Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Turn It Up Tuesday (Weekend Recap)

To be honest, this weekend was....quiet! And photoless L

I was off Friday after having fought a migrane for 5 days. I headed to the doctor for some advice. He first suggested I had bad sleeping posture and needed to move my kids to their own beds! (haha....maybe when Hubby and I are in one house again...>I don’t like being lonely at night!)

Secondly, he suggested I sleep too little, stress too much, drink too much caffeine and need to quit smoking (yes, although I strive to be healthy....smoking is a vice I am battling to let go! But that is for another post). I laughed at him and told him our classic family joke “I drink coffee so I can smoke so I can stress less and go to sleep!” Of course that is just something we always say when challenged about our “unhealthy habits.”


What I realized in this meeting, is that well, none of us our perfect! I love seeing these women who seem to have it all together health and fitness wise! Most days, I’m googling to find my motivation. But that is why I share this with you all!

I’m not perfect...and never try to present myself as that. Simply, I am human battling human battles!

After that, I felt great though. He gave me a shot and suddenly I remembered what it felt like to be pain free! I got some shopping done, got the car washed and prepared to head to our parents house.

Hubby met us there Friday night and we spent the weekend doing very little! Except break the car! Yep....nothing serious but we have to fix the wheel and replace some tires L

We came home Sunday and LJ and I spent Monday being lazy and taking naps in between playing!

Lil Mister is spending the week with Ouma and will be home Friday....I miss him so much and my house is far too quiet!


Now that you know my business.....how about another hop!

Welcome to the 32nd week of Turn It Up Tuesday!
Thanks so much to my fellow hosts and our April team and to all of you for making every week so successful!
And thanks so much to all of you for submitting such excellent posts last week! You gave us some hard decisions to make to decide on the Featured posts and Best of the Best!

As you may know, 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 the lovely ladies of Turn It Up Tuesday!

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As you can see, there are more ladies joining us this week - Carolyn from A Lavender Life, Rhonda from Mother 2 Mother, Karen from QuintonWench, Jillian from Baby Doodah, Cindy from The Mom Maven, and Shana from Organized Chaos.

And welcome our awesome guest hosts!

TUT April co-hosts

It has been so great working with these ladies in April! And that's why some of them will be returning for another month. This will be the last week for Katie, Michele, Juanita, and Lorna, but Ann and Debbie will be returning for May. Help us to wish all of these ladies the best and hope to see them all again in the future!
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 October & November.

Here are the Featured posts from last week!

special_education1-254x300 Stacey chose Who is really paying attention? from Living in Mommywood. "While I have to agree that there are some amazing teachers out there, there are also some horrible ones. Unfortunately it really matters little how good the teacher is when the government, school boards, and educational system dumb down the quality of the education and the sad number of children who are not encouraged to care about an education because it is too easy to get what you need for free. All of these reasons are really what prompted us to start homeschooling the two youngest."
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Debbie chose Printable Social Media Checklist from Mom Maven. "I loved this post because keeping up and staying active with all the different social media areas is one of my hardest areas. The printable checklist is so concise and very doable for anyones busy schedule."
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Ann chose I Wished My Girl Was a Boy from Courtney Conover on Mamalode. "I really appreciate when a blogger shares their true selves. I read blogs to get to know how others feel, how they cope and Courtney shared with such honesty that I was drawn in and felt like a secret was shared. I look forward to reading more from Courtney."
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April chose Checklist: after you publish a post from Snippets of Inspiration. "Learning to be successful as a blogger can be hard. Everyone focuses on content, content and content. However, you can write the best content, and none of it will be worth it if no one sees it. Make sure it's seen with this post!"
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Rachel chose Closet/Laundry Room Makeover!!! from My Love 2 Create. "This is gorgeous! I love the stripes on floor and the nice touches throughout. Overall, she has a beautiful, functional, and quality space for her sister to enjoy!"
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Angel chose Better Than Sex Cake from Marilyn's Treats. "With this name what else can you say about this awesome cake."
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Juanita chose Holocaust Remembrance – Dachau from The Coconut Head's Cancer Survival Guide. "We have just been commemorating ANZAC Day in New Zealand, and our soldiers who fought for our country. Remembering why these wars happen gives pause for thought."
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Natasha chose Why Silence Makes Me Scream from Surviving and Thriving in the Second Year of My Divorce. "Oh wow - what an experience Kat! But you hit the nail on the head; silence definitely drives us nutty. It is so simple to just reach out with a simple text saying something. Silence goes from worry and concern straight to anger over a period of time. I'm glad that you recognize the reason why this bugged you so much, and I'm glad that you were able to gain some closure with John. Wishing you the best!!!"
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The post with the most clicks is Stumble Upon, What It Can Do For Your Blog from Barbie Bieber and Beyond - Raising Girls.
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...

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Better Than Sex Cake from Marilyn's Treats

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Just one more thing...

SUMMER GIVEAWAY
Epic Mommy Adventures is hosting a $500 summer giveaway called "So Happy It's Summer Giveaway!"
Everyone has had a grueling winter, and it's time to celebrate the coming of summer! We need some great bloggers to join the fun and to promote this awesome giveaway!


So now that you've seen the Featured and the Best of the Best, met our hosts and co-hosts, and heard more about a Big Summer Giveaway...

let's get started!

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  • 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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2 comments:

  1. Following along from the Turn it up Tuesday link up. Sorry to hear you are battling migraines.... must be something in the air! I've been getting them a lot lately too! Awful!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, migraines are miserable but I praise God I'm feeling better! I hope you are too!

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