Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sticker Giveaway!

It's been awhile since I've posted a contest or giveaway here so I thought it was about time to post another one. I got an opportunity from a friend to bring you this fun giveaway to win stickers you can personalize, fun! Go ahead and enter below. I hope you win!



- This giveaway is open to the US and Canada and ends on 7/26.
- Must be 18+ to enter.
- One entry per household.
- Giveaway is sponsored by StickerYou and hosted by Momsicals
- This giveaway is subject to the rules that govern all Momsicals hosted giveaways.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Banner

I have a huge roll of burlap ribbon from Hobby Lobby and I needed a summer banner for my mantle shelf since spring is now over and I had to take that banner down. I just came up with this on my own but I am sure there is something similar out there!


I made a stencil using my Cricut Explore in different sizes to get various shapes of stars


Then I got the above look which I was liking a lot.  For the letters I just used vinyl and stuck it on. Hopefully it holds okay because I did not want to use my iron on , saving that for other projects ;-) 


 Sorry for the picture repost but this is the only picture I have with the banner actually hanging up. I did add the white stars, some turned out better than others. Overall I think it looks fairly nice and I can think of other ways to spice it up but for now, it'll do. 






Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Craft-Guestroom Makover Part 1

 I'll be honest, our second bedroom , which is a guest room & craft room, is a terrible mess. I have things here and there to organize all my craft stuff but there are piles and piles, the bed usually has piles on it of projects and papers and it was just not a happy room for me to be in. My good friend Lindsay tagged me in a photo on Facebook....



from a lady who posted she was giving away this shelf to whoever came to get it first. I had hearts in my eyes, it was so pretty! I was headed out the door to get it when Tony came home early! We went together which ended up being a good thing because it was a bit long for my car so I held on to it so it didnt slide out as we took surface streets home and I prayed we wouldnt get pulled over.

This past Monday I started pulling everything out of the spare room and piling everything in to the main bedroom and hallway.



Oh. My. Gosh. So terrible! Too much stuff! but I dont know what to get rid of so I dont really get rid of anything. Maybe my mom should come back and visit Utah to help me? Kidding. If anyone wants to help me downsize this stuff, let me know. Be kind , I dont part well with things. 



These are some mid-way done pictures. I switched the bed to the opposite wall and put my cube shelf unit on its side under the window. Decided in the evening I didnt care for it that much so change happened again!

Stay tuned for the room reveal which will hopefully be finished this week, or close to finished. It's been so so nice not having to work 8 hours a day and I can work on tons of other projects and do things I'd rather be doing than sitting at a desk M-F but having a job has its perks too. Like a paycheck ,etc.

In the meantime, I need to sell my beloved desk. Tony is not a fan of it and my sister even said I should get something different. Tear. 



If you are interested or know someone who is, let me know.
Located in Midvale, heavy - so you will need to bring someone with you to help move it. It's currently upstairs (about 6 steps) and then out the front door (1 step) and off the porch (1 more step). Just so you know!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Pinterest Party

It's that time again, time for a Pinterest party and the perfect time to do some summer crafts and 4th of July projects.

I started out my afternoon cutting out stars for my sister for the project she was wanting to do with my Cricut Explore. 



Next I put together a little snow cone action. I ended up going to Target to get a couple more flavors and it was awesome because they were on sale! Yay for sales. 


Getting set up & ready

We made the layered red white and blue drink, or in this case, red blue and white. We used blue Gatorade, Sprite and cranberry juice ( a little different than the Pinterest link ).

Lindsay brought these very cute red vine licorice wrapped with ribbon. Perfect to take and snack on the go

My ordered these delicious sugar cookies from my friend Frieda
I think they turned out so cute!

The star banners we made turned out pretty cute as well! So festive and perfect for the month of July.

Comment below with a link with what projects you have been working on this summer and I will come take a look!


Monday, March 31, 2014

The Color Run! Salt Lake City

The Kaleidoscope Tour aka, The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality.
Now the single largest event series in the United States, The Color Run has exploded since our debut event. We have more than tripled our growth, hosting more than 170 events in 30+ countries in 2013.

Announcing the 2014 Kaleidoscope Tour! We're hitting your cities like never before... Amazing new participant gear (t-shirt, headband, wrist band and sling bag) , Fresh music, and Color crazy race attractions. This is 5K Magic like only The Color Run can do.

Whether or not you have participated in a 5K before, this is one of the most fun ones to participate in that I know of! I got to do The Color Run 5K with my husband a couple years ago and my cousins who live in AZ and friends that I have in Vegas have done this run before as well. It's all over the US so check and see what location is closest to you.


You can run or walk and you get to go through 4 color zones until you get to the finish line where there are lots of people dancing and cheering , music and maybe even a banana or an orange. The energy of everyone participating really keeps you pumped up. Its a great event for kids of any age as well as adults!



Salt Lake City friends, click here to get your ticket to participate solo, with a friend or with a team! Dont forget to use the code "COLOR5OFF" (must type it in, do not copy and paste) to get your discount. No worries if you do not live in Utah, this code works in other states as well! 
This code is not valid with any other sales or promotions. 

Let me know in a comment if you have participated in The Color Run before or if this is your first time. What state will you be running in? I hope you have a blast - I know I will!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Cricut Explore Launch Party!


Last week at the Provo Craft HQ, Cricut had their launch party for their new Cricut Explore. Open to anyone to go and my sister Laura came along for the evening.  The event started at 9pm which I loved because it means I could go to the YW activity from 7-830 , Laura came over shortly after 830 and we were over in South Jordan at 9. Worked out perfect!


Many treats for us to eat as we crafted.  I didnt get a picture of the sodas and popcorn over to the right. I just love the banners in this area, so cute!

We all got to sit at a laptop that had a Cricut Explore hooked up to it and start playing! Cricut employees were walking around the room helping us, answering questions and offering advice and tips. So handy to have their help!

One of the things I made was some vinyl words to stick on the back of my cell phone.

I also made a card and see the tool with the pink top? I believe it was scoring my paper but you can also stick a pen in there and have the machine draw any font or design you want. Pretty amazing! No excuse for bad handwriting anymore.

Getting ready to watch the Cricut Explore get sold out on HSN. They had 5000 available and were gone in a matter of about 30 minutes.

 Watching , watching and getting excited the closer the number in the box in the right hand corner of the screen got to 5000



I dont have a picture of me on the phone trying to get through to order mine but here's my true confession for the day, I ordered one! I was in the 4800's by the time I got through after being on hold for a bit. If I didnt get through, I was not going to be too disappointed but if I did get through, I figured that it was meant to be. I have never ordered anything on HSN before. It took about 10 min or less to place my order. Super super excited for it to come and for what I can make and do with it. I love my Cricut Mini but it will be nice to be able to cut bigger things and have the capability to draw or cut any font I want as well as have the spot where a pen can go. Not to mention all the storage that is built in. I love also that there will be an iPad app to use with it eventually as well. Super awesome!

What do you craft with? Did you order the new Cricut Explore too?


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wood Watches Giveaway!



These wood watches are really cool looking and you have the chance to win one for yourself!
This is a giveaway provided by our Sponsor WoodWatches.com
They are kindly giving away One wood watch to one lucky contestant up to a $130 value.
Please Check out the watches here below or visit their site to see the variety to choose from.


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