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Sunday, November 23, 2014

10 Best Things About the Cricut Explore

This post is sponsored by Cricut and some links may be affiliate, but as always, thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

{Cricut Explore Reviews}

Christmas is coming, along with some great Black Friday deals. Is it on your wish list? I wanted to share with you some of the things that I've been loving about my Cricut Explore

Cricut Explore Bundles
1-- The Cricut can CUT and WRITE and SCORE (which is just amazing when making boxes or envelopes)...the fold lines are already there for you! Like on these milk cartons.



2-- The SmartSet Dial . You don’t have to worry about figuring out the blade depth or speed.

3-- There are mats of various stickiness so you can peel cuts off without them tearing because the mat's too sticky, or thick materials like leather won't slip around.



4-- Upload jpgs, svgs, pngs and cut for FREE.

5-- Compatible with cartridges, but cartridges are not necessary.

6-- Precise cuts, even when they're teeny tiny.



7-- It cuts balsa wood! Remember when I made these hedgehogs?


8-- Use all of your system fonts, even fonts that you download.

9-- 25,000 images for just $9.99 per month.

10--Print then Cut ANY image in Cricut Design Space—even your own!


AND an exciting BONUS reason...the iPad Cricut Design Space app is coming in January! If you've ever wished you could design on the go this app will be perfect for you. You'll be able design a complete project on your iPad and then either save to to your Design Space to cut later, or send it through BlueTooth right to your Cricut Explore to cut. And while it's cutting, you can continue designing something else!

Let me know if you have any Cricut Explore questions and I'll be sure to answer them. Happy Shopping! And be sure to come back here on Friday to get all the Cricut Black Friday deals!!




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Friday, November 21, 2014

Soldier Thank You Cards

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC® for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.



With Thanksgiving approaching, we're all trying to find ways to show more gratitude. And it’s a great time to recognize the sacrifice that many make of not being with their loved ones for the holidays. A family friend is currently working on his Eagle Project for Boy Scouts and is collecting Thank You cards to send to soldiers serving overseas.

Glitter Foam Trees

This post is brought to you by FloraCraft® as part of their Make it: Fun® Team

{Glitter Foam Christmas Trees}


These sparkly, frosty trees are perfect for your Christmas and winter decor. Line them up with some fake snow, ball ornaments and a string of lights. To make these glitter Christmas trees here's what you'll need:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Reese's Spreads

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AnySnackPerfect #CollectiveBias

We know that chocolate and peanut butter go perfectly together, so what about having them right in the same jar! Enter new Reese’s Spreads. This yummy spread is finally available now at Walmart, and can you just imagine all the great pairings you could make with this? 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Maids a Milking Gift

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{Gift for Maids a Milking}





Everyone's looking for cute and easy gift ideas this time of year. There's the neighbors, teachers, friends....you know how it goes. But we've got you covered with great gift ideas right here.

Be an Energy Detective




One of the best things about "saving" something is knowing that you can use it for something else.

If you save some Halloween candy, you can enjoy a treat next week.
If you save time by staying focused and cleaning fast then you have time to play later.
If you save energy in your home you have a little extra money to spend on fun things, like your hobbies.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

12 Days of Christmas Decor

I have been provided a Cricut Explore to participate in this contest. All thoughts an opinions are my own. Some links may be affiliate.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And time for the last round of the Cricut Design Space Star challenge. This month Team 10 is running with the theme of “12 Days of Christmas” and we have all created amazing holiday ideas to share with you.