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Spring is finally here! Can you believe it??!! Yes, in some parts of the US, we started spring with a winter storm that dumped up to 6 inches of snow, but we made up for it in spades yesterday with beautiful spring weather. We’re hoping for it to stay that way!

Wishing You All A Happy Spring!

Welcome to the 79th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 448 links - another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Moms: As Elite as the CIA…Well Almost

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.

Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!

Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for March!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Marose chose Are We Raising Good Decision Makers? from Kiddie Matters. “I like this because it talks about raising kids.”

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Marose chose The One Thing That is Certain about Blogging from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller. “I like this because I want to read more and more about blogging.”

April also chose this post. “I think this applies to everything, not just blogging.”

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Kelly chose 5 Items Every Woman Needs to Keep in Her Car from illistyle. “Women often don’t think twice about what they should keep in the car in the event of emergencies. April has covered off the important items and even has a mini tutorial on how to check the air pressure of tires. This post is a must read for all women.”

Stacey also chose this post. “What an amazing post! I truly think that this is a wonderful idea for everybody and makes me think about putting something together for our family car. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Kelly chose Washi Tape Clothespins from The Pin Junkie. “As a huge washi tape fan, these super cute decorated peg magnets are so cheap and easy to make, I can’t wait to try them. I think they would be great as a small gift too. Thanks for the inspiration Bonnie!”

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Mari chose A Daughter Teaches, A Mother Learns from Grammie Time. “I think as parents as mothers we want to protect our kids and shield them from pain or bad stuff and it turns out they are stronger and at times wiser than we give them credit for and they indeed become our teachers. Because I learn from my daughter daily I appreciated her journey.”

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Mari chose Teriyaki BBQ Chicken from Fitness Food Diva. “It looked tasty, easy and loved the BBQ & Teriyaki combo.”

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Rhonda chose Easter Basket Ideas For Your Toddler from Logan Can… “Great ideas for filling a toddler’s Easter Basket. I’m adding a few items to my shopping list.”

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Jessica chose 3 Steps To Help Build Your Child’s Creative Writing Skills from Keeping Life Sane. “I needed this! I’ve been on a writing funk as of late so even though this is geared towards children, it also helps us bloggers to write something! Great tips!”

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Jessica chose Small Talk Leads to Great Relationships from Keeping Life Sane. “Awesome relationship builder for the family! We all have to connect like this rather than FB or texting. This can also be just a 30 minute “family connection” where the TV is off or having dinner and posing those questions out to everyone. Thanks for sharing!”

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Jillian chose Upgraded Kitchen – So You Say You Want a New Kitchen? Come and Get It! from On Bliss Street. “I chose this post because the makeover is so beautiful and so affordable. We’re moving soon, and while I won’t be able to make any hardware changes (we’re renting), I will be able to make it beautiful on a budget. This post proves that!”

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Jillian chose Homeschooling A Trial Run? from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus. “I chose this post because I have considered home schooling for my son, but I am worried about many things. Tina does a great job of listing the worries and then going through and trying to change our mindset.”

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Lisa chose Easter Bunny Cupcakes from Smart Party Planning. “Catherine’s Easter Bunny Cupcakes are adorable and a cinch to make. Definitely adds cuteness to any Easter dessert table plus a great idea to get kids involved in the kitchen.”

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Lisa chose Banana Crunch Parfait from Sweet Silly Sara. “Sara’s Banana Crunch Parfait is perfect for breakfasts on the go (or not) and for snacking. The cereal is one of my favorites and always on hand as is the rest of the ingredients so this is going to be a regular addition to breakfasts and snacks.”

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Zografia chose How to Make Soap with Essential Oils from Growing Up Gabel. “I really want to try making my own soap, but most recipes need lots of stuff. But this one, with only 3 simple ingredients is a must try!”

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Zografia chose Can We Stop with the Parenting Articles, Please? from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. “Yes, please! Enough with all this! We are all doing what we think is best for our kids. And we are proud of it!”

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Victoria chose Best Practices for Blogging for Your Business from our very own Tenns from Bliss and Faith. “I chose this post because it shares some good business blogging practices.”

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Victoria chose 5 Ways to Make the Most of Instagram from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “I chose this post because I am trying to use Instagram more and this post shared some great tips.”

Tiffany also chose this post. “I love how Leslie mentions the fun behind Instagram. Even as a Blogger you always want to show a bit of who you are and Instagram gives us all a chance to do just that!”

This post also received the most clicks.

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Silvie chose 25 Copy Cat Recipes From Your Favorite Restaurants from The Organized Dream. “I chose this because I love to recreate restaurant recipes at home, and this post has 2 of my absolute favorites!! Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade and Panda Express Orange Chicken!”

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Silvie chose DIY Raised Garden Bed from Fry Sauce & Grits. “I chose this post as one of my favorites because I had decided this year I would make my own raised garden bed. I had no idea where to even begin, but this post helped to answer a lot of questions. :)”

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April chose National Pi Day {Free Printable} from Pastries Pumps and Pi. “My son and I had a blast doing this printable celebrating National Pi Day… Eat Up! LOL”

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Tiffany chose Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies from Forgetful Momma. “For a Momma who is a bit craft challenged this is the perfect Easter craft to have fun with and still keep the Kiddies happy.”

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Ginger chose The meaning behind “a la mode” + tips for working with brands from Sandy a la mode. “I love the outfit and her over all style. The tips in the post were very helpful too!”

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Ginger chose Hello Goodbye from I Spy Oby. “Her hair is fabulous her shoes are great! The whole look is dope, I love it all!”

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Latisha chose Dreams do Come True: planning and using a vision board from Just Be Well. “I always love the idea of creating a visual of what your dreams look like in your head. It is great encouragement every time you look at it. I have a vision board above my desk.”

16207814103_b686c253f8Tina chose DIY Pom Pom Bunny from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “What a cute pom pom bunny!!Nice activity ,adorable result.Thanks for sharing.”

pinnable-peter-rabbit-easter-party-ideasTina chose Peter Rabbit Inspired Easter Party Ideas from Atta Girl Says. “I love this themed party,everything looks so beautiful.I loved the garden with the mini carrots! Thanks for sharing.”

Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!

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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5 Items Every Woman Needs to Keep in Her Car from illistyle

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Are We Raising Good Decision Makers? from Kiddie Matters

Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!

Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog!

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Giveaways!

And now for our giveaway of the month!

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

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

let’s get started!

  • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
  • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!
  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!
  • Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!
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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**


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

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Welcome back to Turn It Up Tuesday! I am so grateful to have joined this team almost a year ago. Team work makes the dream work through collabrations such as these.

Welcome to the 78th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 446 links - another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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

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Yes, you are invited to join the Global Imports Mini Cooper team this Saturday, March 14th for Bully Bash! Bully Bash is a family fun event where all proceed will benefit the Georgia English Bulldog Rescue. Hey, we all love a good cause. All dogs are welcome. Please join us. I will be there with Bo & Luke. Please RSVP to Stephanie@GeorgiaEnglishBulldogRescue.org

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Welcome to the 77th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 439 links - another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Moms: As Elite as the CIA…Well Almost

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.

Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!

Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for March!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cindy chose Modern Kitchen Makeover on a Budget from No Small Life. “I am currently addicted to 3 home reno shows on HGTV. Even though we gave our kitchen a new coat of paint a few years ago and like my cabinets I am dreaming of new counter tops (my 30 year old formica ones are so so bad) and a backsplash. The 23year old vinyl flooring needs to be retired too. I love the way this post had great kitchen reno pics and photos of her progress. It allowed me to dream a bit.”

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Cindy chose 8 Free Apps I Can’t Live Without from 702 Park Project. “I am always looking for new apps for my iPhone. In this post she listed some that I already can’t live without and some new-to-me apps that I can’t wait to try!”

Rose also chose this post. “I chose this post because it introduced me to apps that I have not yet discovered!”

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Lisa chose Decoupaged Easter Egg Craft from AttaGirlSays. “This is such a great idea! It would be a great project to do with kids, too. I love this and intend on trying this out as cute centerpiece this Easter. Amy’s idea from the story she grew up with and passing the story on to her son is a wonderful keepsake of those memories.”

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Lisa chose Lemon Scones from A Sprinkle of This and That. “Christine’s Lemon Scones have me drooling. I’ve just recently fell in love with making (and eating) scones. I haven’t made lemon yet and her recipe is super easy to follow and the pictures of the scones are just perfect.”

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Victoria chose 5 Things The Work-At-Home Mom Wants Her Friends To Know from Organized Home Organized School. “I chose this post as my favorite because I am a work from home mom. I lost a very close friend because of my decision. She felt that since I worked from home I was always available to chat and have unexpected drop by visits from her when this was not the case.”

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Victoria chose 10 Things I Want My Son To Know from Kiddie Matters. “I chose this post because I am a mom of three boys and I could relate to everything that this mom wanted her son to know.”

chickendinnersMarose chose 7 Simple Dinner Recipes With Chicken for $7 or Less from Little House Living. “I just like easy recipe.”

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Marose chose Do’s of Blogging {Part 2} from Busy Being Jennifer. “I’m getting back to blogging, so I needed this to refresh and give me new ideas.”

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Marie chose Homemade Playdough from illywho. “This is one of those classic parenting recipes that so many people have forgotten how to make. Fabulous.”

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Marie chose Cheeseburger Sloppy Joes from Budget Girl. “I’m not the only one who wants to have burgers but truthfully won’t be standing there forming patties! These are easy and look delicious.”

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Rose chose Farmhouse Design Style Ideas for Your Home from Chocolate and Sunshine. “I chose this post because I’m in love with Farmhouse style sand decor. I find Farmhouse style to be classic and I think it’s going to be around for a very long time!”

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Zografia chose Build Your Blog Linky Party List. from Sequins in the South. “That’s a great resource for every blogger! Lot’s of link parties for blog promotion and meeting new bloggers!”

This post also received the most clicks.

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Zografia chose Crafts: Easy DIY Projects from Creating & Co. “So many great ideas in one post! Loved it!”

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Ginger chose Lemon Cake with White Chocolate Mousse Frosting {+ Dessert for Two Cookbook Giveaway} from Spoonful of Flavor. “The photos were great and the cake looks delicious.”

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Ginger chose 4 Ways to Simplify Natural Hair For The Busy Female Entrepreneur from Afro-Chic Mompreneur. “The advice was really good.. Simple ideas with videos attached were easy to follow and I could relate to the information.”

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Silvie chose 75 FREE Printable Scavenger Hunts (& a HUGE Cash Giveaway) from My Joy-Filled Life. “We love doing scavenger hunts as a family and these are great ideas!”

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Silvie chose Easter Kids Table Setting from View from the Fridge. “This will be my first year doing an Easter kids table and so I really enjoyed this post!”

Tina also chose this post. “What a beautiful way to set the kids table this Easter, so cute and creative!Thanks so much for sharing:)”

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April chose How to Improve Blog Photos from Serendipity and Spice. “As I’m trying my blog to the next level, I’m always on the lookout for good, easy and inexpensive tips that will help me take a little a long way.”

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Marie chose Sweet Potato Skillet with Bacon and Greens from Swirls and Spice. “I loved Julia’s Sweet Potato share because it looked yummy, quick and easy. It also was the first recipe in a while with Sweet Potatoes that I would actually try. That’s how awesome it looks.”

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Marie chose Spring Pancakes from The Pinterested Parent. “I picked Mia’s mom because the shapes of those pancakes were a dream. They looked so pretty almost made you not want to eat them but I surely would. Great treat!”

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Tiffany chose Things I wish someone told me before I became a Stepmom… from Practicing Normal. “Love this post and the insight Mariet gives to such a misunderstood role of parenting.”

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Stacey chose How To Make Extra Money with Vacation Photos from MBA SAHM. “What a wonderful idea! I am always looking for ways to make a few extra dollars and since I have a vacation coming up I am definitely going to give this a try! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Tenns chose Make Your Own Lush Bath Bombs from Pretty Simple Ideas. “I love Lush bath bombs, but not the price! They’re a real treat and fun to use, however. It’s awesome to know I can make something similar at home, so when I’m not “treating” myself, I can still indulge in a lovely bath!”

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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10 Things I Want My Son To Know from Kiddie Matters

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Do’s of Blogging {Part 2} from Busy Being Jennifer

Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!

Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog!

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Giveaways!

And now for our giveaway of the month!

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

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Also, make sure to enter to be 1 of 3 winners to win $500 in the Luck of the Irish Giveaway! Enter to win by clicking the link above or clicking on the image below. There are only a couple of days left!APIMP-LuckOfTheIrishGiveaway-1024x1024 So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, the Best of the Best, and our giveaways,

let’s get started!

  • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
  • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!
  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!
  • Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!
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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**




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

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Welcome to the 76th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 413 links - an amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Moms: As Elite as the CIA…Well Almost

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.

Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!

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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for March!

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Kelly chose Explosion Cards Made Easy with a Story! from Stamping on the Back Porch. “I absolutely love card making and this is probably my first craft “love”. This card is so simple yet effective and the story Karen tells in her video tutorial makes it really easy to remember how to make it. This is something I will be trying out, maybe for my Easter cards!”

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Kelly chose 6 Things I Learned in my First Year of Blogging from Working Mom Magic. “Lauren has some great advice from her first year of blogging. I get what she says about why some people just don’t get why we blog and I too get the questions such as, “What do you write about?” I also love how she has suggested if things are getting frantic, take a week off! Simple. After all, we are all friends here and the blogging world will forgive us!”

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Rhonda chose Disney Princess Footprint Craft from The Keeper of the Cheerios, LLC. “Adorable and creative way to use your child’s foot prints. Great rainy or snowy day project.”

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Danielle chose 16 Tips for a Disney World Vacation from Stuck in Your Rut. “This post has so many great tips for where to spend and where to save in the most visited place in the country. I’ve been there before and all of the choices and merchandise can become overwhelming, this post is very helpful planning before you travel.”

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Alyssa chose PC buying help: How to select a computer and what software to buy for it from Living with Beth. “Very helpful information about buying a new computer.”

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Alyssa chose Christian Marriage: What Romance Looks Like from Mom is Forever. “Marriage is sacred and should be treated as such. Shone speaks of this is this awesome post!”

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Lisa chose How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers Four Ways from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff. “First of all, I am totally impressed that Cori and her friends/family made 500 of these flowers! Second, how easy they are to make! I was going to buy some artificial flowers for a Spring DIY project but now I am totally going to make these beautiful flowers for it.”

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Lisa chose Strawberry-Lime Margarita Recipe from Typically Simple. “I had no idea that February 22nd was National Margarita Day – I sure missed out but with this Strawberry-Line Margarita recipe from Kelly I can make any day Margarita Day. It’s bright, fun, and looks yummy. Perfect to brighten up the Winter Blues.”

Natasha also chose this post. “I love strawberry, lime, and margaritas – the combination sounds exquisite!”

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Jillian chose My Simple Coupon System from Christina, Plain and Simple. “I chose this post because I need to get into couponing to help save my family some money on groceries, and have yet to find a system that really works. I’m looking forward to giving this one a try!”

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Jillian chose Home Management Binder and Free Important Dates Printable from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus. “I can’t help myself! When it comes to organization I’m such a sucker. I love this post and really believe it can help anyone get their home in order.”

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Mari chose When a friend is terminally ill… from Home to 4 Kiddos. “Lisa’s share touched me personally because I lost my BFF over 7 years ago. Cynthia was in her mid thirties when she transitioned. She also had Cancer and dealt with Chrome’s Disease. It is never easy to loose a loved one but when it is happening slowly it brings upon a different pain.”

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Mari chose Yogurt Banana Split from The Mandatory Mooch. “I chose Nichi’s treat because it’s healthy, fun, colorful and a great combo of all things I enjoy. It’s a great way to have some fruits when you have picky eaters too! I look forward to trying it for myself soon.”

Tiffany also chose this post. “My favorite definitely caught the attention of my sweet tooth. How could I resist a healthy version of my favorite kind of dessert?”

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Tina chose Custom Wall Art {Using Dollar Store Supplies!} from Mama Mommy Mom. “What a beautiful and easy way to decorate your room. Love it!Thanks for sharing!”

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Tina chose Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting from Fry Sauce & Grits. “I love this cute cake.Looks beautiful and extra yummy!!I’m making some!!”

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Zografia chose Why We Stopped Buying TOYS! from The Practical Mom Blog. “These are great ideas. They will come in handy soon!”

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Zografia chose DIY Repurposing Map Wall Art from Find a Way By JWP. “I am not a fan of hearts or maps, but i think this is a great souvenir from places we have visited or a reminder of places we want to visit.”

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Silvie chose Easy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe from Flavor Mosaic. “I love Kung Pao Chicken and this recipe is both easy and delicious!”

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Stacey chose Creating Pixie Hollow from Just Be Well. “These are absolutely adorable! My hubby and I have always loved the idea of Fairy gardens and Fairy doorways, throughout our house. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Latisha chose Coca-Cola Chicken Drumsticks Recipe – Share a Coke! from Summer Scraps. “This recipe makes me think of summer and trying this out on the barbeque grill. I would love to know what coca-cola flavored chicken taste like. Sounds yummy!”

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Latisha chose Sparkling Pink Princess Party from Frugal Foodie Mama. “I love the ideas. I especially love the princess doll cake. Made my daughter a doll cake three birthdays in a row. She loves them.”

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Sarah chose Save Your Hands: My $3 Makeup Brush Cleaning Set from Fry Sauce & Grits. “I love tips that save me time and money and this post does just that. Most of us use makeup crushes and we all know we need to clean them, but don’t often because it’s a hassle. This $3 trick will have leave us all with cleaner brushes.”

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Sarah chose Brown Sugar Foot Scrub from Little Girl Designs. “This time of year our foot could all use a little help! The best part of this foot scrub is that it can be made quickly from ingredients in our pantries.”

Natasha also chose this post. “My feet look horrific right now – I could really use this foot scrub!”

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Elaine chose Stop The Judging from The Pinterested Parent. “Good solid advice.”

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Tenns chose Mini Clipboards from Sarah Celebrates. “I thought these mini clipboards were too cute! I think they would make great gifts or just add that extra fun touch to staying organized. What an awesome crafty idea!”

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Rose chose Lunch Planning for Healthy Eating from Rae Loves. “It’s a great reminder how easy it is to prepare healthy meals for the week. I like how she added different toppings to the chicken for variety.”

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The post with the most clicks is A Running Playlist That Will Make You Want to Run from Play. Party. Pin.

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And the Best of the Best is…

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Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting from Fry Sauce & Grits

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Stop The Judging from The Pinterested Parent

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Welcome to the 75th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 457 links - it’s our best best week ever! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Moms: As Elite as the CIA…Well Almost

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.

Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!

Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from New Mama Diaries | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for February!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Alyssa from Life from My Laptop | Lisa from Blogghetti | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Kim from Life in a House of Testosterone | Sarah from Pretty Simple Ideas

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.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Rhonda chose Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags from Happiness is Homemade. “These thank you notes are adorable. I love how they have a bite taken out of them. They’re the perfect way to say thank you.”

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Cindy chose 5 Books That Changed My Life and Marriage from Stuck in Your Rut. “In this honest post the author shares about tough times in her past and some books that helped her move through those times and become a better person. I am always on the lookout for well written Christian marriage books so I appreciated what was shared in this post.”

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Cindy also chose The Laundry Reveal from Inspiration for Moms. “I am dreaming of an addition to my home, which at this point we have no budget for. the addition would include enlarging the kitchen, moving the laundry room and reconfiguring a bedroom to include an en suite. I have spent a lot of time looking at laundry room designs and I like some of the aspects in this one.”

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Tina chose So I Crocheted a Horse… from Busy Being Jennifer. “What a cute crocheted horse stufie!! Adorable horse!! Makes you want to learn how to crocket. Thanks for sharing!”

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Tina also chose 11 Essential Oils You Need in Your Medicine Cabinet from Domain of the Mad Mommy. “I’m not an essential oils expert but I’m a new fan, I love this post,very informative and helpful especially for someone who wants to start using essential oils. Thanks for sharing.”

Elaine also chose this post. “I picked this one because I am interested in learning more about essential oils.”

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Cathy chose Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple French Toast from Dizzy Busy & Hungry! “My family loves breakfast for dinner too! Fast, easy and delicious – and even better made in the crockpot for the summer months!”

Silvie also chose this post. “This was my favorite because I love slow cooker recipes and I love desserts, so this one was definitely a win/win for me. :)”

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Cathy also chose Family Holiday Ideas: Peanut Butter and Graham Crackers from Kenarry. “Oh my! I can’t wait to make this dessert for my family! I predict it will be a favorite!”

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Jillian chose 7 Grammatical Mistakes Bloggers Need to STOP Making from Belle Brita. “I chose this post because the errors that she mentions, are ones that also annoy me, when I see other bloggers make them. :)”

Latisha also chose this post. “Even though I find that the writer’s tone seems a little bit harsh. I like this article because it offers errors and the correct use of some regularly used words in blog post to look for when writing post. I will try to be more attentive when editing my post and look out for these errors specifically.”

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Jillian also chose How to market your small business for free from Kokoa Magazine. “I chose this post because I am working on growing my small business and am always looking for new and different tips.”

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Mari chose Citrus Salad from Spoonful of Flavor. “I chose Ashley’s Citrus Salad because it’s so refreshing, colorful and healthy. Not something we see or even think about often enough.”

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Mari chose 20 Easy Meals with Shrimp from Growing Up Gabel. “I also chose Brenna’s Easy meals with Shrimp because I love easy meals always and Shrimps are fantastic both hot or cold.”

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Lisa chose Zuppa Toscana from Budget Girl. “Chelsey’s Zuppa Toscana Soup looks amazing and it’s one of my favorite soups at Olive Garden. I love the fact I can make it at home and her recipe is a cinch to make. She adds a few tips what you can add to the soup to personalize but like her, I like it just the way it is. The soup takes no time to prepare and to cook, that’s my kind of meal!”

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Lisa also chose 15 Books You Should Read In 2015 from Logan Can… “I chose Logan’a post on 15 Books You Should Read in 2015 simply because I am always, always looking for MORE books to read and these all sound great. Can’t wait to get them all.”

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Sarah chose DIY Kids Play Makeup from Simply {Darr}ling. “It’s so cute and realistic – and yet without the mess! I have three nieces that would love this.”

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Sarah also chose Vanilla Cinnamon Mug Cake from Organized Island. “It’s a perfect and SUPER QUICK dessert for one person. Just the bite you need to satisfy a sweet tooth without going overboard.

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Cathy chose Silent Grief: Aradhana’s Story from Made to Mother. “Wynter from Madetomother.com writes a blog post entitled, ‘Silent Grief-Aradhana’s Story’. She divulges her deepest emotions during a very difficult time many mom’s are too hurt to talk about, miscarriage. Her cander and bravery for telling her story is empowering.”

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Cathy also chose Crochet Baby Gifts: Afghan and Amigurumi Bunny Set from Over the Apple Tree. “Laura from Over the Apple Tree made the cutest crochet bunny and afghan. Her step by step tutorial makes it seem worth delving into! She is so on point when she says there is nothing like a homemade gift!”

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Latisha chose Random & Helpful Kitchen & Cooking Tips from Just Misty. “I like this blog post because it consist of very useful kitchen tips. My favorite tip being what to do if you accidently add too much salt or sugar to your meal. This post could save a lot of ruined dishes. Really cool.”

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Stacey chose 7 Reasons Why Exercise Sucks from The Pinterested Parent. “This was amazing! I felt myself nodding, chuckling and offering a great big “Oh Yeah” on all seven points! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Kelly chose Shamrock Wreath from Crafty Journal. “I love paper crafts and this is such an easy craft to make for St Patrick’s Day. I think the glitter makes a nice touch.”

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Kelly chose Southwest Salad in a Jar from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles. “I have been behind the eight ball on the mason jar craze but this is such a great idea and one I know I will do!”

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Danielle chose “Little Love Nest” Kissing Booth from What Happens at Grandma’s. “It’s my favorite because it’s literally the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I mean I have no words. The kiddos in it are adorably perfect too!”

April chose Organize Your Digital Life: Pinterest! from So Domestically Challenged. “When I started my Pinterest board, I just pinned… finding a place for everything. Now that I’m trying to work my site more as a business, my Pinterest boards are a completely mess. Christine gives some tips, including where to get started, which I definitely need!”

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The post with the most clicks is Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: Free Printable from Kenarry.

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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How to market your small business for free from Kokoa Magazine

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7 Grammatical Mistakes Bloggers Need to STOP Making from Belle Brita

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: Free Printable from Kenarry

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IKEA Atlanta Wants You To Attend BYOF Day!

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IKEA Atlanta announces IT’S Fourth “BYOF day,” a nationwide in-store event for IKEA FANS AND THEIR FRIENDS

On March 7th, IKEA Atlanta Fans Will Enjoy Free Food, Discounts, In-store Activities, Other Perks to Share with Their Friends

Atlanta, GA (February 10, 2015) – On March 7, 2015, IKEA Atlanta will host its fourth BYOF (Bring Your Own Friends) Day, a national* in-store event that offers IKEA fans and their friends a special shopping experience, which includes exclusive deals, in-store activities and giveaways. The day is designed as a special reward for IKEA loyalists and their friends and this year IKEA FAMILY members get even more perks!

Consumers can visit IKEA-USA.com/BYOF to RSVP and create a custom invitation asking friends to join them on BYOF Day and learn about special offers in-store on event day. For each RSVP, IKEA will make a one dollar donation to Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program (up to $50,000).

“BYOF Day was born before the IKEA FAMILY loyalty program was launched in the US to reward our loyal fans,” says Deidra Cunningham, IKEA Atlanta Public Relations Manager. “Separately, BYOF and IKEA FAMILY have grown; this year they will join! BYOF is now a special day for our loyal IKEA FAMILY members. Our coworkers also look forward to BYOF Day every year; it’s really an exciting day to eat in our restaurant, shop in the store and the Swedish Food Market.”

BYOF Day participants can look forward to the following in-store offerings:

· Food Freebies: Friends love to bond over food, and IKEA makes it even easier on BYOF Day with coupons for free breakfast (as well as free coffee & sweet tea for IKEA FAMILY members)! Foodies can take advantage of $5 off $25 at the Swedish Food Market with coupon and enjoy buy one get one free desserts with coupon. Free food samples will also be a part of the day. Check our Atlanta BYOF agenda for more details.

· Free Blue Bags: Redeem a coupon for a free IKEA blue bag during this shopping event. The quintessential large, reusable bag is flexible, lightweight and easy to clean. It’s an ideal companion to transport anything from groceries to laundry to a new LED lamp from IKEA!

· Big Discounts: This year, IKEA FAMILY members can save even more. See our local store’s web page IKEA-usa.com/Atlanta or more details.

· Knowledge on the Go!: Learn bed making, closet organizing, sustainability and bathroom storage tips at IKEA Atlanta! IKEA experts will be hosting interesting workshops throughout the day covering a variety of topics. Check our Atlanta BYOF agenda for more details.

· FAMILY FIKA – Knowledge on the go IKEA FOOD style FIKA is Swedish for “coffee break.” Traditionally, this is a time for one to take a small break with friends, colleagues or family and enjoy some coffee with something such as cookies, candy, or baked goods. Check our Atlanta BYOF agenda for more details.

· Scan To Win a $50 IKEA Gift Card! Every time you swipe your IKEA FAMILY card at a kiosk or checkout, you have FOUR chances to win! Request Rules here!

Beyond this one-day special event, IKEA shoppers can continue to get more out of each IKEA store visit by becoming an IKEA FAMILY member. The free membership includes perks like special discounts, gift card giveaway entries with each purchase, free coffee and tea in the IKEA Restaurant, and more. On BYOF Day, shoppers will have the opportunity to sign up for the free, ongoing rewards program.

ABOUT IKEA

Since its 1943 founding in Sweden, IKEA has offered home furnishings of good design and function at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 360 IKEA stores in 46 countries, including 40 in the U.S. IKEA has been ranked in FORTUNE’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list, Working Mother magazine’s annual list of “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” and Training magazine’s annual “Top 100.” IKEA incorporates sustainability into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more news from IKEA, connect with us online IKEA-usa.com/Atlanta, IKEA-usa.com/FAMILY, Facebook facebook.com/IKEAUSA, Twitter @IKEA_Atlanta, @IKEAUSA, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/IKEAUSA/ and Instagram Instagram.com/IKEAUSA.

DISCLAIMER

*IKEA Tempe and IKEA Portland will not be participating in BYOF Day.

**Visit IKEA-USA.com/BYOF to RSVP and invite friends and Check our Atlanta BYOF agenda for more details.

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Welcome To Our 74th Turn It Up Tuesday!

Welcome to the 74th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks for joining us last week as we celebrated Valentine’s Day!

Last week, we had yet another record-breaking week with 447 links – what an awesome week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

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

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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from New Mama Diaries | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for February!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Alyssa from Life from My Laptop | Lisa from Blogghetti | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Kim from Life in a House of Testosterone | Sarah from Pretty Simple Ideas

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Danielle chose We Wear Short Shorts … #WomensLives from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “I chose this post because, as a step-mother to a teen-aged girl, I have been given an new perspective on many young adult issues. One of the most prevalent ones is harassment. Many people think that ‘well that girl is asking for trouble, just look at the way she dresses.’ But the problem is much more complicated. This post gives the other side to the story that more people need to hear.”

This post also received the second most clicks last week.

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Alyssa chose Operation Project Organization – Month 2 Paperwork ~ IN PROGRESS from Renovar. “This is my favorite post this week because I love to organize, but I don’t always do it well so these are great tips I plan to implement in my own life.”

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Cathy chose ChalkLate (Chalk + Chocolate) Valentine’s Day Party Ideas from Play. Party. Pin. “Britni’s Valentine Chalkboard Party Idea Table is the cutest idea!!! I absolutely love tablescapes and she did this one up for the perfectly in time for a V-day party!!! What a great concept! The mini chocolate donuts on a stick are easy and I adore the chocolate milk!”

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Tina chose Super Simple Chocolate Truffles from Little House Living. “Love the simplicity and yumminess of this recipe, two ingredients chocolate truffles, I’d love to play with peanut butter or nutella. Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing,I’m making some this weekend!!”

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Rose chose {Recipe} Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower from The Joyful Foodie. “This recipe sounds absolutely delicious with the caramelized balsamic!”

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Tina also chose A Valentines Day Banner from Little Shack on the Hill. “I love it!!So cute.What a creative and fun activity, Thanks for sharing a great printable!!”

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Elaine chose How to Start a Product Review Blog from So Simply Stephanie. “Great tips to get me back on track to do product reviews.”

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Jillian chose Plan with Me – How I Plan In My Erin Condren Planner + $10 coupon from Mama’s Got It Together. “I am obsessed with my Erin Condren, and am constantly on the lookout for new, fresh ideas to organize my life with it. Sarah does a great job of showing how she uses her planner.”

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Jillian chose How to Create a Budget Spreadsheet from Budget Girl. “I chose this post because I will be leaving my job soon, and working from home. Money will be a bit tighter, but I believe with a budget we’ll be just fine. This post gives a great, quick tutorial on how to create a budget worksheet.”

Kelly also chose this post. “After my husband recently changed jobs, I really need to overhaul our budget. Zach has some great tips about why and how to create a budget; and the free downloadable spreadsheet is very user friendly. It’s really handy how it can be edited to suit individual needs and I love how it includes a column for an emergency fund, in addition to savings! What a great idea.”

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Lisa chose Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes from Living Better Together. “I chose these Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes simply on looks alone. They are gorgeous and mouth-watering delicious looking. Once I read the recipe, I was hooked. I love doctoring up boxed cake mixes and Rebecca did this one to the max!”

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Lisa chose Coffee Pod Seed Starters with McCafe from Krystal’s Stitch. “Krystal’s great re-purposing use of the K-cups for seed starters is perfect. I hate throwing away the K-cups and now I can get my herb garden going easily. Not to mention, I get to drink more coffee…win-win!”

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Mari chose Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from Flavor Mosaic. “I chose Michele’s brownies because the mosaic look was amazing. It’s one of those treats that bring a smile to your face because the presentation is so great! The cherries look so fresh and added such great color. I can’t wait to try it!”

Natasha also chose this post. “These brownies look absolutely delicious. I love cherry, I LOVE cheesecake, and I love brownies – the combination must surely be magical. Thanks so much for sharing with us! I look forward to trying it!”

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Latisha chose Can You Homeschool and Work at Home? from The End in Mind with Lori Lane. “This post has very informative, encouraging, useful and relevant information that I needed this week.”

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Latisha also chose 8 Must Know Pinterest Tips for Bloggers from All of Life’s Little Adventures. “This post has very informative, encouraging, useful and relevant information that I needed this week.”

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Kelly chose 5 Tips to Keep Your Facebook Page Alive from Seven Graces. “I have been blogging for less than six months and was rather late to start a Facebook page. I haven’t been regimented with how I use social media to promote my blog, and this is a practice I would like to implement. These tips from Seven Graces will really help me to work more effectively on my Facebook page and hopefully get some more likes!”

Tiffany also chose this post. “I was so late to the game in discovering the benefits of scheduling out posts on Facebook. Kris not only gives great ways to use this tool but 4 other tips that will definitely make your Facebook Page a success.”

Alyssa also chose this post. “Facebook is always a challenge, so I love these tips and plan to implement them on my blog.​”

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Jessica chose Negotiate Away Bad Debt on Credit Reports from Debt Free Divas. “Awesome advice! I was wearing the same shoes when I got divorced many moons ago. I was in a situation to buy a home but unfortunately the “ex” was still attached to my credit report. I had to clean up my report using the suggestions given on the post. A few months later, my credit score went up thus allowing me to buy my home.”

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Tiffany chose Top 10 Movies for Valentines Day from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “I loved this post simply for Valentine’s Sake (teehee) Thanks to Barbie I have a movie to watch this Valentines that I haven’t seen yet…”

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Zografia chose Revamp Thrifty Chair from Fabi Fabu. “I am in love with the fur seat! I wish i had a chair like looking like that!”

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Zografia also chose Farmhouse Mudroom Makeover- Just with Paint from Fynes Designs. “That’s one of the most amazing room transformations i have ever seen! Such a difference!”

Natasha also chose this post. “Absolutely amazing! It seems like a completely different room! Great post!”

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Stacey chose 30+ Household Hacks Everyone Should Know! from Mum-bo-jumbo.com. “Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful tips and tricks, and some that I am going to start using immediately!”

This post also receive the most clicks this week.

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Kim chose 6 Sanity Saving Tips for Busy Moms from The Sunny Patch. “I am ALWAYS trying to find the “best” way to enable me to do it all – and usually failing miserably. Like Tonia says, sometimes there are things that you just need to let slide off the burner completely in order to take care of the items that are the most important. I absolutely love the analogy “eat the frog” because that’s one of my pitfalls – putting off those tasks that HAVE to be done in favor of doing something that I WANT to do (housework v. blogging). If I “eat the frog” and just get the nasty over with – then I have more time to spend on doing what I love to do. It’s a concept that I preach to my two boys on a daily basis, yet I have trouble doing it myself. This was my most favorite post this week and “Eat the Frog!” is now taped to my computer monitor as a reminder to get the yuck done and out the way so I can do the fun stuff!”

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Rhonda chose Heart Shape Pizza Recipe from Growing Up Gabel.

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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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes from Living Better Together

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Negotiate Away Bad Debt on Credit Reports from Debt Free Divas

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Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from Flavor Mosaic

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How to Create a Budget Spreadsheet from Budget Girl

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Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!

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2015 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program For Florida Youth

Youth is truly our tomorrow. Whether we are grooming them for it or not they really are our tomorrow. Take a moment to stir them in the better direction by nominating them for something positive. Please see the below press release by Kohl’s.

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Contact:
Ale Owens, 262.703.2985 or ale.owens@kohls.com
Jacquelyn Judkins, 262.703.7204 or jacquelyn.judkins@kohls.com

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Young Volunteers
Since 2001 Kohl’s has recognized more than 22,000 kids with more than $4.2 million in scholarship and prizes

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., January 30, 2015 – Kohl’s Department Stores (NYSE: KSS) Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program today announced it will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to more than 2,500 students who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted January 30 – March 13 at kohlskids.com.

“Children around the country are doing inspiring work in their communities every day and Kohl’s is proud to reward these future leaders through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program,” said Bevin Bailis, Kohl’s senior vice president, communications and public relations. “We encourage parents, teachers, neighbors and friends to nominate the outstanding youth in their lives, so we can honor and acknowledge young volunteers for their time, innovation and passion for helping others and making a difference this year.”

Ten national winners will each be awarded a $10,000 scholarship for higher education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf. Nearly 200 students will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education, and more than 2,000 local students will receive a $50 Kohl’s gift card.

For more information or a list of last year’s Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program winners, visit kohlskids.com.

Kohl’s Cares, the philanthropic platform of Kohl’s Department Stores, is committed to giving back to the communities it serves by supporting kids’ health and education nationwide, women’s health and the fight against breast cancer, and environmental initiatives. Since 2000, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 million for kids health and education initiatives through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, recognized more than 22,000 outstanding kids through the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program and donated more than 2.7 million hours of volunteer time through the Associates in Action volunteer program. For more information on Kohl’s Cares, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares.

About Kohl’s
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,163 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.
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