October 29, 2011

Our Pumpkin Story... Tragedy to Joy in 10 minutes flat!

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We went to carve our pumpkin on Wednesday night and when we picked up our 2 week old pumpkin off the porch we were greeted with this:


A stinky, squishy pumpkin.
 

October 28, 2011

Yards & Yards Giveaway Winner

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I hope you enjoyed this weeks giveaway with Yards and Yards.  I'm pretty sure I told you they had some awesome patterns!  The winner of 4 pdf patterns of THEIR CHOICE is:
Commenter #30 - joanna waddoups
 
Congrats Joanna!  Check your email.

FFF: Cute Lil' Fridge Magnets

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 Before I moved into this new house I had a fridge full of magnets - but they weren't cute and they weren't matching... they were ABC magnets, doctors and other service magnets, etc.  When we went to sell the condo I had to clean the fridge appearance up not to scare away my buyers... and I loved the look, but at the same time, I did miss having the ability to hang necessary papers.  Since moving into this home, I have relegated one side of the fridge to such stuff.  But I still have random magnets - some artwork my kids made that I turned into magnets, my magnet business card and so forth.

October 27, 2011

What are little boys made of? #83

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October 26, 2011

Sugar & Spice #82

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October 25, 2011

A Giveaway with Yards and Yards

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I am pretty excited to share with you these sweet little Etsy Shop today!  Yards and Yards is your go-to resource for pdf patterns for bunting, quilts, totes and bags.  And we're talking total cuteness:

October 24, 2011

You're a ROCK STAR, Baby!

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My baby turned 11 this past weekend.  I can't believe how fast she has grown!  I remember when she came to live with us... she was a three year old beauty with the sweetest little voice and the biggest brown eyes!  Fast forward 8 years and she is still my little Sweet Pea.  We celebrated her birthday with 5 of her good friends and a Rock Star Glam Party.  And what an AWESOME time we had!
 

October 22, 2011

Do you boo?

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I am currently prepping for my daughters 11th Rock Star Glam Birthday Bash this afternoon.
Check back soon for the details!
We booed for the first time last year and the kids had a blast.  I went to visit my friend in NC last week and she had been booed and it totally reminded me that we had to do it again this year! 
 I went back to The TomKat Studios and printed out the same sign we used last year.
 
I also found these cute chocolate bar wrappers at Living Locurto and printed those off to use to dress up the Hershey Chocolate bars I purchased.  I also put together a matching wrap for a Mason jar that I filled with Oreos (unfortunately not the Halloween ones because the store was out).  I have made the jar label available for you to download here.
We went out at around 7:30 Monday night.  Mason and Cassidy sat in the front seat and Livie sat in the back and I drove them to our next door neighbor.  They jumped out of the car and did the stealth run (hiding behind trees and bushes), dropped the package, knocked and ran back, diving headfirst into the car.  We drove a few houses down and did it all over again.  They had such a blast.  They were all out of breath and so excited.  Even Olivia sitting in back was getting into it.  Such a fun annual tradition, where we highlight giving and making others feel special!
 
UPDATE: I very un-stealth-like posted about our booing adventure on Facebook... forgetting that I was friends with one of the neighbors we booed.  Oops!  Needless to say, she sent the love back our way. The kids were SO excited that A) we got booed and B) they got to do it all over again!
 
Happy Booing!

October 21, 2011

FFF: Shield Pillow Fun!

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I am hiding my computer from my son's view as I type this because I KNOW if he see's it he will be begging me to make it for him RIGHT THIS INSTANT!  How clever is that?  I think it is the cutest little pillow and so much fun for our little men.  Stop by busily spinning momma to find out how to make one for your knight in shining armor!

October 20, 2011

What are little boys made of? #82

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October 19, 2011

Sugar & Spice #81

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October 18, 2011

Take Steps to Healthier Skin!

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When Simone France contacted me to see if I would be willing to review their product, I immediately responded with an enthusiastic "YES!".  

October 17, 2011

My Memories Suite Winner

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Hi Ladies!  You may not have realized I've been MIA since I scheduled posts while gone, but I didn't spend any time on the internet while visiting friends in sunny NC, so I didn't get around to posting the winner of the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software!
 
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More Black Apple Dolls...

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Making Lil' CC was so easy I decided to make a few more.  They make perfect gifts and since my daughters are always invited to birthday parties, I thought keeping one on hand would be good!  


The one in black was actually made for my cousin Melissa who loved Lil' CC.  Figured even us grown women could use a cute doll to hug every now and then!

October 15, 2011

Blast from the Past: Halloween Treat Bag Toppers

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Since I am in North Carolina with my dear friend I figured I would share with you my popular Halloween printable from last year!
These Halloween Treat Bag Toppers were a huge hit with my readers last Halloween.  And I still have them available as a free download via Google Docs!
Perfect to give a special treat to the little monsters in your life! 
 
You might also like the matching water bottle labels and cupcake toppers!

October 14, 2011

FFF: Necktie to Headband

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I gotta say that I am digging this necktie headband from love notes by lauryn!  It is functional, stylish and unique and is a must have!  And of course Lauryn was gracious enough to share a tutorial, so now you can make your very own!

October 13, 2011

What are little boys made of? #81

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October 12, 2011

Sugar & Spice #80

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October 11, 2011

A giveaway with My Memories

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Are you a scrapbooker?  Have you seen all the cool digital layouts people are doing nowadays and wish you could make some too?  Guess what?  You can!  And it is simple with My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software!  I have been digitally scrapbooking for 4 years now and I love it.  First off, it is cheaper than traditional scrapbooking!  All those papers, scissors, punches and embellishments add up!  I never got the quality layouts I desired because I didn't have the additional funds to spend on the stuff I needed.  With My Memories all you do is purchase the software for $39.95 and you are set!  It provides you with a ton of papers, embellishments, text options - everything you want or need.  AND if you get bored with what is available in the software, you can stop by their website and purchase additional digital packages!  So really your options are pretty limitless.  On top of all of these great features, you also have the option to have them print your book for you.  I think that is pretty terrific since most people don't have access to a printer that can print 12x12 sheets!
 
I put together this layout in about 4 minutes flat.  Nothing too fancy, but I wanted to show you how quick and easy it is - and for 4 minutes, not too shabby!


{Yes, I'm THAT far behind on my scrapbooking!  The blog designing has taken over my scrapbooking time, but I plan to remedy that with this new software and get all of my kids books back up to date!}

Soooo - would you like your VERY OWN My Memories Suite Software?  One seven thirty three reader will receive a FREE copy of the software.  To enter head over to Mymemories.com and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know which one you choose.

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Giveaway ends Friday at 12pm EST.
 

How to Hang Doll House Curtains

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Yesterday I showed you my daughters new doll house.  Today I'm going to show you had I hung the curtains.  I wasn't sure how I was going to hang them until this idea popped into my head as I was sewing!  This is what you need:

October 10, 2011

DIY Doll House

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 Last year while walking through my parents garage I looked up and spotted my old doll house.  My dad had originally built it for his mom and when she passed away it was given back to him.  I remember playing with it as a child and I loved it.  I tried to find a picture of me and it but I didn't have any luck... I'll keep looking.

October 8, 2011

Introducing Miss CC {a Black Apple Doll}

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I'm thinking I must be the last person on Earth that has heard of Black Apple Dolls.  But now that I found the free pattern at Martha's, I have jumped on the bandwagon and made one for my oldest daughter for Christmas.  I think I might pop out a few more.

October 7, 2011

FFF: DIY Fabric Labels

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Happy Friday Ladies! I am off for my annual 3-day Christmas shopping extravaganza with 3 other fabulous ladies. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. And can I just say that these little labels would be perfect for the project I am going to share with you tomorrow...
{just.lovely.things} shares a very simple tutorial on how to make your own fabric labels utilizing a inkjet printer and printable fabric.  I think these add the perfect touch to her handmade hair accessories!  I think these are a must have for any shop owner.
 

October 6, 2011

What are little boys made of? #80

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October 5, 2011

Sugar & Spice #79

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October 4, 2011

Ruffles Galore!

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Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles!  Alright ladies, you know I'm a fan of ruffles... you've seen my Ruffle Lamps and the Ruffled Shower Curtain and Valance I put in my Mater Bath. They are the latest trend and I really just can't get enough.

Ruffle clothing, ruffle curtains, and wait for it... Ruffle Pillows!
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Don't they look straight out of a Pottery Barn magazine?! But for lots LOTS less. Groopdealz is offering these ruffle pillow covers for only $12.95 (Regularly $30!)

October 3, 2011

Felt Car Play Mat

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My son and I were hanging out browsing Etsy for gifts for friends and family for Christmas when we came across a car play mat.  He was pretty excited about it and asked if I could make him one, and since the price tag on the Etsy one was pretty steep, I said, "sure!".
 
I rememered that A Girl and a Glue Gun made all sorts of mats out of felt and hot glue... no sewing was a clincher for me!  I stopped by Kim's car mat post and then hit up Joann's.
 
I purchased one yard of green, a half yard of black and a half yard of orangish-yellow.  I also purchased several colors of the sheets of felt.... the total was under $10 since the felt by the yard was 40% off.
 

October 1, 2011

"Chatty Lunches" Love Notes Freebie

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In case you missed my guest post over on brown paper packages a few weeks ago,here it is:

One thing I remember from my childhood is finding sweet little notes on my napkin in my paper bag lunch that my mother had left for me.  As soon as my daughter began school (daycare actually), I started doing the same thing for her.  Then I decided to take it up a notch and designed little cards that I cut out and stored in an envelope and could pull out whenever I decided to send a note in her lunch box.

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