Archives for November 2012

Hookin Up with HoH #126

I feel so out of sorts getting this link party ready. Taking a week off for Thanksgiving has thrown me off! Thank you everyone for all your super kind words about my son's appendectomy. I'm sure you are sick of hearing about it! I just want each of you to know that I appreciate you. Thank you. ** So, are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to find other awesome blogs to read. Below you will find several hundred mini links to other people's blog posts. Have fun browsing through the links in search of new ideas. Also, if you are … [Read more...]

Our son just had a whirlwind appendectomy

My family just had the most crazy 24 hours. It started with my son complaining of a stomach ache (hour 1) and ended with us being discharged from the hospital (hour 24) after an appendectomy. I pretty much instagramed the entire drama as it unfolded, so for those that are into instagram (my new favorite social media toy), you've probably already heard this story. While we were out running errands Monday night around 7:30pm my son started complaining that his stomach hurt and he didn't feel good. He said he was nauseous. I told him to just sit tight and that we'd be home soon. By … [Read more...]

Sparkly Silver Tinsel Ornaments

I have joined forces with six other awesomespice bloggers to bring you several Christmas Decorating ideas and projects. Each day one of us will be featuring a Christmas project or decorating idea on our own blog. We'll be sharing the links to everyone elses projects on our social media (twitter, facebook, pinterest) so you can easily find them. Tuesday is my day! I'm getting the post up late (sorry!) because of an emergency appendectomy last night for my son. I'll give you more details about him later tonight or tomorrow. I'm sharing a super-simple idea for making some cheap and … [Read more...]

Silhouette CAMEO & Portrait + Accessories black friday deals

Here are all the Black Friday Silhouette deals. These awesome promotions end Friday, November 30th at the stroke of midnight, so make sure you stock up this week. Get a Silhouette CAMEO® + 1 copy of Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition for only $229.99 (MSRP $349.98). Click HERE and use the code HoH4ever at checkout. Or Get the brand new Silhouette Portrait™ for only $179.99 (MSRP $199.99) Click HERE and use the code HoH4ever at checkout. Save 40% on this year's limited-edition Advent Calendar Kit. It's the perfect way to count down to Christmas—or any occasion. Click H … [Read more...]

Buddy the Elf loves singing loud (vinyl sign tutorial)

I know it's terrible to even mention Christmas before Thanksgiving, but I want to share this craft with you guys asap in case you want to bust one out before Santa makes his appearance. My all time most favorite Christmas movie in the history of ever is Elf. Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, and Zooey Deschanel seriously MAKE this movie. Not only do I watch it at least 20 times in the month of December, I also quote this movie year-round, pretty much daily. How could I not create a sign with the most epic phrase from the best Christmas movie of all time? (Sorry Miracle on 34th Street and A … [Read more...]

Fixing a damaged bed + a few random spray painting tips

Back in March I ordered new beds for both of my chicklets. In the shipping process several pieces of the beds were damaged. I was frustrated but the company fixed the situation and sent out new pieces. *You asked, I edited! The bed is from Hayneedle. All bed info can be found here or here. They told me to just throw away the damaged pieces. It would cost more money to send them back than was worth it. What I was left with was a complete set of damaged and mismatched pieces that, when combined, created another bed. Instead of tossing them out I saved them with the intention … [Read more...]

Hookin Up with HoH #125

3 announcements real quick. 1. No link party next week due to Thanksgiving. 2. Next Friday I'll be posting a Black Friday Silhouette promotion! Stay tuned. 3. My son is highly sensitive to dyes in food. I just noticed there are dyes in our toiletries as well (toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc). Do you use all-natural, organic, dye-free products? If so, what are your FAVORITE brands? TIA! ** So, are you new here? I throw the Hookin' Up with HoH Party every week to give all of you a chance to find other awesome blogs to read. Below you will find several hundred mini … [Read more...]