Sunday’s Best #18



Welcome to Week 18 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We’ve started our May Flowers theme. May is the month to plant gardens and flowers, open pools, fire up backyard grills, makeover outdoor spaces, and turn the kids loose in the yard. I know you’re jumping for joy, right!  I know I am.  

This week we’re looking for activities for kids inside and outside, Mother’s Day ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY, home makeover and gardening tips, SEO and blogging information, sewing projects, patio and deck makeovers, backyard projects, front porch makeovers, spring organization tips, and ideas for indoor flower arrangements.  
Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. They’re great for inspiration. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.   


What’s New: We would like readers to select their favorite posts. Voting will start at noon every Friday until mid-night. We will be adding the post with the most votes from the readers to our Sunday’s Best featured bloggers. Be sure to have your blog readers and social media followers head over to vote for your post on Friday. 

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected  How To Make A Dirt Cake from Growing Up Gabel 






I selected Splash of Lime Party from Lipgloss and Crayons  





Kim M. selected – Chocolate Cake Delight from Lou Lou Girls  







Congratulations ladies! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Sunday’s Best – #17



Welcome to Week 17 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup This will be the last week for our April Showers theme.  Next month our theme will be May Flowers.  

This week we’re looking for indoor activities for kids, Mother’s Day ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY, home organization tips, summer garden preparation tips, SEO and blogging tips.  Anything that we can work on during those rainy days and for Mother’s Day. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe to/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


Mother 2 Mother Blog

Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected 10 Ways Not To Lose Yourself In Motherhood from Supermom






I selected I Made It Myself: No Sew Curtains from Half Mom Half Amazing 





Kim M. selected – Rocky Road Cookie Bars from Lou Lou Girls  







Congratulations ladies! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Turn It Up Tuesday – #82

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and another week of Turn It Up Tuesday – our 82nd week to be exact! We’re looking forward to another week of great linkups. Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 396 links – another amazing week! 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!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.
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Great Escapes Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in Leisure and Group Travel.
We plan land based vacations, cruises, destination weddings, and honeymoons to U.S. destinations, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico.
At Great Escapes Travel, we are not mere order takers who book your trip and then leave you on your own. We are “Escape Artists”. As Escape Artists, we act as an adviser and a resource for our clients. We take the time to talk with our clients to really get to know them. Then we are able to create the perfect vacation experience created just for them.  We provide personalized service that is tailored to meet each of our client’s needs. We work with our clients every step of the way – before, during and after the trip. We make ourselves available to our clients by phone, text, email, and Facebook. And we guarantee that someone will respond to you within 24 hours.
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?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

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 | 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 Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for April!

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Mionna from Just Mi! | Kori from Just Another Mom | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Rachel from Rae Loves | Free from Couponin Diva
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Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. 

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Rachel chose Caramel Popcorn Day! from A Sprinkle of This and That. “This recipe combines a few of my favorite things: blackberries, cornbread, ice cream, and popcorn. I also love that the steps are so simple and the recipe makes a ton of these desserts at one time. It’s perfect for summer coming up and looks so great for a cookout or party.”
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Rachel chose Pretty Zombie Cosmetics – 3 Witches Liquid Lipstick from Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams. “I love this makeup combination and it’s my typical go to – pretty yet simple foundation with a bold lip color. This purple is bold but not shiny so it works for everyday wear. It’s also supposed to stay on all day which is a must for a busy woman. Pretty!”
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Cindy chose How I Increased My Google+ Views 600,000 Views in 4 Weeks from On Bliss Street. “This method makes total sense, duh, why didn’t I think of that? I know there are lots of rumors about G+ going away and/or changing but it does help us with Google so I think that we should invest our time in it while we have it.”
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Free also chose this post. “I chose this one because I’ve been thinking about putting more time into Google+. I wasn’t sure if I want to focus on Google+ or not. I now think that I will be give G+ a try.”
Jillian also chose this post. “I am looking to increase my G+ following, and this post explains EXACTLY how to do that! Another fantastic post!”
Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) also chose this post. “This post was right on time for me. I like how she tracked her progress and gave tips on using Google+. I wasn’t doing nearly enough with this awesome social media network. But I will now!”
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Cindy chose 10 Minute Baked Banana Bread Doughnut Holes from Sweet C’s Designs. “I LOVE banana bread and these cake pop-donut holes are so cute. I really need to get myself a cake pop maker.”
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Stacey chose Bully Me Bitches from Chronicles of a Lumpy Person. “What an amazing and oh so true post! I have always struggled with my weight and it is of course something that often happens as we get older…those few extra pounds. I find it so sad when I see people bullying others, when it is adults especially, it is just unnecessary. At least for kids, maybe they have just not been taught any better than to behave in such a way. We are all beautiful in our own unique and amazing ways! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Mionna chose Tips & Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World ’15 from Tabler Party of Two. “This post was great because as a blogger trying to expand, it’s always helpful to read information about how to get your brand out there! Social Media is important in the world of blogging, so always being on your toes and staying on top of information is helpful.”
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Mionna chose Bacon Mac & Cheese with Roasted Hatch Green Chiles from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “I love creamy mac and cheese so this recipe grabbed me when I saw it. I’ve never tried cooking mac and cheese with other ingredients in it, but I have got to try this one!!”
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Cathy chose Coconut Key Lime Pie Bites from A Sprinkle of This and That.
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Mari chose Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramelitas from Just Us Four. “I chose Shannah’s treat because it just looked so flaky and sweet. I can’t wait to try it myself I love caramel treats!”
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Tina chose Potty Training in a Weekend – Success! from our very own Jillian from Baby Doodah! “A hot topic for moms with toddlers!! I really like this post,very informative,I didn’t know about this method,thanks so much for sharing:)”
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Tina chose No-Sew Quiet Book: Barn and Finger Puppets from Sunshine and a Summer Breeze. “I’m a big fan of simple crafts and this is so simple and adorable!! I absolutely love these Finger Puppets, thanks for sharing:)”
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Free chose Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Tips for Potty Training from The Resourceful Mama. “I chose this one because I have a 2 year old and I’m about to start the potty training process with her. I haven’t potty trained a toddler in 15 years so this is a great refresher for me. I need to breathe and relax and not sweat the small stuff.”
Kori also chose this post. “Even as a seasoned mom, I always appreciate practical potty training tips. My youngest is not even 2, but I found this post to be helpful.”
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Jillian chose The 5 Truths You Learn From Shopping at ALDI from Frugal Foodie Mama. “I love Aldi, and completely agree with everything Carries says about the store. I love how I am able to save on groceries there, which ends up saving my family money! Such a great post!”
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Elaine chose Basket Case from The Ramblings of an Aspiring Small Town Girl. “Great tutorial at an opportune time. I am working on my garden this week.”
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Elaine chose How to Create a Child Theme from Budget Girl. “Have always been afraid to alter the stylesheet and now I don’t have to!”
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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose 5 Favorite Photo Editing Apps by Seven Graces. “I really want to make my blog photos POP! This post tells me how to do that with 5 different photo apps before I spend time downloading them.”
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Kori chose Snickerdoodle Paleo Cupcakes Recipe from My Natural Family. ” I love Snickerdoodle cookies so seeing a paleo recipe and in cupcake form was an innovative twist.”
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Lisa chose DIY Frosted Vase from Michelle James Designs. “I love this idea of re-purposing something you would otherwise just throw away. The plastic container once frosted and designed looks wonderful as a vase. I can’t wait to try this.”
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Lisa chose The Pasta Salad Round up from Summer Scraps. “Living in the south, I am always looking for dishes that I don’t have to heat the oven up and this post is great for that. Pasta dishes can be a side or a main meal with little heating of the stove!”
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Latisha chose Spring Style with Pink Blush- Maxi Dresses from Sandy a la Mode. “I love these maxi dresses and totally wish I could wear them. My sense of style does not match my height. I love long flowing dresses like these ones, but with my height, it would be easier for me to wear shorter dresses. I often end up wearing dresses too long for me.”
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Latisha chose Best Things to Do in Hollywood Studios from Simply Designing. “I love being able to hear about this family’s experience with Hollywood Studios and also gain some practical tips for the day I get to take my family there.”
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Natasha chose Happy Easter! My Visit with The Rabbit from Divorced Kat. “Although it’s a topic that people rarely like to talk about, I absolutely LOVED this post. If you’ve ever experienced anything like this in your life, you will completely understand. Great post!”
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The post with the most clicks is How To Double Your Pageviews In 2 Months from Logan Can.
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
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And the Best of the Best is…

This week we have a tie for 1st place and another tie for 2nd place, so all 4 posts will receive the Best of the Best recognition…Congrats!
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Giveaways!

This month, we’re going to do something a bit different with our giveaway! Each week this month, we will be selecting one entrant to win $50 Paypal cash!  You will increase your chances of winning by stopping by each week and entering to win!
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This week is our Pinterest week – so be sure to follow the host, co-hosts, and guest hosts below for your chance to win $50 Paypal cash!

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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, the Best of the Best, and checked out our Thank You $50 Paypal 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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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 our favorite 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.

Sunday’s Best – #15



Welcome to Week 15 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We’ve started our April Showers theme. As they say, April Showers Bring May Flowers, but they also cause us to spend lots of time indoors. We’re looking for indoor activities for kids, Mother’s Day ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY, organizational tips, summer garden preparation tips, SEO and blogging tips. Anything that we can work on during those rainy days. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 


Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe/follow to our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected Red Velvet Cream Cheese Bars from Lou Lou Girls   






I selected 10 Surprisingly Fun Things To Do with Canned Biscuits from Coupin Diva 





Kim M. selected – 23 Ways to Add Farmhouse Style from Cottage Making Mommy  








Congratulations ladies! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Turn It Up Tuesday – #81

We hope you all had a Happy Easter…and enjoyed it with friends and family!
Welcome to the 81st week of Turn It Up Tuesday!  Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 431 links – another amazing week! 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 and be sure to enter our Paypal Giveaway!

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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!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.
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Great Escapes Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in Leisure and Group Travel.
We plan land based vacations, cruises, destination weddings, and honeymoons to U.S. destinations, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico.
At Great Escapes Travel, we are not mere order takers who book your trip and then leave you on your own. We are “Escape Artists”. As Escape Artists, we act as an adviser and a resource for our clients. We take the time to talk with our clients to really get to know them. Then we are able to create the perfect vacation experience created just for them.  We provide personalized service that is tailored to meet each of our client’s needs. We work with our clients every step of the way – before, during and after the trip. We make ourselves available to our clients by phone, text, email, and Facebook. And we guarantee that someone will respond to you within 24 hours.
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?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

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 | 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 Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for April!

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Mionna from Just Mi! | Kori from Just Another Mom | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Rachel from Rae Loves | Free from Couponin Diva

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

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. 

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Latisha chose Gettin After It!! from The Ramblings of an Aspiring Small Town Girl. “This is one of my favorites, simply for the reason that I love hearing about people’s everyday adventures. I also loved the Mama Mia Broadway show mention, because I love Broadway shows.”
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Latisha chose Top 9 Things to Do in Animal Kingdom from Simply Designing. “I always wanted to take my family to the Animal Kingdom. I can’t wait to do that someday. This post gives me great perspective of what to do when that day comes.”
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Rhonda chose 10 blogging tips for absolute beginners from Keeping It Real. “Great tips for the new and not so new blogger.”
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Tiffany chose How To Run – When You *Think* You Hate Running from our very own Jillian from Baby Doodah. “Jillian has definitely given a few great ways to get past the delay in starting to run. I have always hated the idea of running because it just didn’t ‘feel’ good to me but I know if I can get past that idea in my head I may actually fall in love with the entire thing :D”
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Tiffany chose 10 Reasons Why Girls Are Easier To Raise Than Boys from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “This post hit home. I have 2 Girls and 2 Boys and I definitely know the pros and cons of both…but Girls are a bit easier when it comes to certain things like repeating myself and even the messiness.”
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Tina chose DIY Easter Egg Spring Wreath from B is 4. “A super cute Easter Egg Wreath, I like the fact that the son helped.I absolutely love it!! Thanks so much for sharing.”
Lisa also chose this post. “I love this wreath from Bernadyn at B is 4! It just oozes Spring and Easter. Using items from the Dollar Store and around the house makes this wreath inexpensive and so cute.”
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Tina chose Easter Bunny Treat Jars from Happiness is Homemade. “What a beautiful treat in a jar,very creative idea, looks so nice!! Thanks so much for sharing.”
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Lisa chose Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies from The Gold Lining Girl. “These Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies are adorable and made from a cake mix. How’s that for easy! Sarah over at The Gold Lining Girl shares this recipe that I can’t wait to make.”
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Victoria chose If Blogging Were Like High School from pig & dac. “I chose this post because the title caught my eye and then once reading it, I loved the comparisons.”
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Victoria chose Amp Up Your Instagram from Tabler Party of Two. “I chose this post because I have fallen off the Instagram train lately and I need to start back using it regularly. I found the tips provided useful and I have to check out the app mentioned to see if it improves my photos.”
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Kelly chose M&M Crispy Chocolate Martini from Lipgloss and Crayons. “This delicious sounding drink by Carly can be served either as a cocktail or a mocktail. It is such an easy recipe and most households should have the ingredients on hand. My sister and I can’t wait to try a version of this!”
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Kelly chose My Super Retro Pink and Feminine Office Makeover from Fry Sauce & Grits. “Courtney has done a fabulous job turning a dead space into a bright and happy work space. I love the floral wallpaper – it is really eye catching and the decor is super cute!”
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Stacey chose 5 Ways To Get Your Mojo Back When You’re Unmotivated from Divas Run for Bling. “My motivation has slipped a bit in the last couple of months as well, and I am hoping that Spring time weather will kick it back up a notch. These are all absolutely wonderful ideas that should definitely give things a boost! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Zografia chose Places I Party from Just Another Mom. “A great link party list! Let’s party!”
This post received the most clicks this week.
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Zografia chose Turn Washed Out Pics into Vibrant Photographs from Let It Shine. “Improving photography is my main goal! That’s a tutorial i’ll be trying!”
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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose Top 3 Favorite FREE Workout Apps from no Small life. “I have lazily used workout apps that tracked my activity when I run, jog, or use the treadmill. I never even considered an app that shows videos of exercise moves and workouts. So glad that Megan shared this!”
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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose #bloggingedumacation: Running a Blogging Business from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “This post smacked me in the face and made me realize that I can do more! Taylor breaks down how she manages to be highly productive in the same 24 hours that everyone else has. Inspiring.”
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Elaine chose 11 Fantastic Raised Garden Bed Ideas from Busy Being Jennifer. “I am planning my garden and am always looking for new ideas.”
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Silvie chose How to Blow an Egg from Crafty Journal. “I have been looking for a good tutorial for blowing an egg every year to no avail. At birthday parties I have seen people fill the eggs with confetti and have kids break them. I had always wanted to try it but had no idea how to blow an egg. I’m happy that this year I’ll be able to do it for my sons party!”
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Silvie chose Cocktail: Caramel Apple Moonshine from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “I love caramel apples so this was a cocktail recipe that caught my eye. I just recently tried moonshine and really like the smooth flavor, so this recipe will be perfect for the hubs and I.”
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Mari chose PB Knock Off – Fur Trimmed Sweater Pillow Cover from Redo It Yourself Inspirations. “I loved Robin’s use of an old sweater in such a way to make your home look awesome. I find myself holding on to some old pieces because the pattern or material is great but now I know what I can do with them!!! Great share.”
Open_Face_Salmon_Avocado_blogMari chose Open Face Salmon and Avocado BLT from Fitness Food Diva. “Now Shannon, this was amazing. Great combos and healthy just what I am always looking for!”
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Tenns chose The Truth About Blogging: Make Money Blogging and Free Stuff from Serendipity and Spice. “I really appreciated this post, because not only was it detailed for resources on how to make money blogging, but it included some ways I wasn’t aware of. Its great to know you can monetize your blog in so many different ways!”
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Tenns chose 10-Minute DIY Milk & Honey Soap from Happiness is Homemade. “I love a good DIY, and these milk and honey soaps look amazing. I’m sure they are just as amazing to make and use. I also think that they would make great gifts and are very cute for decor.”
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Jillian chose Easy Insect Craft for Kids from Juggling Act Mama. “I am looking for new crafts to do with my son, and this looks like a ton of fun for Spring! I think I’ll put it on my to make list!”
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Jillian chose Managing Your Blog (and Life!) with Google Calendar from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff. “I love organization and calendars! I’m always on the look-out for fun new ways of organizing my life. This calendar looks like it would make me super efficient!”
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And the Best of the Best is…

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Easter Bunny Treat Jars from Happiness is Homemade
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Giveaways!

This month, we’re going to do something a bit different with our giveaway! Each week this month, we will be selecting one entrant to win $50 Paypal cash!  You will increase your chances of winning by stopping by each week and entering to win!
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This week we’re giving away $50 in Paypal cash…You could be the winner – enter now!

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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, the Best of the Best, and checked out our Thank You $50 Paypal Cash Giveaway,

let’s get started!

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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.**

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Sunday’s Best – #14



Welcome to Week 14 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We want to wish each of you a Happy and Blessed Easter. We hope you’re enjoying lots of peeps, chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, good food and having lots of fun with family and friends.  


We’re starting our April Showers theme this month. As they say, April Showers Bring May Flowers, but they also cause us to spend lots of time indoors. We’re looking for indoor activities for kids, Mother’s Day ideas, recipes, crafts, DIY, organizational tips, summer garden preparation tips, SEO and blogging tips. Anything that we can work on during those rainy days. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on family and life. Your linkups and giveaways are welcome here too. Anything goes, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many posts as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com or email one of our other hosts. 


                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts are:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe/follow to our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Last, please help us grow by placing our button on your sidebar. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger please let your readers and followers know. They may want to join the party too! For those who have a Link Party list/directory, please add us. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected Letter to My Girls About the Mean Girl from Confessions of a Mommyaholic  







I selected PB Knock Off Fur Trimmed Pillow from Do It Yourself Inspiration





Kim M. selected – Under $50 Budget Buy for the Whole Family from Mum-bo Jumbo  







Congratulations ladies! All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Sunday’s Best – #13



Welcome to Week 13 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup This is the last week for our Spring Forward theme. We will be starting our April Showers theme next week. We will be looking for indoor activities, recipes, crafts, DIY, organizational, garden preparation, SEO and blogging tips for those rainy days.  




This week we’re celebrating the thaw across the country! Please linkup Easter posts, crafts, recipes, gardening, decorating ideas, room makeovers, Easter tablescapes, spring cleaning and organizational tips. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have SEO, blogging, and parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on life.  Your linkups and giveaways are welcome too. Anything goes here, as long as it’s family friendly and you may linkup as many as you would like. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com  


                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
Here’s the rules, please connect with us on social media before you leave or subscribe/follow our blogs:  

Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
Facebook Page, follow me on Twitter,  Google+, PinterestBlogLovin or subscribe/join my blog on the right before you leave.   



The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Please help us grow by placing the Sunday’s Best button above on your sidebar or in your Link Party lists/directory. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger, let your readers and followers know that you were featured on Sunday’s Best.  Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected Moss Covered Bunny from Pinterventures 

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I selected Pastel Deviled Eggs from Intelligent Domestications





Kim M. selected – Keeping Up With The Jones from Sequins In The South 








All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 



Turn It Up Tuesday – #79

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother! It’s hard to believe, but Easter is a week away. We’re already celebrating here on Turn It Up Tuesday!
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Welcome to the 79th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!  Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 448 links – another amazing week! 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!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.
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Great Escapes Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in Leisure and Group Travel.
We plan land based vacations, cruises, destination weddings, and honeymoons to U.S. destinations, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico.
At Great Escapes Travel, we are not mere order takers who book your trip and then leave you on your own. We are “Escape Artists”. As Escape Artists, we act as an adviser and a resource for our clients. We take the time to talk with our clients to really get to know them. Then we are able to create the perfect vacation experience created just for them.  We provide personalized service that is tailored to meet each of our client’s needs. We work with our clients every step of the way – before, during and after the trip. We make ourselves available to our clients by phone, text, email, and Facebook. And we guarantee that someone will respond to you within 24 hours.
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?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

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 Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for March!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Marie from Just Plain Marie | Marose from Simple Pero Rock | Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom

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

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. 

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Latisha chose Recipe Box: Clam and Bacon Pizza from On the Home Front. “Looks and sound delicious. Would love to taste that.”
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Latisha chose Discovering Grace in the Waiting from Made to Mother. “This is a very timely article for me, because I am experiencing a major season of waiting right now, and sometimes I get frustrated in my impatience. This is a good reminder to me that God has a purpose in our waiting.”
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Mari chose Chocolate Cake with Coconut Cream and Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting from Spoonful of Flavor. “I fell in love with Ashley’s cake because I love the combinations. It looks so decadent and mouth watering! I look forward to trying it.”
Tina also chose this post. “This cake looks stunning!!!A Chocolate cake with coconut and marshmallow frosting. A yummy treat for Easter. I’m going to try this!!Thanks for sharing.”
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Mari chose Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Cookies from Organized Island. “Raquel’s Dulce de Leche treat is dear to me because as a kid I use to buy these little candy triangles at the corner store made of this treat. So to find it in cookie is a must try as well!”
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Tiffany chose 5 Common Blogging Crimes No Blogger Should Commit from pig & dac. “This is a post every Blogger should read. It can be so easy to make simple mistakes that will drive away Readers and Followers. Jessica points out some that have simple fixes but can do major damage.”
This post also received the most clicks.
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Tiffany chose Chalkboard Eggs from Ash and Crafts. “Love This! With Easter right around the corner I am definitely happy to find an easy and no mess way to let my kiddies have decorating fun!”
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Tina chose Dollar Store Moss Topiary DIY from The Organized Dream. “I love simple and affordable ideas that look nice. Great for decorating an event like a wedding,christening ! Thanks for sharing!”
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Marose chose The Ugly Side of Pregnancy from An Upstream Life. “I like this post because it talks about the beginning of motherhood. It can make woman realize how special they are even if their body is changing.”
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Marose chose 5 Tips for Healthier Snacking and Love with Food Review from Divas Run for Bling. “Being healthy is really important and this post would really help.”
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Lisa chose Cold Brew Iced Coffee from Bowl of Happiness. “You don’t have to say coffee twice to me and Haylea’s Cold Brew Iced Coffee reached out to me as if demanding me to make this delicious drink. I’ve been on a iced coffee kick lately and heard of cold brewing but never done it so this was the sign I needed. Can’t wait to try it!”
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Lisa chose How to DIY a Side Table for FREE from noSmallLife. “I love a good re-purpose project and Megan’s DIY Side Table was great and looks great in her living room and entry way. She has my wheels turning now…I think I need a side table in my sitting room!”
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Victoria chose A Guide to Using Essential Oils Effectively – Infographic from Urban Naturale. “I chose this post because I have gotten into using essential oils recently and I am still learning the ropes of all of the various uses for each oil. The infographic in this post was very helpful and providing new ways to use essential oils that I probably would have never thought about.”
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Victoria chose The Busy Blogger’s Method to Effectively Participating in Linky Parties from our very own Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith. “I chose this post because it was on an interesting topic and provided some good tips. I participate in linky parties and I used to run one myself, that I plan to start again, but at times, I know they become overwhelming.”
chocolate-fudge-cake-smores-marshmallowStacey chose Chocolate Fudge Cake: Marshmallow S’mores Dessert from Kenarry. “Oh my, this looks absolutely divine! I am a major choco-holic with a massive sweet tooth, and I have to say, so are my kids. During our summer season, we do s’mores over an open fire, whenever we cook out. This would be great for winter time, when we can’t have one of our cookouts! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Zografia chose 40 DIY Spring Easter Wreaths from The Jenny Evolution. “So many beautiful ideas in one place! A great post for finding inspiration!”
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Zografia chose Spring Chicks Egg Carton Craft from Typically Simply. “I loved these chicks! Just loved them!”
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Jillian chose 4 Things You Learn When Your Post Goes Viral from Budget Girl. “I love this post because I’m so super excited for Chelsey, and because she shares some fantastic tips for when your post does go viral!!”
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Jillian chose How to Choose a Planner System That Is Best For You from Mama’s Got It Together. “I love my Erin Condren Life Planner, but I don’t feel planner peace, yet. I feel like I am missing something. I’m wondering if I need to use my planner binder, too. After reading this post, I realize I have more research to do for myself.”
Natasha also chose this post. “As one of my goals is to become better organized this year, I have been looking at the Erin Condren planners – however, I have yet to find planner peace. These tips really helped me to get started on finding that balance and peace and taking some time to do some research. Great post!”
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Kelly chose Recipe: Tie Dye Birthday Cake!! from Hopelessly Ever After. “This colourful cake made by Kristin for her partner’s birthday is super cool. I didn’t realise just how easy it is to make a tie dye cake and this has inspired me to give it a go!”
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Kelly chose Easter and Spring Home Decor Ideas from Clean Scentsible. “Talented Jenn shares her home decor ideas she has prepared for Easter. I love how Jenn has used chalkboards – her writing and drawing looks so professional! I love it.”
b26eef4424ca739706d0ed103db2dab0Natasha chose Time to Stop Wasting My Precious Time on an Unworthy Guy from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce. “It’s so true – dating is a serious gamble. And the biggest gamble is knowing whether or not you want to continue giving time and energy to a relationship that can potentially go nowhere. Kat’s stories are always great…and I really enjoyed this one. Great post!”
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Ginger chose Pepperoni Pizza Waffles from A Simple Pantry. “Sounds like a delicious recipe and something my niece and nephew would love to help with.”
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Ginger chose Upcycled Cardboard Box + Fabric Remnants = Fitness Motivation from Fashionably Employed. “Simple and easy idea but super functional and cute.”
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Kimberly chose Look What I Did To My Daughter’s Dolls from our very own Latisha at Ask Latisha. “This mom was so creative in her efforts to save babydolls from being naked all the time! The cake decorating option was Extreme Makeover at its best.”
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Kimberly chose March Madness Appetizers from The Mandatory Mooch. “I’m not crazy about how March Madness always preempts Young & the Restless for two days and lasts well into April. But I can probably overlook the “madness” this year because of Nichi’s awesome compilation of appetizers. So creative!”
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
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And the Best of the Best is…

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Giveaways!

Thank you so much to all that have entered to win our Essential Oils giveaway!
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From Sarah at Grace in Oils: I am so excited to partner with Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures for this awesome giveaway! We are giving away three books & three Young Living essential oils. I originally got started with Young Living and essential oils in July 2014. I did a lot of research before choosing this company. I run a blog Grace In Oils (www.graceinoils.com) where I talk about my research, how I use essential oils, and other fun things! My goal with my blog and my Young Living business is to help bring essential oils into every home. I want everyone to know they can use essential oils! While I encourage research I also offer resources to those I enroll to help empower them to get answers to their questions. I chose Young Living due to their Seed to Seal guarantee and I go into that on my blog. If you are interested in starting your journey with Young Living I would LOVE to have you be a part of my team. I fully support those I enroll via online groups, an e-series, and more! I also offer a really amazing Welcome Kit free to those who choose to become a Wholesale Member with Young Living via purchase of a Premium Starter Kit (https://beta.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/start?sponsorid=1938897&enrollerid=1938897).
A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK!
So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, the Best of the Best, and our 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!
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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 our favorite 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.

Sunday’s Best – #12



Welcome to Week 12 of  Mother 2 Mother’s Sunday’s Best Linkup We’ve started our Spring Forward theme. I’m sad to say, I was hit with 3 inches of snow in my part of the world Friday, but I’m hopeful warm weather is around the corner. I need to see green soon!   



Please help me thaw out by celebrating the arrival of warm weather with your Easter posts, crafts, recipes, gardening, decorating ideas, room makeovers, tablescapes, spring cleaning and organizational tips. Blow the dust off your old posts and link those too. Don’t have posts that fit into the theme, link up whatever post you would like to share. We would love to have SEO, blogging, and parenting tips, DIY projects, homesteading, homeschooling, and your posts on life.  Your linkups and giveaways are welcome too. Anything goes here, as long as it’s family friendly. 

Each week your hosts will select their favorite post and it will be featured the following week. An image from your post will be used on my blog the following week with a link back to your blog. Be sure to check back to see if you’re a Sunday’s Best featured blogger. All Featured Bloggers will have their posts Pinned to the Sunday’s Best Pinterest Board.    

If you are interested in becoming a Sunday’s Best host, please contact me for details at rhonda@mother2motherblog.com  


                                             Your Sunday’s Best Hosts:

            Rhonda – Mother 2 Mother                Kim U. – Pinterested Parent         Kim M. – Life In A House of Testosterone


  
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Mother 2 Mother: Please like my 
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The Pinterested Parent: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin before you leave.  


Life In A House of Testosterone: Please like Kim’s Facebook Page, follow her on Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Bloglovin, or Instagram before you leave. 


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Please help us grow by placing the Sunday’s Best button above on your sidebar or in your Link Party lists/directory. I appreciate your help in promoting the linkup with Re-tweets and shares. If you are selected as a Featured Blogger, let your readers and followers know that you were featured on Sunday’s Best.  Now lets party! 



The Sunday’s Best Posts are:


Kim U. selected The Truth About Craft Blogging from Little Girl Designs 






I selected BBQ Chicken Recipe from Western New Yorker 






All of the posts were great, and I appreciate each of you linking up. I would like to invite all of you back to linkup your post(s) again, it could be selected this week. While you’re here take a minute to visit these great blogs. It’s a great way to meet and connect with new bloggers. Be sure to PIN or share any posts that you like, we all appreciate a little love. 




Turn It Up Tuesday – #79

Spring is finally here! Can you believe it??!! Yes, in some parts of the US, we started spring with a winter storm that dumped up to 6 inches of snow, but we made up for it in spades yesterday with beautiful spring weather. We’re hoping for it to stay that way!
Wishing You All A Happy Spring!
Welcome to the 79th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!  Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 448 links – another amazing week! 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!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.
Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!
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 | 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 Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for March!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Marie from Just Plain Marie | Marose from Simple Pero Rock | Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom

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

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. 

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Marose chose Are We Raising Good Decision Makers? from Kiddie Matters. “I like this because it talks about raising kids.”
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Marose chose The One Thing That is Certain about Blogging from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller. “I like this because I want to read more and more about blogging.”
April also chose this post. “I think this applies to everything, not just blogging.”
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Kelly chose 5 Items Every Woman Needs to Keep in Her Car from illistyle. “Women often don’t think twice about what they should keep in the car in the event of emergencies. April has covered off the important items and even has a mini tutorial on how to check the air pressure of tires. This post is a must read for all women.”
Stacey also chose this post. “What an amazing post! I truly think that this is a wonderful idea for everybody and makes me think about putting something together for our family car. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Kelly chose Washi Tape Clothespins from The Pin Junkie. “As a huge washi tape fan, these super cute decorated peg magnets are so cheap and easy to make, I can’t wait to try them. I think they would be great as a small gift too. Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie!”
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Mari chose A Daughter Teaches, A Mother Learns from Grammie Time. “I think as parents as mothers we want to protect our kids and shield them from pain or bad stuff and it turns out they are stronger and at times wiser than we give them credit for and they indeed become our teachers. Because I learn from my daughter daily I appreciated her journey.”
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Mari chose Teriyaki BBQ Chicken from Fitness Food Diva. “It looked tasty, easy and loved the BBQ & Teriyaki combo.”
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Rhonda chose Easter Basket Ideas For Your Toddler from Logan Can… “Great ideas for filling a toddler’s Easter Basket. I’m adding a few items to my shopping list.”
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Jessica chose 3 Steps To Help Build Your Child’s Creative Writing Skills from Keeping Life Sane. “I needed this! I’ve been on a writing funk as of late so even though this is geared towards children, it also helps us bloggers to write something! Great tips!”
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Jessica chose Small Talk Leads to Great Relationships from Keeping Life Sane. “Awesome relationship builder for the family! We all have to connect like this rather than FB or texting. This can also be just a 30 minute “family connection” where the TV is off or having dinner and posing those questions out to everyone. Thanks for sharing!”
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Jillian chose Upgraded Kitchen – So You Say You Want a New Kitchen? Come and Get It! from On Bliss Street. “I chose this post because the makeover is so beautiful and so affordable. We’re moving soon, and while I won’t be able to make any hardware changes (we’re renting), I will be able to make it beautiful on a budget. This post proves that!”
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Jillian chose Homeschooling A Trial Run? from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus. “I chose this post because I have considered home schooling for my son, but I am worried about many things. Tina does a great job of listing the worries and then going through and trying to change our mindset.”
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Lisa chose Easter Bunny Cupcakes from Smart Party Planning. “Catherine’s Easter Bunny Cupcakes are adorable and a cinch to make. Definitely adds cuteness to any Easter dessert table plus a great idea to get kids involved in the kitchen.”
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Lisa chose Banana Crunch Parfait from Sweet Silly Sara. “Sara’s Banana Crunch Parfait is perfect for breakfasts on the go (or not) and for snacking. The cereal is one of my favorites and always on hand as is the rest of the ingredients so this is going to be a regular addition to breakfasts and snacks.”
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Zografia chose How to Make Soap with Essential Oils from Growing Up Gabel. “I really want to try making my own soap, but most recipes need lots of stuff. But this one, with only 3 simple ingredients is a must try!”
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Zografia chose Can We Stop with the Parenting Articles, Please? from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. “Yes, please! Enough with all this! We are all doing what we think is best for our kids. And we are proud of it!”
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Victoria chose Best Practices for Blogging for Your Business from our very own Tenns from Bliss and Faith. “I chose this post because it shares some good business blogging practices.”
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Victoria chose 5 Ways to Make the Most of Instagram from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “I chose this post because I am trying to use Instagram more and this post shared some great tips.”
Tiffany also chose this post. “I love how Leslie mentions the fun behind Instagram. Even as a Blogger you always want to show a bit of who you are and Instagram gives us all a chance to do just that!”
This post also received the most clicks.
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Silvie chose 25 Copy Cat Recipes From Your Favorite Restaurants from The Organized Dream.  “I chose this because I love to recreate restaurant recipes at home, and this post has 2 of my absolute favorites!! Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade and Panda Express Orange Chicken!”
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Silvie chose DIY Raised Garden Bed from Fry Sauce & Grits. “I chose this post as one of my favorites because I had decided this year I would make my own raised garden bed. I had no idea where to even begin, but this post helped to answer a lot of questions. :)”
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April chose National Pi Day {Free Printable} from Pastries Pumps and Pi. “My son and I had a blast doing this printable celebrating National Pi Day… Eat Up! LOL”
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Tiffany chose Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies from Forgetful Momma. “For a Momma who is a bit craft challenged this is the perfect Easter craft to have fun with and still keep the Kiddies happy.”
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Ginger chose The meaning behind “a la mode” + tips for working with brands from Sandy a la mode. “I love the outfit and her over all style. The tips in the post were very helpful too!”
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Ginger chose Hello Goodbye from I Spy Oby. “Her hair is fabulous her shoes are great! The whole look is dope, I love it all!”
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Latisha chose Dreams do Come True: planning and using a vision board from Just Be Well. “I always love the idea of creating a visual of what your dreams look like in your head. It is great encouragement every time you look at it. I have a vision board above my desk.”
16207814103_b686c253f8Tina chose DIY Pom Pom Bunny from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “What a cute pom pom bunny!!Nice activity ,adorable result.Thanks for sharing.”
pinnable-peter-rabbit-easter-party-ideasTina chose Peter Rabbit Inspired Easter Party Ideas from Atta Girl Says. “I love this themed party,everything looks so beautiful.I loved the garden with the mini carrots! Thanks for sharing.”
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
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And the Best of the Best is…

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Giveaways!

And now for our giveaway of the month!
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From Sarah at Grace in Oils: I am so excited to partner with Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures for this awesome giveaway! We are giving away three books & three Young Living essential oils. I originally got started with Young Living and essential oils in July 2014. I did a lot of research before choosing this company. I run a blog Grace In Oils (www.graceinoils.com) where I talk about my research, how I use essential oils, and other fun things! My goal with my blog and my Young Living business is to help bring essential oils into every home. I want everyone to know they can use essential oils! While I encourage research I also offer resources to those I enroll to help empower them to get answers to their questions. I chose Young Living due to their Seed to Seal guarantee and I go into that on my blog. If you are interested in starting your journey with Young Living I would LOVE to have you be a part of my team. I fully support those I enroll via online groups, an e-series, and more! I also offer a really amazing Welcome Kit free to those who choose to become a Wholesale Member with Young Living via purchase of a Premium Starter Kit (https://beta.youngliving.com/vo/#/signup/start?sponsorid=1938897&enrollerid=1938897).

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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, the Best of the Best, and our 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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