Monday, November 28, 2011


It's the Monday after Thanksgiving,
and you know what that means.
It's Cyber Monday!
Online shopping's super deal day!
Of course my shop will be participating as well :)

Use the coupon code "FALALA" at checkout
to receive 30% off your ENTIRE purchase
from my shop!!

The coupon will be valid all day
today and tomorrow! {monday & tuesday!}
HAPPY cyber monday SHOPPING!

Monday, November 21, 2011

planning a barn wedding! :)

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In 124 days, this super adorable barn will be the site where I will be marrying the love of my life!!

So sorry to be so absent from this blog. Wedding planning, shop orders, and life itself has gotten in the way. But I am back and desperately wanting to share some of the gorgeous details that are in the works for our wedding!

First of all, the barn has been booked and I couldn't be more thrilled. We are working on a "rustic-barn-chic" wedding theme. No cowboy boots and bales of hay for this bride, but more-so along the lines of fancy fluffy dresses and tuxes, black and white color scheme with lots of apple green thrown in as well, and major pretty-ness.
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I am loving the venue- it is the perfect mix of classic and rustic, and the apple green will go so well with the red barn.

I have been scouring Pinterest, searching for wedding ideas. Of course, knowing how awesome Pinterest is, I haven't been disappointed. Here are some of the photos that are driving my wedding style inspirations so far...



To see all of my wedding photo inspirations, visit my Pinterest boards here. :)
Stay tuned for a lot of wedding details to come!
This blog needs a pick-me-up, and I am excited to be back again!
Happy Monday!

Friday, September 30, 2011


Yes, I've been MIA from my blog again. So sorry!
But I have a good reason.

I am a bride-to-be!!!!!
My amazing boyfriend popped the question two weeks ago on the beach!
We are engaged
and I couldn't be happier!!

I think it is high time to share the news in the blog-world, right?
What was I thinking?! ;)
Stay tuned for wedding details galore.

Oh yes, and a special coupon in the shop this weekend for you all, too.
In celebration of my engagement,
use the coupon code BRIDE for 15% off any orders in the next few days.
Happy shopping to you from this super happy girl!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

going batty.

Going batty from being busy lately?
Loving the little batty cutouts in the shop?
Double check!

Halloween is coming up quickly,
so make sure to place your orders for goodies soon!
These are all perfect for kids crafts, invitations, confetti,
etc, etc, etc.
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Find spooky treats in the shop here:
1. Spooky Mix - Black Cardstock & Vintage Dictionary Bat Cutouts
2. Spooky Tree Cutouts
3. Vintage Dictionary Moon and Stars
4. Flying Black Bird Cutouts

As always, convo me if you need more than one pack of anything in the shop and I would be happy to post a custom listing for you. I adore custom orders! :)

Did you know that Halloween is just 46 days away?!
Costume ideas need to be though of asap.
Stay tuned. :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

bows, seahorses, and crabs.. oh my!

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LOTS of fun new items
just hit the shop this morning!!

Like these fantastic vintage dictionary bow cutouts...
my new favorite, for sure!
Bows are so girlie and cute!

Here are some other new vintage dictionary cutouts as well...
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{vintage dictionary seahorse cutouts}

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{vintage dictionary crab cutouts}

And some new gift & favor tags...
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1. Brown Paper Bumble Bee Thank You Tags
2. Brown Paper Tags with a Matryoshka Doll Motif
3. The Perfect Birthday & Balloon Tags
4. Yummy Pink Ice Cream Cone Tags

And some more cutouts & supplies for any of your projects...
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{white cardstock heart cutouts}

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{white scalloped square cutouts}

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My new favorite shape!! {swirly square cutouts}

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{brown paper scalloped square tags}

{and remember, any of my designs can be made in other colors and cardstock papers as well. Just convo me for custom orders, and I would be more than happy to create something custom for you!}

Lots of new things to pop in and check out!
And because I am feeling happy & generous this morning,
take 10% off any orders this week!
Use coupon code THANKS10 upon checkout.
Now go on and shop! :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

learn, listen, laugh.


We have been back to school for just about three weeks.
I simply can't believe time flies by so quickly!
But at the same time, it was nice to get the back-to-school rush out of the way before the crowds hit the stores. Back to school is always such a fun time though, busy or not, and I always loved it when I was little, too. There is something about sharpened pencils, lined paper and picking out a new backpack that is totally magical. {Or is that just me?!}

Having a small child makes back to school even more magical, too. I think it is so extra special to make this time of year special, even if your kids aren't all too jazzed to start up the school routine again. {cough, cough, Andrew, cough, cough!} But throwing in some extra effort helps.. baking a batch of their favorite cookies, adding a cute note in the lunchboxes, sending favors to school, all these make this transition time back into school much nicer. Don't you think?
Here are some of my favorite ideas...






And of course, I leave you with a fun printable that you can cut out & tuck in your child's lunchbox any day. Learn, listen, and LAUGH. School has to be fun, too..right?! :)
Just right click the photo, save it to your computer, print it out on cardstock, and cut out. Easy peasy and fun to add in to make the day more special.

Happy back to school!

{all other photos via}

Thursday, August 18, 2011

inspiration: paper lanterns.

I am a hugely visual person.
Photographs inspire me on a daily basis.
I would love to share my inspirations with you.

Want to play along?
Ever Thursday, I share my inspirations.
Share what inspires you.
I would love to see! :)

In the past few weeks and months, I have been inspired by:
the color yellow!
vintage carnivals!
balloons & ruffles!

This week, I am inspired by
paper lanterns!
{they always add a special something!}
I don't think there is a party or event that can't be jazzed up with a few inexpensive, yet effective paper lanterns. They are romantic, whimsical, bold, and eye-catching all at the same time.
Perfection, I tell you. :)








Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

a fun market coming up soon?!

I will be joining other crafty Southern Californians on November 5th
for the

Bohemian Market's
Language Academy
Pre-Holiday Art & Craft Bazaar!

There will be lots more info to come, but I will be there selling lots of holiday goodies from noon to 4pm. I hope some of you can join me as vendors, and I hope many more of you will come by, shop a little, and say hello! :) Mark your calendars now! Pop over here for more info about the bazaar and how to become a vendor as well.

The San Diego Crafters for the Arts are dedicated to keeping art alive in our local schools, so this bazaar benefits the Language Academy directly. I adore this- I think art is an integral part of how we learn, how we live, and how we create- we simply cannot let that go to waste in our children's educations.

I know of one other crafty lady who will be joining me- my sister with her fantastic crowns, wands, and whimsical treats from her shop, Wendy Miracle.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

we have a winner!


Congratulations, Donna! Email me and I will give you instructions on how to redeem your shop credit :) Thanks for entering the giveaway, everyone!!

Stay tuned tomorrow for a fun announcement!
Mommy Holly is going to a market again very soon!
Details tomorrow. :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

on to second grade.

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My sweet little Andrew is already two weeks in to second grade.
Where does the time go?!
He was so excited in his new yellow tshirt with his new yellow shoes!
He has a fantastic teacher & his best friend is in his class.
We are happy to have a wonderful beginning to the school year!

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Andrew & his proud mommy!! ;)

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These little goofballs were so jazzed to be in the same class this year.
Best friends & happy guys, for sure! :)
Here's to a fantastic year in second grade!

Don't forget to enter the giveaway from yesterday! :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

what do you think?!

The blog re-do is complete!
What do you think?
I am flipping out happy.
Being back to blogging feels so super.
I love to connect with people through this blog and am so happy that everything looks nice & fresh around here. :)

To celebrate, I am giving away a fun
shop credit
to a lucky someone!


Rules to enter?
Leave a comment & become a follower of this blog for one entry!
Separate entries if you follow me on Facebook or Twitter as well :)
Just leave me a comment and let me know.
I'll choose a winner on Monday!

Stay tuned tomorrow...
Andrew's first day of school photos!
And yes, he is already back in school. EEK!

Monday, August 8, 2011

i'm returning! :)

Summer was busy for us.
Seriously busy!
So my blog was totally forgotten about,
and I hope many of you will return soon
when my posting is back to it's regular glory!

Mommy Holly is getting a major makeover!!!
The logos, the buttons, the colors, the shop!
Everything is getting a super-cute facelift!

stay tuned.
Please. :)
I promise it will be worth the wait.

And Happy August, yay!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

inspiration: tents.


I am a hugely visual person.
Photographs inspire me on a daily basis.
I would love to share my inspirations with you.

Want to play along?
Ever Thursday, I share my inspirations.
Share what inspires you.
I would love to see! :)

In the past few weeks, I have been inspired by:
the color yellow!
vintage carnivals!
balloons & ruffles!
I am working on items that I have made after being inspired by these things! Stay tuned for more of my creations.. I am so excited to share them with you. ;)

This week, I am inspired by
{they evoke such a summer happiness for me!}






Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

i'm baaaaack!

Where the heck have I been, you ask?!
Road tripping up through the Pacific Northwest!
My family is from Washington, so we took a little over a week to drive up there to visit family. It was quite an experience! Having never driven that far on my own before, I can successfully say that I drove my mom, Andrew and I over 3500 miles, eek! Long drive, but we went through some gorgeous areas.
Case in point:
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Snow capped mountains in June?!
Nuts, says this Southern California girl. :)

Anyways, I am home now, busily working on orders until our next road trip up to Chico next week! This time it will be Andrew, myself and my sweet boyfriend, John. We will be driving up to visit his family over the Fourth of July weekend! SO exciting! :)

But for the next few days, orders are on the agenda...
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Such as these darling 4-inch anchors I made for a super sweet customer. I love how they turned out! Convo me through if you need some of these- they should be up in the shop soon. :)

And of course, a couple of new things can be found in the shop as well....
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Vintage Italian Dictionary Pages! SO amazing, and I was flipping out when I found these! :) Find them here.

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And something I've been meaning to put in the shop forever... 3-inch bird cutouts made from vintage children's books! SO fun :) If you need another of my cutout shapes in the children's books, feel free to convo me as well. You know I love custom orders!

For now, I am off to get some more work done and then take Andrew over to his best bud's house to swim and I get to chit-chat with my darling friend, Lynn. A fun summer day, for sure!
Happy Wednesday to all of you, xo!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

love, boats, caterpillars, and a picnic. :)

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Memorial Day was such a relaxing day for us! We usually don't do the whole beach thing like so many people in Southern California, but we did decide to head out to a gorgeous park. My boyfriend John, Andrew, and I packed a delicious picnic and drove out to Irvine Regional Park to spend the day. :)

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Andrew was a wonderful photographer, snapping photos of John and I! :)

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Our little picnic site was on a shady little knoll right by the water's edge. A gorgeous place to sit & enjoy the day, and the perfect spot for the boys to hop over to the boats for a little cruise around the lake! :)

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We were invaded by caterpillars, which Andrew thought was fantastic. {Ok... I did, too! Those little guys are too cute!}

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Another fine photo from my short little photographer man. ;) Love!

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A beautiful day, spent with my favorite people. :)
Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day as well!
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