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State Pride Tour – New York State of Mind Pillows and Free Printables!

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I'm so excited for this week! Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is hosting a FUN State Tour blog hop with bloggers representing 30 states!! I have been BLOWN away by the projects so far!! Be sure to go over to IC and find out all the details! Yesterday the tour ended with Tricia from Simplicity in the South and her AMAZING map art from South Carolina I am doing a project from New York. … [Read more...]

Instagram-friendly Project Life Kit and DIY Photo Tips!!

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Instagram is one of my new favorite things! I just love sharing ideas over there!! So I was so thrilled when I heard one of my other favorite things - Project Life - was creating a kit that was Instagram-friendly. Awesome!!   The new Just Add Color Kit Project Life Kits is perfect for your Instagram pictures -- with its 2x2-inch and 4x4-inch square pockets and cool inserts. (My teenagers … [Read more...]

How to Make a Layered Cobb Salad and Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing!

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This week is the last week of the the 60 Day Challenge that I have been on this summer. It's been great! I've lost 17 pounds so far and more importantly it has really revolutionized the way I look at eating. I'm getting healthier. It's been almost 60 days without Diet Coke AND sugar - something that I thought would never happen. While I have been making over the way I look at food, it's been … [Read more...]

Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway ($299 value) and BOGO vinyl deal!!

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I hope YOU are having a wonderful summer! I'm trying to squeeze in just a little more summertime before the kids head back to school. And I am working on a couple Silhouette projects - one for my Master Bedroom Gallery Wall and another for Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas. I will be sharing those ideas soon!! And to help you with your back-to-school projects, thanks to Silhouette I'm giving … [Read more...]

Summer Road Trip Games … Bringing The Family Together (And Win A Sony VAIO Tap 20!)

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As I've talked about before, I like technology best when it brings people together, and I love it when it helps me bring my family closer. When we go on family vacations, often we take road trips, and in the car it it can seem like everyone's plugged in to their own device! But we've been trying a few new things:  We've now tried bringing the Sony VAIO Tap 20 All-In-One PC on our road trips, … [Read more...]

Silhouette Giveaway and 40% off Silhouette Supplies!!

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Can you guys believe that it's almost AUGUST??? Where has the Summer gone?   I would be sad, except that my favorite time of the year is coming up!! Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas. I can't decide which one I love most. SO fun!! I am so excited to get started on holiay crafts and decor. And that is why I am excited to be giving away my favorite crafting tool to one of YOU -- a … [Read more...]

My Favorite Photo Memory With My Kids (and enter to win a Sony VAIO Tap 20!)

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I don't really have just one favorite memory ... I have lots of favorite memories with my kids! Today I'm going to share a photo that reminds me of a favorite memory ... and share a bit about how I'm now organizing my photos, and how you can win a Sony VAIO Tap 20, too! Here's my favorite photo -- and it's actually pretty recent -- that reminds me of fun times with my family. (And it … [Read more...]

Win a Washi Tape Collection from The Plaid Barn (worth $129!)

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Thanks to The Plaid Barn, one lucky reader will win an awesome Instant Washi Collection (a $129 value) -- 72 rolls of Washi Tape!  The Plaid Barn is a fabulous daily deal site with craft supplies, home decor, jewelry, and more. It's a great site with great taste! I'm going to show you some past highlights ... and show you how you can have a chance to win: … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Keeping the Family Organized (And Win a Sony VAIO Tap 20 All-In-One Touch PC!)

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As every parent knows, keeping the family organized is not easy. I think things get even busier as the kids get older too! I'm sharing three tips that have worked for our family today. As I mentioned last week, Sony was kind enough to send a Sony VAIO Tap 20 portable all-in-one PC for me to review, and I've started using it as a central organization point our family schedule and to-do list. One … [Read more...]

Encouraging Kids’ Creativity – And a Quiet Game Idea!

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All of my kids love to draw, sketch and paint. And I'm so happy that they do! Each of them, from the time they were small, has wanted to create pictures and designs with crayons, paint, markers, pencils ... and even electronic devices, now! I think it is very important to encourage kids' creativity. It's a way for them to express themselves. They can use it not just to satisfy the human need … [Read more...]