Mar 252016
 

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Don’t forget, Craftsy is having a sale for their Online DIY Classes, 3/25-3/28.  This is a great time to take a step in learning something new or improving in an area you are already learning.  With 1,000+ classes there is a wide selection available.

With the Craftsy guarantee you know you will be able to watch the lessons any time and from anywhere, and your access never expires.  There is also a 100% money back guarantee in case you are not satisfied with the product.

Whether you are looking for classes, tutorials, fabric, yarn, paint, art, drawing, painting, baking, cooking, cake decorating, scrapbooking, stamping, sewing, photography, knitting, quilting, woodworking, gardening, or home decor, Craftsy.com is the one stop place for all your DIY classes.

Mar 202016
 

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If you missed the DIY Class Bundle Sale two weeks ago, you are in luck.  Craftsy is having a sale for their Online DIY Classes, 3/25-3/28

Learn from instructors in 1,000+ classes.  With the Craftsy guarantee you know you will be able to watch the lessons any time and from anywhere, and your access never expires.  There is also a 100% money back guarantee in case you are not satisfied with the product.

Whether you are looking for classes, tutorials, fabric, yarn, paint, art, drawing, painting, baking, cooking, cake decorating, scrapbooking, stamping, sewing, photography, knitting, quilting, woodworking, gardening, or home decor, Craftsy.com is the one stop place for all your DIY classes.

Mar 192016
 

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Craftsy is giving away a special mystery box full of some of the Craftsy Supplies Shop’s most popular offerings for your craft. Valued at $700, this mystery box is ready to be transformed into your next show-stopping project.

Enter anytime before 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2016 — it’s fast, easy and free! We’ll notify the winner via email and ask them to share the name of the friend they’d like to receive the other box.

FaveCrafts: Enter to win The Craft Obsession Grand Prize Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive an incredible assortment of DIY and craft supplies! The deadline to enter is March 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Enter to win all the National Craft Month individual company prizes in one grand prize giveaway. Participating companies include: FloraCraft, Polyform, We Are Knitters, American Quilter’s Society, and Red Heart.

A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Highlights, and Leisure Arts are teaming up to bring a prize package that will make both kids and parents happy.  In Celebration of National Craft Month you have the chance to be one of 6 winners selected to receive a prize package.

One entry per person and must be received before 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 31, 2016 to be eligible for the prize drawings. (Contest Rules)

Mar 172016
 


3/17-3/20 craft supplies will be on sale at Craftsy.  No getting dressed or wasting time driving in the car.  Go online and do all your craft shopping while you are thinking about it.

Craftsy carries a wide variety of craft supplies for almost every sort of craft you may be looking to accomplish:

  • fabric
  • yarn
  • art
  • drawing
  • painting
  • baking
  • cooking
  • cake decorating
  • scrapbooking
  • stamping
  • sewing
  • photography
  • knitting
  • quilting
  • woodworking
  • gardening
  • home decor
  • gifts
  • and more.

 

Craftsy

Mar 122016
 


Did you register for one of Craftsy’s class bundles currently on sale and now need supplies?  Or perhaps you are planning something to celebrate the start of spring but find you are needing some more items.  3/17-3/20 craft supplies will be on sale at Craftsy.

Craftsy carries a wide variety of craft supplies for almost every sort of craft you may be looking to accomplish:

  • fabric
  • yarn
  • art
  • drawing
  • painting
  • baking
  • cooking
  • cake decorating
  • scrapbooking
  • stamping
  • sewing
  • photography
  • knitting
  • quilting
  • woodworking
  • gardening
  • home decor
  • gifts
  • and more.

 

Craftsy

Mar 122016
 

This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for your support.

Craftsy is giving away a special mystery box full of some of the Craftsy Supplies Shop’s most popular offerings for your craft. Valued at $700, this mystery box is ready to be transformed into your next show-stopping project.

Enter anytime before 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2016 — it’s fast, easy and free! We’ll notify the winner via email and ask them to share the name of the friend they’d like to receive the other box.

FaveCrafts: Enter to win The Craft Obsession Grand Prize Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive an incredible assortment of DIY and craft supplies! The deadline to enter is March 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Enter to win all the National Craft Month individual company prizes in one grand prize giveaway. Participating companies include: FloraCraft, Polyform, We Are Knitters, American Quilter’s Society, and Red Heart.

 

Mar 112016
 

FaveCrafts has several giveaways throughout the month.  I am highlighting the Grand Prize Giveaway, though you will want to go to their page and check out the others which run at various times throughout the month.

From their site:

Enter to win The Craft Obsession Grand Prize Giveaway! One lucky winner will receive an incredible assortment of DIY and craft supplies! The deadline to enter is March 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

Enter to win all the National Craft Month individual company prizes in one grand prize giveaway. Participating companies include: FloraCraft, Polyform, We Are Knitters, American Quilter’s Society, and Red Heart.

While this is not an affiliate post, I did earn an extra entry in this giveaway by sharing it on the blog.  Good luck to all who enter.  If you win, I would love if you were to share with us some of the crafts you made with the items won.  

 

Mar 082016
 

This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for your support.

Craftsy is giving away a special mystery box full of some of the Craftsy Supplies Shop’s most popular offerings for your craft. Valued at $700, this mystery box is ready to be transformed into your next show-stopping project.

Enter anytime before 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2016 — it’s fast, easy and free! We’ll notify the winner via email and ask them to share the name of the friend they’d like to receive the other box.

Nov 042015
 

Count Your Blessings

On a morning where I woke up anxious about a decision I made, this is a post that I really need to write.  Too often life throws things at us that distract us, causing us to look at all the bad, or potential bad, and forget about the good.

Here are some blessings from this past week:

1. Yesterday my husband was able to take a day off of work and spend it with Jack.  A day with just the two of them is something that has not happened in a while due to time demands in my husband’s life.  I was glad to hear it went well and that he was able to enjoys Jack’s good part of the day (the mornings) rather than just getting the cranky parts (the evenings).

2. Having found an oral surgeon who could see George and schedule a procedure within only a few weeks.  Yesterday was our consultation.  I thought I was going into it prepared, but afterwards I always think of things I should have asked.  (This is the source of my anxiety this morning.)

3. Cooking with the kids.  We had an up-and-down weekend emotionally/behaviorally and really needed some connecting activities.  Cooking is no always a good choice, but it worked well this time.

4. The beautiful weather and changing of leaves.  Enough said.  🙂

5. Mouse traps with  peanut butter.  It is harvest season and the neighborhood cats are not doing their duty.  It is an unfortunate reality of life here, but one I am thankful we have as the alternative of living with them is less appealing.

6. Small town traffic.  We used to live and work in a Really Big Town, along with all the accompanying traffic jams, honking, aggressive driving, etc.  Going to George’s appointment yesterday I realized how much my driving style has adjusted to Small Town.  The traffic in the town we were in was not even bad.  I think it had to do with the increase in number of cars, all the odd streets, construction and going somewhere new.  There were no near accidents, but I am pretty sure I annoyed more than one driver with my Small Town ways.  I do not think a single driver waved “Thank You” once while we were there.  Some things you get so used to you do not think about them till they are not there.handful of money

7. Banks.  Recently I had to explain to Jack that banks have not always been around; people used to have to keep all their money at home or with them.  I also explained that if they needed to borrow money for something (like then Benjamin Franklin wanted to start his own printing shop) they had to find a person to lend the money, or back them.  Stopping by the bank yesterday I was thankful we did not have to keep our money under our mattress or in a shoe box in the closet.  It was held for safe keeping in a place I feel confident will have it when I go to withdraw it.

8. Choice of grocery stores.  I decided to do a bit of shopping with coupons, something I have gotten out of the habit of doing.  After making 2 stops at larger stores, I did a quick stop at Aldi’s.  While they do not take coupons, their prices are consistently low.  The option of going to various places to get what we need is nice, though time consuming if I do not watch the clock.  🙂

9. Blankets.  I am currently covered by a scrap quilt I made several years ago during my lunch breaks and commutes.  (Commutes were fairly long in Really Big Town and I was able to car pool with some others.)  It may not be the prettiest quilt, but it is a favorite for all of us as it is heavy and colorful

10. A working vacuum cleaner.  When we were out of bags and I had to drive to Big Town to get them, we had to wait a week or so.  Most of our floors are hard wood, but there are a few area rugs.  I am always amazed at how much dirt finds its way onto those rugs.

And there you having it, 10 fairly practical blessings.  I have to admit that I was forced to really think about a few of these, as I am still sitting here in my anxious state.  It is so easy get wrapped up in your own thoughts that to stop and look around and take notice can require some concerted effort.

Off I go to get the day going, hug my kids and look at the beautiful leave through my large windows.