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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...]

Weekend Wrap-Up – and $100 Michael’s Gift Card Giveaway!

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It's Friday!! Welcome to the Weekend Wrap Up Party!!   This week's giveaway is from Michael's Stores!!!  I've been trimming my tree with decor from Michael's ... and to help get you started with your tree-trimming, this week you can win a $100 gift card from Michael's! Michael's asked me to participate in a Holiday Dream Tree Challenge, and I'll share the whole tree with you early next … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap Up Party — And $100+ DCWV Deals Giveaway!!

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Welcome to the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! It is a fabulous Friday and I am excited to share with you an OUT of This world deal site.  You are DEFINITELY going to recognize the name.  It is no stranger in the scrapbooking world!  DCWV (formally Die Cuts with a View) was founded in 1995 by the creative genius of Nancy Hill. They have grown over the past 16 years from their basic scrapbooking … [Read more...]

Wina $100 Target Card, $25 Visa Card and more in the #BleachItAway Messy Craft Fail and Bleach Project Link Up!!

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The day is finally here!! I am so excited to hear about YOUR Messy Moments, craft fails or crafty projects using Bleach!! If you link up one of these type of projects in the linky below, you will be entered to win: A $100 Target Gift Card. Who couldn't use one of those this time of the year? A $25 Visa Card -- good anywhere. A big @Clorox gift Basket -- filled with all sorts of … [Read more...]

Four Kids plus 12+ hours in the car to grandma’s house = many Messy Moments!!

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I'm excited to share the Clorox Messy Moments challenge -- you can win $25,000!! {YES, that wasn't a typo -- $25,000. Awesome, right???} When Clorox approached me about being part of the Bleach It Away Program - I loved the concept. Messy moments can be funny!! And we, as moms and/or creative people know all about messy moments -- right? We're headed out of town today to grandma's house … [Read more...]

Come link up YOUR Homemade Gift Ideas on Monday!!

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It's Friday and almost time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party, but first I wanted to tell you about a fun event that's happening on Monday. I'm participating in Holly Bloggy Christmas -- a week of fun linkies and great giveaways!! Get your Christmas posts ready! The Holly Bloggy Christmasis next week! It's 5 days of Christmas linky parties and prizes! Check out the schedule and join the … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap Up Party — with Wishes & Kisses/Gorilla Glue Giveaway

Welcome to the weekend! It's time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!But first, let's recap some of the wonderful projects from last week: Awesome Hogwarts Party @ Martha Shmartha  Cool Planters @ Life In Rehab Wall Hanging Redo @ Crafts by Amanda  Bench Project (she made that!) @ Kristina Cipolla Photography   Cowboy Boy Bedroom @ Sweet Something DesignsYummy Carrot Cake … [Read more...]

Making Blogging Friends and Networking by "Dishing it"!

I have had quite a few emails lately from new friends who are trying to figure out this whole blogging world.  How do you meet other bloggers? What's the best way to network your blog? I think the most important thing you can do is make some friendships. Get to know other bloggers. Talk about something that you love and have fun! There's a really great get-together today  … [Read more...]

My Mantles are at a Party!

The Nester is having a mantle party. You know I love a party! Plus, it's Friday and Friday's were just made for partying. So I'm linking up -- and you should too! Come over and see all of the great mantle decorating going on!I'm showing off my Doily Mantle.  I'm excited for a doily revival. If you are interested in preserving your doilies in a new way, HERE is the … [Read more...]

Cupcake Wreath Update

Thanks so much for all of your thoughts and prayers today! Hayley's operation went really well. She is home on medicine and crutches, but feeling pretty good overall. I added a link system to my Cupcake Wreath. I know there are many of you who have made this wreath, or a variation of it. And yours are so cute -- I loved seeing all of your ideas and changes!   I thought it would be … [Read more...]