31 days My Favorite Things: October 25, 2014: Amazing Words to Live By

Amazing Words to Live By…I love these

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

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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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advent calendars!

check these out...they are available on our website!

Each set includes:
24 - bags {{stripes or chevron}}
24 - glittered clothespins
24 - matching numbered stickers

31 Days My Favorite Things: October 4, 2014: Gold

I thought I would never say it but I'm so in love with gold right now. 
Yep, that's right, me.  

gold  gōld/
  1. 1.
    a yellow precious metalfor use in jewelry and decoration, and to guarantee the value of currencies.

I love the way it sparkles.  The way it shimmers reminds me of wealth.  It's classic and beautiful.  Here are a few things I found that I wanted to share with you. Enjoy.

iPhone Case | Dotted Notebook | Cover Folio + Notebook Set | Coffee Mug | Stapler | Scissors | Pencil Case | Pencils 

31 days My Favorite Things: October 2, 2014: Tea

I'm a coffee drinker in the morning but at night I love a nice cup of tea just to help me relax before bed.  Here are a couple of my most favorite

Zhi:  Sweet Desert Delight

words from the Zhi Tea Website / Photo source :
"We blend our organic red rooibos (pron. "roy-bos"), coconut pieces, cacao nibs, anise pods, cinnamon, safflowers and stevia leaf to create a world-class organic taste sensation. 
This is truly an oasis for the senses. Relish in the heady aroma of the steeping brew.
Inhale deeply. Pour a mug. Savor. Imbibe. Repeat. Indulge. Relax! 
No sugar and no caffeine. Naturally sweet and healthy; from Zhi to you."

Tazo Berryblossom White
source:  Tazo.com
White tea and blueberry flavor with other natural flavors.
A group of young white tea leaves gracefully perform handsprings and backflips in a field of wildflowers. An audience of ripe, tangy blueberries and mild cane sugar cheers from the sidelines.

Tazo Green Ginger

Source:  Tazo.com This bright green tea blend has a kick from ginger and a sweet note of pear.
Smooth green tea takes root in the fiery depths of ginger, yet runs lithely through the lemongrass. It pauses only to pluck the juiciest of pears from bowed branches (and to thank you for inviting us in to warm up your daydreams).

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Creative Bloggers Sharing - Fun Halloween Ideas

I'm so happy to team up with the ladies from 100 Directions and 30 Minute Crafts.  I'm lucky enough to get to show off some of my most favorite ways to give small gift or teacher candy gifts for Halloween.

Isn't the printable the cutest thing you've ever seen?  These have been deigned by Jen Goode.  And you can pick up your copies here 

I thought I would keep my projects pretty simple.  I grabbed jars from the Target Dollar Spot an I also had left over treat tubes so I went to work.  Very, very easy.

Below is my tray all ready....we used the printable to cover jars, candy bars are we even used the printable inside clear tube!  (gotta love clear tubes!!) (tutorial for the tray coming soon)

we uses the cute flags on paper straws for the spoooooky soft drinks...

 Then we used the candy bar wrappers in the clear tubes - no one an see inside the tube!  Super cute! We also used them to cover king sized chocolate bars - I love the packing on this one also.  

The last one is a picture using the printable to top jars - this is so easy, these jars are from Target (Dollar Bin).  I just grabbed a couple of hole punches, punched and then just topped the jars using adhesive.  Super easy.

I hope you get a moment to click on the link above and print these.  Thanks for stopping by.

31 days My Favorite Things: October 1, 2014: Yoga Necessities

I never (ever) thought I would love yoga…but I actually love it now that I'm running.  Or if I'm having a stressful day, I can do a couple of poses after work and it makes me feel so much better.  I'm looking to upgrade some of my yoga necessities…take a look of some of my most favorite things on my wish list.

light pull over                                            yoga pants

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