Thursday, July 29, 2010

Free Printable Greeting Cards

I just discovered Canon's Creative Park. Over 600 freebie greeting cards that you just download & print with a touch of your fingertips. Some are little cheesy for my taste, but I did find a few delightful & quirky designs. Check them out here

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Free Amy Butler Craft & Sewing Patterns

I adore Amy Butler. I dream of my house & closest filled with gorgeous pillows, quilts & dresses all made from Amy Butler prints. But I can't sew, so I just admire all the pretties from those who can!

And now you can make these & oodles of other fun projects from Amy Butler Designs. Head over HERE and HERE to download all the patterns.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Baskin-Robbins BOGO Coupon

The perfect treat to beat the heat! Get a FREE soft serve ice cream cone at Baskin-Robbins when you purchase another cone. Limit one coupon per customer. Expires August 8, 2010. Get the coupon HERE. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

DIY Mid Century Clock Magnets

I absolutely love my vintage George Nelson clock so I was giddy when I saw these adorable DIY magnets from How About Orange. Perfect for any retro-inspired kitchen. Get the details and free clock graphics here

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Printable Bookplate Freebie

Get this happy little bookplate from Orange You Lucky. Perfect for vintage treasuries or new classics. Grab it here

Sunday, July 18, 2010

And the winner is...

The winner of the Owl Earring Giveaway is...
Kelli of Birmingham, AL
Congrats Kelli ~ Hope you enjoy them!

A BIG thank you to everyone who entered.
Stay tuned for next months giveaway!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rubber Stamping with Sugar

Eat, drink & be stylish!
Embellish plates using simple ingredients like sugar, food coloring and your favorite stamp! Talk about thinking outside the box. Get all the details from from here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Frozen Summer Treat

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Banana Pops


  • 3 bananas
  • 1 cup chocolate-chips
  • 2 tablespoons all-natural peanut butter


  • 9 wooden popsicle sticks
  • parchment paper
  1. Peel bananas and cut into three sections. Gently insert a popsicle stick into the center.
  2. Place on a parchment paper lined tray and place in the freezer while you melt your chocolate.
  3. Combine chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (power 6-7) until melted. Stir with a spatula until smooth.
  4. Pour melted chocolate into a tall, narrow glass or container. Remove bananas from freezer. Dip, one by one, into the chocolate, letting it ooze up the sides of the glass and coat the banana.
  5. Place bananas on tray again and sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Freeze until solid.
  6. Allow to sit at room temperature for about five minutes. Keep up your heels & enjoy!

Photo & Recipes Credit: Simple Bites

Friday, July 9, 2010

Happy Giveaway!

I've been thinking about having a giveaway for some time now. While recently working on a new collection of earrings for my shop, I thought now is the perfect time! Besides whooo doesn't love owls? I think they are a hoot. Especially these two.

Cute, yet so wise. And now they can be yours!

Ways To Enter:

1. Become a follower of this blog

2. Visit my Etsy shop & share your favorite item

3. Follow me on Twitter

4. Follow me on Facebook

5. Tweet about this giveaway

6. Share this giveaway on Facebook

7. Blog about this giveaway

9. Grab my button and put it on your blog

That's a grand total of 9 chances to WIN!

{Note: Post a separate comment for each entry, each comment will count as 1 entry.}

Rules: Giveaway is eligible to U.S. Residents only. A winner will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends on Friday, July 16th at 11:59 PM (PST). Make sure to leave your email address in your comment if it isn't available through your blog or profile! I need to be able to contact you if you win!


Linking to:

A Vision To Remember, Under The Table & Dreaming

I Heart NapTime, Kojo Designs

Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Give A Hoot Pillow

Get the tutorial to make this adorable owl pillow from Just Another Hang Up. And be sure to take a peek around the blog, it's filled with so many gorgeous pillows!

P.S. - I have a fun announcement to share tomorrow!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Flame Grilled Goodness!

I have to share my latest food obsession... grilled artichokes!
I dunno where they have been all my life but OMG! I can't get enough of them. Sprinkle some coarse sea salt & some fresh squeezed lemon. You'll love it ~ Pinky swear!

Flame Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Garlic Dipping Sauce
* 2 large artichokes
* 3 teaspoons crushed garlic
* 1 lemon, halved
* ½ teaspoon sea salt
* ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
* ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. Add the artichokes to the boiling water for 20-25 minutes or until the leaves pull off easily. Remove the artichokes & allow to cool.

3. In a medium bowl, squeeze the juice from the half of one lemon. Stir in olive oil, garlic, sea salt, & pepper.

4. Once artichokes are cool enough to handle, cut them in half. Brush them with the lemon garlic mixture to fully coat.

5. Place the artichokes flat side down & grill for 5 minutes until slightly charred. Flip the artichokes & grill for another 3 minutes until the opposite side is also slightly charred.

6. Remove from grill, squeeze the second half of the lemon & sprinkle with sea salt. Serve with the remaining lemon garlic sauce to dip in.


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Moon & Stars Watermelon

Don't these watermelons look dreamy & delicious?
They are not painted, they are actually real. This unique variety of extra sweet melon is covered with bright yellow stars and most usually one large moon. Imagine serving one of these bad boys at your next party (July 4th would be perfect). Food & decoration all-in-one. Woohoo!

(Photo via Black Eiffel)

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Free 4th of July Party Printables

Last minute party planning?
Head over to Tweedle Dee Designs for an adorable (and FREE!) 4th of July party collection. Invites, party toppers, banners, straw flags, party labels, mini notecards, treat bag toppers and water bottle labels. WOW! Just add some food & fireworks and your all set for a fabulous day! Get all the goodies here!