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

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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

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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!

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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!!

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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!

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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

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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?

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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?

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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...]

A Perfect Summer Treat — Ice Cream Sandwich Cake!!

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A couple of years ago, a girlfriend of mine brought an amazing cake to a neighborhood potluck dinner. It was a hit. My kids loved it and I HAD to get the recipe. And the best part?? It is SO easy to make!! Ice Cream Sandwich Cake It takes the epitome of Summer -- Ice Cream Sandwiches and makes them into something even yummier and more decadent. And my favorite part is you can make so … [Read more...]

10 Reasons I LOVED the SNAP Conference!!

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I had SUCH an amazing experience with SNAP. It's taken me a couple weeks to recuperate and reflect on all of the things I've learned. I'd love to share some of the highlights with you!!(and I was running around so much that I only took a few pictures, so I am grabbing a bunch from my bloggy friends) 1. Bloggers are just as wonderful in real life as I had always imagined them to be. It was … [Read more...]