Agatha’s 13 Weeks of Christmas: Gifts for the Blogger

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Week 5: Gifts for the Blogger

Stumped finding the perfect gift for the blogger on your Holiday List? Try these ideas! If you’re a blogger, let me know what you’d add to the list!

As with all my gift lists, these are just ideas. I’m not promoting any brands or stores- just fun products.


Camera Lens 

What blogger doesn’t want to take better photos?

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Universal Phone Tripod

For photo ease.

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Backlit Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard 

For those late work nights, a lit keyboard does wonders.

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Nano Wireless Mouse, 5 buttons

Purchase together or separately with a comfortable mouse pad.

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2017 Blog Planner

The perfect way to keep organized.

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Portable Charger

For the blogger on the go.

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Stylish Laptop Bag

Function meets Fashion.

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Personalized Website Pajamas

Sadly, I think I could live in these. 

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Blogger Journal

Because we all need a place to jot down ideas. (An alternative to coffee shop napkins).

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Blogger Mug (for endless caffeine).

“Be careful or you’ll end up on my blog.”

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Colorful Pen Set

For Brainstorming Colorful Ideas, of course.

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Gift Card or Basket of their Favorite Coffee/Tea

Because more caffeine equals higher word count.

Personalized Social Media Necklace 

Personally, I think any item customized for the blogger’s site, would be well received!

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5 Binge-Worthy Whodunit Television Series

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I’m always on the lookout for a captivating mystery television series. I’ve certainly watched my fair share of Thrillers, Police Procedural, Detective mystery, and Crime Investigation shows.

But, my all time favorite mystery genre:  A-keep-you-guessing-till-the-last-moment Whodunnit.

If you’re a fan of mystery television, then you know that many shows are formula based. Although entertaining, you know what to expect. But, the following whodunnits, break the mold. They draw you in, and won’t let you go until you’ve watched every single episode. And even then, you’re left wanting more.


 

And Then There Were None 

(2-part series)

A remake made for television, based on Agatha Christie’s novel. You can’t beat the classic!

As the world teeters on the brink of World War II, 10 strangers are invited to isolated Soldier Island. Among them are young secretary Vera Claythorne (Maeve Dermody, Serangoon Road), soldier Philip Lombard (Aidan Turner, Poldark), General John MacArther (Sam Neill, Jurassic Park), spinster Emily Brent (Miranda Richardson, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), and Justice Lawrence Wargrave. ~Amazon 

 

Broadchurch

Two detectives – the strong yet compassionate Detective Sergeant, Ellie Miller, and the by-the-book Detective Inspector, Alec Hardy – are brought together to solve the murder of an eleven year-old boy on a picturesque beach in a small coastal town. Under the glare of the media spotlight, the two race to find the killer, while the clock ticks and the mystery deepens. As seen on BBC America, this critically acclaimed crime series stars David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” Harry Potter) and Olivia Colman (The Iron Lady, Cuban Fury). ~Amazon


Harper’s Island

This one gets a bit more gruesome then the others on the list, but oh so suspenseful!

A small group of family and friends gathers on a secluded island to attend a weeklong wedding celebration…but the island’s history as the location of a mass killing threatens the joyous event and sets the stage for a new mystery. ~Amazon

 

Secrets and Lies

 The role of the relentless detective, (Juliette Lewis), keeps suspects on their toes.

A taut psychological thriller; a nerve wracking plunge behind the curtains of suburbia. Ben is an everyday family man who find the body of a four year old boy, and quickly becomes the prime murder suspect. As his world splits apart, Ben finds himself with no choice but to clear his name.~Amazon 

 


American Gothic 

A modern whodunnit. Everyone is a victim. Everyone is a suspect. Love it!

American Gothic centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders.~Amazon 


 

Have you watched any of these shows? If so, I’d enjoy your feedback.

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Have a Whodunnit Mystery show to add to the list?

I’d love to hear from you! ❤️

Are You Ready for Some Football- Chocolate Treats?

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Whether you’re an avid football fan, or a snacker on the sidelines, Game Day means Game Food.  And when hosting on our turf, we’re kicking it up with Cocoa

Chocolate + Football = Score!

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Football Dip

Recipe here by Happier Than a Pig in Mud

Oreo Truffles

Recipe here by Bakerella 

 

Chocolate Dipped Apple Slices

Recipe here Hip2Save

 

Chocolate Shortbread Football Cookies

Recipe here by Cook Craft Love

 

Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Footballs

Recipe here by The First Year Blog


Chocolate Dipped Football Potato Chip Crisps

Recipe here by Wilton


Chocolate Football Whoopie Pies

Recipe here by The Cake Blog


Chocolate Football Snack Mix 

Recipe here by Sweet Simple Stuff



Cocoa Krispies Football

Recipe here by Jeanne Benedict



Football Chocolate Almond Bark

Recipe here by The First Year Blog


Ice Cream Sandwiches 

Recipe here by Celebration Shoppe


Oreo Cookie Football Chocolate Truffles

Recipe here by Snack Works


Chocolate Covered Twinkie Footballs

Recipe here by Plain Chicken


Game Day Football Cake

Recipe here by Hungry Happenings

Meet and Greet Recipe Exchange: Pumpkin

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Hello Fellow Bloggers and Bakers!

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We’re hosting another Meet and Greet Recipe Exchange

You may be asking yourself, what’s the point of participating in a Meet and Greet?

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Well, it’s an opportunity to…

  • Connect with other bloggers.
  • Gain exposure for your blog.
  • Increase your followers.
  • Discover new blogs.
  • And of course collect delicious recipes!


Each Recipe Exchange features a different baking confection or flavor.  

Now it may not officially be Autumn, but September has arrived…which means Pumpkin Spice is in the air!

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So, no surprise, the theme of this Recipe Exchange is Pumpkin.

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Ordinarily, chocolate is the star of all of the desserts on this blog. But, just this once, chocolate doesn’t have to be the main ingredient. However, we do ask that chocolate is in the recipe…we don’t want to get too crazy here, and lose focus of our priorities. Besides, pumpkin and chocolate- pure decadence!

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The Rules:

Your recipe must feature pumpkin, and include at least one chocolate element. The chocolate can be in any form, or in any amount:

  • White, Milk, or Dark Chocolate 
  • A sprinkle of chocolate chips
  • A powder of cocoa
  • A white chocolate glaze
  • A dash of chocolate sprinkles

 

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Examples include, (but are not limited to):

  • Muffins
  • Cakes & Cupcakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Pies & Tarts
  • Cookies 
  • Cookie Bars


If you have a Pumpkin recipe on your blog, we’d love to showcase it here! Simply, post the name of the recipe and your blog link in the comment section below.

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Don’t have a recipe, but love great food? We’d love to connect with you, as well!

To gain the most exposure, be sure to add your recipes and blog link to past and future Recipe Exchanges. We’ll keep a running lists of posts.


Previous Recipe Exchanges:

Chocolate & Berries 

Brownies

S’mores

Looking forward to your Pumpkin recipes! ❤️

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Meet and Greet Recipe Exchange: S’mores

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Hello Fellow Bloggers and Bakers!


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We’re hosting another Recipe ExchangeThis is a great way to connect with other bloggers, add followers, and gain delicious recipes. Every couple of weeks, we will be featuring a different baking category. Not surprising, each will star chocolate.

We’re closing out the season, with one of summer’s favorite flavors. The theme of this Recipe Exchange is S’mores.

Meaning, any dessert with the basic S’more ingredients:

Chocolate + Marshmallow + Graham

 

Photo here at Salted and Styled


Examples include, (but are not limited to):

  • Brownies
  • Cake
  • Ice Cream
  • Pies & Tarts
  • Cookies & Candy


If you have a S’more’s recipe on your blog, we’d love to showcase it here! Simply, post the name of the recipe and your blog link in the comment section below.

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Photo here

Don’t have a recipe, but love great food? We’d love to connect with you, as well!

To gain the most exposure, be sure to add your recipes and blog link to past and future Recipe Exchanges. We’ll keep a running lists of posts.


Previous Recipe Exchanges:

Chocolate & Berries 

Brownies

 

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Looking forward to your S’more recipes! ❤️