Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Friday!! Links to Love...

Hi all and welcome to the weekend! What do you have planned? We've been having rain during the weeks and sunny weekends...guess I can't complain about that. So I'm looking forward to spending more time outside with my little man. And on my list this weekend is to finally take some pictures of my vegetable garden! I told you I'd show you pictures and I haven't yet....bad blogger. The plants are still tiny but won't it be fun to watch it grow?

But for now, here are my Friday Links to Love....

I'm feeling festive. No parties to plan right now, but if I did you can bet I'd be making these party hats.

Chalk Marker Tags? Genius, no chalk dust.

Feeling crafty? How about making these giant paper poppies to coordinate with those party hats.

How cute are these egg night lights? Stars on the ceiling...yes please.

I guess I'm in a crafty mood because I would love to make this too.

Have a great weekend and HAPPY FRIDAY!!

And the winner is...

The winner of the Stella & Dot Bloom flower ring is....

Comment #3 by Robin!

Robin, please contact me at so we can coordinate the delivery of your ring! And a huge thank you to everyone for commenting and supporting my shop! I'm now up to 414 lets see how long until we have a giveaway to celebrate 500! Guess it'll have to be a good one :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Last Day to Enter our Giveaway!

Today is your last day to enter our giveaway for the Stella & Dot bloom flower ring! To enter all you have to do is leave a comment after this posting. A winner will be announced tomorrow morning so stay tuned! :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Candy buffets

Yesterday's photo from the Stella & Dot little girls line got me clicking over to Amy Atlas' website. Have you browsed her amazing photos yet? She's famous for her candy and dessert buffets. I've browsed through the photos many times before (MANY)...but they always make me smile. Thought I'd share a few of my favorites...enjoy!!

Check out her site and blog for a lot more inspiration and eye candy!!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Stella & Dot little girls line

It's here!! The Stella & Dot little girls line arrived today and is now available in my shop. It's just ooozing with little girl cuteness. Don't you just love the above photo? Jewels and a candy buffet. Very Amy Atlas. Here are some of my favorite pieces...

The Allie Pearl and Ribbon necklace...this one takes the top prize in my book. I LOVE the gingham flower and ribbon. AND the flower unclips so she can wear it in her hair! Oh, if I only had a little girl. Seriously, so cute.
And how about a matching bracelet?
She can even have her very own bloom flower ring to match yours. It's adjustable so don't worry about the fit. AndrRemember, don't forget to enter for a chance to win the yellow bloom flower ring here!!

And every little girl needs her very own charm necklace.

And last but not least, cute and colorful....the Dottie necklace. Daisys are cheerful and fun, just like little girls!!

And one of my favorite things about the little girls line is the packaging! Each piece of jewelry arrives in this adorable tin.

Why not pair your choice with some note cards from my Etsy shop for the perfect present? In our PS Kids line we have lots of girly motifs....a crown, cupcake, flower, and more. And a monogram is classic and clean. Check them out here, here and here. And feel free to contact me at with any questions regarding this new line.

Happy shopping and HAPPY TUESDAY!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Organize your fridge

Hi all! Did you have a good weekend? It was another gorgeous weekend of 70+ degree weather around here. Spent pretty much entire Sunday in our backyard. I even got the chance to completely relax and read some magazines. Have you read the latest InStyle? There was an article about organizing your fridge. I adore an organized fridge. Yes, adore. And I thought they had some great product are my favorites...

Prepara Herb Savor Pods...allows your fresh herbs to last for weeks with the stems slightly submerged in water

Rubbermaid Produce Saver Set - little platforms and vents help keeps fruits and veggies fresh.

Glass refrigerator pitchers from the Container Store. We don't drink a ton of juice in our house, but I love to make a pitcher of cucumber or strawberry water and I'm thinking these would be perfect to use!

Anyone out there try any of these products? What do you think?

HAPPY MONDAY and don't forget to enter our GIVEAWAY!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Friday!! Links to Love...

Hello all! Yippeee it's Friday! What are all of you lovelies up to? After a little happy hour tonight with friends, we are planning a relaxing weekend in our backyard! The weather is supposed to be fantastic and I plan on enjoying it before the next rain hits.

So without further ado, here are your Friday Links to Love....

My wonderful husband will be assembling this tomorrow morning. Doesn't it look fun? I'll let you know if it's a hit with our little man.

Have a teen or tween at home? ohdeedoh has put together a list of 20 books every teen/tween should read. Find it here.

Doesn't that room above designed by Windsor Smith just make you happy? Well this will too, One Kings Lane is having a Tastemaker Tag Sale featuring her designs starting tomorrow! Details are here. And email me for an invitation to OKL.

And last but certainly not here to enter the Pretty Smitten giveaway for a Stella & Dot bloom flower ring!

Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY FRIDAY!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

400 Sales!!! Time for a GIVEAWAY!

Wow, my little shop has made it to 400 sales!!! Yippeee! It was February when I hit 300 sales, so I'm feeling pretty good about my orders lately. The best part? I love getting to know all of my clients and working with them to create their personalized stationery, party items and art work. I love the design, I love the creating and I LOVE my customers! So....a big THANK YOU to helping me reach 400 sales. And as a little token of my affection, up for grabs in this next giveaway is a Stella & Dot Bloom Flower first S&D giveaway!


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Thank you, good luck and HAPPY THURSDAY!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Getting ready for Mother's Day

Can you believe it's almost May? That means Mother's Day is right around the corner! If it's not on your calendars yet...mark it down now, it's May 9th! I lot of my readers are mommy's themselves and so I hope some fun plans are in the works for you! But looking for something to get your own Mom, mother inlaw, special Mommy friend...or just want to treat yourself? Here are some great options from Stella & Dot...

This one is on my list for sure, the Sofia Pearl Bib Necklace. Oh yes, I love it.

Or how about this cool link bracelet

And the fantastic Happy Flowers Necklace as seen in Lucky magazine

Or does the Mom you're shopping for like something a little more delicate instead? Here are some great options. I love these earrings, perfect for everyday wear.

Or how about creating a charm necklace just for her? Pick from all of these charms and these bases and build something totally personalized.
And last but not least, the Penelope necklace. I have this and wear it all of the time!! It's delicate and whimsical and I get compliments on it all of the time.

So what do you think? Check out even more choices here. And why not make the gift even more special by pairing it with a set of Pretty Smitten note cards! Or if your Mom is a social butterfly, how about our calling cards instead? You can order directly from my Stella & Dot site and Pretty Smitten shop and they will be shipped directly to you for you to wrap and give. Or want to send them directly to your Mom? Contact me at and I can arrange it that way too! Gift giving made easy.

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A trip to the zoo

Hi all! How was your weekend? It was GORGEOUS weather in my neck of the woods and we took advantage of it completely. On Saturday morning we took Owen to the zoo for the first time. We were so excited to see his reaction to the animals! To be honest? Didn't phase him too much. His favorite though was definitely the giraffes. I have a large stuffed giraffe in his bedroom that he loves (he's even included in the bedtime routine) I'm sure that's why he loved the giraffes at the zoo the most! Here are some of my favorite snapshots from the day....

Going on a 'nature walk' with Daddy

My two favorite guys

Riding the carousel...this was a HUGE hit. As soon as we saw it we knew we'd be taking a ride. Daddy (just to the right of him in the picture, don't worry the ride hadn't started yet) and Owen went on the ride and I waved every time they went around. It was so much fun.

And there was a train too! Lots of fun.

Me and my little man walking....we brought the stroller but it mainly was used to lug all of our stuff!

We ended the day with lunch...and a great view of the giraffes! Kind of hard to tell in the picture but they were fairly close and easy for Owen to see. That kept him entertained while we ate our packed lunches of good ol' fashioned PB&J....grapes, cheese and crackers :)

It was one of those fun family days I know I'll remember forever! And then on Sunday after an outing to get bagels and play at the park, we planted out vegetable garden. Promise to show you pictures later...I have high hopes for this year!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Friday!! Links to Love...

Happy Friday all! Here it is again! Plans this weekend? We're heading to the zoo on Saturday, yay! Can't wait for our little man to see all of the animals. Especially the giraffes...he has a large giraffe in his room and so he points them out in books and pictures constantly. Wonder what he'll think to see them in person! I'll let you know :)

Until then, here are some links to love...

Have teens at home that need some motivation to clean their room? Check out these tips.

It's supposed to be a beautiful weekend so I'll be wearing this fun summery necklace and earrings. Or should I wear this instead? Love both looks, good thing there's Saturday AND Sunday.

Feel like doing some shopping online? I could get in trouble on this site.

Or just want to relax and do some online reading? If you haven't checked out the new issue of Lonny Mag yet, it's a MUST read. That photo above is just a tease.


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stella & Dot for little girls!

Do you have a little girl in your life that loves to dress up like mommy? Well, Stella and Dot has some exciting news...on April 26th they are launching a little girls line! Here's a sneak peak....

Adorable right? AND check out this comes packaged in pretty little tins. Perfect for gift giving and for her to store her treasures! I'm a sucker for cute packaging and I love this.

Starting on April 26th you can order this line from my shop. And speaking of fun packaging... keep checking back to Pretty Smitten because this summer we plan on launching some cute packaging of our own! Fun, functional and colorful...that's all I'll say for now :)

Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Engagement photo session

Thanks to Kristin Partin my little stickers have made another appearance in an engagement photo session. Kristin is such a talented photographer and I'm thrilled to see my stickers in her beautiful photographs!

And check out a couple of the other photos from the session...

Thanks Kristin and HAPPY TUESDAY everyone!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Happy Friday!! Links to Love...

Friday again! The weeks do just fly by, don't they? What are your plans for this weekend? We are having a low key weekend...will likely take the little man to a gym class in the morning and then out to breakfast. On Sunday I'm headed to a Stella & Dot training and then meeting a friend for lunch. Mommy's day out!

And here's your weekend reading....our Friday links to love:

Trying to give your man a makeover? Checkout some tips here. Love the casual look above, thanks Elements of Style!

Excited for the new Sex in the City? Watch the trailer.

And here's the reading we do around our house...the Little Tikes catalog. I'm dying to get Owen the pirate ship water table and the fire truck.

Remember...Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is on tonight. Watch it!

And grilling outside this weekend. YUM, this looks good. Cheese please!


Thursday, April 8, 2010


How cute are these? Browsing Ohdeedoh today and found these adorable toy baskets. Check out their website for some amazing things for your kiddos...BUT be forewarned, you cannot order online! And I checked for some online shops and couldn't find them online either. Argh. So now I have these cute baskets in my head and can't find them...anyone out there have some tips?

They remind me of the house pillows I wrote about back in October from Etsy shop Olive. Adorable too and these can be found in her shop. Yay!

Happy Thursday!