Happy Memorial Day with Turn it Up Tuesday!

America is hope.
It is compassion.
It is excellence.
It is valor.
Paul Tsongas

“137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.” – – Doc Hastings

Welcome to another week on Turn It Up Tuesday!!! This week, we’re celebrating Memorial Day. We’re recognizing those that have served, remembering those that have lost their life in the line of service, and honoring the service members and their families.

Happy Memorial Day

We had an amazing week last week, and we 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 | Elaine from Ramblings of a Bad Domestic Goddess | Ginger from Does Your Sister Have Normal Hair | Bev from Eclectic Red Barn | Anuja from All I Do | Heather from Goodlicious

And welcome our awesome guest host for May!

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Kareen from Pink Heart String | Jennifer from MomTricks

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Here are the Featured posts from last week!


Silvie chose Easy Baked Risotto from our very own Elaine from Ramblings of a (Bad) Domestic Goddess. “I love risotto, but I’m scared to try to make it after a disastrous attempt. This recipe looks so amazing that I may just give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing Elaine!”


Silvie chose How to get your kids to clean their room from Fun Money Mom. “This is such a great post! I always have a hard time getting my boys to clean up their room. Usually I end up doing it because it saves me from getting after them. I will have to try Lisa’s ideas.”


Elaine chose Mushroom and Swiss Crock Pot Burgers from Just 2 Sisters. “I love mushroom Swiss burgers and so happy to have found a crockpot recipe.”


Elaine chose Copycat Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream from All She Cooks. “Ice cream is my weakness and this recipe looks fabulous. Definitely going to have to get the ice cream maker attachment for my KitchenAid mixer.”


Mari chose Banana Berry French Toast from Annie’s Noms. “Annie has done it again with a treat that made my mouth water! This combo is a must try for me because French Toast is my go to at any time of the day or night. Thanks Annie :)”

Kareen also chose this post. “It is a good way to make french toast that isn’t just yummy but also healthy. Nice for the kids too!”


Mari chose DIY Car Storage Jars from Always Made with Love. “Then I loved coming across Lydia’s diy storage jars made with the Hot Wheels because it reminded me of the years I decorated my daughter’s room with Hello Kitty. Great job turned at awesome.”


Heather chose Tender Pork Kabobs Recipe from Cooking LSL. “I love pork too and can’t wait to try the wine version of this marinade.”


Heather chose Turkey Taco Stuffed Peppers from Living La Vida Holoka. “You know I’m always looking for low-carb alternatives. Stuffing red peppers with taco filling is genius!”


Tina chose $5 Outdoor Patio Furniture Makeover from AttaGirl Says. “Beautiful makeover. It’s amazing what a bit of color can do. Great result, love turquoise.Thanks for sharing your makeover with us.”


Tina chose Pear Ginger Donuts [Vegan + Gluten-Free] from Healthy Helper. “The combination of ginger and pear sounds interesting. Love a healthy option and it is gluten free. An amazing recipe will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing.”


Stacey chose 18 No Bake Sweet Treats from Dreaming of Leaving. “As summer approaches I love having desserts, but prefer not to use the oven, any more than I have to. I love no bake desserts and they are perfect for outdoor cookouts. Thank you so much for sharing!”


Stacey chose Derby Pie Brownies from Take Two Tapas. “These look completely wonderful, and of course you had me at brownie! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks so much for sharing!”


Kareen chose 5 Ways with Washi Tape & A Circle Punch from White House Crafts. “I love how simple these are made and the washi tape colors are just lovely! We can also do this with the kids as well.”

5 Things Bloggers Feel

Natasha chose 5 Things Bloggers Feel…But May Be Afraid to Say from Living on Cloud Nine. “I believe almost every blogger has felt these things throughout their blogging career. Great post…thanks for sharing!”


Natasha chose 4 Tips to Encourage Independence with Your Preschoolers from Homeschool Preschool. “My son is fiercely independent, and I implement many of these tips to help encourage and foster his independence. Thanks so much for sharing…great post!”


The post with the most views is Helping Teens Overcome Fear and Anxiety from Embark on the Journey.

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And the Best of the Best goes to…


Banana Berry French Toast from Annie’s Noms


Helping Teens Overcome Fear and Anxiety from Embark on the Journey

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28 comments on “Happy Memorial Day with Turn it Up Tuesday!”

  1. mira says:

    Great links ! Thanks so much for the feature!

  2. Robin Masshole Mommy says:

    Look at all the awesome stuff you have linked up here. I can’t wait to check it all out.

  3. Wow! Such a great collection of posts! I can’t wait to try the different Washi posts using one punch! I love to craft!

  4. This is an awesome roundup! There’s some amazing stuff here. Thank you!

  5. Pam says:

    So many good links this week! I want to try those taco stuffed peppers!

  6. mary says:

    What a great roundup. I would LOVE to try those Derby brownies. MMMM they look amazing

  7. Liz Mays says:

    There are some great-looking recipes linked up. I may have to save some of them for when I get home!

  8. Tonya says:

    So many great ideas on so many topics! I need to try some of the recipes that were featured and mentioned. Especially the Ben & Jerry’s copycat ice cream!

  9. Ryan Escat says:

    You did great in this round up, I would love to see them all! Thanks for sharing this, great job.

  10. That’s a lot of good food up there! Memorial Day should be everyday, and this post is a collection of neat stuff you can have or do during the actual holiday itself.

  11. Brandy says:

    Hope you had a great Memorial Day and are back to getting work done today. The long weekend for my kids (4 days) put me off schedule so I am working to get back on track. Looks like you had a lot of stuff to share and enjoy!

  12. Joyce Brewer says:

    That French Toast looks like a dream. What a fun list of content you have in one place!

  13. Wait a minute, there’s a way to fix burgers in the crock pot? Holy cow, I will never use a grill or stove again! Thank you for making my day!

  14. Theresa says:

    Lots of great link ups this week! I see a few that I’ll be checking out asap!

  15. Christie says:

    You have a little bit of everything in this link up! I love the recipes and fashion pieces

  16. Copycat Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream looks amazing!I I am waiting for someone to come up with the copycat of the Dublin Mudslide they used to have. It was my favorite.

  17. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I would have never thought to add burgers to the crockpot! Those look so good! Thanks for this amazing link up!

  18. Wow I know what I’m doing this weekend! So many great links!

  19. Kiwi says:

    Wow what a blogger turn up party! So many good articles but what caught my eye to read now is What Bloggers are afraid to say.

  20. Crystal says:

    Oh my goodness! Such great stuff! I need to make my own Cherry Garcia ice cream. It’s my favorite!

  21. Crystal says:

    Looks like I’ve got a delicious week ahead of me trying these! I need to try that Cherry Garcia recipe. It’s my favorite flavor.

  22. I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day. Ours was very quiet, but very nice.

  23. Sarah Bailey says:

    Awesome links shared here! The No Bake Treats are right up my alley!

  24. I love all the ideas on your blog! I especially love the energy! Thanks for sharing! P.s. Crock pot burgers, WOW!

  25. Nicole Escat says:

    Very nice, I would love to see all this link. I will save your page and look up for those links for my day off.

  26. sarah says:

    wow they look delicious

  27. Alice wisbey says:

    Really Awesome!I love to rally your recipe I see your all link. Already bookmarked some page. I will read and see my off day.

  28. Saba says:

    If you are hungry and don’t know what to make quickly, i always go for french toast. But this time i tried banana berry french toast and that was simply delicious.

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