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June, 2010 | Everyday Childhood

Archives for June 2010

Sew Krazy Craft of the Week!

Tonight, Monday June 28th, Sew Krazy on MomTv.com…

Join us live at 10pm EST with special guest Michele McGraw @scrappinmichele! We’ll be talking tags! Gift tags… scrapbook journal tags… and handmade tags!


I’m featuring one of the supplies used tonight in my OpenSky shop. It’s Chronicle Books Crafty Stickers. This little book of labels can be used for way more than just paper crafts! I can’t wait to do a demo tonight.

If you’d like to pick up a book of your very own… just follow the link and purchase. I just love the handmade retro feel…

Brand New UPS Luggage Box

More check-ins at The U P S Store
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Tonight on Sew Krazy: Craft All Day!


Join me tonight as I gather around the crafting table with my little girls, Allison (4) and Rachel (5). We will be sharing one of our favorite boredom busting activities… The Craft All Day Giant Bucket of Fun!

This bucket of random craft items was one of the best kid craft purchases I’ve ever made. It has all the things you’d think of… like popsicle sticks, feathers, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. But it has even more than that… crepe paper, assorted ribbon, doilies, and pom poms. It even comes with crayons and glue sticks! I’ve not even listed half of what’s in this giant bucket of fun!

The girls have been dying to get on camera with me. To be honest… I haven’t had a show recently that they could truly be a part of. So grab your little ones… some glue sticks, feathers, googly eyes, and other random objects and join us!

Sew Krazy will air live tonight (Monday) at 10pm EST on MomTv.

If you would like to purchase your very own Craft All Day Giant Bucket of Fun… It can be found in my OpenSky shop! I will never carry products in my OpenSky shop that I’ve not tried and loved myself. So have a ball!

Hershey’s S’Mores… Beyond the Campfire

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Tag… You’re It!


So… I was tagged today by my friend Pauline @aspiringmama. She wrote a great post about it. Apparently she didn’t enjoy being tagged. I, on the other hand, am quite excited by the challenge. Don’t get me wrong… I despise chain letters and things of that nature… But I look at this as a writing cue… like… “It was a dark and stormy night…” (You like that mama?)

So let’s begin…

Ten Things That Make Me Happy:

1. An ice cold Diet Pepsi

There is nothing better than cracking open an ice cold Diet Pepsi in the morning. Even better than that… taking the first sip and finding it so cold that there are ice chips inside. I know it’s going to be a good day when there are ice chips in my Diet Pepsi.

2. A Good Friend

Not just any friend… but a good friend. The kind of friend you can tell about the time you spit food politely in a napkin at a fancy dinner party and they won’t judge you. The kind of friend you can wander around a hotel room in your skivvies while you get ready for an event and think nothing of it. The kind of friend that tells you honestly that they hate your new design, or that you look terrible in those jeans, or… well you get it.

3. Rain

Living in Arizona… we don’t see much rain. Whenever it does rain… I make sure to take that opportunity to go outside and play in it. I might go for a run. I might play tag with the girls. I might just stand on the porch and take in the beauty of it all… I love rain.

4. Honesty

Yes… honesty makes me happy. You learn quickly in the world of blogs and brands and marketing that there aren’t a whole lot of honest people out there. You also learn that there are a bunch of people who don’t want to hear the truth. Here’s what I have to say about that… hiding behind an image will only last so long. Be yourself. I like you better that way.

5. The sound of my little girls giggling

This gets me every time. I confess… they learned it from me. If you know me at all… you know I love to laugh. And not just laugh… I giggle. So when we’re watching Charlotte’s Web and the cow makes a noise that can only be described as obscene (you know… she farts) and my little ones start giggling up a storm? I can’t help but join in and take in the moment… the joy on their faces… the sound of their giggles… Bliss.

6. Hershey Kisses

I’m a sucker for Hershey Kisses. Want me to do something? Tell me that there will be Kisses there. Want to say you’re sorry? A bag of Kisses will do the trick. How about saying you think I’m the most amazing person you know? You got it… Kisses say it all.

7. Blue Jeans

Weird… I know. Blue jeans make me happy. This classic piece of clothing is a staple in my wardrobe… all 8 pairs of them. I have the sexy jean… the dressy jean… the sloppy jean… the casual jean… the dark wash jean… the super long jean I can only wear with heels… the holey pair of jeans and of course… the comfy jeans. Don’t judge me.

8. Being barefoot

I’ve only met one other person that enjoys being barefoot as much as I do… Tiffany @SITSgirls. We are two peas in a pod I tell you. Anyway… I’ve been a barefoot girl my whole life. Don’t get me started on socks… I own a single pair for emergencies. The UPS man always laughs when I come out to get my packages. “Still not wearing any shoes?” he asks. “Nope.” I giggle and walk away. I think he finds it charming. In fact… I’m wearing blue jeans right now (the comfy ones) and no shoes.

9. My Blankie

I haven’t told this story yet… it’s actually difficult to talk about. I brought my blankie with me to Chicago last year for BlogHer. Yes… I’m 31 and I sleep with a blankie. In the rush of packing up… I left my blankie in the room. I noticed rather quickly that I had left it an returned to the hotel to retrieve it. Housekeeping had already been through the room and my torn and dirty little blankie was trash. I cried and cried. For reals. Now I’m sleeping with a quilt made of the same squares that my blankie was. Slowly it’s felt comfortable again. My blankie makes me happy. But I will never travel with it again.

10. Unicorns farting sparkly rainbows…

No happiness post would be complete if I didn’t mention unicorns farting sparkly rainbows. I’ve been told on several occasions that my outlook on life is all unicorns and rainbows. The farting part didn’t come until I met Pauline at Bloggy Boot Camp. She said that I was probably the only cheerful person she didn’t want to kill. I took that as a compliment. We’ve been buddies ever since. She suggested my business cards have a unicorn farting a rainbow on it. I’m still thinking that one over…

Now… I’m tagging my girls @BanteringBlonde, @ScrappinMichele, @KnitPurlGirl, @MultipleMoments, @ABusyMommy, @TheBudgeBunch, @KeepItClassyJen. You’re IT.