Friday, September 23, 2011

Thanks & a GiVEAWAY!

  WOW, what a fun night last night!  Hope you all enjoyed coming to round 3 of The 365 Swap!  I know that all of us Cultivate girls had a great time putting it all together for you. 
Thanks for coming & participating!  
Maybe we'll see you again next year for Round 4.  

Just wanted to let you know about a GiVEAWAY I'm doing over on my blog- Hollyhocks & Honeybees right now.  
You can go {Here} for all the details. 
-Please be sure to mention that you are a 365 Swap-ette!- 

I also wanted to invite you to a Fall Show I'm having at my home on the 29th & 30th.  You can find more info. over on my blog
Thanks again for Swapping with us- it was great meeting you all! 

Have a fabulous weekend! 

Sunday, September 18, 2011


.....I've been out of town for 4 days....and I came back to the best inbox EVER. Hilarious!!
These moustache pictures are so much fun!
I knew you guys could do it!!
I don't know how the heck we're going to decide...:)
Now we just need the other 45
 of you out there to
send - in - your - picture.
pretty please:)
love, Haley
p.s. ...Only 4 more days....

Thursday, September 15, 2011

brave souls....

look....its not that scary:) Don't be afraid, you can do it.... send in your picture!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

here's mine!

....I know, I know....its more then 7 items - Im still trying to decide what to swap...hmmmmm....


Monday, September 5, 2011

It aLL sTarTs wiTh a PiLe....AnD a sMiLe :)

Have you started your swap pile?
Its easy~just start piling your stuff [you'll have to find a spot where no one will bother it]
Be CReAtIve and think of ways to spiff your things up a bit :}
You might find yourself smiling...just thinking of the 365 Swap :) :)
Can't wait!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Checking in & be on the look-out!

  Hi everyone!  Hope you have had a wonderful Summer & are looking forward to the Fall & the change in weather as much as I am & of coarse to the 365 Swap. 

The Cultivate Girls & I got together today for lunch {at Arella's in Bountiful- yummy pizza & a great atmosphere} to discuss some FaBULOUS new ideas for the 365 Swap.  It is going to be great, inspiring & a delight for sure.  I'm excited to met so many new Swap- ettes this time around. It should be a fun time for sure! 
{if you didn't get a ticket this time- don't worry there will always be another one ;) }

-my notes from the meeting & a pack of scissors tied up with a bow that I brought each one of the Cultivate girls, you can never have too many scissors around the house, right?!-

All of you who purchased a ticket- you're going to have a really, really fun reason to go to your mailbox in the next couple of days. Something wonderful & fabulous will be waiting for you in there. YiPPEe!! 

Only 24 more days to get your pile of goods all together!
See you all soon- have a nice night.

*Thanks Haley, Becky, Erin, Sheryl & Nicole for lunch today- it's always fun to get together with you creative ladies! {This Swap is going to be a good one!!} 

Monday, August 8, 2011


HOorAy!!!! Its going to be a fantastic evening.....keep your eyes out for your mailed invites:) 
In the mean time....start collecting your 365SwAp can be anything in great condition, that YOU would want to bring home....
 {but you won't because you'll be bringing it.....:)}

P.S. For those of you who have purchased multiple tickets, Ill need the mailing addresses of your guests - that way i can mail them an invite.  Otherwise I'll mail all of the invites to you - either way let me know what you want! { }

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Come join the fun!!!

We can't wait to see you all here!!
*Purchase your ticket (at the link to the right) and get an official SwAP#3 invite in the mail!
*Start collecting your swap pile.
{anything that is in great condition that needs a new loving home}
*All the instructions/suggestions/specifics will be on your fabulous invite:)
*Begin dreaming of all the treasure's you'll be taking home, the yummy food you'll get to eat, and all the other 'junkie' friends you'll make:)

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Want to come to the next 365 SwAp? you can! Click on the link to your right and purchase an official 365swap ticket!! (only 40 spots available)- once payment is received you will receive a true-blue-and-thru 365swap ticket in the snail Fun!
{FYI: Swap #3 will be held early fall this year {official date to be announced in a couple of weeks} in the wonderful city of Syracuse:)}

Woodsy wedding.....

My brother-in-law just got married to an amazing girl named Ashley

(aren't they cute?!)
....and they needed a little help with decorating, so I asked the CUltiVatE women to jump in and help....and of course they did:)
Ashley had this unique concept of a carnival/woodsy/sewed paper/vintage/pear theme....
what?! you say - well .....just look:)

(had to sneak one in of my Char:)

yes....we did get stormed-upon ...sigh...and it did kinda ruin our tent....bigger sigh. But in the end it was a fabulous celebration of a brand-new family!

Thank you Cultivate ladies!!! love, Haley

Friday, July 8, 2011

What we are up too......

If you interested to see what the Cultivate girls are up too or just what is inspiring us for our latest project-  go Here
{it will always be changing depending on what we are dreaming up so keep checking or better yet go ahead & follow our Pins}

We'll be back soon to Show & Tell


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Better late than never!

  Found these on my computer today & thought they were worth posting. 
They were a few quick snap shots I took while the photographer extraordinaire {Haley} stepped away for a bit during the 365 Swap.  

Brings back some great memories of the Swap!! 

-Look at this fabulous looking darling group!  So glad you all came
{& thanks again for all the Scrumptious cupcakes J & K a.k.a Whimsy Cupcake girls} -

 One happy Swapper-  Ticey enjoying taking a break & keeping a close eye on her stash! 
{fun stuff!}
-P double S- did you know that Haley made that frame just to display all those amazing earrings - great idea!  

I'm sure this little one will love rocking away in that adorable blue rocker. 
{Wonder if it stayed that color or if it got a paint job? Hmmm... }  

Ahhh... what a great night.  We'll have to do it again soon {*wink, wink*}
-info. on that & more Cultivate goings on coming soon-


Monday, June 6, 2011

Talking about No. 3!


  What a fun day meeting up with the rest of the Cultivate girls here to discuss & re-cap the 365 Swap No. 2 & start dreaming, planning & sharing ideas for Swap No. 3 
{Coming in the Fall} 
*-more info. to come soon- SO EXCITED!-* 

It's always great to share lunch w/ everyone each month. 
My new favorite thing to eat at Paradise Bakery is their Zucchini Walnut Muffins- delish!  
{Must be Summertime-  because I can't wait to have a garden full of Zucchini & trying to figure out what to do with it all ;) } 

It's been a good day, hope it has been for you too!


Monday, May 23, 2011

She did it!!

I know this is old news to most of you..but...there might be some of you out there who haven't heard, and for the won't hurt to watch it again:) 
Melissa was on Studio 5! Talking all about our 365 SwAp! How fun! And she was amazing! check it out, and see for yourself....

Doesn't she look so cute?  Didn't she do great? Can you imagine doing such a thing? Such courage:):)

Now its time to start thinking/planning for the 365 SawP #3 - yay!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

2 sticks salted butter room temp
3/4 c firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c sugar
2 eggs (take out the gross white umbilical cord thingy please - yuck!)
1 tsp vanilla (white mexican is the best..but hard to find)
...mix together with hand (very important)
then add..
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
and then about 1 1/2c flour

then the WHOLE bag of mini choco chips (you are under a binding contract by reading this recipe to NEVER .. EVER put in less than the whole bag:)

then keep adding flour by the 1/2c until its kind of sticky, but not to if you roll out a one inch ball it will leave a film on your hands.

then bake at 350 for 6-7 minutes...I take them out of the oven as soon as I see the smallest bit of browning on top...sometimes they even look uncooked...but that way they stay nice and soft:) then I let them cool on aluminum foil

thats it!!  ....hope you share:)
love, Haley

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Most of the Cultivate girls will be here.....

at The Hive in 
beautiful Mountain Green next week. 
{A Sweet little Boutique}

Melissa, Haley, Nicole & Becky will be there selling some of the creations & hopefully Sheryl & Erin will be there too shopping & just hanging out 
with friends. So you might as well be there too!
{p.s. bring a friend with you or 2} 

-For more details & info. go {Here}  -

Maybe we'll see you at The Hive next week 

the Queen Bee

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Here they all are..the pictures you've been waiting with bated breath for..right? right?!
I knew it:)

well, to start...this is us (plus our cool extra guest:)

some of the decor...having nothing match made decorating super easy!
signing in..

and the fabulous cupcakes.....
and the food..yum!
(....seriously who would put margarine on their bread???)

(if it's you...don't feel bad - my mom does too:)

and then the 'please take home a bag' candy buffett...

and now....all the 365'stuff!'

 (it was hard to decide!)
some of the swap-ettes..aren't they cute?!
and more stuff...

more swap-ettes ahead!

 and more stuff:) Isn't it fun to look at?

here's to the winners!! YAY!

all cleaned up, and every fanta sipped away...sigh...can't wait for the fall 365 SWAP #3!