Pinterest Pretties #5 – Easter Ideas

Well, it’s been about a year since I did my last Pinterest Pretties post! How pathetic! Pinterest has gotten very difficult to deal with lately, with a lot of people pinning incorrectly, then other people re-pin, not realizing that it has been pinned incorrectly; and by incorrectly, I mean by linking to a Google images search or just the homepage of a blog, instead of clicking on the actually post, so you have to search for what you’re following the pin for… Anyway, this took me longer than I thought it would because of that, so take my advice and pin properly! hahaha! Enough of my ranting, on to the pretty Pinterest inspiration for Easter

Pinterest inspiration for Easter


1: Easter Bowtie DIY | Pinner  2: Easter Bunny Napkins | Pinner

3: Cute Easter Dress | Pinner  4: Easter Jar Decorations | Pinner

5: Grow Your Own Easter Grass | Pinner 

6: Easter Egg Paintchip Garland | Pinner

7: Easter Peep Garland | Pinner


“Pinspiration” – DIY I Spy Book via Pinterest

Do all of you love Pinterest as much as I do??? I mean, I definitely visit that website more than any other, especially on my iPhone while waiting at the doctor’s office, or in a school pick up line, etc! So many great ideas shared in one place… I bookmark lots of great ideas on Pinterest every day, and my number of Pinboards keeps growing.

The other day I found this Pin, about making your own I Spy Book for your kids, using their own toys! The woman who made this one did a fantastic job, and I exclaimed as I read her post, “I AM GOING TO DO THIS!!!” I knew my kids would love such a personal book to look through, containing their own toys, and it might even keep them busy on long car rides, at restaurants, etc. Very promising!

So, I got my huge roll of school variety white paper (from my mother the school teacher) and all of the baskets of toys, and got to work. The photos I made for my books are pretty easy, not too difficult for kids ages 3 to 5. But older kids would probably get bored with them. That’s my challenge with the last book I have to make for a little cousin. He’s 6, so I am going to add more photos, after I think it through a little more.

Here are some examples from my books:

DIY I Spy Book page

DIY I Spy Book Scrabble Tiles

DIY I Spy Book Cars Page 1

DIY I Spy Book Cars Page 2


I hope you enjoyed seeing how much fun these pages were to make, and I really hope that you go have fun making a DIY I Spy Book of your own! I can’t wait to give these to my kids… If you make one, leave a note in the comments with a link so I can see how creative you got! And be sure to click through to Delia Creates to see just how she made her books.


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



Colourlover Friday #1

I love Colourlovers! It’s a website all about color, and you can make your own color palettes there, for importing into your computer as a wallpaper, to use on projects, etc. I get a lot of my color inspiration there.

Thousands of people share their colors, palettes, and patterns that are all made on the website. It’s a lot of fun to look at what color combinations people have thought of, and the color names can be quite comical, almost like OPI colors, for those of you who are familiar with their nail polish.

This week, I visited Colourlovers because I wanted to make a palette for a party pack I have been inspired to make, in honor of my niece, who will be turning 16 this year.


Here are my five colors:

– Black

– White

– Light Metallic Gold (which is impossible to truly make in a color palette, but I tried!)

– Soft Pink

– Hot Pink

Here is my palette:

And some fun patterns I made with the colors while I was there…

I am really loving this palette. And I am excited to see what I can dream up for a Sweet 16 Party!

Have a blessed weekend!

Pinterest Pretties – Party

I have started a new weekly feature, where I share with everyone my favorite pins on Pinterest for the week. For those of you who have never heard of Pinterest, this is how the website describes itself:

“Pinterest is a social catalog service. Think of it as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.”

It is great fun to browse and “pin” on Pinterest! Very much a time-suck actually, but if you are looking for inspiration for a design, or a party, then that is the place to go!

This week I have found eight great finds that all have to do with parties, of course. Mostly decorating ideas, party supplies and dessert buffets that I like this time. Take a look…

Pins from Pinterest about parties



1) Adorable birthday crowns for the birthday princess from The Quilted Fish via Becca Sutton

2) Beautiful, and woodsy dessert table from Jenny Cookies via Amy Atlas’s Blog via Becca Sutton as well!

3) Salmon colored stripey paper straws (which I love for their old-fashioned soda shoppe appeal!) from Anthropologie via Leah Dent

4) Fabulously pink decorations and table set up from Martha Stewart Weddings also via Leah Dent

5) Tiffany Blue Polka-Dotted paper cups from Sambellina via Leah Dent

6) Soft and subtle birdy themed dessert table for a baby shower from Tip Junkie via Becca Sutton again! (Clearly, she and I have similar taste…)

7) Ribbon wands perfect for a princess party from Style Me Pretty via Kelly Beall

8.  And I really love these Mason jar drink dispensers from Pottery Barn – but I’m convinced I could find a DIY to get them at a lower price. Via Duet Letterpress.


Well, I hope you go and check out Pinterest, and make your own Pin Boards to bookmark anything your heart desires from around the net. Maybe you’ll even follow some of the Pinners I have referenced above…

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new Party Pack release and Free Party Printable.


Inspiration Boards 3 + 4 | Ice Cream and Sherbet

I am working on another project for the shop. And I’m really drooling over it! You’ll see why in a second…

My inspiration for this project comes from two things I really love to eat:

Ice Cream + Rainbow Sherbet! I hope to be posting the introduction to this new project on Thursday. And I will have a freebie to go along with it this time!

Take a look at my inspiration…



1) Sweet Paul via Debbie Messmer 2) Katrina Tobeck

3) Junkytownvintage via Satsuki Shibuya 4) Say Yes to Hoboken via Ceylan

5) Creaturecomfortsblog via Genevieve Beaulieu




1) Meghan Eplett 2) Pickles via Susan B. Anderson 3) Mycraftycorner on Etsy

4) Google UK via Susan B. Anderson 5) Sage & Style via Kathy Hackman Hutchison

6) Veggie Belly via Lidia Sofia Lay


Now doesn’t that look yummy?! Well, not the non-edible items, but the colors are still delicious, right? I am actually surprised at how much I adore that electric lime door….

Check back on Thursday for the freebie, and our new product release!



Inspiration Board #2 – Nautical

I have been working on a new project for the Etsy shop, and I am so excited about it! I have been longing for warmer weather lately, as I live in Ohio, and it is February. Enough said. Thinking of a possible vacation to New England this summer, I was inspired by all things nautical, and searched for some inspiration on the internet. Here’s what I found:

Nautical Themed Inspiration Board

Featured here:

1) JessJamesJake on Etsy 2) Dockside Press via Flickr

3) Rubyanndesigns on Etsy 4) Fallinginswirls on Etsy

5) Via Anna Lisemeyer on Pinterest 6) Via Abby Swartz on Pinterest

7) Iggyfrankiecab on Etsy


I will be posting here soon about our newest Etsy shop addition….