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Layered Cobb Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing!

Layered Cobb Salad Recipe. I love how filling cobb salads are. And they are easy to put together because you can change up the ingredients. I basically use whatever I have in the fridge. They make a wonderful lunch. While I have been making over the way I look at food, it's been helpful to have a few "go-to" recipes and foods that are easy to make, taste good and fit in with this challenge. … [Read more...]

Favorite Things from CHA and a crafty giveaway!

One of my favorite events of the year is the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show. I love it because it's so inspiring!! It's filled with all of the upcoming and new crafty tools, papers and ideas!! Every year I come back feeling so recharged and excited!! This year I was honored to be able to show off two of my latest Pebbles Jen Hadfield collections! My DIY Home Collection and my new … [Read more...]

Kids, Creativity & Worthy Causes

Last year I talked about how important it is to encourage creativity with your kids. In fact, I've published a lot of projects designed to encourage kids creativity. Worthy causes are also important to me, especially art education in schools. I believe art not only helps kids learn to express themselves, but teaches them how to be creative in all aspects of their lives. It also teaches them to … [Read more...]

Crafting Getaway: Michaels Makers Summit

One of my favorite parts of blogging is working with companies that I love. One of my favorites is Michaels Stores. I have loved being a part of the Michaels Makers program since they created it. And, last week I was able to travel to California and meet up with the Michaels Makers team and my fellow Michaels Makers bloggers. It was so fun to get away and recharge my creative juices. We … [Read more...]

40% Off My Fruit Salad Tees at Cents of Style (Hurry!)

Ready for back to school - or for a little something for you? I've got a special 40% discount for you on tees from from my Cents of Style collection - like my  "Happy is the new Black"  shirt : Enter the code FRUITSALADTEES at checkout and get 40% off!! This fun strawberry tee ... ... wait, maybe this one's my favorite! There's one of my favorites in front of the … [Read more...]

Join Me August 8 at The Container Store in SLC – RSVP and get 20% off!

You're invited to join me Saturday, August 8, at The Container Store in SLC for a fun, back-to-school get together. I've picked some of my favorite things to show you ... and you can get 20% off when you RSVP! To get your special 20% off offer and free gift (while supplies last) you need to RSVP before August 1st! I'll be there only from 11 AM to 2 PM - so don't miss out! I'm excited … [Read more...]

Get Involved With Causes You Care About: It’s Time [And Win Stuff!]

I love to get involved with causes to help others, but it's hard sometimes to find them! That's why I was so happy to hear about the Time Machine app (for iOS only for now). https://vimeo.com/132339850 It's also a great way to teach your kids how to use social media in helpful, productive ways. It includes multiple campaigns worth supporting and over 100 ideas for doing good! It's … [Read more...]

Introducing My “Fruit Salad” Summer Clothing Line with Cents of Style!

Sometimes I have to pinch myself because I get to do something I love so much and work with amazing people. I am so humbled and thrilled to announce a Summer clothing, accessories and jewelry line from my collaboration with the awesome site Cents of Style: it's called Fruit Salad! I love Cents of Style, and it's a dream come true to work with them!! It's a bright and HAPPY … [Read more...]

Better Printer, Better Camera

Thanks to Canon USA, who sponsored this post, I've been trying out a new camera and printer the last few weeks. If you're in the market for something new to capture summer memories, check out the Canon EOS Rebel SL1. And if you're ready to seriously rock your printables, take a look at the Canon PIXMA iP8720 Crafting Printer. Here's what I've been discovering: I've been using DSLRs for … [Read more...]

My 12 Favorite DIY Projects from 2014!

One of my favorite things to do over the holidays is to look back at the fun projects from the past year! Today I wanted to share with you my favorite 12 projects I shared in 2014 ... so fun!   Guest Bedroom Redo - Reveal (And all the details are in this post)    1905 Cottage Kitchen Reveal!   Modern Typographic Family Rules Canvas (and Free Printables) and ... … [Read more...]