The Annual Christmas Card Parade-(and Shutterfly Opportunity)

One of my favorite parts of the holiday season each year is designing my Christmas Cards.  One of the most stressful parts of my holiday season each year is actually getting them put together and mailed.  I am excited to show you what I’m doing this year.  But, as you might guess, it is designed, […]

Tea Party Revisited

All photos (except invitation) by Jodee Ballantyne   Last week, Shannon from My Baby Clothes Boutique did a guest post (and a GIVEAWAY) about having a tea party with your toddler. So much of what she said reminded me of this party my daughter and I threw for her friends. It wasn’t her birthday, or […]

Sew Simple Valentines

My sister sent me some photos of some fun valentines she made yesterday. She was inspired by these cute valentines she found at Pink and Green Mama: Shanda made used fabric scraps to cut hearts and sew them on to cardstock. She said it was really simple and fast to do. Of course, I think […]

Wintry Thank You Cards

Do you send “thank you” cards? It is becoming a lost art. We usually make or write thank you cards, and then forget to deliver or send them. My mother-in-law, unfailingly sends us a thank-you after Christmas and birthday/mother’s day (they are about the same time), and gently reminds us to send them, at least […]

It is still "The Holidays!"

It really is! So all of you who have all of your Christmas put away and have been cleaning up a storm, better hold your horses. Today is the holiday called “The epiphany” also known as “The Day of the Kings.” So, although we have never celebrated this holiday in our home before, in order […]

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree—Christmas Card 2008

I am not ready to reveal the Christmas card insanity I am up to this year, but can now show you what we sent out last year. A cute digital photo card using recolored elements by Rhonna Farrer @ 2peas. But wait…. …there is more! The card is actually made of two postcards. One oversized, […]

Patriotic Thank you Gifts (Girls Camp)

If you have been reading my blog, you might mistakenly think that I don’t celebrate the 4th of July. That isn’t the case at all. It just crept up right after Girls’ Camp and in the middle of helping my SIL to get ready to move into her new house (a mile away from me, […]

Graduation: Lucky Winner & Lucky You

The very lucky winner of the $25 Gift Certificate to Favor Affair is “nkh.” Congratulations! Let us know how you spend the $$$ (nkh, I don’t have your contact information, please email me here)! But the rest of you are still lucky because I found a way to post my template for this graduation announcement/invitation: […]

Graduation Day & a GIVEAWAY!

I was just starting to get excited about Easter, when the folks at Favor Affair reminded me that graduation isn’t all that far off for some of us and those planning any sort of graduation festivities better get planning (don’t worry, back to Easter and birthday parties, soon). So I dug up the announcements I […]

Get your VOTE on!

So I know that election is over, but there is another important election going on right now at Tip Junkie. Remember how I posted all of my Christmas Card ideas here, and my sisters’ clever card idea here. Well I submitted them all to Tip Junkie and guess what? Trina’s card is a finalist! (I’m […]