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The essential oil revolution has brought out numerous claims. Some are completely legitimate, some are just sales tools and others are straight out lies.

Don’t get me wrong, I have a large variety of essential oils in my stash ready for many types of solutions.

One solution that has always struck me as questionable, at best, was the “a few drops of lavender oil on a washcloth is a perfect replacement for an all-natural fabric softener.”

My major question was: “How?” I wasn’t aware of softening properties of lavender.

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My All Natural Fabric Softener Solution



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The phone call started a chain of events that no one could foresee.

Maybe it was fate, maybe it was God, but the phone call that my husband made to his parents changed this entire school year, opened new doors and our eyes.

After telling them what had happened at the other school, my husband’s dad responded, “Why didn’t you look at [my previous school]?”

See, he used to work at another private school and in the three years that we’ve been in Florida, he never mentioned sending our children there.

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The Phone Call that Opened New Doors


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This story begins at the end of last school year.

For my son, Bunny, we decided to homeschool school him for the summer to see how he’d do. Traditional, public school wasn’t working and if I’m going to work this hard as a parent, I may as well do all of the work. We enrolled him in Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and got him started.

For my daughter, Bee, we were considering sending her to school for the first time.  At four, the state of Florida allows children to attend school, to a voluntary pre-kindergarten program, paid for by the state. Bee is four.

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Class of 2030: The Search for the Perfect School


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April Noelle and Bunny | AprilNoelle.com

One day, over five years ago, my husband and I made a conscious decision for me to become a stay at home mother with the birth of our next child. This was by no means his push, it was completely mine. Being a mom who did the majority of the cooking, cleaning and child-raising were wearing on me and I was just tired.

More than that, I was an awful wife.

And I probably wasn’t that great of a mother.

My husband worked long hours and made it home most nights to put our son to bed.

For me, it was too much.

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Blessings through a Pregnancy Story



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Summer is almost over and I am desperately trying to feel comfortable in my own body. I would love to showcase an awesome bikini, but I don’t have that self-confidence to pull it off. Overall, I know that I’m not doing the best to lose weight, or more importantly, get the body that does make me proud, or at least not ashamed. Unfortunately, changing your eating habits can be downright difficult, but it is not impossible and is well worth the effort.

I’m going to start these seven simple steps to a healthier lifestyle.

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7 Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle


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Summertime is all about how to keep your kids occupied, still keep your sanity and your money.

I really wanted my children to take classes, but their ages range from 2 to 12 and I don’t have the time or the energy to run them to different places with possibly conflicting times. We decided that swim lessons would be a good start. We swam a little last year and I taught Bee to swim underwater, but nothing too complicated. Plus, she was too scared to go any significant distance. We went through our city’s Park and Recreation and found a class for them all.

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I Found A Neighborhood Hidden Gem: Gaines Park


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Have you ever had that weekend getaway that went exactly as planned… or unplanned? That was our Fourth of July weekend.

So soon after our little NYC getaway in December, a good friend of mine (and podcast co-host, Kweyah) chose Queens, NY to get married. Since it was already an extended weekend, we decided to get in on Thursday to leave on Monday, staying in Midtown East, NYC. The trip was magnificent.

Unlike our last trip in December, we didn’t overpack the trip. We took it easy. We “planned” something big for each day, deciding as the day progressed.

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Midtown East, NYC {Summer 2016}



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I remember at one of Bunny’s first parties with his playgroup. He was about three and we were having a great time. One of the other moms asked him if he wanted some candy. He excitedly ran over to the vegetable platter and snacked on carrots and tomatoes. The moms all looked at me jaws dropped. My son had picked veggies over candy. By this time, he hadn’t had candy often, maybe 5 times in his life.

Now, that I have more children, the candy restrictions are not as strict, but I still have two of my three kids who will opt for vegetable over many other foods. The one, my eldest daughter, Bee, she’s a special case, with a story that goes all the way back into my womb. Even with Bee, she can eat her share of fruits and vegetables.

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6 Tips to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables


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At a mom’s meeting, one of the moms mentioned that her husband worked at this place called IFixYourI. As someone who always seems to have a device (or few) that needs repair of some sort, my ears perked up. She explained that the owner started as an iPhone repair but has expanded to most electronic devices.

She was telling us some of the craziness that they are mailed (yes, mailed), including this college student who wrecked his computer by vomiting on it. At the time, they were assessing it. I don’t know if they fixed it, but the key is that they tried, through the disgusting mess.

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Affordable Computer and Cell Phone Repair | iFixYouri {Review}


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Back in 2004 or 2005, I woke up blind. Initially, I thought it was that thing that happens to your eyes when someone flips on the light in the dead of night. But after a few minutes, I still saw nothing. Dark gray surrounded me.  Floating specks peppered my views.

Many tests (and many doctors and specialists) later, no one could not tell me what happened. Their best guess was that I had a virus that seemed to only attack my eyes. They gray was slowly going away, but I still hadn’t regained my full vision and had to be driven around. Over a decade later, the effects of that day still linger. I still see the floating specks, but I don’t have the grayness.

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Understanding My Vision | Iconic Eye Care {Review}



Turn It Up Tuesday

So sorry that I’m late this week. My children going to school for the first time has been a whirlwind of activity, shopping and preparing. I’m not sure I’m ready, but it’s coming very soon.

Welcome to a new week on Turn It Up Tuesday!! Summer is slowly coming to an end with schools opening in a few weeks (in some cases, school has already started!), so we’re celebrating the end of summer this week! Let’s celebrate like summer just started!

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So share your new or old summer posts, back to school posts, and everything in between! We can’t wait to check them all out!

We’re so happy to have you join us! If you’ve been here before, thank you for coming back! And if you’re new here…welcome! Feel free to share, share, share! We love having you!

TUT newTurn 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 | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from The Mrs Tee| Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Heather from Goodlicious | Robin from Snippets of Faith | Jessica from Striving Towards Grace | Abiola from Ramblings of a Nigerian Workahomom | Sarah from Roaring Mama Lion | Lori from Saved By the Mommy

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Mari chose Mini Dutch Apple Pies with Caramel Sauce from OhMy! Creative. “Sooooooo moist and delish looking can’t wait to try them.”

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Mari also chose Cinnamon Apple Cake Roll from The Bitter Side of Sweet. “Another moist sweet delish looking treat which I hope to try as well.”

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April chose How To Rock Freezer Cooking While Homeschooling from Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool Plus. “With all of my children starting school in just a couple of weeks, this list will help us out a lot.”

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Bev chose Mexican Corn Soup from Morsels of Life. “This Mexican Corn soup sounds so good and will be great when the cooler weather comes. I especially love the avocados on top since I love avocados.”

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Bev also chose Sloppy Joe Stuffed Shells from Tornadough Alli. “These stuffed sloppy joe shells would make a great dinner and something that everyone would love.”

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Natasha chose Beach Bag Essentials for the Over-Prepared Mom from Logan Can. “I could absolutely relate to this post. I always overpack for the beach, but hey – better safe than sorry right??!! Great post – thanks for sharing!”

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The post with the most views is 5 Things All Stay At Home Moms Should Do Once Their Kids Are In School from The Mad Mommy.

Natasha also chose this post. “I’m not a stay-at-home mom, but I would surely do all of these. I especially take advantage of doing these exact same things when I take a day off from work. I drop my son off to school and just completely relax! Enjoy!”

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After almost three years running, #ChainLinkyCLIMB is coming to a close. The hosts will be replacing it with a new blog hop with new hosts called You’re the Star Blog Hop! I hope you continue to participate!

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I’m sitting here after my first pitch meeting and I’m so ready to take on this world! LOL! Are you working on anything new?

Welcome to a new week on Turn It Up Tuesday!! We’re so happy to have you join us! If you’ve been here before, thank you for coming back! And if you’re new here…welcome! Feel free to share, share, share! We love having you!

TUT newTurn 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 | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from The Mrs Tee| Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Heather from Goodlicious | Robin from Snippets of Faith | Jessica from Striving Towards Grace | Abiola from Ramblings of a Nigerian Workahomom | Sarah from Roaring Mama Lion | Lori from Saved By the Mommy

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Bev chose Sesame Street Cookie Monster Cupcakes from The Jenny Evolution. “These cupcakes are just so adorable. Not sure I can eat them, I just love lookiing at them.”

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Bev chose Mini Spaghetti and Meatball Appetizer from All That’s Jas. “Love these meatball appetizers. I am always looking for ideas for parties. These would be a great addition.”

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Sarah chose Sing As If No One is Listening: My Tattoo Story from Talk Less, Say More. “I am fascinated by tattoos. I have wanted one for years but haven’t decided on something for myself – who do I honor? What do I want to always remember? This post sticks with me, because it’s a story about someone deciding something that I haven’t yet!”

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Sarah chose 15 Plant-Based Meals on a Budget from Healthy Helper. “My family is heading into one our most stressful times of year. It’s easy to start to rely on quick meals that test the boundaries of “fast” vs “quick.” I’ll be trying a few of these meals this fall!”

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Ginger chose My Toy Shit List from Four Princesses and The Cheese. “This made me laugh out loud. I’m not a mom but I have my niece and nephews all the time and can really relate.”

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Ginger chose 5 Proven White Hat SEO Tips to Apply today for Better Ranking! from Julie SYL & Pauli Kalungi. “SEO is something I know nothing about, even though I am attempting to run a blog. I think if I can sit down and go over this I will have a better grasp on it and make it work for me.”

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Biola chose Vegetable Beauty Recipes from our very own Tina from The Happy Creations. Biola chose this post “for its simplicity and health benefits”.

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Biola chose Tips for Being a Mom and a Writer from Georgia Lee. “Because every mom-writer can use a couple of helpful tips from others who get us”.

Lori also chose this post. “I like this post because I can relate. Many of the things that are stated not to do I find myself doing them when I should be writing. I think anyone who is struggling with writing and also being a mom can definitely benefit from reading this.”

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Elaine chose Raspberry Citrus Summer Sangria from Busy Being Jennifer. “What a wonderfully refreshing twist on sangria.”

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Elaine chose Are You Making These 5 Big Blogging Mistakes? from Live from Julie’s House. “Good article. Luckily, I am not making any of them.”

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Lori chose Adorable and Delicious Lunch Ideas from The Real Thing with the Coake Family. “These are so cute and very easy to make. I’m sure that any child would love to see these for lunch.”

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Stacey chose Left-Over Candy Blondies Recipe from The Jenny Evolution. “These look wonderful and such a fun way to use candies. Thanks so much for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Crunch Berry Snack Bars from Delightful E Made. “Oh yum! Crunch Berry cereal was always one of my favorites as a kid and I am looking forward to giving these a try. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Mari chose Roasted Vegetable and Chicken Pasta with a Garlic Goat Cheese Sauce from The Kittchen. “I loved this combo because you get a great filling meal with great flavor and variety.”

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Mari chose Mint Chocolate Frozen Yogurt S’Mores from The Bitter Side of Sweet. “What more do I need to say but frozen s’mores?!!! Omg!!!”

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Heather chose Things I Never Learned from My Mother from About Life and Love. “I think this is a very brave and open post. I too had a rather difficult mother, and didn’t learn a lot that I want to pass on to my kids. Thanks very much for sharing.”

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Heather chose Crockpot Garlic Parmesan Potatoes from Lou Lou Girls. “I never think to use my crockpot for sides, but this is a great idea. Perfect for a weeknight meal.”

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Natasha chose Why No One Is Reading Your Mom Blog from Morgan Manages Mommyhood. “These are definitely some great tips to take your mom blog to the next level. Great post!”

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Natasha chose Back to School ~ Free Printable First Day of School Signs from The Real Thing with the Coake Family. “With my son starting kindergarten next month, I have been looking for some creative ways to celebrate his first day of school This is such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!”

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The post with the most views is What is Mindfulness? from our very own Elaine from Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess.

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Crunch Berry Snack Bars from Delightful E Made

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Tips for Being a Mom and a Writer from Georgia Lee

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Aahh! I’m still sick! More meds. I really can’t remember being this sick in a long time. These posts will just have to read through these posts to get through the week! Hope you are enjoying the end of summer!

Welcome to another great week at Turn It Up Tuesday! We’re sharing favorites from the past two weeks, and we’ll be selecting 4 posts for Best of the Best! So this is definitely a special week!

Thank you so much for joining in the fun! And if you’re new here…welcome! Feel free to share, share, share!

TUT newTurn 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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(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 The Mrs Tee| Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Kelly from Making-More | Silvie from My Silly Little Gang | Mari from Living in Mommywood | Tenns from Bliss & Faith | Kimberly from Being a Wordsmith | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Heather from Goodlicious | Robin from Snippets of Faith | Jessica from Striving Towards Grace | Abiola from Ramblings of a Nigerian Workahomom | Sarah from Roaring Mama Lion | Lori from Saved By the Mommy

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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Stacey chose Almond Bars from The Sparrow’s Home. “These look absolutely amazing, and there is something subtle and rewarding about the flavor of almonds. I can’t wait to make these. Thanks so much for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Chocolate Tiramisu from Don’t Sweat the Recipe. “Tiramisu is such a velvety and creamy dessert and of course one of the many that I love. Whenever I get a chance to go to Olive Garden, I always try to get one for dessert. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Tiffany chose Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Bowl from Spoonful of Flavor. “This summer finding new ways to make awesomely fresh and yummy bowls has become my fave. So this great teriyaki chicken bowl from Spoonful of Flavor is definitely getting added to my menu.”

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Tiffany chose How To Save Summer Memories from The Jenny Evolution. “Making memories has always been something that is very important for me in my family. So finding this great way to save them from Jenny Evolution is really great!”

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Heather chose Veggie Noodle Stir-Fry in Peanut Sauce from Courtney’s Cookbook. “I got a spiralizer for my birthday, but haven’t really embraced it yet. This looks like a fun recipe that would get me started with veggie noodles.”

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Heather chose Watermelon Brie Bites from My Suburban Kitchen. “Like Shannah, we usually have a watermelon every week during the summer. It’s delicious, but plain watermelon can get a bit old. This fun appetizer looks like a great way to add some variety and sophistication to our favorite fruit.”

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Tina chose DIY Farmhouse Pots from Lolly Jane Blog. “I love these DIY washed planters. They look great and the instructions are so easy to follow. Looks fantastic,thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us.”

Silvie also chose this post. “This is such a cute and easy DIY! And I absolutely love the pop of color it gives any room.”

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Tina chose Nursery Wall Decor to Customize Baby’s Room + Linkup from The Wardrobe Stylist. “Wonderful ideas to decorate your nursery on a budget. Super cute nurseries,Thanks for sharing all these with us.”

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Sarah chose 365 Day Penny Saving Challenge {Save $667 in One Year} from Fun Happy Home. “I am looking to put away some funds for travel next summer, and I’ve been on the lookout for simple ways to do this. While I do take on side jobs or have garage sales, simple plans like this one are incredibly helpful! Now, if I could only find a bank more willing to take rolled coins…”

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Sarah chose Blueberry Mint Lemonade Smoothie from Positively Amanda. “I’m also always on the lookout for delicious (and healthy!) smoothie recipes. I like that I can use the mint from my garden in this recipe.”

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Ginger chose Playroom Organization Hacks from Seven Graces. “I am embarking on a huge playroom overhaul/makeover and these are some much-needed tips.”

Mari also chose this post. “I loved Kristi’s share because organization for me in anything is key. If you want to live a stress free parenting life or just life in general you must posses good organization skills or you will run yourself crazy. Great post!”

This post also received the most views.

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Ginger chose How To Create an Image Map for Your Blog from Love My Messy Messy Mess. “This was really informative and easy to understand. I will definitely be doing this soon.”

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Mari chose Two Delicious Granola Recipes #granola from our very own Silvie from My Silly Little Gang. “Silvie’s share is great treat to incorporate something healthy at snack time. Great size for small hands and easy to carry with you when out and about.”

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Elaine chose Chicken Enchilada Casserole from Reviews, Chews, & How-Tos. “I have never made enchiladas from scratch and this is a great way to learn.”

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Elaine chose Crock Pot Chicken Tacos – An Easy Back to School Recipe from Just A Little Creativity. “I am always on the lookout for easy crockpot recipes and this one looks great.”

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Stacey chose No-Bake Turtle Icebox Cake from Live from Julie’s House. “This looks absolutely divine! Turtles have always been one of my favorite candies. and this would not last long. Thank you for sharing!”

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Stacey chose No Bake Chocolate Strawberry Dream Cake from Our Unschooling Journey Through Life. “I love no bake desserts, especially during the summer heat. I can’t wait to make this for the family. Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Silvie chose Basil Pesto from Morsels of Life. “I have tons of fresh Basil from my basil pots and I’ve been looking for a few great recipes to use it in. This recipe is great and it turned out absolutely delicious.”

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Heather chose Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Biscoff Cookie Crust Recipe from Cooking LSL. “I love biscoff cookies and was recently thinking they would make a great crust. Look who beat me to it with this beautiful cheesecake recipe.”

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Heather chose Galette Crust from Morsels of Life. “I have never tried galette, but this looks like an easy way to get started. I want to try this with the Butternut Squash Caramelized Onion Galette.”

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Natasha chose World’s Best Apple Recipe Roundup from Dreaming of Leaving. “I absolutely love the fall season – I can’t wait to try out all of these apple recipes. Just perfect for the cooler weather!”

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Natasha chose The Wing Women in My Life from Healthy Helper. “It’s so invaluable to have women in your life to support you, encourage you, and be the shoulder for you to cry on. Thank you for sharing this post, and reminding us how important it truly is! Great post!”

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Natasha chose Do You Know the Truth About Ageism and Women? from Simplify Life with Mrs. R. “I never realized how middle-aged women are impacted by the loss of jobs simply due to their age. It’s sad and incomprehensible. Thank you so much for sharing this post and educating others on this ongoing issue. Great post!”

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Natasha chose How to Help Your Preschooler Transition to Kindergarten from The Professional Mom Project. “My son is starting kindergarten in September, and I’ve been working all year to prepare both of us for this transition. I agree with all of these tips to help your child with this transition – thanks so much for sharing this helpful post!”

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The post with the most views is Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes from Mom of 6.

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DIY Farmhouse Pots from Lolly Jane Blog

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Playroom Organization Hacks from Seven Graces

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Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes from Mom of 6

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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Biscoff Cookie Crust Recipe from Cooking LSL

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One thing that gets under my skin is finding an item cheaper after I already paid for it. With Groupon Goods, I’ve never had that problem.

I told you a while back about the shopping haul. I still use all of those products and frequently search for more, checking out the app two or three times a week. But I don’t just take Groupon’s word for it, I check it out. Then I do two things: I research and I’m patient.

I wait for discounts and specials. It seems almost weekly, they will have a special on a particular item or type of items, like Groupon Goods.

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I finally started getting things done, but held up by consistent breathing struggles. That cold/infection that I got after New York has really triggered my asthma. I’m seriously looking for some home remedies to improve my attacks. Got one?

Welcome to another great week at Turn It Up Tuesday! Thank you so much for joining in the fun! And if you’re new here…welcome! Feel free to share, share, share!

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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 | April from April Noelle | Tina from The Happy Creations | Tiffany from The Mrs Tee| 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 | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Anuja from All I Do | Heather from Goodlicious | Robin from Snippets of Faith | Jessica from Striving Towards Grace | Abiola from Ramblings of a Nigerian Workahomom | Sarah from Roaring Mama Lion | Lori from Saved By the Mommy

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!

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Bev chose DIY Natural After Sun Cooling Cream from Little Miss Dexterous. “I always love the idea f being able to make home made products so that I know what is in them. This Natural After Sun product is one that I can live with and use all summer. Based on the ingredients, I am sure it smells nice and well as soothes the skin.”

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April chose 101 Things To Clean with Vinegar from Just 2 Sisters. “I’ve been using vinegar a lot these days, but this is a great summation of what you can clean with it.”

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April chose DIY Hair Gel Recipe from Scratch Mommy. “I’m trying to go all natural in a lot of ways, my hair is definitely one of them. I like this recipe for hair gel.”

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Tiffany chose 10 Pictures to Take of Your Kids (each and every year) from Lipgloss and Crayons. “I love Carly’s suggestions for photos that you simply must have of your children… I may be a bit late on the start for these but i definitely want to add them to our photo library!”

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Tiffany chose She Used 3 Things That Made Her Lips Unbelievably Better from Simplify Life with Mrs. R. “Mrs. R’s simple chapped lip remedy is awesome!! I have always suffered from chapped lips and switched to natural balms a while ago but like she said they can be pricey. I may be trying this recipe out sooner rather than later ;)”

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Mari chose Red Velvet Banana Cake Recipe from Treat and Trick. “In this heat I’m looking forward to trying Brandie’s S’mores treat.”

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Heather chose Melon Salad with Crispy Prosciutto and Feta from The Kittchen. “I love melon wrapped in prosciutto, but like Kit said in her post, it can be a hassle to assemble. This idea of making a salad and adding feta and basil looks great.”
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Heather chose Grilled Pork Adobo from Try Anything Once. “We always grill a lot in the summer, and I love the simplicity of this recipe. Can’t wait to try it.”

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Stacey chose Summer Fruit Salad with Cinnamon – Honey Syrup Recipe from Home Cooking Memories. “This syrup sounds amazing! I have been trying to eat as much fresh fruit as I can, and I am looking forward to adding this to my next bowl of fruit! Thank you so much for sharing!”

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Stacey chose Blueberry Cream Cheese Scones from Living on Cloud Nine. “These look wonderful! I have always wanted to try making scones, and I think these I will. Thanks so much for sharing!”

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Natasha chose Just Saying “No” from Starting Over…Again. “Thanks so much for sharing this amazing post. It is so hard for more to say no. Even when I’m overwhelmed, I’ll still try to take on more. It is easier to say yes, then figure out how to get it done. In recent years, I have been getting better at saying no, and this post is the reminder I need to stop taking on more than I can handle. Great post!”

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Natasha chose Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake from LouLou Girls. “I am a cheesecake addict, and this Raspberry Cheesecake recipe has my mouth watering. Thanks so much for sharing! I am definitely going to try it!”

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The post with the most views is Smores Ice Cream Cups Recipe from Home Cooking Memories.

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Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake from LouLou Girls

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Summer Fruit Salad with Cinnamon – Honey Syrup Recipe from Home Cooking Memories

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