Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 64

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 64th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We’re so happy to have you here again this week – we had such amazing posts last week! We enjoyed reading them all!
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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!
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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 December!

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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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Ce Ce chose Cardboard Tube Snowman Family Craft from The Organized Dream. “This is the cutest craft to add to a 25 days of Christmas crafts list!”
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Angie chose Don’t Forget Jesus from Kids in the Word. “Jesus is the most important part of Christmas and even as an adult I practice many of the wonderful suggestions in this post.”
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Tina chose Holiday Lunchbox Idea + Jokes #BICMerryMarking #SummerMelon from A Mom’s Take. “What a sweet Holiday Lunchbox Idea!! So simple to make. Small suprises that make your loved ones smile do matter,love Rudolph and the joke.Thanks for sharing.”
Kelly also chose this post. “I always like new ideas for the kids’ lunches.”
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Cathy chose Easy Homemade Santa’s Cookie Plate #DIYwithPainters #PaintersMarkers from A Mom’s Take. “I love the simplicity of this precious keepsake! What an awesome idea!”
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Rhonda chose Build A Christmas House Out of Twinkies by Home Making Hacks. “I have always loved Hostess Twinkies. Making an edible Christmas House with them will be a fun craft to do with the kids for the holidays, adorable and delicious.”
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Chelsea chose 10 delectable christmas cookie recipes from Dreaming of Leaving. “My mouth literally drooled after looking all these delectable cookies! Such cute ideas that make me want to jump in the kitchen and bake!”
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Jillian chose 7 Reasons Why I’m Grateful for My Broken Kneecap from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce. “I chose this post because we often need to be reminded that we should be grateful for even the little things. This posts reminds us that even in a terrible situation, there IS good!”
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Tiffany chose 13 Signs You Are Blog-holic… from A Kaleidoscopic Dream. “Such a fun post and definitely on the nose for each sign. I am truly a Blog-holic and I am darn proud to say it!”
Silvie also chose this post. “I could relate to every single one of the things mentioned and it gave me a good laugh. Which I totally needed. I love blogging and wouldn’t stop doing it for anything!”
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Laci chose Decor Challenge: Christmas Ribbon Garland from A Dose of Paige. “This is easy and such my style and adds a unique touch to any room that anyone will notice.”
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Elaine chose Stuffed Tomatoes from My Lamp is Full. “This stuffed tomato recipe made my mouth water. To me, that is always a sign that the recipe will be great.”
Snickerdoodle-Cookies2Stacey chose Snickerdoodle Cookies from Luv a Bargain. “My two youngest absolutely love Snickerdoodle cookies! I can’t wait to try this one and add it to our Christmas cookie baking during this coming Christmas season! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Stacy chose NinjaBread Cookies. Not Your Ordinary Gingerbread from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “My favorite this week is the NinjaBread Cookies by The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. I love them because ninjas. Is there really anything more to say? :”
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Jessica chose Is Your Life an Adventure? from Stuck In Your Rut. “What an inspiring story! It made me re-analyze my life and goals I had for myself but never did. It’s a great reminder for all of us that life is too short and we should make the most of it, even when obstacles get in the way! Thanks a million for sharing!”
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Nancy chose 4 Fun Ways to Stay Fit With The Help Of Your Dog from Urban Naturale. “It was visually appealing, great photos, and the tips that she offered were simple and practical.”
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Natasha chose Toddler Boy’s Christmas Wishlist from The Everyday Momma. “I must admit, I’m also an addict for buying my son toys, especially educational toys. I love this Christmas wishlist – I may be getting some of the things on this list. Thanks for a great post!”
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The post with the most clicks is Things I Said Before I Was a Parent from Crazily Normal.
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And the Best of the Best is…

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10 delectable christmas cookie recipes from Dreaming of Leaving
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Cardboard Tube Snowman Family Craft from The Organized Dream
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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 63

Welcome to the 63rd week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We’re so happy to have you here again this week – we had such amazing posts last week! We enjoyed reading them all!
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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!
Are you interested in having your blog or website featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays? Do you want to offer a discount to Turn It Up Tuesday linkers?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | 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!

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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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Mari chose Dresser To Kitchen Island – Cart #DIY With #ChalkyFinish Paint Colors from Dear Creatives. “I chose DC’s redo because I absolutely love taking something old and making it into something new again. I loved how the dresser turned out I think it looks amazing!”
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Angie chose Pretzel Snowmen from Save More Spend Less with Heidi. “How cute is this!!? So easy to make & oh so delicious too! Maybe we could even add a gummy worm as a scarf? (that might be taking it too far – they are perfect as is)”
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Jillian chose Free Christmas Shopping Printable from The Organized Dream. “I chose this post bc I love lists!! And keeping organized during the holidays is very time consuming. This list will help me keep organized, and I hope it helps others!”
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Chelsea chose Pumpkin Pie in a Jar from Little House Living. “I love how these pies were made in a jar. Call me crazy, but the crust is my LEAST favorite part of a pie, so knowing that these confections had less flaky and more filling, I was a happy woman. And plus, it just looks yummy in general! Yay for holiday sweets!”
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Damjana chose Mini Apple Cranberry Popovers from Three Kids and a Fish. “These popovers are just perfect for this time of the year. A treat this warm, sweet, tart and fluffy makes a person want more of it – especially when served with that yummy cranberries fill!”
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Serena chose Five Things I Did For My Students That Today’s Teacher’s Wouldn’t Do from LadyBlogger. “Our kids will always need teachers like this. Perhaps some teachers have lost their spark because of the way the system has changed or for whatever reason. I’m glad to see there are still teachers out there that are willing to go above and beyond for their students.”
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Tenns chose 20-Something Scriptures Every 20-Something Should Know from Mommie and Wee. “I’m always on the search for more spiritual encouragement. This great list of scriptures is just what I need to add to my spiritual appetite. I like that its geared to those in their twenties, because I as I approach my thirties I have these scriptures to look to for strength, encouragement, and motivation.”
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Stacey chose New To Homeschooling from The Multi Tasking’ Mom. “I completely understand this post and still feel somewhat unsure, even though we are into our third year of homeschooling. I will likely always feel a bit of unsure, but I will continue to plug along, because I do feel it is the best for my kids. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Tina chose DIY Waterless Snow Globes from Pioneer Mama. “Another wonderful Christmas creation!! Detailed instructions – fantastic result, my type of craft!! I love these waterless snow globes and I’m making some this Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing.”
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Amy chose Homemade Monogrammed Gift Tags from The Organized Dream. “I love these Homemade Monogrammed Gift Tags from he Organized Dream! I love adding an extra touch to my gifts to personalize them and make the recipient feel special. These gift tags are easy to make, look great, and can be re-purposed as ornaments to be used again each year.”
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Natasha chose Single Serve Hot Chocolate Mix from With A Blast. “I’ve been looking for a nice simple gift to give to my son’s teachers for the holidays. I think this might be it! Thanks for the idea and the simple instructions!”
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The post with the most clicks is The Day Our Strawberry Broke The Internet from Barbie Bieber and Beyond.
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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Pretzel Snowmen from Save More Spend Less with Heidi
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Mini Apple Cranberry Popovers from Three Kids and a Fish
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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 sponsor of the month, 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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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 62

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and Turn It Up Tuesday.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner! And we’re definitely celebrating this week. Share all of your amazing Thanksgiving, Fall, and all around Holidays posts here this week! Our hosts and guest hosts will be selecting their favorites, and 4 posts will win Best of the Best!!!
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Welcome to the 62nd week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from! And we had another record-breaking week – thanks again!!!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Silvie from My Silly Little Gang

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Through Silvie’s posts, she shares the details of raising my silly little gang of boys and the different things she encounters in her life as a mommy. Including crafts, recipes, and reviews, she enjoys blogging and all the work it entails. It definitely keeps her on her toes, but it’s rewarding for her when she receives a comment from a reader letting her know they enjoy her post. Her goal is to grow her blog into all it can be. As a mommy blogger, she has had the opportunity to work with several brands to review their products or places.
Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!
Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
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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 | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for November!

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

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

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.  We’re now accepting guest hosts for December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cindy chose Easy Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from The Surburban Mom. “It is the season for peppermint and I have been baking with it a lot. I’ve never made truffles before but I hope to tackle this recipe in the weeks before Christmas.”
Amy also chose this post. “These truffles look delicious and would make great gifts for the approaching holidays – plus their easy to make!”
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Tina chose Handmade Rustic Angel Ornament from Canary Street Crafts. “What a beautiful and easy to make Christmas ornament. So cute!! I’m going to make one as Christmas craft with my daughter,she loves Christmas angels!!! Maybe make some as presents.”
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Damjana chose Thanksgiving Table Setting from Home Remedies. “I love the fresh feel of the white-green hydrangeas centerpiece and the interesting combination of materials – the traditional combination of burlap on wood topped by a white see-through scarf, giving the scene a silky-light feel…You cannot not love it, can you?”
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Serena chose Serving Others (When You Barely Have Time To Take Care Of Yourself!) from Women with Intention. “I personally feel like this sometimes. I know I sometimes want to help out others so bad even when there’s way too much on my plate and I do it anyway. I have to know and trust in the end it’ll all work out for the good. If I have to say no (on the rare occasion) I know if that opportunity was meant for me then a way will open up for me to do it without feeling overwhelmed.”
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Mari chose Oreo Funfetti Cake Bars from With A Blast. “Can you tell I have a sweet tooth? Omg again I had a long list and had to narrow down but I loved Linda’s treat because it mixes 2 of my daughters’s favorites so it’s a must try.”
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Jillian chose Friday Favorites: Updated Thanksgiving Planner from Krafty Cards etc. “I am SUCH a planner nerd and think it is absolutely necessary to have a planner for your Thanksgiving meal. I want everyone to know about and enjoy this printable!”
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Angie chose Angeli di carta fai da te * DIY paper Angels from Caseperlatesta. “These paper angels are so simple but yet so classy – many ways to decorate with them – on the tree, in a nativity scene or as a place setting for Christmas dinner!”
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Cathy chose Pancake Battered Banana Bites from The Pinterested Parent. “I can’t wait to serve these adorable little bites to the little ones in my life…except I know the big ones in my life are going to love them too!”
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Stasia chose Nursing & Pumping Essentials from The Memoirs of a Mommy. “I just would have found this list super helpful when I was pregnant and will definitely use it the second time around!”
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Tenns chose Mommy, Where’s Your Meatball? A Tale About Testicles + Tips for Discussion from Epic Mommy Adventures. “While it was hilarious, it gave me a real reality check of what it means to raise a boy. I’m so happy you shared this insight, because kids, especially boys, never cease to amaze, surprise or humiliate you. I have a bit more of an idea of one of the many crazy things that may happen with having a son.”
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Silvie chose 4 Simple & Oh So Cute Christmas Gifts from Always Made with Love. “These 4 ideas are adorable, simple and easy to do. These would make perfect stocking stuffers or add a nice touch to gift baskets, or use as bows on gifts!”
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Tiffany chose 7 Tips to Being a Better Stay-At-Home-Mama from Seven Graces. “I love this post! It can be so hard to remember that being at home is not only about taking care of our children but taking care of ourselves as well. A better us means a better Woman, Wife and Mother for everyone else.”
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Stacey chose 7 Epic Books for Bloggers from Amber Kristine. “What a wonderful listing of books! Even though I have been at this blogging thing for almost two years, I still feel like there is so much that I have yet to learn. I am definitely going to check into some of these. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Jessica chose A Better Human Being from Two Teens and Their Mama. “What an inspiring story! It made me think of what I currently have in life and be thankful for it all :). Thanks for the beautiful share!”
Rhonda also chose this post. “During dark hours we sometimes loose sight of the blessings that we still have. To strive to be A Better Human Being during difficult things takes courage, but it also takes courage to strive to be A Better Human Being during our good times. Hopefully we will remember just how blessed we are this holiday season.”
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Meghan chose Two random parenting fails from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. “I love this post because it is just so honest. It’s easy to hide behind the computer and make it seem (on purpose or not) that your life is perfect to your readers.”
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Kelly chose DIY felt board pictures – game time! from AppleGreen Cottage. “I love the simplicity of the felt boards – and that it isn’t electronic!”
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Chelsea chose Apple Roll Ups Recipe from Typically Simple. “This recipe looked so adorable! The perfect bite of apple pie plus the flakiness of crescent rolls. So easy, and soooooo yummy sounding! I just might make these for the kids on Thanksgiving!”
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Rebeka chose 10 Ways To Save On Thanksgiving Dinner from A Mitten Full of Savings. “With holiday travels, two big dinners, presents for 4 others and stockings for all guests on Christmas eve, the holidays get pretty tight on money. I love these suggestions to help ease the strain on the pocketbook. You can even use several of the tips together!”
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Natasha chose Objectified from British Mum USA.  “I am upset about this post on so many levels, but I do feel that there is a bright side too. Your daughter’s friend not only recognized that this is an issue but she did something about it – she spoke up! I have seen this happen many times, and yes, the boy is a complete idiot but sometimes the girls fall for it believing that the only way for him to like her is to have sex with him. It is so sad! And that’s why I’m so incredibly proud of your daughter’s friend for not dealing with it or believing it is acceptable.”
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The post with the most clicks is Shop Spotlight: Ahoy Amigo from Life with Peanut.
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And the Best of the Best is…

There are two posts tied for 1st place!
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Easy Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from The Surburban Mom
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Apple Roll Ups Recipe from Typically Simple
And we have two posts tied for second place!
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A Better Human Being from Two Teens and Their Mama
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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 61

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 61st week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from! And we had a record-breaking week – thanks again!!!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Silvie from My Silly Little Gang

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Through Silvie’s posts, she shares the details of raising my silly little gang of boys and the different things she encounters in her life as a mommy. Including crafts, recipes, and reviews, she enjoys blogging and all the work it entails. It definitely keeps her on her toes, but it’s rewarding for her when she receives a comment from a reader letting her know they enjoy her post. Her goal is to grow her blog into all it can be. As a mommy blogger, she has had the opportunity to work with several brands to review their products or places.
Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!
Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(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 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for November!

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

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

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.  We’re now accepting guest hosts for December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cindy chose Kitchen Basics 101: How to Carve a Turkey from Robyn’s View. “My father always carves the turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas. As much as I hate to admit it, he is getting up there in age. Someone else in the family needs to master this skill. Recently I brought home a rotisserie chicken for dinner and I asked hubby to carve it up and he had no idea how to do it! We hacked away at it but it sure wasn’t pretty. This post gives great instructions on how to accomplish carving a turkey.”
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Jillian chose Infused Water from Robyn’s View. “I have always been a fan of water, but nothing tastes better than when you add some fruit and spice it up. It makes it more exciting and means I’m more likely to grab and gulp!”
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Meghan chose The Target Effect – Adoption Tales from the Checkout Line from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. “This is hilarious and sad at the same time. I have not adopted though I have always thought about it. But I would never think to ask someone randomly about their adopted kids. I have the upmost respect for her and everyone else who adopts. People ask the dumbest, and sometimes hurtful, things. Even if you haven’t adopted, you can still relate to dumb questions that you have received while pregnant or after your baby is born … and well in to their life. There are plenty of times I just want to turn around and sock someone.”
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Damjana chose Color Changing Oxeye Daisies from Frogs and Fairies. “Did you know you can even dye daisies!? In real life, not just on a computer screen, using some fancy web design app!!! It was a blast for me when I saw it and I believe you’ll all want to try it out! A wonderful and fresh idea, especially for those of us who’d love a splash of fresh colors. Especially in combination with flowers!”
Tiffany also chose this post. “I picked this post because as soon as I started reading it I went back to the days before my Husbands first deployment and how he treasured every day he could have with our children. Now that he is back we still take the time to have time that is just for him. It is truly so important.”
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Yolanda chose The Importance of Daddy Time from Winks and Eyerolls. “The reason that I picked this is because fatherhood often doesn’t get the amount of attention that it deserves. I also have an amazing husband who is hands on with our son. It is an amazing, and important relationship that exists between a father and their child.”
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Mari chose Butterfinger Fudge from Gal on a Mission. ” I loved the fact that Chelsea used just 4 ingredients to make this amazing treat. Less was more for sure.”
Silvie also chose this post. “I chose the Butterfinger Fudge Recipe because I like recipes that have simple ingredients and taste yummy. After making this recipe I was amazed at how delicious this fudge comes out!”
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Amy chose Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Recipe from The Painted Hinge.  “I’m still in Fall mode and this Pumpkin cake may just be my new seasonal favorite. It’s easy to make, has just a few ingredients, and looks delicious!”
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Stacey chose NaBloPoMo | Blogging As A Profession from New Mama Diaries. “Tenns offered some amazing points to go by for making a professional and well designed site. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Tina chose Rustic Log Holiday Card Display from Anything & Everything. “Absolutely beautiful!! I love Christmas Craft Tutorials! A fabulous rustic feel and a great way to display your Christmas Cards!!! Simple but beautiful. I love Christmas!! Thanks for sharing!”
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Rhonda chose Turkey Rice Krispie Treats | Fun Thanksgiving Dessert! from Moms Need To Know. “I always make a Thanksgiving treat for the kids, as none of them are partial to pumpkin or sweet potato pie. These are adorable, and will add a festive touch to the Thanksgiving table.”
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Serena chose 5 Quirky Things… When I don’t know what to write. from Clay Clan Cultivates. “I like it because I feel like this sometimes. I also like it because it will probably not be funny to a non blogger, even though it will be hilarious to a blogger so it’s almost like an inside joke. It’s brilliant! I hate selfies, too…”
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Angie chose Butternut Squash, Pear, Brown Rice, Chicken Soup Chopped from The Kitchen Chopper. “I liked it just because it looked delicious & was a unique combination of ingredients.”
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Stasia chose 77 Quick Throw-Together Slow Cooker Meals from Little House Living. “LIfe is very busy (as with most) and I am always looking for quick and easy slow cooker meals. Something I can throw in in the morning before work and is ready by the time everyone gets home. It takes stress off of our lives!”
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Natasha chose 5 Signs That You Have A Threenager! from Domain of the Mad Mommy. “Love. This. Post. Because I taught I had it so horrible when my son was 2, but now that he’s 3 and losing his mind on a daily occasion, I’m realizing how great 2 really was! The arguments are endless, the fights are senseless, and the tantrums are fruitless – still he continues and still I won’t break! I surely have a threenager!”
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The post with the most clicks is How To Support Your [Blogging] Community #NaBloPoMo from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
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And the Best of the Best is…

We have a 3-way tie this week – so all 3 win Best of the Best!
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The Importance of Daddy Time from Winks and Eyerolls
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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Recipe from The Painted Hinge
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!
Please send an e-mail to Natasha at 1EpicMommy@gmail.com and she will provide you with all the details!
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So now that you’ve met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, the Featured and the Best of the Best, and the winners of our anniversary giveaway…

let’s get started!

*Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. *Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier! *Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! *Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun! 

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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 60

Can you believe it’s the 60th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays??!! Welcome to Mother 2 Mother! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from! And we had a record-breaking week – thanks!!!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Silvie from My Silly Little Gang

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Through Silvie’s posts, she shares the details of raising my silly little gang of boys and the different things she encounters in her life as a mommy. Including crafts, recipes, and reviews, she enjoys blogging and all the work it entails. It definitely keeps her on her toes, but it’s rewarding for her when she receives a comment from a reader letting her know they enjoy her post. Her goal is to grow her blog into all it can be. As a mommy blogger, she has had the opportunity to work with several brands to review their products or places.
Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!
Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(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 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for November!

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

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

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.  We’re now accepting guest hosts for December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Tiffany chose When Cellphone Numbers Collide from Maple Brown Sugar. “I wanted to yell out AMEN as I read this! I have had my number for 5 years and I am STILL receiving texts and calls for the previous user. It’s funny getting a peek at someone’s else life through texts and random photos. Well kinda…LOL”
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Keri chose 20 Busy Bag Ideas for Busy Little People | Part 1 from The Way He Plays. “I have been looking for creative busy bags and these are so great and useful!”
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Cathy chose Pumpkin Orange Chocolate Wrapped Cake from All That’s Jas. “Such a BEAUTIFUL cake! An elegant dessert worthy of the center of any Thanksgiving feast! Her post makes it looks so easy to make I just might attempt to make it for my families Thanksgiving!”
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Angie chose Clothespin Manger Nativity Scene Christmas Craft from Christianity Cove. “The first of Advent is on Nov 30th & nativity scenes have always been precious to me – I have a small collection & I’ll have to add this one to my collection.”
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Serena chose 18 Reasons Why The 80’s Were Awesome #StumbleIntoTheWeekend from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “It was great to reminisce about the 80’s and brought back so many happy & fun memories. It also put me in awe of the many advancements that have been made since then like with video gaming systems, fashion, and music.”
Stacey also chose this post. “Oh man the 80’s! The birth of MTV, big hair bands, and men in makeup and spandex! Oh the music! I have raised my kids on it…a new generation! The Sweet Valley High books were amazing, I remember having a shelf full! LOL! The TV and heaven forbid if there was something political or world newsworthy…there went 3, if not all of those channels! LOL! Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane!”
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Damjana chose Cornucopia Snack from Three Kids and a Fish. “Why this one? This treat has what it takes to make a perfect recipe for me: so colorful and inventively looking, yet so simple to make! And, I have a soft spot for the mix of sweet&salty taste…I just HAVE to try it out.”
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Kimberly chose Healthy Apple Almond Butter Muffins from Luv a Bargain. “I chose this recipe as it has healthy substitutes for baking – making muffins a little bit healthier. And it looks yummy!”
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Yolanda chose I wish I would have known how hard it would be to parent someone else’s child from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. “As an African American woman who has worked with children at various stages in the system, I found this story of domestic transracial adoption beautiful. How I wish the world was full of more people with hearts as big and loving as this mother. It’s well written, and very touching.”
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Mari chose French Toast Breakfast Muffins Recipe from Sweep Tight. “I love all things French Toast.Yummy!!!”
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Meghan chose 2 Ingredient Edible DIY Kids Paint Recipe from Domestic Mommyhood. “I’ve been collecting lists of things to do with Savanna at home now that she is truly at an age to grasp learning. I love this idea of edible paint. I can let her do her own thing or we can learn the alphabet and numbers without me having to worry about her accidentally putting this in her mouth…and such a simple recipe!”
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Jillian chose 25 Indoor Activities from Life’s Little Projects. “It’s starting to get chilly where I live and with it dark when I get out of work, it’s tough to keep my child entertained indoors. This list has some great ideas on keeping him occupied and having fun!”
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Rhonda chose Holiday Craft | How to Make a Sock Snowman from About A Mom. “The holidays are around the corner, so I’m looking for crafts to do with my grandchildren. This sock snowman is adorable and made from items that I have an abundance of. I could find a place around my house for these little fellows. Adorable.”
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Kelly chose Scottish Tea Cookies with Apple Butter + Musselman’s Apple Butter Giveaway from Platter Talk. “Our family loves apple butter. I’m sure this would be delicious.”
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Jessica chose Financially Fit & Physically Fit You from Women with Intention. “I love the idea of combining both being financially and physically fit together. As I was going through the post, both aspects are the same in nature. It’s basically doing a “2 for 1″ when accomplishing the goals. Thanks for sharing!”
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Tina chose Homemade Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Pie Spice Apples from A Cultivated Nest. “Looks stunning, easy to make, yummy and it can be customised for any season , like Christmas. I’m definitely going to play with this recipe!!Thanks for sharing.”
Chelsea also chose this post. “I don’t even like chocolate, but these apple treats look delish!! I love that the pumpkin spice was included, so it’s a little different than the average ‘covered apple’!! Yummm!”
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Amy chose A Little Thanksgiving Home Tour from Little Brags. “Christine did a fantastic job decorating her porch and home for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Her spaces are warm and welcoming, just what you want when having guests over! I love that she made some of the decorative items herself, including the creative little side table. I wish I was on her holiday guest list!”
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The post with the most clicks is Death by Chocolate Slow Cooker Dump Cake from Homemaking Hacks with Dawn Lopez.
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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Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!
Please send an e-mail to Natasha at 1EpicMommy@gmail.com and she will provide you with all the details!
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So now that you’ve met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, the Featured and the Best of the Best, and the winners of our anniversary giveaway…

let’s get started!

*Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. *Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier! *Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! *Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun! 

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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 59


Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 59th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing Halloween posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from!
Let’s continue with some more Halloween and Fall posts this week! I’m sure you have tons more to share!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Silvie from My Silly Little Gang

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Through Silvie’s posts, she shares the details of raising my silly little gang of boys and the different things she encounters in her life as a mommy. Including crafts, recipes, and reviews, she enjoys blogging and all the work it entails. It definitely keeps her on her toes, but it’s rewarding for her when she receives a comment from a reader letting her know they enjoy her post. Her goal is to grow her blog into all it can be. As a mommy blogger, she has had the opportunity to work with several brands to review their products or places.
Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!
Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(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 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for November!

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

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

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.  We’re now accepting guest hosts for December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cathy chose Easy Recipe for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Truffles from A Mitten Full of Savings. “Cream cheese and pumpkin…need I say more!? I can’t wait to make these for the holidays!”
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Jillian chose How to Make an Infinity Scarf from Little House Living. “I chose this post because I have been seriously obsessed with scarves this Fall season and they can get pricey. This is a much more affordable option to fulfill my need for many many scarves. haha”
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Cathy chose Book Page Paper Pumpkin {How to Decorate for Fall on a Budget} from The Domestic Heart. “Shelly has created an amazing paper pumpkin and you can to with her awesome step by step tutorial! Create these amazing paper pumpkins to decorate your home this harvest season!”
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Kelly chose Paper Plate Candy Corn Bunting from Typically Simple. “I love easy craft projects and my kids thought this was really fun.”
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Jessica chose If I Had A Halloween Party from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “How cute! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I have yet to throw a Halloween party so when I do, I will definitely check in for some of these awesome ideas, especially the take on food!”
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Bernadyn chose How Zombies and Screams Gave Me a Mom Moment from Life in a House of Testosterone. “I chose this post because Kim shares how she had a “Mom moment” with her son in an unexpected time and place. I think that for parents, those special moments are important to cherish especially as your children grow older and it sometimes, it becomes harder to find ways to stay close and connected.”
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Stacey chose Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Bars from Platter Talk. “Oh my these look absolutely wonderful! My kids would definitely be asking for more because these are three of their favorite ingredients! LOL! I will be giving this one a try and soon! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Meghan chose 52 Ways You Can Save Money Each Month from Amber Kristine. “As a stay at home mom, we are constantly looking for ways to save money. This post was great as it gave me a few additional ideas that we had not thought of yet.”
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Sonya chose Easy Apple Cranberry Chia Seed Jam from A Worthey Read. “This looks like a great healthy jam recipe that is perfect for fall. Apples and cranberries are both in season so this is a great way to use them.”
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Elina chose Coffee Filter Crafts | Coffee Filter Wreath from Happy Deal – Happy Day! “The finished project is stunning and she takes you step by step on how to create this unique wreath. I love the flowers she added to it, it gives the wreath a nice pop of color.”
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Tina chose All Natural Car Air Freshener from Robyn’s View. “What a wonderful idea, it looks so elegant! A natural air freshner without any chemicals,safe for all the family. Looks great and the car smells great for less!”
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Natasha chose 10 Practical Tips For New Bloggers (From A New Blogger) from Tabler Party of Two. “This is such a great post! These are tips that even us semi-newbie and long-time bloggers can take advantage of!”
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The post with the most clicks is How To Put A Dresser Back Together from Anastasia Vintage.
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!
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And the Best of the Best is…

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How Zombies and Screams Gave Me a Mom Moment from Life in a House of Testosterone
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
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So now that you’ve met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, and the 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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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 58

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 58th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing posts last week!
Happy Halloween!!! The holiday is right around the corner, and it makes me realize that the year has flown by! What are you doing for Halloween? Going to any parties? Dressing up your kids in those adorable costumes? Share them all with us this week – present or past!
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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

Danielle from The Frugal Navy Wife

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Danielle is a Navy Wife and Stay at Home mom to 3 (soon to be 4) children age 5 & under! She has learned to save money on a set income & I want to teach you to save money for the things you WANT to spend
it on and not what you HAVE to, like bills!  The Frugal Navy Wife provides fellow military wives with recipes, DIY, deals, and money-saving tips, along with homeschooling tips.
Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!
Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

TUT Hosts 10.5.14
(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 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | 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 October!

This is the last week for our October guest hosts…thanks for all you have done to make this month great!
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(from the top – left to right)
Bernadyn from B is for… | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Dorothy from ZzzonkOwl: All Things Etsy | Elina from Scrapbooks, Crafts, Cards, Oh My! | Shelly from The Domestic Heart | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Sonya from Saving Everyday With Sonya K | Tina from The Happy Creations

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

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.  We’re now accepting guest hosts for December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Laura chose Nature Mini Wreaths: Love Inspired from Simple Nature Decor. “I love the simple and adorable idea. This could easily be made with the family or that special time when Mom needs to hide and just be creative. Bringing Nature and memories always inspires me as a Blogger to want to be even more creative.”
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April chose 10 Reasons to STOP Breastfeeding from MBA SAHM. “Butterfly turned ONE this week, and to stop nursing has been wearing on my mind a lot lately. There are so many things that are easier with breastfeeding. That said, things are getting more difficult as she’s teething and using me to soothe herself.”
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Jillian chose Dollar Store DIY: Easy Owl Banner from Table Decor Ideas. “I chose this post because I am looking for new fun ways to decorate for Halloween outside of pumpkins and skeletons. This is perfect!”
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Cathy chose Spiced Apple Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting | Apple Recipes from A Simple Pantry. “Karly creates the ultimate fall sweet treat! A moist apple cupcake topped with a creamy caramel cream cheese frosting with an added M&M on top! This cupcake is the perfect mouthful of fall flavors!”
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Meghan chose How to Create An RH Baby Room without Spending the Money from Seeking Lavender Lane. “I want to redo my daughter’s room soon as she transitions to a toddler bed, but I already redid her nursery once so definitely can’t afford another major redecoration! This post gives great ideas on how to decorate affordably and still give you the look you are going for.”
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Stacey chose Candy Overload Magic Bars from Annie’s Noms. “OMG! Those look absolutely amazing! I am definitely getting some sweetened condensed milk the next time I go to the store! Maybe even 2 cans, so that I can make a version with nuts, all for me! LOL! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Bernadyn chose Marriage and Money from Trusting the Journey of Motherhood. “I think this post about separating your finances in a marriage is a smart and practical way to keep the marriage more balanced. It may not work for everyone but then again, it may be a great way for some couples to be happier with how the finances are handled in their marriage or partnership instead of only one person having the burden of handling all the financial obligations.”
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Jessica chose Couponing: My New Addiction // How I Saved 50% on My Groceries from Mommie and Wee. “I’ve been wanting to try out couponing for awhile. It’s kinda hard in San Antonio becuse the only main grocery store is HEB, but once she mentioned WalMart, I was like, huh?!? Maybe I need to start looking into couponing again and pick up the Sunday paper! Thanks for the tips :).”
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Tina chose Painted White Mini Boos from Woods of Bell Trees. “I love this craft. Nice, easy to make and so elegant. I’d love to have them all year around!!”
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Sonya chose 3 Mobile Mystery Shopping Apps That Pay Cash from Being a Wordsmith. “This is a great post for anyone looking to make cash from mystery shopping. Kimberly does a great job of explaining how each app works. Along with listing the pros and cons for each app.”
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Elina chose Flower Collage Canvas from Sum of Their Stories. “I love this project because she takes you step by step on how she created it.  The floral papers she used were beautiful and I love that she used a black marker to draw an offset outline around the petals.  It really gives the completed project a touch of whimsy.”
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Natasha chose 7 Things You Don’t Get Warned About When You are the Parent of a Toddler from Mum-bo-jumbo.com. “Love this post! All the points are so true – no one can truly warn you about what to expect with a toddler, but sometimes I wish someone would’ve warned me how crazy it is!”
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The post with the most clicks is 5 Reasons Why You Must Watch How to Get Away With Murder from Being a Wordsmith.
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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There’s a tie for second place!
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Candy Overload Magic Bars from Annie’s Noms
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Marriage and Money from Trusting the Journey of Motherhood
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!
Please send an e-mail to Natasha at 1EpicMommy@gmail.com and she will provide you with all the details!
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So now that you’ve met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, the Featured and the Best of the Best, and the winners of our anniversary giveaway…

let’s get started!

*Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. *Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier! *Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! *Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun! 

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Drama Queens Invite Drama Into Their Life

Drama queens and kings are everywhere. They try to disguise themselves, but we all know who they are eventually. I’ve discovered a few on my personal Facebook page. I read a post this morning that just sent me over the edge. It was riddled with profanity, graphic and totally inappropriate content.  The person who posted it believed they were giving advice to someone about a man. It was a reminder of why we parted ways years ago.  I’ve often wondered, what people are thinking when they write posts and how they believe the content is appropriate. Now I like to be entertained, but some things need to be said in private and sometimes your personal business needs to remain just that.    

Let me give you a few examples of inappropriate posts on my timeline:

  • Cussing baby’s momma or daddy and than putting them on blast for all to see.  
  • Racist comments.  Now you know I’m the wrong person for this bullsh**.
  • Selfies of you in the bathroom wearing just a bra.  
  • Every post is about how poor of a job our President is doing.  
  • Postings where every other word is profanity, but you want to be treated like a lady.      
I’m grown and I’ve had my moments where I could have made a sailor look like a saint, but it was in the privacy of my home. I don’t have a need to flaunt my bra in public and I’m not interested in seeing anyone else’s either. Racist comments, but they claim they’re not racist. They know they are a bigot, but yet they want me as a friend.  I keep people like this on my Friends List because I believe you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, ha.  

One thing that I have learned over the course of the years is that people who always have drama in their life either invite, create or associate with it.  For some reason they see themselves as the victim and they want you to leave a comment so you can join them in their pity party. No thank you.  None of us have a perfect a life, and at times we need to vent or share what we’re going through, but if the majority of your posts are negative, you’re probably a big cause of the problem.  
 
I love Facebook.  I believe it’s a great way to connect and stay in contact with family and friends.  I love being able to see what’s happening in everyone’s life when it’s convenient for me. I have deleted a few people because I simply couldn’t take their negative posts.  Yep, I’m not opposed to using the delete button. For the most part, my experience using this social network has been a pleasant experience and I will continue to use this site, I just had to discuss my disgust when people misuse things.       
 
I’ve recently added my blog to Facebook, so please head over and like my Mother 2 Mother page, and thanks for listening.       

Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 57

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother Blog and the 57th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing posts last week!
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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

Danielle from The Frugal Navy Wife

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Danielle is a Navy Wife and Stay at Home mom to 3 (soon to be 4) children age 5 & under! She has learned to save money on a set income & I want to teach you to save money for the things you WANT to spend
it on and not what you HAVE to, like bills!  The Frugal Navy Wife provides fellow military wives with recipes, DIY, deals, and money-saving tips, along with homeschooling tips.
Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!
Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

TUT Hosts 10.5.14
(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 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | 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 October!

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(from the top – left to right)
Bernadyn from B is for… | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Dorothy from ZzzonkOwl: All Things Etsy | Elina from Scrapbooks, Crafts, Cards, Oh My! | Shelly from The Domestic Heart | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Sonya from Saving Everyday With Sonya K | Tina from The Happy Creations

Interested in being a guest host 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 November and December.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Jillian chose 10 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues from Ten at the Table. “I chose this post because it’s been pretty rainy around my area, and I’m always looking for new and fun things to do to spice up a boring, rainy day.”
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Meghan chose DIY Laundry Room Shelf from Latte Everyday. “This is an excellent idea for a wasted space above the washer and dryer. When we were looking at model homes at different communities, the laundry room was always immaculately staged. I always said I wanted my laundry room to look like one of those rooms, but who has the time and money to fix a laundry room up? Especially since it is a room that isn’t used by anyone other than myself. I love this idea for storage and even decor. I am definitely going to be doing this!”
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Bernadyn chose Deciding What to Keep and What to Let Go from Normal Everyday Life. “I chose this because it made me realize that one day, my kids will also stop playing with toys in the tub and I’ll actually be sad when there are not toys cluttering every space of the house! This was a bittersweet post that you can relate to as a parent. It makes me want to cherish these crazy, messy years with my two little ones even more.”
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Dorothy chose Random Parenting Fails, 2nd Edition from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. “Every parent has small, random fails or even white lies that make them feel guilty, so it’s always nice to be reassured that there are other parents making mistakes too 🙂 This post was short and cute. I loved it.”
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Sonya chose How You Can Become a Product Tester and Get Paid to Test Products at Home from Product Review Mom. “This post lists lots of companies that will pay you to test their products. This is a must read for anyone interested in learning ways of making money from home.”
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Rhonda chose Skeletons In My Closet! from What Happens at Grandma’s. “This post contains tons of Halloween crafts for kids that are unique and quite crafty. Did I mention spooky! Great way to spend time with the kids and get in the spirit of Halloween!”
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Elina chose Glittered Fall Leaves DIY from Typically Simple. “This project stood out for me cause it shows you how to recreate those glittered leaves you find in the stores. These would be the perfect addition to any fall wreath or tablescape. And I can picture these as cute napkin rings or on placecards. The possibilities are endless.”
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Cathy chose Simple Homemade Caramel from Luv a Bargain. “Sherri has made delicious, creamy caramel using her crock pot! I pinned this amazing recipe to try! I am excited to dip an apple slice into this homemade caramel! Check out Sherri’s easy and yummy way to make homemade caramel!”
Stacey also chose this post. “I have been wanting to try out making my own caramel, especially now with apple season in full swing! I am definitely going to give this one a try! Thank you so much for sharing!!”
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Tina chose Funghetto velenoso * Little, poisonous mushroom from Caseperlatesta. “Super cute idea,great costume.A beautiful costume for all those DIY mommies out there!!!I love the hat!!”
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Natasha chose Things I Thought Before I Had Kids! from Leah Inspired. “Love this post! It’s so true – I had so many thoughts before I had my son, now I know so much better. And the biggest thing is the TV – I was so insistent upon limiting TV use for my son, now I don’t know what we would do without it! You’ve inspired me to write my own post about this very topic!”
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The post with the most clicks is Red Red Wine Pacifica Polish I Swatch and First Impression #NOTW from Grow It Girl.
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…

Get Paid to Test Products

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Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!
Please send an e-mail to Natasha at 1EpicMommy@gmail.com and she will provide you with all the details!
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So now that you’ve met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, the Featured and the Best of the Best, and the winners of our anniversary giveaway…

let’s get started!

*Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back. *Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier! *Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends! *Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun! 

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Never miss another Turn It Up Tuesday! Sign up for reminder e-mails!

Interested in reading all of the Featured Posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays – past or present? Or do want to know if your post was featured before we go live next week? Follow Natasha Peter’s board Featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays! on Pinterest.

Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 56

Welcome to Mother 2 Mother and the 56th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!!! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing posts last week!
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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

Danielle from The Frugal Navy Wife

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Danielle is a Navy Wife and Stay at Home mom to 3 (soon to be 4) children age 5 & under! She has learned to save money on a set income & I want to teach you to save money for the things you WANT to spend
it on and not what you HAVE to, like bills!  The Frugal Navy Wife provides fellow military wives with recipes, DIY, deals, and money-saving tips, along with homeschooling tips.
Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!
Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

TUT Hosts 10.5.14
(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 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | 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 October!

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(from the top – left to right)
Bernadyn from B is for… | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Dorothy from ZzzonkOwl: All Things Etsy | Elina from Scrapbooks, Crafts, Cards, Oh My! | Shelly from The Domestic Heart | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Sonya from Saving Everyday With Sonya K | Tina from The Happy Creations

Interested in being a guest host 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 November and December.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Dorothy chose How I Divide My Revenue from Selling On Etsy + FREE Printable from Mama’s Got It Together. “It’s my favorite post for a couple reasons. One reason is obvious–it’s about Etsy and I just love “All Things Etsy” 😉 Another reason though is because it is very informative about how to handle the financial details of an Etsy shop…something that I really need to start keeping track of. I’ve always just sort of gone with it…and hoped I was making a profit. With her free printable, I’ll be able to keep better track of where my Etsy income goes. It has also inspired me to make some free printables to offer my blog readers!”
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Tina chose DIY Lovely Lace Pumpkin from Living Frugal with Erika. “A simple,elegant and affordable DIY for Halloween. I love lace!!”
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Rhonda chose Fall Pumpkin Table Centerpiece from Craving Some Creativity. “Fall is my favorite time of year, and I’m always looking for decorating ideas. This would be a great center piece from now through Thanksgiving. Beautiful.”
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Meghan chose I Quit from Living in Mommywood. “I love this post about the writer’s daughter. I think all too much we settle for things in life. Her daughter has so much courage, and a strong belief in herself, to know what she wants to do in life. She doesn’t settle for a job just to have a job. She doesn’t want to just work to live. She is someone who wants to be happy, challenged and love what she does. And thank you to mom for raising such a wonderful adult.”
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Elina chose Shabby Chic Fall Wreath Tutorial from The Painted Hinge. “This was such a pretty wreath. I loved how she explained every step of the process and showed before and after pics of the frame she used to create the wreath. I loved the chicken wire she added to it, the burlap elements and the chalkboard squares. This was a great Fall project!!”
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Bernadyn chose I am a Ninja Mum by Night from Mum-bo-jumbo.com. “I thought this post was so entertaining to read and something many parents can relate to. I know I can since this is what I go through right now when I’m putting my little girl to bed. Many of us moms do become ninjas by night, sneaking around so we don’t wake up the kids!”
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Sonya chose Making a Pie — a Story of Independence from Mommy Crusader and her Knights and Ladies. “It’s the story of a mom who realizes her child is growing up and transitioning from a fairly dependent child to one that is capable of being more independent. It is a moment that we will all experience as parents.”
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Silvie chose Berry Kale Smoothie Recipe from Hairspray and High Heels. “I chose this past because I love smoothies and I have started trying to incorporate kale into the smoothies I make. This smoothie really hit the spot. It was absolutely delicious!”
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Tenns chose Baby Essentials ~ Part 1 {Guest Post} from Mummy Goes Mad. “This is an excellent roundup of baby essentials. I think any expectant mother would find this list extremely useful and helpful. Even as someone who has an older baby, the list is still very relevant to me.”
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Kelly chose Homemade Lemon Sugar Scrub from Coupons and Freebies Mom. “I love making my own body scrubs. They feel indulgent, but are very frugal to make.”
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Stacey chose Homemade Bisquick Recipe from This Mama Loves. “One of my favorite things to eat as a kid was bisquick dumplings with a roast and carrots! As a matter of fact that was the meal that I requested the most for special occasions! LOL! My mom would also make the bisquick drop biscuits quite often with fried chicken, sausage gravy, eggs or for just about any other kind of meal, and of course, one can’t forget the bisquick pancakes! Sadly, for my family, bisquick is very expensive and goes very quickly, so this would be an amazing time and money saver for a large family! Thank you so much for sharing!”
PeanutButter2-682x1024Cathy chose How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter from Saving with Shellie. “Our family loves peanut butter and we eat tons of it! I never thought of making my own, and not only does Shellie give a great recipe for homemade peanut butter but she adds these amazing variations for different types! I pinned this amazing recipe and I am looking forward to making some!”
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Natasha chose 25 ways to get your child’s attention from Just a Touch of Crazy. “This post is the truth! I could call my son several times, and either he hears me and ignores me or he really doesn’t hear me. If I even remotely try to do something for myself or the phone rings, then there he is right in my face seeking attention. I couldn’t have explained it any better myself! Great post! :)”
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The post with the most clicks is Transitioning your Summer Clothes into all 4 Seasons from No Small Life.
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