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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...]

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CHECK OUT WHAT’S COMING TO YOUR LOCAL DOLLAR TREE

This post was sponsored by Dollar Tree.  I was compensated to create this post, but the opinions are 100% mine. Some day it will be warm again and then it will be time for some Dollar Tree Summer Fun! I have some sneak peeks of the fun items Dollar Tree will be carrying in stores later this month, and you are going to love them. Those water shooters are always a hit with my kids because they are easy to fill and shoot a pretty good distance. I appreciate that they aren’t actually gun … [Read More...]

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GILDED MASON JARS TUTORIAL

This post was sponsored by Ball Brand and Crafty Hangouts.  I received product to create the tutorial, but the opinions are 100% my own. MASON JARS!  Who doesn’t love them?  Mason jar crafts have dominated my Pinterest feed for years, but I have really made too many of my own.  That’s why I was excited to partner up with Ball Brand and Crafty Hangouts to create a mason jar video tutorial.  I decided to make the gorgeous heritage green jars even more beautiful by … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #202

  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 … [Read More...]

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SNAP CONFERENCE: TOTE BAG AND BUSINESS CARD HOLDER

In less than two weeks, I will be attending my first ever blog conference.  I have wanted to attend the SNAP! Conference since the first year it was held, and I am finally able to manage it this year thanks to being a contributor to the SNAP! blog and a partial sponsorship from Plutonium Paint.  As part of my frantic preparations, I made a few necessary items for the conference:  a tote bag and a holder for my business cards. I began by coating the tin with Mod Podge.  … [Read More...]

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BURLAP FABRIC GIVEAWAY

This is a sponsored giveaway from BurlapFabric.com.  I was compensated to host this giveaway, but all opinions are 100% my own. What’s the home decor and craft trend that has the most staying power?  It’s not chevron, it’s not Radiant Orchid, it’s not white cabinetry.  It’s burlap.  I’ve been a craft blogger for almost 5 years now, and while other trends have come and gone, burlap has persevered through it all. Burlap is a great choice for crafting and home decor … [Read More...]