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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday

A little bit of Ireland this week with loads of St. Patrick's Day goodies and decorations. Come check them out, or share your green or surprise us with something new.
 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party
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Monday, March 14, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday

Welcome Friends!

Are you ready for St. Patrick's Day? If you are not, come join the party and get some inspiration or just check out what others have been up to.

Last week, we had a super amazing week, reaching our best week ever with 633 links!!! That's fabulous!!! Thanks so much to our amazing co-hosts, guest hosts, and to everyone that linked up! Thanks for linking up last week, this week, and every other week in the past and future.

On another note, this week we'll be celebrating St. Patrick's Day here on Turn It Up Tuesday, so share all of your green-themed posts with us. Be as creative as you'd like - we can't wait to see what you share!!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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!TUT new


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Welcome the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

(from the top - left to right)
Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Stacey from This Momma's Ramblings | 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 | Heather from Goodlicious

And welcome our awesome guest hosts for March!

TUT Mar 2016
(from the top - left to right)
Kimberly from The Narrow Lens | Abiola from Ramblings of A Naija Momaholic | Lydia from Always Made with Love | Anne from Simple & Savory

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!

chocolate cheesecake
Bev chose Deluxe Chocolate Cheesecake from LouLou Girls. "This chocolate cheesecake is so divine. What a way to get your chocolate fix! Yummy!"
Bev chose Plastic Easter Egg Flower Pots from Made with Happy. "We see these plastic Easter eggs everywhere and this is a fabulous idea to use them. How cute they look on the table."
Kimberly chose Easter Breakfast Ideas for Kids from The Joys of Boys. "I like because it is practical, fun and best of all easy to do with and for kids. I like holiday inspired activities, especially if they involve food. :)"
Kimberly chose Shamrock Pretzel Pops {St. Patrick's Day Recipe} from Mommy's Bundle. "I like because it is practical, fun and best of all easy to do with and for kids. I like holiday inspired activities, especially if they involve food. :)" Breakfast-Potatoes-with-Spinach-Tomatoes-and-Feta_9902Anne chose Breakfast Potatoes with Spinach, Tomatoes and Feta from Spoonful of Flavor. "Love the combination of ingredients."
Cucumber Guacamole
Anne chose Cucumber Dill Guacamole Dip from The Mandatory Mooch. "What’s not to like about avocados, cucumber and dill mixed together!"
April chose Save a Ton of Cash When You Spring Clean Your Finances from Medium Sized Family. "As my family starts our new budget, I really need to think outside the box on lowering our current bills. There are some great tips in this post."
April chose Top 10 Undercover Super Hero Girls from Pragmatic Mom. "My daughter is getting into superheroes, and is looking diligently for the female lead. We are working our way down this list and it's been great."
Abiola chose Baked Potato Chips Recipe from Sugar, Spice, and Family Life. "For avid potato lovers, this easy to make healthy potato chips recipe is a hit..."
Abiola chose Easy Easter Bunny Basket Craft - DIY Kids from How To...This and That. "Adorable!"
Lydia chose 10 Minute Decorating: Floral Crown Inspired Spring Wreath from Making It In The Mountains. "This lovely spring wreath by Kristi is all kinds of pretty and whimsical and really appeals to my girly side plus as we are coming into Winter here reminds me spring is never too far away."
Lydia chose Easter Egg Mesh Wreath from How to Nest for Less. "I love how this Easter wreath is bright, colourful and fun, plus it can be customized to any colour scheme and palate. Beautiful."
Tina chose DIY Easter Egg Bunnies! from Urbane Jane. "Very cute and creative Easter egg bunnies,wonderful idea.Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us."
Tina chose Effects of Inappropriate TV Programs On Our Children from our guest host, Abiola from Ramblings of a Naija Momaholic. "A well written post about the effects of TV on children and how important it is to monitor and supervise tv viewing.Thanks so much for sharing with us this great post."
Natasha also chose this post. "Amazing post, with so much to consider in the exposure of our children to television and electronics overall. Thanks so much for sharing Abiola!"
Mari chose Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits Recipe from Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom. "I picked Susan's Parfait even though it's Easter themed I would totally do it year round. It looks beautiful and tasty!"
Mari chose Carrot Cake Mix Cookie Bars #HersheysEater from About a Mom. "Then I saw another great carrot treat and can't wait to try this one out too!!!"
Elaine chose DIY Terrarium from Simply Saliba. "I have always loved terrariums and am glad they are making a comeback. This has inspired me to make my own."
Elaine chose Carne Asada Potato Skins from Made with Happy. "What a great combination of flavors."
Heather chose Creamy Cauliflower Soup Pressure Cooker Recipe from Happy Mothering. "I love using my pressure cooker, and this Creamy Cauliflower Soup from Happy Mothering looks like a great recipe for Sunday dinner. I can't wait to try it."
Heather chose 10 Easy Zucchini Pasta and Veggie Noodle Recipes from Cook Eat Paleo. "I got a spiralizer for my birthday and this round-up of 10 Easy Zucchini Pasta and Veggie Noodle Recipes from Cook Eat Paleo is the perfect primer to get me started."
Natasha chose Friday nights: before and after kids from Life, kids and a glass of red. "I got a great laugh at the amazing truth in this post. It's so true - children change our lives completely and everything we did previously. Such a great post!"
The post with the most views is 7 Reasons People Aren't Entering Your Blog Giveaway from WorkAtHomeDiary.com.
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Sweet Carrot Cake Parfaits Recipe from Suzy's Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom
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Spring, Easter and Carrot Cake

Welcome Friends

Why is it at this time of year, we think of carrot cake when we think of dessert?

Maybe the thought of that Easter bunny gnawing on those carrots, makes us get in the mood. Are you in the mood, I am?

So I had to have some carrot cake, but just not the typical kind. Let's put a spin on it - Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies

Eclectic Red Barn: Carrot Cake Thumbprint Cookies

Come along and see how these yummy goodies are made.

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Happiness Is Homemade

Welcome my friends to another Happiness Is Homemade party. I am so glad you stopped by to share with me. I am excited to see what you have been up lately.

Hey, you're here! 
We are so glad that you have decided to join us at the 
Happiness Is Homemade Link Party this week! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Wake Up Wednesday

Time for Wake Up Wednesday and I know you will have so many wonderful and exciting posts to share with us. Let the party begin!

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party
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We are so excited to have so many amazing bloggers party with us.
Check out this weeks Featured linkups.

Thank you so much to all those who share your blog in our party.
Last week we had 477 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers

Easter Bread...A Family Tradition
Walking on Sunshine
For years my sister has been making Easter Bread for her family
and always shares a small loaf with us to also enjoy.
I love Easter Bread.  It's so festive and makes such a pretty presentation
 and lovely gift to bring to the hostess for Easter Sunday dinner

Homestead Tips on Tuesday: Earth Friendly Gardening for Your Backyard
The (mis)Adventures of a "Born Again" Farm Girl

Why do folks garden? The simple answer is, to provide themselves and their families with better quality food for their table. So why then, in our attempts to provide better food do we include things in our gardens that shouldn't be there? No, I am not talking about the plants..... I am talking about the garden structures themselves and the techniques used to grow the plants.

Easter Bunny Cupcake Toppers
She Saved

Back by popular demand, my friend Rani, from Lettering Delights (and creative-mind extraordinaire), is back today to share with us another fun creative idea just in time for Easter.
Check out these ADORABLE Candy Melt Bunny Toppers:
Get into the spirit of the holiday and make this special treat for that some “bunny” special! These fun toppers are easy to make and entirely edible!

Craft Room...A Sneak Peek
Homespuns 'n Hayfields

I decided to give you a sneak peek into my craft room.  It's in desperate need of a clean-up so I'm not quite ready to expose all of it yet.  The craft room is in it's early stages but usable and I enjoy spending time in there.  Of course I want everything to be "cute" (there's that word again) and my hubby thinks I'm nuts.  To me, making it cute makes it more enjoyable to spend time in and revs up those creative juices that I so desperately need.

Healthy Helper Blog

High carb, low-fat vegan Zucchini Bread Bites are perfect for snacking on while sneaking in some extra veggies! Gluten-free and only sweetened with fruit, these bites are great for kids and adults alike. All the taste of zucchini bread with no need to turn the oven on!

Pastels & Macarons

Giving your home that beautiful coastal look and feel doesn’t have to be expensive. Creating a simple Nautical Wall Decor Starfish Hanging is so easy to make and is quite inexpensive!

DIY Vases From Plastic Water Bottles-Trashy or Classy?
Petticoat Junktion

Happy Monday Everyone! Wasn’t it a beautiful weekend. Yes, we had some rain but the temps were nice and we saw a lot of sunshine too.

My college classes are over for a few weeks so I’m free as a bird….well not quite…but I do have more free time now. So I worked on a couple of projects this weekend.You know…. I think these are really cute! And talk about inexpensive.

Real Advice Girl

We are sharing our favorite casserole recipe, a heart Cowboy Casserole Recipe that is perfect for cold winter nights or potlucks.

Light and Creamy Peanut Butter Cupcake
Virtually Yours

This light and creamy peanut butter cupcake is so delicious, you’ll be making this recipe for every party you attend. Who doesn’t love peanut butter? Put it in a cupcake, and you’ve got my favorite dessert recipe! I also love that this is a simple dessert to prepare, so it won’t keep you in the kitchen for hours. Easy is good for a change, right?

DIY Easter Candy Jar Centerpieces
A Mother Thing

It is lots of fun to decorate for seasons, holidays and other special occasions. These bright candy jars with nesting peeps are adorable for Easter and for spring! They make great centerpieces for Easter dinner, or you can give them as gifts, a sort of grown-up Easter basket! These are easy to make if you know the right tricks.Let me show you how.

Cute Repurposed Denim Fabric Baskets
Taylor-Made Homestead

I know I must have been a bitter disappointment to my grandmother who sewed all her life (even patchwork quilts for FUN??) and my mother who was a skilled seamstress herself.  I could just never do it.  I was gifted an old Singer sewing machine and I promised myself I’d learn to use it.  But.  I.  Didn’t.

Craft Studio Makeover Reveal - Part I
Little Vintage Cottage

I've been working on a complete makeover of my craft studio space for a few weeks now and I think I'm finally ready to show you! I'm going to do TWO posts for this reveal though because there is a LOT to show!

 Wake Up Wednesday Linky
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