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 […]

After putting on a huge amazing party in NYC for 350 blogging women before the big blogging conference BlogHer, I’ve learned a thing or two about party planning. This is the second year of SocialLuxe Lounge and I’ve got a few tips for you if you ever plan to host a party for a large […]

Little crafty ninjas are popping up all over the place and I just have to share a few of them. From cupcakes to stars to turtles. Who doesn’t love a crafty ninja?! Printable Ninja Cupcake Toppers by Zakka Life (pictured above) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle crafts by Cut Out + Keep Origami Ninja Star Tutorial […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #70 Francheska, #88 L Christensen, 220 Sav O’G, #390 Kathryn. Have fun getting crafty with your cordless glueguns! is here today, as a Make and Takes sponsor, giving away 4 of these awesome cordless glue guns! Let’s just talk for a minute […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #121 SAJ. You’re the winner of a new dreamy collection! Have fun make believing! Are you ready for the most Dreamy Girl Collection ever? Ready to play, make believe, and head off on an adventure to a new land? Your little one is […]

The grand prize winner has been chosen for the Tip it Forward contest over at The Organization of Moms! Congrats to Denise Ziemann, who sumbitted a fabulous tip for keeping kid’s school memories together. Here’s her School Memory Book, such a great idea: For more time saving tips and to see other runner up winners, […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #47 Marji, #67 Catherine, #119 Lindsay, #140 Megan, #160 Lauren S. Have fun with your new glossy bands! This giveaway is the perfect addition to your summer of fun. Klutz, a Make and Takes sponsor, is giving away 5 Glossy Bands books = […]

I’m thrilled to be featured on Fave Crafts Radio this coming Sunday, along with a few other fabulous crafting people. I hope you’ll tune in Sunday July 11th, from 7 – 8:30 ET. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on kids crafts and how creativity starts at a young age.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. #316 Jeanette is our winner. Have fun playing pretend under the table! I am in LOVE with these fabric playhouses by Julie of Miss Pretty Pretty. It’s such a great idea for a playhouse and her designs are absolutely darling. My kids are over the […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. #47 LindaSue is our winner and new owner of a Cricut machine. Have fun making lots of paper crafts! I’m thrilled to have Cricut, a Make and Takes sponsor, here today offering a fantastic giveaway. They are promoting their Cricut Ticket program with a chance […]

Giveaway: Bella Luna Toys

by Marie on June 11, 2010

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. #92 Emily is the winner of some fabulous toys. Have fun getting creative! Oh, oh, oh! I am so happy to be able to showcase this fabulous shop. I promise you will be in love with Bella Luna Toys! As a Make and Takes sponsor, […]

I’ve asked a few fellow bloggers to share what their plans are for the summer and I’m sharing their words below. Lots of fun stuff, hopefully you’ll find something here that will inspire you with your own family! And share what your summer plans are in the comments! “We’re going to take the training wheels […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to #127 Katie, you’re going to EVO! And for everyone else, remember there is a fabulous discount for M&T readers: code FRIENDSOFEVO for $100 off your ticket! I’m excited for today’s giveaway, as you all know I’m a big fan of blog conferences. EVO […]

Who doesn’t need a little more organization in their life, right?! I’m pretty good at staying on top of things, but I’m always looking for the right tools to help me. Avery seems to have all the right stuff and happily they sent me a fun package with lots of great product. There were binders, […]

Who here is a “Lostie“? Come on, I know you’re out there. I’m a total LOST nerd and love it. I’ve watched the show each week for 6 years! I’m still not sure where I stand with the finale, but I do know I’m gonna miss Jack and Sawyer! Image via Gritfx See if you’re […]

Aren’t these cookies the best? Maybe I’m a little biased about this one, but who doesn’t love to see their name on a cookie? Thanks to Mrs. Field’s Gifts, I received a plate full of these cookies with my Make and Takes logo on them. So fun!

I’m thrilled and honored to have found out that Make and Takes is a finalist in the Scholastic Parent and Child Blogger Awards! Voting has just opened and I’d love if you took a minute to head over and vote. You don’t have to sign up, just click “vote”, super easy! You have until June […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. Congrats to our winners: Thanksgiving Point: #206 Jodi Boondocks: #192 Kim C. PCMR: #194 Michelle Rocky Mountain Outfitters: #181 Anne Cowabunga Bay: #44 Lindsay Tracy Aviary: #100 Kalli Summer is almost here, can you feel it?! I’ve just written about it over at The Mother […]

You may find yourself out on the road, traveling the interstate from point A to point B. If so, then The Next Exit is going to be your bestfriend. It’s “interstate travel made easy”! The Next EXIT® is the most complete U.S. Interstate Highway exit directory ever printed. You’ll find a thorough exit-by-exit listing of […]

Remember I told you about the team of running bloggers I put together called Eat Blog Run? Well, we conquered our race last weekend at The Relay in Northern California. 12 runners, 1 driver, and 2 volunteers made up our team of 15!! We ran all day, someone running every minute, for 200 miles in […]

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