Summertime – and the living is BUSY!!

So we finally are getting out there and enjoying the summer. I have been thrilled to be babysitting again, going out to dinner again, and generally getting busy. Had a blast this month camping with family and friends and then celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.

To help keep your activities organized, check out my custom magnetic white boards. I can personalize them for you or others (think gift idea); get the kids chore chart an upgrade; finally stop missing birthdays; and of course the all important HONEY DO list!

Check out my Etsy shop for more ideas and get your busy self organized.

Thanksgiving Gratefulness

Just in time for the upcoming family gathering, I made this reversible chalkboard. Have each family member “fill in” the blanks with chalk and take their photo. Then erase and use again.  Reverse it and now its a handy menu board. What are you serving for dessert anyhow?? Check it out at my Etsy shop today.  Only $11.99 for hours of memories.

Hybrid Gift Shopping

So I have merged the convenience of online shopping with the thrill of being with shoppers in the stores.  Check out my Etsy shop for some great new gift card holders. Buy them from my shop and then head out to get those gift cards.

First I have updated last year’s popular coffee shop gift card holder, now expresso(ing) a latte holiday. It is a smart white cup with the familiar craft sleeve and a place to add your gift card.  And who doesn’t love a coffee shop gift card?

Next I have crafted a cute lil coin purse for her.  Just add a gift card from her favorite shopping spot and you’re good to go.  So convenient for co-workers, secret santa and even stocking stuffers. If you don’t know where she shops, just get a generic visa card.

Lastly, for that hard to shop for GUY on your list.  An awesome tape measure that can hold a gift card from any hardware store.  PERFECT for him. He can buy just what he wants.

Happy Holidays!


Dads, Grads, and Bridal Fads

I just attended a family wedding with a Renaisance Theme.  However, I have found that all weddings have one thing in common no matter the fad, the happy couple.  And the best way to wish them congratulations can be a simple card with a fine piece of plastic inside.  Check out my Etsy Shop for a cute bridal card that would be perfect.

So I think I have covered the dads and bridal needs for you this June. But let’s not forget the GRADS. This cute shaker card is sure to bring a smile to your graduate.  The pun “the tassel is worth the hassle” makes me smile.



Funny how I send out groundhog day cards to my friends and family every year since I live in sunny southern california where the weather is almost perfect all year round. Even my new card friend, Donna, who lived on the east coast her whole life had never received one before!  But something about a silly rodent predicting the weather make my festive self smile.  So here’s the card I sent.  Love the cute shaker “sun” and lil grey clouds.  Oh and P.S. – Phil did NOT see his shadow today so YAY a quick spring is on the way (she types wearing flip flops – lol).