Friday, May 27, 2016

Vinyl Kids Name Signs

(Disclosure where I tell you that some of these links are affiliate links--thanks for helping out my blog when you make a purchase!--and, this post is sponsored by Expressions Vinyl)
At SNAP conference last month I won a whole pack of vinyl from Expressions Vinyl. One of every color! I split the sheets up with my roommates, making sure to grab some that I knew were my kids' favorite colors.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What's in My Purse, Diabetes Edition

I have been compensated by Glucerna for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. Talk with your health care provider about a diabetes management plan that’s right for you. #GlucernaHungerSmart #CollectiveBias

Talking about Glucerna® Hunger Smart™ Shakes and all the supplies that go pretty much everywhere with me now.

Glucerna Hunger Smart Shakes

Back before SNAP I needed a new bag, so I picked out this fabulous yellow purse that was big enough for a wallet, my phone, and an external charger, a notebook, pens, and extra goodies I might pick up in other classes. With finding out I have diabetes and needing insulin shots and having to check my blood sugar several times a day, it's amazing the amount of stuff I have to carry around all the time.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Cents of Style for Summer

Even if you don't read blogs regularly, there's a good chance you've stumbled across some projects by Mallory and Savannah from Classy Clutter.

They've got a pretty famous sliding storage shelf 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Father's Day Cricut Card

It's been another week of Craft Lightning posts--check the #craftlightning tag on Instagram for lots of great ideas--and the theme is Father's Day. (post contains some affiliate links)

My husband has been saying for years that he needs a new drill bit set. They're getting worn out, and at least one is missing. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Spring Fashion for Moms

Any time the seasons change there's a bit of shopping fever that comes with it. You just want to add a piece or two to freshen up your wardrobe and give you more options. I'm playing with some color and pattern mixing in this fashion post today. I recently picked out some pieces from my friend's LuLaRoe shop, and I think you're going to like what I came up with.

Easy Foil Projects

{Gold foil without a machine}

I think you guys are really going to love today's post! If you've wanted to play around with different colored foil, this Deco Foil from Therm O Web will knock your socks off. It couldn't be easier.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Mother's Day Necklace

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hallmark Jewelry. All opinions are 100% mine.

This summer we'll be traveling to Idaho to spend the weekend with my Grandma to celebrate her 80th birthday. To make it extra special, we're turning it into a family reunion as well, so we'll have about 50 people there, including a couple of great grand-children!

In anticipation of this fun event, I knew this Tree of Life Necklace from Hallmark Jewelry would be a perfect Mother's Day gift for her. Just like a tree begins with a single seed, "Family begins with love." Roots grow deep to give a solid start and then branches out to children, grandchildren, and on. 

My grandma has always been so supportive and interesting in what I'm doing and what my family is up to. Plus I love that she and my grandpa raised my mom, which helped her become, and continue to be the best mom for me. I remember her telling us the fun stories about living on a farm when she and my grandpa first got married. Or of Christmas traditions from when she and her sisters were growing up. To accompany the necklace I made this beautiful card to send along with it. Even if you don't usually make cards, this is a simple recipe for making a beautiful one, with just 5 pieces. 

  • 1 blank card (cardstock )
  • 2 coordinating scrapbook paper (hint: look for double-sided paper, because it's an automatic match!)   . . . cut to [3.75 x 5 inches] and [4.25 x 1.5 inches]
  • 1 large embellishment (a decorative flower, heart, tag, etc)
  • 1 small embellishment (a small heart, gem, word, etc)

Then all you have to do is layer the pieces. Glue down the larger paper, then the smaller one, using small drops of glue or tape runner. Then add the two embellishments.

Finally write your message inside, which is sure to be just as treasured as the beautiful and classic jewelry. The necklace is polished sterling silver with cubic zirconia studded leaves for extra sparkle. It comes on an 18 inch chain with a spring-ring clasp.

Order yours now from Hallmark Jewelry at Amazon.com and get it plenty of time for Mother's Day on May 8th.

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