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Mobile Auto Detailing in Denver

Win a mobile auto detailing package valued at $200

What would be a wonderful gift to give to a dad who is so hard to buy for or who has everything on Father’s Day?  I know of one thing ... A Mobile Auto Detailing!!!! And I’m giving one away!!!  (You must scroll to the bottom to enter, I promise there’s entertainment all the way down) Seriously, why haven’t I thought of this before?  My husband would love to get this for a gift any time, not just for Father’s Day ... just sayin.... I had an amazing (Mother’s Day) gift presented to me by Carspa Denver.  They provided me a mobile car detailing package for my Yukon which knocked my socks off!  My vehicle is well used and abused.  There is no question that my Yukon needed a serious … [Read more...]

DIY Furniture Makeover – Sewing and Painting

DIY Furniture Makeover

HI!!  Hey, it's been awhile.  Trust me it's not because I haven't had anything to say or to share, it's just because I have been busy DOING things.  You wouldn't believe all the projects completed and on the go. We have had this bench seat for years and I've threatened to donate it for years.  BUT, I decided I could totally do something funky with it.  It just took years to get just the right inspiration and time to make this DIY project happen.  It's all about perseverance, right? Here is this tropical bench begging for a facelift... Can you believe it hung around for as long as it did?  Like, I'm seriously talking YEARS! Clearly, from the next picture you can see that it … [Read more...]

A St Bernard and a Hedgehog – Unlikely BFFs

st bernards are so gentle

Little did we know when we got a hedgehog that we were going to adopt a dog.  Little did we know we were going to adopt a dog when we got the cutest hedgehog that we were going to adopt a 150lb St. Bernard. Little did we know how well our St Bernard was going to adapt to our home and become so immediately comfortable with our people.  Little did we know that he actually wouldn't want to eat our hedgehog but that he always wants to be next to her or just close to her. There isn't a time that we can remove Mackinnon (our hedgehog) from her home that Beethoven isn't RIGHT there.  He wants to just be close to her.  It really is the cutest unlikely match of the smallest of small and the … [Read more...]

A year of short hair

A woman's year long journey of growing her hair out after shaving it off to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research

Last year, I willingly and excitedly shaved my head bald to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research through a great organization called St Baldrick's.  It's a world wide organization that raises money and those raising money, in turn, shave their head at events all over the world.  They occur on various days at various venues (Irish Pubs are huge sponsors) and they take place in around St. Patricks Day. It is an experience that can change many lives in different ways.  It can change a child's life, a child's family's life, and the shavee's life.  For women shavees, it can perhaps mean something different than men shaving their heads.  For women, hair and their hairstyles often define them … [Read more...]

Doodle with Fabric Markers

Doodle on Jeans with Tulip Fabric Markers

This post is sponsored but the ideas and the opinions are all mine! Fabric markers make creating fashion so easy and fun.  I love the different packs with all of the bright colors from Tulip brand with iLovetoCreate. The possibilities with these fabric markers are kinda, well, endless ... I started out with playing around with a white Tshirt and doodled some cute hearts on it.  I used water and a little paint brush to make the marker ink blend together like a watercolor painting. Then, my girlfriend was celebrating a birthday ... so I played some more and decorated a couple of kitchen towels ... How fun are those lil' houses, eh?! Then I had just gone to Goodwill and bought these … [Read more...]

Saint Bernards

St Bernards are amazing, this one is no exception. Meet Beethoven!!

Our family just grew by one HUGE 150 pound Saint Bernard! Meet Beethoven. He is so sweet and just a gentleman/dog.  So gentle that our oldest boy who is 9 years old can walk him (with me beside him of course).  He minds, he listens, and he is just so sweet with people and other dogs he meets during our walks. Beethoven the Saint Bernard has a little story ... He and his buddy have been known to take 'tours' of the neighbourhood ... aka: bust out of their owner's yard.  There were multiple posts online regarding their where-abouts and who were their owners, etc.  They ended up at the Humane Society where their owners eventually surrendered both Saint Bernards.  The previous owners just … [Read more...]

DIY Custom Pillows with Paint

DIY This is an awesome way to customize your decor. Bring in as much color & style as you want with Paint a Pillow

Okay, this is a killer awesome DIY project! Paint a Pillow sent me this amazing package with a plain white pillow case, fabric paint, a stencil large enough to cover the pillow case, brushes and rollers, along with an instruction sheet.  I couldn't wait to start as I knew it wouldn't take too long to do. Want to see how I made this amazingly beautiful pillow?It took maybe 10 minutes to complete one side with one color.  I may have taken my time as I wanted even coverage over the whole pillow.  I used the foam roller to apply my fabric paint and it worked like a charm!  The stencil I used is the Zemira stencil. Just continue painting until you have a nice even coat. There is a … [Read more...]