Brave and Beautiful – What makes you beautiful?

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... " Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – from Flamingo Toes

Blogging I'm very excited to have yet another wise bloggy friend contribute to this series!  I love her blog's name ... so catchy and really makes you visualize a flamingo's toes when you read it!  She has so many wonderful tutorials and crafts on her blog, you should certainly check it out after reading what she has to say.... ******* Hi! I am so excited to be here for Tara's What I Wish I Knew When I Started Blogging Series!! My name is Bev and I blog at Flamingo Toes. I was able to meet Tara in Arizona in April and I had a great time getting to chat with her - and I ADORE her shop and mad sewing skills. ;) I'm thrilled to be sharing what I've learned since I started blogging - but … [Read more...]

IKEA Clock Revamp!

You may recall a few weeks ago, a couple local crafty Denver bloggers and I got together at our NEW IKEA for a little meet up.  Being the crafty gals that we are, we decided to have a little fun and revamp an IKEA clock. Pretty much a blank canvas if you will, see below, a white plastic IKEA clock just begging to be revamped! Well, today is the day that we reveal our clocks on our blogs!!! I can't wait to see the other gals' clocks {they are so CRAFTY, I can only imagine what they have come up with!} It started out this way.... Then I got a roll and ... Wah-la! Perfect for my studio, what do you think? So pretty {moms of boys all know we gals need a little pretty in our … [Read more...]

Blog Conference ~ SITS Girls know how to put on a show

Blogging   I'm going to start off by saying that if you are EVER thinking of attending or trying to decide on a blogging conference to help you along with your blog, Bloggy Bootcamp is the one you should invest in.  It's one day.  It's affordable.  It's jam packed with USEFUL information.  There is a ton of networking! The calibre of the speakers at the Denver Bloggy Bootcamp was second to none!  I truly mean this.  Check out this line up: Amy Bradley Hole from Be Better Jillian Tohber Leslie from Catch My Party Aimee Giese from Giese Media Danielle Liss from Kitten-a-Go-Go Fiona Bryan from Bantering Blonde Barb Likos from Chaotic Communications Kathy Bouska from Mama's Losin … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – Denise from Denise Blooms

We're back and running this week! Great Blogging Tips!! {sorry about last week, friends!  Just was super dooper busy and had a hugely full week!} I met Denise on Twitter and have loved her blog and her tweets for the last year.  She's a beautiful writer, and an inspirational woman. With that said, here is what she has to say.... Thank you Tara for inviting me as a guest to share a bit of my experience in the blogging world. I am always thrilled to be able to encourage someone out there who might need a nudge in the right direction for their blog. I have been online since 2007, where I started out building a website on home decorating from scratch. I was passionate about that … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips ~ Carissa from {Dear} Good N Crazy

Twitter is a WONDERFUL place! I say this because it's where I met our next guest blogger, Carissa! She's funny and has a lot of great advice.... ******************** Hi TaraDara Fans! It’s super fun to be sandwiched between Tara’s fabulous UBER crafty pals on this blogging advice column! {Tara, Can we call it “Dear GoodNCrazy”  just for today?? Purty PLEASE?!} But… I need to clear this up first. I am a recovering craft junkie. I’ve been craft free for 2 years, 3 months and 17 days. I used to sew up custom designer fabric totes and bags. And I was good. And I burned out, plain and simple. Note to all you budding crafters: PACE YOURSELF! {And go buy a TaraDara iPad case … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips ~ Lara from Less Cake {more frosting}

I'm really excited to introduce Lara to you this week!  Yet, another post that I couldn't wait to get out to you!! We met earlier this year {and I'm so glad we did}.  She is someone who I've loved following and reading and now that we've met, I can 'hear' her talking as I read her words. She has some wonderful blogging tips for you this week.... ************* Hey Tara Dara readers! My name is Ellie G, and I blog at Less Cake {more frosting}. Actually "Ellie G" is my online cover. My actual name is Lara. And my initials are "LG" so that's where that name came from. It's so confusing to people. I should probably fix it. But now I feel all tied to this "Ellie G" gal. I don't know if I … [Read more...]