Monday, September 1, 2014

Turn It Up Tuesday Link Party #50 - Link UP!

Welcome to the 50th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

I am so excited to be co-hosting the Turn it Up Tuesday Link Party!
A big CONGRATULATIONS to Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures on the upcoming Turn it Up Tuesday Anniversary and also a big THANK YOU foincluding me. I am glad to be here. 

September is a big month for us at Turn It Up Tuesday - this is our 1-year anniversary!! It has been an amazing year - and we look forward to many more to come!

A big thank you to everyone that has stuck with us for the past year - even if you've only been here a few weeks or a few months, you are greatly appreciated! And to all those that are just finding us here at Turn It Up Tuesday - thank you for stopping by and linking up with us! Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!


As you may know, 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!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Tara from Anything and Everything

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

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

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

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

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

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

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Ce Ce chose Homeschool Days - A Day In The Life 2014-2015 from Life's Hidden Treasures. "I'm new to homeschooling and need plenty of examples of how to create an effective schedule, I thought this post was very helpful!"

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Becky chose 15 Tips to Carving the Best Pumpkin from Living Frugal with Erika. "I love this post because I'm itching for fall to truly get here. I love carving pumpkins with my son and can't wait to use some of these tips this year."

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Rachel chose Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money For the Holidays {From Home!} from Work at Home Wisdom. "Seriously, the holiday rush will be on us much sooner than we even want to think about. And I love earning a little extra money. She has put together a great list and her own experiences which is really valuable."

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Kelly chose Homemade Starbucks Caramel Apple Cider Recipe from My Frugal Adventures. "I love the caramel cider from Starbucks, but a yummy version that you can make at home is much better."

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Tara chose Double Tiered Wood Slice Serving Platter from Houseologie. "I love how Leigh Anne created an amazing serving platter from a couple pieces of wood slices from the craft store. So creative and unique!"

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Sandy chose My Toddler Isn't Talking Yet - Should I Be Worried? from West Coast Mama. "I had a really hard time picking my favorite this week, but I ultimately decided on this post because, to me, it summarizes the most important guide we have in parenting. We have to rely on our gut instinct. As parents we know our kids better than anyone else. Our gut will tell us which way to go when we have a concern about our kids."

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Kimberly chose My Picks For The 2014 Best and Worst Emmys Dresses from Mother 2 Mother Blog. ""I love seeing the stunning attire on the red carpet at awards shows. The Emmys did not disappoint this year and Rhonda nailed it with her picks. Find out where Halle Berry, Camila, Alves, Lena Dunham, and Viola Davis landed on her list."

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Cindy chose How We Succeeded In Becoming A One-Income Family from Life's Hidden Treasures. "We have been living off basically 1 income for the last 23 years. I brought a lot of debt into our marriage...don't do that! We have worked hard and have just a little debt left. Our house and cars are paid off all that is left is 1 pesky old credit card and a small loan. Living on 1 income is not as difficult as it seems when your priorities are in order."
Chelsea also chose this post. "This post was surprisingly inspirational. When I found it on the linkup, I thought it would be a how-to, step-by-step post on saving money, which I'm always looking to do. Instead, Cathy shared her family's experience and how they have 'freed' themselves through tithing. Such a great reminder of what is most important in life. So happy I found this post!"

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Stacey chose Homemade Soap Scum Shower Cleaner from Robyn's View. "Now that we are a single income family, I am always trying to find new homemade cleaning recipes. I can't wait to make some to try in our bathroom! Thank you so much for sharing!"

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Natasha chose I Was Scared to Have A Boy from The Contented Wife Blog. "I was so fearful of having a boy...I didn't know what to expect and I worried about the same things that you did. I worried that he would grow older and shun me or our mother-son bond wouldn't withstand the test of times. I still worry about those times - but I cherish the moments that I have with him now. And I'm glad that I did that, rather than worrying about everything else. Those are the moments that will last forever, even well after he's married and moved on with his life. But you're right - sons always have a bond with their mothers, well after they move on with their life."
Victoria also chose this post. "I chose [this post] because it was a topic I could relate to. When I found out I was pregnant with my first son I was scared out of my mind. I knew boys were rough and felt they were harder to raise than girls were. I had no clue how I would make it as a mom of a boy. Therefore, when I saw this post linked up this week it immediately gained my attention."

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The post with the most clicks is 7 Tips To Gain and Keep Followers from Natural Beautism and Flappings in Life.
 
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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7 Tips To Gain and Keep Followers from Natural Beautism and Flappings in Life
Why I Was Scared To Have A Boy
I Was Scared to Have A Boy from The Contented Wife 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!
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So now that you've met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, and the 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!




Interested in reading all of the Featured Posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays? Or do want to know if your post was featured before we go live next week? Follow Natasha Peter's board Featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays! on Pinterest.


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Enter to #WIN the Green Your Family Giveaway #GYF0914


GREEN YOUR FAMILY GIVEAWAY

HELLO AND WELCOME TO GREEN YOUR FAMILY GIVEAWAY! #GYF0914

Hello Lovely People! I hope your Labor Day is relaxing and full of fantastic family and friend time! 

I am excited to share with you the Green Your Family Giveaway, hosted by our friend Laura from Michigan Saving and More.! 

There are some really great Prizes from some fantastic Sponsors! 
Enter for your chance to WIN and Good Luck!

Over $550 in prizes!!
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Our Awesome Co-Hosts are:

A Special Thanks to all the blogs
helping to promote this giveaway!
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There will be 3 winners.
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Grand Prize Package
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Package of two bluapples
Squeasy Snacker
Newman's Own Organics Hi-Protein Pretzels Newman's Own Organics Berry Blend Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Chip Cookies Newman's Own Organics Olive Oil
Block Island Organics spf15 & sunburn relief
Little Sun Solar Lamp
Skin Nourishing Oil
$50 Gift Certificate for BuyGreen.com
$25 Gift Certificate for Miriam's Earthen Cookware
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1st Prize Package
Retail Value = $177
Package of two bluapples
Squeasy Snacker
$25 gift certificate Glass Dharma
Newman's Own Organics Hi-Protein Pretzels Newman's Own Organics Berry Blend Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Chip Cookies Newman's Own Organics Olive Oil
$25 gift certificate Natural Way Organics
32oz No More Bugs! concentrate
Spray Bottle for Dilution - No More Bugs!
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Retap Bottle
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Retail Value = $163
Package of two bluapples
Squeasy Snacker
Newman's Own Organics Hi-Protein Pretzels Newman's Own Organics Berry Blend Newman's Own Organics Chocolate Chip Cookies Newman's Own Organics Olive Oil
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Colortime recycled tote and markers
Old Wives Tale hair treatment
Faucet Face - choice of 1 bottle
Wild Veggie Apron, 2 product coupons
Fit-Fresh Lunch on the Go Container Set
Fit-Fresh Salad Shaker
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I want you to be introduced to our great sponsors.
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Glass Dharma makes these beautiful glass straws!
There are more different straws, stop over to read my review HERE.
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Block Island Organics has this wonderful sunscreen and sunburn relief.
Check out my review about how much I liked their products HERE.
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I learned so much from Faucet Face and absolutely love these bottles.
Stop over HERE and see if you learn anything.
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Mia Mariu has this wonderful skin nourishing oil.
They have lots more my review is HERE.
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Next is Colortime Crafts and Markers.
This is a recycled tote just one of their many items, see my review HERE.
They have some coupons good until the end of this contest (9/30/14)
15for30C will save you 15%
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Bluapple has this wonderful product that will save you money. See what I thought about this great new product HERE.
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WooBamboo is serious about being green! See what you think about my review HERE.
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Eartheasy has so many great products.
Check out my review HERE.
Use GYF10 for 10%OFF any Little Sun purchase from Eartheasy.com now until December 31st, 2014.
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Squeasy Gear makes this great product.
Look over HERE for my review.
They have given us the below coupon for online orders.
Enter SQUEASY20 at checkout for 20% off.
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Retap makes these beautiful glass bottles.
Check out what I learn HERE.
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BuyGreen.com
See what I say about this company HERE.
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Natural Way Organics
Please see my review HERE.
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They created a coupon just for people who enter this giveaway.
Use code Green me! to save $5.00!
Coupon expires at the end of this giveaway.
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Wild Veggie
Berry Blend - new
Newman's Own Organics
You can see my review HERE.
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Miriams Earthen Cookware
Review coming soon
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Old Wives Tale
Review will be coming soon!
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Fit-Fresh
See review HERE.
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On to this awesome giveaway.
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GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

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Laura from Michigan Saving and More received products from these sponsors to facilitate her reviews, no other compensation was received. All participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way associated with social media sites including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.




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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Check out UrbanQuest for Interactive Family Fun!


Happy Saturday! Looking for a truly unique family adventure this weekend?  

Check out UrbanQuest! 

UrbanQuest is an interactive treasure hunt that you will enjoy doing with your kids! 

A growing number of families are trying out UrbanQuest and loving the unique experience. You can choose from a variety of Quests, download the clue package online and start the Quest whenever you'd like. Then families use their smarts, resourcefulness, and printed clue packages to explore parts of their city. A series of puzzles have been set-up that families need to solve. Once you have the correct final answer, enter it online to find out the final destination of their Quest: a mystery restaurant where a reservation has already been made for your group. 

There are lots of interesting factoids along the way so everyone gets to learn something new. Teams can also opt out of the meal portion and just try to beat the 2 hour countdown. 

Register at www.UrbanQuest.com





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