One Word Goal: Simple Simon and Company

One Word Goal Simple Simon and Company

Hello! I'm liZ evans, one of the two Elizabeth Evans that blog together over at Simple Simon and Company. We are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name. Aside from sharing a name we also are the same age, have the same number of children, and are both former school teachers. We both love to sew and craft...which is how our blog was born...and now together we daily share tutorials, stories, and inspiration about sewing, quilting, crafting, and the art of homemaking. Some of my favorite posts are the sewing tutorials we put together for girls clothing. … [Read more...]

One Word Goal: Simple as That

One Word Goal Simple as That

Hello everyone! My name's Rebecca and I blog over at Simple as That. I'm super excited to be a part of this #onewordchallenge that Tauni has put together and to pop in and share my 2015 word with you all! I love choosing a word to center my thoughts, goals and hopes around for the year ahead. This year I chose the word "Today" for a lot of reasons that can be summed up with this beautiful quote: "You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they'll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breathe & notice. Smell & touch them; study their … [Read more...]

One Word Goal: Fun Cheap or Free

One Word Goal Fun Cheap or Free

Well, hello! I'm Jordan, from FunCheapOrFree.com. I'm a wife, mom, and advocate of kitchen dance parties. FCF is a lifestyle, parenting, and frugal living blog that is probably more fun than it should be. I am so excited to be part of this one word challenge. I'm a huge believer in having a defined vision for your life. If you don't have a vision for where you are going (and why), how do you know if you are on the right track?? To help me get and stay on the right track, I picked the word FOCUS last year. I set a theme for each month and focused on improving various aspects of my life, … [Read more...]

One Word Goal: Paisley Petal Events

One Word Goal Paisley Petal Events

Hi! I'm Holly from Paisley Petal Events and I'm excited to share my one little word for 2015. I'll be honest and let you know that I've never had a word for the year like many others have, mostly because I'm not very good at making resolutions and actually sticking with them and I wasn't sure choosing a word would do me much good.┬áBUT, this year is different. This year I think my word will really help me achieve some goals and dreams and HAS helped me already. I actually came up with my word at the end of last year when I got really excited about pursuing a dream that I've had for a while … [Read more...]

One Word Goal: Is This Really My Life

One Word Goal is this REALLY my life

Hi, Snap friends! My name is Emily and I'm the woman behind is this REALLY my life? where I share my favorite recipes (mostly of the sweet kind like these cookie dough pretzel bites) with local happenings, product reviews and some humor thrown in for good measure. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share my One Word Goal with you because it makes me all the more accountable to make sure I achieve it...or at least make a valiant attempt to do so. Believe you me, this word is going to be a tough one as essential as it is to 2015. My word is BREATHE. . source . At first you … [Read more...]

His and Her’s Valentine’s Giveaway

We are excited to announce that we've teamed up with some awesome companies and bloggers this year to bring you guys some amazing giveaways in 2015!!  And, today is the first of MANY! We realized that in our past giveaways the men have been overlooked!  But, not today friends!  How does a Valentine's Day His & Hers Gift Card Giveaway sound? $300 Gift Card for Him and a $300 Gift Card for Her! ($600 Value) Awesome, right?  I need to quickly recognize the amazing bloggers that are making this possible! Lisa and Pam from Over the Big … [Read more...]

One Word Goal: The Shabby Nest

One Word Goal The Shabby Nest

My name is Wendy Hyde, I am a Utah interior designer and I blog about interior design, decor and DIY at The Shabby Nest. I have been writing The Shabby Nest since 2008. In 2011, it was chosen by Country Living Magazine as the best design blog of the year in their Blue Ribbon Blogger Awards. My first book, Decorating For Real Life, came out this last October, and I am currently working on a new book to be released at the end of 2015. I have been choosing a "word of the year" for the past several years, and I was really excited to be asked to participate in this blog series so that I could … [Read more...]

14 Chinese New Year Recipes

baked coconut sticky rice cake

Yesterday we shared festive Chinese New Year crafts you can do with your kids to celebrate Chinese New Year on February 19th. Today we bring you some of our favorite Chinese New Year recipes. . 14 Chinese New Year Recipes . Baked coconut sticky rice cake from Jeanette's Healthy Living . Marbled red vinasse eggs from Pig Pig's Corner . Almond thins from Kitchen Chaos . Hong Kong egg cakes from Ginger and Scotch . Fried laughing balls from Madam Kwong . Jiaozi (Chinese dumplings) from Closet Cooking . Homemade fortune cookies from Snap . Chinese spare ribs … [Read more...]

One Word Goal: Mod Podge Rocks

One Word Goal Mod Podge Rocks

Hi there! I'm Amy from the blogs Mod Podge Rocks and DIY Candy - and pleased to be here to share my "One Word" with you today. I love this challenge . . . seriously. It makes you think. It's actually difficult, at least for me, to reflect on the past year and think about what I want for 2015. Difficult only because it requires quite a bit of self reflection . . . the good and the bad. But I love the exercise. I like self examination, even when it's hard. So my word for this year? LIVE. I owe you a little bit of background. You see, I never expected to be in this position. By "position" I … [Read more...]

12 Chinese New Year Crafts

12 Chinese New Year Crafts

I love celebrating holidays that are outside my family's culture and Chinese New Year is one of them. I don't know what it is, but I love all the red and gold and festivities surrounding the holiday. Today I'm sharing some fun Chinese New Year crafts you can do with your kids to help celebrate Chinese New Year on February 19th. . . 12 Chinese New Year Crafts . Chinese New Year dragon craft from Super Mommy . Chinese style fan from Use Your Coloured Pencils . Cherry blossom tissue paper flower craft from Pink Stripey Socks . Chinese paper lanterns from Snap . Paper … [Read more...]