Themed Baby Gifts {pirate blanket, burp cloths, and a lovey}

I love putting together themed baby shower gifts.  A few months ago I found a couple of yards of adorable pirate fabric on clearance.  It was so soft and I although I didn't have a project in mind for it yet, I knew I had to buy it.  I was really excited to be invited to a baby shower this weekend where I got to make a boy gift!  It feels like everyone I know having babies lately are expecting girls.  The pirate fabric was perfect for a themed gift - blanket, burp cloths, and a lovey.I had some Read More... {Read More...}

Mod Podge and Tissue Paper Earrings

A few days ago I was standing in line at the grocery store and noticed a girl wearing a really pretty pair of earrings.  I was staring at her earrings and decided they looked like something I could make.  I'm so glad I tried something new! Supplies:-Chip Board -Mod Podge and brush-Tissue Paper-Pattern for earring style (I used a pair of earrings) Trace your pattern on the chipboard. For a more intricate design I would suggest using an exacto knife to cut out the chip board.  I had a solid shape Read More... {Read More...}

Want to win a Brie Brie Blooms shop credit?

You only have a few hours left to enter The Sweetest Memory giveaway that includes a $25 Brie Brie Blooms shop credit.  Kari is celebrating her first anniversary and teamed up with some great handmade businesses for a fun giveaway.  She has a great blog and the cutest items in her shop!  Wouldn't you love one of her iPad cases?The Sweetest Memory iPad CaseI know I would!  There is a credit to her shop in the giveaway too!  Go enter to win! Read More... {Read More...}

Sunday Showroom {a list of handmade pretties} #3

This week I found so many pretty things from handmade businesses.  I had a hard time narrowing them down to only five for this post.I absolutely adore this necklace.  The metal bow adds so much character to an already stunning piece of jewelry!Creative Customology Ivory Floral Statement Necklace with Silver Metal Bow BroochCan you believe this ring started as a scrabble tile?  I love it! Flower Leaf Mustard Yellow Adjustable Scrabble Tile RingI'm not hosting any upcoming parties but I just might Read More... {Read More...}

"Fish in the Pond" Preschool Snacks

I was so excited when I saw it was my daughter's turn to bring snacks to her preschool class.  I started a "preschool snack ideas" board because I had so much fun finding cute ideas online.  The board only has a few pins but it was a good start.  I showed my daughter the pictures and asked which snack she would like to share with her friends.  She picked the goldfish in the pond rice cakes.  They were fun to make, healthy, and yummy!Ingredients:-goldfish crackers-rice cakes-blue food coloring (I Read More... {Read More...}

Teacher Appreciation Magnetic Frame

Last year I made an easy lace magnetic frame for Sweet Rose Studio's Handmade Holiday series.  I love this style of frame and enjoy making them as gifts.  Add a teacher's thank you card from the Tom Kat Studio and you have a perfect gift for teacher appreciation week!I had some cute brad tops that were perfect for magnets. I wrote a little note to my daughter's preschool teacher and used the magnets to attach it to the frame. This morning I told my daughter to hand it to her teacher and say, Read More... {Read More...}

Sunday Showroom {a list of handmade pretties} #2

Each week I take a minute to show you some of my favorite pretties from handmade businesses.  This week I'm thinking of Mother's Day and sharing things that would make a great gift.I have always loved Lisa Leonard's mama necklace!  I can't decide if I need to buy this for my mom or if I need one for myself.  Lisa Leonard's Mama NecklaceThese mom tattoo cookies are adorable and look delicious! Picket Fence Confections Mother's Day Sugar CookiesHow many times did we hear this growing up?  I'm Read More... {Read More...}

Chocolate Peppers – Cinco De Mayo Treat

I was looking for a fun Cinco De Mayo themed snack to share at my daughter's playgroup fiesta potluck earlier this week.  I found chocolate peppers in the May edition of Disney's Family Fun magazine.  They weren't too difficult to make and the kids loved them.Ingredients:-Tootsie Roll Midgees-Pretzel Sticks-Red Candy Melts-Green Candy Melts Heat your oven to 200 degrees and turn off.   Line a pan with parchment paper and tootsie rolls.  Put the pan in your warm oven to soften.  The pan can be Read More... {Read More...}

Potluck Tip: Labels and a Sharpie

This week I hosted a Cinco De Mayo fiesta potluck for my daughter's play group.  It was fun seeing and tasting all the themed dishes.  I knew with a fiesta potluck there may be a few dishes that wouldn't be easy to recognize or know ingredients with out first taking a bite.  To make this easier on all the moms and not require them standing at our potluck buffet I put a stack of themed place cards on the table next to a Sharpie.  Free Cinco De Mayo Party Printables Place Cards via The Emeals Read More... {Read More...}

Cute Chubby Baby Feet

There's something about chubby baby feet that are just so cute.  I love baby feet!  It makes me feel all giddy thinking about just how cute my daughter's chubby little feet were when she was little.  I can remember how excited I was the first time I painted her toenails.  I loved picking out cute little shoes to match all her clothes well before she was walking.  Some of my favorite baby pictures of my daughter were taken at only six months old with bare feet.  photography by Serenity Pictures Read More... {Read More...}