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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...]

Beachy Summer Pallet Art!

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I have a special giveaway to kick off the US Independence Day week: My favorite crafting tool -- the Silhouette! You probably know how much I love and use my Silhouette, that's why it's my favorite crafting tool. Here a little project I made with it last week -- Easy DIY Summer Pallet Art. I was over at my friends house a couple of weeks ago and she showed me a sign she had found from a … [Read more...]

Shutterfly By Design – and a Free Pillow Printable For You!

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Earlier this month I  was in New York City (one of my favorite places EVER) for the Shutterfly By Design event. They were showcasing some of the new Home Decor ideas and I can't wait to tell you all about what they have been working on! I was also so thrilled to be able to make a holiday-themed project for the front entryway of the event (and I'll show you how you can make it, too, in a … [Read more...]

24 Projects in 24 Hours!!

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I love spray paint, as you probably already know. And so I'm super excited about this weekend. This weekend I am joining Shelley Smith,  Gail Wilson and Mark Clement in Krylon’s 24 in 24 ColorMaster™ Challenge. The four of us will work with Jeff Devlin, licensed contractor and host of DIY Network's "I Hate My Bath." We are going to finish 24 Projects in 24 Hours! And you can watch us! … [Read more...]

Riley Blake Fabric Fest & Fabric Giveaway ($100 value)!!

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For the past couple of years I have had such a fun time being part of Riley Blake's Design Team. I have only been sewing for a couple of years so being on this team with so many AMAZING sewers has been a Dream-Come-True. And I am so excited to share that Riley Blake is throwing a super exciting event -- the Riley Blake Fabric Fest this September. It's going to be such an amazing time for … [Read more...]

Happy Summer – Silhouette Portrait Giveaway and Heat Transfer Deals ($269 value)!

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My kids are out of school this week. And to celebrate - I'm giving away my favorite crafting tool!! And if you haven't tried the Silhouette Heat Transfer material, it's a great way to try it out!  use code TATER at checkout for the special prices! I'll show you some of my favorite Silhouette projects and how you can win a Silhouette Portrait: … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Giveaway – Win a $100 Visa Gift Card from Cardstore.com!

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I love Father's Day because we can celebrate what a great dad my husband is, my amazing father-in-law, and my dad too! It's a day to honor our dads, husbands, and other fathers in our lives. For me, Father's Day is a little bittersweet, since my dad passed away a few years ago. He was a great example to my kids, and a great grandpa. I think about my dad every day, and I'm so grateful for the … [Read more...]