Show + Tell No. 142

Woodland embroidery hoop wreath via @thelovelymrsp

Did you know that I am hosting a special holiday edition of Show + Tell through December 7, with a couple dozen other bloggers. Be sure to link up all of your holiday projects and have them seen on all the blogs at once! There's always room in the world for a few more pretty things, right? Today I am just highlighting a few pretty things from last week's Show + Tell that can't be missed. Show + Tell Highlights When Kim, from Made in a Day links up, it's always something wonderful. I think she does a particularly great job with wreaths and holiday decor. I am totally digging the way she's … [Read more...]

Book Review: Decorating for Real Life + Giveaway

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a couple of images from Wendy's book release party for Decorating for Real Life. I am thrilled to show you a few peeks at the party, the book and to share an Amazon affiliate link to where you can purchase the book. In addition to being a good friend and fabulous blogger, Wendy works as an interior designer and the party was held in one of her company's model homes... I hope you will excuse my terrible cell phone photos, but I couldn't help sneaking in a few photos of the home. It was a gorgeous mix of raspberry and navy blue … [Read more...]

Show + Tell: Holiday Share

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One of my favorite days of the week is Wednesday (though Friday always comes in at a close second). Each Wednesday I get to review all of the fun links you've shared during Show + Tell. So much good stuff. Today, I am sharing a Show + Tell special edition... I've teamed up with 25+ awesome blogs to host a special linky FOR CHRISTMAS PROJECTS that will be open through December 7. You can link up at any of the participating blogs + your post will show up on all of them! Design Dazzle | Simply Designing | Made From Pinterest | Mommy Crusader | kiki comin Frog Prince Paperie | Clean and … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 141: Thanksgiving Ideas

8 great ideas for Thanksgiving via @snapconf

I am a planner. I like to plan things well in advance and will be the first to admit I am not all that spontaneous. The fact that we still haven't finalized our Thanksgiving Day plans and I don't have a set menu makes me slightly ill. Rather than be down in the dumps though, I am going to take a glass is half full approach to things and appreciate how much more I can truly enjoy all of the fantastic Thanksgiving ideas that are still being shared at Show + Tell each Wednesday. Today I am excited to share a few of the fun Thanksgiving-ish posts I've been checking out this week! Show + … [Read more...]

Facebook Interest Lists

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Friends, let's chat for a minute. I know many of you are disheartened with Facebook. You're frustrated with what you are seeing, and even more importantly, what you are not seeing. Some of you are threatening to leave...Will you hang in there with me for a bit longer? Facebook Interest Lists If you've "Liked" a fan page, but you notice that you aren't seeing updated from that page in your news feed, a Facebook Interest Lists will help to ensure you're seeing ALL of the things that you want to. I know what you're thinking...This sounds like something that's going to take a lot of time. … [Read more...]

Book Review: Washi Tape Christmas + Giveaway

Book Review: Washi Tape Christmas by Kami Biggler @nobiggie

You guys, I was so excited to hop out to my mailbox the other day and find a sweet gift from my friend Kami. There's nothing like a little happy mail to brighten your day, right?! Normally I wouldn't write up a whole post on fun mail from a friend, but Kami's package gave me the perfect incentive to gush over her new book Washi Tape Christmas, share an Amazon affiliate link so that you can purchase if you like and hold a washi-fabulous giveaway! Washi Tape Christmas One of the things I really love about Kami, is that she always creates clever projects (both on her blog and in this book) … [Read more...]

Show + Tell No. 140: Fall Food

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Oh brrrr. It's been COLD outside this week. I love that living in Utah I get all four seasons, but I am starting to think that summer should be like nine of the months and then we can have rain, cold and snow for just the remaining three...I could handle that... In any event, I am more interested in curling up on the couch than anything else these days, so I thought I would share some fun fall comfort food today. Show + Tell Highlights If you read my blog for any amount of time, you have probably figured out that I am a bit of a freak for all things fall, especially pinecones! Tell me … [Read more...]

Cream Cheese Toffee Apple Dip

Cream cheese toffee apple dip recipe. Simple ingredients and easy to make on a moments notice.

Nothing says fall to me like apples. Red apples, green apples, apple pie, apple cider. I want it all! Today I am sharing one of my family's favorite apple desserts - apple slices with cream cheese toffee apple dip. Yum! Seriously, it's such a favorite that my brother had it served at his wedding reception and I have one little boy that begs for it. The best part about this particular apple dip? The ingredients keep pretty well and are easy to store so this is a great one to keep on hand and bring out last-minute. Oh, and I neglected to mention it's a 15-minute make. Cream Cheese … [Read more...]

New Year Survival Kit

New Year Survival Kit Gift in a Jar - great gift idea for teachers, friends, neighbors. Can be delivered for Christmas or New Year's.

This year all three of the kids are attending a new school - that's three new schools, three new schedules and brand new teachers to go around. It's been a HUGE transition for all of us and I am so grateful to the teachers who've helped us weather the change. So, when I learned about World Market's Share the Joy program aimed and celebrating everyday heroes this holiday season, I couldn't wait to partner with them on a sponsored post to create a unique gift to celebrate the hard work and effort of the teachers in our lives. One of my favorite products at World Market are the oversized storage … [Read more...]

25 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook Paper

25 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook Paper - great inexpensive ideas!

If you spend any amount of time on Pinterest, you've probably pinned a list or two...As bloggers we often refer to them as round-ups, but if you ask my mom their called "best of" lists. If you've been reading for a while, you've probably seen a few of the more popular best of posts we've shared, like 10 Simple Birthday Party Decorations, Twenty Tasty Thanksgiving Recipes, or 12 Awesome DIY Christmas Ornaments. Today I had the opportunity to join my friend Jen in bringing one of these posts to life at the Pinner's Conference here in Utah. We shared 25 Ways to Decorate with Scrapbook … [Read more...]