Yesterday I hosted the Pinterest-inspired craft party at my local Michaels Craft Store with Hometalk and am thrilled to report that a good time was had by all. I was feeling pretty nervous about the event and prayed a lot for a good turn out and am thrilled to report that we had 35 folks wander through (Hallelujah!) – some crafting, others getting loads of ideas, and all shopping and picking up supplies for their craft stash. Lisa and Wendy were my dynamic duo staffers from Michaels and I can’t say enough GREAT things about these ladies! We had lots of fun together as well as with the attendees! Above you can see my little display of projects that I brought with me.
We’re under about 15 inches of snow over here which makes quite a beautiful scene outside my window especially since I’m not attempting to drive in it. I hope you are safe and sound wherever you are and are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re snowbound or not, I hope you will be blessed with the love of friends and family on this sweetest holiday of all. If you are looking for a last-minute gift, it’s not too late to give a 6-month or 12-month subscription to Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll. Each issue is packed with creative ideas, delicious recipes and oh, so much more!!
On my second project for the Michaels & Hometalk Pinterest-Inspired party that I’ll be hosting at the Michaels Craft Store in Waynesboro, Virginia this Sunday, February 16th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm., I decided to work with more of the fun chalkboard papers, some clay pots and a birdcage!! You know that I’m all about entertaining… so I naturally couldn’t resist incorporating this into a fun Spring/Early Summer tablescape. I loved it so much in fact that you’ll be seeing the full tablescape – oh yes, there’s much more! – in an upcoming issue of my magazine!
Hello, hello! As promised in yesterday’s post, here is my first craft project for the Pinterest-inspired party that I’ll be hosting at the Michaels Craft Store in Waynesboro, Virginia with Hometalk this Sunday, February 16th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was… crafty! You see I am super excited to share that I have been chosen as one of 100 bloggers from across the country to team up with Michaels Craft Store (one of my most favorite shops!) and Hometalk and am going to be in my local Waynesboro, VA store on Sunday, February 16th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm sharing some of my favorite projects and showing you how you can make them too!!! So mark your calendar, come in to Michaels, check out the Pinterest inspired displays, buy your supplies, and meet me in the classroom to create your own pin-worthy project! Fun, right?!!
Over the weekend my little one and I went in to the store and picked up all the supplies for the projects I finally settled on, inspired by the wonderful ideas on the Michaels Pinterest Boards. There are sooooo many ideas, I hardly knew where to begin…
Is it really Friday already? Where, oh where, did the week go? I’ve been busy with lots of photo shoots for the next issue of my magazine plus managing the general ups and downs of life not to mention running a small business. There have been wonderful blessings this week as well as a few setbacks. Isn’t that always the way? While the trials are never “welcome” exactly, they do help to strengthen our faith and that is a definite blessing. I’ve been working hard to practice choosing to have a good attitude and consciously be full of joy despite my circumstances. I can’t say that I’ve mastered it but I am pleased to say that it is getting a little bit easier.
Like most gals I’ve always enjoyed Valentine’s Day but it wasn’t until a couple of year’s ago that I became much more excited about it. You see, my daughter was born in February which for me, just makes it the best month in the world now! Suddenly this holiday was about much more than just going out to a fancy dinner – it was about celebrating life and love and the sweetest, most adorable Valentine I could ever imagine… which might explain why the January/February issue of Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll is so chock-full of Valentine’s Day goodies! There is a recipe for these sugar-hearts you see above….
As I’ve mentioned before, I am a bit of a notebook addict. I buy them with the best of intentions to get my thoughts organized but somehow they all just turn into random notebooks that I grab and go with – but they never take on the role of getting and keeping me organized like I hope they will. The other day I was reading this post by friend Trish at Uncommon Designs and she was sharing about How to Set and Track Blogging Goals in the new year. In her post she included a link to to this 2014 Blogger Planner/Calendar/Notebook by MamaMiss. I was intrigued so I clicked over… and then I was smitten! I loved the whimsy AND the practicality of Melissa’s creation. First, it’s pretty, which just makes me smile and want to use it. Second, it’s really detailed! Pretty & practical!! Hooray! I also liked that like me, Melissa has a “thing” for notebooks… it was a sign. So, I downloaded the mack-daddy COMPLETE bundle and promptly got printing. (Note: there’s a great calendar only bundle if you don’t need/want the blogging part.) Next, I bundled my daughter and I up and we headed out to Staples despite the pouring down rain to get this book bound!