Sunday, November 28, 2010

Silhouette Giveaways

Oh I want one of these so BAD!!!!!!

You can win one at:

Be Different Act Normal

Colie's Kitchen

Crazy Coupon Mommy

Decor Chick

Moms Reviews 4 You


TomKat Studios

The Idea Room

So, don't enter so I can win :) or give it to me if you do. Whahahaha!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Hi there!!

I'm Jen from Tatertots'>">Tatertots & Jello!

Thanks Kyla for letting me stop by and join the party!!

I'd love to share a little project I'm a little obsessed with right now --

Rolled Flower Brooches!

These are addicting to make!

Here's what you need:
Fabric {either three different coordinating fabrics or one}
Liquid Stitch
Gorilla Glue or a Glue Gun
A Fastener

Here's what you do:

  • Make the flowers. Cut a length of fabric 1/2" wide and the length depends on how big you want the flower to be. 18 inches makes about a 2 inch flower.

  • put a little Liquid Stitch in the middle of the end of the fabric. Fold the fabric in half and roll it up a few times -- very tightly.

  • Put another dab of Liquid Stitch next to the roll and fold it over. Keep folding and wrapping as you go around the outside of the rolled material. Add a dab of Liquid stitch every 1/2 turn or so.

  • When you get to the end of the material, fold about 1/2 inch under the back of the material, adding a bunch of Liquid Stitch underneath. Let dry.

  • Make as many flowers as you want for your brooch.

  • Once you have all of your flowers made, secure the flowers to the felt using either hot glue or Gorilla Glue. Let dry. Cut a few strips of material about 1/3 inch wide and attach those under the rolled flowers.

  • Cut around the flowers.

  • Add some hot glue or Gorilla Glue to the back of the felt. Then put the fastener on top and let dry.

And you are done! Now you have a colorful brooch you can wear on a purse, a winter coat or sweater!! Or, you could attach them to a headband or hair clip for a fun hair accessory. It's my latest obsession -- I can't stop making them!!

Would you like to win these two brooches??

Here's what you can do --

  • Leave a comment on this post.

And, if you want to win the purse and another two brooches, come over to my
Tatertots'>">Tatertots & Jello Facebook page --
I'm giving them away in my {birthday giveaway}!!

Thanks for letting me come by!!


Friday, August 06, 2010

I'm Dreaming . . .

of how my life would be so much more awesome if I owned a serger.
I sew a lot of clothes and costumes for my kids and my nieces
and nephews and I can only imagine how much more quickly
projects would get done if I had one of these awesome machines.
No more tiny rolled hems and endless pinning.
I could gather with ease.
It would be totally fabulous!
No more driving 20 miles to my mother-in-law's
to have her help me use her serger so I can finish a project in a timely manner.
It would be utterly fabulous.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

PPB Giveaway

I love me some PPB!
There is a giveaway over at The Fashionable Housewife.
Come check it out!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The UNmanual

The amazing drewB is giving away
one of her new UNmanuals
Go enter!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


One of my most favorite crafty ladies is giving away an awesome necklace and sign on MomTog - go and check it out!

Friday, April 02, 2010


Check out this darling giveaway
for these dolly patterns
by bitofwhimsyprim.

You can enter

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Awesomeness

Have you seen all the beautiful new products & contest for pro photographers on

Saturday, March 27, 2010


These Epiphanie camera bags are gorgeous!
And they are doing a giveaway!

Monday, March 08, 2010


I fell off the wagon.

Almost immediately after issuing
myself the challenge for two a days.

It's a bad time of year around here.
My husband is working 80 hours a week
and I'm alone with the kids
a lot of the time.
That's no excuse,
but it is what it is.

So today I'm renewed!
After a bad weigh in at at
my Stake Biggest Loser Competition
I was talking to the group organizer
and she told me to set a small goal.
She said she did no sugar this week
and lost 5 lbs.
I think that's my problem.
I set big goals and then when i don't meet
them, or I deviate, then I just give up.

So my little goal this week is no sugar for 7 days.
I've tried a month before and I give up.
So, no sugar this week, except for one treat
that I deem appropriate and then I'll only
eat a half portion of what I'd usually do.
It's totally doable.
My goal for today is 25 minutes of exercise.
I can do it.
I will do it.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hey you!
Yeah, you!
I'm comin' for you.What? Don't believe me? Well, wipe that smile off
your face, cuz it's true.
I've instituted 2 a days until your birthday - March 21st - to speed it up a bit.

So, you better run, cuz I'm comin' for your skinny butt.