Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Registering for Baby!

First baby? Overwhelmed? I can tell you I have been! Especially when it comes to what you need for baby! From the nursery to feeding there is a lot to look at and figure out! I came up with this list and wanted to share it with you all!! I hope it helps you as much as it helped me!


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Monday, February 3, 2014

Valentine's Day Part 3: Printable's By Kelly

Loving my subway art from Printable's by Kelly! She does subway art and cards for all holidays! She has super cute ideas and layouts that can match any household decor!

After graduating from Whittier College with a degree in Studio Art I entered into the field of marketing. For 10 years I had numerous positions in the field of marketing and graphic design with 2 different firms. After having 2 beautiful daughters I now stay home and create unique birthday invitations, birth announcements, thank you cards, holiday and home decor, etc. I also welcome any custom design work!

Check out this super cute subway art she made me for Valentines Day!

Check them out on Facebook for new products and giveaways!

Happy Valentines Day!


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Sunday, February 2, 2014

80's Themed 30th Birthday Party

My sisters 30th birthday party was this weekend!! My mom and I decided to do an 80's themed family party for her!! Here are some of the awesome ideas we had:

80's Posters, Animal print, Bright Colors, Cassette tapes and Rubrics cubes!

We had some yummy appetizers before dinner!

This pizza dip was from the food network by Guy Fieri! It was awesome!! Check it out:

The table was done in a zebra print with purple being the main color! I took two square vases and glued cassette tapes to all four sides! Simple, easy and totally 80s! We then filled each vase with water and put fresh colorful flowers inside!

The seating tags were cassette tape cases with everyones name on the outside!

We got a few 80's posters from and hung them around the room!

 Every year my mom asks us what we want for our birthday dinner and so we give her our "menu"! 

This year Stephanie wanted: Pastina soup, stuffed artichokes, chicken francese and fettuccine alfredo!

We got a cake made 80's themed! It came out awesome!

We had 80's music playing...

I dressed up my niece and nephew Jane Fonda style…and we had the 80s music going! They had a blast!

We put a book together: 30 Memories for 30 Amazing Years! We contacted  a bunch of people and got 30 memories and placed them in a shutterfly book!

I think she liked the idea =)

I had some great bloggers and Etsy shop owners chime in on the festivities!!! Please check out their blogs and shops and let them know Simple As 1-2-3 sent you!!

We got these awesome rubrics cubes from Kikaboo Designs!

I loved them!!

Introducing  Kikaboo Designs:

Welcome to Kikaboo Designs! Thank you so much for stopping by. Kikaboo Designs offers affordable personalized printables to help make life's celebrations personalized, stylish, and stress-free. I'm still working to add more items to the shop, so please convo me if you have an idea or request. :)

Badge Shack sent me this super cute pin for Steph to wear!!

Badge Shack UK is a custom badge company based in the UK.
We sell high quality badges for all occasions, and specialise in custom designs. I can even help you develop an idea for your special occasion. 

We are able to ship internationally and currently provide 25mm badges, but in the very near future will also be selling 38mm badges and magnets.

Badge Shack sent me this super cute pin for my sister to wear!! Their site is filled with super cute buttons for all different occasions!!

We hung a banner that said happy birthday 80's style from Hearts and Craftsy!!

Introducing Hearts & Craftsy:

Welcome to Hearts & Craftsy printables and party décor shop! We feature custom-designed printable and read-made party collections and paper goods for birthdays, baby showers, holidays, and other special occasions!

Don't see a specific party theme you are looking for? Message us for a custom design!

Hearts & Craftsy has the cutest printables!! She sent me this AWESOME 80's banner to hang up for my sisters party! They offer pretty much anything you need for any special occasion!! Her shop is super cute!!

We got Stephanie a sash that said she was turning 30 from Rhinestone Sash!

Introducing Rhinestone Sash:

I am a Mom who loves to work from home! I love what I do and It's great that I have the flexibility to meet the needs of my family!

It makes my day to have happy customers! Thanks for your support!

I hear again and again from customers that our rhinestone sashes are the favorite keepsake for every Bride. We have even had some celebrity clients that rave about them!

Be sure to check out our sash section and see these amazing sashes!

Along with a bunch of awesome gifts I got this tag from The Paperist to add to my sisters birthday gift:

Introducing The Paperist:

I began making handmade cards in 2004, entirely for personal use to give to friends and family. But as my personal style developed, I began to think about opening a shop. Then in 2013, when working on a shower and wedding for my niece, I decided to make the dream a reality, and I opened The Paperist as an Etsy shop. 

Now I make garlands, gift tags, and paper flowers in addition to handmade cards. My designs are modern, clean-and-simple expressions of everyday inspirations. Most of my materials are new, but I also use repurposed and up cycled items on occasion.

My gift tags and cards have lots of special details, like stitching, sparkle, and texture. When you hold one in your hand, you'll appreciate all the work that went into the piece. Your card or gift recipient will appreciate it, too, and probably hang onto it, maybe even pop it in a frame and hang it on the wall.

Happy 30th Stephanie with many, many more!!


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I LOVE, LOVE! Valentines Day Decor! Part 2

Ms. Rogers Neighborhood makes the most beautiful handmade banners for home decor , parties, holidays, special occasions and photo props! She makes fabric banners, burlap banners, table runners and subway art canvas for decoration! I am tickled pink to introduce her and her shop to you all!

I have only been open since October, but have been pleasantly surprised by the number of orders I have already received (just passed 100!!). Originally, I made fabric bunting banners with "happy birthday" appliquéd on them for my daughters birthdays and got lots of positive feedback from people at the parties. The feedback gave me the confidence to finally open my own Etsy shop. I added a few seasonal items, as well, which quickly become my most popular sellers, and are now the main focus of my shop. I make banners and occasionally table-runners from fabric and burlap, either printing on the burlap or adding appliqué shapes and letters with fabric. I work on my ideas until I come up with an item that is something I want to hang in my own home. I like to envision my items hanging on someones mantle, helping make any holiday special. 

I am a "third generation crafter", learning to sew and craft from my grandmothers and mother. Living in a very, very rural area (pre-internet) meant things weren't easily available, and led to creative solutions.

She made this super cute Valentines day burlap banner for me!

I love the way it looks above my fireplace!! Such a super cute touch to my Valentines day decor!

Stop by her shop and say hello!

Happy Valentine's Day!

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