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Friday, May 31, 2013

Silhouette Cameo Designer Bundle Giveaway

This year for my Bloggy Birthday I have teamed up with some of my amazing blog friends and My Vinyl Direct to bring you the ultimate crafter giveaway!

Simply Sadie Jane, The Benson street, Maybe I Will, Ella Claire,  Real Moms Real Views,  Love & Laundry, Capital B,
I Gotta Try That, Flat to Flip Flops, Free Time Frolics, A Thrifty Mom
A Brand New Silhouette Cameo Designer Bundle!
($450 value)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cosette's Closet & Riley Blake Pattern Giveaway

Its another day of Birthday Celebrations!!  I am so excited to share with your my newest patterns!  I have been working on them for a while and they are finally finished!  Today I have teamed up with Riley Blake Designs and we are giving away my 4 newest patterns and 3 yards of yummy Knit fabric.  

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tag Along Tote Bag Tutorial + Giveaway

***This tote bag has been updated to reflect changes in the original shape, size and attachment of the handles. The construction of the bag is similar but the new tote has a slightly different look, size. shape and handle attachment.

So a few months ago I made this bag for a blog conference.I also made these adorable bags for my roommates.
Each one was a little different and personalized.  My roomies loved them and I got several compliments on them. I was asked several times where I got them.  My answer "Umm I made them" . Next question do you sell them and do you have a tutorial?  The answer, yes I make them no I do not have a tutorial. Well Blog readers today I have a tutorial.  This bag takes a bout 1-2 hours and looks great any time of year. I love to take it to the park, the beach or just shopping with a friend. It fits everything you need for a fun day getaway! I love that I can make a new one with beautiful fabric to match anything.  And today you can make one too!  I added an inside pocket for a cell phone too.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tyson Chicken Fries {Casserole in a Cup!}

Do you ever have one of those days when your afternoon is so buys that your may not be able to have a healthy dinner? We have a day or two each week that we are on the run every afternoon after school or on Saturdays with sports. So I decided to take a little shopping trip to Sam's Club and find myself some quick and easy healthy family dinner ideas.  Tyson Homestyle Chicken Fries are delicious and easy to turn into a great meal. So I have taken a family favorite chicken dinner recipe and turned it into a healthy on the go meal.

Friday, May 24, 2013

30 minute T- Shirt Dress Tutorial

I love myself an easy project.  This one it on the top of my list.  My little girl loves skirts and dresses.  Sometimes we just need something easy.  These easy t-shirt dresses make a great swimsuit cover up, lounge dress, or baby doll dress with leggings. Want to make your own?  Here is how you do it. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thank You "Subway" Gift Card Printable

This year for the end of the school year teacher gift, my kids wanted to give there teachers a gift card. We decided to go with Subway gift cards.  Not only is it a healthy choice but a great quick on the go meal for a summer picnic.  I made these fun gift card holders to go with them. One as a Thank you that anyone can use and one for teachers.  Just click and print from your home computer and add a gift card.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Welcome Ashley from Flats to Flip Flops {Maternity Fashion}

Hi everyone!  My name is Ashley and flats to flip flops is my little corner of the blog world!

I am a self prescribed diet coke and chocolate addict, wife, and momma to 2!  I blog about fashion, faith and philanthropy!  Modest fashion for the everyday woman and sharing my mommy moments is something I am passionate about!  I would love for you to stop by and see me some time!

I am so excited to be here at my girl Adrienne's today!  I am so lucky to not only have her as a bloggy friend, but as my real life friend as well!  She totally rocks(and sews/crafts all my stuff for me..cuz I am not skilled like that)! 

I don't know about you, but the maternity fashion scene has changed a ton since I had my first baby!  It is so much more trendy and not so depressing and I love it!  So today I am going to talk about my top 5 maternity musts!

Maternity Musts

1.  Oversized Sweaters & T-Shirts(Plum top-topshop.com, Gray Tee-aritzia.com):  The best thing about purchasing maternity clothes these days is that you don't necessarily have to shop at a maternity store.  Oversized shirts are everywhere this season and they are not only great for a growing belly, but a great transition piece after your bundle of joy has arrived!

2.  Leggings(houseoffraser.co.uk):  These are a pregnant women's dream!  Comfy and cozy are definitely two words you want to be when you're pregnant and leggings do just the trick.  Worn with boots or with flats, leggings are great for any season.  A side note:  Leggings can go wrong real fast!  I like to make sure that whatever top I wear with my leggings is long enough that I feel comfortable and more importantly covers my backside!  Keep it classy!

3.   Maternity Jeans/Pants(oldnavy.gap.com):  It's always a good idea to have a good pair of maternity jeans in your closet.  Personally I love the over the belly style, it doesn't seem to slip, slide, and bend like the under the belly style does.

4.  Comfortable Shoes(toms.com):  If your like me when preggo, your feet get a lot of the wear and tear.  A good pair of shoes is a must!  I love TOMS because they are not only comfy, but super cute too!

5. Accessories(doulashop.com): Don't be afraid to make a statement with your accessories!  I LOVE this piece of jewelry because it is made specifically for pregnant women.  You probably have noticed, but it is in the shape of a pregnant women's body.  There are lots of similar pieces out there, and what a special way to remember those 9 months! 

A big thank you to Adrienne for letting me invade her space today!

If you want to connect with me you can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram: @ashflipflops!

Happy Maternity shopping!
Thanks so much Ash for visiting today.  If you need any fashion help, Ashley is the best.  I love living near her.  We have the best shopping trips!!! If she doesn't live near you you can check out her blog and buy her new e-book, Discovering your Style in 7 days or less!!  I am so glad I did.  It changed the way I shopped for myself and I got rid of all the excess I didn't love or need. Head over to Flats to Flip Flops and show her some love.  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summer Grab & Go Bags! Are you ready?

Are you enjoying the 31 days of Summer Fun? There are so many great activities! Today I am sharing my  Summer Grab and Go Bags! This is my way to be a little more organized this summer and have fun with my kids without all the stress! I only get 18 summers with them.  I so I need to make them count. So I introduce to your my Summer Grab and Go Bags!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Made in Idaho Giveaway

Did you know that many of your favorite online businesses and bloggers are from the state of Idaho? Most people think of potatoes and Napoleon Dynamite when they think of Idaho, but there is a lot of talent packed into the great state of Idaho! That is why several of the Idaho bloggers wanted to join together in celebration of just how great Idaho really is and host a BIG giveaway!
Idaho Bloggers
All of the items being given away are from businesses here in Idaho who have customers all over the world! One lucky person is going to win over $400 worth of amazing prizes. We love our Idaho businesses and want to continue to support what they do! Please remember to shop from each of these Idaho businesses!
Karen's Cookies
Cut it Out
Expressions Vinyl
Cosette's Closet
Younique by Debi
Swagger Boutique
If You Can't Fail it Doesn't Count on Amazon
Fawn and Foal
Handmade Soap Shack
Stitch to Stitch
My Vinyl Direct
Artistry By McKenzie G
The Jean Girl
made in idaho giveaway
For all Free Time Frolics Followers be sure to use code "Free Time" for 
15% off your order at Cosette's Closet
To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day Round up- Gifts under $10

Need some easy DIY Mother's Day Ideas?  I have a few just for you!

Easy Layered Frames under $5

I love myself some fancy frames.  Finding them can be hard sometimes, especially in the right colors. I found these laser cut frames at Michael's and fell in love.  They are kind of hot right now.  I just had to do something with them.  Sitting next to them on the shelf were these I found 2 different sizes that would work together.  A 4x6 and a 3x3 size. Here is what you need.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Blogger Opportunity

Back to School Blast Event

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media
Prize: $1,000 in Gift Cards up for grabs!
Event dates: 7/1 - 8/1

Free Blogger Event: Sign Up HERE

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mother's Day gift from Sears

“I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias®  and Sears #cbias #SocialFabric #ThisisStyle 
All opinions are my own.

This year for Mother's Day I wanted to express to my grandmother how much she means to me.  In the past few years she has been ailed with health problems.  She has been in the hospital way to much.  I will always remember the many things she has done for me.  She has cared for me through many trails in my life. Growing up I was the only girl for many years.  I am the oldest of 5, having 4 brothers. I was the only granddaughter.  As a child I frequently spent weekends at her home with the intent of spending time with her. We often found ourselves shopping on Saturday at the local mall and getting spoiled.  I have fond memories of my grandmother and time I have spent with her.  I truly appreciate everything she has done for me.  From the time I was a little girl she has always shown me how to love, to try, and to appreciate all the good things. 
Don't you just dig the gold couch!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Cinco De Mayo Menu

Cinco de Mayo is this weekend! Ariba!! Today I am sharing my quick dinner menu with you. Nothing fancy just plain old American styled Mexican food. Of course these are the main items but I will be adding all the fixings. And maybe some decor or dressing up for the kids!! Enjoy.


What do you have for or do for Cinco De Mayo?

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