August OHDEERME Kit Reveal

Happy August, friends!

It’s the first of the month, so you know what that means! Today is reveal day for the August Freckled Fawn embellishment kit called, “Iconic” and just like month’s past – it is SO cute and full of SO many awesome goodies to use on your creative projects!

Here are some pictures of the kit:

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Love these wooden stars!

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These acrylic cameras are just TOO adorable! They’d be perfect on a pocket scrapbooking card!

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Gold, glittery hearts?! Um, YES please!!

 

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Love these heart chipboards, too!

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I am a BIG font snob and font collector, LOL and I just love this whimsical, quirky, handwritten font! These stickers are so cute! Love how they’re white with a black outline, too – super versatile!

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MORE cute paperclips! Have you seen all of Freckled Fawn’s paperclips? They are always creating the cutest paperclips and I need them ALL. These are no exception! SO cute!

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Adorable epoxy stickers! That smiley makes me happy! ;)

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Super cute vellum sticker sheet!

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Gold puffy arrow stickers? Eeeeek!

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Oh, and can we just talk about the super cute plastic pouches that Freckled Fawn puts all of these goodies in every month? They are just so awesome and you can do so much with them! I know lots of people who use them when they’re traveling and just store other goodies in them as well. That chevron is so cute!

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So there you have it! August’s Freckled Fawn embellishment kit! Eeeek! For more information on Freckled Fawn you can go to their website HERE and you can see more about the kit HERE! You definitely need to check into getting it sent to your mailbox every month! I’ll be showing you what I used the kit for next week, so be sure to check back! ;)

Have a great day and rest of your weekend, friends!

Spotlight: HannahMax Baking Cookie Chips & a Giveaway

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Hi friends!

You know that feeling you have when you try something for the first time and it’s just SUPER amazing and you want to shout it from the rooftop so that everyone can know about it and try it, too? Well, that’s totally how I felt when my husband brought home a bag of HannahMax Baking cookies from Target a few months back. We are all BIG fans of cinnamon sugar in my family (I have a MAJOR sweet tooth) and so when he bought them and I saw the bag, I automatically thought they looked delicious, but was skeptical until that first bite.

After one bite, I confidently proclaimed that this single cookie was THE best cookie that I’ve ever eaten in my entire life and no, I’m not kidding. My kids looked at me like I was crazy, surely that could not be the case (they’ve tried plenty of cookies in their short life), but after THEY took a bite themselves, they agreed and well, we’ve been buying them (a lot) ever since. Sorry for everyone else around us who loves them too and tries to get them before we do. ;)

As a Mama, I am always looking for things for my kids to snack on that don’t contain a lot of bad ingredients like GMOs, trans fats, added hormones, high fructose corn syrup and just all that fake, bad for you stuff. Why is that SO hard to find that nowadays? The past few years I’ve really make a conscience effort to put better food into my body and my kids’ bellies and well, I was SO thankful to find a super yummy treat that I could give to my kids that was made from real ingredients and that didn’t have all of that added junk added in.  When I realized that these cookies were not only delicious but they had no trans fats, no added hormones, no GMOs, no preservatives and no artificial flavors or colors – well that made me giddy! Oh, and their cookies are made with cage free eggs, cane sugar and hormone free butter. How’s that for amazing? Oh, and let’s not forget to mention that they’re only 120-130 calories a serving. Not too shabby at all!

I don’t know about you, but I’m so sick of seeing so many dyes and artificial this and that put into foods, especially food geared towards children. It’s so refreshing to see that HannahMax Baking doesn’t need to use those things to make a delicious cookie! The other super cool thing about HannahMax Baking company is the history of it. It was started 25 years ago by a Mama who was making cookies for her children (the company’s namesake). They loved them and she loved being able to give them a treat with high quality ingredients in it and the rest, as they say, is history. I love a good Mama turned entrepreneur story!

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Right now HannahMax Baking have six different cookie flavors: Original, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon Sugar, Oatmeal Raisin, Sea Salted Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Chocolate Chip. They are going to be releasing some new flavors soon! I’m just a tad bit excited about that. ;)

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I mean, look at all of that cinnamon-sugary goodness.

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As you can see, Caylin’s favorite is the Cinnamon Sugar.

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Jack, on the other hand likes them all. He’s a bit excited to be sitting in the middle of them. ;)

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I love to be able to give my kids a little snack that I can feel good about. It’s also a treat that I find myself eating, too and if I’m being honest, usually licking the bottom of the bowl that I pour some out into. The crumbs are super delicious, too! ;)

Being a Mama, I also love that these are an easy snack to take on the go. I can just pour a few in a baggie or little plastic bowl with a lid and I’m good to go. I really think that these are the tastiest treats that I’ve ever consumed. I would not be surprised if one of my kids asks to have cookie chips for their birthday instead of cupcakes or a cake! Ha! I would totally be ok with that, just for the record. ;)

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Then there’s Luke. He is a BIG fan of the cookie chips, too. ;) They’re the perfect size for his little hands and he’ll say, “cookie, please” to get another one (or two).

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Here he is, cookie crumbs and all. His favorite are the Chocolate Chip.

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Yep, we love them and to quote Jack, “They’re so delicious and my favorite part is getting to lick my fingers afterwards.” Well-said, my son.

This is the scene when it’s all said and done:

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I’m honestly a bit surprised there are crumbs left. ;)

So there you have it – I might not be able to get on my roof and shout it out, but TRUST me. You and your family needs to try these cookie chips. You can thank my later.

If you’d like to learn more about HannahMax Baking you can check out their website HERE and you can find them at @eatcookiechips on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to check them out. We buy ours at Target, but I’ve also seen them at our local Wal-Mart and if you go HERE – you can see that there are lots of places that sell them so you should be able to find a store near you.

Oh, and giveaway alert! Yay! If you’d like to win a bag of YOUR choice of cookie chips from HannahMax, head on over to my Instagram account HERE to see that post and leave a comment! Free cookies are even better!! My account is set to private, but happy to add you and have you follow along! :)

  • Disclosure: HannahMax Baking did send me some more cookies to inhale, er, I mean eat, but all  opinions and content contained in this blog post are solely my own. You guys, these cookies are amazing. I said it awhile back on Instagram and if anyone asks me what my favorite cookies are – HannahMax Cookie Chips are at the top of that list. Yum. Get you some!

Right Now Challenge: Week 31

Happy Friday! Yay for the weekend just about here!

Here’s what I wrote down this week that I didn’t want to forget:

  • When Luke walks up to Caylin and Jack now to play he says, “Hey guys!” SUPER adorable.
  • Jack and Caylin were playing the Wii together and boxing one another when Jack shouted out, “What skill level are you? ZERO?!” Too funny! P.S. He totally whooped her.
  • I went to put Caylin and Jack to bed the other night and found Caylin reading to Jack. It was the sweetest thing. I love how they are so close. Sure, they bicker and don’t ALWAYS get along, but this bond between them is so tight. Makes me happy.
  • When I take ANY picture and Luke sees me, he’ll say, “I SEE! I SEE” until I show it to him. ;)

That’s it for today, friends! Have a blessed day and weekend ahead!

Project Life Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, friends!

I kept these pages SUPER simple, but guess what – that’s the beauty of Project Life – even simple is CUTE and well – it’s done! :-D

Here are my page shares for today!

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Today I’m using my go-to DESIGN A page protectors, cards from the High Five Collection – it’s official – I’m obsessed with that kit. My friend, Lili Niclass is a designing GENIUS!

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Here’s the left side. Super simple, like I said. Just cards, photos, journaling, date stamp and my handy-dandy-love-of-my-scrapbooking-life … the tiny attacher. Tim Holtz, I love you!

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A close up look at the left side. I am SO happy that I am remembering to get IN the photographs more. Come on, Mamas! DO IT. I know it’s not always easy and most of the time we don’t have any makeup on, but our kids will cherish those photos! We must document us WITH our kids. So do it! Got it?! Selfies with your kids are super easy to do!

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Totally just added a super simple digital brush from Ali to this photo. LOVE. I need more. :)

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Another selfie alert! Luke loves to take them with me. Afterwards he’ll go, “I SEE! I SEE” which means he wants to see the photo we took! ;)

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Have a little 8.5×11 page protector insert this week. Since it fell on Father’s Day, I kept this sweet handmade card that Caylin made for Michael. It’s just precious.

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Here’s the right side. :)

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Just some every day moment photos and journaling. :)

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Hey look – another photo of myself! Goodness, I got carried away on this spread! Hahahaha! Of course I’ve got the Right Now card in there, too!

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A page spread wouldn’t be complete without using my friend Tracy’s digital photo template. LOVE! I totally messed the stamping of the date up, but just went with it. Life is not perfect and neither is my stamping. That’s FOR SURE! Ha! ;)

Well, there it is! My page shares for today! I hope you are having a great week, friends!

  • To find out more about Project Life, head on over to Becky Higgins’ blog HERE. You can purchase the Confetti Edition that I designed at Becky Higgin’s site HERE and over at Simon Says Stamp as well HERE. Also, check your local scrapbook stores, too! Yipppeeeeeeeeee!

Currently loving #1

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Hi friends!

I thought it would be fun to do a “currently loving” post every couple of weeks or so just to list some things that I’ve come across that I’m loving. I always love seeing what other bloggers have come across that they are loving and so hopefully you’ll get a kick out of these!

1. Super cute kid apps by Sago Mini

These apps are seriously THE CUTEST. From the graphics to the colors to the super hilarious things the characters do (just a heads up – some burping and/or tooting might be involved from time to time, LOL) – these apps are a favorite of my kids. We have almost all of them and will definitely be buying more in the future.

2. This polka dotted notebook from Walmart.

I’ve clearly got a thing for black and white, polka dots and pops of color. Oh, and notebooks OF COURSE! ;)

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3. YouTube videos by Amy Tan.

If you haven’t watched any yet – get over there and get to watching! She always makes me want to drop everything I’m doing and just craft! You can find them HERE.

4. Young Living Gentle Baby essential oil. This oil is amazing. I just recently started to put it on my face and it makes it SOOOOO soft. It’s back in stock, too! Yay!

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5. The latest Freckled Fawn kit. It’s not out just yet, but here is a sneak peek at it. I’ve got my hands on it and I’m telling you – Freckled Fawn just knocks it out of the park! SUPER cute! Eeeeeek! I can’t wait to find some time soon to create!

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There you have it! Some things I’m currently loving! :) I hope you have a great weekend! If there’s something you’re currently loving, I’d love for you to let me know!