Welcome to a new week at Turn It Up Tuesday! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving, and spent time with family and friends. This year we kept it small, just the four of us with a turkey breast, sausage apple dressing, cheesy rice, roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots, and of course, pumpkin pie. One thing of note, I didn’t take a single picture of any of the food I cooked. It felt kind of strange, as I usually do take photos, even if I don’t use them. But, this year I wanted to focus on family instead. I did learn a couple of things, good and bad. Good = cheesy rice goes really well with turkey. Bad = fresh cranberries are too sour in roasted veggies, even Brussels sprouts and carrots. I tried to salvage it with some balsamic vinegar, but no go. Disappointing, but we’ll survive. Overall it was a good, relaxing meal, even though there were about a million pans to wash afterwards. What did you learn over the holiday weekend? I look forward to seeing what you share this week.
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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| 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 | Jessica from Striving Towards Grace | Abiola from Ramblings of a Nigerian Workahomom
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Here are the Featured posts from last week!
Melissa chose How to Honor God with My Body from Snippets of Inspiration. “For the last 8 years I have been on a health journey. Along the way I have learned that if it just about losing weight it will never be successful, it has to be about learning to love yourself. I think doing it as a way to honor God is the best way to learn how to love yourself from the One who created you and loves you unconditionally.”
Melissa chose How to Help Kids Understand Their Emotions from The Jenny Evolution. “These are great tips on how to help kids learn how to understand their emotions so that they are better equipped to be able to express them effectively.”
Tina chose Holiday Ornament Display – Learn How to Make Your Own! from Sweet Pea. “I love this wonderful DIY, great project. I wish I had all the equipment to do it. Will definitely try something similar but smaller. Thanks for sharing this with us.”
Tina chose How to Make Christmas Placemats from The Real Thing with the Coake Family. “Adorable Christmas placemats. What a great tutorial, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.”
Stacey chose Simple Coconut Macaroon Recipe (Gluten-Free) from The Jenny Evolution. “I love coconut desserts and these look so quick and easy to make! Definitely going to save this and add them to my Christmas baking list. Thanks so much for sharing!”
Stacey chose DIY Christmas Ornaments from The (mis)adventures of a “Born Again” Farm Girl. “Homemade ornaments are my favorite for the Christmas tree and this is such a wonderful idea for the whole family to make. Thank you so much for sharing!”
Natasha chose Creating Thanksgiving Family Traditions from Starting Over…Again. “As a single mom, it is important to me to instill family traditions that will allow us to grow and evolve together throughout the years. These are some great traditions that I can start now and continue for years to come! Thanks for sharing!”
Natasha chose Why I Chose Not to Have an Abortion from Seeking Lavender Lane. “I applaud you, Deb, for your bravery in sharing this honest and passionate post. I found it less to do with the abortion as in your title, but more to do with how life hands you lemons and you have to decide whether or not to make lemonade. The decision is the hardest, most difficult one that has to be made. Like you, I decided that my son was my responsibility and I would live with whatever that would bring. Every day, I feel blessed for making that choice to become not only a mother, but a single mom. If I had to make the choice all over again, I wouldn’t change a thing. I am the woman and the mom that I am because of the choices I made. Thanks again for sharing! Great post!”
The post with the most views is Why I Don’t Mind Our Boys Having Tattoos from Living on Cloud Nine.
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And the Best of the Best goes to…
Simple Coconut Macaroon Recipe (Gluten-Free) from The Jenny Evolution
How to Make Christmas Placemats from The Real Thing with the Coake Family
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