Sweet Treats Thursday

Hello!!!
Welcome to another Sweet Treats Thursday :)

I’m so glad to see you’ve made your way back to me for a minute or two– let’s have some dessert!

I must be in a cookie mood today because 2 of the 3 features are cookies!
(What am I saying? I’m ALWAYS in a cookie mood– isn’t everybody?)
Unlike The Farm Girl, I absolutely ADORE chocolate chip cookies, and I really don’t need any additional chocolate chips to convince me to eat a few (or more). But I certainly don’t think there’s anything wrong with more chocolate in a cookie! Check out this uber-chocolaty New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies:
What a great photo, huh?!
I love this picture from Penny-Pinching Provisions of a gazillion Snickerdoodles all in one box. I think the sheer quantity would be enough to make me happy :) And I’m sure they’re delicious!
(Is there a Snickerdoodle that’s not?)
This one’s no cookie, but any recipe that includes the phrase “drizzle melted butter all over the top” is most definitely ok in my book!! This Pumpkin Crunch Cake from Flour Me With Love looks amaaaaaazing! And so perfect for fall :)
If you’ve been featured, please feel free to grab a featured button from my {buttons} page up top!
These posts are being pinned and stumbled!

…speaking of pinning, that brings me to a few “business” items I wanted to bring up today!

#1 Tomorrow is going to be the last Blog Hop that Something Swanky will be hosting. I want to thank all of you who have participated– it’s been a blast! But I think I’d rather focus on adding more recipes to the blog than on networking. Don’t get me wrong– I love that aspect of blogging! I just think I love dessert a little more :) I’ll be adding the “tutorials” from each week to my {blogging basics} section (see tabs up top) so that you can refer back to them if you ever need to.

Come ready to PIN tomorrow! It’s going to be lots of fun!!! (If you need an invite to Pinterest, let me know ASAP).

#2 I was super lazy these last two weeks and didn’t find a Guest Blogger for Something Swanky for this upcoming Saturday (Oct. 22– eek!). If you’d like the opportunity for some extra traffic this weekend– or if you just want to do me a favor :) — and you don’t mind whipping up a post in a day and a half, please email me and let me know! And definitely feel free to email me if you’re not necessarily up for doing it this weekend, but are interested in Guest Blogging another time.

#3 I forgot to mention last week, but I’m sure you noticed, I’ve changed the party a little bit– the links will now appear in random order instead of in order of arrival. I just think it’s a little nicer– gives everyone a chance to be up top some!

Alright, I’m done talking. I promise. ..well, almost. A few rules:

1. Please grab a button and stick it anywhere on your blog! Party Pages are fine :)
    {See my sidebar for buttons}
2. Please follow SS through GFC.
3. SWEETS only! And make sure to link to a post and not to your main page.
4. Please take some time to click around and pin, stumble, and comment your way through lots of these desserts!!!

Ok. Done. Enjoy the Party :)

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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.