Archives for January 2011

Did I find my Bliss(dom)?

I am having a hard time just trying to process all the emotions I went through at Blissdom this year. I don't know why, but I just feel very overwhelmed by it all. There's so much I could say, but I'd like to keep this post short of a novel. What slant do I want to put on it? Let's just start with the people since that's what everyone wants to see anyway... :) Kami, Lindsey, Jen, Beckie, Me, & Melissa. I met so many amazing women at Blissdom. I'm just overwhelmed by all the kind, generous, sweet, amazing women that I am lucky enough to now call my friends.    Me … [Read more...]

Share.Inspire.Create. #4

{If you aren't sure what Share.Inspire.Create. is, click the button to read all about it} I've Shared lots of ideas and tutorials with you. I'm thrilled I was able to Inspire you enough to Create one of your own! Seriously, you guys are amazing. I'm so blown away by all the talent there is in this world. I'm honored that you would be inspired by me enough to make one of your own. Today, you are the star! Check out these amazing crafts by my even more amazing readers. Please take the time to visit them and leave them some comment lovin'! In no particular order... (except maybe … [Read more...]

Guest Blogger: Laurie from Handy Man, Crafty Woman

Hi, I'm Laurie from Handy Man, Crafty Woman! Thanks so much to Allison for having us guest post on her awesome blog! Allison does some incredible renovation work with power tools that I'm afraid to touch! (I let Handy Man do that job here.) I love the new trim that Allison recently put up in her piano room, and I can't wait to see the rest of her process. My husband Rob and I started our blog in 2009. We have one son, and we live in New England. We've been married for 13 years, and the house we live in now is the third house we've renovated. One of our favorite projects in … [Read more...]

Interview with C.R.A.F.T.

The beautiful and talented Jamie from C.R.A.F.T. interviewed me! If you want to find out a little more about me, head on over there! … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #34

Hookin' Up #33 was a smashing success! Over 325 excellent projects at your fingertips. Take a few minutes to check them out, give them some comment love, and bookmark their creative ideas! Here are just a few that jumped out at me. Of course, they were all fab! Made it on Monday made this adorable Cooking Spice Subway Art. Check out her blog to see the adorable way she displayed it. Mommas Kinda Crafty made hand soaps for her tots. Click through to see how she did it! Clean and Scentsible made this fun boot tray. Full a full tutorial to make your own, visit … [Read more...]

Blissdom or Bust.

Well, today's the big day. The day I've been dreaming about for oh, 9 months or so. Today I'm headed to Blissdom '11. I first mentioned Blissdom last week when when my super awesome celebrity status package arrived in the mail for mwa. (Boy did that start a debate, OMG! And Thank you everyone except for Adam, who gave me tons of squeezies and loves. I heart all of you!) One thing I forgot to mention in my excitement last week is exactly what Blissdom is. Here's a direct quote from their site: "Blissdom is the premiere conference for women who find and express their bliss by … [Read more...]

Organizing M&M’s (Medicine & Markers)

Why is January the "Get Organized" month? What sparks this frenzy in almost every human on earth? Personally, for me, I think I have this urge to purge and organize in January because of all the holiday chaos from Halloween to New Years. There's just so many holidays in a short period of time. Too many crafts, too much stuff purchased, too many gifts. By the time January rolls around I'm so glad the October-December marathon is finally o.v.e.r. that I can't wait to just get rid of it all. Get rid of every last stitch of holiday decor. Get rid of old toys to make room for all the new … [Read more...]