Get ready for fall

Right about this time every year I get excited to switch things up. School has started. The weather usually cools down (though last week was ridiculously hot here). I start seeing Halloween stuff everywhere. I’m going to start sharing fall-like posts. First up, home dec. Here are some of my favorite tutorials: An easy $5 fall wreath from the Nester Fall topiary from Decor Chick A pair of pears from [Read More...]

Getting out of the funk

You guys!!! The pity party has been sooooo much fun. Thank you for the links/comments. They are fantastic. Keep ‘em coming. A mix of humor and creativity, plus reminders of why life is good. I’m thinking I might have a weekly link up pity party. Would you join in if I did so? I got a perfectly timed package from sweet Canela on Friday. She made me this cute bracelet- [Read More...]

Join my pity party

{image found here} Ever have one.of.those.weeks? Well this week was mine.*To be clear- I have a good life with loads of blessings. Really I do. 3 cute kids, silly husband and a nice life. Add to that list a wonderful extended family members. Plus some fantastic 30days readers- whew, what am I complaining about?*But to be clearer- there are times when things go awry and it’s hard to get it [Read More...]

Get Your DownEast Basics On!

My go to clothing site- DownEast Basics – is hosting a little friendly competition. Andrea, DownEast’s designer, is putting a call out to anyone to “get your DownEast Basics on!”She loves to see people wearing DownEast (of course!) and often times designs future styles based on customers feedback. She is asking you to send a photo of yourself, wearing your favorite clothing and accessories from DownEast.But this time, there’s an [Read More...]

Back to school, Clever Edition

My kids have been back to school for a couple of weeks, but it seems like a lot of friends elsewhere are just getting started. So this will be it for back to school ideas but these are too clever to pass up! Hand-stamped clothing labels on Sew Mama SewMake your own chalkboard bubble on Make and Takes from No Biggieand Pinwheel Pencil Place card on Craftzine from No BiggieBack [Read More...]

Back in the saddle…

Last week with all the hoopla, I fell (way) behind on blog reading. So this week I’m playing a bit of catch up.Excuse me while I share some goodness with you:(soon…maybe even tomorrow…I’ll have a clearly focused post….until then, bear with my randomness….) My favorite party girl, Brittany from One Charming Party, is hosting her own giveaway week this week. It’s a week of books. Gooood books. Like French General: [Read More...]

Giveaway Week Winners!

Thanks for your patience with me in posting the winners of Giveaway Week. I had a busy anniversary weekend (yay!) and have another busy week ahead…..(what was that about kids back in school and things less chaotic? Hmmmm……) Below you will find all the winners. If you won, you have til the end of the week to email me and I’ll put you in touch with the shop that you [Read More...]

Giveaway Week: The Twinery

Who doesn’t adore baker’s twine?I mean, really. What’s not to love?Looking at this picture just makes me happy.Happy. Happy. Happy. The Twinery is a cool shop full of baker’s twine.The uses for baker’s twine are endless- all kinds of craftiness just waiting to happen. I’ve used it on invites, parties, crafts and gifts. It adds just a little touch of fun. Nicole has a too cute to boot blog as [Read More...]

Giveaway Week: Toile Tales

Another talented friend duo, Amy and Lori, are the faces behind Toile Tales. I cannot handle the cuteness. For reals. Every. single. thing in their shop is beautiful, adorable, wonderful. One of each please!! I had a really hard time narrowing down which pictures to add to this post. But thought you’d want to see that in addition to cute girl products, they have items for boys (yay!) and adults. [Read More...]

Giveaway Week: Amy Cornwell

I’m super happy to introduce Amy Cornwell. She makes beautiful jewelry. She has some fun stuff- school support items, stamped bracelets, soldered items and more. Amy has all kinds of cool ideas on her blog as well. She shares new stuff from her site as well as crafts and tutorials. These pieces caught my eye: Amy is giving away one $25 gift certificate to her shop.To enter, visit the shop [Read More...]