Hello world!! I’m super excited to welcome  you to my NEW blog!! I have a renewed energy for getting back on the blogging train and I decided it was time to buy my own domain name to like a grownup designer and kick it off from here!!

I hope to offer you lots of interesting things here, from personal stories, to interesting links, to freebies and previews. I also am going to start blogging on a brand new subject for me: crafting and DIY!! I have always had a passion for crafting and although I don’t always share it online, I love love love making adorable little goodies, finding a clever use for something new and finding things for a bargain and making them over into something super cool.

In addition to that, I’m feeling a new personal challenge of doing a better job of capturing our family memories and scrapping more so I plan to use the new bloggy-land to motivate me there.  You will also find me keeping you updated on my designs and hopefully inspiring you with them too!!

Although I don’t have any illusions that I will have something for you EVERY DAY I did make a little schedule for the blog that I plan to follow – you can check in each week on the following days to see if I have something in that category for you – or even better just check in daily to see what is new.

My post schedule will be as follows, I’ll probably only do a handful of posts each week, but these will be the days I use:

  • “Make it Happen Mondays” will be my day to show you a current project I’ve been working on, it might be a project in for our new fixer upper home, or a fun new craft I’ve done, or something else that I’ve tackled that I’d like to share.
  • “Free Tuesdays” will be the day of the week I’ll post a freebie, if I have one. I figure the zoo does free Tuesdays once a month so I’ll follow suit! Who knows though, maybe the “freebie” will be free unsolicited advice, or a free smile… 😉 I guess you’ll have to check in and see!!
  • “Wonderful Life Wednesdays” – this is going to be a post all about me and my fun/silly/adorable/sweet boys (awesome hubby g included). I’d REALLY like to have something here up weekly because part of the goal is to be more proactive about capturing family life and putting it down to remember.
  • “Link me up Thursdays” will be filled with links and inspiration from around the web – crafting/scrapping/home improvement – I hope you will be inspired by the awesome goodies I find on the interwebs to share!
  • “FRIDAY FIX” is back!! If you are a long time reader you may remember this one! Come to my bloggy on Fridays to see a peek of my new release(s) for the week and comment for a chance to win it!!
  • Simple {new releases} Saturday posts are going to be exactly that – simple. Come see what I’ve been working on for the past week and to check if you are the big winner of our Friday Fix!

Well there you have it folks! Hoping to really get this blog a chugging along because I’ve got enthusiasm for it coming out my ears right now!! I hope you will follow along with me and comment/share/pin blog feedback always makes a girl giddy as can be.

SO Finally – this week’s Friday Fix is ON – and I’m super excited about this kit I did this week with the amazingly talented and beautiful miss Krystal Hartley:



This kit is about a theme that I love dearly LOL!!! Wine makes me happy, its my little piece of calm after a crazy day, and one of the guilty pleasures that I enjoy the most!

SO – if anyone would like a chance to win this little beauty then all you have to do is leave me a comment here – and tell me – what is YOUR guilty pleasure of choice???

Like I have done in the past, I like to sweeten the deal with an extra chance to win – if you share this post (twitter/facebook ect) just come back and comment as second time and you can have an extra chance to win!

Special new blog kick off bonus – If anyone would like a 3rd chance to win, just pin ANYTHING on this blog (look around, I have a few past posts, and other misc. goodies) and leave a comment with that link and you will be in the running BIG time!

Since it is the first friday fix here on the new blog home, to add to the awesomeness I decided the winner can pick ANY of my kits for their prize (aside from this collab, solo kits only please).  Just incase a wine kit isn’t exactly your speed…

(ps – if your comment doesn’t show up immediately don’t worry – I’m still not sure what the spam filters will do here so I may have to manually approve comments with links this time around)

Ok well that is all for this crazy post!  So excited you came to visit my new little home and I can’t wait to hear from you all!!

<3 Shawna