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Happy Tuesday everyone. I’m popping in for a quick second to let you in on some MORE great news. Yesterday I announced that I will be auditioning for So You Think You’re Crafty, a ten week blog competition. I’m hoping you will all pop over each week to check out the cool crafts and vote for your favorites (in which I hope mine is included!). But today I have some even more good news that I’ve been keeping a secret…

Everyone reading this by now has know that I was a part of Shemar’s The Bounce Back, (heck- I even mentioned it again yesterday) which has raised over $600k dollars for the film for production. Now anything over the $500k mark goes towards distribution of the film across the US and international theaters. But what they might not know was that Shemar was partnered with a group of 40 bloggers (myself being one of them) that helped push his influence across social media making The Bounce Back the #4 most crowd funded film ever. This movement was all the brain-child of a lovely woman named Erica Pena-Vest from the blog Guide to Military Travel. Erica having been in blogger groups before, knew the influence bloggers could cause and when assigned this project on behalf of Shemar’s team knew that her fellow bloggers would be the right team for this task. She rounded up 40 of us, gave us a task to accomplish and pushed us day to day to make our goal. 

During this process Shemar’s team was so amazed at the movement that Erica decided to create her own network of bloggers to work with other celebs, musicians, actors and directors.

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Enter stage left the Entertainment New Media Network, which I am absolutely excited to announce that I am a part of. After B3 Erica asked the bloggers from the campaign if they would like to continue on as part of the network, giving some new leadership roles (I’m officially now a Team Group Leader! I get a fancy new email address 😉). We are working with new clients on an almost daily basis now and I can’t wait to see where this company could not only take CLA but me (as in Justynn) in the future.

So be prepared… in the mix of my DIY, baking (new recipe this THURSDAY!), crafting, life-antics, and adorable Ziggy pictures… I will now be bringing in some of the latest news from the Hollywood front. Breaking news on new movies, music and more. Lots of giveaways with swag… and of course pictures with hunky men. Heck, I might even go to a red carpet premier or two! You know you want to see me attempting to wear a dress… right? 😉


With all that above being said I hope you are all going to join me for the ride. I’m feeling very lucky and blessed to have stumbled into such a huge opportunity for my future and look forward to what is to come.

So please, go stop by the indiegogo campaign, the bounce back website and leave Shemar some love. By doing so you are also supporting my new job, and the ENMNetwork!

For now though, Hollywood– OUT.


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Last weekend… was a bit crazy. To say the least. Saturday morning I got up early and ran the Warrior Dash. I’ve ran it three years in a row and really love it (even thought I hate it for a whole week after, hah).  For those of you that don’t know what it is… The Warrior Dash is one of the “really popular” 5k races across the US (and maybe Canada?) Basically it’s a 5k race with obstacles. Obstacles that kick your ass. Obstacles that (in my case) leave you banged up and bruised afterwards. I’ve ran it with friends the first two years, but this year was the first year I ran it on my own. Which is MUCH harder to stay motivated. At the end of the race, you get a medal, a warrior helmet, a beer and a t-shirt… oh and you’re covered in mud, dirt & who knows what else. 

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So after running that I was basically ready to lay in bed and watch movies the rest of the day. I might have done some laundry. I think…

But SUNDAY… whooo wee. Sunday I got my butt up and got some seriously work done. I’ve been hinting that there was something big coming up and I think I can finally talk about it.  A few months ago I signed up to participate in a 10 week craft blog challenge series called So You Think You’re Crafty (cool name, right?). Well shortly after emailing the host I was informed that I could audition for Season 17. I did a lot of happy dancing, some screaming, called the boyfriend, mom and my friends. I know, I’m weird. 

Ok, so here is my official announcement. I’m participating in the SYTYC Audition round where the top 10 out of 12 bloggers move on (which I think is next week?). If I make it past the auditions I get to participate in a TEN WEEK competition. Each week has a different theme that the crafters create a project based off of, the round is posted on Monday and the winner is announced on Friday. Each round is done anonymously, so I can’t TELL you which one is mine, but hopefully you’ll be able to figure it out. I’m promising to only do projects that would be something I would create for myself ordinarily, which hopefully will set my projects apart. After they post the winner of each week I will share with you on CLA which project is mine and a tutorial!

So anyways- back to Sunday, I was working on my round 1 & 2 projects (I’m optimistic) which only proceeded to add bruises and cuts and scrapes to my already bruised, cut up, and scraped body. Then I popped into IKEA for some new storage ideas and staging bits and pieces, popped into Home Goods, because who can drive past Home Goods without stopping in? Not this girl. And at about 8pm after I returned home I decided it would be a good job to get my garage/ workshop in order (because taking it easy after warrior dash just didn’t seem important).  

This is it’s current state: (please don’t judge, it was messy and I NEED to be able to pull my car in this winter. I’d show you the other side, but it’s got SYTYC projects)

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So that was my weekend. Projects Galore. 

Oh! what also happened this weekend? THIS.


Yep, The Bounce Back not only went over $500K this weekend, the funding got extended a week courtesy of Indiegogo –they want to see this jump up the rank of MOST CROWDFUNDED FUNDED FILMS (currently we are sitting pretty at #4)– AND we are currently sitting at just over $600K with new perks coming today and tomorrow. Completely awed at the amount of love Shemar’s fans are giving him and this project and I’m so excited to not only be a part of it now, but continue to be a part of this project through the end. Can anyone say RED CARPET PREMIER PARTY? Yep, I’ll be there. Maybe I’ll even get a smooch from Shemar ;).

Lastly, but certainly NOT the least, giving my second blog buddy from July a HUGE shout out. LIZZY from Lizzy’s Luggage. You heard a little about her here. Thanks lady for a really sweet & custom gift.

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This is my first branded ANYTHING and I absolutely love it. I literally wore it the day after getting it. 🙂 If you havent done so already (and if you haven’t, get a MOVE ON) please go check out her site, facebook & twitter… leave her some love. She’s super inspiring to me. I tried to channel some of that inspiration into this post (how am I doing?) by being more me and writing a bit more about my life.

Ok, That’s it for this Monday. More projects, potential bruises and new stuff coming up in the pipeline! Are you guys excited?

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Old School Blogging

July 18, 2013

Hey Everyone! I’ve got a new kinda of a post coming up below, but before I get there I just want to remind you about a project I’ve been working closely on. You may have seen sprinkled in to my normal Facebook and Twitter shootouts that I’ve mentioned Shemar Moore, The Bounce Back, Bounce Back Bloggers and several numerous shots of his sexy abs face. That’s because for a few weeks now I’ve been working with Shemar and his team to promote and raise fund for his new movie ‘The Bounce Back‘. If you’ve been around for a while you saw this post, but I wanted to remind you again as we hit the single digest left in his campaign. This is such a HUGE opportunity not only for his fans to get involved, but for bloggers everywhere. Myself and 29 other fellow bloggers are trying to introduce blogging as a STRONG force in Hollywood and we can use your help. Check out the new perks, make a donation or share with whoever you can.

Some of the bloggers meeting up with Shemar

Some of the bloggers meeting up with Shemar

The link to the fundraising site. Check out the perks! I can’t wait for mine. 🙂



At the end of June I signed up for a brand new “collective” group called the “Snail Mail Collective” hosted by The Nectar Collective & Lost in Travels.


Basically you get paired up with another blogger either across the world or across the US from you. I was luckily paired up with the AMAZING Lizzy –from Lizzy’s Luggage, and I feel that we bonded pretty easily.


We’re both young (her more so than I) and were looking for the same thing from this collective, a new blog friend. So for the last two weeks I’ve been popping over to her site now and again to see what she’s up to, how her day/ week is going, leaving a comment here or there and exchanging emails with her. Well earlier this week I dropped in and she had a post about Old School Blogging that interested me. It was a cool idea on a blog post, for when.. you don’t really have much to say that day. So in an effort to step out of my DIY comfort-zone I’m going to try out her idea. Plus, this gives all you new readers a chance to get to know me a little better. Win-Win.

Bare with me people… I’m going in blind…

oh yeah, and that’s ^ the handy button for this post. 😉

5 Things I Have A Passion For
1. Crafting: This shouldn’t come as a surprise for anyone, but for as long as I can remember I’ve love to make/ build/ put things together. My Grandfather was a woodcarver for a large automotive company, my Aunts are all VERY crafty, my Mother is crafty, my Father is very skilled at building things my sister is a great artist too it’s in my blood.
2. Reading: I love to read. In fact, reading for a while drained my bank account. That was until my mother gave me a nook for my birthday one year and i found out I could check out books from the library (that return themselves… Hello–  NO LATE FEES).
3. Dogs: I love dogs, especially big dogs. I have a weakness for their faces, their kisses, the way they play Love them:
(Look at this face…. could you say no to it?)
Ziggy Slide 4. Family: I love my family to pieces. They drive me absolutely bat-shit crazy sometimes, but they’re my family. They’re here for me when I need them no questions asked and you couldn’t find a more lovable bunch. 
5. Being Myself: Now, before you go and tell me “that’s not a passion” hear me out. I *AM* passionate about being myself. I’m weird, I’m different, I think logically, I’m stubborn, I’m LOUD, I’m crafty, I build things… I have a passion for being all of those things that truly make me “Justynn” and more.  
5 Things I Would Like to do Before I Die
1. Travel the World: I’ve been around the US (a little bit) and to Mexico, Germany and Poland but I want to experience cultures all over the world. 
2. SKYDIVING was pretty high on my list and I accomplished that TWICE.
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3. Be Succesful: Not in the “super-rich” sort of a way. But in a “my life makes me happy, my business is well off the ground, I live comfortably” sort of a way. I want to be able to take a vacation when needed and not have to eat ramen every night to do so.
4. Have Fur Babies and Babies: This one kinda scare me and thrills me at the same time. Mentioned above I love dogs and will always want one/ have one in my life. The kids part scares me. I want to be a mom someday but it’s not an easy job.
5. Live in another country: I would love to live in another country for a year or two, just to experience the difference. And no, I don’t mean Canada (because I kinda already have a home there), I’m talking about a country with a completely different language.
5 Things I Say A Lot
1. “Story of my life” — whenever anything goes wrong.
2. “Ice Cream?” — probably my favorite thing in the world
3. “Brainstorm” — whenever I need to think of a new idea, I call upon my friends to help my “brainstorm” sometimes the things they say– even random things trigger an idea for me.
4. “Bomb Dot Com” I think I picked this up form my little sister, but whenever someone does something nice for me I tell them that I think they are “the bomb. dot com”
5. “Thank you” I think my parents really instilled in me the importance to say “thank you” to people and I can be caught saying it in excess like for every item the checkout lady scans
5 Books I Have Read Recently
(quick note: I love trashy novels & mysteries & books set back in time… don’t judge)
1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (boyfriend turned me onto the book)
2. Currently Reading: Under the Dome by Stephen King
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
4. Quinn’s Woman by Susan Mallery (trashy novel)
5. Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
5 Favorite Movies
1. Pretty Woman Yep, Stereotypical I know.
2. Boondock Saints Bet you didn’t guess that one huh?
3. Gangs Of New York Another shocker huh?
4. Shawshank Redemption LOVE this movie.
5. Animated: Finding Nemo “And he shall be my squishy” lol
5 Places I Would Love to Travel To
1. Greece.
2. Australia
3. Netherlands
4. Peru
5. Grand Canyon 
Now… here’s the part where I’m supposed to invite people to do this… but the issue is, I don’t really know that many other bloggers. So I’m going to throw this out there to you… Do your own post and then leave me a link to it. Do this before July 25th then join the link up party here.
5 People I Invite to do This Meme
1. YOU
2. YOU
3. YOU
4. YOU
5. YOU
OH! And one last thing… I’m doing the 30 Day Self Portrait Challenge (on instagram) from A Beautiful Mess. So, get ready to see my mug for the next 30 days. Joy.
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The Bounce Back…

June 27, 2013

Ok Ladies and Gents… hold on to your panties… I’ve got some AMAZING NEWS.

But before we get to that: Raise your hand if you’re a fan of the TV show Criminal Minds.

I know I’m raising my hand… love the show. Something about law and crime shows on TV right? I just get all sorts of suckered in. I tell myself I’m only going to watch one episode and then next thing I know, I’ve missed the gym… somehow ended up with a bowl of ice cream and it’s two hours past my bedtime. I seriously can’t figure out how that happens. And in terms of Criminal Minds… it’s like the great mystery of the murders, the cool story behind the characters and their interactions with each other and lastly (but probably number one in my book…) these:


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Meet Shemar Moore. The celebrity crush of women everywhere. This star of Criminal Minds is an extremely talented actor who is looking to add “executive producer” to his resume. Shemar came across a great script for a new film called The Bounce Back and wants to bring the film to you.

“The Bounce Back” is a heartfelt romantic comedy about finding the courage to love after love has let you down.

When I read “The Bounce Back” – that very same issue was at the core of the script and the character, Matthew Taylor. I saw a lot of myself in Matthew, although I’ve never written a book (but I’m thinking about it now, hint, hint). I felt a kindred spirit to what Matthew was going through and my own life. Matthew loses his wife, his first love and after a short recovery creates a best-selling book and a system of survival in order to shield himself from the pain.  He throws himself into a year-long speaking tour.

That system of survival; his book and speaking tour, keeps him from falling in love again when he meets the perfect girl, the beautiful and zany Kristin Moreland. Matthew realizes that he has to renounce his book and the world he has created around it in order to take the big unknown plunge of letting himself fall in love again. 

I think there is a wonderful poetry to that, the idea of risking it all for love. And I feel, in my heart, that is why we’re here on this planet. To love. After I put down the screenplay, “The Bounce Back,” I knew I had to make this movie simply because I believe in love all the way down to the fabric of my being.

~ Shemar Moore

Now, we all know that films cost a lot of money and with that money comes investors who want to add their own touch to the film. Shemar wants to do this film differently. He wants to avoid the investors to preserve the integrity of the original script. In order to do so they trimmed down the budget to a cool 3M.  Their goal is to raise half the money, and then Shemar himself will fund the other half. That’s how much he believes in this script.

Check out this sneak peek

Okay, okay, I know… so where do you and CLA fit in? Well, here’s the deal. Creative Life Antics (that’s me!) and some other really fabulous bloggers have teamed up to help promote the crap out of The Bounce Back. Why? Have you seen the abs…. because Shemar really believes in the ability of bloggers and their influence. He believes that social media can be a huge asset to making this film happen.

In all reality, you guys know that I don’t promote or sponsor things I don’t believe in, and to be honest, I’m a sucker for romance. I believe in this film and am super excited to see it to fruition.

How am I going to help? Well- I plan to spread the word about their indiegogo campaign and I hope you will too. Please, take a minute to watch the video, visit the fundraising site, spread the work, tweet it, Facebook it, pin it… anything that you can do to help promote this campaign. Pledge a donation -there are some really amazing perks (hello-being *in* the movie!?). Lets make a new niche in the Hollywood Market and let it be known that bloggers have a ton of pull.


Visit Indiegogo to help donate:
Follow them on Twitter: @bouncebackfilm and @shemarmoore
Like them on Facebook:
Official Hashtag:#TheBounceBack

Note: I was asked to participate in this campaign by the Bounce Back Film Campaign as part of a first-of-its-kind blogger initiative. I will cover the making of the movie from fundraising to premiere throughout the next year. I am being provided promotional material, giveaways and exclusive interviews but this is not a paid post. All opinions are my own.

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