Friday, March 29, 2013

A Good Surprise

I found out the most pleasant of surprises yesterday. My best friend since childhood will be here this afternoon to stay for the long weekend. We haven't spent an Easter together since we were children and I'm so looking forward to seeing her any minute now. Thanks to my pre planning here, here, and here I have a lot of prep work already done so now I can relax and enjoy the time with my good friend. I hope you all have a wonderful Good Friday and Easter weekend.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring/Easter Decorating

Continuing on getting ready for Easter I updated this garland by adding a few more colors (maybe a few more if time permits) to have most likely hang above my fireplace. You can find how to directions here

Monday, March 25, 2013

Children's Bib Apron

Our children's bib aprons are made from Polypropylene, and measure 18"wide x 24" long. They are frequently used in schools, for craft projects, while cooking, for parties, or for home use. They come in white and can be colored or written on. They are sold in packs of 20 or by the case of 100. 
Age range 5-12. Model is 10.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Inspiration: Bring Spring Indoors

{confetti from a project I'm working on}

When I look towards the weekend and see there's an 80% chance of snowfall this Sunday, and perhaps the largest of the year, it makes my reasons to get ready for Easter that much more important. By the time Easter does come around whether it's freezing cold or not, at least my house will be a warm inviting place to celebrate. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Day of Spring 

Happy First Day of Spring!

You may not be able to tell without double checking your calendar, but today's the first day of spring. My patience has finally paid off and I can say goodbye to winter and hello to spring.

Image can be found on our Pinterest account

Monday, March 18, 2013

Moist Towelettes

Our moist towelettes are great for dinner parties, cookouts, weddings, road trips, restaurants, or to have on the go. 

They come individually packaged, measure 5" X 7" when opened, and can be purchased in packs of 100 or by the case of 1,000.

 {100 pack of Moist Towelettes}

Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time, a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summers magic."
-Adrienne Cook 

It turns out after doing a little bit of research St. Patrick wasn't even Irish but rather British. His story (which you can read in full here) starts when he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and sent to tend sheep as a slave for seven years in Ireland. During this time he became a christian, and he eventually finds his way back home to his family aboard a pirate ship. Back home in Britain he becomes ordained as a priest and returning to Ireland making it his life mission to covert the Irish to Christianity. It would be centuries after his death (March 17, 461) that he would be honored as the patron saint of Ireland.

Image can be found on our Pinterest account

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DIY Easter Cards

In continuing on for my quest to get ready for Easter I found this blog post on how to create these adorable Easter cards. With all the supplies needed already on hand it was a no brainer. 

{You will need card stock, washi tape, scissors, templates, and wax paper}
{An envelope and card set I purchased years ago from Michael's came in handy for this project}
{Using the card stock I cut cards to fit inside the envelopes}

Monday, March 11, 2013

Children's Poly Bib Aprons

Our Children's Poly Bib Apron comes in white and is made from Polyethylene, which is the most common type of plastic. They are sold in packs of 100 and measure 16"x36". The Poly Bib Aprons are waterproof and mainly used for children ages 6-12. They are great for schools, camps, parties, craft projects, cooking, just about anytime you need to keep your children's clothing protected. 

Alexa 7 years old 
Cohen 10 years old 

Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Forward

Don't forget to spring forward by setting your clocks an hour ahead tomorrow night. Daylight savings time begins Sunday March 10th. I'm not sure about you, but I am definitely excited about trading an hour of sleep for longer days and hope of warmer weather in the not so distant future.

Image can be found on our Pinterest account. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

DIY Place Cards

Since Easter comes early this year (last day of March) and I usually host lunch/dinner at my house I decided to get a jump start on decorating by creating a simple craft each week. Today I made these adorable origami place cards that I found here. They are just perfect since they serve a double purpose as a place card and dessert holder. Now I just need to figure out what treat to stick inside.

{Scrap book paper, card stock, rotary cutter, bone folder, glitter, and glue pen}

I used a mixture of scrapbook paper and solid card stock to create my place cards. And to add a little something extra I got out my Martha Stewart glue pen and neon glitter to add a little punch to my pastel pallet. 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Friday Inspiration: Be Patient

"Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."
-Robert H. Schuller

After the Holidays are over starts the struggle to stay patient and wait on spring. I have already started looking forward to longer days and warmer weather, but it seems so far off since it snowed just about every day this past week (and it is snowing today) which makes it harder to stay patient and continue to wait on spring. 

Image of the snow covered roofs in the neighborhood.