blog tours

are you an event trender?

August 7, 2010
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Well… one of our firefly fans is and boy-oh-boy does she have a cute & clever blog: Event Trender

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I highly recommend touring through past posts.  I’m inspired to host a party just because… so-so many fantastic ideas.

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gratefulness is good for the soul

May 3, 2010
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What a refreshing perspective on life. Leah Dieterich's mother always told her to write thank you notes. So
she does. To everything. And her blog, thxthxthx is her daily exercise in gratitude.

Here are a few of my favorite thank you notes…

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please play with your food

September 27, 2009
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I spotted our quirky food face plate in action on the Fly to my Window blog.  Looks like Mr. F got a nice mac-n-cheese hairdo with some grill cheese sideburns.  Thanks Shannon for posting your pictures.

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I also found these creepy looking hotdog-spaghetti creations on her blog.  I wonder how you could use these on the face plate…maybe a runny nose – yuck -huh?  They remind me of mutant spiders – which would be fun to serve to the kiddies on Halloween.

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5 good things about your day

August 9, 2009
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I came across this free PFD print-out from the Whisker Graphics Blog and thought it was so so sweet.  It's the perfect little booklet to help remind me to be thankful for all the good things that happen every day…. like lunch with my honey every afternoon, curling up on the couch with a good magazine on a rainy morning, walking my dog, watching fireflies dance in my backyard and discovering new music on itunes.

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The artist behind this booklet also has a great Etsy store where you can download her graphics and print your own stationery, stickers and more.

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hunting for that pot of gold

March 16, 2009
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If you want to have a little St. Patty's Day fun with your kiddos, be sure to check out these festive ideas at the Fresh Picked Whimsy Blog.

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Happy hunting for that pot of gold!

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clever crafts from zakka life

February 23, 2009
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If you like quirky crafts, clever ideas & sweet recipes, you'll love the Zakka Life blog by Jessica Okui.  All the craft projects you see on the site (unless otherwise stated) are her original ideas and she does her best to post one craft tutorial a week.

Here are some of my favorites…

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What a fun tulle pom pom hair tie… probably intended for little gals, but I'd totally wear it.

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A cute creamy treat for March 17th!

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And how 'bout popping a peep into a cup of cocoa for an Easter surprise?

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Keep an eye on what you're putting on the bulletin board:)

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Who's peeking over my page?  Customize your favorite friend into a bookmark.

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bring the new year in with style

December 30, 2008
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As I was crusin' around for some tasty cocktail recipes for our New Year's Eve party, I stumbled on this snazzy blog – Hostess with the Mostess.  It's full of fanciful party ideas – some extravagant, some simple, all fantastic like…

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Champagne freeze 

And the winner for our January 31st party… Champagne Darling? Freezes

Ingredients

  • 4 scoops lemon sorbet
  • 2 ounces chilled vodka, citrus vodka or limoncello (Italian lemon liqueur)
  • 2 ounces prosecco or other sparkling wine or Champagne
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint

Directions

Blend lemon sorbet on low speed and pour in vodka or lemon liqueur in a slow stream. Add prosecco or Champagne. Pour cocktails into a chilled martini glass and serve, garnished with a sprig of mint.

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things to be thankful for: creativity

November 25, 2008
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Turkeys_111Looking to create last-minute whimsical table decorations for the big turkey day?

Just pull out your scissors, glue and recycling and you’re set to go!  Who knew cereal boxes could be so stylish?Turkeys_017

You could stick these fellows into a plant, centerpiece (make a bunch for an all turkey centerpiece), bowl of candy or cranberries, your baked sweet potatoes or make small ones for napkin rings.

For complete instructions on how to make these gobblers visit the oh-so-crafty my plum pudding blog.

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sad news about home companion magazine

November 6, 2008
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Me1_2If you love whimsical goods, inspiring artists, cozy homes, fantastic finds and snazzy crafts, I recommend you pick up the last issue of Home Companion this month.Me6

This is one of my favorite magazines.  It has such a delicious mix of articles, photographs and inspiration.Me7

Just look at these yummy images…Me5 Me4 Me3 Me2

And what magazine has advertisements as interesting as their features?  Me8

I discovered these ornaments from Swirly Designs because of their ad.  I LOVE them!  They also have a great blog.

Hopefully Mary Engelbreit will find a new publisher for this delightful publication.

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cool kid activities for ages 2-12

October 1, 2008
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Looking for clever activities to pull your kids away from the tv?  Need some restaurant tricks to keep your little ones entertained?  Siblings getting a bit feisty in the back seat on the way to grandmas?  Today_is_fun

You’ll find loads of great answers to these questions and more on the blog, Today is Fun!

This jam-packed blog is dedicated to helping adults entertain the kids in their lives. The ideas here will keep kids happy and occupied for hours on end, without you having to spend money or buy more stuff. The tips are always entertaining, often educational and developmentally appropriate. It is a great resource for parents, home schoolers, teachers, and more!

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April McCrumb

I'm April McCrumb ~ a creative gal from Michigan that loves to share clever gift ideas, simple recipes, my favorite tunes & all things crafty.  Thanks for stopping by my whimsical world. I hope you enjoy your visit.

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