Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wrapped in Joy


{Country Living}

Tis' the Season to be creative!
I'm not sure how many of you enjoy picking up the Country Living magazine, I know I do!
Take a peak at these creative and festive wrapping ideas. The possibilities are endless.
Who wouldn't be pleasantly surprised and overjoyed to receive a package dressed up, such as one of these!  

I'd be a hootin' and a hollerin'!
Makes me want to go rummaging through nick nacks  for wrapping my gifts this year.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Veggie ♥

A mother owned and operated company that produces fresh and safe materials!
How awesome is that?!
A vintage feel that uses safe products from infant, to toddler, and organic sweet stuff!
I'm so diggin' the creativity these mom hold--using the ol' noggin' to transfer spiffy wording onto clothing.
Did I mention the Suzi McDougall from Puddle Foot is an artist and mama?
Integrating a medley of design and great wear.
What? So cute you say? I know...I know.

BK Craft Project

Bloesem Kids #43 Apple Placements

I just love this fun fall-ish idea.
Who could resist making a super funky and sweet placement for a child.
I'm just loving the apply idea as a multitude of colors, patterns, or textures could be used.
A must to look at for materials needed, instructions, and other nifty craft inspiration to peek at!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

DIY Chalkboard

{image via The Feathered Nest}
Abby came up with this DIY Celebration Chalkboard. Abby was inspired by here children and all the ways in which they celebrate everyday events. Browse by Abby's blog for the full instructions on this DIY and other projects.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Many thanks!

I'm so into typing away on my blog over everything I enjoy. It's such a wonderful feeling being able to see fellow bloggers that enjoy the same passions, interests, and guilty pleasures in yummy foods as me!

Nicole Underwood from Cupcakes, Glitter and Art designed my header (as I yield no computer skills people!)

Many thanks Nikki! I not only enjoy her blog, so funny and creative, but love her artistic talent! If your looking for sweet holiday cards check out her Nicole Underwood Designs on Etsy. I'm so lovin' the holiday set of cards.

♥ ya Nikki--and your amazing talent!

Giving thanks crafts

I'm not particularly crazy over thanksgiving, I cherish and show thanks for all the treasures in my, family, school, a roof over my head, and so on.

But I really get in to the spirit of Halloween and Christmas. So, why not get inspired through crafts! I love making crafts! I found these fun little kiddo creations on Making Friends

I love how every detail is simple and fun. Paper, creativity, and children writing down their thanks. What could be more fun!? Some ideas even come with kits besides the usual instructions. So rather than enjoying just the fall foliage, take a gander at these colorful crafts for Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Holiday Cheer with the TomKat Studio!

{ images from the TomKat Studio}
{super sweet and cheerful}
I've always admired other Mommy's for their hard work as baby makers, working women, loyal friends, and the talent and drive so many of you possess. AMAZING!

I've been following the TomKat Studio for awhile now and have truly enjoyed Kim's DIY party items, cupcake Monday posts, and inspiration to make parties and everyday "pretty". When I heard of Kim's Believe Holiday Boutique and left over holiday gift tags, I jumped for joy! Just look at how cheerful and exquisite these are!

TomKat's GIVEAWAY gives me hope for prettiness during the holiday gift giving to family and friends this year. Who wouldn't just melt over these pretty sets! Pitter-patter would go my heart for the opportunity to add a special touch to holiday gifts! Keeping my fingers crossed!

Stop on by Kim's blog TomKat Studio for prettiness galore!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Fall Foliage

{Photo's via}

I love fall, the seasons are always another reason to feel a little more at peace, excited, and stressed all at the same time.

So besides my stresses, Miss P and the parentals will be headed to Longwood Gardens without me...just love the pile up of assignments and studying ahead. So I shall miss out but am totally psyched for the Army v. Navy game in December and Longwood Gardens visit with my chickadee in tow.
The holidays are just around the corner which means decorations, crafts, fun activities, games, and simply enjoying the gifts we have in our lives through everyday thanks it may be this way. Happy fall ya'll!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Customize and Socialize with Pingg!

I'm not sure about most of you, but when it comes to getting invites ready having options is always a plus! I love the choices presented at Pingg for any occasion. Their are so creative with the option you have, I mean, you can email, twitter, facebook, or relar ol' snail mail. How cool is that? Another great part of Pingg is your availability to write as much as you need for guests despite you sending invites through the computer or mail. Just check out their rich designs and colors, you might find a new source for invitations for your next event!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Tabletop Inspiration

I'm so loving the rich colors of autumn hues and golds displayed in Tastefully Entertaining's November ideas. I'm especially fond of the lavender and brown baby shower and rustic wedding creations! Must see and become inspired for our upcoming holidays!

Pink Party

Cupcakes for All! Yum! Yum! In search of the perfect ideas for a pink diva in training that has a taste for cupcakes? I love the ideas from Cupcakes for All so fun and inspirational off of the children's favorite book Pinkalicious. In need of more inspiration for a cupcake party or just simply beautiful? Take a skip on over to for more DIY and inspiration.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Support during the Holidays

I've always been a firm believer in giving to charities, helping others less fortunate, and learning to be a humble individual. I recently joined Soldiers Angels that strongly upholds support for our troops, especially those serving with no family. Feeling pleased with myself for "adopting" a soldier, I now will start sending weekly letters and monthly care packages to help a LTC soldier. If anyone is interested in providing support to those men and women who graciously extend their services to our country, please take a look at the site and see what a great opportunity awaits and a difference you can make in someones life.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Fright!

Another fun holiday in the bag! Miss P and I not only conquered 5 more houses than last year (she made it to one house) but also threw a small Mom's Club BYOPP the 30th for it's newest members. Here are some snap shots from the 30th and 31st of October.
Miss P was the most righteous Kitty I've ever beheld! I custom ordered a pettiskirt from etsy and the kitty ears ( so awesome!) from Gals With Girls Boutique

These little favor bags came from my favorite children's party accessories site, Gaddie and Tood that makes whimsical and sweet design!
Hope everyone had a fun and spooky Halloween! Already getting curious as to what next year shall bring!