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Be Your Own Idol

26 May

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Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. There was a lot of hard work involved in my weekend, but I did it with a smile on my face (okay, I didn’t wear a smile the entire time), because I was cleaning up my new house and getting it ready for us to move in, after the last of the renovations were done. I can’t wait to move and settle in my new home. It’s been a long hard road.

Anyway, a friend and brilliant blogger we’ll call Mrs. AOK is hosting a very cool Link-Up Party on her blog, Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress, called That’s What She Said . . . where she shares a quote with us and we write a post inspired by the quote and then share it at the party. It’s a very cool idea. 😀

Mrs. AOK:

Join us each week as we provide you with a quote (by a woman); and you let that quote inspire your written word! Allow it to lead your writing in whatever way works for you. And we mean that! Literally, wherever it leads you to write is wonderful, and perfect, and worthy of sharing! Share, share, share! Let yourself be inspired each week at That’s What She Said! Write on!!

#1 rule: Have fun and be creative ♡
Go find out what she said. Check out the other blogs linked up and show them some love.
Don’t hold back! We want to read what you are writing.
Okay, we do ask you to hold back ONLY if you are NOT following the rules. This link-up is for those who are inspired by the quote of the week. Get inspired!
Not a rule but a suggestion… please share That’s What She Said on your social media. Example: Join @Mrs_AOK & @Courtneynoel Tuesday’s for #TWSS a weekly link-up inspired by women’s words.

This week’s quote

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When I was very young a teacher that I thought highly of, once told me to imitate the people that I admired. Of course, I took this literally and began mimicking her every move. After she stopped laughing, she explained what she meant, and till this day I believe this was sound advice.

That said, there’s a difference between imitation and mindless devotion. My teacher was talking about imitating character traits for your personal improvement. She was referring to being attracted to qualities that an admirable person has that you’d like to polish up within yourself, admiring in that person what you want to do or be more of yourself. It’s likely that you’re attracted to your role models precisely because they have qualities that you harbor undernourished within yourself and seeing the prominent display of these qualities in action in another sparks your desire to do the same.

As younsters we imitate others anyway. Sometimes knowingly and other times subconsciously. As kids we imitate our parents, teachers, classmates, and even cartoon characters on television. I was a wise-cracking kid partly because of Bart Simpson.

We read books, magazines, and newspapers. We watch television. We use the Internet. We observe people to see how they dress, how they walk, how they talk, how they interact, and much more.

A great way to learn is through imitation. It is a great learning technique. As babies we learned how to do everything by imitating others. Later in life we became embarrassed at the thought of imitation, although we do it all the time.

Handpick the quality of a person you admire. If you admire the general demeanor of a person, or wish that you could be disciplined like her, speak like her or carry yourself like her, start observing that person carefully. Mimics do this very effectively. Notice how they get the speech pattern, the idiosyncrasies and the finest nuances of a person down to a tee.

Imitation is a great tool for learning how to develop your own awesome character traits, so that you can develop into the best you possible. Do not confuse imitating others with lack of thinking for yourself. Imitating a person does not imply that you lose your individuality or that you become a stalker. Rather, it means observing individuals you admire so that you may learn something valuable.

You can only be your own idol when you grow and develop into a person you admire. Until then, expend as much energy as you need working on your life and imitating the people you admire, whether that be Jesus Christ, Budha, Martin Luther King Jr., Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, Hillary Clinton, Condoleeza Rice, Stephen Hawking, Helen Mirren, Xi Jinping, Barack Obama, Dalai Lama, Malala Yousafzai . . .

Do you believe that it’s a waste of time to imitate the people that you admire? Is it a good idea for very young people to aspire to be like people who have proven throughout their lives to be amazing? Who do you aspire to be like?

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Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

27 Jan

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Happy Monday everyone! It’s time to join the party and link up with us!

In Stacey’s words…

Say howdy to my linky party co-horts…

The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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Now join me in welcoming our amazing January co-hosts!

The very amazing Vashti from from Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog!
“Writer of Fiction, adventurer, lover of animals, nature and chocolate covered strawberries.”
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The very wonderful Lisa from Chronically Content!
“I enjoy writing about my journey with Chronic Illness and how I have a desire to be content. It’s a challenge and I fail often, but turn to God’s Word for strength and encouragement. My life, like yours, is very busy. I’m a stay-at-home-mom who is homeschooling and trying to live a frugal lifestyle. Because of my health problems, this is very difficult. I’m sure I could learn many tips from you, so feel free to share.”
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The very fabulous Dara from Not In Jersey!
“Dara is a mom of 3 kids who loves blogging about their adventures. She also loves reading, Disney, the show Scandal, traveling, and more!”
NotInJersey

Grab a badge and join the party!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Jessica‘s favorite post came from The Mad Mommy with the post “Focusing On What Counts“!
Saying, “As parents we tend to forget what’s important – all the advice from everyone else or what or who actually counts. Thanks for sharing the story and reminding us on who counts – our children!”
TheMadMommy

Natasha‘s favorite post came from Joy’s Jots, Shots and Whatnots with the post “How to Make Your Digital TV Smart“!
Saying, “I’ve been considering cancelling my cable subscription and trying some alternatives for quite a while now. The trouble is that no one has Nick Jr and my son loves Nick Jr. I’ve been eyeing Chromecast because it’s so cheap – now I’m convinced, I’m going to buy it. Great post!”
JoysJotsShots

Lisa‘s favorite post came from Let It Shine with the post “20 Inspiring Valentine Mantels“!
Saying, “It has wonderful pictures. They are big and beautiful and the post is very descriptive, but gets my creative juices flowing and inspires me to try, too!”
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Dara‘s favorite post came from Lou Lou Girls with the post “Family Activities to Survive January“!
Saying, “January is a long and cold month. These ideas for family activities will help us make January more exciting!”
LouLouGirls

My favorite post came from Darlene Nemeth with the post “How Gratitude Changed My Life“!
Through years of struggling with depression, I have learned that even the struggles that I must face are blessings in disguise. I am blessed in ways that I never dreamt I would be and am so thankful for it all!
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Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

we want you

I am looking for February co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

Now let’s get this party started!

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Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want, that’s right as many as you want!!!!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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This Momma’s Meandering Mondays welcomes you to link up all of your favorite sites, so that we have more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

Blog Link Up:

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Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

20 Jan

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Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to ‘Meandering Monday’! Share your stories and poems with avid readers. Share your recipes with foodies and your fashion posts with fashionistas! Link up with us and grow your blog.

In Stacey’s words…

Say howdy to my linky party co-horts…

The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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Now join me in welcoming our amazing January co-hosts!

The very amazing Vashti from from Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog!
“Writer of Fiction, adventurer, lover of animals, nature and chocolate covered strawberries.”
Vashti cover

The very wonderful Lisa from Chronically Content!
“I enjoy writing about my journey with Chronic Illness and how I have a desire to be content. It’s a challenge and I fail often, but turn to God’s Word for strength and encouragement. My life, like yours, is very busy. I’m a stay-at-home-mom who is homeschooling and trying to live a frugal lifestyle. Because of my health problems, this is very difficult. I’m sure I could learn many tips from you, so feel free to share.”
chronicallycontent

The very fabulous Dara from Not In Jersey!
“Dara is a mom of 3 kids who loves blogging about their adventures. She also loves reading, Disney, the show Scandal, traveling, and more!”
NotInJersey

Grab a badge and join the party!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Jessica‘s favorite post came from The Everyday Momma with the post “Get to Know Me: Blogger Behind the Blog“!
Saying, “What a great way to know the blogger behind the blog. I enjoyed her random questions to self. I may just do a post like this one too since it’s been awhile for me doing personal posts too.”
EverydayMomma

Vashti‘s favorite post came from Jodie Fitz with the post ‘Celebrating Healthy Schools Rainbow Eats’ “http://www.jodiefitz.com/2014/01/09/celebrating-healthy-schools-rainbow-eats/”!
Saying, “I think it’s a wonderfully creative idea to get children to try different nutritional foods.”
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Lisa‘s favorite post came from Music Teaching and Parenting with the post “Healthy Apple Bread Recipe“!
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Dara‘s favorite post came from Paper Charm Designs with the post “Rainbow Loom Themed Party“!
Saying, “I love the Rainbow Loom theme for a party! My daughter had a rainbow themed art birthday party last year. This year, with the popularity of the Rainbow Loom, I could see her loving a party such as this one!”
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My favorite post came from Organized Chaos with the post “When Crime Violates Your Personal Space“!
It is so hard to accept when someone takes what doesn’t belong to them, especially after we work so hard to provide things for our families. It is even more heartbreaking when it is something that belongs to our children.
OrganizedChaos

Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

Now let’s get this party started!

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Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want, that’s right as many as you want!!!!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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we want you

I am looking for February co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

This Momma’s Meandering Mondays welcomes you to link up all of your favorite sites, so that we have more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

Blog Link Up:

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Meandering Monday Bog Hop

13 Jan

 photo ThisMommasMeanderingMondays_zps5366bef9.jpgHi! It’s Monday! That means it’s time to join us on ‘Meandering Monday’! Link up and share your favorite blog posts. We’d love to read your stories and poems. We’d love to check out your photos and recipes. Join the party!

In Stacey’s words…

Say howdy to my linky party co-horts…

The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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Now join me in welcoming our amazing January co-hosts!

The very amazing Vashti from from Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog!
“Writer of Fiction, adventurer, lover of animals, nature and chocolate covered strawberries.”
Vashti cover

The very wonderful Lisa from Chronically Content!
“I enjoy writing about my journey with Chronic Illness and how I have a desire to be content. It’s a challenge and I fail often, but turn to God’s Word for strength and encouragement. My life, like yours, is very busy. I’m a stay-at-home-mom who is homeschooling and trying to live a frugal lifestyle. Because of my health problems, this is very difficult. I’m sure I could learn many tips from you, so feel free to share.”
chronicallycontent

The very fabulous Dara from Not In Jersey!
“Dara is a mom of 3 kids who loves blogging about their adventures. She also loves reading, Disney, the show Scandal, traveling, and more!”
NotInJersey

Grab a badge and join the party!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Jessica‘s favorite post came from Anni’s Bubble with the post Potty Training Boot Camp!
Saying, “I am in Anni’s position right now. my little one turns 3 next month and we’re battling potty training too. Anni and I may need to partner up on potty training secrets soon to figure this out!”
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Natasha‘s favorite post came from Lady Blogger with the post Six Reasons I May Not Be An Adult!
Saying, “If these are all things that make us adults, then I may not be a real adult either! Great post!”
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Vashti‘s favorite post came from Being A Wordsmith with the post My One Word for 2014!
Saying, “Kimberly Smith shared ‘One Word 2014’ a post written by Michelle at Divas With A Purpose. I thought the post was very interesting and thought provoking.”

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My favorite post came from Baby for Scale with the post A Very Hungry Caterpillar Cupcake Cake!
This is an absolutely adorable cupcake/cake! What an awesome job!
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Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

Now let’s get this party started!

party

Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want, that’s right as many as you want!!!!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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we want you

I am looking for February co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

This Momma’s Meandering Mondays welcomes you to link up all of your favorite sites, so that we have more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

Blog Link Up:

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Facebook Link Up:

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Stacey L Gannett
Writer and Designer of This Momma’s Ramblings

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Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

5 Jan

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Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I was invited by the awesome Stacey Gannett to co-host the “Meandering Mondays” Blog Hop and Linky Party for the month of January. Yay! It was a lovely surprise and it looks like 2014 is off to a good start for me. So come on writers, poets, beauty and food bloggers join us and link up!

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In Stacey’s words…

Say howdy to my linky party co-horts…

The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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Epic Mommy1

Now join me in welcoming our amazing January co-hosts!

Joining us for another month is…

 
The very amazing Vashti from from Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog!
“Writer of Fiction, adventurer, lover of animals, nature and chocolate covered strawberries.”
Vashti cover

Newly joining us is…
The very wonderful Lisa from Chronically Content!
“I enjoy writing about my journey with Chronic Illness and how I have a desire to be content. It’s a challenge and I fail often, but turn to God’s Word for strength and encouragement. My life, like yours, is very busy. I’m a stay-at-home-mom who is homeschooling and trying to live a frugal lifestyle. Because of my health problems, this is very difficult. I’m sure I could learn many tips from you, so feel free to share.”
chronicallycontent

The very fabulous Dara from Not In Jersey!
“Dara is a mom of 3 kids who loves blogging about their adventures. She also loves reading, Disney, the show Scandal, traveling, and more!”
NotInJersey

Grab a badge and join the party!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Natasha’s favorite came from Army Wife to Suburban Life with the post “A Few Things Worth Seeing“.
Saying, “This is a great post and so similar to my own thinking! It’s so true – when I first started blogging, I tried to copy what other, more successful bloggers were doing. When I found my own voice and my own style in blogging, I saw that I had more readers and they were more interested in my posts. And although I’m anxious to really start monetizing my blog, I want to focus on growing my blog and finding my niche first, then I believe that I will be more successful at monetizing. All around – a great post!”
ArmyWife

Millie and Kristina’s favorite came from Honesty’s Protege with the post “My Life Book 2014“.
Saying, “I think this is a great idea – it can help you set goals, see how you have grown and encourage your personal growth!”
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Mrs Tee’s favorite came from Pragmatic Mom with the post “Celebrating my Birthday with Random Acts of Kindness“.
Saying, “I feel that the thought of doing things for others on your birthday is one full of selflessness and definitely a large undertaking. I admired the uniqueness of the Acts as well as the willingness to complete the goal despite life’s delays (sickness).”
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Sinea’s favorite came from Kids Fun 101 with the post “Snowmen made from Kid Thumbprints make Perfect Holiday Thank You Cards“.
Saying, “I loved the snowman thumbprint craft.”
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Megan’s favorite came from Organizer By Day with the post “Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies“.
Saying, ” I love the addition of chocolate chips to a traditional oatmeal raisin cookie. Yum!”
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And my fave came from Country Road Abode with the post “Fairy Gardens“.
“The hubby and I both fascinated by the thought of little fairy/elf gardens and doorways throughout our house. He has even talked about decorating one room in a medieval theme and include these types of things in the decor.”
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Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

Now let’s get this party started!

party

Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want, that’s right as many as you want!!!!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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we want you

I am looking for February co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

This Momma’s Meandering Mondays, now offers more ways to link up all of your favorite sites, so that we have more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

Blog Link Up:

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Facebook Link Up:

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Writer and Designer of This Momma’s Ramblings

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My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party

27 Dec

My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party

Hello my friends! I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season! This is it. This is your last chance to join the party. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your favorite posts. Best wishes to all!

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Happy Friday and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you! Welcome to the last edition of My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party! Say hello to my lovely hosts:




 
Say hello to my December team:
 
Kim from This Ole Mom
 
Melissa from Deliciously Savvy
Miranda from Myra Bev’s Corner
 
Let’s SHOW OFF some of those awesome posts from last week!
 
Stacey chose Hill House Homestead as her favorite of the week:
“Both of my kids love cinnamon, but my lil man the most. He has since he was little. I had to pin this, so that I can get them made.”
Cathy‘s favorite comes from Mothering with Grace:  “Love these adorable Santa cookies! Pinning to make for gatherings and friends next year for Christmas.”
 
 
Meg loved the recipe from Frugal in Florida:  “I enjoyed the Spring Rolls with Sesame Dipping Sauce post from Frugal in Florida. After all the food and sweets I’ve been eating over the past month these light and fresh spring rolls sound fantastic.”
 
 
Kim gave a thumbs up for My Turn for Us:  “I love this cute and fun idea. Very creative.”
 
Miranda also gave My Turn for Us a thumbs up too: “this easy to make alcohol/ infuser drink is exactly what the doctor order for Christmas but in my case new year as I am on day 2.”
 
 
Vashti‘s Favorite this week comes from Taylor Made Ranch:  “Her post “How will I ‘Provide Christmas’?” was very thought provoking. I completely agree Christmas has become very commercialized and stressful. Although it’s fun to give and receive gifts the best part of Christmas (at least for me) is being surrounded by my loved ones.”
 
 
My favorite post comes from The Broke and Beautiful Life.  The post is about doing it cheap in Las Vegas.  What I loved about it was the secrets we use to save from a local’s point of view! Anyone can vacation in Vegas for dirt cheap – you just have to know how!
 
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Congratulations to our featured bloggers! Take our awesome badge and SHOW OFF your blogger skills by displaying it on your sidebar and encouraging others to join us! 
 
I wanted to thank each and every one of you for joining us every weekend and posting your awesome posts! This weekend is the last party. Due to a hectic schedule with work, school, and mommying, I will be taking a short hiatus from My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party.  I am not leaving all the parties behind though.  You can still catch me hosting This Momma’s Meandring Mondays  with Stacey on Sundays and Turn It Up Tuesdays  with Natasha on Mondays.  Till then… Are you ready to party with us one last time?
 
 
 
We are! But first… some guidelines to follow:
 
Link up your favorite posts. It doesn’t matter which one, just make sure it’s family friendly! 
Follow all 4 of your hosts
Follow all  co-hosts
Leave a comment if you’d like them to follow you too
Visit at least 5 other bloggers 
Show them your blogger love by leaving a comment  if you’d like them to follow 
Remember, it’s not a party unless you mix and mingle, so mingle around and make some friends! 
Let’s Party!!
 
 
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Jessica

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Meandering Mondays Bog Hop!

23 Dec

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Happy Monday everyone! It’s that time again. Pick your favorite posts and link up! It’s time to grow your blog and get to know a lot of other interesting and fun blogs. So get to hoppin’!

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I would like to say thank you to all of our regular linkers and to all of the new ones who happen by, your support is wonderful and greatly appreciated!

Now lets all give a big, resounding “howdy” to all of our awesome December gang!

The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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And now for the wonderful group of ladies who are our co-hosts for the month of December!
If you would like to know more about each of these amazing ladies, please read “Welcome to my December Ladies”!

Without further ado, please say, “Hello” to!

Millie & Kristina from 2 Crochet Hooks!

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Tiffany a.k.a Mrs Tee from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter
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Sinea from Ducks N a Row
Sinea Pies from Ducks 'n a Row

Vashti Quiroz-Vega from Vashti Quiroz-Vegas Blog
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Megan from Meg’s Menagerie
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Be sure to stop by and share some love with each of these awesome ladies!

Grab a badge and join the party!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Jessica‘s favorite came from Missy Homemaker with the post Mothering Boys!
Saying, “I can so relate! I’m a mom to two boys – 2 and 20. Although they are far apart, I can remember having to raise the 20 year old and all the “boy” stuff that came along with it. Because of him, I am prepared for the 2 year old when it is time to go through all the boy stuff. Right now, I am dealing with potty training and bath time, kinda like the “smell” she is referring too. LOL!!”
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Natasha‘s favorite came from Missy Homemaker with the post Mothering Boys!
Saying, “Although I have one boy and he’s only 2 years old, he is definitely a wild child. He is really turning from my baby to a boy, right before my eyes. He’s wild, he doesn’t listen, and he’s a joy to watch. I can’t imagine having 4 of him, though. That must be tons of fun and exhausting too! This is a great post with a brand of humor that I so appreciate!”
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Millie and Kristina‘s favorite came from Krafty Cards with the post The Spouse 12 Days of Christmas!
Saying, “This is such a great idea! A wonderful way to show someone love and really you could do it any of the year!”
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Mrs Tee‘s favorite came from Darlene Nemeth with the post Happiness is…Shopping!
Saying, “I loved this post because I am in a place where I myself am learning to find happiness in even the smallest moments and I think this post was a great example of that!”

The Road to Inner Peace and Happiness

Sinea‘s favorite came from Feeding Big with the post Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath!
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Vashti‘s favorite came from Purely By Accident with the post Bullying Is Wrong Regardless Of Your Reasons!
Saying, “I loved her raw honesty and her insight on this subject.”
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Megan‘s favorite came from The Pinterested Parent with the post Daddy’s Slow Cooker Turkey Soup!
Saying, “You can’t beat a good soup in the crock pot! I wish I had some right now!”
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And my fave came from Janine’s Confessions of a Mommyaholic with the post Brown Butter Pecan Coconut Cookies!
I just love coconut and nuts, especially in a cookie. The best part is that no one else in the family can or will eat them! LOL! Cookies that would be all mine!

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Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful linkers! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

Don’t forget to enter this amazing giveaway!

Epic Mommy Adventures is celebrating its 1-Year Blogiversary with a big giveaway!
Enter for a chance to win some awesome prizes!



Natasha – Epic Mommy Adventures 



Stacey – This Momma’s Ramblings | Angie – God’s Growing Garden

Millie & Kristina – 2 Crochet Hooks | Angel – Sew Crafty Angel

Cathy – A Peek Into Paradise | Janine – Confessions of a Mommyaholic 

Megan – Meg’s Menagerie | Alma – A Conquered Mess 

Justine – Une Coccinelle à New-York | Stacy –Along Came Life



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Betty – Losing My Gut | Anna – Cuddlebug Cuties

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Now let’s get this party started!

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Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite post…a story, a recipe, a photo, or a helpful tip…As many as you want!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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I am looking for January co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

This Momma’s Meandering Mondays, now offers more ways to link up all of your favorite sites, so that we have more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

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My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party

13 Dec

It’s Friday the 13th but that’s not going to stop us from partying! 
 
Say hi to my lovely hosts:
 
 
 
Say hello to my December team:
 
Kim from This Ole Mom
 
Melissa from Deliciously Savvy
Miranda from Myra Bev’s Corner
 
 
Let’s SHOW OFF some of those awesome posts from last week!
 
Stacey loved the recipe from This Silly Girl’s Life: “I love sweets more than I should and these just look fabulous!”
 
Cathy’s thumbs up belongs to Scarlett’s Excellent Adventures:  “I love eggnog and blending it with one of my favorite breakfast, French Toast, sounds delicious! Perfect breakfast for a cold holiday weekend!”
 
 
 
Melissa’s favorite also comes from This Silly Girl’s Life:  “OK… so I feel Like I am always picking something from The Silly Girls Life… but seriously…. I did it once again w/out realizing! I saw this post and picked it immediately even though there were many other posts that grabbed my attention afterward. But… I am a big believer in first instincts… and  who does not need a stress reliever this time of year? 2nd…. Who cannot use the occasional Jello Shot! It makes you feel youthful and fun and who cannot use a little of that once in a while? Plus it tastes fabulous! For those who are not accustomed to a normal “shot”, this is the shot for you! Thanks so much… I am going to make these, to help eliminate any unnecessary stress due to the holidays!!!”
 
 
Meg chose On A Wing and A Prayer  for her fave:  “I enjoyed the Holiday Joy DIY Air Freshener post by On a Wing and a Prayer. I have recently gotten into using essential oils and making my own natural beauty and cleaning products to reduce the chemicals I’m exposed to. This homemade air freshener will make your home smell like the holidays naturally!”
 
Miranda’s pick goes to 100 lb. Countdown:  “I loved 5 tips on how to get fit with your partner, me and I have been looking for ways to get fit with my fellow.”
 
 
My favorite goes to Smart Living 365.  What an awesome post on gratitude.  It’s perfect for this time of year since it’s allowing me to reflect on what I’ve done in the past.  
 
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Congratulations to all our featured bloggers! Take our awesome badge and SHOW OFF your blogger skills by displaying it on your sidebar and encouraging others to join in! 
 
 
 
Ready to party? We are! But first… some guidelines to follow:
 
  • Link up your favorite posts. It doesn’t matter which one, just make sure it’s family friendly! 
  • Follow all 4 of your hosts
  • Follow all  co-hosts
  • Leave a comment if you’d like them to follow you too
  • Visit at least 5 other bloggers 
  • Show them your blogger love by leaving a comment  if you’d like them to follow 
  • Remember, it’s not a party unless you mix and mingle, so mingle around and make some friends! 
  • Take our beautiful badge and proudly display it on your side bar to encourage others to party with us!
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“Turn It Up Tuesday” Blog Hop

3 Dec

Hello everyone! Welcome! This month I am co-hosting “Turn It Up Tuesday” with Natasha Peter from Epic Mommy Adventures and several other lovely ladies, which you will meet as you read on. This is just another opportunity for writers, artists, beauty and food bloggers to grow their blog. So link up and have fun!

 

Welcome to the 12th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! 
We had a great week with some awesome posts!  
Thank you to all that have linked up with us from week to week and welcome to those that have just found us! 
Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy and excited and 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!

Natasha at Epic Mommy Adventures
Jessica at The Wondering Brain 
and Stacey at This Momma’s Ramblings!
 
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Welcome our lovely co-hosts for December!

Megan from Meg’s Menagerie

Tiffany from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter

Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise

Maritza from Surprise You Are A Mom!

Marcie at Marcie’s Nook

Laura at 2 Girls With a Food Blog

Vashti from Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog

Jan from An Ideal Mom

 
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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. Co-hosts will receive free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures or Grow with Epic Mommy for 60 days!
 
And here are the posts featured for the Week:

 

 

Miranda at Myrabev’s Corner received the most likes…

and Veronica at Digiscrap Boutique received the most clicks! Congrats!

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!
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And now The Best of the Best is…(drum roll please)

 As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures or Grow With Epic Mommy for 60 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog! Natasha will be in touch to provide you with all the details!

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My blog, Epic Mommy Adventures, is celebrating the 1st year blogiversary this month with a BIG giveaway! Enter for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle Fire + more prizes! Although we’ve started, we’re still taking co-hosts. It’s only $10! Sign up here!

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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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“Meandering Mondays” Blog Hop & Linky Party!

2 Dec

Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

Hi everyone! Welcome bloggers, writers, readers, artists, fashionistas, foodies…anyone with a blog! Thank you for visiting. Stacey Gannett from “This Momma’s Ramblings” invited me to co-host the “Meandering Monday Blog Hop”! I’m so excited and grateful for the opportunity! If you’d like to grow your blog and discover some great blogs to visit and follow in the process join me and link up!
Have fun!

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Stacey’s words…

I would like to say thank you to all of our regular linkers and to all of the new ones who happen by, your support is wonderful!

Since we are in a new month, and that means we have new co-hosts, too! We have some great new co-hosts for December!

But first, let me welcome back my two linky party partners in crime…The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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And now for the wonderful group of ladies who have joined us as co-hosts for the month of December! If you would like to know more about each of these amazing ladies, please read “Welcome to my December Ladies”!

Without further ado, please welcome…

Millie & Kristina from 2 Crochet Hooks!

2 Crochet Hooks

Tiffany a.k.a Mrs Tee from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter
MrsTee

Sinea from Ducks N a Row
Sinea Pies from Ducks 'n a Row

Vashti Q Vega from Vashti Q Vega’s Blog
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Megan from Meg’s Menagerie
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Be sure to stop by and share some love with each of these awesome ladies!

Grab a badge and join the party!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Jessica’s favorite post came from, Domain of the Mad Mommy with the post “Poor Monday
Saying, “It reallly is Monday not me! The song Manic Monday is now singing in my head: “It’s just another manic Monday. I wish it were Sunday because that’s my fun day. It’s just another manic Monday!” Yup! I got you singing it too :).”
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Natasha’s favorite post came from, Ms Moozys Open House with the post “Hot Cocoa Station and More
Saying, “Although I don’t have one crafty bone in my body, I love to see the crafts that people come up with. It’s just beautiful and amazing to me! This post is no exception. Being the hot cocoa addict that I am, the Hot Coco station drew me ”
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Cathy’s favorite came from Juggling Food, Family, and Chaos with the post “Mini Pumpkin Cheeescake Bites
Saying, “I love everything pumpkin! And I especially love these even more since they are no bake. Perfect size for portion control too!”
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Miranda’s favorite post came from, Dizzy Busy and Hungry with the post “Raspberry Gimlet”
Saying, “This cocktail spoke to me all week!”
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Melissa’s favorite post came from, La Strawberry Adventures with the post, “Crawfish Corn Soup”
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My favorite post came from, Dizzy Busy and Hungry also, with the “PB Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies”
Oh my! These look fabulous and will be a definite on the holiday baking agenda! You can never go wrong with this combination!
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Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful ladies! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

Now let’s get this party started!

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Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite story, recipe, photo, or helpful tip…As many as you want!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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we want you

I am looking for January co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

This Momma’s Meandering Mondays, now offers more ways to link up all of your favorite sites, so that we have more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

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