Monday, June 27, 2011

{FREEday} go fourth with printables!

4th of July Printables Collection

Jillian @ Catch My Party is always a great source for party printables every holiday!

Here are the FOUR sets of FREE PRINTABLES that she is featuring for the 4th of July!

These patriotic collections include party circles, invitations, water bottle labels, cards, banners, and much more!

Go fourth and download these patriotic goodies ;)

Want to see my daily patriotic inspiration?

Red White Blue Inspiration

Here's just a snapshot of what inspires me.  Follow me on Pinterest to see more!



Wednesday, June 22, 2011

{fab finds} sweet summertime - watermelon inspired!

Happy FIRST DAY of Summer!
Bring on the sun kissed tans & lemonade :)

One of the things I look forward to each summer: WATERMELON!
What a better way to kick off summer than with a little pink & green, watermelon inspiration!

Watermelon Sweet Inspiration
Does this watermelon collection have you wishing for firework filled nights?!?

Look below for all creative & talented sources!

Watermelon Food Inspiration

- food -
1. Watermelon Waffles - Kelli @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM is the mastermind behind these colorful waffles. Click here for the full tutorial on how to make these!
She also has a great tutorial on making brownie waffles - ingenious!

2. Watermelon Cake Pops - Natalie's Cake Pops & More made these summertime staple cake pops by double dipping the cake pop in colored chocolate to create the effect of a rind. Mmmm, delicious...

3. Watermelon Pie - Try this easy, frozen treat by Jane @ Make and Takes made by layering different layers of sherbert. *Tip Alert* Serve on paper plates to slow down melting of pie! Thanks Jane!

Watermelon Craft Inspiration

- craft -
4. Watermelon Printables - These FREE printables debuted just in time for Summer!

Angela @ Anything but Perfect has you covered with to-do lists, thank you cards, and the ever-so-popular party circles - so many uses!

5. Wood Watermelon Craft - Angela & the ladies at How Does She? share the full tutorial on how to make your own wooden watermelon!

Watermelon Etsy Inspiration

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6. Watermelon Soap Popsicles - Sweetbody Soaps is the creator behind these cutie watermelon scented soap pops - they look good enough to eat!

7. Watermelon Party Printables - Need printables for your next summer birthday bash? Brianna @ Bee & Daisy has you covered with this printable party set perfect for a hot summer day, sitting poolside, and of course eating watermelon! This set is a steal for only $12!
8. Watermelon Sign - This summer sign is darling, whimsical, & sweet! Geauxgirldesigns hand paints these beauties and can customize if needed.

Kick back, relax, & have a happy summer!

Can't get enough of watermelon? Need to justify your love of it?!? Don't fret! August is National Watermelon Month!

You can enjoy all these great ideas now & in a few months - perfect :)



Thursday, June 16, 2011

{fab finds} "tie-riffic" father's day round-up!

There has been so many wonderful ideas, creations,and printables for Dad's day this upcoming Sunday, June 19th.

Here a few fabulous finds that pay tribute to the Father's day classic - TIES!

Neck Tie Cookies on a Stick

These tie cookie pops were one of the first finds for Father's day I found this year & fell instantly in love! How cute is that photo? My boyfriend even agrees - these are a great idea!

Thanks to Sue @ Munchkin Munchies for sharing!

Father Candy Bar Printable

Dad have a sweet tooth?

My dad isn't much of a sweets kind-of-guy but he does have a weakness for crunch bars.
A Perfect printable to print off and wrap up a few for Sunday. Amy @ The Idea Room is the mastermind behind this darling candy wrapper.

fathers-day-printables - AAPAT Parkers

Tie-rrific indeed! Isn't this printable package to die for?!?
I love everything about it - the colors, font, patterns. The set includes a banner, medium sized ties for centerpieces, and cupcake toppers.

Amanda @ Shindig Parties was super thoughtful and made the printable set for grandads and step dads as well! Super Sweet :)

Father's Day Card - Neck Tie

Erin @ In between Laundry designed a FREE card or art - whichever you prefer printable for Dad.

Neck Tie Wreath

Tidy up dad's closest with this creative & decorative tip from Good Housekeeping. Turn dad's old or less loved ties into a wreath everyone can enjoy! Such an easy project that is stunning :)

Father's Day Neck Tie Boxes

Perfect for dad, boss, or a little man party!

Kristin @ Paper Crave provides the template to make these shirt & tie gift bags.

Neck Tie Candy Filled Pot

Celebrate dad's with a tie that has a sweeter ending than normal.

Ashley @ Make It Love It gives the full tutonrial & pattern (if you need it) to make your very own Father's day staple - tie "pot".

Neck Tie Keychain - Tutorial

Greenbean Crafterole - yeah, yeah, yeah she's crafty :)

Take a previous tie gift and make Dad a new & improved tie gift! He can proudly display this one every day of the year. I'd even rock one myself.

Neck Tie Box

The girls @ eighteen 25 have shown off their crafty skills yet again! Taking a tip from Martha, they transformed plain plastic boxes into dad appropriate, snack-filled tie boxes.

Neck Tie Gift Bag

Kendra @ My Insanity shared the full deets over at Fave Crafts on how to make tie gift bags!

Show the men in your life that you love 'em with their gift packaged in one of these snazzy bags. This would also be great for Boss' day - don'tcha think?!?

I think these are ALL ties that a Dad - Grandad - Stepdad - Neighbor - Anyone in your life would enjoy receiving!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful father figures out there!



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

{fab finds} pinterest favorites - s'mores

As I scrolled through my latest pins this past week, I noticed my s'mores obsession!

How can anyone not be obsessed with them? Layers of marshmallow-sugar goodness and melted chocolate between 2 graham crackers... yum... Drooling, yet? :)

Smores Pinterest Favorites

1. S'mores pops! In the world of cake pops for everything, why not s'more pops? S'mores belong on a stick :). What a great idea by The Decorated Cookie!

2. S'mores inspired dessert bar by Amy Atlas. Look at all the different takes & ideas to do with s'mores! Cupcakes, cookies instead of graham crackers, homemade marshmallows - the possibilities are endless!

3. A s'mores bar is a great activity that everyone will enjoy & will help pass the time during cocktail hour. Check out this one via Style Me Pretty.

4.Love LOVE love this favor idea! Perfect for wedding favors or party favors at a wilderness themed birthday party. Goodies packed single serve are simply irresistable by Style Me Pretty.



Sunday, June 5, 2011

{FREEday} father's day

It's been a while since a FREEday post. Here are some of my freebie favorites for Father's Day!

Father's Day Printables

Amy @ Living Locurto made a printable set perfect for breakfast in bed!
Also surprise dad with these brownie waffles - great recipe for a kid to help make!

Father's Day Cupcake Toppers

What a fun color scheme!
Linnette @ Paperglitter made this FREE set of cupcake toppers.
Use them on top of a special treat, punch out & sew together to adorn his gift, or make a banner, so many great uses!

Father's Day Toppers

This darling, playful party set is by Love Party Printables featured at Catch My Party!

The downloadable, FREE set includes: party tags, invitations, flags, tented cards, large labels, water bottle labels, napkin rings, favor tags, and banner.

Check out even MORE PRINTABLES featured by Jillian @ Catch My Party.

Need Father's Day gift ideas? Check out this post for some inspiration!



Thursday, June 2, 2011

{fab finds} bottle up your love for dad - father's day gift ideas!

I have been a bad-lil-blogger and haven't been posting on a normal schedule....I enjoyed the little break after a hectic few weeks, but I do miss it so!
I have been filling the void by scoping out pinterest and twitter... Now, BACK TO WORK :)

Father's day is in a few weeks and it's time to get your craft on!

I've noticed a bottle & repackaging trend for a lot of gift ideas, and wanted to feature a few of my faves!

Fathers day Fisherman Gift

Kristine @ K McKay Designs made a perfect "mock" bait box for the fisherman in your life! This is a cute & green project to make - she even gives full instructions and printables! Thanks!

Father's Day Pop

POP You Put the FIZZ in my life!
A fantastic printable from Heather @ Whipperberry that can be attached to dad's favorite soda {or coke - all soda is called coke in the south ;) }

Super Hero Kit for Father's

Jordan @ Oh Happy Day featured this great project for the SUPER DADS @ Alpha Mom.

She made it easy for everyone by providing all the labels you need to put together a great care package! Surprise your real-life hero on Father’s Day with this kit of goodies so he can have the energy to continue saving the world one meltdown & tantrum at a time.
Father's Day Food Labels

Of course what would a holiday be without a little help from Martha?

These retro labels make it a cinch to turn any of Dad's favorite foods into a custom gift for Father's Day.

In other news....
Deal Alert!

From now until June 6th, Tiny Prints is running a special promotion offering customized Father’s Day cards for 99 cents. Just use the code GC99 at checkout for the Father’s Day special!