How Important is Summertime Play? 20

*I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.* How Important is Summertime Play? It seems like in today’s world, playing outside doesn’t happen as much, as back when I was a kid.  We used to be told to leave the house, to go play and then come back when the lights came on (we didn’t have […]



A Sweet Gift of St. Patrick’s Pot of Gold #TigerStrypesBlog 18

St. Patrick’s “Pot of Gold” With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I wanted to make a craft that could also be used as a gift!  You see so many different pot of gold things, I just wanted to twist it up a little.  This one was really easy to make and I think the hardest part was finding the “Gold”…finally found it at Walgreens after […]

Make Indoor S’Mores with a “CounterTop Campfire” 20

“CounterTop Campfire” I saw these cute little things over at The Budget Savvy Bride‘s website.  She was making them for the tables at a wedding and I thought, “Well, I’m not getting married, but it’s cold out!”  I figured that they would be perfect to use inside for marshmallows, when it’s just too cold outdoors to do it.  They were very easy to make and I […]



Give Some Love With “Valentine Gift Bags” 22

“Valentine Gift Bags” I recently got some new designs for my Silhouette Cameo and thought that these would be fun to make for Valentine’s Day.  I wanted something small for my son’s teachers, and most of the bags that are in the store, are either too cheap, too big, or too young.  Why not make one yourself, in the style you like?  They were very easy to do, and […]

Create a “Sweet Shark Valentine” #TigerStrypesBlog 20

  “Sweet Shark Valentine” Here’s a gift idea for your kids, or for their classrooms for Valentine’s Day.  It’s pretty easy to make, and even if you just had to trace an outline and cut it by hand, it wouldn’t be too hard. I saw this project in the newest FamilyFun magazine, and thought it would be a great thing to do.  It was very […]



Mark Your Calendars – Time for the 2015 AZ Renaissance Festival!!

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.* I was so happy when I opened my mail and saw these: Once again, the Renaissance Festival in Arizona did not disappoint us!  There were many great things to see, and do.  Lots of fun for the family…adults and children. […]

Make Some Cute “Clothespin Couples” #TigerStrypesBlog 34

“Clothespin Couples” Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s the time of year that so many put emphasis on love and showing each other how we care.  Shouldn’t we be doing that everyday?  It always cracks me up how much people put into the 2nd week of February.  Maybe it’s because I’ve been married for 14 years and have known my husband for […]



Have Some “40th Birthday Fun” #TigerStrypesBlog 11

“40th Birthday Fun” #TBCCrafters Hop So, I turned 40 on Monday, crazy how time flies.  I remember back in the day, I thought that 40 was really old, now that I’m here, I think that the “hill” has just gotten further away…or maybe it’s just because I can’t see it anymore! :p I lost my Dad when he was 43, and I really didn’t understand […]

Get Smart With Wisdomantics! 9

Get Smart With Wisdomantics! I got the new Wisdomantics game from the FlyBy Promotions Blogger Network. I love bible games and it’s agreat way to do “homework” to learn more about God’s Word and have fun as a family doing it. I loved how it can be 2-4 players and is for ages 12 and up. Our son is 13 and most of the bible […]


Have You Heard of Rollors? 5

   Keep Your Summer Rolling!             “Rollors Outdoor Game” Have you heard of the new game called Rollors ®?  It looks like such a fun game that can be taken with you anywhere to have fun with family and friends!! , If this sounds like something you would like to try out, then read the rest of this post to enter […]

Rainbow Braid – Fun & Fashion! 9

Rainbow Braid Rubber Bands I’m a member of Blogger’s Required and recently heard about this company and what they were offering.  I had heard a lot about the Rainbow Braid online, but never got to try it before.  I received my package, which was packed really well and couldn’t believe how many were in there – you can make so many different bracelets from just these […]



Learn to Make an “Easter Egg Duct Tape Flower 14

Learn to Make an “Easter Egg Duct Tape Flower“ #TBCCrafters Hop I can’t believe it’s already April – crazy!! I guess when you live in a place that seems to never have had a winter this year, it’s weird to already be dealing with Spring.  I saw this craft on the Duck Brand site and figured it would be fun to do for Easter time. […]

“April Fools” Spill – #TBCCrafters (03/27/14) 7

“April Fools’ Spill” #TBCCrafters Hop So Tuesday is April Fool’s Day.   April Fools’ Day is celebrated every year on the 1st. It’s not a national holiday, but is widely recognized and celebrated in various countries as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.  Did you know that in Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each […]



Help a Friend Out With a “Snowman Gift” 5

Help a Friend Out With a “Snowman Gift”  I saw this little snowman on our local news Facebook page and was cracking up so hard, I couldn’t resist adding it for this week’s craft. We have our yearly get together with our church family every December, and we’re asked to bring a White Elephant gift, well this will be what we bring – ssshhh…don’t tell anyone!! […]

My Step-Dad Carl on Rachael Ray!!! 10

My Step-Dad Carl was on Rachael Ray!!! Wanted to save the memories of my Step-Dad Carl being on the “Rachel Ray” show this month.  He and my Mom had such a great time in New York and said the staff and Rachael were amazing!!  Memories to cherish!!  Here are the photos we submitted to the show when they asked if anyone knew anybody that looked […]