Sunday, November 24, 2013

Free Thanksgiving & Christmas Printables from Lauren McKinsey

Oh man guys.  I am behind again, sharing these awesome freebies from Lauren McKinsey.  I've been down all week sick.  You know the night-time (and day-time) sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, so you can't rest kind of sick?  Yes, I have that.  So, today, I'm posting TWO freebies!


I'm so excited about the new "Give Thanks" printable collection by Lauren McKinsey.  Right now, you can click the link here (or the photo above) to download some darling circle tags for FREE!  Isn't the owl just the cutest?

And, you can also get the "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" Hershey Kiss labels free!  I just adore that Santa.  So cute! Click here to download it free!  And view the entire collection coming Monday to


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy Who-lidays Giveaway

Ho!  Ho! Ho!  Are you as excited about the ho-ho-holidays as we are? A few weeks ago, we celebrated the holidays a teensy weensy bit early with a “Happy Who-lidays” themed party shoot.  It was so fun to style a Grinch-inspired party around Smash Cake & Co.’s new exciting & popular line of Party Paper & Party Paper Ribbon!  (You can see a few sneak peek photos in this post!  The rest will be featured on HWTM before Christmas.)  Of course, amazing companies participated as well (see the vendor credits below), making the party extra festive! 

In celebration of the approaching holiday season, we’ve come together to offer one lucky winner the ultimate grand prize party package worth over $725 , just in time for your own holiday celebrations. Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.  Contest runs from Wednesday, November 20, 2013 and ends on Wednesday, November 27 at 12:00 a.m.


Our grand prize winner will receive:

1- Online event planning services from Banner Events to include an inspiration board based on 1 party theme (winner's choice) with ideas for: decor, food, drink, desserts, favors, entertainment, & activity/games plus a suggested vendor list with contact information & links. ($75 value.)


From concept to conclusion, at Banner Events, we believe in taking the hassle out of event planning so you can BE a guest at your own party! Our specialty is bringing beauty, fun and whimsy to children's party designs and dessert tables.  Winner has one year from the contest end date to redeem their prize.
2-  SmashCake & Co. has your holiday gift giving and party planning “all wrapped up” with a gorgeous array of products from our *NEW* Party Paper line!  Party Paper was lovingly designed to coordinate with all of our boutique party ware in classic colors and patterns for gorgeous gift giving and perfect party planning.  Use Party Paper for the prettiest presents, table runners, party table backdrops, photo backdrops, banners, rosettes, chair backers and more! 
You will receive:
- Chevron Party Paper in Cheery Cherry
- Chevron Party Paper in Apple Green
- Big Dots Party Paper in Cheery Cherry
- Big Dots Party Paper in Apple Green
- Candy Stripe Party Paper in Cheery Cherry
- Candy Stripe Party Paper in Apple Green
- Small Dots Party Paper in Cheery Cherry
- Small Dots Party Paper in Apple Green
- Chevron Party Paper Ribbon in Cheery Cherry
- Chevron Party Paper Ribbon in Apple Green
- Polka Dot Party Paper Ribbon in Cheery Cherry
- Polka Dot Party Paper Ribbon in Apple Green
- Mini Gable Boxes (Set of 6)
- Large Gable Boxes (Set of 6)
- Chevron Party Paper Bows (Set of 8)
- Chevron Party Paper Bows (Set of 8)
Total Value: $125

SmashCake & Co. is THE one-stop for the Oh-So-Stylish Hostess!  Find design inspiration and all the latest trends in boutique party ware, including our fabulous new Party Paper line.
3- A Fresh Take Photography is contributing a beautiful 16X20 canvas wrap portrait. The canvas wrap doesn't have to be a portrait taken by A Fresh Take Photography. Your personal image can be uploaded to us and we will have the print made and shipped to you. Shipping within the US only. Canvas must be ordered within 1 year of contest end. ($275 value)

At A Fresh Take Photography we are committed to providing fresh, fun and beautiful portraits for our clients. When you choose us for your portrait needs you will be treated not as a client but as a friend! We are here for all of your family milestones...pregnancy, birthdays, baptism, graduation and even your wedding. Let us create timeless, forever memories for you and those you love!
4-  Scrumpalicious ~ Novelty Bakery Arts is giving away a $20.00 Gift Code, that will be emailed to the winner. This one-time use Gift Code can be used on-line at  It must be applied toward a single purchase of $20.00 or more. The Gift Code expires on December 31, 2014. "Scrumpalicious ~ Novelty Bakery Arts" does not ship outside of the US. 

Scrumpalicious ~ Novelty Bakery Arts, a treat for every occasion!  Available online at  Located in the Pacific Northwest, Scrumpalicious ~ Novelty Bakery Arts specializes in seasonal, holiday, and special event gourmet cookies and 3D treats. Original recipes crafted in small batches and artistically packaged.

5-  Soiree Event Design is giving away a $50 credit to their shop.  Soiree Event Design is a boutique event & graphic design studio specializing in personalized printables, branding & planning/styling events.
6-Posh Peanuts is contributing a Posh holiday outfit to include:  lace leg warmers, lace onesie and posh polka dot pettiskirt! Retail value of $53. No restrictions.
Posh Peanuts, is a children’s apparel and accessories boutique.

7- Addy’s Attic is offering our grand prize winner, a $25 store credit! 
Addy’s Attic, LLC specializes in handcrafted boutique clothing and accessories.
8- Candy Crush Shop is giving away one gold sequin table runner and 1 pack of 25 gold
straws ($50 value.) Shipping to USA will be included. Shipping outside the USA will be the responsibility of the winner.


Candy Crush Shop is a party supply store that specializes in pretty party decor for those with exquisite taste. From beautiful sequin table linens to ruffled tablecloths to unique candy items wehope you visit our store for a large variety of handmade items.
9- Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique is giving away 1 dozen Oreos ($30value  + $20 US shipping, U.S. only). Design TBD. Expires 1 year from contest end date.
Please note: Bella’s Bakery is not responsible for damaged or melted cookies. Bella’s Bakery individually wraps your order to both insulate and protect your cookies. Mishandling by courier and inclement weather are beyond our control. Must provide at least 3 weeks notice to book date for order.
Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique specializes in bite-sized desserts for all occasions. Let us make your next event sweet! Make it a yummy day.

Vendor Credits:

Jennifer Carver, Banner Events:  complete event styling
Karina Rigtrup, A Fresh Take Photography:  photography
Soiree Event Design:  printable invitation and coordinating printable décor design, custom cotton candy
Smash Cake & Co.:  party paper, paper ribbon, treat cups/cupcake liners, polka dot dessert sticks, gable boxes, paper straws, striped paper plates, mini glass dessert jars
Candy Galaxy:  candy & suckers
Bella’s Bakery & Bowtique:  chocolate covered Oreos, ornament and present cake bites
Scrumpalicious ~ Novelty Bakery Arts:  Grinchalicious cookies
Posh Peanuts: chevron tie, hair accessories, chevron dress, lace dress, lace leggings
Addy’s Attic:  custom chunky bead necklaces
Ten23designs:  custom laser cut wood candy & presents
Designs by Jordan:  custom Christmas wreath
Candy Crush Events:  ruffled tablecloth

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Free Thanksgiving Printables from Lauren McKinsey

Are  you getting excited for Thanksgiving?  I've been drooling over recipes posted by friends and family on Facebook and Pinterest all week!
I'm so excited about the new "Classy Thanksgiving" printable collection by Lauren McKinsey.  Right now, you can click the link here (or the photo above) to download some darling mason jar toppers for FREE!  Imagine filling jars with pie-to-go, or cute treats!
 Here's a little sneek of her coordinating collection.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Free Printables by Lauren McKinsey

Oh my gosh!  Life happened last week (imagine that), and I ran out of time to upload these darling freebies from Lauren McKinsey.  So, the good news is, there are two freebies this week!  Lucky you! But, be sure to act fast!  Freebies only last for two weeks!
You can access this week's free birthday boy drink wraps by clicking the photo above, or here. Interested in the rest of the collection?  Click here.

Last week's freebie belongs to the adorable "You Make Me Smile" collection.  Download your free
thank you cards hereVisit the rest of the collection here.


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Christmas Cards

Yes, I know it's only November 2nd and some people are still celebrating Halloween. (I might be one of them. Hello, chocolate and sour candy and chocolate.)  I still have several boxes of Halloween décor to put away myself, and then there is that holiday about gratitude that still has to happen.  We certainly don't want to forget Thanksgiving! But, the most wonderful time of the year will be here before you know it, and it's never too early to be thinking about THE perfect Christmas and/or holiday card.

We are thinking about trying out this gold glittered ornament style card (ribbon not shown in our example above) from Minted.

If you've never ordered from Minted, I am so excited to introduce you to them.  They pride themselves in beautiful designs from all over the world printed on exquisite, luxurious stocks of paper.  And if you place your order by November 4th (you don't even have to actually have your picture yet), there are so many great deals you can score! For example, automatic $10 off all holiday card orders.  Or, if you want to take advantage of free shipping and free card backers (the decorative backs of the cards that usually cost more), you can enter the code BACKERFS. Best of all, if you are a new Minted customer and subscribe to their newsletter, you qualify for a unique 30% off code!  (If you aren't a new customer, don't despair, you can use the code 15JOY to save 15% off.)  Remember, buy now, upload your photos later!

There are hundreds of cards to choose from, so be sure to check them out.  Here are a few of my favorite holiday cards from Minted this year.