Mad Scientist Halloween Party

Kid Friendly Mad Scientist Halloween Party

This sponsored post is brought to you by World Market. However, all opinions, ideas and photographs are 100% my own. Welcome, step into my laboratory won't you?!? October, one of my favorite times of the year, is finally here and I'm kicking things off with a Mad Scientist Halloween Party.  I've teamed up with World Market to showcase their 2014 Halloween Decor and to help host The World Market's Book of Life Sweepstakes. If you're planning a party this month to celebrate Halloween why not … [Read more...]

Birthday Carnival Welcome Sign

Welcome to Birthday Carnival Sign_Cut It Out Frame

Whenever you go to the circus or carnival there is always a huge sign to welcome you to all of the fun.  I knew I wanted a big sign to welcome everyone to our twins Birthday Carnival Party, but because our party was outside at a park I didn't really have a way to hang anything.  That's when I decided to use a giant wooden picture frame from Cut It Out. I love the whimsical shape of these Cut It Out frames and knew that the large 16 x 20 Chandler frame would be perfect for our Birthday … [Read more...]

Wax Paper Melted Crayon Art

Melted Crayon Art Craft_Giggles Galore

My mom recently bought the kids a new book, The Day the Crayons Quit, and after spending a few nights giggling about the story the kids and I decided it would be fun to make a crayon inspired craft.  Do you remember making wax paper melted crayon art as a kid?  I decided to pull this classic craft out from the childhood archives and dust it off for my little ones.  We had such a blast and it was a fun tie in to the book we've been reading on repeat at bedtime Do your kids do that too?  Mine want … [Read more...]

Smoked Tailgate Beans with Dr Pepper

Smoked Tailgate Beans with Dr Pepper

It's football season and that means it's time to break out all your favorite tailgate recipes and stock up on food to feed a crowd.  This past weekend we smoked ribs and I made these delicious Smoked Tailgate Beans with Dr. Pepper, which can only be described with one word...DELICIOUS! Ok, I have a small confession to make we don't actually "tailgate" very often.  With three active kiddos in their own sports activities it's rare that we actually make it the stadium for football games anymore, … [Read more...]

Cricut Explore Giveaway

Win a Cricut Team #4

I am thrilled to start September off with an amazing giveaway for one of my all time favorite craft tools, Cricut Explore!  My teammates and I can't wait to give one of these amazing machines to one of you! You may remember last month my Home State Burlap Canvas project made it to the Top 10 for the first round of the Cricut Design Space Star challenge.  The Cricut Design Space Star is a contest to identify the next great talent to and to create and share projects for the Cricut Explore with … [Read more...]

Birthday Giveaway

Birthday Giveaway

It's a special day today!  Yep, it's my birthday!!  We're celebrating blogger birthdays this week and my bloggy birthday friend The Cards We Drew (make sure you pop over and say Happy Birthday to Abbey too!) has  rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it's YOUR birthday! We're giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only--sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out … [Read more...]

Shop and Save with Jingit

Jingit App

Who doesn't love to save money?  I do, especially while doing one of my favorite things, shopping!  And let's face it if I absolutely must to do the grocery shopping why not earn a little cash back on the items already piled in my cart.  This is where the new app and our sponsor for today's post comes in, Jingit is a cool new app that lets you shop AND receive earning opportunities! I'd call that a win, especially since you can use that app to earn offers from home essentials, groceries, back … [Read more...]

10 Free Back to School Printables + Giveaway

10 Back to School Free Printables_Giggles Galore

I've rounded up 10 Free Back to School Printables to help you celebrate the start of a new year, record special memories and make sure you make it on to the teachers "favorite" list. And if 10 awesome, freebies weren't enough I've teamed up with a group of bloggers for a Back to School Giveaway where you can win a pile of fun school supplies and a $200 VISA gift card to shop for all your back to school needs! Back to School Party Printables by The Celebration Shoppe School Money … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party + Erin Condren Giveaway

Living Room Makeover

You are going to LOVE this week's Creative Collection Link Party! Not only do we have 8 fabulous features to share, but we've also teamed up with Erin Condren to give 10 lucky readers one of the new Life Planners from their collection launching next week.  Check out our favorites this week, make sure you link up your creative projects and don't forget to enter for your chance to win an Erin Condren Life Planner.  Happy Friday friends! DIY Photo Coaster by AKA Design Life S'mores Fried … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party + Giveaway

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Hands up if you are ready for the weekend?!  We've had a busy week, it seems like May is always a crazy month, but that just means summer is right around the corner and I'm looking forward to a little R&R!  I can't wait to see what projects you have created this week.  Check out our favorites from last week, you guys seriously rocked some fabulous ideas! DIY hanging herb garden via Simple Stylings Spring Mantle via The Happy Housie Mini Lemon Ricotta Cheesecakes via Chocolate … [Read more...]