Our family birthday celebration is winding down. If you subscribe to my newsletter you know what a big weekend this was for us! I love celebrating life and family, especially with good food, a swimming pool and…presents! Anyway, I hope you had a marvelous unofficial start to summer. I’ll take a 3-day weekend whenever I can get it!
Welcome to the 88th week here at Turn It Up Tuesday!
Today is Memorial Day…so we’d like to take a moment to offer a Thank You to those serving and Remember those lost.
Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 379 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!
SPONSOR OF THE MONTH
Our sponsor for May is Dolled Up Spa Boutique.
We are 2 sisters who wanted to inspire and encourage all the beautiful young girls in our lives. We wanted to pamper them and give them confidence all while having fun. So we started doing Spa parties and events, everything from manicures, pedicures, facials, hair and make up. Then we started making accessories, spa products, tutus and now clothing.We started off by doing it for the girls we know, then we started going to our local street fair and then we decided to open up our very own boutique. We love what we do and we love to create unique one of a kind items, just like these precious little girls. After all playing dress up, putting on jewelry, doing your hair and make up never goes out of style. We say the fluffier the better, there is never too much sparkle and glitter you say….Yes please!! We hope that you like what we have created.
Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month?
Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!
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 | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That’s Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair
And welcome our awesome guest hosts for May!
(from the top – left to right)
Giselle from Red Lipstick & Champagne Dreams | Kori from Just Another Mom | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom | Marina from Parental Journey | Rachel from Rae Loves | Free from Couponin Diva | Jody from Mom ‘N Daughter Savings
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 Our 2015-2016 Child Led Homeschool Curriculum + Free Child Led Homeschooling Survey Pack from Year Round Homeschooling. “As an aspiring homeschooler, I’m interested to see what other families are doing and how they plan for the school year.”
Kori chose Frozen DIY art bag from Keeping It Real. “My youngest and I are on a Frozen kick, so I thought this was an inspiring craft to try. I’ll have to adapt it for her, of course, but I love how easy this looked.”
Rachel chose Spicy Sausage and Mango Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe from Home Cooking Memories. “Brandie has a sandwich combination that I would have never thought of! I absolutely love mangos, so anything with that as an ingredient immediately gets saved by me. This looks like a quick sandwich that would be perfect on a Sunday afternoon with a nice drink, I’m definitely going to try it!”
Rachel chose Lessons Learned from 75 Pinterest Power Bloggers from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller. “These are some great tips from Sarah. She’s done some research into how to grow a Pinterest account and also provides an awesome list of bloggers to follow! This makes it really easy to learn.”
Jillian also chose this post. “I chose this post because I am ALWAYS looking for more tips to enhance my social networks. Pinterest is a huge source of traffic for most people, and I’d like to learn how they do it!”
Elaine chose Making the Most of Your Social Media Influence from StephanieOrefice.net. “I struggle with social media every day and this is good solid advice.”
Natasha also chose this post. “These are some great tips! I always have trouble making social media work for me, and now I have some great tips to make the most out of social media. Great post!”
Elaine chose Fried Egg and Avocado Toast from Fitness Food Diva. “I am currently on an avocado kick and this looks amazing.”
Jillian chose Must Read Books for Summer from Pink Heels Pink Truck. “Summer is nearly upon us and I’m always looking for a new fun read, this post shares 15 new books for the summer!”
Marina chose A Peek Inside our Meal Planning Process from NY Foodie Family. “I think that meal planning is so important. It can save you bunch of money (and time). I love how this post explains it perfectly!”
Marina chose 5 Fun Ways to Use Snail Mail with Your Children from My Joy-Filled Life. “I am big fan of snail mail so when I see someone writing about snail mail, I go crazy! 🙂 I love this post and would use some tips with my daughter!”
Amy chose How to Cook A Shrimp Boil from Growing Up Gabel. “I always wanted to try some sort of seafood boil but it seems a little intimidating to me. This delicious recipe is so simple and perfect for a large group that It doesn’t seem quite as scary as I thought.”
Amy chose Time Well Spent: How to Find 3 Hours a Week for Fitness from Perspectives On… “I always come up with excuses as to why I can’t find time to work out during the week. This post provides some great tips on how to manage your time and find the right physical activity for you. Plus, it comes with an infographic… and who doesn’t love an infographic!”
Mari chose How to redo your Entry Way for $6.00 from No Small Life. “I loved Megan’s entry because stepping into someone’s home and what you see and feel sets the tone for how welcomed and cozy you feel. I believe the more welcoming your home feels the more peaceful it is. Not to mention that price!!!”
Mari chose Ask Epic Mommy: I Have No Finances and I’m About to Be a Single Mom…What Do I Do? from our very own Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures. “I enjoyed Natasha’s share because I feel very strongly about being prepared to bring children into this world. Taking religion and other people’s opinion out of the way, if you know financially you just can’t do it research all your options. Parenting is an over 20 year gig and it doesn’t get any cheaper.”
Ginger chose Tackling Procrastination from Clean & Scentsible. “I am a major procrastinator and these are some really good tips that I think others can benefit from.”
Ginger chose Wrapped Up from Lil Miss JB Style. “I loved this look It was simple and casual but really cute!”
Kelly chose Life Hack: 1 Simple Trick to Get Dressed Faster and Look Awesome from No Small Life. “This one simple tip will not only help you to get dressed faster but will help you to save money. I also think this is a fantastic idea for teenage girls to try!”
Kelly chose Coconut Flour Porridge Recipe from My Silly Little Gang. “Coconut flour is a relatively new addition in my household and I am always on the look out for simple recipes to inspire me. This sounds perfect for my two year old son to eat for breakfast. I can’t wait for him to try it!”
Free chose Get Your Media Kit Done Now from Life is Sweeter by Design. “This is going to be a great help to me when I start working on my Media Kit.”
Free chose Dear Google Doctor – Stop Freaking Me Out! from Mama’s Vida Loca. “I search Google for tons of answers when it come to a lot of my health concerns and become freaked out by what I read.”
Stacey chose Chocolate Chip Cookie Tiramisu Cups from A Sprinkle of This and That. “These little treats look delicious! I love tiramisu, and it is normally the dessert that I get at Olive Garden and decide to splurge! Thank you so much for sharing!”
Stacey chose Lemon Coconut Pound Cake from Grammie Time. “Lemon and coconut are two of my favorite pairings. I look forward to trying this, over the summer! Thanks for sharing!”
Jody chose Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Just Us Four. “These sound so good and all chocolatey! I love, love chocolate, I mean, don’t we all! Plus it’s healthy with zucchini in it, so we don’t need to feel so guilty eating it. I can’t wait to make it!”
Jody chose Call for Contributors from Lou Lou Girls. “This is a great thing to do. Maybe all of us bloggers should do this. Sharing each others posts is really helpful with getting new traffic. Everyone should read this!”
Tina chose Mickey Mouse Cupcakes from Forgetful Momma. “A simple and fun way to make Mickey Mouse cupcakes.My daughter loves Minnie Mouse so I’m making some for her birthday but I’m going to add a few bows. So cute.Thanks for sharing!”
Tina chose DIY Book Page Vase (Up-Cycled Glass Vase 2) from The Few, The Proud, and This Marine Wife. “I love simple and unique DIY’s. A beautiful vase and a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.”
Giselle chose DIY Media Kit + Template from Sequins in the South. “I absolutely love this template that Laci created! I have been looking for a free Media Kit template for a very long time and couldn’t find one and I have no idea on how to create one from scratch. Thanks girl for sharing this with us!!!”
Silvie also chose this post. “Every good blogger needs a good media kit and this is a great one!”
Silvie chose Stained Glass Butterfly from Typically Simple. “This is not only beautiful but easy. This will be a great craft to do with my boys.”
Silvie chose Sour Cream Brown Sugar Strawberries from Lou Lou Girls. “This post had me at strawberries! I am dying to try out this recipe since it looks soooo delish!”
Natasha chose The Truth About Supermoms from Simply Lindsey Loo. “This post is refreshingly honest and inspiring…it reassures me that we all have our great points and our faults as moms, but it doesn’t make us any less of a mom for it. We’re doing the best we can do, and that’s what counts most! Great post!”
The post with the most clicks is Why You Should Consider Long Form Blogging from Bliss and Faith.
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…
We have two ties again this week!
In first place, we have…
Chocolate Chip Cookie Tiramisu Cups from A Sprinkle of This and That
Lemon Coconut Pound Cake from Grammie Time
In second place, we have…
Making the Most of Your Social Media Influence from StephanieOrefice.net
Lessons Learned from 75 Pinterest Power Bloggers from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller
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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