To the Market: Survivor-Made Goods

Last month I was invited to attend a blogger summit for the One Campaign and their work with girls and women. We gathered in Washington DC to learn more about what is happening in other countries, especially the African continent, concerning… Continue Reading →

Making Straw Rockets with the New Tinkerlab Book

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… Continue Reading →

Nummy Nutella Cookie Bars

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… Continue Reading →

Moustaches for Good

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… Continue Reading →

DIY Holiday Craft Kits and Gift Boxes

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… Continue Reading →

Make and Takes Sponsor: Luvin’ Life From Home

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… Continue Reading →

Custom Caricatures from an Amazing Artist

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… Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk About the Book, Hunger Games

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… Continue Reading →

We’re Whrrling Down the Mountain

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… Continue Reading →

It’s Cough and Cold Season

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… Continue Reading →

Snow Clothes, Renting Skis, & Riding the Lift

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… Continue Reading →

Park City Mountain Resort’s StartNOW: Ski Program for Utah Locals

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… Continue Reading →

Fondue Goodness at The Melting Pot

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!… Continue Reading →

Spa Day at the Grand America Hotel

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,… Continue Reading →

Brushing Up On Your Art and Design Skills

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… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: Dillon Rogers Jewelry

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… Continue Reading →

Piddix Clip Art for Crafts

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… Continue Reading →

Talking to Your Kids About Abuse

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… Continue Reading →

Getting Fit With the Right Running Shoes

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… Continue Reading →

Creating a Blog Audience by the Crafty Pod

Diane from the Crafty Pod, shares all sorts of great crafts, tutorials and podcasts. She’s just come out with an ebook called Creating a Blogging Audience: An Unconventional Marketing Guide. There’s helpful information for marketing yourself, gaining a loyal audience,… Continue Reading →

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