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You'll Want To Add Your Blog To This Link Up - Turn It Up Tuesday!

I am truly honored that I get to be a  guest host for the blog hop Turn It Up Tuesday!  This has been a one-stop-shop for blogs providing quality information on DIY projects, yummy recipes and honest feelings.  (If you want to have a peek into a mother's honest take on discovering she was having a girl, instead of a wished for boy, check out my weeks favorite "Pink Ain't So Bad" from Courtney at Mamalode.  Link provided below.)  So please, add your blog link and click on link of fellow Turn It Up Tuesday participants.  Enjoy!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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 abo…

My Questions Answered By Chef Pati Jinich - Video

Rob and I have been focusing on finding foods and spices that will help us take some weight off.  I've been slightly obsessed with staying on my exercise track (on week 8 now :->) and hope to get rid of this jiggly belly that has become wa-a-a-ay too comfortable on my body.  The older you get the harder it is to lose weight.  What I would say to my 40 year old self - 'See that pouch starting?  Do your crunches and planks now!  7 years from now it's going to get ugly!'
I've found that spices cumin, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes and turmeric are noted to increase metabolism.  (Yes please!)  After a good workout coconut water is more beneficial in regulating your electrolytes, and lower in calories, than sports drinks.  It also contains more potassium than other drinks which is an important component in helping to build muscle which, in turn, helps you burn more calories. And my most surprising discovery - eating avocados help burn belly fat!
I've always t…

Mother's Day Ideas at Turn It Up Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the 31st 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 post 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!And welcome our awesome guest hosts!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 …

It Makes Me Happy And I Love It

I'm participating in Mama Kat's (pretty much world famous) Writer's Workshop.

My chosen writing prompt:  Something you bought this month that you love.

The fact that this little thing makes me so happy may sound odd, but I love it!

There are days when a certain item pops in my head and then I'm in search of this said 'item' for days, or weeks, until I find it.  It could be a particular candle holder, a specific lamp design or glass ware.  Things like that.  I don't know why it happens, it just does.

My latest was a small pedestal, called a Cupcake Holder, to raise my most recent obsession; birch candle holders.  I found this sweet accent at a gorgeous store in Cannon Beach, OR called Sesame + Lilies.  Gor-Ge-OUS!  This store is a complete knock-out.  (Check out their website).





With regard to the birch candle/candle holder Cost Plus World Market carries some but the color of the birch bark wasn't the color I had in mind.  I was so excited when I found wha…

Join The Turn It Up Tuesday Blog Hop!

It's been a busy week in the Harrison household.  Our days have been filled with painting the living room (I naively thought our little room would take a day with all four of us working.  It took 4!)  And my husband Rob building a fence for my mom.  I'm helping mightily ;-> by selecting the wood and removing nails from the old boards so we can use it in our little fire pit.  Yum!  Summer time S'more's!  My blogging this past week has been nil so I'm so happy to be a Guest Host this April to see what lovely posts others are writing!  Join us and Enjoy!  Welcome to the 30th 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! Please share your Easter-related posts (and non Easter posts) here with us this week on Turn It Up Tuesday. Easter is right around the corner and we'd love to hear how you'll be spending it. Will you be baking? Share your recipes. Will you be going to ch…