Monday, April 27, 2015

Turn It Up Tuesday #84 & the Thank You Cash Giveaway!

Welcome to the 84th week here at Turn It Up Tuesday! 

This is the last week of April...and the last week for our Just to Say Thank You Giveaway!!!!

I have been a bit absent lately. I have no real good excuse, other than sometimes, life just gets in the way. I have had some health issues that really needed my attention. I have been working closely with my doctor, and we are committed to getting things under control. That being said, I am thrilled to be here this week! I have missed spending time here with you all am looking forward to some amazing posts this week!

Last week, we had an awesome time on Turn It Up Tuesday with 315 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!

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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!

SPONSOR OF THE MONTH

Our sponsor for April is Great Escapes Travel Agency.
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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. And we guarantee that someone will respond to you within 24 hours.

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!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | 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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Mionna from Just Mi! | Kori from Just Another Mom | Cathy from Brand New Mom Blog | Rachel from Rae Loves | Free from Couponin Diva
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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!

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Kori chose 7 Powerful Pinterest Tips from Tabler Party of Two. "I chose this one because I'm trying to learn more about Pinterest and this post was very practical as far as the advice that she gave."
Jillian also chose this post. "I am always looking for more tips to master Pinterest and this post is seriously full of them!!"
Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) also chose this post. "Andrea's post has some great tips about using Pinterest to attract traffic to your blog. I am always looking for new ways to improve this method of social media."
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Kori chose Bite Size Beignets from Lou Lou Girls. "I was born in New Orleans, famous for it's beignets so when I saw this post, I was drawn to it instantly. I can't believe how easy that recipe is!"
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Lisa chose Cream Puffs with Strawberry Cream from A Sprinkle of This and That. "Cream puffs with Strawberry Cream inside. Enough said! I can't wait to make these!!"
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Lisa chose Kids, Social Media and Bullying - What Should A Parent Teach? from Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom. "I love this post! Informative and every parent needs to read it and share with their children. Social Media bullying is now the new old bullying and it needs to be stopped and we need to better educate our children about it. Great post."
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Mari chose Ways to Enjoy a Simpler Lifestyle from Little House Living. "I love things that will allow me to stay present and enjoy each moment. When I began to practice Yoga and Meditation a few years ago focusing on breathing, just breathing was an awesome freedom. We take our breaths for granted, so her tips really made me smile and enjoy the read."
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Mari chose Succulent cuttings from Sum of their Stories. "I couldn't pass on Julie's share because if you visit my blog you will see I am obsessed with Succulent Plants!!!! They are easy to maintain and multiply and a lovely addition to brighten any room in your home. This post made me get up and work on some more cuttings! Thanks Julie!"

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Free chose Why You Need to Take a Break from Just Another Mom. "As a mom to two toddlers my life is always on go mode. I always want to relax but never take the time to do so. I know I need a break."
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Free chose How to Customize Jetpack Related Posts from The Lady Errant. "I love learning how to do something new for my blog and making the most of the things that matter most to me and my blog."
Jillian also chose this post. "Personalizing my blog as much as possible, will help me build a brand. This post has taught me how to personalize my Jetpack "related posts," which is something I had no idea could be done!"
Ginger also chose this post. "I have jetpack but I rally had no idea how to use it. This post was very informative and I will definitely be referring back to it."
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Zografia chose The Kitchen - Back to the Future Style from Family and the Lake House. "I wish our kitchen was as beautiful as this one! I love the backsplash!"
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Zografia chose 5 Fun Cleaning Games to Play with Your Kids from Cornerstone Confessions. "Our 18 month old loves cleaning and helping when i cook. These games will come in handy!"
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Stacey chose Rocky Road Cookie Bars from Lou Lou Girls. "These look absolutely wonderful! For me there is nothing better than chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts! Thank you so much for sharing!"
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Ginger chose DIY Movie Theater Sign from Lou Lou Girls. "I have a movie themed party coming up and this would make a great decorative touch."
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Kimberly (Being a Wordsmith) chose Titles I Would Have So Owned, If I Wasn't "Mom" from Laugh Out Loud Mommy. "Brittany gave me a good laugh at her numerous character roles before she was a mom. I found myself wondering which ones I would "so own"!"
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Tina chose DIY Stenciled Hot Pad Holder from View from the Fridge. "What a wonderful idea, I love this tutorial,nice and easy😃,thanks for sharing."
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Tina chose Easy Popsicle Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Popsicles from Gym. Craft. Laundry. "I love these protein popsicles. A great way to treat yourself!Thanks for sharing."
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Natasha chose Teaching Kids About Money from Three Kids and a Fish. "What a great idea to take your child to the bank to build a relationship with money! I'm definitely going to have to do that with my son. Thanks for sharing!"
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Natasha chose 14 Different Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Pinterest Traffic from MBA SAHM. "I've been looking for ways to increase my Pinterest traffic, and these are definitely some great tips to help me on my way. Great post!"
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The post with the most clicks is The Absolute, Best Thing About Blogging! from Earning & Saving with Sarah Fuller.

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...

We have a tie for 1st place...
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7 Powerful Pinterest Tips from Tabler Party of Two
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And a tie for second place...
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Rocky Road Cookie Bars from Lou Lou Girls
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5 Fun Cleaning Games to Play with Your Kids from Cornerstone Confessions
Show some love to our Best of the Best bloggers this week!!!!
Best of the Best Bloggers - make sure to showcase the button below on your blog!
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Giveaways!

This month, we did something a bit different with our giveaway! Each week this month, we selected one entrant to win $50 Paypal cash! You increase your chances of winning by stopping by each week and entering to win!
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The winners from the 1st 3 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
Week 3 Winner: Stephanie K.
There is still 1 more chance to win this week before our Just to Say Thank You Giveaway officially ends...make sure to enter to win!
This week is our Instagram week - so be sure to follow the host, co-hosts, and guest hosts below for your chance to win $50 Paypal cash!

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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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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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