Merry Christmas!

I’m taking a few days to spend with my darling daughters and play with their Christmas presents. I’ll be monitoring Facebook and our Etsy shop, but the blog will be quiet while I take a little vacation. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for being part of my year!

(Illustration by Maree Truelove Illustration & Design)


Freebie Friday: Mardi Gras Printables

Mardi Gras is fast approaching. Are you celebrating? We usually sit it out, so please have some extra fun for me!

Subway Art

And a fill-in invitation.

Crafty Kayla: Two Free Mardi Gras Printables

And one more from The TomKat Studio. (Be sure to visit Kim’s blog post for pretty, pretty pictures; the link follows.)

Pinterest: Favorite Valentine’s Parties

I’m feeling a little overwhelmed just now … planning two back-to-back birthday parties, and working with Ahoy Graphics on launching my new site, so my blogging may be a little spotty this week. But never fear, thanks to the magic of Pinterest, I can highlight a few of my favorite recent parties. First up: Valentine’s […]

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Real Party: Dog Adoption Party + Free Printable from Chickabug

About two weeks ago, my parents had to put down their sweet basset hound, Leta. She suddenly went blind and they discovered she had cancer of the spleen that had spread. (I promise I’m getting to the party!) They were so sad to lose her so suddenly, and realized that the right choice for them […]

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Guest Party: 1930s American Girl Doll Party

My girls and all their friends have hit the American Girl Doll age. I mean, it’s a big event when the catalog arrives in the mail. So when I found this 1930s-style American Girl Doll party from Calli of Make It Do, I had to share it with you. As you know by now, party […]

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Freebie Friday: Valentine’s Day Printables

You may have seen my Facebook post from last night about Sassy Sites’s round up of Valentine’s printables — 73 by my quick count. So I almost took the night off. But, I’ve managed to find three cute Valentine’s printables that (I think!) didn’t make that list. Here they are! Valentine’s Day Printables {Free Templates} […]

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Guest Party: Mint and Teal Gender Reveal Party

You just have to love a party inspired by a shower curtain! Sarah De Jesus of Dreamers Joy Events & Design created this gender reveal party for her sister, who is expecting her first child in May. Sarah tied in the pictograph images from the shower curtain for the party’s boy/girl illustrations. (Did you know the restroom sign illustrations […]

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Our Valentine’s Sweetheart Party + Free Printable

I had so much fun planning this Valentine’s Day photo shoot for you! I had this idea that the terrific and sweet Kathy from Tickled Peach Studio made come to life. I just wanted Valentine’s cards for school that read, “A SweeTart for My Sweetheart” to which we could attach a little packet of SweeTarts. […]

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Recipe: Valentine’s Blondies

I made these blondies for our Valentine’s photo shoot and they are so good, I had to pass along the recipe from Baked Perfection. So good, so easy. I made only two changes. I used an 8.5″ x 11″ pan. I also let them cool slightly, then cut them with a heart cookie cutter. Yum-o. […]

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Freebie Friday: New Year’s Resolutions Print

It’s not too late to start the new year off right with some inspirational goals. This subway art from Eye Candy Event Details should get you started down the right path. Eye Candy Event Details: {FREE Subway Art} New Years print.

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