Kiss and Make Up! #TuesdayTen

Everyone argues, whether it is with spouses, children, parents, family, or even maybe friends, but to make ammends it is best to figure out a way to kiss and make up! Some times it is easier to do than other times, but it can do a ton to overcome hurt feelings.

Welcome to another fun and fabulous week of #TuesdayTen, hosted by a couple of great bloggers Lisa from Golden Spoons and Rabia from The Leiber Family, this week I offer my top ten reasons to kiss and make up!

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Top Ten Reasons why it is better to Kiss and Make Up!

1. It takes too much energy to be angry.

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2. Communication is a better way to handle difficult situations.

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3. Working together through situations, is far more rewarding than giving up!

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4. Life is short, don’t take for granted what may not be there tomorrow.

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5. None of us are perfect, so accepting those imperfections and the imperfections of others allows a more peaceful existence.

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6. Listening and communication may lead to a whole new learning experience.

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7. Also strengthening the bond of love and relationship with understanding.

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8. One small step can bridge the largest gap.

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9. Bitterness and resentment don’t allow life to be lived to its fullest potential.

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10. And well of course, make up sex is great!

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How do you make sure to kiss and make up? I would love to hear your stories in the comments!


Turn It Up Tuesdays 101!

It’s time to turn up the fun and turn up the party with this week’s amazing Turn It Up Tuesdays 101!

Time to start the party with us at Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week was an amazing 100th week, and we’d like to thank each and every one of you for celebrating with us and embracing the new look and the new giveaway! And make sure to keep stopping by, linking up, and 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 link party the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for August is The Avarca Store.

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We are family run business , where husband and wife are founders at The Avarca Store, brings you handmade eco-friendly artisanal leather sandals made in Menorca (Spain).

The Avarca Store is a curated selection of the best artisan avarcas sandals from Menorca. We are proud to bring to the United States and the rest of the world our legendary avarcas, artisanal leather sandals made in Menorca (Spain).

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 | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for August!

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Dina from Savvy in the Kitchen | Jennifer from MomTricks | Leanne from The Transplanted Southerner | Jennice from Mommy in Color | Tina from Kidz Activities

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Miranda from A July Dreamer | Sarah from Living Intentionally Simple | Vicki from Five Spot Green Living

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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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Silvie chose Bacon Parmesan Soft Pretzels from That Recipe. “I chose this recipe because it sounds absolutely delicious! My boys love pretzels and this would be a great treat for them.”

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Silvie chose Cucumber Mint Martini from Lipgloss and Crayons. “I love martinis and this one sounds refreshing. I can’t wait to try it.”

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Silvie chose Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car from Little Miss Dexterous. “Where has this idea been?! I am always having to pick up the things that fall out of my bag in the car. These bag clips look easy to make and very useful!”

Natasha also chose this post. “I just love this simple idea! I am always picking up items that I find on the passenger side floor after my purse or bags falls onto the floor. This would be a such a great way to prevent it from happening. Great idea!”

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Cathy chose Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake from Typically Simple. “OMG! This looks delicious! What isn’t there to love about a peanut butter and chocolate dessert that is quick and easy?”

Stacey also chose this post. “This looks absolutely divine and so easy! It would be a great starter recipe for any beginning baker or homeschool lesson! Thank you for sharing!”

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Cathy chose Salted Caramel Sour Cream Banana Muffins from Treat Yourself Sweeter. “My hubby is going to love these!”

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Dawn chose Fun Fall Pumpkins and a Sweet Black Cat from Crafty in Crosby. “I love Halloween, and these easy to make decorations are too sweet.”

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Dawn chose DIY Wooden Sign from Lou Lou Girls. “I love this sign and the dinosaur room looks amazing.”

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Dawn chose How To Use Lavender To Make Your Life Better from our very own Elaine from Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess. “I love all things Lavender… This is an amazing all round plant.”

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Kelly chose Car Crafts for Preschoolers from this month’s guest host, Tina from Kidz Activities. “My son is obsessed with cars and these ideas are so easy and simple! I can’t wait to make some of these projects with my son.”

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Kelly chose Six on Saturday: New Uses for Dishwashing Soap from Inspiration for Moms. “These tips for using dishwashing soap are great! Who knew it can be used to remove grease from clothing? I’ll definitely be using these tips!”

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Kelly chose The Perfect Pie Crust from Budget Girl. “Homemade pie crust has long been a nemesis of mine! These tips – especially about the different melting temperatures – are bound to make my next pie crust perfect!”

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Amy chose 10 Things You Do Differently When You Have a Second Child from Fun Money Mom. “This post sums up perfectly how differently things are when you become a second time mom. This is a must read for all parents that have more than one child. I promise, it will have you LOL the entire post.”

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Amy chose DIY Dinosaur Dig Busy Board from Lou Lou Girls. “I love this creative DIY dinosaur dig board. My son is super in to dinosaurs and excavation kits. This would make a fun and less messy activity for him still involving a lot of the same things he loves about dinosaur exploration. Very inspiring!”

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Bev chose Snickers Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies from The Gold Lining Girl. “So wonderful to be able to give a party for her Grandma’s 90th birthday. These cookies are so tempting, I want some now.”

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Bev chose Painted Wood Tub Planter and Watering Can with Free Printables from Redo It Yourself Inspirations. “Love the green and blue colors together on these planter and watering can. What a great way to give them new life.”

Tina also chose this post. “I love these creations.What a beautiful planter and watering can. Thanks for sharing.”

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Mari chose Chalkboard Paint Ideas for the Home from Marty’s Musings. “I loved Marty’s Chalk share because it’s so creative and you can have tons of fun. I have a pack of colored chalk always handy at home lol”

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Mari chose Making Friends: Qualities We Want in Our Friends from Tiny Tots Adventures. “This post I enjoyed because friendships are so important for well rounded development and even as we get older it’s great to keep these things in mind so that we always have good, uplifting people around us.”

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Cindy chose Waffle Omelet Recipe from Growing Up Gabel. “This is a creative way to get more use out of your waffle maker. I need to dig mine out of storage and start making this protein packed breakfast!”

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Cindy chose 101 Handmade Days: DIY Notebook Cover from Busy Being Jennifer. “I literally live by my composition notebooks. I use them to manage all 5 of my businesses and my church stuff. I would love to have color-coded, pretty removeable covers to dress up my boring notebooks. I love this so much I shared it on Facebook and asked my sewing friends/family to make them for me…maybe mom will whip some up for me for Christmas!”

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Leanne chose Updated Fall Mason Jar Vases from Anything & Everything DIY Blog. “I love these simple but beautiful deocrations for fall. The step by step tips were great!”

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Leanne chose Lemon Cheesecake Zucchini Muffins from Best of Long Island and Central Florida. “Healthy AND Yummy! I’ve added these to my recipe stash – I can see these being snapped up by my family!”

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Leanne chose Constitution Day Mini Puzzle Unit {freebie} from In All You Do. “Learning about the Constitution is so important, and these fun printables will make it easy to add in to our homeschool.”

Natasha also chose this post. “This is a great freebie! I am trying to work with my son to take advantage of some learning at home to better prepare him for kindergarten. These printables are definitely simple, and will be great to use! Thanks for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Telling Your Kids You Are Stressed Can Be A Good Thing! from our guest host this month, Leanne from The Transplanted Southerner. “Great post! My kids have definitely seen a meltdown or two, and they have been able to see the resolution of things working themselves out. It also allows them to see real life situations that are often a part of life. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Halloween Series #4 – front windows from MamaMIA. “I love Halloween, it is our family’s favorite holiday! I love the look of this decor, especially the tissue paper, which gives it such a wonderful glow! Thank you for sharing!”

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Tina chose Coastal Decor DIY Hurricane Candle Holder from Cupcakes and Crinoline. “A simple and beautiful candle holder.Easy to make and elegant. Thanks for sharings.”

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The post with the most views is Why Are We Spending Money On Something We Can Get For Free? from My Stay at Home Adventures.

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And the Best of the Best goes to…

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Peanut Butter Cup Dump Cake from Typically Simple

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Lemon Cheesecake Zucchini Muffins from Best of Long Island and Central Florida

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This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 113!

Sunday is here again, bringing our weekend to a close, and with Monday just around the corner it is time to meander in and join us for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 113 and 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! So pull up a chair and enjoy a cup of joe, and take part in the amazing fun, fabulous crafts, new recipes to tempt your tastebuds, and cool DIY how to’s! There is no better way to start the busy week ahead than hanging out with great friends!

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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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Victoria’s favorite post came from B is For with the post “Back to School Thoughts by a 2nd Grader“!
“I thought it was super cute and it was fun to read!”

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Back to School Thoughts by a 2nd Grader from B is For!

My favorite post came from RCH Reviews with the post “My Life Balanced: 120 Days Challenge ~ Eating to Live Well“!
“What an amazing post! I am trying to add more vegetables and fruits to my family’s daily routine, which is a bit tough sometimes. I have also, personally cut out Mountain Dew for myself, which is helping with weight loss and health. Thank you so much for sharing your journey!”

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My Life Balanced: 120 Days Challenge ~ Eating to Live Well from RCH Reviews@

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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…

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I’d Rather Be Dancing! #1Word

For most of the days of my life, I’d really rather be dancing. Music has always been my thing, and I love everything about it! I love the way it makes me feel, which generally makes me want to dance.

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Today I am again joining in for the One Word Blog Link Up hosted by Lisa from Golden Spoons, Janine from Confessions of a Mommyaholic, and Marcia from Blogitudes! These amazing ladies provide two words each week, you choose one, write a post, and link it up. It is that easy! So this week’s words were Innocent and Dance, and I am chooe “Dance”.

Honestly, I will dance while I am doing the dishes or walking to the bathroom! LOL! If lil miss catches me shaking my groove, she smacks her forehead and shakes her head while laughing. I chuckle and dance right on by. Dancing makes me feel good and happy. I can even be seen, dancing in the car, as I drive! (I sing out loud then, too!)

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When I was a little girl, I would go in to the bar at the bowling alley, to see my dad and he would drop some change into the jukebox and dance with me. Sometimes it was a sweet slow dance to “Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson, or other times we would dance to “The Rose” by Bette Midler or “Islands in the Stream” by Kenny & Dolly. Dad liked to dance, and could really “cut a rug”! LOL!

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My grandma would tell me stories of going to dances, when she was a girl. She always loved to dance and never missed an opportunity to tap her foot and break out in to a Jitterbug type of dance. When she was 89, we all went to a Bowling Hall of Fame dinner, and after dinner the band started to play. It wasn’t long before grandma had D-man on the side of the dance floor, dancing her heart out!

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I hope to dance at my children’s weddings, and when I become a grandmother. Really I would just rather be dancing through the all of the rest of my days!

Do you dance?


Lessons I Have Learned! #TuesdayTen

It doesn’t bother me to say that my 43rd birthday is just over 6 months away, because the lessons I have learned has been many! Some of them came from good situations and others happened out of bad situations, but all have been good lessons that keep me going when times get tough.

Welcome to another fun and fabulous week of #TuesdayTen, hosted by a couple of great bloggers Lisa from Golden Spoons and Rabia from The Leiber Family, this week I offer my top ten list of lessons I have learned!

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1. A lesson I have learned is that hardships come and hardships go, but through those hardships we learn and grow.

2. Another lesson I have learned is that I am a good mother and person, no one else’s opinions define who I am.

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3. A lesson I have learned is that every gray hair, wrinkle, and stretch mark are badges of life and motherhood.

4. Another lesson I have learned is that with kids, choosing your battles and going with the flow, is sometimes the only way to cope.

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5. A lesson I have learned is that choosing your battles and going with the flow, also applies to hubbies.

6. Another lesson I have learned is that I am strong, and I can make it through anything.

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7. A lesson I have learned is that my children are my greatest joy and my greatest angst, but I would never trade it for a moment!

8. Another lesson I have learned is that I will never lose faith that all things in life will fall as they should.

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9. A lesson I have learned is that it’s okay for my kids to see my faults, because they also see my strengths.

10. The lesson that the kids have learned is that they will learn and grow through their own faults, but they will get all of the advice and guidance I can share!

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The lessons I have learned have taught me not to sweat the small stuff, it is just not worth the extra energy. Any lesson I have learned has made who I am, and I am proud of that.

What lessons have you learned in life?


Turn It Up Tuesdays 100!

It’s time to turn up the fun and turn up the party with this week’s amazing Turn It Up Tuesdays 100!

Time to start the party with us at Turn It Up Tuesday! It’s our 100th week and we have a couple of surprises for you this week to celebrate! This week we are introducing a new look, addition to our permanent co-hosts, and a $100 Paypal cash giveaway – all to celebrate our 100th week! Hope you enjoy it all!

We’d love to thank each and every one of you for partying with us week after week! Keep stopping by, linking up, and 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 link party the best that it could be!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for August is The Avarca Store.

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We are family run business , where husband and wife are founders at The Avarca Store, brings you handmade eco-friendly artisanal leather sandals made in Menorca (Spain).

The Avarca Store is a curated selection of the best artisan avarcas sandals from Menorca. We are proud to bring to the United States and the rest of the world our legendary avarcas, artisanal leather sandals made in Menorca (Spain).

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 | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for August!

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Dina from Savvy in the Kitchen | Jennifer from MomTricks | Leanne from The Transplanted Southerner | Jennice from Mommy in Color | Tina from Kidz Activities

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Miranda from A July Dreamer | Sarah from Living Intentionally Simple | Tayrina from TGA Writes | Vicki from Five Spot Green Living

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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Leanne chose Sensory Benefits of Yoga for Kids from The Jenny Evolution. “As the mother of an SPD child, posts with easy and fun tips for helping them cope are always a favorite of mine. This one is has great information to easily add yoga into your SPD kid’s day!”

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Leanne chose No Bake Twix Pie from The Gold Lining Girl. “I love it! I was searching for twix bar recipes this week. These are my teens favorite candy bars, and they will make an excellent dessert to take to get togethers or serve when we have friends over.”

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Kelly chose Thrift Store Treasures from From a Doll’s Eyes. “A cleverly written and entertaining post by Hikaru, a ball jointed doll, with help from her human friend Anna. I love how Hikaru feels hard done by that she didn’t get anything from Anna’s thrift shop haul and categorically denies being jealous of Barbie when Anna comes home with a Barbie DVD!”

From-Teenage-Drug-Addict-Into-the-Arms-of-GodKelly chose From Teenage Drug Addict into the Arms of God from Rahab to Riches. “Miranda’s story is confronting yet inspirational. I am so proud of how Miranda has not only overcome her addiction issues but also at having the courage to share her story with the world. What an inspirational woman.”

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Elaine chose Blueberries & Cream Popsicles Recipe from A Simple Pantry. “Happy to find a healthier alternative to store bought Popsicles.”

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Elaine chose How to Tame Social Media Part 1 from Marilyn’s Treats. “Good practical advice.”

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Stacey chose Sensory Benefits of Yoga for Kids from The Jenny Evolution. “An amazing post! Yoga has so many amazing benefits for all ages. I love that yoga can be adapted to best benefit it’s users capability. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Strawberry Salad Dressing from Thanks for Cookin’. “I was recently introduced to fruit in my salads, and oh my I have to say that it is fabulous. I am really looking forward to trying this recipe out! Thank you for sharing!”

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Free chose Create & Share Link Up #5: 10 Ways to Double Your Pageviews from Urban Girl Bakes. “The more eyes on my blog the better. I’m always looking for new and better ways to gain more attention to my blog.”

Natasha also chose this post. “I want to really take the time to grow my blog. These are some great tips to make that happen!”

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Free chose Why You Should Attend a Blog Conference: Haven Blog Conference 2015 from Simply Designing. “Attending a blog conference is high on my list of things to do for myself and my blog.”

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Silvie chose Watermelon Agua Fresca from Organized Island. “I chose this post because this is my favorite Agua Fresca ever since I was little. A lot of people don’t know how easy it is to make and this is a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing!”

Dawn also chose this post. “This drinks looks so amazingly tasty and refreshing.”

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Silvie chose Potato Stamped Watermelon Tea Towels from View From The Fridge. “This is an adorable craft that’s perfect for the summer. I am going to have to try it out with my 4 year old. I think he will really enjoy making this together.”

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Silvie chose Seven Sangrias To Tempt You from Angie’s Angle. “Sangria is one of my favorite drinks and this is a great roundup of sangria recipes.”

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Tina chose Koala bear baby costume {cute baby costumes} from C.R.A.F.T. “I picked this because it is simply TOO CUTE!!! – too cute for words.”

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Cindy chose Brownie S’mores Skillet Dip from Living Better Together. “because…S’mores! I have an obcession with S’mores. I have an entire Pinterest board of S’mores recipes and yes, I have pinned this recipe already!”

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Cindy chose Glitter DIY Chip Clips from Simply Designing. “This project is adorable, easy and useful! These will be awesome not only in my kitchen but in my office to hold things on my magnet board!”

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Amy chose 15 cakes that are too pretty to eat from Glitter + Cookies. “My daughter is turning 1 this week so I’ve been doing a lot of research on cakes. I love this collection of pretty cakes that are too pretty to eat. The pictures of the cakes are just so stunning and beautiful.”

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Amy chose 5 Easy Ways My Family Goes Green And Saves Money from My Stay at Home Adventures. “I love some of the tips in this post on how to be more environmentally conscious. Not only is this going to set a great example for my kids but it also saves my family a bit of money.

slow-cooker-baked-ziti-with-mushrooms-and-spinach-titleDina chose Slow Cooker Baked Ziti with Mushrooms and Spinach from Dizzy Busy & Hungry! “This Baked Ziti looks so good! I cannot wait to try!”

Jennifer also chose this post. “I’m on a pasta kick, and this one also looks so good!”

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Dina chose Parisian Flair On A Budget from Over the Apple Tree. “I love Paris, and bringing some Parisian Flair at home!”

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Tiffany chose When God changes our perspective (+ LinkUp) from our very own guest host Tayrina from A Tiny Mix Of… “Tayrina was definitely speaking to me in a place I have been often. When God helps us see things differently it can be not only eye-opening but give us a sense of release and relief.”

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Tiffany chose 7 Things To Do Before and After You Hit Publish from our very own Free from Couponin Diva. “Free shares some really great tips on how a post doesn’t end after you hit publish. There is so much we can do after our posts go live to be sure it makes the lasting impact we want most.”

Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) also chose this post. “Free never disappoints with her tips on everything from financial savings to organization to blogging tips. This post is no exception. She reminded me to pay more attention to my SEO optimization and call to action elements.”

This post also had the most views.

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Mari chose Chocolate Banana Split Kabobs from Inspiration for Moms. “I loved Laura’s Banana Split share so easy to put together I can’t wait to try it, so happens all I need I bought this weekend :)!”

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Mari chose Pound Cake S’more Slice from A Sprinkle of This and That. “Christine got me again with the pound cake and S’mores combo looks awesome!”

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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose How to Organize Kids Bedrooms from Jenn at Clean and Scentsible. “My 8 year old accumulates so much crap in his room! This post has fabulous ideas and pics for how to save space and organize trinkets and gadgets.”

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Bev chose Raspberry Rhubarb Cheesecake Squares from Lou Lou Girls. “This Raspberry-rhubarb cheesecake squares looked so refreshing and yummy. This would make a wonderful dessert for summer.”

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Bev chose Super Moist Chocolate Brownies from our very own guest host Tina from Kidz Activities. “Who doesn’t like brownies? I love the fact that the kids made these. Great way to get them cooking in the kitchen.”

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Sarah chose Postpartum Depression – You’re Not Alone from Reviews, Chews, & How-Tos.

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Tayrina chose What have I walked into? from Reflect. “This is an encouraging post that calls us to rest in God and trust Him in the middle of the processes in our life. If you are looking to be encouraged, this is it!”

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Tayrina chose NEW! 2016 Planner Printables from Cornerstone Confessions. “This is a great collection of free printables you can enjoy for 2016 and for free! What I loved about this post? I can have pretty and useful printables for blog planning and much more!”

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Jennifer chose Baked Ravioli with Ricotta, Spinach and Mushrooms from I Say Nomato. “I love ravioli and this recipe looks super awesome! I can’t wait to try it!”

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Ginger chose 100 Observations After Losing 100lbs from Tulips & Orchids. “I loved the honesty of this post.”

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Ginger chose How to Pack with a Carry-On Only: Rolling Your Clothes from Seven Graces. “I am a serious over-packer so I am always looking for tips and tricks on how to streamline and cut back.”

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Dawn chose Strawberry Delight Recipe with Philly Cream Cheese from Summer Scraps. “This treat looks so tasty, my kids would love this recipe.”

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Natasha chose 4 Things Your Childs Teacher Should Know! from 3 Boys and a Dog. “I always try to inform my son’s parents of all of the major things going on in our lives, so they can better understand his emotions at any given time. The things shared in this post are just a start of what you should share. Great post!”

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7 Things To Do Before and After You Hit Publish from our very own Free from Couponin Diva

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Chocolate Banana Split Kabobs from Inspiration for Moms

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Turn It Up Tuesday 100th post!

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This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 112!

Sunday is here again, bringing our weekend to a close, and with Monday just around the corner it is time to meander in and join us for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 112 and 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! So pull up a chair and enjoy a cup of joe, and take part in the amazing fun, fabulous crafts, new recipes to tempt your tastebuds, and cool DIY how to’s! There is no better way to start the busy week ahead than hanging out with great friends!

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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…Including our newest host to the Meandering Mondays family, Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom!

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Chantale from Glam, Glitter, Graffiti

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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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Victoria’s favorite post came from RCH Reviews with the post “Postpartum Depression – You’re Not Alone“!
“This covers all the bases, and some you might not have considered before. It’s always good to make a smooth transition from summer break to the “back to school” routine.”

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Postpartum Depression – You’re Not Alone from RCH Reviews!

Chantale’s favorite post came from Life Breath Present with the post “Top Ten Back to School Tips 2015“!
“Very informative on a subject I think is rarely discussed. Loved the post and the cute, adorable pictures!!”

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Life Skills with Toddlers: Restaurant Behavior from Life Breath Present!

Natasha’s favorite post came from Giveaways 4 Mom with the post “Five Resources around the Web All Parents Should Know About“!
“This is a great list of resources, and one that I definitely appreciate as a mom. Thanks for sharing, Victoria!”

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Five Resources around the Web All Parents Should Know About from Givaways 4 Mom!

My favorite post came from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess with the post “8 Tips to Prepare Your Child to Stay Home Alone After School“!
“Great post full of amazing tips! Many of these were definitely used, when either of our younger ones needed to be home alone, prior to my becoming a SAHM. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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8 Tips To Prepare Your Child to Stay Home After School from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

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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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3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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