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September 2012

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{Feature Friday} #83

Another week is in the books which also means it’s time for another Feature Friday! 

Thanks for linking up everyone! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button!! 
If you weren’t featured here, be sure to check out AGI’s FB page over the next couple days.
Your idea may be featured there! πŸ™‚ 
Have a fabulous weekend! 

allison

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Catch a Glimpse Party #99

It’s time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:
1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!

5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

allison

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Gotta Love a Pizza Party!

Normally when Travis is home, we have pizza once a week and that day is normally on Sunday when it is football season. 
I still pretty much have pizza once a week but this week I decided to invite my neighbors over for a little pizza party when I saw the awesome deal that Safeway is running. 
Buy 2 Safeway Select Pizzas and get a FREE case of Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, or Dr. Pepper 10 when you use your Safeway Club card.
If you don’t have a Safeway Club Card, it is so simple to sign up! You can sign up in the store or even do it online and it doesn’t take much time at all.

 I LOVE Dr. Pepper!! LOVE! 
It is definitely my go to drink and it goes so well with pizza so I was totally excited about this deal! 
I went and bought the pizzas, asked my neighbors if they wanted to come over to hang out and so Friday night we had our little pizza party.

I bought two Safeway Select pepperoni pizzas. This was the first time I tried them and they were delicious and didn’t take long to make at all. 
My neighbor’s children enjoyed eating their pizza and drinking some Dr. Pepper.
We all had a good evening eating and talking and plan to do it again! 
Plus, it sure was nice to have some extra hands around to hold P for me! πŸ™‚ 
You can visit Safeway’s site to find a store near you so you can also take advantage of this deal before it ends.
Safeway has several different Division names such as Dominick’s and Vons.
Promotion is available in all Safeway Divisions with the exception of New Mexico and Arizona.
 β€œThis blog is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Groupβ„’, but all my opinions are 100% my own.”

allison

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Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway Winner

Are you ready to find out if you are the lucky winner of the Cutting Edge Stencils giveaway?!
Well… 
Congratulations to:
Heather Warren
You are the lucky winner of the stencil of your choice up to a $50 value! 
Please respond within 48 hrs to claim your prize or I will have to select a new winner. 

allison

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{Feature Friday} #82

Time for another Feature Friday post! 
Here are some of the ideas that caught my eye this week.

Thanks for linking up! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button.
If you weren’t featured here today, be sure to check out AGI’s FB page over the weekend. Perhaps your ideas will be featured there! πŸ™‚ 
Have a fabulous weekend!

allison

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Catch a Glimpse Party #98

It’s time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:
1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!
5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

allison

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Fall Ruffled Burlap Berry Wreath

I kept seeing so many great fall wreaths out in blogland and my fall wreath could definitely use a face lift so I decided to go ahead and make a whole new one.

I like this burlap wreath from Becoming Martha and thought I would try something similar. 

Here is my Fall Ruffled Burlap Berry Wreath (say that 5 times fast! lol)

Here is a quick tutorial on how I created it.
Supplies:
-Wreath form
-For the brown burlap, I bought the burlap garland at Michael’s.
-Red burlap
-Floral Pins
-Berry garland (also from Michael’s)
-Small Glittery Pumpkins (from Hobby Lobby)
-Ribbon

I wrapped my wreath form with a red ribbon so if there was any gaps in the burlap, you wouldn’t see the white form. I actually used the back side of the ribbon because it was a little lighter than the actually red.

I took the burlap garland and pinned it to my wreath form. 
I just twisted and ruffled or bubbled it and when I was happy with positioning I would place a pin. 
If there was a bare spot, I could easy pull out a pin and mess with it a bit or just wait until I used the red burlap to fill in the gaps.
For the red burlap, I just cut squares and gathered the corners and pushed a pin through it.

I just randomly placed them throughout the wreath. Some are filling flat or empty spots.
Some are hiding pins that are holding the brown burlap down.

I then took the berry garland and pinned it to the back of the wreath. I weaved it in and out of the burlap pinning every so often to hold it in place.
Here is a little closer look at the berries.
I bought these two little pumpkins and glued them together.
I then hot glued some pins on the back of them so I could put them on the wreath.
I actually placed a little bit of hot glue on the ends of the pins so when I pushed them through the fabric and the wreath form they would stay.

I messed around with the berries until I liked where they were all positioned and it was complete! 
I’m pretty excited about my new fall wreath!

I didn’t keep it on the door though. I just couldn’t leave it out there
when it is technically not fall yet so it will go out this weekend when
fall officially arrives.
Now I just hope that it stays on my door with the crazy winds we get here!!
Linking up to some of these parties.
fall link party

allison

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Cutting Edge Stencils GIVEAWAY

Happy Monday everyone!
 What’s a better way to start off a week then with a giveaway?! 
 I have a Cutting Edge Stencils giveaway for you all today!
 One lucky winner will get to choose a stencil they would like up to $50 value.
I recently used one of their stencils to complete the wall in my bedroom and I can tell you, their stencils are amazing! 
Cutting Edge Stencils have amazing designs and they are so easy to work with. But if you are nervous about trying it or this is your first time, you can check out their You Tube page for how-to videos. You can also check out the Cutting Edge Stencils Blog for more information.
Here are a couple of my favorite stencils:

(this is the one I used on my wall)
 
Wall stencil:
 
Again, the winner will get to pick a stencil up to a $50 value. 
Good luck at choosing… it is hard! πŸ˜‰

Giveaway winner will be announced Saturday, September 22.
Winner will have 48 hrs to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.

Terms and Conditions: Winner must be 18 years or older and this giveaway is for US Residents only.
Also, please ACTUALLY complete the entries if you say you did them! I WILL be verifying the winner completed the mandatory entry as well as if the pick was follow on FB or twitter. If the winner does not follow the rules, I will move on to another winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

allison

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{Feature Friday} #81

Happy Friday everyone! 
Here are some great ideas linked up to this week’s party.

Thanks for linking up! 
Feel free to grab a Featured Button.
Also, be sure to check out AGI’s FB page over the weekend to see other great features from this week’s party.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! 
Enjoy the cooler weather if you have some in your parts!

allison

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Catch a Glimpse Party #97

It’s time to party!
 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:
1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

4.) PLEASE visit and comment on the post before you and after you, on top of any others that catch your eye. Everyone loves comment love!
5.) And most importantly… HAVE FUN!!

allison