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Silhouette Giveaway and 40% off Silhouette Supplies!!

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!)

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!)

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!)

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!

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!

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!

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 pillow printable holiday-themed project for the front entryway of the event (and I'll show you how you can make it, … [Read more...]

24 Projects in 24 Hours!!

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...]

How You Can Help Hospitalized Kids — in Just A Few Minutes!

Last year the girls and I made our first quilt for the Touch of Comfort program. We are in the process of making a few more quilts this summer too. This is a program that has really touched our hearts - -- it brings warm and cozy blankets to kids in hospitals. Since 2009, the Touch of Comfort Program has provided over 30,000 quilts to sick kids. It's easy to get involved. You can order … [Read more...]

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

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...]