Friday, August 22, 2014


HAPPY FRIDAY!!  There is a lot going on right now and tons to plan for, but lets end the week off with some wrapping inspiration...
When wrapping multiple gifts, having a small theme can make such an impression.  Here are some lovely and inspiring gift wrap themes.
Find all that cute wrapping here:
1. Julep  2. You Are My Fav  3. The Sweet Lulu Blog  4. The House That Lars Built 
5. The Glitter Guide  6. [buy]zenz  7. The Sweet Lulu blog

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Ok you guys... I have been a flamingo lover from the get-go.  When I was little I used to sleep with a stuffed flamingo every night, and would collect ANYTHING with a flamingo on it.  I honestly had quite the collection.  This minor obsession with these pink birds never really went away.  So, WHY I have never made flamingo cookies before is beyond me.  These cookies are the cutest, and they are not just any flamingo cookies, they are LAWN flamingo cookies.  How excited would you be if you found these all over your front yard ha ha?

read all about the tutorial after the jump

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Cookies are presents within themselves. But you know me, I love some adorable packaging!  When giving cookies as gifts I feel like sometimes we all stick to the basic "throw them on a plate" - and that's ok... considering I would eat a cookie off the floor, BUT if you are feeling fancy and want to present those cookies in the cutest way; here are some simply perfect ideas.

This brown paper bag look is sooooo easy and with a cute tag and punch out design you can transform that boring bag into the cutest cookie package.
 Coasters and cookies...who would have thought!  Wrapped with a cute bow it becomes the perfect present.

I am DYING over these free printouts for the container cookies.  So dang cute and how fun for a cookie party too?  Love.  Just love.

Cookies in a glass container separated by cute wax paper is easy and perfect for those beautiful cookies that not only taste delicious but are just so pretty too.

And then you can always throw place them in a box.  I love to buy or hoard old gift boxes.  I think its ALWAYS good to have lots on hand.  Wrap it with some cute paper and a bow and your cookies are  ready to share.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


When I got my sewing machine, the very first thing I sewed was paper ha ha!  Ever since then I have been a fan.  These stitched envelopes are so simple and sooooo dang cute!  I had fun messing around with different stitching patterns, but ended up liking this one best.  I also never realized how easy it is to make an envelope.  I am going to be making personal cards more often!
Read all about the tutorial and download a free envelope template after the jump

Thursday, August 7, 2014


My little baby is ONE!  I know everyone says this... but where does the time go?!  I was so excited to throw him a party (well if you know me, I'm ALWAYS excited to throw a party) but for some reason I couldn't figure out a theme.  I honestly need inspiration when it comes to party ideas and what not, SO teaming up with Minted was a dream!  Their kid party invitations are so inspiring and adorable that once I found this invitation I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The colors from the invitation helped me with all the fun detail and colors.  Party Pail, who has a great selection of color themed party decor, provided all the black tableware and I had so much fun spicing them up with a white-paint sharpie.  A small simple addition can make such a difference.  I also doodled all over the beach balls which made them go so well with the whole theme.  I really loved how they turned out.  
I wanted to have the party at the beach originally (hence the beach balls) but since the US Open was this past weekend, we moved it to the park to avoid the craziness. It still turned out awesome and if a party involves cake and friends it's always good, no matter where it is.
I taught him well!  THE only true way to eat cake ;)
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More pics of the cute birthday boy after the jump

Monday, August 4, 2014


Happy Monday!  We spent our weekend celebrating my youngest turning ONE!  It's crazy to think it has already been a year since that sweet boy was born!  I'm excited to share his party, but for now, here is some wrapping inspiration.

Fresh Flowers can be the most simple yet stunning way to brighten up a gift.  Using a plain light colored wrapping paper will really let the colors stand out.  
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I saw these baskets at IKEA and knew I had to have them, but that I needed to spice them up a little.  (I am really into IKEA hacking lately, ha ha, if you can't tell). 
 Oh what good a little embroidery thread can do!  I loved how these baskets turned out and they are perfect for just about anything.  Storage, home decor, or maybe even a cute way to give a gift, and, you can personalize it using any color.  Another perk? They don't take long to make. Read all about it after the jump.  
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