Saturday, October 1, 2016

Sunflower Frame Art

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Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers and they are the perfect colors for Fall decor. When I saw this Sunflower design in the Cricut design space, I knew I had to make something with it.  I thought it would look cute in a wooden frame, sitting on the buffet in my dining room.

Make fun Sunflower Framed Art using your Cricut

Thursday, September 29, 2016

DIY Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a little over a month away and I am starting to plan out my costume for this year. If you have read my "About Me" page, you will know I love dressing up for Halloween! Store bought costumes can be so expensive! Who wants to spend $60-100 on something you will wear once or twice?  The last few years, I have made my own (thanks to Pinterest!) using things that I already had around the house or could buy cheaply. I spent less than $25 making these costumes!



Monday, September 26, 2016

Why My Teen is Amazing (Yoplait ® Go Big Challenge)


I was chosen to spread the word about a new Yoplait ® Go Big campaign and share how my teen is amazing.  Sometimes we get so busy that we do not always make time to tell the ones we love how much they mean to us.  I think this is especially important to do for our children, especially tweens and teens, because they tend to struggle with their identity and self worth during these years.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

DIY Jewelry Holder

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I do not know about you, but I own a lot of jewelry...like so much that my husband bought me a second standing jewelry chest last year! (Please tell me I am not the only one with an #accessoryproblem)  I am embarrassed to say that my second chest is getting pretty full, so I have been scouring Pinterest for ideas on how to display some of my pretty pieces.  I love the idea of using decorative knobs, shadow boxes, or re-purposing frames.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

DIY Stenciled Crate

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If you read my recent post about Haven Conference, you know that I brought a ton of goodies home with me.  I have been trying to figure out how to put everything to good use.  My Cricut Air came with a pack of tools that I needed storage for.  The little, square crate I got from Crates & Pallet was the perfect size!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Vintage Style Chambray Wrap Dress

One thing I love about Instagram is finding boutiques that carry unique clothing.  I found Shabby Apple through a blogger giveaway and immediately fell in love with their feminine, retro looking dresses!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

DIY Treat Boxes

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You may remember reading about the Gourmet Soup Party I hosted a few weeks ago. I wanted my guests to leave with a sweet treat after trying the soups, so I used my Cricut Explore to create these cute paper boxes to hold a couple of caramel kisses.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Save Money With Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Groupon, but all opinions are mine.

If you know me at all, you know I like to save money.  I am the person that is always like "Wait! I think I have a coupon for this!" and always hits up the clearance section first.  When I first heard about Groupon from a friend a few years ago,  I had to try it out.


Monday, September 12, 2016

DIY Sunflower Centerpiece for a Gourmet Soup Party

Fall is right around the corner, which means pumpkins, sweaters, and soup!  I am jump starting the season with a "Welcome to Fall" Gourmet Soup Tasting Party.  I am one of those people who does not like to eat soup during the summer; can you relate?  Since the weather is starting to cool down a little, it is the perfect time to introduce soup back into my meal planning and have an excuse to get together with my girl friends!


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Gym Bag Essentials

I love seeing what other people carry in their bags and I have previously shared the inside of my yoga bag and beach bag.  Today I am sharing what I keep in my gym bag!  I belong to the local YMCA and take group exercise classes 3-4 times a week.  One of my favorites is Body Pump, which is a cardio weight training class.  I carry a different bag from my yoga bag on the days that I plan on taking this class.


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