I have ALWAYS wanted to be able to whistle REALLY loudly. You know that super loud, piercing whistle that can call dogs from miles away? Or get a whole group of peoples’ attention? Or call your family members from across a field? I’ve always wanted to be able to do that.

I never knew how, until now. It’s actually super easy. And I’m going to show you how!

A few weeks ago I was in Deer Valley and my totally awesome friend Rachel from A Southern Fairytale absolutely wowed us all with her ability to do this. We needed to wrangle our whole group, and it totally worked. It got ALL our attention, immediately! She completely inspired me and as soon as I got home I read up on how to do it.

It only took about 5-10 minutes of practicing to get it right, but I nearly made myself pass out from practicing so much! I practiced until my cheeks hurt so bad I couldn’t do it anymore.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how, I made a video to show you exactly how I do it. I guarantee you won’t be able to do it the first time, so don’t get discouraged. Just keep practicing and don’t give up!! :) If you want to be able to whistle really loudly, this video will show you exactly how! :)

So to recap, here are my tips:

  • Press the tips of your thumb and forefinger together (like the “OK” sign).
  • Press the tips of your fingers up against the tip of your tongue and curl it up and back.
  • Press the corners of your mouth hard and tight against your thumb and forefinger.
  • Wrap your lips around your fingers to make as small of an opening as possible.
  • BLOW. ;)

This video was shot with a Canon 70D, 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, and Lowel EGO Light.

*Sorry I’m so dorky in the video.

*Sorry I said blow.

*Sorry I showed you my tongue. :P

And if you had any doubts about how completely and utterly hopeless I am, here’s an outtake reel for the video above.

If you've ever wanted to be able to whistle REALLY LOUD, this video will show you exactly how!

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

So excited to share a fun giveaway with you today!!

The Silhouette Portrait is a personal craft cutter from Silhouette with an 8-inch cutting mat. It’s small in size and BIG on features! The Silhouette Portrait is a personal cutting tool. Like a home printer, it plugs into your PC or Mac with a simple USB cable. However, instead of printing it uses a small blade to cut paper, cardstock, vinyl, fabric and more up to 8 inches wide and 10 feet long.

What I’ve always loved about the Silhouette compared to other craft cutters is that with the Silhouette, you can cut ANY font on your computer – no extra charge! You can cut ALL the Free Fonts here on Kevin & Amanda! There’s no need to buy countless alphabets or cartridges. With the Silhouette, you have a whole arsenal of fonts that you can start cutting right away, right on your computer. You can also use the Silhouette software to trace your own designs you’ve created, or purchase individual designs from the extensive Silhouette Online Store. You don’t have to buy a whole cartridge for just one design! Most designs in the Silhouette Online Store are 99¢ or less. Plus there’s a new free shape each week that can be downloaded and kept permanently in your Silhouette Studio library.

The Silhouette Portrait weighs only 3.5 pounds, making it easily portable. The Portrait can be easily carried wherever you go!


There are so many fun things you can make with the Silhouette!

Have you seen these adorable aprons that Ashley from Make It and Love It made using the Silhouette, heat transfer material, and the Our Best Bite’s doodle font?

Silhouette Craft Cutter Giveaway

You can also cut vinyl for wall words & home decor projects…

Silhouette Craft Cutter Giveaway

You can etch glass for seriously fun, one of a kind serving dishes…

Use your Silhouette to cut fabric. Just iron Silhouette interfacing to your favorite fabric and send it through the machine on a Silhouette cutting mat.

With Silhouette sketch pens, the Silhouette can draw intricate patterns. Just pop out the blade and insert the color pen of your choice — even white and glitter pens! How awesome would this be for addressing envelopes with a gorgeous handwritten font?? :)

Silhouette Craft Cutter Giveaway

You can even make fake tattoos. Fun!

From magnet paper to temporary tattoo paper, wood paper to transparencies, the Silhouette can cut a wide variety of specialty media.


And be sure to check out Silhouette on Facebook and Pinterest for more great ideas!


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December 1, 2014

Salted Caramel Cookies

These Salted Caramel Cookies are SO soft and buttery. The perfect vanilla butter cookie! But topped with gooey salted caramel?? I die!!

New recipe on Kevin & Amanda Recipes today! :)

These cookies are so delicious and perfect for cookie swaps you my have coming up!

Click the title below to get the recipe:

Salted Caramel Cookies

Enjoy!! :)

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