Giveaway Winner!


What a great response from all of you to the We R Memory Keepers Envelope and Gift Box Punch Board giveaway!  There were 771 entries!!  You guys are awesome, and I don't blame you for wanting these punch boards… they're so fun and easy to use!  I wish I could send one to each of you! And the winner is…... a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations Helene!  I've already emailed you, so please send me your mailing address as soon as possible.  Thanks so much everyone for entering! I ... [ Read More ]

DIY Tea Light Holders + $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

DIY Decorative Tea Light Holders, by Make Life Lovely

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You Magazine, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #lifeforless One of my favorite ways to relax is to light a candle.  I own at least a hundred of them.  Really, I do.  The other day I pulled out a few tea light candles and their glass holders, and noticed that they were a bit boring.  Great smelling and relaxing, but on the boring side. I had just read ... [ Read More ]

Chocolate Covered Chips Recipe

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips, by Make Life Lovely

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  #ChooseSmart #CollectiveBias Raise your hand if you love the salty sweet combination of chocolate and salt?  Mmmmm……..  Now have you ever tried the combination of chocolate and potato chips?  Although it might sound like a weird recipe at first, when you think about it, it makes sense.  Like chocolate covered ... [ Read More ]

Creating with Polymer Clay


I've been all about making cute little rabbits this Easter (like these bunny jars, chocolate rabbit cupcake toppers), so I decided to try making some polymer clay rabbits and other animals with my kids.  My kids are always begging to use my clay, because it's fun and easy and pretty darn satisfying when you pull your creation out of the oven and have a little sculpture that you created and made yourself! I was thrilled when Sculpey recently sent me a big box full of clay and tools to work ... [ Read More ]

Chocolate Easter Bunny Cupcakes


I was recently going through my boxes of craft and baking supplies, attempting to organize all of them, when I found my sucker-making box, filled with hard sucker molds and plastic chocolate molds.  I started digging through the box and found a set of rabbit molds that were just perfect for Easter! So of course I had to pull out the molds and make something tasty with them. ;) The coolest part about these molds is the fact that my grandma, who lives in another state, gave them to me when ... [ Read More ]

We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards GIVEAWAY!!


It's the second week of spring break for my kids, Easter is this week, the SNAP conference is next week and I'll be off having fun with tons of other crafty bloggers, and I'm in a great mood, so let's do a giveaway!  I am so excited to be giving away two awesome prizes this week! You might remember when I told you all about the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, and showed you how to use it?  Well, they also make a fun gift box version of the Punch Board as well, that lets you ... [ Read More ]

Easy Felt Hair Bows for Girls


Hi there!  I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend.  It was my son's birthday, so we celebrated all weekend and had some good family time, since birthdays around here are a week long affair ;)  If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw some of the pictures (if you don't follow me, I post crafty projects, as well as family pictures, and would love to have you follow @makelifelovely for the fun!). Today I'm sharing a VERY easy way to make these cute hair bows on the Sizzix blog as a ... [ Read More ]

Paradise Found in Puerto Rico

This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine.Do you ever wish you could just pack up a suitcase, leave behind all of the stresses of everyday life, and relax, play, and explore with your family on a luxurious 5-star vacation?  A place where you can relax on the beach, hike through the rainforest, visit a historic city, horse back ride, and explore caverns? You can do all of these things when you Live your own 5-star vacation story in Puerto ... [ Read More ]

Easter Bunny Chalkboard Place Cards


Hey guys, I am SO excited to be one of the newest members of the Sizzix design team!  My first tutorial is live on the Sizzix blog, and I'd love for you to go take a look…I'm showing how easy it is to make wood chalkboard bunny place cards for Easter.  They are a great way to personalize your Easter table!  You can check out the full tutorial here.xo, Laura ... [ Read More ]

Orange Grapefruit Ginger Ale Drink


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #TENways in San Diego I was shocked when the temperature hit the early 90's… in April!  The heat made me think about summer, which made me think of bathing suits, which made me think of trying on bathing suits… ugh!  Now is definitely time to stop procrastinating, and time to be getting ... [ Read More ]