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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Turn It Up Tuesdays

Welcome to the 61st week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We're so happy to have you here this week - and thanks for the amazing posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from! And we had a record-breaking week - thanks again!!!

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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

Silvie from My Silly Little Gang

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Through Silvie's posts, she shares the details of raising my silly little gang of boys and the different things she encounters in her life as a mommy. Including crafts, recipes, and reviews, she enjoys blogging and all the work it entails. It definitely keeps her on her toes, but it's rewarding for her when she receives a comment from a reader letting her know they enjoy her post. Her goal is to grow her blog into all it can be. As a mommy blogger, she has had the opportunity to work with several brands to review their products or places.

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!

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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 | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where's My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That's Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for November!

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Angie from God's Growing Garden | Damjana from AppleGreen Cottage | Keri from Living In This Season | Stasia from Our Life on a Budget | Kimberly from Life is a Lullaby | Rebeka from Homemade Momy | Serena from Simple Holistic Girl | Amy from Home Remedies | Stacy from Little to No Progress Here | Tanya from City Mom Loves | Tina from The Happy Creations

Interested in being a guest host for the month 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 December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cindy chose Kitchen Basics 101: How to Carve a Turkey from Robyn's View. "My father always carves the turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas. As much as I hate to admit it, he is getting up there in age. Someone else in the family needs to master this skill. Recently I brought home a rotisserie chicken for dinner and I asked hubby to carve it up and he had no idea how to do it! We hacked away at it but it sure wasn't pretty. This post gives great instructions on how to accomplish carving a turkey."

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Jillian chose Infused Water from Robyn's View. "I have always been a fan of water, but nothing tastes better than when you add some fruit and spice it up. It makes it more exciting and means I'm more likely to grab and gulp!"

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Meghan chose The Target Effect – Adoption Tales from the Checkout Line from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. "This is hilarious and sad at the same time. I have not adopted though I have always thought about it. But I would never think to ask someone randomly about their adopted kids. I have the upmost respect for her and everyone else who adopts. People ask the dumbest, and sometimes hurtful, things. Even if you haven't adopted, you can still relate to dumb questions that you have received while pregnant or after your baby is born ... and well in to their life. There are plenty of times I just want to turn around and sock someone."

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Damjana chose Color Changing Oxeye Daisies from Frogs and Fairies. "Did you know you can even dye daisies!? In real life, not just on a computer screen, using some fancy web design app!!! It was a blast for me when I saw it and I believe you'll all want to try it out! A wonderful and fresh idea, especially for those of us who'd love a splash of fresh colors. Especially in combination with flowers!"

Tiffany also chose this post. "I picked this post because as soon as I started reading it I went back to the days before my Husbands first deployment and how he treasured every day he could have with our children. Now that he is back we still take the time to have time that is just for him. It is truly so important."

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Yolanda chose The Importance of Daddy Time from Winks and Eyerolls. "The reason that I picked this is because fatherhood often doesn't get the amount of attention that it deserves. I also have an amazing husband who is hands on with our son. It is an amazing, and important relationship that exists between a father and their child."

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Mari chose Butterfinger Fudge from Gal on a Mission. " I loved the fact that Chelsea used just 4 ingredients to make this amazing treat. Less was more for sure."

Silvie also chose this post. "I chose the Butterfinger Fudge Recipe because I like recipes that have simple ingredients and taste yummy. After making this recipe I was amazed at how delicious this fudge comes out!"

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Amy chose Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Recipe from The Painted Hinge. "I'm still in Fall mode and this Pumpkin cake may just be my new seasonal favorite. It's easy to make, has just a few ingredients, and looks delicious!"

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Stacey chose NaBloPoMo | Blogging As A Profession from New Mama Diaries. "Tenns offered some amazing points to go by for making a professional and well designed site. Thank you so much for sharing!"

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Tina chose Rustic Log Holiday Card Display from Anything & Everything. "Absolutely beautiful!! I love Christmas Craft Tutorials! A fabulous rustic feel and a great way to display your Christmas Cards!!! Simple but beautiful. I love Christmas!! Thanks for sharing!"

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Rhonda chose Turkey Rice Krispie Treats | Fun Thanksgiving Dessert! from Moms Need To Know. "I always make a Thanksgiving treat for the kids, as none of them are partial to pumpkin or sweet potato pie. These are adorable, and will add a festive touch to the Thanksgiving table."

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Serena chose 5 Quirky Things… When I don’t know what to write. from Clay Clan Cultivates. "I like it because I feel like this sometimes. I also like it because it will probably not be funny to a non blogger, even though it will be hilarious to a blogger so it's almost like an inside joke. It's brilliant! I hate selfies, too..."

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Angie chose Butternut Squash, Pear, Brown Rice, Chicken Soup Chopped from The Kitchen Chopper. "I liked it just because it looked delicious & was a unique combination of ingredients."

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Rebeka chose Writing Charming Thank You Notes (FREE Printable) : Day 12 of 12 Days of Shopping from Pragmatic Mom.

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Stasia chose 77 Quick Throw-Together Slow Cooker Meals from Little House Living. "LIfe is very busy (as with most) and I am always looking for quick and easy slow cooker meals. Something I can throw in in the morning before work and is ready by the time everyone gets home. It takes stress off of our lives!"

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Natasha chose 5 Signs That You Have A Threenager! from Domain of the Mad Mommy. "Love. This. Post. Because I taught I had it so horrible when my son was 2, but now that he's 3 and losing his mind on a daily occasion, I'm realizing how great 2 really was! The arguments are endless, the fights are senseless, and the tantrums are fruitless - still he continues and still I won't break! I surely have a threenager!"

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The post with the most clicks is How To Support Your [Blogging] Community #NaBloPoMo from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.

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!

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And the Best of the Best is...

We have a 3-way tie this week - so all 3 win Best of the Best!

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The Importance of Daddy Time from Winks and Eyerolls

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The Target Effect – Adoption Tales from the Checkout Line from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals

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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Recipe from The Painted Hinge

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!

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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 the winners of 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!
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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! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**
Interested in reading all of the Featured Posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays - past or present? 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.

Monday, November 17, 2014

This Momma's Meandering Mondays

Welcome one and all to This Momma's Meandering Mondays 73 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! We are so thankful to have you with us! Snow is falling, in some areas, anyway. Turkey day is just over a week away. Are you ready for the Holiday season? I would love to hear from you in the comments! Well...I am sure that there will be some amazing Holiday posts that you will be able to share...I could definitely use a few craft ideas or a great new recipe, so I can't wait! Now on the the party!

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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!

 
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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

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Come one and come all to join in to be a co-host's for November or December's This Momma's Meandering Mondays? We have several awesome options to choose from! Drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for this party! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info. Grab a badge and join the party!

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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!
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Jessica's favorite post came from The Domain of the Mad Mommy with the post "5 Signs That Your Have A Threenager!" Saying, "What a great take on living life! Her perspective is very similar to what I have been going through this year. Especially finding what is most important in life - health and happiness. Thank you so much for the reminder and the beautiful post!" 5-Signs-That-You-Have-A-Threenager 
 Natasha's favorite post came from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter with the post "How To Support Your Blogging Community!" Saying, "It's so important to support others through blogging - you're bound to get it back, plus you get to meet tons of people. Great post Tiffany!!" 

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 My favorite post also came from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter with the post "How To Support Your Blogging Community!" "What an amazing post! This is definitely one of the biggest things that I struggle with. I may read, but run out of time to comment one day and then life happens for the next two or three days. Which is a priority for me to change in the coming year, because I miss the friends that mean so much to me! Thanks so much for sharing, Tiffany!" 

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 Congratulations! Don't forget to grab and display our "Featured" badge!

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

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Come one and come all to join in to be a co-host's for November or December's 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!

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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!

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