Happy Weekend: Links to Love

happy weekend! [bear lake, utah]Happy weekend everybody! Is it just me or is anybody else so ready for cardigans and pumpkin and crisp air they could die?? Seriously, fall is so close I can taste it! Something about school starting and the fact that it is almost September means I am officially allowed to start planning for and daydreaming about the holidays! I swear the last four months of the year always go past in an eye blink, and I am a planner, so I like to get prepping early! Enough Christmas talk though.. how about some fall inspired links this week?

Who wants a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils?? Or how about just one of the best romantic comedies ever.

The mandatory pumpkin candle.

Fun and easy pumpkin/glitter craft!

Haha, all about the “sweater body!”

A cheap, fun, fall book for the babes.

All the fall TV shows!! What are you looking forward to watching??

Great fall polish color, can’t beat OPI.

Amazing pumpkin chocolate swirl brownies!

Loving this zippered front cardi! On sale too..

Enjoy the weekend friends!



Lace Embellished Trucker Hat


It’s Kara from While Camden Sleeps here to share another easy sewing project, the lace embellished trucker hat!  I’m so excited with how this turned out–especially since it took me less than a half hour!

Back in high school, I refashioned a wedding dress into a prom dress.  I used some bridal lace from Joann’s to make the sleeves a little thicker.  It’s been 7 years and I still had some of that lace left over taunting me in my craft room.  I’m glad I finally put it to good use on this hat!

I got my hat from Amazon and they have almost every color you can image for pretty cheap, I got mine here.  I love how the lace provides the perfect feminine juxtaposition to the casual nature of a trucker hat.

This was such a fun project, anyone can do it! [Read more...]

Party Like It’s Your Birthday.. MAJOR Giveaway!

It’s a special day today! We’re celebrating blogger birthdays this week with The Cards We Drew and we’ve rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it’s YOUR birthday! We’re giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only–sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the great prizes and bloggers involved and please be sure to read the fine print!

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Each blogger picked their own gift card to giveaway…so here’s what’s up for grabs!!

Someday Crafts $15 Chilis Gift Card / The Cards We Drew $15 Home Goods Gift Card / Sweet Tea and Saving Grace $15 Hobby Lobby Gift Card / A Girl and a Glue Gun $15 Home Depot Gift Card / Made to be a Momma $15 Amazon Gift Card / Cupcake Diaries $15 Olive Garden Gift Card / Glued to my Crafts $15 Lowe’s Gift Card / Kleinworth and Co. $15 Target Gift Card / Frenchie Wraps $15 JoAnn’s Gift Card / Simply Designing $15 Amazon Gift Card / Carissa Miss $15 Amazon Gift Card / Food Folks and Fun $15 Target Gift Card / Occasionally Crafty $15 Amazon Gift Card / Maybe I Will $15 iTunes Gift Card / Over the Big Moon $15 Pick Your Plum Gift Card / Yesterday on Tuesday $15 Amazon Gift Card / Housewife Eclectic $15 Amazon Gift Card / Our Thrifty Ideas $15 Pick Your Plum Gift Card / Gingersnap Crafts $15 JoAnn’s Gift Card / Pretty Providence $15 Target Gift Card / Crafting in the Rain $15 Panera Gift Card / Sister’s Suitcase Blog $15 Target Gift Card / DimplePrints $15 Lowe’s Gift Card / That’s What Che Said $15 Home Depot Gift Card / Twin Dragonfly Designs $15 Amazon Gift Card / Happiness is Homemade $15 Amazon Gift Card / The Baker Upstairs $15 World Market Gift Card / Blooming Homestead $15 Target Gift Card / Splendid Designs $15 Michaels Gift Card / Reasons to Skip the Housework $15 Target Gift Card / Giggles Galore $15 Michaels Gift Card / Raegun Ramblings $15 Amazon Gift Card / View from the Fridge $15 Chipotle Gift Card / Flats to Flip Flops $15 Old Navy Gift Card / Cooking with Crystal $15 Hobby Lobby Gift Card / Home. Made. Interest. $15 Home Depot Gift Card / 100 Directions $15 Amazon Gift Card / 733 Blog $15 JoAnn’s Gift Card / Endlessly Inspired $15 Home Goods Gift Card / Here Comes the Sun $15 Target Gift Card / Bloom Designs $15 Michaels Gift Card / Strawberry Mommycakes $15 Pottery Barn Gift Card / Handmade in the Heartland $15 Amazon Gift Card / Wait til Your Father Gets Home $15 Amazon Gift Card / Mabey She Made It $15 Amazon Gift Card / Play Party Pin $15 Amazon Gift Card / Poofy Cheeks $15 Target Gift Card / Bombshell Bling $15 iTunes Gift Card / C.R.A.F.T. $15 Home Depot Gift Card / Gallamore West $15 Target Gift Card

AND on top of all those gift cards we have the following vendors participating…

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$100 Credit to Design Your Own Handbag at Wink and Winn


$50 Credit to StitchFix where you can get your own personal stylist sending clothes to your door!


$25 to Pick Your Plum


Jamberry Nail Decals


Winner One: $645 worth of Gift Cards + $50 StitchFix Credit

Winner Two: $60 worth of Gift Cards + $100 Credit to Wink and Winn

Winner Three: $45 worth of Gift Cards + $25 to Pick Your Plum + Jamberry Nail Decals

Giveaway Details and Fine Print:

Giveaway begins 8/27 and ends 9/5 at 11:59 p.m.. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter and winning entries verified. If winning entry is not complete, prize will be voided and another winner will be chosen. Winners will be notified via email and have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize before a new winner is chosen. Gift cards are chosen by each individual blogger and are mailed out separately to the winner in increments of $15 per blogger. Winner may not choose what gift cards they receive as that is predetermined by the bloggers in advance. Winner will have to provide a valid mailing address and email address, which will be kept confidential, in order to claim their prizes from all parties involved. All individual blogs are responsible for fulfilling their own respective prizes and will have the gift card in the mail or through email to you within one week of verification of winning. Gift Cards are sent out in $15 increments. The Cards We Drew, nor any other blog, is not held liable for unfulfilled prizes from other bloggers and/or vendors involved with this giveaway and all associated with this giveaway are hereby not held liable for any issues with the winnings. Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram and not in ANY way involved with this giveaway and are hereby released of any responsibility or liability.

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Turning Your Closet into Gold with ebay

these ebay selling tips are gold!

As your authority on all things fashion and frugal, I feel that it’s time to share with you the secret of ebay online resale, and how you can take those old forgotten clothes stuffed in the darkened recesses of your closet and turn them into cold hard cash (which you can then use to purchase new, shiny, fun items). Because you aren’t really spending money if you’re using money from stuff you sold, right? However, becoming a successful ebayer can be pretty difficult and if you’ve never done reselling online it can be absolutely daunting. The good news is that there are some oh so important tips and tricks that are guaranteed to make you a killer seller, and today we are going to cover each and every one! [Read more...]