Kids Halloween Party Ideas

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Last week I threw a Halloween party for some neighborhood kids.  (That's the life of a blogger--do everything way earlier than normal.)  It was a blast--despite a little hiccup from the weather. Early Halloween parties always work out well for me because I get a much higher attendance when I don't have to compete for other Halloween activities.  And aren't your kids already so excited for Halloween??  So get ready for some fun kids … [Read more...]

DIY Quilting Gloves

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Anyone who has machine-quilted a quilt knows that it can be hard and tiring to push that large quilt around the needle of your machine.  It's a bit of a workout, actually!  Here is something you can make in a couple minutes that will help you when pushing your quilt through--DIY quilting gloves! They are basically just those one-size-fits-all stretchy gloves with some rubbery grip added to the palm and fingers so it grips the … [Read more...]

I am Brave and Beautiful

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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 … [Read more...]

Light Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

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Everyone seems to have a great recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip bread.  But I wanted something that was a little healthier and I was actually pretty surprised when I couldn't find anything.  So I made up my own version of a lighter pumpkin chocolate bread.  I wouldn't necessarily call it healthy, but it's a little bit less guilt-ridden.  If you only have one slice (who eats only one slice?) it's 132 calories. And still moist and delicious. … [Read more...]

Free Quilting E-Guide

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What size is a twin-size quilt?  What is a fat eighth?  What is a layer cake? What does WOF stand for? If these are questions you've had to ask or google, don't be embarrassed because I have had to as well. Quilting is full of jargon that can be confusing if you're new to quilting and to ask someone what it is would reveal just how little you know, right?  I have had so many times of looking things up when planning a new quilt or something … [Read more...]

A Hole in the Ground

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It has been forever since I've written about my house!  And yet it's all I can think about.  There are several factors contributing to the delay of our house, but last week I got the call:  The permit was back and they were going to start digging the house! The neighborhood has gone up so fast, it is insane.  Just a couple months ago there was nothing but a dirt road.  Now there are literally 17 houses up and framed and a nearly complete … [Read more...]

Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Fall is my favorite time of year and it always flies by so fast.  And each year towards the beginning of winter, I always feel like there was something I wanted to do, but forgot or didn't make time for.  But no more!  I am making a Fall Bucket List so I can try to make the most of my favorite season.  And you can too--with this fun list of ideas and free printable! Free Printable Fall Bucket List  (click on the link to download!) Go Apple … [Read more...]

Pinners Conference!

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We all love Pinterest, right?  Like obsessed with Pinterest?  Even bloggers like me, who you might think are filled with original ideas, still love to browse on Pinterest for inspiration.  I'll just say it--it's pretty much the greatest thing ever invented. So why not attend the Pinners Conference?  It's held in Utah on November 7th and 8th at the South Towne Expo Center (in Sandy.)  It's filled with classes from tons of your favorite … [Read more...]