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NEW “How To” Series Coming Soon…Submit Your Ideas


Ever wish you had a contractor at your disposal to ask questions to whenever you needed? To install that light fixture...show you how to paint trim...teach you how to put up backsplash? Well, I do and I want to share the love with you guys. In April I'm going to start a NEW series to this blog where YOU ask the questions and I get the answers for you. This contractor has been "in da bidness" for 30+ years now and is known for super high quality work. So what do I need? I want to know what YOU want to learn! No...we're not going to show you how to build your next house or re-do the plumbing, but we want to show you simple DIY projects … [Read more...]

Making Toothbrushing Fun with Arm n Hammer ToothTunes


Getting our teeth brushed at home really isn't always that hard to be honest...my son quite enjoys it. The issue I have is keeping him interested in brushing long enough to really do the trick. My toddler will do a quick swipe of his teeth 5 or 6 times and try to call it a day. I recently got sent a ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ toothbrush to review with my son. This toothbrush plays One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" song when you push the button and kids can ROCK OUT while brushing their teeth. Once the music stops, they're done and they can carry on with their day. When we got the toothbrush my kiddo (3 years old) was … [Read more...]

Spring has Sprung Wreath (circa 2012)


This was a post I did last year for Craft-O-Maniac that never made it on my own blog! Here's my spring wreath from 2012! I'm currently working on my new 2013 wreath, but in the meantime enjoy! I thought I'd start spring off right by making a "Spring Has Sprung" wreath for my front door! I'm in love with bright happy colors and spring is my favorite time of the year, so it's a perfect way to celebrate! Let me show you how I made it... Here's what you'll need: Wreath form (I used a straw form and wrapped with spare felt to smooth it out) Yarn Felt Floral wire Wire Cutters Hot Glue Scissors Embellishments of your choice: I used … [Read more...]

Erin Condren and Chic Canvas Giveaway!

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If you can't tell, my blogging schedule has definitely picked up over the past six months, which is wonderful, but it's starting to get harder to keep track of all my important dates, my editorial calendar, and upcoming events. I SO enjoy all the people I've gotten to meet through blogging and one of them is a company I have worked with before...ErinCondren.com. Not familiar with Erin Condren? Her company only makes the most bomb-diggity planners out there! And they make so much more too, but I'm kinda partial to their planners. I'm going on my second planner now and they are everything I want in an organizer. They are BRIGHT, FUN, and … [Read more...]

Cadbury Cream Egg Inspired Mousse Cups

cadbury cream egg mousse cups

For my family, the best part of Easter happens to be when the first Cadbury Cream Egg comes out in the store. My husband, a non-sweets eater, even loves these little tasty bits of joy, so I couldn't help but be inspired to create my very own Cadbury Cream Egg Mousse Cups. They look just like those little yummy treats and would be a fun "after dinner" Easter Sunday treat. Here's what you need: Cheesecake Mousse Recipe (from my Valentine's Day post) Instant Butterscotch Pudding (follow recipe) Melting Chocolate Mini Water Balloons Parchment Paper I started by melting my chocolates and putting about three tablespoons of semi … [Read more...]

10 Tips on Link Parties and How to Get Noticed

how to get noticed and featured at link parties

Do you link up to weekly link parties, but wonder what it is you need to do to stand out from others? Wonder if it’s worth your time? I thought I’d take time to talk today about why link parties are fun and important for bloggers, as well as ways you can get yourself noticed out of the hundreds of other projects. First of all, I wanted to start by saying that I’m no expert on this topic, but I do have some experience with it. For the past year I am in charge of doing the Top 20 Sundae Scoop post for I Heart Nap Time (if you don’t know Jamielyn, definitely stop by her blog and see why she’s such a huge blogging force!). Sundae Scoop, … [Read more...]

Polka Dot Burlap Wire Easter Basket

polka dot burlap wire easter basket

Raise your hand if you love Target's dollar section! *RAISES HAND JUMPING UP AND DOWN* I pretty much STALK this aisle weekly for adorable finds...sometimes I swear I spend more in that section than I do elsewhere in the store. So imagine my excitement when I came across this adorable wire Easter basket for just $3.00!! I took it home determined that I had the perfect way to dress it up...that was last week. When I experienced a HUGE craft fail. Want to see it?? Gah! Don't laugh. A scrappy basket seemed cute at first, but really not so much once you get it finished. Long story short, I ended up cutting it all off, wasting two hours and 4 … [Read more...]

NBrynn Designs $20 Shop Credit Giveaway

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Happy Wednesday! Today we're sharing a fun giveaway just in time for Easter Sunday and bright Spring clothes! NBrynn Designs is here today showcasing some gorgeous kids bowties and accessories, as well as giving away a $20 shop credit!!! She sent me some bowties to try out for my son and he looked SO cute in them! I'm totally in love with this plaid bowtie. This one is a clip on and my son loved it. His exact words after seeing his photos were,"Aww...I so cute!"  HERE the listing to the plaid bowtie seen above. Here's this fun black gingham bowtie that she also sent...I love how versatile these ties are and for a three year … [Read more...]