Fun

Hot or Not, the Baby Decides

by Marie on November 12, 2009

I had to share! Kami from No Biggie put together this hilarious video of her little guy learning a new word. I’m still laughing.

Gobbling Turkey Apples

by Marie on November 6, 2009

This is a fun classic craft, perfect for Thanksgiving Day. These Turkey Apples can be “gobbled” up as a snack while they wait for the turkey to be done or saved as part of Thanksgiving dinner. Supplies for Turkey Apples: whole apples, any color, washed and dried toothpicks stick pretzels marshmallows raisins, craisins popcorn Set […]

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street, I’m sharing a few of my favorite classic TV memories. Here’s my tribute to 40 years of Sesame Street! What’s your favorite memory?

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 […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering. The winners of the 3 books are: Christy D, Maureen, and Ashley F. I’ll email you paper crafting winners and get you your books! Congrats! Patricia Zapata from A Little Hut has just come out with a fabulous new craft book called, Home, Paper, Scissors: Decorative Paper […]

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 […]

Weekend Make and Takes: Nature

by Marie on September 26, 2009

With the weather much cooler now where I am, we try to get outside everyday to enjoy the outdoors! Here are some crafty links helping us explore nature. Rock Collecting by Make and Takes (pictured above) Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars by Shannon Makes Stuff Prepare a Nature Sack by The Grass Stain Guru Solar Paper […]

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 […]

Prepping for a family Disneyland trip can be quite a task. If you want to have a truly magical time, there are a few things you can do that will help make it perfect. Here’s 8 Must Haves for making your Disneyland trip go smoothly. 1 – Good shoes. Bring a good pair of walking […]

But a very merry BIRTHDAY to me!! Today I’m celebrating my birthday at a Mad Tea Party with my family! And as I’ve said here before, my husband and I share the same birthday. He’s just 2 hours older than me :) So Happy Birthday, Jordan! Anyone else celebrating a birthday today too?

The Crafty Crow is featuring my ebook today, Make and Takes Monster Mania: Crafts for Little Monsters. She’s giving away 5 copies to 5 monsterific readers! So head on over and comment for your chance to win!

Timpanogos Storytelling Festival

by Marie on September 11, 2009

Can I just tell you how magical the Timpanogos Storytelling Fesitval was this last weekend? I’m sad to say that I had never been before and it’s practically in my back yard! This was the 20th year of the festival and it was absolutely fabulous. Here’s my kids enjoying the puppetry! I took my son […]

My Monster Mania eBook is Here!

by Marie on September 7, 2009

I’m happy to announce my kid crafty MONSTER MANIA eBook is here! I’ve been crafting up a “Monstrous” storm finishing up this project. It’s finally here, ready to buy and download now! Click here for more details and to purchase a copy of this eBook for your family today. Thanks for supporting Make and Takes!

Have a Blendtastic Friday!

by Marie on September 4, 2009

I’m sure most of you have seen this, but I’ve just caught wind of these crazy videos. I want one of these blenders! Last night, I witnessed a live demonstration of a rake getting blenderized at Social Media Club by George Wright, the VP of Marketing at Blendtec. It was am-A-zing! I love this glow […]

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered. The winner is #130 Ginny. Also, the coupon below is still good for $10 off your purchase of $50 or more. Have fun shopping for shoes! It’s that time of year when we go through our kid’s closets and see what clothes and shoes are […]

I’ve talked about Startup Princess before, but I’m excited to share what they’re up to now. As some of you may know, Startup Princess was founded by Kelly, a woman and mother inspired to help other women entrepreneurs fulfill their business dreams. It can be a tough world out there for someone forming a startup […]

I was recently invited to a fabulous women’s blogging retreat by April from Sweet Life in the Valley. We went up the canyon to Soldier Hollow, UT, a place where the 2002 Winter Olympics were held. It was fun to meet and greet with fellow bloggers, a perfect girl’s night out. (I’m in the back […]

Talking Blogs on Local TV

by Marie on August 4, 2009

Here’s me on a local Utah morning show called, Studio 5. I was able to talk about blogging, one of my favorite things! Here’s my two cents on the reasons for going to a blogging conference and how to make money from your blog! How did I do for my first time on television?!

BlogHer was a fantastic, I can’t believe it’s already come and gone. There was so much happening, it almost seems like a blur. I’m glad I took a few photos to remember what I did. Here’s a recap of the goings-on in Chicago at BlogHer 09′! The Bloggers – The Best Part: The main reason […]

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