#AskAwayFriday with Jessica from The Pen and The Needle!

For this week’s #AskAwayFriday, I have the pleasure of swapping with the lovely and talented writer Jessica from The Pen and The Needle! She gave me some great questions!

Thank Goodness it’s #AskAwayFriday…Welcome back to the best link up around…#AskAwayFriday!

What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…

#AskAwayFriday was created by the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County who will again be joining us from time to time, as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10 questions and 10 answers, between two bloggers! This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know others while allowing others to get to know you and of course there is also the added bonus of making great friends along the way which is one of the best parts of this online world!

Now welcoming our wonderful #AskAwayFriday hosts…

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Tamara from Tamara Like Camera,
Tiffany from Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter,
Christy from Uplifting Families,
Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings
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Amber from Bold Fit Mom

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Now my swapping buddy this week is a college student and talented writer, Jessica from The Pen and the Needle! She dreams of having a professional writing career and I say well on her way to achieving her dream! Please be sure to stop by her site and read from a wonderful variety of posts. Her “Twelve Days Of Blog Post, series is tons of fun!

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Now for the wonderful questions that Jessica asked of me!

1. I understand you are a fan of romance novels. Do you have a favorite?

Oh my, I have so very many! LOL! I love a good historical romance, maybe set in about 1800 or so, Scotland, Ireland, or England. They are best with a bit of intrigue…rescue a damsel in distress, who ends up rescuing her hero instead. A whole lot of spunk from both and a love so fierce that it will stand the test of time.
LOL! I know, I am a bit of a hopeless romantic!

2. What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?

As a teen, my favorite snack was chocolate covered donut’s and sour cream and onion potato chips! LOL!

3. What is your favorite genre of music and why?

Music really depends on my mood…most times I like a good hard rock! Maybe Skillet or Metalica…Other times I enjoy a hard, electric, orchestra type of sound…sometimes it is classical, or 80 hair metal, or 80’s radio stuff. I love it all!

4. What is your favorite social media page to use and why?

I oddly like Facebook best, but only because I am most familiar with and I don’t often think about twitter or instagram. LOL!

5. You pick: video games or board games?

I really kind of prefer board games, but I used to enjoy playing arcade games, back in the days of video arcades.

6. If you could move anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Well I would love to have a summer vacation home in Scotland…as winter just gets started in my little corner of the universe, I would really choose a nice and sunny island beach cottage sounds way more appealing!

7. Which meal do you prefer cooking: breakfast, lunch, or dinner?

Well I am going to kind of cheat on this one…Breakfast for Dinner! LOL!

8. What’s your favorite candy?

Oh Fanny Mae Trinidads…or my homemade rum balls! LOL!

9. What has been your biggest blogging challenge?

Time! Time to do all of the things that I want to do and spend the time to focus on all that I need to do. Whether it is networking, reading, writing, earning, connecting, and life in general…motherhood, schooling, house things, shopping, caring, and all of the other things that life throw at you. I must focus and re-organize!

10. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be and why?

I really kind of like me…though maybe a me with more money! LOL! Though I would love to interview maybe one of my ancestors!

Thanks to so much to Jessica from The Pen and the Needle for these amazing questions! I had such fun this week, Jessica! Please be sure to stop by and peruse through the questions that I asked of Jessica! Then don’t forget to visit with our other amazing #AAF links!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays 65!

It is time to turn up the fun and turn up the party for Turn It Up Tuesdays 65!

Welcome to the 65th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We’re so happy to have you here again this week – we had such amazing posts last week! We enjoyed reading them all!

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

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

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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Ce Ce from Chic Pixels Design Studio | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for December!

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Angie from God’s Growing Garden | Stacy from Anastasia Vintage | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Tina from The Happy Creations | Laci from Sequins in the South | Rebeka from Homemade Momy | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cathy chose Mint Chocolate Brownie Crumb Cake from Annie’s Noms. “I love making bars! I am adding these to my sweet treats list for Christmas!”

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Stacy chose Felted Acorn Ornaments from Making It In the Mountains. “I just love these Felted Acorn Ornaments by Making It In The Mountains. They’re absolutely adorable, and don’t seem too difficult to make.”

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Ce Ce chose Snowman Crafts from Sunshine & Hurricanes. “These are the cutest snowman crafts for all ages!”

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Cindy chose Salted Caramel Pudding Parfait from Penney Lane. “The image caught my eye and I am addicted to all things salted caramel. I can’t wait to try this out in the new year!”

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Tina chose Ribbon Tree Ornaments & $50 Gift Card Giveaway from Typically Simple. “A cute and simple craft to make with the children. Great as a a cute embellishment on a gift. Thanks for sharing.”

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Mari chose It’s That Time Of Year Again from Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog. “Loved Vashti’s use of those huge peppermint sticks! Great combo of mint and sweet.”

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Jillian chose The Face Of Depression from Afro-Chic Mompreneur. “I chose this post, because I, too, suffer with depression and love that Nancy is being so very open and honest. It will help others out there, tremendously!”

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Angie chose Ceiling hanging Christmas wreath from Our House Now a Home. “I just love this classy European look and can’t wait to try making this with my fresh pine garland!”

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Tiffany chose Use Wrapping Paper Scraps for Storage from 1-2-3 Neat & Tidy. “LOVE this! i am always feeling so wasteful when I have to trash the scraps because I can’t figure a way to save them over for the next year. Who knew it could be so easy!?”

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Jessica chose 10 Simple Chores My Kids Do Around the House (and So Can Yours) from Simple Holistic Girl. “What a great list for kids! They’re simple and personally I think it’s easy to do for each school-age child at home. Although my child is 3, I am already “training” him to do a couple on the list (clean room (pick up toys) and putting grocercies away). Right now he is very helpful in both areas and I hope when he gets older he “graduates” to the other areas of the list. Thanks for sharing!!”

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Kelly chose Slow Cooker: Beef and Broccoli Recipe from Lou Lou Girls. “I love slow cooker recipes and this looks delicious!”

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Rhonda chose My Christmas Home Tour 2014 from The Painted Hinge. “This post took me back to my grandparent’s farmette. I loved seeing the display of antiques and vintage items mixed with the new. Housing the Christmas tree in the old wash tub was a fantastic idea.”

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Nancy chose 10 Ways to Make Your Husband Happy! from My Snippets of Inspiration. “My favorite post was 10 Ways to Make Your Husband Happy, because so close to the holiday season family is the focus. I loved that it was about making your spouse, best friend, and partner happy. It was a reminder for me to think about him more, and to appreciate him for all he does. Loved it!”

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Stacey chose Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Treat and Trick. “I am making my list and checking it twice of cookies to make during this holiday season and these look amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Tenns chose The Best Bad-For-You Fudge Ever from Little House Living. “I can never resist a good fudge recipe and this look delicious! I can’t wait to try it out and possibly gift it during the holidays.”

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Natasha chose Blog Planner 2015 from My Joy-Filled Life. “I’m working on organizing my blog and increasing my focus in 2015, and I have been looking for tools to help me in this effort. This is a great tool – thanks for sharing!”

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The post with the most clicks is 3 Reasons Bloggers Have Blogs that Aren’t As Effective As They Could Be from Lady Blogger.

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

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10 Simple Chores My Kids Do Around the House (and So Can Yours) from Simple Holistic Girl

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies from Treat and Trick

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This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 77!

Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 77 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! We are so thankful to have you with us!

Well…I am so excited for some amazing Holiday posts that you will be able to share…I could definitely use a few craft ideas or a great new recipe, so I can’t wait! Now on the the party!

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Now…let’s get the party started and come on in and join the fun by linking up your favorite posts! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat, or find a wonderful new craft idea to make. This is a great way to grow in your friendships! But before we start this party…Grab a badge!

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The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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Jessica’s favorite post came from Lady Blogger with the post “3 Reasons Bloggers Have Blogs that Aren’t As Effective As They Could Be!
Saying, “Great article! I took a little break from article writing because of health and obligatory reasons but now that I am getting back to the groove of things, the article is helping me to refocus on what I want to happen to my blog. I wholeheartedly agree in finding a niche. Finding the focus of the blog will give your audience an idea on who you are about as a blogger. Thanks for sharing!”
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Natasha’s favorite post came from Organized Home Organized School with the post “Tips To Becoming A More Organized Blogger In The New Year!
Saying, “I’m definitely working on being better organized in 2015, and these are some great tips to use while setting my goals. Thanks for the great tips!”
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My favorite post also came from Giveaways 4 Mom with the post “How To Create a Relaxing Clutter Free Home!
“What an amazing post! I have spent the past year or so trying to gather up all of the clutter throughout our house, sadly it seems to be a neverending task! After the first of the year, I plan to work towards the next step, which will be to donate it all, which will get me closer to the relaxing home that I dream of! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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#AskAwayFriday Echo and the 12 Questions of Christmas!

Welcome to another amazing installment of #AskAwayFriday with my amazing Twinsie, Echo from The Mad Mommy and the 12 questions of Christmas!

Friday’s are just so absolutely fabulous…Why you may ask…because it is time to enjoy another amazing week of #AskAwayFriday!

What is #AskAwayFriday? Well…

#AskAwayFriday was created by the amazing Penny from Real Housewife of Caroline County as a way to connect with other bloggers with a great Q & A session of 10 questions and 10 answers! By offering a wonderful opportunity to get to know others while allowing others to get to know you and of course there is also the added bonus of making great friends along the way which is one of the best parts of this online world!

Now to welcome our wonderful #AskAwayFriday hosts…

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Tamara from Tamara Like Camera,
Tiffany from Mrs. Tee Love Life Laughter,
Christy from Uplifting Families,
Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings
and
Amber from Bold Fit Mom

So…grab our brand, new button, follow our amazing hosts and co-host, hop through the great link ups and make some amazing new friends!

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This week, I am so excited to be swapping again with my favorite twinsie and we will be bringing you an amazing 12 questions of Christmas edition! In case you are not away my twinsie is the fabulous Echo from The Mad Mommy and if you don’t know her already, be sure to stop by…you won’t be sorry that you did, because she is absolutely awesome!

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Now for the 12 Questions of Christmas!

1. If you could receive anything for Christmas, no strings attached, what would you want?

I dream of having one of those big, beautiful Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixers with all of the lovely attachments!

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2. If you could give your hubby one present, money is no object, what would you give him?

For my hubby, I think that I would love to give him a couple of weeks of vacation, traveling the east coast with a stop at his brother’s.

3. If you could give your kids anything for Christmas, no strings attached, what would you give them?

For D-man…I would love to be able to give him a nice lump of cash…to spend on whatever his heart desired!
For Lil man…I would get him that PS4 that he dreams of, plus a few games.
For my Lil miss…I would get her a top of the line digital drawing tablet, because she loves to draw.

4. Who is better at wrapping presents, you or your hubby?

I am! LOL! My honey bunny tends to get a bit OCD about his wrapping!

5. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

Well…Now this one is not really officially a “Christmas” movie, but they always show it at Christmas time…Rudolph’s Shiny New Year! I just love baby Happy!

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6. What is your favorite Christmas song?

Now, twinsie, you know that I can never pick only one song! LOL! So here is my top 4…

Band-Aid – Do They Know It’s Christmas

Pentatonix – Mary Did You Know?

Elvis Presley – Mama Liked the Roses…though it is not officially a Christmas song, I still love it!

And…Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Eve / Sarajevo

7. What is one thing that is ALWAYS on your holiday table?

We do a bit of an untraditional Christmas dinner…All finger foods…cheese, crackers, summer sausage, ham slices, maybe a cheese ball, cookies, maybe some chex mix, and whatever other goodies that I make.

8. Cookies! Do you have a special cookie that you bake for the holidays?

Not really…I try to make chocolate chip for sure…and I love oatmeal cookies and peanut butter cookies…and of course Rum Balls…though I have not made them for years!

9. Do you have a big Holiday party, or is it small and intimate?

Oh definitely small…it will just be the hubby and I and the kids…D-man will come by and so will Cleavis and his fiance!

10. Santa, does he visit your house?

Yes…I still try to keep the magic alive for lil miss!

11. Do you or did you leave out cookies?

Oh absolutely!

12. What does Christmas mean to you?

Hmm…this one is hard for me…Christmas is not really my favorite time of year…but for a more positive spin…it means that I get to spend time with all of my kids and for me there is nothing better than that!

Thank you so much, my amazing Twinsie, for being my swapping buddy this week and offering our readers some amazing 12 questions of Christmas! We hope you enjoyed this as much as we did! Don’t forget to stop by to visit Echo and read her answers to my questions and then stop in to visit with all of the other wonderful linkers!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays 64!

It is time to turn up the party for Turn It Up Tuesdays 64!

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

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

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

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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Ce Ce from Chic Pixels Design Studio | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for December!

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Angie from God’s Growing Garden | Stacy from Anastasia Vintage | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Tina from The Happy Creations | Laci from Sequins in the South | Rebeka from Homemade Momy | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Ce Ce chose Cardboard Tube Snowman Family Craft from The Organized Dream. “This is the cutest craft to add to a 25 days of Christmas crafts list!”

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Angie chose Don’t Forget Jesus from Kids in the Word. “Jesus is the most important part of Christmas and even as an adult I practice many of the wonderful suggestions in this post.”

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Tina chose Holiday Lunchbox Idea + Jokes #BICMerryMarking #SummerMelon from A Mom’s Take. “What a sweet Holiday Lunchbox Idea!! So simple to make. Small suprises that make your loved ones smile do matter,love Rudolph and the joke.Thanks for sharing.”

Kelly also chose this post. “I always like new ideas for the kids’ lunches.”

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Cathy chose Easy Homemade Santa’s Cookie Plate #DIYwithPainters #PaintersMarkers from A Mom’s Take. “I love the simplicity of this precious keepsake! What an awesome idea!”

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Rhonda chose Build A Christmas House Out of Twinkies by Home Making Hacks. “I have always loved Hostess Twinkies. Making an edible Christmas House with them will be a fun craft to do with the kids for the holidays, adorable and delicious.”

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Chelsea chose 10 delectable christmas cookie recipes from Dreaming of Leaving. “My mouth literally drooled after looking all these delectable cookies! Such cute ideas that make me want to jump in the kitchen and bake!”

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Jillian chose 7 Reasons Why I’m Grateful for My Broken Kneecap from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce. “I chose this post because we often need to be reminded that we should be grateful for even the little things. This posts reminds us that even in a terrible situation, there IS good!”

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Tiffany chose 13 Signs You Are Blog-holic… from A Kaleidoscopic Dream. “Such a fun post and definitely on the nose for each sign. I am truly a Blog-holic and I am darn proud to say it!”

Silvie also chose this post. “I could relate to every single one of the things mentioned and it gave me a good laugh. Which I totally needed. I love blogging and wouldn’t stop doing it for anything!”

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Laci chose Decor Challenge: Christmas Ribbon Garland from A Dose of Paige. “This is easy and such my style and adds a unique touch to any room that anyone will notice.”

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Elaine chose Stuffed Tomatoes from My Lamp is Full. “This stuffed tomato recipe made my mouth water. To me, that is always a sign that the recipe will be great.”

Snickerdoodle-Cookies2Stacey chose Snickerdoodle Cookies from Luv a Bargain. “My two youngest absolutely love Snickerdoodle cookies! I can’t wait to try this one and add it to our Christmas cookie baking during this coming Christmas season! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Stacy chose NinjaBread Cookies. Not Your Ordinary Gingerbread from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “My favorite this week is the NinjaBread Cookies by The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. I love them because ninjas. Is there really anything more to say? :”

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Jessica chose Is Your Life an Adventure? from Stuck In Your Rut. “What an inspiring story! It made me re-analyze my life and goals I had for myself but never did. It’s a great reminder for all of us that life is too short and we should make the most of it, even when obstacles get in the way! Thanks a million for sharing!”

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Nancy chose 4 Fun Ways to Stay Fit With The Help Of Your Dog from Urban Naturale. “It was visually appealing, great photos, and the tips that she offered were simple and practical.”

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Natasha chose Toddler Boy’s Christmas Wishlist from The Everyday Momma. “I must admit, I’m also an addict for buying my son toys, especially educational toys. I love this Christmas wishlist – I may be getting some of the things on this list. Thanks for a great post!”

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The post with the most clicks is Things I Said Before I Was a Parent from Crazily Normal.

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 delectable christmas cookie recipes from Dreaming of Leaving

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Cardboard Tube Snowman Family Craft from The Organized Dream

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!

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

let’s get started!

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

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This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 76!

Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 76 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us! We are so thankful to have you with us!

Well…I am so excited for some amazing Holiday posts that you will be able to share…I could definitely use a few craft ideas or a great new recipe, so I can’t wait! Now on the the party!

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Now…let’s get the party started and come on in and join the fun by linking up your favorite posts! We had an absolutely awesome week last week! Share the fun and make some new friends, find a new yummy treat, or find a wonderful new craft idea to make. This is a great way to grow in your friendships! But before we start this party…Grab a badge!

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Now stop in and say howdy to my linky party partners in fun…

The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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Come one and come all to join in to be a co-host’s for November or December’s This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? We have several awesome options to choose from! Drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for this party! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Jessica’s favorite post came from The Women In Biz with the post “The Struggle to Juggle Part 1!
Saying, “Love the article!! I sometimes feel the way she does, especially having kids who are years apart in age (21 and 3). I tend to fight with myself on whether or not I’m a good parent since I am juggling all the time between work, school, wife, mom, etc. What a relief that I might actually be “normal”, Thanks so much for the article!”
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Natasha’s favorite post came from The Mad Mommy with the post “5 Reasons Why Sledding is Like Parenting!
Saying, “Love this post! I never though about relating sledding to parenting, but Echo is so right. It’s all those small moments that make everything worthwhile. Great share!!”
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My favorite post also came from Love Create Celebrate with the post “String Christmas Trees!
“These are a wonderfully, adorable idea for Christmas decorating! They look so easy to make, that even my kids would be able to make their own! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

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Come one and come all and join in to be a co-host for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to welcome you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

Now let’s get this party started!

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Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want, that’s right as many as you want!!!!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays 63!

Turn up the party for the amazing Turn It Up Tuesdays 63!

Welcome to the 63rd week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We’re so happy to have you here again this week – we had such amazing posts last week! We enjoyed reading them all!

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

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

Are you interested in having your blog or website featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays? Do you want to offer a discount to Turn It Up Tuesday linkers?
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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Ce Ce from Chic Pixels Design Studio | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for December!

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Angie from God’s Growing Garden | Stacy from Anastasia Vintage | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Tina from The Happy Creations | Laci from Sequins in the South | Rebeka from Homemade Momy | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Mari chose Dresser To Kitchen Island – Cart #DIY With #ChalkyFinish Paint Colors from Dear Creatives. “I chose DC’s redo because I absolutely love taking something old and making it into something new again. I loved how the dresser turned out I think it looks amazing!”

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Angie chose Pretzel Snowmen from Save More Spend Less with Heidi. “How cute is this!!? So easy to make & oh so delicious too! Maybe we could even add a gummy worm as a scarf? (that might be taking it too far – they are perfect as is)”

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Jillian chose Free Christmas Shopping Printable from The Organized Dream. “I chose this post bc I love lists!! And keeping organized during the holidays is very time consuming. This list will help me keep organized, and I hope it helps others!”

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Chelsea chose Pumpkin Pie in a Jar from Little House Living. “I love how these pies were made in a jar. Call me crazy, but the crust is my LEAST favorite part of a pie, so knowing that these confections had less flaky and more filling, I was a happy woman. And plus, it just looks yummy in general! Yay for holiday sweets!”

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Damjana chose Mini Apple Cranberry Popovers from Three Kids and a Fish. “These popovers are just perfect for this time of the year. A treat this warm, sweet, tart and fluffy makes a person want more of it – especially when served with that yummy cranberries fill!”

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Serena chose Five Things I Did For My Students That Today’s Teacher’s Wouldn’t Do from LadyBlogger. “Our kids will always need teachers like this. Perhaps some teachers have lost their spark because of the way the system has changed or for whatever reason. I’m glad to see there are still teachers out there that are willing to go above and beyond for their students.”

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Tenns chose 20-Something Scriptures Every 20-Something Should Know from Mommie and Wee. “I’m always on the search for more spiritual encouragement. This great list of scriptures is just what I need to add to my spiritual appetite. I like that its geared to those in their twenties, because I as I approach my thirties I have these scriptures to look to for strength, encouragement, and motivation.”

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Stacey chose New To Homeschooling from The Multi Tasking’ Mom. “I completely understand this post and still feel somewhat unsure, even though we are into our third year of homeschooling. I will likely always feel a bit of unsure, but I will continue to plug along, because I do feel it is the best for my kids. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Tina chose DIY Waterless Snow Globes from Pioneer Mama. “Another wonderful Christmas creation!! Detailed instructions – fantastic result, my type of craft!! I love these waterless snow globes and I’m making some this Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing.”

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Amy chose Homemade Monogrammed Gift Tags from The Organized Dream. “I love these Homemade Monogrammed Gift Tags from he Organized Dream! I love adding an extra touch to my gifts to personalize them and make the recipient feel special. These gift tags are easy to make, look great, and can be re-purposed as ornaments to be used again each year.”

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Natasha chose Single Serve Hot Chocolate Mix from With A Blast. “I’ve been looking for a nice simple gift to give to my son’s teachers for the holidays. I think this might be it! Thanks for the idea and the simple instructions!”

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The post with the most clicks is The Day Our Strawberry Broke The Internet from Barbie Bieber and Beyond.

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

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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Pretzel Snowmen from Save More Spend Less with Heidi

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Dresser To Kitchen Island – Cart #DIY With #ChalkyFinish Paint Colors from Dear Creatives

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Mini Apple Cranberry Popovers from Three Kids and a Fish

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Single Serve Hot Chocolate Mix from With A Blast

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 for the free ad space!

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

let’s get started!

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

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




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