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

Smores-Brownie-Bowls-1a1

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...]

SNAP Fashion + Apricot Lane Giveaway

Gold and Diamond Necklace

A few weeks ago I got to spend the week in Utah for a conference, SNAP Creativity at Your Fingertips.  SNAP is a creative conference for bloggers and is a 3 day event packed full of learning, networking, inspiration, friendships and tons of creativity! This was my 3rd year to attend SNAP and even though I'm no longer a conference newbie I still get a little stressed out about what to wear.  Let's be honest, most days I work from home in yoga pants, a t-shirt and flip flops so the idea of putting … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

Camera Giveaway

Notice anything different?  That's right our Sunday Soiree link party has a new name and time!  Welcome to The Creative Collection Link Party a place to share your favorite recipes, crafts, DIY projects and creative ideas, we are thrilled to have you join the party!  Make sure you mark your calendar because we will be partying every Friday at 5 pm EST and with so many creative ideas you definitely won't want to miss this party. And speaking of not wanting to miss anything, check out some of our … [Read more...]