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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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Back to Business…

September 9, 2013

Good Morning!!!

How was your weekend? Good? Mine was fabulous. I didn’t feel stressed to get something done right away. I’ve been able to get some post created for this week, and I’ve got a game plan for next week! Which make my blogging life much simpler.

So, we’re back to business over here. I’ve got a few items to check off my list today, tomorrow I will be posting a tutorial of my SYTYC project. Yep. This is going to be a good week!

First: THANK YOU, thank you, thank you all for your votes for SYTYC Week one. My project the “Kitchen Themed Herb Garden” was picked for second place and this has moved me forward in the competition! Which brings me to the second item of business…


Second: Today marks DAY ONE of the second week of the competition. This week’s theme is Upcycle! Myself and 8 other bloggers have created some amazing projects for you to vote for. As always, I cannot tell you which item is mine, but I hope you’ll like it and vote for it.


Ok, onto the third item of business.

Lastly: Today marks the first week of #BLOGPAL week one topics. For those that signed up for BlogPal this month I look forward to seeing what you and your partner collaborated on. Please leave me a link so I can share and promote your posts! For those that are interested in find out more about BlogPal please find more information here. We have a great list of bloggers this month. You can find them all here:

To Be Fabulous
City Life Attempter
Lizzy’s Luggage
Food, Fun and Life in Waukesha
Clarks Condensed
Case of Momdays
Michigan Mom
Our Daily Craft
The Pin Junkie
Ponderings From My Heart
Blondie’s Style Fix
Delightful E Made
Words Of A SAHM
Robyn’s View
Crafting with the Crippled Crafter
Unus Sed Leona
Moons & Junes
The Waste Knot
The Simple Things In Life
Adventures In My Noggin
Capturing Magical Memories
Sweet Lil You
Rowdy Fairy
Everyday Polish
Mommies Quiet Place

Go check out these AWESOME BLOGS. Send them some love for me 🙂

OH YEAH, I was able to remember all the items from my list! Time to celebrate…

Check back in the morning for my tutorial!!


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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Shameless Quick Plug: If you have a minute today please stop by over at SYTYC to vote for the Season 17 Auditions round. CLA (that’s ME) is vying for the chance to participate this season!

Did you guys know that H&M had a home store?! I sure didn’t. But of course when I found I hopped right over and spend over and HOUR looking through their entire catalogue. And then I got distracted by clothes. Isn’t this the cutest dress?!

Ok, ok Justynn, back on topic… Anyways, So I found out they have a home catalogue, spent over and hour perusing it and figured I might as well share my finds with you. Check out some of my favorites below.

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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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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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