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PROPAGATING SUCCULENTS

  I’ve still managed to keep from killing the succulents that I planted last summer.  I know!  I’m just as surprised as you are.  Since things are going to so well, I naturally decided to press my luck.  Succulents are supposed to very easy to propagate through cuttings, and Spring is the time to start those new plants growing.  I chose to trim a few pieces off my blue chalk fingers succulent to see if I could turn them into a plant.   I did a … [Read More...]

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SNAP! SHOTS

I am leaving for SNAP! Conference today and I am FREAKING OUT!  I am so excited to meet some of my online friends in real life, connect with great brands, and learn new ideas and techniques to improve my blogs.  I plan on being instagram-happy for the duration of my trip, so be sure to follow me on Instagram for all the crazy fun.  Did you like this post?  Think it’s worth sharing?  Please share with your friends using the social media share buttons at the bottom of … [Read More...]

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MAKE AHEAD PASTA SALAD

As we inch closer to warm summer months, I like to have a selection of easy, tasty dinners that I can either make quickly or make earlier in the day.  That way I don’t have to be chained to the kitchen when my kids want to be outside playing.  This simple pasta salad can be made early and the flavors only improve with refrigeration.  It is also a great salad to bring to cookouts or potlucks since the dressing contains no mayo. You can add or substitute vegetables to suit your … [Read More...]

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GET OVER YOUR FEAR OF WRITING ABOUT YOURSELF

The old writing adage says “write what you know.”  But it can be difficult to objectively know ourselves well enough to write about our own accomplishments without fear.  If you are writing your first media kit or are looking to pitch a brand with confidence or if you just need to find the courage to attack that About Me page, check out the tips I’ve shared on the SNAP! Creativity blog to help conquer your fear of writing about yourself! Did you like this post?  Think it’s … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS LINK PARTY #203

WELCOME TO THE 202ND MAD SKILLS PARTY!   For the Mad Skills party, you can link up a post, old or new, to share with other readers. The only rule for the party is that the post MUST BE A TUTORIAL. The tutorial can be written, pictorial, or a combination of the two, but it should be a project or a process that another crafter would be able to replicate. Any Mad Skill level, from novice to advanced, is welcome!   I like to be able to thank all of you for participating in the … [Read More...]

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RAINCLOUD PLATTER WITH SHAPE TAPE

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape Brand Painter’s Tape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. When my dad and I repainted the entire interior of The Mad House, we used very little painter’s tape.  We are kind of competitive about who can freehand the straightest edges where the ceiling meets the wall.   We are dorks.  Freehanding a straight paint line is one thing, trying to freehand repetitive shapes is another.  Fortunately for … [Read More...]

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UPGRADING A FLUSH MOUNT LIGHT

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Elmer’s ProBond Advanced for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Being first time home owners, we try our best to make smart upgrades to the house.  While not every home improvement project is going to have a 100% return on investment, there are many projects add to a home’s value without costing much out of pocket.  One simple upgrade we recently made was to switch out our builder basic flush-mount light in our entryway … [Read More...]