Tuesday, May 12, 2015


The weather has been nice and warm! All the neighborhood kids are outside playing again and mermaid party orders are pouring in. That can only mean one thing: IT'S ALMOST SUMMER! Yay! Time for flip flops, pool parties, summer picnics, beach time, cook outs, under the sea parties, vacation, and weekend getaways. Time with the kids. Time with family and friends. What's not to love?

So since I have summer on the brain, I thought I'd share these fun Under The Sea Printables. How cute would these be to take to the beach this summer or have for the kids by the pool? Don't wait for a summer soiree! Add a little fun and celebration to your every day!

Print this image on 8-1/2 x 11 paper or card stock. Cut and tape around water bottles.

Print these on cardstock, using 4 images on your 8-1/2 x 11 page. (Print 2 per page for larger cards).
Cut in half (down the middle) then fold each in half with seahorse image in front. Use as place/name cards or buffet cards.

How will you use yours? What fun plans do you have for the summer? I'd love to hear from you!



Monday, May 11, 2015

The Best Mother's Day Gift: The Gift of Time

This weekend my hubs took my daughter to his parents for the weekend. While I missed hanging out with the family and visiting both his mom and mine, what I REALLY needed was a weekend get caught up. And he knew that. Orders were getting backed up, laundry was piling up, and the house was a mess. A couple days on my own and I feel more organized, recharged, and set up to have a productive week. I put in some earlier mornings and long hours, but it felt GREAT. I worked on orders, prepped others, stripped the beds, did lots of laundry, actually put said laundry AWAY, wrote a few posts, and worked on my new website. (More on that soon!)

By the time my family got home yesterday, I was ready to relax. My daughter and I gardened a little bit - planting the flowers she bought me at the school sale - and we made a little stepping stone path. Had the best time with my little nature girl. The hubby grilled us some salmon and asparagus and poured a nice glass of sauvigon blanc.  A perfect night with my little family and a great end to my Mother's Day Weekend.

Hope all you Mom's out there got a
little gift of free time, too! Of course, the BEST gift of all is having this little girl to love every day!