Sunday, June 26, 2016

Bloggy Brunch #25

If you visit the blog every Sunday, then you may have noticed that I was missing last week (let's face it - most of this week and last). We'll call it a bit of an unplanned blogcation. I'm going to explain part of my absence below (the rest of the story will be coming later), but I'm not going to apologize for it. Sometimes life gets in the way and as a blogger, it's okay to take a break.

There's a lot going on in life that was slightly unplanned and it's had me distracted lately. One of those big things is that we finally got dates for our big move across the country and we're moving July 6! Yes, that's less than two weeks away! Due to the short, sudden notice, life has been really busy and hectic as we get everything in order for the move. This is one of the biggest causes of my absence lately.

It's official - we're moving from California to Michigan this time. My husband will be at a station this time, which means no more extended deployments. We'll still have nights apart due to his schedule, but it shouldn't be months filled with nights apart. It's something that we've been looking forward to for a long time.

Next week will be the halfway point of Bloggy Brunch for 2016, so I'll be featuring quite a few of my favorite posts that have linked up this year. (52 weeks in a year and next week is #26) So, make sure you link up your favorite post below in order to have a chance to be featured!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Starbucks Giveaway!

Fridays this month are for giveaways and today is no exception. I'm bringing you another giveaway - this time with a group of other great bloggers!

You can find all of the details below. I hope you'll enter! $100 to Starbucks will buy you A LOT of coffee after all!

I'm in the middle of some big things - both with life (we're moving to Michigan!) and with the blog (I'm doing a lot behind the scenes). Post may be in and out this summer, but I'm not disappearing on you. In fact, I'm working behind the scenes to make things even better!

P.S. There's a MAJOR announcement coming Monday. You don't want to miss this one!

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Prize: $100 Starbucks Gift Card
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Social Moments: The Crafty Edition

Hey everyone! It's Monday again, which means it's time for another edition of Social Moments. This weekly series is a great way to meet new bloggers and share a little bit about yourself as well! I'll start by featuring this week's blogger and the questions that were asked. Then, share your own answers to the questions in the comments below!

P.S. There's no newsletter this week. Life's been a bit hectic lately...

This week, I'm featuring my friend Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl. Cate and I met randomly through a group pairing and quickly developed a friendship. Now, she's among the awesome ladies I call my blogging tribe. I came up with some questions about crafting to ask Cate. You'll find her answers below!

1. What are your favorite craft supplies to work with?
I don't use it for craft projects really but I LOVE washi tape. I tell my husband that I need all the washi tapes! Haha! I use it for my planner mainly but occasionally I will put it on a card or something like that.

2. Where do you like to shop for craft supplies?

Michael's mostly because it is closer to my house. Hobby Lobby is also a favorite. I also shop on Etsy too.

3. What got you into being crafty?

My mom has always been into crafting. She sews, but it was just something I was never able to pick up on. When I lived at home I mainly was just a scrapbooker, but when I moved to Georgia I wanted to make some decorations and gifts for family and friends.

4. What's your favorite craft that you've made so far?

The scrapbook I made for my mom. I decided to make it for her birthday the year I moved to Georgia, but I didn't get it done in time. It turned out being a birthday/Christmas/Mother's Day/birthday gift. She loved it so much when I gave it to her that she cried.

5. What craft are you currently working on or planning to work on?

My next project is to paint an old shutter with red and blue stars. At least that's the plan as of right now. I also want to make a no sew fleece blanket for my nephew's first birthday gift. I'm making it in a Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears theme because that's my brother in law's favorite teams.

6. Where can we find you on the internet?
You can find me on social media at:

Cate is also currently looking for guest posts for the summer! Her blog features crafts, recipes, and more. If you'd like to connect with her, you can do so through any of her social media networks above. I know she'd love to have you as a guest post!

Now it's your turn!  Share your answers in the comments below!

1. What are your favorite craft supplies to work with?
2. Where do you like to shop for craft supplies?
3. What got you into being crafty?
4. What's your favorite craft that you've made so far?
5. What craft are you currently working on or planning to work on?