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Just a few weeks ago I was able attend the SNAP! conference in Salt Lake City. Craft bloggers come from all over to attend to learn and grow as a DIY and craft blogger. And I was excited to bring Lucy, my darling and crafty daughter! We had a blast! On April 24th, the first day […]

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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 […]

While I talk craft and family here at Make and Takes, I also co-host an amazing blogging party called SocialLuxe Lounge. Along with Allison of Petit Elefant and Jane of This Week for Dinner, this was our 3rd time hosting. It was party time central in NYC last month in partnership with Edy’s Slow Churned […]

Hey all you crafters, or anyone who’s creative! If you craft, create, make, sew, write, glue, or paint, this conference is for you. School House Craft is a 3 day conference on September 21-23 in Seattle, WA for those who are wanting to learn more and take their craft to the next business level. I […]

Yes, my sweet mother-in-law has started a blog - Jani Serendipity, and it’s awesome. Jani is 63 years old, but you would never know it. She’s fun and funky and very fashionable. I love this idea below she recently came up with for a belt turned necklace! Or look how amazing these fig and cheese crostinis […]

A Recap of SNAP!

by Marie on April 28, 2012

This last week I attended the crafty blog conference called SNAP! It’s hosted by an amazing team of women, headed up by Tauni of Tauni Tweets! It was a great conference full of crafts, bloggers, and a handmade market of awesome. Here’s me with Kirsten of The Crafting Chicks, Aimee and BettiJo of Paging Supermom, […]

I’ve got a few fun things to share, if you haven’t noticed with the title of this post. It’s all about the B’s! Babble: I’m thrilled to be on the writing team at Babble for their new channel The New Home Ec. I’ll be sharing some of the fun finds, crafts, and tutorials from over […]

Over the weekend I had the opportunity to attend Alt Design Summit, located right here in my backyard of Salt Lake City. It was filled with all kinds of craft, design, and blogging. A big thanks to Craftzine for sending me, letting me be their eyes and ears of design for a weekend. You can […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

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, and how getting your readers to come back. It’s a good read for all types […]

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 […]

The Swiffer SocialLuxe Lounge was the highlight of my BlogHer weekend. It was truly amazing. The 6 of us hostesses worked together virtually to get this party together, and it turned out better than I imagined. There were amazing decorations, spa stations, Blogluxe awards, blogging babes, and fabulous sponsors. Here’s a few pictures from the […]

Blissdom ’09 is Coming!

by Marie on December 22, 2008

This February, I’ll be kickin’ it in Nashville for Blissdom ’09. It’s THE place for fun, friends, and fabulous blogging for women. I need a weekend away, you need a weekend away, let’s meet up at Blissdom! I’m on the ticket to speak at this fabulous event, excited to be joined by amazing women bloggers […]

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