Childhood Cancer Research – St. Baldricks

Woman shaved head for St. Baldricks - Childhood Cancer research

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Just over 5 months ago, I shaved my head for Childhood Cancer Research at the St. Baldricks Foundation event in Denver.  It was one of the most liberating moment that I have ever experienced. Shaving your head for a woman is a big deal.  It’s not a secret that for some women, hair is a defining characteristic for them.  This used to be me as well.  I used to love my hair {I still do, but …}, but I was just at a point in my life that it didn’t matter.  Hair is just hair, it seriously grows back. I’ll be honest and won’t lie, it’s [Read On]

Boys and Sports

Boys USA hockey

I wanted to quickly share these cute hockey photos of my boy who has taken a HUGE love for the game.  My heart is warm when I watch my boys play hockey.  His team was 4th in their bracket and made a huge comeback to win the year end championship!!!  These strong boys in orange really played as a team in order to dominate.  When I hear them coming out of the locker room telling each other “Good game, you played so well!”, I want to hug all of them! My oldest will play hockey any time, any place … dry land or ice.  He is a devoted little player who truly has Canadian blood running through his veins.  I [Read On]

Top 5 DIY and Makeover Shows

Top 5 DIY Home Makeover TV Shows to watch

There are so many DIY and Home remodeling makeover TV shows on the ol’ boob tube! I prefer to watch them over anything else and always have since the original ‘Trading Spaces’ came on the scene … remember that?!  I love getting ideas and watching transformations.  They inspire me, although I rarely replicate what they do on the show, but the DIY shows get my creative thought process going.  Actually, it’s never shut off … I watch a lot of the following home makeover shows … Flipping the Block is a great one!  There are 4 teams who live in amongst the home remodel while they’re doing it!  Not easy to do, but it’s the reality and we don’t get to see in [Read On]

Remote Control Blinds {What?!}

remote control blind information

Yes, some of you fancy people have heard of these remote control blinds, but some have not and it could change your life {snicker} … just like the invention of the TV remote changed lives! Decorview has a fancy product for those who love devices {ahem} and gadgets and new technologies in their home. We recently had new top down bottom up blinds installed by Decorview and seriously love the durability of them.  The remote control blinds extends the life of your blinds!  Whoa, just think, blinds for life … just add batteries! (ha, I’m on fire today!!) For those who don’t want another remote control in addition to the 5,390 remote control collection you may already have, there is [Read On]

Colorado Rockies Pitcher takes time to meet young fans

Colorado Rockies Pitcher takes time to meet young fans with same name

For years I have wanted to have my boys who are ‘the Rex brothers’ meet Colorado Rockies pitcher, ‘Rex Brothers’. I’ll never forget sitting at Wahoo’s waiting for our food, flipping through a magazine, I saw this ad about “What’s up with Rex Brothers”.  My first thought was ‘they know we’re here!!!!!’ (in Denver) … I quickly realized that one of the pitchers for the Rockies was this guy!  Ever since then, I made it a personal goal to have my little guys, ‘the Rex brothers’ meet THE ‘Rex Brothers’. It finally happened and it was such a great experience, not only for the boys, but for all of us! We were able to meet this cute young pitcher prior [Read On]

Quilt Kit Giveaway – Craftsy

Quilt kit Giveaway from Craftsy

Which quilt would you love to win? One randomly selected quilter will get to choose their prize, whether it’s the starry True Blue Quilt Kit OR the elegant Blue Garden Quilt Kit. (Psst … the prize also comes with the coordinated backing for the quilt!) **Only residents of the U.S. and Canada are eligible to enter.** Enter to win here: Enter to Win a Quilt Kit from Craftsy 

75% OFF at Craftsy

Craftsy Sale!

Did you know the Craftsy’s Summer Supplies Clearance is happening NOW? Shop and enjoy up to 75% off yarn, fabric and project kits before they sell out. Take advantage of some of the biggest savings of the year! Hurry, offer expires Monday, July 28 at Midnight (MTN Time). Shop the Craftsy’s Summer Supplies Clearance now to save!

Sexy Windows!

decorview installation expert

Perhaps I’m showing my age when I admit that window coverings are sexy.  Clothes and shoes are still sexy to me, but having these beautiful Duette blinds installed by Decorview made me seriously excited! Décorview is the largest in-home seller of Hunter Douglas window coverings in the U.S. Since the company’s founding in 1998, they have covered more than 1 million windows. Decorview takes care of the custom – start to finish: FREE in-Home Consultation FREE Measuring & Installation Nationwide network of Hunter Douglas-certified designers CUSTOM Blinds, Shades and Shutters 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed REBATE AND SAVINGS opportunities on select products Last week, I shared my in home Decorview consultation where a designer came to measure my windows and share the different [Read On]

Marketing Your Business Tips

Marketing your small business with these GREAT tips!

Let’s switch gears a little bit today to talk about marketing business tips {and your Etsy shop} today.  It’s hard to have an online store in which you do not have an actual product for people to touch, feel, and squeeze or smell … and actually sell it online. Here are some tips to help you market your business. So it is really key to have some sort of a marketing/advertising strategy or plan to help you through.  It doesn’t always require a huge marketing budget, there are ways to spread the word about how amazing your product is. Many of us are doing what we love and trying to make it, so we don’t have a lot of expendable money [Read On]

Windows, to Dress or Not to Dress

decorview blinds are lovely

I’d like to think I have a pretty good eye when it comes to my house and colors, etc.  For some reason, colors and arrangements to work out, but it takes me a long time to figure this stuff out.  Honestly, I wished it came easier sometimes.  Hold me. Windows are probably my worst ‘subject’ when it comes to home decor and decision making.  I sew, I paint, and am creative … but this is a struggle.  We’ve owned this home for 5 years and there are windows that remain untreated as I just don’t know what to do with them and I haven’t found the inspiration. The previous owners had their own taste that worked for them and their [Read On]

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