Monday, April 20, 2015

Turn It Up Tuesday #83

I hope y'all enjoyed the Buffalo Chicken & Cheesy Potato Casserole recipe I posted earlier today. If you haven't already check it out!! Don't forget that we're doing a $50 Paypal giveaway at the end of each week, so be sure to look out for that!! Now, let's jump into Turn It Up Tuesday!! 

Welcome to the 83rd week here at Turn It Up Tuesday! Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 364 links - another amazing week! We'd like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep sharing your amazing posts with us here on Turn It Up Tuesday!


Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up 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 blog hop the best that it could be!


Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.


Great Escapes Travel is a full service travel agency specializing in Leisure and Group Travel. We plan land based vacations, cruises, destination weddings, and honeymoons to U.S. destinations, as well as the Bahamas, Caribbean and Mexico. At Great Escapes Travel, we are not mere order takers who book your trip and then leave you on your own. We are "Escape Artists". As Escape Artists, we act as an adviser and a resource for our clients. We take the time to talk with our clients to really get to know them. Then we are able to create the perfect vacation experience created just for them. We provide personalized service that is tailored to meet each of our client’s needs. We work with our clients every step of the way – before, during and after the trip. We make ourselves available to our clients by phone, text, email, and Facebook.
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Are you looking to get your blog or website in front of numerous people per week? Do you enjoy Turn It Up Tuesdays? Interested in having your blog or website featured for an entire month? Then, sponsor Turn It Up Tuesday for a month by clicking here!

Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!


(from the top - left to right)
Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | Jessica from The Wondering Brain | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother | Jillian from Baby Doodah | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Cindy from Mom Maven | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Kelly from Making-More | Yolanda from That's Mashed Up | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Rose from What Rose Knows | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Zografia from Bisozozo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Lisa from Blogghetti | Latisha from Ask Latisha | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for April!

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(from the top - left to right)
Mionna from Just Mi! | Kori from Just Another Mom | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Rachel from Rae Loves | Free from Couponin Diva (not pictured)

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

Complete the form here! Monthly guest hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

Jillian chose The Fairytale Wedding and the Nightmare Marriage from Kiddie Matters. "I chose this post for two reasons, the first is the author's story. It is such a great reminder how much work goes into a marriage, but about how worth it is!! The second reason is the author's writing is just beautiful. The way the story ebbs and flows, and the descriptions used, are lovely. It held my attention to the very very end, which is hard to do nowadays!!!"
Natasha also chose this post. "What a great post!!! It shows the real life of marriage after the great wedding. This is a beautifully written post that will truly show the ups and downs of relationships. A must read!"
Rachel also chose this post. "Yanique gets really personal and details some struggles she has faced early in her marriage and I can completely relate! I love how she realizes that giving in to her fears could hurt a marriage and that she gets a wake up call to let her know that all marriages are different."
This post also received the most clicks.

Jillian chose Filofax Organization - A Peek Inside My A5 Aqua Saffiano from Mama's Got It Together. "What can I say?? I am obsessed with all things planners! I see a post like this pop up into the link-up and I am draw to it. :) I like this one because it is showing just another way to organized your life, and I am definitely into that!"

Lisa chose grilled cheese heaven from Dreaming of Leaving. "This wonderful Round-Up of Grilled Cheese had me drooling. I love a good grilled cheese sandwich and now more reasons to expand that love! I can't wait to try them all."

Lisa chose 25 Amazing Muffin Recipes from All That's Jas. " I am always trying to think of different ways to make muffins and not stick to the same recipes I make. This is perfect. Muffins are perfect to make ahead and freeze so I need to clear some space for many of these delicious muffin recipes from this Round-Up."
Mari also chose this post. "Can't go wrong with such an awesome selection of muffins."

Kori chose S'Mores Stuffed Cookies from Fitness Food Diva. "I love S'mores and I love baking. I've seen a few boxed mixes but I' love to be able to bake from scratch whenever possible."
Silvie also chose this post. "This recipe really grabbed my attention because we are S'More-A-Holics in my house. This is now our favorite cookie recipe!"

Kori chose 3 Reasons We Choose to Homeschool from Year Round Homeschooling. "I chose this one because we're in the midst of beginning Tot School and thinking about homeschooling beyond that. It's nice to read why others have chosen this path."

Rachel chose Clean Eating Blueberry Avocado Muffins from Divas Run for Bling. "These muffins look so delicious and the fact that they will fit into my healthy eating plan is the cherry on the top. Blueberries and avocado are so good for you, why not combine them for breakfast."

Free chose 5 Essential Productivity Apps for Work at Home Moms from Wife Mom Geek. "I have a hard time staying focused and tend to stray from tasks that I need to get done. These productivity apps will help me get in line."

Free chose Part Two-Build A Blog Community. from View From In Here. "As a blogger I’m always looking for ways to grow my community and be the best blogger I can be."

Mionna chose Social Media & Privacy: Where Do You Draw The Line? from All of Life's Little Adventures. "As a blogger we have to be somewhat public. I'm a very private person, so although I'm "public", I watch what I do. This post really brought some things I hadn't thought about to my attention! I plan on taking some of the recommended items into serious consideration within the next few weeks."

Mionna chose Double Bacon Cheeseburger with Mini Onion Rings recipe from Summer Scraps. "I LOVE onion rings!! I like this post, because I never thought about making mini onion rings!! I've spent so much money over the past couple of weeks buying onion rings. This recipe reminded me that I wanted to start making them at home!!"

Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose 30+ Delicious Low Carb Side Dishes from Wife Mom Geek. "My husband is always asking for a vegetable side dish to go with whatever I make for dinner. This post gives me some great ideas to whip up!"

Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose My Daughter’s Birth Story Told Through An Infographic from Confessions of a Ninja Mom. "Infographics always catch my eye and this one did so even more! Every mother has a unique story about the birth of their child. Seeing it this way is pretty creative."

Zografia chose Gold Striped Feature Wall from Albion Gould. "Every house needs an accent wall. If it is shines a bit it's even better!"

Natasha chose 10 Reasons to Keep Blogging from Budget Girl. "There are so many times where I have lost my motivation with blogging, but I just keep going back. This post is a great reminder why I love blogging!"
Zografia also chose this post. "After so many problems with my host and so much disappointment, this one is a must read!"

Ginger chose Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies with Rum Cream Cheese Buttercream from The Gold Lining Girl. "I love whoopie pies and I love carrot cake. This is a perfect pairing and the rum cream cheese buttercream sounds amazing!"

Ginger chose Broccoli Pesto Mushroom Grilled Cheese from Dizzy Busy and Hungry. "I am always looking for new ways to incorporate pesto into a dish. This is definitely one I will be using!"

April chose $200/Month Menu Plan for Our Family of 5 (Post #3) from Thrifty Frugal Mom. "After finding out that I have almost doubled my grocery spending, I need to accept these tips."

April chose Inspiration from The Crafty Side of Sarcasm. "I had a long and hard week. I need some inspiration."

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Silvie chose Sloppy Joe Cups from A Sprinkle of This and That. "My boys love sloppy joes but my 3 year old always has a hard time eating it without making a HUGE mess. We tried this recipe and he ate them no problem!"

Rhonda chose Stunning Strips On Walls from "I've wanting to do a makeover on my foyer. I love the idea of making an impact with the unexpected. I think strips on one of the walls will do."

Tenns chose Strawberry Lemonade Popsicle Recipe from Logan Can... "I'm a huge strawberry-lemonade fan and these Popsicles look so delicious and refreshing. I'll definitely have to give them a go this summer."

Tenns chose Schedule Pins to Pinterest with Tailwind from My Family Mealtime. "I've only heard of Tailwind vaguely, so it was nice to see a post so detailed about it. I'll definitely have to check it out!"

Mari chose Mini Nutella Cinnamon Rolls from Three Kids and a Fish. "Love a nice warm roll in the morning."

Tina chose It's A Wrap from Quinton Wench. "I love this bracelet,looks amazing!!Makes me want to learn how to crochet!! Thanks for sharing!"

Tina chose Cherry Blossom Foam Flowers - DIY from Purple Hues and Me. "Amazing craft, so simple and so beautiful!!I want to try this with my daughter.Very creative!"
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I'm sure they'd all appreciate it!
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...

10 Reasons to Keep Blogging from Budget Girl


Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
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This month, we're going to do something a bit different with our giveaway! Each week this month, we will be selecting one entrant to win $50 Paypal cash! You will increase your chances of winning by stopping by each week and entering to win!

$50 Paypal Cash Giveaway

The winners from the 1st two weeks of the Just to Say Thank You Giveaway have been announced!

Week 1 Winner: Kelly L.
Week 2 Winner: Carrie from The Frugal Foodie Mama

There is still 2 more chances to win in Week 3 and Week 4 of the Just to Say Thank You Giveaway...make sure to enter to win! This week is our Bloglovin week - so be sure to follow the host, co-hosts, and guest hosts below for your chance to win $50 Paypal cash!
a Rafflecopter giveaway So now that you've met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, the Best of the Best, and checked out our Thank You $50 Paypal Cash Giveaway,

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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