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Messy Home or Apartment? Win $3,000 from ForRent.com!!

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It's as if each of my kids has their own messy space. How are kids so messy???? Ancient laundry they've refused to bring to the laundry room? Check. Secret stash of hidden snacks, forgotten? Check. And more ... they've done it all. And I have to admit, I am pretty messy too. My craft room usually looks like a bomb exploded! And my closet is a constant disaster! The folks at ForRent.com are … [Read more...]

A Beautiful Coral and Grey Baby Shower!

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I was thrilled to attend my sister Ashley's baby shower this past weekend. It was so much fun!! She has the cutest little boy Hudson and this is her first girl. So we had to celebrate!! I was excited to fly out with Hannah for a really quick 1 day trip for the party! It was held in Ashley's beautiful home. The baby's colors are grey and coral -- beautiful!! I loved that instead of games … [Read more...]

Mirror, Mirror Subway Art: A Snow White-Inspired Project, plus a Mirror Mirror Movie Giveaway!!

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Who isn't a HUGE Snow White fan?? It's an iconic movie, and so when I heard they were remaking a live-action version of this movie, I knew I wanted to go see it. And then when the creators of the  Mirror Mirror movie, starring Julia Roberts, contacted me to create a craft inspired by the movie, I was so honored and thrilled to make a project celebrating the movie.  I still can't believe … [Read more...]

Using Decorating and Technology to Bring People Together

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I'm trying to design and decorate a few of my rooms, and I've discovered that I want to make places in my home that are not only pleasing to look at, but serve a function as well. What got me thinking about this? Well, when I reworked my entertainment unit in the family room, we found the space was so much more fun and usable afterwards. It's amazing how much more time we spend in the our … [Read more...]

Family Picture Wall — Your Questions Answered!!

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Thanks for all of the sweet comments on my Family Picture Wall. To tell you the truth, it is maybe my favorite project ever. Why? I love the scrolly frames for their different shapes, I love the pops of YELLOW -- so bright and happy, I love the little table I spray painted at the last- second, I adore the bright subway art, but most of all I ADORE the pictures and seeing my cute little family. I … [Read more...]

What Does Being Lucky Mean to YOU?

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With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I started thinking about luck and being lucky...  (Lucky Printable from Sprik Space)   Does lucky mean  buying  the winning lottery ticket, or swerving to avoid rear-ending someone on the freeway? Or can Being Lucky mean something smaller but also bigger? I think being lucky can mean appreciating the little details in your life. Your family. Your health. … [Read more...]

Family Picture Gallery Wall — Reveal!!

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Happy Tuesday!! I finally finished my family gallery wall -- woo hoo!! It all started with these unfinished frames from Cut It Out Frames. I had a hard time deciding what color to paint the frames. In the end I opted for white that matches my trim because I wanted the fabulous pictures my sister Wendy took of us to shine through. Here's a tip that can save you a lot of time and … [Read more...]

19 Ways to Display Photographs in Your Home!

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Hi there! I'm Wendy from Wendy VonSosen Photography and the Wenderful blog. I'm excited to be a fledgling contributor to Jennifer's blog and experience a little piece of Tatertotsandjello!   This year one of my goals is to print out more of my photographs. Often I'm so busy with clients' pictures that I don't take the time to sit down and edit and print my own. So my images sit on … [Read more...]

Creating a Family Picture Wall — Step 1: The Placement

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I have been wanting to make a Family Picture Wall for awhile now. I loved Shelley's colorful wall that she unveiled last year. Over Thanksgiving we were able to book some time with my very-talented sister Wendy for a family photo shoot. I was so excited!! I wanted to get some really colorful family shots. My oldest son is a senior (where did the time go???) and I wanted to get a shot of the … [Read more...]

Get Organized in 2012 — How Do You Record YOUR Family Memories?

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I was a big scrapbooker from the beginning in the early 90's. I loved buying all of those little stickers and recording the moments. I even had all of the different patterned scissors and punches. Then things got more complicated, my kids got older and LIFE took over. I got WAY behind on my scrapbooking. I just realized that I am 7 years behind. SEVEN years. What to do???? I asked this … [Read more...]