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!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The word is out!!

  WOW, it's been so fun seeing all the blog posts out there & the love that the 365 Swap is getting from all you Swap-ettes!!
{Thank you!}  
-Wasn't this giant chalkboard wall the funnest!!-
{a BIG thanks again to Haley for hosting the Swap in her backyard}

Just wanted to share a few of them that we have seen
{be sure to tell us if we have missed seeing your post, we'd love to share it with everyone}

**Be sure to tune in, set your DVR's & tell all your friends to watch Studio 5 on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.**
-We are so excited to share the Swap with everyone!- 


Sunday, May 8, 2011


All of the left over 365SWAP items are always donated to charity.  This year they went to the Smith family.  If you have any items, or you love a good treasure hunt, make your way to the Smith family's house to do some good:)

just a tiny peek...

There is much more to be seen of the
wonderfulnessness of this party:)
(you can see some of it, on one of our dear swapette's blogs...  

Im just catching up on my beauty, Haley
If you can't figure out who our special guest is then watch 
Studio 5 on Thursday morning at 11:00am
 (yup! read that right) ...and it will be perfectly clear:)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

We're "pinned" are you??

The {Cultivate} girls are "pinning" & wonder if any of you out there are too?
{if you are PLEASE let us know so we can follow you & if you aren't "pinning" yet you should be!!}
Go here to learn what it's all about & how to get started filling up pinboards of creative goodness for yourself. You can also leave us a comment & one of us girls will send you an invite to get started.
{CAUTION- it is addicting but so FuN!}
Follow all the things that are inspiring us today. Just click on any of the links on the sidebar to see what
Becky, Haley, Melissa & Sheryl
{we need to get Erin & Nicole hooked on this too soon}
are "pinning" for inspiration today.
Happy Mother's Day weekend to all of you!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A Swap Success Story

Hi friends, it's Melissa, are you ready to Swap??
Yeah, I am & I'm so looking forward to being with you all tonight.
I wanted to just share a quick S.S.S {Swap Success Story} with you all.
My friend Texie came to our very 1st Swap last year. A green bowling bag caught her eye & she put one of her clothes pins on it- hoping to get it.
When I asked her what she had placed her clips on & she told me I asked her, "Do you bowl?" & she said, "Yes, I was just asked to be on a team but I need to get a ball & a bag"
Well once the Swap began Texie got her bag & guess what-
She is now an official member of the Queen Pins bowling team & plays 2x a month in Layton & her bag goes with her every time to the alley
So you never know what will catch your eye at the Swap or what it could lead to you doing. My favorite part of this story is that Tex just saw the bag & loved it right off the bat & wanted it right then. That is so my policy in life {out when I'm antiquing, shopping or just junking} if I see something that just makes me happy & I fall in love with it I get it.
{There have been times when I haven't & still regret not acting on it}
So anyway- here's to the Swap! Hope you all find something that makes you happy tonight & met a few new friends along the way- YiPPee!! So excited.
See you all soon,

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nicole's Swap Good's

Shoes 7 1/2, Photo Album, Old soda bottel, decorative finials, photo screen and a little brown box.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Haleys pile (maybe..... might change, I still can't make up my mind:)