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CraftFail Book Review

One of my favorite thing about crafting is the process. It is pretty rare that I start out with an idea in my head, run to go get all the supplies, and then actually make the thing exactly the way I originally planned – with all those supplies I just…

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Fun with Party In A Jar

One of my favorite things is getting to cheer my friends on when they have an exciting event going on – and that is definitely the case with today’s post! Two years ago at the Snap! Conference I was able to meet Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft and we were…

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Freshening Things up for Spring!

Boy do I have the Spring bug this year! I am so ready for everything to be fresh and new! Are you in the same boat? I am cleaning out my closets this weekend and getting rid of anything I haven’t been wearing – or maybe refashioning some stuff.  I’m going…

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Sew Fab Pattern Sale and Giveaway

  Welcome to the Fall and Winter 2013 Sew Fab e-pattern Sale Event! Last February was the first ever Sew Fab e-pattern Sale and it was so successful and was so well received that Jenny Yarbrough of The Southern Institute, the creator and administrator of the sale, decided to have more!  This sale…

Tips on Fun Organizing Ideas

How are you at organizing? It is not something I am awesome at, I will confess. I can usually find about a bazillion things I would rather be doing  – which often results in a not-so-tidy house. Boom. Now you know my big secret. ;) So since it is up there…

Spring Linky Features!

Thank you to everyone who linked up to the Spring Linky party! Carolyn from Homework and I had soooo much fun going through all the links! There were so many amazing projects! So here are my features from the party! I know exactly what I’m going to do with the…

Mixing and Matching Colors and Prints

For a long time mixing and matching colors in my house was tough for me. I even wrote a post about it a couple of years ago. But since then, I’ve been playing with adding some more things (and taking some away) and I feel a little more confident about how to…

A Fabulous Media Kit and other Blog Essentials

I am so excited to have one of my blog goals for the year accomplished already! As the blog has grown over the last year or so, I have realized that I need to put together a Media Kit. If you’re not familiar with a Media Kit, it’s basically a…

Coming Next Week!

Coming next week! From February 4th- February 11th… the first ever For one week only, ten pattern designers will be joining together to combine 18 of their best PDF sewing patterns (valued together at over $139.00) and selling them to you for the incredible price of $24.95! That’s over 80%…

Giving Back as a Family

One of my goals this year is to share a little more about us as a family with you – I feel like it makes things a little more personal – so you can get to know the “me” behind the blog. Things we do, activities, background, you know – life! One of the things that is…

Tropical Sugar Scrubs

I have a couple of fun recipes for you that I love to use all year, but especially during these dry winter months – they are Tropical Sugar Scrubs! I don’t know about you but this time of year my skin gets DRY. Like – elephant dry. Sahara desert dry….

2012 Top Twelve!!

This has been such a fun year with you all!! I have had so much fun sharing projects and tutorials with you – and parties and Weird Searches and other random stuff! I’ve been looking back over the last year and I thought it would be fun to a roundup…

A Little Pre-Christmas Shopping

I’m trying to get all my lists made and all my handmade gifts started – but I still have some shopping to do! While I love being able to hop down to my local craft store, sometimes it’s hard to find things – and let’s face it – sometimes I…

The Easiest Handmade Cards Ever

Ok – you guys know that when they were handing out Paper Crafting genes I missed out right? I think I was in the addicted to ice cream gene line instead. I’ve always liked the look of paper crafts, especially handmade cards, but after a few sad little craft fails…

Beauty Secrets 101 / Ali’s Bling Box

I have such a fun website to tell you about today! It’s called Beauty Secrets 101! Beauty Secrets 101 is a website and blog that is perfect for those of us that love fashion and beauty. (um. all of us right?) They have pages and posts about Outer Beauty –…

Meet My New Friend!

So – I have someone to introduce you to! She is someone I have been just dying to have join me in my sewing endeavors and I am so excited that she’s finally here!! Isn’t she so cute?? I think we’re going to be so happy together! The generous folks…

Retro Kitchen Canvas Print

I have this interesting wall between my kitchen and dining room. It’s a funky kind of divider, and right now I have some cute aprons hanging there. But in the “turn the whole house upside down and redecorate it” mode that I’m in, I decided that the funky wall really needed some new artwork….

Stuff in the Works. . . .

If you’re a regular FT visitor – you know that I don’t do giant grand stuff too often. or Ever? But I have some big things I’m working on and so I thought I’d share my plans with you! (And by big, I mean, big for me. Not like I-built-an-entire-craft/play/storage-space-in-my-hall-closet…

My Favorite Magazine. Ever.

Ok – Imagine the sound that a 15 year old girl makes at a Justin Bieber concert. Then raise it an octave or two. That’s pretty much the sound I made (in my head) when this awesomely wonderful publication showed up at my door. Hi Beautiful Magazine! Apronology is a…

My First Vinyl Projects!!

One of the reasons I started this blog was to learn new things! Well, I’ve been holding off trying vinyl projects because  – I’ll confess  – I was a little intimidated. I was afraid it would be like . . . . Paper. And you guys know how I feel…