LAAFT 003 - Decorating Your Life

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I love to decorate!  To me decorating is all about filling my life with pretty, cute stuff!  And for this episode of Life As A Fairytale, we are talking all about decorating your life!  And specifically things you can make to decorate your life with!  You know, when we talk about living your life creative, we're talking about all aspects of life being creative and inspiring and beautiful!  So today we are talking about designing for your home and for your events and holidays and even your own personal style along with some ideas for paper crafts and scrapbooking!  We talk about the trends that we see in décor and fashion and scrapbooking and crafting and fun things that you can make using these trends, so you can incorporate them into your art and your life.  We give great ideas for things you can make for your home décor – handmade crafts and diy ideas.  We give great ideas for holiday and seasonal décor as well as ideas for things you can make for your events to make your party or wedding a fabulous and unique gathering.  We talk about how you can upcycle things from pieces of furniture or other home items to things like your clothing.  Yes, we even talk about how to decorate yourself, to change and update your style so that it reflects your own personality and creativity!  We want your house, your event, your holiday and your-self to be filled with creativity and to really show the kind of fabulous person that you are!  So create that fairytale world around you with the things you make – decorate your home and your wardrobe and all your activities so that they are filled with fun and fantasy and all your creative goodness! Live in a world of inspiration and afterward you can document and tell your fairytale in gorgeous scrap layouts too with all the beautiful pictures of your beautiful life!  That is the goal after all...Live Your Life As A Fairytale...one handmade project at a time!

By the way, we have a special guest this episode...she may be unknown in the industry, but she sure can decorate, let me tell you!

Listen to the podcast and hear all this as well today's challenge and our favorites!

Thanks for listening!  Go live your life creative!  With lots of pretty, cute stuff!

LAAFT 002 - Everyday Creativity

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Hey, sorry, this podcast would have been up sooner if not for some technical difficulties we have been having.  That is a major reason why we decided to switch from the old typepad blog to this awesome new website of our own.  Yay, we have a new website!

 Anyways, here is the new podcast – our second episode ever.  Hurah!  And I really think you are going to like it!  The topic for this podcast is Everyday Creativity.  We really wanted to do this topic right away because it is something we really believe in – being creative everyday and creativity regarding the everyday and well...living a life creative!  That is something that we are all about here at Life As A Fairytale!  There is a lot of great information about how to stay inspired each day so you can create, how to create about your everyday life, everyday projects like project life and mini albums reviewing everyday moments, as well as a cool interactive tag calender for you and your loved ones to use everyday.  We talk about living in the moment and how important that is, not just for your creativity (your arts and crafts, etc) but also for your life in general.  Oh, and there is a special section where Ryan gives expert photography tips on how to photograph everyday life in new and interesting ways.  And we recommend some products that are geared towards the everyday as well as giving our weekly favorites. And of course there is our weekly challenge...something I think you will really enjoy making!  If you want to know what the challenge is for this week and hear all about this great topic, check out our podcast!  And live your life creative!

LAAFT 001 - What's Trending Now: A Look At Summer CHA 2013

Super Exciting News!  I now have a podcast!  It is hosted by myself and my husband, Ryan, and I am just so excited because I have wanted to do a podcast about scrapping and crafting and living a life creative for forever!  The podcast, as you may have guessed by the name, has the same premise that this blog is founded on – the idea that your life should be filled with beautiful creativity, that it should inspire you everyday, and that through your creativity you should share your story – your fairytale – with others!

Here is the official title – Life As A Fairytale: Your Guide to Scrapbooking, Crafting, DIY-ing and living a life CREATIVE!

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And here is the show summary –

Your podcast stop for living a life creative.  That means from scrapping, to photography, to home decor diy, to party and wedding crafting - you name it, we want to help you make it, so you can both live a life that inspires you every day and tell your story to others.

And here is my happy face –   :-) 

I am so happy with how the first episode has turned out!  It is available here and on itunes.  This first episode is specifically about what is trending right now according to what was at the new CHA (craft and hobby association) summer 2013 show.  We talk about some of the trends and what we loved and what collections are must haves, along with giving our weekly creative project challenge and talking about a creative item that is a favorite of ours right now...tune in to hear about all this and more!  We also want to hear from you, so please comment here with questions, notes, topics you would like to hear on our upcoming shows, etc...and also let us know if you want to be on the show!  You can email us too at lifeasafairytale@gmail.com.

Oh...and here is the podcast:

Hurray!!! And thanks for listening!!!