Friday, April 30, 2010

FREEBIE FRIDAY – Digital Scrapbooking Templates

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If you are a digital scrapbooker you know all about templates and how they can make creating a page 10 times faster and easier!  I don’t use templates every time I make a scrapbook page, but when I find a template I really like, I use it and I love using them!  One of my favorite places to download FREE Templates is M Originals!  She has SO many to choose from and they are all FREE!!!  Go check out her site and download your favorites!!!

- Cammie

Thursday, April 29, 2010

TEACH ME THURSDAY – Memo Board Tutorial

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This idea is awesome!  It is so easy and so cute!  What a great idea!  I love transparent paper, I’ve used it many times when I used to paper scrapbook, I’ve done YW projects with it, and now I’m going to make this cute memo board/babysitting board with it!  I am so excited!!!  Go check out the tutorial at Get Your Craft On!

- Cammie

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What’s Up Wednesday – Bloggy Boot Camp


boot2 Emily and I have been BUSY!!!!!  We are getting ready for our trip to Phoenix for Bloggy Boot Camp which is a one day blog and social media conferences for women.  We are so excited!  We are also participating in their Chic Chick Market where we will sell our product.  So let me tell you, we have been so busy!  We are going to learn so much and meet so many amazing people, it’s going to be a great experience! 

- Cammie 

Friday, April 23, 2010

FREEBIE FRIDAY – Princess cupcake toppers

So we love cupcake toppers!!!  My daughter Ali’s  birthday is today and she requested princess cupcake toppers!  I loved the idea and made some.  We are having her party today and she is so excited about it!

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Click on pictures to download then print, cut out, and hot glue two pictures with a toothpick in between.  Then make your favorite cupcakes and top with all these princesses!

- Cammie

Thursday, April 22, 2010

TEACH ME THURSDAY – My next project…

Ok, so I know I said we’d be posting all about all the projects we did this past weekend, but I saw this tutorial and had to post it first!  This is SO my next project.  I am loving all the embellishing that is in this year, and love even more that it looks so easy to do.


I also think ruffles are just too cute!  I found this tutorial at Tea Rose Home, and it’s great!  Looks way easy, and turns out SO CUTE!  She has several super cute tutorials on adding a little flare to an old shirt.  I love that I found this site!  Check it out.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Whew!  What a weekend we have had!  Cammie and I have been SO busy that we didn’t even stop to post Monday or Tuesday!  Sorry about that!  But, here’s what is up…

Tax season ended last Thursday (shouts of joy!) so our hubbies took off first thing Friday morning for a 4 day fishing trip to Mississippi.  While we missed our husbands a lot, a trip for them meant a PROJECT WEEKEND for us!  Heck yeah!   Any time our husbands (who are brothers by the way) go out of town or overnight anywhere, Cammie and I get together with a mile-long list of projects we WILL accomplish.  We have managed some pretty amazing stuff in the past, and this weekend was no exception!  We can’t wait to share what we’ve done, so keep an eye out for some pretty neat ideas (if I do say so myself!).   We’re even working on a tutorial that we wished we could have found out there somewhere!


Friday, April 16, 2010





I’m sure there are tons of you out there that are as obsessed with FONTS as I am!  Seriously I have thousands of fonts and I sometimes it takes me forever to find the perfect font!  I LOVE fonts!  I love how the perfect font can make a scrapbook page really look finished!  Some of my favorite fonts have come from Amanda and Kevin.  She has some handwriting fonts and some scrapbook fonts and SO many of them!! 

Go check them out, go download some and then go create something wonderful with your new fonts! 

- Cammie

Thursday, April 15, 2010

TEACH ME THURSDAY…Interchangeable Flip Flops


One of my FAVORITE blogs is Make It and Love It!  Ashley is SO creative and does such great tutorials!  Emily actually found this tutorial several weeks ago and showed it to me.  We both really liked the idea and we are finally going to make them this weekend while our husbands take a “after tax season” fishing trip! 


I’m not sure if I’ll make mine interchangeable because I’m lazy but these black ruffled ones are my favorites so I’ll make them for sure! 


You can even do ones for little girls!  How cute are these?

Go check out Make It and Love It for the tutorial!

Thanks - Cammie

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY – I have the brain of a pregnant woman!

Okay so I totally forgot to post today, or prepare anything for a post.  I’m going to blame it on the pregnancy!  I call it placenta brain!  I am also going to blame it on tax season.  My husband is an accountant and SO busy right now!  I think he got home at 11:30 last night…I was asleep!  SOOO between the two I am so needing to make more lists and actually look at them!  Thanks for understand…now I better go and prepare for tomorrow post! 

- Cammie

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TASTY TUESDAY - Chocolate Fudge Jr Mint Centered Cupcakes


Does anyone LOVE Junior Mints like I do?  I think I got the obsession from my mom, because she loves Junior Mints too!  My favorite place to eat them are at the movie theatre with popcorn…it’s the perfect combination….seriously you HAVE to try it!


Well I found this recipe called Chocolate Fudge Jr Mint Centered Cupcakes from Picky Palate (I LOVE this recipe site) and I can’t wait to try these out…from what I hear they are amazing…but how couldn’t they be…they have Jr. Mints in them!!!

- Cammie

Monday, April 12, 2010

MANIC MONDAY – Announcement!


Ok everyone…this is SO exciting!  Pocket Full of Posies is being featured in a BOOK!  That’s right, author Bruce Lubin is coming out with his 3 Who Knew? book, Who Knew? 3!  And we are in it!  We are super excited and can’t wait!  If anyone is interested in the Who Knew books, you can visit the Who Knew site.  If you want to order a book, Bruce will be on HSN April 13 promoting the book and talking about some of the tips he’s discovered and written about!  We’ve included a special offer for Who Knew? 3 readers!! 

Seriously, we are basically squealing with excitement!  I’m setting my DVR and everything.  Yay for HSN!

Bruce on HSN promoting his new book Who Knew? 3

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
12:00 midnight
1:00 AM
8:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 noon
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
10:00 PM
(All times are Eastern, and Bruce is presenting LIVE!)


Friday, April 9, 2010


I grew up playing the BEST game ever called “Don’t Eat PETE!”  My mom would line up 10 pieces of candy, marshmallows or even chocolate chips on a plate.  We would sit in a circle and one person would turn around while another would point to everyone else which piece of candy was Pete.  Then the person would turn back around and start to pick each piece of candy, one by one hoping not to pick Pete.  If they did pick up Pete everyone in the circle would yell “DON’T EAT PETE” and then it starts all over again with someone else turning around.  Well my kids also love this game!  A few years ago I found some cute game cards from Executive Homemaker.  She has the regular “Don’t Eat Pete” card and some other fun ones.  My boys favorite is:

Don’t Eat Spidey”  


These are also great gifts.  Last year I made a Thomas the Train for my daughters friend and added a large bag of M&M’s.  The little boy loved it!  Two years ago I had a birthday party for Briggs and the theme was a camping theme.  We set up our tent in the basement and played “Don’t Eat That Fish” from a game card I made.  The kids loved it!  I promise you this game is a hit with kids, plus once they learn how to play they will play for hours!

- Cammie

Thursday, April 8, 2010



My sister-in-law recently made me a couple super cute binky clips that I thought I’d share.  I’ve seen tutorials all over the web, so I thought I’d just link up to one for today’s tutorial.  Little Birdie Secrets has on old tutorial that is great.  These are seriously so easy, and SO cute!  I just got some stuff to make more!  Have fun!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY – The Coolest Idea

This is what’s up today…


This is how my mom has preserved the yearly school pictures for all 5 of us kids.  She never really cared for those 8x10 versions with the smaller circles surrounding the one big circle graduation picture.  And after several different failed displays, she came up with this idea.  She took each of our pictures and had them custom framed.  Simple, but so COOL!  This proudly hangs in the entryway of my parents house so that all who enter in can see how cute each of their kiddos were.  (I’m the oldest, the top row!)  It is probably the most commented on thing in their home!

Another thing my mom does, which is equally cool (it was totally my idea!), is hang a double framed picture of each of us kids when we graduate high school.  This double frame has our baby picture and our graduation picture…

So, for the 3 of us who have graduated (this is me of course), these hang in my parent’s stairway. (I couldn’t get a good picture of all of them!)\

Ok, last cool idea…can you tell I love preserving posterity through photos?!  This is what hangs in my parent’s bedroom (yes my idea too!)…


My mom says she loves being able to look at all her “little sweet faces” every day.  (it was impossible to get a good picture of these because directly opposite is a huge window!)

So, there you have it…my favorite things about my parent’s house! 


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TASTY TUESDAY – Easter Eggs Benedict

So, I know Easter was Sunday, but this is a tradition in my family that I forgot about until I was here over Easter.  Every year, for as long as I can remember, my mom makes Eggs Benedict for Easter Breakfast.  I LOVE Eggs Benedict, so I will make it on other days besides Easter too, but I also LOVE traditions.  So, I thought I’d share, even though it’s a little late.


Eggs Benedict (for 1 person)

1 English muffin, split
2 eggs
2 pieces Canadian bacon (or deli ham works too)

Cook eggs in skillet until desired done-ness (I love over-easy).  Fry Canadian bacon (or ham) in skillet until warmed.  Toast English muffin and top each piece with a slice of Canadian bacon and then the cooked egg.  Top with sauce (below), and enjoy!

(Note: this is my family’s version of Hollandaise sauce, not the real stuff!)

1 Tbs. Mayo 
1 Tbs. Miracle Whip
1 squirt of mustard
lemon juice, to taste

Mix all ingredients together and warm in the microwave.


Monday, April 5, 2010

MANIC MONDAY – Remember to Remember Not To Forget

Hello from Seattle!  I am currently visiting my family in Seattle.  I am crazy.  I traveled from Missouri to Washington with my two little boys, BY MY SELF!  I was quite the site, to say the least. 

But, I’m not going to bore you with those details…instead I thought I’d share a trick a friend told me she does to remember things.  The reason I even thought to post this is because I actually used it when packing for my trip.  Traveling anywhere with children entails A LOT of stuff!  And that means A LOT to remember not to forget!

So, my friend told me about this trick she does, and I admit, I laughed when she told me about it.  Then Cammie told me she tried it and swears by it too!  Basically, all the stuff I just cannot forget (whether when I’m packing or just need to remember something) comes to me right before I fall asleep.  Not when I’m getting ready for bed, not when I first lay down, like 1 minute before I’m out and there is no way I am getting out of bed or even moving from my very comfy position to write down what I need to remember.  So, what do I do now (because it totally works!), I just throw something on the floor.  Whatever I can grab the fastest and with the least amount of movement.  Then toss it on the floor.  The other night it was a hair tie that was on my wrist!  Then, when you wake up in the morning and see that thing in your path, you wonder, “why is this thing on the floor…oh!  I remember!”  Seriously, try it!

Happy Monday!


Friday, April 2, 2010

FREEBIE FRIDAY…You’ve Been Egged!


Monday night my kids and I “egged” some friends of ours!  Its the nice, friendly way to egg someone!  We started our night out by filling a bunch of plastic Easter eggs with some yummy candy, then I printed out a sign that says “YOU’VE BEEN EGGED” from Eighteen 25

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Then to be even sneakier we all got dressed in black.  We called ourselves the black bunnies!  We even put on some black hoodies!  We then grabbed our Easter baskets filled with eggs and drove to our friends.  Ben was the get-a-way driver.  He dropped us off and got positioned to get-a-way.  We hid some of the eggs and we let some of them be very exposed on the lawn.  When we were done hiding all the eggs Briggs waited for the rest of us to get in the car, then he taped the sign to the door, rang the bell, and ran for it!!!  This is where we ran into a few problems, I accidently closed the door and our automatic door was causing problems and wouldn’t open, finally it opened but by then we didn’t want to be caught so our crazy amazing get-a-way driver backed up to the end of the street where we could be hidden.  We couldn’t tell if our friends were hunting for eggs so we just waited and waited.  Finally we decided it would be clear for us to return home, but just as we passed their home they all came out to hunt for the eggs!!!  We all ducked (except for our driver) and hoped they didn’t see us!  The next morning during carpool our friends told us all about being egged, and they never suspected us!  I guess they didn’t notice us drive by because they were having too much fun hunting for eggs!  It was such a fun night!!!

To print the “You’ve Been Egged Sign” go HERE!

- Cammie

Thursday, April 1, 2010


I love an EASY and CUTE project, don’t you??  Well I was blog hopping last week and came across these adorable Burlap Bunnies.  I know that burlap is EVERYWHERE in the craft world, but I haven’t done much with it but I need to because I LOVE these bunnies.  So I’ve got to get me some burlap and make these soon(like today!)…Easter is right around the corner!!!


Thanks to Oopsey Daisy we have a great tutorial for these bunnies!

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These are the ones Creative Itch made…I believe it was her blog that I found the idea and tutorial!  Aren’t these so darn CUTE???

- Cammie

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