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DIY Club Monthly Project Party...Don't Miss it!

Did you know every month The DIY Club hosts a monthly project party?
DIY Club
Throughout the month, the DIY Club bloggers showcase their creations and
you (yes, you) are invited to link up your DIY creation from
the 1st to the 21st of each month.

We do have a few guidelines are rules...
because there are
for the winner!!!
But the rules are pretty simple and the rewards could be great!

From all of the qualifying link ups, a Top Ten is selected
and then a BIG winner is selected from the Top Ten!  
Go check out this month's party and all of the details HERE.
There is still plenty of time to link up a project for September! 

If you have any question about The DIY Club Project Party,
just leave them in the comments and I will be sure to answer!

Come on back later and read all about my Girls Night Out Party!


Reminders: Gevalia Coffee, Last Chance for Cookbook and SoCal Social

Just a couple of reminders!!
Be sure to enter to win some Gevalia 1853 Heritage Blend.
Giveaway closes tonight, 8/30/2011 at midnight PST.
Don't forget about this awesome opportunity to
help a great cause and get some tasty recipes!
It is only available for a limited time!
50+ Top Blogs All Time Favorite Recipes
Read all about it on my POST or go buy it HERE
8/31/2011 is the LAST day to purchase your copies.
You can get a bound book or an ebook.
I bought 8!
Registration is OPEN for the SoCal Social on 10/8/2011!
We are shopping and hanging out and connecting
in Orange County!
Get your ticket soon...there is only room for 50.



50+ Top Blogs All Time Favorite Recipes

Let's get Cookin' and Bakin'! 

It's here! It's here!

After literally MONTHS of creating, the
"50+ Top Blogs All Time Favorite Recipes" 
cookbook is HERE!!!
You may have seen a sneak peek of this gorgeous
recipe book this past month. We hope you have been anxiously awaiting it. :)
Now (8/15/2011), until the end of August (8/31/2011), it's available for purchase.

But wait, scratch that, it's not a purchase.
The best part is...

it's a donation!

100% of your donation will go to the American Red Cross to help the many people who have been affected by recent natural disasters around the world.
After seeing the devastation in Japan, several top blogs teamed together wanting to somehow make a difference. More than 50 blogs donated one of their favorite recipes to be compiled into an incredible cookbook designed by chickabug (design talent was 100% donated as well). Basically a lot of people worked really hard to make something extraordinary. Now, it's in your hands to make a difference.
This one-of-a-kind cookbook was originally only going to be offered as an E-book for a $10 donation. But after receiving feedback from readers, we realized that many of you want a physical copy. We approached our favorite publisher, Paper Coterie, who was willing to donate 100% of the supplies, and 100% of the cost of printing for this amazing cause. Are you feeling the warm tinglies yet?! We are!!! This started out as one person having an idea. Now over 50 blogs and an amazing publisher are involved and now it's YOUR turn.

Together we can and will make a difference.

The E-book is for sale here for a $10 donation.
If you have a computer in your kitchen or
an electronic reader, (ipad, kindle,etc.) this is the copy for you.
You can just click on the recipe you want from the
table of contents and it will take you right there. It's sweet.

The hard cover cookbook is also available,
(wait for it...) for only $10.
 You will be amazed at the quality of this book.
The only extra expense you will have will be for shipping
($4 or more depending on where you live and how many copies you order).
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
You can smile knowing you made a difference to someone, somewhere. And you can smile because you will have a beautiful full color recipe book with gorgeous pictures and delicious recipes to try. We truly hope you love the cookbook. We think you will. You might just want to buy one for your mom, sister, and mother-in-law for Christmas. ;)
Please share this post with your friends and family
on your blog, facebook, and twitter.
Let's make this go VIRAL!
How cool would that be?
Here is a button to put on your blog:
and the link:

Remember 100% of the proceeds
will be benefiting the American Red Cross.*

So, what are you waiting for!
Think about this now for the Holidays!
This amazing cookbook is only available for a limited time
Orders are only taken now:
8/15/2011 through 8/31/2011

Don't miss out on a chance to have some incredible recipes and to help!
My new and original-never-been-published-before
recipe for Aloha Scones is there too!

NOTE: THE PRICE IS $10.00...
*The American Red Cross name is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position. For more information about the American Red Cross, please call 1-800-HELP NOW or email info@usa.redcross.org.


Letting the Kids Create...and a Last Chance to WIN!

Time is ticking...but it is NOT over yet!
There is still time to WIN 1 adult and 2 kids craft kits
Elmer's and X-ACTO.
Go check out the GIVEAWAY POST for all the details!

I do want to share with you another project
my little one made using these awesome supplies!

When the kid and I (along with some friends) were away at
Elmer's Craft Camp for Kids my sweet Jules was very
interested in making her personalized pennant...
 but ultimately had ideas of her own.
She grabbed the foam board, all the pens, the scissors,
the glue (her favorite craft supply) and went to town,
creating her own little mixed media piece.
She spent hours on this piece - adding color in just the right place,
folding the paper "just so" and it was truly a joy to watch her.

I wish I knew what she was thinking as she did this!
Each aspect of the art art was carefully thought out...
and I happen to love it.
She is so proud of it too,
and it is on display in our living room.

Imagine the FUN you could have.
The GIVEAWAY ends tomorrow, 8/10/11 at midnight.




LOVIN' The Renegade Craft Fair

A couple of weeks ago, 3 of my long time friends and I
stole away for a girls weekend to celebrate our birthdays.
It was a huge weekend for us...
one of the girls moved away 4 years ago and
we have not all been together since
(heck, this was the first time I have seen her since!).

As we were planning, I discovered that the Renegade Craft Fair
was going to be in L.A. that weekend
(this was also Carmageddon weekend...
the great L.A. freeway tragedy that never happened).
So, what else is there to do, but hit the Fair!
Giddy! Giddy! Giddy! I was!
I think - I know - I was the most excited.

The Fair was held at the L.A. State Historic Park in/near downtown - lived there my whole life...never heard of it! But if it is near downtown - we got this in the bag...I also had a little walk down memory lane - years of school and work there - it all came flooding back. Then we happened upon the park..it was lovely!

Now, I have been trying to get to the Renegade Craft Fair up in San Fransisco and have never made it, so I was beyond myself to finally be at one...and it did not disappoint. So many creative, artistic, inventive minds! I also enjoyed seeing what my friends reacted to as they do not ready crafty blogs "all day" and I suppose I am the craftiest of them...I liked hearing what they thought was fun, new and interesting.
Here's my recap of my faves:

This was my splurge -
I knew if I did not buy one of these I would regret it.
"modern porcelain with a vintage beat"
Yep...a vintage jar re-done in porcelain...LOVE!
Then I saw Zooguu - a collection of plush handmade toys to steal you heart. I had the hardest time deciding...I ended up with a small pink octopus - she is sweet! The owner, Jen was absolutely fabulous too! I see a go-to place for many, many gifts in my future. There are also free kiddo activities to download from the site.
In the same booth as Zooguu was Jen's husband,
Brian Gubicza who had the coolest art illustrations.
I picked up his version of Medusa. Love her!
He has fun free stuff on his site too!

Hi style is fabulous...you must go take a peek!
(image from Brian's site)
I almost fell over when I saw the sweetness at Le Petit Elefant -
my friend actually saw her first and said I MUST go visit.

What a fabulous collection of toys, illustrations, and ideas.
Oh boy I love this style.
How cute is that balloon floating above the booth -
that is how to do balloons people!
Oh the jewelry of Kendra Renee made me go weak in the knees.
She has a gorgeous selection of necklaces, earrings - you name it.
I truly wanted one of each!
I love me some bath products....
Ella + Billie create luxury artisan bath products.
Oh the scent of heaven was in her booth.
Laura Cooke Ceramics was definitely one of my favorite booths -
sadly I ran out of time and did not make it back to purchase anything that day...
THANKFULLY I have the Internet to rectify that!
 (image from Laura Cooke Ceramics etsy shop)

Isn't that gorgeous!?
There is a pitcher that I am putting on my Christmas list!
I also loved Ark Collective...a socially responsible company - for every pack you buy one is given to a student in need on your behalf - AWESOME! I did not pick a pack up that day because my son is very specific and I want him to pick. But what an amazing idea!
 (image from Ark Collective site)
School starts next week and these reusable sandwich and snack bags from graze organic are going to be perfect. Look how fun they are. Each kid got their own little collection!
OK, so some highly crafted food product was their. p.o.p. candy was truly fun, unique, and delicious. P.O.P. is all natural candy made from clean ingredients.
I bought Fire Pistachio Butter Crunch, Rosemary Almond, and p.o.p. mixed butter crunch.
I see holiday gifts in my future!
As we were heading out, we spied it...the Moveable Type Truck -  a 1982 Chevy Step Van - and inside was real letterpress...I made this awesome bag!  Ooooo...Letterpress makes me swoon.
 (sorry...scary photo!)
I just wanted to share some of the great things I found at the Renegade Craft Fair.
I have no affiliation with any of these companies or people above. I just happened upon them at the Fair and loved what they did...and they were all super nice too! No compensation involved! Good product, good peeps deserve some recognition!

The December show in SF is on my calendar!
Can't wait!


Have you heard you could win $5,000 
by sharing what your Couple Speak is in a video?
Read my post about it here or just go enter on the 3M Couple Speak Page.

Tell us about your Couple Speak.


Lifestyle Crafts Epic Letterpress - The Possibilities Are Endless

Some of you may remember a few months ago
I had the privilege of receiving a Lifestyle Crafts 
Epic 6 Letterpress Combo Kit for review.
I absolutely LOVE this fabulous product.
Lifestyle Crafts
Recently I was asked to become an affiliate,
which means I can offer a fabulous discount for you -
20% off using the code 504MAIN at checkout
(use it at anytime on anything!)
and I get to tryout products and create fabulous paper crafts.
What could be better?!!!!

Lifestyle Crafts is launching their newest set of dies -
This product line contains up to 22 dies and sizes ranging from .25" to 5.75.
And these dies are fun and elegant and gorgeous and
basically whatever you want them to be!

I had not used dies a whole lot in the past, but I am SOLD -
I never knew what I was missing!
As I ran them through the machine just playing
all of these ideas came popping into my head.
I am so excited!

I have been creating with them already and just want to show you a sneak peek
of a few of my ideas and projects...
and oh there is more...but for now...here are a few ideas!

Nesting Bloom
I used this die, cut out from a Blossoms letterpressed sheet,
combined with the Fry Box Die and some simple ric-rac for
a sweet presentation for my pretzel fries
(DIY tutorial coming on that tomorrow!)
The  Nesting Lace Ovals
I recently planned my sweet girls birthday party and
used this die to create some special details.
 Labels for the food and drink!
I love to let people easily know what they are eating at a party!

A simple little banner using multiple types of coordinating papers

The Nesting Frame 5
 These seemed fluttery and made me think of fairies and butterflies,
so I created magical wands!
There is still a TON of ideas floating around in my head.
Here are a few more of the fabulous new dies!

Scallop Squares
 Nesting Frame 8
Nesting Star
So, don't forget, the new line from Lifestyle Crafts, 
POSSIBILITIES, debuts today!
Use the Code 504MAIN
at checkout to get 20% your purchase.
This code is good for any product at anytime
(and it is always on my sidebar!)
Lifestyle Crafts
So, what do you want to make?????

Disclosure: I was not paid for this post. Previously I had received an Epic Letterpress for review and I have received the current set of Possibilities dies for review as well. I am participating in an affiliate program with Lifestyle Crafts. Read my disclosure policy HERE