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

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.

19 comments on “Sweet Treats Thursday”

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

  2. 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!

    • 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. 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!!!

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

  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Thanks for hosting !:)

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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!

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!

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.

14 comments on “Sweet Treats Thursday”

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

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

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

  7. 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. Thanks for hosting, and congrats on your new shop!

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

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

  14. 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.

Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.

14 comments on “Sweet Treats Thursday”

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

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

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

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

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

  10. 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!

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

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

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