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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...]

$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway and Back to School Ideas!!

Update -- giveaway closed. Winner was #414 -- Mary Grace. Winner chosen via Random.org It's that time of year.   **Back-to-School** My kids started school last week --I'm not sure where the summer went! We have some traditions that we love to make going back to school special for our kids. The first is documenting the first day of school. Last year my friend Kami introduced me to … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn-inspired Spring Butterfly Wreath!!

Have I ever introduced you about my little sister Ashley? She is beautiful. She’s an amazing mom. She is a great business woman. And she is so creative. So when she asked me for a good idea for a Spring Wreath the other day, I showed her a picture that has been pinned on my Craft Room wall for about 6 months: Pottery Barn -- And she made an even better version for her … [Read more...]

The Candy Party: Part 2 — Embellished Lanterns, Dimensional Magic Necklaces and Goodie Bags

 To decorate the front of the house and each side of the Candy Buffet, we made these Giant Lollipops. I saw the idea on Tip Junkie.  They are super easy to create and make such a statement!!  Another decoration we created was Embellished Lanterns. I bought some plain lanterns at Pier 1 a couple weeks ago with the idea of embellishing them for my backyard for evening BBQ's. Then I realized … [Read more...]

Guest Project — 3 Tips to a More Organized Day {and organization giveaway}

I'm Jenny from the blog, Planner Perfect and am excited to be here on Tatertots and Jello! I'm a homeschooling mom of seven and love keeping my home and life organized. I'd love to share 3 different things I do in my day that create amazing results! … [Read more...]