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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Mason Jars - Glow in the Dark Ghosts

Craft: Glow-In-The-Dark Ghosts

These frightful glow-in-the-dark ghosts are fun and easy to make. You'll need glow-in-the-dark paint, some jars and tissue paper and other craft supplies to make them. Hang them from a tree or sit them on a window ledge or porch and give a little spook to visiting trick or treaters this Halloween.

Craft: Glow-In-The-Dark Ghosts

What you need:

  • Mason jars of varying sizes
  • White tissue paper
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Black paint
  • White glue
  • Paint brush
  • Newspaper
  • Paper plate or plastic lid.
  • Twine
Halloween Craft: Glow-In-The-Dark Ghost

Pop over to Squigly's Playhouse for the full tutorial




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Monday, 31 August 2015

Turn It Up Tuesday #102

Time to start the party with us at Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week was an amazing 100th week, and we'd like to thank each and every one of you for celebrating with us and embracing the new look and the new giveaway! And make sure to keep stopping by, linking up, and 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 link party the best that it could be!

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Our sponsor for September is Zyro Math City Count.
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From the makers of the award-winning OctoPlus comes another fun, interactive, math game for young children and children with special needs. ZyroMath City Count is an integrated switch-accessible runner-game for children that keeps kids math motivated. Test your reflexes as your robot Zyro races through the city, collecting stars and power-ups that give you special powers. Touch to jump and avoid obstacles, and use your math points to buy super-power characters and prizes in the ZyroStore. See how far you can run!
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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 | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen's Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do | Tina from Kidz Activities

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!

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Joanne from Seasonal Family Fun | Ritu from Rocket Looks | Glenda from Mommies Point of View | Laura from Lauras Little House Tips
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Brittanie from LA Fotografa | Sacha from Visualize Authenticity | Vicki from Five Spot Green Living

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

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Silvie chose Playdough Recipe in Autumn Colors from our very own Tina from Kidz Activities. "I chose this post because my boys love to play with playdough and this sounds like an easy and fun recipe."
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Silvie chose Blackberry Chia Jam from Fitness Food Diva. "I love all things Chia and so I can't wait to try out this recipe."
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April chose Preschool at Home: Week 2 from The Random Writings. "As I get back into the school year, I need to figure out workouts to do WITH my girls, instead of without them. Hil has some great ideas."
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Cindy chose Planner Organization: 5 Planner Tips from Pink Heels Pink Truck. "I am a planner addict and I am currently using an Erin Condren Life Planner. I love seeing how others use their planners and how they decorate them."
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Cindy chose Oreo Crunch Parfait from Adie and Aden. "What needs to be said? It's Oreos and simple. Yum!"
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Tiffany chose 5 Ways to Be an Encourager from Snippets of Inspiration. "I grew up being raised by a woman who always seemed to know when and what someone needed to lift them up. I always admired that and have strived to be the same way. Danielle has shared some really great ways to helps us all be the encouragers we want to be."
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Tiffany chose How To Blog As A SAHM from Logan Can... "Logan has definitely shared some great tips on being a full-time Blogger while still being a full-time Mom. The two things are definitely both time consuming but it is possible to balance them and excel at the same time."
This post also received the most views.
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Anuja chose Baked Apple Recipe from Three Kids and a Fish. "Very interesting recipe. Loved the idea!"
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Anuja chose Freshen Your Home with 20+ Safe, Natural and Ecofriendly Air Freshener Ideas from Urban Naturale. "I do use lemon and baking soda around the house as air freshener, this exhaustive list gave me new ideas."
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Tina (Kidz Activities) chose IKEA Lack Hack : The Play Tables from Bisozozo. "Changing this simple table into a cars play table is just so clever!"
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Tina (Kidz Activities) chose Autumn Counting Mats from Living Life and Learning. "These autumn themed counting mats help make learning fun for kids."
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Jennice chose Does hearing "I'm a Package Deal" cause automatic Warning signs? from our very own Mari from Living in Mommywood. " I liked it because it addressed what could be an issue with single parents who date."
Natasha also chose this post. "Mari's posts always speak to me. As I get older, I realize how demoralizing labels are, and how they single out a certain person based on their circumstance. I identify myself as a single mom, only because that's what I've been called - that's how people classify me. But I'm so much more than that, and Mari hits on the points that tick me off. Great post, Mari!"
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Jennice chose Too Young to Make a Will? from My Urban Family. "A will, although its a somber subject, is something all adults need to think about."
Natasha also chose this post. "Being a single mom, I always have to plan for the unexpected. It has forced me to think about things like having a will and life insurance, when I would otherwise not even considered it. It is important for everyone to have in place, though, and you're never too young to start considering your options."
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Free chose Natural Ways to Treat Migraines from our very own Kori from Just Another Mom. "When you suffer from migraine headaches it’s nice to have alternative to relieve the pain."
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Free chose The #1 Thing Wives MUST do before Football Season! from No Small Life. "Finding a way to bond with your spouse before the game season begins is a great way to make the both of you happy."
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Kori chose Pirate Facts Lunch Box Notes from Brain Power Boy. "I chose this one because I have a fascination for almost everything having to do with pirates. If my kiddos were interested, I'd pop these in their lunches."
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Kori chose How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter from Simply Shellie. "I chose this one because I'd like to be able to make more of my own products and peanut butter seems like a great place to start."
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Dawn chose Teaching Your Child to Have Self Esteem from The Happy Home Life. "I think it is important as a parent to praise your child for everything they do/try to do whether they achieve it or not. My son had a speech problem which made him awfully shy, and by encouraging and praising him, not only has his speech improved but his confidence has come out in leaps and bounds."
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Dawn chose 25 Tips for a Successful Blog from The Krafty Owl. "As I am fairly new to the blog-o-sphere, I love reading hints and tips on how to increase your readers and build your blogs reputation."
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Tina (The Happy Creations) chose Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Treats from our very own Elaine from Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess. "Simple healthier treat.Great for kids parties.I was looking for something simple and tasty and I think banana with chocolate is perfect.Kids would totally love these.Thanks for sharing."
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Tina (The Happy Creations) chose DIY Ruffled Tissue Garland from Lemon Thistle. "Beautiful garland.I'm so impressed with how good it looks and how simple it is to make.Love it.Another favorite for my daughter's birthday party.Thanks for sharing."
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Dina chose Lemon Lime and Mint Lemonade from Pastels & Macarons. "This looks so refreshing! I just love lemonade!"
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Dina chose Dragon Cake : A Visual DIY from Our Peaceful Planet. "I love to make cakes, and this Dragon Cake is awesome!"
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Cathy chose Caramel Bars from Lou Lou Girls. "I think there were words in the post. I think….all I could see through the drool on my computer screen were the luscious Caramel Bars!"
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Cathy chose Almond Coconut Mocha Frappuccino from Delightful E Made. "While looking over my shoulder, hubby points to the screen and says 'I want that now!' "
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Kelly chose Tin Can Decoration from our very own Tina from Happy Creations. "These decorated tin cans are so pretty, what a great idea! They make for an easy, versatile and effective decoration with so many possibilities. I can't wait to create some of these, personalize them and give them away as gifts!" 8-Benefits-of-Volunteering-at-Your-Childs-School
Kelly chose 8 Benefits of Volunteering at Your Child’s School from A Life in Balance. "I am a big believer in giving back to the community through volunteering and doing this at your children's school is so rewarding. My son is only two and not yet attending school however when my step daughter was living with me, I volunteered at her school library, at school events like discos, athletics days and movie nights. I agree with Barb that volunteering is a great way to get to know the school community, and that children appreciate it. Volunteering is also so much fun!"
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Stacey chose 20 Ways to Keep Your Grocery Budget Under Control from Fun Money Mom. "What a great post with so many wonderful tips! I generally do my shopping only twice a month for a family of four, and even then the budget is very limited. Thank you so much for sharing!"
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Stacey chose S'more Brownie Cupcake from A Sprinkle of This and That. "Well, as many already know, brownies are a serious weakness for me! I love them, all kinds of ways and all kinds of variations! Thank you so much for sharing!"
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Amy chose Neapolitan Pops from Fitness Food Diva. "These Neapolitan Pops look so yummy and easy to make. I can imagine these disappearing so quickly in my family. I hope I get the chance to give this recipe a try before the summer is all gone!"
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Amy chose Robot Projects That are Easy to Make from Brain Power Boy. "I love this collection of videos for easy to make robot projects. As soon as my son saw me reading this post, he immediately wanted to watch all the videos and try all of the projects!"
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Leanne chose 10 Ways For Active Kids To Review Math Facts from Cutting Tiny Bites. "This is a must read if you have a sensory seeking child. Incorporating movement into their lessons will not only help them retain information, it will increase their willingness to participate in the lesson. The ideas listed are easy to implement. I love the ingenuity!"
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Leanne chose Back to School Must-Haves: High School & College from Life Anchored. "As the parent of older children, I appreciate it when school posts are geared to the upper ages. A back to school list for high schoolers is not only a novel idea, but useful. We should continue to strive to keep our children excited about an upcoming school year their entire academic career."
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Elaine chose Glittered Fall Leaves DIY from Typically Simple. "These are so easy and pretty. I am SO ready for Autumn."
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Elaine chose Fall Burlap Wreath {Tutorial} from Inspiration for Moms. "Cute and easy way to decorate for Autumn."
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Mari chose Baked Peaches with Ice Cream and Salted Caramel from I Say Nomato. "I loved Cristina's Baked Peaches because just the thought of them made my mouth water. I love the combo she used and can't wait to try this."
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Mari chose Cherry Cheesecake Brownies from Homemade Hooplah. "Now Chrisy's Brownies OMG those cherries looked so yummy the combo was also good and it looks so moist. Loved it!"
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I'm sure they'd all appreciate it!
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And the Best of the Best goes to...

Two posts tie for first place this week...
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S'more Brownie Cupcake from A Sprinkle of This and That
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Neapolitan Pops from Fitness Food Diva
And two posts tie for second place this week...
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How To Blog As A SAHM from Logan Can...
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Teaching Your Child to Have Self Esteem from The Happy Home Life
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Turn It Up Tuesday 100th post!Our Turn It Up Tuesday 100th post Giveaway has ended! Thank you so much to everyone that has joined the party each week and supporting this awesome link party!
We will be announcing the winner to our 100th post giveaway in next week's Turn It Up Tuesday! Be sure to stay on the lookout to see if you are the winner!
In the meanwhile, we are announcing another giveaway opportunity that will be starting later this month...

We are celebrating Turn It Up Tuesday's 2-Year Anniversary later this month!!!!

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Join us in celebrating this momentous occasion by participating in the giveaway! It only costs $20 to be a co-host for the giveaway, which means that you can include 4 of your social media links in the entries for the giveaway and have your picture in the giveaway collage. There are other options available as well, if you want to be included but you don't want to be a co-host.
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