Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #5

Welcome to this week's Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post on, it will show up on all three sites! Eat Make Grow is a way to share with many people posts about your domestic doings, whether that’s growing veggies, hosting parties, sewing, mixing up cleaning supplies, or trying out a new recipe. We want to learn about it! Every week, we will feature the most popular link, and one chosen by the the host. This week, your host is Marigold.

Your Hosts 
Miranda from Pocket Pause

We’re not big fans of rules so there are just two of them:

No big corporation or business advertising or promotional posts. Let’s not dilute Eat Make Grow with junky posts. We don’t mind helping out the little home grown businesses of independent bloggers or handmade merchants (Etsy, etc.). 

Please link your posts back to one of the hosting blogs. This is a common blog hop courtesy. This link helps build the Eat Make Grow community by sending your readers to all of the other participant’s posts. We will feature two posts each week and we will only consider posts that have a link back. A text link is fine, or you can grab this button and put it anywhere on your blog:

This week's most popular post came from Heather of The Not So Super Mama. This Mama is more super than she thinks, because she was Foy's choice last week for her perfect iced coffee post! This week, lots of you guys clicked on her post for Homemade Vitamin Water

Heather says:
I first made these flavored waters when I did a detox diet with my husband where no caffeine was allowed. It was not a pretty site around here for the first few days. I might have even scared myself. I hadn’t realized how addicted to caffeine I had become!
I did a similar real-food-only detox diet last spring: no caffeine, no sugar, no salt. Oy! It was tough. I drank a ton of water with a squeeze of lemon and unsweetened cranberry juice (blech!). I wish I had thought to add different varieties of fruit to my water! Heather offers a lot of yummy flavor suggestions. Hop on over to her post to see what they are!

And my choice for this week's Host's Pick comes from our very own Miranda of Pocket Pause! I agonized over whether or not it was totally kosher to share my co-host's link, but in the end I think this project is too fun and too sweet NOT to share.

Miranda recently hand made the invitations for her sister's baby shower. She says:
I wanted there to be a way for each invited person to send a special message to both my sister and her son that would last beyond the mailbox and guest list...What if I compiled a stack of banners with a personal blessing/sentiment from all of the invited guests and strung them on a long cord to hang at the shower and ultimately in the nursery?
I thought that this was such a cool idea and could be incorporated into any number of special events. Imagine doing this in place of a wedding guest book, or to celebrate a special anniversary. Hop over to Pocket Pause to see how she included the blessing banners in her invitations. She promises to show us more next week!

Is one of these featured posts yours? Grab our “Featured Blogger” button to post on your blog and show off how cool you are. You can also visit our Pinterest Eat Make Grow Featured Bloggers pin board to see some of our past favorites.

Show us what you've done this week!


  1. HI Foy
    I left a link for herb cream cheese stuffed cucumber roll ups. They look fancy but are a cinch to make. I was looking for a new way to use my bumper crop of cucumbers. I made a whole platter for 99 cents, which was the cost of the cream cheese on sale!

  2. HI,
    I shared my Sugar-Free Sugar Cookies (GF DF. Also, this week’s featured homestead: Oswald Vineyards – you’ve got to see those grapes!

    Join the FOOD FIGHT for Proposition 37 – labeling of GM foods!

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Thanks for hosting!

    This week I'm sharing how you can heal your eczema naturally, an interview with Heather of Mommypotamus, and my favorite homemade deodorant recipe.

  4. I'm glad people enjoyed the vitamin water post! Today I linked a tomato, cucumber salad to enjoy the garden abundance. Thanks so much for hosting, and have a great holiday weekend!

  5. Hi and thanks for hosting!

    This week I’m sharing my post Loving This… August. It's been a busy, but beautiful month for my family!

    Have a great day!

  6. Hi,
    Thanks for inviting me to your blog hop. There are lots of great links here!
    Mandy :)

  7. Hi Foy! Thanks for stopping by my blog, leaving me a comment and for the invite to your blog hop. I've already linked up my latest project.
    Hugs from Spain

  8. Hi Foy,
    Thanks for the invite to join your linky party. I linked up my nephew's naptime blanket. I'm adding your party button to my list of parties I join.
    Have a great weekend.
    Alisha @ CraftyBrookynArmyWife.blogspot.com

  9. Thanks for inviting me to your party! Also appreciate stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment:) Enjoy your weekend!

  10. I just love the idea for the banner!
    And my niece and nephews love vitamin water...they'd have fun helping make their own!

  11. Thanks for inviting me over - I've linked up my pillow tutorial & your button is now on my party page:)

  12. Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie. ~Jim Davis