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Happy Mother’s Day!!

Happy Mother's Day! {Good Moms Printable from Paper Coterie} Whether you are a mother, daughter, sister, friend — I hope you are having a wonderful day! I am spending time with my little family. I am so grateful for them. I can't image my life without my sweet kiddos. And my little sister Ashley had a baby girl this week -- she is so beautiful. Life is good! … [Read more...]

Win a $500 Oreck Air Purifier!!!

I am SO thrilled to give one of YOU a $500 Oreck AirInsinct air purifier!! I was excited to try out the Oreck AirInstinct air Purifier for a few reasons. First of all, I have asthma and I have a hard time breathing when there is a lot of pollution in the air. Where I live we have some bad inversion in the winter and it really affects my breathing. Plus, I have severe spring allergies. And … [Read more...]

Make a DIY Backpack/Jacket Board!!

Hello Tatertots and jello FANS- Jen here visiting again from CraftOManiac. I have to pinch myself each time I get to be a Guest here on TT&J. Thanks jen. Today I will be sharing with you a Backpack Jacket Board. I can't believe its taken me this long to make one. See my kids throw there backpacks and jackets and even kick off their shoes in our entry way. It drives me bonkers. I had … [Read more...]

Mirror, Mirror Subway Art: A Snow White-Inspired Project, plus a Mirror Mirror Movie Giveaway!!

Who isn't a HUGE Snow White fan?? It's an iconic movie, and so when I heard they were remaking a live-action version of this movie, I knew I wanted to go see it. And then when the creators of the  Mirror Mirror movie, starring Julia Roberts, contacted me to create a craft inspired by the movie, I was so honored and thrilled to make a project celebrating the movie.  I still can't believe … [Read more...]

Using Decorating and Technology to Bring People Together

I'm trying to design and decorate a few of my rooms, and I've discovered that I want to make places in my home that are not only pleasing to look at, but serve a function as well. What got me thinking about this? Well, when I reworked my entertainment unit in the family room, we found the space was so much more fun and usable afterwards. It's amazing how much more time we spend in the our … [Read more...]

What Does Being Lucky Mean to YOU?

With St. Patrick's Day coming up, I started thinking about luck and being lucky...  (Lucky Printable from Sprik Space)   Does lucky mean  buying  the winning lottery ticket, or swerving to avoid rear-ending someone on the freeway? Or can Being Lucky mean something smaller but also bigger? I think being lucky can mean appreciating the little details in your life. Your family. Your health. … [Read more...]

Get Organized in 2012 — How Do You Record YOUR Family Memories?

I was a big scrapbooker from the beginning in the early 90's. I loved buying all of those little stickers and recording the moments. I even had all of the different patterned scissors and punches. Then things got more complicated, my kids got older and LIFE took over. I got WAY behind on my scrapbooking. I just realized that I am 7 years behind. SEVEN years. What to do???? I asked this … [Read more...]

Merry Merry Christmas!!

Merry Merry Christmas to you!! I just wanted to pause a moment and let you know how grateful I am to all of YOU! I love TT&J as a way to share my creative ideas, but what I love most is connecting with so many wonderful people. I appreciate you so much. I hope you have a very merry day with those you love!!! xoxox PS -- all of these fun pictures are by my very talented sister -- Wendy … [Read more...]

Million Moms Challenge: Being An Advocate for your Child’s Health

Today I'm posting about something that I am passionate about -- healthy moms and babies. I have loved being part of The Million Moms  Challenge -- which I believe is making the world a better place. I'm sharing one of the most important lessons I've learned since I've become a mom.  Here's a little snippet from my story: "My first child was born with a complication. Of course, since I was a … [Read more...]

Family Picture Wall Makeover {decorating tutorial}

I have a little nook under my stairs where I love to display our family photos. This space has undergone a few different changes over the years. This summer we decided to change things up just a little... This is what it looked like when it was  painted a dark brown color with pine cupboards underneath. Then I stenciled  the area but decided it needed a little lightening up....So we … [Read more...]