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Friday, August 31, 2012

{MG Party Impressions} Owls & Apples Back to School Party

I had a blast styling this fun and vintage-ish Owls & Apples back to school party for MG Party Impressions.  Check out all the details over on their site!


....and don't forget to check out our free Back to School Printables over at Pretty My Party!



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

{Freebies} Free Back to School Printables

I recently had an opportunity to collaborate with Cristy Mishkula over at Pretty My Party on a fun back to school themed party.


Photo - Christy Mishkula, Pretty My Party

Here are just a few images of the designs:

{This was my original design I made over a year ago}



{This is what I came up with after discussing with Cristy, what she was looking for}



Isn't it kinda neat what this collection transitioned to? I love it! I started making this collection over a year ago.....inspired by a kitchen tea towel I purchased from Target (can't find the towel in the store anymore, but this crafty lady made a skirt for her wee one using the same towel). I had no idea what to do with the original design and was just thinking it was gonna sit in my dead files.  Then, a few weeks ago, I learned that Cristy was looking for back-to-school printables!  So, I sent her my ideas and she looooooooooooved them (maybe that is an exaggeration.....but she did give me a thumbs up on the printables).  So, in the spirit of all that is cool with going back to school....I hope you all love them too!

You can find the printables available for download over on Cristy's blog, Pretty My Party or here.

 How are you preparing for the new school year or have you already started?




 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

{Whatever Wednesday} My Hot Mess of a Craft Room

I'm a HOT MESS....I mean, physically I am cute and all - but I'm messy!!!!  I can't help it - it's my momma's fault!  Every time I work on a project in my craft room/work space it is turned upside down and takes me almost a full day to get it back together.  It's a sad reality that I have to come clean about - (pun totally intended)!!!

Take a look.......


Told you....it is nothing nice.  This is what you see when you walk in the room....I didn't even share the other side of the room.....(next week, I promise)

This picture was taken in February...and it looks pretty much the same today.  I've straightened it up at least five times since then, but, it always gets back to this sad, sad state.  I even took an online course on organizing a craft room.......I'm serious!

I realized that in order to grow my business and not lose all of my hair, that I need some damn order in that room!  I am determined, going forward, to keep it organized, clean,tidy and fabulous!  I know you want to see if I can actually do it, so, I'll journal and track my progress weekly and share all the updates here and here and I'm giving myself six eight weeks to turn it around!!!!

WISH ME LUCK....AND ANY TIPS OR ADVICE ON ORGANIZING A CRAFT/WORKROOM SPACE IS APPRECIATED.


{Dear Sweet Baby Jesus, please don't make me look a fool trying to get my space organized in a timely fashion.....you know how wild and chaotic I am down there...like a crazy mad scientist in a lab mixing up formulas, 'cept my ingredients are paper, glue & scissors.....and a Cricut machine.....and two sided tape.....and yarn....to make them pom-pom garlands.....sorry for the shameless plug....but you know my heart, and it is good....now c'mon and work with me!!!! Amen.}





Wednesday, August 8, 2012

{Whatever Wednesday} Featured: Humpty Dumpty Inspired Party on Hostess with the Mostess Blog

Earlier this year Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams collaborated with Stefanie Nieves of The Petite Soiree on a Humpty Dumpty inspired party.  I was excited to see that Stefani's party was featured on Hostess with the Mostess today!

I created a fun yarn pom pom garland and handmade hats (can't wait to add these to the shop) especially for the party.

Stefani did such an amazing job and I just love how everything came together.  Please head over to HWTM for more details!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

{Pintastic Tuesday} It's My Birthday and I'll Pin What I Want To

Here are some (very) random pins from me. They're just a collection of stuff I've pinned and I'm into right now....and since I'm celebrating turning 25....again, I thought that I would make today's Pintastic Tuesday post about whatever I want :)  

You can find direct links to the photos at the end of this post



Chalkboard Serving tray - wouldn't this be great to use for a menu sign?  I hearts it! 
Creepy baby doll heads - awesome!
Red Oxford Pumps - I'm obsessed with Oxfords right now.....don't know why.
Ryan Lochte - YES PLEASE!
Rainbow Cupcake - BECAUSE IT'S ME BIRTHDAY!
Floral dress - in my head,I look A-MAZING in this :)
Ping Pong Chandelier - possible future project for my craft room




Monday, August 6, 2012

{Cupcake Monday} Cupcake Wishes Favor Tag

I'll be celebrating my birthday all month and since turning 25......again, I thought it would be nice to pass along a lil' freebie I designed to share in the celebration of my birth!

These adorable favor tags are a new creation of mine that I've been adding to the printable sets in my Etsy shop.  They're two-sided and too cute!




Click here to download your own FREE PRINTABLE Cupcake Wishes favor/gift tag.




Friday, August 3, 2012

Happy Birthday to This Gal!

HOOTY-HOO!!! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!! It feels GREAT to be 25.....AGAIN!

Today, I'm just hanging back and enjoying my day with my kiddies and husband. I have no special plans, it is another day.....but don't think that this party gal is not going to celebrate. I have a lil' sumthin'- sumthin'up my sleeve that will kick off in a few weeks;)

In the meantime....I've got John, Ringo, Paul and George to kick off my celebratin'!



 .....and Fiddy too!



I hope you enjoy your day, as well!!!

 

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