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We are so excited to be co-hosts for the American Girl Doll Mega Giveaway! The winner gets to pick the doll they want plus they will receive an awesome wardrobe for the doll! This giveaway will make someones dreams come true!
You may have seen the post where we made a purse for the doll. I also wanted to make something else but  my sewing skills are not up to making an outfit so decided to make a blanket! Every doll has to sleep sometime! 

Bob (5 yr old grandson) had to borrow my camera and he turns out to be a lot better photographer than I am! 
Mark, Bob's dad
Me and Layla (supposed to be a funny face)
Neighbor's house and tree
Layla, our sweet fuzzy dog
Flowers at the park
Rami, Sister
Mackenzi, dog we fostered for a couple weeks
Beautiful trees
Dog walk
the elusive catfish
Hope you go out and surprise yourself today!
Thanks for reading, Millie

We are co-hosting or sponsoring a few giveaways in the next few months - just in time for Christmas - so keep an eye out for those!

Oct 28th – Nov 20th: Mega American Doll giveaway with Diana Rambles
Nov 1st:Christmas Cash giveaway with Raising Reagan
Nov 5th: Green Christmas Giveaway
Nov 9th: Thirty-One Retro Metro Purse Giveaway
Too much fun!! See you there!

Linking up here:Nifty Thrifty Sunday  / Think Pink Sunday / Mix It Up Monday  / More the Merrier Monday   / Nifty Thrifty Tuesday / Turn it up Tuesday /  Make and Bake Wednesday / Wow Us Wednesday /  Open House Blog Party / Nifty Thrifty Thursday / Share Your Cup Thursday  /  Tutorial Thursday / Pin Me Linky Party /  Friday Link Party Palooza / Show and Tell Friday/  Saturday Craft Along / Show and Tell Saturday 

Welcome to the 8th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! 
Turn It Up Tuesdays - Halloween Style was an extreme success with a total of 103 link-ups!  
I read through the blog posts and was so entertained! I thank you all for joining in the fun and linking up with us! 

Welcome our hosts!
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 November are:
Ophelia at Latina Mama Rama
Stephanie at The Mom in Black
Millie and Kristina at 2 Crochet Hooks

Miriam at Lamanna Family Adventures 
Kareen at Pink Heart String

Interested in co-hosting? 
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!

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From last week's blog hop, 2 favorites have been chosen for the Best of the Best! The first winner will be for a non-Halloween post, and the 2nd winner will be for the best Halloween-themed post!

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

Congratulations!!! Andrea and Vashti will receive the awesome gifts below:
  • manicure/pedicure kits made by Miriam!
  • $10 Paypal cash
  • Co-host opportunity in December for Turn It Up Tuesdays + free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures or Grow with Epic Mommy for 60 days
  • Co-host opportunity for My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party + free ad space on The Wondering Brain for 30 days
  • Co-host opportunity for Meandering Mondays + free ad space on This Momma's Ramblings

Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog! 
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A Very Green Christmas
Welcome to the A Very Green Christmas Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Brittleby's Corner together with the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a green Christmas Gift themed giveaway, just in time for the holidays! There’s sure to be something for everyone on your list. We hope you’ll discover some great new brands to add to your Christmas list too! So after entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Most of my coworkers know I crochet - mainly from the fun cat hats I wear. The other day at lunch, I got a request for a purse for a 3 year old. One small enough for them to carry around and look like a big girl without being bulky. I agreed to whip one up real quick for her. It turned out so cute, I wanted to share the pattern with you. 

With an I hook and standard weight 4 acrylic (gauge not important, just make sure your stitches are tight enough to not leave holes) 

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The American Doll giveaway is live! We are so excited to have the opportunity to join in on this event. One lucky winner will receive an American Girl Doll to call their own plus tons of clothes and accessories! It is very exciting and I hope you win!

When Kristina and I talked about joining the giveaway, I started surfing patterns because I wanted to make something special for the doll. There are actually quite a few patterns out there, some free some paid, here are my top 10 picks (click the photo to go to pattern):

Kristina and I are so excited to be co-hosting the Friday Follow Along Party! Link up with us and have some fun!!

It's PARTY Time!

So grab a hand and follow the leader!

If you have a blog or website with any article pertaining to family, fitness, being cheap (I mean frugal), crafting, recipes, or is just plain fun.... 
  •  There are no real rules-except nothing x rated! 
  • Link up at least 1 post (max of 2) AND 1 social media site so we can all follow along!
  • Visit as many links as you can and leave comments! 
  • Its just like the game Follow the leaders (host &cohosts) and  follow at least the person ahead of you and behind you. Follow others via twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin', etc 
  • Link back if you can and when!   Not required but appreciated!
  • If you have a blog hop today or this weekend...go ahead and link it up!  
  • Follow Leah


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  • Please take a minute to visit our Lovely Co-hosts this week.....Or Follow Along LEADERS!

    She is an amazingly talented jewelry designer and blogger!
    Vanda Flower Necklace
    Check out her Etsy Shop HERE
    You can also follow her via social media:


    She has GORGEOUS items in her Etsy shop and blogs about some super simple craft solutions!

    You can also check Allie out at her EBAY STORE - HERE

    and don't forget the OH SO CRAFTY mother and daughter team

    They make some fantastic creations for baby, pets, homes, and more!
    Follow them via:

    And Check out their AWESOME ETSY Shop - HERE!

    Also swing by and visit my girl Jelli from Jellibean Journals! She blogs all about great recipes, family, CLOTH DIAPERING, and life in sunny Costa Rica!

    If you are interested in being a Co-Host....send an email to info@frugalfitfamily.com! 


  • Thank you to everybody who stopped by to share what you have been up to. Here are the features for the week who have inspired us in some way so please stop by and show them some love.

    Easy DIY Artisan Bread from Mommy on Demand
    Pre-Teen Secret Storage from Feet Grounded on the Earth
    9 Ways to Show Your Kids You Love Them from Penny Zeller


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