Monday, November 30, 2009


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did! The 4 day weekend was much needed for everyone here.

Saturday I spent the day with a few good friends in downtown Chicago. It was a perfect day! I just love that city especially at this time of year. All the twinkling little lights on the trees and the beautiful store window displays really put a person in the Holiday mood. It was quite crowded but, the weather made up for that. It was in the mid 50's and for the end of November that is pretty crazy. It was very neat to see people sitting and eating outside of restaurants that offered outdoor seating. We ate at a restaurant on Pearson St. called Bistro 110. Delish! I highly recommend it for anyone that wants to eat in a relaxed atmosphere with great food and wine. We started off with drinks and tried a featured appetizer - Artichoke Stuffed with Brie. YUM!
The rest of the day was spent shopping, browsing, and site seeing. I didn't get too much shopping done but, the day was fun just spending it with friends.

Off to get some shopping done - Cyber shopping! Oh, and make sure you submit
here for a chance to win a Holiday digital file from my Etsy shop. I'll announce the winner tomorrow!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Photo Card Giveaway

That's right...Christmas is just over a month away! Can you believe it??? To take a little stress off of your shoulders I'm having a Holiday Photo Giveaway. Visit my Esty shop Winks and Daisies and browse my holiday designs. Leave a comment after this post(make sure I can contact you) and tell me what your favorite holiday design is. One of you will win a digital file card giveaway. What does this mean? Basically, you pick out a design you love, mail me the photos and info you'd like included on the card and in return I will send you a high resolution JPG for you to download at any photo lab. Print as many as you need and your ready to send off your holiday cards.

Contest will end next Monday, November 30th. Good luck!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sale to end soon!

I know...I know...2 posts in one day! This one is just to let you know that my store Holiday card sale will be ending Saturday night - November 21. So, if you have your photos ready scoop them up now.

BUT...check back Monday for a chance to win a free digital file holiday photo card from my store.

Happy Friday!

Free 2010 Mini Photo Calendar

I spotted these on one of my favorite daily read blogs, iDiY. The calendars are by the Shutter Sisters and we can all dowload them here. They can be customized with any photos and what's super cool is that they are sized to fit inside a CD case. Check out the photo for how you can display them that way. Perfect for any desk space!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pom Pom Wreath

Oh...I can't tell you how happy the discovery of this DIY Pom Pom wreath made me. When I saw it I immediately remembered how my friends and I in grade school would spend hours making a bunch of pom poms. For what? Anything really. We'd make some for pinning on our coats or you know...the small friendship ones that you'd attach to your shoe laces on your favorite high tops. Okay so I just dated myself with that!

Head over to bleubird to get the low down on making this fun wreath. I think I'm going to break out yarn colors of my daughters room colors and make one to hang up in there. I'm so giddy over this project!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

DIY Fall Treat Boxes

This weekend was not the typical early November weather we usually see in Wisconsin. Mid 60's all weekend long. We could not have asked for a better weekend to get those last minute things completed outside before winter hits.

I managed to work on a little DIY project despite wanting to be outside all weekend. I was thinking of some cute little gifts to give to friends and family for a small Thanksgiving treat. I ran across this recipe to make these adorable little Sparkling Candy Corn Cookies. How cute are they? They taste great too!
So I thought those sweet little cookies needed a nice little home so I designed a little treat box to nestle them into. About 5-6 of these petite cookies will fit nicely into the box. I've designed a template for you to print, cut and fold up these little boxes. You can print one that has a leaf motif on the top with, "from and to" here or if you prefer one without you can print that one here.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sugar High

I hope you all had a great Halloween! We did dispite it being only 40 something and windy. The kids really enjoyed themselves and have been on a sugar high ever since.

I ended up sewing a shirt for Tinker Bells costume. It didn't turn out to bad. I don't have a close up of it since I haven't recharged my camera batteries since Halloween. Hopefully the photos will give you an idea.

Happy Tuesday!