Turn It Up Tuesday – #69

Thank you so much for joining us for another week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks for sharing those AMAZING posts for us all to enjoy!
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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

Second Chances Girl
Ida is a mom of one, step-mom of two lifestyle blogger from Miami. She blogs about her second chance at life, love and family!
Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(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 April Noelle | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | 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 January!

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Brittney from His Wife. Their Mommy. | Chantale from Virtually A Teacher | Tianna from Love and Laughter | Zografia from Bisozozo | Stacy from Anastasia Vintage| Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Nancy from The Family Bucket List | Rose from What Rose Knows | 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 February and March.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cindy chose Triple Your Readership & Following By Having a Newsletter from our very own co-host, Tenns from New Mama Diaries. “I know I need to start using newsletters for my blog. This post answered some of the questions that I have had about newsletters.”
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Nancy chose Get Rid of It! Decluttering Tasks for the Clutter Free Home Project from The Beautiful Useful Project. “With the new year, I’d like a fresh start and am really trying to get the house cleaned and decluttered. Kate has provided a month long “Get Rid of It!” series in which she posts quick and easy tasks that help to clear the clutter.”
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Rhonda chose DIY Tile Coasters from A Dose of Paige. “Everybody can use coasters in their home. I love that the tiles and materials can be purchased within a budget, and the finished product makes a great gift.”
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Chantale chose 18 Healthy Recipes to Lose Weight from Budget Girl. “I chose this post about healthy recipes because I feel it is many people’s New Year’s resolutions to be healthy and lose weight. She has beautiful images of the dishes and her recipes are original and varied. It allows readers to keep things interesting and not get bored while they are trying to lose weight.”
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Jillian chose Planner Organization Update- January 2015 from Mama’s Got It Together. “I chose this post because my organization spidey senses are tingling! The new year means goals, intentions, organization and just getting it together – sometimes we all need a little help to pull it together, and this post can help with that.”
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Mari chose Chocolate Honeycomb Cheesecake from Annie’s Noms. “This week was tough for me but once again my sweet tooth took the lead. I loved Annie’s presentation. This cake just calls out ‘must try’.”
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Zografia chose DIY : Personalised canvas art for the nursery from Happy Girly Crafty. “I liked how great this turned from thrift store supplies. And i love the love touch it has on.”
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Tina chose Winter framed wreath from Our House Now a Home. “A simple and beautiful creation. This Winter framed wreath looks great. Love the idea, thanks for sharing.”
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Tiffany chose Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes from Inspiration for Moms. “Laura, you had me at Cherry. These cupcakes look so decadent and delicious!”
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April chose 10 Things I Want My Daughter To Know About Being a Real Woman from Simply Lindsey Loo. “As I look at my two little girls, I’m constantly worried about what I want to teach them as they get older. I think this post sums it up clearly.”
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Stacey chose Be Afraid And Go On Anyway from Two Teens and Their Mama. “What an amazing post! For years, I let those fears rule me through anxiety attacks and panic. In the last few years, I have learned to embrace those fears and fight my way through them, which has allowed me the ability to go on and start making my dreams a reality. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Rose chose Cheesy Ground Beef and Potato Casserole from With a Blast. “I chose this post because I was drawn to the un-fussiness of the recipe. It’s something I can put together on a busy night and my kids will actually eat! Instead of boiling the potatoes, I may just throw them in the slowcooker to make even less work for myself. ;)”
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Britney chose Healthy Sweet Pork Salad with Creamy Tomatillo Ranch Dressing Recipe from My Natural Family. “That salad had my mouth watering like crazy and I’m a huge foodie! :-)”
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Natasha chose A Day In The Life Of A Single Working Mom With Twins! by Chaos and Kiddos on Domain of the Mad Mommy. “As a single mom, I can completely relate to all the things that Katy is going through. I don’t have twins, but sometimes it feels like it!”
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The post with the most clicks is How I Use My Daily Planner {and a Little DIY} from Britney Dearest.
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Our very own lovely and amazing Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise is hosting a great giveaway this month and some of us are co-hosting, so we’d love to feature it here for all of you! Enter to win cash in the Romantic Cash Giveaway – you could win up to $500! Three winners will be chosen!
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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured and the Best of the Best, and the Romantic Cash giveaway,

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Steps To Plan Your 2015 Kitchen Garden

It’s time to start planning your kitchen garden.  Yes, there’s snow on the ground and it’s cold outside, but January is the time to start planning your spring and summer kitchen garden.  A well planned garden will lead to a successful garden. 

If you’re striving to get healthier, there’s nothing better than fresh vegetables. I have been gardening for years, and my focus has been on tomatoes, peppers, garlic, green beans, watermelons, and herbs. I do add in sunflowers and marigolds. Planting a kitchen garden helps save on the grocery bill, and you will be able to to freeze and preserve your harvest.   


Here’s a few steps you should be taking now to ensure your kitchen garden success:


  • Plan your garden layout – Will you be using raised beds, row gardening, or containers? Will you plant a small, medium or large garden? The size of your garden will determine how many plants you will need to purchase or need to start from seed.  You also need to start thinking about the containers you will be using or pricing material for your raised beds if this is the route you will be taking.       
  • Decide what you want to plant – Do you want to do herbs only or a variety of vegetables? Will you be planting Hybrid or Heirloom seeds/vegetables?  What and how many will you plant.  My suggestion is that you plant what you like and will use during the summer and winter months.   
  • Order seeds – Browse catalogs and on-line websites to determine what you need to purchase or join seed swaps. The Dollar Store has a great selection of seeds for bargain prices. Check your local store now for the best selection.  I also purchase from Gurney, Johnny’s Parks , Territorial and Baker Creek seed companies.  
  • Prepare for indoor sowing – If you indoor sow, set up a schedule for sowing your seeds. 
  • Start winter sowing  – You can start summer flowers in containers and place outdoors to get a head start on the growing season. I start my sunflowers using the winter sowing method. I have also been successful winter sowing vegetables.     
  • Check your inventory – Do you have seeds that need to be used this growing season?  Do you have enough seed starting mix and peat pots for indoor sowing? Are your grow lights in working order? What about your outdoor fencing?  Get a head start, make sure you have everything in working order and you have sufficient supplies for your garden.  

I’ve decided to increase my basil plants from 2 to 6 so I can dry and share them with my sister and daughter. I will be placing herbs in my Christmas gift baskets this year.  I normally put in 9-12 tomato plants, 3 – 4 belle and hot peppers, 2 squash, 2 zucchini,  6 cucumbers, 24-30 cloves of garlic and a few rows of green beans.  I will be cutting back on these vegetables as I have an adequate supply stored.  I will be replacing some of the plants with cauliflower, cantaloupe, water melons, leaf lettuce, collard greens, and a variety of herbs.  


I use the direct sowing method for my green beans, cucumbers and lettuce, winter sowing for my sunflowers, and indoor sowing for my tomatoes, herbs, squash, zucchini, peppers, cauliflower and fruits. 

I will be doing a series of posts on sowing seeds, gardening in containers, row garden preparation, preserving the harvest and everything in between on Saturdays from now through October. Stay tuned and check back for the 2015 Kitchen Garden series.  


If you have a question while planning, starting your seed, implementing your garden or just feel overwhelmed, send an email to The Mail Box using rhonda@mother2motherblog.com, and I will respond to your questions.  Lets get healthy together!      

 If you like this post you may also like:  How To Dry Kitchen Garden Herbs

                                                                   How to Harden Off Garden Seedlings
                                                                   Planting and Harvesting Garlic

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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week1

Thank you so much for joining us for another week of Turn It Up Tuesday – our first one for 2015!
Hope you all had an amazing New Year with family and friends!! And thanks for sharing those AMAZING posts for us all to enjoy!
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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

Second Chances Girl
Ida is a mom of one, step-mom of two lifestyle blogger from Miami. She blogs about her second chance at life, love and family!
Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
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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 | April from 100lb Countdown | Ce Ce from Chic Pixels Design Studio | 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 January!

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(from the top – left to right)
Brittney from His Wife. Their Mommy. | Chantale from Virtually A Teacher | Tianna from Bumps to Bottles | Zografia from Bisozozo | Stacy from Anastasia Vintage| Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Nancy from The Family Bucket List | Rose from What Rose Knows | Tina from The Happy Creations

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

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Elaine chose 75 Amazing Cupcake Recipes from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “I’m a sucker for cupcakes.”
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Rhonda chose Turn Old Christmas Cards into New Treasures from Crafty Journal. “I love recycling old things and turning them into functional items. The cards on the mason jars and as name tags are great ideas. I will use both ideas next Christmas to house my homemade goodies and on my gifts.”
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Jillian chose Dream BIG in 2015- FREE New Years Resolutions Printable from Mama’s Got It Together. “I am a sucker for planning and goal printables and this one is TOTALLY free – that deserves some SERIOUS recognition!”
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Angie chose New Year’s Eve Party Decor Ideas from Home Decor Designs. “Everything was beautiful from this post but I especially loved the midnight clock cookies – totally cute!”
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Stacy chose I’m not a Proverbs 31 woman and that’s okay from Letters to Amelia. “This is a wonderful post, and I very much related Mandy’s concerns about living up to the standards of the Proverbs 31 woman. But, at the end of the day, we are enough and God loves us. I’m thankful for that reminder.”
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Stacey chose 5 Things I Will Do in 2015! from The Mad Mommy. “Echo hit the nail right on the head with this one, I have been working the past few days at getting more organized and focused for a better This Momma’s Ramblings in 2015. I have even gotten so far as actually having most of January’s calendar filled in with post ideas. I also want to organize in so many other areas as well. Eating better is also something that I definitely want to accomplish in the coming year.”
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Tina chose Stella’s Cat from Paper Seedlings. “A lovely card made from a talented grandmother to a granddaughter, how cute it is,adorable!! Thanks for sharing.”
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Silvie chose Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe from Classy Yet Trendy. “I chose this post because I love hot chocolate, also because it’s easy to make and has ingredients that I always have at home.”
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Tiffany chose Stepping Back to Move Forward from Laina Turner. “I loved this post because I could relate to nearly every word. Type A personalities don’t always get the best attention but being one myself I know how hard it can be to say ‘no’ to anything. Yet when I do, it is usually much better than being overwhelmed in the end.”
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Nancy chose How to Make Your Own Cloth Baby Wipes from Living Frugal with Erika. “I loved how to make your own cloth baby wipes, how useful is that?”
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Mari chose Turkey Cranberry Sandwich Recipe from hello nature and All Natural Recipe for Red Velvet Cake from Little House Living. ” I love Cranberries and Red Velvet can’t go wrong with that.”
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Natasha chose In the Moment from An Upstream Life. “It is so beautiful to watch your children in the midst of intense focus and concentration. Then, the look on their face as they seek recognition and approval is equally beautiful. This post captures those moments in pictures so beautifully. Great post!”
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The post with the most clicks is Easy Pear Danish Bars from With A Blast.
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75 Amazing Cupcake Recipes from Pink Heels Pink Truck
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Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe from Classy Yet Trendy
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The lovely and amazing Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise is hosting a great giveaway this month and some of us are co-hosting, so we’d love to feature it here for all of you! Enter to win cash in the Romantic Cash Giveaway – you could win up to $500! Three winners will be chosen!
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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured and the Best of the Best, and our Romantic Cash 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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Winter Centerpiece

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Looking for a simple winter centerpiece for your table?  Look no further than your backyard or a near-by park. I removed the Christmas dinnerware from my breakfast room(below), and needed to replace the center piece. I had these pine cones setting on the kitchen counter in this old wooden bowl, and immediately placed it in the center of the table.  I pulled the candle and berries from the Christmas centerpiece below along with an old hurricane globe that I’ve had under the sink , and in less than 5 minutes I had a center piece.  To give the candle more height in the bowl, I added a small vase to the bottom of the bowl and placed the candle on top of it before setting the hurricane globe.  

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I love the red with the oak.  As I was putting the centerpiece together, I also thought that I could remove a few of the pine cones and berries, and add in a few red apples or just change the color of the candle and remove the berries.  

I re-purpose items when I can.  I love quick, easy and inexpensive.  If you don’t have a wooden bowl, use a glass or trifle bowl.  You can also substitute the berries with cinnamon sticks or fresh greenery. Stay tuned for possible changes to this simple center piece.    

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Happy New Year 2015

Where did the year go?  It’s amazing that 2014 is about to come to end, but I’m looking forward to all that 2015 brings. Out with the old and in with the new, right.  I’ve met some great people in 2014 that have become an important part of my life, and I remained consistent for the most part with my blog posts. Consistency hasn’t been one of my strong points throughout my blogging endeavors, and has caused me to not reach many of my goals in the blogging world.   


I hope to stay on track with Mother 2 Mother in 2015. I will officially retire as a public servant in 9/2015, so I will be able to dedicate more time to my blog, my family, gardening, crafts, travel, and all the things that I love. The thought makes me happy, I love writing and sharing my life with my readers. I’m looking forward to moving on to the next phase of my life and hope you will continue to follow.  


I want to thank each of you for supporting me in 2014. Your comments and following is what keeps me working on Mother 2 Mother. I wish each of you good health, happiness, and love in the New Year.  May each of you be blessed.  

Turn It Up Tuesday – Final 2014 Post

What a great year it has been on Mother 2 Mother. Thank you so much for joining us for another week of Turn It Up Tuesday – our last one for 2014!
We’re so happy to have you all here to help us to ring in the New Year, with great posts, great company, and great reads.
Happy New Year!
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!
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TUT Hosts 11.29.14
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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 | Ce Ce from Chic Pixels Design Studio | 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 December!

It’s our last week for our December guest hosts!! But we’ll have some of them back for another month!

TUT Dec 2014

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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 January and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Angie chose Flourless Yule Log Cake from Reviews, Chews, & How-Tos. “[I chose this post because] my husband is trying again to eat Gluten Free (It’s been an off & on thing for him over the past few years).”
Tina also chose this post. “Looks amazing and delicious. A simple recipe and it’s gluten free!!”
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Mari chose Egg Nog Fudge Recipe from Lou Lou Girls. “The idea of Egg Nog fudge! I know everyone is not crazy about Egg Nog in my house but I would just make it for myself and worry about working it off later. Looks amazing a must try indeed.”
Nancy also chose this post. “This recipe is something I would love to make for my hubby. It looks amazing, and I love recipes that I can look at and feel comfortable that I can make it.”
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Jillian chose 10 Books to Start Off Your New Year Right from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller. “I love this time of year with all the top lists of items, and thought this was a great addition.”
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Rhonda chose FABBY: CHRISTMAS Kitchen Tour 4 from Fabby’s Living. “I loved the festive colors in the tableware, the display of mugs in the window sill, and the yummy treats displayed in the background. Great way to get family and friends in the holiday spirit.”
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Stacey chose DIY Scrabble Tile Coasters from Simply {Darr}ling. “These are an absolutely wonderful idea! They could even be personalized for special occasions! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Natasha chose First Attempt (at Fashion Blogging) from Laina Turner. “I am also so interested in fashion, and although I don’t dress fashionably, I would love to get into fashion blogging. However, I just don’t have the flair for it in my mind. I applaud Laina for attempting it. Great job…and great share!”
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The post with the most clicks is Coke Bottle Reindeer and Santa Real Magic Tutorial from Summer Scraps.
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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Flourless Yule Log Cake from Reviews, Chews, & How-Tos
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DIY Scrabble Tile Coasters from Simply {Darr}ling
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 for the free ad space!
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So now that you’ve met our hosts and co-hosts, and our Featured and the Best of the Best…

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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