Filming with our Friends from Oreck

So, Whitney and I had one of the greatest experiences in our blogging career, recently.  Our friends from Oreck invited us to film for one of their new products that they will be launching very soon!  We had a blast filming and just received some fun pictures from that day and we are excited to share them {…Read More…}



The Handbuilt Home

We were so excited and honored when Ana White asked us to be a part of her first book, The Handbuilt Home! We have had to keep it hush-hush for quite a while but it is FINALLY time!   The Handbuilt Home is now available for preordering and will be released on October 9, 2012! When Ana asked us each to build pieces, from her {…Read More…}



The Shanty Sisters Need Your HELP!

We are so excited to share some fun news with you all!  We need your help… The Shanty Sisters have been nominated as a finalist in Country Living’s 2012 Blue Ribbon Blogging Awards!  We are a finalist in the Craft Category and need your votes….EVERY DAY;) This is such an honor to be among other {…Read More…}



Paint Colors !!

Hey friends! I am in the middle of revamping my bedroom (can’t wait to share!), and I will be tackling the wall paint tomorrow. We get asked about our wall colors all the time, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share! I am going to go with the same color I {…Read More…}



VTech Switch & Go Dinos Review

This post brought to you by VTechKids. All opinions are 100% mine. Hi friends! Recently I was asked to review the Vtech Switch & Go Dinos.  Being the mom of 5 under the age of 9, I guess I could be considered a ‘pro’ in the toy department 😉 This is what they look like in {…Read More…}



Updating My Patio Set

Hey there!  I love a good summer BBQ, swim party or just hanging out on the patio with family and friends!  We bought a patio set about 2 years ago and between the hot, Texas sun and chlorine, our table and chairs were looking awful.  I couldn’t let them welcome in summer with faded, flat {…Read More…}



Repaint Furniture with 1 Little Box!!!

HI friends! I am SO excited to share this new product with you guys! Most of the questions that we get asked each day are about repainting and revamping furniture.  One of our very favorite brands has answered all of those questions in one small box! Our great friends over at Rust-Oleum have made such {…Read More…}



Silhouette CAMEO Winner!

Congratulations to Janelle!  You are the proud owner of a new Silhouette CAMEO!  We have emailed you for your shipping information! You still have time to take advantage of the great promo going on!  Here are the details for a refresher! Now through April 30th you can purchase 1 Silhouette CAMEO, 1 $25 download card, 1 {…Read More…}



Dremel Trio Winner!

Jami is the lucky winner of the Dremel Trio!  Jami we have emailed you to get your shipping info!  Congratulations on your new tool and happy building:) Thanks so much to everyone that entered!  We loved reading your build ideas!  We have a Silhouette CAMEO and Promo going on right now!  You can click HERE {…Read More…}



Silhouette CAMEO Giveaway and Promo!

It’s that time again!  We have a great Silhouette promo and a GIVEAWAY!   Promo first: ·        Now through April 30th you can purchase 1 Silhouette CAMEO, 1 $25 download card, 1 Silhouette Metallic Sketch Pen pack, and 1 Silhouette Glitter Sketch Pen pack for $269.99 ·         This is an MSRP of $344.97 (This is almost {…Read More…}



Dremel Trio Giveaway!

It’s that time!  We are so excited to give you all the opportunity to win your very own Dremel Trio! I shared the Shanty Cupcake Tower I made with mine yesterday! This is one of my favorite tools that I have ever owned!  The instructions are very simple and easy to understand, assembly is quick and it cuts so smooth!  {…Read More…}



FREE Photo Canvas

Canvas People have a GREAT Mother’s Day deal now through May 13th!  We didn’t think it was possible but this deal is even better than the previous deal we shared with you! Now through May 13th you can order an 8×10 canvas and get it for FREE or take $50 offany other size canvas order! We will {…Read More…}



Easy DIY Frame and a Great New Tool!

Hey guys!! I’m so excited to share my next project with you.  Even more exciting than the project, is the new tool I used to make it! I was recently given the opportunity to play with the Dremel Saw-Max.  I know so many of you ask about our tools all of the time.  I am {…Read More…}



New Silhouette Promo!

Hey there!  It’s time for another fun Silhouette Promo!  This month it is for the New Designer Edition:) What is the Designer Edition? Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition contains all the same functionality as Silhouette Studio® plus the following designer features: Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone {…Read More…}



My Image Inspiration

Hey friends! A couple of weeks ago Ash was able to introduce you to a really cool site called My Colortopia.  My Life, My Colors is a helpful questionnaire that can be used to determine the colors that most represent you! Today I get to introduce you to the next component of the My Colortopia tool called My Image {…Read More…}



My Colortopia!

Glidden just launched a new site called My Colortopia! If you are overwhelmed when choosing paint colors, or play it safe and stick to one or two color combos then this is the perfect site for you! They offer this awesome widget that asks you a few questions about your style and personality and they {…Read More…}



Stencil with Contact Paper

Yes… I think I have finally perfected it.  I have now cut many stencils on Contact Paper using these settings and have had success each time.  So, I thought I would share. I showed you my DIY Roman Shades in my last post.  I added the stencil to the top of them.  Here is how {…Read More…}



Sip and See with my Silhouette!

Hey guys! We celebrated baby Brooks this last weekend with a Sip and See.  I had so much fun decorating the place using my new Silhouette Cameo, and I wanted to share some of it with you guys! We cut a fun banner using some different shapes all found on the Silhouette software! Ties… Tricycles {…Read More…}



Free Nail Polish Stickers Today!

Hey guys!  Just wanted to share a FREE deal with you! Nail Polish stickers!  How cute is that!  I never like to put color on my nails because it chips so easily but not with these (They are supposed to last for 6 weeks!!!!)  And, they are free today if you sign up as a {…Read More…}



It’s In The Bag Baby!

Hey guys!! I am so excited to share this great product and giveaway with you!  I love doing giveaways but especially when it is for something that I really love! Mixed Bag Designs  are super cute reusable bags for just about anything.  I recently placed my own order and have quickly fallen in love.  Want to {…Read More…}



Changing a Faucet DIY

I am beginning to learn that I have quite the knack for picking the most inopportune time to start projects and this one might take the cake!  It’s Mothers Day and we are 2 hours from hosting a family cook-out for 24.  Suddenly, I get the bright idea to install (for the very first time {…Read More…}



GREAT Silhouette Sale!!!

Hey guys!  I’m so happy to share this month’s Shanty Silhouette sale!!  The rhinestone kit was one of my very favorite features of this great machine!  I just made my oldest a new shirt by adding a little bling to a $6 Ross shirt.  She loves it 🙂 It is super simple to use!  I {…Read More…}



Free Mother’s Day Card

  If there is one thing that gets my attention it’s the word FREE!  Mother’s day is just around the corner and Tiny Prints has you covered this year with their Tiny Prints Greeting Card Collection, which lets you create individual personalized cards with photos starting at $1.99. They have cards for everyone in your life {…Read More…}



V-Day Giveaway!!

Hey Guys!! Happy Valentine’s Day!!! It’s time to show some LOVE to your hands!! I LOVE this stuff!  I knew O’Keeffe’s Working Hands had to be good when my hubby started using it too 🙂 O’Keefe’s Working Hands is the leading hand cream for people that work with their hands.   I realized how dry {…Read More…}



Laundry Room Decor & A Giveaway!!!

Ooooh… I love how this baby turned out!! I love having a few hooks in my laundry room to hang clothes I don’t want going in the dryer.  I also had a big blank space that needed some filling.  My next project knocked out both problems! I was so happy to find… I looked through {…Read More…}



Frosted Mason Candles!!

Want to see what I did with my vinyl?? They have this awesome vinyl as you know and now they have frosted vinyl!! LOVE it!! I decided to use it in my living room.  I have some mason jars I use as candle holders on this great old chippy stool.  I thought that I could {…Read More…}



ScotchBlue Edge-Lock Winners!!!

Hey Guys!! Thanks to all of you who entered out ScotchBlue Edge-Lock Giveaway!!! ScotchBlue will be sending 8 of you a roll of their new Edge-Lock tape to try for yourself!! Here are the winners… Kirby Amy The Scrappy Cottage MerryBerry Cara Rose Robert and Cassie Hanna S Brooke Congrats!!! Thanks again for everyone that {…Read More…}



Owl Art and a Giveaway!!!

So, I was recently asked to try out this product. I use blue tape on just about everything so I agreed to give it a try. This is ScotchBlue’s New Painter’s Tape Edge-Lock.I have always had trouble with paint leaking through my blue tape in the past but this tape has the new Edge-Lock Line {…Read More…}



Shanty Silhouette Deal!!!

Oh Hey!!! I just wanted to let you guys in on a GREAT sale Silhouette is running for the Shanty readers!! From now until January 1st you can purchase this awesome machine for only $175 with a monthly subscription to their online store where you can find THOUSANDS of shapes and designs!!  That’s almost half {…Read More…}



My Sister’s Gift

Here’s to hoping she doesn’t read this in the next 12 or so hours… Hope you are all having a great Christmas week.  I have been more than busy getting gifts finished up because I am always last minute like that.   One thing I wanted to get for my baby sister were these jars {…Read More…}