Monday, September 30, 2013

Turn It Up Tuesdays Link Party #4!

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Week 3 of Turn It Up Tuesdays is here! 
Last week we had a total of 54 link-ups! 
We hope to exceed that accomplishment this week!
Thank you to all those who joined in the fun! 
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. 

Featured for the Week:



Stacey's Pick: Apple Cinnamon Donuts by My Sweet Sanity

"The kids and I are huge donut lovers, and these include two of my lil' man's favorite ingredients...apples and cinnamon sugar."








Jessica's Pick: Can One Act of Kindness Change Someone's Life Forever?  on Marty's Thoughts on Life & Money

"Marty painted a beautiful picture of the power of kindness.  You never know, your kindness could change or even save a life!" 








Denise's Pick: Chasing Rabbits: licensed lizard hunters apply here on Home on Deranged


"This time it was really tough. I have like 5 or 6 that I thought were fantastic! After much thought, I think that Chasing Rabbits by Home on Deranged was the best! It was amusing and well-written."





Miriam and Natasha's Pick: Things You Should Never Say or Do To Your Husband on Fascinations of a Vanilla Housewife


Natasha: "I absolutely love this post! So amazingly funny...and so true! This post truly brightened up my day!"

Miriam: "These are good advices I really like post #3 that is funny. And I agree to being married is hard work sometimes I think its harder then taking care of kids."

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



And now The Best of the Best is...(drum roll please)



Chasing Rabbits: licensed lizard hunters apply here 
on Home on Deranged

Being the best of the best, Melissa has won 
free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures 
for 60 days! Congrats!

Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog! 
I will be in touch to provide you with the 
promo code for your ad space! 



Link up your posts and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesdays!
We will feature the favorite posts each week!
Next week, we will be offering 60 days free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures and 30 days free ad space on This Momma's Ramblings to the Best of the Best!

Natasha at Epic Mommy Adventures
Jessica at The Wondering Brain 
and Stacey at This Momma's Ramblings!

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Our lovely co-hosts for October are:
Denise at Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy
Miriam at Lamanna Family Adventures
Sara at Content in the Meantime
Sara at Sweet Silly Sara
Kareen at Pink Heart String

Green Living, Product Reviews, Giveaways, Toddlers   Lamanna Family Adventures 
Pink Heart String
Thanks so much to Denise and Miriam 
for staying on another month 
and to our new co-hosts for October! 
We love having you!

Interested in co-hosting? 
It is only $5 a month! If you are interested, please complete this form.  Natasha will respond with the month that you will be co-hosting.  Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. Co-hosts will receive free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 60 days! 


Epic Mommy Adventures has reached a great milestone -- 1,000 followers on Facebook & Twitter.
To celebrate, we have a big giveaway!


Enter to win some great prizes!


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So now that you've seen the 
Featured and the Best of the Best, 
met our hosts and co-hosts,  
and saw our big giveaway,
let's get started!

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Link up with us again next week and see if you get Featured or win the Best of the Best!



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Birthday Giveaway! Win a $25 Gift Card!

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It's My Birthday Gift Card Giveaway, and you get the gift!

Enter the Rafflecopter to win a $25 gift card in whatever you choose!

Entry is simple! Just click to enter. Get extra entries by sharing this giveaway!

Giveaway ends on October 1, 2013.

Write me a comment and let me know what you want to do with a $25 gift card!

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Wordless Wednesday - Happy Birthday

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I really appreciated this birthday cake my office manager made and the card signed by some co-workers!

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What Are You Doing? Wednesday Blog Hop #21

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Welcome to this week's blog hop #21!

This blog hop runs from Wednesday through next Tuesday 11:59pm EST. 

This week's featured blog posts are from Jenn's Random Scraps and My Personal Accent.



Jenn shared a recipe for a Basic White Sauce that can be combined with other dishes to make great casseroles. Perfect for moms on  a tight schedule!


DIY Origami Gift Box - My Personal Accent

Since I'm on a paper craft craze, I loved these DIY Gift Boxes shared by Angela. Beautiful and simple to make with her instructions.
Congratulations to the featured blogs!



Link-Ups and Blog Hops 

I am also sharing link-ups and blog hops shared on this blog hop. Don't forget to check out the Chain Linky Climb from God's Growing Garden, I Made That Thursday Link Party by Dolly Creates, and Nannypology's Party With Me Fridays.


God’s Growing Garden 

What have I been doing?


IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY! 

Check out my giveaway!

 


Now it's your turn! What have you been doing this week?

  • Please post the link to a specific blog entry, not just the blog. I look at every link posted, and I comment in every entry. If you don't post a specific entry I can't comment!
  • Adding your email address will add you to my blog hop email list. I will only send you an email once a week informing you of the blog hop. If you don't want to be emailed, just let me know.
  • If your blog is featured on this blog hop, I will be using the picture you posted on the linky.
  • I will share all blog entries on my Facebook page: http://facebook.com/contentinthemeantime
  • All blog posts will also be pinned on my pinterest board, so others can see the awesome things you are doing!
  • Family friendly posts, please!

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Friday, September 20, 2013

How to Create your own All-Occasion Card

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I always wanted to make my own paper crafts, and I love DIY book-binding. When I was looking for a card for my parent's anniversary, there were only 2 options in the whole section. I even tried looking for suitable card and scratching out the the "I"s and adding "we" instead (since it was a card from mu sister and me). After an hour I gave up and decided to make my own card. I have enough supplies at home, and with a little thought I bet I could write up something better than most of these hallmarks.


I bought a pack of double sided scrapbook paper from Big Lots a couple of years ago, and I was finally able to use it. (I never picked up scrapbooking. If I were to start now, I think I would go mad!)
I did the letting in the front of the card with letter stamps from Pick Your Plum. I drew the heart freehand (go me!).


After some thought, I decided to take a regular sheet of white paper and somehow adhere it to the scrapbook paper. I could have printed something, but I decided to write it.


Instead of gluing the white sheet inside, I got the idea to sew the pages together. Brilliant. (Funny, I even have a book about embroidery on cards, but I didn't even look at it). I could have added some stitching to the heart on the front, but I didn't have enough time.


I think I may venture more into paper crafting (some day). I love making personalized gifts!




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