Cricut Explore Giveaway

GUYS! Did you know I’m obsessed with my Cricut Explore? Yeah…pretty much. When it came out I literally HAD to have one. Handsome was so on the ball and surprised me by PRE-ORDERING one for me for Valentines Day. He’s a keeper.

Since then, my Cricut Explore has been my GO-TO for all kinds of crafts. Mostly, I’m obsessed with iron on vinyl glitter, but this bad boy will cut pretty much ANYTHING. Vellum, Vinyl, Cardstock, Felt, Metal, and even Leather. I haven’t even scratched the surface of all the awesome possibilities this machine has. It’s unreal.

Oh – and it can write. No big deal, huh? It has a PEN and can WRITE. NO. FREAKING. WAY.

I know you’re dying for one – trust me … I was there once. And today is your lucky day because you can WIN ONE! WAHOO!

The Project Girl from Team 11 got into the top ten with this awesome DIY Lace Cut Gold Leather Cuff! Make sure to go vote for her HERE!

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Simple Key Lime Pie


THE very first cookbook I got and fell in love with was my Bisquick cookbook. How could cooking be so simple? I recently re-discovered this book as I was looking for a quick and easy pie to make - I was not disappointed. This simple key lime pie is to die for. It's true. Light, fluffy, and not too LIME-Y. You know what I'm talking about. Plus, the Bisquick crust is SUPER easy and adds the tinist hint of salt to break up the sweet and tart of the key lime. All in all - SUPER simple key lime pie. SUPER delicious. You might not want to share. Or maybe you just want to impress everyone you know. I won't tell. CONFESSION: I thought I was all legit because I used FRESH … [Continue reading...]

Cricut Design Star – Lace workout tank


The challenge: Lace. Challenge accepted. Mission: Lace workout tank. To me, it was just a no-brainer. In high school, I was OBSESSED with lace. Technically, I still am, let's be honest. Add sparkles or sequins to that lace and I was past sold. Needless to say, when I bought a bedazzler - yes, yes, I DO own one - that MOST of my lace items were turned into sparkly awesomeness. It's true. So when I heard the "lace" challenge from Cricut, I knew I wanted to use something sparkly. (Obviously.) Plus, I'm obsessed with the iron-on glitter vinyl - in case you hadn't noticed. It's a little ridiculous. I mean, how many t-shirts can one make from glitter vinyl? I'll let you know … [Continue reading...]

I Love my wife shirt – A Silhouette Cameo Giveaway


My husband is such a good sport. With his new job he's suddenly stoked on golfing. Shocking, right? So when I saw this shirt concept, it was a no-brainer. He must have it. Seriously, whenever he wears this shirt (and he actually does wear it because it's a comfy shirt!) I just giggle. Someone (me) is a genius. I LOVE MY WIFE. I LOVE (it when) MY WIFE (lets me golf). Seriously, hysterical. At least I think I'm funny. As I'm snapping pictures, just to see what he'd do, I say, "Do your best J.Crew look." This was what I got. Who even knows what that "look" is - but we had a good laugh anyway. Super simple to make - but I definitely recommend buying a soft, comfy … [Continue reading...]

Harry Potter’s Birthday – Tyler Robinson Foundation


Sometimes I amaze myself at my own nerdiness. It's really not "normal" to love Harry Potter the amount that I do - but then again, what's normal? Cool part? I share a birthday with Harry Potter. True story - July 31st is OUR birthday. And this year - I was going to celebrate. (Thank you to Ashlee who convinced me this was a good idea :D) Don't get me wrong, I'm always spoiled on my birthday, but at what point did grown women stop throwing parties? No more. This year I was doing it. But how to throw myself a party without looking like a total princess? Intro the Tyler Robinson Foundation fundraiser idea. My friend Lindsey was all in. If you haven't heard of the Tyler Robinson … [Continue reading...]

Back to School – Vintage Book


I'm a SUCKER for things that are school related and vintage. You may remember a certain vintage wreath I did last year? Fragile, sparkly, delicate, and lovely. So as we're gearing back into school mode, I couldn't help myself. I went back into vintage mode and made: A vintage book. Let me explain why I love this project SO much: 1. I'm a teacher - and therefore, a hoarder and collector at heart. Try as I might, some things I simply CANNOT throw away. So when I saw these thick, glossy, papers (they're pretty dang big, yo) I couldn't THROW THEM AWAY! They were too darling. 2. I used to teach resource - to those of you who have no idea what I'm saying, it's for students with … [Continue reading...]