FFf Eclectic Red Barn: February 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday

Turn it Up Tuesday is here! Don't forget to link up your fabulous ideas. We are anxiously waiting to see what you will be sharing.

Welcome to another week at Turn It Up Tuesday!!! We are so happy to have you join us this week, and every week, to link up and enjoy the fun! Make sure to check out the Featured posts this week - we have some great posts! Be to share your posts too so you could be Featured next week!
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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up all of 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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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | 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 | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for February!

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(from the top - left to right)
Chris from Sweet Mornings | Abiola from Ramblings of A Nigerian Workahomom | Anne from Simple and Savory | Heather from Goodlicious | Celeste from Decor by the Seashore

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!

Bev chose Guinness and Irish Cream Whoopie Pies from Little Miss Dexterous. "Whoopie pies and Guinness sound like a match made in heaven. I’m sure everyone will love them."

Bev chose The Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest - "Make a Statement" from FabiFabu. "What a fabulous transformation. The old sewing machine has new life and I love the color."
Mari chose Funfetti Shortbread Bites from Annie's Noms. "This just looks so yummy! Annie's bite size treats look as fun as their name can't wait to try making them."
Mari chose The Day I Told My Son To Take Care of Himself... from The Mad Mommy. "I think it's great she let go of the reigns and he rose to the challenge and felt proud for it. I think more often than not our kids wish we would allow them to do more and they are able to do more if we just let go of some control."
Natasha also chose this post. "I believe it is very important for children to have their own responsibilities, and the younger the better. They truly have a greater appreciation for the things that they have and the things that we do when they have to be involved in raising them and taking care of everything. Great post, Echo!"
Celeste chose How To Make Your Own DIY Candles from Making It In the Mountains. "These candles are gorgeous and such a thrifty alternative to buying candles from the store! They're super simple and make a great gift!"
Celeste chose Laundry Room Organization with Labels + Font Bundles Exclusive Deal! from Crazy Organized. "In need of some laundry room organization? This shows you how to completely organize and customize your laundry room using supplies you probably already have around the house!"
Abiola chose How to Make Ribbon Weaved Pillows-Cushions from Creative Khadija. "How to make ribbon weaved pillows-cushions by Creative Kadija...the pillows are so adorable that I feel like whipping out a zillion ribbons and making a couple of pillows. Never thought ribbons could be this beautiful on pillows!"
Abiola chose Blogging Mistakes - Yup, I've Made Them! Here's What I've Learned from Pancake Warriors. "Blogging mistakes, here's what I've learned by Pancake Warriors because every blogger - new / old could use a few tips and a 'Dave' to figure out the technical issues that makes blogging rewarding..and fun."
Kimberly chose Ways for Deep Cleaning Your Home in Just 7 Days from Penny Pincher Jenny. "I cringe whenever I think about the areas of my home that I overlook when I clean. You know, those hard-to-get-to areas. This post will help you get over yourself and get to cleaning."
This post also received the most views last week!
Kimberly chose How I'm Growing My Social Media from Intelligent Domestications. "Awesome post on how to maximize your site via social media. I am implementing some of Shirley's advice today!"
Anne chose Vegetarian Burrito from Don't Sweat the Recipe. "I love burritos and this looks delicious."
Anne chose Smoked Paprika and Cumin Roasted Cauliflower from Little Miss Dexterous. "Roasted cauliflower with anything on it is delicious – love the idea of smoked flavor."
Stacey also chose this post. "This looks like such a fun and easy project to do, and they get to watch and learn to care for their own plant. My kiddos would have a blast making their own. Thank you for sharing!"
Tina chose How to Make a Terrarium from Simple Practical Beautiful. "Cute and fun project to make with the children.Its so important to spend creative time with the kids.Thanks for sharing with us your wonderful creation."
Tina chose How to Update Posts In Your Archives [Day 27 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog from Problogger] from EagleSoaringHigher.com. "A very informative post about the importance of fixing broken links on your blog.Thanks for sharing the info with us."
April chose DIY Pearl Ring from Hoops by Hand. "I love a good DIY and who doesn't love pearls? This tutorial is perfect for those willing to do it themselves."
Silvie chose Addictive Fizzy Fruit from Lou Lou Girls. "We love fruit and this looks like a super fun way to try out fruit!"
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Silvie chose Candle Cozies: Win, Make or Buy from Eclectic Red Barn. "These candle cozies are absolutely adorable!"
Stacey chose Cleaning Clutter without Endangering the Environment from Urban Naturale. "There are so many wonderful tips, here. I definitely try to donate my stuff to keep it from the landfill, but it is a constant process with a large family. I am ready for a Spring purge. Thanks for sharing!"
Heather chose Fennel Slaw with Garlic Dressing from Kiku Corner. "I love interesting combinations in salads, and the Fennel Slaw with Garlic Dressing from Kiku Corner is definitely going in my lunchbox next week."
Heather chose Easy-Cheesy Hasselback Chicken from Smiling Notes. "I have been experimenting with low-carb eating to help with my weight loss. The Easy Cheesy Hasselback Chicken from Smiling Notes is a perfect dinner idea. I'm looking forward to trying it."
Natasha chose Should You Shelter From Or Expose Children to the World? from Sunny Expectations. "I have debated this very question numerous times, and there are times where it goes either way. It's definitely a challenge trying to figure it all out! Thanks for sharing - great post!"
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 goes to...

There's a tie for 1st place this week...
Funfetti Shortbread Bites from Annie's Noms
How to Make a Terrarium from Simple Practical Beautiful
And in second place is...
Guinness and Irish Cream Whoopie Pies from Little Miss Dexterous
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
Best of the Best Bloggers - make sure to showcase the button below on your blog!
Epic Mommy Adventures
So now that you've seen all that we have to offer in this week's Turn It Up Tuesday,

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! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**
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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Happiness is Homemade

It's Sunday and time for Happiness is Homemade. We had some many fabulous posts last week. Check the features below and then link up your new posts. Can't wait to see what you will be sharing this week.

Welcome back to another great week at Happiness is Homemade Link Party!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday

It is the last Wednesday party in February. Wow, March will be here before we know it. I guess that means that springtime is right around the corner. Looking forward to seeing what you have been up to. 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party
@ Sew Crafty Angel



We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us.
Check out this weeks Featured linkups.

Thank you so much to all those who share your blog in our party.
Last week we had  490 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

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Please take time to visit your hostesses.











This weeks 
Featured Bloggers

I'm Possible
Called To Be MORE

Ever feel like it's just impossible? Its too high a goal? Too hard to accomplish? Too lofty a height? Too scary? Too big a thing for little old you. So you tell yourself its impossible, that you'll never touch those stars... Me too. All the time!

Happy Homemaker Monday
Simple Joys of Home

Welcome to another week everyone!   How was your weekend?  We took a trip to the library and had fun choosing books with the girls.

Book Quote Poster
Over The Apple Tree

Make personal, one-of-a-kind wall art by printing and framing your favorite quote, book passage, or music lyric.

Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups Recipe
Hello Creative Family

Today is such an exciting day for me. First of all… I’VE BEEN PUBLISHED IN A COOKBOOK FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME!!!! Second, I’m going to share with you a delicious (and healthy) dark chocolate almond butter cups recipe from the book! These almond butter cups are the things that dreams are made of!

The Paradox of Mercy
My Life As An Adventure

I have been in need of so much mercy in my life. And I have never ever earned it.  Not even once.
I have received so much mercy in my life.  And often as I let it do its work in my parched soul, I have found myself filled with gratitude and shame.  Gratitude for the mercy, and shame for needing it.

 Just 2 Sisters

It's Girl Scout Cookie time! Stock up and make Thin Mint Cupcakes.

It’s that time of year when you can find Girl Scout Cookies just about anywhere. If the girl next store wasn’t selling them, head to your local mall or grocery store and you’ll will probably find a booth where you can purchase your favorites. Speaking of favorites, those darn Thin Mint Cookies are my weakness.

Coconut Almond Energy Bites
Simple and Savory

These tasty coconut almond energy bites are made with only 4 ingredients: medjool dates, almonds, coconut flakes and cacao powder.  They are nutritious snack when you are craving something sweet.

 Wake Up Wednesday Linky
Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, crafts, decorating, fashion, makeup, health & fitness, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly.  Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..
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  • Please Link to your family friendly post 
  • I'd love for you to grab my party button for your blog party site but it's totally optional
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  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
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Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.

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