Happy New Year Everyone!

Sweet Birthday Invite...

...my daughter's birthday is next month...we have been working out the details for this party...what do you know - it's a crafting party.  Here is her invite, I hope the girls like it.  She loves it!  I can't wait to blog about the awesome cake we have orders....it's a 12 inch round cake, get this - in zebra stripe with a hot pink boa make out of icing.  And the goodie bags are really cute too!
I love having a girl - well, most days :)

I love going to the Farmer's Market!

Today the family and I went out the to the Farmer's Market in South Austin...it takes about 25 mins to get there but today it was worth it.  They all enjoyed it and I think we got something for everyone...organic breads, fruits and veggies.  We also got some really yummy kettle corn, and cup cakes.  

OK, you all know that I love cupcakes.  This is a new small company.  She make this cute little peppermint cupcake with a cute little snowflake on top...I will try them out and let you know what I think.  She was new at the Farmer's Market and currently she doesn't have a website, but they do deliver in the Austin area...


Whoooohooooo!  I'm officially on vacation until Jan 5th...
I'm so super excited!!!
Last year at this time I made two foolish goals:  1.  Drink at least one glass of wine everyday.  2.  To wear sweats everyday...yeah and guess what, I gained about 10 pounds and could barely fit back into my work clothes when it was time to go back to work.  With all that said, I've come up with a new vacation goals this year:
     1.  Create at least 4 new stationary designs
     2.  Get out and do something with the kids...as much as possible
     3.  Read a good book
     4.  Organize desk area!!!!
     5.  Try something new
     6.  Blog daily
We will see how it goes this year...


...it's Courtney "I think 225"
There were 216 pencils 
Congrats Courtney! For everyone else who played along - I have a coupon special for you...50% off one item in my shop...with a $10 or more purchase (50% item must be equal or less in value)

Follow these instructions when checking out:

Use the coupon code: DECCONTEST in the comment section

When it asks for your payment type, choose OTHER and I will send you an updated paypal invoice.

I love giving away FREE stuff...

I love pencils...in fact at work, I usually write with an old fashioned wooden pencil.  I think I'm the only person with an electric pencil sharpener on my desk and use at least 4 times a day.  Well this explains why I ordered these....TO WIN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TELL ME HOW MANY PENCILS YOU THINK ARE IN THE PAINT CAN...THE PERSON WITH THE CLOSTEST NUMBER WINS A SET OF BOLD CIRCLE NOTES (I just added them to my website last night). Winner will be annoucement Monday night (Dec 8th)...Good luck

Sneak Peek...


I wanted to give you a sneak peek at one of my new items, I have not even given them a name, any suggestions? Available in pink, green or purple. Get this - I'm only charging $5 per package of 6. I'm taking these my my craft fair this weekend, wish me luck!

Theses and well as 2 other new styles will be on my website starting next week...look for new 100lb papers and new 'deep v style envelopes'.