Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's almost time for Google Reader to say bye-bye. Google Reader is how I used to read my blogs until they made their announcement to shut down. I tried a few different readers on my phone and ended up choosing Bloglovin'. So far I love it! It is easy to read my favorite blogs on my phone (or computer) and I can "heart" articles that I want to revisit later. Be sure to change over your Google Reader blogs to another reader before July 1st!

If you want to try Bloglovin', here's a great post on how to easily (two clicks) transfer your favorite blogs over. Jennine transferred over about 500 blogs in a very short time.

Already on Bloglovin'? You can follow my blog easily by clicking here! {don't forget...this is my old blog...new posts are over at amycornwell.com!}

Sunday, April 22, 2012

did you hear??

Did you hear? My blog has moved over to my website and I'd love to have you join me over there for tutorials, new products and more. I'd love to have you come on over and subscribe so you don't miss anything. We've made it super easy to re-subscribe to the new blog since there won't be any new posts here. See that handy "subscribe" button? Click the link below for various options for how to subscribe.

You can also find all of my social media pages like Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook on the top of the page. The search bar for the blog is also there if you're searching for specific blog posts or tutorials.

I hope to see you!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Hey all! This is my last Blogger post! Today I launched my brand new website, blog and products! You can read my latest post about the change here and please don't forget to subscribe to the new blog. Come on over and see what's new!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Freebie Friday: Free Earrings

 It's Freebie Friday time again! Today's Freebie is a free pair of the Large Pearl Earrings ($12 value) with any purchase over $50. Simply add $50 of product to your cart as well as the large pearl earrings and enter code "freepearls" to get the earrings FREE! Happy Friday and happy shopping!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter 2012

“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!" Matthew 28:5-6

We started off Easter morning at our church. It was such a wonderful service. We started with a slow song, then a drama describing the fact that Jesus was not dead and building up to a huge, energetic worship set with songs celebrating the fact that Jesus is alive. It was amazing and just what I was hoping for on a celebratory Easter morning. My God's not dead! So awesome.

After church, my side of the family came over, including my grandma who has been in a nursing home for a few months. It was so great to see her and see her laughing and smiling while watching the kids act crazy. The kids had a blast and got TONS of candy {of course}.  Our niece and nephew are so great with the kids, letting them get a head start on the eggs and leaving "easy" ones for them to find. They love their cousins.

The kids had to wait at the mailbox till we counted down and the mad dash was ON!

hunting, hunting, hunting

I love these kids!

Our fabulous niece and nephew with the E's

It wouldn't be a family picture without funny faces (and some scary!)
How was your Easter weekend?
Did anyone travel for spring break?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

who will you bless today?

This morning I received this text from one of my friends as I was soldering rings. It blessed me immensely just to know that someone was thinking about me and praying for me! Has that ever happened to you? Someone sends you a random email, message or text telling you that they're thinking about you? I don't think I've ever come across a person who doesn't appreciate a message like that. What a difference that short, small message can make in a persons day to know that someone is thinking of them at that moment.

So my challenge to you today is this: randomly send a "thinking about you" message to someone. I'll make the challenge a little harder and ask that you send it to someone you haven't talked to in a long time or someone who might be a "frenemy" (come on, we all have them). See how it blesses them, and you as well. I'd love to hear how the encounter turns out, so be sure to leave a comment describing the impact, even if it's just the impact it had on you!

{{editors note: I texted a friend who now lives in Florida that I haven't spoken to in too long...loving this challenge even for myself!!}}

Monday, April 9, 2012

inspired {blogs}

There are so many blogs that I'm inspired by...it always amazes me the awesome people out there and the fabulous things they blog about. So much creativity, inspiration, wisdom and love. It's one of my favorite things about the internet. There's quite a lot that has inspired me in the past week so here's my list with all different topics & themes:

Sam & JT Plus Three - Samantha is a local mom that I know IRL and in addition to her three adopted children (ages 2, 3, and 4) she's recently taken in a baby that came to them in the middle of the night via Safe Families. Her most recent post is a wonderful example of her heart and love that she has. She's younger than me, but I have learned so much from her. She has so much love and she is just about the closest I've met to a person who lives like Jesus. She's truly an inspiration to me.

My Top 10 Tips on Running A Business via Becky Higgins - Anyone who's followed me for a while knows that I love Becky and Project Life. Her scrapbooking system is revolutionary and I'm so grateful for it (even though I've done horrible with the start of 2012). Last week she put out a post about tips for running a business and I have to say that all 10 are SPOT ON. She shares so much wisdom and even though I've been in business for 9 years, I've learned a lot from this post.

Autism Awareness: Helping a Friend in Need via Sew Chatty - My friend Elizabeth is paying it forward. A while back she was gifted an iPad to help her autistic son with wonderful results and now she's helping to raise money to help a fellow blogger with 4 children that has Asperger's. I love Elizabeth's heart...can you help?

Discerning Your Strengths via Tiny Twig - Hayley is doing a Passion series on her blog this month and this post really resonated with me. Sometimes I feel like I'm pulled in so many different directions and just plain tired. I'm pretty sure it's because I'm not focusing my energy on only the things that mirror my strengths. I'm thinking that this book is going to be on my "purchase" list the next time I order books!

Dancing in the Rain via CaronlineG - Carrie is so inspirational. She's a dreamer and is living out her dreams right now. I'm so amazed by her, her enthusiasm for life and her desire to help others live out their dreams. This post talks about how the rain comes and how she's learning to dance in the rain instead of letting negativity consume her. "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning how to dance in the rain." I love this girl!

What blogs are inspiring you?
Please share - I'd love to read them!