New in the Shop…

We are so excited to offer the gorgeous line of Rifle Paper Co. stationery in our shop! I handpicked my favorite individual greeting cards as well as a few adorable sets that I know you will love! From birthdays to engagements to everyday notes, we have you covered! Check out these adorable designs… So darling, right?  Find all of our selection of Rifle Paper Co.

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Bon Affair…

Have you heard of Bon Affair? I watched the founder, Jayla Siciliano land a deal on Shark Tank awhile back, so when Bon Affair offered to send a sample of the new wine spritzers, I said “Yes, please!” A friend and I tried both varieties and they were light and delicious! California Wine Purified Sparkling Water Electrolytes Zero Sugar 6.5% Alchohol Half the calories of regular wine

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A Peek into the New TomKat Studio Shop…

It’s open. It’s ready. Let’s do this.  I know, I know. All I talk about these days is our new retail shop. But what can I say?! My focus has been 100% there for the past 2 weeks, working all hours of the night (and day) getting it ready to open! Everyone around me has been so, so supportive. The TomKat girls have been working endless

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Seriously…Big News!

No, it’s not a baby. Though I am giving birth to something new. Something I have been dreaming of for a very long time. I am giddy about the possibilities this new venture could bring.   via la dolce vita blog I’m bursting at the seams… completely and utterly ecstatic… can’t believe this is happening… …and totally overwhelmed with excitement. via lara casey I had an incredible


Huge Kids + Baby Sale at GapKids :: Fashion for Girls

I thought I would do you all a favor and let you know that there is an AMAZING sale going on at GapKids right now! Ariana just told me about it and I just picked up a bunch of spring clothes for Kate! GapKids is my very favorite place to shop for my kiddos and these prices are crazy insane, especially when you enter the


Free Printable Photo Booth Props :: Microsoft Surface 2 Launch Party

Last week, we had the opportunity to celebrate the launch of the new Microsoft Surface 2 at our local Scottsdale Microsoft Store. We had a fabulous time checking out the new Surface (an incredible touch-screen tablet) and setting up a fun photo booth area for the eager customers and challenge participants to get their photos taken! The winner of the event’s challenge was whisked away on

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Martha Says Bloggers are Not Experts :: Business

The creative/crafting/baking/party blogging world is up in arms this morning about an excerpt from an interview with Martha Stewart on Bloomberg Television. Martha stated: “Who are those bloggers?  They’re not trained editors at Vogue Magazine.  Writing recipes that aren’t tested, that aren’t necessarily very good. Or are copies of everything that really good editors have created and done.  Bloggers create a popularity but they are not the experts.”

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Join Me for a Live Chat on The Pottery Barn Kids Facebook Page!

I know I’ve told you how thrilled I am to be partnering with Pottery Barn Kids…well, now I would love for you to join me! This Wednesday, 2/1 at 11:00am PST, I’ll be taking over the Pottery Barn Kids Facebook Page for a live chat! I would love for you to hop over and share any questions or ideas for hosting fabulous children’s parties and

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Sunflower Thanksgiving for HGTV + Free Printable Collection

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start planning your Thanksgiving dinner! I am so excited to share this Sunflower Thanksgiving photo shoot I styled for HGTV. The best news? The full printable Sunflower Thanksgiving collection is available to download on HGTV! We decided my new house was the perfect location for the shoot. Laura Winslow captured all of the details and our adorable model

Printable BOO Sign 2011

Free Printable Halloween Boo Sign!

It’s October 1st! It’s officially okay to start decorating for Halloween {so excited to start}! Two years ago, I designed a fun printable BOO sign for our readers to download and use to BOO their own neighbors. It was a hit {it has been downloaded thousands of times} but a few of you have asked for a new design because your neighbors now know that

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The Creative Connection Event 2011…

Grab a cup of coffee, this is going to be a long one! Last week, Toni, Molly & I ventured off to St. Paul, Minnesota to attend and teach at The Creative Connection Event. TCCE was founded by Jo Packham, the incredible women behind Where Women Create & Where Women Cook magazines. Over 700 creative women {and a sprinkling of men} came together for 3

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{Fabulous Find} White Ruffled Cake Plate!

Okay friends, I just spotted this fabulous cake plate at Pier 1. I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked where my white ruffled cake plates are from. The answer: Costco, like 2 years ago, 2 for $20. Truly a steal and I wish I had stocked up on them. I’m always afraid that I am going to break one and not be