Thursday, June 30, 2011

Font Love: Rosewood

A font favorite recently has been Rosewood. Use it sparingly as a title or an accent and it becomes a wonderful feature. I used this font for the Father's Day cards our church gave to our wonderful dad's on Father's Day. When used correctly, I think it communicates strength and wisdom. What do you this font say to you? Or am I just crazy and the only one that 'hears' anything from well-designed letters.... ha.
{You can purchase Rosewood font here}

{Father's Day Cards}
{Scripture reference is Deuteronomy 6:5-7}

I loved how the cards turned out. We gave each dad a card and a candy bar wrapped in red ribbon.
Adorable... in it's own manly way, don't you think?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Recipe: Old Glory Dessert

Old Glory Dessert
One of my favorite 4th of July recipes!
{recipe & photo from taste of home}


  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups quartered fresh strawberries


  1. Press cookie dough into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Set aside 1/4 cup. Spread remaining cream cheese mixture over crust.Decorate with blueberries and strawberries to resemble a flag.
  3. Cut a small hole in a corner of a pastry or plastic bag. Insert star tip #16. Fill with reserved cream cheese mixture. Beginning in one corner, pipe stars in the spaces between the blueberries. Yield: 12-15 servings. Old Glory Dessert Reci
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What are your 4th of July favorites?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Parties Designed: Chloe Turns 2!

Say hello to the birthday girl. Chloe Isla turned 2 last week! Happy birthday sweet girl!
See full (super sweet birthday) post by her photographer mommy here.

The goal was a feminine contemporary design. I think the goal was accomplished!
I love these sweet little invitations. What do you think?
The Flower Patch invitations are in the shop and up for sale here.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Sale!

Happy 1st week of summer! To celebrate the wonders of summer, I'm having a little sale...

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Check out what's in stock and if you don't see what you are looking for, let me know!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weekend Wardrobe: Errands

{Errand Girl}

I spent the weekend running errands getting ready for Father's Day as well as our Colorado vacation (as we speak I am in Vail, Colorado surrounded by absolute beauty that is seriously breathtaking...) I do like to appear that my life is somewhat together when I leave my house and the easiest way to do that is with a cute tank top and a couple accessories like the ones above.

Red & white striped tank with solid black cuffed shorts. Black flat sandals and yellow handbag are made complete with little silver and black accessories. Perfect for running all over town!

What did you do this weekend?

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I hope to update later this week with fun pictures of our vacation, but if not, I'll see you next week!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekend Projects for Father's Day

A few projects to try for those sweet father's in your life.

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Do you have any Father's Day traditions?
How do you show those special men how much you love and appreciate them?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Birthday Baby Boy.

4 years ago today, God blessed me with you little one.
8lbs 2oz of pure joy.
I love you more than words could ever say and am so very thankful that God has entrusted you to your daddy and me.
May you know today, and every day, that you are loved by so many and most importantly,
by God who wants so much for you to love Him in return and to put your trust in Him.

So, today we celebrate the day you were born...

Happy Birthday Andrew David Proffitt!

Here is a little peak into Andrew's birthday celebration that took place earlier this week.
Welcome to the Scooter Party!

I pretty much used every idea (including 'sweet scooters' and a 'scooter parade') from this post,
putting my own twist on the printed materials.

{Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing via Martha Stewart}

The birthday boy riding his birthday scooter, leading the little parade around the block to the pool.

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Hot Dogs with Chili, Chicken Salad (for those who may not be too excited about hot dogs,) French Fries, Chips, and Fruit Salad

Lemonade, Water, 100% juice Capri Suns.

For dessert, I made the vanilla cake with vanilla frosting pictured above and served vanilla fudge ripple ice cream as well.


1. Eat & play.

2. “Make your own sweet scooter” as see from this post. We used mini Oreos, Vienna Fingers, mini pretzel rods, mini pretzel sticks, and icing as the glue. (Beware to get a thick icing... my homemade icing was too thin and the 'handlebars' kept falling down.)

3. We decorated everyone's bikes and scooters with ribbon, streamers, and balloons. Then we all went on a “Birthday Parade” through the neighborhood to the pool.

Squirt guns to use later at the pool!

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The party was an absolute blast! The kids had so much fun, especially the birthday boy! Huge success.

Thank you so much Hostess With the Mostess for the great idea!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekend Wardrobe: Bright & Cheery

This weekend included a lot of fun and even more manual labor. I have blisters to prove it. ha.

Friday (our family day off... kind of like your Saturday) included a 9 mile bike ride (yes, my husband pulled the trailer of kiddos for 9 miles... and on the hardest gear nonetheless) and a birthday party.

Saturday included an overhaul of my front yard flower beds. Much too big of a project for a novice like myself, but it now looks beautiful so I guess it was worth the blisters. Maybe I'll post a picture later this week....

Sunday is our favorite day of the week. :) It's the day we get to worship and serve our Savior at our local church. (By the way if you are on the hunt for some great worship music, our network of churches just released a full live album. You can purchase it here for only $5.00 and all proceeds go to planting more churches! Great cause and great music... it's a win-win.)

So the best wardrobe I had this weekend would have to be my Sunday attire. You can see it below in our most recent family photo. :) Pretty cute family huh?

+ yellow shirt thrifted (but originally from Merona from Target) from Salvation Army - $1.00.
+ pink belt from Plato's Closet - $1.00
+ jeggings from Forever 21 - $12.00
+ yellow wedges from Payless (yearssss ago) - $10.00
+ fun black ring from Forever 21 - $2.00

I love this outfit. ha. I tend to wear it all the time... maybe because it's so cheery. :)

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Happy Monday to you all!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ideas For Your Weekend & Closet Makeover

I love solving problems....

Lack of organized and systematic storage in office closet. Lack of actual workspace (i.e. a place to assemble orders) in office.

You may remember this post where I show my old way of assembling any order, whether a set of 12 note cards or an entire order of wedding invitations that need cutting, gluing, ribbon tying, etc. Let's just say the floor was not getting it done (not to mention that my office was becoming a hazard to my little guys who want to pick up everything in sight.)

SOLUTION: Add additional shelving to office closet that can double as work space.
By adding one more shelf I created an entire new workspace where I can now assemble away. I added the shelf at bar height so I can use a bar stool for those lengthy and intensive orders. I added a 1/4" piece of mdf board on top of the wire shelf to make it a smooth and sturdy surface area. I reorganized the closet so that the most important things to my business were most accessible with plenty of room to grow. Everything I need for packaging an order is at arms reach, like the string I tie around the orders as well as the scissors I need to cut the string. I actually made up a 'mock' order while organizing to make sure I did not forget one material or step in my assembly process. I hung a belt/tie holder to the left of the workspace to hang tools on, scissors, rulers, hole punches, string, tape, etc. eventually I will hang my collection of ribbon on there as well. (I found a super cute inspiration for that but can't seem to find it again to show you. oops!) I like this too for keeping twine and string organized and untangled. (Thanks Martha!){tags that I tie around orders are now organized by category with tiny dividers in a small box and are perfectly within arms reach}

There are now four cubbies for envelopes sorted by size and color. At the beginning of this year I began to buy in bulk which is a great business move if you have the place to store everything (i.e. hundreds of bubble mailers and thousands of envelopes.) This new closet overhaul has given everything a home. Stock paper hangs above the printer, bubble mailers and packaging sleeves are directly under the work table.

So what do you think?
It was not very hard to install (the reorganizing, cleaning out, etc. was the hardest part!) and only cost about $30.00.

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Look at my little helper!
I told you the office had become hazardous....

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{Make Your Own Rosette Necklace}

{Make Your Own Vintage Rosette Earrings}

{Make Your Own Dominoes Set!}

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Recipe: Marinated Pork Medallions

Marinated Pork Medallions (from Taste of Home's Simple & Delicious)

We tried this recipe the other night and it was hit. I forgot to marinate the pork overnight, so it only marinated for the day, but it was still wonderful (and super easy!) I served the pork with corn on the cob and rolls. There probably should have been a green vegetable in there somewhere... maybe next time. :)



  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each), cut into 3/4-inch slices


  • In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, salad dressing, pineapple juice and soy sauce. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 5 servings.
(We currently do not have a grill so I baked the pork medallions in the oven for about 40 minutes, basting with the reserved marinade every few minutes.)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Inside Look: Congratulations Graduates!


A few custom designs I did a few months back. Excited to sell these next year. :)


{Sophisticated Whimsy}
{Classic}The above announcement is a great example of how all invitations and announcements are customizable with your specific color choices (i.e. school colors!). The 'Classic' graduation announcement takes on a completely different look just by changing the color scheme.

Again, same basic design as the purple above but the incorporation of blue and red really change the entire look.
(I love this one, my high school colors were blue & white with a hint of red.)

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Do you have a favorite?
What were your graduation announcements like?


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