Fall Decor Challenge Season 17, Week 4

SYTYC Fall Decor Challenge

This summer, it was incredibly hot in Utah. In fact, we met the all-time record for days above 100 degrees. It's FINALLY cooled off just a little bit. I am grateful...It's always a little hard to celebrate fall while dealing with summer's heat! Our contestants have worked hard and come up with some great projects for this week's fall decor challenge and I am excited to share them with you today! Fall Decor Challenge Projects Project #1 Fall … [Continue reading...]

Birthday Challenge Results Season 17, Week 3

So what did you think about birthday week? I really loved all of the great projects entered in this week's challenge. I know that this one was a bit of a stretch for some of our competitors, but I think they all did a fantastic job. In fact, I sort of wish I had a fail safe...Something like the "Tim Gunn Save" like Project Runway has implemented. Goodness. Birthday Challenge Results Crafter Reveal Project #1 Pomander Pinata - Crystal, … [Continue reading...]

Cupcake To Go Container

Cupcake to go container

I didn't "grow up" with my boys. I sort of figure I just lucked into the "ready made" variety... (Just in case your wondering, in my world they pop in at about two years +) Here's the thing. Since I came into kids in a bit of a different way, early on people were always trying to give me advice. I got A LOT of advice and yet, there are some very important things that no one told me... I was not warned to look out for those nasty stray … [Continue reading...]

I’m Crafty Party: Birthday Edition

Welcome to the “I’m Crafty” party, your chance to join our Season 17 competitors in showcasing your talent online! We’re focused on birthday-related projects this week and we’d love to see the projects you’ve created. Your project doesn’t need to be a new one…So come on. Showcase your talent! A few things to remember: Link to a specific post, not your blog in general. Please only post your ideas, not round ups or guest … [Continue reading...]

Contestant Interview: Daniela from Bonito Servico

I have a special place in my heart for our international contestants...It's a bit of a reminder of just HOW small our online world is. Last year we were lucky enough to get to know Naomi, who is from England. This year Portugese native Daniela, from Bonito Servico, represented our international audience. Contestant Interview: Daniela from Bonito Servico 1. Tell as a little bit about yourself and your blog. I started BonitoServiço's blog … [Continue reading...]

Bathtub to Sofa Tutorial

Guys, I don't have an eye for good junk. It stinks. I love seeing the fun finds some of my friends like Mandi, KariAnne and Brooke seem to come up with on their trips out. You better believe after seeing Ariean's bathtub to sofa project, I will be stalking her finds as well! In the meantime, she's here with her bathtub to sofa tutorial...   Sofa to Bathtub Tutorial Hello, SYTYC Readers! Still in shock I won the UpCycle … [Continue reading...]

Birthday Challenge Season 17, Week 3

SYTYC Birthday Challenge

Welcome to week three of the competition. I don't know about you, but I am seriously impressed with the level of competition this season and I think once you have the chance to check out this week's projects, you're going to feel the same. As a reader you might never know that every season there seems to be one theme that "stumps" many of our competitors and this might be that week. We had a lot of fun chatting about birthday projects leading … [Continue reading...]

Best Birthday Tutorials

I spent the more formal part of my career working as a public relations consultant for Utah politicians. When a good portion of your job is spent briefing officials about the "hot topics" of a particular area (say, something like the plight of gophers in northeastern Utah) your brain tends to contain a WHOLE LOT of completely meaningless information. Not one to be stingy with trivia, I wanted to share (though I think this season's … [Continue reading...]