Friday, July 15, 2011

Please Welcome Simply Stacie!!

Stacie Vaughan is a mom of two daughters, ages 6 and 12, and currently lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. She studied business at both Algonquin College and University of New Brunswick and then went on to pursue her CGA (Certified General Accountant) designation while working full-time in a public practice accounting firm. In 2007, she left the workforce to be a stay-at-home mom and follow another path.

In 2008, she found her way into the wonderful world of blogging and started the review & giveaway site, Simply Stacie. In the past two years, her site has grown enormously and has become one of the top review & giveaway blogs in Canada. She now has four writers on her team(Kimmel!!) who review products and perform book reviews. Stacie has begun to focus more on Social Media and growing her readership and has taken an active interest in helping other bloggers achieve their goals too. Stacie has worked with numerous companies, PR and handmade businesses over the last two years on Social Media campaigns and helping them get the word out about their product or business. She has also organized many multi-blog events included the Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop and the Handmade with Love Giveaway Hop where 200+ blogs participated.

My name is Kimmel and I was born in Utah but I’ve been a native to Oregon since I was twelve. I married my high school sweetheart and we’ve been married for six years. Together we have two adorable little girls and hope to add to them. My husband is in the Air Force so we will be leaving beautiful Oregon to discover new parts of the world.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to be a stay at home wife and mother. This gives me lots of time to read, one of my favorite things to do. I will read almost anything if the premise appeals to me, however I do tend to migrate towards Fantasy and Science Fiction. I’m also a sucker for a good love story and I enjoy the thrill of a good mystery. My favorite authors include, but are not limited to, Terry Goodkind, Orson Scott Card, Brandon Sanderson, Dean Koontz, and LaVyrle Spencer.
I have recently been developing my writing skills, my second favorite hobby. I’ve been working on a Young Adult novel that will hopefully be finished within the next two months.
Life with two little girls is hectic, but reading keeps me sane. I look forward to offering my opinions to those who love the same things I do in the hopes that they can find their next great love!

We invite you to visit Simply Stacie and Kimmel and enter to win a Picture Keeper!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Please Meet Linda with Craftaholics Anonymous!

Hi, my name is Linda and I’m a Craftaholic. After a small intervention from the hubs, I decided to face reality and deal with my addiction one craft at a time so I started a blog called Craftaholics Anonymous. I enjoy filling my blog with all kinds of crafts, tutorials, inspiration, home decor, fun finds, little bit of fashion, tips and tricks, and a good helping of giveaways!

One important thing you should know about me is, I love to share how I make things!! check out my growing tutorial list here. {I think I’ve hit 75 tutorials now}

Mrs. Craftaholics Anonymous
I’m a hopeless craft addict with a blog…. because its cheaper than therapy! haha I actually hate talking about myself. But since this is an “About Me” page, I suppose I should. Beyond crafting, I enjoy running and bakingAlthough I’m not very good at baking. I have a BA in Business. I wanted to major in Interior Decorating….but didn’t. So I play around at home and change my furniture and home decor almost weekly. Which inspired a game at our house called, “What did I change today, honey?” I love photography and pretty pictures, so I am constantly working on my photog skills. I was a bit of a neat freak before the kids came…… I used to alphabetize my food pantry…..but that went out the window when the kids came! I still love to organize closets and drawers, I find it very relaxing.

We invite you to visit Linda and her amazing site to enter to win a Picture Keeper!! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Please Welcome Becky Higgins!!

As I sit here to type this blog post I'm a bit in awe.

You see... I've been a scrapbooker for well over 12 years and Becky Higgins was a big( maybe HUGE) part of many of those years! She wrote idea books I poured over, had amazing fonts we could download and inspired endless nights of scrapbooking with her crisp, clean layouts and ideas!

For those that are not familiar with Becky, she is an incredibly talented gal who was a contributer for Creating Keepsakes Magazine. The magazine that yes...personally changed my life.

Well Becky's life has changed over the years, husband, children, moving across country, and now she has her own venture...Project Life!

I invite you to click here to learn more about her and yes of course... visit Becky's blog to enter to win a Picture Keeper!

 Thanks Becky for including Picture Keeper in your Big Week of Giveaways!!