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Game Time with Tervis Collectibles & a Giveaway!

Thanks to Tervis for sponsoring today’s post and giveaway!

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What time is it?  GAME TIME!  As you know, the Artsy Family happens to love football, particularly our home team, the Baltimore Ravens! {We do also manage a fantasy team with the amazing Peyton Manning as our quarterback, but we still bleed black and purple for the most part!} 

On game days, you’ll find all of us sporting our jerseys and logo gear and of course, we wouldn’t dream of drinking out of anything but our Ravens Tervis tumblers!  We actually have quite a collection of them, including Little Crafter’s 10 oz wavy tumbler, our 16 oz tumblers, my 24 oz tumbler, and the water bottle.  All we’re missing are the 12 oz tumbler, the mug, and the goblet!

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Lunch Packing Tips

How many of you spend time each morning {or the night before} packing school lunches for your kiddos?  I’m in the same boat!  I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying to come up with ways to streamline the process while packing a fun, healthy lunch for Little Crafter.  I’ve come up with five tips to make it a little easier and less expensive, and I’m sharing them over on the Tampico blog.  I hope you’ll stop by to read them and see which ones might work well for your family.

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Happy packing!

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Twitter 101: Get Ready for the Verisimo Giveaways!

Raise your hand if you want a chance to win a Starbucks Verisimo system!  If that’s you, then I have some important information you’re going to want to know.  If you are a part of the One Artsy Mama Facebook community, you probably already know that I have an upcoming opportunity with my friends at Staples to give away THREE of these brewers to lucky readers.

WHEN: National Coffee Day – Monday, September 29
WHERE: Twitter
HOW: Three hour-long opportunities; Reply and Re-Tweet to enter
WHAT TIMES: 9-10 AM, 12-1 PM, and 3-4 PM EST
HASHTAG: #CoffeeBuzz

Those are the key details, but I know that for some of you, Twitter isn’t your comfort zone.  When I first announced these Twitter giveaways, I immediately started getting requests for Twitter tips and a walkthrough on exactly how to do the things you will need to do to enter.  So, here you go…this is my version of Twitter 101.

I hope you find the video helpful!  Here are a few screen shots you can come back and reference if you forget.  This is like the home screen you’ll see when you go to your Twitter account.

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Mirrored Vase

I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good thrift store find!  There are so many things you can get for less than $1 that can be improved, repurposed, and given new life!  A few months ago, I was in our local Goodwill and I picked up a variety of vases even though I didn’t really have any particular plans for them.  They were 25 or 50 cents a piece, depending on size, and were in perfect condition.  As many of you know, I have been busy redecorating my living room, and it was just the occasion for one of them to come in handy.  Here’s what I made:

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Materials:
- clear glass vase
- Krylon Looking Glass Mirror-Like Paint spray

Really.  That’s all you need…well, plus your flowers, of course.

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Kicking Tough Stains with Biz

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Honestly?  Stains happen.  Even here in the Artsy House…or perhaps especially in the Artsy House.  We all know that things don’t look like a beautiful Pinterest picture all the time; sometimes accidents happen and we end up with giant messes.  Like last weekend when Little Crafter decided to open a paint marker while sitting on my {BRAND NEW} couch.  I don’t know how it happened, but what I do know is that it exploded, sending blue paint everywhere…all over the couch, all over Little Crafter, and all over his pants.

You may remember that Little Crafter is a karate kid; he’s been taking lessons for two years, and his uniform is a “Little Dragons” t-shirt with a pair of white pants.  Can I just say I will never understand the person who decided it was a great idea to put 4-6 year olds in white pants?!  

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