It’s finally here! The 2 weeks we have been planning for. This week is Sharathon at The Joy FM, the Christian radio station that is in Florida, Georgia and around the world on our apps and online streaming. Sharathon is the 4 days in the fall when we raise our funding for the next 6 months. It is crazy because in 4 days we will raise almost $2 million. We are a non-commercial station so we aren’t funded by commercials, we are funded by the listeners, and only 4% of our listening audience financially support the radio station, most at a mere $30/month! I say “we” because I have been listening to the station since it went on the air 30 years ago. I was on staff for 4 years and I have been a volunteer since 1988. My son, Aaron is now on staff at the station so we truly take pride in “our” radio station. I’ll be volunteering Tuesday-Friday answering phones from 6:00am-8:00pm so, please pray for me!
My reward for this week of hard work is…a cruise! Our family reunion cruise departs on Saturday. Thankfully, I am a very organized person and our vacation clothes are already organized and some of them are even already packed. Sunday night hubby and I did the last of our cruise shopping and we are almost ready to float away with our family.
Since I will be on a cruise next week, I will not be co-hosting Turn it Up Tuesday next week. I will have a post up with a link to where you can link up your posts!
It’s time to start the party with us at Turn It Up Tuesday! We had a great week last week, and we’d like to thank each and every one of you for stopping by and enjoying the party! Please keep coming back to share your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!
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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 | 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 | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | 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 | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do | Tina from Kidz Activities
And welcome our awesome guest hosts for September!
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Here are the Featured posts from last week!
Tina (Kidz Activities) chose Easy Star Wars Stormtrooper Snacks from The Scrap Shoppe Blog. “We have Star Wars fans in the house. The kids saw the photo and said I just had to choose this. They thought it was really clever!”
Tina (Kidz Activities) chose Scrapbook Paper Pumpkins Two Ways from AttaGirl Says. “I love how she turned simple scrapbook paper into a beautiful pumpkin craft!”
Ritu also chose this post. “I just loved this craft because it reminded me my days when I made this for my teachers as a Teacher’s Day Gift.”
Bev chose Rustic Night Stand from Redo It Yourself Inspirations. “This was an awesome transformation.Just goes to show, even tired , ugly looking pieces can become masterpieces.”
Bev chose Rustic Pumpkin Stand for Guest Supplies from Lou Lou Girls. “Love this pumpkin idea. How lovely for guests to be welcomed with this pumpkin decor and all those goodies inside.”
Joanne chose Ikea Frosta Stool Makeover from Lou Lou Girls. “I love how she transformed this autumn-inspired stool.”
Joanne chose DIY Baby Carrot Costume from C.R.A.F.T. “I’m in love! The carrot costume is fabulous and Maxwell is adorable!”
Anuja chose Peanut Butter and Chocolate Acorn Cookies from Marty’s Musings. “Liked the creativity and how easy it is.”
Anuja chose Homemade Yogurt Cheese and Cream Cheese Alternatives from Little House Living. “I use strained yogurt for a Indian desert called ‘ShriKhand’, I will be experimenting with this cheese for sure.”
Ritu chose Raspberry Coconut Bars from Annie’s Noms. “I just love cookies and coconut and this combination with raspberry looking divine.”
Mari also chose this post. “I’m a huge fan of Annie’s blog and her treats always look so tasty, moist and yummy this one didn’t disappoint.”
Kori chose Spooky S’mores Favors (Only $1.01 Each!) from A Bride on a Budget. “I chose this one because, while I’m not getting married anytime soon, I thought that this would also be a super cute idea for a children’s Halloween party.”
Kori chose DIY Wool Dryer Balls from Little Miss Dexterous. “I chose this one because I’ve wanted to try out those dryer balls but the cost was always getting in the way. Now I might actually give it a try.”
Mari chose Colorful Modern Nursery from Bombshell Bling. “I loved Sarah’s nursery share. I am a huge fan of color and fun accessories in all rooms and this room looked awesome!”
Elaine chose Simple Pumpkin Pie Galette Recipe from Domestic Bliss Squared. “I am a big fan of pumpkin and simple desserts and I get both with this recipe.”
Elaine chose Why Is It Important To Overcome Fear? from Debbie In Shape. “Excellent article. Fear can keep you from doing so many things. It is unfortunate that fear is used as a driving force in our society and 9 times out of 10 that fear is unfounded.”
Dawn chose Easy Amish Style Cinnamon Bread from The (mis)Adventures of a “Born Again” Farm Girl. “I love cinnamon bread and this recipe looks easy to make… Will definately take your advice and bake two :)”
Dawn chose DIY Shoe Deodorizers from Little Miss Dexterous. “This will definitely come in handy in our house as my son has started to play for our local under 7s football (Soccer) team.”
Tiffany chose How To Be A Blogger Everybody Respects from Debbie In Shape. “I think Debbie made some really important points about making sure you are a Blogger who people can respect. We always have to remember it’s not just about us and being kind to those around us is so important in words, actions and deeds.”
Tiffany chose 10 Outdoor Fall Activities from Pancake Warriors. “Fall is one of my favorite seasons because there are so many ways to enjoy your family and make memories without outdoors and they often don’t take a lot of effort. Thanks to Sam I have the perfect list to check off this Fall!”
Stacey chose Chocolate Peanut Butter Mallow Bars from our very own Bev from Eclectic Red Barn. “These look absolutely amazing! Anything with chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallows are always a hit with my kiddos, and I know that they would gobble these up quickly. Thanks for sharing.”
Stacey chose Cinnamon Apple Scones from A Sprinkle of This and That. “I have never been brave enough to make Scones, but these look wonderful! Since they have apple and cinnamon in them…the kiddos would definitely be fans. Thanks for sharing!”
The post with the most views is Deep Conditioning Avocado Hair Mask from The Organized Dream.
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 goes to…
Cinnamon Apple Scones from A Sprinkle of This and That
There is a tie for second place…
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Acorn Cookies from Marty’s Musings
Raspberry Coconut Bars from Annie’s Noms
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