Friday, September 28, 2012

5 Minute Fridays: In Real Life

It's so interesting the perception people get of others when they are "on the outside". For instance, I had a friend who had read a biography of a particular individual and her reasoning behind encouraging me to read the book was, "He is such a good man!" This was an interesting comment to me. She didn't know this man. How could she know his character? Especially based off a book he wrote about himself?

I think the biggest compliment someone ever gave me was that I am reliable, predictable and consistent.  At the time it wasn't meant to be a compliment (my boyfriend in college was breaking up with me!), but over the years it has been what has stuck with me. I think it is probably one of my most defining attributes. Maybe it makes me boring like the college boyfriend thought. Or maybe it makes me unique in this world of chaos. Regardless, it's worked for me so far! In fact, my husband says it is what he likes most about me. He knew what he was getting when he married me and I haven't disappointed him yet. That's got to count for something, right?

So, to everyone out there who reads this blog, (there are a few of you, aren't there?) THIS IS ME - in real life. Come along for the ride and you'll get to know me. Afterall, I am pretty predictable.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shop News: Fall Patterned Favor Boxes

We recently added favor boxes to the items available in the shop. So far, the available solid colors are kraft brown, white and black (with more color selections coming soon!) We are excited to introduce our new fall patterned favor boxes!

Each box is made from double sided card stock which is reversible! Each box measure 1.75" x 1.75" x 1.75" when folded. Box top is completely removable and has elegant scalloped edges.  There are 11 awesome pattern combinations to choose from. Want more information? Click here!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Color Palette: Boston Blue, Burnt Orange, Golden Tainoi, Fiji Green and Russet

I'm so missing Virginia! I went to college there and this color combination reminds me of the beautiful trees along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall. These amazing colors make a beautiful fall color palette. They are so rich and vibrant and compliment each other so well.

I can't wait to show you October's Free Printable. We designed it with this beautiful color palette (and chevron design) in mind. Check back on October 1!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DIY Fall Decorations

I'm not a big decorator. In fact, we've lived in our new place for almost 7 months and there are still no pictures on the walls. I just haven't gotten around to doing it yet. But I like how things look pretty and decorated! I am thinking about trying my hand at a few simple fall decorations for the mantel. Baby steps.

Check out these awesome DIY fall decorations I found. Click on the name link for the tutorial:

Candy Corn Wreath from Frugal Novice

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Monster Jars from My Delicious Ambiguity

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Ghostie Cozies from My Paper Crane

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Ruffled Felt Garland from My Blessed Life

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Flu

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I am so sorry I have been super MIA recently! My family was visiting for a week. Then shortly after they left I came down with a terrible case of the flu! I lost my voice and was in bed for several days. I'm slowly recovering, but I am seriously wiped out! Hopefully next week I'll be back to my normal schedule of posting. Thanks for being patient!

Friday, September 14, 2012

5 Minute Fridays: 100 posts and Applesauce

This is the 100th post on our blog! I really can't believe it! I was putting it off trying to think of something ah-ma-zing to write about or a fancy tutorial to teach you. But my family was in town this past week and I have just been too busy! So instead this post is about applesauce.

Not just any applesauce! Applesauce that is so delicious and home made. When my family was visiting we went to this cute little family owned farm here in Northern California called Denver Dan's Apple Patch that has a u-pick orchard. Only a few varieties were ready this early, but at only $1/lb. we loaded up! When we got to the register we realized we had 22 lbs of apples. Oh my!

I knew my little family of 4 would never be able to eat that many apples before they went bad, so I enlisted the help of my good friend Jennie to help me do some canning. It was awesome! I have to admit since I'd never tried it before, she did most of the work, but it was a great experience and I'm so proud of these 8 little pints of applesauce!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Color Palettes I'm Loving: Deep Purple and Orange

A color palette I've really come to admire recently is purple with orange. But not just any purple and orange. To make it truly spectacular and appropriate for a fall wedding, it must be a deep royal purple and a warm toasted orange. I love how the two colors compliment each other so well! Check out a few of the beautiful ideas I've seen around for this truly amazing color palette:

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Shop News: Favor Boxes

I am excited to announce we are adding favor boxes to the shop! Each box is die cut from 65 lb. card stock. They can come flat ready to be assembled or for a small fee we will assemble them for you! Each box measures 1.75" x 1.75" x 1/75" when assembled. Edges are elegantly scalloped and the lid is completely removable.

Dress it up with some ribbon and maybe some of our adorable gift tags and you have a beautiful wedding favor, birthday favor or jewelry box! They come in sets of 25 (email us if you need a different quantity!) and either white or kraft brown. We will be adding more colors and patterns over the next few weeks. So make sure to check the shop often! Click here fore more info!

Also, have you seen our new Halloween cards? They are Spooktacular! Click here!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September FREE Printable - Scarecrow Coloring Page

This months FREE printable is a scarecrow coloring page. The design was one I used for a harvest festival invitation I designed for my church. It looks awesome as an invitation, but looks even better as a coloring page! Feel free to use this for personal use. Please do not use for commercial purpose or re-sell. (Feel free to include a link on your blog, but please remember to give credit where credit is due! Please only link back to my site! Do not post the photo as a downloadable item on your site!)

To get this FREE printable: Click on the image and save to your desktop. Print on standard 8.5 x 11" white paper. Color as you will!

Happy Harvest!