New Year’s Thoughts from Maureen

As I think about this {2012} year, I start to tear up.  I’m not sure why but I think it’s just because I have felt so lucky. Lucky to have an amazing team to work with. Lucky to have amazing clients to design for. Lucky to have been asked to do some amazing projects (To […]

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Giveaway: A set of 20 Wooden Spoons for 2 winners from Sucre Shop

This weeks giveaway from the Sucre Shop is extremely cute, sweet, and very touching as it includes 20 adorable wooden heart ice cream spoons for 2 winners and a donation made to the Newtown Memorial Fund.  The funds mission is to create a lasting memorial location for Newtown, academic scholarships in the names of the […]

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Ruff Draft: Winter Wonderland Holiday Entertaining

It is a Winter Wonderland, here in Ohio this week (I traveled home for the holidays this season and we have had a lot of snow!!!)  I am soo exited to show you some of the holiday entertaining I did for my Mom’s 60th Surprise Winter Wonderland Birthday Party.  Do you remember our Winter Wonderland […]

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Happy Holidays 2012 Anders Card

  “May your days be merry and bright!”  This is the card my family sent out this year.  The photos on the card were taken by the fab Becca Bond Photography. Such fun!  I designed this hangtag style holiday card with our favorite ikat pattern.   I used Gold Shimmer Twine this year from The […]

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Gingerbread House Tradition (The Easy Way)

I have always wanted to make gingerbread houses with my kids but this time of year is so chaotic that we never got around to it. This year was a success!  However, we took the “easy route” and used graham crackers.  Since they are only 4 and 7, it would end up being me doing […]

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12 Days of Giving Wrap Up

We had such a great time seeing all the amazing and creative ideas that our seventeen 12 Days of Giving sponsors shared with us and loved offering all of you a chance to win the amazing goodies they gave away!  We drew winners each day for each prize and then posted it in the blog, but realize […]

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An Elf Adoption Holiday Party!

  Audrey of Sweet Cheeks Tasty Treats recently hosted the most precious Elf Adoption Party.  Not all of her friends had little elf visitors during the holidays to watch over the children’s behavior, so what better than to let them adopt and name elves at the party! Audrey reached out to us earlier this year […]

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Ruff Draft: Sharing Christmas Traditions & Favorite Memories

Do you have a favorite Christmas tradition that you have either passed on, or created yourself? I have a family Christmas Tradition that my parents started when I was a kid, and wanted to share with you today.  It is my favorite memory as a child, and I have continued doing it for my kids! […]

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Our Whimsical Winter Wonderland Party

Oh, winter – how we love you.  Winter parties can be so much fun but this year we wanted to introduce a new take on the traditional silver/blue/white color scheme.  This year, we were inspired to create a versatile winter theme that could be used for both winter birthday parties or holiday parties. Our recent […]

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Giveaway: In Flair Form Design Co. is offering a Thirty-One Gifts bundle valued at $99

This weeks giveaway from In Flair Form Design Co. is a Thirty-One Gifts holiday themed bundle valued at $99.  In my opinion, everything from Thirty-One Gifts is super cute and extremely useful and one of you is going to be a very lucky !!  Here’s what’s included: (1) Large Utility Tote in Gifts For All print […]

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Day 12 Giveaway – An ADORABLE monogrammed scarf from Great Stitch

Day 12 Giveaway Great Stitch Giveaway:  A monogrammed red and white striped scarf Gift list of items you can find at Great Stitch:  personalized scarves, grandparent shirts, bags, caps, stockings and PJs Fun Idea:  Have a movie night on Christmas Eve wearing matching pajamas. Open them on Christmas Eve to keep from opening all the […]

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Ruff Draft: Have You Been Naughty or Nice???

We want to show you the perfect holiday treat for all your naughty friends & family!  We made chocolate dipped marshmallows in this year’s “Magical Elf” Holiday Printable Collection and used our naughty or nice tags along with it. Wouldn’t this be perfect to take into a classroom party, or bring as a hostess gift???  (Bring some […]

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Day 11 Giveaway (2 of 2) – 1 lb. box of Caramels from Firefly Confections

Day 11 Giveaway Firefly Confections Giveaway:  A holiday gift box Containing 1 pound of our most popular caramel – Salted Vanilla Bean Gift ideas you can find at Firefly Confections:  Custom decorated cookies and gourmet caramels Fun Idea:  Our smallest size holiday boxes are perfect for teachers gifts and party favors. Especially when filled with […]

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Day 11 Giveaway (1 of 2) – Taffie Wishes is giving away a $120 Shopping Spree

Day 11 Giveaway Taffie Wishes Giveaway:  A $120 Shopping Spree to Taffie Wishes Gifts you can find at Taffie Wishes:  felt banners, garlands, favor boxes, hanging decorations, stickers Fun Idea:  Fill the large milk carton favor boxes with a mix of cookies for your child to give as a teacher gift, or use them for […]

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Day 10 Giveaway – $50 Shop Credit to Shop Sweet Lulu

Day 10 Giveaway Shop Sweet Lulu   Giveaway:   A $50 shop credit for holiday products of your choice Gift Ideas that Shop Sweet Lulu has:   Pretty packaging supplies for your homemade treats, gifts for your favorite baker, and hostess gifts Fun Idea:   Use our peppermint paper delight rosettes as cupcake toppers – simply attach the adhesive […]

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