Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #2

It is Thursday (again! so soon!) and time for another Eat Make Grow Blog Hop! Foy and I had a great inaugural hop last week, and this week we are welcoming a new host, Miranda from Pocket Pause. Whichever blog you choose to link your post up to, it will show up on all three sites! Share all of your DIY projects and the yummy food you’ve been growing and eating.

Your Hosts 
Foy from Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat.
Miranda from Pocket Pause
Marigold from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!

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:

Before we get to last week’s links, I want to introduce you all to Miranda from Pocket Pause.

Isn’t she majestic? Miranda is another friend from Steve’s grad school days at Savannah College of Art and Design. You’ve seen her work here before when she sponsored a giveaway of her beautiful illustrations for childrens’ rooms. Miranda also helps make the world smell sweeter with her line of “naturally naked” Nude Soap. She also sells insanely cute needle felted corgies in her Etsy shop. (BTW, I take full credit for her booming business since I gave her her first little pile of roving and an old felting needle of mine in a swap we did last year. Where’s my cut, I say? Where’s my cut?!)  But wait! There’s more! She’s also an urban homesteader, a wine pourer person, a yarn spinner, knitter, crocheter, sewist AND she chops the heads off of chickens and other small animals. I’d probably be better off listing the things Miranda doesn’t do. But there she is! Everybody wave hello to your screen and welcome Miranda to Eat Make Grow!

Let’s get back to the hop and take a look at last week’s links. First of all, I want to say that we were so excited by the turn out for our first hop. We didn’t do very much promotion for this, and were hoping to avoid embarrassment and get up to 20 links. Well, you came out in force and we were so excited to get over 75 posts linked up to the inaugural Eat Make Grow hop!
Each week we will go through every single link that you guys are so kind to share with us, and we feature two. The first is the link that received the most clicks, and the second is a curated choice by this week’s host. This was not an easy task!

The most clicked on link was:

“At first, I thought that they were some kind of insect droppings, but that would be a pretty large insect! They look a little like green hand grenades!”
Brenda found a critter in her garden and asks her readers to help her solve the mystery. Jump on over to A Separate Path to find out what was hanging out on Brenda’s tomatoes!

And my favorite project from last week’s list was this:

 DIY Zigzag Quilt by Jacquie of the blog At Home in Hope

“I kept the quilting minimal in hopes that the quilt would remain wrappable and snuggle-up-able. Mission accomplished.”
It was so hard for me to choose a favorite, but in the end, I kept coming back to this project. Jacquie made this sweet baby blanket for her best friend’s new little one. It’s quiet colors and modern design are just perfect for a baby boy. Visit At Home in Hope to see more of the quilt.

Thanks for linking up Brenda and Jacquie! We hope you’ll proudly display the Eat Make Grow Featured Blogger button on your blog:

And thanks so much to everyone who linked up and shared our hop with your readers. We are excited about watching this community grow and hope you’ll continue to post your projects this week and every Thursday!

5 Responses to Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #2

  1. Marigold:

    I adore your blog!!!! You’re one creative mamacita! Thanks for checking out and for the bloghop invite! Judd and I have never done a bloghop before, if you could please give me some quick instructions, we would LOVE to do it! Theres a contact button on our blog that you can use to send a direct message. On another note, I AM TERRIFIED OF BIRDS, and reading that you are too made me SO happy! We are not alone!!! xox

    Thanks so much!!



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Marigold Haske

I'm Marigold and I like to make stuff. Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! is a place where I share my love of DIY and working with my hands. You'll find projects for kids and adults that are quirky, fun, artful and functional.You can email me at