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Goodbyes Suck

September 25, 2013

Hey guys, I’m just poping in for a hot minute to let you know that TODAY over at SYTYC Tauni is hosting my goodbye interview for the competition. I’m sad to go, but so glad I had the opportunity to participate. Please stop by and give Tauni some love not only at SYTYC but at SNAP as well.


Tauni is one of those bloggers you only read about online and wish to someday meet. She’s an amazing crafter, has great ideas and the best personality. We’ve only emailed each other a few times over the course of the competition but she was so sweet to me every time and I cant wait to meet her someday.

Maybe I’ll make it out to SNAP Conference in the next year or so!

Tomorrow I’m back with the FULL tutorial for my Dresser & Friday we are hosting a link party for BlogPal!!

I’ve already got some great posts planned for next week too! Look at me being all productive and stuff. 😉



Week 2 SYTYC Results Are In…

September 13, 2013

Did you guess which project was mine? I’ll give you a hint:


Ok, that might have been more than a hint…

That’s right, I did the MCM Dresser Update! And the results are in….


Here’s a quick recap of the votes:



I came in 6th place! Not too bad…

Here’s the rest of the pictures from my entry. On Tuesday I’ll post the tutorial for my Dresser Makeover that took me a good part of the summer.  Hope you’ll come back then to see it.



Next week the theme moves to “Birthday”… hmm, I wonder what the crafters have made for you then? Don’t forget to hop over to SYTYC on Monday and vote!

Oh! And speaking of voting, there was a big snafu of votes counting and not counting and people being able to vote more than once, or only once…. SO, the voting has changed to one vote per person per week. That’s it, you get one vote (for your favorites) SO MAKE IT COUNT!

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Fixing Mistakes

September 2, 2013

So I have a confession to make. I’ve been avoiding putting up my doormat, because well it didn’t turn out great. Why? Well… it’s a bit small.

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So I need to fix that. Once I do you’ll get the tutorial. Sorry guys. Big whoopsie on my part due to my lack of correct calculations.

BUT. Today is Labor Day– So I hope you are visiting and having a fun (hopefully day off).

In the Kitchen

Today is also the very first day you can vote for Season 17 on SYTYC!! Kitchen Projects are up today so stop by and vote.

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Also! BlogPal emails went out yesterday! I’m so excited for everyone participating this month! What a great turnout we had and I’m excited to see how you all like it!

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Take care and have a wonderful weekend!!




Auditions Tutorial

August 14, 2013

Hey everyone! I’m dropping in early this morning to let you know that the tutorial for my HUGE memo board is up at So You Think You’re Crafty today! Wahoo 🙂

Please stop over there to check it out and give some love to Tauni!

I’ll be back in a few hows for our regularly scheduled Wednesday Wish List…


Cya then!

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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!


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.


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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I’m Broke & Broke…

August 6, 2013

Hellllllllo out there. Welcome, welcome. It’s Tuesday (shocker, I know). And today I’ve got some Hollywood news for you.

Before I get too far into the news just a QUICK shameful plug reminder to go vote for the So You Think You’re Crafty Season 17 Auditions. pleasssssse… I’m begging… seriously, on my knees right now (ok, that’s a lie).

Ok, now on to the fun stuff. First, before I go ANY farther… this:ENMNetwork Disclosure

SO. I’m super excited today to bring to you news of a HOT HOT HOT new single camera comedy called Newlywed & Broke. A “modern day” I Love Lucy- like comedy starring Reko Moreno and Kat Castaneda as a newlywed couple struggling with financial hardship, job loss and all the quirks of a new marriage. I watched about 2 minutes of their hilarious promo video on their indiegogo campaign site and immediately fell in love. The MC Hammer reference was ON POINT.


I can seriously relate to this comedy right now. I might not be married, but I’m a young homeowner that struggles constantly to find a balance between bills, projects and being young and wanting to “live the life”. There are definitely times where I think to myself “If I hadn’t bought my home” I could have gone to Europe, or Peru or somewhere amazing and had a once in a lifetime experience. I have to remind myself that setting money aside for that dreaded property tax bill is WAY more important than new clothes (at least that’s what I’ve been told). 

This new series will be something that EVERYONE can relate to it’s a familiar tale for all of us.  Relationship or not, everyone can grow nostalgic over at least a few ridiculous choices they made when they were broke. Just watch the promo video here. I’m fully standing behind this new show and can’t wait to see what else they can come up with.

Stop by the Indiegogosite (I LOVE how they named their perks as the romance “steps”. The description for the Bachelorette party is SO TRUE, lol!), check out some of the cool broke tips provided by fans and take note that your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE because they are partnered with Fractured Atlas –a non-profit arts service organization. 


As always I will be giving you the latest and greatest up to date information from this campaign. I think the best part of this whole thing is hearing everyones stories! What’s your broke tip? Do you only get gas during a full moon? Maybe you hit up the local bar only during happy hour? Tell me your broke tip! You never know… it just might make it on the show. 

Have a wonderful day everyone, see you back here tomorrow for a Wednesday Wishlist! 

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Monday Morning Mashup

August 5, 2013


I need a list…

ONE// Today is the VERY first day to vote for Season 17 on So You Think You’re Crafty! I’m auditioning and today until Thursday at 7PM EST you can vote for your top five favorites here. Now, I’d be lying if i said I DIDN’T want you to figure out which one is mine and make it your FAVORITE, but I’m not going to force you… (hard, at least). 

I cannot tell you which project is mine, but hopefully you’ll be able to figure it out.

SO GO VOTE! (please) and spread the word!

TWO// The very lovely Lizzy from Lizzy’s Luggage has not only been nominated for the Liebster Award (it’s an award passed around bloggers of smaller blogs) but she has nominated Creative Life Antics for the award as well! I’m so honored, cant wait to answer her questions and nominate some of my favorite small blogs too! I’ll be answering all her

questions on Thursday, but until then please head over and give her some love and congrats!


THREE// I’m adding a really sweet new button to my sidebar. This makes things feel SO
OFFICIAL. Today marks the end of The Bounce Back Campaign. I’m so very proud to announce that we raised over $138,000.00 more than the goal of $500k. To say that this is the start of something big and wonderful for myself and many other bloggers is a complete understatement. I’m close to crying, this is a huge journey and a HUGE step for bloggers in general. Thank you to everyone!

// Today my other very lovely blogging friend is another year older! A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the wonderful LEEANN of Join The Gossip.


FIVE// Don’t forget to enter The Nectar Collective Sponsor Giveaway (I’m a sponsor) get all the details to enter HERE.

I’m pretty sure there was supposed to be another item… but at the moment I can’t quite remember what it is…

Either way, Happy Monday!

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