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Friday, finally. I’m thanking my lucky stars that at the end of today’s workday I’ll be headed up to sit my butt on a beach all weekend. So, last night I was super anxious to find out what the results were for SYTYC. We had been told that the voting ended 5pm MST and we would know that night. I’m happy to announce that Creative Life Antics made it past the auditions round and will be participating in Season 17 of So You Think You’re Crafty. If you haven’t guess it by now, my audition piece was #6 the Huge Memo Board with the Michigan State “S” on it. My sister Jordan will be taking it up to college with her in a few weeks and I’m excited to see it up there at her new place. I was really overwhelmed with all the support from everyone voting. Many of you knew looking right at it which project was mine and sent me a message about it. Several even asked for me to make them one!

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Season 17 starts the week of the 26th, so expect updates then! ** Take note that all SYTYC Posts will be posted after 10am EST** Next week a tutorial of my Huge Memo Board will be up on SYTYC!

This was a really busy week for me… so my time that I spent actually LOOKING at other blogs was very minimum. However, I was able to find a few favorites to throw your way.

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ONE // Love this dog bowl holder from Yellow Brick Home
TWO // Loving the black walls in this inspiration post from 6th Street Design School
THREE // This mug from Etsy store ChantillyStay is SO GREAT
FOUR // Loveeeee this pipe desk from Cafe Cartolina. I MUST MAKE ONE
FIVE // Mandi from Vintage Revivals is seriously my idol. Love this Concrete planter idea!

Alright, that’s it for today. I’m out. See you all on Monday!

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Friday Favorite Five

July 26, 2013

Hi guys! It’s Friiiiiiiiiiday. Who’s excited? (besides me). Being Friday… it means that I have for you a favorite five. And I do… in just a minute. But before I get to that… I need to introduce you to someone.

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This is Leeann: (Hi Leeann….) and she is one of TWO extraordinary blog buddies I had this month. Leeann blogs over at Join the Gossip. A cool lifestyle & trend and fashion and just plain awesomeness blog all in one. We both signed up for the Favorite Summer Swap created by Jenna (Life is Sweet) & Lauren (pink on the cheek) and were paired up. For the last month we’ve been stopping by each other’s blog, saying hi, tweeting…. (she helped promote my first giveaway! LOVE this girl)

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Oh! And we exchanged a little gift for each other ūüôā I was so excited to open mine…

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Love the hair ties, the Starbucks card and the movie is one I’ve been waiting to see for a LONG time. ūüôā The cute card pulled it all together. What a classic idea!

Really glad I was paired up with Leeann, it’s nice to step outside of my comfort zone (craft/ DIY bloggers) and get to read up on other topics like life & fashion. It kinda insipres me to bring a bit more of that into my daily posts for you guys. It cant be DIY/ CRAFT here 24/7, I need to connect more with my readers.

So… in an effort to connect more with people, and as a thank you to Leeann, I’m presenting you with my Favorite Five Articles from www.jointhegossip.com! Now, I’ve only been reading for the last month, and I pop around some of her past posts but these are five of my favorites that I’ve read thus far.

one¬†// Summer Style. I’m generally a T-Shirt and jeans kind of a girl, I generally pic comfy over beauty, but, I have been trying to make it a bit more fashionable this summer. I love the dress in this post, the bag is too cute and the necklace is right up my alley.

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two //¬†My Best Friend’s Birthday.¬†I think this post about an evening out for a friends birthday is something that I’d like to add into my mix of DIYs. More about me and my day to day life so you guys get to know me a bit better.

three // Lovers + Friends These are some REALLY cool shirts. I eagerly clicked over to their site so see what else they had.

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four // Rock Royalty I thought this was an AWESOME weekend wrap up post. Which I’ve done a few of, but not to this scale. Mine usually involve pictures only. So here’s to rocking out some great stories for my weekend wrap ups. (cue the drums)

five // Street Food Cinema This post makes me wish we had more “street food” and food trucks in my area. :/ Her weekend definitely made me jealous.

Overall I had a lot of fun getting to know Leeann, her blog and just picking out things I think she’d like. I’m looking forward to having her as a friend to chat with and ask questions of (she’s been blogging since 2007!).

So do me a favor, go check out Join the Gossip, follow her on facebook and twitter and overall just give her some love!

More on my second blog buddy this month on Monday!

PS: Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to pledge a donation for The Bounce Back. Tonight we are hosting our very last NAME YOUR PERK party video chat. Stop in and say hello!

Much love and have a wonderful weekend!

Oh! and PPS: Please enter my FIRST GIVEAWAY! Monday I will pick the winner!

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Wishlist Wednesday

July 10, 2013

Hello lovely people. It’s Wednesday which means I get to share with you some of the items on my wish list! Some of the things I can afford and others are well‚Ķ pipe dreams.

But dream I will so lets get to the dreaming!

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one // these baseball bat bottle openers are awesome (minus the giants reference. GO TIGERS!!) I would love one of these for my home…

two // this print is such a great reminder to remember that you’re not the only one going through problems and not to take out anger and frustration on others.

three // I LOVE this chair. Look at the color! It’s fantastic! Want for my living room RIGHT NOW.

four // *whisky makes her frisky* Ok, I’m more of a tequila girl myself, but I’m pretty sure that has a saying too‚Ķ ¬†“tequila makes‚Ķ her clothes‚Ķ.”

five // I think this dog bowl holder is super cool! I would totally buy for Ziggy. He’s going to be the coolest non cat in the world. *Spoiled Dog Alert*

 

What do you think? Do you have anything you’re pining after? Share a link below! I might just add it to mine!

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Friday Five #2

June 21, 2013

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Who can’t believe it’s Friday already? Me, I’m raising my hand. I wished every day this week would have been Friday, but now that it’s here I’m shocked. I’m going to roll with it people.

EDIT: psssssst… forgot to mention — I made a Pinterest board with pins to each item in my friday favorites directly click on the image to go there and pin the items you want! After all, you’ve had a long week… so I made it easy for you ūüėČ

Here are some favorites this week: week 2-01One (DIY CARVED STAMP | Lovely Indeed)  so cute! //
Super excited to make cookies tonight with one of my best friends! Two (DOUBLE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES | Delish) //
Three (MIDCENTURY OASIS | Apartment Therapy) //
Four (DIY Corncob Holders (photo from Handmade Charolette) | Instructables)) //
These have inspired me to make some sweet door-stops for my home Five (DIY Cement Garden Balls | Creative Passage) //
BONUS (Keyboard Art | Paper Plate and Plane)

Pssst: Linking up with Whitney for the #backthatazzup Friday
Hugo: 99 Problems

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Also linking up with Lindsey for Friday Favorites!

Have a great weekend friends!

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It‚Äôs Wish List Wednesday and we are back for our FINAL Esty Color Series post! I hope you’ve really enjoyed them, I know I have! Next week we are going back to my regular Wish List posts, but I’ve enjoy the “themes” so I’m going to stick with them! And of course I’m still going to feature some of my favorite Etsy shops!

Anyways, did you miss the first few colors? Click these links to see them; White & Black, Red,  Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue & Purple. Why Etsy? Well….. I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

Swag Policy: Before we get to it just a reminder that the items listed below are chosen because *I* love them. This is not a sponsored post and I am not paid to pick these items. Sometimes a shop will offer discounts or a giveaway to myself and my readers and that is purely on their at their discretion. All reviews and thoughtsРgood or badРare *my* thoughts. Need more legal jargon? Check out my disclaimers.

This week we’re going pink, which is normally my least favorite color. But I gotta tell you, I’m completely in love with today’s items! Maybe I’m heading to the “dark side”. ūüėČ

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one //¬†Raise you hand if you love to get flowers. Ok, now raise your hand if you hate having to get rid of them a week later because they’ve died off. I love getting flowers, and try to make them last as long as possible, but they always die off eventually and I’m stuck cleaning another vase. Enter these pink ombre paper flowers by Flower Thyme. Just think, you never have to change their water, never have to cut the ends, they can be placed anywhere in your home and look great forever. Sold. The other great thing about these flowers? They come in so many different colors to coordinate with your decor. You could use these for a wedding bouquet and ALWAYS be able to keep your “flowers” as a keepsake.

two //¬†I’ve been seeing these animal magnets all over the internet lately and I’ve gotta say these hot pink ones from Original Animal Magnet are probably my favorite so far. I love the dinosaurs and it makes me giggle like a twelve year old that their butts are sticking out. I’m mature, I know.

three //¬†Finding out my friends are pregnant is like giving myself a challenge to put together the coolest, nerdiest baby gift ever. I’m adding this Batman Onesie by Dearly Loved Boutique to my list of staples. I wonder if I can find a Robin one?

four //¬†And while we are on the topic of baby gifts, these Cotton Candy lollipops made by The Groovy Baker would make a great addition to a baby shower favor, or wedding favor or heck‚Ķ my next birthday party. They have a touch of vanilla flavor, bubblegum and lemon and have sprinkles in them! Yummy…

five // Another hot trend? Colorful cooking utensils! Everybody and their brother are dipping their utensils and adding some neap flare to their kitchen. I think these Neon Pink Spoons from Wind and Willow Home would be a great gift for any mom. Check out all their colors and the BOWLS! #inlovewiththebowls.

six //¬†I don’t know about you, but this spring summer has been dress season for me (which is highly unusual).¬†So when I found this pink dress from Jennifer Lilly Designs I was pretty stoked to add it to my round up this week. I love the cool hummingbird design and simple shape of the dress. This is something that would work well for my‚Ķ um‚Ķ curves.

seven // I really love the pop of color these Pink Agate/ Geode coasters (by OCEANSOMIND) would bring to a room. I tend to design and decorate with big neutral pieces and bring in the color through the pillows and accessories and I think this would be an awesome small statement piece.

eight // I really like this tea towel featuring a fun geometric bird in a bright poppy color. Pretty much any geometric animal will entice me. And yet another way to bring color into your kitchen. Created by OELWEIN (this shop also makes prints, bags and cards too!)

nine // Having a sense of humor is probably one of the most attractive features found in anyone. What better way to show it off than by wearing it proudly? I literally laughed out loud when I found this tank by Coup. What a fun quirky addition to any wardrobe.

ten //¬†EVERY kid needs a piggy bank. Every. Single. One. And these banks by The Pig Pen are customizable. So put your kid’s name on it. Teach them to save‚Ķ so they can buy power tools and shoes when they get older‚Ķ.. oh wait, that was me.

eleven //¬†I LOVE the pattern on this hanging lamp by Lucent Lampworks. I think it’d be awesome over a dining table or in a little girls room.

twelve // White kitchens with super nice subway tile are all the rage right now. So designers are pulling in color and personalization through colorful dishes, cookware and bakeware. These gorgeous nesting measuring cups are a great piece to add to your glass cabinet. Something to show off for sure. Handmade by Gray December.

And that’s it! The last color in the Etsy Color Series! I hope you enjoyed it. I’ll be back next week for Wish List Wednesday with a wood and shimmer theme.

Enjoy the rest of your HUMP day!

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It‚Äôs Wish List Wednesday THURSDAY¬†and we‚Äôre back for our¬†sixth installment of the Etsy color series. I’m soooo off track this week guys, but I’m still moving ahead, full-steam‚Ķ errr ok, half-steam‚Ķ ¬†Ok, the fact that I’m still posting, still crafting and still going to class is a bloody miracle right now. Did you miss the first¬†few colors?¬†Click these links to see them;¬†White & Black,¬†Red, ¬†Orange,¬†Yellow,¬†Green¬†and Blue. Why Etsy? Well‚Ķ.. I‚Äôm looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can‚Äôt think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

This week is purple‚Ķ and I’ll be honest it’s probably my second least favorite color. Following pink (which happens to be next week’s color). However. I did find some really great items that make me think of purple in a whole different light.

Swag Policy: Before we get to it just a reminder that the items listed below are chosen because *I* love them. This is not a sponsored post and I am not paid to pick these items. Sometimes a shop will offer discounts or a giveaway to myself and my readers and that is purely on their at their discretion. All reviews and thoughtsРgood or badРare *my* thoughts. However if you are interested in sponsoring a post or giveaway please drop me a line here. Need more legal jargon? Check out my disclaimers.

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one //¬†I love the pattern on this scarf made by Urbe. It’s not TOO much purple which makes it a perfect fit for people with purple phobias like myself.

two // Back to my clock fetish (seriously, what is this?!) I love the whimsy Le Luni created with this elephant clock. This would be awesome in a little kids room. Or even for a big kid like myself. I actually do have a semi-cool collection of elephant figurines. Maybe I need to start collecting clocks too?

three // Speaking as someone who is obsessed with old letterpress when¬†I found this really cool idea of using a type tray for a jewelry holder I had to have one. I made one for myself and one for my old roommate. Let me tell you, it’s not that easy. Save yourself the frustration and check out these really lovely designs & colors from Black Forest Cottage. There’s even some with doors!

four //¬†Everyone knows that trends stem from things we see in life, TV and online. So of course when Serena on Gossip Girl has these amazing butterflies on her wall in her bedroom they because the next big thing. I’ve seen them replicated by designers like Julia of Chris Loves Julia when she used them in her daughter’s bedroom. And while I’m not a girly girl myself I LOVE the idea of doing something similar. (maybe my office?) These paper butterflies are crafted by Jannie Cut.

five //¬†My roommate’s dog has more collars than I do shoes. Not joking. She’s momma’s baby girl and I think this purple chevron collar by Pugs2Persians¬†would look great on her. Maybe it’ll be Lily’s Christmas gift ūüėČ

six //¬†You know how sometimes you wear bracelets and it hurts to rest your arm on something? No? Maybe it’s just me‚Ķ Either way, these bracelets from Lyla Accessories look super comfy to wear. I love that they are stackable. This purple one comes in a group of three!

seven //¬† I’m not entirely sure what it is about teardrop earrings, but I love the shape. And honestly for someone that’s not always the biggest purple fan, these are something I would totally wear for a *pop* of color. Created by OhKoul (who’s been featured before! Clearly I just love their shop!)

eight //¬†This recycled glass soap dispenser is GORGEOUS. I think this would make the perfect touch to a half bath or guest bathroom as a “glam” piece. Love this shop: Rail19

nine //¬†Iris’s always make my think of my lovely grandmother who I miss DEARLY. I love this print by Shannon Pix. What a great way to remember her.

ten //¬†I mentioned earlier above and probably since I started this blog my love for letterpress prints. I’ve had this particular print favorited for a LOOOOOONG time. Mom if you’re reading this, this print is officially on my Christmas List. Now just to find a place to put it‚Ķ Lovely job by Print And Be Merry.

eleven //¬†I couldn’t just stop at ten this week (I know, you’re shocked). This cardboard light is captivating to look at. Those angles! The texture! The SHAPE!. Swooning‚Ķ created by Werk Depot.

And that’s a wrap for purple. Did you see anything above that you liked? Who has suggestions for me for PINK?

Have a great evening guys!

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It’s FRIDAY!! Woo Hoo. So, I’ve mulled it over, and I’ve decided that I’m going to start posting every friday my favorite five things from that week. These items can be anything‚Ķ something from the web, family, friends‚Ķ. anything that I’ve found or taken that week that means something. Hopefully you guys will like this!

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Beaded Cord Lamp Cord
Found via Riazzoli

Buy: Dottir & Sonur

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Concret Alphabet DIY
Found via Brit + Co.

DIY: Dot Com for Moms

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The Cocktail Chart of Literature
Find & Buy via Pop Chart Lab

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Blog Wars
Hosted By: Just Between Friends

Note: Voting for the last challenge in the first Blog Wars ever is today! Go check it out and vote for your favorite. Then subscribe for future competitions!

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Love List
Created By: One Fine Day

Note: Love LOVE the colors on today’s “Love List”. And man do I want that “good people” print.

Happy Friday! ūüôā

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Why hello blog friends. How’s your Wednesday¬†going so far? I’m running a little behind today (shh‚Ķ don’t tell anyone). Yesterday was a super late night with class‚Ķ and we have DOOZY of a project ahead. I have to make a collage¬†of my face with magazine clippings using only 2 complimentary colors & the colors they make when mixed together in 7 steps. So pretty much I need to go buy a boatload of glue sticks, throw some recorded shows on the TV and go at it for‚Ķ. hours.

But anyways, enough of that‚Ķ It’s Wednesday! Which means it’s Wish List Day. Every Wednesday I post items that I’ve personally added to my wish list. Since we are stuck right in the middle of our Etsy Color Series we are going to continue on with Green today! But before I get ahead of myself: If you haven’t seen the past colors of this series check them out! Here is Black & White, Red, Orange and Yellow.

Ok! Back to green. I picked 14 great items from Etsy so let’s get started! Continue Reading…

So, I’ve found and loved several things this week across the blog-world and felt that I need to share with you. If you’ve already seen these, I apologize, but they were too good and too inspiring/ swoon-worthy to not repost. I don’t think this will be a WEEKLY thing, but probably happening every once in a while over the course of time.

blackKraft-Main-thumbThe Inspired Office Store {Wishlisted for sure!}

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Pets On FurniturePets on Furniture | Desire to Inspire {totally participating in this next week!}

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2013-05-08_1450Colorstrology | Michele Bernhardt {huh, kinda cool- I think this is pretty on point}

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Typography Cake | A Subtle Revelry [how freaking cool?!]

Have a very lovely weekend everyone! I’m looking forward to some gardening, fun DIY projects, being outside in this lovely weather and some painting homework! ūüôā

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Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s finally nice out here and I’m super stoked for the nice weather. It’s also my Month-Old Blogoversary! I’m looking to bump up the number of likes on my Facebook page and host a giveaway after we reach 100 *likes*. Like me on¬†Facebook, follow me on Twitter, follow this blog through email (hell- follow me on instagram you’ll get pictures of cute dogs)… Think of it like a¬†month-old birthday gift to my blog ūüėČ Shameless self-promotion I know…

It’s Wish List Wednesday and we’re back for our fourth installment of the Etsy color series. Miss the first three colors? Click these links to see them; White & Black, Red and Orange. Why Etsy? Well….. I’m looking forward to opening my own Etsy store and can’t think of a better way to promote good karma than to promote some of the amazing shops already on there.

**REMINDER: Last week Benton Park Prints (one of the shops feature for ORANGE) Graciously offered 20% off their shop for all CREATIVE LIFE ANTICS readers. This offer expires 5/22/13. Use Promo Code: ANTICS **
If you take advantage of this offer please *like* Benton Park Prints and Creative Life Antics on Facebook.

This week’s color is YELLOW. Which is perfect for the nice weather we are FINALLY having. I was a little angry to wake up Monday morning to frost. And when I got home after work I noticed that it did indeed kill about two rows of plants in my new vertical garden planter. Hopefully this weekend I can take those out and replace them. I have 2 weeks until I can turn it fully up-right and when I can I’ll show you a whole reveal post. Until then… lets get back to YELLOW! We’ve got ten great products this round so lets get started!

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one // Everyone’s luggage looks the same these day when it’s coming around the carousal and usually by this time everyone’s grumpy from traveling. Make yours and someone else’s¬†day with this humorous luggage tag from Cest Superbe Labels. This would put a smile on my face, and I would TOTALLY call out that person’s name.

two // Ok, we all know that white ceramic is HUGE right now. But lets not forget to give some love to the other colorful ceramic creatures out there. Like this cute owl piggy bank from Fruit Fly Pie. The bottom of this bank twists off for easy access to the cash inside. Which is good, I would never want to break this guy open… [sidenote: just realized I had purchased from this shop before. I bought the small yellow pig and he sits on my bedroom night stand collecting stuff from my pockets! I love him!]

three // The cute cupcake liners from Simply Wrappers are all sort of springy and I love them! Going to buy a few of these for my “liner stash” which is a real thing people. The bf wanted cake the other day so I made cupcakes and gave him a list of what liners he could chose from.

four // Technically this has other colors than just yellow in it, but I love this necklace so much I’m willing to make and exception. Crafted by Bevin Bold this is such a perfect piece for a number of outfits in my closet. Plus it also has mint green, which is such a huge color this season.

five // So, you know how women before they get married day-dream and plan out their wedding day? Honestly, I haven’t done that… pinterest kinda started me thinking about all that crap, but the only thing I’ve really put thought into are the invites. I literally sit on Pinterest and Etsy and judge invites. These are really genius wedding invitations using the basic Panton color swatch style. Created by MikioDesign I love the simplicity and bold color. There’s also some other really great color to chose from so check these out!

six // Nothing goes better than yellow and grey and this simple chevron piece by MrsEliotBooks is a great example. Gotta love the subtle chevron shape and the variety of textures within the print.

seven // Back on my pillow quest for my living room… how cute is this pillow from SkinnyLaminx?! I love it! *Adds to my list of options*

eight // It’s the beginning of wedding season which means at my age you probably know about a half dozen couples getting married this year. Which on top of that means you have a half dozen gifts to buy, wrap and present to the bride and groom to be. Buying wedding gifts can be exhausting and boring when it’s the same type of items over and over again so do yourself a favor, get something off of their registry and then give them something a bit more personal¬† or handmade. Trust me, they’ll love that you put some thought into their wedding gift. This print from Apple Blossom Print is a perfect example of a personal gift.

nine // Ok, I swear it’s the last pillow I’ll show you… for this week. But who doesn’t LOVE the geometric texture? It’s incredible! Created by White Nest.

ten // As a lover of old vintage things this old postbox¬†from Cab Art Vintage would make a great addition to the wall of any home. Maybe use it to pass love notes back and forth between you and your significant other. ‚̧ Awe, dreamy.

So what do you think? Great stuff right? If you love the products go give the Etsy shop owner some love!

Have your own shop? Would you like to be featured or to sponsor a giveaway? Shoot me an email!

Have a great Wednesday people!

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Woot!

April 16, 2013

Have you guys checked out Woot! from Amazon yet? Well, you should.

Why? Because I said so (or at least that was the answer my parents always gave me… still figuring that one out).

Or… because who doesn’t love discounts?! And not only discounts, but snarky humored discounts. As in #whowritesthisstuffIaspiretobethem snarky humor. Go check them out! You can thank me later.

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PS: This is not a sponsored post, all opinions expressed in the dry humor above are all my own.  (you cant have them!)