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My Un-Published Great Ideas Guest Post–DIY makeovers


So I got super lucky and was one of ten folks chosen to be considered for the Tatertots and Jello Virtual Assistant position. I was SO nervous/excited and Jen asked that I write up a weekend wrap up post as a sample of my writing skills. She gave me some previous posts she had done and I did my best to keep my style in line with hers. In the end, I think I wrote a really cute post, but another applicant was chosen. I'm sure there were tons of talented ladies to consider. So even though I didn't get the job, I thought I'd share my carefully thought out post so my efforts weren't for nothing at all. So this is what I wrote up to cover Jen's … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Wreath


If you haven't been keeping up lately (and why not, I may add haha), I'm getting ready for Andrew's 2nd birthday party that I'm using a candy corn theme for. I love candy corns and I've had a lot of fun already finding food and decor for his party. One of my absolute favorite crafts to make though are wreaths. I've made a bunch of them now and I swear (not to pat my own back) they each get a little better each time. Even my husband told me how much he liked my work tonight, which is unheard of. So here's my attempt at a cute candy corn wreath for my son's party and also for fall decor/Halloween decor. What you need:18" grapevine wreath … [Read more...]

Labor Day Weekend aka the end of Summer 2011


We spent our weekend at the lake this weekend. Friday and Saturday were in the high 90's, Sunday was in the mid-70's, and Monday was in the early 60's. How we dropped 20+ degrees from Saturday-Monday is beyond me. It was a bit depressing, but I love fall and the cool weather. I love carving pumpkins, pulling out my cozy sweaters, and drinking warm coffee in the morning. I look forward to getting ready for Andrew's birthday party and Casey's birthday shortly thereafter. Fall is amazing, but the problem with fall is that you know what comes AFTER fall. After fall comes the bitter cold, the gray skies, the loads of snow, ice, and stupid Ohio … [Read more...]

A Trip to the Park in Instagram


Tonight Andrew was getting restless at home and we had no groceries, so we headed out to Jimmy John's for some sandwiches with a plan to hit up the park after on the way home. Andrew was a riot at Jimmy John's and was dancing to their too loud music, biting into giant pickles and going "mmmmmm", and just being a funny little guy. I don't know what got into him, but he had Casey and I rolling by the end of our meal--and a few other patrons too.After we got done, we drove over to the park near our old house. That's the one thing I miss about that house...the nice park and playground within walking distance, but alas...we love our house now. … [Read more...]

Craft Room Progress


Last week I shared with you the progress I've made so far on my craft room. To recap it went from this: This was the before of this room...see the black cabinets below the desk? See ALL that clutter? Yikes **hangs head in shame**  To this... Pretty bold change, but I'm still loving the color. A craft room is meant to inspire and be a place to create things, so I didn't want anything dull. The above picture is what it looks like today. I have a ton on my list of to do's for this room, but once all the painting and spray painting is done, it's time to start adding decor and fun stuff to the walls. If you recall, there are filing cabinets … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Birthday Party

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Splash Park fun


I've kind of taken this blog over with craft stuff lately, which I adore, but I need to get back to my roots and my roots are updating my family and friends on my beautiful little boy. He's turning TWO in October and I'm already getting the creative juices flowing for his party. If you don't know, I blog for a party printables company, DimplePrints, so every party is an opportunity to do something really great. I get their AWESOME stuff for free, so I am always looking for an excuse to party. So that's what I'm currently getting started on and have already devoted a Pinterest board to ideas. His daddy wants a Happy Boo-thday party for him, … [Read more...]

The beginning of the mom cave…


A few months ago I started daydreaming about what I would do if I had my very own space to organize my crafting stuff (which was nonexistent this time last year...and now slowly growing...growing...growing). While I don't have a TON of stuff, it's definitely getting to the point where piling it up in my den/office is getting a little cluttered looking. So I started brainstorming ideas on how to organize it and where I could put it all. Then a light went off and I realized I had this amazing little room in my basement that had a desk and filing cabinets in it, but that was completely full of "storage" stuff, Christmas decorations, and LOTS of … [Read more...]

Rosette Bookpage Wreath


This weekend we have done nothing but trying to start and finish up some household projects. And I must add, we've been quite productive! I left my hubby feeling very empowered yesterday after he finished putting together my picture ledges for the living room (pictures and instructions to come). I also finished up the worst project I have ever started...the bane of my existence...my Rosette Bookpage Wreath. This wreath turned out lovely, but I seriously hated every minute of it. It was one of those projects that I started thinking how much I would love it, but then after hours of ripping pages out and putting together hundreds of rosettes...I … [Read more...]

Our Weekend in photos


FRIDAY: Movie Night #2. Not as much success. Tangled is a cute movie, but the boys just weren't into it. Rango is on the short list for this Friday night.  Note to parents: giving a toddler a bowl of popcorn...in your bed= bad idea. There was popcorn everywhere.  Couldn't resist a movie night foot shot. Especially with the chubby ones in the middle  Not into this movie...Knomeo and Juliet was definitely a hit last week though. SATURDAY: Casey had his annual All Star game with his baseball league. This year it was at the Columbus Clippers' stadium, Huntington Park.  That's my hubby out in center field  Me with good hair...until the … [Read more...]