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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...]

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...]