Monday, June 28, 2010

Grab a funnel cake and get comfy!

As a designer of stationery I often have leftover envelopes, paper and other supplies from projects. Lucky Star Press has joined up with other stationery designers for a Paper Carnival! We've cleaned our surplus of supplies and stocked our Etsy Supply Shops with paper goodies!

You can follow the carnival from location (blog/facebook) to location, every day for the next couple weeks. Watch for the hashtag #papercarnival on twitter to keep up to date and find out where the carnival is headed next! You can also follow the carnival on Facebook.

The Lucky Star Press Supply Shop is a great place for DIY invitations...we're stocked full of pretty little envelopes in a variety of colors. We also have these great Kraft boxes that hold 20 or so sets of A2 cards and envelopes. Great for gift giving or packing up orders.

After you visit our shop, make sure to follow the carnival to it's next pit stop, Parts and Parcels Supply Shop from the amazingly talented Carey at Lasso'd Moon Designs.

Aren't these the perfect format for a wedding program or menu? The ribbon isn't included, so you could customize to match your event.

Follow the carnial tomorrow on Carey's blog, Under the Moon. Happy shopping!

Monday, June 14, 2010

work trumps blog

One of the people I follow on twitter posted this morning, "work trumps blog again." I'm sure this is no surprise here, that is often the case with my blog as well. Although my posts may be few and far between...I do like keeping it up when the time presents itself. Right now for instance.

It's been a long few days with a sick little boy. My daughter and I almost never get really, that's what I'm used to. Shouldn't everyone be like us? My little man was topping out at 104.2 this weekend. That's a little high for my taste. He's finally feeling better this morning and I am finally feeling like I can get back to normal. You know, sleeping past 4am, doing things around the house without a one year old attached to my know, things like that.

Summer has been underway for a couple weeks now. I was planning to take some Mom time during the week, and work a little less. So far, summer has been crazy, so hopefully we'll get into a new routine soon. Here's Hailey and I at her Lunch for Moms at the end of preschool.


Hailey had a great week last week at Dance Camp. She has been asking to "do dance" for a while. We decided to try out a week-long summer camp, with her friend Josie, to see if she liked it, before investing in all the shoes, leotards and froofy outfits. Here are a few photos from her end of the week performance, it was adorable! (side note: both Hailey and Josie are wearing their mother's ballet shoes)



In other news, Hailey finally got a bike! She has been riding a tiny tricycle for a while. We were going to get it for her birthday, but decided the end of summer would be kind of silly. Its going to take a bit of practice, but she's getting the hang of it.


Happy Monday all!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

its that time again...

My baby girl turns 4 next month so it's time to start thinking about her party...her little mermaid party that is. Per her request she wants a Little Mermaid Party...which I am translating to a non-cheesy Mermaid Party. I just can't bring myself to plaster the Disney image everywhere. Don't get me wrong, I love Disney...but I think Hailey deserves to be her own mermaid, don't you?

Here's what I've found so far...

For my kid's parties I feel pressured to create fabulous invites. But I found these adorable invites that can be customized to look like your child...they might be too cute to pass up.

photos by olligraphic on etsy

And because we're still in the fantasy stage of the party planning...wouldn't these personalized plates be fabulous party favors? (over my husband's dead body)

little cupcakes company

And mermaid tails for the guests...these are a must...