FFf Eclectic Red Barn: May 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Wake UP Wednesday

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who link up each week and share your wonderful posts. I can't wait to see what you will be sharing this week.

Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party
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Monday, May 30, 2016

Turn It UP Tuesday

Welcome to another week on Turn It Up Tuesday!!! This week, we're celebrating Memorial Day. We're recognizing those that have served, remembering those that have lost their life in the line of service, and honoring the service members and their families.
Happy Memorial Day
We had an amazing week last week, and we thank you so much for joining in the fun! And if you're new here...welcome! Feel free to share, share, share!
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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!


The Sponsor for May is Silly Fun Momma.
Silly Fun Momma is a blog focused on helping moms enjoy the "wonderfully challenging adventures" that we go through every day. Nikki enjoys providing the "most honest and researched information possible in order to continue to help more families".
Be sure to stop by and check out Nikki's amazing blog - Silly Fun Momma!
We're looking for sponsors for next month! Be sure to sign up, and sponsor us for a month! Click here to sign up for a month, or two!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

(from the top - left to right)
Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from The Mrs Tee| 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 | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Anuja from All I Do | Heather from Goodlicious

And welcome our awesome guest host for May!

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Kareen from Pink Heart String | Jennifer from MomTricks

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!

Silvie chose Easy Baked Risotto from our very own Elaine from Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess. "I love risotto, but I'm scared to try to make it after a disastrous attempt. This recipe looks so amazing that I may just give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing Elaine!"

Silvie chose How to get your kids to clean their room from Fun Money Mom. "This is such a great post! I always have a hard time getting my boys to clean up their room. Usually I end up doing it because it saves me from getting after them. I will have to try Lisa's ideas."

Elaine chose Mushroom and Swiss Crock Pot Burgers from Just 2 Sisters. "I love mushroom Swiss burgers and so happy to have found a crockpot recipe."

Elaine chose Copycat Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia Ice Cream from All She Cooks. "Ice cream is my weakness and this recipe looks fabulous. Definitely going to have to get the ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid mixer."

Mari chose Banana Berry French Toast from Annie's Noms. "Annie has done it again with a treat that made my mouth water! This combo is a must try for me because French Toast is my go to at any time of the day or night. Thanks Annie :)"
Kareen also chose this post. "It is a good way to make french toast that isn't just yummy but also healthy. Nice for the kids too!"

Mari chose DIY Car Storage Jars from Always Made with Love. "Then I loved coming across Lydia's diy storage jars made with the Hot Wheels because it reminded me of the years I decorated my daughter's room with Hello Kitty. Great job turned at awesome."

Heather chose Tender Pork Kabobs Recipe from Cooking LSL. "I love pork too and can't wait to try the wine version of this marinade."

Heather chose Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers from Living La Vida Holoka. "You know I'm always looking for low-carb alternatives. Stuffing red peppers with taco filling is genius!"

Tina chose $5 Outdoor Patio Furniture Makeover from AttaGirl Says. "Beautiful makeover. It's amazing what a bit of color can do. Great result, love turquoise.Thanks for sharing your makeover with us."

Tina chose Pear Ginger Donuts [Vegan + Gluten-Free] from Healthy Helper. "The combination of ginger and pear sounds interesting. Love a healthy option and it is gluten free. An amazing recipe will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing."

Stacey chose 18 No Bake Sweet Treats from Dreaming of Leaving. "As summer approaches I love having desserts, but prefer not to use the oven, any more than I have to. I love no bake desserts and they are perfect for outdoor cookouts. Thank you so much for sharing!"

Stacey chose Derby Pie Brownies from Take Two Tapas. "These look completely wonderful, and of course you had me at brownie! I can't wait to try these. Thanks so much for sharing!"

Kareen chose 5 Ways with Washi Tape & A Circle Punch from White House Crafts. "I love how simple these are made and the washi tape colors are just lovely! We can also do this with the kids as well."

5 Things Bloggers Feel
Natasha chose 5 Things Bloggers Feel...But May Be Afraid to Say from Living on Cloud Nine. "I believe almost every blogger has felt these things throughout their blogging career. Great post...thanks for sharing!"

Natasha chose 4 Tips to Encourage Independence with Your Preschoolers from Homeschool Preschool. "My son is fiercely independent, and I implement many of these tips to help encourage and foster his independence. Thanks so much for sharing...great post!"

The post with the most views is Helping Teens Overcome Fear and Anxiety from Embark on the Journey.
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...

Banana Berry French Toast from Annie's Noms
Helping Teens Overcome Fear and Anxiety from Embark on the Journey
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
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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.**

Interested in reading all of our favorite posts on Turn It Up Tuesdays - past or present? Or do want to know if your post was featured before we go live next week? Follow Natasha Peter's board Featured on Turn It Up Tuesdays! on Pinterest.

My Little Herb Garden

As the weather warms up, many of us are thinking about planting flowers or vegetables. Are you planting?  I don't plant many vegetables except for tomatoes, but I do like my herbs. 
Eclectic Red Barn: Herb garden on the deck, includes basil

Do you like fresh herbs? I love being able to go outside and get fresh herbs to cook with.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Over the Moon Party #25

It is time for Over the Moon Party and I am so excited to be hosting with these other fabulous ladies.  This is my first week at this awesome party so I hope you join me and the other hosts by sharing your wonderful posts.  

Over the Moon Link Party

Welcome to the Over The Moon Link Party #25

Welcome to the Over the Moon Link Party!  You can link up any family friendly posts without profanity. Have a post you want to give more reach? Need some comments or shares? Want a post that's close to going viral takeoff like a rocket? Now is the time to link it up! We pin EVERY link you leave and may even share on other sites as well! So come on in, be one of the first to link up, and remember to go Over the Moon with us!   We'd like to welcome Bev from Eclectic Red Barn to the Over the Moon Link Party! Statistics for Over the Moon Link Party #24 saw 379 pageviews, 149 links, and 300 clicks on those links.  
Tweet: Link up at #OverTheMoon Link Party. http://bit.ly/1OB1U2S @eclecticredbarn @Marilyn_Lesniak @inbetweenmeliss @SandySandmeyer @Sizzling60
  Bev - Over the Moon Link Party
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Melissa - Over the Moon Link Party
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Over the Moon Link Party - Sandy
Sandy Sandmeyer - Over the Moon Link Party     Sandy's P.O.V. Over the Moon Link Party

Over the Moon Link Party - Sue
Over the Moon - Sue Loncaric     Over the Moon - Sue 

Over the Moon Link Party - Hosts' Posts 


We are looking for someone, who is willing to host the Over the Moon Link Party on their blog every week.  Code and links are sent out each week and all you have to do is cut and paste into a post.   If you're interested in being a host, please complete the contact information HERE.  

At least one of the hosts will be commenting on every blog post that you share.  They will be pinned to the Over the Moon Pinterest Board and may be tweeted, shared on Facebook, Google+, and other social media sites.  We'll have Featured Bloggers, chosen by the hosts, and the Most Viewed Link.  Please be sure that you grab your Feature or Most Viewed button to flaunt your award.

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