Craft Happy Class GIVEAWAY from Big Picture Classes!!! ($400 Value)


CRAFT ALONGSIDE THE CHICKS!  I’m SOOOOOO excited to tell you about this fun class and about this amazing giveaway…Craft Happy Classes with Amy Powers.  She provides 12 weeks of cheerful projects to celebrate the holidays (and life in general). Class description:  Spend your holiday months with Amy creating a little something for Halloween and Thanksgiving, plus a whole lot of somethings for Christmas: gifts, wreaths, glitter houses, ornaments, games, and a hip, handmade advent calendar.  Introducing Craft Happy, a 12-week crafting adventure that will have you creating beautiful things just for the fun of it, learning new skills, connecting with cheerful crafters worldwide, and generally smiling from ear to ear.  Each month from October to December you’ll complete one major project, three sidekick projects, and four quick creativity exercises. Each project will be introduced in a fun video from Amy along with a colorful handout that will outline the necessary supplies and steps. * DATES:  Starts 10/3/2013 *   ENTER THE GIVEAWAY below and win a spot [Read More...]

Vegan Banana Bread


I buy bananas almost every trip to the grocery store.  We do eat them and throw them in smoothies, but ever since I got this recipe, I buy extra so I can make this yummy bread with what we don’t eat up. This is a vegan recipe, but don’t let that scare you if you aren’t vegan.  There is PLENTY of flavor in this yummy bread.  It’s moist and dense and the crust is to die for.  You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think. Vegan Banana Bread 1/4 cup Non Dairy Milk (I used Almond) 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar 2 cups All Purpose Flour 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon ground Allspice 1/2 cup Coconut Oil 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 cup White Sugar 3 Bananas, medium sized, mashed well 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)   Combine together the non dairy milk and apple cider vinegar; set [Read More...]

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All-In-One Message Board & Accessory Center with Command Brand Decorative Hooks


This is a sponsored post for Command™ Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m always looking for ways to get more organized at my house–especially with those items I always need to have handy in a hurry like my keys, phone, sunglasses, etc. I love the idea of having a central command center for paper organization, so when the folks at Command™ Brand sent me a box with a variety of their awesome line of decorative hooks I set out to create a different kind of “command center.” (Get it–a command center using Command™ Brand products–so clever!) Thus my All-In-One Message Board & Accessory Center was born! Using an old magnet board I got at the thrift store, I created a colorful magnetic chalkboard and added hooks to organize jewelry, hold mail, or to house my most-used accessories and have it all in one pretty place without taking up a ton of space. Materials Needed: Magnet board Paint in desired colors (spray paint [Read More...]

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Chicks Picks: Favorite Snacks


Flavored Popcorn      Chocolate Covered Acai Blueberries These are so yummy and kind of healthy. I find them at Costco. Stretch Island Fruit Leather I love these. They remind me of my childhood when my mom made apricot fruit leather and I would sneak into the stash and pig out. You can purchase these in bulk at Costco. They are a staple at our house :). Cocoa Almonds Fruit Flavored Almonds dark chocolate coconut almonds (from Costco) Angie’s Kettle Corn I find it at Costco! Love it! It’s delicious!

Fall Fun Chart + 11 more FREE Fall Printables!


It’s time again for our monthly FREE PRINTABLE blog hop with some of our blogging friends! This month’s theme is FALL–one of my most favorite seasons. I love when the leaves start turning bright yellow, orange and red in our Utah mountains, I love the cooler weather, sweaters and jackets, pretty much everything about fall. So, in honor of this time of year, we’ve got some awesome printables for you to enjoy! As a quick recap, here are some of our past themes: 12 Back to School Printables,  12 FREE Spring Themed Printables, 12 FREE Cinco de Mayo Printables,12 FREE 4th of July Themed Printables. Today I am sharing with you my Fall Fun Chart! I’m calling it our “Fall Favorites List”. Some of our most popular downloads are our Summer Fun Charts (and we have a Spring one too). So of course we need to have a FALL FUN CHART because there are so many delightful activities to do with our [Read More...]

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Project Life:Just Add Color


I’m falling in love with Project Life by Becky Higgins…I first began using Project Life this year.  It’s a great way for me to scrapbook memories/photos quickly and still add all of the cute goodness!  I love the new Just Add Color kit.  What excited me the most about this kit, was the new square format, perfect for those square instagram photos.  Since my instagram account records my day to day memories, I couldn’t wait to print the pictures and add them to our photo albums. I wanted to make a few pages of our Summer instagram photos.  I love the square cards, and the happy, bright colors! The stickers included in the kit are “to die for” as well!  I loved using the pennant stickers! I made my layouts using mini instagram pictures printed 2×2 and larger ones printed 4×4.   I focused these layouts on our summer events and adventures. I used some of the 2×2 cards to [Read More...]

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38 Cute & Spooky Halloween Ideas!!


Mini Pots of Pumpkin Cream Pie * Halloween Character Candles * Halloween Wallpapers for Phones * Silver Pottery Barn -style Pumpkins * Caramel Apples * Ric Rac and Lace Spiders * Halloween Owl Printable * Halloween tattoos Glammed Up Pumpkins * Square Paper Wreath * Decorating with white pumpkins & Boo! sign * Paint Chip Candy Corn Banner Vintage Paper Wreath * Halloween Treat Tags * Halloween BINGO * 13 Days ’til Halloween Vintage Spooky Banner * Candy Corn Cookies * Keep Calm and Spook On * Ghostly Handprints * Glitter Blast Halloween Wreath * Spooky Tree * Fabric Rosette Spider * Felt Halloween Countdown Calendar   Halloween Chandelier Cupcake Stand * Halloween Kids’ Games * Boo Blocks * Chevron Spooky Banner * Paper Pumpkin Decorations Trick or Treat Banner * 10 Minute Super Hero Costume * Top 10 Halloween Fonts *  Halloween Printables Tutu Costume Ideas Pin It

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Orange Cream Cookies


This post is sponsored by McCormick in conjunction with Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  All opinions are 100% my own. Ah Back to School time!  Sending the little ones off and then turning around to bake up a storm for the school Bake Sales.  Sound familiar? We have teamed up with 35 other great bloggers and The McCormick Kitchen to bring you a virtual Bake Sale.  No need to reach into your pockets.  We are providing you with a bunch of cookie and brownie recipes with a twist.  Just to make your Bake Sale goodies stand out from the rest.  You know you wanna be the mom who’s treat are snagged before everyone else’s right?!  We are here to help with that. Each of the 36 bloggers have been split up into teams of 6 and we are competing against 5 other teams through Pinterest.  If you PIN my recipe, and the recipes from my team members, we can get [Read More...]

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Top 10 Fonts for Halloween

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    Today we are sharing some of our top fonts for Halloween.  These are great to use for invites, banners, Halloween decor and more!  Just click on the links below to download! Big Top A Gothique Time Cast Iron Dracula Black Knight Halloween Spider Beyond Wonderland 4 Yeo In Showboat Spooky Magic   Pin It

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