Archives for August 2011

Tuesday {Ten} a day late – No. 12

Tuesday {Ten} a day late – No. 12

I know it's Wednesday {not Tuesday} but still wanted to post theTuesday {Ten} for those who may have something to share this week The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes - just casual and fun! My schedule is a little off as my little guy had his surgery last week. His hospital stay was Continue reading

The Sunday Showcase Party with Lucy Doo Giveaway {No. 69}

The Sunday Showcase Party with Lucy Doo Giveaway {No. 69}

Welcome to The Sunday Showcase Party ~Please Note the Guidelines Below Prior to Submitting Links to This Party~ I'm thrilled to have another fabulous giveaway this week from Lucy Doo Lucy Doo is an online jewelry shop owned and operated by Sandi. Sandi started her Austin based jewelry business 11 years ago as a way for her friends to enjoy wearing beautiful quality pieces without spending a fortune. Starting off as a Touch of Silver, her business has significantly grown and now includes not only silver pieces but also Continue reading

Cheerios Crust Mini Cheesecake Bites Recipe

Cheerios Crust Mini Cheesecake Bites Recipe

A couple of months ago I had the pleasure to work with General Mills as they recognize their fans for helping make Honey Nut Cheerios America’s Favorite Cereal. We celebrated by having a fun outdoor breakfast bash that brought out the kid in everyone who attended. General Mills generously provided games to play, recipes to share and, of course, America’s favorite cereal to enjoy along with a bunch of buzz worthy goodies. Everyone left with a few take away boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios to enjoy and I have been having fun trying out some Continue reading

Showcase Party Features and Clean Mama Giveaway Reminder

Here are just some of the creative projects linked up to this week's Sunday Showcase PartyThere is still time to submit your own projects and enter for a chance to win one of two $50 Gift Certificates to Clean Mama Printables The giveaway and party end tonight and I'll be pulling some more links for another feature roundup this weekend Pottery Barn Inspired Circles Wall Art Submitted by Sarah at Simply Sarah DIY Monogrammed Lampshades Submitted by Stacy at Conspicuous Style Working with What You Have Continue reading

Weekly Giveaway with Willow Whimsy

Hope everyone is enjoying their week. I have a fun giveaway today and I'm thrilled to introduce you to Willow Whimsy Willow Whimsy is an Etsy shop carrying adorable handmade items made with colorful, whimsical, quality materials! Shirley, the talented shop owner and mom to 3 silly children (Daniel, Jillian and Audrey), works as a full time teacher at a local public high school and teaches mainly computer education. She crafts, sews and blogs several nights a week after her children go to bed. She started her shop while out on maternity Continue reading

Inspiration for my Fall To-Do Crafts & Projects – Tuesday {ten} No.11

Inspiration for my Fall To-Do Crafts & Projects – Tuesday {ten} No.11

It's Tuesday and time for the Tuesday {Ten}. The Tuesday {Ten} is all about sharing what's going on, things you love, recent purchases, cute photos...pretty much all the sweet tidbits that make up daily life that you'd like to share, bundled in to one post. It can be short and sweet or filled with pictures and details...anything goes - just casual and fun! I can feel the chill in the air and know the leaves will soon be quickly changing colors. I am patiently awaiting one of my most favorite times of the year. This week I thought I would Continue reading

Zacapa Premium Rum Balls Recipe

Zacapa Premium Rum Balls Recipe

This post brought to you by Diageo. All opinions are 100% mine. With the holidays approaching it will soon be time to don the aprons and start preparing your favorite holiday treats. One incredibly quick and easy confection always on our family's list is Rum Balls. When I was recently asked to create a recipe using Zacapa premium rum - Rum Balls was the obvious choice, above and beyond the typical drink concoctions. These impressive dense truffle-like treats are favored with chocolate and rum and since they are not baked, the impressive rum Continue reading

Repurposed Brass Lighting Fixture turned Outdoor Candle Chandelier

Repurposed Brass Lighting Fixture turned Outdoor Candle Chandelier

Candlelit summer nights on the deck are pretty awesome. When we built our deck last year I envisioned a chandelier of some sort hanging from the upper deck to cast a little ambiance onto the seating area below. As I looked at a few different options I wasn't that please with the light given off by the regular bulbs that many of the fixtures required. There were a few chandeliers that had candle glass shades, which I love, but of course they were pretty expensive not to mention, any hardwired fixture would require running additional electric. I Continue reading

Upromise Celebrates its 10th Anniversary ~ Share your dream for your child’s future and they can help make it come true

This post brought to you by UPromise. All opinions are 100% mine. For 10 years Upromise has supported millions of dreams - turning them into realities. Everyone has big dreams for their children, it's now time to share your story with the world... Nearly a decade ago, Upromise was launched based on the philosophy that everyone should be able to afford a college education. If you are not familiar with Upromise, it is a free service that helps its members get money back for college from their everyday spending. The Continue reading

More Creative Features from Last Week’s Party & Punchbowl Winners

Here are some more creative ideas from last week's Sunday Showcase Party. If you missed the first round of features you can check them out {here}.This week's party with Clean Mama Printables is going on now. Clean Mama is giving away two $50 Gift Certificates! I'd love to see what you have been working on and have a chance to feature you Stop by, link up and enter for a chance to win {here} The Anatomy of a No Template Gallery Wall Submitted by Lynda at Focal Point Hot Pink, Black and White Girls Room Submitted Continue reading