June Events

June 15th - String Art Class     6PM 
At the Craft Cabin  (Message for directions) 




June 21-22 - Furniture Workshops    
    Wednesday - 6 PM
    Thursday - 10 AM and 6 PM         At the Craft Cabin

    Choose your time that works best.  Bring your Own Pieces to paint.   

Find out more HERE 


June 29 - Chalky Kit Party
6 PM   at the Craft Cabin



Summer is Here!

Hi friends!! 

Summer vacation is here and we are ready.  It’s going to be a busy one, but then again, what else is new? 

I wanted to update you all to a few things.   I share a week or so ago on Facebook – where I’m mostly communicating now – that I was moving the crafty world into our cabin to use for my projects and classes.  I’m super excited about it for summer! 

Also I mentioned my dad is having surgery.  I will be out of town for most of next week – May 29-June 4 – while the surgery happens.  Due to that, I wasn’t planning on too much until I knew when that would be.  Now I’ve got my June schedule planned will post that here on the blog asap! 

I put my Etsy Store on vacation until the end of July.  I will be working on projects and will either post them here or on Facebook.  But I will have two vendor shows in July and I will then open Etsy back up with what is left and move on from there. 

In the mean time, I’m excited to get back to my Chalky parties and will get more projects prepped to share online for you all.  Be sure you check Facebook or follow me on Instagram. 


Now, here is some fun stuff.  A couple weeks ago – it seems like forever with everything going on – my friend and I roadtripped over to a Rescued and Reclaimed Flea Market.  It was AWESOME!!!  The stuff and the ideas.  It was right up our alley.  


McKinley wants to play clarinet, so I found this one for her.  It was a lamp, but it might work? 



So many creative ideas.  I wanted to show the boys and see if they would use their imagination and make a few things. 



This was out motherload!!   lol….  But the ideas were more than enough!! 

We have been chasing the boys to baseball and last weekend was the last Middle School track meet for RC.  And this week, McKinley started softball. 

I love baseball, so I don’t mind those games. 


And this week, we celebrated RC’s 8th grade certification and he’s ready for high school.  Time is moving along so fast!  Next fall, I’ll have Senior, Freshman and 5th grader.   Pass the Kleenex. 



Gift Ideas for Mom

What you all getting your moms??  

I still am unsure, but I have some ideas.  So I thought I would share some of them with you!  

Some links may be affiliate links.  They cost no extra to you, but I appreciate you supporting me!  


Origami Owl has some amazing offers right now.  

This bundle is perfect for moms who love their oils.  

Shop Mom's Everyday Survival Kit.

The limited-time Moodology + Sentiments Collection Pack includes:

  • Medium Silver Solid Twist Living Locket® Base
  • Silver Sentiments Face with Swarovski® Crystals
  • 24-26” Silver Cube Chain
  • Square Pave Photo Frame Dangle
  • Two Medium Silver Moodology Filigree Mood Discs
  • Two Medium Gold Moodology Filigree Mood Discs
  • Bad Day Be Gone 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • No Place Like Ohm 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • Slimmer Down Now 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • Pep In My Step 100% Pure Essential Oil Blend
  • A great VALUE!!  

Origami Owl also has some great pre-made lockets available like this one, to make shopping easier!!  

Shop Gifts for Mom.


I have quite a few fun things in the shop now too!!  

Shop Mugs

Perfect Mother's Day Gift | Mama needs Coffee

Shop Signs

Dark Turquoise |  Mom The Heart of the Family | Rustic Sign | Mother's Day Gift


Maybe Mom wants to make her own sign.  Contact me (Email in the Sidebar --->) to get her a cute Chalky Kit!

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Do you have a Bible Journaling Momma? Stock them up on some goodies or a new Devo Kit!! 


Illustrated Faith - Pouch, Stamps, Tape, Stickers, Acrylic Block & Ink Pad Set

And while you are at DaySpring, check out the other cute goodies they offer!!  I shared these items in my last Live Facebook VIdeo.  Did you see it?  Watch them HERE. 

Sadie Robertson - Be You - Travel Mug

Holley Gerth - God-Sized Dream - Perpetual Calendar - $10.99
from: DaySpring Cards Inc

Also happening - Jewelry Sale until May 1st - CLICK HERE.

THESE Gift sets are on sale 65% off starting May 2nd.  

Then May 5th-8th THESE ITEMS are BOGO!  


 I hope that helped you find some good ideas for Mom!!  Excited to see what you pick!

Etsy Shop Updates, Sales & More!


Hi friends!!  I hope everyone is doing well!!

I wanted to update you about a few things today! 

First off, I am revamping the Etsy Store.  The Craft DeStash items will only be available until tomorrow.  Then it will move on somewhere else.  So if you want something there, grab it now.  Same with my cards.  I am still planning on selling them, just not in this format.  If you would like to see what I have for sale, contact me.  ---> Email in the sidebar. 

HeadBands by McKinley

M is getting her own craft on and we uploaded quite a few of her headbands that she made on there.  You can find them HERE.   We will be adding more as she makes them.  Be looking for 4th of July ones soon.   Know that these are great for baby gifts and 1st birthdays!!



I will have a couple new lines of items in the shop this week.  First are the mugs.  I wasn't 100% sure where I wanted my line to go, so I have quite a few mugs that I will be adding.  However, mugs are everywhere, so they probably won't be around for long.   

But what will be here to stay is my Hand painted signs.  All of these will be going live starting Monday and adding in more as I can.  I'm super pumped at how these are turning out and what I hope to do.    I will share some sneak peeks with you!

 Tired as a Mother | Coffee Mug | Mother's Day Gifts


 Mothers are like Your Best Friend Only Better  | Rustic Wood Sign | Mother's Day Gift!



Etsy Codes

I have a couple Code just for you -

SPRING17 - this code expires on April 30th. 

LOCAL - this code is only available for my local (Phillips County) peeps!  If you want to order, use this code and message me to set up delivery.  It's basically just free shipping.  So if you need me to ship this, DO NOT USE IT! 


I was just live on Facebook - CLICK HERE - sharing some Gift ideas for Mother's Day, Grads and Teacher Appreciation Week.  Check it out. 

Coming Soon - DaySpring IF Devo Unboxing
Monday I posted -   Cricut Pen Video
Stampin Up April Paper Pumpkin Video. 

Saturday - HUGE Mother's Day Post with lots of ideas for mom! 

Finally - a few other sales I want to note - (Affiliate Links)

 A new IF Devo Kit is coming!!  Watch my YouTube for an unboxing ASAP! 



And finally, if you are thinking of upgrading your Cricut - now is the time.  You can get $50 off a new Explore!  YOU NEED THIS!!   I know you do!!  wink



My Cup Runneth Over | Sale Info

Hi friends!!  

It's a cool, rainy spring day in Montana.  Perfect for grabbing a cuppa joe and curling up with a good book right?  I wish.  But if you can, do it.  

So most of you know I love coffee.  I was actually driving home from work the other day wondering if this was borderline addiction because I couldn't wait to get home for my afternoon - before dinner - cup.  I wondered if someone asked, would I be able to stop?  

The answer is no.  

HA....  Ok, really, I might if I needed to, but why.  :) 

I also have a slight addiction to mugs.  Seriously.  I have some that are colorful and fun.  Some from certain companies I love.  Some that I've had since I was little that I cannot part with.  So, do I need more?  

No, I need more storage tho!! 


After pursuing Pinterest, I finally decided to create  a better Coffee Bar.  

I previously repurposed this cute lil cart I got for $10 and have been using it here for our Hot Drink Station.  (We have tea and hot cocoa stuff too.)  And I had a couple mugs here.  However, I wanted more.  


I painted the wall with chalkboard paint and added some barnwood shelves.  I was able to keep a couple of my small coffee related signs.  

The one says Caffiene maintains my sunny personality.  It was given to me with DeCaf coffee.  I don't know what to think about that.  

I used a Chalkboard Marker to add the sentiments.  


I hand drew them, so not pretty.  But fun and cute.  

I have some of my mugs displayed and just got these cute Marquee lights from Avon!  Yes, how cute!!  

I love having this fun little area set up - and it's easy and welcoming for guests to get some coffee.  


So, now I need more mugs!!


Affiliate Links Used at no extra cost to you!!  

Mugs BOGO Sale

Today ONLY!! - DaySpring has BOGO mugs!  Head over there and check it out!! 

 These would be great gifts for Mother's Day!!  



Thanks so much for visiting today!!  Enjoy your day - May your Coffee Cup never run dry!   

How to use Pens with your Cricut Explore One

Hey everyone.  I'm sharing how to use your pens with your Cricut Explore One. 


Affiliate Links are used.  There is no extra cost to you - thank you for supporting me!! CLICK ON IMAGES



Cricut Explore One™ Machine Cricut Explore One™ Accessory Adapter and Pen Cricut Explore® Antiquity Pen Set Cricut® Scoring Tip with Housing



And now you can get $50 off your new Explore 2 when you trade in an older model Cricut! 


Custom Wood Signs

Hey everyone!!  I am uploading these signs to my Etsy Store TODAY!  ok, they are already there!!

These are all Custom order Signs, meaning you order and I make!!  I am super excited to start my offering with these three custom signs!! 

Click the link under each photo to shop my store. 

PLEASE do not message me here.  Please use Etsy to make your purchase!!


Soulmates Custom Signs




Share the Love Wedding Hashtag Sign


Oh Snap - Photo Hashtag Wedding Sign



To order, you must check out my Etsy Store.  Polices and Ordering procedures are all there! 

Thanks for checking it out! 

A Heart That Receives Entry Video + A SALE!!

Hey all!  Happy Day after Easter!  Hope it was a great time for you!!  We have been enjoying our break from school and some much needed down time. 


I have a new entry for the Illustrated Faith A Heart That Receives kit and I wanted to let you know about the sale at DaySpring this week! 



Affiliate Links: No extra cost to you to click, but a kick back for me when you shop there!  I appreciate  your support!!
Illustrated Faith at DaySpring - http://bit.ly/2pJGKZ3
IF A Heart That Receives Devo Kit - http://bit.ly/2oqZpsW

IF Precision Pen - http://bit.ly/2p0E9gX
Bible Mat -http://bit.ly/2p0qWVj
AquaBrushes  - http://amzn.to/2oEv6PF
Kuretake WaterColors - http://amzn.to/2oEgOhX


New Illustrated Faith Kit + Shanna's New Book

Hey all!!

Happy Easter week!!  I love Easter week and the holiday itself.  To me, it's always been a bit more stress free time to gather with family.  I know that isn't the meaning of Easter, but I love holidays to gather with family.  And this one has much less pressure than Thanksgiving and Christmas.  And I feel that being in the spring, it brings forth a freshness to it.  A bit of a clean slate, I guess. 

Another favorite part of Easter is signing at church.  The hymns that are sang at church at Easter time are my favorite.  (Yes, over Christmas ones!!)  Up From the Grave is probably my most favorite.  Check out this post about Easter Hymns and listen to the song.  Beautiful. 

Affiliate Links below.  These links cost you no extra, but help me run my small blog and YouTube and I appreciate your support!!  DaySpring has sent me product to review, but all comments are my own.

SHANNA's New Book

Illustrated Faith Creator Shanna Noel is releasing her new book on Wednesday! Be sure to watch for it to arrive here on 4/12 for the low price of $9.99!   I can't wait to get to it and read it!!



I am so super pumped to be a part of DaySprings' Launch team for the new Monthly Devotionals.  I love them all anyway, so I love that I get to play with more of them!!  You can find them all HERE.   For the newest kit, click on the image below. 

Here is my most recent un boxing of the kit.  I am currently working on my process video, so expect that before Friday!!  Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube to not miss any of them!! 


I have a couple other shares going up on my YouTube this week. 

Also you can follow me on Facebook for more fun!! 





Happy Kick off to the weekend.  I'm feeling extremely spring-y today.  Maybe the odd 70*ish weather for Montana.  Maybe the wonderful smells of spring this morning.  I don't know.  I'm feeling it.  

I wanted to pop on and review the week.  

First up, I hosted my 2nd Chalky & Company workshop last night.  It was AWESOME!!  I had 6 great ladies who had never done anything like this before.  It was fun to show them and share with them what to do.  And I was blown away at the end when I saw the outcomes.  

These ladies rocked it for telling they were not crafty.  HA!  You guys!!  Hush!!  


So my project, however, failed.  I think it was me rushing, and I will just change it up some to fix it.  It was defiantly operator error for me.  


I also started on some fun projects for my Etsy shop.  I am excited to get my shop going and full and crossing fingers praying that leads to more!!  I am hoping by the end of the month to relaunch the store and fill it with fun.  

For now, you need to go buy the rest of my Destash items!  And I have a load of cards in there.  


I wanted to update a few things.  I am excited to be a part of the DaySpring affiliate program.  

If you click on the link, you can discover the sales they offer.  And while it costs you nothing extra, I do get a bit of a benefit.  Which will keep my online awesome-ness going!!  HA....  

Shop now for faith-filled Easter basket goodies - up to 50% off.


I am looking forward to the weekend.  I will be finishing up my A Heat that Receives process video and it will probably go live Monday on YouTube.  Make sure you are over there and subscribe so you don't miss any fun videos!!  

Enjoy your weekend friends!!