Author Archives: spatelsvn

birthday banner

I’ve been on a kick lately in creating birthday banners using the simplest materials.  All you will need are the following supplies: burlap, twine ( or ribbon), stencils, black acrylic paint,  pom poms ( if you wish) and glue ( … Continue reading

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star wars party planning

Planning a star wars party wasn’t the easiest thing.  My boys have asked me for many different themes and they always seemed easy to grasp my hands around but this one was a stopper.  I know that Star Wars is … Continue reading

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Spring gifts

Hello everyone and happy spring!  It’ still a bit chilly out there but that doesn’t stop us from hoping that the warm weather is around the corner.  I have been putting together some stuff that reminds me of this season … Continue reading

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simple packaging

Trust me- it’s simple, affordable and adorable.  I am currently packaging these mason jars that are filled with chocolate limes ( imported from England) for multiple valentine’s day gifts.  I thought about how I should make the jars stand out … Continue reading

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Baby gifts

I was recently asked by a friend of mine to put together a gift for a baby girl.  I thought about the things I loved when my kids were born. Coming from an educational                    background, I could NEVER have enough … Continue reading

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