Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Turn It Up Tuesday #93

Welcome to the 93rd week of Turn It Up Tuesday! 

Where, of where does the time go? We are a full month into our summer vacation here and it feels like we have done nothing! Do y'all ever fell that way?

It has been a busy June here. My Mom went in for surgery on June 3rd, and was only supposed to be in the hospital for 3 days. Three days turned into 3 weeks, but she is now home, and things are slowly returning to our normal. And am I ever glad that it is! Now it is time to have some summer fun!

Thank you for stopping by!

We'd like to thank each and every one of you for making every week so amazing! Keep stopping by, linking up, and 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 link party the best that it could be!


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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!

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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 | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from MrsTeeLoveLifeLaughter | Cindy from Mom Maven | 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 | Nancy from Afro-Chic Mompreneur | Kimberly from Keystrokes by Kimberly | Kelly from Mum-bo-Jumbo | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Zografia from Bisozozo | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Free from Couponin Diva | Kori from Just Another Mom | Minnie from The Country Cooking Queen's Weight loss and healthy eathing blog | Amy from Confessions of a Ninja Mom

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for June!

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Beverly from Eclectic Red Barn | Sofia from Fun with a Message | Dawn from Pretty Shabby UK | Heidi from Heidi's Wanderings

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!

Silvie chose The Diva 100 Calorie Workout from Divas Run for Bling. "I chose this post because I honestly had no idea I could burn 100 calories in just 10 minutes!!! There really is no excuse to be and stay fit. :) Thanks for the awesome post. "
Heidi chose Patriotic S'mores Bar and Caramel Macchiato Spread #LetsMakeSmores from Logan Can... "Who doesn't love S'mores?"
Heidi chose Blueberry Gelato from Best of Long Island and Central Florida. "I love blueberries!"
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Kori chose Cuban Style Empanadas from A Sprinkle of This and That. "We went to a great Cuban restaurant in Westchester and they had the most amazing empanadas. I've been looking for a recipe to try at home and I think this one may be it!"
Kori chose Recipe Round-Up for Paleo Newbies from Adventures of a Cavemom. "I've always been interested in trying a Paleo diet so it's nice to have a list of recipes in one place."
Cindy chose Mickey Mouse String Art from Albion Gould. "I am a Disney-phile and a Disney travel agent so I love all things Disney. I want to make this for my office. I think I'll paint the board red!"
Cindy chose Things That Bring Back Memories #MondayMemories from Tiger Strypes. "I love reminiscing about and watching old television shows. We watch more TV from the 70s and 80s than we do current stuff because we don't have to worry about offensive content. BJ and the Bear was a great show and let's face it, Greg Evigan was a hottie!"
Elaine chose Top 25 Essential Oil DIY Recipes & Projects from Painted Teacup. "I have just joined the essential oils bandwagon and was happy to find these great recipes."
Elaine chose Customers Demand GMO Labeling...And So Should You from Little Blog on the Homestead. "GMO labeling is needed and when the TPP act passes Congress, not only will it not allow GMO labeling it will also deny us the right to know where our food and all goods we purchase are made. The country of origin label will no longer be required. This is an issue that consumers need to understand."
Bev chose Make the Most of Link Parties from Snippets of Inspiration. "Great ideas for growing your blog with linky parties and how to do it effectively."
Bev chose Wine Cork Garden Markers from TexMex Crafting. "What a great upcycle! Turn those old mismatch forks into plant makers by adding a wine cork that is labeled."
Amy chose Dry Erase Road Trip Games + Kids Travel Kit from Simply Designing. "Long road trips can be so tough with little ones. That’s why I love this road trip kit with super cute printables for the kids to enjoy in the back for hours! This will definitely make the trip so much more fun for everyone!"
Amy chose No Bake Cookies and Cream Slice from Treat Yourself Sweeter. "Dessert, check. No bake, CHECK! I love shortcuts, so this super simple delicious no bake Cookies and Cream Slice recipe is exactly the type of dessert I’m looking for!"
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Mari chose Easy DIY Texture Wall Art Tutorial from My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies. "I loved Laurie's wall art. It was unique, it looked beautiful and stylish and something I would definitely put up on my wall. Very eye catching!"
Mari chose Roasted Eggplant Fan from All That's Jas. "My love for the many things Eggplant bought me to stop over at Jas's share. Omg looks wonderful and tasty and healthy. Loved it!!!"
Free chose Why Design Matters | May Blog Review & Feedback from our very own Tenns from Bliss & Faith. "I think that there are things we all can do to improve our site and become more better blogger. Getting a review of my site is very helpful and will help me grow as a blogger."
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Zografia chose Easy Home Decorating Tips from The Organized Dream. "These tips are easy to follow! Makes decorating easier!"
Zografia chose How to Use Reddit to Increase Traffic from Just Another Mom. "Are you on Reddit? I'll give it a try! Sounds great!"
Natasha also chose this post. "I haven't really used Reddit at all. It will be great to try it out as another tool to increase traffic to my blog."
Tina chose Painting with Bubbles from Letters in the Sand. "What at a fun way to paint!!!Kids love bubbles and I'm sure they'll love this idea! I'm going to try this! What a fun and creative outdoor activity,thanks for sharing!"
Tina chose Vaso Decorato from Hobby e Creativita'. "Beautiful upcycling project, love the result! Thanks for sharing this idea with us!"
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The post with the most clicks is Old Fac tory Candles from Eclectic Red Barn.
Stop by and show some love to our featured bloggers this week! I'm sure they'd all appreciate it!

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And the Best of the Best is...

Blueberry Gelato from Best of Long Island and Central Florida
No Bake Cookies and Cream Slice from Treat Yourself Sweeter
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This week, we're introducing a great giveaway...celebrating fellow blogger the 4th blogiversary of fellow blogger, Angie from God's Growing Garden. Help celebrate by entering to win the Fun with Four Blogiversary Giveaway.

Click on the giveaway graphic above or click here to go to the giveaway page!

Four winners will be chosen to win one of the four prize packs!
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So now that you've met our Sponsor for the month, our hosts and guest hosts, our Featured, and the Best of the Best, and our special 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! **Disclaimer: Adding your link to this link party gives permission to Epic Mommy Adventures, along with co-hosts, guest hosts, and participants of Turn It Up Tuesday, to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features, roundups, etc. with an explicit link back to the original source.**

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Ideas For Enhancing Your Home

Home Interior Enhancement Ideas...On a Budget!

A home has been called many different names, and it can be a fantastic place for us to relax and recharge. In order to do this, furniture and decor may need to change so that homeowners can get the right look and feel. 

A common misconception is that enhancing your home interior will cost a lot of money. Don't get me wrong. It CAN cost a lot of money. I worked for an Interior Designer for over 10 years and have seen some GORGEOUS homes and interiors that cost more than the budget of some small countries. But along the way, I also picked up some great ways to enhance your home without breaking the bank! 

Here are some ideas that can help. 

New Bedding

A bed is certainly a focal point in any bedroom. A couple may look forward to spending time in bed where they can relax and get away from the children. A single person may prefer to read or spend time away from everyone else on a bed. Whatever the preference is, an investment in bedding can definitely change the look and feel of a bedroom. Some people prefer a weather or outdoor theme, such as clouds, flowers or snowflakes. Others prefer a solid color that can go with a wide variety of decor. Pillow shams, a new bedspread and other similar items can give people a sense peace and tranquility when it is time to rest. 

New Paint

A wonderful way to freshen up a bedroom, living room or kitchen is to give it a new coat of paint. Some people prefer to paint a room the color white in order to give a modern look that can go with many colors. Other people prefer bright or dark colors that can match with existing decor. Homeowners can be quite surprised when they realize how much a room has changed due to a new coat of paint. Furthermore, painting a room does not have to be very expensive. Therefore, it can be a satisfying change that does cost very much money. 

New Art

There is something special about having new artwork within a home. Artwork can feature a particular artist who works in the area. Artwork can feature a copy of a famous painter, such as Picasso or van Gogh. Pictures or generic works of art can compliment the walls of a room. People may feel that new artwork gives vibrancy to a room that desperately needed something in order to look good. 

Investing in a home can be a fun and amazing experience for an individual or a family. Bedding stores and other retailers can help homeowners find exactly what they want. 

Enhancing your home decor to fit YOU can truly make your house feel like home!

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