Motivational Wednesday

Motivational Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week!I bet you are sitting at your desk wishing Friday would come sooner. I work 24/7 being a stay at home mom, but I too dream of Fridays! Why? Because I know that my husband will be home for the weekend for family trips. Because it will be two days that my son will have a play buddy while I work on my shop and my blog. But alas, it’s only Wednesday. Boo.

As you can tell by the lack of posts, my blog is in its infancy. It’s still growing and I’m learning the ins and outs of blogging. On certain days I start to wonder if the decision to start a blog and running an Etsy shop is a wise one. But you never know what will be if you don’t try. So here is this Wednesday motivational quote that I made to remind myself and you to keep on trying!

Every Accomplishment Starts with the Decision to Try

Click here to download print.

Have a great rest of your week. Hang in there! blog signature



15 Valentine’s Day gifts that are good all year round!

15 Valentine’s Day gifts that are good all year round!

Valentine's Day gifts that are good all year round!

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She is soooo late to the party  you must be saying to yourself while shaking your head. Valentine’s Day was yesterday. HELLO?!!!!

I know that, silly! Hey, aren’t the latecomers to the party always the ones with most fun?! Same goes for shopping! It’s always cheaper and more fun to do your holiday shopping after the holiday. Certain stuff you find during a holiday sale could be used all year round or save for next year!Here are my 15 Valentine’s Day purchases that would be wonderful gifts for any occasion.

From left to right:
1.Nordstrom at Home ‘Arrows’ Pillow • $22.80
2.Dormify Love Me or Leave Me Shower Curtain • Dormify • $10
3.Boatneck Pullover – Heart Print • $29.97
4.H&M – Sweatshirt with Printed Design – Black/striped – Kids • H&M • $12.99
5.H&M – Bodysuit and Pants – Natural white/hearts – Kids • H&M • $12.99
6.Carter’s Valentine’s Day Sleep & Play Set – Baby Girls newborn-9m • Carter’s • $9.59
7.Carter’s Valentine’s Day Sweater and Leggings Set – Baby Girls newborn-24m • Carter’s • $16.99
8.Sur La Table “Cutie Pie” Child’s Apron • Sur La Table • $20
9.Heart Of Glass Mug • Urban Outfitters • $10
10.Valentine’s Day Cupcake Plate Ring • $19
11.Sur La Table by Tovolo Valentine’s Day Eiffel Tower Spatula • $11
12.Sur La Table Valentine’s Day Mini Spatulas, Set of 2 • Sur La Table • $11
13.Sur La Table Valentine’s Day Measuring Spoons, Set of 4 • Sur La Table • $6
14.Lekue Lékué Puzzle Heart Set • Lekue • $12
15.Embossed Italian Red Heart Cake Stand • Sur La Table • $20

Are you a post-holiday shopper like me? What did you buy post Valentine’s Day?

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S{etsy}day : Cute Valentine’s Day Cupcake Toppers + Cupcake Wrappers {free printable}

S{etsy}day : Cute Valentine’s Day Cupcake Toppers + Cupcake Wrappers {free printable}

Happy S{etsy}day!

This is my first installment of S{etsy}day! Every two Saturdays I will take a printable from my shop and make it free for you to download! It will be up for two weeks until a new printable is posted on the blog. I will also include in each S{etsy}day post, one favorite find from Etsy.

Today’s S{etsy}day shop find: Barruntando. Check out the CUTENESS!!! I’m in LOVE with THEM!S{etsy}day shop find: BARRUNTANDO

Here are the beautiful blush cupcake topper and wrapper printables you’ve been waiting for. These are perfect for Valentine’s Day, bridal shower or a love-themed party.

Valentine's Day printable.You and Me cupcake topper and wrapper

Valentine's Day Printable. LOVE wrapper

LOVE topper

Click here to download the Valentine’s Day toppers.
Click here to download your Valentine’s Day cupcake wrappers.

Please use the sign up box below to receive these printables. They are no longer available as free downloads. They are only up for two weeks until a new printable is posted every two Saturdays. Subscribers automatically get the free printable every two Saturdays along with blog updates and discounts in their inbox. You’ll also gain access to my free resource library with extra awesome stuff for subscribers only. This library will constantly be updated with goodness!

Happy Valentine’s Day! blog signature


How to use Shutterfly Free Photo Prints  and Book for Your Party

How to use Shutterfly Free Photo Prints and Book for Your Party

Shutterfly free photo in jar as party decoration.

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Shutterfly is always doing some kind of free promo or discounts for their products. You can get 101 free photos, free photo book, free calendar, free magnet, etc. You normally will get something for free just for joining Shutterfly. Currently they are offering 50 free prints, a free magnet and free set of address labels.

I have used them for 7 years now all for FREE.  I have used them for my wedding, Mother’s day, Chase’s 1st birthday, Father’s Day, and other various occasions. Only paid for shipping cost. You can too!

Here are some ways you can use these free photos and books to decorate every party theme you have in mind. Shutterfly’s promotions happen sporadically throughout the year so sign up for updates.

  • Photo Banner. All you need is a ribbon or twine, clothespins and the photo prints. You can add lace, fabric, or tassel to make the photos pop out!

Use Shutterfly Free Photos to make banner for parties or home.

  • Photo Centerpieces. Put a photo inside a mason jar or in my case, a spaghetti jar (Yes, I collect all kind of jars). I soak the jar in hot water, then scrub to remove the labels. Add little accessories (flowers, baby pins, pacifier, etc). You can also add a number to use as table number.Shutterfly free photo for party decorations
  • Table Numbers. Frame your prints. Use craft paper or fabric to make numbers.
  • Guest book. Use these as guest book for your wedding with your engagement pictures or birthday party with baby pictures. I’ve made alphabet and family books for my son’s 1st birthday. He still loves them two years later.

Shutterfly free photos as guest signing book for wedding

  • Recipe Swap Book. Have guests send you pictures of their delicious dishes with recipes. At the party have guests sign the book.
  • Photo State map. Cut the photos into states or countries that you’ve traveled to as a couple for a cool travel-themed wedding or couple shower. I would do a little tutorial, but Kelsie Ann at Cut, Craft, Create does a much better job. Use photos to create States you've traveled to for engagement or wedding party.

Shutterfly sometimes also offer free photo mug,calendar, and magnets. These all make wonderful gifts.

Even without these free promotion, you can always find discounts! Be sure to search around the Internet for discount code. Shutterfly will also list their promotions on their website under special offers.  I literally just took a quick look and there’s one for Unlimited free 4×6 and 4×4 prints if you download their app. How cool is that?!!!

How would you decorate your party with free Shutterfly photos and books? I would love to see them!

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