May 31, 2009

I heart stripes

I decided to fancy up the blog by adding some happy orange stripes to the background. This great tutorial made it easy as can be.


May 28, 2009

thanks a bunch

I am soooo giddy this morning! After putting my little guy down for a nap I decided to check some of my favorite design blogs and ...

... I was thrilled to find my printable recipe cards featured front and center on Creature Comforts. Can this day get any better? This is going to be pretty tough to beat :)

May 27, 2009

cast your vote

If you had not yet heard ... voting for The Crafts Dept. new blog header is now in full swing. Be sure to stop by and vote for your favorite.

I must admit I have a weakness for number three ... not only is it positively gorgeous but it was designed by Ez, the very talented creator of Creature Comforts.

Hurry hurry hurry! Voting ends May 29th at 6:00 PM.

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May 26, 2009

happy birthday to me!

I picked up this lovely top last week in honor of my birthday on Sunday. My little guy thinks it's quite entertaining to pull the bow apart ... over and over again. Lucky I'm a whiz at bow tying and can fix it lickity split:)
(top and necklace purchased at Charlotte Russe)

May 18, 2009

shop update — new recipe cards

Hey! I just finished a new food fetish kit for my shop. Yippee! I call it Fancy Schmancy ... check them out here to see why.

{Fancy Schmancy Food Fetish Kit by Little Paper Dog}
{recipe cards, shopping lists, tags and labels}

May 8, 2009

shameless plug = 10% off

Just stopping by for a quick hello and to remind you that this Sunday is Mother's Day. If you forgot don't sweat it ... for such a special occasion I'm offering a 10% discount on my printable recipe cards to all my wonderful readers.

(Printable Food Fetish Kit—includes recipe cards, shopping lists and tags/labels)

Simple use the code "Yippee for moms!" in the message to seller section at checkout and I'll refund you the discounted amount via PayPal. All orders will be sent off ASAP so you'll have plenty of time to download and print them out. Last chance to place your order before the big day is 10PM Saturday evening. To visit my shop click here.

I hope you have a splendid weekend!

(Sale ends Monday.)

May 6, 2009

beautiful botanicals

So, my Easter plants have begun to peek their little heads up out of the soil. I'm quite proud of myself thus far ... remembering to water them and all :)

{front: alpine strawberry, back: sweet pepper}

I thought that today I would share these oh so charming vintage botanical prints from Trampoline. Everything about this shop is amazing ... from Kim's gorgeous inventory to the fantastic way all of her items are displayed. Sigh ... I'm in love.

{Antique Vintage Botanical Print: Dandelion, Wall Lettuce by Trampoline}
{Antique Vintage Botanical Print by Trampoline}

It looks like the weather is going to be quite splendid today ... what a perfect excuse to go on a walk and hunt for bugs with my little guy.

May 4, 2009

a trip to the beehive bazaar

This weekend I went with my mom and pregnant sis to The Beehive Bazaar. It was fun to spot some old friends like Sarah Jane and Emily Sparks and meet some new ones such as MD Sparks and A Life Crocheted.

I came away with some wonderful goodies:

• Hair pin by Seagull Boutique: Super cute and I absolutely adore the packaging. Very clever :)

• Monster Magnet by Isabells Umbrella: I could not resist picking this up for my little guy. It's the perfect addition to his magnet board.

• Bracelet by Creative Bead Design: There was no chance that I was going to walk away without some bling for my wrist. These colors are perfect for summer.