Mother's Day is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate than serving Mom breakfast in bed. I think I've had breakfast in bed once. When my kids were little and Daddy helped them make eggs with toast and coffee. It was so sweet, but it was just that one time. My kids are older now and usually my hubby is working so we celebrate whenever or whatever way we can. Usually it involves some homemade cards and gifts the kids bring home from school, lots of hugs and me making breakfast. Well if I'm going to make breakfast it's going to be what I want. This year it will be blueberry lemon scones.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
White chocolate rainbow popcorn is so yummy and easy to make that you won't want to share the secret. Just let everyone think that you slaved away for hours creating this colorful, fun masterpiece. Or let them think you bought it from a gourmet candy shop. Because if you tell them how easy this is they may ask you to make it all the time.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
(Zazzle did provide me with fabric for this post but as always all opinions are my own.)
I think these new custom fabrics are so exciting. Now I can add my own designs to their fabric and craft or sew to my hearts content with a pattern or design that's totally unique. You don't have to have a Zazzle shop or be a designer to create your own fabric either. Anyone can do it. Zazzle makes it very easy to just upload your own photos or designs and then they do the rest of the work. They also offer several different fabric styles to choose from depending on your needs.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
If you're looking for a last minute valentine for your ninja crazy child then here ya go. My son loves ninjas right now. So much that we even decorated his Valentine box as a ninja. After finishing his box he asked me to make some valentines to match and this is what I came up with.
Since I'm sharing them I made the name block editable so you can personalize for you child.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Valentines Day is almost here so we are scrambling in our house to get all the Valentine cards and boxes made. I made these Panda Valentines for Mara's first grade class. They get so much candy every year that I wanted a candy free Valentine this year. When I spotted these sweet little bubble wands at Target I knew they would be perfect for a candy free card. I also knew that I had to make the card super cute in order to convince Mara to go candy free, because she is a candy-holic. Which is why we went with pandas because pandas are awesome.
Sunday, December 28, 2014
This Cranberry Cream Jello Salad was always a staple at my Grandma Bea's Holiday table growing up. She loved the Holidays and any excuse to get her family together. Now I make it for my family every Christmas and Thanksgiving or any Holiday if I can sneak it in. With only three ingredients this is so easy to make and the perfect compliment to turkey or ham. I also love to snack on the leftovers with nuts sprinkled on top and a little extra dollop of whipped cream.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
I've had a favorite "Cracker Cookie" recipe that's more of a chocolate almond toffee bark than a cookie. It uses saltine crackers but no one knows and it's always a hit. This year I thought I'd change up the recipe a bit and use pecans because pecans and toffee are so delicious together. I'm so glad I did.
Friday, December 5, 2014
For now we have aprons because well I love to bake. There are mugs because I love coffee and hot tea.
Then there are pillows, plates, phone cases, tote bags and mouse pads. All of the items in my shop can be customized, so you can add text, change the background colors or even select a different style of the item. There is still plenty of time to order before the holidays so take a look around and let me know what you think.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Yay It's Cyber Monday! Lots of awesome deals all over the internet helping to usher in the holiday shopping season. Our Cyber Sale at Sunny by Design will last all week long from Dec 1st to the 7th. So you can stock up on invitations, or coordinating party decorations for your upcoming parties. Order now and wait up to 6 months to have your items personalized for the big day. To cash in on the 30% savings use the code CYBERSALE2014 when you check out at our Etsy store.
Monday, November 24, 2014
It's surprisingly easy and I bet you have all the supplies you need on hand.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Yay! It's that time of year again. Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams is hosting the 13 Days of Handmade Halloween. Today I am guest posting a DIY on how to tea stain paper. Great for making invitations, cards, spooky pirate maps or just creating your own vintage looking scrapbook paper.
Keep visiting Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams to catch all the wonderful Halloween DIY's by these fabulous bloggers.
~Happy 13 Days of Handmade Halloween~
Monday, August 11, 2014
What better way to get ready for school than to doodle on your notebook nails? I love to doodle and it's not much different doodling with nail polish than it is with a pen and paper. I recently did this nail tutorial for a new publication I'm working with called Ella and Annie Magazine . We just released our first issue and it's packed full of back to school ideas, parties, articles, inspiration, crafts and recipes. Fun stuff.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
It's hard to believe that summer is coming to a close. We don't go back for two more weeks but we have already started getting ready for the big event. My kids are sad of course and I am a little bit sad too. I'll miss the late nights, late mornings, fireworks and the lazy beach days. There's something so special about summer that makes you not ever want it to end. However now that I'm a parent I can't deny that school starting gets me pretty excited too. I miss the structured sleep schedules and the early morning wake ups and the quiet house during the day. Oh how I miss the quiet house. Sigh.
So while I've been getting my kids ready for back to school I've also been making these back to school signs. The first day of school should be an exciting event. What better way to mark the occasion than with these chalkboard photo prop signs. There's Preschool through 8th grade all together in one pdf file so you can pick and choose the sign that's right for you. I hope your last few days of summer are stress free and relaxed as can be. We hope to get a couple more lake days and a few more ice cream cones. If you use these signs for your kiddos I'd love for you to tag me on facebook , twitter or instagram.
Happy Back to School !!!