Merry Christmas! I can’t believe it is Christmas week! I still have to bake, wrap and even purchase a few gifts! How are your preparations coming? I hope you are farther along than I am. The wedding really but me behind schedule and budget for Christmas this year. Thankfully I was able to get gifts for all the kids and this year the adults are getting handmade gifts and baked goods! I am just excited to have my family together celebrating the birth of our Savior.
Welcome to the 66th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays! We had an amazing week last week…and it’s all because of all of you!
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, as long as it is family-friendly. 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 | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Ce Ce from Chic Pixels Design Studio | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Kelly from Making-More | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Laura from Another Cent Saved | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Chelsea from Mommie and Wee | Tenns from New Mama Diaries
And welcome our awesome guest hosts for December!
(from the top – left to right)
Angie from God’s Growing Garden | Stacy from Anastasia Vintage | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Tina from The Happy Creations | Laci from Sequins in the South | Rebeka from Homemade Momy | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess
Interested in being a guest host for the month or becoming a permanent co-host?
Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We’re now accepting guest hosts for January and February.
Here are the Featured posts from last week!
Jillian chose Handmade Glittery Clear Glass Ornaments – Monthly DIY Challenge from Making It In the Mountains. “I chose this post because I love how beautiful the ornaments turned out. They’re beautiful and sparkly!!”
Angie chose Holly Leaf Christmas Tree Skirt DIY from Purple Hues and Me. “I never used to like silver Christmas trees but with this beautiful purple holly tree skirt & the dark purple ornaments – I’m now wishing for a silver tree!”
April chose 25 Awesome Bloggers Every New Blogger Should Follow Part 1 from Afro-Chic Mompreneur. “As bloggers we are always looking for resources to make us better bloggers. Nancy has compiled a great list to start using immediately!”
Natasha also chose this post. “One of the best things about blogging is the community itself. Bloggers are just so incredibly friendly and helpful. It’s so great to see this great list Nancy compiled – it really shows how helpful and friendly bloggers really are!”
This post also received the most clicks.
Ce Ce chose The Best German Chocolate Cake Recipe from Little House Living. “Great, non traditional Christmas dessert recipe for the holiday!”
Mari chose Shameless Decisions. from Sequins in the South. “I loved the bold honesty and share of learning experience. Anyone can be a mother or father but not everyone can be a great mom or dad. Changing our behavior to be better parents is always a wonderful step in the right direction. Our kids didn’t ask to be born.”
Nancy chose Handmade Gifts for Guys: DIY Home-Roasted Coffee Tutorial from Busy Being Jennifer. “Loved it because it was about a gift for our special men, during the holidays it can be all about the kids and mom. It was refreshing to see a special post for the great guys in our lives.”
Rebeka chose Stressing Over Christmas Traditions!! from Stuck In Your Rut. “This post spoke to me. I’ve struggled with keeping traditions, incorporating traditions, and making new ones of our own with our kids. This year was no different because I just want to do EVERYTHING. It was a gentle reminder that you can’t and shouldn’t try to do it all.”
Jessica chose Teaching Kids to Take Responsibility from Life from My Laptop. “This post was so greatly needed, especially with what is going on in the world nowadays. I feel that it is our responsibility as parents to teach our children early on how to take on full responsibility of their actions. We make them better people when we do and hopefully gain a lot of respect from others :).”
Tiffany chose 7 Tips to Being a Better Stay-At-Home-Mama from Seven Graces. “I think Kristy gives a great list of tips and ways to make sure that you are at your best even when you are at home. It can be easy to fall into a rut when you’re a SAHM but with these scriptures and tips it’s just as easy to get out of it!”
Chelsea chose Raspberry Mojito Recipe from Hairsprays & High Heels. “Mojitos are my drink of choice, and it’s so refreshing to see something that’s not cranberry or peppermint! It’s the holiday season and these raspberry concoctions are a nice twist on the usual ‘red and green’ festive drink. Love it!”
Silvie chose Red Velvet Popcorn from Lou Lou Girls. “I chose this as my favorite because in my house we love anything red velvet. The recipe is easy to follow and easy to make and sooooo delicious! I will also be making this yummy treat for the gift baskets I’ll be giving this Christmas!”
Elaine chose Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas with Ribbon from Fynes Designs. “So many great ones. This is my favorite because I am looking for cute ways to dress up my presents.”
Tina chose DIY Toile Christmas Ornament from Anastasia Vintage. “What a great craft!!So elegant and simple, I really love this fabric it’s beautiful.”
Stacey chose 25 Handmade Ornaments to Enjoy Creating from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller. “So many wonderful and easy ideas, that would be great to do with the kids. I made dough ornaments with them, when they were younger. Maybe it is time to make some new ones for years to come! Thank you so much for sharing!”
Yolanda chose Dream Big-Vision Board 2015 from The Mompreneur 2013. “I selected this post because I am gearing myself up for 2015. What will the upcoming year hold for me? Will I accomplish big things? Not if I don’t have a vision, or plan, for the future. This post gave me a great idea of a little self-reflecting project for the next week.”
Rhonda chose Wrapping Up your Christmas Baking Gifts from Fynes Designs. “I love making baked and home made gifts for Christmas. I just made a huge batch of Christmas Crunch and love the idea of using jars with ribbons in my gift baskets versus the cellophane bags. Nice touch.”
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…
.25 Awesome Bloggers Every New Blogger Should Follow Part 1 from Afro-Chic Mompreneur
7 Tips to Being a Better Stay-At-Home-Mama from Seven Grace
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