This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 74!

Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 74 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!

Turkey day is just a few days away. Are you ready for the Holiday season? Is anyone planning Black Friday shopping trips? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Well…I am sure that there will be 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.

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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Jessica’s favorite post came from All the V’s with the post “How Do You Happy!
Saying, “The post made me smile all over! I love her positive attitude! Although she is going through something that I can relate to, I like how she manages it through all her happies :). Just reading it, made some of my stress go away too. Thanks for sharing! ”
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My favorite post also came from The Women In Biz with the post “Harassment in the Workplace!
“What an amazing post! Before I became a SAHM, I worked for the same company for almost 19 years. During my career, I had to deal with harassment from one specific woman for most of my career. I often wondered what I had ever done to make her not like me, and then I realized that it was not me, it was her. She was threatened by me because I was younger and knew more about her job than she did, despite her years there. Sadly if she had realized the truth, which was I never wanted what she had and all that I ever tried to do was help. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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Congratulations!

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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Come one and come all to join in to be a co-host’s for November or December’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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Turn It Up Tuesdays 61!

Welcome to another fabulous week of great friends and great finds with Turn It Up Tuesdays 61!

Welcome to the 61st week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from! And we had a record-breaking week – thanks again!!!

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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

Silvie from My Silly Little Gang

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Through Silvie’s posts, she shares the details of raising my silly little gang of boys and the different things she encounters in her life as a mommy. Including crafts, recipes, and reviews, she enjoys blogging and all the work it entails. It definitely keeps her on her toes, but it’s rewarding for her when she receives a comment from a reader letting her know they enjoy her post. Her goal is to grow her blog into all it can be. As a mommy blogger, she has had the opportunity to work with several brands to review their products or places.

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

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

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Meghan from Life with Peanut | 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 November!

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Angie from God’s Growing Garden | Damjana from AppleGreen Cottage | Keri from Living In This Season | Stasia from Our Life on a Budget | Kimberly from Life is a Lullaby | Rebeka from Homemade Momy | Serena from Simple Holistic Girl | Amy from Home Remedies | Stacy from Little to No Progress Here | Tanya from City Mom Loves | Tina from The Happy Creations

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 December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Cindy chose Kitchen Basics 101: How to Carve a Turkey from Robyn’s View. “My father always carves the turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas. As much as I hate to admit it, he is getting up there in age. Someone else in the family needs to master this skill. Recently I brought home a rotisserie chicken for dinner and I asked hubby to carve it up and he had no idea how to do it! We hacked away at it but it sure wasn’t pretty. This post gives great instructions on how to accomplish carving a turkey.”

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Jillian chose Infused Water from Robyn’s View. “I have always been a fan of water, but nothing tastes better than when you add some fruit and spice it up. It makes it more exciting and means I’m more likely to grab and gulp!”

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Meghan chose The Target Effect – Adoption Tales from the Checkout Line from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. “This is hilarious and sad at the same time. I have not adopted though I have always thought about it. But I would never think to ask someone randomly about their adopted kids. I have the upmost respect for her and everyone else who adopts. People ask the dumbest, and sometimes hurtful, things. Even if you haven’t adopted, you can still relate to dumb questions that you have received while pregnant or after your baby is born … and well in to their life. There are plenty of times I just want to turn around and sock someone.”

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Damjana chose Color Changing Oxeye Daisies from Frogs and Fairies. “Did you know you can even dye daisies!? In real life, not just on a computer screen, using some fancy web design app!!! It was a blast for me when I saw it and I believe you’ll all want to try it out! A wonderful and fresh idea, especially for those of us who’d love a splash of fresh colors. Especially in combination with flowers!”

Tiffany also chose this post. “I picked this post because as soon as I started reading it I went back to the days before my Husbands first deployment and how he treasured every day he could have with our children. Now that he is back we still take the time to have time that is just for him. It is truly so important.”

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Yolanda chose The Importance of Daddy Time from Winks and Eyerolls. “The reason that I picked this is because fatherhood often doesn’t get the amount of attention that it deserves. I also have an amazing husband who is hands on with our son. It is an amazing, and important relationship that exists between a father and their child.”

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Mari chose Butterfinger Fudge from Gal on a Mission. ” I loved the fact that Chelsea used just 4 ingredients to make this amazing treat. Less was more for sure.”

Silvie also chose this post. “I chose the Butterfinger Fudge Recipe because I like recipes that have simple ingredients and taste yummy. After making this recipe I was amazed at how delicious this fudge comes out!”

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Amy chose Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Recipe from The Painted Hinge. “I’m still in Fall mode and this Pumpkin cake may just be my new seasonal favorite. It’s easy to make, has just a few ingredients, and looks delicious!”

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Stacey chose NaBloPoMo | Blogging As A Profession from New Mama Diaries. “Tenns offered some amazing points to go by for making a professional and well designed site. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Tina chose Rustic Log Holiday Card Display from Anything & Everything. “Absolutely beautiful!! I love Christmas Craft Tutorials! A fabulous rustic feel and a great way to display your Christmas Cards!!! Simple but beautiful. I love Christmas!! Thanks for sharing!”

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Rhonda chose Turkey Rice Krispie Treats | Fun Thanksgiving Dessert! from Moms Need To Know. “I always make a Thanksgiving treat for the kids, as none of them are partial to pumpkin or sweet potato pie. These are adorable, and will add a festive touch to the Thanksgiving table.”

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Serena chose 5 Quirky Things… When I don’t know what to write. from Clay Clan Cultivates. “I like it because I feel like this sometimes. I also like it because it will probably not be funny to a non blogger, even though it will be hilarious to a blogger so it’s almost like an inside joke. It’s brilliant! I hate selfies, too…”

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Angie chose Butternut Squash, Pear, Brown Rice, Chicken Soup Chopped from The Kitchen Chopper. “I liked it just because it looked delicious & was a unique combination of ingredients.”

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Rebeka chose Writing Charming Thank You Notes (FREE Printable) : Day 12 of 12 Days of Shopping from Pragmatic Mom.

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Stasia chose 77 Quick Throw-Together Slow Cooker Meals from Little House Living. “LIfe is very busy (as with most) and I am always looking for quick and easy slow cooker meals. Something I can throw in in the morning before work and is ready by the time everyone gets home. It takes stress off of our lives!”

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Natasha chose 5 Signs That You Have A Threenager! from Domain of the Mad Mommy. “Love. This. Post. Because I taught I had it so horrible when my son was 2, but now that he’s 3 and losing his mind on a daily occasion, I’m realizing how great 2 really was! The arguments are endless, the fights are senseless, and the tantrums are fruitless – still he continues and still I won’t break! I surely have a threenager!”

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The post with the most clicks is How To Support Your [Blogging] Community #NaBloPoMo from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter.

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…

We have a 3-way tie this week – so all 3 win Best of the Best!

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The Importance of Daddy Time from Winks and Eyerolls

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The Target Effect – Adoption Tales from the Checkout Line from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals

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Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake Recipe from The Painted Hinge

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

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

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

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

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*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 73!

Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 73 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!

Snow is falling, in some areas, anyway. Turkey day is just over a week away. Are you ready for the Holiday season? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Well…I am sure that there will be 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.

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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Jessica’s favorite post came from The Domain of the Mad Mommy with the post “5 Signs That Your Have A Threenager!
Saying, “What a great take on living life! Her perspective is very similar to what I have been going through this year. Especially finding what is most important in life – health and happiness. Thank you so much for the reminder and the beautiful post!”
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Natasha’s favorite post came from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter with the post “How To Support Your Blogging Community!
Saying, “It’s so important to support others through blogging – you’re bound to get it back, plus you get to meet tons of people. Great post Tiffany!!”
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My favorite post also came from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter with the post “How To Support Your Blogging Community!
“What an amazing post! This is definitely one of the biggest things that I struggle with. I may read, but run out of time to comment one day and then life happens for the next two or three days. Which is a priority for me to change in the coming year, because I miss the friends that mean so much to me! Thanks so much for sharing, Tiffany!”
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Congratulations!

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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Come one and come all to join in to be a co-host’s for November or December’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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#AskAwayFriday with Jill from The Singapore Writing Homemaker!

Welcome to this week’s amazing #AskAwayFriday with Jill from The Singapore Writing Homemaker!

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

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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This week, I am super excited to be swapping with Jill from The Singapore Writing Homemaker! Jill is a wife and mom to four and a full time homemaker. She loves all things that are beautiful and shares those beautiful parts of life through her writing.

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1. From your numerous blog hops and linkups, you definitely look like someone who loves to mingle and make friends. What kind of characteristics would you look for in a friend?

Honesty is probably the biggest requirement that I have for a friend.

2. How would you describe yourself to someone in three words?

Honest, weird, and caring…

3. Out Of the three blog hops which you host, which one means the most to you? Askaway Friday, Turn It Up Tuesdays or This Momma Meandering Mondays? Tell us one reason.

Well, while I love Meandering Mondays, because it was my creation. I kind of think that #AskAwayFriday is my absolute favorite, because of the amazing friends that I have made through it.

4. Is hosting in real life any similar or different to those on your blog? Name one difference and one similarity.

Honestly, in my real life, I really don’t host anything. I am extremely shy in person and the anxieties are generally more than I want to deal with.

5. Your DIY recipes and crafts look fun to make and you seem particularly specialised in sharing desserts. Who would you credit this creative talent to?

My mom was a very active baker. The holidays were the best and full of all sorts of goodies.

6. Which of your children have creative traits/interests closest to you?

Honestly, none of them. LOL! My lil miss is probably the most artistic, a trait that she gets from her grandma on her dad’s side. She loves to draw on her computer. D-man is my book and music junkie. As for lil man, his talent is helping. He loves to volunteer and help others.

7. Being a busy mum, if you could travel to one place to rest and relax, where would that be?

While I would normally choose Scotland as a dream place to go…with cold weather already entering my area of the states, I am going to go with someplace tropical, warm and beachy!

8. I notice that you homeschool your children, give us 2 reasons why you choose to do that.

The public schools in my area are horrible, from poor education to bad attitudes.

9. In your opinion, list 1 advantage and 1 disadvantage of homeschooling.

An advantage would be that I can control what they learn and help when they are having problems. A disadvantage would be motivation, which can be a headache at times.

10. Were you also homeschool when you are young? If so, does it make it easier to homeschool your own children? If not, what is the biggest challenge of homeschooling your children?

No I went to public school, as did my oldest son. I suppose a challenge would be making sure that I am doing the best for them.

Thank you so much for swapping with me this week, Jill! Be sure to stop by The Singapore Writing Homemaker to check out her answers to my questions! Don’t forget to browse through and visit all of our other amazing #AskAwayFriday linkers to meet some other great bloggers!

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 60!

Welcome to another fabulous week of great friends and great finds with Turn It Up Tuesdays 60!

Can you believe it’s the 60th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays??!! Welcome! We’re so happy to have you here this week – and thanks for the amazing posts last week! There were so many great posts to choose from! And we had a record-breaking week – thanks!!!

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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

Silvie from My Silly Little Gang

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Through Silvie’s posts, she shares the details of raising my silly little gang of boys and the different things she encounters in her life as a mommy. Including crafts, recipes, and reviews, she enjoys blogging and all the work it entails. It definitely keeps her on her toes, but it’s rewarding for her when she receives a comment from a reader letting her know they enjoy her post. Her goal is to grow her blog into all it can be. As a mommy blogger, she has had the opportunity to work with several brands to review their products or places.

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 | Meghan from Life with Peanut | 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 November!

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Angie from God’s Growing Garden | Damjana from AppleGreen Cottage | Keri from Living In This Season | Stasia from Our Life on a Budget | Kimberly from Life is a Lullaby | Rebeka from Homemade Momy | Serena from Simple Holistic Girl | Amy from Home Remedies | Stacy from Little to No Progress Here | Tanya from City Mom Loves | Tina from The Happy Creations

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 December, January, and February.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Tiffany chose When Cellphone Numbers Collide from Maple Brown Sugar. “I wanted to yell out AMEN as I read this! I have had my number for 5 years and I am STILL receiving texts and calls for the previous user. It’s funny getting a peek at someone’s else life through texts and random photos. Well kinda…LOL”

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Keri chose 20 Busy Bag Ideas for Busy Little People | Part 1 from The Way He Plays. “I have been looking for creative busy bags and these are so great and useful!”

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Cathy chose Pumpkin Orange Chocolate Wrapped Cake from All That’s Jas. “Such a BEAUTIFUL cake! An elegant dessert worthy of the center of any Thanksgiving feast! Her post makes it looks so easy to make I just might attempt to make it for my families Thanksgiving!”

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Angie chose Clothespin Manger Nativity Scene Christmas Craft from Christianity Cove. “The first of Advent is on Nov 30th & nativity scenes have always been precious to me – I have a small collection & I’ll have to add this one to my collection.”

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Serena chose 18 Reasons Why The 80’s Were Awesome #StumbleIntoTheWeekend from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “It was great to reminisce about the 80’s and brought back so many happy & fun memories. It also put me in awe of the many advancements that have been made since then like with video gaming systems, fashion, and music.”

Stacey also chose this post. “Oh man the 80’s! The birth of MTV, big hair bands, and men in makeup and spandex! Oh the music! I have raised my kids on it…a new generation! The Sweet Valley High books were amazing, I remember having a shelf full! LOL! The TV and heaven forbid if there was something political or world newsworthy…there went 3, if not all of those channels! LOL! Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane!”

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Damjana chose Cornucopia Snack from Three Kids and a Fish. “Why this one? This treat has what it takes to make a perfect recipe for me: so colorful and inventively looking, yet so simple to make! And, I have a soft spot for the mix of sweet&salty taste…I just HAVE to try it out.”

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Kimberly chose Healthy Apple Almond Butter Muffins from Luv a Bargain. “I chose this recipe as it has healthy substitutes for baking – making muffins a little bit healthier. And it looks yummy!”

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Yolanda chose I wish I would have known how hard it would be to parent someone else’s child from Ripped Jeans & Bifocals. “As an African American woman who has worked with children at various stages in the system, I found this story of domestic transracial adoption beautiful. How I wish the world was full of more people with hearts as big and loving as this mother. It’s well written, and very touching.”

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Mari chose French Toast Breakfast Muffins Recipe from Sweep Tight. “I love all things French Toast.Yummy!!!”

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Meghan chose 2 Ingredient Edible DIY Kids Paint Recipe from Domestic Mommyhood. “I’ve been collecting lists of things to do with Savanna at home now that she is truly at an age to grasp learning. I love this idea of edible paint. I can let her do her own thing or we can learn the alphabet and numbers without me having to worry about her accidentally putting this in her mouth…and such a simple recipe!”

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Jillian chose 25 Indoor Activities from Life’s Little Projects. “It’s starting to get chilly where I live and with it dark when I get out of work, it’s tough to keep my child entertained indoors. This list has some great ideas on keeping him occupied and having fun!”

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Rhonda chose Holiday Craft | How to Make a Sock Snowman from About A Mom. “The holidays are around the corner, so I’m looking for crafts to do with my grandchildren. This sock snowman is adorable and made from items that I have an abundance of. I could find a place around my house for these little fellows. Adorable.”

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Kelly chose Scottish Tea Cookies with Apple Butter + Musselman’s Apple Butter Giveaway from Platter Talk. “Our family loves apple butter. I’m sure this would be delicious.”

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Jessica chose Financially Fit & Physically Fit You from Women with Intention. “I love the idea of combining both being financially and physically fit together. As I was going through the post, both aspects are the same in nature. It’s basically doing a “2 for 1″ when accomplishing the goals. Thanks for sharing!”

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Tina chose Homemade Chocolate Covered Pumpkin Pie Spice Apples from A Cultivated Nest. “Looks stunning, easy to make, yummy and it can be customised for any season , like Christmas. I’m definitely going to play with this recipe!!Thanks for sharing.”

Chelsea also chose this post. “I don’t even like chocolate, but these apple treats look delish!! I love that the pumpkin spice was included, so it’s a little different than the average ‘covered apple’!! Yummm!”

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Amy chose A Little Thanksgiving Home Tour from Little Brags. “Christine did a fantastic job decorating her porch and home for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Her spaces are warm and welcoming, just what you want when having guests over! I love that she made some of the decorative items herself, including the creative little side table. I wish I was on her holiday guest list!”

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The post with the most clicks is Death by Chocolate Slow Cooker Dump Cake from Homemaking Hacks with Dawn Lopez.

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This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 72!

Welcome one and all to This Momma’s Meandering Mondays 72 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!

Christmas is fast approaching. I for one am nowhere near prepared for the coming Holiday season! Not to mention the cold, winter weather that will be coming my way. How about it? Are you ready for the Holiday season? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Well…I am sure that there will be 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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Jessica’s favorite post came from Maturista with the post “The Power of Positivity!
Saying, “What a great take on living life! Her perspective is very similar to what I have been going through this year. Especially finding what is most important in life – health and happiness. Thank you so much for the reminder and the beautiful post!”
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My favorite post also came from Maturista with the post “The Power of Positivity!
“What an amazing post! This is definitely something that I have learned through the difficulties that have come hand in hand with the ups and downs of day to day life. Happiness and positivity offer so many rewards in life, and while I do sometimes slip, I also work hard to make those key to my own well being. Thank you so much for sharing!”
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#AskAwayFriday with Megan from The Patchwork Paisley!

I am excited to bring you an amazing swap with Megan from The Patchwork Paisley!

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,
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Christy from Uplifting Families,
Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings
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Amber from Bold Fit Mom

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This week I am thrilled to be swapping with Megan from The Patchwork Paisley! Megan is a wife and mom to two adorable little girls, as well as being a middle school teacher! She has a passion for art, she dubs herself the “Queen of Unfinished Projects”! I was thrilled getting to know Megan some months back as she once hosted a great weekly music linky, Tunesday Tuesday!

1- How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

Kind
Loyal
Strong
Honest
Caring

2- How do you think those closest to you would describe you in 5? Is it the same or different from how you see yourself?

I think that the answers would be pretty similar.

3- What immediately comes to mind when you hear the following words:

– happiness…kids
– scary…my oldest son’s car accident
– thankful…that he was not hurt
– create…life
– secret…dreams

4- Now that Halloween is over we seem to have skipped Thanksgiving entirely and moved on to Christmas! When do you give in to the holiday cheer and start with the carols and shopping?

Uhm…never! LOL! I have a few Christmas shows and songs that I enjoy from childhood, and I really like the lights…but otherwise, I am really not a fan.

5- This is my signature question that I’ve always asked in my previous AAF posts. I hope you don’t mind getting a bit frisky: The name of the game is Dump, Hump, Marry. I’ll give you 3 celebs and you have to dump one, hump one and marry one. Your choices are…Gerard Butler, Jude Law and Paul Rudd

LOL! I love it! Okay, is it bad that I had to look up Jude Law and Paul Rudd to see who they were!? LOL! Well here is my decision…
Dump would have to be Paul Rudd…he just doesn’t do much for me…
Hump I would have to pick Jude Law, cuz he kind of reminds me of Gavin Rossdale…mmmm!
And Marry would definitely be Gerard Butler…he looks sexy as hell in a kilt!

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6- I see that you’re a reader. I love a good book and currently am in need of suggestions. What’s your all-time, everyone has to read this book fave?

I love books that are series stories. I love the “Mallory family” books by Johanna Lindsey, The “Sherbrooke family” books by Catherine Coulter, “The Bastion Club” & “The Cynster family” books by Stephanie Laurens.

I love Historical romance’s with a bit of mystery or intrigue…a dashing hero, and a spunky herione and lots of laughs!

7- I’m a mom of 2 little girls and a middle school teachers, I feel prepared for the dreaded teenage years, but I have a feeling there’s a big difference when it comes to parenting. What are your best tips for managing those often tough years with a teenage daughter?

Remember what you were like and what you did, when you were there ages. Remember the insecurity, the fear of growing up, the urgency of life…all of the things that make a teen a teen. But most importantly keep an open mind and heart enough to let them grow with enough strength to rein them in for their protection.

8- As an artist, I am extremely interested in art of all kinds. If you could have any artist create your family portrait, who would it be?

I would have to go with either my grandfather or my hubby’s mom or his grandfather…they were all quite wonderful artists.

But here is a caricature that we had done last summer of the hubby and I and the two lil ones on a vacation to Indiana Beach…

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9- You have a magical device that will allow you to look back in time and return to one moment where you will have the option to take “the other path” and make a different choice. Knowing that it would NOT affect your current life and how things end up, would you take the opportunity and to which moment would you travel?

I think about the only thing that I might consider changing would be to be a bit more mindful of saving the money that I got when my dad passed away. Though I only had some say in it since my mom was the guardian of it.

10- Snap a picture of something that is important to you in the room that you’re in right now. Share the picture and tell us something about it.

This is a picture that was done by my mother in law when she was about 16 years old.

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Thank you so much Megan, for swapping with me this week! These were amazing questions! Be sure to stop by Megan’s site at The Patchwork Paisley to read her answers to the questions that I asked her! Then stop by for a visit with all of our other amazing link ups and get to know some great bloggers!

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