Invitations: Happy Jack Birthday


I decided it was time to start working on some BOY birthday invitation designs! I tend toward PINK....I can't help it, I'm a girly girl! These little "jacks" were inspired by some decals my crafty friend, Thuy had used on a really cute birthday card she made the other day! I love finding inspiration in strange places. I read an article about blogging once ... Read More

Happy 50th Birthday Barbie!


I ran across an article last week in the Tribune, "Fashion World Celebrates a Birthday for Barbie". It's Barbie's 50th Birthday! I've always been a fan of Barbie, especially the vintage Barbies with their fabulous outfits. I mean, she's tall, thin, glamorous & beautiful....what's not to like?Here's Barbie's birthday website: Click HereBarbie even has a ... Read More

Baby Shower Idea: Divas & Diapers


Looking for a fresh idea for a Baby Shower? Last fall, I hosted an evening soiree baby shower for my best friend, Kristi. A friend of mine, Kelly had told me about a baby shower she planned a few years ago themed "Divas & Diapers" and I had always wanted to use that theme. It fit perfectly, considering our little group of girlfriends are dubbed the ... Read More

Heather Bailey – Creative Genius Among Us


Do you ever feel like the world is so small? When I was on my quest for decorating ideas for the TomKat Studio, I was searching "craft room" photos on Google & Flickr. Mostly I saw cluttered, messy craft rooms with the exception of one perfectly bright, lovely space. From my search, I saved ONE photo. This was it.... So as many of you know, my room ... Read More

TomKat Photo Frames: Miss Marley’s Room


My best friend, Kristi decided she wanted to make three frames to hang over her new baby girl's crib! So, she picked out the paper and I showed her how to make the frames. With three in a row, we decided they didn't need any extra embellishments besides the Swarovski crystals! They turned out adorable and match her drapery fabric and crib bedding perfectly! ... Read More

Invitations: Girly Girl Birthday


Please don't mind all my posts on invitations lately! I have set some goals for myself to have a certain number of designs before I open shop! And I am so ready to open shop! So here's my latest: {chloe photo via vicki lynn photography} ... Read More

Kid Fun: Snake Hunting


I thought I'd share a little fun game we've been playing at our house lately. Sometimes the days get long and the kids need something fun to keep them excited and occupied.Enter....plastic snakes and a game I like to call "Snake Hunting". This is very basic really, you hide the snakes around the house, and the kids find them! They get SO excited when they ... Read More

Invitations: Lollipop Birthday


I am working on some new invitation designs so I have something to post when I open my Etsy shop one day! (Hopefully soon!) This design was inspired by Kate's birthday coming up, which is lollipop themed! I'm not sure if I'm going to go with this, or create something in a lollipop shape with my new Martha circle cutter! We'll see.....When I set up shop, I'm ... Read More

Invitations: Sweetheart Birthday


My favorite little red-head is turning three this month and I designed these invitations for her "heart" themed party! {photo by vicki lynn photography} ... Read More

Decorating: Serena & Lily SALE!


If you are not familiar with Serena & Lily, you should be! This weekend, 2/12-2/16 they are having a 25% off everything sale! They offer gorgeous baby & children's bedding, furniture, gifts for moms and babies, accessories, and many other fabulous things. Here is a mix of my favorite items available!Request a catalog HERE or shop online for this ... Read More

Fave Decorating Blog: Decor8


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