New Ikea Paper Line and Giveaway!

I had the pleasure to attend the viewing party for Ikea Round Rock New Paper Line.  I honestly didn't know what to expect - everyone knows that I absolutely love paper.  And I also love Ikea.  Putting them both together is something I never imagined.

Ikea surpassed my expectations.  Not only do they carry cute journals, an amazing oversized clipboard, and paperclips.  They also carry wrapping paper and party items!  I had a super great time.

While there, I did pick up a few things:
How cute are these tags?  Awesome, right? {only .99 cents per pack!  yay!}

And these cute notebooks, I have a great DIY project idea coming soon for these:

And I could not leave without picking up these super cute paper clips - the number clips had me at hello! 

You can find the entire Paper Shop line here from Ikea.  I hope you are able to visit an Ikea near you soon to pick up a few (or all) of these amazing products.

Now for the giveaway
I also picked up this awesome Overlagsen 27-peice Party Set + the Matching Cups + Matching Plates + Matching Napkins - YES, you get all of these as part of the giveaway!


To enter all you need to do is leave 2 comments below.  Comment #1 let us know what occasion you plan to celebrate using this set.  Comment #2 let me know you follow us on Instagram.  That's it - so simple!  Share with your friends.  Also, make sure you head over to Life Anchored for another chance to win some Ikea Paper Shop awesomeness!

{this post is sponsored by Ikea.  I received free products for this post.  All options are my own.  Also all images are from Ikea}

Friday Letter: October 17, 2014

Dear Friday:  Thank you so much for finally getting here.

Dear Ebola:  You are starting to scare me.  Please I hope we can get this under control.  I do feel sorry for the 2 nurses who have this horrible virus.  My thoughts are with them and their families.

Dear knee:  Come on!  Seriously?

Dear cold (or whatever you are):  Please go away.

Dear Ikea Round Rock:  Thank you for hosting an amazing event

Dear upcoming craft shows:  Come on, I'm ready (well, almost)!

Dear self:  Continue to remind yourself to Be Still…

thanks for visiting, tisa


31 Days My Favorite Things: October 13, 2014: Fall Dresses

I think most of you know I've lost weight and the one thing I now love is to wear dresses. I didn't like wearing dresses before...but now, I shop for dresses like never before.  I wanted to share with you some of my faves for the fall season.  And I may, nor may not have half of these in my closet now.....shhhhhh

I love this site...and I hope to love this dress, it will be shipped soon.  Posting coming soon about company and how you can customize your dress.  I can't wait to share!
It's from eShakti 

Would you believe me if I said this dress is from Old Navy?  Yep, Old Navy.  I can see me wearing this on Thanksgiving - looks so relaxing.  

this dress is from Loft - I love the small detail of leather on the shoulders.  I think a metallic belt would might be perfect with this.  

I really like this color for fall, this dress is from Banana Republic

Thanks for stopping by. 


Easy DIY Halloween Tray

Over 110 fabulous Halloween Ideas shared by bloggers. #halloweenideas #halloween
Halloween is absolutely one of my FAVORITE holidays and to celebrate I pulled together the creative minds of some of my talented blogging friends to bring you over 110 fabulous Halloween ideas! From costumes to parties, crafts and home decor, recipes and free printables, we have so many fun ideas to share! I guarantee you'll find a project (or 10!) that you would love to incorporate into your Halloween festivities. All week (Monday through Saturday) myself and my blogging friends will be sharing our fun creations with all of you. Each day will include approximately 20 Halloween projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out.

Today I have a really fun and easy Halloween tray to share with you. I guarantee you'll love this project and will want to create one for all holidays!

This is such an easy DIY.  I just reused an acrylic tray I already had laying around.  I removed the laminated insert and followed these directions:

1.  List of supplies
     Acrylic Tray
     Black Glitter paper cut to the size of your tray
     Strips of orange little paper cut 1 inch wide
     Glue dots

2.  Add three adhesive dots to the back of your one of your 1inch strips.  Add to the black glitter pattern.

3.  Repeat

4.  After all have been added - trim

5.  Just slip this back into the bottom of the tray

That's it!  How simple.  And you can change this out for the seasons!  Love it.  I'm actually taking this one to work for my desk.  I do love it.

Are you ready for lots more creative Halloween ideas and projects??
Come participate in our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below, for the Halloween projects you'd like to see in more detail and it'll take you right to that post with additional information and photos on how to create it. Have fun and pin away!
110 Halloween projects & ideas! #halloweenprojects #halloween
1. Halloween Witch Crashing Decoration
2. Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore" Wreath
3. DIY Sharpie Pumpkin
4. Flying Bat Silhouettes
5. Halloween Cupcake Wrappers & Toppers
6. Easy Geometric Wooden Pumpkins
7. DIY and DYE Autumn Burlap Jar Candles
8. Easy DIY Halloween Tray
9. CreepyCritter Halloween Wreath
10. Blood Shot Paleo Deviled Eggs Eyeballs
11. Free Halloween Subway Art Printable
12. S'more Treats
13. Candy Corn Halloween Sign
14. Thumb Tack Pumpkin
15. Halloween Fun Decorating Sugar Cookies
16. Eraser-Stamped Trick-or-Treat Bag
17. Free Printable - Halloween Gift Tags
18. DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Door Mat
19. Pumpkin Mason Jar Luminary
20. Dia De Los Muertos Flower Vase

Follow our Fabulous Halloween Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another 20 awesome Halloween ideas!

Thanks to all 110+ fabulous bloggers participating! We'd love for you to visit their blogs and see what else they're up to!

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