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SNAP 2012 Sneak Peek

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Hey guys! I'm back and resting up from SNAP still. The weekend was a whirlwind of information, swag, speakers, and FUN! I met THE MOST amazing ladies this weekend and it was such a wonderful experience to be in a place where everyone just "got it".  Too many times I have been looked at funny when I say I'm a blogger or have had friends or family question why I was doing what I did, but last weekend I was one among 325 ladies that all understood. We all shared something in common and it was so nice to support one another and make new friends.I can't wait to tell you all about my weekend, but there is so much to tell, so much to digest and I … [Read more...]

Craft-O-Maniac Contributor Post: Mod Podge Plates

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Hey guys! I'm back from SNAP and resting up from my red eye flight back home. I have tons to tell you about and a gazillion photos from the event, but I wanted to show you my Craft-O-Maniac contributor post that went live a few days ago. Stop over to Craft-O-Maniac to see the full tutorial and I'll post it on my blog in a few weeks too. … [Read more...]

Arrived to SNAP

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Today is D-day my friends! We arrived into Salt Lake City yesterday, my friend Jenny and I. Being the adventurous sorts, we went straight over to "downtown" Salt Lake City...in the rain...to check out the Temple and Church of Latter Day Saints. While admittedly I am very unfamiliar with the church and it's history, there were plenty of nice older women that assisted us and gave us brief tours.  They have the prettiest gardens in the Temple Square  The Temple not to be confused with "church" as I called it to one of the LDS members...whoops! It's not open to non-members otherwise we would have gone inside.  View from the LDS headquarters … [Read more...]

Ohhhhh SNAP!

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WOW! After what seems like months of anticipation and planning, SNAP is ONE...count O-N-E week away! I'm in disbelief because it has felt so far away for so long and now we're here! Business cards are ready, Nest of Posies bag arrived, and now I'm trying to figure out what to wear to the grand event! I'm attending with my non-blogging friend, Jenny. Jenny and I met a few years ago when I was coaching soccer and her daughter first started playing. Jenny and I decided that soccer season that we were going to train for a half marathon together and train we did. In Spring 2007 we ran our first (and only) 13.1 together in downtown Columbus. We … [Read more...]

Easter Weekend 2012

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Hey everyone! Hope you all had an amazing Easter. I had so much fun with my family visiting this weekend. My parents and brother came into town and we spent the weekend cooking, baking, and grilling out. There was a ton of food consumption done and a lot of fun and relaxation. :)The boys went fishing several time this weekend and I got some really fun pictures at the pond down the street from us. Here's some photos from our weekend! Get ready for picture overload, my friends.  Hunting for Easter eggs in our backyard  My kiddo was more interested in eating the jelly beans in the eggs than he was hunting for them  Checking out his stash of … [Read more...]

The Bully Project

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Thanks to The Bully Project for sponsoring my writing. Visit their website to join the movement and learn more.You know the saying..."Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"...? The truth is words do hurt. For children and young adults, words can hurt terribly by ruining their self-confidence and making them insecure in their own skin. {SOURCE}  This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied, making it the most common form of violence young people in the U.S. experience. For parents, it's enough that you have to worry about your child getting to and from school safely every day, eating healthy foods, … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Centerpiece

Hey everyone! Are you getting ready for Easter?! I'm about ready with groceries stocked and house half cleaned. I still have an Easter basket to assemble and some goodies to make yet, but there's still a few more days!I'm sure you've seen these out there before, but if you haven't I thought I'd share with you a simple and easy Easter flower centerpiece that is sure to be festive and please your guests. AND it's SO easy!What you need:Two vases that fit within one another leaving at least an inch or so in betweenJelly beansPeepsOther Easter candy/decor of your choice Make sure your vase is good and washed out so you can eat recycle the candy … [Read more...]

MamaBargains.com Review and GIVEAWAY!

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As a working mother, I’m always looking for good discounts and steals online. I enjoy daily deal sites as much as anyone and love the opportunity to score a great product at a reduced price. So of course, I was thrilled when MamaBargains.com contacted us to do a review and giveaway of their site. MamaBargains is a very unique daily deal site that specializes in items that we mamas would love to have for our kids OR **gasp**for ourselves! MamaBargains was kind enough to give me a $30 gift card to try their site out myself! I took a long few weeks waiting for the perfect item to get my 2 year old on MamaBargains and I will say there … [Read more...]

Blog Swap: Corner House

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Happy Saturday! I'm so excited to have Laura from Corner House today on the blog! Laura is my roomie at SNAP in a few weeks, so we thought it would be fun to swap blogs for the week and introduce ourselves! Laura's paper wreath (bottom of this post) originally caught my eye and had me start following her blog, but as you'll find out...she's REALLY talented. Any gal that can makeover a piece of furniture then turn around and make a gorgeous fondant topped birthday cake  has got CRAZY talent in my book! I'm so excited to meet Laura in a few weeks and think you'll just love her blog.... .................................... Hi. I'm Laura from … [Read more...]

New Carpet and Living Room Plans

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FINALLY this week we got our living room carpet replaced. *Sigh of Relief* Our living room carpet was pretty stained up and I think the carpet pad was just sucking in stains no matter how hard we tried to wipe them out. In the two years we have lived here, that room has been professionally cleaned 4 times and the stains returned within weeks of cleaning. So finally we decided to just rip it out and start over new and OMG it's so nice to have good carpet in the house.Every house or apartment I've ever lived in, up until this house, has had brand new carpet in it when we moved in. Call me a bit of a carpet snob, but it's hard to play in a room … [Read more...]