Sale!: Wilton Tent Sale in Chicago Area 5/31-6/18

Wilton tent sale 2013

Attention bakers, crafters, and event/wedding planners! Wilton is having their annual tent sale in Woodridge, IL, Friday, May 31st, through Tuesday, June 18th! Wilton is best known for their baking and cake decorating supplies, but they also have paper crafts and accessories for parties and weddings. We actually bought some things at the Wilton tent […]

Create!: Easy to Make Diaper Cake

diapercakes

2013 seems to be the year of babies! We’re not even halfway through the year yet, and we’ve already welcomed 4 babies into my husband and my families and 3 babies from our friends. I love giving diaper cakes as presents because they’re practical (you can never use too many diapers), really cute, and personal […]

What a Crazy Week!

Backsplash Workshop

Last week has to have been the craziest week America has seen in a very long time, if ever! Here’s what we were up to… Last Sunday, we took a FREE tile backsplash workshop at Home Depot: Last Monday, we prayed for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families: Then, we stayed […]

Save!: Photo Book Deals Round-Up 2/18

Wedding

I absolutely LOVE this picture from my wedding almost 5 years ago. Unfortunately, along with many other wedding photos, it still has not made it’s way into any sort of photo album for my husband and I to look at and reminisce about that wonderful day. I have prints, a nice wedding scrapbook, and a […]

My Thoughts!: Best Valentine’s Day Gift & Awesome Proposal

Proposal

Welcome to My Thoughts Monday (MTM)! I know, it’s Tuesday, but it looks like I caught the bug that’s been going around, so I was not able to post this yesterday. But since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I wanted to make sure to share a couple things with you. My Best Valentine’s Day Gift I […]

Create!: BOGO FREE Scrap Mania Seat & Archiver’s Coupons through 1/13

If you love to scrapbook like I do, and you haven’t done so already, you should check out the store Archiver’s! Archiver’s is one of my favorite places to buy scrapbooking supplies and learn new techniques for scrapbooking. They often hold events and workshops, and most stores even have a room for you to scrapbook in, so […]

FREE Customized 2013 Photo Wall Calendar

Free Calendar 12-2012

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I can’t believe 2012 is coming to an end and we’re already heading into 2013! Now through January 31st, get a FREE customizable 2013 wall calendar from Vistaprint! They have over 300 design templates to choose from and you can add your photos to the cover and […]

Costume Idea!: No-Sew Princess Dress for Under $20

Before_After Dress

About a month ago, we had a Super Why! themed birthday party for my daughter. I knew I wanted to dress her up as Princess Presto (Pea), but the only costumes I could find were at least $50, which I was not willing to pay, especially since she probably will only wear the dress once. […]

Party Ideas!: Balloon Weights & Favor/Treat Bags

Balloon Weights

We had a Super Why! party for my daughter’s 2nd birthday yesterday, and I just wanted to share some great ideas to help you save some money when throwing a kid’s party: Balloon Weights: I learned this super inexpensive idea for balloon weights from my sister-in-law. Instead of buying balloon weights at the store, take […]

Create!: Decorative Notebooks

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My gymnasts had their first competition a few weeks ago, so since it was their very first gymnastics meet and my first meet as a coach, I wanted to give them something special to remember it by.  I coach 14 girls ages 5 to 11, so I had to think of something inexpensive that would appeal […]