Putting together a hostess cart!

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This summer we are going to be celebrating my husband's 40th birthday!  And this means that we're going to be having a party with friends and family to celebrate the big day! So in between camping trips and summer outings we've been working on a few projects around here to get ready for the big event.  I'm really hoping the weather cooperates for us so we can have the event outside on our deck.  I'm planning on having everything - all the food, the visiting, everything outside.  So to make my … [Read more...]

Garden Wine Party

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  Would you like to come to my garden party?  I felt like many of you were there as you followed along in real time on my Instagram feed.  I just couldn't resist sharing this party with you because it was so delicious and fun!  Summer is the most perfect time to have friends and family come together to share company, great food and great wine.  Add in an amazing back drop like a lush green garden and it's a pretty fantastic time! I was lucky enough to have this gorgeous garden party … [Read more...]

Be Awesome Link Party #6! Come link up!

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- - - Welcome back to our Be Awesome Link Party! Hello friends! We are SO very happy to have you here with us, sharing your projects and inspiring us all week after week! Together with myself, Angie of Echoes of Laughter, Virginia of Fynes Designs, Julie of Sober Julie, Crystal of Sew Creative, Tara of Suburble, Stacey of This Lil Piglet and Shauna of Satori Design for Living, we all welcome you to our 8 blog link party! Yes, 8 blogs! Your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs at one … [Read more...]

Behind the Blog: On Blog Contributors

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I'm back again with my Behind the Blog series.  I'm really loving sharing with you some of the things that happen behind the scenes with blogging!  It's very therapeutic.  I get asked a lot of questions about blogging, so maybe this series will help? So far I've shared with you my answer to the question I get asked all the time:  How do I do it all?.  Then I wrote a post on How to start your own blog, and today, I'm going a bit more into the nitty gritty of blogging: the world of blog … [Read more...]

Be Awesome Link Party #5! Come link up!

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- - - Welcome back to our Be Awesome Link Party! Hello friends! We are SO very happy to have you here with us, sharing your projects and inspiring us all week after week! Together with myself, Angie of Echoes of Laughter, Virginia of Fynes Designs, Julie of Sober Julie, Crystal of Sew Creative, Tara of Suburble, Stacey of This Lil Piglet and Shauna of Satori Design for Living, we all welcome you to our 8 blog link party! Yes, 8 blogs! Your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs at one … [Read more...]

Let’s take a road trip with the AMA #RoadTripWin Contest!

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It's summer!  Wooooohoooooo!  This means it's road trip season!  Time to hit the pavement and get out and explore the world in 2 short summer months! We do a lot of driving in the summer to various campgrounds and trips to see family, so we like to be prepared.  And the first part of being prepared means we have an AMA membership.  We've had our AMA membership for as long as I can remember (forever really), and I am most thankful for it when we're on long drives away from home.  I like the … [Read more...]

Epiphanie Bag Review & Giveaway!

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  Oooooh do I have something SO fun for you today!  I'm giving you the chance to win an Epiphanie camera bag!  Woot woot! I have been coveting one of these amazing bags ever since I started blogging...for real.  They are the ultimate in camera bags, created by the uber talented Maile Wilson.  Maile is a professional photographer who saw the need for a stylish and practical camera bag for both men and women.  So she created her own line of camera bags in all sizes and colours and styles. … [Read more...]

Tips for an easy summer picnic!

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 Last weekend we packed up an easy lunch and headed out to the countryside for a family picnic.  Summers are made for picnics, so we try to have as many as we can when the weather is nice.  They're such a nice way to spend the day!  Everything tastes better outdoors don't you think? The great thing about picnics is you can make them as simple or fancy as you like.  Most of the time we just grab a few sandwiches and snacks and head out the door, but this weekend I felt like making things a … [Read more...]