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3 Years Later

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:04:36 +0000

Is this thing still on? And has it really been 3 years? No, I’m not making a come back…turns out I don’t miss blogging even a little bit. Macy is almost 16. (Basketball, shopping, driving, straight A’s) Keller is 13. (Football, wrestling, computers, straight A’s) Campbell is 10. (Football, wrestling, rugby, straight A’s) And Bennett […]

That time when I stopped posting for a month…

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:27:47 +0000

I’ll be honest…it wasn’t intentional, but it WAS fantastic. Am I done for good? I don’t know, but I suspect I am. In the mean time, I’ll be busy doing this: and supervising this: and fighting my guts out for this: I’d say to email me if you need me, but I don’t think I’ve […]

Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:23:34 +0000

Hello, friends! The nice folks at Silhouette sent me some of their new double-sided adhesive to try out.  And I played with it.  And then people got sick (and by people I mean basically every single person that lives here has taken 1-2 sick days in the last 2 weeks).  So, I’m finally at the […]


Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:12:11 +0000

Yesterday, this guy turned 7. Tonight, he and a couple of friends are going to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Happy birthday, Campbell Don.  I sure do love your face.

Silhouette Portrait Giveaway + Promos!

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:28:22 +0000

Hello, friends! It’s time for another Silhouette promotion. Here are the details up front: use code “CRAP” and GO HERE to take advantage of any of the promotions, between now and February 14th. The nice folks at Silhouette sent me the double-sided adhesive starter kit to try out.  It arrived yesterday, so look forward to […]

Valentine’s Planter?

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:41:57 +0000

This month’s Lowe’s Creative Blogger team challenge was “Will you be my Valentine?”. I was browsing the aisles and came across this delightful pot. (Is it still a pot when there are 3 vessels?) It would be darling with herbs or small flowers in it, if it’s warm enough for those to be available in […]


Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:01:00 +0000

Today, this guy turns 10. He saved me. 2003 was not a great year (OK, it sucked), but his tiny dimpled face gave me something to look forward to every single day. We headed out of town for the weekend so best friends could celebrate their birthdays together. And so other best friends could dress […]

Better Late Than Never?

Thu, 17 Jan 2013 19:20:30 +0000

So, I didn’t blog our Christmas neighbor gifts this year.  I shared them on Facebook and Instagram, but you can’t pin from those.  So, when a reader (hi Wendy!) kindly asked if I could put up something pinnable so she’d remember this idea next year, I was happy to do so. I bought straws from […]

New Year’s Resolutions Chalkboard + $75 to Lowe’s

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 18:51:51 +0000

This month’s Lowe’s Creative Blogger team challenge was “New Year’s sparkle”.  If you know me, you know I’m not especially sparkly.  So, what’s a girl to do? I asked for suggestions on Facebook, and I was still stumped. I went to Lowe’s and walked around for inspiration and came across these and then the wheels […]

Season’s Greetings

Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:56:34 +0000

It’s still the season, even though I missed the day, right? I hope your holidays are fabulous.  We’re enjoying them thoroughly. We’ve met new cousins, cried tears of happiness over presents, lost our 2 front teeth, and felt like punching the guy with the harmonica. (Whose idea was that anyway???) I’ve truly never felt more […]

A Day of Remembrance for Sandy Hook

Mon, 17 Dec 2012 07:01:00 +0000

Everyone grieves differently.  Everyone copes differently.  Everyone moves forward differently. No one’s right.  No one’s wrong. We’re just different. My sister used to (? maybe still does?) go sit at our dad’s grave and talk to him and leave him notes.  That doesn’t work for me.  I remember him in the way the back of […]

Burlap Stockings with Simply Kierste!

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 18:00:35 +0000

Today’s project is a collaboration between me and my pal Kierste (from Simply Kierste) that has been a year in the making.  We started these stockings last year but then life happened for both of us and so…better late than never, right?  Plus, you’d never have known if I hadn’t told you, right? I’m going […]

Reverse Stenciled Signs

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:21:11 +0000

Before I get started, quick reminder that today is the last day to take advantage of the Silhouette Black Friday deals. GO HERE and use code “CRAP” to take advantage of  the promotions before midnight tonight. I love the look of neat and tidy text, but I sometimes don’t love the harshness of vinyl.  Maybe […]

Pocket Switchers Transforming Balls

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:00:53 +0000

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pocket Switchers for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.   I recently received a box of Switchers Transforming Balls in the mail.  Switchers transforming balls convert from a rubber ball to a surprise easily…no instructions or pictures needed. I knew what was in the box, […]

Festive Front Porch

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:16:36 +0000

This month’s Lowe’s Creative Blogger team challenge was to create some holiday décor.  I decided to head outdoors (mostly because that didn’t require convincing BC to haul in bins or put up trees).  I went to Lowe’s and came home with this: I’ve been buying my front door wreaths from Lowe’s for YEARS. They’re inexpensive […]

Gift Card Stockings

Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:55:27 +0000

Let’s get real for a second here:  Sometimes Christmas sneaks up on me.  And, even though I had big plans in October, I have 2 days left before Christmas and I have to go the gift card route.  Plus, they mail nicely, right? So, how can you give a cuter gift card?  Put it in […]


Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:35:34 +0000

You’ve all heard about the struggles we’ve had with family pictures in the past, right? Needless to say, getting a family pic for holiday cards wasn’t exactly at the top of my to do list.  In fact, it wasn’t actually even on my to do list. So, when my pal Becca called and asked if […]

Silhouette Black Friday Promotions!

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000

If you’ve been a fan of Silhouette and their products for a while, you KNOW this is the best sale of the year!  And this year?  You’ve got options! YOU MUST USE THIS LINK and code CRAP to get the promotional prices from now through midnight EST on November 30th! OPTION #1 1 Silhouette CAMEO® […]

Advent Ideas (+ my advent calendar)

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000

If you’re here for the Silhouette Portrait giveaway, it’s one post down.  If you’re here for advent activity ideas, you’re in the right place.  When the nice folks at Silhouette asked me if I wanted to check out their 2012 Limited Edition Advent Calendar, I jumped at the chance.  I’d seen some pictures and knew […]

Giveaway: Silhouette Portrait

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:45:56 +0000

Have you heard the news? Silhouette (you know ‘em, you love ‘em) has a new addition to their electronic personal cutter line, the Portrait. The Portrait does all the same stuff as the CAMEO, just on smaller scale (3.5 lbs…perfect to take with you) and at a lower price point.  Nice, right?  I’ve had a […]