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a giveaway hosted by My Three Bittles

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hey everyone! I wanted to let you in on a sweet little giveaway going on starting today at My Three Bittles

Why? Because I'm giving this away:

That's right! LARGE ad space on Lulu & Sweet Pea as well as this awesome e.l.f. essentials Little Black Beauty Book, shadow primer, mascara, & liner. I have recently fallen in love with e.l.f. cosmetics. I saw this palette with 48 colors in it & I knew I had to had one...better yet, I grabbed another with Amber's giveaway in mind. 


Wanna win it?! Hop over to My Three Bittles page HERE and enter to win. And also, wish my bloggy BFF Amber a happy happy birthday :) 

Also, don't forget to vote for our The Pinterest Project Queen for September!

The Pinterest Project- Voting Time!

Monday, September 24, 2012



It's time to vote for your favorite link up from The Pinterest Project for September! Remember, the winner gets ad space on Lulu & Sweet PeaMy Three Bittles, & Fortune Favors

Today we won't be linking up...just voting! So take a break from creating and take a moment to vote for your favorite link up from TPP this month. These are a combination of the most clicked on link ups  as well as Amber, Sarah, & myfavorites from the month. All you have to do is click on the little star under the picture & name of your favorite one. The winner will be crowned as The Pinterest Project Queen & will get a special button and win ad space on all 3 hosts' blogs.

Weekend Wrap Up & Normalcy




We had another great group of link ups for The Pinterest Project this week! Thanks to everyone who participated. I just love seeing all of the different versions of Pinterest-y projects!

The top 3 most clicked on link ups this week are:



Homemade Reese's Cups from Come What May 
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50 Meal Marathon from The Busy Bee

Light Peach Pie from The Pintertest Kitchen
Light Peach Pie

And my personal favorite this week were these coffee cubes from Frugal Foodie Mama

Grab a feature button, gals!

And don't forget to check out my lovely co-hosts Amber & Sarah's favorites from this week too :) If you don't already follow them you should!!! They are awesome.

Another fun linky for The Pinterest Project starts on Tuesday so join in! And please, invite people to TPP. If you see a really great awesome project online somewhere, tell them to link up! 

Don't forget to check out all of these awesome giveaways from my bloggy BFFs right now!
And in the next couple of days you'll have a chance to win these goodies from me too :)

This week was all about getting back to "normal" for me. No more moving, no more unpacking, no more birthdays, & we are officially back on our school schedule again (yay for routine!) 

We got a Kinect!

It's been so much fun watching the kids play.
(Lily is really good at rafting & Ayden is quite the golfer!)

Story time at the library.

We counted our box tops for my son's class! 93 for September :)

Oh, and my son is quite the weirdo. He had to bring a picture of him in for his birthday and this is the one he chose. He said everyone laughed really hard.


And in the midst of trying to decorate, I went completely insane in a fit of rage trying to get the last foot off of my couch. Eventually the hammer & some muscle won.

I did come up with a few cute crafties though. You might wanna check tomorrow's The Pinterest Project for more on that ;)

Wanna win something from ME?!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

These 2 lovely ladies are doing some awesome giveaways for their birthday weeks.
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First off...Sarah from Fortune Favors is doing an awesome group giveaway right now & I'm giving away something in honor of her birthday. If you are a follower of my blog and/or Sarah's then you already have a free entry right there! So hop over to her blog & enter HERE

Next, Amber from My Three Bittles is hosting a few giveaways this week and next week for her birthday celebration as well. She has some amazing ones already started on her blog, and I'll be giving away something really cool next week. Make sure to check back & find out when & where you can enter to win these awesome prizes from me!

Also, don't forget to check out The Pinterest Project, and link up if you can.

The Pinterest Project Linky Party #8

Monday, September 17, 2012


It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another week of The Pinterest Project.

Welcome to another TTP linky party! I hope everyone had fun last week. We've had so many great link ups and I just love looking at every one's creations & chatting about them on Twitter throughout the week. If you don't already, make sure you follow me & my lovely co-hosts on twitter to see all of our tweets for the party throughout the week.

The rules are simple: link up your Pinterest inspired projects. Make sure you follow Amber Sarah's blogs too, and grab a TPP button to add to your post or sidebar. 
If you want more info on TPP go here.

Here was my "pin"-spiration:
Mason Jar Wall Vase  D.I.Y for your bathroom toothbrushes and stuff!

My mom & I were looking for ideas for mason jars & using them as a vase. We went to a garage sale & found these wooden shutter thingies. I painted them & she did the rest. What do you think?
Pretty cute huh?! I'll have to include a more step by step tutorial for this later.

Now it's your turn. Link up your crafty creation, whether it be a DIY project, a recipe, a beauty tip, a decorating idea, or even just a list of projects you hope to finish soon.

Link up, grab a button, be social, & check out the other linkies! It's a lot of fun & you can meet some really awesome people and find some great blogs and projects. 


Don't forget about these awesome giveaways from my bloggy BFFs right now!
Sarah from Fortune Favors is doing a huge birthday giveaway right now (& I'm giving away something too!)

And Amber from My Three Bittles is having giveaways all week to celebrate her birthday. I'll be giving away something on her blog later this week so check those ladies out!




Weekend Wrap Up & Birthday Fun!



We had another great group of link ups for The Pinterest Project this week! Thanks to everyone who participated. I just love seeing all of the different versions of Pinterest-y projects!

The top 3 most clicked on link ups this week are:


 Paint Sample Coasters//Rays of Purple

DIY Paint Chip Calendar//Come What May
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 DIY Nail Polish//The Busy Bee
 
My pick for the week:
 Fabric Wreath//More Sister's Stuff
Love the burlap on fabric! I want one of these for my front door.

Grab a feature button, gals!

And don't forget to check out my lovely co-hosts Amber & Sarah's favorites from this week too :) If you don't already follow them you should!!! They are awesome.

Another fun linky for The Pinterest Project starts on Tuesday so join in! And please, invite people to TPP. If you see a really great awesome project online somewhere, tell them to link up! 

First off, enter these birthday giveaways that my bloggy BFFs are hosting.
Sarah from Fortune Favors is doing a huge birthday giveaway right now (& I'm giving away something too!)
And Amber from My Three Bittles is having giveaways all week to celebrate her birthday. I'll be giving away something on her blog later this week so check those ladies out!

This weekend has been crazy. My little big man turned 8 & he got a bunk bed from his Auntie!

He also got a sweet Mongoose bike from his Grammy
He is beyond stoked about this. He's been wanting a new bike all summer

He's got the perfect area to ride it now (and safely, I should add, because we are on a private road with no traffic & very few neighbors!)

He put his sister to work & made her help wash his bike. He said it needed to be shiny.

He got this sweet skateboard from his uncle & used his birthday money to buy his own knee/elbow pads & wrist guards. Safety first!

We went to the skate park yesterday just for a little bit so he could watch & maybe learn some cool tips. The kids there were so nice & helpful! I was pleasantly surprised. He got brave enough to go down this little double ramp thingy sitting down. Pretty good for his first trip to the skate park.

We had a dance party this weekend too!
The kids got a little crazy & silly with their Auntie and we may or may not have been blasting "Call Me Maybe" as loud as the stereo would go. They love to dance!

And yesterday I found this little froggy in our backyard. The kids wanted to keep him but we set him free. 

Oh! And one super awesome thing that happened but I don't have a picture of it....we saw an owl in our backyard last night! It was so cool. I've never seen an owl in real life and not like at a zoo or something. We were all convinced that it was Hedwig here to deliver Ayden's Hogwart's letter (since it was his birthday & all). The kids thought it was the coolest thing ever. I hope he comes back & will be my friend.

Again, I'm so sorry for the lack of blogging right now! I still don't have the internet hooked up at the new place. We hit a few road blocks this week and they never showed for their appointment to fix the modem...I'm just a tad annoyed :/ Plus it was the birthday weekend, we have family visiting and staying with us, and on top of all of that the kids have been sick too. So it's just been kinda crazy with everything going on and the big move we just did last week. I can't wait for things to settle down and to get back into a routine. I've got lots of blogging stuff planned...I just need TIME and working Internet and I'd be set.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Anyone do anything fun?!

Back to school!

Friday, September 14, 2012

I'm a little late on this so please forgive me, but I should mention...

My little guy started 2nd grade last week!

I can't believe how quickly time really does fly. He's going to be eight this weekend. It's crazy to think that I'm old enough to have an 8 year old.

Of course his sister misses him a ton during the day.

She didn't even want to leave his classroom on the first day!

He's even so big that he doesn't want me waiting with him at the bus stop anymore :(


So far he loves 2nd grade!
We can't wait to celebrate his birthday this weekend.

Don't forget to link up to The Pinterest Project!


Only 1 more day to link up for this week.
You can win ad space too...did I mention that? Get more info on that here.
Every month we crown a The Pinterest Project Queen!


The Pinterest Project Linky Party #7

Monday, September 10, 2012

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another week of The Pinterest Project.

Welcome to another TTP linky party! I hope everyone had fun last week. We've had so many great link ups and I just love looking at every one's creations & chatting about them on Twitter throughout the week. If you don't already, make sure you follow me & my lovely co-hosts on twitter to see all of our tweets for the party throughout the week.

The rules are simple: link up your Pinterest inspired projects. Make sure you follow Amber Sarah's blogs too, and grab a TPP button to add to your post or sidebar. 
If you want more info on TPP go here.

Please forgive me for not having a super awesome project to link up today :( I know I fail!!! Blame it on the moving, right? I'm going to just link up my fireplace mantle ideas I posted about the other day. 
beautiful fall mantle
This is just one of the many many ideas I have pinned here for the new house!

Now it's your turn. Link up your crafty creation, whether it be a DIY project, a recipe, a beauty tip, a decorating idea, or even just a list of projects you hope to finish soon.

Link up, grab a button, be social, & check out the other linkies! It's a lot of fun & you can meet some really awesome people and find some great blogs and projects. 


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