Facebook Has New Changes At HootSuite & Beyond

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Yes Ma’am! Facebook is at it again. At what? Changes to infinity and beyond. (Smile) Facebook is the one social media platform that is constantly changing. According to them they are always changing for our best however I beg to differ along with thousands of other, In fact the average IT person will roll off a list of ways we should cautiously proceed with Facebook after every change.
On Friday I received an email from Traci Mercer, the Global VP of Online Revenue for HootSuite which read:

Hello,
In order to bring you Facebook functionality, HootSuite connects to Facebook’s Graph API. Facebook is rolling out a new version of its Graph API to every third-party platform, including HootSuite.
The new API is designed to better protect user privacy and will affect the following features within HootSuite:
• Facebook Groups will be accessible to Group administrators only
• News feed streams for personal Facebook profiles will no longer be supported (streams for Facebook pages will not be affected)
• Search streams will no longer display personally identifiable information from individual posts

You’ll see information in any affected streams in your dashboard to help communicate the upcoming changes. You may also see instructions showing you how to reconnect your Facebook account or notifying you that a stream is no longer available.
Our partnership with Facebook, and with you:

As a long-standing partner, we support Facebook’s decision to protect the privacy of its user community. We also understand that these changes may affect the dashboards of some of our customers, and we’re here to help. If you have any questions, we encourage you to consult our Help Desk article.
Thank you for choosing to partner with us.

Yours in social,
Traci Mercer
Global VP of Online Revenue | HootSuite

Well, long story short without all the techy talk this means the following:
As of or around Thursday, April 30th Facebook will be introducing major changes to their API which will effect user privacy. Changes are to be applied to every app, vendor and platform using Facebook’s API. This will include Twitter, HootSuite etc…

With a main focus on managing personal profiles, groups and search functionality this could be a good thing. Hopefully, users will experience minimal impact to the management of owned pages and groups. Read more here.

David Tutera Presents Your Wedding Experience ~ Atlanta

Welcome to Wedding Wednesday! This Wednesday I am tickled pink to present this dynamic wedding event to Atlanta. David Tutera is one of my chosen ones. Trust and believe you want to attend this event if you have upcoming nuptials. David is seasoned and one of the best in the top of this industry. He has a long resume and a niche for over the top elegant weddings and events. Enjoy…

Photo Credit | YourWeddingExperience.com

Photo Credit | YourWeddingExperience.com

Turn It Up Tuesday Is Flowing!

Welcome to another week of Turn It Up Tuesday – our 82nd week to be exact! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 396 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.

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Great Escapes Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in Leisure and Group Travel.
We plan land based vacations, cruises, destination weddings, and honeymoons to U.S. destinations, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico.

At Great Escapes Travel, we are not mere order takers who book your trip and then leave you on your own. We are “Escape Artists”. As Escape Artists, we act as an adviser and a resource for our clients. We take the time to talk with our clients to really get to know them. Then we are able to create the perfect vacation experience created just for them. We provide personalized service that is tailored to meet each of our client’s needs. We work with our clients every step of the way – before, during and after the trip. We make ourselves available to our clients by phone, text, email, and Facebook. And we guarantee that someone will respond to you within 24 hours.

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

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for April!

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

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Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Christina from Super Mommy-n-Me

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Rachel chose Caramel Popcorn Day! from A Sprinkle of This and That. “This recipe combines a few of my favorite things: blackberries, cornbread, ice cream, and popcorn. I also love that the steps are so simple and the recipe makes a ton of these desserts at one time. It’s perfect for summer coming up and looks so great for a cookout or party.”

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Rachel chose Pretty Zombie Cosmetics – 3 Witches Liquid Lipstick from Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams. “I love this makeup combination and it’s my typical go to – pretty yet simple foundation with a bold lip color. This purple is bold but not shiny so it works for everyday wear. It’s also supposed to stay on all day which is a must for a busy woman. Pretty!”

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Cindy chose How I Increased My Google+ Views 600,000 Views in 4 Weeks from On Bliss Street. “This method makes total sense, duh, why didn’t I think of that? I know there are lots of rumors about G+ going away and/or changing but it does help us with Google so I think that we should invest our time in it while we have it.”

Cathy also chose this post.

Free also chose this post. “I chose this one because I’ve been thinking about putting more time into Google+. I wasn’t sure if I want to focus on Google+ or not. I now think that I will be give G+ a try.”

Jillian also chose this post. “I am looking to increase my G+ following, and this post explains EXACTLY how to do that! Another fantastic post!”

Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) also chose this post. “This post was right on time for me. I like how she tracked her progress and gave tips on using Google+. I wasn’t doing nearly enough with this awesome social media network. But I will now!”

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Cindy chose 10 Minute Baked Banana Bread Doughnut Holes from Sweet C’s Designs. “I LOVE banana bread and these cake pop-donut holes are so cute. I really need to get myself a cake pop maker.”

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Stacey chose Bully Me Bitches from Chronicles of a Lumpy Person. “What an amazing and oh so true post! I have always struggled with my weight and it is of course something that often happens as we get older…those few extra pounds. I find it so sad when I see people bullying others, when it is adults especially, it is just unnecessary. At least for kids, maybe they have just not been taught any better than to behave in such a way. We are all beautiful in our own unique and amazing ways! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Mionna chose Tips & Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World ’15 from Tabler Party of Two. “This post was great because as a blogger trying to expand, it’s always helpful to read information about how to get your brand out there! Social Media is important in the world of blogging, so always being on your toes and staying on top of information is helpful.”

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Mionna chose Bacon Mac & Cheese with Roasted Hatch Green Chiles from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “I love creamy mac and cheese so this recipe grabbed me when I saw it. I’ve never tried cooking mac and cheese with other ingredients in it, but I have got to try this one!!”

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Cathy chose Coconut Key Lime Pie Bites from A Sprinkle of This and That.

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Mari chose Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramelitas from Just Us Four. “I chose Shannah’s treat because it just looked so flaky and sweet. I can’t wait to try it myself I love caramel treats!”

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Tina chose Potty Training in a Weekend – Success! from our very own Jillian from Baby Doodah! “A hot topic for moms with toddlers!! I really like this post,very informative,I didn’t know about this method,thanks so much for sharing:)”

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Tina chose No-Sew Quiet Book: Barn and Finger Puppets from Sunshine and a Summer Breeze. “I’m a big fan of simple crafts and this is so simple and adorable!! I absolutely love these Finger Puppets, thanks for sharing:)”

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Free chose Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: Tips for Potty Training from The Resourceful Mama. “I chose this one because I have a 2 year old and I’m about to start the potty training process with her. I haven’t potty trained a toddler in 15 years so this is a great refresher for me. I need to breathe and relax and not sweat the small stuff.”

Kori also chose this post. “Even as a seasoned mom, I always appreciate practical potty training tips. My youngest is not even 2, but I found this post to be helpful.”

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Jillian chose The 5 Truths You Learn From Shopping at ALDI from Frugal Foodie Mama. “I love Aldi, and completely agree with everything Carries says about the store. I love how I am able to save on groceries there, which ends up saving my family money! Such a great post!”

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Elaine chose Basket Case from The Ramblings of an Aspiring Small Town Girl. “Great tutorial at an opportune time. I am working on my garden this week.”

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Elaine chose How to Create a Child Theme from Budget Girl. “Have always been afraid to alter the stylesheet and now I don’t have to!”

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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose 5 Favorite Photo Editing Apps by Seven Graces. “I really want to make my blog photos POP! This post tells me how to do that with 5 different photo apps before I spend time downloading them.”

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Kori chose Snickerdoodle Paleo Cupcakes Recipe from My Natural Family. ” I love Snickerdoodle cookies so seeing a paleo recipe and in cupcake form was an innovative twist.”

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Lisa chose DIY Frosted Vase from Michelle James Designs. “I love this idea of re-purposing something you would otherwise just throw away. The plastic container once frosted and designed looks wonderful as a vase. I can’t wait to try this.”

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Lisa chose The Pasta Salad Round up from Summer Scraps. “Living in the south, I am always looking for dishes that I don’t have to heat the oven up and this post is great for that. Pasta dishes can be a side or a main meal with little heating of the stove!”

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Latisha chose Spring Style with Pink Blush- Maxi Dresses from Sandy a la Mode. “I love these maxi dresses and totally wish I could wear them. My sense of style does not match my height. I love long flowing dresses like these ones, but with my height, it would be easier for me to wear shorter dresses. I often end up wearing dresses too long for me.”

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Latisha chose Best Things to Do in Hollywood Studios from Simply Designing. “I love being able to hear about this family’s experience with Hollywood Studios and also gain some practical tips for the day I get to take my family there.”

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Natasha chose Happy Easter! My Visit with The Rabbit from Divorced Kat. “Although it’s a topic that people rarely like to talk about, I absolutely LOVED this post. If you’ve ever experienced anything like this in your life, you will completely understand. Great post!”

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The post with the most clicks is How To Double Your Pageviews In 2 Months from Logan Can.

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

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…

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

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How I Increased My Google+ Views 600,000 Views in 4 Weeks from On Bliss Street

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How to Create a Child Theme from Budget Girl

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Tips & Takeaways from Social Media Marketing World ’15 from Tabler Party of Two

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5 Favorite Photo Editing Apps by Seven Graces

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

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Giveaways!

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

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This week is our Pinterest week – so be sure to follow the host, co-hosts, and guest hosts below for your chance to win $50 Paypal cash!

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

let’s get started!

 

    • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.
    • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!
    • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!
    • Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!
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Presenting The 11th Annual Spelman Women Of Color Conference

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This conference is near and dear to me. As a Spelhouse baby, my mother graduated from Spelman and my father graduated from Morehouse, I have a deep love for everything Spelman College, Morehouse College, the Atlanta University Center and Bennett College. I attended the 9th conference and it was a game changer for me. Ms. Smith brings in everyone you need to hear from to make your soul burn with desire.

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Let me tell you the REAL Olivia Pope has spoken at this very diverse conference. Some heavy hitters of the past Women of Color conference have been Linda Rice Johnson, Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company, LLC; Maj. Gen. Marcia Anderson; Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price; journalists Shaun Robinson and Michel Martin; actress Nicole Ari Parker, corporate executive Kimberly Davis, Essence magazine’s Mikki Taylor and Vanessa K. Bush; media expert Arianna Huffington and White House director Kiran Ahuja just to name a few. It is a beautiful experience. Hopefully, you will join me in this year’s conference.

Kimberly~

Welcome To Another DYNAMIC Week Of Turn It Up Tuesday!

We hope you all had a Happy Easter…and enjoyed it with friends and family!

Welcome to the 81st week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 431 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.

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Great Escapes Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in Leisure and Group Travel.
We plan land based vacations, cruises, destination weddings, and honeymoons to U.S. destinations, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico.

At Great Escapes Travel, we are not mere order takers who book your trip and then leave you on your own. We are “Escape Artists”. As Escape Artists, we act as an adviser and a resource for our clients. We take the time to talk with our clients to really get to know them. Then we are able to create the perfect vacation experience created just for them. We provide personalized service that is tailored to meet each of our client’s needs. We work with our clients every step of the way – before, during and after the trip. We make ourselves available to our clients by phone, text, email, and Facebook. And we guarantee that someone will respond to you within 24 hours.

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

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for April!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Latisha chose Gettin After It!! from The Ramblings of an Aspiring Small Town Girl. “This is one of my favorites, simply for the reason that I love hearing about people’s everyday adventures. I also loved the Mama Mia Broadway show mention, because I love Broadway shows.”

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Latisha chose Top 9 Things to Do in Animal Kingdom from Simply Designing. “I always wanted to take my family to the Animal Kingdom. I can’t wait to do that someday. This post gives me great perspective of what to do when that day comes.”

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Rhonda chose 10 blogging tips for absolute beginners from Keeping It Real. “Great tips for the new and not so new blogger.”

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Tiffany chose How To Run – When You *Think* You Hate Running from our very own Jillian from Baby Doodah. “Jillian has definitely given a few great ways to get past the delay in starting to run. I have always hated the idea of running because it just didn’t ‘feel’ good to me but I know if I can get past that idea in my head I may actually fall in love with the entire thing :D”

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Tiffany chose 10 Reasons Why Girls Are Easier To Raise Than Boys from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “This post hit home. I have 2 Girls and 2 Boys and I definitely know the pros and cons of both…but Girls are a bit easier when it comes to certain things like repeating myself and even the messiness.”

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Tina chose DIY Easter Egg Spring Wreath from B is 4. “A super cute Easter Egg Wreath, I like the fact that the son helped.I absolutely love it!! Thanks so much for sharing.”

Lisa also chose this post. “I love this wreath from Bernadyn at B is 4! It just oozes Spring and Easter. Using items from the Dollar Store and around the house makes this wreath inexpensive and so cute.”

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Tina chose Easter Bunny Treat Jars from Happiness is Homemade. “What a beautiful treat in a jar,very creative idea, looks so nice!! Thanks so much for sharing.”

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Lisa chose Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies from The Gold Lining Girl. “These Easter Chicks Lemon Cookies are adorable and made from a cake mix. How’s that for easy! Sarah over at The Gold Lining Girl shares this recipe that I can’t wait to make.”

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Victoria chose If Blogging Were Like High School from pig & dac. “I chose this post because the title caught my eye and then once reading it, I loved the comparisons.”

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Victoria chose Amp Up Your Instagram from Tabler Party of Two. “I chose this post because I have fallen off the Instagram train lately and I need to start back using it regularly. I found the tips provided useful and I have to check out the app mentioned to see if it improves my photos.”

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Kelly chose M&M Crispy Chocolate Martini from Lipgloss and Crayons. “This delicious sounding drink by Carly can be served either as a cocktail or a mocktail. It is such an easy recipe and most households should have the ingredients on hand. My sister and I can’t wait to try a version of this!”

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Kelly chose My Super Retro Pink and Feminine Office Makeover from Fry Sauce & Grits. “Courtney has done a fabulous job turning a dead space into a bright and happy work space. I love the floral wallpaper – it is really eye catching and the decor is super cute!”

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Stacey chose 5 Ways To Get Your Mojo Back When You’re Unmotivated from Divas Run for Bling. “My motivation has slipped a bit in the last couple of months as well, and I am hoping that Spring time weather will kick it back up a notch. These are all absolutely wonderful ideas that should definitely give things a boost! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Zografia chose Places I Party from Just Another Mom. “A great link party list! Let’s party!”

This post received the most clicks this week.

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Zografia chose Turn Washed Out Pics into Vibrant Photographs from Let It Shine. “Improving photography is my main goal! That’s a tutorial i’ll be trying!”

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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose Top 3 Favorite FREE Workout Apps from no Small life. “I have lazily used workout apps that tracked my activity when I run, jog, or use the treadmill. I never even considered an app that shows videos of exercise moves and workouts. So glad that Megan shared this!”

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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose #bloggingedumacation: Running a Blogging Business from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “This post smacked me in the face and made me realize that I can do more! Taylor breaks down how she manages to be highly productive in the same 24 hours that everyone else has. Inspiring.”

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Elaine chose 11 Fantastic Raised Garden Bed Ideas from Busy Being Jennifer. “I am planning my garden and am always looking for new ideas.”

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Silvie chose How to Blow an Egg from Crafty Journal. “I have been looking for a good tutorial for blowing an egg every year to no avail. At birthday parties I have seen people fill the eggs with confetti and have kids break them. I had always wanted to try it but had no idea how to blow an egg. I’m happy that this year I’ll be able to do it for my sons party!”

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Silvie chose Cocktail: Caramel Apple Moonshine from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “I love caramel apples so this was a cocktail recipe that caught my eye. I just recently tried moonshine and really like the smooth flavor, so this recipe will be perfect for the hubs and I.”

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Mari chose PB Knock Off – Fur Trimmed Sweater Pillow Cover from Redo It Yourself Inspirations. “I loved Robin’s use of an old sweater in such a way to make your home look awesome. I find myself holding on to some old pieces because the pattern or material is great but now I know what I can do with them!!! Great share.”

Open_Face_Salmon_Avocado_blogMari chose Open Face Salmon and Avocado BLT from Fitness Food Diva. “Now Shannon, this was amazing. Great combos and healthy just what I am always looking for!”

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Tenns chose The Truth About Blogging: Make Money Blogging and Free Stuff from Serendipity and Spice. “I really appreciated this post, because not only was it detailed for resources on how to make money blogging, but it included some ways I wasn’t aware of. Its great to know you can monetize your blog in so many different ways!”

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Tenns chose 10-Minute DIY Milk & Honey Soap from Happiness is Homemade. “I love a good DIY, and these milk and honey soaps look amazing. I’m sure they are just as amazing to make and use. I also think that they would make great gifts and are very cute for decor.”

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Jillian chose Easy Insect Craft for Kids from Juggling Act Mama. “I am looking for new crafts to do with my son, and this looks like a ton of fun for Spring! I think I’ll put it on my to make list!”

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Jillian chose Managing Your Blog (and Life!) with Google Calendar from Hey, Let’s Make Stuff. “I love organization and calendars! I’m always on the look-out for fun new ways of organizing my life. This calendar looks like it would make me super efficient!”

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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#bloggingedumacation: Running a Blogging Business from Pink Heels Pink Truck

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Easter Bunny Treat Jars from Happiness is Homemade

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!

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

$50 Paypal Cash Giveaway

This week we’re giving away $50 in Paypal cash…You could be the winner – enter now!

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

let’s get started!

  • 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.

 

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

 

 

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Turn It Up Tuesday Is Here ~ Easter Edition

Easter is a week away, but we’re already celebrating here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.

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Great Escapes Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in Leisure and Group Travel.
We plan land based vacations, cruises, destination weddings, and honeymoons to U.S. destinations, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico.

At Great Escapes Travel, we are not mere order takers who book your trip and then leave you on your own. We are “Escape Artists”. As Escape Artists, we act as an adviser and a resource for our clients. We take the time to talk with our clients to really get to know them. Then we are able to create the perfect vacation experience created just for them. We provide personalized service that is tailored to meet each of our client’s needs. We work with our clients every step of the way – before, during and after the trip. We make ourselves available to our clients by phone, text, email, and Facebook. And we guarantee that someone will respond to you within 24 hours.

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

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for March!

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Latisha chose Recipe Box: Clam and Bacon Pizza from On the Home Front. “Looks and sound delicious. Would love to taste that.”

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Latisha chose Discovering Grace in the Waiting from Made to Mother. “This is a very timely article for me, because I am experiencing a major season of waiting right now, and sometimes I get frustrated in my impatience. This is a good reminder to me that God has a purpose in our waiting.”

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Mari chose Chocolate Cake with Coconut Cream and Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting from Spoonful of Flavor. “I fell in love with Ashley’s cake because I love the combinations. It looks so decadent and mouth watering! I look forward to trying it.”

Tina also chose this post. “This cake looks stunning!!!A Chocolate cake with coconut and marshmallow frosting. A yummy treat for Easter. I’m going to try this!!Thanks for sharing.”

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Mari chose Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Cookies from Organized Island. “Raquel’s Dulce de Leche treat is dear to me because as a kid I use to buy these little candy triangles at the corner store made of this treat. So to find it in cookie is a must try as well!”

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Tiffany chose 5 Common Blogging Crimes No Blogger Should Commit from pig & dac. “This is a post every Blogger should read. It can be so easy to make simple mistakes that will drive away Readers and Followers. Jessica points out some that have simple fixes but can do major damage.”

This post also received the most clicks.

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Tiffany chose Chalkboard Eggs from Ash and Crafts. “Love This! With Easter right around the corner I am definitely happy to find an easy and no mess way to let my kiddies have decorating fun!”

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Tina chose Dollar Store Moss Topiary DIY from The Organized Dream. “I love simple and affordable ideas that look nice. Great for decorating an event like a wedding,christening ! Thanks for sharing!”

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Marose chose The Ugly Side of Pregnancy from An Upstream Life. “I like this post because it talks about the beginning of motherhood. It can make woman realize how special they are even if their body is changing.”

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Marose chose 5 Tips for Healthier Snacking and Love with Food Review from Divas Run for Bling. “Being healthy is really important and this post would really help.”

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Lisa chose Cold Brew Iced Coffee from Bowl of Happiness. “You don’t have to say coffee twice to me and Haylea’s Cold Brew Iced Coffee reached out to me as if demanding me to make this delicious drink. I’ve been on a iced coffee kick lately and heard of cold brewing but never done it so this was the sign I needed. Can’t wait to try it!”

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Lisa chose How to DIY a Side Table for FREE from noSmallLife. “I love a good re-purpose project and Megan’s DIY Side Table was great and looks great in her living room and entry way. She has my wheels turning now…I think I need a side table in my sitting room!”

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Victoria chose A Guide to Using Essential Oils Effectively – Infographic from Urban Naturale. “I chose this post because I have gotten into using essential oils recently and I am still learning the ropes of all of the various uses for each oil. The infographic in this post was very helpful and providing new ways to use essential oils that I probably would have never thought about.”

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Victoria chose The Busy Blogger’s Method to Effectively Participating in Linky Parties from our very own Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith. “I chose this post because it was on an interesting topic and provided some good tips. I participate in linky parties and I used to run one myself, that I plan to start again, but at times, I know they become overwhelming.”

chocolate-fudge-cake-smores-marshmallowStacey chose Chocolate Fudge Cake: Marshmallow S’mores Dessert from Kenarry. “Oh my, this looks absolutely divine! I am a major choco-holic with a massive sweet tooth, and I have to say, so are my kids. During our summer season, we do s’mores over an open fire, whenever we cook out. This would be great for winter time, when we can’t have one of our cookouts! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Zografia chose 40 DIY Spring Easter Wreaths from The Jenny Evolution. “So many beautiful ideas in one place! A great post for finding inspiration!”

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Zografia chose Spring Chicks Egg Carton Craft from Typically Simply. “I loved these chicks! Just loved them!”

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Jillian chose 4 Things You Learn When Your Post Goes Viral from Budget Girl. “I love this post because I’m so super excited for Chelsey, and because she shares some fantastic tips for when your post does go viral!!”

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Jillian chose How to Choose a Planner System That Is Best For You from Mama’s Got It Together. “I love my Erin Condren Life Planner, but I don’t feel planner peace, yet. I feel like I am missing something. I’m wondering if I need to use my planner binder, too. After reading this post, I realize I have more research to do for myself.”

Natasha also chose this post. “As one of my goals is to become better organized this year, I have been looking at the Erin Condren planners – however, I have yet to find planner peace. These tips really helped me to get started on finding that balance and peace and taking some time to do some research. Great post!”

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Kelly chose Recipe: Tie Dye Birthday Cake!! from Hopelessly Ever After. “This colourful cake made by Kristin for her partner’s birthday is super cool. I didn’t realise just how easy it is to make a tie dye cake and this has inspired me to give it a go!”

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Kelly chose Easter and Spring Home Decor Ideas from Clean Scentsible. “Talented Jenn shares her home decor ideas she has prepared for Easter. I love how Jenn has used chalkboards – her writing and drawing looks so professional! I love it.”

b26eef4424ca739706d0ed103db2dab0Natasha chose Time to Stop Wasting My Precious Time on an Unworthy Guy from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce. “It’s so true – dating is a serious gamble. And the biggest gamble is knowing whether or not you want to continue giving time and energy to a relationship that can potentially go nowhere. Kat’s stories are always great…and I really enjoyed this one. Great post!”

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Ginger chose Pepperoni Pizza Waffles from A Simple Pantry. “Sounds like a delicious recipe and something my niece and nephew would love to help with.”

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Ginger chose Upcycled Cardboard Box + Fabric Remnants = Fitness Motivation from Fashionably Employed. “Simple and easy idea but super functional and cute.”

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Kimberly chose Look What I Did To My Daughter’s Dolls from our very own Latisha at Ask Latisha. “This mom was so creative in her efforts to save babydolls from being naked all the time! The cake decorating option was Extreme Makeover at its best.”

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Kimberly chose March Madness Appetizers from The Mandatory Mooch. “I’m not crazy about how March Madness always preempts Young & the Restless for two days and lasts well into April. But I can probably overlook the “madness” this year because of Nichi’s awesome compilation of appetizers. So creative!”

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

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And the Best of the Best is…

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4 Things You Learn When Your Post Goes Viral from Budget Girl

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5 Common Blogging Crimes No Blogger Should Commit from pig & dac

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Giveaways!

Thank you so much to all that have entered to win our Essential Oils giveaway!

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

A WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK!

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

let’s get started!

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

Celebrate Macaroni Kid Of East Atlanta

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So I just move in silence these days. When you see something from me or for me it is usually a done deal. Life just works in favor for me when I move in that manner. In January I was approached about acquiring this website from MacaroniKid.com. Seemed fair enough to me. Read through everything. Meditated about it. Choose between North Carolina and Georgia. Then placed my John Hancock on the dotted line. After all I had run my own website for four years and I knew my Public Relations background would be a plus.

Well, two months later I have not looked back and LOVE the fact this was a blessing. I am simply having a ball. East Atlanta Macaroni Kid is my new baby and I am so grateful for her. She has enlightened me to life in East Atlanta and given me a family audience. I share everything positive that is happening in East Atlanta from events to contest to reviews to organic articles. I have even grown the number of subscribers by 150%. Yes! Such a wonderful experience. Please take a look around the site. Get to know East Atlanta better by following me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Join in a discussion. Comment on a post. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter. Do whatever tickles your fancy. I just want to welcome you and hear from you!

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Kimberly~
KimberlyWright@MacaroniKid.com

It Is Showtime For Painting With A Twist ~ Buckhead!

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Yes! The time is FINALLY here! Painting With A Twist in Buckhead Opens TODAY. Yes ma’am. It is time to paint, book private parties; earn scouting badges, Paint With A Purpose and so much more. The FUN is endless at Painting With A Twist ~ Buckhead. The time is now and I could not be happier.
Painting With A Twist is located at 2140 Peachtree Rd NW Suite 305, Atlanta, GA 30309. That is in the shopping plaza behind Houston’s near Piedmont Hospital. Amanda and Adrian are ready for you to embrace them like only the Buckhead community can. As a matter of fact the studio actually opens TODAY! Please call (404. 975.3423) or email (studio120@paintingwithatwist.com) them today to get your session started. As a matter of fact I would LOVE for you to join in the fun and follow them on social media via the following:

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~ Website ~

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The fun does not stop here or there. I have a few fellow bloggers doing a $35 gift certificate giveaway. Yep! We are kicking this celebration off right. What will $35 do for you at Painting With A Twist ~ Buckhead? Well, it will get you a complimentary two hour class. Who is hosting giveaways? Well, these AWESOME ladies are Bernetta Styles, Atlanta Frugal Mom, Macaroni Kid ~ Buckhead, Macaroni Kid ~ Sandy Springs and Macaroni Kid ~ Downtown. So please visit them and enter the giveaway. Also, you are welcome to join in their Grand Opening on Wednesday, April 1st. Email me (Kimberly@JonAshtonPR.com) for more details.