Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Shopping

I'm not one to brave the whole Black Friday scene. The crowds and the confusion and the parking send me directly into "Bah Humbug" territory. So to preserve the holiday spirit...I'm staying home today.

And as a little gift to all my Etsy customers, I'm offering a 10% discount on everything in my shop, PLUS a free gift with purchase. What's the gift, you ask? Why, it's my 2013 printable calendar! I'll send it along for free with any purchase now through Monday. Enter (GIFT10) at checkout to get your discount and free calendar.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 16, 2012

New Recipe Cards

Here's the latest in my line of recipe cards. It was high time I included one of my favorite colors!
You can buy them here and here.

 Have a great weekend.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Win a Trunki!

Have you seen these darling suitcases from Melissa and Doug?
My kiddos have them, and we love them so much. (I kind of wish they made them in adult sizes, too!) Every time we coast through the airport we're quite the spectacle...and the kids LOVE being able to carry, OR pull OR ride on their very own suitcases.

Plus, at home they fit perfectly under their beds so they can store all their extra-special treasures in them. My friends at Sevier Office Supply are giving away a Trunki to one lucky winner. Just hop over to their facebook page to enter.

*The giveaway ends Monday, November 19th; and is only open to U.S. residents.
*Also, comments here don't count as entries. You must enter on the Sevier Office Supply facebook page.


Friday, November 2, 2012

Monster Party

I know October's over, but I have to share a little recap from Charlotte's birthday party. She turned three on Halloween, and I know I did the monster thing once before, but that was pretty much limited to this time I took things a little bit further. Take a peek.

The kiddos feasted on fluffy monster juice boxes and one-eyed cupcakes. Most of them just licked the frosting off the cupcakes, but can you blame them? I kinda wanted to do that myself.

One of our party games was a monster bean bag toss. The monster is one I designed for an invitation a couple years ago. I had this crazy idea to make the beanbag toss out of a vinyl outdoor banner and some PVC pipe. It was a huge hit; and super sturdy. I made beanbags out of knit gloves I found in the dollar section at the craft store. Added bonus: I re-used this game the next day at the 1st grade Halloween party.

 I've been wanting to have a monster adoption center ever since I saw this pin on pinterest. (Original idea here and here). I found some socks in the dollar section of the craft store (I hang out there a lot), cut them in half and added some eyeballs and felt hair. I learned the key to making monsters is not to try too hard. The best thing? Each one of these cuties only cost about .25 each. I had all the felt and the eyeballs on hand. Sidenote: I have a real problem buying wiggly eyes. Really. Somebody needs to stage an intervention. I've never met a wiggly eyeball I can resist.

Here's something else I can't resist:
This three-year-old. Hope you had a great day, my girl.