Summer In Bloom
Chicken Sandwich
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Yellow Tail Sangria Girls Garden Party
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Cricut Design Space Star – Round 1

Whoo-hoo, one of my recent craft projects has made it to the Top 10 in the Cricut Design Space Star contest! I’m super excited that my Home State Burlap Canvas has been selected as one of the top 10 projects and hope you’ll help it win a spot as a finalist in the search for the next Cricut Design Space Star!

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You get to help decide which project takes home the top honor and can vote for your favorite projects on the Cricut Facebook page.  Simply head over to the Cricut Facebook page, find the Giggles Galore Home State Canvas DIY and cast your vote.  But, hurry voting ends on Monday, August 4th.

largeCurious about what all this talk about the Cricut Design Space Star is?  Cricut has selected designers to create beautiful projects for Cricut Design Space using their Cricut Explore.  Each month we are challenged to come up with creative projects for the chance to take home the ultimate title of Cricut Design Space Star!  You know I want to be famous, so being dubbed a “Star” of any kind is right up my alley!  :)

Since the day I bought my first Cricut machine almost 7 years ago it’s been one of my favorite craft tools. Ever.  I absolutely adore my Cricut Explore and love how versatile it is.  From creating simple projects like my Home State Burlap Canvas to more complicated and detailed projects like my Paper Dolls it helps turn ordinary crafts into extraordinary projects you can cherish and love!

Desk Makeover with Burlap Home State Canvas

Disclosure: I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network.  I received product in exchange for review.  Although, I am not being directly compensated for these posts, my projects are under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space Star. All opinions are 100% my own.  

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Summer In Bloom Link Party

Summer In Bloom

Hi Everyone! Hope your summer is in full bloom! I have teamed up with an amazing group of blogger to bring you lots of amazing summer recipes, printables and party ideas. Now, we would like to see your favorite summer ideas. Our summer in Bloom Link Party starts today and will run through August 1st. Link up any ideas new and from years past that make summer special! You ideas will show up on all of these participating blogs Bloom Designs | A Night Owl Blog | Giggles Galore | Jaco'lyn Murphy … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

Chicken Sandwich

Hello and welcome back to The Creative Collection Link Party! Wow, this week has flown by, it's hard to believe it is already Friday!  I've been busy all week playing catch up from being on our fun family cruise so I can't wait to see what fun projects you all have created!  But first, let's check out all of the favorites from last week. Copycat Chik Fil A Sandwich from Heather's French Press Peach and Raspberry Ice Cream from The Casual Craftlete Rustic Ampersand Symbol from … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Hello Friends and Welcome to another week of The Creative Collection Link Party. We always start with our favorites from last weeks link up, so before we party lets check those out first. We sure love seeing all your creative ideas, and we love partying with you all.     DIY Tissue Paper Tassels from The Casual Craftlete Here Living Room Makeover Tour from Live Grows Wild Here Faux Agate Earrings from Polymer Clay From Pitter and Glink Here Before and … [Continue reading...]

Home State Burlap Canvas

Burlap Home State Canvas_Michaels Raw Bar

Hey friends!  I’m back with another fun project, a Home State  Burlap Canvas, for the July Michaels Makers campaign and an exclusive sneak peak at some of the new Raw Bar products they will be carrying in stores nationwide August 8th. We recently moved into a new house and I've finally unpacked all the boxes and now I’m slowly working on putting the finishing touches in each room.  My home office is one of those rooms that needs a fresh new makeover and since I spend lots of time in there I … [Continue reading...]

Garden Party with the Girls

Yellow Tail Sangria Girls Garden Party

I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. Summer is in full swing.  Around here the days are hot and long and the nights are a cool reprieve from the sticky heat.  Our summer days have been packed with activities lately and while I’m loving all this quality time doing fun things with my kiddos our schedule has made it hard to catch up with friends. You may recall me talking about how important hanging out with my girlfriends is … [Continue reading...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Hi friends! Welcome to another week of The Creative Collection Link Party! We missed you last weekend but hope you had a fantastic 4th of July!  After a week of relaxation and hanging out with friends at the Frio River we're back and ready to party this week!  Here are our favorite's from last week! Cheesy Beef Panini || Inside BruCrew Life DIY Faux Distressed Wood Backdrop || Bre Purposed DIY Ladder Shelf || Making it in the Mountains Citrus Slush || Free Time … [Continue reading...]

Shrimp Ceviche Recipe with Texas Gulf Shrimp

Shrimp Ceviche with Texas Gulf Shrimp_Giggles Galore

Last year at our annual Frio River trip one of our friends made the best Shrimp Ceviche, it was seriously the best stuff.  It was so good we wiped it out in a matter of minutes.  Ever since that trip last summer I've been dying to recreate it, but since I never got around to it I figured I'd get my fix again this year at the river.  But, much to the groups disappointment our friend Neil didn't make it this year...which means I really had a craving for it now. I couldn't wait until next year … [Continue reading...]

Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar

Root Beer Float Cake In a Jar by Giggles Galore

I'm excited to share today 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Rootin' Tootin' Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar. I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive ideas and free printables! My Rootin' Tootin fun birthday gift is easy to whip up and even more fun to enjoy!  With a twist on an old classic these Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar treats are great to deliver to friends or even serve … [Continue reading...]

Frio River Fun – #Funsucker Free Family Vacation

Cutter Bug Spray on the Frio

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents. Twelve years ago we joined a group of friends from college at what's become one of our favorite summer vacation spots, The Frio River.  For the past twelve years we've been making the trip with that same group of friends and it's morphed from a group of carefree college kids to a group of proud parents looking to make memories with their families.  We love this trip, our kids love this trip and we love the tradition … [Continue reading...]