Season’s Greetings


It’s still the season, even though I missed the day, right? I hope your holidays are fabulous.  We’re enjoying them thoroughly. We’ve met new cousins, cried tears of happiness over presents, lost our 2 front teeth, and felt like punching the guy with the harmonica. (Whose idea was that anyway???) I’ve truly never felt more […]

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A Day of Remembrance for Sandy Hook


Everyone grieves differently.  Everyone copes differently.  Everyone moves forward differently. No one’s right.  No one’s wrong. We’re just different. My sister used to (? maybe still does?) go sit at our dad’s grave and talk to him and leave him notes.  That doesn’t work for me.  I remember him in the way the back of […]

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Burlap Stockings with Simply Kierste!


Today’s project is a collaboration between me and my pal Kierste (from Simply Kierste) that has been a year in the making.  We started these stockings last year but then life happened for both of us and so…better late than never, right?  Plus, you’d never have known if I hadn’t told you, right? I’m going […]

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Reverse Stenciled Signs


Before I get started, quick reminder that today is the last day to take advantage of the Silhouette Black Friday deals. GO HERE and use code “CRAP” to take advantage of  the promotions before midnight tonight. I love the look of neat and tidy text, but I sometimes don’t love the harshness of vinyl.  Maybe […]

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Pocket Switchers Transforming Balls

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pocket Switchers for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   I recently received a box of Switchers Transforming Balls in the mail.  Switchers transforming balls convert from a rubber ball to a surprise easily…no instructions or pictures needed. I knew what was in the box, […]

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Festive Front Porch


This month’s Lowe’s Creative Blogger team challenge was to create some holiday décor.  I decided to head outdoors (mostly because that didn’t require convincing BC to haul in bins or put up trees).  I went to Lowe’s and came home with this: I’ve been buying my front door wreaths from Lowe’s for YEARS. They’re inexpensive […]

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Gift Card Stockings


Let’s get real for a second here:  Sometimes Christmas sneaks up on me.  And, even though I had big plans in October, I have 2 days left before Christmas and I have to go the gift card route.  Plus, they mail nicely, right? So, how can you give a cuter gift card?  Put it in […]

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You’ve all heard about the struggles we’ve had with family pictures in the past, right? Needless to say, getting a family pic for holiday cards wasn’t exactly at the top of my to do list.  In fact, it wasn’t actually even on my to do list. So, when my pal Becca called and asked if […]

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Silhouette Black Friday Promotions!


If you’ve been a fan of Silhouette and their products for a while, you KNOW this is the best sale of the year!  And this year?  You’ve got options! YOU MUST USE THIS LINK and code CRAP to get the promotional prices from now through midnight EST on November 30th! OPTION #1 1 Silhouette CAMEO® […]

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Advent Ideas (+ my advent calendar)


If you’re here for the Silhouette Portrait giveaway, it’s one post down.  If you’re here for advent activity ideas, you’re in the right place.  When the nice folks at Silhouette asked me if I wanted to check out their 2012 Limited Edition Advent Calendar, I jumped at the chance.  I’d seen some pictures and knew […]

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