Monday, January 31, 2011

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Superbowl printables

Football season hits it peak this Sunday with the Superbowl and it reminded me of the sports party I threw for my son this past September.  I knew a sports theme was in order when he would work all day on his dribbling skills.  I went with colors that weren't team specific since neither my husband and I are avid sports fans.  Here a few photos from his party to give you some inspiration if you are hosting a Superbowl Party this Sunday or thinking about throwing a sports for your little all-star!  Oh...and I have some FREE Superbowl Printables at the bottom of the post. 
The full table with cookies, cake pops, popcorn and candy!

rice krispie treats with mini pennant flags

LOVED these cake pops.  They are a party must!

FREE Superbowl Printables available!
Click on the title to download your file!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kid Room Inspiration - The Great Outdoors

I am not one for winter, snow and the bitter cold.  I dream all winter long about sandy beaches and sipping on fruit smoothies on my back porch.  But, winter is here and I'm learning not to wish it away as much anymore.  One thing I'm liking about winter, is that it gives me time to start some projects that I might overlook when the warm weather beckons me outside.  One project I am really looking forward to this winter/early spring is turning my son's room from a nursery into a big boy room.  Oh...wait....time for a real bed.  That will be interesting! 
I have two goals for it.  One, is to keep it a theme that he can grow into for a few years.  The second goal being, to keep the decorating budget under $200.  With those goals in mind, I have decided to go with a camping/lodge theme

My son comes from a long line of campers and my dad is a huge fan of Buffalo Plaid (red and black check).  Every year, he looks for Buffalo Plaid shirts that all of his grandsons can wear.  
The idea is to express the theme with simply stated items.  Purchasing some items that can covert into other themes if let's say in a couple years he prefers robots to camping. 
Like a red side table I already purchased from IKEA.....for $4!  How can you pass that up?!  That's cheaper than coffee at Starbucks.  Which leaves some room in the budget to splurge! 

Below is an inspiration board I created with some great finds that would make for a very woodsy little room.  Most of them are from Etsy to boot!  I'll be documenting my way through the decorating process...oh, and the crib to bed!

teddy bear - sleepyking
camping sign - jandersonart
woodgrain pillow - maverickjune
log pillows - polkadotmoonbeams
burlap tent - Ruby Ju Blog
woodland chair - IKEA
hedgehog bookend - graphicspaceswood
fox storage bin - land of nod

Monday, January 17, 2011

Valentine's Day GIVEAWAY

I knew I wanted to do a Valentine's Day dessert table centered around something sweet.  The timeless conversation hearts came to mind and being able to use all the pastel colors would be a great depature from the typical red and pink.   Kids and adults adore them just the same and this theme would even be great for a wedding shower.  The lovely Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie featured my table last week on her site and I'm here to do another giveaway of the printables you can use to host your own conversation heart Valentine's Day party!

One lucky winner will receive over 10 PDF's that you can use to recreate this party yourself!
A cute covered Hershey bar and little card make a sweet little something your kids can exchange with their friends

Circle tags, cupcake wrappers, straw flags and mini Hershey wrappers are some of the other super sweet printables you could win!

I LOVE the conversation heart sugar cookies that Karen from Sugar and Flour makes! I designed three different paper patterns that you can print out and use to make limitless crafts.  Use them to cover paper mache mailboxes! 

Rules to Enter:
1. leave a comment below telling me you would like to win
2. leave a comment below telling me you became a fan on facebook
3. leave a comment below letting me know you signed up to follow my blog. 

Don't forget, to leave a comment!!
Deadline to enter is 8pm EST - Sunday, January 23rd
Winners will be announced on Monday, January 24th

WINNER is #16 - amydianet
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Please contact me at so I can email you the files.
Thanks for all who participated!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Valentine's Day FREEBIE!

We still have a lot of time to get our sweeties something...well, sweet..for Valentine's Day but there's nothing wrong with getting a little jump on things, right?  I posted some Valentine's Day cards the other day and what better to send along with them, than some chocolate?  Though chocolate speaks for itself in its goodness and deliciousness, a little fun packaging will surely make your sweetie melt...not the chocolate. 
Sized to fit a standard size Hershey Bar (1.55oz), I have few in my shop now but here is a FREE one just for you!
Click HERE to download

Monday, January 3, 2011

Valentine's Day Cards

I wasn't always into Valentine's Day, but as the years go on, one has to think...what's so bad about a celebrating a day to spread the love and of course, consume chocolate.  We may roll our eyes at the fluffy teddy bears and the heart shaped box of chocolates and I'm right there with you.  But we can look past some of the 'Hallmark' part of it all and use it as a way to let others know we appreciate them.  A little note, a little piece of candy, a little paper, glitter and glue can make a big impact to the one who receives it.
To start off the year, I will be posting lots of ideas (oh and some freebies!) on how to spread the love to the young and young at heart.
First up!  Mini cards that work great for kids exchanging at school or playdates. For $4 a PDF, you can snag up a few and use them year after year!  Personlized with the givers name to boot! Here are some of my favorites!

Available now at my Etsy Shop!