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Turn It Up Tuesday #121

Turn It Up Tuesday #122
1st Turn It Up Tuesday of 2016

Welcome to the 121st week of Turn It Up Tuesday – the 2nd Turn It Up Tuesday party of 2016!  We started off the New Year with a bang…and we hope that this week is even better!

Thank you for stopping by and linking up with us this week, and every week, as we have some fun linking up and getting to know each other! We had quite an amazing week last week, and it’s because of all of you!

We are so happy to have you all join us for another amazing week!

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Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic…and having fun! Link up all of 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 link party the best that it could be!


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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 | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Anuja from All I Do 

 And welcome our awesome guest hosts for January!

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Chris from Sweet Mornings | Kam from The Women Talk | Celeste from Decor by the Seashore | Heather from Goodlicious | Kate from Maternity Glow

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!


Victoria chose Top 10 Reasons Mommy Needs Her Glass of Wine from Fun Money Mom. “Cute, fun post that is so true. I could probably think of an additional ten more reasons to add to this list. I had a lot of fun reading this post though.”

Kate also chose this post. “This post was laugh-out-loud funny! As a mom who is running around all the time and who also likes to enjoy the occasional glass of wine, I could definitely relate to this post!”

Kimberly also chose this post. “I love Lisa’s posts. This one spoke right to me because I can relate. And I drink from the box too!”

This post received the most views this month.


Victoria chose Just Do It [Should Goals Be Shared?] from Healthy Helper. “This provided an interesting viewpoint on goals. I have to admit I do agree with the logic though – goals should just be done and not shared until they are accomplished/close to being accomplished.”


Kate chose 5 Tips for Saving Money on Baby Items from Mom’s Messy Miracles. “I’m in the middle of writing a top money saving tips for new moms post, so I definitely found this one useful! Lots of great tips here!”

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Bev chose Key Lime Napoleons from A Sprinkle of This and That. “Love key limes so this is a must for me. The lady fingers look so light and luscious. I can’t wait to make these.”

Elaine also chose this post. “I love key lime, especially this time of year. It makes me hopefully for Spring in a yummy way.”

Wood-lamp-Pinterest-341x1024Bev chose DIY Stacked Wood Lamp: Knock Out Knock Offs No. 1 from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. “Love this lamp and a great knock-off of the original.”

Tina also chose this post. “Amazing wood lamp diy.  Looks so nice and rustic.Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.”


Kam chose The Ultimate Savory Breakfast Roundup from Healthy Helper. “I am always looking for healthy breakfast ideas, and I found some really creative breakfasts, from breads and quiches to oats and pizza, from this roundup.”


Kam chose 15 Things I Don’t Buy at the Grocery Store (and why) from Snippets of Inspiration. “I loved reading about the healthy choices we can make in our everyday, while saving money in the process.”

slow-cooker-spinach-artichoke-dip--683x1024Elaine chose Crockpot Spinach Artichoke Dip from Crystal & Co. “I love Spinach artichoke dip and if it is made in a crockpot I love it even more.”


Celeste chose DIY Rustic Calendar Stand from Lemon Thistle. “This calendar stand is so easy to make and even includes a beautifully designed 2016 calendar printable to go with it!”

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Celeste chose 25 Gift Wrap Organization Ideas from The Scrap Shoppe Blog. “My gift wrap supplies are always a mess after the holidays! This post includes some really creative ways to organize your gift wrap that I never would have thought of!”


Chris chose Lemony Kale Quinoa Salad from A Dish of Daily Life. “Healthy salad is perfect to start year off healthy.”


Chris chose Italian Style Buddha Bowl from Frugal Foodie Mama. “Healthy option to start the new year.”


Kimberly chose Fiery Peppermint Cocktail from Sunny Sweet Days. “I was so intrigued by this drink that I just had to learn more about it. Then I just had to pin it!”


Silvie chose Skinny Alfredo with Chicken and Broccoli from Embellishments. “I have always wanted a lighter version of chicken alfredo that I would like. I have tried many but the flavor is never right. After trying out this recipe I know my search has stopped. This recipe is absolutely delicious!”

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Silvie chose Chicken Tortilla Soup from Lou Lou Girls. “One of my favorite soups is Chicken Tortilla Soup so I just had to try out this recipe. This is a delicious and flavor packed soup recipe! Thanks for sharing.”


Stacey chose Avoid “Hanger” with a Fitness and Food Planner from Growing Up Gabel. “What an amazing planner! I am working on all of these items during the coming year and I can see how wonderfully helpful this planner could make those tasks! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Yummy Potato Patties Recipe from My Silly Little Gang. “Potatoes are a big menu item, for our family, and these look absolutely delicious! thank you so much for sharing!”


Tiffany chose Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate from Summer Scraps. “So peanut butter is a weakness of mine anyway and Summer has found a way to add a bit of chocolate into the mix of things! Perfection :)”


Tina chose Bring Luck To Your Home! DIY Lucky Horseshoe Decor from Our Peaceful Planet. “Wonderful horseshoes, love them all especially the burlap. Great ideas, thanks for sharing your creativity with us.”


Heather chose Grapefruit and Spinach Salad with Glazed Mahi Mahi from Delightful E Made. “We eat a lot of fish, and this is an interesting and colorful combo with mahi mahi. We’re going to try this next week.”

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Heather chose Shrimp Ceviche from A Sprinkle of This and That. “My husband loves ceviche, and this sounds like the perfect combo – lemon, orange and lime. I’ll make this as a special treat for him.”


Natasha chose 5 Ways to Make Money Online – While You’re at Work from Retired by 40! “Great post! These are some great ways to make money on the side.”


Natasha chose More Tips for Dealing with a Night-time Cough from Gym Craft Laundry. “I have spent many nights nursing a bad cough with my son.  These are definitely some great tips to help them get through the night and get sleep for us both.”

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 goes to…


Top 10 Reasons Mommy Needs Her Glass of Wine from Fun Money Mom


DIY Stacked Wood Lamp: Knock Out Knock Offs No. 1 from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Show some love to our Best of the Best blogger this week!!!!

Best of the Best Bloggers – make sure to showcase the button below on your blog!

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So now that you’ve seen all that we have to offer in this week’s Turn It Up Tuesday,

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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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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About Natasha

Hi, I'm Natasha! I'm a 30-something Program Manager and blogger at Epic Mommy Adventures. Most importantly, I'm a single mom to my adorable son, who drives me nuts in one moment and melts my heart in the next. I enjoy sharing our epic stories, giving advice to other single moms, and sharing my co-parenting woes. I also share blog hops, giveaways, product reviews, and so much more. Join the fun!


  1. Hello cute lady! I love stopping by to party with you! Thank you for featuring our soup. We would love it if you would stop by our party that starts Monday @7. It would be our pleasure to pin and tweet your creations. Lou Lou Girls

  2. Thanks for hosting, Natasha! Have a lovely week ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. H Natasha,
    It’s so great to be back to blogging fun after the holidays and vacations. Wishing a Happy Healthy New Year to you! Today I shared an Avocado Mango Blueberry Super Greens Smoothie recipe and more… All the best, Deborah

    • Hope you are having a great new year so far, Deborah! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your post – I can always rely on it being amazing!
      Hope you have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Thanks for the party Natasha! Also, I would love to be a sponsor for TIUT for a future month! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying the fun, Raquel! Feel free to sign up to sponsor Turn It Up Tuesdays for a future month – we’d love to have you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Thank you for another great party! I hope to see you at #overthemoon. Have a great week!

    • Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying the party, Marilyn! We love having you!
      And thanks for the invite – #overthemoon is great! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hello Natasha! Thanks for hosting Turn it up Tuesday! Tons of great posts shared here ๐Ÿ™‚ Awesome party!

  7. I am so glad that found your blog. I actually do not know how you blog and work. LOL Of course it is a very good thing, staying busy, keeping in touch with friends and just plain learning new things.

    • Honestly, I have no clue how I do it either. I have always over-exerted myself and juggled many things at one time. I love it though! Thanks so much for finding my blog – I hope you enjoyed partying with us, and you’ll be back next week! ๐Ÿ™‚


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