November 30, 2012

creature stilts: monsters, elephants and more

My little guy loves to create and explore. I'm constantly trying to find ways to keep my busy guy ... busy.

KID FRIENDLY FRIDAY: Creature Stilts: Monsters, Elephants and More

top: Toddler Stilts—Made By Joel 
bottom: Monster Feet—A Happy Wanderer

There are so many great ideas on the web when it comes to toddler stilts—and a lot of them use items commonly found around the house. Hooray for convenience!

top: Elephant Feet—Little Paper Dog (idea from Martha Stewart)
bottom: Tissue Box Dinosaur Feet—A Bird and A Bean 

This week me and my little guy made these Elephant feet from Martha Stewart. They took about ten minutes from start to finish—gotta love an easy project.

The only change we made was using a circle punch to cut out the blue toes which I then cut in half and glued on with a glue stick—the original instructions say to paint them on.

Have fun walking around in another creatures shoes ... er .. I mean feet. :)

{elephant feet images: Little Paper Dog}

November 28, 2012

how to tie a scarf a crapload of different ways

*UPDATE: After originally publishing this blog post I was contacted by a representative on behalf of Kohl's to share a new exclusive code with you for I love great deals. :) Use the code TENBLOG  through December 23rd and get 10% off. Happy shopping!

I'm loving this colder weather! K ... maybe I don't really enjoy being out in the weather itself ... I just really like the cute outfits I get to wear. Layering my clothes in the winter is so much fun! Mixing and matching different pieces is a great trick I use to stretch my limited wardrobe—It makes me feel like I have an overflowing closet because the combinations are endless. 

Little Paper Dog

As  far as trends go boots, cardigans, scarves ... I'm a sucker for every single one of ya. I wore boots a lot last winter and this year I've started adding scarves to the mix. Here I simply tied the ends of my scarf into a knot and placed it over my head like a necklace. Done!

Outfit Details
• Boots: Target
• Jeans: Gordmans
• Shirt: Downeast
• Cardigan: Kohl's
• Scarf: I've had it for a while and cant remember ... which is kind of funny since this post is about scarves. ;)

There is a ton of great scarf tying inspiration on the web. Below are some of my favorites.

25 Ways To Wear a Scarf
-Wendy's Lookbook

15 Ways To Tie Scarves - The Fashion Spot

What trends have been popping up in your wardrobe lately?

November 27, 2012

triangle recipe cards (printable + editable)

I hope you had a spectacular cyber Monday—I know I did. :) I'm dropping by today to give you a shop update. Drum roll please.....

{printable triangle recipe cards in black: Little Paper Dog}

I've just added some brand spankin' new recipe cards to my shop. Who loves triangles and cute little x's? I know I do.

Like my chevron recipe cards, they come in 8 different colors to choose from—each set comes with the color of your choice plus gray.

Don't forget, gift wrap (bands and tags) is included too. Since I like ya so much I want to make gift giving as easy as pie for you. Check out my shop for even for recipe card goodies.

{images: Little Paper Dog}

November 22, 2012

black friday + cyber monday sale

Get 20% your entire order now until Nov. 26, 2012!
Use the coupon code: LPDHOLIDAY2012

Click here to visit my shop. :) 

{image: Little Paper Dog}

christmas advent calendars

My little guy loves to create and explore. I'm constantly trying to find ways to keep my busy guy ... busy. Every Friday I'll be sharing projects or activities that we did during the week.

KID FRIENDLY FRIDAY: Christmas Advent Calendars

It's almost time for the big countdown to begin and I've been keeping my eyes open for the perfect advent calendar. Although this Kid Friendly Friday post is not focused on something we actually did during the week I thought I'd let it slide this time. ;)

I'm having a hard time deciding on which one to choose—they are all so fantastic.

Go see Christmas lights, bake cookies and take them to a friend—I love the idea of having a little goodie or activity planned out for each day.

For even more ideas check out this post and my advent calendars pinterest board.

November 21, 2012

free printable holiday gift tags

If you've been hanging out at my blog for a while then you probably recognize these holiday gift tags. They are inspired by vintage ornaments that once hung on my grandpa's Christmas tree.

As my grandpa got older my family would decorate his tree for him every year—after he passed I was lucky enough to keep his tree topper.

This year I've decided to retire these tags from my shop and share them with you an early Christmas present. Goodie goodie gum drops!

* Want to share this download? That sure is thoughtful of you ... please direct readers to this post for the actual file.
*All my freebees/downloads are intended for personal use only with your home printer. Commercial use or any sharing or distributing of these files is strictly prohibited. 
To download these holiday gift tags click here.

BTW: Don't forget about my holiday gift tags from last year too. Happy Holidays! :)