GIVEAWAY: Holiday Wood Sign Art – Home for the Holidays {CLOSED}

This giveaway is now CLOSED. The winner of this giveaway is Julie Banister. Congrats! Do you love this wood sign art that I made from a Holiday gift bag? You are in luck today because I'm GIVING ONE AWAY FREE to one of you! Yup, I made two, and one is for YOU! If you win this giveaway, you will receive this Holiday Wood Sign that I created HERE. You will be receiving the crumpled vintage sign. So, how do you win? I'm offering tons of ways to enter this giveaway. The first entry is free - no hoops to jump through - just leave a comment. For each additional entry, you … [Read more...]

Silhouette CAMEO giveaway! [CLOSED]

**The winner of the Silhouette CAMEO is PattySue70! Congratulations!!!! I have spent the past year+ paring down the sponsorships and promotional posts on this blog, but how can I say no to the opportunity to give one of you your very own Silhouette CAMEO?! (This is not a promotional post. I'm simply giving one away because I love mine so much.) I am in love with my Silhouette and have made dozens of projects. Check them all out HERE. It is probably my most favorite crafting tool I own. What you will win: Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting machine – Value $299.99 Silhouette St … [Read more...]

Kirkland’s Grand Opening recap + a $100 gift card giveaway!

When I talk about my blog in relation to my life, I always say something is in my "blog life" versus my "real life". I don't do this intentionally, it's just that it isn't very often that these two worlds cross paths. Last Saturday I had the rare opportunity to have these two worlds come together and it was weird. Fun, and awesome, and weird. As I mentioned Friday, I was asked (along with Beth from Free Stylin') to help celebrate the Grand Opening of the Kirkland's store in the Austin area. It was so fun to get to be a part of an event! They had a preview party the night before and several … [Read more...]

Hi strangers! Some updates and a $100 GIVEAWAY [closed]

**This giveaway is now closed. The winner is comment # * Hi, my friends! I didn't mean to just up and fall off the planet after my Christmas Confessions post, but this family has been S-I-C-K. This month in my family I've dealt with: one case of appendicitis, strep throat, two cases of the flu, a stomach bug complete with barfing, 2 colds, and now I'm sick with a fever and aches and pains. Fortunately we were all healthy on Christmas Day. This is me taken a few hours ago. I don't feel very well. :( Also, wow, thank you so much for all your sweet kind comments on the Christmas … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY: My Creative Classroom – free class {two winners!} (CLOSED)

*****This giveaway is now closed. The winners are comment #41: Tamara from Etcetorize and comment #48: Patti L.***** Do you guys love giveaways? I hope so because I've got a good one for you! This giveaway is brought to you by: Do you want to learn how to craft but don't know where to start? Do you own a cool craft tool but don't know how to use it? Or want to learn to use it even better? My Creative Classroom is the best online arts & crafts learning experience! It's a combination of arts/crafts and education where you will learn how to get the most out of your … [Read more...]

Easy custom monogrammed Disney Water Bottles tutorial

** This Giveaway is now Closed. The winner is announced HERE.** I have to show you the CUTEST thing I made using my Silhouette for our Disney World Vacation: OMG, cuteness overload, right?! I was so excited when I made them that I actually texted a picture of them to Ben and my sisters. I couldn't wait to show you guys too! This is why I love my Silhouette. I whipped up these Disney themed water bottles in just a few minutes, yet they look totally fabulous. Anyone can make stuff this cute. You won't even believe how easy it is! I found these water bottles at my local … [Read more...]

Hilarious Extend-a-Step ladder review

I'm not sure who's more excited about this ladder - me or my husband! Extend-a-Step graciously sent us the most awesome ladder ever. The general concept of this ladder is that it is compact, portable, light-weight, made from aircraft quality aluminum, and super easy to store making it a snap to use. Check out how compact this ladder is: But in about 5 seconds flat, it goes from compact to over TWELVE FEET TALL! Wowza. The Extend-a-Step ladder is perfect for hanging Christmas Lights:    ...Or reaching those awkward too-high plant shelves that are so popular … [Read more...]