Party Under the Big Top #12

I can’t believe this is already the last Tuesday in April, time seems to be flying by for me.  Last week we had a bunch of really great posts that linked up. I’m excited to see what you guys have in store for us this week.

Don’t forget to share some comment love to others, everyone loves to read comments. So go ahead and make someone’s day with a few great comments and we’ll return the favor. Also don’t forget to link up to the Instagram Party at the bottom.

April is National Autism Awareness Month

Party Under the Big Top has gone BLUE for the month of April to show our support for Autism Awareness Month! For more information click over there or over here you can read Lysa’s blog post about it CLICK HERE!!!!


Oh, in case you forgot or didn’t stop by last week… We have ALL NEW Party Under the Big Top Buttons and an I was a Featured Act Buttons! Check them out below and grab the HTML codes for your blog post(s), website, or party page today! Mike and the Sunshine Dad’s buttons are REALLY BRAND NEW as he is self-hosting his site now and just launched it this month! There is a new address for Sunshine Dad and you can find this AWESOME new site at! Be sure to show some blogger LOVIN‘ while visiting his new site!



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Here at the Party Under the Big Top it is a 3-Ring Circus each and every week with TWO linky parties and our THREE Featured Acts in the spotlight. First, you’ll “meet“ the Ringmasters (Co-Hosts), then in this order you will find: The Featured Acts, Blog Post Linky, Rules for Feeding Circus Animals, the InLinkz Widget to link-up your Blog Posts, Social Media Linky,Concession Stand Menu, and last the InLinkz Widget to link-up your Social Media links.

You will find all of the rules and information you need in the Rules About Feeding Circus Animals and the Concession Stand Menu for both of the InLinkz link-ups! We will Tweet each post linked up to the party and will also Pin each post to the Party Under the Big Top Board.

Comments on the Ringmasters posts are always appreciated and welcome! Please spread the word about Party Under the Big Top and help to make it not only “The GREATEST Blog Party on the Internet,” but the BIGGEST one TOO?!? Tell your friends and share this post on social media… Like the CIRCUS CLOWNS say about their car… The more the merrier!

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I consider myself to be a typical dude. I love football, I hunt, I fish, I do my own car repairs, I’m a member of Mad Cowford Improv group, if I need a handyman I go into the garage and get my tools, I do my own yard work, I carry a pocket knife, I love all things electronic, I believe the Bible is true, I’m a die-hard Florida Gator fan, I shave a couple of times a month, I cried during The Notebook, I build furniture out of old pallets… You know, all the typical guy stuff.

I also just so happen to be a stay at home dad of 4.

Nearly everyday of my life holds a new adventure, whether I’m ready for it or not.

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A Little About Lysa In Her Own Words…

Ciao my name is Lysa, I’m a former Newspaper Reporter, a Book Author, Award Winning Poetry Writer, Mother of four, Wife, Nona (Grandma) of five with one on the way, Maid, Taxi Cab Driver, Cook, Nurse, and Referee just to name a few! I write about all of the silly, crazy, and it could only happen to me things that occur in my life. Which often have me claiming that my life is seriously like a CIRCUS…But, I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Each week the Ringmasters will introduce you to the FEATURED ACTS in this 3-RING CIRCUS. The blog posts that have the SECOND and THIRD MOST views from the week before are the ACTS in the two END RINGS and in our CENTER RING is the ACT with THE MOST blog post views. All THREE Featured Acts will be shared on both of the Ringmasters’ Social Media and will be used to help promote the #BigTopBlogParty the week they are being featured!

A NEW FIRST with the Featured Acts at the #BigTopBlogParty…

There was a tie for the blog post in second place this week which is obviously a FIRST since it’s a new category! So that means there are FOUR (4) Featured Acts this week having the spotlight shone on them. Please show them some comment or social media LOVE… It sure would be appreciated by all!

Lisa from Fun Money Finds Act 12

Fun Money Finds Act 12

Coming in at number three (3) this week for most viewed post is Lisa from over at Fun Money Finds with the blog post, ‘Still Stumped? Creative & Fun Gift Ideas for Men and Children + Amazing Giveaway!’ First, I have to say if you have a little girl this is a MUST ENTER GIVEAWAY! The Mermaid Swim Tails are the cutest things I have seen in quite a while. Lisa shares some incredible and unique gift ideas for EVERYONE in your life! Oh, and as ALWAYS she has some to die for SHOES that are on sale in this post! lol With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Summer just around the corner be sure to head on over to Fun Money Finds to get inspiration for all of your gift giving this Spring!

Going Dad Act 12

R.C. from Going Dad Act 12

The second post tied at number two is by R.C. from Going Dad with, ‘Recovery Mode From Boob Milk Magic.’ He writes about how his daughter is FINALLY on the road to recovery after a fever and teething symptoms. He says, “If I wore a hat, I’d take it off for my wife for being so bad-ass when comes to breastfeeding and just being a great mother all around.” It is such a sweet and loving post by such a great Stay At Home Dad. If you haven’t already, be sure to pop over and read, ‘Recovery Mode From Boob Milk Magic.’ Oh, and his daughter, Avery, is so dang precious even if she isn’t feeling well and has a sad face. The pictures make you want to reach through the computer and just cuddle with her until she feels better!

Skipah's Realm Act 12

Gary from Skipah's Realm Act 12

The second post tied at number two is by Gary from Skipah’s Realm with, ‘I’m The Better Parent, Unfortunately! Not even divorced for a year yet, Gary is in the midst of a ridiculous child custody battle in which he has the support of not only the blogging world but his community which had him saying, “I am humbled, honored, and frankly at a loss for words,” in regards to all the support and backup he is receiving to help him keep his daughter in his state where she belongs. We are ALL still rooting for you Gary! 😉

Chronicles of a Lumpy Person Act 12


Coming in at number one with THE post with the MOST views last week is Suzi T. from Chronicles of a Lumpy Person with, ‘#1000 Speak – Nurturing!’ Two months ago #1000 Speak began as bloggers rallied to write about Compassion and has grown from there. This month’s topic is Nurturing and despite Suzi having problems with the writing prompt, How do you nurture your mental health in stressful times?, from the start she pushed through and wrote a fabulous post! If you haven’t already stop by and show your support for #1000 Speak and Suzi you won’t regret reading this post! 😉

If you were/are one of our Featured Acts, please grab the HTML for our Button and place it on your blog:

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NOTE: When you add your link to Party Under the Big Top along with your email, it will be used to send you a weekly email only used as a way to send you an invitation to join us for the Party Under the Big Top. Linking up also means you are confirming that you own the rights to the photo(s) you are using in your post(s) or that the photo(s) is/are in the creative commons/public domain. It also means that you give Sunshine Dad and Welcome to My Circus the right to share your blog posts, pictures, and URL links if they are chosen as one of the Featured Acts on Party Under the Big Top, or any other upcoming posts, promotions, etc. related to Party Under the Big Top. Any content used will always be given proper credit and link backs will also be provided! Thank you! xx Mike and Lysa

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Now just don’t sit there in the Grandstands after you link-up the Party Under the Big Top WANTS you to participate. Below you will find ALL of the rules and etiquette:


Any Topic and Any Niche Are Welcome to Link-Up.
Family Friendly Posts ONLY
You may link-up THREE (3) blog posts per person/blog!
Enter the LINK to your blog post(s) and NOT your homepage!
We ask that you visit and leave a meaningful comment on, at least, THREE (3) blog posts before the party closes! Please use our unique hash-tag when commenting, #BigTopBlogParty!
Please FOLLOW both of the Ringmasters on Social Media as well as their blogs!

We ask that you place our party BUTTON, above, in the posts you link-up, add it to your party page, or link back in some way to our party.

The Ringmasters will choose a different form of social media EACH WEEK to link-up to… Be sure to check back every TUESDAY to see which one they choose for the week!

For The Week Of April 28th Link-Up Your Instagram Profiles!!!!

Grab some circus peanuts, popcorn, sno-cones, and a refreshing beverage while you are here at the CONCESSION STAND because it’s time for some more fun and to link-up your social media links… But first we have some ground rules for you to follow: Mike and Lysa would LOVE it if you would please FOLLOW them on social media, if you haven’t already that is! 😉 Enter the URL to your Social Media Profile this week and NOT your homepage or a blog post those will be deleted! Be sure to follow, at least, THREE (3) of the other people linked up and ONE (1) MUST BE THE PROFILE LINKED UP BEFORE YOU. If you’re already following everyone that’s linked up, please let us know by leaving a comment below.

Now it’s time to add your Social Media link for your:





We hope you had a great time here at Party Under the Big Top! Share the word by telling ALL of your friends and sharing this post on social media to help us make this party BIG!!!! Don’t forget about what the CIRCUS CLOWNS say about their car… The more the merrier, especially when you Party Under the Big Top, at the #BigTopBlogParty! We hope to see you right here for the party next week as we bring you ACT 13 on Tuesday, May 4, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. EST!

Wishing you a FABULOUS week!

Until next time…

Mike and Lysa

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7 thoughts on “Party Under the Big Top #12”

  1. Hey hey, this is exciting! Thanks to everyone for helping me stand alongside of Gary to be tied for the 2nd most viewed post as a Featured Act! Congrats to all Featured Acts!

    Looking forward to checking out everyone’s posts this week! Have a great one and thanks again!

    1. It’s time for you and Gary to take off the Kid Gloves and get serious! No more ties, I want a winner!

      Ha 🙂 Congrats, you had a great post. Looking forward to whatever you have in store this week!

      Have a great week.

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