Archive | February, 2010

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and giveaway!

27 Feb
It’s Saturday and time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!  
What have you been doing this week?  
I can’t wait to see!!
Here are a few of the projects that were linked up last week.  
There were so many great ideas, wonderful recipes, time saving solutions and creativity — I wanted to list them all . 
Here are a few:
  
A Reservation for Six — Adorable Kids chair
 
 Back at the Hive — Took an outdated plaque and made this:
 
Home Sweet Home — Cute as a Button Cupcakes
 
 House of Smiths — Hanging Flower Balls
Making the World a Little Cuter — Super Hero Dolls
My Backyard Eden — Another Take on Family Rules
So Not Donna Reed — Subway Art
{AE Filkins} — Creative Scrapbook Storage
Paisley and Polkadots — Fabric Spring Wreath
 
Studio JRU – Chest of Drawers turned Bookshelf
 
  
The Tidy Nest — Burlap Flower Tutorial
 
The Little Green Bean — Birds and Nests
 
Jesse Kate Designs — Felt and Organza Flowers (pillow tutorial)
 
 Storing Up My Treasures — Picture Perfect Earring Storage
 I’d Rather Be Laughing — Perfect Snickerdoodle Recipe
Thanks so much to everyone who linked up last wee! 
The winner of the Gorilla Glue Super Glue is:
#62
Courtney who linked up her cute sweatshirt redo:
 
 And this week the Gorilla Glue Giveaway is their fantastic wood glue! Thank you Gorilla Glue for providing this giveaway. Those who link up are eligible.
and I’m also throwing in one of my Favorite Things:
L’Oreal Colour Juice lip gloss.
I love this stuff!
 It’s time to link up! It can be most anything — Crafts, Decorating, Recipes, Time-Saving Ideas, Parenting Tips, Entertaining…. And make sure to go around and say hi to everyone participating! It’s time to start the party!!

XOXO
PS — Thanks to everyone who entered the Bobbityboo etsy shop giveaway. 
I will announce the winner on Sunday.

Weekend Wrap Up Party — and giveaway!

27 Feb
It’s Saturday and time for the Weekend Wrap Up Party!  
What have you been doing this week?  
I can’t wait to see!!
Here are a few of the projects that were linked up last week.  
There were so many great ideas, wonderful recipes, time saving solutions and creativity — I wanted to list them all . 
Here are a few:
  
A Reservation for Six — Adorable Kids chair
 
 Back at the Hive — Took an outdated plaque and made this:
 
Home Sweet Home — Cute as a Button Cupcakes
 
 House of Smiths — Hanging Flower Balls
Making the World a Little Cuter — Super Hero Dolls
My Backyard Eden — Another Take on Family Rules
So Not Donna Reed — Subway Art
{AE Filkins} — Creative Scrapbook Storage
Paisley and Polkadots — Fabric Spring Wreath
 
Studio JRU – Chest of Drawers turned Bookshelf
 
  
The Tidy Nest — Burlap Flower Tutorial
 
The Little Green Bean — Birds and Nests
 
Jesse Kate Designs — Felt and Organza Flowers (pillow tutorial)
 
 Storing Up My Treasures — Picture Perfect Earring Storage
 I’d Rather Be Laughing — Perfect Snickerdoodle Recipe
Thanks so much to everyone who linked up last wee! 
The winner of the Gorilla Glue Super Glue is:
#62
Courtney who linked up her cute sweatshirt redo:
 
 And this week the Gorilla Glue Giveaway is their fantastic wood glue! Thank you Gorilla Glue for providing this giveaway. Those who link up are eligible.
and I’m also throwing in one of my Favorite Things:
L’Oreal Colour Juice lip gloss.
I love this stuff!
 It’s time to link up! It can be most anything — Crafts, Decorating, Recipes, Time-Saving Ideas, Parenting Tips, Entertaining…. And make sure to go around and say hi to everyone participating! It’s time to start the party!!

XOXO
PS — Thanks to everyone who entered the Bobbityboo etsy shop giveaway. 
I will announce the winner on Sunday.

Favorite Things Friday: Shamrock Edition

27 Feb
For some reason I hardly have any St. Patrick’s Day decorations. 
So my mind has been spinning thinking about green projects lately.
There are some really cute St. Paddy’s Day projects floating around. 
Here are some that caught my eye this week:
 Sassy Style – What’s in a Word

Dejavu Crafts — St Patrick’s Day Wreath

Bee in Our Bonnet — Lucky to Love you plaque.
lucky
 Whimsi Kel – St. Patty’s Day Wreath

 My Frugal Family – Top O The Morning Wreath
Craftaholics Anonymous — Lucky Pillow

 Attempting Creative — Lucky and Shamrock Pillows

 Minutes to Spare – Shamrock Pins

 Jessica Leigh – Shamrocks for Cheap

Project Pinching Pennies — Luck Frames

Have a LUCKY night!

And, get your projects ready for the Weekend Wrap Up Party — starts Saturday and goes through Tuesday night. There will be another Gorilla Glue giveaway plus a bonus prize!


XOXO

Favorite Things Friday: Shamrock Edition

27 Feb
For some reason I hardly have any St. Patrick’s Day decorations. 
So my mind has been spinning thinking about green projects lately.
There are some really cute St. Paddy’s Day projects floating around. 
Here are some that caught my eye this week:
 Sassy Style – What’s in a Word

Dejavu Crafts — St Patrick’s Day Wreath

Bee in Our Bonnet — Lucky to Love you plaque.
lucky
 Whimsi Kel – St. Patty’s Day Wreath

 My Frugal Family – Top O The Morning Wreath
Craftaholics Anonymous — Lucky Pillow

 Attempting Creative — Lucky and Shamrock Pillows

 Minutes to Spare – Shamrock Pins

 Jessica Leigh – Shamrocks for Cheap

Project Pinching Pennies — Luck Frames

Have a LUCKY night!

And, get your projects ready for the Weekend Wrap Up Party — starts Saturday and goes through Tuesday night. There will be another Gorilla Glue giveaway plus a bonus prize!


XOXO

My 15 Minutes of Fame… well, actually about 6 minutes – lol…

26 Feb



Today was the day! I have been looking forward/dreading it for about 6 weeks. I woke up so nervous, but was excited at the same time. It ended up being a wonderful experience – I am so glad I didn’t chicken out!

My mom went with me which was great. Between the two of us, we cannot find out way anywhere! Of course we got lost in the parking garage! We ended up wandering around until we found a security guy who took pity on us and showed us where to go.

I meet Brooke and Darin – they are so nice!!

And the segment went really well. I forgot what to say a few times, but — what can you do? I am really glad I did it! And I get to do it again next week! Now I am excited rather than terrified. Yay!

I did find a wonderful tool that I am going to ask for when my birthday rolls around — The Big Shot!!! I borrowed it from my friend Jenifer — she’s a Stampin’ Up Rep. It is the coolest thing. I didn’t realize that it can cut fabric — like 8 layers at a time. So fun!

So I made a few new burlap Spring wreaths using it. I love it! The flower shapes are so cute! If you want to make one, the tutorial is HERE.

And now back to real life. Your probably wondering if I’m going to make any more projects… Yes! I have a really fun one I am going to work on this weekend. I think you’re going to love it!
And don’t forget, the Bobbity Boo Children’s Clothing giveaway ends Friday night at midnight. And the Weekend Wrap Up Party starts on Saturday — with a Gorilla Glue Giveaway for those that enter. There were some fabulous projects last week that I am going to spotlight – can’t wait!!


XOXO

Breaking News: I am not the most organized person in the world…

25 Feb

You may not know this about me — I can wield a mean glue gun, but clean out my pantry — forget about it!!! That’s why I’m always on the lookout for some help and inspiration. Today I am highlighting a wonderful site that gives me both – How Does She? 

Have you ever been over to How Does She?  I love it because it has all sorts of great ideas and tips for helping me get my act together! They have wonderful posts, projects and ideas about:
Being organized….
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Coupons and Savings…
coupon-book
 Recipes…
https://i1.wp.com/www.howdoesshe.com/wp-content/uploads/blueberry-muffins-2.jpg
 Relationship help…
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Parenting…

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Cute crafts…

They covers all the areas in our lives. If you haven’t been over to How Does She – you really should. Seriously. It is a great resource!
 

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The girls over there — Alison, Missy and Shelley are so cute, crafty and super nice. I wish I knew them IRL!

XOXO

Breaking News: I am not the most organized person in the world…

25 Feb

You may not know this about me — I can wield a mean glue gun, but clean out my pantry — forget about it!!! That’s why I’m always on the lookout for some help and inspiration. Today I am highlighting a wonderful site that gives me both – How Does She? 

Have you ever been over to How Does She?  I love it because it has all sorts of great ideas and tips for helping me get my act together! They have wonderful posts, projects and ideas about:
Being organized….
https://i0.wp.com/www.howdoesshe.com/wp-content/uploads/mail.jpg
Coupons and Savings…
coupon-book
 Recipes…
https://i1.wp.com/www.howdoesshe.com/wp-content/uploads/blueberry-muffins-2.jpg
 Relationship help…
https://i1.wp.com/www.howdoesshe.com/wp-content/uploads/dating.jpg
Parenting…

large-genz20

Cute crafts…

They covers all the areas in our lives. If you haven’t been over to How Does She – you really should. Seriously. It is a great resource!
 

three-about

The girls over there — Alison, Missy and Shelley are so cute, crafty and super nice. I wish I knew them IRL!

XOXO

Thanks for helping me out!!

25 Feb

You guys are AWESOME!!! I seriously didn’t think that anyone would take me up on guest posting while I was gone. What a great response!!! I wanted to make it even for everyone, so I wrote all of your names up on slips of paper and put them in a bowl. I was going to take some pictures, but I am so darn tired right now! Here are the people that were picked:

Cheryl @ A Pretty Cool Life
Pam @ Bibbidy Bobbidy Beautiful
Erin A.
Macey @ Living in France
Amber @ {AE Filkins}
Chelsea @ It’s Good for the Heart
Kami @ No Biggie
Shelley @ House of Smiths

I added a few spots, because I figured that I could have someone post each day I am gone.  

Now — since I got such a great response, I really really want all of you to have a chance to do a project for me and talk about your blogs!

So when I come back I am going to dedicate one day a week to a guest crafter! How fun will that be?? So you guys will all have a chance to do it (if you still want to). I will contact everyone on the list when I get back to set up a date for you to do a project over here. And if you didn’t sign up, but would like to come up with a project to guest post on my blog — leave a comment on that post HERE.

I am really excited about this idea! Yay!!!

I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! So — for the crafters who are guest posting while I am on my trip, will you work on your posts and get them to me by Thursday, March 4th at the latest? That way I can get them automatically scheduled before I leave on Friday. And I am also going to post a picture each day so we can do the “Where in the World is Jen” giveaway I think it is going to be so fun!!!

Thanks for being the best blogging friends EVER!

XOXO

Thanks for helping me out!!

25 Feb

You guys are AWESOME!!! I seriously didn’t think that anyone would take me up on guest posting while I was gone. What a great response!!! I wanted to make it even for everyone, so I wrote all of your names up on slips of paper and put them in a bowl. I was going to take some pictures, but I am so darn tired right now! Here are the people that were picked:

Cheryl @ A Pretty Cool Life
Pam @ Bibbidy Bobbidy Beautiful
Erin A.
Macey @ Living in France
Amber @ {AE Filkins}
Chelsea @ It’s Good for the Heart
Kami @ No Biggie
Shelley @ House of Smiths

I added a few spots, because I figured that I could have someone post each day I am gone.  

Now — since I got such a great response, I really really want all of you to have a chance to do a project for me and talk about your blogs!

So when I come back I am going to dedicate one day a week to a guest crafter! How fun will that be?? So you guys will all have a chance to do it (if you still want to). I will contact everyone on the list when I get back to set up a date for you to do a project over here. And if you didn’t sign up, but would like to come up with a project to guest post on my blog — leave a comment on that post HERE.

I am really excited about this idea! Yay!!!

I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! So — for the crafters who are guest posting while I am on my trip, will you work on your posts and get them to me by Thursday, March 4th at the latest? That way I can get them automatically scheduled before I leave on Friday. And I am also going to post a picture each day so we can do the “Where in the World is Jen” giveaway I think it is going to be so fun!!!

Thanks for being the best blogging friends EVER!

XOXO

Calling all you Crafty Ladies!

24 Feb
I just realized that I’m leaving on my “Secret Destination” trip next Friday!! I still don’t know where I’m going – but I’m still getting “clues” each night. 
 I can’t wait! I was thinking it might be fun to have a  
“Secret Destination” trip contest while I am gone. 
Each day I will post a picture clue  — kind of like a “Where in the world is Jen?” thing. And then the people that guess the correct location will be put into a pot and the winner will get a fun giveaway from wherever I go — 
local goodies, jewelry, whatever I can find.  
Does that sound fun?
So — while I’m away I am looking for some crafty ladies to post some cute projects on tatertots & jello! I would love to have you do a project and talk about your blog! There are so many talented, talented ladies out there. 
I would love to spotlight your blog. 
Let me know!  
I have 5 spots open. 
Email me or leave me a comment and I will contact you! I will need the spotlight posts by next Thursday — March 4th.
I Hope you are having a wonderful day! 
If you are in Utah, tune in tomorrow to catch me on “Studio 5” .

I will be showing how to make my burlap Spring wreath!
XOXO