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Turn It Up Tuesday – #76

Welcome to the 76th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 413 links – an 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 Tuesday, Baby Doodah readers! So happy to have you here again this week. I love looking over all of your posts and seeing what you’ve all written and shared. Let’s get to it!

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Turn It Up Tuesday – #75

Welcome to the 75th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 457 links – it’s our best best week ever! 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 HAPPY Tuesday to YOU!! So, glad to have you this week, we love sharing our reader’s posts, so be sure to stay awhile, link-up and watch next week to see if you’ve been featured!

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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

Moms: As Elite as the CIA…Well Almost

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.

Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!

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

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | 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 New Mama Diaries | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for February!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Alyssa from Life from My Laptop | Lisa from Blogghetti | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Kim from Life in a House of Testosterone | Sarah from Pretty Simple Ideas

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.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Rhonda chose Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags from Happiness is Homemade. “These thank you notes are adorable. I love how they have a bite taken out of them. They’re the perfect way to say thank you.”

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Cindy chose 5 Books That Changed My Life and Marriage from Stuck in Your Rut. “In this honest post the author shares about tough times in her past and some books that helped her move through those times and become a better person. I am always on the lookout for well written Christian marriage books so I appreciated what was shared in this post.”

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Cindy also chose The Laundry Reveal from Inspiration for Moms. “I am dreaming of an addition to my home, which at this point we have no budget for. the addition would include enlarging the kitchen, moving the laundry room and reconfiguring a bedroom to include an en suite. I have spent a lot of time looking at laundry room designs and I like some of the aspects in this one.”

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Tina chose So I Crocheted a Horse… from Busy Being Jennifer. “What a cute crocheted horse stufie!! Adorable horse!! Makes you want to learn how to crocket. Thanks for sharing!”

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Tina also chose 11 Essential Oils You Need in Your Medicine Cabinet from Domain of the Mad Mommy. “I’m not an essential oils expert but I’m a new fan, I love this post,very informative and helpful especially for someone who wants to start using essential oils. Thanks for sharing.”

Elaine also chose this post. “I picked this one because I am interested in learning more about essential oils.”

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Cathy chose Slow Cooker Cranberry Apple French Toast from Dizzy Busy & Hungry! “My family loves breakfast for dinner too! Fast, easy and delicious – and even better made in the crockpot for the summer months!”

Silvie also chose this post. “This was my favorite because I love slow cooker recipes and I love desserts, so this one was definitely a win/win for me. :)”

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Cathy also chose Family Holiday Ideas: Peanut Butter and Graham Crackers from Kenarry. “Oh my! I can’t wait to make this dessert for my family! I predict it will be a favorite!”

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Jillian chose 7 Grammatical Mistakes Bloggers Need to STOP Making from Belle Brita. “I chose this post because the errors that she mentions, are ones that also annoy me, when I see other bloggers make them. :)”

Latisha also chose this post. “Even though I find that the writer’s tone seems a little bit harsh. I like this article because it offers errors and the correct use of some regularly used words in blog post to look for when writing post. I will try to be more attentive when editing my post and look out for these errors specifically.”

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Jillian also chose How to market your small business for free from Kokoa Magazine. “I chose this post because I am working on growing my small business and am always looking for new and different tips.”

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Mari chose Citrus Salad from Spoonful of Flavor. “I chose Ashley’s Citrus Salad because it’s so refreshing, colorful and healthy. Not something we see or even think about often enough.”

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Mari chose 20 Easy Meals with Shrimp from Growing Up Gabel. “I also chose Brenna’s Easy meals with Shrimp because I love easy meals always and Shrimps are fantastic both hot or cold.”

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Lisa chose Zuppa Toscana from Budget Girl. “Chelsey’s Zuppa Toscana Soup looks amazing and it’s one of my favorite soups at Olive Garden. I love the fact I can make it at home and her recipe is a cinch to make. She adds a few tips what you can add to the soup to personalize but like her, I like it just the way it is. The soup takes no time to prepare and to cook, that’s my kind of meal!”

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Lisa also chose 15 Books You Should Read In 2015 from Logan Can… “I chose Logan’a post on 15 Books You Should Read in 2015 simply because I am always, always looking for MORE books to read and these all sound great. Can’t wait to get them all.”

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Sarah chose DIY Kids Play Makeup from Simply {Darr}ling. “It’s so cute and realistic – and yet without the mess! I have three nieces that would love this.”

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Sarah also chose Vanilla Cinnamon Mug Cake from Organized Island. “It’s a perfect and SUPER QUICK dessert for one person. Just the bite you need to satisfy a sweet tooth without going overboard.

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Cathy chose Silent Grief: Aradhana’s Story from Made to Mother. “Wynter from Madetomother.com writes a blog post entitled, ‘Silent Grief-Aradhana’s Story’. She divulges her deepest emotions during a very difficult time many mom’s are too hurt to talk about, miscarriage. Her cander and bravery for telling her story is empowering.”

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Cathy also chose Crochet Baby Gifts: Afghan and Amigurumi Bunny Set from Over the Apple Tree. “Laura from Over the Apple Tree made the cutest crochet bunny and afghan. Her step by step tutorial makes it seem worth delving into! She is so on point when she says there is nothing like a homemade gift!”

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Latisha chose Random & Helpful Kitchen & Cooking Tips from Just Misty. “I like this blog post because it consist of very useful kitchen tips. My favorite tip being what to do if you accidently add too much salt or sugar to your meal. This post could save a lot of ruined dishes. Really cool.”

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Stacey chose 7 Reasons Why Exercise Sucks from The Pinterested Parent. “This was amazing! I felt myself nodding, chuckling and offering a great big “Oh Yeah” on all seven points! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Kelly chose Shamrock Wreath from Crafty Journal. “I love paper crafts and this is such an easy craft to make for St Patrick’s Day. I think the glitter makes a nice touch.”

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Kelly chose Southwest Salad in a Jar from Sunny with a Chance of Sprinkles. “I have been behind the eight ball on the mason jar craze but this is such a great idea and one I know I will do!”

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Danielle chose “Little Love Nest” Kissing Booth from What Happens at Grandma’s. “It’s my favorite because it’s literally the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I mean I have no words. The kiddos in it are adorably perfect too!”

April chose Organize Your Digital Life: Pinterest! from So Domestically Challenged. “When I started my Pinterest board, I just pinned… finding a place for everything. Now that I’m trying to work my site more as a business, my Pinterest boards are a completely mess. Christine gives some tips, including where to get started, which I definitely need!”

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The post with the most clicks is Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: Free Printable from Kenarry.

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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How to market your small business for free from Kokoa Magazine

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7 Grammatical Mistakes Bloggers Need to STOP Making from Belle Brita

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Winter Home Maintenance Checklist: Free Printable from Kenarry

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

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Turn It Up Tuesday – #74

Welcome to the 74th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks for joining us last week as we celebrated Valentine’s Day!

Last week, we had yet another record-breaking week with 447 links – what an awesome 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

Moms: As Elite as the CIA…Well Almost

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.

Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!

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

 

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | 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 New Mama Diaries | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for February!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Alyssa from Life from My Laptop | Lisa from Blogghetti | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Kim from Life in a House of Testosterone | Sarah from Pretty Simple Ideas

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 February and March.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Danielle chose We Wear Short Shorts … #WomensLives from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “I chose this post because, as a step-mother to a teen-aged girl, I have been given an new perspective on many young adult issues. One of the most prevalent ones is harassment. Many people think that ‘well that girl is asking for trouble, just look at the way she dresses.’ But the problem is much more complicated. This post gives the other side to the story that more people need to hear.”

This post also received the second most clicks last week.

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Alyssa chose Operation Project Organization – Month 2 Paperwork ~ IN PROGRESS from Renovar. “This is my favorite post this week because I love to organize, but I don’t always do it well so these are great tips I plan to implement in my own life.”

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Cathy chose ChalkLate (Chalk + Chocolate) Valentine’s Day Party Ideas from Play. Party. Pin. “Britni’s Valentine Chalkboard Party Idea Table is the cutest idea!!! I absolutely love tablescapes and she did this one up for the perfectly in time for a V-day party!!! What a great concept! The mini chocolate donuts on a stick are easy and I adore the chocolate milk!”

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Tina chose Super Simple Chocolate Truffles from Little House Living. “Love the simplicity and yumminess of this recipe, two ingredients chocolate truffles, I’d love to play with peanut butter or nutella. Great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing,I’m making some this weekend!!”

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Rose chose {Recipe} Balsamic and Garlic Roasted Cauliflower from The Joyful Foodie. “This recipe sounds absolutely delicious with the caramelized balsamic!”

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Tina also chose A Valentines Day Banner from Little Shack on the Hill. “I love it!!So cute.What a creative and fun activity, Thanks for sharing a great printable!!”

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Elaine chose How to Start a Product Review Blog from So Simply Stephanie. “Great tips to get me back on track to do product reviews.”

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Jillian chose Plan with Me – How I Plan In My Erin Condren Planner + $10 coupon from Mama’s Got It Together. “I am obsessed with my Erin Condren, and am constantly on the lookout for new, fresh ideas to organize my life with it. Sarah does a great job of showing how she uses her planner.”

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Jillian chose How to Create a Budget Spreadsheet from Budget Girl. “I chose this post because I will be leaving my job soon, and working from home. Money will be a bit tighter, but I believe with a budget we’ll be just fine. This post gives a great, quick tutorial on how to create a budget worksheet.”

Kelly also chose this post. “After my husband recently changed jobs, I really need to overhaul our budget. Zach has some great tips about why and how to create a budget; and the free downloadable spreadsheet is very user friendly. It’s really handy how it can be edited to suit individual needs and I love how it includes a column for an emergency fund, in addition to savings! What a great idea.”

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Lisa chose Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes from Living Better Together. “I chose these Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes simply on looks alone. They are gorgeous and mouth-watering delicious looking. Once I read the recipe, I was hooked. I love doctoring up boxed cake mixes and Rebecca did this one to the max!”

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Lisa chose Coffee Pod Seed Starters with McCafe from Krystal’s Stitch. “Krystal’s great re-purposing use of the K-cups for seed starters is perfect. I hate throwing away the K-cups and now I can get my herb garden going easily. Not to mention, I get to drink more coffee…win-win!”

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Mari chose Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from Flavor Mosaic. “I chose Michele’s brownies because the mosaic look was amazing. It’s one of those treats that bring a smile to your face because the presentation is so great! The cherries look so fresh and added such great color. I can’t wait to try it!”

Natasha also chose this post. “These brownies look absolutely delicious. I love cherry, I LOVE cheesecake, and I love brownies – the combination must surely be magical. Thanks so much for sharing with us! I look forward to trying it!”

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Latisha chose Can You Homeschool and Work at Home? from The End in Mind with Lori Lane. “This post has very informative, encouraging, useful and relevant information that I needed this week.”

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Latisha also chose 8 Must Know Pinterest Tips for Bloggers from All of Life’s Little Adventures. “This post has very informative, encouraging, useful and relevant information that I needed this week.”

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Kelly chose 5 Tips to Keep Your Facebook Page Alive from Seven Graces. “I have been blogging for less than six months and was rather late to start a Facebook page. I haven’t been regimented with how I use social media to promote my blog, and this is a practice I would like to implement. These tips from Seven Graces will really help me to work more effectively on my Facebook page and hopefully get some more likes!”

Tiffany also chose this post. “I was so late to the game in discovering the benefits of scheduling out posts on Facebook. Kris not only gives great ways to use this tool but 4 other tips that will definitely make your Facebook Page a success.”

Alyssa also chose this post. “Facebook is always a challenge, so I love these tips and plan to implement them on my blog.​”

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Jessica chose Negotiate Away Bad Debt on Credit Reports from Debt Free Divas. “Awesome advice! I was wearing the same shoes when I got divorced many moons ago. I was in a situation to buy a home but unfortunately the “ex” was still attached to my credit report. I had to clean up my report using the suggestions given on the post. A few months later, my credit score went up thus allowing me to buy my home.”

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Tiffany chose Top 10 Movies for Valentines Day from Barbie Bieber and Beyond. “I loved this post simply for Valentine’s Sake (teehee) Thanks to Barbie I have a movie to watch this Valentines that I haven’t seen yet…”

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Zografia chose Revamp Thrifty Chair from Fabi Fabu. “I am in love with the fur seat! I wish i had a chair like looking like that!”

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Zografia also chose Farmhouse Mudroom Makeover- Just with Paint from Fynes Designs. “That’s one of the most amazing room transformations i have ever seen! Such a difference!”

Natasha also chose this post. “Absolutely amazing! It seems like a completely different room! Great post!”

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Stacey chose 30+ Household Hacks Everyone Should Know! from Mum-bo-jumbo.com. “Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful tips and tricks, and some that I am going to start using immediately!”

This post also receive the most clicks this week.

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Kim chose 6 Sanity Saving Tips for Busy Moms from The Sunny Patch. “I am ALWAYS trying to find the “best” way to enable me to do it all – and usually failing miserably. Like Tonia says, sometimes there are things that you just need to let slide off the burner completely in order to take care of the items that are the most important. I absolutely love the analogy “eat the frog” because that’s one of my pitfalls – putting off those tasks that HAVE to be done in favor of doing something that I WANT to do (housework v. blogging). If I “eat the frog” and just get the nasty over with – then I have more time to spend on doing what I love to do. It’s a concept that I preach to my two boys on a daily basis, yet I have trouble doing it myself. This was my most favorite post this week and “Eat the Frog!” is now taped to my computer monitor as a reminder to get the yuck done and out the way so I can do the fun stuff!”

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Rhonda chose Heart Shape Pizza Recipe from Growing Up Gabel.

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Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes from Living Better Together

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Turn It Up Tuesday – #73

Welcome to the 73rd week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thank you for joining us for another week of linking and connecting!

Can you believe it!?! 73 weeks, we’ve been holding and hosting Turn It Up Tuesday! 73 weeks of featuring all of your beautiful blogs. Please

Last week, we had 299 links – what a great 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!

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is on Saturday? We can’t! And we’re celebrating the holiday of love here on Turn It Up Tuesday this week. Share all of your Valentine’s Day posts, love posts, inspirational posts – anything at all! We can’t wait to read your amazing posts! The hosts and guest hosts will be able to select 2 posts each for the Featured posts, and we’ll be naming 4 posts Best of the Best! :)

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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

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.

Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!

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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 | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from New Mama Diaries | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Tina from The Happy Creations | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for February!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Alyssa from Life from My Laptop | Lisa from Blogghetti | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Kim from Life in a House of Testosterone | Sarah from Pretty Simple Ideas

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 February and March.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Lisa chose How I More Than Doubled My Page Views in 2 Months from Budget Girl. “This post was excellent and filled with information that all types of bloggers can use. I learned so much from this one article and already want to implement many of her tips to improve my blog and the traffic to it. It was well written, provide many links to the tips she mentioned, and was explained in a way that was easy to understand. Loved it!”

Elaine also chose this post. “Good solid advice. I am implementing her recommendations immediately.”

Tina also chose this post. “A very informative post that will help anyone who wants to increase traffic to their blog . What a great post. Thanks so much for sharing!”

Natasha also chose this post. “I am really loving all of these tips! I will be working on ways to make this happen on my blog right away!”

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Tiffany chose The Importance of Passion from Cayla & Ashley. “I’ve always believed that passion can help you take a mere desire to a reality. This post definitely helps reiterate that belief.”

April also chose this post. “With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I’m really trying to think about what it means. For me, it means rekindling the passion for my relationship. I love this post and I’m working to be more of a passionate person.”

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Kelly chose Leftover Mashed Potato Gnocchi from NY Foodie Family. “I hate wasting food and am always on the look out for easy recipes to use up those leftovers. This recipe sounds simple and I can’t wait to try it out! It’s summer time here in Australia so we haven’t been eating a lot of mashed potato but we eat loads in the cooler months. I’ll be testing this out then.”

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Rhonda chose 6 Ways to Prepare for Overnight Guests (Free Welcome Letter Printable) from The Bajan Texan. “Her tips will make a guest room feel like a luxury hotel. I’m going to incorporate a few, I just hope my guest will leave after my makeover.”

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Sarah chose Elsa Inspired DIY Wand Craft from Crafts Unleashed. “I feel guilty not picking a Valentine’s Day craft, but I just loved this DIY Elsa wand too much. (I blame it on having three nieces). I’d like to make it with/for my nieces as well as feel like a princess for a day myself. :)”

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Mari chose Chicken, Potatoes, & Broccoli from Just Mi. “I love me some one pot meals, less cleanup time the better. This week I picked Mionna’s dish because it was so colorful and healthy.”

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Mari also chose Duet: One Pot Cheesy Chicken Pasta / Grouplove “Spreading Rumours” from Cooking with Vinyl. “I also picked Becky’s cheesy dish because well she got me at cheesy!!!”

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Zografia chose Craft Challenge: Cardboard Boxes into Crafty Drawers from Redo It Yourself Inspirations. “I loved her bright idea of using cardboards for making drawers. And the leather drawer pulls is a beautiful detail.”

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Stacey chose A Valentine’s Day Candy Bouquet from Fry Sauce and Grits. “What a wonderful and festive idea for a Valentine gift, that would be amazingly fun for the kids to take part in. They could create their own with their favorite candies or one to give as a gift. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Silvie chose How to Make a Man Bouquet for Valentine’s Day from Pretty Simple Ideas. “I chose this post as my favorite because I loved this idea and I’m sure my hunny will love the one I will be making for him. All thanks to this post. :)”

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Danielle chose Why I No Longer Use The Word Weak from Mother 2 Mother. “I love this post because I empowers me as a woman im the workforce and as a woman trying to be a good mother. There are so many opinions on how women should conduct themselves in corporate America and as parents that we tend to focus on the negative. It is nice to see someone taking credit for all the good.”

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Latisha chose Before I was a Mother, I was just like a Toddler from Mum-bo-jumbo.com. “This is one of my favorite post this week, because I can relate to it somewhat. It brought to light what I have been seeing in myself lately as a mother. Children have a way of causing you to see your child-like behaviors in yourself through them. When my eight year old daughter has another emotional breakdown, I see me. In see me in my 5 year old son’s obsessiveness and impatience. I guess in some ways we are all still like toddlers.”

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Nancy chose Secret Love Letter Pendant (Tutorial) from Jewelry Making Journal. “I love it because it is a unique handmade gift!”

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The post with the most clicks is 5 Tips to Grow Your Blog from The Organized Dream.

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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How I More Than Doubled My Page Views in 2 Months from Budget Girl

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

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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!

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Getting Started with No Sugar, No Grains

Preparing to follow the No Sugar, No Grains lifestyle (NSNG) should be fun and exciting! I want to share our process for getting started, in hopes that it will make your transition easier and more effective.

So, you’ve been giving the idea of eating better some real thought. You’ve come across NSNG and it sounds like something you could really excel at and even enjoy! But you’re unsure how to get started because your house is currently full of food filled with sugar and grains. Have no fear! I’m going to provide you some tips on how to get focused on your goals, clear your kitchen and re-stock, without breaking the budget.

Getting Started

It’s important to have a good foundation set-up for yourself before you begin the No Sugar, No Grains lifestyle. If you leave your kitchen full of the tempting food that you’re now going to be avoiding, it will make this lifestyle even tougher.

My advice? Get rid of anything that you can’t eat (except for those items that your children may be eating). Give it away, you don’t need to throw it out. A food kitchen likely won’t take opened food, but a friend might. Ask around, there’s likely someone who will be interested in those cheez-its you’ve been hoarding.

The reason cleaning out the kitchen is so important, is because when you’re hungry and you stroll into the kitchen, you’re likely going to reach for the first thing you see, or something that you can grab quick. When we’re hungry our resolve to eat the right foods weakens, if your kitchen is free of them – then you have no choice but to go for that delicious Honeycrisp apple, instead of the Reese’s Peanut Butter cup.

You may be wondering whether it is worth changing your habits to eat this way, right?!

For me, it has been absolutely worth it! I am losing weight and not starving. I am NOT obsessing over calories, or points – I don’t worry about when my next meal is (because I never feel hungry).

One other reason you might consider making the switch… My body feels AMAZING! My brain is clear, I can think easier and come to solutions faster and my body doesn’t ache like it once did, when it was full of gluten. I’m telling you, it is SO worth it!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again… nothing will happen if you don’t make the switch, you’ll likely continue living your life quite happily – but by switching you may find that you feel 10 times better, and that you don’t even miss the sugar or grains.

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How We Did It

We certainly don’t know everything, but I wanted to share how we went about adopting this lifestyle, in hopes that you may benefit from our experiences.

Seamus and I had heard of NSNG from a radio show we listened to. At first we were skeptical, we felt like there was no way we would do it. I mean, when you think, no more brownies, or no more crusty bread with your pasta, it can feel a little overwhelming. However, one day after Seamus had a particularly sucky week and couldn’t concentrate, he decided to give NSNG a try.

Sidenote: You will hear a lot about all the problems that gluten can cause in your body. It’s true! That’s part of why your mental clarity returns when you stop eating it.

Within a month of starting, not only was he thinking clearer, Seamus had lost 20 lbs with little effort, other than changing his diet. He’s kept losing, and now my husband, who is 6’5″ weighs 182 lbs (and trust me, he is not starving). This lifestyle really works!

After seeing his success, I was instantly motivated to give it a try. I attempted a start on several different occasions, but always quit by lunch time. Why? I wasn’t prepared, my house was full of the foods that I couldn’t eat, and my willpower to avoid them was weak. But then the new year rolled around and I decided to make a change, and to challenge myself.

On January 1st I made the choice to be dedicated to the NSNG way of life for 31 days. It was enough time to see how I would feel, and short enough where my mind didn’t start to panic about the change. My 31 days are now over, and I have no plans on stopping. I still feel great, and I’m losing weight (I’ve lost 8 lbs in 4 weeks). Why stop!?

What’s unique about NSNG?

We’ve been told for SO long that fat is bad, that it’s the enemy and that we should avoid it. But, my husband is living proof that fat isn’t bad – sugar and grains are.

Implenting NSNG is simple. Just stop eating sugar, substitute sugars and grains and you’re locked and loaded. But, of course it is more complicated than that, you have a brain who is addicted to sugar and believes that without grains (specifically pasta or bread) you’ll never make it. I’m here to tell you, you don’t need bread – with the amount of healthy fats that you’re allowed to eat, you won’t miss it.

Still Struggling to Get Started? Here are Some Easy Actionable Steps for You to Follow

  • Clear the cupboards. Go through your cupboards and get rid of everything that contains a sugar or a grain. No, you don’t need to throw it away – donate it or give it to a family / friend who has not adopted the NSNG lifestyle.
  • Meal plan. Before you go shopping to restock those now empty cupboards, spend time making a meal plan (you can see my tips on making one by clicking on the link).
  • Eat breakfast / lunch, before shopping. Make a shopping list and eat breakfast / lunch before heading out the door, you never want to shop on an empty stomach.
  • Stick to the list. Seriously! At least for the first few weeks, buy exactly what you wrote down. Your resolve may not be strong enough to say no to the junk, otherwise.
  • Food prep is key. Spend some time prepping what you can, cutting veggies, washing fruit – making certain meals ahead of time.
  • Eat the fat. Eat lots of yummy fat and protein and don’t let yourself get too hungry so you begin craving foods you shouldn’t eat. The one thing this does not mean is, eating fast food. You want fats that do not include grains or sugars!
  • Allow for imperfection. This one is HUGE! Don’t beat yourself up if you have a cookie at the company pot luck, or if you need to grab something on the run and you have a bun from a burger. This is life, it is going to happen – what is important is that you cut grains and sugars out of your life for the majority of the time.

How Do I Know this Will Work?

As I mentioned earlier, Seamus has lost 65 lbs simply by following the NSNG lifestyle. I can’t even attribute much of it to exercise, because he injured his back and hasn’t been able to run since August. He’s just followed NSNG, walked and has lost the weight.

If you’re interested in learning more about NSNG, or are maybe want to start following this lifestyle, Vinnie Tortorich has a book, Fitness Confidential and a self-titled podcast. There’s a wealth of information, all stuff I’ve personally benefited from!

I plan on sharing more about NSNG around these parts, possibly even recipes so be on the lookout for those!

Your turn!

Have you tried any diets and failed?

What’s your favorite way to eat healthy and lose weight? Have you ever thought about eating a diet high in fat and protein, in order to lose weight?

What other questions do YOU have about this way of life?

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Turn It Up Tuesday – #72

Welcome to the 72nd week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Last week, we had a record-breaking week with 406 posts – the most we’ve ever had! And we’d like to thank each one of you for making last week and every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!

Thank you so much for joining us each week and for helping us hit another record this week!

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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

Moms: As Elite as the CIA…Well Almost

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Andrea Keeney is a writer, blogger, mother, and wife. She is the creator of the blog, Parenting with Parents as well as the author of the book, Moms: As Elite as the C.I.A….Well Almost. When she isn’t pursuing her dreams of writing she is taking care of her three small children.

Attention! There is an elite group of women walking freely among the average citizens of the world. These freakishly instinctive beings are capable of physical, mental, and emotional acts of greatness. They tend to appear irritated, exhausted, and are almost always bombarded by very tiny renegades who are whining and/or yelling. These women come in many shapes and sizes, however they all respond to a single name: Mom. If you know one of these women, if you are one of these women, or if you are going to be one of these women, you need this book!

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! It’s only $5 for an entire month!

 

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 | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from New Mama Diaries | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Tina from The Happy Creations | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for February!

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Danielle from insearchofthe25thhour | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Lisa from Blogghetti | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Kim from Life in a House of Testosterone | Sarah from Pretty Simple Ideas

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 February and March.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Jillian chose Free 5 Year Holidays List – 7 Step Homeschool Planner from Lina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus. “This is a fantastic list!! I’ve been looking for a complete list of holidays to use when blogging, but this will be great for homeschooling with my son. So excited to use it!”

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Nancy chose Why Bloggers Should Give Google+ More Attention! from Britney Dearest. “As a new blogger, I appreciated the insight that Britney gave in using google plus.”

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Rhonda chose Feeling Like a Mom Vs. Feeling Like a Mom Mess from Jersey Moms Blog. “I think most of us can relate to the joys of being a mother and than there are those days that we just feel like a complete mess. Funny and so true.”

Natasha also chose this post. “I can relate to almost every one of the feelings! This is definitely a funny, yet honest, take of how many (if not all) mothers feel. Great post!”

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Ce Ce chose jpeg vs png: When and How To Use It from Rekita Nicole Design Studio & Blog.

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Cindy chose Spring Nail Trends with Essie from Geniabeme. “I LOVE pretty nails and this nail art tutorial is perfect for spring. I think even I can manage this pretty manicure.”

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Zografia chose Why You Should Brand Your Blog from New Mama Diaries. “My New Year’s resolution was to make the most of blogging. Posts like this are helpful!”

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Mari chose She in 3D: Meet Shadai {Weight Loss Inspiration!} from Britney Dearest. “I chose this post because she shared a wonderful inspiring post. Anything is possible you just have to remove the blocks and take one step at a time.”

Chantale also chose this post. “Just when everyone is forgetting their New Year’s resolutions, this weight loss story is extremely inspiring! More importantly it is a lesson in self care and self love that anyone can benefit from.”

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Mari also chose Stop Searching For Balance in The Wrong Places, Just Make Time For You! by @chicmompreneur on She Owns It. “I also chose Nancy because I agree that without balance there is no success. It doesn’t matter if your a CEO, a SAHM or a Secretary. Healthy success requires balance and her post shared great messages.”

Stacey also chose this post. “This is one that falls into my goal for 2015, spending more time to focus on me. Towards the end of 2014, I found my self frazzled and disconnected, so I made the decision that I need to take time for me to put myself in balance. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Rose chose Natural Eye Makeup Tutorial from Lauren McBride: The Blog. “I’ve been using the same boring eye colors (basic black and brown) for too long now and I could really use an updated look. This post inspired me to try new products and colors!”

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Tina chose You Are Dino-Mite: Paper Plate Dinosaurs from This Girl’s Life Blog. “A fantastic craft for kids.Simple cute and educational.A must do for mummies list.Thanks for sharing.”

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The post with the most clicks is 5 Ways I Make Money Blogging from Mama’s Got It Together.

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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Why Bloggers Should Give Google+ More Attention! from Britney Dearest

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Feeling Like a Mom Vs. Feeling Like a Mom Mess from Jersey Moms Blog

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

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

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

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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured and the Best of the Best,

let’s get started!

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

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

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

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

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

**Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**




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