Fave Decorating Blog: Decor8

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I've become a little obsessed with blogging and reading blogs. Well maybe more than just a little. My husband has to pry me away from my computer these days. I just feel like I've discovered a world of people, information, thoughts and ideas on topics that inspire me.{image via decor8}My favorite decorating blog is written by Holly Becker, and it is called ... Read More

TomKat Photo Frame – Black & Cream Damask

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I recently made this frame, and I think it's my favorite so far! I used a black & cream damask patterned paper, paired with a deep burgandy rose. This time, I took the paper all the way to the edges, which gives it a nice finished look. Swarovski crystals outline the outer edge, as well as the inner square around the photo. I'm so proud of a few of my ... Read More

Project Nursery: It’s Official!

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I was officially announced as a contributor today on Project Nursery! I am so excited to be blogging for them and can't wait to connect with their readers! Yippee! I love their website and blog so I am happy to be a part of it! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE INTRO "We Love Kim" CLICK HERE TO VIEW MY FIRST POST "Little Love Bugs Party"If you have any exciting baby ... Read More

Valentine’s Day: Little Love Bug Craft Party!

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The Little Love Bug party went great yesterday! I think everyone had a great time! I hired my neighbor girls, Kathleen & Christina to help the kids craft, so the moms could relax (or try to at least!) Tables were set up for both the moms to craft, as well as the kids. It was a really easy party to host, as the main activity just entailed pulling out all ... Read More

Valentine’s Day: Eat Your Heart Out!

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{photo by me} I can't remember why, but a very long time ago I really wanted a "heart waffler"....maybe I registered for it? Anyway, my mom bought it for me for some occasion and it has been gathering dust in a drawer. With Valentine's day getting close, it came to mind and I finally pulled it out and made some for the kids! I figured they could finally ... Read More

Love from Marblehead!

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This pretty polka dot package and its fabulous contents arrived yesterday in my mailbox, from my dear friend Meredith in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Let me tell you a little bit about her. We met through our husbands, who were fraternity brothers at ASU. I remember our first date with the "Nelsons", you know...you're always just a wee bit nervous, meeting ... Read More

My Hot Pink Little Coach Bag!

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I bought this little treat for myself when I was Christmas shopping. I couldn't help myself! Dillards was having a 30% off sale on all their Coach purses (rare!), but for some odd reason, this little baby was 50%, and screaming my name! This is part of Coach's Madison line and I love the soft, satin gathered fabric and of course, the hot pink color!Although ... Read More

The Last Person to Join Facebook

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Apparently, I'm the last person in the world to join Facebook. (Well, actually not....Kristi & Vicki aren't on it YET, until they read this post!) Since I blog for real estate and my TomKat Studio blog (and soon Project Nursery), I consider myself quite familiar with "social networking". Well, apparently I was NOT, until yesterday. Is it impressive if I ... Read More

"Ultra-Crafty Party Planner Extraordinaire!"

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What a compliment! I'm jumping up and down with excitement! Melisa from Project Nursery has asked me to become a contributor for their fabulous blog! She has been following all my projects at TheTomKatStudio, and she has dubbed me their "Ultra-Crafty Party Planner Extraordinaire"! Why, thank you! I'm so excited for this opportunity!In case you aren't ... Read More

Boutique: Chicky Bella Birthday Bash!

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My favorite local baby/kid boutique, Chicky Bella is celebrating it's 2nd birthday tomorrow! They are offering great promotions, discounts and even giving away a coveted Petunia Pickle Bottom Touring Tote (as well as other prizes!) I'm happy that Lisa, the owner has kept the store up and running, when so many boutiques are going out of business! Congrats, ... Read More

Cool Website: Pandora – Internet Radio

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My husband told me to go to pandora.com and type in a music artist that I like. I typed in Natasha Bedingfield (my favorite song is "Angel" right now) and this amazing system then created an automatic playlist of artists/songs that I would like. If you don't like a song it plays, just select the "thumbs down" button and it will remove from the list and move ... Read More

Birthday Party: Our Little Cupcake!

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Now that I am in party-planning mode again for my daughter's upcoming 2nd birthday, I thought it would be fun to write about her 1st birthday party, which was themed "Our Little Cupcake"... I made the invitations with scrapbook paper and then inserted them into vellum envelopes so the address would show through. (I'm sure the post ... Read More

Eye Candy: Blu Domain – Websites for Creative Professionals

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Awhile back, my friend, Taryn told me about an amazing website company called Bludomain, which she used to launch her videography company. They offer beautiful, simple website templates, mainly intended for photographers at a very affordable price ($100-$400 setup, plus $100/year for hosting). After exploring their site a few times over the last few months ... Read More

Projects: Claim to Frame

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For about a year, I have been making these frames for gifts. Baby showers, birthday parties, Mother's Day, etc. (The one above is in my living room ;) I use a wood frame, scrapbook paper, silk flowers & swarovski rhinestones. I only use this square 12x12 size, because I'm consistent like that (some call it OCD). I love the balance of the square shape, ... Read More