Unexpected Adventures + $25 Target Gift Card

Target Gift Card Giveaway

I'm teaming up with Target today and we're giving away a $25 Gift Card! {{See below how to enter to win!}} Pretty much every day is an unexpected adventure with me!   I want to talk about one in particular from several years back.  My BFF and her husband came from Canada to Albuquerque to visit and meet our new baby boy when he was just 4 months old.  It was their first trip to New Mexico and I wanted to make it so special and memorable for them. We took adventures all over the state but the most memorable and unexpected adventure was when I surprised them with a hot air balloon ride.  They had NO IDEA!  Not only was it special to surprise them but it was also mine and my husband's … [Read more...]

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  … [Read more...]

How to Add Patina to Anything

Modern Masters Metal Effects can add patina to surfaces and update (or age) #diy

Modern Masters Metal Effects Patina finish is surprisingly simple to use!  You can use it on pretty much anything. Be sure to enter the Modern Masters PAINT GIVEAWAY at the end of this post ... I have this old chest that we were given years ago.  It stayed the way we got it for years because I hadn’t gotten inspiration on how to paint it.  Fast forward to now when I was offered an opportunity to try out the Modern Masters Metal Effects finish.  There may be quite a few furniture pieces in our house to have tried this paint technique on, but this chest won!  I wanted to try it on the chest mostly because it has a floral embossed type texture to it.  So, I wanted to experiment with the … [Read more...]

I’m a CoverGirl + Sew News Magazine Giveaway

Taradara is a CoverGirl!

Hey all!!! This has been such a great week!!!!  Life is pretty good, but it was certainly made GREAT when I received these in the mail. My design made the cover!!! {want one?  read on....} I'm sew excited to announce that the new winter edition of the Sew News Magazine is on the newsstands!!! So life is certainly great, but then it got even more AMAZING when I walked in to JoAnn's and saw it on the actual stand as a FEATURED TITLE!!! Then it opens up, the article goes on for pages ... and then ... the last page has an advertisement. An ad for Daily Craft TV.  The applique tutorial that I did is advertised! Would you like to win one?  You can just by entering below... a … [Read more...]

Holiday Bake, Craft, Sew-Along (HUGE giveaway!)

taradara christmas tree wall hanging decoration

I am over at Skip to my Lou guest posting today for the Holiday Bake Craft Sew Along. I've sewn and teach you how to sew this funky Christmas Tree decoration Dust your sewing machine off and create with me!  This is a super killer easy project that won't take you long at all AND you'll have FUN creating it! I get to treat you to a SEW Amazing giveaway as part of our crafty series. This is one AMAZING giveaway! We are giving away a fabulous Prize Package worth more than $1000! One lucky winner will receive... $600 JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores This will get your sewing room stocked and ready to create! Can you imagine? Singer Professional Serger This singer … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway time! Visa Gift Cards, yo!

Back to School giveaway! Enter to win a $450 Visa Gift Card!  2 people will win!  A total of $900!!!

Sticking with the Back to School theme this week, I thought I’d be a part of a HUGE AMAZINGLY GREAT giveaway!!!!  Not 1, but 2 Visa Gift Cards valued at $450 EACH!!! WHAT!!!???????? You HAVE to get in on this .... After dropping a wad on back to school schtuff, you can have this $450 Visa Gift Card to buy whatever you want! Buy some new clothes for yourself.  Buy those sunnies you’ve been eyeing for a gizillion months!  Buy your kids more school clothes.  Buy groceries (although that’s boring).  Buy WHATEVER YOU WANT with it!!! $450 can buy a lot of stuff!!  And you can win it! Taradara Made It and Pretty My Party have teamed up with some wonderful bloggers and businesses to bring … [Read more...]

KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!!!


I may be on vacation, but never too busy to GIVE AWAY something, like a KitchenAid Mixer!!! Splash into summer with your very own KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Mixer! Pretty My Party and I have teamed up with some awesome bloggers and businesses to bring you this KitchenAid mixer giveaway – just in time for your summer parties! 1 lucky winner will win a KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart Mixer – Choose from more than 30 colors! Open WORLDWIDE, 18+! If the winner is outside the U.S., they can pay for tax + shipping or opt for PayPal cash. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 28. Click HERE to enter {scroll down a little} Thank you to the following bloggers and businesses for making this … [Read more...]

Burger Goodness with King’s Hawaiian buns

King's Hawaiian buns, bringing people together

I have always loved a good burger, all be them turkey burgers, none the less, I love the taste with all the fixins... I actually don't mind grilling these ready-made turkey burger patties ... I'm kind of simple like that! Don't get me wrong, there are times when I'll get a wild hair and actually MAKE my turkey burger patties. But that didn't happen this time. LOL! I love mixing up the fixings, however there are staples for my family and I, such as ketchup and cheese. Avocados are a nice addition as well when we have them. So we have burgers not only for special occasions, but for probably one meal a week!  Easy to make, easy to clean up ... We have been trying different buns.  Our … [Read more...]

Chick Fil A for the Ladies + GIVEAWAY!

Chick Fil A salads

Chick Fil A treated myself and a few of my galpals to a dinner the other night to try their new salads!  Boy, I'm glad they did because they are DELICIOUS!! AND, YOU can enter to WIN a FREE salad for the next 3 months!! {see below} Have you ever had a salad there?  To be honest, I haven't, I always go for the chicken sandwich myself.  One of the reasons for that is because I mostly eat and drive {shhhh ... don't tell anyone}. But, we have a lot of 'Spirit Nights' there which are fund raisers for our schools and we actually go in and sit to eat.  So, I know what I'll be eating on those nights for sure.  I'm so glad we got to do this, to try these salads! Here we are! We laughed our … [Read more...]

Craft Projects on Daily Craft TV

Craft projects on Daily Craft TV

I had the pleasure of going to the Sew News studios and taping 2 one hour segments for Daily Craft TV!!! It was so great to have hair and make up done once again!  It's always so nice to not have to do it yourself!  Sorry for the grainy picture ... iPhone snapshot ... I got to tape with Nikki of Sew News, she was a great host and kept things moving along smoothly.  Isn't she a doll!  I think next time, I'll wear heels!  And we'll take the picture together at the BEGINNING of the shoot so I'm fresh!  Talking all day took a lot out of me ... who knew that could be possible???!!! An hour is a LONG time to tape without many cuts!!!  We pretty much tape the whole segment continuously, so … [Read more...]

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