Summer is upon us and we’re just getting into the swing of things. To help us get a little more creative over the next several weeks, we’ll be diving into Rachelle Doorley’s new kid crafty book, Tinkerlab, a hands-on guide for little inventors! There are 55 different activities and crafts to do with your kids, […]

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Sometimes a tasty treat is just what you need at the end (or in the middle) of a long day, you feel me? I spotted these Nutella Cookie Bars from Food Fanatic at the Make and Takes Spotlight and have been waiting for an excuse to whip up a batch, maybe I don’t need one! […]

Moustaches for Good

by Jordan on November 27, 2011

As some of you may already be aware, it’s that time of year again… Movember. I’ve joined the growing club of gentlemen who believe in the virtues of fine moustachery and have grown a moustache during the month of November for charity. Last year, over 450,000 individuals worldwide joined the Movember Foundation’s cause and raised […]

Looking for the perfect gift to give the creative child in your life? Well, Total Class Creative, a Make and Takes sponsor, is here to help. They are ready to dish out the discounts for this shopping weekend! For 2 days only, TCC is giving you 50% off their kits to celebrate Black Friday! November […]

I love to help promote Mom based companies, especially those who are helping other moms, and Heather of Luvin’ Life From Home, is just that kind of mom. She’s a wife to 1 and proud mom of 2 who’s running a business right from her own home. She’s able to stay at home with her […]

QuicKutz Die Cut Sale

by Marie on March 31, 2010

Hey all you die-cutting crafters! You’ll love this amazing 2 day sale going on over at QuicKutz. If you live in Utah, hit up the warehouse sale. If you live everywhere else, visit QuicKutz online for the same great steals and deals going on April 1st – 2nd. Happy crafting! Make and Takes received a […]

You’ve seen the fun caricature drawings people get at carnivals and festivals. I love them. They find the silliest features your face might have and bring it to life. Gabriel Olsen is one of those amazing illustrators and is a master at caricatures. He was kind enough to give me the two drawings below. I […]

I just finished reading the book Hunger Games and Catching Fire (it’s sequel), and January is not even over yet, exceeding my New Year’s Resolution expectations! Now that I’m finished, I have a few thoughts. Then I want to hear what you think! SPOILER ALERT – Read the books and come back! I absolutely loved […]

It’s Day 4 of my son’s StartNOW ski program, sponsored by Park City Mountain Resort. I’ve put together a fun Whrrl story, sharing what we’ve been enjoying with this program. So check it out and have fun whrrling down the mountain with us! Powered by Whrrl

It’s Cough and Cold Season

by Marie on December 28, 2009

If your household is anything like ours during the winter, then you’re in need of some Zarbees cough syrup too. Zarbees, a Make and Takes sponsor, has happily been soothing my kids coughs one spoonful at a time! Zarbees is an all natural cough syrup that comes in a lemon or cherry flavor and contains […]

As I’ve written in an introduction post here, Park City Mountain Resort is sponsoring my son through their new program StartNOW. He’s had his first lesson and well on his way to calling himself a skier! Below I’m sharing a few of the things we learned on our first day at ski school. Snow Clothes: […]

Utah is one of the BEST Ski destinations on earth. And happily, I live here! I’m teaming up with Park City Mountain Resort for a winter wonderland campaign. They’ve just introduced a new program called StartNOW, an opportunity for Utah locals to start skiing NOW! Here’s how the program works, all for just $25: You […]

Along with our Grand America spa day, a few bloggers were treated to dinner by The Melting Pot. I’ve always wanted to go there for dinner and try out their fondue goodness. And I have to say it was heaven! We started with cheese fondue, then dipped and cooked our meat and lobster in Coq […]

Last week I received an invitation from Salt Lake City’s Grand America to come spend a night in their 5 star hotel and enjoy a spa day on them. I was also joined by a few fun Utah blogger friends, Jyl, Carina, Janet, and Allison. What more could a girl ask for? Facials, food, friends, […]

You may not need skills for learning nunchucks, bow hunting, or computer hacking like Napoleon Dynamite, but you may need these art and design skills taught at The Art Weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 5-7th. The Art Weekend is a weekend set out to help you learn and grow in what you […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. The winner of the Dillon Rogers giveaway is #63 Nicole. Congrats, I’ll email you the winner’s information. Have fun shopping! I’m so excited that Dillon Rogers is here today with a really fabulous giveaway. They specialize in personalized jewelry, of the beautiful kind. Here’s a […]

Michelle Lamar, a dear friend and fabulously funny blogger, sent me her book to review, The White Trash Mom Handbook: Embrace Your Inner Trailerpark, Forget Perfection, Resist Assimilation into the PTA, Stay Sane, and Keep Your Sense of Humor. I mean, it says it all in that title. Michelle is not really “trashy”. In fact, […]

Piddix Clip Art for Crafts

by Marie on October 15, 2009

I’m excited to share with you one of Make and Takes sponsors, Piddix. This fun etsy shop sells clip art images with many designs to buy, perfect for your crafting needs. Whether you’re making a scrabble tile pendant, bottle cap art, or glass marbles, these images are the perfect size and shape. They offer sheets […]

I was recently sent a children’s book to review entitled, My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky. It’s a heavy topic, but I think this book helps give parents a platform to start a discussion about the important issue of abuse. The author is Jill Starishevsky, a New York City child abuse and sex […]

I’m a runner. Or at least I have been in the past and want to start up again. But I’m in desperate need of a good pair of running shoes. I’ve been running on the same pair for almost 3 years. So gratefully, Get Fit in Utah invited me to come in and check out […]

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