Merry Christmas! I hope you are all ready for your Christmas celebrations. I’m almost done shopping, just a few last minute things to pick up now that hubby got paid. Wednesday is baking and wrapping day. Thursday I’m singing at our church’s 3:30pm Sensory Friendly Christmas Ever Service and then again at our 5:30pm Candlelight Christmas Eve Service. Then we all had to my in-laws for our Christmas celebration. We will eat dinner, open gifts and play games. I’ll crawl into bed and watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” before drifting off to sleep and dreaming of sugar plums.
Christmas Day we head to my mom’s house. This will be our first Christmas without my daddy so things will be different. All 10 of us will be together and since it will be the last Christmas, our 35th in mom’s house, it will be bittersweet. Our temps are supposed to be in the mid 80s so there is a good chance some of us will end up in the pool before the holiday is over. I hope your Christmas is filled with love and family!
With Christmas only a few days away, we’d like to wish you all an amazingly happy holidays!
Hope you have a great time with loved ones!
Be sure to share your Holiday-themed posts with us! We can’t wait to check them out!
Welcome to the 118th 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!
Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up all of 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 link party 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 | 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!
Ginger chose Pesto Provolone Stackers from A Sprinkle of This and That. “I love anything that includes pest! These look simple and delicious.”
Ginger chose Six easy-to-make Scrubs from Alba Rose Artisan Soap & More. “This is a great resource for anyone looking to make some scrubs either for a gift or for themselves. I will definitely be using some of these recipes.”
Chris chose Raspberry Peppermint Fizz from Hairspray & Highheels. “Champagne and peppermint, yum!!! Perfect seasonal drink!!”
Chris chose DIY Candy Cane Peppermint Candle from Living La Vida Holoka. “Simple DIY candle that is easy to make for the craft challenged, seasonal and pretty.”
Bev chose Why I Buy My Kids Teachers AND Bus Drivers Gifts from Giveaways 4 Mom. “I think that it is great that you buy gifts for teachers and the bus drivers. They take care of our children and grand children all day and nurture their minds. You have to respect them for that.”
Bev chose Re purposed Christmas Decorations! from Lou Lou Girls. “What great ways to re-purpose Christmas items and make beautiful new decorations. You have to check out the wreath.”
Mari chose Eggnog Fudge from Annie’s Noms. “I love Annie’s treat because I love Eggnog!!!! I totally want to try this as soon as I visit my dentist lol.”
Mari chose Sweet Cranberry Cupcakes from Lou Lou Girls. “All things cupcakes are nice portion size treats so this goodie from my girls was nice come across.”
Stacey chose Ode to the Sears Catalog : Losses of the Digital Age from Our Peaceful Planet. “Oh the hours spent pouring through the pages of the Sears catalog! It didn’t even have to be Christmas time and I would continue to leaf through the pages full of dreams! Thank you so much for the kick of nostalgia!”
Stacey chose The Best Homemade Food Gifts for the Holidays from Healthy Helper. “I love giving homemade baked treats for holiday presents. I love some of these amazing ideas. Thank you so much for sharing!”
Tina chose DIY Rustic Wood Christmas Wreath from Pastels & Macarons. “I absolutely love this project. Looks so elegant and pretty, rustic simplicity at its best. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.”
Tina chose DIY Christmas Card Display from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. “What a simple but beautiful way to display your Christmas cards. Love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.”
Natasha chose 5 Things That Stopped Annoying Me When I Became a Parent from Fun Money Mom. “I agree, we are so different until we become parents. But motherhood makes you into a completely different. Great share!”
Natasha chose Practical Tips for Busy Moms Around the Holidays from Gym, Craft, Laundry. “These are definitely some great tips! As I continuously stay busy, it is always great to have tips to manage the holidays. Thanks for sharing, Herchel!”
The post with the most views is 6 Handmade Gifts to Start Making Today and $1500 Paypal Cash Giveaway from Pastels & Macarons.
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And the Best of the Best goes to…
Sweet Cranberry Cupcakes from Lou Lou Girls
Raspberry Peppermint Fizz from Hairspray & Highheels
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So now that you’ve seen all that we have to offer in this week’s Turn It Up Tuesday,
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