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Rainbow Heart Cone Wreath

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I LOVE making wreathes and this one is no different! This Rainbow Heart Cone Wreath takes a bit of time to make, but patience prevails and a cute, whimsical wreath is created with just a few tools needed!! All you need for this wreath is the following: 3" Scalloped Punch Full of Heart Wrapping Paper from Hazel and Ruby Handmade Scissors Hot Glue Small Wreath Form (foam) How to: I start by punching out a bunch of 3" scalloped circles from the wrapping paper. This paper is much thicker than a standard wrapping paper, so don't let "wrapping paper" deter you as this is more paper like than a traditional Christmas … [Read more...]

Shop Your Way at Sears


This post is sponsored by Sears, but all opinions and thoughts are my own.  Since I've had my second baby six months ago, it's like reinventing the wheel as a family. Everything that got EASY to do with our four year old suddenly got twice as hard with a baby AND a four year old. Shopping trips now require two carts so that each child can sit in the front. The car has even less room than before, even AFTER getting a new SUV to accommodate our growing family. I don't have to tell you, having a second, third, fourth...etc. child just takes more time, more patience, more resources and more $MONEY$. The days of just running into a store … [Read more...]

Easy Carnitas Bowls {Straight from the grill flavor}

Easy Carnitas Bowls with Hormel #newfromhormel #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #newfromhormel #CollectiveBias I don't know about you guys, but there are just nights at home that I DO NOT want to cook, nor do I want to eat out. I just want dinner to magically *poof* appear on the table for me and have something good, nutritious and affordable. Unfortunately, that's not reality, but sometimes you stumble across something that kind of makes you feel like that could be a little more of a reality AND it's still tasty. See...my family (myself included) is made up of very picky eaters, but one thing I can always seem to … [Read more...]

We’re Gonna Party Like It’s YOUR Birthday…GIVEAWAY!

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It's a special day today! We're celebrating my 32nd birthday and I've rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it's YOUR birthday! We're giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only--sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the great prizes and bloggers involved and please be sure to read the fine print! Each blogger picked their own gift card to giveaway...so here's what's up for grabs!! Someday Crafts $15 Chilis Gift Card / The Cards We Drew $15 Home Goods Gift Card / Sweet Tea and Saving Grace $15 … [Read more...]

25 Decadent Cake Recipes

25 Decadent Cake Recipes

Next up on my lists of favorite things (like yesterday's 25 Amazing Cupcake Recipes post) is a long list of amazing cakes! How are cakes different than cupcakes you ask? Well, they're bigger. Duh (*winks*). And they're just as amazing. So yeah...clearly I have a sweet tooth. It's my birthday (week)...just grin and bear it. hehe Here's some AWESOME cake recipes to get you drooling and ready for your own birthday!! Strawberry Marshmallow Cake from Your Homebased Mom Fresh California Orange Cake from Your Homebased Mom German Chocolate Cake from That's What Che Said Texas Sheet Cake from Blooming Homestead Cream Cheese … [Read more...]

Engagement Ring Holder


I'm SO excited to announce I'm a member of the Real Housemoms Creative Team! Each month I'll be sharing a craft idea with her readers and you guys and this month I shared this fun Engagement Ring Holder! Check it out!! DIY Engagement Ring Holder … [Read more...]

25 Amazing Cupcake Recipes

25 Amazing Cupcake Recipes

It's my birthday week this week! So I'm sharing roundups of all my favorite things and my NUMBER ONE favorite thing...my weakness, are cupcakes! I love them all! So here's 20 amazing cupcake recipes for you to try out for your next birthday celebration!! Flower Pot Cupcakes from Made to be a Momma Chocolate Toffee Cupcakes from Cupcakes and Crinoline S'more Cupcakes from Cupcake Diaries Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes from Cupcake Diaries Irish Cream Cupcakes from Just us Four Rainbow Sherbert Cupcakes from The NY Melrose Family Red Velvet Cupcakes from See Vanessa Craft Strawberry Cupcakes from That's What Che … [Read more...]

That time some bloggers FINALLY came to Ohio!

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A few weeks ago I was heading down to Cincinnati to visit my brother for the weekend. The evening before we headed down I saw on Sawdust and Embryos Facebook page that they were going to be in Cincinnati for the weekend for a blogger Habitat for Humanity event sponsored by GMC and that they needed help! I was SO excited to finally have some blogger pals heading to Ohio (nothing EVER happens in Ohio!), so I contacted Bethany and asked her if I could help out and where to meet. Bright and early Sunday morning me and my future sister in law headed into downtown Cincinnati to check out what the girls were up to! Working on the home was Taryn … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party


Welcome to another Creative Collection Link Party! So HAPPY to have you this week! Check out our favorites for this week and be sure to link up your projects for a chance to be featured NEXT week! Coral Geometric Headboard | The Weathered Door Gold Duct Tape Necklace | Delineate Your Dwelling Anthropologie Inspired DIY Mirror | Bigger Than the Three of Us Mini MCM Makeover | Bre Purposed Guest Room Printables | Elegance and Enchantment Ruler Donuts & Ruler Tray | Your Homebased Mom Ice Cream Cake with Circus Animal Crust | Food Faith Fitness Jen from Craft-o-maniac: Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Instagram … [Read more...]

T Mobile Free Tablet Data {yes, you read that right…FREE DATA!!}

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TabletTrio #CollectiveBias Just recently I got a new phone and made the mistake of not connecting my phone to the Wifi from my house. You know what happened? I inadvertently blew through 3G of data in two weeks because I hadn't used Wifi ONCE...and you know what else happened? I now owe MORE money for my monthly plan because of it. Let's face it...being connected to the Internet these days is EXPENSIVE! But for a techie blogger like myself, I pay the price because it's a necessity. However, a lot of people can't justify the cost of it … [Read more...]