The post below is written by Natasha - thank you for allowing me co-host this month!
Happy New Year Everyone!
I hope you all had a Happy Holidays!
Welcome to Week 16 of Turn It Up Tuesdays and our first for 2014!
Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts 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!
Welcome our hosts and January co-hosts!
Interested in co-hosting? If you are interested, please complete this form. Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. I'm now accepting co-hosts for March and April. Co-hosts will receive free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 60 days!
And here are the Featured posts!
I chose Dyane Ford's Christmas Challenge on Vashti Quiroz-Vega's Blog. What a dark tale about Jack Frost & Santa Claus - I love it! Dyane, like Vashti, has an amazing penchant for words. I enjoyed the story thoroughly!
Marcie chose The Important Life Lessons from The Christmas Story from Heidi's Wanderings. "I Loved her Humorous post on the meaning of Christmas."
Stacey chose When The World Says Give Up . . . from Darlene Nemeth. "This is so true, sometimes we parents have so much that weighs us down, that we might be quicker to just give up or not do something. When maybe if we tried that one more time to achieve our goals, because perseverance pays off. My kids have proven it so many times, while trying to master, even something as simple as a video game, they learn that if they keep trying they will eventually master that level."
Jan chose I know they can do it...So do they. from Ladyblogger. "This post stood out to me because I completely relate. My children are much younger and they are very reliant on me to do everything which can get exhausting and frustrating. Every time I feel this way though I remind myself how quickly it will all go by and how much I will miss this time. It is nice the author has this special treat she makes for her children, no matter how old they are because it is not about the food, it is about the comfort they all feel sharing this one, favorite treat together."
Megan chose #CartonSmart Cranberry Orange Baked Doughnuts from A Kitchen Hoor. "I really enjoyed the Cranberry Orange Baked Donuts post from A Kitchen Hoor. I've never made donuts before, but these look delicious! I want to give them a shot!"
Tiffany chose Handmade Gifts: Sharpie Marker Mugs from Somerset Lane. "I have seen similar ideas several times on Pinterest but Bette explained it so simply that even an amateur DIY Crafter like myself, could get this right and worthy of gifting to friends and family."
Laura chose A Very Happy Women’s Little Christmas To All from Irish American Mom. "I like how it celebrates & describes the Irish tradition of women's little Christmas aka Nollaig na mbán!"
Maritza chose Champagne Cake Balls (Pops) by our very own December co-host, Cathy at A Peek Into Paradise. "I love cake pops and to mix champagne is pretty awesome! I can't wait to make these for a special event :)"
Vashti chose How to Take Better Pictures of Your Family at Christmas from Crafts A La Mode. "I'm a bit of a shutterbug and Linda's photo ideas are beautiful and creative. I love them!"
Cathy chose Baked Eggnog Mini Donuts with Eggnog Glaze from In the Kitchen with Jenny. "With leftover eggnog from the holidays this recipe is perfect!"
The post that received the most likes is Appetizer: Chocolate Fruit Dip from Somerset Lane.
The post that received the most clicks is CHRISTMAS GUESSING GAME PRINTABLES from My Love for Words.
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And the Best of the Best is...
Handmade Gifts: Sharpie Marker Mugs from Somerset Lane
I know they can do it...So do they. from LadybloggerAs the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 60 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog! I will be in touch to provide you with all the details!
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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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