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Monday, April 14, 2014

Turn It Up Tuesdays

Welcome to the 30th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our April team and to all of you for making every week so successful!

Please share your Easter-related posts (and non Easter posts) here with us this week on Turn It Up Tuesday. Easter is right around the corner and we'd love to hear how you'll be spending it. Will you be baking? Share your recipes. Will you be going to church? Share your beautiful outfits. Share anything at all with us.

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts 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!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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And welcome our awesome guest hosts!TUT April co-hosts

Interested in co-hosting? If you are interested, please complete this form. Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We're now accepting co-hosts for October & November.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cathy chose Lemon Blueberry Cake Recipe from Creative Pink Butterfly. "Oh my! I love everything lemon and blueberry! I can't wait to try this recipe!"

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Rachel chose My Power Struggle Secrets! from BLOSSOM FAMILY. "I have a lot of experience with power struggles both as an incredibly stubborn child and now as a parent. I chose this post because it was a great reminder that defiance is not always directed related to the "request" that is being defied. She gives great tips on keeping communication respectful and open. Wouldn't we all like a more peaceful house?"

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Angel chose Easter Baskets from Of Mice and Ramen. "I love these Easter cookies. They are just adorable. My daughter would absolutely love these."

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Katie chose Bath time!! from Living in Mommywood. "Although baths are so relaxing, they can be stressful for kids. Mari has lots of lovely tips to make bath time fun for kids too!"

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Debbie chose New Pompeian Varietals and Caprese Style Pizza Recipe from Lori's Culinary Creations. "This recipe sounds so amazing and had my mouth watering! The directions are broken down perfectly. I can't wait to try it, and to try this different type of olive oil."

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Juanita chose Deviled Chick Eggs from Foodista. "These eggs are so adorable. I'll be making them for our work Easter luncheon this week."

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Michele chose Picture Ledges from Normal Everyday Life. "I picked this because something as simple as a DIY ledge can cost so much at the store (even IKEA!). It is nice to see a DIY version for those families that want quality things in their home without breaking the bank."

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Jessica chose The money talk | Talking to your spouse about finances from Thrift for Today. "Loved the post! This is something I think all couples need to discuss with each other. Money is definitely a touchy subject but it's something that must be discussed especially if, God forbid, someone loses their job. I especially loved #3! In order to have a successful relationship period don't keep secrets! Thanks for sharing :)."

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Lorna chose How Old is "Sexy?" from Ms. Toody Goo Shoes. "This story had great writing and inspiring to women of all ages."

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Stacey chose 10 WordPress.org Plugins I Couldn’t Do Without from Budget Girl. "This is fabulous information! A couple of them I already use like CommentLuv & "Pin It Button" and a couple of them I am definitely going to look into. I love the recipe one, it is something that I have always wondered how it was done. I am glad that I added CommentLuv early on, it majorly cut down on the spam that I was getting. Thank you so much for sharing!"

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Natasha chose You Walk that Way, Superwoman, and I'll Walk this Way from Time With A&N. "I completely agree with this post. It's so hard to engage your child every second that you're together. To me, it's more important to be together and to always be so interactive. Great post!"

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The post with the most clicks is Optimizing Your Blog Post For Pinterest from Lamberts Lately.

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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The money talk | Talking to your spouse about finances from Thrift for Today

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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 seen the Featured and the Best of the Best and met our hosts and co-hosts,

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!
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This Momma's Meandering Mondays

What better way to start a Monday than by joining the party with This Momma's Meandering Mondays 42! Spring is in the air and the Easter Bunny is on his way!! So let's get the party started and come on in and join the fun! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat to make, 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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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 Mommy1 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 Love Lines From God with the post "Cures for Restless Nights"! Saying, "Awesome post! What caught my attention was the title of the post. I am currently suffering from insomnia due to my Grave's Disease so I understand what Martin is going through. The advice was also spot on too - having positive relationships can ease one's mind for a restful night's sleep :-). Thanks for sharing!" Young Girl Asleep on Pillow --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis Natasha's favorite post came from The Jenny Evolution with the post "What I Wish I Knew As A Parent"! Saying, "What a great post! It's so true - no one really tells you how crazy it is when you first have a baby. Or maybe we just don't hear it because we're still in the glow of pregnancy. But I wish I had known! Jenny did a great job sharing what happens when you're a new parent. I hope parents to be will read and take in, because it's truly how it happens!" Jenny My favorite post came from Domain of the Mad Mommy with the post "The Weight of Honesty"! This is an amazing post and I can so relate on all counts. Most people would look at me tell me that it is all in my head...and maybe it is, but it is how I feel! Unfortunately it is what I saw, even when I was at my smallest, which I am not now and it is still how I feel and what I see. I want to make those changes and I know that I can, but I still struggle to make those changes permanent. large Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! 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! we want you I am looking for May 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!
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Welcoming you to link up all of your favorite sites for This Momma's Meandering Mondays 42, for more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone! Blog Link Up: Facebook Link Up: Twitter Link Up: