Can you believe Christmas is less than 2 weeks away? Is your shopping done? Mine is about 1/3 done. Are your decorations up? Hubby put the lights up on the house yesterday and we have decided not to decorate inside the house at this late date. I still need to decide what treats I am baking this year but I do know I am cutting waaay back. This year I’m not making treat plates for all of my friends, I just don’t have the time or the funds. My Christmas cards arrived on Saturday so I need to get those addressed and in the mail too.
Phew! There is so much to do this time of year. I hope that the real reason of the season doesn’t get lost in the busyness. I’ve be reading some wonderful Advent devotionals on YouVersion.com. So far my favorite has been Louie Giglio’s, “Waiting Here for You, An Advent Journey of Hope.” It is a 7 day devotional so you have plenty of time before Christmas to complete it! I promise it will really help you focus on keeping Christ in CHRISTmas.
Welcome to the 117th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thank you for stopping by and linking up with us this week, and every week, as we have some fun linking up and getting to know each other! We had quite an amazing week last week, and it’s because of all of you! We are so happy to have you all join us for another amazing week!
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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 | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do
And welcome our awesome guest hosts for December!
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Here are the Featured posts from last week!
Elaine chose Salted Caramel Pecan Log Recipe from Growing Up Gabel. “This is my favorite special candy treat. It reminds me of family trips and stopping at Stuckey’s.”
Stacey also chose this post. “I have always loved pecan logs and these look amazing and so easy! I hope to make them this holiday season. Thanks so much for sharing!”
Elaine chose No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust from The Gold Lining Girl. “I love all things eggnog and combining it with cheesecake and gingersnaps is a win-win-win.”
Chris chose Melted Wax Heart Ornaments from Raising Fairies and Knights. “I love heart ornaments and am always looking for different and unique ones. Being able to personalize it with color combinations is wonderful.”
Chris chose DIY Cork Christmas Tree! from Arrows & Awe. “Simple repurposing craft that is adorable and easy! I have LOTS of wine corks and scrapbook paper so its something I could do without having to invest a lot of money and its cute.”
Mari chose Moms: Do You Encourage Your Son To Put His Wife First? from Practicing Motherhood. “I loved this share it rang so true, unfortunately I had a terrible mom in law with my daughter’s grandmother. Everything was a competition and it caused my X to feel trapped in the middle. A recipe for failure indeed.”
Mari chose Cranberry Bliss Fudge from Delightful E Made. “I loved Erin’s combo and hopefully once the trauma of my cold a food poisoning are history I can try it at home lol”
Stacey chose Penguin Cookies – The Perfect Holiday Recipe! from Delightful E Made. “These are absolutely adorable! I may have to make them this holiday season, because my lil man loves penguins…and peanut butter…and chocolate! Thank you so much for sharing!”
Maria chose Mocha Mint Coffee Cocktail from Krystal’s Kitsch. “This sounds delicious and like the perfect Christmas Cocktail! Thank you for sharing with us!”
Maria chose Gingerbread Reindeer Cookies from Always Made with Love. “Oh these cookies are adorable. The perfect treat for kids and the whole family. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!”
Tiffany chose Ornament Exchange Party from Julie is Coco and Cocoa. “I absolutely love this idea! I have hosted a cookie exchange and of course the standard Secret Santa themed parties but this definitely sounds like a great new way to gather friends for the Holidays.”
Tina chose Snowman Gift Jars from The Scrap Shoppe Blog. “A fun, easy to make craft, adorable!Great as decorations or as gift jars.Thanks for sharing.”
Tina chose DIY Christmas Sock Snowman from Busy Being Jennifer. “Wonderful Christmas project. So cute and simple.Love it, thanks for sharing.”
Bev chose Dipped Chocolate Chip Pizzelle Cookies from Summer Scraps. “Love this great new take on pizzelle cookies. Adding the chocolate chips and then dipping them in chocolate and nuts, just doesn’t get any better.”
Bev chose Retro Christmas Craft : Soda Can Angels from Our Peaceful Planet. “What a clever use of soda cans. Who would have thought they could become angels.”
Natasha chose To Blog or Not To Blog? ~ Confessions of a Blogaholic from The Nitty Gritty Mom. “Sometimes you have to take a step back from blogging when you realize that you’re not focusing on your initial goals. Lindsey helped me to remember that I need to find my true love for blogging again. Thanks for the great share!”
Natasha chose Pre-Christmas Purge (For Kids!) + A Giveaway from Grounded and Surrounded. “My son and I usually do a purge of his toys and clothes at least twice a year. It is especially important to do so now before the holidays. There is so much junk that accumulates in a couple of months! Thanks so much for this great share – it reminded me why it should be done!”
The post with the most views is Peppermint Bark Popcorn from The Mom Maven.
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Retro Christmas Craft : Soda Can Angels from Our Peaceful Planet
No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust from The Gold Lining Girl
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