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!
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