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Fourth of July Open House at the 1905 Cottage!

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What are you doing for the Fourth?  Every year our community has a pancake breakfast, followed by a down home paradeand carnival. My kids LOVE decorating their bikes and joining in. The 1905 cottage that I've been working on is right on the parade route. I was thinking it would be fun to have the house open after the parade!   Come for the parade at 10 am and then the … [Read more...]

Michael’s Creative Crew Blogger Event!

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A few weeks ago I was in Texas, as part of the Michaels Creative Crew. It was a whirwind two day trip filled  amazing information, fun, new friends and crafts galore!! It was such an honor to be one of the bloggers at this fun event. And I think the thing I loved the most about this trip was getting to know the people behind the Michaels brand. First of all, I have to say how impressed I am … [Read more...]

Sun, Sand, New Friends and Crafts — what could be better?

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Have you heard about the Craftermind's Cruise?? It is going to be so fun. Amy of Mod Podge Rocks!, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative, Heather from Dollar Store Crafts and I will be setting sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on October 21, 2011 for three days of sun, sand, conferencing, networking, and crafting.  Learn how to grow your blog, meet some incredible new people, exchange crafty ideas, and … [Read more...]

Getting Creative at Creative Estates — Spring Bunting Canvas!!

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There were a few reasons that Creative Estates was so awesome. One was meeting so many fabulous ladies. Another was the weather. And the third reason I loved it was that it totally recharged my creativity. Being in a room with so many other, creative women was amazing!!  {Ashley, Bev and Becca sporting their beautiful necklaces}  In addition to breakout sessions and speakers, there … [Read more...]

Creative Estates — Recharging my Creativity!!

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I spent an amazing weekend at Creative Estates. It was wonderful being around so many creative, beautiful women! Plus, we were in Arizona and the weather was so nice {except for Saturday - lol}. I learned so much, I laughed so much -- it was AMAZING!!!  I just HAD to share a few pictures and details with you!!  {photo via Meg @ Brassy Apple} The first thing we did was check out an … [Read more...]

Christmas Cookie Exchange, a Party Craft Idea and some winners!

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It was so fun meeting new friends Tuesday at my Holiday Cookie Exchange. Thank you to everyone who came. And for those of you who couldn't come, I am hoping to make this an annual party, so maybe you will be able to join us next year! … [Read more...]

Girls Night Out at Pier1 Imports this Wednesday!!

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This post brought to you by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are 100% mine. . . . . . . . … [Read more...]

An invitation and some winners!

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{You are invited to a Cookie Exchange at my house} … [Read more...]

HUGE GIVEAWAY!!

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I have a special treat for you!! Have you heard of Creative Estates -- the fabulous new blogging conference?? April 8-10 Chandler, AZ  I have a full conference pass to give away!!    This is FOR REAL! If you’ve never heard of the Creative Estates Conference, click here. This is a $189 value! (hotel and flight are not included in this giveaway) Here's a little about the … [Read more...]

A Blogger’s Day Out!

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 A few weeks ago I was able to go visit something wonderful that is being built in Salt Lake City. The new Museum of Natural History. And wow - is it going to be wonderful! I was able to go with a group of fun bloggers and we were so lucky to have a full tour of the entire site! It is really going to be such a gem in the community!  The main floor of the building is going to have a wide patio … [Read more...]