Photography: Gorgeous Blonde Twins!


I love photography. I always have. I love it even more now.One of my best friends, Vicki is a local family photographer. In the last year, I have watched her skills develop and I am awe-struck with her latest session. These photo just make me swoon...the twins, the blonde curly hair, the dresses, jean jackets, boots, the setting.....I can't get over it so I had to share! The creativity of these ... [ Read More ]

Local Love: Domestic Bliss in Mesa, AZ


My MIL offered to watch my kiddies one afternoon last week, so I could have some "me" time. What a luxury! Most of my regular errands were taken care of, so it was truly a "free" afternoon to go anywhere my heart desired. So, with my little purse (no pull-ups or wipes allowed) and a gift certificate to the I went, without a clue where I was going!First stop....can you guess? Craft ... [ Read More ]

Cupcake Monday: Bella Cupcake Couture!


It seems my twitter friends are either paper girls, party girls or sweet girls (or all of the above). I usually try to check out each follower's website/blog and this one sure caught my eye! I can't remember how I connected with Carrie, owner of Bella Cupcake Couture, but I knew I had to share her cupcake "wear" with you! After a bank merger of the company she was working for, Carrie was laid off ... [ Read More ]

In The Shop: Lollipop Invitation Instructions!


The time has finally arrived! The instructions to make these lollipop invitations are now available in my shop! So many, and I mean SO many crafty mommas have asked me how to make these and I finally got the instructions together!FIND THEM HERE!I am also offering a printable PDF of the top layer design, customized with your invitation text! More Lollipop Party items coming soon to The Shop!FAVOR ... [ Read More ]

In The Shop: Printable Cupcake Toppers!


Sorry I've been missing! I would love to say that it has been because I am so busy creating more printables for the shop..but I've really just been cleaning my house all day, everyday! Our house has been on the market a couple of months, but after reducing the price last week, our traffic has really picked up! (Yey!) However, that means I spend my days cleaning and making it perfect! I am hoping ... [ Read More ]



The SHOP IS OPEN (re-opened) with a new concept! Since I can't keep up with all the party orders, it's time for you to take matters into your own hands! My Etsy shop will be filled with Do-It-Yourself Printables & Projects! I added lots of cute cupcake topper designs today, and invitations, banners, tags, etc are coming soon! Nothing new that you probably haven't already seen, but now in a DIY ... [ Read More ]

Welcome to My Jungle!


Apparently, I have a "thing" for animal prints. I've always been drawn to the zebra pattern, which I notice all of the time in home decor magazines. Just a little hint here and there, nothing over the top. Trust me, I know animal prints can get cheesy, but I don't go that far (I hope!). The other day, I pulled out little plates to use for brownies, and noticed they were zebra print...and then went ... [ Read More ]

Project Nursery: Little Apple Design Launch!


The girls over at Project Nursery, the fabulous decorating website that I contribute to, just launched a new website offering their services for baby & children's room design, Little Apple Design! The style of the website is oh-so fabulouso! Melisa & Pam provide design services from inspiration boards to full service interior design! Check them out HERE!Are you a fan of Project Nursery on ... [ Read More ]

Cupcake Monday: Sweet Halloween Costume!


Oh my...isn't this adorable!? One of my twitter friends wrote about this new Pottery Barn Kids Cupcake Costume, and I had to share with you! Wouldn't it be perfect for my little Kate?....she's such a little cupcake! "Cupcake Costume" by Pottery Barn Kids ... [ Read More ]

The TomKat Studio is now on FACEBOOK!


I've had a personal page on Facebook for a couple months now, but I decided it was time to setup a company page for The TomKat Studio! There seems to be lots of fun things you can do on Facebook Fan Pages, like forums and fan photos, so I'll explore and let you know when those are up and running!In the meantime...BECOME A FAN of The TomKat Studio Facebook Page!{pink fan via Marie's Marche} ... [ Read More ]

Birthday Parties: Double Scoop Ice Cream Party!


Two of my fabulous friends just hosted an joint ice cream party for their two little ones who turned two! I LOVE the ice cream theme, and have been thinking about it for Kate's next birthday (March 2010). Since I did a CUPCAKE theme for her first, and LOLLIPOP theme for her second, it only seems appropriate to stick with something sweet!Previously, I posted the invitation when I designed it, and a ... [ Read More ]

Baby Boy Announcements: Meet Owen!


Since I posted PINK baby designs yesterday, I thought would only be fair if I posted something BLUE today! My friend, Lisa just had me design baby announcements for her new little bundle of joy! I created a few options and we ended up combining a couple ideas for for the final design! It was really cute because her hubby was so excited to help choose the right one for his boy! The final design is ... [ Read More ]