Begin by cutting out center of Styrofoam circle. The thinner the circle the better!
This FREE 8X10 printable from Flamingo Toes would be cute framed nest to your flower Peep topiary! And it comes in 4 fun pastel colors! Get yours here.
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We heard from some amazing and inspirational Business Women.
Little Miss Momma (Ashley) shared Ten Ways to Build Traffic to your Blog. She was Adorable!
And Lisa Leonard made starting a business seem easy. We adore her and all she stands for.
It was so great meeting the "Party Girls" and creating new friendships!! Here we are with Jillian of Catch My Party, The Superchick herself, Genevieve, JoAnne of Oh Goodie Designs, Rebecca of A Blissful Nest and Noelle and Kerry of Sweet Craft Cakes.
The conference ended on a good note.....FREE wine from Mirassou Winery! The California Moscato was our favorite!
Amy & Bri
We are titling all books in the series with 'beyond' in the spirit of thinking beyond ourselves. You can see the facebook page for our first book here. We donate all authors' proceeds to charity. Beyond the Diaper Bag's proceeds are being donated to The Mommies Network. Below are the details of our contest. The deadline is set for 3/30.
Melaina Lausen and Megan Bekkedahl are the authors of The Beyond Series. They are both Air Force wives. The first book, Beyond the Clouds, was actually started as a project to keep Megan busy while her husband, Josh, was on a deployment to Afghanistan. He is getting ready for his third deployment this August. Megan's family is currently stationed in Los Angeles. She has two little boys Mason is 5 and Chase is 2.
Melaina is a stay at home mom and romance novelist. She has four children. They are currently stationed in Pensacola, Fl.
Things you need to know.
*While we don't have a specific word count, we'd like the stories to range from 1-3 pages, single spaced.
*All proceeds will be donated to The Mommies Network. If you are selected as a winner of this contest, the prize is purely being included in this book. There are no entry fees and no monetary prizes.
*Having trouble getting started? Here are some ideas!
We are looking for honest accounts of parenting... the things nobody is talking about, but everyone is dealing with. We want to help and inspire new moms who aren't sure if they or their child is 'normal'. I think we've all been there! Here are some topics-
-how hard it actually is versus the illusion of the 'perfect baby'
-when it's not what you thought it would be
-embarrassing or humorous situations
**be sure to include how you dealt with these situations, what you did to get through them and good advice you were given- or have to give.
Let's inspire some new mommies!
Amy & Bri
For the Dress:
It is made from the softest knit cotton and adorned with bright pink ruffled polka dot trim. The elastic empire waist makes for a perfect fit, giving the dress lots of room to twirl around in!
For the 2 piece Set:
This soft cotton knit two piece set is just as sassy as it is sweet! This set has ruffles galore, bling touches found on the flower neckline and crop leggings with grow tab waist.
Both the dress and 2 piece set were truly a perfect fit and were made from high quality cotton. We were so surprised just how soft each piece was. As Mom's we think it is always important when purchasing clothing to know that it will be something that is of good quality but also something that is comfortable. The girl's really enjoyed wearing these Ditsy Dot Vintage Couture pieces. If you are interested in ordering from Vintage Couture, you can order from a consultant in your area. You can find a consultant by going to: Find a DSR and then clicking on the Consultant’s website.
Thank You Vintage Couture for this great opportunity!
Amy & Bri
About a month ago, I heard about a new opportunity from a friend of mine in Dallas who was asked to help launch a new jewelry company. I am usually pretty skeptical about these types of businesses, but I figured "what do I have to lose?" and so I signed up. I am so glad signed up - this company is going to be AMAZING!
Why did I sign up with BambooPink?
BambooPink is backed by JudeFrances who sells beautiful high end jewelry at Neiman's and Saks. I don't think JudeFrances would put their name on anything they didn't truly believe in!
This beautiful fashion jewelry line will be priced at $19-$200.
This is truly a GROUND FLOOR Opportunity since the company has not officially launched yet. Sign-ups are FREE until March 15th.
I also loved the idea that I don't have to host the traditional home parties. I can sell via "virtual trunk shows", sell from my website and do a few parties with my friends.
Bamboopink will have one of the most lucrative compensation plans in the industry.
Since I signed up, I’ve been able to grow my team pretty quickly and wanted to share this opportunity with other Moms like you. I really feel that this will be an amazing opportunity and I'm excited to be a part of it.
I would love to have you on my team and I'll help you every step of the way. What are you waiting for? Sign up or email me for more information at email@example.com.
It's nice to meet other Mom's like me.
Hope you all have a GREAT day!
The blocks were custom made by Laugh Loud Smile Big to match the party and spell out Brennan's name. (So to make my daughter happy, they also spell Madeline!)
The kids ate all their goodies and lunches at a four-poster twin bed I converted into a kid-sized table. Party favors were porcelain bowls and wooden spoons personalized with each child's name and a small teddy bear nestled in the bowl.
I used dark woods in crates, trays and tiny dollhouse chairs to display desserts that might find their way into a bear celebration: baked porridge topped with maple frosting and cinnamon, marzipan acorns, honey cupcakes, chocolate covered bear pops, bear sugar cookies, and all natural lollipops.
Since we were entertaining 10 two year olds beginning at 10:30am, I also made a snack bar for the kids with berries (candy), mushrooms (cracker sticks with mushroom tops), twigs (pretzel sticks) and brown bears (teddy grahams.) Little boxes were set out at kid height so they could see what was in all the glass jars and help themselves.
There were also photo props for the kids to be silly with and have their picture taken.
Amy & Bri
Paperie and styling: Frog Prince Paperie
Photography: John McLaughlin and Paula Biggs
Sugar Cookies: Allyson Jane
Name Blocks: Laugh Loud Smile Big
Party hats: Southern Belle's Charm
Monogrammed birthday boy jon jon - 2 Manic Mommies Embroidery
March 9, 2011
Martha Stewarts Dreamers into Doers is a Community filled with amazingly talented women. Last fall we met Margaret Norcott, Principal of Milieu Design Group through Dreamers into Doers. Her work is flawless and fabulous. We were totally smitten with this Kids Craft Suite she designed for the Atlanta Symphony Show House and Gardens. We knew we had to share it with you.
Be prepared to be inspired. And enjoy …
Did you see the color pencil mural.....And the window seat storage.
Really, Can you imagine having this in your home? Our kids would never want or need to leave their playrooms if they looked. Every Detail is perfection.
Now we want to run out and redecorate our Playrooms.
We told you it was Stunning.
This amazing space has been featured on Living Locurto, Project Nursery, and The Daily Decorator Blog, just to name a few. Honestly all things MDG creates are fabulous and Eye Catching. In fact their Beverly Hillbillies set from The Next Cool Thing Event has been invited to be showcased in The Atlanta Home Show. And Margaret will be speaking there too.
Off to color, paint, cut, sew and craft (we were inspired) by this space.
Amy & Bri
Paint by: Atlanta’s Paint Doctor (Archie Deese). Window Treatment by: Giordano Window Treatments (Donna Giordano). FLOR Tiles by: InterfaceFLOR (Atlanta Showroom). Chairs & Desk Lamps by: Room & Board (Atlanta Showroom). Womb Chair & Green Stones by: Knoll Furniture (Atlanta Showroom). Folk Art provided by: Matilda’s Cottage. Custom Recycled Violin & Recycle Sign provided by: re-Inspiration Gallery. Fabrics: Kravet Fabrics, Duralee and Trina Turk for F.Schumacher. Vendor information and Photos from Living Locurto
Are you ready for this weeks Giveaway?
2 great shops that make us smile.
We hope they make you Smile too.....
Take it Personally by Christine offers Invitations with Personality.
Creative Illustrations that start with your photos! Invitations, Banners, Favor Labels, Lawn Signs and much more!
So cute right....
Get ready for some more 'cuteness' from Tuscanycreative.
And since they make us Smile.
Since there is nothing like a handmade gift with a Extra Special Personalized Card.
Congratulations Kristen Walker, you are the winner of the Take It Personally by Christine and TuscanyCreative GIVEWAY!! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Winner will be chosen on Sunday March 13, 2011 at 8:00pm (PST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US only. Winner will be chosen using random.org. This is a sponsored post for The Savvy Moms Guide.
Amy & Bri