Fun

Last week I wrapped up another fun and fabulous SocialLuxe Lounge in the heart of Chicago! Here I am again with my two lovely partners, Allison and Jane, posing in my signature move… Jazz Hands! Here are just a few of the reasons I love planning, hosting, and partying at the SocialLuxe Lounge! Sponsors: We couldn’t […]

I’m thrilled to be guest posting over at the Reading Rainbow blog, yes, that Reading Rainbow! Did you grow up watching LeVar Burton on PBS showcasing all kinds of new and exciting books to read? I loved it. I had the whole intro memorized. In fact, I think I can still sing it all today… “butterfly […]

As some of you may know, I also have a healthy-lifestyle blog called, Eat Blog Run. I have the opportunity of managing it with these 2 lovely people: Heather of Rookie Moms and Christine of Boston Mamas. Here we are being awesome in our sparkle skirts, and a little about what we’ve been up to […]

I started swimming competitively when I was ten years old.  Twenty five years later–after Country Club Meets, swim team in high school and a few triathalons in my history–I can also add more than 10 years teaching swim lessons as part of my resume. During that time, I’ve seen first hand how water independence can […]

Our summer is already off to a sizzlin’ start! And we’ve got a few fun items to giveaway, helping keep your summer hot to trot! See below for details and giveaway entries. Good luck and Happy Summer! Toshiba Laptop from Staples – Yes, we’re starting the giveaway our right with the perfect laptop for summer, […]

We’re fairly new to our neighborhood, we just moved to a new house this year, and we’re still getting to know a lot of our neighbors. In the past, I’ve found a great way to make connections in a new area is to host a party. So I partnered up with Lowes to create a […]

**This giveaway is now over. Congrats to #4 Katherine. I’ll contact you for details. I hope to see you all there!! I’m thrilled to be speaking at the Blogger’s Summer Camp, hosted by School House of Craft. On June 14th in Seattle, Wa, it will be a day of all things blogging, something I might […]

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! […]

Hooray, it’s almost Mother’s Day. Hopefully this giveaway will be just what the family ordered. These are just a few fabulous things to help you have a wonderful Mother’s Day. So send over your spouse, kids, and parents to help you enter and win! Albion Fit: Say hello to summer. Albion Fit offers beautiful, comfortable, and high-performance […]

Use up some of your fabric scraps and make a cool DIY tic tac toe board like this one I spotted at the Make and Takes Spotlight seen on Sewing Secrets. My kids go bonkers for tic tac toe and I think this is way more fun than those plastic board games you can buy […]

Streamers make a party right? So take that business up a notch by making them ruffled, yeah, RUFFLED STREAMERS. I found this tutorial from Pizzazzerie at the Make and Takes Spotlight and I’m feeling like I ought to give this a try! More party decor links below: Rainbow birthday party ideas Milestone birthday countdown Butterfly […]

Are your kids going super for bonkers for friendship bracelets, because mine are! Mix it up a little by making these cool DIY lego ones! I spotted this tutorial from The Centsible Life at the Make and Takes Spotlight, give it a go!  More fun with friendship bracelets below: Heart shaped friendship bracelets Friendship bracelet […]

These shamrock rice krispie pops from Hungry Happenings are hilariously adorable (and probably pretty tasty too). I found them over at the Make and Takes Spotlight and think they’d make the perfect St. Patty’s Day treat! More St. Patty’s Day links below: St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Coloring Pages St. Patrick’s Day Fresh Herb Dip […]

We have just spent the holidays in Utah visiting with friends and family, as well as taking some time to enjoy the snow! This year, we’re all gussied up fancy-like and staying in a hotel. Not just any hotel people. It’s The Grand America… angels signing! It was gorgeous, cozy, and just what our family […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to Maggie!! We’ll contact you for details. It’s that time of year to bring out the holiday decor, we’re starting today. And with that comes all the memories as we put up the tree, hang each ornament, and start making holiday treats. This is […]

Today, my friends, is the last day of Movember. And I’m a little sad to say goodbye. I’m not sure if I’m too sad to see this man’s mustache go, my husband Jordan below, but I will miss all the Mustache Bombing shenanigans! – this pic is from our fun Movember Mustache Dache race, more pics […]

Twelve of the most popular bloggers in food, craft, home, and lifestyle join forces this holiday season to bring you THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY. This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Our winners are: The winner of the iMac is: Lacey Earls Swaim The winner of the $500 Visa Card is: Angela […]

You all know about Silhouette, right? And how their craft machines can do everything… expect maybe wash your dishes! Well, they want to make your holidays even merrier by offering you a fabulous Black Friday deal of all deals. You’ll be able to get your craft on if you go click on this link and use this coupon code: MAT! […]

I’m so excited to be sharing a new feature on Make and Takes, all about crafty shops. I love to buy handmade and want to support the craft community, so I’ll be showcasing super cool shops you need to hop over to for hot crafty buys! Welcome, Ugly Baby and La Ru. It’s the brain child […]

It’s that time of year when I get to shower you with amazing gifts from amazing M&T Sponsors for the Holiday season, wahoo!! Make sure to read through each of the fabulous prizes and enter in at the bottom to win! Chest R Desk: If you’re looking for a piece of furniture that does it […]

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