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Glidden Paint Review – and $100 Home Depot Giveaway!

I love paint. Paint can change the character, mood and energy of a room. It can freshen a tired piece for furniture or awaken a dark area. So I appreciate good paint - paint that makes the job of painting easier. Thanks to Glidden, I've been contributing to the My Colortopia blog and have been able to put its paint to the test! I'll share my thoughts about the paint in this Glidden … [Read more...]

Creativity, Art & Inspiration

When I was younger, I aspired to be an artist. I didn't expect that I'd end up expressing myself through creative home decor and DIY projects! But I still love art -- both creating and enjoying it. It is very important to me that my children grow up exposed to art, learn to express themselves through art, and learn to appreciate art. It is an important part of discovering yourself, … [Read more...]

Awesome Silhouette Black Friday Discounts! {Nov 28-Dec 8}

My Silhouette is one of my favorite crafting tools. I use it all the time, like you might have noticed in this post: monogrammed Christmas stockings.   And to kick off your holiday shopping season, Silhouette has some amazing discounts with the special TATER Silhouette coupon code at checkout!     I'll share more info and tell you how YOU can take advantage of the … [Read more...]

Before & After DIY Contest Supporting Habitat for Humanity

I'm excited to partner with OPC The Better Half to host the Before & After DIY Contest supporting Habitat for Humanity!! You could win a $50 gift card to Lowe's, Home Depot, or Amazon, whichever you prefer AND a $100 donation to Habitat for Humanity in your honor! UPDATE -- Congratulations to http://www.blessedlifeatopacakestand.com/ for winning the gift card. And thanks to everyone … [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...]

Tie Dye YOUR Summer – Win a Party and an iPad Mini!!

Tie Dye and Summer are the perfect pair. So when my friends at I Love To Create sent me some tie dye kits - the kids and I had such a fun time creating some projects!! I Love To Create has Tie Dye Kits that are so SIMPLE!! All you have to do is add water and you can transform anything plain into AWESOME tie dye creations in no time! We took some shirts and tank tops and made some … [Read more...]

Share Your Self-Tanning Mishaps and Win a $250 Visa Gift Card!

When self-tanners came on the market in my teenage years, I thought they were the answer to my prayers. But the early self-tanners were, to put it mildly, bad news. On a trip to Hawaii a few years ago, I discovered that self-tanners still weren't quite what I had hoped they would be. I'll share my self-tanning mishaps in a moment. When I was approached by Jergens, I wanted to talk about Jergens … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap Up Update

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and Black Friday!! I'm on a Disney cruise with my extended family this weekend, and the internet is super slow - I'm having a tricky time writing the Great Ideas posts from the ship. I'll be back on Sunday afternoon and I'll have a big Great Ideas post on Sunday as soon as I get off the ship! … [Read more...]

My Pink Whites: What’s Your Messy Moment?

With four kids I've had plenty of messes. And every one of us has had plenty of messes made, with or without kids involved! (I'm not even going to tell the pet stories.) You can win $15,000 for sharing YOUR messy moment.  Awesome!! (they even have some hysterical e-cards!) Clorox has invited everyone to share their "bleachable moment" -- and wants to reward you for sharing (and surviving) … [Read more...]

7 of My Favorite Things — and What is Your Favorite Thing This Week?

I am working on some BIG projects this week -- meanwhile I wanted to share a few of my favorite things. I already shared some awesome things I found at World Market with you on Monday. But here are a few other favorites that I am loving this week -- My $5 Shoes I found this weekend at the Charlotte Russe outlet in Vegas. I have been looking for a new primer for awhile. I bought a couple very … [Read more...]