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Giveaway Tomorrow....

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 01:24:00 +0000

Tomorrow I'll announce our surprise giveaway valued at $400. Here's a clue....this darling butterfly mobile can be easily made with our giveaway machine. 

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Gender-Neutral Modern Baby Rooms

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 16:00:00 +0000

 Muted greys, pale blues and soft browns in a nursery can evoke images of a boys room - but this gender-neutral nursery could work for a boy or girl. Clever idea using the picture ledge to place random styles and colors of the the alphabet. Curtains from IKEA. Great choice of contemporary fabrics. Blue nursery wall paint color: Cloud Nine ICI Paints #30BG 72/034   It's Great To Be Home featured Sarah Richardson's gender-neutral nursery she designed  Gender-neutral nursery designed for triplets. "I HAD A 'NO BUNNIES' RULE,” laughs designer Sarah Richardson, describing the chic yet playful nursery she designed for her new baby. “I wanted there to be colour, energy, vitality and happiness, but not the traditional nursery trappings.” For the star of HGTV’s Design Inc., the magic lay in customized pieces from her own furniture collection, a sleek ’n’ sweet designer crib, and a sophisticated cream, red and walnut palette.                                                        Stokke Sleepi Crib Walnut                             Stokke Eco-Friendly Sleepi Crib, White                                                      Adler Giraffe Wall Sconce in White             Babyletto Modo 3-Drawer Changer in Espresso [...]



Surprise, Surprise....

Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:26:00 +0000


Tomorrow (Tuesday) we are hosting a very cool giveaway valued at {almost} $400!! Make sure to check back to see what the wonderful giveaway is. This is for sure a very loved item that you would want to win.

I LLLOOOVVEEEE IT and so will you!!!

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Kids Rooms: Fabric and Padded Walls

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 21:30:00 +0000

 A fabric-covered wall gives a dramatic effect as a perfect backdrop for a focus wall in a nursery, kids room or playroom. A padded wall feels cozy in a bedroom, adds texture and interest, keeps the room warmer, and muffles sound. Wouldn't this wall look beautiful behind a crib? Similar fabric found here.Wonderful step-by-step instructions to upholster a wall. 56'' Wide Faux Soft Skin Leather Silver Fabric By The Yard  The focus wall is covered in a damask wallpaper (this could also work with fabric). An easy way to attach fabric to walls is by using starch. Instructions found here.                                Graham and Brown Pink     York Wallcoverings Linen Hot Pink      York Wallcoverings  Damask Ceiling draped in fabric. Both images from Little Crown Interiors This elegant room might be a little over the top with padded walls. But I do like the effect a padded wall can give. I personally prefer one accent wall that has been upholstered. Soft padding on one wall makes for an elegant statement. Another set of instructions on how to upholster a wall found here.  Close up image of the wall shown above.Floor-to-ceiling headboard makes a statement for a room and gives it an "upholstered wall" look.Designer: Noel Jeffrey Image via here.[...]



Creative Dessert Displays

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 18:11:00 +0000

In my last post we discussed designing fabulous backdrops for your dessert tables. Today I want to show you some examples of creative ways to display your desserts. The party doesn't start and end at the cupcake stand, ladies!I love how in this ice cream parlor station the toppings are neatly and beautifully displayed in a cutlery box that's been painted white. The box adds so much interest and gives the table a more professional look, than say... bowls. (Eat Drink Chic)Check out how cute these cupcakes look when displayed in a cabinet instead of a cupcake stand! Now that makes a statement. (Katie Cassidy Photography, via Celebrations at Home)How about displaying your desserts in a bookcase rather than on a table! (P.S. I Love This)And while we're talking about creative dessert displays, the next photo takes the cake! The dessert was displayed on a miniature pink picnic table! Adorable, fun and unique. (Jose Designs)I love the charming look of this 2 tiered buffet table. It was an old piece, given a new life with a coating of paint in a happy color, and it serves treats in an old world enchanting sort of way. (Pen N' Paperflowers)                             Aluminum Scoops 5 Ounce                  Paint it any color Kids' Picnic TableAmy Oren is author of the Blowout Party blog, and owner of BlowoutParty.com. Catch her on Facebook.com/BlowoutParty [...]



Sophisticated Baby Nurseries: Using The Color Blue

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:57:00 +0000

Blue doesn't have to be just for boys. Check out this sweet baby girl nursery designed with blues and grays by Sarah Nazarian.  Sarah says, "I knew that I didn't want the typical nursery with bright colors and cartoon characters. I wanted a chic, ultra feminine space for my daughter to grow up in.  I wanted her space to feel peaceful and womanly. Many of the ideas for the room evolved as I went along.  And many of the items (the baby bonnet and buggy, for example) are from my own childhood.This room was a labor of love, as everything from the canopy to the sheets to the ruffled slipcovers was handmade.  Not only was this economical, it allowed me to have complete creative freedom to design the room! I love the outcome!  Already our six week old daughter loves it too!  She cannot get enough of the ribboned ceiling.  It's her favorite!"   Source for Blue fabric and blue ribbon.                                        Newport Oval Gold, U MIRROR                     Stokke Eco-Friendly Sleepi Crib, WhiteAnother sophisticated nursery... "Use what you have decorating" was the theme for baby Jack's nursery.  Kate Harrison along with help from her mom turned the guest room into the baby nursery. Kate says, "Using the same color palate that was used for the guest room, we worked with the gold and brown turning it in to a handsome nursery for our baby boy.  Bedding done by Pine Creek Bedding. I used their fabric on the bumper, silk sheet, and bed skirt. The ties match the curtains. Curtains were from Calico Corners." More info on this room found at Kate's blog Cocktails & Cupcakes.                            IRON CRIB                                                 Four Post Bow Iron Crib [...]



Designing Kids Rooms Using the Color Wheel: Monochromatic Scheme

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 18:35:00 +0000

In two previous posts, we explored using complimentary and analogous color schemes as inspiration when designing kids rooms.Another color tool  to use is called a monochromatic scheme. In this scheme, one color is used predominantly, but that color can vary in "tone". "Tone" is the amount of black or white that is added to a basic hue. Basically, it is how dark or light a color is. Some examples:Take a look at the following rooms to see how ONE color is used to create great spaces for kids:Pink.( decorpad)Blue.(Julian Wass Photgraphy)Bright Pink.( House and Home)Lavender.( Southern Living )Grey.(Paint a Lifestyle)Red.(Modecodeign)Oatmeal.(Serena and Lily)Green.(Modecodeign)NO matter what color scheme you decide to use for designing your child's room, make sure that it is a space that reflects your child's imagination and is a place they love to be! Interior Design Color Wheel Helps You Harmonize Your Interior Design Projects.  Bazzill 9-Inch Monochromatic Color Wheel Autumn Clemons is an Interior Designerliving in the Salt Lake City area, and author of the blog design*dump.[...]



Designed By Dad: Teen Girls Birthday Party

Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:08:00 +0000

A teen girls birthday party...designed by dad. Yes, you read that correctly. Aaron Christensen is the dad behind the party. Aaron is also an artist and designer with a line of licensed wall art. His company is the famed Embellishment Studios which has received many honors and accolades. As you can see, the guy knows what he's doing. It's nice to find a dad going all out for his daughters birthday party. According to Angela his wife - the party decor and decorating was his undertaking and she focused on the invitations, the menu and shopping.Aaron describes the decor: "The table linens were sewn out of some pink velveteen yardage I had left over from a girl's room project, some black sateen from a halloween party, white butcher paper, an inexpensive but designer looking quatrefoil tablecloth and we borrowed the zebra drapery sheers from my daughter's room to use as a runner. I strung a wire across the lawn from neighboring trees to secure the outdoor chandelier from.  To adorn the chandelier and the wire, I used some miscellaneous pom poms, ribbon and beading I've been toting around for years.  We utilized wicked oil torches instead of candles, they are just wrapped in fuchsia parchment and damask paper."Check out more party info here. Here's one Aaron Christensen's art pieces you might recognize I Love Rock and Roll Girl Canvas Wall Art by Aaron Christensen  [...]



Kids Floor Cushions

Sat, 08 Jan 2011 20:31:00 +0000

 A little gray shared this cute kids cushion she made for her little guy.  She linked to the tutorial by 3 Punk Mom showing how to make the floor cushions below.A well-explained sewing tutorial to make a floor cushion by 3 punk mom. If you have some basic sewing skills, give it a try! You never know what might happen - maybe you'll end up with a completely adorable floor cushion. FYI -I came across a website that sells pellets for beanbags Foam America.1/4" Cotton Welt Cord Piping Drapery/Upholstery Supplies 10 yardsMorning Glory 5-Pound Premium Fiberfill45'' Wide Amy Butler Midwest Modern Optic Blossom Ice By The YardWrights Maxi Piping 1/2 Inch 2-1/2 Yards-Oyster54'' Wide Premier Prints Traditions Brown/Pink Fabric By The YardWrights Maxi Piping 1/2 Inch 2-1/2 Yards-Seal Brown [...]



Design Dazzle Readers Favorite Misc. 2010

Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:01:00 +0000

Here it is....the last of our Readers Favorites for 2010. I used the miscellaneous category as a catchall for Design Dazzle reader favorites. Thanks for coming along on the journey!  Here is to a productive, creative, inspired, design-filled, dazzling 2011!!!In no particular order....Dr Seuss Baby ShowerFabulous interactive playroom Santa SackCreative ways to display kids art Elegant Baby ShowerDecoupage FurnitureGender-neutral nurseryBaby shower gender reveal Repurposed Nightstand Playrooms: Creative IdeasWallies Peel and Stick Wall Play Mural, Alphabet Fun [...]



Design Dazzle Readers Favorite Teen Rooms 2010

Thu, 06 Jan 2011 18:08:00 +0000

We are welcoming in 2011 by reviewing our readers favorite Teen Rooms of 2010.  Readers favorite teen rooms were determined by the most viewed blog posts for 2010 (traffic stats to the Design Dazzle blog post).  The last of our readers favorites being featured tomorrow is "Favorite Misc." blog posts. Design Dazzle's top teen room blog posts for 2010 are... Modern Teen Girls RoomTurquoise Girls RoomHot Pink Zebra RoomAlphabet Tween RoomTeen Bohemian Room Hollywood Glamour RoomTeen Glam Rock n Roll Teen Room X games boys roomRock-n-Roll Teen Room [...]



Design Dazzle Readers Favorite DIY Projects 2010

Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:56:00 +0000

We are welcoming in 2011 by reviewing our readers favorite DIY projects of 2010.  Readers favorite DIY projects were determined by the most viewed DIY blog posts for 2010 (traffic stats to the Design Dazzle blog post).  We have two upcoming posts this week:  favorite teen rooms and favorite misc. blog posts. Design Dazzle's top DIY blog posts for 2010 are... Crib Mobile Tutorial Repurposed bed into a bench DIY Kids Craft TableBoard Games Storage Ideas DIY: Painting a FloorInexpensive silk flower art DIY HeadboardsDIY Hanging Butterfly DecorRepurposed TV Entertainment Center How to make craft roses [...]



Design Dazzle Readers Favorite Boys Rooms 2010

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 19:39:00 +0000

Our readers favorite boys rooms were determined by the most viewed boys room blog posts for 2010 (traffic stats to the Design Dazzle blog post). Three upcoming posts this week:  favorite teen rooms, favorite misc. and favorite DIY projects. Design Dazzle's top boys rooms blog posts for 2010 are...  Cowpoke RoomNautical Theme Boys RoomToile Boys Room by Featured Contributor Autumn ClemonsClassic Seersucker Boys RoomSophisticated Boys RoomSock Monkey Boys RoomToy Story Boys RoomHarry Potter The Sheriff's in TownBasketball Theme Boys Room [...]



Design Dazzle Readers Favorite Girls Rooms 2010

Mon, 03 Jan 2011 18:30:00 +0000

Happy 2011 to all of our readers and followers! Thank you for visiting and leaving comments on Design Dazzle. We appreciate all of your comments and following our blog faithfully!! I'm doing a little series on our top blog posts for 2010. Our readers favorite girls rooms were determined by the most viewed girls room blog posts for 2010 (traffic stats to the Design Dazzle blog post). Four upcoming posts this week: favorite boys rooms, favorite teen rooms, favorite misc. and favorite DIY projects Our top traffic getters...in no particular order Olivia Storybook Theme Girls RoomMod Shabby Chic Girls Room Girl's Surfer RoomModern Paper Doll Girls RoomCoral and Aqua Blue Girls Room Decorating on a budget!Vintage Barbie Girls RoomAqua Blue & Red Vintage CharmStripes and Polka Dots Fairy BedroomThere are more amazing girls room...check them out here. [...]



Design Dazzle Readers Favorite Kids Parties 2010

Sat, 01 Jan 2011 18:02:00 +0000

 Happy 2011 to all of our readers and followers! I'm doing a little series on our top blog posts for 2010. Our readers favorite kids parties were determined by the most viewed party blog posts for 2010 (traffic stats to the Design Dazzle blog post). Our top traffic getters...in no particular orderWizard of Oz Fabulousness!! Pirate Party post featuring several pirate parties.Loralee from No Fuss Fabulous' Safari Party  Mermaid Tea PartyCarnival Party Strawberry Shortcake Party IdeasLisa Moore's  Secret Agent Spy PartyLoralee's Queen Bee birthday party for her little girl.Monkey Party by Caycee  Design Dazzles' Featured Contributor Kate Landers adorable Woodland Fairy Party and her Welcome to Paris Madeline party  belowCheck out all of our 2010 kid parties posts on Design Dazzle [...]



Design Dazzle Readers Favorite Baby Nurseries 2010

Thu, 30 Dec 2010 19:01:00 +0000

Readers favorite baby nurseries was determined by the most viewed baby nursery blog posts for 2010 (traffic stats to the Design Dazzle blog post).  The rooms are in no particular order...just beautiful, well-designed and favorites of our readers! This adorable pink and navy baby room designed by our very own featured contributor, Autumn Clemons. Black, white and jalapeno green nursery Modern boys nursery designed by Sara Murphy. Baby girl's happy room by Little Crown Interiors  Fresh nursery with touches of pink by Nicole Balch Boys argyle nursery by Madelyn RidgewayTwins nursery for a boy and girl designed by Mandy of Baby Stribling.Owl inspired baby nursery by Belinda NihillThere are many beautiful nurseries we featured on Design Dazzle in 2010. To view all of our baby nursery blog posts for 2010 go here. [...]



Girls Christmas-Chic Bedroom

Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:29:00 +0000

Posted by: Kelly PorterChristmas Time Is Here, and there's no better season to be inspired by fairy tale spaces. So, today I'm featuring a colorful, uber-chic girls room designed by Italian furniture designer AltaModa.Maybe it's just me, but this room definitely has a Holiday vibe. Perhaps it's the 'candy-coated' color palette or the life sized deer...What do you think?Above, is my Christmas Chic color palette. You can use these hues as wall colors or accent colors to create your fairy tale space. Shown above: Thistle, Exuberant Pink, Poinsettia {very fitting!}, Partytime - all from Sherwin-Williams.All of the furnishings are from AltaModa which combined modern fashion trends with fun colors to create this collection. Below, I've included a few other fabric choices that are readily available on-line:{sources: housefabric.com; fabricguru.com}I wasn't able to locate the exact deer in the photos, but I did find a few stuffed-toys that are more traditional -- just in case your little princess has been asking about having her own reindeer.{sources: ivg stores; noah's animal figurines}Merry Christmas!Kelly Porter is the owner of Porter House Designs and publisher of Color Sizzle.[...]



Capture a Photo Of Santa In Your Home!

Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:32:00 +0000

RepostThrill your kids this Christmas! Catch Santa in YOUR house! How will your kids doubt Santa when they see a picture of him in their very own home?!! This is such a cool idea and very easy to do. I uploaded images of my family room to the company's website. I spent a few minutes choosing a Santa (there are hundreds to choose from). It took about 15 minutes to create - which includes a downloadable picture I printed instantly. Wow - I have PROOF of SANTA in my very own home!  Here's Santa in front of our fireplace. I love his facial expression of being caught in the act! Santa in front of our Christmas tree. He's probably checking his list to find out if we've been naughty or nice ; ).  What a fun tradition to do every year and then look back on the different pictures!! Your kids will be talking about Santa visiting their home for years! Here's my before picture.This is how easy it is to do.....  How fun would it be to try and show Proof of Santa's Visit in your home?!? Just before bedtime on Christmas Eve - have your kids help you set up your camera on a tripod or on a desk/counter.  Mention to your kids if Santa appears the camera will automatically take his picture. Of course, if your child still believes...this will be easy to pass off. After the kids are sleeping, take the photo you really want to use and upload it to the company's website. Make sure to delete the camera image - just in case your child looks at the camera (you don't want an image of your family room on the camera without Santa in the pic). This site has several great features on this website - you can resize Santa, brighten, contrast, etc to make it look like he is really in your home. Print out the picture and show your family the next morning...what an awesome surprise. I wish my kids were young enough to pull this off.  For $9.95 you're able to do 3 different pictures. The account set-up will expire in one year - create 1 or 2 pictures this year and another next year. Great deal!To all of our readers...Merry Christmas!! Our regular blog posts will be back on track after Christmas.INSTA-SNOW 1LB BAG [...]



My Christmas Card To You!

Wed, 22 Dec 2010 14:40:00 +0000

Sending you Christmas Greetings from my family to yours!! Wishing everyone a wonderful, happy  Christmas!!  After some grumbling from the kids (do we really have to somewhat match???), we took this family photo in Maui during the spring. We ended up using this as the front of our family Christmas card.

The inside of the Christmas card opens 14" wide.


The back of our card.


 From my home to yours at Christmas time.

Wishing all of our Design Dazzle readers and followers a magical and very special Christmas!

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FREE Santa Video Message Personalized For Your Child

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:00:00 +0000

Oh my gosh - this is so COOL!! It's a personalized video message for your child from Santa and guess what? It's FREE. I filled out a simple check list form and made a silly version for my daughter Jamie. From that check list form, a short movie clip is made for your child with Santa personally speaking to your kid. Santa mentions he is in the North Pole.Upload a photo of your child and when Santa opens a book to check his naughty or nice list your child's photo will appear in his book with also a few extra details.On the form - you check what state you live in. As you can see, there is a map shown with your child's name and approximate location. It's helpful that Santa knows where you live : )I checked a box that says my daughter is working on having less tantrums this year (she's 14 ; ) ) Here's what Santa said: "I see here that you've been trying really hard to stop *throwing tantrums* I'm very proud of you. You need to keep it up - as you know nothing gets past Santa". As I mentioned, this was a silly one I made. I'm having way too much fun with this!! Would you like to make a video for your spouse? There also is a version for adults. To make your own version - go here. This doesn't take more than 5 or 6 minutes to make - but you will have so much fun making one you'll want to make them for all your family and friends. So beware - this could take along time.UPDATE:  This is a repost from last year. The video is still free...it is a different video from last year...it is still awesome! [...]



Treats for Santa

Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:43:00 +0000

(Photography by Naomi V Photography, styling by Sharnel Dollar Designs, Printables by Polkadot Prints)As a little girl I used to get very excited about leaving out a snack and a drink for Santa and the Reindeer. We used to leave a fruit mince pie, milk, and a carrot for Rudolph.Now that my son is old enough I have decided this year to start a family tradition of making something special and handmade with my son to teach him to be thankful and thoughtful by giving Santa something in return for delivering gifts to us.Here are some sweet ideas I have spotted for preparing a treat for Santa and the Reindeers ...1. These Cookie sacks - an adorable little muslin bag with an iron on transfer filled with mini cookies, would make a perfect midnight Snack !(Image via The Finer Things)2. Chocolate and Caramel Dipped Marshmallows would be something different for Santa to munch on, and simple and fun for the kids to make(Ensparkle Ceramics Plate)3. A Personalised Santa Plate for the treats to go on, the kids can write their own message on this one.Image via Southern Living4. Make special Reindeer food by combining oats and coloured sugar crystals / sprinkles, the kids can sprinkle a trail on the grass so Rudolph and friends can find their way to your house.What do you leave out for Santa and his reindeer on Christmas Eve ?Sarah Thompson, of Style Me Gorgeous, is a featured contributor[...]



Homemade and Semi-Homemade Food Gifts

Sun, 19 Dec 2010 16:00:00 +0000

Caramel in a Can
This is a super easy gift. The caramel sauce is made by boiling UNOPENED sweetened condensed milk. Easy, peasy! The trick is making sure the cans are completely covered with water at all times (the cans will burst if not covered in water). I’ve made caramel in a can many times. Michelle Underwood designed these adorable caramel sauce labels. The printable labels, instructions and ideas are found here.

More food gift ideas! Check out my featured post on Tip Junkie - TOP 10 SEMI-HOMEMADE FOOD GIFTS {MADE WITH LOVE}. 


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Thrill Your Kids-Capture a Photo of Santa In Your home!!

Wed, 15 Dec 2010 15:00:00 +0000

Thrill your kids this Christmas! Catch Santa in YOUR house! How will your kids doubt Santa when they see a picture of him in their very own home?!! This is such a cool idea and very easy to do. I uploaded images of my family room to the company's website. I spent a few minutes choosing a Santa (there are hundreds to choose from). It took about 15 minutes to create - which includes a downloadable picture I printed instantly. Wow - I have PROOF of SANTA in my very own home!  Here's Santa in front of our fireplace. I love his facial expression of being caught in the act! Santa in front of our Christmas tree. He's probably checking his list to find out if we've been naughty or nice ; ).  What a fun tradition to do every year and then look back on the different pictures!! Your kids will be talking about Santa visiting their home for years! Here's my before picture.This is how easy it is to do.....  How fun would it be to try and show Proof of Santa's Visit in your home?!? Just before bedtime on Christmas Eve - have your kids help you set up your camera on a tripod or on a desk/counter.  Mention to your kids if Santa appears the camera will automatically take his picture. Of course, if your child still believes...this will be easy to pass off. After the kids are sleeping, take the photo you really want to use and upload it to the company's website. Make sure to delete the camera image - just in case your child looks at the camera (you don't want an image of your family room on the camera without Santa in the pic). This site has several great features on this website - you can resize Santa, brighten, contrast, etc to make it look like he is really in your home. Print out the picture and show your family the next morning...what an awesome surprise. I wish my kids were young enough to pull this off.  For $9.95 you're able to do 3 different pictures. The account set-up will expire in one year - create 1 or 2 pictures this year and another next year. Great deal!Fun items for Christmas... Chase Prod. 499-0506 Spray Snow INSTA-SNOW 1LB BAG Personalized Santa KeySantas KeySanta Clues - Proof of Santa's Visit [...]



Santa Sacks: Simplify Christmas With A Wonderful Family Tradition!

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 15:30:00 +0000

Santa has never left wrapped Christmas gifts in our home. Santa Sacks have been a tradition in my family for decades. What are Santa Sacks? They are reusable fabric drawstring gift sacks that are larger in size than a pillowcase. On Christmas Eve our kids leave their very own empty Santa Sack at the end of their sleeping bag (we sleep as a family next to our tree in the family room). Some families leave the sacks under the tree or beside their bed. Santa leaves gifts in the Santa Sacks (instead of under the tree) to be opened on Christmas morning. We do wrap our family and friends gifts for under the tree. By the way, we still hang stockings from the mantel. My family is Australian (I'm half Aussie).  I've grown up with Santa Sacks and so have my children. This is a Christmas tradition in Australia and in other parts of the world. I'm not sure of the origins - but I was told that back in the day (decades ago) Christmas trees were expensive (they still are).  So for the families that didn't have a Christmas tree - the kids would leave their pillowcases at the end of their bed so Santa would know where to leave the gifts on Christmas Eve. The BRILLIANT idea behind these sacks...there's no wrapping of Santa gifts!!  Now I know every family does it different - some leave unwrapped gifts under the tree and some wrap each gift from Santa.  Maybe this will be a new tradition for your family??Santa Sack from here. Here's how I simplify Christmas...Throughout the month of December - I place all of the gifts that will be from Santa into 3 separate  trash bags (one for each of my children). I write their name on the trash bag and hide the bags in a special spot. On Christmas Eve after the kids are asleep, I empty the contents from each child's trash bag and place it into the Santa Sack i.e. the contents of Cole's trash bag goes into Cole's Santa Sack (this way it is all organized and ready to go).  Who wants to spend extra time on Christmas Eve getting everything figured out and organized?? Not me!  Image from here.Santa Sack image from here.Image from here.Why I LOVE Santa Sacks...1. Have you ever found yourself staying up late at night on Christmas Eve wrapping gifts? Well, not with Santa Sacks - place Santa's gifts in the sack and voila all done!! It takes me all of 5 minutes. There is no wrapping of Santa gifts - none, nada, not one bit!   Santa Sacks leave a lot less mess to clean-up Christmas morning!2. Eco friendly. We've reused our Santa Sacks for years. Such a perfect way to prevent waste of money and gift wrap.3. Do you have odd sized gifts? Those can be so difficult to wrap! Santa Sacks make it easy : ) Our Santa Sack measures 21" x 32"4. Each child takes turns "opening" their Santa Sack and pulling out one gift at a time.  Since it is a drawstring sack you don't see all the gifts at once.5. My children LOVE their Santa Sacks. They talk about how they will carry on this tradition when they have kids. My mom made their Santa Sacks for them when they were little - so they are very special to them. Ideas on how to introduce the Santa Sack to your family:Leave a package on your doorstep (from Santa's elves) with the Santa Sacks and a note inside.  Explain on the note that these are special Santa Sacks from the North Pole and for the kids to leave them at the end of their bed (or under the tree) on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve Santa will deliver [...]



Winner of Miche Bag Giveaway.....

Mon, 13 Dec 2010 03:10:00 +0000

Thank you everyone for entering the Miche Bag giveaway. Unfortunately, as you know we can only choose one winner (chosen by random.org).The lucky winner is...................................Lasgirl! Congratulations to Laura of Lasgirl.blogspot.com you've won three Miche Bag purses (let us know which set). Wahooooooo! Please contact me within 3 days to claim your prize or else we will need to choose another winner.  Thank you.I love these Miche bag shells...MICHE bag - SHELL ONLY - BarbaraMiche Bag Shell Priscilla [...]