Friday, December 21, 2012

107th Fashionable Fridays

Instead of traditional red and green for the holidays, add some purples to the mix.

I wore a lavender shirt and added some red cluster shabby flower clip from Guthrie Girls Boutique on FB for a festive look.

I wore mostly green in this outfit and then added a purple yoyo grey necklace from Domestic Vixen on FB.

What other non-traditional color combos have you tried for the Christmas season?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Fabric Ruffle Totes

Here are some Christmas Fabric Ruffle Totes I made recently. I love doing these mini totes - super quick and easy for me =)
Here's the tutorial again if you haven't seen these: http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2012/02/no-sew-ruffle-tote-with-tutorial-and_22.html

For mine, I just use my Pinking Shears to cut all around the fabric instead of folding it. Also I don't make marks, I just move it together and see where it ruffles - that way I always have a unique tote =)...or I'm just lazy =D

A large one would make a great gift - fill it with crafting/sewing supplies for that crafter in your life.
Or make a mini one - perfect for a little girl. Fill it with candy, little toys, and more. I think I'll make some for my son's preschool class since they're mostly girls in his class!






Monday, December 17, 2012

79th Mommy Mondays

I tried so hard not to dwell on the story. As soon as I read more about those teachers who tried to protect the kids, I couldn't help but cry. Been hugging my kids a little harder and trying to live in those special moments with them.


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Paper Wall Flowers

I was inspired by these Scrapbook Wall Flowers pinned here. I made these for my second Saturday scrapbook class I teach =). These were back from May! Sometimes I make so many projects at once that I forget to post about them =).

 



Instead of using cardboard, I used the wooden flowers that I bought from Pick your Plum a while ago.

Then I followed her tutorial for the most part. =)

I used my trusty glue dots to hold the petal down, but hot glue may have been better since these are pinched. I laid them out on my wooden flower to see how it wood look.


On the back of the wooden flower, I added a bunch of flat flowers. For the center, I used scrap strips like a pinwheel. Then I added some bling to the petals. Then I made a second flower that exposed more wood instead of covering it all with paper. I used a circle stamp for a textured look.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - The Dating Divas

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REVIEW
Marriage E-Book: The A to Z guide to a Happier, Healthier Marriage. I bought these e-books and printed them out. I gave one to my brother-in-law and his new wife last year. I also printed it out for my friend as a gift. Then I printed it out for me and my husband. I love it because it's pretty short and simple to read. These type of books are the kind I like to read with my husband together. In the beginning of our marriage, we'd read books like this as part of our FHE (Family Home Evening) so that we were focusing and talking with each other. Now that we have 2 kids and been married for over 7 years, we need it more than ever to remind ourselves to focus on our marriage and make it through the 7 year itch and not just focus on the kids. My husband realizes this a lot more now that we have 2 children. He didn't mind as much when we had just the 1, but now having 2 takes a lot of our attention and many times we forget to spend time just us together especially with our atypical schedule. Not only do I love the ideas in here, but I love the simple quotations that go with them. I really believe this simple e-book can be a great reminder for those who have been married for a while and also a good thing to learn early for those who are newly married.


REVIEW
The Ultimate Date Night e-Book This book is amazing!! I love the full color. It just looks so fun and exciting to try when you first get it. There's around 38 dates (I just counted quickly so I could be off) and several aren't on their website.
All the dates are pretty simple and easy to do! They even have all the printables you need for each date! The dates I'm looking forward to are the Cleaning Date (my husband is a great cleaner so I like to pick the the ones he'd most likely do =D - plus he doesn't like getting out of the house much.) and the Minute to Win it Date (I love throwing parties so this would be so fun with friends!). One of the dates we've done is the Sleepover Date. The ones at home are the most likely to get done with my husband - he's a home body.
Many don't even cost much money so that's even more awesome and helpful. You can use a lot of things you already have.
The one hard thing about this e-book is that it has 200+ pages so I can't print it all out at once at a low cost. So I really need to just figure out which dates to try, figure out the page numbers and get those printed so I have it all on hand when I can get a date with my husband. Or I should just print the ones I like out and then when my husband asks what we should do, I'll just give him the options so he can plan it more. =)
Now that we have 2 children, I realize even more how important dating your spouse is so I am grateful for all these ideas so that we can have fun and enjoy each other. We have certainly done better about dating, but it's still not our strong suit to do when we have no family around for free baby-sitting and our schedules are weird to trade babysitting with others. 





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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - The Dating Divas Recipe E-Book

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REVIEW
I jumped at the offer when some of my favorite ladies, The Dating Divas, put out their first recipe e-book.

There are 29 amazing looking recipes! The recipes all have pretty easy to find ingredients, fabulous photos to make you drool, and some even includes inside tips and twists on the recipes.

I love putting twists to recipes once I've tried and liked them. It makes it almost like a whole new recipe =)

I absolutely love the gorgeous photography of the food. I rarely try a recipe from a book unless it has an amazing picture with it. Great food photos really can sell a recipe and trust me you'll be sold on these!

The husbands have all tried these recipes as well. I have a pretty picky husband myself so I'm sure there will be several that he'll like too.

I'm most excited to try the Grasshopper Pie (I love mint!) and the Black Forest Chocolate Mousse. Can you tell I love dessert? =D OK well the meal I'll be trying first is the French Bread Cheesy Burger because my husband has been loving recipes using french bread lately =).

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - Paparazzi

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REVIEW
Jana of Paparazzi Accessories gave me these adorable green clips to review. So cute! All I requested was Christmas green and a pair of clips and easily she was able to find something in her stash of accessories to meet my needs. I wanted a pair of clips because I can wear them and then so can my daughter. Her hair is slowly growing so she can keep clips in. She doesn't like wearing headbands anymore so clips are best on pigtails. I can't wait for her to wear these for Christmas.
That's what I love about Paparazzi - you can find any color you're wanting. Another great thing about Paparazzi is that no party is the same. All vendors have a different collection of items so you'll be sure to find something unique just for you.
Their parties are fun and easy. I've hosted two of them and it's just laid back, no spiels, open house style.
The best thing yet is that all their accessories are super affordable. Most of their items are just $5 each (plus tax), but they also have many children's items for only $1 each! Great stocking stuffer ideas =) I have many pieces of their jewelry: necklaces and earring sets, a couple rings, and several of their hair clips. So fun and I always have an item to match my outfits.

Paparazzi is slowing growing, based out of Utah so ask Jana how you can be a consultant in your area especially if you don't live in Idaho or Utah, you're sure to be a success!

Jana is giving this set away! Gorgeous huh! Very elegant! The winner will be so lucky! Enter to win below!



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Birthday Party Extravaganza Giveaways - Mary Kay

It rained the other day and for the first time in a long time I felt like Fall was in the air... and Fall means Snow and snow means Christmas! Needless to say, I got a little excited! And I wanted to start Christmas shopping!

So I have come up with some super cute Christmas gift ideas for everyone on your list. Everyone wants to look good for the holidays so give the gift of beautiful skin this year with MARY KAY!

Many of these products have won prestigious customer satisfaction awards such as Good Housekeeping's Seal as well as being featured in O Magazine! Quality products at amazing prices and super cute pre-packaging for the holidays!

All of Mary Kay Skin Care and Cosmetic products are 100% guaranteed or your money back so no shopping errors... EVER! Shop with me online or in person to get the best and most personalized gifts for everyone you care about! Click to SHOP NOW! 
 
Like me on facebook and tell me your favorite Mary Kay product to be entered into a drawing to receive $50 of product! If you would like a complimentary facial, pedicure or "play with color" consultation feel free to email me!


All purchases of $40 or more will receive a free mini satin hands set. (retailed at $10)
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - Leslie Leavitt Photography

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Winner of this giveaway can use their 1 Hour Photo Session for newborn, engagements, OR family photos (up to four people). Must be located in Rexburg or 30 minutes outside of Rexburg.

Check out her website for more examples of her beautiful work: leslieleavittphotography.com.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - Chicken Soup Breast Cancer

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Chicken Soup is giving away Hope and Healing for your Breast Cancer Journey. Also they are doing a special promotion of this book with cooler where you can donate your savings to Breast Cancer Awareness - see the offer here.


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Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - L'BRI Review and Giveaway

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L'BRI REVIEW
I had the opportunity to try out some L'BRI skin care at a networking small business meeting a couple weeks ago. I was so excited to try it because it used natural ingredients (see below for list). It felt wonderful and soft. I loved it. I cannot wait until things slow down so I can host a party. One of the coolest things we tried was a a facial masque which was a skin tightener on one half of your face. Oh my goodness, you could actually see on the people across from you - their skin being tighter and lifted on the half of their face. It was amazing and even more so that it used natural ingredients to do so! I love that it uses essential oils. The winner of this giveaway is so lucky!


Great Skin Begins with L'BRI Pure n' Natural

In all L'BRI Pure n' Natural body, hair and skin care products:

  • Aloe Barbadensis Miller, instead of water, is the first ingredient
  • Natural, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients are used
  • Advanced Alpha Hydroxy fruit acids (10%) are released in a special, slow delivery system, which is proven to reduce wrinkles and improve skin clarity
  • An abundance of deep ocean seaweed and other anti-oxidants protect the skin from free radical damage
  • A blend of natural essential oils and synergistic herbal extracts are significant ingredients

L'BRI Pure n' Natural hair, body and skin care products:

  • Are paraben free
  • Never use (SLS) sodium lauryl sulfate or propylene glycol
  • Never use mineral oil, lanolins, or waxes
  • Never use artificial colors or fragrances
  • Are never tested on animals
  • Effective for all skin types: normal, oily, dry, men, and women.
  • Backed by the L'BRI Pure n' Natural 100% Satisfaction Guarantee




Travel Set includes  cleanser,  freshener, moisturizer, facial scrub, enzyme facial peel, eye repair gel and facial masque. Included is a Formula Sheet, a Quad Sample Brochure, a L’BRI vs. the Competition Flyer, a How to Use Your L’BRI Skin Care Products Flyer, an Income Opportunity Flyer and a Hostess Rewards flyer.

Jody K. Lyons, L'Bri Executive Manager
L'Bri Pure and Natural Aloe Vera Skincare http://www.jodylyons.lbri.com

920.410.9905 or 208.206.8750
http://www.facebook.com/jody.k.lyons

jody.lyons@yahoo.com

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Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - Avon

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Adorable child's Christmas Pajama Set - you can choose size and personalizationfrom Tommie at Avon.
She  loves to give away things on her facebook page =)


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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - Alphabet Expressions

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 2 Options from Alphabet Expressions!


Free Small Letter. Custom Made, you choose the letter, theme and colors



Key/Necklace holder your pick Color/Background/and the Name on it.


Those initial letters would be great for a child's room or a family's last name initial!
The key or necklace holder is so cute. I'd definitely use it for necklaces because I have so many. Though it would be good to have a safe spot for my keys since I'm always losing mine!

Which would you choose? Winner gets their pick!

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Birthday Party Giveaways Extravaganza - Chicken Soup Here Comes the Bride

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Chicken Soup Here Comes the Bride





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78th Mommy Mondays - Hospital Day

Today is the day for my daughter to go into the hospital and get her dental work done. We have to be there at 6:30am and they'll start at 7:30am.
Prayers and good thoughts would be much appreciated today as I'm nervous about her being so little and being put under.

She is 18 months old now - time sure is flying.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Birthday Extravaganza Event 2012

To celebrate my birthday tomorrow - I'll be 28, I'm having a week of giveaways starting on Monday, October 22nd through the 30th.

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Tonight's my birthday party. We'll be playing Simply Fun games and having a Sundae bar! Before my party, we're taking family pictures. Have a great weekend!

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