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DANCE TO YOUR OWN BEAT

I am not much of a gamer, but I do really enjoy playing games on our family’s Kinect.  When Just Dance 2015 came in the mail, I was excited to give it a try with the kids.  I spend too much time sitting as blogger, so it’s just as good for me to be active as it is for the kids to wear off their energy. Just Dance 2015 is the perfect game to get the whole family up and moving.  Players can dance along to hit songs like “Problem” by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea and “Happy” by … [Read More...]

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LAUNDRY BLEACH THAT ISN’T SCARY

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clorox for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Back when I was putting the finishing touches on our bathroom makeover, I made the decision to buy stark white towels for the room.  I had read that you can bleach white towels to sanitize them and keep them looking new longer than color towels. Here's the problem: I don't use bleach for laundry.  I have always been too scared that I would splash bleach on myself or that the … [Read More...]

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HOMEMADE GIFT: CINNAMON COCOA MIX

  It’s time for my second video tutorial of the week (a new record!).  If you missed my Scented Salt Scrub tutorial, you might not know that this week I am participating in another round of Crafty Hangouts.  All this week creative bloggers are sharing tutorials for easy homemade holiday gifts using products from Online Labels.  Today I am showing you how easy it is to make a tasty cocoa mix gift in a jar. This gift is great for teachers, neighbors, or anyone who loves … [Read More...]

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LAST MINUTE GLOW IN THE DARK COSTUME ACCESSORIES

This is a sponsored post.  I received compensation for my work, but the opinions are 100% my own. Halloween is this Friday.  Are you ready? Maybe you’ve been invited to a costume party at the last minute and you are freaking out just a tad.  The only costumes left in the big box stores are smutty costumes, toddler costumes, or smutty toddler costumes (heaven help us).  Don’t fret!  Just head over to Joann and for $5-$10, you can have a last-minute Halloween costume that … [Read More...]

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PUMPKIN CARVING TOOLS YOU MIGHT ALREADY OWN

By now you may have already purchased the ideal pumpkin to turn into this year’s jack-o-lantern masterpiece.  What tools do you need to turn the orange gourd into a piece of art?  Don’t spend your money on specialty tools that you will only use once a year!  You may already have all the tools you need in your own home! Serrated Knife:  The saw-like blade of a serrated knife is perfect for slicing through pumpkin flesh.  Use it for the jack-o-lantern’s eyes … [Read More...]

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MAD SKILLS PARTY #230

WELCOME TO THE 229th 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 party.  … [Read More...]

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HOMEMADE GIFT: SCENTED SALT SCRUB

I know it seems early to be thinking about Christmas gifts already, but the holidays will be here before you know it!  This week on Crafty Hangouts, creative bloggers will be sharing tutorials for simple homemade gifts using labels from Online Labels.  I will be adding two tutorials to the mix, starting with this simple scented salt scrub tutorial. The secret to being able to make a different salt scrub scent for each gift is this: Hard candy flavoring oils!  You can … [Read More...]