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Monday, February 23, 2015

Turn It Up Tuesdays

Welcome to the 75th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 457 links - it's our best best week ever! We'd like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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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. 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!

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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 | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That's Mashed Up | Tenns from New Mama Diaries | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for February!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Alyssa from Life from My Laptop | Lisa from Blogghetti | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Kim from Life in a House of Testosterone | Sarah from Pretty Simple Ideas

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Rhonda chose Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags from Happiness is Homemade. "These thank you notes are adorable. I love how they have a bite taken out of them. They're the perfect way to say thank you."

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Cindy chose 5 Books That Changed My Life and Marriage from Stuck in Your Rut. "In this honest post the author shares about tough times in her past and some books that helped her move through those times and become a better person. I am always on the lookout for well written Christian marriage books so I appreciated what was shared in this post."

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Cindy also chose The Laundry Reveal from Inspiration for Moms. "I am dreaming of an addition to my home, which at this point we have no budget for. the addition would include enlarging the kitchen, moving the laundry room and reconfiguring a bedroom to include an en suite. I have spent a lot of time looking at laundry room designs and I like some of the aspects in this one."

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Tina chose So I Crocheted a Horse… from Busy Being Jennifer. "What a cute crocheted horse stufie!! Adorable horse!! Makes you want to learn how to crocket. Thanks for sharing!"

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Tina also chose 11 Essential Oils You Need in Your Medicine Cabinet from Domain of the Mad Mommy. "I'm not an essential oils expert but I'm a new fan, I love this post,very informative and helpful especially for someone who wants to start using essential oils. Thanks for sharing."

Elaine also chose this post. "I picked this one because I am interested in learning more about essential oils."

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Cathy chose Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple French Toast from Dizzy Busy & Hungry! "My family loves breakfast for dinner too! Fast, easy and delicious - and even better made in the crockpot for the summer months!"

Silvie also chose this post. "This was my favorite because I love slow cooker recipes and I love desserts, so this one was definitely a win/win for me. :)"

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Cathy also chose Family Holiday Ideas: Peanut Butter and Graham Crackers from Kenarry. "Oh my! I can’t wait to make this dessert for my family! I predict it will be a favorite!"

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Jillian chose 7 Grammatical Mistakes Bloggers Need to STOP Making from Belle Brita. "I chose this post because the errors that she mentions, are ones that also annoy me, when I see other bloggers make them. :)"

Latisha also chose this post. "Even though I find that the writer’s tone seems a little bit harsh. I like this article because it offers errors and the correct use of some regularly used words in blog post to look for when writing post. I will try to be more attentive when editing my post and look out for these errors specifically."

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Jillian also chose How to market your small business for free from Kokoa Magazine. "I chose this post because I am working on growing my small business and am always looking for new and different tips."

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Mari chose Citrus Salad from Spoonful of Flavor. "I chose Ashley's Citrus Salad because it's so refreshing, colorful and healthy. Not something we see or even think about often enough."

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Mari chose 20 Easy Meals with Shrimp from Growing Up Gabel. "I also chose Brenna's Easy meals with Shrimp because I love easy meals always and Shrimps are fantastic both hot or cold."

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Lisa chose Zuppa Toscana from Budget Girl. "Chelsey's Zuppa Toscana Soup looks amazing and it's one of my favorite soups at Olive Garden. I love the fact I can make it at home and her recipe is a cinch to make. She adds a few tips what you can add to the soup to personalize but like her, I like it just the way it is. The soup takes no time to prepare and to cook, that's my kind of meal!"

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Lisa also chose 15 Books You Should Read In 2015 from Logan Can... "I chose Logan'a post on 15 Books You Should Read in 2015 simply because I am always, always looking for MORE books to read and these all sound great. Can't wait to get them all."

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Sarah chose DIY Kids Play Makeup from Simply {Darr}ling. "It's so cute and realistic - and yet without the mess! I have three nieces that would love this."

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Sarah also chose Vanilla Cinnamon Mug Cake from Organized Island. "It's a perfect and SUPER QUICK dessert for one person. Just the bite you need to satisfy a sweet tooth without going overboard.

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Cathy chose Silent Grief: Aradhana's Story from Made to Mother. "Wynter from Madetomother.com writes a blog post entitled, 'Silent Grief-Aradhana's Story'. She divulges her deepest emotions during a very difficult time many mom's are too hurt to talk about, miscarriage. Her cander and bravery for telling her story is empowering."

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Cathy also chose Crochet Baby Gifts: Afghan and Amigurumi Bunny Set from Over the Apple Tree. "Laura from Over the Apple Tree made the cutest crochet bunny and afghan. Her step by step tutorial makes it seem worth delving into! She is so on point when she says there is nothing like a homemade gift!"

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Latisha chose Random & Helpful Kitchen & Cooking Tips from Just Misty. "I like this blog post because it consist of very useful kitchen tips. My favorite tip being what to do if you accidently add too much salt or sugar to your meal. This post could save a lot of ruined dishes. Really cool."

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Stacey chose 7 Reasons Why Exercise Sucks from The Pinterested Parent. "This was amazing! I felt myself nodding, chuckling and offering a great big "Oh Yeah" on all seven points! Thank you so much for sharing!"

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Kelly chose Shamrock Wreath from Crafty Journal. "I love paper crafts and this is such an easy craft to make for St Patrick's Day. I think the glitter makes a nice touch."

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Kelly chose Southwest Salad in a Jar from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles. "I have been behind the eight ball on the mason jar craze but this is such a great idea and one I know I will do!"

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Danielle chose "Little Love Nest" Kissing Booth from What Happens at Grandma's. "It's my favorite because it's literally the cutest thing I've ever seen. I mean I have no words. The kiddos in it are adorably perfect too!"

April chose Organize Your Digital Life: Pinterest! from So Domestically Challenged. "When I started my Pinterest board, I just pinned... finding a place for everything. Now that I'm trying to work my site more as a business, my Pinterest boards are a completely mess. Christine gives some tips, including where to get started, which I definitely need!"

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The post with the most clicks is Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: Free Printable from Kenarry.

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...

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How to market your small business for free from Kokoa Magazine

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7 Grammatical Mistakes Bloggers Need to STOP Making from Belle Brita

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: Free Printable from Kenarry

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

This Momma's Meandering Mondays 87

Welcome one and all to This Momma's Meandering Mondays 87 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! Please join us for a year filled with amazing friends, tasty treats, fun crafts, and sharing in each other's adventures!

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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...join in to be a co-host's for February or March with 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 Peace and Chaos with the post "Why You Should Buy Clothes Second-Hand"! Saying, "I love thrift shopping and NEVER buy retail unless it is absolutely necessary! I have an almost 4 year old boy who is growing like crazy. Can you imagine shopping for new clothes at the mall? I'd be broke! Therefore, a lot of his clothes come from the many thrift stores around my neighborhood. I love stretching $20 for 5 to 6 outfits at a time for a growing boy! Thanks for sharing those tips!" [caption id="attachment_5272" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Peace and Chaos - Why You Should Buy Clothes Second-Hand!  
Peace and Chaos - Why You Should Buy Clothes Second-Hand! [/caption] My favorite post came from Peace and Chaos with the post "Why You Should Buy Clothes Second-Hand"! "With two teens, growing faster than I can keep up with, second-hand and thrifting has been about the only way that I can kep them clothed! Thank you so much for sharing such wonderful tips!" [caption id="attachment_5272" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
 
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