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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 other diy shows.  I'm kind of … [Read more...]

Remote Control Blinds {What?!}

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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 a wall … [Read more...]

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 to the game ... which also just so happened … [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...]

75% OFF at Craftsy

Craftsy 50% off 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! … [Read more...]

Sexy Windows!

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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 … [Read more...]

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 to spend on marketing.   We have to be smart where we … [Read more...]

Windows, to Dress or Not to Dress

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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 decor.  They don't work so much for mine.  So, I've taken down … [Read more...]

DIY Pillow Case Tutorial

DIY Pillow Case Tutorial

I’m going to share a fun and quick DIY Pillow Case Tutorial using my favorite tool, the Circular Rotary Cutting tool.  This puppy is so handy to have if you cut a lot of circles!!  It cuts perfect circles and can handle multiple layers easily!  No more sitting there with your scissors trying to cut the perfect circle shape!! We’re going to make a creative applique of colorful flowers and will utilize the free motion stitch on the sewing machine!! Ready? You'll need: Circular Rotary Cutting Tool Rotary Cutting Tool Long ruler Various fabric scraps for circles and leaves Sewing machine Free Motion machine foot Colorful thread (or white) Fabric rectangles for main pillow case (38" … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball Players

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My boys had a baseball tournament this past weekend.  And if you know me, I posted some pictures of them on Instagram and faceboook.  I am so proud of them to where it's most likely sickening for my non-parent friends, but I don't really care (and perhaps for my friend who have kiddos). I MADE them (literally), they are my best creation. Well, they also caught the attention of not one, but TWO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS!! WHAT? Let's be honest here, when I see something I want or an opportunity I'd like, I seriously go for it.  But this time is different.  No soliciting, no 'hey, look at my boys', just putting the pictures up with a few hashtags like #littleleague #baseball and … [Read more...]