Show + Tell No. 129

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Eek! You guyyyyys, I love this time of year! Seriously. Fall has always been my favorite and I know it's time to get excited when football starts showing up on the telly. It's also fun, because it feels like all of the moms come back off summer vacation (don't we know it's anything but a vacation though), because the kiddies are back in school.  Kids in school = soooo many great projects!!! No theme today, just a lot of great stuff to showcase! Show + Tell Highlights Remember a week or so ago when I shared my Kate Spade inspired phone case? Well now that I've seen what Rebecca has been … [Read more...]

How to Make Crispy Bacon

How to easily make perfectly crisp bacon with this recipe via @snapconf

I know what you're thinking. "Tauni, you're sharing an entire post about how to make crispy bacon?" Well, the answer is yes. I've come to realize over the last year, that sometimes there are things we know that we simply take for granted. They are small things. They are things so simple, that quite frankly execution is second nature to us. I happen to count writing a press release, speaking in public, pitching sponsors and yes, making perfectly crisp bacon among those things. For you? Well, it might be taking the time to measure while you are baking. The other day, I made some truly … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 128: Back to School Ideas

Eight of the BEST back-to-school ideas for 2014 via @SnapConf

Oh man. School starts this week and I am sooo not ready. I realize that some of you have been back in school for weeks and others don't start for a few more, but I've got school on the brain so today I'm showcasing a few fun back-to-school ideas. Show + Tell Highlights Looking for a fun treat for the classroom? Check out these ruler Rolos! You Rule Classroom Treat via Bloom Designs I clearly have a thing for projects that "rule." Ruler Succulent Planter via Elizabeth Joan Designs OMG. I love these printable "pencil boxes." Printable Pencil Boxes via Lines Across Love, love, love … [Read more...]

Kate Spade Inspired DIY Polka Dot iPhone Case

DIY Kate Spade Inspired iPhone Cover via Snap

I have a crush. I have a crush on all things Kate Spade...I simply couldn't pick just one item to purchase and I don't have the funds to buy all of them, so it's time to pull out the DIY skills and undertake a project or two (or three, or four). I have been eyeing this lovely gold polka dot Kate Spade iPhone cover... BUT...At about $40 I knew I could create something just as cute for 1/4 the cost! Today I am sharing my Kate Spade inspired polka dot iPhone case. To create your own DIY Kate Spade inspired iPhone cover, you'll need the following supplies: White iPhone Case (I … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 126: Homemade Ice Cream Treats

Delicious ice cream recipes via @snapconf #icecream #recipe

Let's chat. I love ice cream. I love it way too much for my own good... I blame the fact that I live in Utah, where we have the eighth highest ice cream consumption rate in the country. Well, that and the fact that my dad worked for a famous ice cream manufacturer while in college and developed a taste for the real good stuff, which he passed on to each of his kids... I've been trying to cut back this summer, but then you had to go and share some tasty recipes in last week's link-up. A batch of homemade happened, along with a selection of highlights that all feature the delicious … [Read more...]

How to Source Pinterest Pins with a Dead Link

How to source pins with a bad link with one quick click via @snapconference #pinterest #pinteresttips #bloggingtips

I am experiencing a bit of a lifestyle overhaul...I wish I could say the changes were part of a self-imposed refocus, but that would be a lie. It's a bit more forced than that. Currently, I am on a doctor-ordered elimination diet to help determine which foods I may have an intolerance to. What does that mean? I don't get to enjoy dairy products, gluten, refined sugar or sugar supplements and no corn. It's so close to the Whole30 program that I just decided to roll with it and try that out too. Since I know you will ask...Yes. I really like Whole30. It's given me a whole new perspective on … [Read more...]

Ikea 2015 Catalog Link Up + Giveaway

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The Ikea 2015 catalog. 67 print editions. 32 languages. 46 different markets. Mine arrived in the mail this last week. But...before it arrived in the mail. I received an advance copy at the annual catalog launch party we hold every year at Ikea Draper - our local store. It's such a pleasure to be associated with a brand we love and it appears many of you love it too! Nearly 100 bloggers and their families lined up before the store opened to get a sneak peek of the awesome paperback look book, filled with 429 BRAND NEW products. The theme for the 300+ page magazine is … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 125 :: Great Summer Ideas

Watermelon Cucumber Cooler via Homespun with Love

You guys, it's not quite August and already I feel summer is coming to an end. Sad. The television is showing back-to-school ads non-stop and while the boys don't go back to school for three more weeks, I am starting to see first day of school posts popping up in my Instagram feed! Where did it go? Truthfully, I am looking forward to the routine that comes with a more regular schedule. We've got some fun things planned and I can't wait to share them with you. In the meantime, I thought we could all hang on to summer a little bit longer with a handful of the great summertime ideas that … [Read more...]

Favorite Craft Supply Giveaway

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Happy Monday! It's always fun to kick off the week with a giveaway full of goodies!!! Today you have a chance to win over $400 in craft supplies...WHAT? WHAT? Yep. $400 in crafting supplies. So fun! I've joined up with 38 other bloggers who've picked one of their favorite crafting tools to give to ONE lucky winner (AND IT COULD BE YOU!!!!) We have everything from washi tape, to chalk paint and baker's twine, to sharpies. Crafty heaven! Those of you how know me, know that I am sort of in love with anything that sparkles or glitters. I look for every possible occasion to incorporate it … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 124: Summer DIY Ideas

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You guys, time flies. It really does. I don't know if it's the addition of kids in my life, or age, but the days seem to slip away faster than ever. I can hardly believe that we're already mid-way through July...Back-to-school is really right around the corner and I can't decide if that makes me happy, or if I want to cry. In the spirit of living in the moment, I am highlighting a few of the fun summer DIY ideas that were shared in last week's Show + Tell Party. Show + Tell Highlights I am really digging mid-century modern styles right now. So refreshing and simple. Don't the clean lines … [Read more...]