Turn It Up Tuesdays 54!

It is time to turn up this party for Turn It Up Tuesdays 54!

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

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

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

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Tara from Anything and Everything

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

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

Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!
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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 | Tara from Anything & Everything | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

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

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!

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And the Best of the Best is…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins from Budget Girl

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Chocolate Pumpkin Cake Donuts from A Dash of Sanity

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

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

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

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And now for our anniversary giveaway…

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

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

let’s get started!

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

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

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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week!




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This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 66!

Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 66 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us!

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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I would like to now give a warm Meandering Mondays welcome to our co-host for the final week of the month of September…Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom! It has been such a pleasure to have you with us this month! Thank you

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Victoria is the owner of Giveaways 4 Mom. She is a full time work at home mom of three young boys. She started Giveaways 4 Mom to show moms that they could indeed win online giveaways and over the years, it has evolved into so much more. In her free time, she loves taking her boys to events and amusement parks.

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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Grab a badge and join the party!

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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 The Domain of the Mad Mommy with the post “10 Reasons Why I Am No Better Than My Kids!”
Saying, “I chose 10 Reasons Why I am No Better Than My Kids because this blogger brought out some good points and I found the graphics to be really cool too.”
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Natasha’s favorite post came from Just a Touch of Crazy with the post “If We Knew What We Had”
Saying, “It’s so great to take a moment to recognize and appreciate what you have. It makes you appreciate those moments when it’s really hard and exhausting. I do it regularly, and the days have surely become easier to deal with. Great post!”
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My favorite post came from The Pragmatic Mom with the post “Autumn Leaf Art Project for Kids!”
I absolutely love “I absolutely love this idea! We have 6 or 7 large trees around our house and they are already starting to change colors. I know that my lil miss would absolutely love doing this! Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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

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Still time to get in to be a co-host’s for October’s This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have 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!!!!

2. Please follow our Host’s

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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Welcoming you to link up all of your favorite sites for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 66, for more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

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#AskAwayFriday Question Hodge Podge!

This week’s #AskAwayFriday, I am offering up a bit of a question hodge podge!

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 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
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Amber from Bold Fit Mom

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

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Come and be a Co-host for this amazing party! Click on the image below to fill out the form to take part!
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Well sadly, I found myself without a partner this week, so I hit up my #AAF buddies for a few questions and threw in a few that I came up with…so here they are!

From my amazing twinsie, Echo, who asked…

1. Narnia, Middle Earth or Fantastica, which would you choose?

I think that I will have to go with Middle Earth, mostly because it is the one that I am the most familiar with! LOL!

From the fabulous Sonya from Saving Everyday with Sonya K, who asked…

2. Are you planning on growing anything in your garden this fall?

Sadly, I think that I have given up on gardening…at least for this year! With everything else that fills my day, I could never seem to be free enough to devote the time to it that I needed to…so maybe we will try again next year. Third times the charm, right?!?

From the wonderful Tamara from Tamara (Like) Camera, who asked…

3. What is your most viewed blog post ever and why do you think it was so popular?

My most viewed was a 2nd recipe for Super Easy Granola Bars…Who doesn’t love a good granola bar? LOL!

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From the lovely Christy from Uplifting Families, who asked…

4. Where do you not mind waiting?

Honestly, I really don’t mind waiting anywhere…especially if I have my phone and a good book to keep me occupied!

5. What is your most impressive car repair skill?

No repair skills…but I can check fluids, air up tires…the simple stuff.

6. If you could close one fast food chain, due to disgusting food, what would you pick?

Though my daughter would not be happy that I said this…I am going to have to go with Sonic, we went there one time and I cannot say that I was all that impressed! Besides, I just cannot stand their commercials!

Now for a couple that I came up with…

7. Have you ever learned a foreign language? If not, what one would you like to learn?

I never learned a foreign language, but I would love to learn Gaelic.

8. Who is your favorite comedian?

I have always loved George Carlin!

9. What is your favorite quote?

Everything happens for a reason.

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10. What will your next tattoo be?

Well, I am actually torn between two different ones…

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Thank you so much to Echo, Sonya, Tamara, and Christy for giving me a hand this week! Be sure to stop by and check out the other wonderful link ups!

Be sure to check out our Facebook page “AskAwayFriday” for a great place to meet up and send out a #BuddyRequest if you need a partner to swap with!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays 53!

It is time to turn it up and join this party with Turn It Up Tuesdays 53!

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

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

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

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Tara from Anything and Everything

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

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

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

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!

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And the Best of the Best is…

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

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Stop Doing That For Your Kids from Your Modern Family

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

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

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

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And now for our anniversary giveaway…

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

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

let’s get started!

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

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

 

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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week!




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This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 65!

Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 65 and I want to offer a great, big thank you in advance to all of you who link up with us!

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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Today, I would like to now give a warm Meandering Mondays welcome to our co-host for the month of September…Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom!

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Victoria is the owner of Giveaways 4 Mom. She is a full time work at home mom of three young boys. She started Giveaways 4 Mom to show moms that they could indeed win online giveaways and over the years, it has evolved into so much more. In her free time, she loves taking her boys to events and amusement parks.

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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Victoria’s favorite post came from Lady Blogger with the post “7 Things No One Told You About Having Kids!”
Saying, “I chose 4 Ways to Ensure Your Child’s School Success because my oldest just started Preschool this year. I am still getting the hang of school so this post was very useful to me.”
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Natasha’s favorite post came from Reviews, Chews, and How-To’s with the post “A Letter To My Daughter’s Friend!”
Saying, “When I moved into my apartment about 9 months ago, I had to go through the process of thoroughly cleaning my washing machine. I didn’t go through this level of detail, but these tips are making me want to go back and clean it again! Great post!”
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My favorite post came from The Domain of the Mad Mommy with the post “Kid’s In the Kithcen: Take On Dessert!”
I absolutely love “Dump Desserts” and apples are really the one fruit that my lil man will eat at all! Oh and with him anything cinnamon will work…lil man has always Loved cinnamon! With it being so quick and easy to make, it is so perfect to get the lil ones involved! Thank you so much for sharing!
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#ISeeMe Princess Personalized Book! – A Review

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When I was contacted a few weeks ago with a request to do a review for a Princess Personalized Book, specifically personalized for my lil miss, well how could I say anything but absolutely! Especially as her birthday was just around the corner, and I knew that it would be a unique gift that she would cherish forever! When I received the Princess Personalized book, a few days ago, I was so beyond thrilled at the final product! It was truly beautiful, and my lil miss fell in love with her new book!

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As the holidays so quickly approach, it will soon be time to start thinking about gifts for our little ones. I always love to buy gifts that will not only fuel the imaginations that are still so fresh and new for the kids, but also ones that will last a lifetime! Books are one of those gifts that I always make sure are a part of gift giving and what better way to make it last a lifetime than with a Personalized Children’s Book from #ISeeMe!

#ISeeMe offers many different styles and varieties of Personalized Children’s books for both boys and girls, from babies to independent readers, and for special occasions and everyday fun. With topics ranging from farm animals to gardens that grow, beautiful Princesses to Knights galore, and outer space to things that go! So many wonderful choices to fit whatever your child’s interest might be, while giving them their own adventure to explore. They also carry books which would make great gifts for older siblings and younger siblings, because when a new baby arrived in our family, we bought a gift for the new baby from the older siblings and a gift for the older siblings from the new baby. These would have been fabulous!

Along with personalized books, #ISeeMe also offers many other amazing and beautifully personalized gifts for your child, including stickers, puzzles, growth charts, placemats, coloring books, and lunchboxes! All of their products are 100% satisfaction guaranteed, while being very high quality and beautifully made offering many years of enjoyment for your special little one.

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#AskAwayFriday with Bernadyn from B is For…

It is time again for another amazing week of #AskAwayFriday where I get to swap questions with Bernadyn from B is For…

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 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
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This week, I am extremely excited to be swapping with a new bloggy buddy, the wonderful Bernadyn from B is for…! Bernadyn is a wife and momma to two cuties, who blogs about anything and everything! She has trouble sitting still and makes sure to occupy herself with multiple projects and hobbies, including baking, crafting, photography, reading, traveling, and spending as much time with her family as possible. She has dreams of becoming a published author of a cookbook with the help of her kids or maybe even a how to book to offer help to others. Be sure to stop by her little corner of the bloggy universe and show her some love and read the answers to the questions that I asked her.

1. My family is trying to be more frugal, what is a tip you could share or your favorite way to live frugally?

I absolutely love making my own home made laundry soap and other household cleaning products.

2. If you could choose only one, who would you say is your favorite Romance author? How long does it usually take you to finish a book?

I am going to have to say Catherine Coulter! I just love her historical romances! I can finish a standard 300+ page novel in a day! :)

3. For your family, what has been the biggest challenge with homeschooling and the greatest reward?

The biggest challenge is getting them to stay focused…lil man has started to get with it, but with lil miss it is still a bit of a struggle.

The greatest reward is watching lil man struggle with algebra and working through it until it makes sense!

4. I love your bucket list for Scotland! I’d love to see the castles one day, too. Is there anything else on your bucket list that you would like to reach in the next 3-5 years?

One thing I would love to do, is go to Massachusetts! I would love to go to Salem around Halloween time, and then on to Scituate, Massachusetts which is where my hubby’s family landed when they first came to the US in the 1600’s. There are many places that still carry the family name and it would be a great experience for the kids.

5. You have a nice collection of books you have for your children, is there any other books they have not yet read that they want to add to the list? What is the book on there that has been read the most?

Lil man, is not much of a reader…D-man always has a new book that he wants…and lil miss it is really whatever strikes her fancy in the here and now, which right now is all things Anime!

The book that has been read the most is a toss up between The Lorax, Miss Nelson is Missing, and Danny and the Dinosaur! All three of them were favorites of mine as a kid and each of the kids loved them so much that the last two lil man got as a gift for me from a R.I.F fair while they were still in public school!

6. What fall recipes are you looking forward to making that you have never cooked?

I can’t say that this really counts as a fall recipe, but I would love to make a loaf of yeast bread from scratch.

7. What is your favorite activity to do with your kids?

I love hanging out with them in any capacity! When D-man comes by to visit, that generally means that the three kids and I just sit and yap for hours together.

8. Your daughter just celebrated another birthday, happy belated birthday to her! What is something special to you that you have learned from raising a girl?

That she is really out of her mind! LOL! I always dreamed of a little girl and she is so much more than I ever dreamed possible!

9. What is a family tradition that your family has for the holidays or is there a holiday tradition you would like to start?

We always try to read “Twas The Night Before Christmas” before they go to bed and since we have started attending church we also generally attend the Christmas Eve candlelight service. I also love to make a coffee cake or Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Christmas morning.

10. If you could trade places with anyone (real or fictional), for one day, who would you pick and why?

Well, while I really can’t think of anyone in particular…one of the lovely, heroines from one of my many romance novels, would be kind of cool! LOL! To have an adventure or two and to live in a castle, even for a day!

Thank you so much to Bernadyn for an amazing swap! Don’t forget to stop by B is For… and read her answers to the questions that I asked her! Please also take a moment to check out the other amazing link ups from the rest of the #AAF family!

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