Tuesday, May 31, 2011

red white & blue.

The days are flying by lately.
We have been busy, busy, busy.
My calendar is filling up!
Andrew has seven more school days {eeeek!} before summer and I can't believe it is already that time of year again. With that being said, the shop needs to stay on track for the upcoming holidays!

Here we go, summer....
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Before you know it,
Fourth of July will be here!
Stock up on goodies to decorate, craft with, scatter across your party tables, or add to hostess gifts or favors. SO many cute uses for these red, white & blue anchors!!! :)

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And don't forget about these darling patriotic star cutouts!!

Need more than one pack of anything??

Convo me to set up a custom listing
in any amount or different colors of my cutouts. :)
I love to do custom work!!

And a big reminder:

I will be out of town soon, so ALL orders placed between June 6th and June 20th will not be shipped out until after I return home. ALL orders placed before this weekend WILL be in the mail before I leave though, so shop this week!

Need a coupon as an incentive to get shopping?
Use the code FREESHIP1 upon checkout
to receive free shipping this week. :)
Shop now!

Happy Tuesday! :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

my baby is 7???!!!

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Today my baby boy turns 7 years old.
Where did the last 7 years go, anyways?!
Time really does fly.

I am lucky to be the momma to such an amazing little man.
I am so proud of the person he is growing to be,
and he amazes me each and every day
with the funny things he says and does.

I love you, Andrew!
Happy birthday
to my very favorite child!
You make me smile every day. :)
Love, Mommy

Birthday party photos to come.
The party was a hit, let me tell you.
As you can see, Andrew totally enjoyed dressing up!
Stay tuned. :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

inspiration: balloons.


I am a hugely visual person.
Photographs inspire me on a daily basis.
I would love to share my inspirations with you,
and then the following week I will share
what I created from these inspirations.

Want to play along?
Share what inspires you.
I would love to see! :)

In the past few weeks, I have been inspired by:
the color yellow!
vintage carnivals!
& 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
{in honor of Andrew's birthday party this saturday!}









Happy Thursday!

{all images via}

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

office essential.

Here is another peek into my work space...

Being a stay-and-work-at-home mom,
having a calendar that is super organized helps me like crazy.
I adore my whiteboard calendar that hangs right next to my workspace in my office. It is large enough that I have plenty of space to write all over it. This is a photo of it when I re-do the calendar for the month, before I have scribbles all over the place and craziness planned for the month...
{Please ignore my huge pile of papers from Andrew's class... any other mommas have a ton of trouble throwing things away from the kid's school like me?? :) }

Having a calendar hanging on the wall like this not only helps me stay organized, but it helps Andrew when he can come in and see what the week is going to look like. He usually pencils in a few things for the month himself. :)

I found my calendar for six dollars at Walmart about six months ago... what a steal!! :) However, you can find a whole host of whiteboard calendars on Amazon here. Grab a pack of bright colored whiteboard pens to color code items on your calendar, and you are good to go! I feel like this area of my life is always organized. Thank goodness for that! :)

Off to run some birthday party errands...
come back tomorrow for my Inspiration post! :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a few bucks of happy.

A few weeks ago, I was living in a disorganized mess.
Inch by inch, things are looking up around my office!
I spent just a few dollars at Michael's and found some bright & happy things to spruce up my work area. A ladybug stapler was my favorite find for sure, a cute "hello kitty" notepad since I am always making lists, an adorable little personalized "h" note box full of itsy bitsy sized paper, and some snazzy farm animal pencils {that have yet to be sharpened!} round out my cute finds. Seriously, the pig pencils are amazingly adorable. :)

I am housing my pencils in my fantastic vintage beer mug from 1982 {my birth year, woot woot!} that I found while thrifting one day for about a quarter. I adore this shape of mug and one day want to drink all of my beverages, beer or non beer, from vintage beer mugs. Totally cute. :)

I am sneaking in time to organize and have been very happy with the result!
Organized and color coded paper, anyone?? :)

And if you would like a few dollars worth of happy as well,
check out some of my new items that hit the shop this morning!!
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Eeeek, my new favorites cut out of vintage atlas pages... butterflies!

I can't tell you how long I have been meaning to get these plain kraft paper tags into the shop. Finally, here they are. :)

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And the larger sized birds have flown in as well! Need these in another color? No problem, just send me a convo through Etsy and I'll make these in any color cardstock for you! :)

A few dollars can bring serious happiness to my day.
What is making you happy today?!
Now I am off to craft, craft, craft for Andrew's birthday party this Saturday!!
So much to do, let me tell you. :)
Happy Tuesday, xo!

Friday, May 6, 2011

happy friday! {& a printable!}


So sorry I have been so absent from my blog lately!
Busy, busy, busy, I tell ya! :)

I made you a cute printable to say "hello" and "sorry, blogger friends!"...
{print in various sizes here!}
I came across this quote and adored it.
It is so very true.
Life is short.
Make yours a happy one.
Hope you all enjoy a beautiful {and super happy!} weekend!

And PS.
A very happy Mother's Day to all of you mommas out there!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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