Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Print and Product Favs

I'm sure I'm not alone when I say everytime I shop at Target I always come home with extra things that I entended not to buy.  I can't help it.  I love that store.  When I'm without the kids I like to take my time.  You know browse. I find myself an hour later without a thing in my cart but, enjoyed registering all the loving things I looked at.  My husband doesn't get it.  No need to explain, right?

One of my favorite paper and product lines right now at Target is the line Greenroom.  So fresh and fun.  I finally just looked them up and I'm happy to see that they have a blog

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Personalized Childrens Subway Style Poster

I'm sure you've seen the subway style posters all over the place.  I love the simplicity of them.  Since I'm on a roll with ideas for the kids bedroom redo's I want to add things here and there that really reflect them right now. 

I designed subway style posters for each that capture what they are all about at the age they are at.  I think it would be a great keepsake.  What do you think?  

Pssst...if you like these check out my Etsy shop soon.   I'm going to be adding these as a print your own.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Count Down to Summer

The school days are winding down and summer vacation is right around the corner.  Miss Maddie's last day of 4k is tomorrow.  I've really enjoyed our alone girly afternoons together and I'm a bit sad thinking that next school year my baby girl will be gone for a full day. Leyton has another week but, is excited about all the end of the year fun activities. 

Summer means much more sidewalk drawings.

No more waiting for "little buddy" to get home off the bus.

Hopefully no more rainy days.  Although I do love to see them having fun in the rain with friends.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Girly Room Redo

My daughter's room is in shambles right now.  One of my bigger projects planned this spring was to repaint and reorganize the kids rooms.  I'm starting with hers since it'll be the less challenging one.  She is insisting that there be some purple in her room since it's her favorite color of the moment.  Her room was a sage green - greener one with more of a yellow tone.  I love the open pallete green allows and decided to stick to it.  I choose a new version that is more of a green blue tone -  Benjamin Moore salisbury green(first colored dot).  The walls are all painted and I'm ready to move on.  I've slowly  been gathering some inspiration throughout a few sites.  We have already purchased this adorable table from PBteen.  It's on sale too!  I'm inspired to make the pom pom curtains which I believe the ones I listed were from Anthropolgy.  The lamp shade is from Shades of Light.  I'm in love with it but, it's priced too steep.  I'm hoping to find one with a similar look.

We have a small dresser that needs a facelift and a few other things I need to get going on to see this room complete.  I'll share some of the progress and the finished look when it's completed.  Can you guess what I'll be working on this weekend? 

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

All About Dipping

Whew, it was a crazy busy weekend for us!  I think we better get use to it because every weekend is pretty much accounted for until August.  And this is why every summer goes faster and faster.  Seriously, not fair when you only have 3 months of nice summer weather.

Speaking of summers.  Get togethers for this and that are always popping up for us.  I always find myself brainstoming to what I can bring for them.  And it's usually some sort of dip thingy.  What's easier then making dips of any sort, right?  Last night I made a big batch of fruit salsa.  YUM-O  In fact this may be dinner tonight for me.  Yes, that is how it rolls some days.  And this is going to be a sure thing to bring for those get togethers. 

I also spotted this yummy looking recipe for homemade chips and avocado ranch dip.  How good does this look?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

DIY Wall Shelves

These shelves are just perfect!  Simple and inexpensive to make.  Chris from Just a Girl has an easy tutorial on how to make these.

Monday, May 9, 2011


I've had my eyes on these for awhile and they are now on sale.  They are also on their way to my house!  I'm a tall gal - 5'10" and I love the style of caged sandals and other styles like this but, the heal on some of them...I'd be enormously tall.  These are 2-1/2" heals - perfect and I'll still be able to look a little sylish.

Mother's Day

There are actually a zillion reason's why I adore these kiddos but, that would take up a lot of space and time to name all of them.  So we'll start small.  They are compassionate, empathetic, goofey, creative, loveable and down right adorable!  I can't get enough of these two.

I hope all you fabulous Mother's had a wonderful day yesterday.  "Yay" to Mom's!  

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Remember a few post back saying that I purchased this fabric from Ikea when we went on our little Chicago vacation?  Well, I did it - I made curtains for a little window in our kitchen.  I'm not a master at sewing.  I'm still learning this hobby.  These curtains - pressing the pedal and sewing in a straight line I can do.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Butterfly Invitation

This blue eyed girl will be celebrating her 5th birthday in June.  When I asked if she wanted a party and if so what kind of party she immediately said a butterfly one.  So, a butterfly party it is!

Here are the invitations I designed and she is super excited about them and all the colors.  I can't wait to start planning for the rest of the party.  Yes, I do get all gitty when I get to do this sort of stuff.  Hands on things involving creativity is very therapetic for me.  If you dig the invitations I will be offering them in my Etsy shop.  So if you have a little girl who would love a butterfly birthday party as well check them out.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Paper Product Printing

A few months ago I sent for free samples to a company called, MOO.  Have you heard of them?  Have you used them?  Please let me know if you did because I'm super excited to give them a try.  I was impressed with the samples they sent me.  I'm in need of business cards and their little stickers in booklets had me at "booklets".  The cool thing about this company is that they have a printing method they call: Printfinity.  Basically, this type of printing allow you to print a variety of images rather than just limiting you to one design.  Check out this video to learn more and browse their site for examples - Cool!