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Christmas Extravaganza Link Up

Welcome back to our 12 Days of Christmas celebration!  I have truly loved celebrating with all of you and am beyond excited for our link up party today.  This is your chance to share your Christmas posts and explore lots of fabulous Christmas ideas and inspiration.  Before we begin sharing, here’s a look back at the 12 Days of Christmas here on Girl on the Move…

Holiday Bucket List

Gift Guide

Holiday Craft

Christmas movie…Elf workout

Holiday Recipes + Giveaway #1

Spreading Holiday Cheer

Holiday Traditions…Gingerbread Houses

Holiday Hostess Tips

Milk & Cookies Holiday Party

Healthy Holidays

What’s been your favorite part of the holiday season so far this year?

A big thank you to the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas bloggers!  I have loved sharing all of their holiday ideas and inspiration with y’all!

Alyssa from Babies, Bloodhounds and Booze | Amee from Inspired Housewife | Ana from Mommy’s Bundle | Cajun from Blooming in Bedlam | Denise from StL Motherhood | Joanna from Motherhood and Merlot | Josi from American Mama | Julie from Girl on the Move | Lauren from Twin Tested, Pin Approved | Lisa from Goofball Mommy | Lisa from Lisa Kerr | Phyllis from Verified Mom

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Links I’m Loving: Arm Workouts

Yesterday I went to my first holiday party so I think that it’s reasonable for me to start listening to Christmas music, but alas everyone in my life disagrees with me. So I suppose I will wait another two months to put my Christmas playlist on repeat.

But I do think it’s time to start getting ready for the little LBD you’ll be wearing to holiday parties.  So I’ve compiled a collection of arm workouts guaranteed to have you ready to impress this holiday season. And if you needed a little more motivation, extra arm strength will help you get those Christmas cookies you know are coming to your mouth faster 😉 LIL Arm Workouts #fitness #fitfluential

30 Day Fitness Challenges …I love these 30 day challenges!  If you want to do one and need some accountability, let me know!

30 Day Arm Challenge

30 Day Easy Push Up Challenge

30 Day Push Up Challenge

Bite Size Wellness 

Arm Workout with Pharrell Williams …since The Voice is premiering this week!!!

Anywhere Arms Routine: A Firecracker Workout 

Glisten Fit …one of my new fave fitness blogs!

Beautiful Arms and Back Workout

Flaunt Your Arms

Tone & Tighten …Jared always has great stuff on the blog!

Arm Pyramid Workout

No More Jiggle Arm Workout 

Who’s ready to whip their arms into shape?  What’s your favorite exercise to sculpt your arms?

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Links I’m Loving: Pumpkins

Fall is almost officially here…and I am sooo excited!  Fall means apples, hot cocoa, Halloween, Thanksgiving, cooler weather, sweaters and PUMPKINS!  To help you launch the start of pumpkin season, here are a few ways you can use pumpkins this Fall…and of course there are pumpkin cupcakes included!

Pumpkin Crafts

Painted Pumpkin Jars from Meatloaf and Melodrama

Pumpkin Craft with Mason Jar Lids from Surviving the Stores …we made these last year and they are so adorable!

Scrappy Pumpkins from Mom on TimeOut

Pumpkin Cookies

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies from Picky Palate

DIY Pumpkin Spice Oreos from 52 Kitchen Adventures

Individual Pumpkin Granola Skillet Cookie from Climbing Grier Mountain

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cookies from Dessert Now Dinner Later

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cookies from The Law Student’s Wife

Soft Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies from Savvy Saving Couple

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting from Cookies & Cups

Pumpkin Cupcakes from Behind Blue Eyes

Pumpkin Cupcakes from The Momiverse and Taste of Home

Pumpkin S’mores Cupcakes from Something Swanky Desserts & Designs

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes from Table for Two

Pumpkins Galore | Girl on the Move #pumpkins

Pumpkin Muffins

Cinnamon and Sugar Mini Pumpkin Muffins from Savvy Saving Couple

Mini Maple-Dipped Pumpkin Muffins from Diary of A Recipe Collector

Mini Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Vanilla Glaze from Stuffed Suitcase

Pumpkin Bacon Streusel Muffins from It’s Yummi

Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Muffins from A Zesty Bite

Pumpkin Ginger Muffin from Running Hutch

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Swirl from Girl Gone Gourmet

Pumpkin S’more Doughnut Muffin from Bakers Royale

Pumpkin Desserts

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie from Pizzazzerie

Frozen Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Bites from The Lean Green Bean

Pumpkin Butter Frosting from Cookies & Cups

Pumpkin Cheesecake from Lady Behind the Curtain

Pumpkin Cheesecake Crescent Rolls from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from The Gunny Sack

Pumpkin Maple Donut Recipe from HoneyBear Lane

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Scones from A Kitchen Addiction

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Treats from My Baking Addiction

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Blondies from Annie’s Mom

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe from The Gunny Sack

S’mores Pumpkin Pie from Love & Olive Oil

Sopapilla Pumpkin Cheesecake from Six Sisters’ Stuff

Pumpkin for Breakfast

Pumpkin Buckwheat Porridge from The Lean Green Bean

Pumpkin French Toast from Cooking Classy

Pumpkin Pancakes from Averie Cooks

Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Rolls from Flourishing at Home

Pumpkin Spice Waffles (Vegan, Gluten-Free) from All in All

Pumpkin Recipes

Ginger Pumpkin Bisque from The Coconut Head’s Survival Guide

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Granola from Joyful Healthy Eats

Pumpkin Pork Enchiladas from Fry Sauce and Grits

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie from Deliciously Sprinkled

Sweet Pumpkin Ravioli from Running to the Kitchen

White Chocolate Pumpkin Almond Butter from The Messy Baker

If you like these recipes, will you please take a second to pin an image to Pinterest?  And I’d love to hear…What is your favorite pumpkin recipe?  Do you have any pumpkin traditions?

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Links I’m Loving – Bloggers

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then you know that every Tuesday I share Links I’m Loving with y’all!  I hope they inspire you to make something new, visit somewhere new or try something new!  This week instead of sharing specific links I’m going to share some links to some of my favorite blogs…and y’all have to check them out because they are all so full of great stuff!  So without further ado…

Behind Blue Eyes – I met Shelly at a blogging conference this spring and just love the fashion, food, crafts and more on her blog!

Glisten Fit – My new favorite workout blog…SOOO many great workouts!

Hudson & Emily – Hudson and Emily seem like the kind of people you want to invite over for game night…lots of great content over on their blog

Jenerally Informed – I co-hosted Blog Staycation with Jen and her blog doesn’t just have mommy posts…there are also Man-Day posts!

Krafts & Kiddos – A family blog filled with crafts, recipes, and a lot of fun!

Lisa Kerr: Life Chronicled – A fellow California blogger who is an outstanding writer!

Motherhood & Merlot – All about being a woman, a mom, and wine…what a great combination!

Reflective Mama – Life as a new mom…so of course I’m reading this one all the time to get ready!

Ripped Jeans & Bifocals – A blog about post adoption life as an older mother

The Trish List – Trish shares some really awesome travel posts…and y’all know how much I love travel

Twin Tested, Pin Approved – For all of you Pinterest lovers!

Typically Simply – Fun crafts, recipes and Kelly lives in Chicago…so I’m a little jealous!

 Y’all this is seriously only the tip of the iceberg of blogs I love!  I’m always looking for new blogs to follow, so what are some of your favorite blogs?

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Links I’m Loving: Apples

I know Fall doesn’t officially get here for a couple of weeks, but now that Labor Day is over, I’m ready to begin celebrating Fall!  And one of my favorite ways to kick off Fall is with apple picking

Having Fun with Apples

Apple Pie Dough from Learn Play Imagine

Apple Pie Themed Dessert Party from Pizzazzerie

Apple Tree Cake from Hungry Happenings

Caramel Apple Bar from Craftberry Bush

Apple Crafts

Apple Pencil Holder from Smart School House

DIY Apple Jar Tutorial from The 36th Avenue

LIL Apples Collage

Apple Recipes

Apple for the Teacher Cupcakes from Love from the Oven

Apple Nachos from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Apple Pie Muddy Buddies from A Pumpkin & A Princess

Apple Pie Poke Cake from Shugary Sweets

Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola from Five Heart Home

Caramel Apple Bars from Inside BruCrew Life

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars from Inspired Craft Ideas

Caramel Apple Crescent Roll Bites from Six Sisters’ Stuff

Caramel Apple Pie Bars from Morning Noo Night

Caramel Apple Pizza from Carpe Season

Chicken, Apple & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Echoes of Laughter

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes from Six Sisters’ Stuff

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Inside Out Caramel Apples from Hungry Happenings

Quick Cranberry Apple Cobbler from Amanda’s Cookin’

Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies from Just a Taste

Toffee Apple Dip from Eat It and Say Yum

Ultimate Caramel Apples from Cooking Classy

Do you go apple picking in the Fall?  What are the first things on your Fall Bucket List each year?

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Links I’m Loving: Bacon

Y’all it’s a very exciting week in my family…it’s my brother’s birthday!  So I thought it was only fitting to do a Links I’m Loving post dedicated to him…and his love of bacon!

Bacon Bourbon from A Farmgirl’s Dabbles

Bacon Cornbread from Mom’s Test Kitchen

Bacon Corn Chowder from Gimme Some Oven

Bacon Jam from Call Me PMC

Bacon Mozzarella and Tomato Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Rants from my Crazy Kitchen

Bacon Pasta Salad from Organized Island

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese and Smoked Almonds from Girlichef

Bacon Wrapped Tater Tot Bombs from Damn Delicious

Better with Bacon from Kitchen Konfidence

Brown Sugar & Pepper Candied Bacon from AttaGirl Says

Chocolate Covered Bacon Dulce de Leche Rum Shake from Doughmesstic

Creamy Corn Bacon Dip from Call Me PMC

Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Peppers with Sausage & Cream Cheese from This Ole Mom

Grilled Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers with Brown Sugar Bacon from Call Me PMC  Bacon Bonanza | Girl on the Move

Maple Bacon Bourbon Popcorn from Bake Your Day

Maple Bacon Pancakes from Sweet as a Cookie

Ranch BLT Lettuce Wraps from Krystal’s Kitsch

Savory Bacon Granola from Honestly Yum

Skillet Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon Pretzel Topping from Picky Palate

Spicy Guacamole Bacon Burger from I Wash…You Dry

Strawberry Candied Bacon from In Katrina’s Kitchen

What’s your favorite way to eat bacon?  Any other great bacon recipes I should know about for my brother?

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