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Turn It Up Tuesday #41

July 1, 2014

Welcome to the 41st week of Turn It Up Tuesday!

Can you believe that 4th of July is literally a few days away? Where has this year gone??!! This week, we’d love to see your Independence Day themed posts, your summer posts, and your vacation posts. Don’t feel limited to just these kinds of posts though – share anything you like! We’re just happy to have you all!


Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments — anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!


Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother Blog


Rhonda is a single mom blogger from the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. She writes on parenting and family, home gardening, and her thoughts on life.

Stop by and check out her blog…it’s definitely a great read!

Are you interested in having your blog or website featured in this spot? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month! Click here! It’s only $5 for an entire month!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma’s Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | April from 100lb Countdown | Becka from Probably Craftin | Carolyn from A Lavender Life | Margaret from The Mother Rising | Kae from Where’s My Pacifier? | Rachel from Craving Some Creativity | Cindy from Mom Maven | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly| Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Lisa from The ‘Fix It’ Stitch | Karen from Quinton Wench | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Katy from Chaos & Kiddos | Tenns from New Mama Diaries

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for July!

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Katie from View From The Fridge | Elie from Organizer By Day | Ashley from 3 Little Greenwoods | Alycia from Crazily Normal | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Victoria from Giveaways 4 Mom | Tara from Anything & Everything

Interested in being a guest host or becoming a permanent co-host?

Complete the form here! Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We’re now accepting guest hosts for August & September.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!


Ce Ce chose Red, White, & Blue Jello Cookies from Mommy on Demand. “It’s almost 4th of July, everyone needs a good red white and blue dessert for your party!”


Tenns chose Cake Batter Truffle Bark from Eat, Drink, and be Mary. “Can we say the best of both worlds with this recipe! Cake batter truffle and white chocolate bark, I’m in heaven! Such and easy and quick recipe and I can’t wait to try it out. Just looking at the pictures made my mouth water!”


Cindy chose 5 Tips to Keep Social Media Fun from Satisfaction Through Christ. “Candice gives us great reminders of how to behave online. My new pastor is my Facebook friend so I am more aware than ever about what I post!”


Jillian chose 32 FREE Pretend Play Printables & a HUGE Cash Giveaway from My Joy-Filled Life. “I chose this post because I remember LOVING pretend play as a child, having these printables would have been awesome. I’m sure loads of kids would have fun with them.”


Karen chose DIY Recipe Plate from The (mis) Adventures of a “Born Again” Farm Girl. “I see similar things to this recipe plate on gift websites, so to think you can create it effortlessly in your own home is great. Great tutorial, Mindie – looking forward to having a go at it!”


Cathy chose Pallet Furniture Desk for Outside and My Wife’s 42 inch Behind from Simply Experienced Life. “I love Del’s story and the chair is awesome too! I love the keyboard tray – perfect for a blogger!”


Kimberly chose Best Affiliate Program for Fitness & Health Bloggers from Mama’s Got It Together. “I really like the fact that she is sharing a money making opportunity and providing fitness tips.”


Katie chose Personalized Handprint Wall Art from Home. Made. Interest. “I love how Melinda made this! What a great way to capture a moment in time before everyone gets bigger! I love that she included the dogs’ paw prints, too! Just adorable!”


Shana chose Pinterest: 0 to 1,000 Followers in 151 Days from The Coconut Head’s Survival Guide. “I was a little skeptical when I clicked on the post titled “Pinterest: 0-1,1000 Followers in 151 Days,” thinking it may be some slimy sales pitch, but then I breathed a sigh of relief when my browser took me to ‘The Coconuthead’s Survival Guide” (a trusted Turn it Up Tuesday community member and awesome blogger). Holly does not disappoint, candidly sharing tips that she learned from experience in just a few months. A very helpful read.”


Jessica chose 4 Things I Want My Kids To See Me Doing. from MacDonald’s Playland. “What a beautiful post! These are things I definitely would love to see my children too. As parents, we are the first teachers in their lives and simple things like these will go a long way.”


Stacey chose Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Medallions from Almost Supermom. “The hubby has been wanting to cook a meal together, and looks like something great for us to do together. They look very tasty, too! LOL! Thank you so much for sharing!”


Rachel chose The Skinny on Blogging from Mommie and Wee. “I chose this post because it is a great post for beginning bloggers and even veterans. I love the reminders and overall picture given of the blogging community while beginning to promote a blog.”

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Natasha chose 8 Tips For Easy Flights With Kids from Living Frugal with Erika. “I was able to take advantage of a few of these tips (before seeing this post of course) on my most recent flight with my son. I wish I had the full list though; it would have made the trip that much easier! Great tips!”

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The post with the most clicks is Cookie Monster Dessert Bars from Superheroes in Jammies.

If you were featured above, feel free to share the badge below with pride on your blog or website!

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And the Best of the Best is…


4 Things I Want My Kids To See Me Doing. from MacDonald’s Playland


Personalized Handprint Wall Art from Home. Made. Interest.

As the Best of the Best, you win free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 30 days! Please showcase the badge below with pride on your blog!

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So now that you’ve met our sponsor of the month, our hosts and co-hosts, and the 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!
  • Check out some of the other posts and make some new friends!

Grab the button below and showcase on your sidebar! Invite your fellow bloggers to join the fun!

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Link up your posts, make some friends, and earn the chance to be featured or become the Best of the Best on Turn It Up Tuesday! We will feature the favorite posts each week!

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  • Reply Kat@Home. Made. Interest. July 1, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Thanks so much for picking our Handprint Wall Art to be featured on Turn it Up Tuesday! :) I love your blog so I’m so happy you liked our project :)
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    • Reply Katie July 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      Hi Kat! LOVE your handprint art!! Thanks for linking up, and I hope you’re having a great week!

      Happy 4th!

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  • Reply Melinda @Home.Made.Interest July 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Woohoo, Best of the Best, such an honor Katie. Thank you :)
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  • Reply Heather July 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for hosting another great week, there are so many cool crafts, recipes and ideas listed… I’m LOVING it! Lots of new pins and shares onto Facebook :) Enjoy your 4th of July!
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    • Reply Katie July 2, 2014 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks so much for linking up, Heather!! I always look forward to your projects! Thanks for leaving a note, and I hope you enjoy your 4th and weekend, too!

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