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Sun, Sand, New Friends and Crafts — what could be better?

25 May

Have you heard about the Craftermind’s Cruise?? It is going to be so fun. Amy of Mod Podge Rocks!, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative, Heather from Dollar Store Crafts and I
will be setting sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on October 21, 2011
for three days of sun, sand, conferencing, networking, and crafting. 
Learn how to grow your blog, meet some incredible new people, exchange
crafty ideas, and enjoy some fabulous weather with us!

Registration is limited to 75


Register early – After June 4th, ticket prices go up $50.


FOUR conference sessions topics
include a strategy workshop, relationships/networking/promoting, nuts
& bolts (5 things I wish I knew before I started blogging) and
monetization. 

FOUR craft classes – These are still in the works, but we promise you will leave with four awesome crafts that you can use.

And –The first 10 people to book this week get $100 OFF! $100 off Code: CMINDS100 — ends this Sat 11:59pm  EST 5/28

So fun!!! 
I hope you can come. 

xoxo


PSI love featuring people and ideas on the TT&J Facebook page. I’m putting together a giveaway celebrating 10,000 members. If you have a business or shop and would like to donate something for the giveaway and have your business spotlighted, send me an email — jennifer@tatertotsandjello.

Sun, Sand, New Friends and Crafts — what could be better?

25 May

Have you heard about the Craftermind’s Cruise?? It is going to be so fun. Amy of Mod Podge Rocks!, Beckie of Infarrantly Creative, Heather from Dollar Store Crafts and I
will be setting sail from Port Canaveral, Florida on October 21, 2011
for three days of sun, sand, conferencing, networking, and crafting. 
Learn how to grow your blog, meet some incredible new people, exchange
crafty ideas, and enjoy some fabulous weather with us!

Registration is limited to 75


Register early – After June 4th, ticket prices go up $50.


FOUR conference sessions topics
include a strategy workshop, relationships/networking/promoting, nuts
& bolts (5 things I wish I knew before I started blogging) and
monetization. 

FOUR craft classes – These are still in the works, but we promise you will leave with four awesome crafts that you can use.

And –The first 10 people to book this week get $100 OFF! $100 off Code: CMINDS100 — ends this Sat 11:59pm  EST 5/28

So fun!!! 
I hope you can come. 

xoxo


PSI love featuring people and ideas on the TT&J Facebook page. I’m putting together a giveaway celebrating 10,000 members. If you have a business or shop and would like to donate something for the giveaway and have your business spotlighted, send me an email — jennifer@tatertotsandjello.

Where In The World Is Jen? Giveaway – Clue #2

8 Mar
Ok, you guys were right — I am still in the US!!
So now I’m asking:
What state do you think I’m in?
Each correct answer enters you for a chance to win the giveaway! I am accumulating some fun stuff for it — I will share more soon. Tomorrow, I will give you the answer to today’s clue, plus a another chance to enter.
And, tomorrow this week’s giveaway will start – you will love it. Hint: it’s sterling silver jewelry!!!!
Thanks so much to Amber for guest posting today — cuuuuuute project! Thanks again to my guest bloggers – you guys ROCK!
Have a wonderful night!
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

My LA/New Moon Giveaway!

16 Nov
 
I had a wonderful trip in the sun. It was in the 70’s there! So I was in for a big shock when I got off the plane tonight and the temperature reading was 30-degrees. Brrrrr…. Well, I looked around for some fun Southern California things to giveaway, but got a little sidetracked.
It seemed like everywhere I looked there were New Moon posters in L.A. And then, yesterday we went to The Grove in Beverly Hills and there was this huge mob of people and tons of papparazzi milling around.
 
I decided to hang out and see what would happen. About 1/2 hour later Janet Jackson’s Rythym Nation started and 600 dancers came out doing her dance. And then the next thing I knew, she came out right above where I was standing! Now, I’m not a huge Janet fan, but it was pretty fun to be there right in the middle of it all!
Then, we went into the Nordstrom there and they were having a big New Moon photo shoot for Seventeen Magazine. With Sprinkles!!! I took that as a sign that maybe I need to have a New Moon giveaway — since the L.A. premiere is tomorrow night!
So I picked up a really cute New Moon shirt, a New Moon cup, a New Moon magazine and (9) New Moon tattoos. And then we went to a great flea market where I found some earrings made by a local L.A. artist that I think goes really well with the t-shirt! And of course I had to stop by Trader Joe’s for one of my favorite things — Pumpernickle Pretzels. And since they are my latest addiction, I think they should be yours too! So I am throwing in a bag with the giveaway.
 
 
 
 Ok, I want to get this shirt out to the winner so they can wear it to see New Moon, so this is going to be a quick giveaway! It will end — Wednesday night at midnight and then I will get it in the mail on Thursday! If you would like to be entered:
  • leave me a comment 
  • all of my followers will get an additional entry — just because I love you!
  • and if you want three entries, blog or twitter about the giveaway and leave me an additional comment
  • good luck!!!
Also, anyone that is in the Salt Lake area, there is a great boutique on Tuesday. I will be there with my burlap magnet boards, decoupaged stars, jumbo clothespins and pillows. Plus tons of other great holiday gifts — here are the details!

Have a Wonderful Day!
XOXO

Seattle/Portland-fest 2009

27 Jun
We had a great trip to Seattle and Portland!
(Sorry, many pictures to follow)

The LiveStrong ride went well. Jeff really enjoyed riding for such a good cause.

{Jeff and Matt}

We had a great time getting away as a family. Seattle was a rainy most of the time, but so beautiful! We explored downtown,

Went to music stores
Had seafood at the Pier
The Experience Music Project:
University of Washington:
And some shopping time:

Found an incredible noodle place!

And a wonderful diner with fantastic desserts!

We were able to spend time with our friends Matt and Tena and their cute family too.
Portland was great. We only spent a day there, but we crammed as much as we could into the time we had.
We got trolley passes to explore downtown Portland.
We went to used bookstores:
Visited China Town and the Chinese gardens.
We had dinner with my friend Jill, her fiancee Rob and his son Mack.



And some Dim Sum!

We explored colleges in Portland too.

And thanks everyone who entered my Emerald City Giveaway. I will announce the winner tomorrow!

XOXO