Have you ever had a week or a weekend where you just wanted to throw your hands up and say, “I’m done!”? That was me this past week. But whenever I feel that way, I have to remember that someone else has it worse than I do. It’s better to count your blessings and keep it moving.
So without further ado…
Welcome to another week here at Turn It Up Tuesday – our 91st week to be exact! We’re celebrating Father’s Day this week, and we’re happy to celebrate the fathers (and father-figures) out there this week! And with Father’s Day falling on the 1st official Day of Summer, we hope all of you amazing fathers out there get to enjoy a day full of sun and fun!
Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 231 links – another amazing week! We’d like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep stopping by, linking up, and 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!
(from the top – left to right)
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!
(from the top – left to right)
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!
Kori chose 10 Helpful Tools for Better Blogging from A Chicago Mom. ” I always love seeing what other bloggers think in regards to must-have tools. And when they give reasons, great. It gives me something to think about and consider for myself.”
Jillian also chose this post. “I chose this post because the tips that CeCe includes are different from other blogging tool posts. You don’t normally think of things like a portable hard drive or a quiet place to work.”
Kori chose Family Meeting Planner from Wondermom Wannabe. “Family time is incredibly important and as my youngest daughter gets older, I want to make sure that we’re still coming together as a family regularly. This seems like something that we could use for years to come.”
Ginger chose How Bloggers Can Use StumbleUpon from our very own Kori from Just Another Mom. “Stumbleupon is one site I really don’t understand or use. Once I read this article and then set up a an account I was amazed at how well it worked. It drove traffic to my site right away. This was so helpful.”
Zografia also chose this post. “I’ll be needing this! I have using Stumbleupon in the past, maybe it’s time i use it again!”
Natasha also chose this post. “I feel like I’m been using StumbleUpon wrong all this time. Thanks for the great tips!”
Ginger chose Speaking Up from Our Charmed Life. “This post really connected with me. I wish more people saw things that way she does, and that they would speak up too! “
Mari chose Black Magic Chocolate Cake with Cherries from All She Cooks. “I loved Jessica’s share. This cake screams moist and yummy. I love cherries and you can’t go wrong with chocolate so I am looking forward to giving it a try.”
Tina also chose this post. “A yummy and beautiful cake.looks so tasty!! I’m making some soon.Thanks for sharing”
Mari chose Coastal Seashell Wall Art from H2O Bungalow. “Wendi’s wall art is lovely. I love seashells so this is right up my ally and a great way to display the shells!”
Bev chose Skinny Strawberry Shortcake Donut Holes from Divas Run for Bling. “I love this lightened version of doughnut holes.The yummy doughnut holes make you want to buy a doughnut maker and make a batch. It’s OK since they are “skinny” doughnut holes!”
Bev chose Beach Bags free sewing patterns from Wesens-Art. “Recently I had to buy a beach bag for the camper. I wish I had seen this post before doing that. I love all the designs and they even have the patterns to go with them. I will be making one of them soon.”
Amy chose 6 Tips on Hosting a Promotional Giveaway on Your Blog from our very own Kelly from Mum-Bo-Jumbo. “As a fairly new blogger, I’ve always been a little intimidated by the idea of hosting a giveaway. This blog post laid out some great tips for a newbie like me to help guide me to hosting my first giveaway.”
Amy chose Antipasto Skewers from Honey & Birch. “I love making antipasto trays for parties but I love this idea of serving it in skewers. This way, it’s easy for your guest to enjoy and you don’t have too many left overs of a certain ingredient.”
Elaine chose Bacon and Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Lou Lou Girls. “Another great use for all those homegrown tomatoes.”
Elaine chose One Pot Mediterranean Chicken Feta Pasta from Honey & Birch. “I love one pot dinners and this is a great addition to my collection.”
Stacey chose 15 Ways To Embrace Being a Full-Time Stay-at-Home Mom from Britney Dearest. “Such wonderful ideas, that are definitely important to keep ones sanity. I find it so hard to find “me time” as a SAHM, most of my adult interaction comes from online friends online, and often sleep is barely there, because I try to fit way to much into a minimal 24 hour day. I need to work harder at a few of these! Thank you so much for sharing!”
Stacey chose Double Chocolate Glazed Donuts from The Seaman Mom. “And oh donuts! I have always loved donuts, ever since I was a little girl and my mom worked right next door to a bakery! I am going to have to get a donut pan to make these! Thank you so much for sharing!”
Dawn chose 20+ Toddler Hairstyles for Girls from our very own Kori from Just Another Mom. “My little girl loves having new hairstyles for school each day, and there are some brilliant ideas on this blog.”
Dawn chose How to make your own citrus vinegar cleaner from The Seaman Mom. “I love homemade cleaning products, i have just started to make my own, so will be definitely trying this recipe.”
Tina also chose this post. “What a brilliant idea!!I love homemade natural cleaners. I love the idea of using citrus peelers with vinegar.Thanks so much for sharing this amazing recipe.”
Jillian chose 4 Ways To Control An Out-of-Control 3 Year Old from Fun Money Mom. “I chose this post because my son has recently hit this angry, everything must be my way, or I’m going to flip out, phase, and it is very tough. This post has great tips on how to tame that toddler anger!”
Zografia chose How Losing My Stomach Made Me Hungry for Life from Sammiches and Psych Meds. “It’s definitely worth the read! A lesson for all of us!”
Natasha also chose this post. “This is such an amazing story…I was captured into the story from the title til the very end. A must read!”
April chose I’m Losing Memories from Beautiful Ashes. “Growing up, growing wiser and growing apart are things that happen in your marriage, but it doesn’t mean that it’s over. I love Misty’s take on how her marriage has changed and how she’s changing herself.”
Heidi also chose this post. “I like this because it encourages us to live life for today, and not in anticipation of what will happen.”
Heidi chose Monster Cookie Dough Cupcakes from Dinner, Then Dessert. “I mean come on it’s a combination of cookie dough and cupcakes, what’s not to like about this?”
Kelly chose How to Easily Redirect Permalinks in WordPress from Budget Girl. “This simple solution from Chelsey has saved me a bucket load of time and I love her suggestion of revamping and republishing old posts.”
Kelly chose Scrap Buster – Sooth a Teething Baby – Sew a Wooden Teething Ring from Sew Travel Inspired. “I love the the story behind how Maria was inspired to come up with this scrap buster idea. Such a simple and cheap project!”
The post with the most clicks is 5 Ways to Drink More Water from Divas Run for Bling.
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…
Double Chocolate Glazed Donuts from The Seaman Mom
10 Helpful Tools for Better Blogging from A Chicago Mom
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
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So now that you’ve met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, and the Best of the Best, ,
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!
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