Boost My Blog Friday 10/22

Today is Friday, that means it's time again to catch up with Boost My Blog Friday here on Design It Chic:


It's simple.. the only rule is: no rules!! That's right!! This blog-hop is supposed to be a boost in our blogs' asses... friends-wise:)!!
SO just make sure you link with us, follow me as the hostess (and leave me a comment so i know you follow me and return the love back:) and then feel free to follow whoever you want to, leave nice comments, send them love notes and chocolate boxes *WOW scratch that last part:P* and don't forget to do the happy dance!

If you join with us on Boost My Blog Friday, please take your time and leave a comment, so we know you're participating with us and maybe pay you a visit:) Thanks!

And as always, today I have another question for you guys:
What sweets recipes do you like to try around Thanksgiving or during fall in general?

I was always an advocate of pies here, but besides the already popular apple pies(for some odd reason we don't like pumpkin no more) we are huge fans of carrot cake!! Every year around Thanksgiving and long after that, during the Christmas, we have carrot cake around the house! It's true that it adds tons of calories.. but who cares, we'll get rid of that once the Holiday season has passed, right?:) Now what is your favorite recipe around the fall season?? Do share the sweet dish!!
Happy Friday!

And don't forget to check Blogger tutorials for more blog-handy tips and easy HTML tutorials, plus you can check SEO or Unclutter tips for more improving your web traffic secrets!:)

If you follow me from any of these hops or something else, let me know so i can come check your blog back;)

And don't forget to sign up our awesome retro-modern giveaway while it still lasts! I'm out now! Peace!


A Musing Mother said...

Please tell me you put cream cheese icing on the at carrot cake!

Tatyana said...

I'm your newest follower from

MichelleTwinMum said...


I am following you and have joined in with your hop today. Thanks for hosting. As for sweet receipes, I have to be honest and say I rarely bake anything sweet apart from classic sponge cakes and maybe rock cakes with the kids. I have a real problem with food so stear clear of sweets!

Have a great weekend. Mich x

Mama to 5 said...


Ellen aka Ellie said...

I can't wait to get my chocolates and love notes!

Tee hee!

Happy, happy Friday to you. :)

2 Giggle Boxes said...

Thanks for linking up to FFF. I am your newest follower. I hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

I'm a follower, I'm a follower!

I always try a new sweet potato recipe every year! :)

Auntie E said...

Anything that have Pumpkin or Nuts.I will be starting the Holiday Feast Club November the first. On my Kitchen blog.

Ron Cooper said...

I’m already following you from Friendly Friday But I still want to wish you & your family a great autumn! Check out my new Facebook fan page with inspiring quotes.

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

Thanks for the Blog link up!!!:)

Unknown said...

thanks for stopping by, I am folllowing you now too.

Kim said...

Thanks for hosting!

Breathing In Grace said...

Thanks for hosting and allowing me to join!! In His Love...Deb

Anonymous said...

Hi, following you via Boost My Blog Friday!

Love your site/designs. Too bad you don't work w/Wordpress sites.

Stop on by and visit me @:

The Moxie Bee

Tiffany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following you back. and have linked up for todays hop. Happy Hopping!
Tiffany @ Wyatt Family Farm

Emily @ On the V Side said...

Following you! :)

Betty Manousos said...

Hello, already a follower.
Just wanted to say hi and thanks for hosting.
I would also love to see a tutorial on how we could save our posts/blog. Thank you in advance.

Have a great Friday/weekend!:)

Jocelyn said...

Last year my daughter found a recipe for "Pumpkin Pie Cake" and it is AWESOME!!! She just googled and found the recipe. It's much better then plain ole pumpkin pie :-)

Thanks for hosting Boost My Blog. I follow you.


the cape on the corner said...

mmm, i love sweet talkin'. er, rather talking about sweets. nothing beats chocolate chip cookies for me, no matter what other holiday specific items are out there.

thanks so much for hosting every week, and happy friday!

Susie Buetow said...

G'morning! I link up every friday! Where is the linky? I'm not seeing it! I see the post but no link up my friend!!!

Stop in and link up! I have a FF link up too! Maybe you can grab my button! I have yours listed with my FF link ups!!!

LMK what is up with the link up and I'll come back and link!

@jencull (jen) said...

Hi, just found the blog hop and have joined in, thank you:) Jen

Unknown said...

Great idea! I'm looking forward to checking out some new blogs!

Arlee Bird said...

It looks like you offer some very helpful information on your site and I will be checking it out in more depth later. My posts are preschedule several days in advance so I won't be linking today on my blog, but I plan to do a piece in the future where I will link your blog and include the buttion from today's post.

The only "sweet" that I fix on Thanksgiving is a simple casserole of sweet potato casserole topped with loads of marshmallows.


GeorgiaBE said...

Thanks for following me! I'm returning the love! :)
Great info here! Thanks!

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Hi! I am following you and thanks so much for hosting!

Anonymous said...

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Mommy2my3girls said...

Here is one of my favorite fall recipies!!!


Approximately 3 lb. apples

3 cups sugar

2 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. nutmeg

1/2 tsp. allspice

1/2 tsp. cloves

Dash of salt

3/4 cup water or fresh apple cider

Fill Crock-pot 3/4 full with peeled, cored and sliced apples. Add the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly mixed. Cover and cook on low setting overnight or until the butter is of a thick, spreadable consistency.

If apple butter has too much liquid, remove lid and cook on high until thickened. Stir often as butter thickens to prevent scorching.

Store in refrigerator for up to 6 weeks. Freeze for longer storage.

Variation: For a less sweet apple butter, substitute 1 cup honey for the sugar.

To can the apple butter, pack into hot jars leaving 1/4-inch headspace and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Marnie said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm your newest follower.

Marnie xo

Empty Nester said...

Hi, I'm following you back from Friendly Friday Follow! Thanksgiving sweets always depend on where we have dinner- we will have anything from pumpkin pies to pumpkin spice cake and just about everything inbetween! I LOVE Thanksgiving!

...You May Say I'm A Dreamer said...

Thank you for following me. I am now following your blog and grabbed your button. What a great blog you have! Have a wonderful day!

#unmatched said...

I just signed up for "boost my blog Friday". Love all your blogger tutorialstoo.

Fall means trying out new recipes(cookies and cakes) for the upcoming holidays

Craftberry Bush said...

Thanks for this post, as a new blogger it found it very helpful. I would like to do a give away at my 50 follower mark, but not sure how to do it...:o( I'm sure it won't be hard to look it up.

Thanks again !

Barbara said...

Im following you from The Frugal Free Gal blog hop.

Anonymous said...

New Follower. Gracie S.

Emily said...

I follow you :) I am all about the pumpkin pie. Love it! I wish I was better at making it, but I'm getting there. This year I want to try sweet potato pie!

Heather said...

I'm following from FF... would love a follow back at

✿Heather S✿ said...

Thanks for the follow and letting me know about your blog hop! I am your newest follower!

Heidi said...

Wow, how fun! I don't know why I've never been here before, but I'm joining in~thank you!

Unknown said...

I have joined the linky and follow you :)

randi3208 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

thanks for the blog love...following you back :)

Amber said...

I'm a new follower!

Xenia said...

I guess it's not a recipe since we don't make them at home, but my husband always loves the large, caramel and candy-covered apples that our nearby grocery store sells in the fall. He gets so annoyed if he goes there to buy one and they're all sold out!

Thanks for the fun blog hop, it's always a blast! Have a great weekend!

Carissa said...

Thank you so much for the add! Stopping by to return the love! This is an awesome feature! Looking forward to reading your posts!

Barbara said...

I'm following you.

Sarah said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am now one of your newest followers! Thanks for the linky.

Canadianmom said...

Hi there! Just stopping by from The Frugal Free Gals Friday Blog Hop!I was already following you.
Feel free to check out my blog at:
Take care and make it a great weekend!

Unknown said...

I'm loving anything coconut these days, especially macaroons!

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Hi! I'm a new follower! Thanks for hosting the blog hop. I just linked up my new blog. Have a great weekend!

K @ Prudent and Practical said...

Hi! It's my first time here ~ thanks for hosting :-) I end up making bars around Thanksgiving and Christmas: Chocolate PB Bars and Monster Bars. They're too rich to make except for special occasions.

Scented Leaf said...

Thanks for hosting.
Better late than never... ;-)
I love apple pie with rose scented pelargoniums leaves.

kewkew said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I joined along with your blog hop and added your button to my Friday Blog Hop Post. I will follow your blog when I have the time to deal with Internet Explorer (my computer has issues with following in Google Chrome ever since my son started a blog)
Thanks for the tips to increase blog traffic. I agree with your point about rewarding readers. I have yet to figure out how though. Also confused about the FavIcon. I am not very computer savvy.
I'm looking forward to checking out some of your previous and future tips.

Unknown said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by Haute Mom! I was already a follower. I love your blog hop!

Unknown said...

I love all your helpful tips! I have a tough one for you (well maybe not real tough for you!). Is it possible to write HTML code to scroll my blog labels? I hate those word cloud things, and my label list is getting too long on the page, but I don't know any other option.


Unknown said...

P.S. I have a Blogger blog.

Thanks, Jodi

Natalie White said...

Following you from Sassy Sites!
Could you follow me also?

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by my little piece of blog land on Firday. I'm a new follower from Friendly Friday (just a little slow). Thanks so much for hosting such a fun blog hop!

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Im one of your new followers! =)
and in answer to your question - what kind of recipe do I like to try during the Holidays? I love Carrot Cake and Pecan Pie!

Nancy said...

I gave you an award

Finding Blessings in Everyday Life

Linda said...

I am a new follower...adding your button, and can't wait to see what happens next.
Love notes and Chocolate? SWEET!

Have a Great Day!

Anonymous said...

Hi thanks for becoming a new follower on my blog I am going to repay you by becoming a follower of yours. I look forward to reading how to better my blog with tips from yours.

Unknown said...

Thanks for linking to FFF. Have a great week.