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My Wishlist :: TomKat Studio Gift Guide

One of my favorite parts about creating our annual Holiday Gift Guide is gathering ideas for my own wishlist! I’m sure my hubby appreciates the hints, too. Sometimes while I’m searching for ideas to feature, I find a few things that I really, really want and I can’t help myself. (Like how I splurged on the Kate Spade Cedar Street handbag yesterday because it is


A New “Look” for The TomKat Studio

Hello friends! I am so excited to announce the launch of our revamped logo and blog design! I have been working with my girl, Lindsey from Pretty Darn Cute Design to create a more simplified, clean “look” for the blog. It’s been over two years since our last redesign and I’ve been itching to make some changes. First, we started by updating our TomKat girl


Kissing Booth Photo Shoot :: Valentine Free Printables

Our sweet friend, Melissa of Melissa Darst Photography recently asked us to design some printables for a Valentine’s Day photo shoot she was working on. She created a “kissing booth” and it turned out adorable! We worked with Melissa and came up with some adorable ideas, including some printable lips to be used as photo props! How cute are these lace and fabric trimmed socks from Cici &

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A Day of Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary

As a mother of a kindergartner and a 2nd grader, I cannot just move along with own little perfect life without stopping, acknowledging and grieving for the lives lost on Friday. While it should be a time to finish up Christmas shopping, bake holiday treats and celebrate the season, I feel stuck. All weekend we avoided the news and avoided any talk of this event, to protect

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Links I’m Loving :: 10.24.12

Hello my lovely readers! Just checking in with you to tell you what I’ve been up to and things I’m loving this week! What’s New with TomKat The next couple of weeks will be filled with prepping for photo shoots for DIY Network, HGTV and also for a local mag, Arizona Foothills! Yesterday, my home office was turned into several holiday party themes for a


Valentine’s Day Teacups :: 14 Days of Sweet Valentine Ideas

Our sweet friend, Jessica from Pen N’ Paper Flowers recently shared an adorable idea for Valentine’s Day! All you need is a basic white teacup and saucer, a black sharpie marker and some festive valentine candy to make this adorable gift! So cute, right? From this… To this… I love how Jess used the words from my favorite song right now, A Thousand Years by Christina


14 Days of Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas Series Starts TODAY!

Hello friends! It’s February and love is in the air! Last year, we hosted a fun series called 14 Days of Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas and everyone loved it, so we’re doing it again! We’ve enlisted our contributors and creative blogging friends to share great ideas each day leading up to Valentine’s Day. Here are the projects we featured last year! Click the photo collage and

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Celebrating 10 Years!

ten years…. eleven houses…. two kids… one love. Happy 10th Anniversary to the love of my life!  


{14 Days of Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas} Free Printable Love Prints designed by Becky Higgins!

Tis the season of Love…and here is a great way to display it!  The talented Becky Higgins has created these beautiful free prints that you can frame and show off in your home. And guess what…you don’t have to leave them up just during Valentine’s Day!  They are pretty enough to leave up all year long!  A great reminder that we all must Love One Another. 

Confession of My Latest Obsession {Beware: This Post Isn't About Parties}

Okay, I’m going to confess….I am lovesick obsessed teenager at heart. Not to mention my OCD, which makes obsessive behavior pretty typical for me. I was OBSESSED with New Kids on the Block during my younger days. I really need to share a photo of my room so you can understand the depth of my obsession. My mom was nice enough to let me “decorate”