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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Stockings Were Hung . . .

Sometimes I have these grand ideas in my head and then it ends up just being a big mess! But these . . . I just love how they turned out!

I printed a 12x18 copy of a stocking I found online and traced it onto some shipping paper. I wanted to use what I had on hand, but it probably would have been easier to use flat paper (for tracing and sewing).

Kevin is our in house seamstress. So he sewed them up and I added the embellishments. 

I can not say enough about this stamp set. I use it ALL the time!
The stockings were for a favorite things party. I filled each of them with my new favorite Pampered Chef tool and some fun note cards from Paper Source.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Image Transfer Gift Tags

Looking for a fun way to step up your holiday wrapping game? Try these gift tags!

List of Supplies
Tags or any cardstock
Blender Markers
A photo copy of your photographs*


*I think it's fun to look back through all your pictures from the year and chooses some
that are from a really great night or a fun day time adventure or even vintage photos are fun too!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Take a Treat for the Road

I do most of my holiday shopping either on Amazon or Etsy and then of course downtown Hudson too! So that means this time of year my mail woman and my UPS man are working overtime just delivering packages to my front steps! 

I spotted this idea on IG (@jessicawoodford) and thought it was such a great idea! I created this printable, just in case you wanted to throw a buckets of goodies on your front steps too!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016


When Henry was a little boy I did the whole Advent Calendar with the fun little toys, money, candy and whatever else I could stuff into those little doors! But then he turned into a little ass about it (I didn't want more candy, I already have this car . . .) It left me feeling sad and defeated! And Henry was missing the point of the season.

Along came Cleo and I didn't even start with the little doors. I went the storybook route instead. Thank you to whomever came up with this great idea! She LOVES it! We cycle through some of the same books every year, but I also try and add some new ones every year too! Our collection includes some Christian based stories, classics and popular characters. Garage sales are the prefect place to get Christmas books. And this year I found some fun ones at Home Goods! You can find them at Amazon too!

White Snow, Bright Snow
Little House Christmas Treasury 
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold
How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas

I try and wrap them a bit differently every year. This year I used butcher paper (I have a HUGE roll from a restaurant supply store) and I created these fun tags from artwork I purchased here.  You can download the tags for FREE!

I think they could be used for all sorts of Advent ideas . . .  write notes to friends and family (#snailmailrules), list a different service project on each tag, porch fairy  . . . Be creative!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Happy Fall

Found an adorable, vintage poetry book at Cleo's school library . . . and it was FREE! I grabbed it and and scanned some of my favorite pages.  Here's a perfect one for fall. (I added the quote) You can download it here!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Splish Splash Pool Party

It was a splish splash pool party that Cleo and I started planning before school even ended! Lots of giggles and cannon balls and a big water balloon fight too! The unicorn and swan were the guests of honor!
I added the invite to my Etsy Shop



Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Shine Your Light

Every day, before Cleo would jump out of the car for school, I would say to her SHINE YOUR LIGHT, girlie!! SHINE YOUR LIGHT! And the idea was born for this t-shirt! A huge thank you to my friend, Lesley Zellers for the adorable lettering/illustrations.

SHINE YOUR LIGHT in your own way, your own unique style & only as you can do! while you're rocking this shirt, smile at the fact that a percentage of the sales are going to help a kid attend camp Icaghowan, a YMCA camp in northern Wisconsin. So they can shine their light! In their own way, their own unique style and only as they can do. 

Find the SHINE YOUR LIGHT t-shirts here! And if you live near Hudson, Wisconsin you can find them at the adorable, Purple Tree!