This week is my last full week of work before I have 3 weeks of fun, craziness and travel. I have a lot packed into these last few days and I’m taking a “me day” on Tuesday to get my hair and toes done before I travel. It’s so funny, I got my first pedicure last year for my son’s wedding, it was a gift from my best friend. This will be my 4th pedicure in 2015, it is my new favorite way to treat myself. I go to the Boutique Out East in Lakewood Ranch and my nail tech is Hannah, who I have know since she was born! Her mom and I have been friends for 27 years! I’m getting my hair done by students at Manatee Technical College. I’ll post before and after pics on Instagram so make sure you are following me over there.
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!
Anuja chose Gluten Free Zucchini Pizza Crust from Mattie’s Pantry. “Totally loved the no carb pizza idea. I am going to give it a try as soon as I have some zucchinis handy.”
Anuja chose Spicy Carrot Refrigerator Pickles, Mexican Style from A Dish of Daily Life. “I loved the colors and ease of making this carrot pickle.”
Mari chose Coffee Ice Cream Cupcakes from A Sprinkle of This and That. “I’m obsessed with coffee ice cream lately so this share is a must try for me! Thanks Christine!”
Mari chose Simple Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Cake from Penney Lane. “My picks are all about ice cream, here’s another tasty looking gem! This may just make it to my birthday wish menu coming up!”
Tiffany chose Write an About Me Page that Rocks from The Krafty Owl. “Maria gives some really great tips on creating an About Me Page that will definitely rock! I agree that including a few facts about yourself as well as reader testimonials is a great way to show a bit more about both yourself and your site.”
Tiffany chose Easy Pumpkin Bread Recipe from Little House Living. “She had me at pumpkin what can I say? Pumpkin bread is the perfect pairing for PSL Pumpkin Spice Latte Seaon so thanks for sharing such a great and easy recipe Merissa!”
Kelly also chose this post. “I love anything pumpkin and this easy pumpkin bread sounds delicious! The glaze sounds like the perfect way to finish it off.”
Elaine chose Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo Recipe from Study at Home Mama. ” I love hearty recipes and this fits the bill.”
Elaine chose Crockpot Freezer Meals Day 3: Lasagna, BBQ Ribs, and Chicken Cacciatore from Lou Lou Girls. “I really need to start preparing freezer meals and these have the added benefit of being prepared in the crockpot.”
Bev chose Conduct a Social Media Audit [Day 8 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog from Problogger] from Eagle Soaring Higher. “I think we often get complacent about our blogs, at least I do and we need to stay on top of how to keep our blog updated. This sounds like a great series and I can’t wait to get started.”
Bev chose Holy-Moly Chicken from Best of Long Island and Central Florida. “Chicken and bacon – how can you go wrong? I am always looking for new chicken recipes and this one will be on my list.”
Stacey chose It’s Not About Me | It’s All About Him from our very own Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter. “What an amazing post! Sometimes it is hard as a parent to allow our kids to follow our own dreams, because we parents want only the best for our kids, and we don’t always realize that what we want may not be what they want. Thanks so much for sharing!”
Stacey chose Monster Cookie Bars from Delightful E Made. “These remind me of the “jar” gift that my lil miss would give me every year at Christmas. Monster cookies are amazing! Thanks for sharing!”
Free chose 5 Tips for Dealing with Clingy Toddlers from Our Charmed Life. “I have a clingy 2 year old and finding ways to deal with her needs when I’m not really in a position to hold her has been a challenge. I have tried most of these tips and sometimes they work and sometimes not so much.”
Natasha also chose this post. “My son is now 4, but he was very clingy when he was younger. In some ways, he is still very clingy. These tips are great; sometimes they work for me, and other times they do not.”
Free chose Starting a blog: the first 5 things to do after starting a blog from Spoonful of Flavor. “When I first started my blog I had no clue about any of these things. I figured them all out along the way. These tips are great tips for newbie bloggers.”
This post received the most views.
Amy chose How To Deal With the Silent Threat of Depression from DebbieinShape. “I have recently been interested in the topic of depression as I suspect someone close to me is going through it. I believe there definitely needs to be more attention and focus on on this topic and I’m glad this post provides a great resource for those who are looking to educate themselves a little bit more on this issue.”
Kelly also chose this post. “Debbie covers some important tips on how to handle depression and move forward with strength. This is a great reminder for anyone who has ever experienced depression before.”
Amy chose Sriracha Ranch Tacos from Krystal’s Kitsch. “I love tacos and I love sriracha, but I never thought about putting them together! This recipes is so simple and a great spin on an old classic. I’ll be trying this one out soon for dinner!”
Laura chose 50 Sweet Potato Recipes from The Scrap Shoppe Blog. “In my west to eat healthier sweet potatoes are always on the menu but I get bored so having many gives me the option to be creative.”
Laura chose DIY Pumpkin Jars from The Scrap Shoppe Blog. “I love this because days are my favorite and I love how cute these will look on my front porch.”
Natasha chose 7 Types of Parenting from Amanda Unfolded. “It’s true, there are so many different types of parenting; however, as Amanda indicated, how you raise your child is up to you!”
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And the Best of the Best goes to…
Coffee Ice Cream Cupcakes from A Sprinkle of This and That
Crockpot Freezer Meals Day 3: Lasagna, BBQ Ribs, and Chicken Cacciatore from Lou Lou Girls
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Our Turn It Up Tuesday 100th post Giveaway has ended! Thank you so much to everyone that has joined the party each week and supporting this awesome link party!
The winner has been announced! Congratulations to Casey B!!! She has won $100 in the Paypal Cash Giveaway!
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