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Back To School Pinterest Party This Sunday: Win Awesome Prizes!

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I'm hosting an awesome Back to School party on Pinterest this Sunday night with 12 other talented bloggers! Not only will this fun party be full of back to school ideas, but you can enter for a chance to win one of four awesome prizes LIVE during the party! Join us Sunday night -- but you must pre-register and be present to win -- I'll show you how below! ' A Pinterest party means a fun night … [Read more...]

Fun #BackToSchool Activities – and 25% Off Kiwi Crate For You!

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This post sponsored by Kiwi Crate Have you heard of Kiwi Crate? It's an awesome service aimed at preschool- to elementary-school kids. Moms (and Dads!) can subscribe and receive a new kit every month that includes 2-3 fun (and educational) projects!   My favorite part -- each kit comes complete with everything you'll need for the projects, cute and complete instruction books, … [Read more...]

Outlander Sneak Peek: My Favorite Books on TV!

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This post sponsored by STARZ and Time Warner Cable For the last 18 years, my favorite books have been the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I have literally (literarily?) worn out three copies of the first book, Outlander, and they're always on my Kindle. (I'm reading the latest, Written in My Own Heart's Blood, now.) So I jumped at the chance to see the new Time Warner Cable Series on Starz, … [Read more...]

My Favorite Things – Spring 2014!

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It's been so long since I've done a "Favorite Things" post. I think it's so fun to share products that work and that we love. I would love to hear YOUR favorite things too!! Here are a few of my favorite things lately: My FitBit.  I've lost about 35 pounds in the last year through exercising and eating heathier and my FitBit has definitely played a big part in my weight loss. I just … [Read more...]

Messy Moments “Firsts” — and How You Could Win $20,000

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This post sponsored by Clorox. One of the best things about being a parent is sharing "firsts" with your children. It might be first steps, it might be first words, it might be first driving lesson (gulp). But lots of those "firsts," especially with babies and toddlers, are messy firsts! The messiest "first" I remember from our toddlers was a big mess! But it was a great "first." In 1995 … [Read more...]

Announcing My New Cottage Line … and $250 American Crafts/Pebbles Giveaway!

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 Happy Monday!!  I am so thrilled to share this news with you. It's really a dream come true. And I still have to pinch myself to believe it's even happening. I am working with American Crafts and their Pebbles line to create a Jen Hadfield Signature scrapbook line based on my little #1905Cottage. It's both modern and classic, and it's inspired by the 1905 Cottage. We used textures and … [Read more...]

Teach Your Kids Kindness During The Holidays (And Win a Canon Camera For You!)

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I welcome anything that helps teach my kids to be kind. Especially around the holidays!  It's easy for kids to think about what they want (presents), and not about how to help others. That's why I was so excited to find out about   The Secret Society of Bubblers (and its Christmas Adventure Set) It's a kids' Christmas Adventure that teaches kids about the power, importance and … [Read more...]

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...]