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Cricut March Mystery Box and Craft Sale

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The March Madness Mystery Box is here and it includes a slew of vinyl.  It may contain the following (substitutions do happen due to limited stock)

  • Removable vinyl value pack

  • Summer vinyl sampler

  • Pastel vinyl sampler pack

  • Stone yellow Permanent gloss vinyl 12x48

  • Mint Permanent gloss vinyl 12x48

  • Silver Permanent gloss vinyl 12x48

  • Parchment Permanent gloss vinyl 12x48

Starting today, through 3/19, Cricut is featuring excellent sales including the CricutExplore Air 2 Bundles starting at $269, Cricut EasyPress Bundles starting at $159, 30% off iron-on Materials, and $20 off Select Machine Totes. is offering Free Economy Shipping on orders $99+. Use code MARSHIP.

Cricut Explore Air 2 bundles starting at $269. Valid through 3/19. 

Cricut EasyPress bundles starting at $159. Valid through 3/19. 

Snag 30% off iron-on materials. Valid through 3/19. 

$20 off Select Machine Totes. Valid through 3/19.

FREE Economy Shipping on orders $99+ to US and Canada. Use code MARSHIP.

Unclaimed Baggage Center in Alabama

We found this gem of a place on a vacation a few years back. All the unclaimed airline baggage ends up at the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Alabama. If you are a treasure hunter or love thrifting, this is a stop you will definitely have to make at some point. I don't know why it is located here, there isn't really a whole lot around the area. But the Unclaimed Baggage Center is huge. They have thousands of new items arriving daily. 

The 40,000-square-foot store is organized by departments, such as men’s, jewelry and electronics, making it easy for you to find what you’re looking for. If this weren't large enough, there is another building next door called Etc. There are an additional three levels of bargains and 4,000 ft of children's clothing. At Etc. you can find last chance items and big bargains.

The Unclaimed Baggage Center isn't open late, closing most days at 6 pm and it isn't open on Sundays. The UBC doesn't take orders or sell online. To plan your visit, check out their website, facebook page, and address. 

509 W Willow St
Scottsboro, Alabama 35768

Visit Dollar Tree to Fill Your Easter Baskets

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Even though we are on vacation in Florida for spring break, I had to visit Dollar Tree. There are so many new items in stock and I wanted to get a few things to fill my daughters Easter baskets; you know, in case they ran out. Dollar Tree carries many name brand products and you can't beat the price! I grabbed some candy and a cute bouncy ball for each girl. Even though Dollar Tree is a chain, they do carry different items throughout the country. I am sure this isn’t my only visit to Dollar Tree before my Easter basket filling will be complete. I loved getting an Easter basket when I was younger and even though my daughters are teens now, I still love making them a basket each year. Just like my mother did, their baskets are wrapped in cellophane and topped with a large bow. I don’t know if my daughters care about the presentation as much as I do. But it reminds me of the magical baskets my mother used to make for me so I keep the tradition. Two items I bought were:

I couldn't pass up these Haribo Happy Hoppers. Haribo is known for gummy bears but these are the same thing shaped as bunny heads.

The first item I grabbed and the one that reminded me to shop for Easter was this chocolate bunny from Russell Stovers. We always put a chocolate bunny in each year's Easter basket, but honestly, the really large ones don't get totally eaten. This version was the perfect size for one person, and it is solid chocolate. Another tradition I keep that my mother had!

Everything Is Just $1 At!

Do you have Easter basket traditions? I would love to hear about them in the comments. (and thanks for sharing!)


New Galaxy Glitter Paint from DecoArt

Galaxy Glitter Paint samples sent to me from DecoArt.

The Galaxy Glitter Paint coordinates with Americana Paint.

See how the Galaxy Glitter Paint works.



Jewelry for Valentine's Day at Zales

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I love color so if I were to pick a jewelry item to wear, it would be colorful and probably earrings. That is why I am featuring these Mystic Fire Topaz earrings from Zales. I think they would go with almost any outfit. Maybe these aren't your taste. Zales has a ton of pieces on sale right now for Valentine's day. has coupons for savings at Zales that you will want to check out. [here]

Cuttlebug and More Sale

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Sadly, Cricut is phasing out the Cuttlebug but you can benefit from this huge sale. Today through 2/12, Cricut is launching their Cuttlebug Sale! This sale features up to 80% off Cuttlebug machines and materials, up to 30% off paper & cardstock, and the Cricut Explore Air 2 starting at $229. is offering Free Economy Shipping on orders $99+. Use code LOVECRICUT. 

Cuttlebug into my heart and save up to 80%. Valid through 2/12. 

Take up to 30% off paper & cardstock for unforgettable valentines. Valid through 2/12. 

Cricut Explore Air 2 starting at $229. Valid through 2/12. 

Fall in love with bulk and save big. Valid through 2/12.

FREE Economy Shipping on orders $99+ to US and Canada. Use code LOVECRICUT.

4 Essential Additions To Your Crafting Supplies

If you’re a keen craft enthusiast, you’ve probably got a cupboard filled with all sorts of supplies that you’ve picked up over the years. But do you have all of the essentials that you need in there? It takes a bit of natural ability and a whole lot of practice to get good at crafting, but it’s equally important that you’ve got the right equipment. If you want to take your crafting to the next level, these are some of the essential pieces of equipment that you need to invest in.




Storage Bins

Before we get into the specifics, it’s important to talk about storage. If you’ve got a big box in the cupboard with all of your craft supplies shoved in there, you’re doing it wrong. If some glue leaks out or you’ve got things with glitter or sequins in there, you’re going to have a big mess on your hands and loads of your crafting materials are going to get ruined. If you want to create good quality crafts, you need to look after your equipment and materials properly. So, get yourself some storage bins or a small set of plastic drawers so you can keep everything separate and organized properly. It’ll make your life so much easier and you won’t accidentally ruin anything.


Glue Guns

Each crafting project requires a different type of glue, so it’s important that you’ve got a wide range. You’ll need PVA for anything wooden or paper based, but that won’t do for glass, for example, so you’ll need something stronger. One thing that you always need to have is a glue gun. It’s a great, versatile piece of crafting equipment which usually comes in handy when nothing else will work. There are so many great crafting projects that you can do with a glue gun so you should definitely invest in one.


Vinyl Cutter

Working with vinyl can be a bit frustrating and it takes a while to get the hang of it, but once you do, you can create some amazing designs that will go on wood, glass or even t-shirts. But you’re going to make life a lot harder for yourself if you’re trying to cut the designs out by hand and you won’t get a professional finish. Instead, you should look for a vinyl cutter to do the hard work for you. Check out for more information on choosing the right one. The cheaper ones will just cut sheets but they won’t be able to cut out a design that you’ve drawn so it’s best to spend a bit more on one that will.


Scrap Fabric

When you finish a project and you’ve got a little bit of fabric left over, don’t throw it away. Instead, you should keep it all in a scrap fabric bin. That saves you from going out and spending more money every time you need a small piece of fabric and you never know when that stuff is going to come in handy. Visit for a great list of things you can do with it if the bin starts to overflow.


Once you add these essentials to your crafting kit, you’ll open up a whole load of new options for yourself.

Pantone's Color of the Year - Living Coral

I love Pantone and have used their color system as a graphic designer for years. I always find it interesting to see what color they choose for the color of the year. Last year was Ultra Violet and I did see a lot of ladies wearing violet. 2019 is Living Coral. I am not a big coral fan but this shade isn't bad. How do you feel about Living Coral? Will you add it to your wardrobe or crafts?

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The Color of the Year 2019 announcement is a landmark one, as it marks the 20th time that Pantone has made its trendsetting color prediction.

Living Coral (PANTONE 16-1546) is described in the Color of the Year announcement as “vibrant, yet mellow” as well as “sociable and spirited”.

“Color enhances and influences the way we experience life,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute. “As a shade that affirms life through a dual role of energizing and nourishing, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral reinforces how colors can embody our collective experience and reflect what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time.”

Color Codes for Living Coral (ink):

CMYK: 0 50 59 0

sRGB: 255 109 112


To see the full set of Pantone color codes for Living Coral, including for fabric, click here.

For you design geeks, you can purchase 
Living Coral Pantone mug

Or you can carry around 
Living Coral notebook and the coral is continued inside.

Update to 
Color of the Year Planner.

If you want to go Living Coral crazy and add it to your Home and Interiors,
you can buy 
swatch book of Living Color for just under $200!




Cricut Sale for 2019

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It's the new year and that means new deals from Cricut! Starting today, through 1/8, save up to 50% on materials and accessories! Also, save up to 80% on Cuttlebug accessories. is offering Free Economy Shipping on orders $99+. Use code JANSHIP.

Save up to 50% on materials. Valid through 1/8. 

Take up to 50% off accessories. Valid through 1/8. 

Cuttlebug accessories are up to 80% off. Valid through 1/8. 

FREE Economy Shipping on orders $99+ to US and Canada. Use code JANSHIP.

SNAP Conference 2019

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This is one of my favorite conferences for the craft and DIY community. It is located in Utah and is held April 11 - 13. Most meals are included and I would recommend staying at the conference hotel, Little America (there is a discount code available). Check it out at the following link [SNAP]

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