Monday, March 19, 2018

California Easter Pinterest Party!

Hip hop hooray for an Easter Pinterest Par-tay! The more I planned and thought about this party, the more excited I got. I found lots of fun crafts for everyone to make and really cute food ideas! Oh, and before I forget, here's the Easter board I made for inspiration for myself and anyone attending the party.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Small But Simple Craft Projects

I am FINALLY back in the swing of crafting again it feels like. February was soo much traveling, lots of cleaning and trying to downsize stuff (I am not very fast at this part so it takes me weeks and weeks...) that the way my days went it left very little time for crafting and I missed it so badly! But now that it's March, it's like flipping a switch.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

It's only March but are you ready for winter to go away? Are you dreaming about warm summer days sunning yourself on the beach? Yeah, I think we all are about now. So don't jump into summer unprepared! Check out CGear's sand free tote's. They are stylish and my favorite part? They are sand repellent? How many times have you left the beach with sand sticking to your bag, and then you have a whole car full of sand. I've been there and done that and it can be so annoying to clean up! How about we keep the sand at the beach?

Saturday, March 3, 2018

St Patrick's Theme Pinterest Party!

Beautiful but chilly evening for a Pinterest party. The time of the party was moved from 7pm to 6pm and I think we will keep it that way for the next bit. I had a heater going a majority of the day out in the she-shed to make sure we were not chilly when crafting, since it is cement floors and all. Keep reading to see what we made and ate!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

A Washer Under Your Washer?!

Disclosure: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Have you seen or heard of the LG Appliances Twin Wash machine and sidekick? The "Twin" in the name means you get double the washer in one unit. How cool is that!? It's something I'll seriously consider getting when its time to upgrade our washer and dryer because I love the fact you can do a small load in the pull out drawer instead of having to put things in the main washer and doing a small load on top. Yanno? How would you use this in your house? I love the efficiency! 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Another Pinterest Party Update! might be wondering what happened. While I think the 'wacky holidays' was a fun theme, I wasn't totally convinced / set / comfortable with it. After talking it over with a friend here we came up with doing this theme as the better idea. I'm excited to see how this turns out as I don't recall ever having done a St Patrick's day themed party before. Should be cool!

Monday, February 12, 2018

February 2018 California Pinterest Party Theme and Changes!

Every day of the year has some sort of 'wacky holiday' that various people celebrate. February is no exception - you can celebrate groundhogs, bubble gum, birds, ice cream, stuffed mushrooms, lame ducks, chopsticks, cards, kites, pizza, white t-shirts, friends, lost pennies, plum pudding, batteries and cherries just to name a few. You can see a complete list here

So, I thought with that being said, the February Pinterest party theme would be any of the wacky holidays in the month! Want to bring a food that you'd eat with chopsticks? Want to bring a pizza? Want to bring plum pudding or a cherry dessert? Go for it!

Since taking a poll in the West Coast Pinterest Parties group and a majority of voters were leaning towards only having to bring a food instead of a craft, I will give this a try. For the next few months I will provide 2-3 crafts and those attending can bring the food. I will try my hardest not to provide any food except drinks.  We'll see how this goes. After a few months we can evaluate. If you want to attend and are dying to bring a craft for up to 10 people, let me know and we can work that out - no problem.

Please email or leave a comment on this post if you have any questions. 

Date will be announced this week!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Creativation Pre-party!

Thursday evening before Creativation started, Cricut hosted a meetup event for bloggers and whoever wanted to come at a Mexican restaurant in downtown Phoenix. It was quite frustrating to find parking due to construction and the fact that they dont have any free parking so I had to pay a few dollars to park but I finally made it in to the restaurant which was very crowded in the back corner but I managed to sit next to my friend Rhonda who had flown to AZ from Michigan. 

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Creativation - Day 1

Super excited to be able to come again for my 3rd year now! attending CHA / Creativation. It was a packed few days of friends, crafts, vendors, networking and did I say fun? FUN!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Valentine Pinterest Party - CA

Ahhh I've been anticipating this party for weeks and the day and time finally happened.Check out the cool stuff we made and ate!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Valentine Pinterest Party Announcement!

I am super excited to announce the first Pinterest party for 2018! 

I gotta say first, I am so sad I can't host one in Utah but I plan to do some when I am up there later this year, so don't worry if you live in Utah and are reading this.

Valentine's Day is the theme. Maybe you dont have a significant other but no worries! We are going to do crafts (at least the 2 I am planning on people making) that you can give to kids, friends, a doesnt have to be a spouse that you show your love to. Heck, I love the idea of celebrating 'galentines day' where you celebrate the love you have for your friends.

Here is the link to the board I created with ideas and inspiration that people can use if they'd like.

Here is the link to the event I created on Facebook. FYI to anyone reading this who is planning on coming... I have 7 people confirmed + 1 who is not on Facebook. 2 spots left!

If you are still reading and want to see the crafts I've picked for everyone to make, here's a link to one and here's a link to the other one. The second link, I will do a version of that that is a little bit different but similar. 

I am undecided on the food but am hoping to do one sweet and one more savory.

AND! I have a surprise, hoping that most people coming will have Snapchat so...we'll see how that works out. I know one friend coming has it for sure. Can you guess what the surprise I am doing might be?

Stay tuned for a post after the party to see how everything turned out!

Family History & the Cricut Machine

My mother in law wanted me to bring my Cricut to Idaho for the holidays. I always travel with my Cricut when I know I will have an opportunity to use it. These pocketwatches have been in the family a long time. Tony's dad has one as well but we did not do anything but cut the vinyl for that box since it had not been painted the night I did the 3 in the picture above.

I used my Cricut Explore machine and navy blue vinyl to cut the names and dates. I think they turned out pretty great looking despite some of the letters wanting to slide around during transfer.