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New Hobby-Crocheting

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Last year I threw my friend a Little Mr. Man baby shower (that I'm still super proud of). At the shower, one of the guests made the mommy-to-be a gorgeous baby blanket that was super soft and was such a nice gift and thought and I remember thinking then how much I'd love to be able to do stuff like that. Fast forward to now and I finally decided last weekend to bite the bullet and sign up to learn how to crochet.I'm sure a lot of my friends will make fun of me for taking on such a "boring" hobby, but I really like what I've learned so far and I plan on signing up for Crochet 102 this week. I signed up for classes through JoAnn's and the … [Read more...]

3 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler

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Did you know that today is not only President's Day, but it's also National Cherry Pie Day!? I heard that today and thought to celebrate National Cherry Pie Day I'd share with you the quickest, simplest way to make a Cherry "Pie" Dessert with only three ingredients needed.What you need:8x8 or 9x9 pan1/2 box of white cake mixStick of ButterCan of Cherry Pie Filling Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 1. Start by spreading the cherry filling down across the bottom of your pan evenly. 2. Next, use about a half box of white cake mix and use a teaspoon to spread it out across the top of your pie filling. Try to get it about 1/2 inch thick and … [Read more...]

SNAP Conference

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Have I told you guys? I'm going to the SNAP Conference here in April in Thanksgiving Point, Utah. Not only with this be my first time to Utah, but it will also be my very first blogging conference and I'm SO excited to go and meet some of my blogging idols counterparts. ;)I'm trying to get all my stuff ready for the conference and this week I got my business cards made up and ordered. Since I'm still a newbie to the blogging community, I wanted to make sure I had a killer business card to grab people's attention and I found a KILLER Etsy shop to make it happen for me. Designs by Thoughts on Etsy hooked me up with a custom made die cut … [Read more...]

On being a mom…

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So if you haven't been able to tell, the last few weeks I've just kind of been in a creative funk. I've had a hard time getting motivated to craft and I've taken a few trips to the craft store, but left feeling uninspired. So rather than leave my blog sitting out in wasteland looking for something inspiring to show you guys, I was thinking about motherhood in general as I was rocking my son to sleep tonight...  My son is what Happiest Toddler on the Block calls "spirited". That's the nice way of saying he can be a little brat sometimes, but he's two and you'll love him no matter how many times you have to carry him out of daycare in one week … [Read more...]

Fish Bowl Valentine

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This is the first year that my son has been at daycare over Valentine’s Day, so I was super excited when they announced that they do exchange Valentine’s and they do a little party, as well that day. For any crafty momma, that starts the old wheels a spinning on what I could do to make a unique Valentine. A few weeks ago I did a Valentine project for DimplePrints and we designed 6 Valentine’s for download on our site, but I really wanted to do another different one for my son’s party. Then I saw this cute little idea and copied it (gasp!) with the help of Carli at DimplePrints (seriously, she’s the best…she’s always doing stuff like this … [Read more...]

ErinCondren.com $25 Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND WINNER WAS EMAILED How do YOU stay organized? Do you use tons of little sticky notes (I've been known to do that)? Are you the type that keeps it all in your head just fine? Or are you struggling and looking for a fun, bright planner that matches your personality? This isn't a sales pitch, it's an honest to God question. I know for me, those little plain black planners sold at the box office supply stores just didn't cut it....BORING. Then one day I got lucky and saw another blogger talking about how all she wanted for her birthday was an Erin Condren planner and her husband surprised her and designed her one. YEP, he … [Read more...]

Project 52 Week Five

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If you would have told me in November that in the beginning of February I’d be outside working on the lawn and watching my son play in his sandbox, I’d tell you you were nuts. But here we are, in the middle of an Ohio winter and spent the day outside playing with the tee ball, soccer balls, working on trimming back the bushes in the yard, and letting Andrew play in his sandbox. Unbelievable. It was gorgeous out today and we spent the majority of the afternoon just playing outside. Andrew had a GREAT time and didn’t want to come in the whole day (even threw a fit when I made him come in to change his diaper).This winter has been so lovely for … [Read more...]

Jillian’s 30 Day Shred Review Part I (10 days in)

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On January 24th I embarked on my quest to get fit and try to do it quickly and with as little of a time commitment as possible. After all, I am a mommy blogger--my evenings from 8-10 p.m. are when I take the time to write, create, and pin...I don't want to spend an hour of that time working out or trying to find the motivation to get in shape. Last year I bought Jillian's 30 Day Shred and only did it once. I've always been curious though to see if it really works, so I decided I'd take 30 days and do the whole program and see what happened. As I write this I'm on day two and I plan to continue for the next 28 days to complete the whole thing. … [Read more...]

Pretty in Pink Valentine’s Wreath

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I’m a little behind on my Valentine’s Day wreath making, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to come up with something fun for the big day. After all, one of my favorite colors is pink, so I had to find the most appropriate day of the year to do an all pink wreath! Although the photos make it look peach (poor night lighting during photography) it really is a light pink color.I tried using a different wreath form this time because I’m getting a little stuck on wreathes wrapped in yarn or burlap, so this time I got a different foam wreath that’s not rounded and I wrapped it in white fabric and used pretty pink push pins to secure … [Read more...]

DimplePrints on Tatertots and Jello

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It's an exciting day for DimplePrints! Carli, owner of DimplePrints, got to debut her first contributor post today and will continue to contribute the first Wednesday of every month. Carli and I worked together to make some fun kids Valentine's Day card ideas a few weeks ago (HERE). And today we get to show off our Valentine's Day mini-package along with ONE MORE free Valentine printable for your use! Lots of fun! Carli, of course, is the amazing, talented designer behind the package itself and I staged the package and Valentine's from her creations. If you haven't seen DimplePrints before, you really must check out their Etsy shop...she and … [Read more...]