A Song of Thanksgiving

by Marie on November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this little song called Turkey Dinner sung from my children a couple of years back. Turkey Dinner, Turkey Dinner, Gather Round, Gather Round Who will get the drumstick? Yummy Yummy Yum-stick All sit down, All sit down Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffin’, pudding pie ten feet high All of us were thinner until […]

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This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #29 Quinn B who won Organized Simplicity, #20 Vanessa who won an Awesome Book of Thanks, and #7 Anne Marie who won a book of Beasties! Have fun with your Winter reading! I have a few new books to share with you: a […]

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to #227 Emily. Have fun with your new phone to help you do more with less! This giveaway is brought to you by the new Windows Phone 7. Less MIA. More PTA: Learn about Windows Phone online and see it in person at local T-Mobile stores today.  I hope that by now […]

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to #100, Andrea! Enjoy your basket full of bounty! You’re going to be drooling by the end of this post as I have a Make and Takes sponsor,, here today offering a really great Holiday giveaway. They are giving away this Gourmet Snacks Gift Basket, valued at $79.95. […]

I’ve been featured a few places this week and just wanted to give them all a little shout out. (photo above taken with the Hipstamatic app. Love it!) As Fall is my favorite season, especially here in Utah with all the beautiful colors, I was able to share a fun photo essay over at Cafe […]

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Denise #40. Have fun with your photos this Holiday season! Big Picture Classes, a Make and Takes sponsor, is here today with $100 gift certificate to spend on any of their fabulous online classes. And up for grabs now, just in time for this wintry season, is Tracey […]

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Remember that mud run I was telling you about a few weeks back, The Dirty Dash? Well, I ran it and it was AWESOME! Here’s my team of Dirty Divas all clean! With the theme of Divas, we chose some crazy hot pink tank tops, tulle tied skirts, gold band bracelets, and pink glitter crowns […]

You’d think that one more Old Spice parody would be overkill. But furry ol’ Grover has pulled it off. Here he is “smelling like a monster” and teaching kids about the word “on”! Don’t you just love this cute furry monster? We do! Try making our crafty Grover hand puppet.

I just got back from The Creative Connection in Minneapolis (where I celebrated my birthday!!). TCC is the brain child of Jo Packham and Nancy Soriano, two amazingly smart creative women. They filled the weekend with crafts, classes and panels taught by very gifted people. And with the help of my sponsor Deco Art, I […]

From costumes and candy to pumpkins and ghosts, do you LOVE everything about Halloween?! Well I do, and am excited to be a community leader of the new Seasonal Celebrations Community for Halloween over at The Blog Frog. They’ve just launched their new community so we can gather in one hot spot to talk about […]

You are in for a treat today with a giveaway from A Side of Peaches, a Make and Takes sponsor. They sell really great products at reaaaaaaalllllyyyyy low prices, like up to 80% off low prices. Today, they are giving away this fabulous purse and ruffly scarf (a $90 value) to one lucky winner. But […]

This giveaway is now closed. I want to thank all of you for the wonderful birthday wishes and kind comments about my blog. It really means a lot. Thanks to everyone for entering. We now have a winner for the Nintendo DSi – Congrats to #293 Annie. Have fun with your new toy!! Today is […]

How to Train to Run in the Mud

by Marie on September 11, 2010

I’ve signed up to run a mud run in my hometown of Salt Lake City in just a couple of weeks. It’s called The Dirty Dash, a fitting name for what I’m about to get myself into. It’s 6 miles of wet sloppy mud. Here’s what the course looks like, complete with a pig pen, […]

Thanks to Disneyland, we were given tickets to come and spend a day at the greatest place on earth! We’re a little bit of a nerdy Disney family. Maybe not as much as my friend Oh Amanda, but we would move in if they let us! See the t-shirts (nerdy), and my husband is also […]

This was our zucchini from last year. It grew so much so fast that they were GIANT by the time I went out to get more. My husband decided to get creative with these over-sized zucchinis and created Nessie! It comes complete with green tomato eyes and zucchini flower horns. I love it! This year […]

We can’t get enough of Calvin and his crazy adventures. I used to read these books over and over again when I was a child and it’s so much fun to now share them with my son! He’ll be in his room reading and giggling for 2 days straight, going from cover to cover. I […]

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I’ve talked about some really good reasons for going to blog conferences before, but I can’t stress enough what an amazing community there is of women bloggers! I just got back from New York City where I attended BlogHer, a conference of 2400 women (and men) bloggers. So after hosting the fun and fabulous event […]

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