Saturday, May 30, 2015

FREEBIE :: Summer Bucket List

2015 summer bucket list, red white and blue, schools out, free download

It's officially SUMMER BREAK here in my house, we have completed the last week of school and I officially have a kid in junior high starting in the fall! (sigh) So for now, we are going to focus on all of the FUN we can have this summer. 

Something we started doing EVERY year, a few years back, is one of tradition: a Summer BUCKET LIST. It's the perfect way to have your kids list the things that they would "like" to do, plus I love seeing what creative things they come up with every summer. Does it mean they get to do it all? Well no, but it's a good opportunity to share with them how to come up with creative ways to maybe hit most of them. Take my advice . . . make those memories happen the best that you can for the summer, take whatever time you can to make it happen, enjoy it, be in the moment and ENJOY as they will LOVE spending the time with you and never forget this tradition every summer!

water looking type, red and blue, dots, stripes, free download, freebie

Like I mentioned, a few years back when I designed this freebie, I was looking for something that was 'blank' that my kid could write down her own things to do.  Most of the freebies out there list suggestions or activities to do with your kids, which are great too but I found NOTHING that was blank. So alas . . . I created one and a new updated FREEBIE for you was designed for your items on your Summer Bucket List for 2015!! Here you go, enjoy your summer with the kids! ;) 

bucket list 2015, summertime list, red pen, red stripes, schools out

summertime, fun in the summer, 2015 summer bucket list, freebies

This print is sized at 8 x 10. Print it out at home or take it to a printer for a larger size.
Just download your "SUMMER Bucket LIST" & Enjoy!!

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red and blues, red stripes, summer, bucket list 2015, free download

So HOW will you spend your summer? A couple things on OUR list to do this year are: hanging with her new school friends at the pool, planning her dog's birthday party, all day crafting marathons, planning her annual back-to-school party with her friends, sleepovers, to simple things like . . .  flying a kite, and a picnic in the park.

What is something on YOUR list? Please comment below . . . .

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

LETTERING :: Wedding Signage

please sign our guest book, navy & coral wedding decor, hand lettering

Hey there you guys!
I am popping in today to share a couple, of the custom orders that I have been working on lately. Both of these just happen to be for weddings (which I am loving) but we all know that hand lettered items work perfectly for any event, so please contact me anytime! ;)

I also have a huge job for a client coming up that involves menus, signage and a few more things that I can't wait to get in there and 'ink' as I have seen some of the decor for this event and she is going ALL IN!! ;) It will be FAB!

These first signs were for a bride that is getting married, on the beach this weekend and she requested dark blue card stock with white lettering and coral accents. She wanted a variety of signage around her event. Some of these were for the reception area and her popcorn bar (doesn't that sound delish?) and others she had me make for their guests. One says "take one, if you're chilly' and the other is encouraging them to take a pair of flip flops, if they would like. Signs like this are a perfect, yet subtle way, to make sure your guests know what is expected or what they 'can' take, so make sure when you plan your next event, to think about if the guests will know what you want them to do. Having a simple sign can help so much!

popcorn bar signs, flip flops for the beach sign, beach wedding ideas
popcorn bar sign, beach wedding, navy wedding, coral & navy wedding
flip flops on the beach, dancing shoes, beach wedding, hand lettering

Along with inking matching table tents cards with all of the different flavors of popcorn for her, I also was asked to create some other larger table tents signs to have around the event.

cards for the couple, please sign our guest book, please take a seat
please sign our guest book, hand lettering, navy wedding, hand lettering

The white table tents were for a different event and I was asked to ink certain cake flavors on white cards with grey ink and gold accents. This person requested more of a casual writing, so you can see the difference just with these two jobs of the various styles and the look they give.

Please feel free to inquire about some hand lettered items for a party or event you may be having. You will have your choice of paper as well as ink color choice. Just email me with your ideas and we can make it happen and I will be sure you get the 'eye candy' you imagined! ;)

cake flavor table tents, hand lettering, wedding decor ideas, wedding signage
wedding table tents, white table tents for wedding, cake flavors, hand lettering
silver & gold table tents, wedding signage, wedding cake, german chocolate

Hope you enjoyed the latest peek into my custom work and I look forward to sharing more very soon! Make sure to keep an eye out! ;)

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

ROUND UP :: One Smart Cookie Parties

back to school, milk & cookies party, end of school party, graduation
Planning a graduation party? What about an idea for the end-of-year school party? Back-to-school party? Perhaps a good 'ol milk and cookies get together? Today I am sharing a round up of some fun & amazing One Smart Cookie parties!

A few years ago I got a request to design this collection: One Smart Cookie, to be used for an end-of-school party and it has continued to be a BIG seller in the shop for me and I believe it's because of the versatility of the collection. Since then it's been used for many end of school year parties but also graduation parties. It is the perfect theme for a younger kid's school graduation. It's also great for a back-to-school party to get kids all psyched to head back, by using this collection and making it FUN for them. I have also had many use it for a general 'milk and cookies' type party for a birthday just by altering the collection a little.

Here it is, the original collection done in the reds, when I first posted about the One Smart Cookie collection:

milk & cookies party, red gingham, chocolate chip cookies, back to school

I also am providing the original party post from the person who FIRST used this collection. She used it for an end-of-year party/ kick off to summer party & has lots of amazing details! I think it's fun to see what different people do with the same collection.

end of year school party, kick off to summer party, milk & cookies, grad cap

cookie bar, nerd glasses, chalkboard, suitcase props, school party

My friend Stefani from Everyday Party Magazine, used this collection for her kid's graduation party and had the colors changed from red to a light blue color palette and I love her ideas she did with this! My favorite is using the nerd glasses for the party favors! ;) So cute!

kids graduation party, nerd glasses, chocolate chip cookies, cookie party

milk jugs, white milk, chocolate nilk sign, milk bottles, straws

My friend, Michelle from Maddycakes Muse, used this collection to throw her daughter & her friends a back-to-school party! You must check out the cute ideas she incorporated into her party!

back to school party, western theme, cow print, bales of hay, milk carton
country theme, western look, cookie bar, cow, coca cola crates, party decor

Don't you just love all of the different ideas used with this collection? I have some pretty talented friends that have used this collection. As always, I feel so honored to be a small part of their memories they are making with their kids! =)

The biggest request I have had with this collection is to customize it to the school colors of the person buying it. I have a few alternate color options in the shop but have made plenty of them in varying color schemes. I have just added a NEW color combo to the shop: a GREEN 'One Smart Cookie' collection option but as always I can customize to ANY color you may need!

green one smart cookie, congrats grad, grad cap, green gingham
green & brown one smart cookie collection, toppers, milk & cookies

The colors I have done, upon request, are: burgundy & gold, navy & gold, royal and a red, white & blue. What colors would you like to see this done in? Feel free to comment below with your thoughts . . . thanks! =)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WEDDING :: Floral Garden Inspiration Board

Hello everyone & welcome to "Wedding Wednesday"!

floral straws, macarons, hand lettering, foral cake, floral shoes, floral dress, bunting

::  straws  ::  macarons  ::  dress  ::  bunting  ::  table tents  ::  cake  ::  flowers  ::  table numbers  ::  shoes  ::


  Spring and summer is the perfect time to celebrate all things floral. Floral patterns, floral dresses, floral cakes . . . all of it! It's the perfect backdrop for outdoor events as florals can be found everywhere which makes planning an event around this theme super easy this time of year. Now would I recommend mixing all of these floral ideas together? Oh heavens no, but pair up a few floral items with a solid color from your color palette and you have one amazing event.

  Make sure to have plenty of straws on hand at the bar for your signature cocktails and mocktails, these striped and floral designs will look stunning in those tasty drinks! Dress up an area easily with some floral bunting as it turns an area into a well decorated area in a snap. Choose to have your guests enjoy their treats off of some gorgeous floral tableware. I love the small floral details on these. If you are looking for the perfect bridesmaids dress to coordinate with a floral garden wedding, this IS the one - I mean the colors, the design, it is seriously stunning! I love everything hand lettered and these table tents would be the perfect little accent on tables to let guests know what they are eating. Your cake should command the attention of the table and having one this gorgeous will surely do the trick! Add floral touches to a dusty blue color scheme like this chair for guests or the backing of this table number frame, set on the tables. Remember a little can go a long way. Maybe you aren't feeling the whole 'wearing florals thing', in that case, maybe you would prefer a floral heel instead paired with a plain colored dress.  
Have you ever attended a floral garden wedding or party that used these colors and patterns?  What was your favorite element of the event?  I would LOVE to hear the details . . .spill below ;) 

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

SHOPPING :: IKEA finds [May edition]

living room, home decor, green & grey home, quatrefoil rug, shopping at IKEA

Hello and welcome to another addition of 'IKEA shopping finds', which is what I share that caught my eye, on my latest trip to IKEA!!! As you know, IKEA is one of my fave stores ev-aaaaaa! I haven't had an opportunity to go as often as I wanted to yet this year because well . . . LIFE . . . has gotten in the way a little bit lately, so ya gotta do that and then hit the 'fun stuff'. I made it happen this past weekend and I'm here to share with you what caught my eye this go around!

I'm already planning my next trip as I have a few areas of my home that are about to get some 'mini makeovers' and IKEA always has the goods for me! I know a lot of you enjoy shopping there as well, so if you would like to see what I found on my last couple trips, feel free to check out my finds here and when I went in January.

On this trip there I grabbed a couple items for a project I am working on, that I will share here soon, and of course all of the inspiration everywhere had me snapping ideas to share here for you! Enjoy my latest IKEA finds!

chevron chest, entertainment storage, bar area, wood, furniture, IKEA shopping
This. I mean seriously? Is this amazing or what? Spotted this chevron bad boy just as soon as I got there and was LOVING it! It's such a great piece as you could use it as an entertainment piece or bar/storage area too.

living room, berry & grey, IKEA shopping finds, grey couch, berry area rug
Every time and I mean EVERY time I see this color scheme together I am in love! Something about the berry color paired with grey just makes me want to re-do my whole house in these colors. I am so crushing on it! Anyone have a room in these colors?

grey & blue living room, bridge artwork, graphic print area rug, grey couch
I noticed some incredible new rugs in the room areas and was really liking this one as I am always down for a great graphic patterned area rug and this one makes the cut! It is such an eye catcher and blended in so well with this living room layout.

brown quatrefoild rug, green and brown living room, toadstools, mirror
A couple items I am totally digging in this photo: this FAB new mirror on the wall above the couch = amazing! PLUS this rug . . . gotta love that rug! Loving the storage solution/coffee table idea as this is perfect to hide ALL THE STUFF! ;)

modern bar stools, entertainment center, bar area storage, black frames
How much fun is this area? I mean look at those fun bar stools that are new! And all of the black and white decor is so hip and modern!

yellow chair, bookshelf, white pendant lights, cocktail area, IKEA finds
LOVE LOVE LOVE this yellow chair! Do I have any yellow in my home? Ummm . . no, but I still love it and I think YOU should get it for your home! I mean it needs a home right? ;)

modern lamps, geometric lighting, IKEA lighting, new, orange pendant light
I always love perusing through the lighting section as they always have the most fun lighting options, I mean look at these? New to the store and the price can not be beat! Would look perfect in a boys room, in my opinion.

wall of clocks, IKEA clocks, yellow modern clock, wall clocks
Tick tock, tick tock! I see a wall of clocks! I like these but I hope that they eventually get even bigger ones in as I would love to get one. I think a giant clock on a wall can be so cool looking.

kitchen area, stainless steel appliances, IKEA kitchen ideas
This was such a unique kitchen as the cabinet finish was one I had never seen before but I liked it. Paired up with these stainless steel appliances and this is one sharp looking kitchen!

IKEA kitchen ideas, wine storage, lighting, stainless steel fridge, tiles
Oh that wine storage! I am in awe! How sweet would that be? I mean c'mon that is plentttttttty of room for your wine collection right? ;)

IKEA party decor, butterflies, lampshades, pink & green, gift wrap, gift bags
This section . . . the PAR-TAY section as I call it, is definitely one of my must 'go-to' sections because I look forward to seeing what is new and fun. And this time was no exception . . . I mean pink and green. Ya know I may or may not just happen to looooove those colors! ;)

pink & green, gift wrap, gift bags, butterflies, gift boxes, hat boxes, IKEA decor
Those butterflies are just the sweetest things aren't they? I adored them on the lampshades but on the sides of these hat boxes or storage gift boxes . . . especially with the watercolor look of the boxes = just gorgeous!

kids room ideas, IKEA kids room, arrow noard, bunk beds, desk, storage
I love seeing ideas for a kids room as I am constantly changing my daughter's room up to utilize the space we have in the best way possible. I love this bed set up with a little chillaxing 'lounge' underneath . . . I mean where was this when I was a kid, ya know! ;)

outdoor solar lights, paper lanterns, potted flowers, outdoor pillows
I must confess I have a thing for paper lanterns. I don't know I just LOVE them. So when these grabbed my eye, I headed over & then I SAW it! OMG!

outdoor solar lights, pear shaped lights, pears, solar lights, IKEA outdoor
these . . . these PEAR lights! I love pears and do you know what these are? Ready for this . . . SOLAR lights! How cool is that? Yup they are lightweight outdoor solar lights that come in this green color or white and they also have smaller ones too. I wanted to buy one to have as decoration in our living room but the hubs convinced me I was nuts! lol

IKEA outdoor ideas, outdoor furniture, patio lights, potted plants, outdoor seating
A lot of their outdoor area items fell in line with this green color scheme and the lights and pear shaped items. I love how it all coordinates together!


string of lights, outdoor lighting, patio lights, pear shaped, apple shaped, green lights
So since I did NOT purchase the big solar powered pear, I "may" have bought a couple strands of these pear shaped lights to hang in my living room over my patio door instead. (heehee)

outdoor patio furniture, lawn, outdoor seating, outdoor rugs, pillows
They had some fabulous outdoor seating options paired with fun lighting, pillows and rugs.

lighted plants, tulle curtains, potted plants, outdoor patio table, IKEA outdoor
Also LOTS of potted plants were everywhere and these are great because you do not have to worry about watering them as they are fake. These small trees/ bushes lit up were so festive and would look great on a patio and they had plenty different options for the smaller potted plants as well.

I hope you will stay tuned to see what I do with some of my IKEA finds. In the meantime, here are a few of the posts I have done using products from IKEA:
- Creating a Mudroom
- Sneak Peek - Girls Bedroom Makeover
- How to Create a Gallery Wall
- Decorating with Vinyl

outdoor pillows, paper lanterns, pear shaped solar lights, potted plants

Have you visited an IKEA lately? What is one of your fave products that you have gotten from there? Let me know below as I would love to hear . . .

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