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Fun Wedding Gifts for Couples

Weddings are my favorite thing. They are so fun – whether they are simple, elegant, glittery or relaxed, it is just the best to be a part of watching two very different people pledging to love each other for their. whole. lives. No matter how different they are, or how similar. Look…

I will MAKE because She’s Worth It project

I have an amazing project and opportunity to tell you all about! I am honored to be a part of a new project called She’s Worth It! What it’s all about: She’s Worth It is an organization that works to fight against human/sex trafficking and helping women and children that have been the victims…

This Year’s “Stuff I’d Like To Do” Post

So as I explained last year – I don’t really do the resolution thing. I think they’re awesome. But they stress me out. So instead I make goals. Things I’d like to accomplish in the year. (These are bloggy/sewing/career related. Cause yeah, I still need to work on cleaning my…

Christmas Traditions: Operation Christmas Child

When our kids were wee little we wanted to establish Holiday traditions for just our family. We had both grown up as part of families that love the holidays and we have great memories of Christmas and the traditions we’ve shared. We wanted our kids to have the same thing….

Blogging Adventures and Feeling Blessed

Alternate title: My life in blogging through funny pinterest e-cards. . . Wow – this Blogging ride is quite the adventure. I can hardly believe it’s been 2 1/2 years already! I wanted to take a minute and update you on some things going on – I know most of you…

What I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging

Back in October (!!!) I shared some of these thoughts over at Tara Dara for her Blogging series. In reading back over this post, I’ve tweaked a few things – and I’ve added some other ideas. So even if you read this back in October, maybe slog through it again…

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! From our sunny little corner of CA to you!! :) I hope you all have a wonderful day and lots of time with your friends and family. To get a little sentimental . . . I have been so blessed this year by all of you! I…

Random Stuff To Tell You

Every so often things that I want to tell you all pile up – and they get thrown into one jumble of a post. That’s what I have for you today – lucky you!! First up – The Awesome Jen from Scissors & Spatulas is having a bloggy birthday and…

Yayyyy! Mandipidy’s Baby Shower

In case you haven’t heard, sweet Mandy from Mandipidy is having a baby! And guess what?? Today is her Baby Shower! I am so excited to be able to participate in her virtual Baby Shower!! So all of us that are participating are linking up over at Gina’s place (Hiya…

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day with your family and friends! Thank you so much to all the troops serving right now – and for those who have lost family members or friends in the military. We are thinking about you today and are so grateful…

Why I Blog

Alternately Titled: “My mushy blogiversary post that I don’t want any of you to feel obligated to read, but that I feel like writing anyway.” Warning: This is wordy and not full of nifty pictures. If you make it to the end I’ll send you a gold star for your…

A Story and a Necklace – Part 1

This is a long-ish post. Bear with me here – and if you’re not in the mood for a story, that’s ok. :) Scroll down to the end for a sneak peak at tomorrow’s tutorial. If you’re ready for a story, I want to introduce you to someone. I’d like…

Creative Estates Blog Conference

Have you heard of Creative Estates?? It is a blog conference being held in Chandler, Arizona. . . . and I’m going!!!! This is a first for me (attending a blog conference) – and I’m excited and nervous all wrapped up together. I’m a dork. I’m excited to meet some bloggy idols…

Mwaaaaah!

  I just love you all to pieces. ;) Have a fantastic Valentines Day!

My Guilty Pleasures

So one of the goals I set for myself this year was to share a little more “me” with you guys. To be honest I’m a fairly shy person. So putting myself out there isn’t so easy. And if you consider that I pretty much almost delete every “crafty” post…

New Blog Design!!

Woohoo!! I’ve got the new design up!! If you’re in a reader or getting this post by email – pop on over and come check it out. Let me give you a tour and show you around! We have new, bright colors – and a fun retro look! Those of you…

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2010 Top 10!

I have discovered in looking through posts from the last year that I use LOTS of exclamation points in my post titles. Like almost all of them.  Thanks for not pointing that out and mocking. :) In trying to decide how to do my 2010 review post, I waffled a…

Twenty Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today this boy . . . made vows to this girl, and she to him . . . to spend the rest of their lives together. They have been blessed with two wonderful children since then. And through twenty years, three moves, jobless periods,  lots of pets, one miscarriage,…

Merry Christmas!!

I don’t know about you but it felt like this year we RACED towards Christmas. :) And it’s finally here!!! I had hoped to be able to share some of my decorations with you in this post, but it has rained nonstop for a week here. So between the last…