Monday, December 13, 2010

paper ornaments

Using these instructions, and these 8 point stars...

T and I made some of these...

and then hung them on our tree.

They're really fun and fairly easy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

happy weekend!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I think we'll be visiting the newlyweds this weekend and watching a little football. Then we have a little holiday gathering to attend at my Mom's on Sunday.

Here's a printable holiday card from Mufn Inc. to help get a jump start on cards this year.

Happy weekend!!

[[via how about orange]]

Thursday, December 2, 2010

oh christmas tree

Remember these heart pins that I blogged about a long time ago? That I absolutely loved. and then some sweet lady in Iowa who loves me, sent me some. Well the purl bee has blogged instructions on how to make Christmas tree pins! So so so cute!

[[via the purl bee]]

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

our advent calendar

I meant to post this yesterday, but today marks the official countdown to Christmas. and we will be kicking it off with this advent calendar that T's mom made us. Each day we'll add to the tree ending with an angel at the top. I think I might be more excited than Baby G, but hopefully it will become something he loves to do too.

wire letters

After my friends wedding, I'm loving these wire letters. She used 3 T's throughout her reception decor. They're so simple and that's what I love. They aren't too frilly either and can easily add a little fun to the home decor. or Baby G's nursery!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

pumpkin creme brulee

After indulging in lots of pumpkin pie this last weekend, I'm still on a pumpkin kick. This pumpkin creme brulee looks delicious and might require me to break out my mini baking torch.

[[via my baking addiction]]

Thursday, November 25, 2010

string ball chandelier

...make this beautiful chandelier. Perfect for any outdoor occasion.

[[via curbly]]

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

map quilts

I'd really love to get one of these map quilts for Baby G. Such a fun idea! and a way to remember his first city.

[[via a cup of jo]]

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

mini pumpkin tiramisu

...this pumpkin tiramisu looks oh so yummy...

[[via my baking addiction]]

Saturday, November 20, 2010

saving straws

I've been collecting straws from many places to make this...

[[via design*sponge]]

printable calendar

If you love owls, or just want a cute 2011 calendar, you can go here and print out a customizable owl calendar. I'm going to print one out for my office!

[[via how about orange via my owl barn]]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

lemon drop party favor

Recently I organized a little "Dinner & Drinks with the Bachelorette" evening in Athens for this pretty lady who is getting married in two weeks!

When you google bachelorette party favors, the #1 result always has something to do with male parts. Well I wanted to make something a little classier than that...

So I came up with this little cocktail favor.

Small Glasses (we used these from IKEA)
Smirnoff Citrus, airplane bottles
Yellow Starbursts
Cellophane Wrap
Small party favor bags, clear
Divine Twine, black and white
Recipe tags (or any tags you want to add, we had a total of 3 - lemon wedge, recipe, and a thank you)

Simply put 1 airplane bottle of alcohol, some lemonheads (I pre-portioned some in the little favor bags since I couldn't find individually wrapped candies), and some starbursts in each glass. Then wrap in cellophane and tie with the twine. Then attach all the little tags and voila - a fun little cocktail favor.
They were a big hit!

Monday, October 25, 2010

vote for Baby G!

Yep, we've become those parents - we entered Baby G into the GAP Casting Call. We weren't going to do it at first, but then the possibility of just winning a big (as in $1000 big) GAP gift card made it seem worth while (and that's not even the grand prize!). and seriously, who wouldn't want this baby representing GAP? He's so dang cute! and he sits now!

So above are the 5 photos we entered into the contest (each photo a separate entry). If you want, you can vote for Baby G here, here, here, here, and here. YOU CAN VOTE FOR EACH PHOTO ONCE PER DAY - through November 14. That's a lot of votes!

Wish us luck!
♥ the parents

Friday, October 15, 2010


Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Aren't these cool bikes? Click on the picture to visit their website and help me win one (for Baby G of course!)!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

clock screen saver + happy weekend

...get this cool screen saver from Real Simple.

And as the last weekend of the regular baseball season, we're going to try and take Baby G to his first ever Braves game. Then we have a his & her shower to attend on Sunday for our favorite couple.

Have a happy weekend!

[[via how about orange]]

Thursday, September 30, 2010

stackable cookware

This is genius! and just in time for the holidays! This cookware would be the perfect way to solve all those cooking problems that might occur when you have just one oven. Simply bake multiple holiday dishes at once!


This is definitely something I want for the know, when I decide to start cooking holiday meals and all...

[[via design crush]]

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

joseph joseph

...this awesome mortar & pestle is going on our wishlist. We saw this in a store on our stroll through downtown Decatur and instantly knew it was something we wanted, eventually...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

orange cupcakes

Made these delicious cupcakes last week. I really need to work on my piping skills and photography skills.

Monday, September 27, 2010

tape that is sure to make you happy

I'm really loving this polka dot tape from none such things. I just might have to get myself some for use around the home.

[[via oh joy]]

Friday, September 24, 2010

happy weekend!

Another freebie for the weekend - a bunting thank you card. I can't seem to get enough bunting these days either.

Wishing everyone a fun-filled weekend. It's the first official weekend of fall and I'm super excited. This lady is coming to my home tonight so we can continue wedding making. and T has the WHOLE weekend off! Yay!

Happy weekend!

[[via 74 lime lane]]

Thursday, September 23, 2010

fruit salsa

My favorite salsa has to be the mango salsa from Black Cat Burrito, one of my most favorite restaurants in Boone, NC. I get cravings for their delicious burritos often and it makes me miss Boone even more. If you're ever in the area, it's a must try restaurant.

With that said, I'm going to have to try this mixed stone fruit salsa. It looks delicious and will hopefully hit the spot when I'm in need of some Black Cat.

[[via design crush]]

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

a birthday party, with flowers

I'm always a sucker for fabric flowers. and these are no exception.

This beautiful fabric flower garland makes this birthday party so dreamy.

I seriously need to try my hands at making some flower garland.

[[via oh happy day]]

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

fabric resources

Head on over to design*sponge to read Grace's top 20 fabric resources list. I'm super excited to find new places to look for fabric!

[[via design*sponge]]

Monday, September 20, 2010

i spy

I am really loving this idea. Just change the words and you could do this for any kind of party.

[[photo via the schultzes]]

Friday, September 17, 2010

happy weekend!

Hope you all had a great week! T's mom was in town for the week, so Baby G had lots of extra love. and T didn't mind the extra set of hands during the day either!

Go check out this beautiful notecard from ginger & george - available for download! and have yourself a wonderful weekend! I'm helping this lovely lady with some wedding details this weekend. Yay!


[[via how about orange]]

Friday, September 10, 2010

picture love

Happy weekend!

[[via design sponge]]

Thursday, September 9, 2010

play table

We got a pottery barn kids catalog in the mail the other day and I'm loving it! This play table is something I'd really like, but it's way too expensive. So T is going to draw one up in Sketch Up and we're gong to build our own. Now when will this happen? Who knows, but we at least have a little time before Baby G needs a play table.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

unexpected hearts

A heart appeared as I was eating peanut butter. It made me happy.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

tepee love

A tepee like the one above is something that I would eventually love to make for Baby G. How fun would it be to go and hang out in a tepee?

[[via design sponge]]

where's abby?

Friday, September 3, 2010

happy [3 day] weekend!

Maybe you can get your nose into a good book this labor day weekend. and while you're at it, enjoy these fun and easy-to-make magnetic bookmarks. I plan on trying to finish eat pray love and enjoy a little tennis action.

Have a safe and fun labor day weekend!

[[via wild olive]]

Pssst...please check out DO FUN STUFF.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

paint your own pillow

Using tape and fabric paint, Jessica from How About Orange painted her own fabric which she then sewed into that beautiful pillow cover. How cool is that? I love the simple design, but I really love that she left the tape edges raw - giving it a little more character.

Such a great idea! and coming up with your own design seems like half the fun!

So grab some tape and fabric paint and go paint your own fabric.

[[via how about orange]]


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

and we have feet!

Baby G's newest thing: finding his feet! and he can't get enough of them.

check it out

.do fun stuff.

[[via rifle paper co.]]

picture love

.the ribbonerie.

[[via oh happy day]]

Remember DO FUN STUFF!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

pops of color

I'm totally digging this diy wedding. I especially love how they brought in lots of color using chairs that her hometown has used for past events. What a great idea!
and look at that backdrop for the photo area!

[[via design sponge]]

and don't forget to check out DO FUN STUFF.

Monday, August 30, 2010


You all may remember Ryan Marshall from this series of photos. Well now he's on a huge mission and I'm here to help the cause.

This album, which is a mix of both kid songs and kid friendly songs that all parents are sure to like, is available for purchase from itunes. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this album goes to a grant fund that Ryan set up with PRISMS. The money will be made available to graduate students who wish to make SMS their field of choice. The end goal being more research and more answers for parents and researchers.

If you'd like to help out as well, visit do fun stuff and click on 'share this widget' for the widget code and make a post of your own. Help spread the word. or if you only have Facebook or Twitter, just post a link to DO FUN STUFF and/or Ryan's blog Pacing the Panic Room.

If purchasing the album just doesn't do it for you and you want to make an additional monetary donation, just click on the link in the lower right hand corner of the widget.

Thanks Everyone!

Friday, August 27, 2010

happy weekend!

Aren't these printable bobbins co cute? Such a fun way to hold all of your embroidery thread.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

[[via how about orange...]]

balloon party invitations

I love these fun and creative invitations Brooke made for her son's birthday party. Such a great idea and so cute! I especially love that the kids get to pop the confetti-filled balloon to get the invitation.

[[via inchmark]]

Thursday, August 26, 2010

free fonts

It's funny how things manage to get lost in your reader, but I was browsing through my starred items when I came across some doodle fonts. Amazing!

Seriously, if you like to scrapbook and want cool hand written fonts, Amanda takes submitted handwriting samples and creates fonts - fonts that are available to everyone for FREE! Not just letters & numbers either, she'll turn doodles into fonts too! Perfect for people like me who just can't doodle.

[[via iDiY]]

sky planters

I have always wanted to grow some herbs and I think I've found the perfect planter. I'll take 3 please!

[[via design crush]]

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

bananas + chocolate

Don't these banana bites look oh so yummy? I love bananas and I love chocolate, so it seems like a divine combination.


[[via Framed]]

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

cupcake smiles

There's nothing like seeing this when you've finished a cupcake - describing exactly how you feel.

[[Thanks Celes for the liners! They're perfect.]]

Monday, August 23, 2010

weekend goodies

In addition to the cupcakes, I threw this banner together using the alphabet bunting printables mentioned on Friday. I used the sewing machine to sew all the bunting together. I love how it turned out. Bunting definitely spruces up any occasion!

weekend goodies

I made these cupcakes for my mom's birthday. Not quite as pretty, but just as tasty. I'm still working on my piping skills.

Friday, August 20, 2010

happy weekend!

Have you seen this printable bunting over on Ruffled? You can spell out any message you want! This may be perfect for an upcoming birthday.

Have a great weekend!

[[via how about orange...]]