you like to win all of it?!
Plus– my very favorite ingredient to ship (it’s a surprise)!

To enter to win, do any or all of the following and leave separate comments for each:
1. Follow me on Pinterest (already do? just leave a comment!)
2. Like me on Facebook (already do? just leave a comment!)
3. Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook or in a post!
That’s it! Don’t forget to leave the comments to be entered :)
*This giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry!!). 
 I am not being compensated in anyway for hosting it.

This giveaway is open until Sunday, March 11 at 9:00pm (EST).
I will draw a winner using Random.org and announce on Monday!

Ready for features? Me too.
Last week’s Click Pick:
Take 5 Bars by CookiesXOXO
Some of my favorites from last week included:
Chef in Training Cake Batter French Toast:
Munchkin Munchies Inside Out Rainbow Cake Pops:
And, Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars from The Sweet Swiper.
If you’ve been featured (or just want to replace your old one!)–
be sure to grab a button from the sidebar!

Please visit my Party Page for a more complete index of Link Parties.
If you host a regular link party, please add it to my Party Page!
Follw me!

Ashton

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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61 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Kristin@gratefulbelly.com posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:46 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting! Sleep tight. :)

  2. Winnie posted on March 8, 2012 at 2:28 am (#)

    Hi Ashton
    I’m sharing today my “Hamantashen – filled with chocolate” as we celebrate “Purim” today.
    Thank you hosting!
    Winnie

  3. Aimee posted on March 8, 2012 at 7:57 am (#)

    Hey Ashton, hope you are sound asleep :) Thanks for hosting!

  4. Jocelyn posted on March 8, 2012 at 8:10 am (#)

    I feel your sleep pain…we stayed up until after 1 playing games with my sister and now I am up with the kids for school. Get some sleep we will come back for features:-)

  5. CookieCrazedMama posted on March 8, 2012 at 8:36 am (#)

    Love all you ladies who do these! I see some amazing treats!

  6. Aimee posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:09 am (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest! What a fun giveaway!!!! All my favorites in one package, sign me up!

  7. Aimee posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:10 am (#)

    I follow you on facebook! Thanks for these extra chances to win!!!!

  8. Aimee posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:11 am (#)

    I shared on facebook. And twitter.

  9. Jamie Webb posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:35 am (#)

    Thank you for hosting! I follow on Pintrest :)

  10. Jamie Webb posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:36 am (#)

    I follow on facebook too!

  11. Alyssa posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:52 am (#)

    What a great giveaway since it contains food! I am following you on Pinterest

  12. Alyssa posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:53 am (#)

    I also follow you on Facebook!

  13. MrsFoxsSweets posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:57 am (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest :) You sure have some amazing features this week! Love that rainbow cake pop!

  14. 4Sisters posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:57 am (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  15. MrsFoxsSweets posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:58 am (#)

    I follow you on FB :)

  16. 4Sisters posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:58 am (#)

    I follow you on FB!

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  17. MrsFoxsSweets posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:01 am (#)

    Shared giveway on fb :)

  18. Mandy posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:31 am (#)

    I follow you on Pintrest. Great and fun giveaway!

  19. Mandy posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:31 am (#)

    I like you on Facebook.

  20. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:44 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting the party Ashton. :) I’m excited about your giveaway! I follow you on pinterest.

  21. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:45 am (#)

    I like you on facebook!

  22. Melissa Baugher posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:47 am (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest. Love your blog!

  23. Kirsten posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:08 am (#)

    Thanks so much for featuring my Chocolate Chip Salted Caramel Cookie Bars! I’m following you on Pinterest. Have a great week!

  24. Julie posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:22 am (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest!! Love all your pins :)

  25. Julie posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:22 am (#)

    I like you on FB :)

  26. Hayley posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:37 am (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest of course! How else would I be able to pin the Diet Coke Thin Mint Cake? Uh duh :)

  27. Hayley posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:38 am (#)

    And Facebook, too! Thanks for all the extra shots at winning! Woo!!

  28. MarthaT posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:41 am (#)

    I am following you on Pinterest!

  29. cooperkelly4 posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:42 am (#)

    I follow you on pinterest. =0)
    cooperkelly4@yahoo dot com

  30. MarthaT posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:42 am (#)

    I like you on Facebook!

  31. MarthaT posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:43 am (#)

    I shared this giveaway on Facebook – Martha Bassett Tackett!

  32. cookingmisadventures.com posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:59 am (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest… :)

  33. cookingmisadventures.com posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:59 am (#)

    I follow you on FB, too. :)

  34. Joan posted on March 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm (#)

    I already follow you on Pinterest.

  35. Joan posted on March 8, 2012 at 12:46 pm (#)

    The Take 5 Bars look fabulous!!!!

  36. rebekahdawn posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm (#)

    I’m following you on Pinterest!

  37. rebekahdawn posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm (#)

    I’m already following on Facebook :)

  38. Cindy B. posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  39. Cindy B. posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm (#)

    I like you on Facebook.

  40. Cindy B. posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:41 pm (#)

    I share this giveaway on Facebook.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.om

  41. LB posted on March 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm (#)

    I follow on pintrest as lbandj

    petrellinyc-blog at yahoo dot com

  42. LB posted on March 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm (#)

    I follow on facebook as lori beth c…..

    petrellinyc-blog at yahoo dot com

  43. Kim S. posted on March 8, 2012 at 3:16 pm (#)

    I like you on FB!

  44. keshakeke posted on March 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm (#)

    I follow you on pinterest

  45. keshakeke posted on March 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm (#)

    I like you on Facebook

  46. Melissa posted on March 8, 2012 at 4:09 pm (#)

    I’ve liked you on Facebook :)

  47. Melissa posted on March 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm (#)

    I follow you on Pinterest :)

  48. Catie posted on March 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm (#)

    I like you on Facebook!

  49. Heather posted on March 8, 2012 at 8:27 pm (#)

    I like you on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway!
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

  50. cupsbykim posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm (#)

    I like you on Facebook! I follow you on Pintrest! I shared this with all of my friends on Facebook! I’d love to get some sweet treats!

    cupsbykim@gmail.com

  51. Moore or Less Cooking posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm (#)

    Hi Ashton,

    I am following you on Twitter! Nettie

    Moore Or Less Cooking Blog

  52. Moore or Less Cooking posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:59 pm (#)

    I am following you on both pages on Facebook, on Lynnette Moore and Moore Or Less Cooking

    Nettie

  53. Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:00 pm (#)

    I am now following you on FB!

  54. Moore or Less Cooking posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:05 pm (#)

    I shared about your link up party on my Facebook page at Moore or Less Cooking! Nettie

    Thank you for hosting such a lovely party, I linked up my Chocolate Banana Birthday cake.

  55. Katie posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm (#)

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  56. Katie posted on March 8, 2012 at 10:55 pm (#)

    Followed you on Pinterest :) deshobbes at yahoo.com

  57. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment posted on March 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm (#)

    Great features! Thanks for hosting!

  58. Becca Watson posted on March 9, 2012 at 2:16 am (#)

    Awesome giveaway! And thanks for hosting a linky party! I followed on Facebook..

  59. Becca Watson posted on March 9, 2012 at 2:17 am (#)

    Followed on Pinterest also!

  60. Sue posted on March 9, 2012 at 2:46 am (#)

    Thanks so much for featuring my cake pops! :) Thanks for hosting a fun linky party!

  61. DANIELLE-HUGS and COOKIES XOXO posted on March 9, 2012 at 10:47 pm (#)

    ALREADY FOLLOW U AND SO THRILLED TO BE A CLICK PICK!!!!!! YIPPPEEEE!!! THANK U! XOXO

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Sweet Treats Thursday

Hi all! Glad you made it to Sweet Treats Thursday!
It has been a craaaaazy week here. And I am really ready to see what you brought for dessert!
But, first, I have kind of a sad announcement to make.
Those of you who were following my Naptime Stumble Posts probably saw this coming about 10 miles away– I will be discontinuing my very pathetic attempt to unravel the mysteries of Stumble.
So sorry to drop that project! But I’ve just had too much going on blog-wise to add that head-scratcher to the mix. If anyone else decides to figure it out, let me know! :)
Ok, now on to the good stuff.
I’ve decided to add an additional feature to the party each week– a “Click Pick.”
I’m sure you’re all already familiar with this linky term.
A Click Pick is the linkup with the most views, 
and I’ll feature the top one each week based solely on how YOU click!
So without further ado….
Last week’s click pick was:
The Best Frosting the Pioneer Woman’s Ever Had linked up by The Traveling Spoon.
My pick features this week:
Ooey Gooey Homemade Snickers Bars by Flour and Friends:
I always think “gooey-ness” is so frustrating as a photographer, but it’s got to be my absolute favorite thing as a viewer.  It’s like you can taste it…
Valentine M&M Samoa Blondies by Six Sister’s Stuff:
(these have been following me EVERYWHERE this week!)
Oreo Crust Mix {Heart Munch} by Crazy for Crust (who else??):
This changed my life… and I’m being totally serious.
No. Seriously.
You can find the old featured button on my buttons page! 
Sorry I still haven’t updated those to my new look yet :/
Party time! Play nice, please:
1. DESSERT/SWEETS POSTS ONLY! (puh-lease.)
2. Try to stumble and pin some of your fellow linkers!
3. Hire me to re-design your blog. You must do this to link up.
…ha. Just kidding :)
Party on!

Please visit my Party Page for a more complete index of Link Parties.
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Ashton

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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19 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Anita Stafford posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:03 pm (#)

    I have shared High Tea Lemon Cookies. Thank you for hosting!

  2. Aimee posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm (#)

    Whew, already hired ya! As for stumble, I have tried everything, yet I have no idea how to get “stumbled” consistently. I seem to have more viewers from pinterest though…
    Anyways, have a great week, thanks for hosting!

    • Something Swanky replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

      I know. That’s kind of what pushed me over the edge into finally just giving up worrying about stumble– Pinterest seems to be better quality, more consistent traffic. And I like using it WAY better anyway!

  3. Bridget@Flour N Friends posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:05 pm (#)

    Omg!!! You featured me! :) so ecstatic right now I just text my Mom, who is also a blogger! You just made my day, thank you so much!!! Thanks for hosting these amazing parties every week..ugh you are the best!!!

    • Something Swanky replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

      Thanks for your awesome recipe :) It’s pinned too!

  4. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:16 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting! I never tried stumble – glad I didn’t!!

  5. Rachel posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm (#)

    I was so thrilled to see my frosting on your blog – it fits in so well with the color scheme ;) Thanks for featuring it!

  6. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on February 1, 2012 at 10:58 pm (#)

    Gosh all those other features look so good. Thank you so much for featuring my Oreo Crust Mix. I’m glad it changed your life. It changed mine too. :)

  7. Jocelyn posted on February 2, 2012 at 12:40 am (#)

    Those blondies have been following me all week too…must be a sign I need more blondies in my life:-) As for stumble…I still can’t figure it out. I like pinterest way better!!!! Thanks for the fun party!!!

  8. Winnie posted on February 2, 2012 at 2:40 am (#)

    Hi Ashton
    I’m sharing today my “Cherry Coffee Cake with crumb topping”
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful party, and hope you have a great weekend
    Winnie

  9. Jennifer @ Jennifer Cooks posted on February 2, 2012 at 9:53 am (#)

    Today I’m linking up my Portobello Pizzas and Banana Bread Muffins. Drop by Fusion Fridays at jennifercooks.com and link up your goodies! Thanks so much for hosting!

  10. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage posted on February 2, 2012 at 11:16 am (#)

    Thank you for hosting!

  11. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on February 2, 2012 at 11:25 am (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting :)

  12. Jamie Webb posted on February 2, 2012 at 11:33 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting !:)

  13. Ms Bibi posted on February 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm (#)

    All your features look mouthwatering…I can go for one or two or three of those homemade Snickers bars right now.

    Thank you so much for hosting. I am sharing my Chocolate Hazelnut Torte with you today….hope you enjoy it.

  14. Not Your Ordinary Agent posted on February 3, 2012 at 3:49 pm (#)

    Ashton, you are so clever! I love the photos of the football fudge! Gorgeous! Thanks for the party. Not Your Ordinary Agent
    Not Your Ordinary Recipes

  15. Tina @ Babycakes Blog posted on February 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting the party! I wasn’t able to find your button page though, so sorry I was not able to add your button. I did add a link to the post though :)

    Tina @ Babycakes Blog http://www.thejohnslife.com/BabycakesBlog

    • Something Swanky replied: — February 3rd, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

      I know– I’m so slow! I’ve been meaning to get new buttons up and just haven’t gotten around to it :/ Hopefully by next week :) Thanks for linking up!!

  16. CookieCrazedMama posted on February 5, 2012 at 10:10 am (#)

    Thank you for hosting! I just love to see all these desserts!

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Sweet Treats Thursday


Happy Sweet Treats Thursday, everyone!
I’m hoping you’ve noticed the design changes around here.
And I’m hoping you like them.
{And I’m kind of hoping you’re not looking too closely yet– still a work in progress…}
After months and months of changing my blog design over, and over, and over again– I’ve finally come to the realization that I love blog design. 
I’m a slow learner.
So I closed my eyes,  took a deep breath, and opened a Blog Design Etsy shop! I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve been dying to tell you– but I wanted to try and get a new design on this blog first.
I only half-way succeeded in waiting. My design still isn’t quite done. 
But I’ve never really been good with secrets for very long.
And I’m doing more than designs– 
I’m going to be offering blog start-up and blog clean-up consultations!
No worries! I’ll still be here, just the same– maybe just a little bit more distracted than usual.
You may notice a little less text– which I doubt you’ll mind ;)
Anyway, stop by the shop and check it out! 
I’m really excited to share it with you :)
And I’d love to sponsor a few giveaways, so let me know if you’re interested.
Let’s move on to desserts, shall we?
Features from last week’s party: 
Chocolate Fudge with Nutter Butter Crust from Crazy For Crust
Turtle Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies from Mrs. Fox’s Sweets
Deep Dish Snickerdoodle Cups from The Domestic Rebel

Great job ladies! I’m working on a new featured button, 
but feel free to grab the old one from the “buttons” tab at the bottom of my sidebar!
Let’s go over some rules:
1. SWEET TREATS ONLY! (unfortunately, this does not include: shrimp, pasta,  taco seasoning, or that portable art studio from last week. Ahem.)
2. Link to specific posts, not your main page.
3. Share the love! Pin and stumble other posts!

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If you host a regular link party, please add it to my Party Page!
Follw me!

Ashton

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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14 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. MyChampagneTaste posted on January 12, 2012 at 12:38 am (#)

    Good luck in ur etsy shop I just visited I will check out each and every single service you provide cause im kind of a newbie here
    Rasha @ mychampagnetaste

  2. Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} posted on January 12, 2012 at 6:30 am (#)

    I really like the makeover! :) Good luck with the Etsy shop!!
    Thanks for hosting the party!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  3. Aimee posted on January 12, 2012 at 7:52 am (#)

    You know I wish you all the best. You’re designs rock, and of course I know first hand because of the work you did on my blog!! Thanks for hosting Ashton!

  4. Jocelyn posted on January 12, 2012 at 8:14 am (#)

    The new blog design is super cute!!! I definitely want you to redo my blog…after my button fiasco I have no desire to get any closer to html coding:-) I will email you and we can chat!!! Love the features this week. Thank you for hosting!!!

  5. Something Swanky posted on January 12, 2012 at 10:51 am (#)

    @Aimee THanks for being the first to give me a chance!! :)

  6. Something Swanky posted on January 12, 2012 at 10:52 am (#)

    @Jocelyn Can’t wait!! And your button looks great :) (although I can understand being done with HTML, lol)

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on January 12, 2012 at 11:04 am (#)

    Love the new design, like I mean I love it so much I’ll be emailing you soon…

    Thanks for featuring my fudge with a crust! Made me smile. :)

    And I love your disclaimer on the “desserts only” part…totally awesome. :)

  8. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage posted on January 12, 2012 at 11:27 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting, and congrats on your new shop!

  9. Melissa posted on January 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm (#)

    Congrats on the new shop! I hope it goes really well for you! I would be interested in helping you out with a giveaway…let me know what you’re thinking!

  10. Hayley posted on January 12, 2012 at 12:47 pm (#)

    Congratulations on launching your new Etsy shop–I just may be your first customer :)
    And thank you millions for featuring my Deep Dish Snickerdoodle Cups! You’re the sweetest. xo.

  11. MrsFoxsSweets posted on January 12, 2012 at 3:04 pm (#)

    Awww….I can’t link up shrimp? What a bummer…allergic to it anyway…lol! Thanks for hosting! Good luck on your new adventure! Have a sweet week!

  12. Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment posted on January 12, 2012 at 4:50 pm (#)

    Love the new design. Awesome you set up your own shop!! Thanks for hosting!

  13. Amy Anderson posted on January 12, 2012 at 5:10 pm (#)

    Looks pretty! Just sent you an email about maybe doing some design work for me.

  14. Chandler posted on January 14, 2012 at 8:43 am (#)

    Everything looks so good!! yum, so glad I found this!

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Sweet Treats Thursday

Have I ever told you that I say ‘Dude’ a lot?
Alot-alot.
I always allow myself to write my posts with the word “dude” throughout– just so it sounds more natural. And then I have to go back and delete them all out of the post.
Because if I didn’t… I think I’d sound ridiculous.
I absolutely, under no circumstances fall into any sort of demographic that can (stereotypically) use the word “dude” and sound cool.
Anyway. That was an extremely long tangent.
Especially when all I really wanted to say was:
Dude. I am tired.
I hosted a cookie swap/pampered chef party tonight and I am out of any more holiday energy.
Seriously. That was the last of it, I’m sure.
Dude.
Ok. Here are the features this week :)
The links were all so fabulous and festive last week I could hardly choose!
But I did. And here they are:
Reindeer Noses to-go by Munchkin Munchies. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE cookies in a jar. LOVE.

Oatmeal Milky Way Brownie Bars by The Sweet Swiper. Are you kidding me?
Red Velvet Peppermint Crinkle Cookies by Cookin’ Cowgirl. I think these are just so perfectly festive.
And Reese’s Nutter Butter Cookies by Shugary Sweets. Ah-mazing!!
These posts are all going to be pinned and stumbled tomorrow morning (after a full night of sleep)!
1. Link up as many DESSERTS as you want (specific post, not main page).
2. Play nice- go pin and stumbler some other linkers.
3. Button-grabbing is good.

Follw me!

Ashton

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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14 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Kirsten posted on December 8, 2011 at 2:06 am (#)

    Thanks so much for featuring my Oatmeal Milky Way Brownie Bars…..they were a huge hit! I’ve brought a bunch of stuff this week…..it’s been a busy week in my kitchen!

  2. Aimee posted on December 8, 2011 at 8:23 am (#)

    Hey Dude thanks for the feature. I’m way too old to say dude, yet I do. So uncool. Anyways, thanks for hosting.

  3. Something Swanky posted on December 8, 2011 at 8:30 am (#)

    @Aimee lol. I really should NOT being saying dude either :) I try to hold it back most of the time. Also– I fixed you link in the feature, I guess I forgot to link it back to you when I posted last night! Sorry!

  4. Ginny posted on December 8, 2011 at 8:56 am (#)

    Cute features! Thanks for hosting! Ginny @ Cooking With Chopin, Living With Elmo

  5. Jocelyn posted on December 8, 2011 at 9:09 am (#)

    This made me giggle because I shouldn’t say Dude either…but I do:-) Thank you for sharing all those yummy treats and for the link up!!!

  6. Anita Stafford posted on December 8, 2011 at 9:51 am (#)

    Ashton, Adorable features! I have shared Gingerbread Men cookies and 14-Karat Cake. Thank you for hosting!

  7. MrsFoxsSweets posted on December 8, 2011 at 10:16 am (#)

    Love those reindeer noses, but of course all the features are great! Thanks for hosting and also a huge thank you for stopping by my Mrs Foxs Sweet Party yesterday and helping to get it started with your wonderful recipes :)

  8. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage posted on December 8, 2011 at 11:11 am (#)

    Thank you for hosting!

  9. Laura posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:19 pm (#)

    The reindeer noses are adorable! So many excellent dessert recipes this week!

  10. Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} posted on December 8, 2011 at 12:47 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for hosting! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  11. Rachel posted on December 8, 2011 at 1:14 pm (#)

    hehe – I say ‘dude’ a lot, too. Well, really just to my husband (for some reason, we always call each other ‘dude’) but sometimes it gets out of hand. My husband accidentally called his mom ‘dude’ a few weeks ago, so we’ve been trying to cut back! ;) This just makes me like you (and your awesome blog!) even more, dude!

  12. Something Swanky posted on December 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm (#)

    @Rachel hahaha. That is awesome!

  13. AndiWinslow posted on December 8, 2011 at 6:48 pm (#)

    Hi Ashton, thanks for the party. everything looks way tempting!! I posted some oreo christmas mice. Have a good one andi

  14. Sue posted on December 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for featuring my reindeer noses to-go! I hope my Rudolph Nose Pops aren’t redundant:)

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Sweet Treats Thursday

Happy Thursday!!
It feels like it’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other. Has it been a long week for anyone else? I think there may be a LOT of long weeks between now and Christmas– 
that’s just part of the deal, right?
I hope you’re all eating many, many Holiday cookies to keep up your strength ;)
Ok. I promised you lots of features this week, so here we go!
Apple Cider Coffee Cake by Pressed Down, Shaken Together. I LOVE Apple Cider dessert recipes– nothing says Fall like Apple Cider!
Snickerdoodle Bread by Crumbs and Chaos. When she compared this bread to Panera’s Cinnamon Crunch Bagel, I knew I’d have to try this…
Gingersnap Pumpkin Spice Sandwich Cookies by Simply Southern Baking. I’m not actually much of a gingersnaps kind of girl, but I do love any kind of cookie sandwich dipped in chocolate. And I have a VERY soft spot for any recipe that involves any type of Hershey Kiss. So I’m sold.
Candy Overload Cookies by Crazy For Crust. Duh. What’s not to love here?
Peanut Butter Banana Cookies, by Raia’s Recipes. I’ve become more and more interested in finding some great food sensitivity desserts lately, and these cookies look like a great place to start. I’ve heard that bananas as a substitute for eggs make really excellent cookies, so I can’t wait to try these!
Carmelitas, by Somewhere in the Middle. I’m not familiar with the name of this recipe, and my eyes very nearly passed over them, but I’m so glad I checked them out! These have caramel (obviously), oats, chocolate chips, and Heath Bits. Heath Bits, ya’ll!!!


These recipes will all be pinned and stumbled later tonight! Feel free to grab a button if you were featured!

You know the rules:

1. Only desserts, please.
2. Link to a specific post.
3. And please pin and stumble your way through lots of other link ups!
4. Grab a button!

Follw me!

Ashton

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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7 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Aimee posted on November 10, 2011 at 7:58 am (#)

    Hey girl, thanks for hosting!! Going to pop over on some treats linked up now!

  2. Jocelyn posted on November 10, 2011 at 9:19 am (#)

    Your dessert link up is always one of my favorites! Thank you for the time you put into to it to make it such a success! Now I am off to find some yumminess!!!

  3. Anita Stafford posted on November 10, 2011 at 9:52 am (#)

    Ashton, I have shared Apple Coffee Cake and Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Thank you for hosting!

  4. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on November 10, 2011 at 10:50 am (#)

    Thanks for the feature! :) Yes it has been a LONG week {month} here. I’m looking forward to a few weeks from now when I can actually make and eat some holiday cookies!

  5. rebekahdawn posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:02 am (#)

    Thanks for the feature!
    You’re right, I think we’re in for a lot of long weeks ahead.
    Going to check out all the yumminess linked up now!

  6. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme posted on November 10, 2011 at 11:05 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting! Looking forward to checking out all these delicious goodies! :) This week I shared my Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies. Perfect for holiday baking!

  7. Ms Bibi posted on November 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm (#)

    Love the collection of all these hard to resist treats and goodies. Thank you so much for hosting.

    I am sharing my Plum Crumb Cake

    ~ Bibi @ Frugal Wannabe Cooks ~

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Sweet Treats Thursday & Boggiversary/Followers Giveaway

I’ve got a lot to talk about today, so just hang in there with me– I’ll get to features, I promise!
The first order of business is a huge, gigantic, LOUD shout out to Three Little Birds Designs Etsy shop for my brand new blog design! I am in love with it! And I swear this is the last time I’m going to change all of my buttons (and they are WAY better than any of the ones I ever designed myself!)– so make sure to check out my {buttons} page and grab the new and improved ones :)
Next: today’s a special Sweet Treats & Giveaway, because this October has been a special month for Something Swanky! This month marks the one year-ish mark of Something Swanky and the 500+ followers benchmark!
One year-ish? Yeah. That’s what I’m calling it. Because how do you decide when your bloggiversary really is? Do you go by the date of your first post? Or by when you started posting regularly? Or when you started to actually post good posts with decent pictures?
Technically I’ve been blogging Something Swanky for about 3 years– but you wouldn’t be able to tell. I’ve erased a lot of the evidence. It was necessary.
I’ve learned so much about blogging in this past year, and it’s become something I’m really passionate about. I LOVE everything about the blogging world– the camaraderie with other bloggers, the opportunity to improve my writing and photography, and even the learning how to play around with HTML codes and dabbling in design.
And I have all of you to THANK for all of those things. You’ve all taught me so much and have been so supportive through your comments, emails, guest posts, and countless other ways. It’s been a fun year.
And I feel like we’re friends.
And friends give gifts. Am I right?
As a small token of my thanks, I’m giving away my very, very, VERY favorite ingredient of all time:
Vanilla Bean Paste! This stuff will change your life (if it hasn’t already)! Just use it in place of vanilla extract, and it will take your dessert to a whole new level of delicious. I promise.
Entry for the giveaway is super simple: just leave me a comment. Any comment.
That’s it! One entry per person– and all I want is for you to say hi :)
 Alright, that’s enough of my ramblings! Let’s get to the party…
Features from last week:
You may not know this, but I am quite the cake mix cookie advocate. I {heart} them. And I LOOOOVE chocolate crinkle cookies, so these Chocolate Cake Batter Cookies from The REAL Housewives of Riverton really spoke to me last week :)
Carolynn’s Recipe Box is back in the features this week! I think these Apple Fritters look absolutely mouth-watering!
Hot Fudge Cakes are another weak spot of mine (imagine that– another dessert I can’t resist)! And Eat Cake For Dinner has a crock pot recipe for Hot Fudge Cake!!!
Yum! If you were featured, feel free to grab a button from my {Buttons} page (up top)!
I’m excited to see what you all brought this week! Let’s do a quick re-cap of the rules, because I’ve been seeing lots of savory casseroles, soups, and meat dishes linked up lately! And while they do look delicious, this blog is all about the sugar rush. SO….

1. SWEETS ONLY, please!
2. Please follow Something Swanky through GFC. Thanks much!
3. Click around, visit other blogs, and leave comments!

…and I’d love for you to grab a button if you’d like! Both the Something Swanky and the Sweet Treats Thursday buttons are on my sidebar!

{Giveaway will end on Sunday night 10/9 at 9:00pm. One winner will be chosen at random.}

Ok, let’s get to partying!

Follw me!

Ashton

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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41 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday & Boggiversary/Followers Giveaway”

  1. Chef in Training posted on October 6, 2011 at 12:49 am (#)

    yay! first entry! I would love to win that vanilla bean paste! Pick me! love your blog! Thanks for hosting the giveaway and the link party!

  2. Screaming Sardine posted on October 6, 2011 at 12:52 am (#)

    Love the new design! Very crisp, colorful, and elegant.

    Congrats on your blogiversary. Definitely enter me in the giveaway. I’ve never heard of Vanilla Bean Paste, but it sounds awesome to put in baked goods!

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  3. Brooke Kenny posted on October 6, 2011 at 12:53 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting! The vanilla bean paste looks great!
    ~Brooke

  4. amy beth marantino posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:06 am (#)

    hi!

  5. Anita Stafford posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:12 am (#)

    Ashton, Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I would be tickled to win the vanilla bean paste!

  6. Art By ASM posted on October 6, 2011 at 3:12 am (#)

    Wow Vanilla Bean Paste! Never heard of it. As much I have baked I have yet to use a vanilla let alone Vanilla Bean Paste! Your comment on how it would change the taste of everything sweet has me thinking sweet vanilla thoughts! Vanilla Dreams Forever! Your blog is amazing and I am happy I found it! Look forward to seeing all the sweet decadence! Also congrats on your anniversary of your blog! Pat yourself on the back for all your hard work! Now I can only wish upon a star for some Vanilla Bean Paste!!!!

    Sweet Dreams Always,
    Annamaria

  7. Art By ASM posted on October 6, 2011 at 3:13 am (#)

    Above I meant I have yet to use Vanilla Beans let alone Vanilla Bean Paste. I guess I got distracted by the whole Vanilla thing…. Ahhh, what the world of sweets does to us!

  8. Aimee posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:08 am (#)

    I have seen the vanilla bean paste, but never used it! Awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting too, so many links to go check out now…

  9. Jocelyn posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:19 am (#)

    What a fantastic giveaway!!! I would love to try out vanilla paste:-) Congratulations on the blogiversary! You have a fantastic blog and I love to read…and drool!

  10. 4Sisters posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:44 am (#)

    I love Sweet Treats Thursday! Vanilla bean paste has been something I’ve been wanting to try.

    Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

  11. pictureperfectcooking posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:03 am (#)

    Your new design is beautiful! I would love to try this product. I have never used vanilla paste before. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Katie posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:39 am (#)

    Love your new design! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  13. Beck posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:40 am (#)

    Great giveaway! I would love the vanilla bean paste to amp up my baking!

  14. Jade Cahoon posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:45 am (#)

    Hi There!! Happy One Year-ish!! :) Thanks so much for hosting … and the giveaway!! I love paste, although I’ve never tried this brand! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Jade C. @ Effie’s Recipe Box

    PS: Love the new layout and buttons! Too cute!

  15. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:47 am (#)

    Thanks again for hosting!

  16. Michaela @ Collecting the Moments posted on October 6, 2011 at 8:59 am (#)

    I’ve always wanted to try vanilla bean paste!!

  17. Just Jaime posted on October 6, 2011 at 9:28 am (#)

    I’ve never even heard of vanilla bean paste, but I want to try it now!

  18. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on October 6, 2011 at 9:53 am (#)

    Happy Blogiversary!!!! Not only have you passed the 500 mark, you passed the 600 one! Congrats!

  19. The Farm Girl posted on October 6, 2011 at 9:59 am (#)

    That paste looks amazing–my head is full of ideas to use it with :) I really enjoy your blog :)

  20. Erin posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:09 am (#)

    Love the new blog design! And happy blogiversary. I love your blog and I would LOVE to win this! =o)

  21. Melissa posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:32 am (#)

    Congratulations on the followers and blogiversary! Thanks for a great giveaway :)

  22. Melissa posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:33 am (#)

    @Melissa And PS, I’m a new follower! :) Awesome blog!

  23. Ani posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:42 am (#)

    I enjoy your blog, and your parties, And where can I find vanilla bean paste? That sounds like my kind of ingredient. I love me a strong vanilla, and I’ve contemplated making my own, just because I wanted it stronger… but I’ve never gotten around to it. Thanks for your great ideas!

  24. MrsFoxsSweets posted on October 6, 2011 at 11:22 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting, congrats, and “Hi!” :)

  25. Rachel posted on October 6, 2011 at 11:55 am (#)

    The hot fudge cake looks amazing! Good features this week :)

  26. Dee posted on October 6, 2011 at 1:45 pm (#)

    Love the pics of your treats! I was going to ask you about vanilla bean paste. Do you use it like extract? I’ve never used it in my baking and candy making. Thanks for the chance to win a bottle! I’d love to try it!!!(Well… with your guidance on HOW to use it!) -Deena

  27. Something Swanky posted on October 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm (#)

    @Ani It can be a little tricky to find– you can definitely buy it online, like at Amazon. I usually find it in cake/candy/culinary specialty stores. Online is your best bet though if you don’t have a little shop like that around anywhere! It’s so worth it. I was totally prepared to have to buy it online when we moved to VA, but I actually found a store here that sells it!!

  28. Something Swanky posted on October 6, 2011 at 2:31 pm (#)

    @Dee Yep! You use it just like you would extract– it just brings out the vanilla bean flavor so much more. I even love using it to make homemade vanilla bean ice cream. Seriously– it’s my favorite ingredient! I always have to pace myself so I don’t use it all up in just a few days!!

  29. Manda posted on October 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm (#)

    Oh la la!! I’ve only heard of the wonderment that is vanilla bean paste! Thanks for the giveaway! http://www.screamingpenny.net -Manda!

  30. rzepkl08 posted on October 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm (#)

    I’ve been wanting to try vanilla bean paste for so long! I can’t afford it right now, seeing as how I’m a broke college kid, haha. I’m gonna defy the odds and open a cupcake shop after graduation. Your blog is a great inspiration!

  31. Something Swanky posted on October 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm (#)

    Debi Cupl-Hook

  32. Lauren posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:32 pm (#)

    um, I really hope that I win. because every time I see a recipe calling for vanilla bean anything, I sigh and wish i had some paste. thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Amy posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm (#)

    Oooh! I would love to try some vanilla bean paste! :)

  34. Jenn posted on October 6, 2011 at 7:56 pm (#)

    You have got to try that hot fudge cake – it was so yummy! Congrats on 500 plus followers! I would love to win some vanilla bean paste!

  35. carla posted on October 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm (#)

    one of my fave quotes about diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks is “that’s why God made chocolate and vanilla” – me? i prefer chocolate. but you need some vanilla in life too. would love to try this fab paste. thanks for the fun post and the blog is lookin’ super sassy! kudos on the anniv!

  36. The Pastry Chef posted on October 6, 2011 at 10:51 pm (#)

    Just linked up Toffee Pound Cake. Vanilla bean paste is awesome, especially when you’re making pastry cream or a vanilla cake or vanilla ice cream, anywhere that you can see the flecks of vanilla bean.

  37. sweetts05 posted on October 7, 2011 at 8:19 am (#)

    I thoroughly enjoy your site! I just started a blog and I hope its beautiful like this one! Keep up the good work!

  38. Jessica posted on October 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm (#)

    I use so much vanilla in cooking that I have started to make my own.

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  39. Shirley posted on October 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm (#)

    I would love to try some vanilla bean paste! Thanks as usual for hosting.

  40. Amy posted on October 7, 2011 at 5:21 pm (#)

    Congratulations on your milestones. I would love to try some vanilla bean paste. I used vanilla extract, vanilla powder and the bean itself but never tried the paste. Sounds intense and delicious. :) Happy Friday and thanks for hosting Sweet Treats Thursday.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  41. Shaheen posted on October 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm (#)

    Hello from Scotland.
    I am new to your blog, but hope to join in with the fun next time. I am off to check out the entries. Also congratualations on your Bloggy Birthday.

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Sweet Treats Thursday

Welcome back to another dessert filled Sweet Treats Thursday!

Can I just tell you that all the desserts I’ve been seeing on your blogs this week are looking especially incredible? I’ve been doing a juice fast, and today is day 7. And can I tell you what I’ve learned from this experience? I love desserts.

That’s what this juice fast has made me realize– more than anything else. I. LOVE. DESSERTS. Yes, when I see bread and pizza and rotisserie chicken on the TV– well, I’ve been drooling a little. But when I’ve been perusing through your blogs, looking at all your desserts… W-O-W.

My only outlet has been pintrest. Maybe you’ve noticed that I’ve been a pintrest maniac this week trying to quench an insatiable sweet tooth! I even created an entire board completely dedicated to S’mores recipes! {mmmm, I love my Smores!}

So, what I’m getting at: just know that I’ll be looking at all of your link ups this week with a special twinkle in my eye (aka, dessert deprivation). And I’ll be having a visual smorgasbord! So be kind, and show me lots and lots of dessert :)

Oh- and follow me on Pintrest! I’m a great pinner :)

Ok, ready for the features??

The Farm Girl Recipes linked up these incredible looking Peanut Butter Cookie n’ Brownie Bars. Can you believe this picture? I can’t stop looking at it…

And here’s something different: Oreo Stuffed Marshmallows on a Stick from Dip It In Chocolate. I know, I had to read that a few times too. But she really did stuff Oreo inside of a marshmallow!! Dipping it in chocolate was really the obvious next step…

And let’s wrap things up with Lemon Drop’s Butterscotch Bars! I am such a sucker for any kind of a coconut/chocolate/brown-sugar-gooey type bar like this. Don’t expect anyone else to get a taste if I’m around. Seriously…

If you were featured grab a button from the page up top (and thanks for being awesome)! Happy linking, folks!
And please don’t forget to follow me if Something Swanky makes you drool a little bit :) Thank you!

1. Dessert-related posts only– you can link up photos, recipes, crafts that look like treats, whatever! As long as it’s in the sweet treats family.

2. Link back to a specific post, not your main page.

3. Please grab a button and spread the word!!

I link up at these wonderful Link Parties each week.
Host a Link Party? Add it to this page and I’ll be there!
These parties require an in-post Link Back to participate: Sugar and Spice, Tidy Mom
Follw me!

Ashton

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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24 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. ladybehindthecurtain.com posted on August 4, 2011 at 3:06 am (#)

    Hi Ashton, I’m so sorry I poseted something that wasn’t sweet. Would you delete it for me?
    Thanks,
    Sheryl

  2. Something Swanky posted on August 4, 2011 at 7:29 am (#)

    @ladybehindthecurtain.com I’ll do it! It does look delicious though :)

  3. Aimee posted on August 4, 2011 at 8:48 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting. I love what you featured, I would like them right now, for breakfast.
    Aimee

  4. Red Door Kitchen posted on August 4, 2011 at 8:53 am (#)

    Thank you for hosting! I’m sharing my Ginger Cookies today, and we’re already thinking about the holidays :)

    RDK

  5. A Pretty Life in the Suburbs posted on August 4, 2011 at 9:27 am (#)

    Hi! Thanks for hosting – I linked up my Vanilla Cupcakes!
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    Jo-Anna

  6. Julie posted on August 4, 2011 at 9:39 am (#)

    Thanks so much for featuring my brownie bars! Hope you get to try them :)

    The Farm Girl

  7. Jess posted on August 4, 2011 at 10:09 am (#)

    Thanks so much for the invite, all of this stuff looks absolutely fantastic! Already bookmarked a few recipes :)

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on August 4, 2011 at 10:58 am (#)

    As you wish. :) Two sweet recipes from me! I don’t know if I could go that long without sweets. Today is day 1 for me of the Special K diet. I needed a jumpstart. But tomorrow we’re going to the beach (read: ice cream) and next week to an amusement park (read: funnel cake) so who knows how long it’ll last! ;)

  9. Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles posted on August 4, 2011 at 2:33 pm (#)

    Thank you so much for inviting me! I am drooling over everything here :)

  10. Chels posted on August 4, 2011 at 4:56 pm (#)

    All of those featured look so delicious! I linked up some molasses cookies :)

  11. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com posted on August 4, 2011 at 5:46 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  12. Linda @ Lemon Drop posted on August 4, 2011 at 6:06 pm (#)

    Thx for featuring my butterscotch bars !

  13. Something Swanky posted on August 4, 2011 at 10:50 pm (#)

    @Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust oooh, Special K is tough!! I think we need some kind of “Dessert Bloggers Weight Loss Association” :) The juice fast wasn’t so bad, it’s almost over– thank goodness!! Thanks for linking up :) They look delicious, as always.

  14. Anne @ Domesblissity posted on August 5, 2011 at 8:24 am (#)

    Hi Ashton. Thanks very much for the invitation. Hope your readers enjoy my recipe.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

  15. Patty posted on August 5, 2011 at 9:44 am (#)

    Everything looks so scrumtious! I think I gained 10lbs just looking at the photos! Isn’t Pinterest fantastic?! I’m addicted!

  16. everythingisfree posted on August 5, 2011 at 11:32 am (#)

    Oh my.. these look so delicious! You guys are making me want some dessert for breakfast now! lol.. Fantastic blog and great concept :)

    Jackie
    http://sahmcity.com

  17. mamawolfe posted on August 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm (#)

    Beautiful! Stopping by from VB-I’m going to follow you!
    http://mamawolfe-living.blogspot.com

  18. Michael Ann posted on August 5, 2011 at 1:00 pm (#)

    Love your blog! And thank you for hosting this link up. Any community for sweet lovers is a place I want to be! My friend mamawolfe pointed me in your direction. I’m following you now.
    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

  19. Heidi posted on August 5, 2011 at 4:53 pm (#)

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting {Junk in their Trunk} and leaving a comment! I am now YOUR newest follower too! =) Love the dessert linky party too so thank you!!

  20. Nicole Orriëns posted on August 6, 2011 at 6:03 am (#)

    I’m not much of a dessert kind of girl. I usually limit myself to some yoghurt.

    Thanks for commenting on http://www.momfever.com!

  21. Ali posted on August 6, 2011 at 11:09 am (#)

    Thank you so much for hosting :)

  22. Kitchen Belleicious posted on August 7, 2011 at 3:56 pm (#)

    Oh your blog is wonderful! i am already obsessed with it! So glad you stopped by the other day. Sorry it has taken me so long to get by here but had company all weekend. Anyway, so many yummy things I want to make and I am linking up my smores brownies! Hope your having a great day!

    JESSICA

  23. Catalina posted on August 8, 2011 at 5:05 am (#)

    Thank you a lot for this link party! I look forward to it every single week :) This time I’ve linked up my Black Currant Marzipan Swirls.

  24. Recette de Gâteau au fromage blanc posted on July 4, 2012 at 6:33 am (#)

    waw ,, look yammy

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Sweet Treats Thursday

Wow! What a busy week it’s been! We’ve been doing A LOT of driving and unpacking this week! And not a ton of blogging, unfortunately :( So here are a few Something Swanky blog-type things I wanted to tell you about before the party starts:

*You may have noticed the new blog design. And that means— new buttons! I know there were a few problems with the old buttons that made them kind of annoying, so I’ve redesigned these buttons with you in mind! They’re a better size for your sidebar and there’s no ugly white border around an irregular shape. So go ahead, take one! They’re yours!! Find them on the {Grab Some Buttons Page} listed at the top of the page.

*Check out the {Be Featured} tab (on the right sidebar). I’m looking for opportunities to feature YOU!

*If you host a link party, PLEASE feel free to add it to my {I ♥ To Link} page (find it along the top of this page). If you just put it in the comments, there’s a good chance I’ll put it on my mental “to do” list and then lose the list– consider yourself warned :)

*Last, but not least: I didn’t get my post up yesterday until late and night, and I really want you all to see the recipe Eat Cake For Dinner submitted for my Bake Sale! So check it out here!


Ok, I think that’s it! Let’s see some features, shall we?


The moment I saw these Apple Nachos linked up last week, I knew I’d be sharing them with you this week! I think they’re brilliant :) From Shugary Sweets:



Not long ago, I featured some DIY candy bars– LOVE those. Last week, Making Memories linked up these homemade Milky Ways:



This is another treat that immediately caught my eye at last week’s party. Can you say DELICIOUS?? Thanks to The Gunny Sack for linking up this yummy looking Chocolate Chip Cookie and Ice Cream Cake:



If you were featured, feel free to grab a featured button from the {Grab Some Buttons} page up top!

1. Dessert-related posts only– you can link up photos, recipes, crafts that look like treats, whatever! As long as it’s in the sweet treats family.

2. Link back to a specific post, not your main page.

3. Please grab a button and spread the word!!

Follw me!

Ashton

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.
Follw me!

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11 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Aimee posted on July 7, 2011 at 7:14 am (#)

    Thanks for the feature! The apple nachos were delish and something I will be making again real soon!
    Aimee

  2. Katie posted on July 7, 2011 at 8:30 am (#)

    Thank you for hosting! I was out of town last week so I’m glad to see that your party was still open! :)

  3. Brandy K posted on July 7, 2011 at 8:45 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting-I know you are super busy! I linked up Lime Bars and Iced Coffee this week. I like the new buttons and grabbed them to replace the old ones (which I thought were nice too!) on my blog.

  4. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on July 7, 2011 at 9:52 am (#)

    Love the apples! Thanks so much for hosting :)

  5. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com posted on July 7, 2011 at 10:29 am (#)

    Thanks again for hostessing!

  6. Kirsten posted on July 7, 2011 at 10:45 am (#)

    Hi! I’m new to your party this week…..I’ve linked up some bars I made this week. I’m also your newest follower :)

    Thanks for hosting!
    Kirsten

  7. Erin posted on July 7, 2011 at 11:10 am (#)

    Thank you so much for featuring our Milky Way Bars! I really appreciate it!!! Happy Thursday!

  8. Katie posted on July 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting!!

  9. Joy @ Joy Of Desserts posted on July 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm (#)

    I like your redesign, Ashton. Thank you for hosting. I brought my peppermint ice cream recipe.

  10. Chels posted on July 9, 2011 at 2:17 am (#)

    I linked up my Blueberry Crumb bars. I love the design. So cute!

  11. Lisa posted on July 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm (#)

    Just linked up with my ladyfingers.

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Sweet Treats Thursday

Just a reminder: I’m always on the lookout for guest bloggers and blogs to feature! Please let me know if you’re interested! somethingswanky{at}gmail{dot}com

It’s Thursday! Welcome to the party!! I hope you’ll sit and stay a while, it’s so nice to have company. Especially when “company” brings such tasty treats!

Here are a few faves from last week:

Eat Cake For Dinner brought these Graham Cracker S’mores Cookies. I never get sick of S’mores!

I droooooooooooooooool over Boston Cream Pie anything! I was so happy to see that Six Sister’s whipped up these Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes.

 
And who’s not looking for more strawberries in life right about now? Strawberry shortcake is always right up my alley. Have a look at Diddles & Dumpling’s Strawberry Shortcake:
 
When you get a sec, check those out! But for now, let’s link it up!

 

Follw me!

Ashton

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.
Follw me!

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11 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Brandy K posted on June 2, 2011 at 8:54 am (#)

    Yummy! Thanks for hosting. Those s’mores cookies look sooo good. I linked up some blackberry bars. :)

  2. Cares and Mimi posted on June 2, 2011 at 9:13 am (#)

    Good morning! Thanks for hosting another lovely sweet party! We linked our orange curd and coconut raspberry cream cake. Have a wonderful day! – Cares

  3. Dorothy posted on June 2, 2011 at 9:51 am (#)

    Thanks for hosting another yummy day! I’ve linked my Oatmeal Cookie Brownies. :)
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

  4. Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com posted on June 2, 2011 at 10:27 am (#)

    Thank you again for hostessing!

  5. Debbi posted on June 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm (#)

    I didn’t make sweets this week, but I posted a favorite cupcake made with Roasted Acorn Squash! They are moist and delicious. Bon Appetit, Y’all!!!
    The South Padre Island Flip Flop Foodie

  6. Trish - Sweetology101 posted on June 2, 2011 at 1:03 pm (#)

    thank you for hosting..the other links as usual look so sweet!

  7. Aimee posted on June 2, 2011 at 1:22 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting, I linked up a few treats from the week! I’m your newest follower!
    -Aimee

  8. Camille posted on June 3, 2011 at 12:36 am (#)

    Thank you so much for the feature on this post for our Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes! :) My sisters and I LOVE your blog . . . seriously, some of the yummiest treats are on here! :)
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

  9. easybaked posted on June 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm (#)

    FINALLY linking up here– thanks for the invite! Linked up my Chocolate-covered Strawberry Cheesecake. ENJOY! :)

  10. Teauna posted on June 5, 2011 at 11:38 am (#)

    Thanks for inviting me over! I love all these fun link parties! I love all the recipes! Thanks again!

    Teauna
    http://www.fromcupboardtocupboard.com

  11. Michele posted on June 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm (#)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the invite to you linky party. I’ve linked up my s’mores ice cream. Enjoy!

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Sweet Treats Thursday

**Side Note: I’m looking for guest bloggers 2 Saturdays a month– if you’re interested in contributing, please let me know! I’d like someone for this Saturday (as in TWO days from now!!)**

Happy Thursday! And welcome to the party! Before we get started, I want to show off some of the Sweet Treats from last week:
Lady Behind the Curtain brought these Drumstick Cupcakes to last week’s party– the most viewed link up!

I thought this Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from Katie’s Cucina looked delicious– and besides that, I’m all for any sort of DIY Cheesecake Factory dessert!

I hope it isn’t too much of a Linky Party faux pas to feature a blogger two weeks in a row, but I can’t help but giving special mention to Crazy For Crust’s Cake Batter Ice Cream . It looks so good!

Alright, that’s enough from me! It’s time to see the yummy treats you’ve brought!

If you’ve been featured, please feel free to grab a Featured button from my {Grab Some Buttons} tab!

First, some linky rules 
{“The rules help control the fun!” That’s Monica from F*R*I*E*N*D*S, people!}:

1. Dessert-related posts only– you can link up photos, recipes, crafts that look like treats, whatever! As long as it’s in the sweet treats family.

2. Link back to a specific post, not your main page.

3. Please grab a button and spread the word!!

Follw me!

Ashton

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.
Follw me!

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13 Responses to “Sweet Treats Thursday”

  1. Ali posted on May 19, 2011 at 8:09 am (#)

    Hmm..I’m not seeing any sort of option to submit. It looks like you set the time for 11pm this evening as the link party start time.

  2. Katie posted on May 19, 2011 at 9:10 am (#)

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  3. Katie posted on May 19, 2011 at 9:12 am (#)

    hmmm I linked up but it’s showing on your side bar and not on your main page… odd. Anyway’s thank you for featuring my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake.

  4. Debbi posted on May 19, 2011 at 10:27 am (#)

    Thanks for the invitation! I always enjoy the sharing. I posted my Moscato Trifle Delight this week.
    Debbi Hook
    The South Padre Flip Flop Foodie
    http://spiflipflopfoodie.blogspot.com

  5. laxsupermom posted on May 19, 2011 at 10:45 am (#)

    Great features! That cheesecake is calling to me. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party.

  6. nancycreative posted on May 19, 2011 at 11:59 am (#)

    Those drumstick cupcakes you have featured sound amazing! :)

  7. Trish - Sweetology101 posted on May 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm (#)

    new follower to the blog…SO cute…any cupcake lover/baker/artist is a friend of mine. I linked up the Blach Baa Baa’s Take Care

  8. Dorothy posted on May 19, 2011 at 6:18 pm (#)

    Thanks for the feature! :) I’ve linked up again this week. Both of those other features sound so good!

  9. Cares and Mimi posted on May 19, 2011 at 7:59 pm (#)

    Loving all the featured desserts – yum! Wish I could reach through the screen! – Cares

  10. Elizabeth posted on May 19, 2011 at 9:08 pm (#)

    Thanks for inviting me! Loving the features!

  11. Ali posted on May 19, 2011 at 10:37 pm (#)

    Heyo – If you still need a guest blogger for the weekend give me a holler. :) Thanks so much for hosting.

  12. Kim McCallie posted on May 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm (#)

    Thanks for the invite. Would love you to link up one of your recipes on A Well-Seasoned Life’s Sweet Indulgences Sunday!

    http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/05/sweet-indulgences-sunday-5.html

  13. Goddess of Baking posted on May 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm (#)

    Hey Ashton!
    Thanks for inviting me to your linky party this week! I will be back every sunday with all my new treats. I would love to be a guest blogger too if you ever need someone!!
    Merlot

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