SHOOT 2015 online photography workshop giveaway


A few years ago I started working to improve my photography skills. I spent a lot of time reading online tutorials and teaching myself to shoot on Manual, and I really enjoyed how much better photos I was taking of my owns kids became. I’ve shared a lot of what I’ve learned in photography tutorials […]

easy DIY Christmas pillow & a Silhouette giveaway!

love this deck the halls Christmas pom pom pillow! post explains how to use your silhouette to cut the fabric to make this pillow.

So last year on Black Friday I bought myself something I’d been coveting for a long time: a Silhouette CAMEO cutting machine. Silhouette runs amazing deals on Black Friday weekend and I’d been wanting a Silhouette for ages, so I finally went for it. ETA: this year’s Black Friday deals have started! Visit this post for all the details, […]

holiday gift guide for the aspiring photographer & a $400 giveaway!


If you’re looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list this year, you’ve come to the right place! A great group of bloggers have teamed up to offer themed gift guides for everyone on your list. We have over 450 fantastic gift ideas in 23 different categories like the baker, the DIYer, teens, big […]

encouraging kids’ creativity with art kits & a giveaway


Is summer starting to get long for anyone yet? I’m still enjoying it, but I have noticed my kids are beginning to get that “too much free time is starting to make us all a little grumpy” attitude. They know we don’t turn on anything electronic until after 3:30, but they are starting to ask […]

The Best Handheld Vac review & giveaway


     This post is sponsored by BLACK+DECKER. Anyone else doing some spring cleaning at their house? We’ve cleaned out the basement, switched out winter clothes for summer clothes in the closets, and have organizing the garage on the docket for next week. It feels great to get big cleaning jobs done, but the ones that […]

A Modern Thread pinterest board and a $600 sewing giveaway!


I don’t usually post on Sundays, but I have some exciting news to share with you guys. Twenty sewing bloggers (myself included) have joined forces to create a fantastic new group pinterest board called A Modern Thread. We’ll all be pinning our best sewing projects and tutorials, so you can finds tons of fantastic sewing […]