September 30, 2012

Link Party Wrap Up

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A few favorites from this week's link parties below:
 I think it's a given - if One Thrifty Chick links up a party, I'm going to feature it!  She always has such cool ideas.  I wish she was my neighbor because I know we would create even awesomer parties together!  Stop on over to One Thrifty Chick to check out her Art Party.

September 29, 2012

Drum Roll Please....

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The very lucky winner of the Chameleon Girls Everyday Princess Dress is below:

This one threw me for a bit of a loop because the winner's name is VERY similar to my Aunt Reney!  It took a double take to realize it wasn't her!

Congrats Renee! 
Happy Creating! ~Kim
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Kim is a Marketing Director by day and Crafter/Blogger/Blog Designer by night. She lives with her husband, three beautiful children, and her dog and cat. You can also visit her design site, seven thirty three – – creative blog design.  For even more seven thirty three fun, like her on Facebook or follow along via Twitter!

September 28, 2012

Peppa and Daddy Pig - A Halloween Costume Tutorial

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Welcome to those joining us today for the Pinterest Scavenger Hunt!
I hope you enjoy your stay.  Here a few of my popular posts for your browsing pleasure:
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Halloween is about a month and a half away and I am in full costume creation mode.  We'll be gone to Florida in Mid-October so I want to get everything done ahead of time so I have no worries.  My two youngest children decided they wanted to be Peppa and Daddy Pig from the Nick Jr. show "Peppa Pig".  I thought this would be a super simple, AND cute costume idea.
 
Peppa's costume is very simple to create.  She just wears a little red shift dress and either black shoes or yellow boots.  I grabbed a yard of red felt and created a pull over dress that only required TWO SEAMS.  Doesn't get any easier, right?  Pair it with a pink sweatsuit for warmth and super simple pig ears, nose and tail and you have the perfect Peppa Pig Costume!
To create the dress - measure your child to determine the length of the dress.

September 27, 2012

What are little boys made of? #131

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September 26, 2012

Sugar & Spice #130

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September 25, 2012

Everyday Princess Dresses {A Review & Giveaway}

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Mama's of Princesses are going to love this post.
Do you have a little girl that likes to dress up as her favorite princess?
Does she wear one of those cheapo dress-up dresses to the grocery store?
Wants to wear it to school?  Church?
Then you will want to stop over at Chameleon Girls, a shop specializing in Everyday Princess Dresses!  Seriously, your little one can still dress up like her favorite Princess, but be in a comfortable dress that looks great too.

Chameleon Girls sent Olivia two dresses, the Minnie Mouse and the Jessie.
Was she happy?  You be the judge:

This adorable Minnie Mask will be available from Chameleon Girls soon!

It's finally done!

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I finished my wall stencil in the kitchen and I love it even more then before!
 
It really just adds a little something that was missing.  A little splash, a little flair, a little personality.  Don't be afraid to think outside the box to give your house a little taste of yourself!
 
Here it is:

September 24, 2012

PJ Party {Picture Heavy}

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I've done it again... long time followers know that I love to throw a good party.  And I don't like to spend big bucks doing it, so I DIY as much as I can and try to extend that dollar.  This party cost me under $80 to host (although I did a trade blog design for the cookies)!  Using items in my craft stash and purchasing items from the Dollar Store really keeps the cost down, while still allowing me a big bang. On to the party!

This past Saturday we celebrated my daughters 12th birthday with a Pajama Slumber Party.
she invited 5 of her best friends.  They came over, ate lots of sugar and snacks, watched movies, played MASH, decorated pillowcases, tattooed each other and had an overall fun time.
 Sleeping mask party invites that I created.
You fill in your information on the back of the invite, add a ribbon and you're good to go!

Of course I had to do up a little tablescape for the party:
 
Crap.  I broke my hour glass while rearranging the shelf {sob}.
 
So I improvised with a cup and the pancake flags for breakfast the next morning.
 
I made a 10" round cake and did an ombre effect frost job.
 
This set of goodie bags I gave to the girls as they were leaving the next morning... 
didn't want any spilled nail polish on my basement carpet!

 
The cookies were provided by Lizy B.   I definitely recommend her.  I think these were the most beautiful cookies I'VE ever seen and they tasted even better.  Seriously delicious.
 
Pink lemonade in mason jars with cupcake liners and paper straws.  I just LOVE this look.
I got the chevron cupcake liners and bags and paper straws from Sweets & Treats Boutique.
 
I wrapped washi tape around punch cups and used those to serve the ice cream.
I was so surprised that the girls were REALLY excited to be served this way.
Birthday Girl enjoying a cookie and some pink lemonade!
 
The chevron bags held pillowcases I made for the girls to decorate with sharpie markers, MASH notepads are under that and the bakers twine completed the package. 
The next morning I cooked up some pancakes and bacon.
The girls came up to this:
With just a little moving around of the same decorations from the night before we had a festive breakfast area.
 The little portion cups holding the syrup were from Sweets & Treats Boutique.
 I made little flags to stick in the girls stacks of pancakes.
I just used washi tape and bamboo skewers.
I thought they added such a whimsical touch to breakfast.
Happy Creating! ~Kim
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September 23, 2012

Sweets & Treats Boutique {a review}

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I found this little online party shop when looking for items for my daughters Pajama Birthday Party.  I was super excited when I came across Sweets & Treats Boutique because they had some really cute stuff at great prices!  Here are the products they sent me for the party:
Blue Chevron Cupcake Liners
Blue Portion Cups
Gray Chevron Goodie Bags
Gray Paper Party Straws

September 22, 2012

Link Party Wrap-Up

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The pajama party is in full swing right now so I decided to take some Mama time and look through all the awesome party links.  Here are a few of my favs:
 Jessica over at Cox's Corner is working on her goal of loosing 100 pounds, and her incentive is a Disney Cruise when she reaches that mark!  I love this little jar she made up to help save for her trip.  Find out how to make your own "stache" jar here!

Craft-A-Day {365 Simple Handmade Projects} by Sarah Goldschadt - A Review

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We all have things in life that make us smile, right?  For me, everytime I look at one of my children, I can't help but grin.  Looking at pictures of the Sandals resort in Jamaica where my husband and I will be spending our 10th Wedding Anniversary?  Makes me smile.  And looking at this adorable craft book that came in the mail addressed to me also brings about an upturn of my lips!  Everything about this book, Craft-A-Day 365 Simple Handmade Projects by Sarah Goldschadt, makes me happy.  It is so whimsical and the cover design is just so eye catching, not to mention all the fun little crafts inside.  All are easy enough that even a beginner crafter can give them a go.  Many perfect ideas for rainy afternoons with the kids.  
Each weeks features a different theme, with each day getting its very own craft.  
Holidays are also featured with fun little decorations and easy-to-make cards.

September 21, 2012

Vinyl Lettering {a review}

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I'm just finishing up Masons room redo and it is looking awesome!  He is so excited to have a new more "grown up" room.  He is, afterall, a Kindergartener now!
 
One of his favorite elements of the new "transportation" themed room is this:
I know, awesome right?

September 20, 2012

What are little boys made of? #130

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September 19, 2012

Sugar & Spice #129

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September 18, 2012

Adding Sugar will NOT help them sleep...

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This weekend I shared with you the Sleep Mask Invites I created for my daughters upcoming 12th Pajama Birthday Party.  Today I get to share the AMAZING cookies that Lizy B created for the party.
Can I just say how awesome it is to see my design on paper turn into a cookie?  Lizzy hit the nail on the head and did a spot on replica.  I absolutely love it, and so does Cassidy.
 
I'm only giving you a little sneak peek of this smashing cookie and a teeny bit of packaging, you'll have to come back next week to see the rest of the goodies Lizzy B baked up for my lucky soon-to-be 12 year old.
 
I will say this though - these cookies taste even better than they look!
I know, impossible right?  Nope, it's absolutely true!
 
Head on over to Lizy B's blog to see all of her designs, she is an incredible cookie artist!
Happy Creating! ~Kim
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September 15, 2012

Maybe it will encourage them to ACTUALLY sleep...

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 My daughters 12th Birthday Party is next weekend.  We decided on a PJ Party and she invited seven 11/12 year old girls over for a fun filled slumber party.  These are the invites I created for her to hand out.
 What do you think?  Will they actually sleep?
I'm thinking I might shove them out in the camper so that I don't have to hear them all.night.long!
But probably not, because then I'd be worried that they were running around the neighborhood (or at least the yard) like I did when I had slumber parties at the age!
And if you think THESE are cute... 
wait until you see the cookies Miss Lizy B baked up for the party!
Happy Creating! ~Kim
Kim is a Marketing Director by day and Crafter/Blogger/Blog Designer by night. She lives with her husband, three beautiful children, and her dog and cat. You can also visit her design site, seven thirty three – – creative blog design.  For even more seven thirty three fun, like her on Facebook or follow along via Twitter!

September 14, 2012

Have you ever...

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Started a home decor project that you thought would look really cool, got halfway done and decided it wasn't quite what you wanted?  That's what happened with my DIY cardboard letters.  I wanted to spell EAT on my blank kitchen wall - but I wanted the letters to be about an inch wide and 12" tall... and I couldn't find them ANYWHERE!  I could buy them online here or there, but they were either out of a letter or the shipping was too high.  Turning to my Facebook page, I got the swift kick in the butt from my readers that I needed to just make my own.  I used cereal boxes, painters tape, paper, mod podge and silver paint to make them... well, I only finished the E, but you get the drift.  I loved the end result and it was exactly what I wanted... until I put it up against my wall and decided it just wasn't doing it for me.  I already shared the tutorial on how to make those here.
 
Today I'm going to show you what I ended up putting in that blank space in my kitchen that I felt needed a little something.  After changing my mind on the letters I hopped onto Facebook and in my feed was a post by Cutting Edge Stencils.  I have had this running thought in my head about how it would look cool to have just a strip of a stencil running vertical on my wall so when I came across their name again it provoked me to visit their site.  Which is where I came across THE PERFECT stencil to turn my idea into reality.  It fit my kitchen style and I thought it would be a fun touch to the blank space.  Without further ado, check out my new stencil accent that I created using the Wild Berry Damask stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils:
I'm.in.love.  It adds just the touch of what I was looking for!  

September 13, 2012

What are little boys made of? #129

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September 12, 2012

Sugar & Spice #128

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September 11, 2012

Visit Me over at brown paper packages!

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I'm guest posting at brown paper packages today for Kierste's Back 2 School series which is running all month long!  You'll be able to see projects from My Lil Luna, How Does She, Skip to My Lou, Infarrantly Creative and many more!

Happy Creating! ~Kim
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Kim is a Marketing Director by day and Crafter/Blogger/Blog Designer by night. She lives with her husband, three beautiful children, and her dog and cat. You can also visit her design site, seven thirty three – – creative blog design.  For even more seven thirty three fun, like her on Facebook or follow along via Twitter!

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