Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 40

p style=”text-align: center;”>Welcome to the 40th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Bex from Futures

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Bex is a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger from the UK. She writes about just about anything & everything: her current day-to-day life, updates on Jack, reviews, shopping hauls, books she’s currently reading. Thank you so much Bex for being our sponsor!

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!

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 | Becka from Probably Craftin | Carolyn from A Lavender Life | Margaret from The Mother Rising | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Rachel from Craving Some Creativity | Cindy from Mom Maven | Shana from Organized Chaos | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Lisa from The ‘Fix It’ Stitch | Karen from Quinton Wench | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Katy from Chaos & Kiddos | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for June!

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(from the top – left to right)
Debbie from Heartbeats Soul Stains | Katie from View From The Fridge | Elie from Organizer By Day | Shana from Technotini | Kimberly from Keystrokes By Kimberly | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Sherry Ann from Teach, Inspire, Love, Raise | Rebecca from Futures

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 July & August.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Katy chose Layered Orange Pomegranate Sangria from Latte Everyday. “It’s Summer. And this post is about sangria. ‘Nuff said. Seriously, this looks beautifully tasty!”
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Cindy chose My Top 5 Chrome Extensions from Tidbits of Experience. “I am always looking for tools that will help me be more productive. In her post Crystal shares 5 extensions that I didn’t know existed.”
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Elie chose Upside-Down Pizza Bake from Superheroes in Jammies. “Stephanie’s Upside Down Pizza Bake looks like a quick and delicious dinner! Perfect for those busy weeknights! Can’t wait to try this myself.”
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Debbie chose FIFA World Cup 2014 from Of Mice and Ramen. “We are huge soccer (Futbol) fans at our house, we can’t get enough. To create World Cup cookies is so impressive. They are amazing and truly in the spirit of the World Cup! If only I could make these as well as she did :)”
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Cathy chose Super EASY, No-Bake Oreo Balls + a Printable from Eat, Drink, and be Mary. “I love how beautiful these are with no baking (love this for summer days over 100) required and just a few ingredients!”
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Ce Ce chose How to Make Chalk Paint from Little House Living. “Looking for things to do this summer, this post was great for that. I was just thinking about purchasing some sidewalk chalk, now maybe I will make some!!!”
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Rebecca chose Simple Homemade Peach Cobbler from Little House Living. “It’s a simple recipe but presented so beautifully and sounds yummy too!”
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Kae chose Initial Penny Art from Miss Mash DIY. “I chose [this post] because it’s a beautiful design and also very easy to do. I also like that it’s something that we all have around the house, under the seats of the couch, in out pocketbooks, also in our penny piggy bank. It’s a pretty DIY project and the kids will love it too. Why not make those “useless” pennies useful for artwork.”
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Jillian chose Top 10 Things I Learned at BlogU from The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide. “The reason I chose this post was because it gives some great ideas on getting focused with your blog and what steps you can take to get even further ahead, but the tips aren’t blog-centric, they can AND will benefit anyone.”
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Carolyn chose Toddlers’ Summer To-Do List from This Is Motherhood. “It made me laugh and was dead on accurate!”
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Stacey chose Chocolate Lava Cake from Ducks ‘n a Row. “Oh my, this looks absolutely divine! Every year for my birthday, we try to go to our local Hometown Buffet because they have a desert that they call a Hot Fudge Sundae cake, very much like this Chocolate Lava cake, that is my absolute favorite desert. This is something I could happily eat them all and simply skip dinner! I will definitely be trying it! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Rhonda chose Vibrant Adirondack Chairs from Melanie Gets Married. “I love the bold colors on the chairs and the lush lawn in the background. Nice way to bring color to your yard, and a sign that summer has arrived!”
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Shana chose Homemade Kool Aid Play Doh {Think Outside The Toy Box Series} from View From The Fridge. “What a fun and creative way to make colored play doh! I also like how she snuck in a recipe for edible play doh, which sounds super yum!”
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Rachel chose Crap! I Broke The Blog from Barbie Bieber and Beyond – Raising Girls. “I chose this post because I’ve been there- that freaking out moment of ‘OMG! What have I done?’ I truly laughed at her hilarious perspective and the lessons learned.”
Natasha also chose this post. “As I was in this same boat just a couple of months ago, I completely understand. It is tough to be stuck in this situation and have no idea how to get out. Luckily, everything worked out. Great post!”
This post also received the most clicks.
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Jessica chose Does Your Family Need a Healthy Lifestyle Makeover? 10 Fun & Easy Diet & Fitness Tips For Your Whole Family from Urban Naturale. “Healthy has been a daily word in my vocabulary. One way to do that is to get the family involved. These tips are awesome and fairly easy to implement! Thanks for sharing!”
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Tenns chose Design Your Own Business Cards in PicMonkey from Blog U. “This post was my favorite, because it was thorough, instructional, and definitely something a blogger or business owner needs in their toolkit. I really liked that Chelsey included screenshots in her step by step process for making the business cards. I also thought it was great that she used a free and economical program like PicMonkey. Just goes to show that you don’t need or have to use high-end or fancy programs to create a nice card.”
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Katie chose Baby Girl’s Nursery : Open House from Delineate Your Dwelling. “I just love this little girl nursery!! From the dark accent wall to the DIY mobile, yarn wrapped stool, beautiful gallery wall with that stunning LOVE sign … Just about everything about this nursery is perfect. Unique, personal, and stunning!”
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And the Best of the Best is…

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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 big 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!

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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 39

Welcome to the 39th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Bex from Futures

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Bex is a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger from the UK. She writes about just about anything & everything: her current day-to-day life, updates on Jack, reviews, shopping hauls, books she’s currently reading. Thank you so much Bex for being our sponsor!

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!

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 | Becka from Probably Craftin | Carolyn from A Lavender Life | Margaret from The Mother Rising | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Rachel from Craving Some Creativity | Cindy from Mom Maven | Shana from Organized Chaos | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Lisa from The ‘Fix It’ Stitch | Karen from Quinton Wench | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Katy from Chaos & Kiddos | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for June!

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(from the top – left to right)
Debbie from Heartbeats Soul Stains | Katie from View From The Fridge | Elie from Organizer By Day | Shana from Technotini | Kimberly from Keystrokes By Kimberly | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Sherry Ann from Teach, Inspire, Love, Raise | Rebecca from Futures

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 July & August.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Elie chose Strawberry Cake Doughnuts {Yellow Butter Cake Mix + Strawberry Greek Yogurt = Strawberry Cake Doughnuts!} from Cooking With K. “I loved the Strawberry Cake Doughnuts from Cooking with K! They are so quick and easy and sound delicious. Perfect for any weekend morning!”
Ce Ce also chose this post. “This is such a great idea, I have always wanted to make homemade donuts. I love food blogs! I wish I can say I’m a foodie, but I don’t cook much and I love to eat!”
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Carolyn chose Loving, Supportive Parents Make Me Not Want to Have Kids from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce. “I chose [this post] because it’s straight from the heart and just really honest!”
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Tenns chose How To Choose a Web Host from Blog U. “This post was such a good write up on hosting companies, that I feel more confident about who I’ve chosen as my webhost. I’ll definitely be referencing this post in the future when my current hosting is up.”
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Shana chose Amazin’ Vegan Flourless Black Bean Brownies from Urban Naturale. “Deborah does a great job explaining the nutritional and health benefits of the vegan ingredients in her flourless black bean brownies. It’s nice to see healthy versions of our favorite indulgent foods, and this recipe certainly fits the bill.”
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Rachel chose The So Called Perfect Body from Home is Where the Heart Is. “I truly connected with this article because I felt scarred and never would have had such confidence after my pregnancy. Body issues among women is a leading topic and this message is positive and beautifully written.”
Natasha also chose this post. “It’s amazing how body image impacts us as women every day. I’ve always had issues with my body, but never more than when I went through a c-section to give birth to my son. But every day when I watch what my body was able to create, I become less and less focused on my body image and more on creating happiness in my life. Great post!”
This post also received the most clicks.
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Rebecca chose Put A Pin In It – A Reader Friendly Pinterest Option from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter. “There are a lot of Pinterest tutorials out there but this was really helpful – and offers something a little more than just that little hover button!”
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Stacey chose How to Make Butterscotch Sauce from Little House Living. “During the summer, when I was a kid, we would go to get ice cream sundae’s and butterscotch was my favorite flavor to get. Butterscotch has been discontinued at a well known fast food restaurant, so I look forward to giving this a try.”
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Debbie chose Blueberry Vanilla Creme Brulee from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “I absolutely love Creme Brulee and have never even thought of having blueberry vanilla creme brulee, this sounds amazing and the directions were very detailed. Can’t wait to try it!”
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Jillian chose Don’t take your eyes off your kid. from Little White Dinosaur. “I chose this entry because it is summer and everyone is going swimming, this is a reminder as to why we need to pay close attention to our children as they go swimming.”
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Katie chose Living Flower Wreath from Oh My! Creative. “I love the look of this wreath … Just stunning! I love that it’s easy to water. And I love how original and creative this is! Perfect for summer!”
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Kae chose 5 Easy Recipes while on Vacation from Eat Drink and Be Merry. “I chose that link because I liked how simple it is to make and cost efficient. Definitely something I will take forward when I go on vacation next month.”
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Katy chose Caprese – The Perfect Summer Food from The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide. “Caprese is one of my absolute favorite foods, so I’m always excited to see new recipes to try and think it’s such a great fit for summer weather.”
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And the Best of the Best is…

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The So Called Perfect Body from Home is Where the Heart Is
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Loving, Supportive Parents Make Me Not Want to Have Kids from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce

 

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!
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So now that you’ve seen the Featured and the Best of the Best and met our hosts and co-hosts…

let’s get started!

  • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
  • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!
  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!
Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!
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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 38

Welcome to the 38th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Bex from Futures

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Bex is a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger from the UK. She writes about just about anything & everything: her current day-to-day life, updates on Jack, reviews, shopping hauls, books she’s currently reading. Thank you so much Bex for being our sponsor!

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!

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 | Becka from Probably Craftin | Carolyn from A Lavender Life | Margaret from The Mother Rising | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Rachel from Craving Some Creativity | Cindy from Mom Maven | Shana from Organized Chaos | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Lisa from The ‘Fix It’ Stitch | Karen from Quinton Wench | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Katy from Chaos & Kiddos | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for June!

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(from the top – left to right)
Debbie from Heartbeats Soul Stains | Katie from View From The Fridge | Elie from Organizer By Day | Shana from Technotini | Kimberly from Keystrokes By Kimberly | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Sherry Ann from Teach, Inspire, Love, Raise | Rebecca from Futures

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 July & August.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Tenns chose Time Management for Bloggers Part 4-Family Time from The Mom Maven. “I chose this post, because I think bloggers are always looking for better ways to balance the world of family and other priorities. It can be challenging at times, especially with some many things being very time consuming. This post gives a great breakdown of the different things bloggers can do ahead of time to keep a balance and not get overwhelmed or burnt out. Time management is crucial for all of us, but especially for those of us that wear multiple hats and have a full plate.”
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Debbie chose Picasso Flower Art with 1st Graders from Krafts & Kiddos. “I love this idea of using hands to create such sweet pictures. I adore things that incorporate the hands and feet so one day when the kiddos are grown and big we can see just how tiny they were.”
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Katie chose Mud Pit to Built-In Bench from The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide. “What a transformation! I would love to do something similar in our backyard! The space went from a useless mudpit (literally) to a gorgeous patio space for relaxing and entertaining! Looks like something out of a magazine!!”
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Katy chose Make Your Own Pinterest Board Covers from Houseologic. “MAJOR FAVE!!!! Can’t wait to tackle this. :)”
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Carolyn chose Setting Parenting Goals from Travel Parent Eat. ” I though Anne made a lot of good points about not only setting goals for parenting, but achieving them as well!”
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Cathy chose Banana Caramel Cupcakes from Annie’s Noms. “Banana Caramel Cupcakes sound like the perfect dessert for hubby and I. I love bananas and he loves caramel. I can’t wait to make these!”
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Jillian chose Just The One from Boogers Are Yucky. “She write about her feelings towards having a second child, and why she’s sticking with just the one. It really hit a chord with me because I continue to go back and forth about having more kids. Such a great read!”
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Rebecca chose 8 Tips for Affording A Large Family from Fruitful Families. “I chose this because although I only have one child (and I sometimes find it a struggle with just him!), I have always wondered how both mine and my partners large families could afford the essential items such as food, household items etc and this shows just how to cope with having a larger family.”
Jessica also chose this post. “I love this post because it works for EVERY family big and small. As someone who has been laid off on a few occasions, the tips have helped me try to stay afloat, even now with a job! Thanks for sharing!”
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Cindy chose Why I Love Raising a Boy from A Cowboy’s Life. “As a mom of 2 boys, now ages 19 and 21, this post made me smile. I would add that the bond between a mom and her boys is something special. Even now that my 19yo is a full-time missionary traveling the US telling teens about Jesus and my 21yo is getting married in a few months, the bond we have and the time we spend together is precious. Boys of all ages love to have fun and they have very little drama. I love being a mama to boys!”
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Rhonda chose A Stroll Through The Garden from The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide. “This post was very welcoming and lifted my spirits. I really wanted to enter her garden, the roses were stunning. Great photography skills!”
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Stacey chose “I said WHAAAT?!” Sometimes Moms Say the Darndest Things, Too from Just a Touch of Crazy. “This is amazing and just goes to show that once we become parents we just lose our minds! What a great post and thank you so much for sharing!”
Natasha also chose this post. “It’s so true – children can make you really say the darndest things.  I have said almost everything on this list at some time, but I loved reading about another mom saying the same things! Great post!”
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Rachel chose Free Nursery Printables {SohoSonnet Guest Post} from View From The Fridge. “These are gorgeous! It is so well done and the paper looks like real wood!”
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Ce Ce chose Strawberries and Graham Crackers from Home Is Where The Heart Is. “I love her little ideas on food for kids!”
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The post with the most clicks is How to Store and Prepare Your Used Items for Resale from Chaos & Kiddos: Mommy’s Survival Guide.
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And the Best of the Best is…

 

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Mud Pit to Built-In Bench from The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide
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Just The One from Boogers Are Yucky
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!
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So now that you’ve seen the Featured and the Best of the Best and met our hosts and co-hosts…

let’s get started!

  • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
  • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!
  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!
Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!
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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week!

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? 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 37

Welcome to the 37th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Bex from Futures

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Bex is a fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger from the UK. She writes about just about anything & everything: her current day-to-day life, updates on Jack, reviews, shopping hauls, books she’s currently reading. Thank you so much Bex for being our sponsor!

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!

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 | Becka from Probably Craftin | Carolyn from A Lavender Life | Margaret from The Mother Rising | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Rachel from Craving Some Creativity | Cindy from Mom Maven | Shana from Organized Chaos | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Lisa from The ‘Fix It’ Stitch | Karen from Quinton Wench | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Katy from Chaos & Kiddos | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for June!

 

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(from the top – left to right)
Debbie from Heartbeats Soul Stains | Katie from View From The Fridge | Elie from Organizer By Day | Shana from Technotini | Kimberly from Keystrokes By Kimberly | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Sherry Ann from Teach, Inspire, Love, Raise | Rebecca from Futures

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 July & August.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Having Kids
Carolyn chose 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Having Kids from Superheroes in Jammmies. “I could really relate to these ten things and the post had adorable pics to boot!”
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Rhonda chose Water Safety Tips that Parents Need to Know from Kinder Keepsakes. “I selected this post because it only takes a second for an accident to happen in pools or at the beach. This post offers great tips on what parents should do be before entering or allowing their children to enter the water.”
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Jillian chose How To Write An Email That Won’t End Up in Spam from Blog U. “I chose this post because I know how important it is to grab someone’s attention right from the start and to convince them to work with you. That can be tough to accomplish, this has some great tips on what to do so you don’t end up in someone’s “spam.”
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Shana chose Southern Style Stuffed Cabbage Rolls {Granny’s Recipe} from Cooking with K. “These Southern Style Stuffed Cabbage rolls are not only simple but perfect for a tasty dish! Whether you decide to serve up some sides and make a meal out of it or bring it along to your next potluck these are sure to win over a few tummies!”
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Cindy chose Think Outside The Toybox…Glow Sticks Ideas for Kids from our very own Katie from View From the Fridge. “My boys would have loved making these when they were younger. I may be babysitting a 7yo friend this summer and I am collecting ideas of things we can make together and I think he would love these glow stick lightning bugs.”
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Cathy chose Orange Bundt Cake / Pound Cake from Sumee’s Culinary Bites. “I love to make breakfast from scratch on weekend mornings; when hubby and I have time to eat together. I love baking muffins and breads. I can’t wait to make this recipe this weekend!”
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Katie chose Rustic DIY Wood Plank Clock from Making It In the Mountains. “I am in love with this rustic clock! What a statements piece! Looks like she paid big bucks for this, but Kristi did a great job with this DIY version from pallet wood! It turned out simply stunning!”
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Gurvy chose How To Create An Impressive Email Signature from Blog U. “I admire the simplicity of the tutorial and the choices she’s displayed with examples. I haven’t tried it yet, but you’ll see my signature upgraded by next week :)”
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Debbie chose Beat the Blogging Mental Game with This Awesome Free Printable from HobbytoHot.com. “I absolutely loved this post as I was able to read it just at a time when I needed it most. It’s so easy to get in a blogging rut or feel you aren’t succeeding and this is a great bunch of printable affirmations.”
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Natasha chose Credit Card Lessons for Kids Before They Use Them! from Pragmatic Mom. “This is such a great post with great tips! Since I was taught about money and debt, I had to learn the hard way. I want to make sure that my son is properly educated on all money matters. This post is definitely a great start.”
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The post with the most clicks is How To Rock Your Blog With Image Maps from Joyful Life.
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And the Best of the Best is…

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10 Things Nobody Tells You About Having Kids from Superheroes in Jammmies
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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 33 #turnituptuesday

Welcome to the 33rd week of Turn It Up Tuesday!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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And welcome our awesome guest hosts for May!

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Then complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.  We’re now accepting guest hosts for June and July.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Rhonda chose A Great Day, An Amazing Year – A Journey from Illness to Health and Happiness from Our Little House In the Country. “This post was my favorite this week because it demonstrated how our life can change in a split second. This blogger went from what seemed to be a healthy life, a career outside the home, 2 children and a husband into a fight for her life. As a result of an unforeseen illness, she was put into a position of working for an entire year to regain her health. She has fight her way back and now has a new set of priorities. She is now working to stay healthy and enjoying a career as a stay at home mom. This post demonstrates perseverance and a new outlook on life.”
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Cindy chose 9 Useful Graduation Gifts Under $25 from Earning & Save with Sarah Fuller. “I usually give gift cards for graduation but I am always afraid they will be spent on something frivolous instead of something that is really needed. In her post Sarah gives some great ideas that almost any graduate will need.”
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April chose How to Set Up Advertising on Your Blog Using Pay Pal from Barbie Bieber & Beyond – Raising Girls. “A lot of bloggers are looking to advertise on their site and having an easy option is useful. Did you know you can use Paypal? If not, you should definitely check out this how to!”
This post also received the most clicks this week.
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Carolyn chose 4 Things You Should Know About Living With a 3 year old from Just A Touch of Crazy. “I thought it was really insightful and honest.”
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Angel chose Mother’s Day Curly Paper Hyacinths from Purple Hues and Me. “I love that these flowers were so easy to make and really lovely when completed. My girls and I can make these together.”
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Juanita chose What I Made Yesterday is Wordless Wednesday from Oh My Heartsie Girl. “As a long time knitter, I am always in awe of how versatile crochet is. I have only recently begun to crochet, and these are so super cute. I want to give them a go.”
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Rachel chose Blogging Drives Me Crazy from LadyBlogger. “I love how honest and real this post is!”
Lorna also chose this post. “I completely relate to this post!”
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Jillian chose Blog Monetization from Snippets of Inspiration. “I chose this post because as a mom trying to monetize my blog as much as possible, so that I can eventually be a stay at home mom, this post gave me some great new places to look for that financial support.”
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Stacey chose I Hate you and I don’t even Know you from Living in Mommywood. “When I was growing up, I heard many of the old judgments against others that didn’t sit well with me. I have tried as a mom to leave such things where they belong…in the past. I raise my kids to show care and respect to all people, no matter who they are. I also allow them to blossom in their own thoughts and wants by simply guiding them with honesty and love. Great post!”
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Natasha chose A Rant About TV, and 15 Better Uses of Your Time from My Salt, His Light. “Love this post! I feel the exact same way – television has definitely changed in recent years, and not for the better, but for the worse. I look forward to seeing more positive programming in the years to come. Great post!”
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SUMMER GIVEAWAY
Epic Mommy Adventures is hosting a $500 summer giveaway called “So Happy It’s Summer Giveaway!”
Everyone has had a grueling winter, and it’s time to celebrate the coming of summer! We need some great bloggers to join the fun and to promote this awesome giveaway!

 

So now that you’ve seen the Featured and the Best of the Best, met our hosts and co-hosts, and heard more about a Big Summer 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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Turn It Up Tuesday – Week 32

Welcome to the 32nd week of Turn It Up Tuesday!
Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our April team and to all of you for making every week so successful!

And thanks so much to all of you for submitting such excellent posts last week! You gave us some hard decisions to make to decide on the Featured posts and Best of the Best!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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As you can see, there are more ladies joining us this week – Carolyn from A Lavender Life, Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother, Karen from QuintonWench, Jillian from Baby Doodah, Cindy from The Mom Maven, and Shana from Organized Chaos.

And welcome our awesome guest hosts!

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It has been so great working with these ladies in April! And that’s why some of them will be returning for another month. This will be the last week for Katie, Michele, Juanita, and Lorna, but Ann and Debbie will be returning for May. Help us to wish all of these ladies the best and hope to see them all again in the future!
Interested in co-hosting? If you are interested, please complete this form. Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We’re now accepting co-hosts for October & November.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

special_education1-254x300 Stacey chose Who is really paying attention? from Living in Mommywood.  “While I have to agree that there are some amazing teachers out there, there are also some horrible ones. Unfortunately it really matters little how good the teacher is when the government, school boards, and educational system dumb down the quality of the education and the sad number of children who are not encouraged to care about an education because it is too easy to get what you need for free. All of these reasons are really what prompted us to start homeschooling the two youngest.”
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Debbie chose Printable Social Media Checklist from Mom Maven. “I loved this post because keeping up and staying active with all the different social media areas is one of my hardest areas. The printable checklist is so concise and very doable for anyones busy schedule.”
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Ann chose I Wished My Girl Was a Boy from Courtney Conover on Mamalode. “I really appreciate when a blogger shares their true selves. I read blogs to get to know how others feel, how they cope and Courtney shared with such honesty that I was drawn in and felt like a secret was shared. I look forward to reading more from Courtney.”
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April chose Checklist: after you publish a post from Snippets of Inspiration. “Learning to be successful as a blogger can be hard. Everyone focuses on content, content and content. However, you can write the best content, and none of it will be worth it if no one sees it. Make sure it’s seen with this post!”
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Rachel chose Closet/Laundry Room Makeover!!! from My Love 2 Create. “This is gorgeous! I love the stripes on floor and the nice touches throughout. Overall, she has a beautiful, functional, and quality space for her sister to enjoy!”
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Angel chose Better Than Sex Cake from Marilyn’s Treats. “With this name what else can you say about this awesome cake.”
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Juanita chose Holocaust Remembrance – Dachau from The Coconut Head’s Cancer Survival Guide. “We have just been commemorating ANZAC Day in New Zealand, and our soldiers who fought for our country. Remembering why these wars happen gives pause for thought.”
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Natasha chose Why Silence Makes Me Scream from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce. “Oh wow – what an experience Kat! But you hit the nail on the head; silence definitely drives us nutty. It is so simple to just reach out with a simple text saying something. Silence goes from worry and concern straight to anger over a period of time. I’m glad that you recognize the reason why this bugged you so much, and I’m glad that you were able to gain some closure with John. Wishing you the best!!!”
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The post with the most clicks is Stumble Upon, What It Can Do For Your Blog from Barbie Bieber and Beyond – Raising Girls.
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And the Best of the Best is…

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Better Than Sex Cake from Marilyn’s Treats

 

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Please send an e-mail to Natasha at 1EpicMommy @ gmail.com and she will provide you with all the details!

 

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Just one more thing…

SUMMER GIVEAWAY
Epic Mommy Adventures is hosting a $500 summer giveaway called “So Happy It’s Summer Giveaway!”
Everyone has had a grueling winter, and it’s time to celebrate the coming of summer! We need some great bloggers to join the fun and to promote this awesome giveaway!

 

So now that you’ve seen the Featured and the Best of the Best, met our hosts and co-hosts, and heard more about a Big Summer 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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Meet The Oldest Facebook Granny

Meet Lillian Lowe.  She’s 103 years young, and the oldest Facebook Granny.  Give Super Granny her props, she looks pretty good  for 103.  Longevity runs in Ms. Lillian’s family, she has sister who’s 100.  Ms. Lillian updates her Facebook status from her grandson’s iPad.  She’s hopeful she will be getting her own.  She’s been dropping hints, I hope Santa places an iPad under the tree for her.  What an awesome gift that would be. 
Ms. Lillian joined Facebook to keep up with her 13 great-grandchildren. She recommends the social network to other grandparents as well.  She currently has 34 friends, and is on twice a week.  Ms. Ivy Bean, 104, was the previous oldest Twitter and Facebook user. Ms. Bean passed away in July.  She had 56,000 followers.  Is that incredible or what!
Ms. Lillian is a walking history book.  She was born in 1907, and remembers the Titanic sinking.  I admire Ms. Lillian, and I hope I’m as with it and alert as she is next year, lol.  Mother 2 Mother wishes Ms. Lillian a very Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year. 

Photo courtesy of Daily Mail.