Grillin’ & Chillin’ – Free Printable Cook-Out Invitations

I was thinking how pretty Mason jars filled with a delicious drink are, and how they are all the rage these days. Especially on Pinterest. They are also very old fashioned, however, and make me think of people lazing about on their big front porch, or veranda, down South, sipping on lemonade…. At least, that’s what I’d be doing if I lived down South! I think I finally understand why they invented Mint Juleps! 😉

These simple little “Grillin’ & Chillin'” invitations are meant to bring that sort of atmosphere to mind. I hope you like them, and make use of them this summer!

The free, printable PDFs come in these three varieties: (see image previews below)

1 – Lemonade

2 – Limeade

3 – Grapefruit Cooler

To download all three colors in one PDF, please click here: Free Printable Grillin’ & Chillin’ Invitations!

Let me know if you use them! – Erin

Lemonade Printable Invitation

Free Printable Cook Out Invitations


Free Printable Cook Out Invitations - Limeade

I love the circus…

Well, actually, I don’t. I love fairs and festivals and carnivals. However, the motif is similar, and I have made a cute little freebie for you that is entitled “Circus Tent”, very simply! It is just an A7 invite so far, in 4 color schemes:

1- Gold + Pink

2 – Lavender + Persimmon

3 – Lime + Turquoise

4 – Scarlet + Sky

I will be churning out some cupcake toppers and other goodies soon… Just click on the pic to download the FREE printable PDF.

Have a great rest of your weekend! Erin

Circus Free Printable Invitations

Colourlover Friday #2 | Nantucket

Today’s Colourlover Friday was inspired by this photo of a gorgeous tablescape featured on Once Wed. So pretty! I used the Photocopa palette builder tool on Colourlovers to make this palette. You just upload a photo, or enter in the url of an image from the internet that inspires you, and you can pick out the colors directly from the photo. Handy dandy! Here is my palette based on that photo:


Colourlovers Palette - Nantucket


And some patterns I made out of the palette:


Colourlovers Pattern - Vintage Sofa


Colourlovers Pattern - Squarish


Colourlovers Pattern - Bright + Cool


Have a fun weekend everyone!




Random – Funny Kid

Just a totally random post today of something that makes me laugh: My 2 year old son.

Here is a montage of the photos I found on my iPhone camera roll of him playing with my phone and discovering the FaceTime camera, which, for those of you who don’t know about it, it is the new camera on the iPhone 4 that faces you, instead of pointing out, for video chats….. Check it out and have a laugh!

FaceTime Discovery


Pinterest Pretties #4 – Spring

Well, I have to apologize for the small selection today. I have had a hard time finding images that I can trace the source of. A lot of the good Spring inspiration pins lead to either a protected flickr stream or tumblr, which is quite hard to deal with. Hardly any sources! And all 3 of my kids are sick, so I don’t have much time today! So I hope that these are inspiring to you, and I apologize for the brevity! And let me clarify the whole Pinterest credits issue: When I post these, I post the source of the image (original) and the person on Pinterest who posted it when I saw it. Not the very first person who pinned it. Because I want to give credit to the person who brought it to my attention. Does that make sense? Is that wrong? What is your opinion? There is so much banter going on around the web about people giving proper credit. I just want to share beautiful things with my readers, but not spend hours on end even tracking the stylist of the photo as some suggest. If people want to know that, I provide the original source so they can check it out themselves…. Maybe I’m not picky enough….???

Pinterest Pretties #4 - Spring



1. Tutorial on Sisters of The Wild West via Erin Carney

2. Creative Spring flower arrangement on Martha Stewart via Emma Sole

3. Southern Living via Wendy Walker Cushing

4. Great cost effective Easter decoration from Notes from the Heartland via Andrea Hoinka

5. Sweet photograph from Titatoni via Renate Bretzke

6. A Spring-y decorating vignette from Nest Decorating via Erin Holland