Turn It Up Tuesdays 19!

Welcome to the 19th week of Turn It Up Tuesdays!

Last week, we had a record-breaking week with 142 linkups! I’m so excited that Turn It Up Tuesdays is growing so quickly and that so many have connected with us!

Thank you so much to all those who have participated and for those new to Turn It Up Tuesday – Welcome!

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 our hosts and
January co-hosts!

TUT January 2014

This is the last week for our January co-hosts – what a great group of ladies! They were all so great to work with and I look forward to having them all back! The past few weeks have been so great and I know it’s because of this great team!

Next week, we’ll have a new set of co-hosts, who are mentioned below…


Interested in co-hosting? If you are interested, please complete this form. Monthly co-hosts will be chosen on a first come first-serve basis. We’re now accepting co-hosts for April and May. Co-hosts will receive free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures for 60 days!

And here are the Featured posts from last week!

There were so many awesome posts to read and we enjoyed them all! It was so difficult to choose just one favorite each!


Dara chose Finer than Wine: 10 Delicious Beet Juice & Smoothie Recipes from Urban Naturale. “I love beets, they are probably my favorite vegetable! I can’t wait to try some of these beet juice and smoothie recipes.”


April chose Buffalo Chicken Poppers from A Dash of Sanity. “It’s Super Bowl Season and I love hot wings. But buying chicken and making wings are not always the best use of my time. These look super simple and you don’t have to worry about undercooked wings!”


Jessica chose 7 Steps to Getting Dumped While Still Looking Like a Grownup from Divorced Kat. “I remember being back in the dating scene and meeting “jerks” along the way. I loved #7 because I am guilty of doing a few of those things myself!”


Stacey chose Change Starts With Me from Being Positive with a Depressive Soul. “This one really hit home for me, as I have always struggled with self esteem issues. In the last few years, I have learned to like myself…sometimes, but it is an ongoing struggle. One that I will continue to struggle through until I accomplish my goal of self love!”


Stacy chose Parents Passing Down Attitudes from Pastries, Pumps and Pi. This post “really hit home with me! I am a former child and family therapist and cannot tell you how many times I encountered attitudes like this from the parents—who should be encouraging their children, not discouraging them! Thanks Tameka for bringing this very important issue to light from a teacher’s standpoint, as well!”

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Megan chose Can You Wash Dishes With Plain Vinegar? from My Lamp is Full. “I use vinegar to clean my countertops, glass, mirrors…so why not in the dish washer too? Great idea!”

A Deal Breaker

Natasha chose Is The Ring A Deal Breaker? from Romance Me. “Great post! Honestly, the ring does not matter to me. I would rather the marriage proposal be sincere and from the heart than the size of the rock that he chose. I would hate to have a beautiful, huge ring and we never make it to the altar or get divorced quickly thereafter. I want a marriage that is going to last and the size of the ring is not going to determine that.”


Angie chose Fairy Godmother For Ugly Carrots from Taylor-Made Ranch Homestead Blog. “I clicked on many other sweet treat links but I always went back to this post – it made me laugh. It’s so true – homegrown produce is not all shaped the same but look past the visual (or should I say “taste past the look”) and you will find that taste speaks louder than the way it looks. Homegrown always tastes better than store bought no matter how it looks.”


Angel chose Something Red Wrap for Valentines from 2 Crochet Hooks. “I decided that I truly love the Valentine’s Crochet Scarf made by 2 Crochet Hooks. It is such a lovely project and I’m jealous that I can’t make something that lovely by hand. These 2 ladies did a great tutorial that was easy to understand. Great job Millie and Kristina!”

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The post that received the most clicks is 8 Ideas for Living Calmer This Year – Small Steps, Big Changes from Calm, Healthy, Sexy.

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And the Best of the Best is…


Buffalo Chicken Poppers from A Dash of Sanity


Fairy Godmother For Ugly Carrots from Taylor-Made Ranch Homestead Blog

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So now that you’ve seen the Featured and the Best of the Best and met our hosts and co-hosts,

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!

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