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Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Baby Clothes Boutique Giveaway Winner

And the winner is...

Comment #58:  tamiv said...I Follow You with GFC!
Congratulations Tami!  Keep a lookout in your email inbox for further instructions!

Thank you so much to everybody who entered the giveaway!  And a special thank you to My Baby Clothes Boutique for this great giveaway.  Skylar says "thank you" too!

Monday, March 21, 2011

DIY Tutorial - Cute Easter Craft

Spring is officially here!  I love seeing all of the cute spring and Easter decorations in all of the stores.  Want to make this quick and easy craft?  This would be perfect to display at an Easter/Spring party, to bring into your child's class (or your class if you are a teacher!), to bring into the office, or wherever you would like!

I found these adorable tin planters at Target in the Dollar section:

Then spray paint with your color of choice (I chose white).

Let dry for at least 24 hours.

Fill the planter with some styrofoam (can be found at any craft store or dollar store) and some basket filler (like Easter grass, shredded paper, etc. can also be found at any craft store or dollar store.  I was lucky and used some that I already had.)

Insert a treat on a stick, like these adorable bunny lollipops I found at Dollar Tree (each package contained 6 lollipop bunnies for $1).  Or with other treats like Oreo Pops, marshmallow pops, cake pops, etc.  

Fill the tin with more basket filler to completely cover the styrofoam.  For an extra touch, you can attach these personalized Easter tags onto the sticks before inserting into styrofoam.  You can find the tags in my Etsy shop! When you bring this cute craft to your destination, you can proudly give out your special individual gifts and know that you made the beautiful display all by yourself!

If you make one of these crafts, I would love to see!  Send me some pics or the link to your photos.  Happy Spring!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Baby Clothes Boutique Review and Giveaway

Spring is almost here!  I can't wait to start shopping for some cute spring clothes for the family.  So when I was contacted by the fabulous team at My Baby Clothes Boutique to do a product review and giveaway, I was super excited (and very grateful)!

My Baby Clothes Boutique is an online baby boutique for designer baby clothing, children's clothes, baby hats, baby headbands, tutus, and so much more!  

We feature the most fashionable and trendy clothes and accessories available. Our mission is to bring you a distinctive selection of designer baby apparel for your little girl or boy. We take pride in offering high quality, comfortable and unique children’s clothes. I hope you enjoy browsing our large selection of cute clothes, dresses, baby outfits, and baby gift sets.

To do the review, I was able to select an outfit in the $25 price range.  When I think of designer clothes, I thought it would be difficult to find something in that price range, but My Baby Clothes Boutique actually has reasonable prices and there were so many adorable options to choose from!  I had Easter on my mind and selected a beautiful floral halter dress.  When I received the package, the dress looked even more beautiful in person and I could see and feel the high quality of the fabric.  My favorite details are the ruffles around the neckline and how the peach fabric peeks below the dress hemline.

I let Skylar have a little photo shoot in her new dress, and what I love is that she looked like a sweet little princess in this dress, but she was also comfortable enough to play in it and even ride her tricycle while wearing this dress!  This dress will definitely be Skylar's special Easter dress, but I'm sure she will be wearing it many times this spring and summer.

How would you like to win $25 to spend at My Baby Clothes Boutique?  The awesome team there are giving away a $25 gift certificate to one of my readers.  

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Just visit their website and comment below with what item you'd purchase if you win. 

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Do any or all of the items above and comment in separate entries below, but don't forget to do the Mandatory entry first (Max of 7 entries).  Please leave your email address with each comment so I can contact you if you win! 

This giveaway will end 3/25/2011 at midnight EST.   Open to US Residents.  Winner will be chosen using   (I was not compensated other than the free product for this post.  All opinions are my own.)

Giveaway Closed... Winner announced HERE.

So Lucky... have you as my blog readers.  

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Don't forget to wear green today!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Candyland Party Featured on Kara's Party Ideas!

I am super excited right now - Brody's Candyland birthday party was featured on Kara's Party Ideas!!!  Kara's site is a great place to go to for party inspiration and I am beyond thrilled that one of my parties made it on there!!

Thank you Kara for featuring my party and for all that you do to inspire so many people to throw great parties!!!  Words can't describe how happy I am right now!!

Check out the feature HERE.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Free Printable - St. Patrick's Day Sandwich Bag Labels

St. Patrick's Day is only a few days away!  If you are still deciding what snack or treat to make for your little ones, here is a quick and easy printable that can make a regular sandwich or snack bag more festive.  These would be perfect to bring to your child's class.  I filled a little snack bag with Lucky Charms, but there are lots of fun things you can fill your bags with.

Download HERE, print on white heavy cardstock paper, cut out each label, and staple over a sandwich or snack bag. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Treats

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so I wanted to find some green snacks to make for Brody's preschool class.  I have been trying to eat more healthy, so most likely I will bring something like green grapes or sliced honeydew, but in case I want to be a little more creative, I found these fun "green" recipes that I wanted to share with you!

Photo by Glorious Treats

Fudge Mint Brownies -  Who doesn't love chocolate?  Rich, dark chocolate, to be exact.  Touched with a little bit of mint, these desserts are sure to please!  Check out Glorious Treats for this tasty recipe!

Photo by McCormick

Luck of the Irish Crispy Treats - Rice Crispy Treats are always a favorite in our household.  It is a simple dessert to make, and with just a little sprinkle of green food coloring, it can be a fun treat for St. Patrick's Day!  McCormick adds a touch of vanilla for more flavor, and you can get the recipe HERE.

Photo by Pillsbury

Shamrock Cookies - There is nothing easier than using premade cookie dough from the grocery store.  It is nice to have on hand to make a quick treat.  Check out this fun recipe from Pillsbury that you can make with your kids.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Olivia the Pig Party Featured on Pizzazzerie!

I am on cloud nine right now!  I can't believe it, but one of my favorite party sites featured Skylar's Olivia the Pig birthday partyPizzazzerie has been one of my go-to sites for party inspiration, and it is surreal to me that one of my parties is on their site!

Thank you so much to Courtney, Kelly, and the Pizzazzerie team for featuring my party and for all the hard work you do inspiring so many people to entertain in style!

Check out the feature HERE.