Our 2014 Summer Bucket List

**If you haven’t had a chance to read my original “Summer Bucket List” post – make sure you take a minute to read it through.  I give you over 50 ideas for you to use for your own summer bucket list, as well as a free printable you can use to make your own!

Summer Bucket ListSummer holidays start in just a week for us, and it is time for me to get ready! Summer holidays are my absolute favorite time – I love having the kids home with me every day…..and I am one of the few moms I am sure who actually hate when summer holidays are over and the kids have to go back to school!

Last year, we took some of our favorites from my “Summer Bucket List” post, and printed them onto cards that we had hanging up for ideas whenever we needed something to do. We tried to get through most of them but somehow summer just flew by and we didn’t get it all done.

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Mother’s Day Contest Winners!

The draw has been made for the Mother’s Day contest, and emails have been sent to the winners!  If you entered, make sure you check your emails!

The names are also posted on the entry form on the contest page – click here to see the winners……

Thanks for everyone who entered!

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Newsletter Troubles and An Apology

Well, today my post is an apology to all of my subscribers, and to anyone who has been trying to sign up for my printables.

These past few days have been a nightmare for me. I set up my Mother’s Day contest to start on Saturday – giving my readers a few days to get as many entries as they could into the contest. I wrote an email and scheduled it to go out that morning to my almost 3000 email subscribers.

I checked everything in the morning, through a test email that came to me, and everything was working great.

Then, around noon, while I was at dance class, I started getting emails from my subscribers saying the links were broken and weren’t working.

I went to check – and sure enough, something was wrong. I couldn’t even begin to reply individually to the many people contacting me, and the truth is, I thought that whatever was causing the problem would be fixed fairly quickly.

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Craftsy – A Crafter’s Dream!

(This post contains affiliate links which means I will be compensated if you purchase after clicking these links.  I ONLY ever recommend things I personally have used or feel are a perfect fit for my readers.)

Craftsy - Online Craft ClassesAwhile ago, while surfing the internet – looking up ideas for craft projects, and dreaming about so many things I wish I could actually do – I came across a site I wanted to share with all of you today. If you are a regular reader, you know I love doingcrafts, and I love anything homemade or DIY.

But, I will admit that I am pretty limited as far as skill level goes.

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{Guest Post} Cinco de Mayo DIY Fiesta!

The Battle of Puebla between the Mexicans and French occurred on May 5, 1862. Mexico won the battle and now we have a special day each year in which we celebrate its win. Contrary to popular belief it is not the day Mexico gained its independence like the 4th of July is to the United States. Instead it is to celebrate the Mexicans’ unlikely victory in that battle. Since Mexico is our friendly neighbor to the south, we in the United States engage in minor celebrations honoring this important day in Mexican history. Why not use Cinco de Mayo as a reason to throw a Mexican-themed party?! It’ll be a fun way to get together with friends and experiment your DIY dexterity. Here are some fun ideas!

Margarita Madness

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Mother’s Day Contest!

Mother's Day Contest

I have been on the hunt for some cool Mother’s Day contests – and just haven’t been able to find anything very exciting. I had posted about one the other day, but for some reason now I see that entries aren’t being accepted anymore so I don’t know what is going on with that one.

 So, I decided maybe I would just set one up myself.

I don’t have a huge budget like a big company would for a contest, but I figured I do have my little shop of designs I have been putting together that I could offer a gift certificate to.

There are some great items in there – and I am adding more every day – so by the time Mother’s Day comes around, there should be some good choices.

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Put Your Phone Down & Take Notice Of What’s Around You!

Today’s post might not be a favorite for many people, and I might even offend a few. However, I have noticed a seriously sad trend when it comes to basic manners and cell phone use.

Cell Phone Etiquette - Texting While Visiting PeopleCell phones aren’t just phones anymore. They are mini computers that travel with us everywhere, allowing us to be in constant contact with everyone, no matter where we are or they are. We can look things up immediately to end any argument that might be taking place, we can post pictures of events as they happen, we can pretty much be kept up to date with everything that is happening in the world around us – especially in the lives of people in “our circle” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Now, I just want to mention that I do have an iPhone. And I’m not a saint!

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