Other People’s Landing Pages can Help Build Your Email List

Doable 25

Here we are at doable 25 of the ‘Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables’ Blog Tour. Yesterday we learned how to set up an opt in page on our website.  It is definitely worth a read if you haven’t set on up on your site yet. A full list of the blogs we have already visited can be found at the the Blog Tour Information Page.

Jillian O’Keefe is hosting us today. Thank you so much for having us visit along the way!

Don’t forget that not only can you learn some neat tricks about list building but you can also win great prizes. You can find all the ways to enter at the bottom of this post.

It’s not just on the blog that you can pick up earn entries – share about the blog tour on social media and use the hashtag #30dailydoables for more chances to win!

This blog tour is to celebrate the launch of our latest book ‘Build Your List with 30 Daily Doables‘.  If you grab the book while the blog tour is on, you receive access to some great extra bonuses – make sure you visit the launch page to get yours!

Have an amazing day!

Stacey Myers

www.StaceyMyers.com

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How to Sanitize and Store Your Baby Stuff

You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit absent, well I’ve been pack pack packin’ away. We move on Thursday and I’ve been busy! Since I’m preoccupied with moving, I’ve got a lovely guest post for you today. Enjoy! :)

You have probably noticed, that with the appearance of your baby, there is certainly a huge list of things to buy. All the baby equipment such as chairs, strollers as well as other tiny items need to be bought if you want to ensure the utmost comfort for your infant. However, you also need to be well informed on how to sanitize and to store all the baby stuff that you may want to preserve for your next baby.

Instead of throwing away all the items, you can preserve them in an immaculate condition, simply by taking into account the following tips.

You would probably say that there is a never-ending list of items that need to be sanitized and stored, but thanks to this article you will be able to make a list of all the basic baby stuff that you should clean and store in a safe and appropriate place.

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Turn It Up Tuesday – #83

Welcome to the 83rd week here at Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 364 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.

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

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

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

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for April!

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

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Jillian chose The Fairytale Wedding and the Nightmare Marriage from Kiddie Matters. “I chose this post for two reasons, the first is the author’s story. It is such a great reminder how much work goes into a marriage, but about how worth it is!! The second reason is the author’s writing is just beautiful. The way the story ebbs and flows, and the descriptions used, are lovely. It held my attention to the very very end, which is hard to do nowadays!!!”

Natasha also chose this post. “What a great post!!! It shows the real life of marriage after the great wedding. This is a beautifully written post that will truly show the ups and downs of relationships. A must read!”

Rachel also chose this post. “Yanique gets really personal and details some struggles she has faced early in her marriage and I can completely relate! I love how she realizes that giving in to her fears could hurt a marriage and that she gets a wake up call to let her know that all marriages are different.”

This post also received the most clicks.

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Jillian chose Filofax Organization – A Peek Inside My A5 Aqua Saffiano from Mama’s Got It Together. “What can I say?? I am obsessed with all things planners! I see a post like this pop up into the link-up and I am draw to it. :) I like this one because it is showing just another way to organized your life, and I am definitely into that!”

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Lisa chose grilled cheese heaven from Dreaming of Leaving. “This wonderful Round-Up of Grilled Cheese had me drooling. I love a good grilled cheese sandwich and now more reasons to expand that love! I can’t wait to try them all.”

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Lisa chose 25 Amazing Muffin Recipes from All That’s Jas. ” I am always trying to think of different ways to make muffins and not stick to the same recipes I make. This is perfect. Muffins are perfect to make ahead and freeze so I need to clear some space for many of these delicious muffin recipes from this Round-Up.”

Mari also chose this post. “Can’t go wrong with such an awesome selection of muffins.”

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Kori chose S’Mores Stuffed Cookies from Fitness Food Diva. “I love S’mores and I love baking. I’ve seen a few boxed mixes but I’ love to be able to bake from scratch whenever possible.”

Silvie also chose this post. “This recipe really grabbed my attention because we are S’More-A-Holics in my house. This is now our favorite cookie recipe!”

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Kori chose 3 Reasons We Choose to Homeschool from Year Round Homeschooling. “I chose this one because we’re in the midst of beginning Tot School and thinking about homeschooling beyond that. It’s nice to read why others have chosen this path.”

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Rachel chose Clean Eating Blueberry Avocado Muffins from Divas Run for Bling. “These muffins look so delicious and the fact that they will fit into my healthy eating plan is the cherry on the top. Blueberries and avocado are so good for you, why not combine them for breakfast.”

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Free chose 5 Essential Productivity Apps for Work at Home Moms from Wife Mom Geek. “I have a hard time staying focused and tend to stray from tasks that I need to get done. These productivity apps will help me get in line.”

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Free chose Part Two-Build A Blog Community. from View From In Here. “As a blogger I’m always looking for ways to grow my community and be the best blogger I can be.”

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Mionna chose Social Media & Privacy: Where Do You Draw The Line? from All of Life’s Little Adventures. “As a blogger we have to be somewhat public. I’m a very private person, so although I’m “public”, I watch what I do. This post really brought some things I hadn’t thought about to my attention! I plan on taking some of the recommended items into serious consideration within the next few weeks.”

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Mionna chose Double Bacon Cheeseburger with Mini Onion Rings recipe from Summer Scraps. “I LOVE onion rings!! I like this post, because I never thought about making mini onion rings!! I’ve spent so much money over the past couple of weeks buying onion rings. This recipe reminded me that I wanted to start making them at home!!”

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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose 30+ Delicious Low Carb Side Dishes from Wife Mom Geek. “My husband is always asking for a vegetable side dish to go with whatever I make for dinner. This post gives me some great ideas to whip up!”

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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose My Daughter’s Birth Story Told Through An Infographic from Confessions of a Ninja Mom. “Infographics always catch my eye and this one did so even more! Every mother has a unique story about the birth of their child. Seeing it this way is pretty creative.”

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Zografia chose Gold Striped Feature Wall from Albion Gould. “Every house needs an accent wall. If it is shines a bit it’s even better!”

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Natasha chose 10 Reasons to Keep Blogging from Budget Girl. “There are so many times where I have lost my motivation with blogging, but I just keep going back. This post is a great reminder why I love blogging!”

Zografia also chose this post. “After so many problems with my host and so much disappointment, this one is a must read!”

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Ginger chose Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies with Rum Cream Cheese Buttercream from The Gold Lining Girl. “I love whoopie pies and I love carrot cake. This is a perfect pairing and the rum cream cheese buttercream sounds amazing!”

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Ginger chose Broccoli Pesto Mushroom Grilled Cheese from Dizzy Busy and Hungry. “I am always looking for new ways to incorporate pesto into a dish. This is definitely one I will be using!”

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April chose $200/Month Menu Plan for Our Family of 5 (Post #3) from Thrifty Frugal Mom. “After finding out that I have almost doubled my grocery spending, I need to accept these tips.”

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April chose Inspiration from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. “I had a long and hard week. I need some inspiration.”

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Silvie chose Sloppy Joe Cups from A Sprinkle of This and That. “My boys love sloppy joes but my 3 year old always has a hard time eating it without making a HUGE mess. We tried this recipe and he ate them no problem!”

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Rhonda chose Stunning Strips On Walls from HomeDecorDesigns.com. “I’ve wanting to do a makeover on my foyer. I love the idea of making an impact with the unexpected. I think strips on one of the walls will do.”

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Tenns chose Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle Recipe from Logan Can… “I’m a huge strawberry-lemonade fan and these Popsicles look so delicious and refreshing. I’ll definitely have to give them a go this summer.”

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Tenns chose Schedule Pins to Pinterest with Tailwind from My Family Mealtime. “I’ve only heard of Tailwind vaguely, so it was nice to see a post so detailed about it. I’ll definitely have to check it out!”

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Mari chose Mini Nutella Cinnamon Rolls from Three Kids and a Fish. “Love a nice warm roll in the morning.”

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Tina chose It’s A Wrap from Quinton Wench. “I love this bracelet,looks amazing!!Makes me want to learn how to crochet!! Thanks for sharing!”

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Tina chose Cherry Blossom Foam Flowers – DIY from Purple Hues and Me. “Amazing craft, so simple and so beautiful!!I want to try this with my daughter.Very creative!”

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 Reasons to Keep Blogging from Budget Girl

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The Fairytale Wedding and the Nightmare Marriage from Kiddie Matters

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

Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog!

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Giveaways!

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

$50 Paypal Cash Giveaway

The winners from the 1st two weeks of the Just to Say Thank You Giveaway have been announced!

Week 1 Winner: Kelly L.

Week 2 Winner: Carrie from The Frugal Foodie Mama

There is still 2 more chances to win in Week 3 and Week 4 of the Just to Say Thank You Giveaway…make sure to enter to win!

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

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

let’s get started!

 

      • Show some love to your hosts and co-hosts simply by following them on social media and leaving a comment so they can follow you back.

 

 

    • Link up as many posts as you’d like! The more, the merrier!

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**


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Turn It Up Tuesday – #82

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

​Happy almost Tuesday!! We’re sooo excited to have you with us here, week after week! As one of the hosts, one of my favorite parts of this link-up is getting to go through the posts to find my absolute favorite for the week. There are always WAY to many to choose from, and narrowing it down is so hard. You guys write GREAT stuff!! So, please, keep linking up and sharing your amazing posts!

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

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

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.

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

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

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

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for April!

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(from the top – left to right)

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

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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

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

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

Cathy also chose this post.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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And the Best of the Best is…

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

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

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How to Create a Child Theme from Budget Girl

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

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5 Favorite Photo Editing Apps by Seven Graces

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

Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog!

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Giveaways!

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

$50 Paypal Cash Giveaway

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Reasons to Love Yourself Again

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. –Lucille Ball

I’ve been thinking a lot lately. Not just thinking about nothing in particular, but really being self-reflective about myself, don’t worry, I’m being kind, but there are some things I’ve been realizing, mainly… I love myself behind closed doors.

When I am home with Emmett or Seamus, I feel beautiful. Emmett, right now, sees me as the most important person in his life and fawns over me (yes, even at 2 years old). Seamus, is always complementary. The other day he told me how gorgeous I looked, which made me feel amazing, because I wasn’t wearing any make-up, and he still thought I was beautiful.

But, then I step outside, go to the grocery store, or maybe just for a walk, and I see all these other people (women mostly), who are thin. I admire, almost all of these women, but I am partial to those who obviously workout and stay fit. I am envious of their muscles, the way their clothes fit, the confidence that just seems to exude from them – pretty much everything about them, I want to be.

Here’s the thing, I need to be that way NOW, in order to be that way later – Whether it be after I lose weight, or get fit, or have another baby, etc. etc. I can’t wait for this grand showing to be happy with myself. Eventually, it will show through and could rub off on Emmett, and I don’t want him to EVER have to deal with body image issues. I want him to love himself every single day of his life. And, when he struggles during those teenage years, I want to be there for him, to remind him of all that makes him who he is.

So, because I am working on loving myself outdoors, as much as I do indoors – I wanted to share reasons why I should love myself. My guess, is that many people will also be able to love themselves for some of the same reasons.

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7 Business Podcasts That Will Change Your Life

I am a podcast junkie!

Even though I’m not working a regular day job, I still seem to spend a significant amount of time in my car, driving around. And, since I prefer to listen to talk radio, or podcasts – I went on a hunt to find some of the best podcasts around. I like to feel like I’m using my time wisely, which means that when I have idle brain time (while driving, for instance), I want something that is going to enlighten me and help me in the long run.

I’m sure there are other individuals out there who feel the same, so I thought I’d share my list of AWESOME podcasts! Maybe you’ll find a new one that you can subscribe to.

Here we go…

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Not a Great Day

Hey guys! I know that Wednesdays are typically my days to send out a super, great, awesome post – but I just do not have it in me today.

I did not plan ahead to have something written, and now it’s 9:30 EST time, and I’m pooped. I have some other work I need to do, and my brain simply does not feel like being creative.

Plus, it was a tiring day. Emmett woke up a few times last night, not sure why. He said he was scared, but that’s about all I could get out of him. We’ve also hit a bump in the road with poop training. He’s doing so awesome with pee pee on the potty, but poop has been a bit of a hurdle this last week. What I’m trying to say (TMI) is that he hasn’t taken a good crap in a couple days. I’m worried about him! We did give him some Miralax this evening, hopefully that will help move things along.

I’m also, stressing a bit about all the packing we have left to do. I shouldn’t stress *that* much, though. Our move is on the 23rd, but we have the apartment until the 30th. I don’t plan on taking that long to move everything over, but we do have plenty of time. Still, there’s a lot to do.

Then, there’s the whole ordeal about my eating. I’ve been struggling big time with binge eating again. It has been a good 3 months or so, since I had fallen off the rails. I think it’s not having a regular routine, like you do when you work outside the home. Emmett and I have a routine, but it’s very different, and if something doesn’t go according to plan – it’s no big deal. I need to wrangle this in and take control of myself. I’m struggling with the how, though. Any work at home or stay at home moms have any ideas / tips?

And finally, the icing on the cake is the guys downstairs are being obnoxiously loud tonight. I can normally block it out, but because of all the other stuff eating away at me, it’s been a struggle.

Basically, what it comes down to is that I need to chill the EFF out. Right?!

Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and post and be 100% real with you guys. I love you, but I just don’t have it in me to write some grandiose post. Sorry…

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