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...]

GIVEAWAY: faux cupcake ornaments from KamNCo!!

* This giveaway is now closed. The winners of the faux cupcakes are comment #64 Kristen and comment #55 Shelley F. Thanks everyone for participating! * (This giveaway is for the entire planet, so if you don't live in the USA, today is your lucky day! And of course USA peeps can enter too! dur.) Oh. My. Cuteness. Central. Check out the most adorable little faux cupcakes I received in the mail last week! {squeal!} They were a surprise for me from the darling Ela from KamNCo. And if these brightly colored, festive mini cupcakes didn't take the cake! (pun intended!), then she … [Read more...]

Beyond Bows

After I had my daughter in 2004 I got obsessed with hair bows. (This is my daughter Kinsey in 2004 wearing one of my bows). Hair bows are not cheap, so I started making my own. And from there it sprang into a full-fledged business. I had an online store and sold quite a few hair bows. (This is my neice Alyssa wearing a bow I made) I sold hair bows and hair accessories until 2006 at which point we moved around too much to keep the shop up and running, so I shut it down. I do have plans in the near future to reopen my shop, so stay tuned! Here are a few of my bows I've … [Read more...]