Curious What Makes People Happy About {PayItForward} Posts?


October 12, 2014 by Joanne T Ferguson

SayGdayParty-whatsonthelistCurious What Makes People Happy About Pay It Forward Posts?

You must be curious as you clicked on today’s post!

First of all, Natasha and I would like to personally thank everyone who supports our parties each week!

I do hope everyone has as much fun as Natasha and I do!

This week’s party is heading towards 400 submissions!!!

The B-U-Z-Z of E-X-C-I-T-E-M-E-N-T is electrifying!

People coming to our parties have shared they enjoy seeing what other bloggers share whether a tutorial to learn something new, a DIY project that is fun “for children of all ages,” and/or someone’s favorite recipe sharing a story or two behind the foods; like my Honorary Royal Title extended to me while in Egpyt via Are You Curious About Egyptian Cuisine?

And what a beautiful Egyptian dessert Omm Ali was and is; highly recommend you try it for a first time too!

How about how romance was in the air this week in creating Joanna’s Romantic Eggplant Stuffed Cannelloni for my good friend Viktor who got into a bit of strife with United States Customs?

Eggplant-cannelloni-whatsonthelist Terminal-movie

It is in the “sharing and caring” I believe that makes people happy about Pay It Forward posts!

Let’s face it, who amongst us doesn’t like to read other people’s comments on our post?

Who doesn’t enjoy when people LIKE them on Facebook, FOLLOW them on Twitter and Google + and comment and share on all of those too?

Who doesn’t think a Random Act of Kindness in Pay It Forward posts would brighten any person’s day?

Are you curious which submissions caught my eye from last week?

Of course you are!

Not in any order (as you know by now I don’t play favorites), I’d like to introduce you all to the above blogs that are featured by What’s On The List; all will be contacted personally and all can proudly share my “You’ve Been Featured” on What’s On The List badge on their blog should they wish to!

Say Gday Feature

Today, I decided to share these blogs as after all, food, eating and Pay It Forward experiences like real life, is “all about fun!”

Starting with the top left, Dan from Platter Talk‘s Pumpkin and Chocolate Cheese Bars “jumped” out at me!

Tis the season to be pumpkin’ed eh?

I loved the story behind “those who were making jack-o-lanterns” and how there was and still is “pumpkins all over the place!”; a good read in addition to Dan’s “first bonafide recipe creations.”

HOW scary and fun is Shamene from Say it with Cake‘s Halloween Cake with Meringue Ghosts?

I like how Shamene shared she “wanted to make them green so I could look like the cake got slimed.”

I think the coloring in great and initially I thought the meringue ghosts glowed in the dark; perhaps they do, but it will be Shamene’s secret to reveal!

I must admit I am fascinated with anything henna too and have not had to courage to try it, but when I say Khadija from Creative Khadija‘s Halloween Pumpkin with Henna, I loved it too; especially how she “tried over a fresh pumpkin” her mom was about to cook and how after designing and photographing, she washed it and returned it to her mom to make for lunch!

HOW could I not like Carisa’s Something Special – Fall Tree Craft as inspired by The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman‘s Paper Towel Roll Fall Trees as appears on Stephanie from Spaceships and Laserbeams’ 14 Fall Party Craft Ideas for Kids?

I think almost every child growing up in the States makes something similar in kindergarten; I know I did and my parents saved it their whole lifetime; it made them smile too!

Kat from Home. Made. Interest‘s Something Wicked Halloween Printables SO spoke to me as Princess Svelana (of Are You Curious About The Treasure Of The Food Princess fame) and I used to pretend we were witches (good ones); ones who could cast spells on people who were not as good as we were!

Thanks Kat for making me smile and happy walking down Halloween Memory Lane!

Who amongst us has not been affected by cancer in some way?

I have survived cancer TWICE and KNOW that is NOT the way I am going to go!

But I do understand the reality is bad things happen to good people and good things happen to bad people; cancer is the “unluck” of the draw of life’s lottery!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and when I saw Michele from Sew Sweet Vintage‘s Pink Ribbon pillowcases which are available for purchase via here, I could not help but to include this in my featured post!

100% of the purchase price will be donated by Sew Sweet Vintage to a charity of your choice; Ships within the US only.

I thought Marti’s from Magna Artistic’s Photos sharing her Monday Motivation, Photo Courtesy of Silly Luv, was the perfect quote to share!

Last, but certainly not least is Mary from Bunny’s Warm Oven‘s Cream Cheese Apple Cake.

After “meeting and greeting” 370+ submissions from last week’s party, FANG was HUNGRY and this looked “yummy” and I can almost smell it now…YOU?

I hope I have made you happy viewing my Pay it Forward post today!

If you could pick just ONE of these, which one would YOU pick and why?

It’s all in good fun!

It “may” make you appreciate how difficult it is each week to pick “a few” of the many wonderful submissions who support our Say G’day Party!

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32 thoughts on “Curious What Makes People Happy About {PayItForward} Posts?

  1. I love these kinds of posts… fun, food, DIY… a little bit of everything. 🙂

    Just stopped by to Say G’day!

    Life With Lorelai

  2. Nataly Auger says:

    G’day Joanne!

    I love those kind of posts and to see what others have to share! Unfortunately, I am not very good at DIY projects, but I am really good at sharing posts, lol! I will surely share your post as well as some others included in here on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest! 😉

  3. What a lovely list and paying it forward is always the right thing to do. 🙂

  4. Hello and G’day! I didn’t see this previously. I only saw the long list of links. Thanks for hosting another fun link party. I loved seeing so meany creative things.

  5. laurasmess says:

    Hello there Joanne! I stopped by after seeing that you’re ranked first in the Top Aussie Food Blogs list!! Congrats on the amazing achievement! I can’t believe that I haven’t found you prior to now though, it’s awesome to read some of your archives 🙂 Your lovely, generous nature definitely shines through in your work. And I totally agree with this Pay It Forward post, it’s something that I wholeheartedly believe in too. My mother has also survived cancer, so have a few other friends… definitely heading over to Sew Sweet Vintage. Thanks so much! x

  6. theninjabaker says:

    Love your picks, Joanne! Dan from the Platter Talk’s recipes are truly winners…But you dear Joanne are the true victor…And I’m not referring to your eggplant cannelloni (which were pretty spectacular.) But to YOU – your ability to have survived cancer twice! I did read that right, right? God Bless You…BTW Following your scrumptious Food Blogger Pinterest board =)

  7. lizzygoodthings says:

    Great post, as always, lovely! I enjoy a round up of favourites and yours are always so interesting!

  8. Great selection of favorites Joanne! I had no idea you are a cancer survivor! You are such an AMAZING lady! What an honour to know you.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  9. Wonderful gallery of posts from the linking party. I would choose Bunny’s Warm Oven as a favorite – looks so delicious.

  10. Beautiful gallery of recipes and a great shout out to some of our fellow food bloggers! Thanks for sharing Joanne!

  11. helene dsouza says:

    Yeah I need to check the Egyptian dessert =)

  12. Carolann says:

    Great post! I love paying it forward. It so rewarding and always brings a smile to my face. I like doing it when the other person doesn’t know who it’s from. There are so many yummy recipes here I can’t wait to check some out. Have a fab day!

  13. I always enjoy visiting Say G’Day Saturday but there are so many great posts shared I can’t visit them all. So, I look forward to this roundup of your favourites too 🙂

  14. That Egyptian dessert was so intriguing, another wonderful link up post 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Thanks for the feature 🙂 Happy blogging!

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