Lots going on in the Smith household this week. Be sure to check out my post, What Parents Really Do When Their Kids Are Gone for a Week to see what’s up!
Welcome to the 89th week here at Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 353 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!
Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up 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 blog hop 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 | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from April Noelle | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen’s Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom
And welcome our awesome guest hosts for June!
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Here are the Featured posts from last week!
Silvie chose Fish Tacos With Mango Pineapple Salsa from Winks and Eyerolls. “This post had me at fish tacos! I love fish tacos and I’m always on the lookout for new and delicious recipes. This one with mango pineapple salsa seems absolutely delish!”
Silvie chose Watermelon Salad from Michele Bergh. “I would have never thought of pairing a sweet fruit like watermelon in a savory salad. This recipe however makes it seen perfect. I can’t wait to try it out. Thank you for sharing it with us.”
Silvie chose ORANGE MOJITOS from Honey and Birch. “Mojitos are my absolute favorite drink and I love oranges, so this recipe sounds like it’s a perfect match for me. I’m really looking forward to giving this recipe a try.”
Kori chose Nutella Stuffed Cookies from Kiku Corner. “I love almost anything with Nutella! Will have to try these out soon.”
Kori chose Help Your Child Wind Down At Bedtime from Practical Mommy. “My two girls have issues with bedtime, so this is a very timely post for us.”
Natasha also chose this post. “Bedtime can be quite the challenge, especially with my son being such an active and busy preschooler. It’s great to have tips from other moms on how to wind down at bedtime.”
Marina chose Vegetarian Gyros Recipe w/ Tzatziki from Sage & Simple. “I love gyros and I love tzatziki – and combinaton with both of them is just win win for me. Especially because this is vege version of gyros and tzatziki recipe sounds simple enough even for me :)”
Marina chose Zucchini Pizza Crust from Pancake Warriors. “Healthy pizza – do I need to say more?? :)”
Stacey chose 10 Common Misconceptions About Introverts from About Life & Love. “What a wonderful post! I am a major introvert and could totally relate to each one of these points! Thank you so much for sharing!”
Stacey chose 5 Ways to Develop a Balanced Education from Year Round Homeschooling. “Such a fabulous post! I truly believe that life is teaching and we are never too old to learn. Thank you for offering so many wonderful points!”
Elaine chose Kitchen DIY: Fajita, Cajun & Steak Seasoning Blends from Reviews, Chews, and How-Tos. “I am trying to make more of my own seasonings and these are a great addition to my collection.”
Tina chose No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from Typically Simple. “What a mini bite strawberry cheesecake.I absolutely love this idea. Great party food!Thanks for sharing.”
Tina chose What’s In That Key Ring? First Blog Giveaway! from No Time for DIY. “Beautiful essential oils case and nice giveaway. I’m a new essential oils fun so I’d love to make one for myself.Time to get crafty!!Thanks for sharing!”
Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose How To Block A Channel On YouTube from Practical Mommy. “My 8 year old son has an iPod Touch, an Android Tablet, and access to our MAC PC. Therefore, he has 3 ways to view YouTube and he can’t get enough of it. It is difficult to monitor him every minute, so this post gives me a great way to keep out the non-kid friendly videos.”
Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose How to Raise a Future Millionaire by Marina at Parental Journey. “I’ve heard the stories about Al Gore and John F. Kennedy’s parents grooming them to be successful. This is a great post about teaching your child from an early age how to be financially successful.”
Amy chose Becoming A Confident Mother from Grammie Time. “I really enjoyed this post about being a confident mother. There is so much about motherhood that makes me doubt myself. This gives me a great reminder of the realities we face as moms and what we can do to improve ourselves to be the best mom to our kids. “
Amy chose 10-Minute S’mores Refrigerator Cake from Study at Home Mama. “This delicious 10 minute s’mores refrigerator cake is perfect for summer. And it actually takes 10 minutes! The recipes actually counts down the minutes with each cooking step! I can’t wait to try this one out!”
Jody chose Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken from Dinosaur Superhero Mommy. “This sounds and looks so good. Plus it has organic ingredients, which a lot of us love now. It also sounds pretty easy. So I think a lot of us will want to make it.”
Jody chose Wide leg pants from K’s Look Book. “I love these pants! The wide legs are hard to find. I think a lot of people would like these. They’re my favorite!”
Free chose Starting a Blog: A Checklist for Beginners from Budget Girl. “As a newbie blogger these tips are great to get you moving in the right direction.”
Free chose A Stay at Home Mom’s Morning Routine from Simply Lindsey Loo. “I have ADD as well and having a routine is a must for me. I like having a game plan for the day. I must admit that I too wait till the end of the day to get all the household chore done. I will be changing that to first thing in the morning.”
Jillian also chose this post. “I chose this post because I so desperately want to have a morning routine, but keep procrastinating with getting it started. This post really inspires me to create one!”
Jillian chose Cinderblock Garden Bed from Tulips & Orchids. “I chose this post because, we recently moved and I’ve thought about doing a vegetable garden. However, I don’t want to plant directly into the soil, so this would be a perfect alternative to the expensive raised veggie beds you see on Amazon!”
Mari chose Salted Caramel Cheesecake Bars from Annie’s Noms. “Annie’s cheesecake bars looked so tasty and easy to make I love salted caramel so that’s a must try for sure.”
Mari chose Snickers Cake! Snickers Ice Cream Bars Cake Recipe + $100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway from The Jenny Evolution. “Jennifer’s cake is a wonderful surprise especially to someone who has loved Snickers bars since she was a kid, thanks for this great share can’t wait to try it out as well!!”
Natasha chose 8 Tips For Dealing With Your Child’s Bad Attitude from Midwest Modern Momma. “Sometimes my son’s attitude is way over the top. These are some great tips to help deal with those moments. Great post!”
The post with the most clicks is So You Think You Want to Blog? from Simply Lindsey Loo.
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I’m sure they’d all appreciate it!
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And the Best of the Best is…
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Bites from Typically Simple
Starting a Blog: A Checklist for Beginners from Budget Girl
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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.
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