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Friday, August 5, 2016

2016 Rio Olympics!

The 2016 Rio Olympics are here!  

I had the opportunity to create an Olympic Party and thought I'd share what I used and how easy it is to throw together to support our United States athletes!


American Crafts Cardstock
Crimson - #71029
Marine - #71071
Sunflower - #71038
Black - #71082
Grass - #71053

Rosettes for the Olympic Rings
I used the same cardstock colors throughout the theme and made a simple layered banner.  Use Thickers for the letters.

This was my favorite part!  
Coming up with fun ways to use treats for the different Olympic events.
Ice Cream Cone cups with Cheetos for Olympic torches, Pixie Stix so you can do your own rhythmic gymnastics!  Go for the gold with Hershey's Nuggets and celebrate America with red, white & blue Hershey's kisses!

Paper - American Crafts
Magnetic Chalkboard Sayings - American Crafts DIY 3 Collection
Metal Tins - Partyland
Soda Pop Bottles - Zurchers
Follow the Olympics here


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pool floaties are trending BIG right now!  Summer is nearing to an end and now is the time to grab these up as they leave the stores to make room for the back-to-school stuff!

Ashley Brooke shows you all the fun floaties for grown ups she found and where you can pick one, two, or three up...
how can one choose?

Monday, August 1, 2016

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Doodlebug Designs Christmas Retreat!

I can't wait to get my hands on the new "Here Comes Santa Claus" Christmas collection by Doodlebug Design Inc.

Cynthea & Tonya will be joining us in November with their Santa size sack full of crafting treasures!

please check back for my 2017 retreat dates!

Cynthea Sandoval, owner of Doodlebug Designs.  Isn't she adorable?

Cynthea & Tonya

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Farmer's Market

The Downtown Farmers Market in Salt Lake City never disappoints.  It's one of my most favorite markets to attend during the summer and fall months in Utah.

I was excited to meet Carrie de Azevedo, a local crafter who makes these beautiful wool felt garlands.  She hunts for old wool sweaters that have shrunk in the wash and sometimes dyes them for an added richness in color.  She crafts all kinds of things out of the wool and her booth was adorable!  You can follow her on Instagram:  slcqueenbee

The produce selection is amazing and the beautiful colors and smells of fresh fruit make your eyes happy & your mouth drool. 

 Fresh cut flowers, herbs and plants are plentiful at the market

This bakery was my favorite...the selection was huge and they had the best baked goods I've seen in a long time!  You can find this and more at Pierre Country Bakery 
 I love these cute photo holders upcycled from old finnials.

For all the information on the Salt Lake Downtown Farmers Market click HERE

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Things Moms Say

Here's a list of those things we swore we never say (but do) or...
 8 Scientific Reasons Your Kids Hate You
The Illogical:
  1. Don't look at me with those eyes.
  2. Children are to be seen, not heard.
  3. If you keep making that face, it'll freeze that way.
  4. If you want to act like a child, I'll treat you like one.
  5. Quiet down, I can't even hear myself think.
  6. One day you'll thank me.
  7. Because I said so, that's why!
The Logical:
  1. As long as you're under my roof, you live by my rules.
  2. God gave you a brain, use it.
  3. Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer.
The Sarcastic:
  1. Are your legs broken?
  2. If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you?
  3. Oh, Jen's mom lets her do (Blank), fine, go live with Jen's mom ... I'll help you pack.
  4. Shut the door, were you born in a barn?
  5. Your room looks like a cyclone ran through it.
  6. Talking to you is like talking to a brick wall.
  7. Let's play the quiet game
  8. Someone better be bleeding.
  9. Where are your manners -- were you raised by wolves?
The Threatening:
  1. I'm not asking, I'm telling.
  2. When you have kids, I hope they're just like you.
  3. Don't you use that tone with me Mister/Missy.
  4. Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about.
  5. You better wipe that look off your face.
  6. Don't make me: tell you again / come back there / turn this car around, et al.

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