Welcome to the 28th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our March team and to all of you for making every week so successful! And welcome our April team this week!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!
Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!
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Here are the Featured posts from last week!
Cathy chose Cheese cake with marshmallows and chocolate chips from Something Sweet. "I can't wait to try this recipe! I love cheesecake and s'mores so I know I'm going to love this!"
Cathy also chose Chocolate Mousse in Chocolate Shell from Foodista. "I love how easy this recipe is, yet the results of the finished product are impressive! Serving these at my next party!"
Kimberly chose Surprise! Welcome to the Netflix Stream Team! from Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy. "I am so jealous of Denise's membership on the Netflix Stream Team. I had never heard of it and am trying to figure out how to join. My family is already a fan of Netflix, but even more so after reading this post."
Kimberly also chose 7 Things Mothers Do That Are Taken for Granted from The Brown Girl With Long Hair. "Courtney's list of 7 things is on the money. As I read 'We're constantly in demand', my 6-year-old walked into the room and interrupted me to ask for something. Bingo!"
April chose Why You Should Vote for Candace Cameron Bure on DWTS... from Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes. "As clothes get skimpier, there's a star willing to help the rest of us moms out there show that beauty is more than wearing nothing. Amy makes a convincing case on why we should vote for Candace Cameron on Dancing with the Stars."
April chose Hello Neurosis, How I've Missed You from Meltdowns, Breakdowns, and Time-outs. "Sometimes we want to believe that we have full control of our emotions, but because we are women, there are times when we just don't. And that's ok! Here's one mom's adventure in weaning from breastfeeding and the after effects!"
Melissa chose 7 Ways To Nurture Your Child's Happiness from LadyBlogger. "I'm always a fan of pieces that talk about children's happiness, because to me it's so important. But Bonnie took it a step farther in her piece: she talked about being happy in your own life, and reflecting it back to your kids. I think this is spot-on advice, and sometimes we forget that if we just let our children watch others experience happiness, they usually will figure out how to achieve it for themselves!"
Melissa also chose A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance from Vashti Quiroz-Vega's Blog. "Vashti's is always one of my favorite blogs to visit because she has a magical way of mixing words and finding a topic that draws you in completely. So it was with Time to Mourn, Time to Dance. I found myself just dying for the next chapter and still waiting for more! Her writing challenges you to create some of the mystery for yourself while still being a satisfying meal. For fiction lovers, this is the place to be!"
Jessica chose Learning to not compare from What's Up Fagans? "The post reminded me of a family member who always compared others and was so miserable with herself. I made the same recommendation to enjoy what you have rather than saying "I wish" or "If only". I loved the Stephen Covey reference to the post since 7 Habits is my all time fave book! Awesome post and awesome advice for anyone looking to live better with themselves :)."
Jessica also chose Getting Growing from Happy Pretty Blog. "I'm growing a garden again after a one year hiatus. Her experiences reminded me of "stupid" directions and decided to go rogue myself! Loved her greenhouse idea of using a mason jar! I may need to do that for a couple of seeds I'm trying to grow too!"
Stacey chose Can People Change? from Darlene Nemeth. "This is such a great post! I would also have to say yes, but I think the most important key to the change is to recognize the negativity. I used to always see the glass as have empty, until I finally realized that something needed to change and that was me."
Stacey chose Deviled Eggs from Organizer by Day. "These are just so cute and such a perfect Easter delight. Our family loves deviled eggs during Spring and Summer cookouts. I may just have to try these."
Angel chose Pizza Casserole from Adventures of a Jayhawk Mommy. "This pizza casserole is awesome! Who doesn't love PIZZA."
Angel also chose Carrot Cake Cookies are a Easter Treat from Foodista. "Carrot cake sandwich cookies from Cooking Classy are a sweet Easter treat. Inspired by classic carrot cake, two fluffy carrot cookies are smashed with cream cheese frosting."
Natasha chose Being a happy mother by valuing it from What's Up Fagans? "Katelyn's post is completely beautiful. I don't have twins, but I understand the drastic transition into motherhood and learning to find the value in the experience. I admire her for admitting that she loves being a mom but doesn't always enjoy it. I love my son, as she loves her children, but motherhood is definitely hard!"
Natasha also chose Same Sex Marriage from British Mum USA. "Raymanda, you have touched my heart, kept my mind open (it was already open but opened further), and I have stopped and listened. That was your goal with this post - and you have achieved it. Even if only one person stopped and listened, you have achieved your goal. Wishing you the best!"
The most with the most clicks is What I Learned From Getting My Heart Broken... from Twist & Sprinkle.
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And the Best of the Best is...
Why You Should Vote for Candace Cameron Bure on DWTS... from Some of the Best Things in Life are Mistakes
Same Sex Marriage from British Mum USA
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