Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Guest Post: Great Toys For Child Designers

Great Toys for Child Designers
Do you have a child who expresses an interest in design? If so, there are so many toys out there that can aid them in nurturing their creative hobbies. Below are a few toys that can all be purchased at Toys”R”Us stores and online at

1.     Totally Me – Stylin Bead Boutique: 
Design your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings with this bead jewelry set. The possibilities are endless, and your child will love showing off their creations, as well as sharing their jewelry design tricks with their friends.

2.     Knitting Machine:
 Your child can learn how to knit their own scarves, hats or even sweaters with this knitting machine. The toy comes with a safe sewing needle and two skeins of thread.

3.      Sculpey III 30-Piece Sampler Pack: 
Your child will learn how to mold their own figures, and they can even create permanent sculptures by baking them in the oven. This kit includes 30 one-ounce sample-sized bars of Sculpey. Instructions and project suggestions are included.

4.     The LEGO Ideas Book: 
For the child who shows interest in building design, this book is a perfect way to jog their imagination. Tips and hints on LEGO building are provided by Master Builders. With 200 solid pages of photos and ideas, your child could become a Master Builder in no time.

5.     Totally Me! Make Your Own Dollhouse: 
This toy is such a great idea! For the child who truly shows an interest in interior design and architecture, this is a perfect way to get them started. You literally build the dollhouse from scratch by first gluing the wooden structure together, then painting it and last decorating it.

Thanks, Sharon!!

Sharon Harlan is an Interior Decorator and also owns the site
Interior Design Degree.
She likes to write articles about everything fashion and design.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Brochure Design

I just spent my afternoon, and part of my evening, designing this beauty. At first glance it's hard to see how it's folded, but it's stinkin' cool. Can you tell I'm pretty proud of myself?

This is what the front cover looks like when folded together. You can see a vague line down the middle.

Let me know if you like it! :)  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A guest post: Sunshine Blossoms


I'm so excited to have Kourtney here from Sunshine Blossoms. She is soo soo creative. She makes EVERYTHING, food-jewelry-and more! Go and check out her blog and give her some love!! 

Hi guys!  The sweet and incredible Kylee has kindly allowed me to guest post for her on this beautiful day!  My name's Kourtney and I write about DIY projects, delish recipes, every day life and pretty much everything in between!  I also have an Etsy Shop with super stylish, cute and memorable {personalized} jewelry that you will not want to miss out on!

Me, my mom, grandma and sister had so much fun at our Pinterest Party this past weekend!

So much fun that I didn't take hardly even pics {especially while cooking and eating}.  Woops!  But, in all honestly, our food items ended up looking pretty much just like the original photos!
{Disclaimer: These photos are not mine. Photo credits are listed below each photo.}

First up was this yummylicious salad {we simply did romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes and chopped tomatillos we had leftover from the dressing}.  {And I say "we", but my mom actually did the salad.}

                                                                                                                    Photo Credit and Recipe Source: via Pinterest

For the main dish, I made Tuscan Garlic Chicken.  Holy fazoli that stuff was incredible!  Even my two year old child {who is becoming a picky eater, of course} loved it!

                                                                                                                   Photo Credit and Recipe Source: via Pinterest

We also ate leftover Cheddar and Herb Biscuits that I had made the night before for a different meal.

                                                                                                                  Photo Credit and Recipe Source: via Pinterest

For dessert, my sister made Deep Dark Chocolate Cookies.  So rich and chocolatey.  You absolutely have to eat them with a big glass of ice cold milk.  Yummm.

                                                                                                                    Photo Credit and Recipe Source: via Pinterest

After a full evening of cooking and stuffing our tummy to the top, it was craft time!!

Kylee, you totally rock and I just can't even begin to tell you how completely awesome you are!  Thank you for letting me chat with your equally fabtastic readers today!!

To read about the DIY stuff we did and two more delectible recipes we might at our Pinterest Party, check Sunshine Blossoms Blog where I will be posting Parts 2 and 3!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Giveaway! My Memories Digital Design Software.

I'm so excited to be given the opportunity to give this away to one of "Sincerely, Kylee's" readers. contacted me in August to do this giveaway. Well, in August I didn't even know what a giveaway was! So when they asked me again a few days ago, I couldn't pass it up! 

My Memories is an awesome and easy digital scrapbooking software. But seriously you can do waaay more than just create a few pages. 

You can add video and music to your digital scrapbook or you can simply use the photo layouts. 

I had the chance to download and review (play) with a version of My Memories Suite (which is what you could win) and it was too fun. I instantly started seeing some possibilities with it. Not only 
                                                                                    for scrapbooking, but BLOGGING as well. You better believe you will see some of these templates around on my blog! 


Here's how: 
(mandatory entries) 

-Be a follower of Sincerely, Kylee

-Visit and comment with your favorite layout

(extra entries)
-Share this giveaway via Twitter, Facebook or your blog. Tag me! @sincerelykylee 
(here's an example you can use:
I just entered to win a free version of My Memories Suite, so can you! Go to to enter). 

-Follow me on Twitter 
-"Like" Sincerely, Kylee on Facebook

(Even more ways to win!)
Follow MyMemories

Please leave an individual comment for each! 

$10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value!

Enter this code: STMMMS42053

(This giveaway will end 12:00 am 11/15/11) 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

What did you do today? I did something cool...

Today, my classmates and I participated in "Oklahoma Research Day". Basically, we've worked part of this semester towards presenting our research (some of which, this blog and it's readers has helped with) on social media. My topic/title was "YouTube: The shift from mass-media to user-generated content." Other topics include Google, Facebook, Twitter, RSS Feeds, QR codes, social bookmarking, ebooks, and blogs. Interesting eh? 

Here are a few pics...
Want to see their blogs?
(from left to right)
Liquor Store Worker, Addi's Daddy, KateBacon's Blog, What Sarah Says

We had a lot of fun trying to look important. :) Seriously, You should see some of these blogs, they're very creative.
(From left to right)
Liquor Store WorkerAddi's DaddyKateBacon's Blog, The Sliced Apple Inc., WHATTHEHALE, 

What did you do this glorious Friday?? 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thirsty Thursday- LINKUP !!!

My Drink for this week is the "Almond Kiss"

Hot chocolate

Jacob, my hub, is out of town this week. (Sadness). So in lue of that and the upcoming cold weather, I'm making a warm (sorta stiff) drink to calm my nerves about him being on the road.

This drink was YUMMMMMMMY! It tasted like an Almond Joy, and boy do I love Almond Joys!

Now, I know that this is a new linkup so there may not be anyone that links up, but if you do; here are the rules:
- Make a drink you've never tried before. Or maybe it's your favorite... I don't care! It can be non/alcoholic.
- Include one picture in your post of the drink you made or you drinking the drink.
- list the name and ingredients of the drink.
- Finally, tell us if you would recommend it.

Thirsty Thursday is back with a vengeance!

So you may not even know what my version of Thirsty Thursday is, but in case you were wondering, I will tell you! 
Thirsty Thursday became a "thing" around our house. Random friends would invite themselves over for this event. 

But I'm changing this up a bit. 
It used to be that I would just make a drink I've never tried before, invite some people to try it, we'd rank it, and I would post it. 

But now....
That's right! Now you can link up your favorite drink or a drink you've never tried, right here on Thursdays. 

The rules are simple: 

- Make a drink you've never tried before. Or maybe it's your favorite... I don't care! It can be non/alcoholic.
- Include one picture in your post of the drink you made or you drinking the drink.
- list the name and ingredients of the drink.
- Finally, tell us if you would recommend it.

So be here tomorrow or until Sunday (11/06) to link up. I'm so so so excited to see what you will make (or if anyone will linkup). 

So make me proud! :) Oh, and you will not believe what I made for tomorrow!!