Friday, August 30, 2013

Disneyland Giveaway (Yep, for Real!)

I am SO excited to be joining several other bloggers
to give away a trip to Disneyland!!

Do you have a big jar sitting somewhere in your house collecting change for this very thing?
It's likely :)
Have you heard your kids say they would "love to go there" within the last week?
It's likely :)
If you could take your kiddos anywhere before it's too late...
it's likely you'd choose Disneyland, right?

And if Disneyland maybe just isn't what you have in mind for the best thing you could ever win in a giveaway, you can opt for a $600 Disney or VISA gift card too- Christmas taken care of and then some! Think of how fast that big jar would fill up with $600 extra bucks in it!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Easy Braided Chevron Friendship Bracelet

I've been really excited to share this project with you! I recently snagged a Ziploc sandwich bag stuffed full of embroidery thread at a yard sale and was thrilled! I've been wanting to try tying some bracelets so I had something to do as we were driving (we do tend to keep the road pretty hot!) or just something that I could do without it being too involved. I really oughta just take up crochet or something :)

Anyhow, so I looked up friendship bracelet tutorials on Pinterest and there are some great ones. Most of them are tied- where you actually loop and pull tight the thread around each strand over and over. I started that way and realized immediately that it was going to be far too time consuming for my taste! So, I came across a few that were braided instead. I specifically liked the thought of trying a fishtail braid to get a chevron, or arrow, type look. I love how these turned out! And they are seriously easy!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fun Little Summer Videos

This summer, I've been taking a few little videos of fun things we've done. Sometimes it just seems more like the thing to do instead of a still shot, ya know? :) I know I sure haven't done great at taking video in the past! I recently uploaded them and thought I'd share here, if for no one else's enjoyment but mine and my family's. They sure make me smile! I know I always enjoy watching family videos from my childhood! I want to be able to put these somewhere that they can enjoy them when they're older too :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Everyday Super Hero Photo Display

Thanks to Bluepeint Social and Disney for sponsoring this post!

Ya know when you hear a saying and it just kinda grabs you?
A good quote or simple phrase that you think, "Oooh, I like that!"

That was totally the case with this quote above from the brand new Disney Super Buddies movie! I was sent an advance copy of this funny, family show and it has already become the boys' most requested :) You can get it on Blu-Ray combo pack August 27th- only a few more days!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Simple Back to School Teacher Stickers Gift

Back to School time it is! This year I've gotten lucky and Cooper doesn't start school until September 3. And Ryder will be starting preschool September 10- they are both so excited!

They recently helped me with a super simple gift to give their teachers. I had spotted these really cute reward stickers at Dollar Tree and had the thought that they would be something a teacher could honestly use- my favorite kind of gifts! So I grabbed a whole bunch and whipped up this tag to share with you! (Any of you teachers? I'd love to know what your actual favorite thing to get is!) 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simple Backpack Strap Holder with Duck Tape

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Is there such a thing as a backpack strap STRAP? Not really, right? I confess, I'm not quite sure what to call this nifty little Duck Tape® creation, I just know that it is indeed... nifty! :)

I picked up some Duck Tape® from Walmart to create this super simple, useful little strap holder- a cool back-to-school tool! It's not much at all, but it really is handy for kiddos!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Redfish Lake Never Disappoints

Another year of Redfish memories have been made! I've said it how many times before...this is one of my very favorite places on Earth! Recently my Mom said, "Redfish is magical," and I thought that sounded about right. Even as excited as we are for each year's trip, Redfish never disappoints :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Apple Projects with #myfavoritebloggers

Sometimes I see other bloggers doing fun things together and think "that would be so fun to be involved in!" That's exactly the way it was with this awesome new theme series I get to be involved in with some of #myfavoritebloggers. I thought a monthly themed collaboration would be fun and a good way to share lots of talent with you- I'm so thrilled to be part of this one! Each month we'll each share a project relative to a particular theme.

Clearly this month is Apples!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Pinwheel Lei Performance Gift

This last Spring when we were all walking in to the huge gym to watch my brother graduate with his Master's Degree, my Dad noticed several tables with organizations selling flower arrangements that could be given to the graduates. He commented that if it were one of his girls graduating, he'd buy some. But, ya know, it was my brother and flowers would've been more awkward than not...

Then earlier this summer, we went to watch Keaton perform in a play that was the culmination of a summer theater camp he attended. I knew I wanted to be able to give him something when we walked out to greet the cast after it was over and came up with this fun pinwheel lei! I liked that I could drape it over his head without any hassle and that it would be something he wouldn't have to hold. Maybe by some luck, it became a keepsake reminder of the play and his experience in the camp :)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Amazon and More...Giveaway!

Today I'm helping my awesome friend Emily, from The Benson Street celebrate her 1st Blog Birthday! Emily is such a talented gal and I've really enjoyed any amount of time I've gotten to spend with her since we met earlier this year- she is awesome and so is her blog!

Fitting that this giveaway is awesome too-the grand prize is a $225 gift card to Amazon! Perfect for back to school shopping or even Christmas! Then First Prize is a $35 Ribbon Retreat gift card. You know I love the Ribbon Retreat- cutest stuff ever! And the second prize is a collection of adorable frames from Cut It Out that will set you up to create your very own gallery wall! There's some really AMAZING bloggers participating- you'll love seeing them pop up in your feed after entering :)

The Benson Street Birthday Giveaway

I'm in some pretty swell company here, eh?? :) I know I sure think so:

And enter to win here- Good Luck!


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