Friday, January 31, 2014

8 kids crafts for the Super Bowl!

I have gathered some fun kids crafts to make at your Super Bowl Party!  

Thursday, January 30, 2014

10 Easy Super Bowl Recipes

Planning a Super Bowl Party?  I have some fun and easy recipes for you that I have found from around the internet! 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Goals 2014

This post is late... I know. but you know what they say... Better late then never. 

This past year has been good but hard.  We added our 3rd child into our family and this was the first time we experienced a new born. (my other kids came home at the age of 9 months).  Our goal for last year was to survive!  And I think we just barely did that! And my blog had to take the back burner to my family (and rightfully so!).  I always feel like I am so busy and then I try and think of what I did and feel like it was nothing.  Our youngest is just 9 months right now (the age my other kids were when they came home) so, I am feeling a little more into my groove, like maybe I can actually accomplish something this year! :) 

I am in a bit of a creative funk now, little sleep and constantly taking care of children is messing with my creative mojo.  I am not complaining- I love my kids and I love being a mom, it is just the season I am in right now.  But I am ready to get some of that mojo back!  

That is where GOALS come in.  I work better under pressure.  I always have.  So it is time to put some self-induced pressure on myself.  

Goal # 1 
Create some thing at least once every two weeks (I would like to get it back up to once a week- but I know I need a little more time then that for now).  I will be sharing what I create here either with a tutorial or a link to the one that I used.  I just have to start doing something! 

 Goal #2
Write an ebook or pattern. 
I have an idea for an ebook and an idea for a pattern... maybe I should try them both.  I have 2 other patterns that I have created (Double Wine Tote and First Aid Kit) and I am happy with how they are doing so I might go that route first.  I will need some pattern testers when I get it ready! Let me know if you are interested! 

Goal # 3
Finally figure out Twitter.  I just don't get it.  I can do the basics (post and read other post) but I want to be involved in twitter parties and use hashtags and trend....I need some help!  I have tried and I am always confused.  Am I too old?  Anyone have any good Twitter tips?  

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Easy Personalized Baby Blanket Tutorial {Fake Quilt DIY!}

My mother-in-law makes amazing quilts... me - I totally fake it! 
 I FINALLY made my son his personalized blanket.  I mean he is 9 months old!  I did make this for Christmas.  It was my only handmade gift this year.  Have 3 kids under 5 is kicking my butt so, the handmade gifts were out this year... but this was easy so it sneaked it's way in!  If I can make this... you can too!

I have made this kind of blanket before with the help of Modern Parents Messy Kids tutorial.

Our son's name is Evytt (pronounced Ev-it)
 and I made sure to get all the important birth info on here too!  

It looks like a quilt...but really it is one piece of fabric that I got printed from Spoonflower!  
I made the print with PicMonkey.  (I will show you how below.)
I backed it with minky because it is so soft. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Heads up 7up - Silhouette Deal!

Disclosure: I am an affiliate of Silhouette and gets a very small % of the sales that use this code. 

Just popping in to let you know about a great silhouette deal:

Head on over to Silhouette and 
enter the code: FIREFLIES and you will get 30% off! 
The 30% discount DOES apply for all other physical materials and supplies that we have in stock. It also DOES apply to the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software. Offer expires 1/18/2014

{To clarify, the 30% discount does NOT apply to the machines, gift cards, $10/$25 download cards, shapes or subscriptions. The discount does NOT apply for an item that is out of stock.- if you order an item that is out of stock you will be informed of that}

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Top 13 post of 2013 and top of 2013 link up!

Happy New Year Everyone!  Can you believe that it is 2014?  Man, time flies!  

Since it is being done all around blog-dom I am going to add my top 13 post of 2013 to the mix... at the bottom is a link up to link your post of your top posts of 2013!  Yay! 

Here are the top 13 posts most viewed during 2013 according to google analytics:

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