Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back to School Round Up

I am sure many of you have already started back to school,
I will have 2 in preschool starting next week {yipee!}
A little late, but here's my back to school round up

Back to School by Hank + Hunt on The Sweetest Occasion

My favorite of this set is the

Simple Teacher Gift & tag download from One Charming Party

Signs for the first day by I Heart Naptime

Free School Bag Tag from Anders Ruff

I do like this idea from The Crafting Chicks to send in a gift of cleaning supplies
with this little note

Monday, August 29, 2011

Dream House Wish List

I have some {fun} news to share
We bought some land and plan to build a new home

Have noticed my Dream House board on Pinterest?
We bought the land around the time of this post,
It's such a therapeutic and peaceful place to be.
A perfect place for nature walks, baseball, exploring, & bike riding. 
I have a very long list of ideas and wishes, 
thought I would share a few of my favorites.

Can you tell that I love white? 
What's on your dream house wish list?

Friday, August 26, 2011

Vocal Point and Tailgate Parties

Have you heard of Vocal Point? It's one of my new favorite sites for women to share new products, tips, surveys, and coupons. They have invited me to host a Chiquita® Avocados RSVParty. I  get to try out a few delicious dishes using Chiquita® Avocados AND throw a tailgate party, um yes!

Speaking of Tailgate Parties... have you seen the Tailgate 2011 Throwdown? A challenge has been thrown down by the Florida Gator girls to create a spirited, fun, and CUTE tailgate party. 

There are some seriously great prizes for the winner. I have my eye on this ribbon wreath by She's {kinda} Crafty... only replace that orange with blue and white

Anyone have a good avocado recipe?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

{Twine Pom} Cupcake Toppers

Here's what I am sharing over at Whisker Graphics today.
I have a thing for poms... fabric, yarn, felt, tissue paper.
I like them in all forms.
So why not try baker's twine
Better yet, let's add cupcakes.

Here's what you will need:
  • Cherry Divine Twine
  • Fork
  • Scissors
  • Lolly pop sticks
  • Hot Glue

Wrap twine around fork until desired thickness (mine was about 50 wraps). For a bigger pom, use a spatula. 

Slide off fork and tie a knot tight in the middle

Cut loops, fluff, and give pom a haircut to even out pieces. 

Tie or hot glue pom to lolly pop stick and re-fluff. 

Add to cupcake and enjoy!

Book Swap Winner!

The winner of the Book Swap Decorations is #7
Jessica who said...
I love Pride and Prejudice. I read it at least once every year.

Congratulations Jessica, look for an email from me soon. Thank you to everyone who entered, I really enjoyed learning more about the books you all love! I've even added a few to my reading list. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Air Show Party

Our local airport hosted an Air Show this weekend. 
My friend's backyard was the perfect place to view the show. 
Becky did all the work, I just offered some ideas and whipped up this invitation.

I knew the invitation was about all I could do.
Pluff Mud Studio stepped in and designed the rest of the graphics for the party. 
Christina did an amazing job!

Air Show Banner and the amazing view out her sun room window!

Crafting Station for the Kids
where kids could glitter, paint and color airplanes 

My kids have played air show for two days straight, best favor ever!

The party was fantastic.
Great food, spectacular views, and good company. 
We can't wait to do it again next year!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Book Swap Giveaway

Are you thinking about hosting a book swap?
I'd love to help you get started
I will send the winner some book swap decorations:
  • Book swap letters
  • Book page bunting
  • Mini book page bunting
  • Book page circles

{Book Swap Giveaway}

I'll make this easy peasy, just leave a comment below with your favorite book or favorite children's book. I will pick a winner Monday, August 22nd. U.S. Residents only please, and leave an email address if it isn't visible already. 

Lovable Labels Winner

#16 Kat !!!! 

You win the Date It Labels from Lovable Labels 

Congratulations Kat and thanks to everyone who entered!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Adventures of a Thrifted Frame

The story begins with a frame I found at the thrift store.
It has great potential, don't you think?

I spray painted it blue and glued the tissue grass down for the April Showers Party

Then I removed the grass and reused it on this wreath

Yesterday, I found two more of those frames at the same thrift store, of course I bought them and have big plans for them.

Do you have any fun thrifted adventures?

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Winner for Stella + Hodge Giveaway

The winner never came forward and did not leave an email address, so the new winner of the custom bookplates by Stella + Hodge is..... 

Congratulations Katy!  Please email me at buggerline (at) gmail (dot) com within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Organization Love

Pinterest is full of brilliant ideas for organizing.  Just thought I would share a few of my current favorites.

Recycling chutes directly to the garage!

Speaking of getting organized, have you entered my current giveaway from Lovable Labels?

I'm still looking for Megan our winner for the Stella + Hodge Giveaway, who wrote:
megan said...
I love the custom birth announcement. I'd love to get it for my friend, Katie. She is having hard time during her first pregnancy and I think this would brighten her day!
Megan, you have until midnight tonight to contact me at buggerline (at) gmail (dot) com or I will have to draw a new winner. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Book Swap Party

Time to celebrate back to school with a Book Swap Party!
10 best buds came over to play, snack, search, and swap. 

Book Page Bunting, Book Marks, and Book Mobile

Kids brought new or old books to swap

N bugger wanted to show you his favorite book, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy
it is a fantastic book and the boys just love the ending!

Kid snacks in the pup bowls, the kids got a kick out of this

Each best bud took home a personalized book tote, book plates, and bookmark 

The pup sure likes to read

By now are you wondering why I wrote play, snack.... search?

The pup lost his collar!  The kids had to search the yard and each find a hidden paper dog collar. On the back was a number that determined the order in which the kids would pick their new book. Worked perfectly!

J Bugger and his BFF reading their new treasures

New books went home in new totes!

And we can't forget about this book wreath

Everyone had a great time! This was a fun, inexpensive way to get the kids excited about books and a new school year. The mommies got to get rid of some duplicate books and the kids loved taking home new books. 

A HUGE thank you to Jaimee from a Bushel and Peck Paper for supplying all the goodies for the Book Swap. I cannot rave enough about her products and how fantastic she is to work with. Please check out her shop, facebook page, or blog!

Linking to: 30 Handmade Days, Tatertots and Jello, Lolly Jane, Rook No. 17
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