Thursday, September 29, 2011

Blog Crush

I am SO thrilled because one of my favorite Arizona bloggers, Jaimee Rose featured my candy corn milkshakes today!  If you haven't checked out her style blog, you must!   You will adore Miss Jaimee-she is so fabulously chic (just  like these Missoni inspired pumpkins she created)!  Please stop by her blog here ,  say hi & show her a little love.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Halloween Lanterns

I have been shopping my little heart out for my clients party & found these Halloween lanterns at TJ Maxx yesterday!  I bought 12 in 3 different sizes which range in from 15" to 30".  I plan on grouping them together

& staggering them on either side of the front steps.   I am also adding pumpkins of various sizes and colors.  Now, what to do with the front door....mmm hmm 

Cupcake Witch Hats

How SPOOKTACULAR are these Witch Hat Cupcake Toppers from Half Baked?  They are made from cupcake liners people!  This would be a fun, easy craft for the kiddos too!

So easy, & super adorable!

For all the details, visit Half Baked.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chevron Striped Pumpkins

I am LOVIN' these chevron striped pumpkins from TT&J!  She created these with strips of left over fabric & a little Modge Podge!  For a full tutorial, click here.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Barbie Dream House 2011

Have you seen the 2011 American Institute of Architects Barbie Dreamhouse designed by recent Harvard master’s grads Ting Li and Maja Paklar?   Their design houses 1500-square-foot entertaining space and open chef’s kitchen, a separate library and client-meeting room, a full-floor “inspiration room,” a greenhouse on the roof, and a landscaped garden for a menagerie of pets.   It also has solar panels, operable shading, bamboo flooring, low-flow fixtures, and locally sourced materials. And my favorite, a pink Vespa in the driveway.  This house has just about everything Architect Barbie needs.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Vampire Pumpkins

I am SO making these...they are ferociously cute! 

(photo via Martha Stewart)

Party Planning Mode

Sorry for the lack of posts this week-I am in FULL party planning mode for my clients SPOOKTACULAR birthday bash!  Our color scheme is orange, black & white & I am DESPERATELY looking for some Halloween party printables that will work with our color scheme.  They can't be TOO scary (she is only 7 after all) .  Has anyone seen anything cute out there?  Also, looking for some fun cake ideas-keep your eyes open for me.  I should be back to regular posting next week.  

(photo via Country Living)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Calling All Superheros

Have you seen these cool comic book Spiderman cookie cutters from Williams Sonoma?

Or these awesome Marvel Supehero cookie cutters

or cakelet Marvel Superheros?

And this Spiderman cupcake kit is fantastic!

Check out their Marvel Superhero line here.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Halloween Plates

Getting ready and organized for the spooktacular birthday & ordered these party goods from Plates & Napkins.  The birthday girl is turning seven and we wanted something Halloweeny but not too scary.  I think we found the perfect blend in this collection!  

Saturday, September 17, 2011

UPrinting Giveaway Winner


Congratulations Jess from Party Box Design!  You are our UPrinting giveaway winner!

Friday, September 16, 2011

UPrinting Giveaway

Today is the last day to sign up for our UPrinting giveaway!  Seriously, who couldn't use 250 FREE flyers for a little business advertising?  Sign up here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Coffin Invitations

Last week, one of my design clients hired me to plan her daughters Spooktacular birthday party!  Our birthday girl wants a Halloween themed event.  This week, I have been working on the invitations.  I think that a great invitation gets guests excited for the party & sets the tone for the event!  I hope the guests are excited when they receive her birthday invitation in this glittered coffin....

The boxes started out like this!  I found these unfinished wood coffins at Michaels.  When you open the lid, a creepy & scary laugh greets you ( I think the kids will love it! )  I painted the entire coffin black & added a final coat of glitter.  I made pinwheels for the top of the coffin to add a little dimension.

Inside the box, I placed the invitation scroll nestled within candy corn & a  black glittered spider.

I am considering adding a small banner that reads, "Open if you dare" across the pinwheel.  Do you think it needs it or should I leave it the way it is? Either way, I think the kids will LOVE opening this invitation!

(Linked to:  Show & Tell Saturdays, Somewhat SimpleSunday ShowcaseToday's Creative Blog & Tip Junkie)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Spooky Pinwheels

No one has guessed what I am making with those 24 coffins YET but while the paint is drying, I started making these spooky pinwheels.  Project should be FINALLY finished tonight, stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Coffin boxes

 I bought 24 of these 6" coffin boxes for a new project I started this week...any guesses on what I am making? 

I will be posting the finished product tomorrow....come back & see how they turned out!

Monday, September 12, 2011

UPrinting Giveaway

It is time for a giveaway! UPrinting is providing 250 flyers to one lucky reader! A lot of printing companies are available online. UPrinting offers different printing services such as flyer printing. I think their business flyers are perfect for mail marketing & you can also check out their club flyers.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment here telling me what you would use the flyers for.
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4.25" x 5.5", 4" x 6"
14pt Cardstock Gloss, Front Only Printing,
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Good luck everyone!

Giveaway is limited to U.S. residents 18 years and older and ends next Friday, September 16 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Winners are only allowed to win once over a 6 month period, will be chosen by, & contacted by email.
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Sunday, September 11, 2011

We will never forget

In tribute to all of those who lost their lives in the tragedies of 9/11, we are observing a day of silence.

We will never forget.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Tiny Prints Photo Book Giveaway

Want a free photo book?  Tiny Prints is giving away 8 X 8 photo hardcover books!  Use the code: AZ0F-5NE0-H184-FDCRTY but hurry, offer ends September 12, 2011.  They make great holiday gifts for

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Schweddy Balls Ice Cream

I can not stop smiling after seeing Ben & Jerry's latest creation, Schweddy Balls.

In case you don't know, it is based on one of my favorite SNL skits, The Delicious Dish on NPR.

I love a company with a sense of humor!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Guest Post by Arcadian Lighting

Playrooms with Unexpected Style

Today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting. Founded in 2002, Arcadian Home Decor originally started selling decorative home lighting fixtures and lamps online with its first website Arcadian Lighting, and has become one of the top Internet retailers for home lighting products. Visit their website and cool blog for more information. Enjoy.

Playrooms are usually areas of controlled (or uncontrolled) chaos. However, playrooms can be just as stylish as the rest of the home. Colorful palettes, creative toy storage, and room for imagination can create playrooms with unexpected style. Here are 8 stylish playrooms that encourage the imagination and contain the chaos:

Children's Room

The Happy Life of a Mom & Wife via

A colorway of primary colors establishes a bold style for this organized playroom. Love the cluster of colorful shades above the play table. Buckets, boxes and bins make for stylish storage.

Children's Room

Flickr via

A predominately white room sets the stage for bold color and pattern. Contemporary style isn't gender specific. And who wouldn't want an indoor slide?

Kid's Room

Ohdeedoh via

Clever thinking can turn a small or awkward space into a charming and stylish playroom. A cloud shaped nook with a lovely mix of pendant lights becomes a magical reading space in this contemporary playroom.

Children's Interiors

Ohdeedoh via

Architectural salvage creates a charming playroom space in this attic garret. Using architectural elements can create a separate area within a larger room just for play.

Children's Room

Pinterest via

Colorful textiles and wall coverings add style to any room, especially a playroom. Vintage inspired curtains and border add a nostalgia to this colorful playroom. Love the pennant garland.

Children's Room

You are My Fave via

Toys with style fill this playroom. Inspirational toys and the space to play offer opportunities to let the imagination run wild. Love the teepee and book nook.

Children's Room

Pinterest via

Chalkboard paint is almost a must for a stylish playroom. Where else can you draw on the walls and not get in trouble? Chalkboard paint now comes in a rainbow of colors if you think black is too dark. We like the way the colorful drawings pop on the dark wall.

Children's Room

John's Journal via

Use art to inspire colors in a playroom. Bold, graphic art works well in a playroom. Carry the color into the room through accessories and storage for a stylish playroom. Again pendant lighting over the work table is the perfect lighting choice for this space.

Content provided by, where you can discover more lighting fixture inspiration and tips for your whole house today!

Tiny Sprinkles

They're back!  Sprinkles has their mini cupcakes again!  I love the mini's because when I have two three, I don't feel so guilty. 

For ordering info, visit Sprinkles.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sun Devil Shakes

 Are you ready for football season?  We have season tickets for ASU every year & it has become our family tradition to cheer on the Sun Devils.  This year, ASU has a new logo & uniforms by Nike & it is kind of a big deal in our house.  In celebration of our first win this weekend, my boys & I made Sun Devil Shakes in ASU gold.  GO DEVILS!

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Have you seen O'verlays?  They are lightweight fretwork panels that can completely transform your drawer fronts, tables, cabinets, mirrors, walls & windows.

I love how they change the look of a basic IKEA piece from this


Aren't they so fabulous?

For more details on sizes & patterns, click here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Mantra

I have had a wonderfully crazy work week with 5 new projects starting.  This print from Lil' Luna is my new mantra which I printed this morning to put up by my desk.

To see all of her fun prints, click here.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ruler Drum Pendant

I am crushin' this yardstick pendant made by Blair from a case of the mundays-it is seriously smart & fabulous

time to find some vintage rules or grunge up some new ones

For instructions on how to make your own, click here.