11.28.2011

Blogger of the Week: Redhead Memories

Hey guys! Today we have the guest post from this weeks "Blog of the Week": Kaycie from her blog "Redhead Memories"! Funny story- Kaycie and I actually grew up in the same neighborhood! Crazy right? So I've known and loved her for a long time and know that you will love her just as much as I do! Take it away Kaycie!

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Hello friends! I’m Kaycie and I blog over at Redhead Memories. As you may have guessed, I’m a natural ginger and I love making memories. I love looking through old scrapbooks and laughing at good times. I also have a terrible memory, which makes things pretty ironic and funny.

I live with my husband, Scott and kitty Anya in Nevada where we do fun things like work, pay bills, and eat cookies. My blog is all about documenting my silly life and looking for the good in every day. Sometimes I even throw in a craft or recipe or two!


I’m a dabbler. I like to take pictures, but I’m by no means a professional. I love thrifting vintage and non-vintage things, but sometimes I buy things at full price. I love to cook, but sometimes I make complete disasters.


I hope you’ll come stop by to see my successes and sometimes, even failures. Thank you so much for having me, Gentri! 
-Kaycie


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Lovely right?! So go check out her blog! Like, now!


P.S. I've got a couple giveaways going on right now! Be sure to Enter:
Poshlocket Giveaway (ends tomorrow- Tuesday at Midnight)
TJLundin&Co. Giveaway (ends Wednesday at Midnight)

11.25.2011

Thanksgiving-ness

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?! Or- How was everyone's Thursday?! :D I had a great Thanksgiving, it was a little different this year. Usually we get all dressed up, go see a movie, come home and eat dinner, then lounge on the couch. But there were no movies we wanted to see this year (my dad wasn't really excited about Breaking Dawn... Shocking?), and it was just my sister, mom, dad, grandma, uncle, and myself. (we usually have more people) So instead- my dad and I took the 4wheeler up into the hills before our early dinner. It was a lovely morning/afternoon in the mountains. My kinda day. :)
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It was crisp and overcast. You could feel the temperature drop as we climbed.
(yes, that's a frozen pond)
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I can't get enough of these mountains.
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We also saw lots of wildlife! Now, I KNOW these pictures are TERRIBLE. But I had to zoom a lot. And my camera only has a 10x zoom before it starts loosing quality... Plus these animals would have ran if we had gotten any closer. So bad photos it is...
Wild Turkeys (how appropriate right?!) and mountain goats. Also some deer, but I didn't take any pics. I see them all the time.
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If you look closely you can see the mountain goats to the side of me. 3 white dots. One is up higher and the other two are down lower.
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Here's my dad! Gotta love his puffy orange coat. At least it kept us safe and easily spotted by those families who were in the hills practicing their shooting...
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Here's a 360 degree collage from where we stopped. It's crazy how different Utah is. On the East we have the beautiful lush mountains and on the West we have the vast dry deserts.
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Then we headed home and had our Thanksgiving feast! Mmmmmmmm....

Everything was made from scratch. My mom and grandma are awesome. She was practically finished by the time I'd offered to help. I need to be better at that. She starts the night before so it's not so hard the next day.
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Sweet Potatoes with roasted Marshmallows
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Homemade Rolls
Jello
Homemade and homegrown Grape Juice
Turkey (duh!)
oh it was dellliiiiiissssssshhhh....
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There was/is pie. But I didn't even think to take a pic. I don't like pie, so I just had second dinner... :/ haha! (don't judge me too much- our first dinner was really like lunch... haha!)

I'd love to hear how your Thanksgiving/ Thursday was! Please, do tell! :)

Happy SHOOOOPPPPIIIING!
Might as well enter the Poshlocket Giveaway while you're here! :)

11.21.2011

Blogger of the Week: Classic and Bubbly

Hey guys! Today we have the guest post from this week's Blog of the Week! This week is Stesha from her blog Classic and Bubbly. Her blog is so fun and full of beautiful photos, and I love her "Bubbly Tuesdays" series! So check out her guest post then hop on over to her blog!


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Hello readers of Gentri Lee! I am so so excited to be featured as Gentri's blog of the week you have no idea!!!! How fabulous is her blog? I started following Gentri when I first entered the blog world and I looked at her page so much it just become a site on my top visited pages. Clearly you all can see why!

Anyways, I am Stesha from Classic & Bubbly. I am a twenty-something year old girl who has always been looking for a special place in life. I started Classic & Bubbly as an outlet from the real world and turned it into my creative space for my photography. I love love LOVE photographs. It started as a love I developed as a young child and now has turned into my career path. I use my blog as a way to share my passion for photography sharing with all of you the session that I do. aaaaand some photos of me too :)
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Each week I have a link-up on Classic & Bubbly called Bubbly Tuesday. Its awesome! (well I think it's awesome, come over and decide yourself though!) Tuesday's have always been a down day of the week for me. Monday you still have a little high from the weekend, Wednesday is hump day, and well Thursday and Friday are almost the weekend... SO I challenge my readers and myself each Tuesday to do something just for themselves. It can be ANYTHING you want. A simple walk, dinner with friends, sky diving, playing golf. ANYTHING, as long as you take the time to do it for Y.O.U! Each week I do a post on what my Tuesday is consisting of, or what the past Tuesday was, and you all can link up with me! You get to share anything you are doing, and why it makes your day Bubbly. Check out some previous Bubbly Tuesday pictures.
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Looks like fun right? You should probably link up next week!!!

Thats a little about me and my blog. Thanks Gentri for choosing me as the featured blog of the week. I am beyond honored.

-Stesha

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See?! LOVE her! Now go check out her blog and give her some love. :)

11.20.2011

Mason Jar Snow Globes DIY

Hey guuuuuyssss!! I hope you all enjoyed Package Pals! It was super fun! I am so happy to have worked with all of those girls! If you would like to view all of the package pal posts you can find them HERE. :) I promise I'll announce when the next round will be- SOON! If you already know you'd like to participate you can email me at packagepals(at)gmail(dot)com!


Oh! And if you're interested in sponsoring Gentri Lee for the month of December- email me at gentrileeblog(at)gmail(dot)com. You can find all of my sponsor info HERE. :)

Today I'm going to show you all how to make your very own snow globe! Hooray! I've always loved snow globes and thought it'd be fun to make my own. :) This took LOTS of trial and error. But I finally did it! Here we go...
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First you'll need:
Mason Jars
Liquid Glycerin (this helps the snow fall slower)
Distilled Water
Fake Snow
Hot Glue
Your Choice of Figures
Optional- I found rocks (in the pet section at wal-mart. I figured they'd be nicer than ones from the yard) so that my figures would stand taller.

All of these things can be found at your local grocery store. (I did have to go to Hobby Lobby for the trees. But I'm sure as it gets closer to Christmas they'll be easier to find)

Step One- Hot glue your scene to the bottom of the Mason Jar lid and let it dry.
Be sure to fit your scene on the inside of the rim. It won't fit otherwise. Also be sure to measure the height of your scene to fit in the jars you've selected.
I decided to go with a woodland animal theme. I love them. :)
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Step Two- Place one to two tablespoons of snow and a dash of liquid glycerin in the bottom of the Mason Jar.

Step Three- Fill the Mason Jar with the distilled water. You'll want it pretty full but remember that your scene will take up space as well.

Step Four- Place the lid (with the scene) onto the mason jar and screw the lid on TIGHTLY.

then
ENJOY!

*NOTE* the snow may float at first. But the longer it sits in the water the more it will sink to the bottom.:)

11.07.2011

Blogger of the Week: Home Is With You

Happy Monday everyone! First- I'm guest posting over at My Happy Thought sharing some of my own Happy Thoughts! Check it out!


Today we've got the guest post from this week's Blog of the Week! This week is Mallorie from her blog Home Is With You. She has such a fun blog where she shares bits and pieces of her fun life as a musicians wife. So read and enjoy, then hop on over to her blog and say hi!


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Hey guys, I'm Mallorie and I write over at Home is with you...  I just wanted to say thank you so much to Gentri for choosing me as blogger of the week! I just love her and her blog and I'm excited to say hi to all of you! On my blog you can find recaps of my husband and I's adventures, recipes, and my thoughts on life in general.

People often ask me what it's like to be a musician's wife. And I tell them about how wonderful it is to hear him singing and playing his guitar random times throughout the day. I talk about how fun it is meeting all the new people at his shows and on Twitter (and now through my blog), and how it has really helped me come out of my shell and not be so shy. And how I still get butterflies when he uses my name in a song or talks about me on stage...

But the truth is that is only part of it...I've written on my blog before about how we struggle with money. We get asked all the time about getting "real jobs" and that can wear on a person. Dave and I work harder than a lot of people we know that have "real jobs". The amount of things we could be doing to help get his name out there and make sure even just one more person hears his songs is never ending...
We are constantly reminding ourselves to slow down and take breaks, but it can be hard. This is a crucial time for his music and we don't want to miss an opportunity. Though I wouldn't trade our jobs for the world! It is such a blessing to be able to help my husband achieve his dream. His music is too wonderful to not be heard. We are preparing to move in January, and we can't wait! We are so excited to see where the music takes us...

Make sure to stop by the blog and say hi! You can also find me on twitter here, I'd love to "meet" you all :)

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See? What an adventurous life they lead. :) Go on over and give her some love!


P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaway going on right now! It ends tomorrow night!

11.01.2011

Little Me?!

Oh my goodness you guys!!! Ah! I can't even describe my excitement right now. I know I'd did a little "I'm over here" post a couple hours ago, but I just had to write another one to let you know that I am also over HERE today! (yes, cardigan empire! Little me?! Ah!) so I'd love if you hopped over to check it out!
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