Once Again Happy 1st Birthday To Turn It Up Tuesday!

This is our last week celebrating Turn It Up Tuesday’s birthday/anniversary this week! And we are so happy to have you back here with us (or for the first time) to celebrate…and connect…and grow!

Thank you so much for joining us last week – the posts were absolutely amazing!

Loving Turn It Up Tuesday is an understatement! Our first birthday celebration has been nothing but amazing. Each and every week we are so impressed by you, our readers and even by ourselves. Our numbers get better with every week. This is the BEST opportunity Natasha could have ever given us and I am so grateful! Please continue to add you post every week to bring you more traffic and tell two fellow blogger buddies about us as well.

If you haven’t already done so, please enter to win the Turn It Up Tuesday birthday giveaway! We have co-hosts and guest hosts (past and present) joining the fun! Make sure to enter below to win!

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Tara from Anything and Everything

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“Welcome to Anything and Everything! I am a wife to an incredible and talented graphic designer, a mom to a new baby boy, and to another baby of the four-legged variety. Here you will find everything ranging from DIY projects, food and drinks, kids stuff, and anything in between. With my zest for life and my husbands passion for design, we are never at a loss for unique and entertaining ideas. I try to update this blog as often as possible, so be sure to visit often for more adventures! Sit back, relax, grab a beverage, take a look around and enjoy!”

Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!

Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Tara from Anything & Everything | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

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(from the top – left to right)

Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Becky from bybmg | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Lauren from Life In The Wilde | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Mila from Mila’s Little Things

This is the last week for our September guest hosts – we thank you all for enjoying the fun this month…and we hope to see you back soon!

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Mila chose Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Donuts from A Dash of Sanity. “The best recipe in the world.Why? Because of these two words :pumpkin and chocolate! Nough said ;)”

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Silvie chose Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti from My Turn for Us. “It was so hard to choose one post to feature because we had so many great ones. I have a weak spot for Alfredo sauce, so I just had to try this recipe! I loved the flavor and how easy it was to put together. Everyone in the house loved it!”

What-You-Can-Learn-in-Lobby-Before-Job-Interview-255x300Jillian chose What You Can Learn in the Lobby Before Job Interview from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller. “I chose this post because everyone can always brush up on their interview skills and this has some great tips for being prepared before even going into the interview.”

IMG_8004_1Cathy chose If we knew what we had from Just a Touch of Crazy. “So true! Too often do we not appreciate what we have until it’s gone! I love the how a song touched her heart, as I often feel the same way about songs! We tend to often think the grass is greener in someone else’s family but in reality, through the mess of day to day life….our families truly are a blessing!”

Meghan also chose this post. “I love this post. There are so many days when we get so busy, that at the end of the day, I can barely remember what we did. It is so important to just stop once in awhile and take notice. See what you have in life and smile.”

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Cathy chose Healthy Recipe: Carrot Cake Bites from Luv a Bargain. “Sherri takes the amazing flavors of carrot cake and combines them with almond butter to create a most delicious carrot cake bite! I love carrot cake and almond butter and I just can’t get enough of this great sweet treat!”

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Mari chose Fiesta Tuna Salad Sliders from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us. “Meaghan’s slider with the Ciabatta bread looks amazing. I love Tuna and just the variety she added looks tasty and healthy for sure. I love the tomatoes and red onion mix with mayo. Can’t wait to try this for sure.”

And because Mari is absolutely fabulous and we love having her here, we allowed her to include a second favorite:

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Mari chose Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins from Budget Girl. “Now Chelsey and the Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins! Omg I can just see myself in front of the tv with glass of milk, watching a great program and taking a bite out of that moist muffin. Yes buying the ingredients tomorrow!”

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Stacey chose Halloween Wreath {hack} from Home. Made. Interest. “Halloween has always been my favorite time of year and if I could go all out…I would definitely hang one of these on every door in my house! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Kelly chose Bacon wrapped Pork Loin stuffed with Prosciutto & Provolone from Home. Made. Interest. “The combination of flavors sounds delicious…”

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Yolanda chose Friday Favorites – I Love the 80’s from Krafty Cards Etc. “I selected this one because I’m a 80’s baby, and reading this post gave me a great flashback. Man I LOVED a lot of the shows this blogger posted. It really bought me back to when TV was feel-good, and great for the whole family to enjoy together!”

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Natasha chose Clash of the Couples from 100lb Countdown. “I am soooo looking forward to reading this book. I absolutely adore Crystal, and I love all of the writers that I’m seeing on the list. Thanks for sharing April!”

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The post with the most clicks is 10 Things Only Moms Understand from Goofball Mommy.

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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Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins from Budget Girl

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Donuts from A Dash of Sanity

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

As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!

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

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And now for our anniversary giveaway…

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(from top left and clockwise)

Natasha at Epic Mommy Adventures | Cathy at A Peek Into My Paradise | Angie at God’s Growing Garden | Chelsea at Mommie and Wee | Katy at Chaos & Kiddos | Meghan at Life with Peanut | Rachel at Craving Some Creativity | Kimberly at Keystrokes By Kimberly | Silvana at My Silly Little Gang | Melissa at The Coupon Chronicles | Brittany at Mommy on Demand | Yolanda at That’s Mashed Up | Ce Ce at Color Crush Creative | Vashti at Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog

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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 our anniversary giveaway…

let’s get started!

  • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
  • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!
  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

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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!




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.

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Presenting The StyleWriter 4!

If you do much writing for work, personal business or as a career, you know how important it is to make sure your written word is fluent, grammatically correct and flows well. Even if you have great ideas, sometimes it can be difficult to come up with the right words, but mostly even the best writers need a little help with proofreading from time to time. StyleWriter 4 is the perfect addition to your office to help you become the best author you can possibly be!

Whether you have years of experience, or you are sitting down for the first time, you can become a better writer instantly with StyleWriter 4. With this great Free Trial Offer, you can start using the world’s most powerful editing software immediately! If you aren’t sure about whether this is for you or not, check out the great video: Introducing StyleWriter 4! Not only will you learn more about the program, but you’ll be sure to be convinced about what a great tool it is for you!

StyleWriter 4 Is Great For:

Back To School Students in High School & College. Great for editing research papers, term papers and creating brilliant essays with ease. Students who download the free trial will also receive the acclaimed guide: “How To Write An A-Grade Essay”! Not only will they have the tool to use, they will have instructions applicable to their school needs.

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Start your journey toward becoming a better, more professional writer with a Free Trial Download of StyleWriter 4! Once you see how wonderful this program is, you can easily upgrade to the edition that works best for your needs!

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No matter what your need is when it comes to proofreading, writing and excelling in the written word, StyleWriter 4 is the program you want to add to your computer today. Not only will you know you’ll be giving your clients, teachers or simply yourself the best you can, you can do so with pride and know the words were totally yours. Get your Free Trial of StyleWriter 4 today to begin making the most of the writing talent you already posses.

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Still Celebrating Turn It Up Tuesday’s 1st Anniversary!

We are still celebrating Turn It Up Tuesday’s birthday/anniversary this week! And we are so happy to have you here with us to celebrate…and connect…and grow!

Thank you so much for joining us last week – the posts were absolutely amazing!

If you haven’t already done so, please join the Turn It Up Tuesday birthday giveaway! We have co-hosts and guest hosts (past and present) joining the fun! Make sure to enter below to win!

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Tara from Anything and Everything

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“Welcome to Anything and Everything! I am a wife to an incredible and talented graphic designer, a mom to a new baby boy, and to another baby of the four-legged variety. Here you will find everything ranging from DIY projects, food and drinks, kids stuff, and anything in between. With my zest for life and my husbands passion for design, we are never at a loss for unique and entertaining ideas. I try to update this blog as often as possible, so be sure to visit often for more adventures! Sit back, relax, grab a beverage, take a look around and enjoy!”

Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!

Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Tara from Anything & Everything | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

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(from the top – left to right)

Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Becky from bybmg | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Lauren from Life In The Wilde | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Mila from Mila’s Little Things

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 October, November and December.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Mila chose DIY Fall Leaf Bowl from Luv a Bargain. ” Who wouldn’t want to have a bowl like this!? It’s super easy and cheap to make, and it looks awesome. Perfect fall craft for a tight budget!”

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Becky chose Pumpkin Pasties {Harry Potter Inspired} from Budget Girl. “I’m a pumpkin addict and these looked like a spin on it that I’ve never seen before. Can’t wait to make them!”

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Jillian chose 10 Ways I’m Better Than I Was 10 Years Ago from Working Mom Magic. “I chose this post because every woman needs to hear that she is awesome and celebrate who she is. Lauren is doing exactly that in this post and I love it!”

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Kelly chose SRC – Bacon and Roasted Garlic Guacamole from Annie’s Noms. “Bacon, Roasted Garlic and Guacamole all together?!? There is no explanation necessary about why this is my favorite!”

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Mari chose Multiple Photos Frame (Non-Permanent) from With A Blast. “Wow this week was tough I had three favorites but I stuck to Linda’s Multi Photo Frame because I love to display my photographs everywhere! This was a great, quick and easy way to show off your favorite photos without having too much of a commitment such as nails and frames. You can always switch up the tape etc…loved it!!!”

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Cathy chose Chicken and Dumplings in a Slow Cooker from My Turn For Us. “This chicken and dumplings dish is the perfect comfort food for a crisp, fall day! I love that this meal is packed with fresh goodness, prepared in the slow cooker and ready to enjoy after a busy day! I pinned this recipe for those days when slow cooker meals come in handy! “

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Meghan chose Getting Back Into (or Keeping Up!) a Fitness Routine from 10 Years and Counting: A Weight Loss Journey. “I have been trying to get back into shape as well and I constantly make the excuse, “I just don’t have time.” She has some great ideas as well as some short workouts that will be really helpful as I set my fitness goals.”

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Stacey chose Wax Paper Melted Crayon Art from Giggles Galore. “I absolutely remember making these, as a kid in school! They were really so colorful and so much fun. Thank you so much for sharing an amazing way to use up the many pounds of broken crayons that have accumulated over the last 20 years!”

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Rhonda chose 4 Ways to Ensure Your Child’s School Success from Lady Blogger. “With the all problems that we encounter in our school systems, it so refreshing to know there are teachers who care and who reach out to parents so they can help make our children’s school year a success.”

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Rachel chose Stop Doing That For Your Kids from Your Modern Family. “With a busy lifestyle, the “because it is easier” is so tempting sometimes. Love her honestly and awesome reminder.”

Natasha also chose this post. “Great post! It may be because I was raised by stringent grandparents or that I am a single mom, but I am a stickler on my son cleaning up after himself and helping me around the house. I have even instituted Clean-Up Saturdays where we clean up the entire apartment. It’s great to encourage our kids to do for themselves – it’s definitely good for them!”

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Yolanda chose How To Deal With Bedtime Anxiety from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “The reason I selected this one is because I am in the pass where I am fighting with my son to sleep in his own bed. I know we will have lots of different bedtime issues as he grows up, so it was nice to read an article that let me know that I am not alone!”

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The post with the most clicks is 44 Ways to Make Money as a Stay at Home Mom from MBA SAHM.

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 Ways I’m Better Than I Was 10 Years Ago from Working Mom Magic

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Stop Doing That For Your Kids from Your Modern Family

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

As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!

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

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And now for our anniversary giveaway…

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(from top left and clockwise)

Natasha at Epic Mommy Adventures | Cathy at A Peek Into My Paradise | Angie at God’s Growing Garden | Chelsea at Mommie and Wee | Katy at Chaos & Kiddos | Meghan at Life with Peanut | Rachel at Craving Some Creativity | Kimberly at Keystrokes By Kimberly | Silvana at My Silly Little Gang | Melissa at The Coupon Chronicles | Brittany at Mommy on Demand | Yolanda at That’s Mashed Up | Ce Ce at Color Crush Creative | Vashti at Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog

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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 our anniversary giveaway…

let’s get started!

    • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
    • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!
    • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

 

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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!




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.

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Let’s Help IKEA Support Devereux Georgia!

Hello Keystrokes By Kimberly Family!

I have a special charge for you today. IKEA and I would LOVE for you to support Devereux Georgia and the Hope Event. As the old saying goes “It takes a village to raise a child…” and we need your support helping the children of Devereux Georgia. The youth served at Devereux Georgia are considered high risk with mental challenges and require intensive treatment services. As you can imagine, treatment services for such an organization add up and we are asking you to help us fundraise. You can make a donation today be clicking here.

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On October 2nd you can party with a purpose by attending the Hope Event. The event promises to be a delight with a jazz trio, dinner, cocktails and most importantly a live auction of art featuring pieces designed by the youth at Devereux ages 8-21.

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Are you in? We sure hope so.

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Screaming Happy Birthday To Turn It Up Tuesday!

We are celebrating Turn It Up Tuesday’s birthday too! And we are so happy to have you here with us to celebrate…and connect…and grow!

This week we’d love to see your anniversary, birthday, milestone, party, etc. posts! We want to have a great time reading all of your celebratory posts in celebration of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Plus, we’re having a great giveaway – with co-hosts and guest hosts (past and present)! Make sure to enter below to win!

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Thanks so much for joining us last week while we celebrated Self-Improvement month with some great posts to help ourselves and help others! We had some amazing posts to read!

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Tara from Anything and Everything

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“Welcome to Anything and Everything! I am a wife to an incredible and talented graphic designer, a mom to a new baby boy, and to another baby of the four-legged variety. Here you will find everything ranging from DIY projects, food and drinks, kids stuff, and anything in between. With my zest for life and my husbands passion for design, we are never at a loss for unique and entertaining ideas. I try to update this blog as often as possible, so be sure to visit often for more adventures! Sit back, relax, grab a beverage, take a look around and enjoy!”

Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!

Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Tara from Anything & Everything | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Rachel from Craving Some Creativity | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

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(from the top – left to right)

Laura from Another Cent Saved | Becky from bybmg | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Lauren from Life In The Wilde | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Mila from Mila’s Little Things

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 October, November and December.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Mila chose How to Make Fall Scented Paint from My Big Fat Happy Life. “This idea is a stroke of genius and a fun thing to do with kids! Just imagine all the fall scented masterpieces your kids will create!”

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Rachel chose Life Lessons of a Nurse from Crazily Normal. “I chose this post because my mom is a nurse and I know how they often observe and learn through the biggest examples of life’s frustrations, sorrows, and joys. Her post is inspirational and reflective.”

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Tara chose Buffalo Hummus Dip from 3 Little Greenwoods. “Love hummus and especially love Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce, so when I saw this recipe it caught my eye! Can’t wait to try it! Also with Football in full swing, I think this would be the perfect dip to make for a football or tailgate party!”

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Jessica chose 5 Simple Tips for Squeezing Writing Into Your Everyday Life from Georgia Lee – Writing to the Sound of Legos Clacking. “I truly needed Georgie’s post! I am suffering from writer’s block due to an upcoming dissertation I need to write. Quite frankly, I am brain-dead! Ick!!! I love her suggestion, especially #1 – write something everyday. Honestly, this is good practice tha I need to enforce on myself with the dissertation writing AND to keep up with blogging. Thanks, again! 15 minutes a day of writing, here I come!!”

Jillian chose this post. “I chose this post because I am looking for ways to get more writing into my day. I just never seem to have time – but this post reminds me it isn’t about finding extended time, but a few minutes here and there would be just fine.”

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Meghan chose Mommy Moments, I Must Confess from Winks and Eyerolls. “I really loved reading this post. Even though it was only 10 months ago that my little girl was the same age as the poster, it feels like so long ago. I was able to relive every moment with her…and it made me want another little one!”

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Cathy chose Saving Memories from Life with Peanut. “Megan shares an amazing idea to help you capture and remember all of the little things that your kids do that as time passes you forget about. My kids are in elementary school and Megan’s idea is the perfect way for me to someday reveal to them the moments of their childhood! I am starting tomorrow! :-) Check out Megan’s blog to see exactly how she is saving memories!”

Tenns also chose this post. “I love this idea! This is such a creative way to keep track of memories. I’m not great at documenting things, because it’s so hard to keep up with how fast littles grow. I’ll definitely keep this idea in mind as I document memories and keep track of things with my son.”

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April chose Great Learning Games for Preschoolers from Life’s Little Projects. “My two year old, Bee, has already conquered letters, numbers, colors and shapes, yet then I got stuck on what to teach her next. As this school year starts, I wanted to give her a lesson plan too, but what to do next? Well, Amie Jo had several answers to my problem to keep her moving forward. I’m starting to get excited about this new year.”

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Mari chose Chewy White Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies from Born to Bake Forever. “I chose Megan’s cookies because it married al I love. Chewy, white chocolate chip and cranberries.
The moment I saw the picture I fell in love and went to the market this weekend to pickup the supplies to make it for my Birth Day so thanks Megan for my b’day treat :)”

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Becky chose A Super Easy Snack: Tortilla Rollups from The Most — of Every Moment. “I love this because it’s easy and tasty. I often forget about making these!”

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Stacey chose Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough filled Chocolate Sandwich Cookies from Bakewell Junction. “Oh these look wonderful! The cookies sound like they are delectibly chocolatey and the filling sounds absolutley amazing! Thank you so much for sharing and I can’t wait to make these! Maybe a Halloween treat with the kids!”

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Kelly chose Minecraft for Moms – What You Need to Know from Sunshine & Hurricanes. “My kids are crazy for Minecraft and sometimes I have no idea what they are talking about.”

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Chelsea chose Homemade “Uncrustables” from Making More… “I loveeee uncrustables! It’s brings out the little kid in me, so to see a way to make them at home (cheaper, healthier, AND I can make my own variations) it was like a match made in heaven!”

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Natasha chose How to get your 4 year old to take a nap from Just a Touch of Crazy. “I love this post! Although my son is 3, it takes a wish and a prayer to get him to take a nap. He sleeps so easily at school, but when’s he home – it’s a whole different story. Leilani’s list is a perfect depiction of what I have to do for naptime and for bedtime. It’s a wonder I’m still sane!”

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The post with the most clicks is Fall Idea Collection from Deliciously Inspired.

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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Saving Memories from Life with Peanut

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How to get your 4 year old to take a nap from Just a Touch of Crazy

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

As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!

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

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And now for our anniversary giveaway…

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Natasha at Epic Mommy Adventures | Cathy at A Peek Into My Paradise | Angie at God’s Growing Garden | Chelsea at Mommie and Wee | Katy at Chaos & Kiddos | Meghan at Life with Peanut | Rachel at Craving Some Creativity | Kimberly at Keystrokes By Kimberly | Silvana at My Silly Little Gang | Melissa at The Coupon Chronicles | Brittany at Mommy on Demand | Yolanda at That’s Mashed Up | Ce Ce at Color Crush Creative | Vashti at Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog

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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 our anniversary giveaway…

let’s get started!

  • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.

 

  • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!

 

 

  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

 

 

 

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Let Motions Achieve Your Signature Style!

*This is a sponsored post for Motions through The bLink Marketing Network and Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.*

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Motions products embrace all hair types and styles. Yes, even my lovely weave! (Smile) Natural hair needs protecting and treating below the weave. I have been natural since the fall of 2006 and have always taken extremely great care of my natural hair. Motions has played a great part in this process. I must confess I am a true fan of Motions. I used them whether my hair is relaxed or in its natural state.

Let Motions help you achieve your signature look. Whether you desire to own your own coily curls or bounce back from straight to curly Motions is the answer. Motions products will keep your hair looking silky, strong and beautiful as you are! The beauty of Motions is they enable you to achieve a unique style and signature look all your own!

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Please take a moment to view these dynamic how-to-videos. Ursula, a Motions expert, shows you her top 5 favorite looks while helping you discover your own unique style.

Walgreens has a special deal on Motions products in for the month of September. Motions kits are 25% off and select Motions products are on sale for only $3.49!

This is a sponsored post for Motions through The bLink Marketing Network and Lunchbox, all opinions are 100% my own.

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And Baby Will Make Four – Congratulations Will & Kate!

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What an exciting time for Prince Will and Princess Kate. They are expecting baby number two! So yes the murmurs are true there is definitely another royal baby on the horizon. Congratulations!

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Become A Stella & Dot Stylist And Train With Me!

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With the holidays right around the corner it is time to earn extra income and express yourself. Have you always wanted the flexibility of working from home or an added income? Stella & Dot has a wonderful opportunity for anyone who enjoys fashionable accessories and wants the freedom of setting their own schedule. Let’s start your career as a Stella & Dot Stylist and join a company all about empowering women. With their September Stylist Sign Up Special you will get $450 in free accessories! How cool is that? All you do is sell fabulous jewelry and accessories at Trunk Shows and you can earn 25-35% commission. Your starter kit will have everything you need to launch your business and help you be successful!

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Welcome To The 50th Week Of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Welcome to the 50th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

September is a big month for us at Turn It Up Tuesday – this is our 1-year anniversary!! It has been an amazing year – and we look forward to many more to come!

A big thank you to everyone that has stuck with us for the past year – even if you’ve only been here a few weeks or a few months, you are greatly appreciated! And to all those that are just finding us here at Turn It Up Tuesday – thank you for stopping by and linking up with us! 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 (old or new) and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Tara from Anything and Everything

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“Welcome to Anything and Everything! I am a wife to an incredible and talented graphic designer, a mom to a new baby boy, and to another baby of the four-legged variety. Here you will find everything ranging from DIY projects, food and drinks, kids stuff, and anything in between. With my zest for life and my husbands passion for design, we are never at a loss for unique and entertaining ideas. I try to update this blog as often as possible, so be sure to visit often for more adventures! Sit back, relax, grab a beverage, take a look around and enjoy!”

Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!

Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
We’re accepting sponsors for 2015!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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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 | Tara from Anything & Everything | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Rachel from Craving Some Creativity | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

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Elie from Chocolate and Crockpots | Becky from bybmg | Cathy from Three Kids and a Fish | Lauren from Life In The Wilde | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Michelle from Failing Perfect | Mila

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 October, November and December.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

1977515_origCe Ce chose Homeschool Days – A Day In The Life 2014-2015 from Life’s Hidden Treasures. “I’m new to homeschooling and need plenty of examples of how to create an effective schedule, I thought this post was very helpful!”

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Becky chose 15 Tips to Carving the Best Pumpkin from Living Frugal with Erika. “I love this post because I’m itching for fall to truly get here. I love carving pumpkins with my son and can’t wait to use some of these tips this year.”

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Rachel chose Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money For the Holidays {From Home!} from Work at Home Wisdom. “Seriously, the holiday rush will be on us much sooner than we even want to think about. And I love earning a little extra money. She has put together a great list and her own experiences which is really valuable.”

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Kelly chose Homemade Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider Recipe from My Frugal Adventures. “I love the caramel cider from Starbucks, but a yummy version that you can make at home is much better.”

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Tara chose Double Tiered Wood Slice Serving Platter from Houseologie. “I love how Leigh Anne created an amazing serving platter from a couple pieces of wood slices from the craft store. So creative and unique!”

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Sandy chose My Toddler Isn’t Talking Yet – Should I Be Worried? from West Coast Mama. “I had a really hard time picking my favorite this week, but I ultimately decided on this post because, to me, it summarizes the most important guide we have in parenting. We have to rely on our gut instinct. As parents we know our kids better than anyone else. Our gut will tell us which way to go when we have a concern about our kids.”

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Kimberly chose My Picks For The 2014 Best and Worst Emmys Dresses from Mother 2 Mother Blog. “”I love seeing the stunning attire on the red carpet at awards shows. The Emmys did not disappoint this year and Rhonda nailed it with her picks. Find out where Halle Berry, Camila, Alves, Lena Dunham, and Viola Davis landed on her list.”

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Cindy chose How We Succeeded In Becoming A One-Income Family from Life’s Hidden Treasures. “We have been living off basically 1 income for the last 23 years. I brought a lot of debt into our marriage…don’t do that! We have worked hard and have just a little debt left. Our house and cars are paid off all that is left is 1 pesky old credit card and a small loan. Living on 1 income is not as difficult as it seems when your priorities are in order.”

Chelsea also chose this post. “This post was surprisingly inspirational. When I found it on the linkup, I thought it would be a how-to, step-by-step post on saving money, which I’m always looking to do. Instead, Cathy shared her family’s experience and how they have ‘freed’ themselves through tithing. Such a great reminder of what is most important in life. So happy I found this post!”

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Stacey chose Homemade Soap Scum Shower Cleaner from Robyn’s View. “Now that we are a single income family, I am always trying to find new homemade cleaning recipes. I can’t wait to make some to try in our bathroom! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Natasha chose I Was Scared to Have A Boy from The Contented Wife Blog. “I was so fearful of having a boy…I didn’t know what to expect and I worried about the same things that you did. I worried that he would grow older and shun me or our mother-son bond wouldn’t withstand the test of times. I still worry about those times – but I cherish the moments that I have with him now. And I’m glad that I did that, rather than worrying about everything else. Those are the moments that will last forever, even well after he’s married and moved on with his life. But you’re right – sons always have a bond with their mothers, well after they move on with their life.”

Victoria also chose this post. “I chose [this post] because it was a topic I could relate to. When I found out I was pregnant with my first son I was scared out of my mind. I knew boys were rough and felt they were harder to raise than girls were. I had no clue how I would make it as a mom of a boy. Therefore, when I saw this post linked up this week it immediately gained my attention.”

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The post with the most clicks is 7 Tips To Gain and Keep Followers from Natural Beautism and Flappings in Life.

 

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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7 Tips To Gain and Keep Followers from Natural Beautism and Flappings in Life

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I Was Scared to Have A Boy from The Contented Wife Blog

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

As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!

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

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So now that you’ve met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, and the Featured and the Best of the Best…

let’s get started!

  • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
  • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!
  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

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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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Welcome To The Spa For Ma Giveaway!

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Welcome to the 4th annual Spa for Ma Giveaway Hop hosted by Measuring Flower and Homemaking Hacks! I have teamed up with some incredible bloggers to bring you prizes that help mom to get some much awaited R&R after the kids head back to school!

If you’re unfamiliar with what a giveaway hop is, here’s how it works. After you enter my giveaway below, you can “hop” on to the next participating blog to enter their giveaway as well. You can find links to all the blogs towards the bottom of this post.

Also, don’t forget to enter to win the grand prize! It is for an incredible $300 gift card to Kohl’s! Enter HERE!

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Welcome To Angel Beauty Box! I am presenting a three month subscription to one beautiful lady on behalf of my blog Keystrokes By Kimberly. Angel Beauty Box was created with you in mind. Their goal is to empower women through beauty. This is a $55 dollar value which will be delivered to your door monthly and include beauty & lifestyle products to enhance your life. Each box will include five to seven deluxe to full sized products for the lady on the go! Take a look at the video.

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Best wishes!

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