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Weekend Wrap Up Update


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...]

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


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...]

Where In The World Is Jen? Giveaway – Clue #2


Ok, you guys were right -- I am still in the US!! So now I'm asking: What state do you think I'm in? Each correct answer enters you for a chance to win the giveaway! I am accumulating some fun stuff for it -- I will share more soon. Tomorrow, I will give you the answer to today's clue, plus a another chance to enter. And, tomorrow this week's giveaway will start - you will love it. Hint: it's … [Read more...]

Thanks for helping me out!!


You guys are AWESOME!!! I seriously didn't think that anyone would take me up on guest posting while I was gone. What a great response!!! I wanted to make it even for everyone, so I wrote all of your names up on slips of paper and put them in a bowl. I was going to take some pictures, but I am so darn tired right now! Here are the people that were picked: Cheryl @ A Pretty Cool Life Pam @ Bibbidy … [Read more...]

My LA/New Moon Giveaway!


  I had a wonderful trip in the sun. It was in the 70's there! So I was in for a big shock when I got off the plane tonight and the temperature reading was 30-degrees. Brrrrr.... Well, I looked around for some fun Southern California things to giveaway, but got a little sidetracked. It seemed like everywhere I looked there were New Moon posters in L.A. And then, yesterday we went to The … [Read more...]

Seattle/Portland-fest 2009


We had a great trip to Seattle and Portland! (Sorry, many pictures to follow) The LiveStrong ride went well. Jeff really enjoyed riding for such a good cause. {Jeff and Matt} We had a great time getting away as a family. Seattle was a rainy most of the time, but so beautiful! We explored downtown, Went to music stores Had seafood at the Pier The Experience Music Project: University of … [Read more...]

Emerald City Giveaway!


We are having a ball in Seattle. Yesterday we went to the world-famous Pike Place Market. We saw fish vendors throwing fish around, beautiful flowers, scrumptious local produce and all sorts of wonderful Seattle artists. I found some really fun things for my giveaway! First of all, a hand-crafted crystal with a real flower from the Stillaguamish River Valley in the middle. It is a beautiful, heavy … [Read more...]

Friend Makin’ Mondays: A Girl Can Dream


It's Friend Makin' Mondays again over at Kasey's!This week she's asked us to do a little day dreaming! So here we go... If I had $1000 dollars, and a baby sitter for a period of 24 hours what would I do? Well, since we are daydreaming, I'll say I would start off by going to my favorite store around here, Anthropologie to do a little shopping. I would try on the whole store and come up with … [Read more...]

Back to Reality…and the winner of my Island Giveaway is…


We left the hotel last night and said goodbye to Paradise..... Our plane took off at 1 AM this morning and landed at 7 AM. I found out that turbulence is normal for this time of year. So I tried not to think about dying...too much. We came back to this -- 15-degrees: But it was all worthwhile, when I was greeted with this: And now on to the winner of the Island Giveaway! I took all of your … [Read more...]

A Simple Woman’s Daybook: January 26th, 2009


For today, January 26th, 2009 Outside my window: I can hear the sounds of workers unloading some things and people laughing as they go to their cars. The sun is out, the birds are chirping. The sun is coming through the window into our hotel room and it is a beautiful day here. I am thinking: I am thinking what a wonderful trip we have had. It has been so nice to get away together and reconnect. … [Read more...]