Category Archives: Tutorials, Recipes, & Freebies

People, I was featured on People! The great folks at People Magazine reached out to me this week! They saw my Football Pennant Kit  that I originally threw together for my FOXnews Super Bowl Special!  (You can see all the fun from that spread here!)  They loved the 2014 spread!  There was just one problem.  It looked like this… […]

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Just getting ready for @bashconference ! When I told my BFF that nothing fit (due to yet another recent abdominal surgery!) and I didn’t have a thing to wear for #BASH to speak to all the super cute ladies, she bought me a bag full of $$$ MASCARAS and then took me jewelry shopping. Who […]

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Recently, I teamed up with Electrolux and their social media editors the fabulous Jacqueline Mcbrien and adorable Stephanie Witmer to create a Valentine party for all the Electrolux lovers out there! Above and below are the results! This party features my Making XOXOs collection that is available in the shop, but I’ve also included some FREE DOWNLOADS […]

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If you were in the Idaho area, you may have seen me and the work of my team on FOXnews 9 last night!  I had so much fun sharing my tips with Michelle Edmonds , Roland Beres, and viewers on creating an unforgettable Super Bowl Bash.  We will  be giving a way all the goods seen […]

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I love decorating for the holidays and one of my newest décor loves is the use of chalkboards. I have several large chalkboards throughout my home. Above is a photo of the largest one. It’s in my kitchen. (I built this one myself using chalkboard paint and sheet metal. I’ll do a how-to on that […]

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Inside the most recent issue of Babiekins, I share my daughter Vienna’s, Princess & The Frog Birthday, along with my best tips on creating a meaningful party for your little princess! (See my tips at the bottom of this post!) If you would like to see more photos and fun from Vienna’s event click here! […]

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Mason Jar Apple Pies by Glorious Treats, Custom Pennants & Scallop Stickers by Loralee Lewis It is always a delight for me to be featured on Layla Grayce.  This past weekend, Layla Grayce with  Kate Landers Events, featured Glorious Treats  and me with a fun how-to on making mason jar apple pies. I have included the designs I used for the […]

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(Download this famous freedom quote by Theodore Roosevelt at the bottom of this post.) I’ve always adored the Fourth of July. But the summer of 2007 brought a new meaning to the holiday. July 4, 2007 is the day I brought my first child, Ethan Alexander, home. The fight to bring our little son home […]

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