googlee55ae7518f47d5eb.html - See more at: http://www.j9designs.net/2013/06/18/blogspot-blogger-pinterest-pin-it-button-for-images/#sthash.XUF641ku.dpuf

Monday, September 15, 2014

Turn It Up Tuesdays

We are celebrating Turn It Up Tuesday's birthday too! And we are so happy to have you here with us to celebrate...and connect...and grow!

This week we'd love to see your anniversary, birthday, milestone, party, etc. posts! We want to have a great time reading all of your celebratory posts in celebration of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Plus, we're having a great giveaway - with co-hosts and guest hosts (past and present)! Make sure to enter below to win!

Happy Birthday TUT (1)

Thanks so much for joining us last week while we celebrated Self-Improvement month with some great posts to help ourselves and help others! We had some amazing posts to read!

Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Tara from Anything and Everything

image

"Welcome to Anything and Everything! I am a wife to an incredible and talented graphic designer, a mom to a new baby boy, and to another baby of the four-legged variety. Here you will find everything ranging from DIY projects, food and drinks, kids stuff, and anything in between. With my zest for life and my husbands passion for design, we are never at a loss for unique and entertaining ideas. I try to update this blog as often as possible, so be sure to visit often for more adventures! Sit back, relax, grab a beverage, take a look around and enjoy!"

Stop by and check out her blog...it's definitely a great read!

Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It's only $5 for an entire month! We're accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

TUT Hosts 8.24.14 (1)

(from the top - left to right)

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Tara from Anything & Everything | Kae from Where's My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Rachel from Craving Some Creativity | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

TUT Sep 2014 (1)

(from the top - left to right)

Laura from Another Cent Saved | Becky from bybmg | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Lauren from Life In The Wilde | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Yolanda from That's Mashed Up | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Mila from Mila's Little Things

Interested in being a guest host or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We're now accepting guest hosts for October, November and December.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

paint-1024x1024

Mila chose How to Make Fall Scented Paint from My Big Fat Happy Life. "This idea is a stroke of genius and a fun thing to do with kids! Just imagine all the fall scented masterpieces your kids will create!"

nurse 2

Rachel chose Life Lessons of a Nurse from Crazily Normal. "I chose this post because my mom is a nurse and I know how they often observe and learn through the biggest examples of life's frustrations, sorrows, and joys. Her post is inspirational and reflective."

DSC07460-500x500

Tara chose Buffalo Hummus Dip from 3 Little Greenwoods. "Love hummus and especially love Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce, so when I saw this recipe it caught my eye! Can't wait to try it! Also with Football in full swing, I think this would be the perfect dip to make for a football or tailgate party!"

writing tips

Jessica chose 5 Simple Tips for Squeezing Writing Into Your Everyday Life from Georgia Lee - Writing to the Sound of Legos Clacking. "I truly needed Georgie's post! I am suffering from writer's block due to an upcoming dissertation I need to write. Quite frankly, I am brain-dead! Ick!!! I love her suggestion, especially #1 - write something everyday. Honestly, this is good practice tha I need to enforce on myself with the dissertation writing AND to keep up with blogging. Thanks, again! 15 minutes a day of writing, here I come!!"

Jillian chose this post. "I chose this post because I am looking for ways to get more writing into my day. I just never seem to have time - but this post reminds me it isn't about finding extended time, but a few minutes here and there would be just fine."

IMG_2457

Meghan chose Mommy Moments, I Must Confess from Winks and Eyerolls. "I really loved reading this post. Even though it was only 10 months ago that my little girl was the same age as the poster, it feels like so long ago. I was able to relive every moment with her...and it made me want another little one!"

DSC_0567

Cathy chose Saving Memories from Life with Peanut. "Megan shares an amazing idea to help you capture and remember all of the little things that your kids do that as time passes you forget about. My kids are in elementary school and Megan's idea is the perfect way for me to someday reveal to them the moments of their childhood! I am starting tomorrow! :-) Check out Megan's blog to see exactly how she is saving memories!"

Tenns also chose this post. "I love this idea! This is such a creative way to keep track of memories. I'm not great at documenting things, because it's so hard to keep up with how fast littles grow. I'll definitely keep this idea in mind as I document memories and keep track of things with my son."

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

April chose Great Learning Games for Preschoolers from Life's Little Projects. "My two year old, Bee, has already conquered letters, numbers, colors and shapes, yet then I got stuck on what to teach her next. As this school year starts, I wanted to give her a lesson plan too, but what to do next? Well, Amie Jo had several answers to my problem to keep her moving forward. I'm starting to get excited about this new year."

img_9652

Mari chose Chewy White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies from Born to Bake Forever. "I chose Megan's cookies because it married al I love. Chewy, white chocolate chip and cranberries. The moment I saw the picture I fell in love and went to the market this weekend to pickup the supplies to make it for my Birth Day so thanks Megan for my b'day treat :)"

DSC_0761

Becky chose A Super Easy Snack: Tortilla Rollups from The Most -- of Every Moment. "I love this because it's easy and tasty. I often forget about making these!"

dsc_0391chocolatechipcookiedoughfilledchocolatesandwichcookie2

Stacey chose Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies from Bakewell Junction. "Oh these look wonderful! The cookies sound like they are delectibly chocolatey and the filling sounds absolutley amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and I can't wait to make these! Maybe a Halloween treat with the kids!"

minecraft-for-moms-url

Kelly chose Minecraft for Moms – What You Need to Know from Sunshine & Hurricanes. "My kids are crazy for Minecraft and sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about."

1253930

Chelsea chose Homemade "Uncrustables" from Making More... "I loveeee uncrustables! It's brings out the little kid in me, so to see a way to make them at home (cheaper, healthier, AND I can make my own variations) it was like a match made in heaven!"

IMG_7660

Natasha chose How to get your 4 year old to take a nap from Just a Touch of Crazy. "I love this post! Although my son is 3, it takes a wish and a prayer to get him to take a nap. He sleeps so easily at school, but when's he home - it's a whole different story. Leilani's list is a perfect depiction of what I have to do for naptime and for bedtime. It's a wonder I'm still sane!"

9732890933_56989c215d

The post with the most clicks is Fall Idea Collection from Deliciously Inspired.

Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I'm sure they'd all appreciate it!

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!

Epic Mommy Adventures
<div align="center"><a href="http://epicmommyadventures.com" title="Epic Mommy Adventures" target="_blank"><img src="http://epicmommyadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/200pxturnitupbuttonfeature1_zps09bd5c75.png" alt="Epic Mommy Adventures" style="border:none;" /></a></div>
 

And the Best of the Best is...

DSC_0567

Saving Memories from Life with Peanut

IMG_7660

How to get your 4 year old to take a nap from Just a Touch of Crazy

Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!

As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!

Please send an e-mail to Natasha at 1EpicMommy@gmail.com and she will provide you with all the details!

Epic Mommy Adventures
<div align="center"><a href="http://epicmommyadventures.com" title="Epic Mommy Adventures" target="_blank"><img src="http://epicmommyadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/200pxturnitupbuttonbest_zps00692ef1.png" alt="Epic Mommy Adventures" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

And now for our anniversary giveaway...

Happy Birthday TUT (1)

(from top left and clockwise)

Natasha at Epic Mommy Adventures | Cathy at A Peek Into My Paradise | Angie at God's Growing Garden | Chelsea at Mommie and Wee | Katy at Chaos & Kiddos | Meghan at Life with Peanut | Rachel at Craving Some Creativity | Kimberly at Keystrokes By Kimberly | Silvana at My Silly Little Gang | Melissa at The Coupon Chronicles | Brittany at Mommy on Demand | Yolanda at That's Mashed Up | Ce Ce at Color Crush Creative | Vashti at Vashti Quiroz-Vega's Blog

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So now that you've met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, the Featured and the Best of the Best, and our anniversary giveaway...

let's get started!

  • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
 
  • Link up as many posts as you'd like! The more, the merrier!
   
  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!
     

Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

 
Epic Mommy Adventures
 
<div align="center"><a href="http://epicmommyadventures.com" title="Epic Mommy Adventures" target="_blank"><img src="http://epicmommyadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/200pxturnitup1_zps05216d89.png" alt="Epic Mommy Adventures" style="border:none;" /></a></div>
Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week!
Interested in reading all of the Featured Posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays? Or do want to know if your post was featured before we go live next week? Follow Natasha Peter's board Featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays! on Pinterest.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

This Momma's Meandering Mondays

Welcome one and all to This Momma's Meandering Mondays 64 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! Now...let's get the party started and come on in and join the fun by linking up your favorite posts! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat, or find a wonderful new craft idea to make. This is a great way to grow in your friendships! But before we start this party...Grab a badge!
 photo ThisMommasMeanderingMondays_zps5366bef9.jpg
Today, I would like to now give a warm Meandering Mondays welcome to our co-host for the month of September...Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom!

  Giveaways4momVictoria

Victoria is the owner of Giveaways 4 Mom. She is a full time work at home mom of three young boys. She started Giveaways 4 Mom to show moms that they could indeed win online giveaways and over the years, it has evolved into so much more. In her free time, she loves taking her boys to events and amusement parks. Now stop in and say howdy to my linky party partners in fun... The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures. The Wondering Brain200    Epic Mommy Adventures

Grab a badge and join the party!

 photo ThisMommasMeanderingMondays_zps5366bef9.jpg

Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma's Meanderer's from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don't forget to grab your "I Was Featured" badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!
 photo MondayHopBadgeFeatured_zpsdfc0f08f.jpg

Victoria's favorite post came from Adventures of the Jayhawk Mommy with the post "7 Things No One Told You About Having Kids!" Saying, "I chose 7 Things No One Told You About Having Kids because she spoke the truth. I especially agree with the losing your mind part. As a mom of three young boys, my mind has been long gone."

  having-kids

 Jessica's favorite post came from XOXO Rebecca with the post "A Letter To My Daughter's Friend!" Saying, "Being minority myself, I can relate. I've had these things said to me when I was growing up. Funny, I look at it as a mixed blessing because due to the experience, I learned to appreciate people's differences and how wonderful everyone is :)."

  protect

 My favorite post came from The Domain of the Mad Mommy with the post "Homestead Dreams!" What a wonderful post! I have long dreamed of living out in the country, the middle of no where! I would love to be somewhere where there are no nosey neighbors or gawking passers by. To let my lawn go without fear or to have no worries about my leaves blowing on to someone else's manicured lawn...oh what a dream it would be! And somewhere that was nearer to my twinsie and the mischief that we could make, would be amazing!"

  NewFarmLandscape

 Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don't forget to grab and display our "Featured" badge!

 photo MondayHopBadgeFeatured_zpsdfc0f08f.jpg

Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

  join

  I am looking for October co-hosts for This Momma's Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info. Now let's get this party started! party Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love! Feel free to "meander" by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind...because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things... 1. Link up your favorite post...a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip...As many as you want, that's right as many as you want!!!! 2. Please follow our Host's 3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it's all about! 4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return. 5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it's all about. Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!
 photo ThisMommasMeanderingMondays_zps5366bef9.jpg
Welcoming you to link up all of your favorite sites for This Momma's Meandering Mondays 64, for more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone! Blog Link Up: Facebook Link Up: Twitter Link Up: