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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

a guest post and free printables from AmyJ ♥

hey all!
just taking bit of a break from all the hustle & bustle of life
between being under the weather 
(let's not even talk about the never-ending winter 
that seems to be sticking around like i don't know what)
and just wanting to regroup & restart, a breather is doing me some good.

but today is the best day ever.
my bloggy (and now real life!) bestie AmyJ. is guest posting here on my little blog.
which is so amazing to me since most of what you see here was designed by her hands
i'm always amazed at how God can take something as little as a blog or instagram or whatever and use it to bond us together with not just people, but kindred spirits.
 that we would have never crossed paths with in the "real" every day of life. 

i'm so blessed by it. i'm so blessed by Amy ...
she is open, honest, caring, beautiful (inside & out) and loves Jesus somethin fierce.
 and i'm so excited to show you what she's been cookin' up the past few weeks...
when i first read this post i eeeked & squeeeaked the whole way through

grab a cup a somethin and eeek & squeeeak along with me!

Let me introduce myself to you...  I'm wife to a bearded pastor, mamma to 5, illustrator and graphic designer, and Jaime's bestie!  See Jaime and I share a common creative wavelength... it's kinda creepy.

So I wanted to share some party ideas and a couple free printables with you today!

Okay, I have to admit something to you... I was going to show you a garland and some little woodland critter puppets and call it a day.  BUT my hubs was like, "You should do a woodland party! And make cupcakes!"  (I think he just wanted cupcakes.)  And then it kind of exploded.  So some how I ended up doing a full out mock version of a party we are apparently going to have for real in a month for two of my girls.  oy.  But hey!  It was fun and now I don't have to do all the work in a month!

THE DECOR... girly, vintage, woodland style!

THE FOOD...cupcakes and strawberry marshmallow mushrooms!

THE FAVORS... woodland critter puppets and mini notebooks!

THE CUTE (soon-to-be) BIRTHDAY GIRL! ... Lucy Lou... yes, that's a gnome hat. he, he.

THE FREE PRINTABLES! ... 'cause what's a party without something to take home?!

Okay, so I also must tell you... that these crazy cute little woodland critter graphics that you see everywhere, are IN MY ETSY STORE!  I know... awesome, right!?  That means that you can make all this stuff too! 

This is the invite I plan to use for the real party in a month... 
I made this blank version, below, for you! 
You can use it to make your own invites, signs, or even thank you notes!

* Just click on the image and save the .PNG file to your computer! 
You can use it just like a photo image... 

Then I also have some place cards for you!

**Please remember these printables are for personal use only.  May not be used for profit of any kind.  Files may not be distributed. Enjoy!

Okay... I've used up enough of Jaime's blog space, y'all.  Time to say goodbye.  
But hey!  Come on over to my blog and say hi!  And don't forget to go pick up some of your own woodland animal clip art in my store... and then get crazy creative :)

Blessings... :)

kay. don't lie.
you eeeeeek.
i know you did! and those printables ...
thank you sweet Amy!

guys the other thing is, if you haven't been to her blog already
you need to hop over and see ... it just got a super sweet makeover 
and everything is so fun to look at 
i'm like a kid in a candy shop when i'm there

that little phone. i die.
kay i'll stop.

but really, while you're over there, spend some time in her home ... 
you'll find so much inspiration in every little space

i love looking at her pictures
it's easy to see we are like minded ... we love our families, we love our homes
and expressing our creativity in every room ♥
i love it when friends inspire & challenge you
to try new things. to think outside the box
dont' you?

and make sure you pour another cup cause you'll be there for a bit.

so about next week!
i'm super excited to finally finish and post about this menu plan thing 
that i've been workin on for like 10 years 
(kay not really, but it's been forever)
(it's just dragging on and on)
(and it's really not complicated so i have no idea why)

but all that to say that AmyJ. and i put our heads together to bring you a whole set of printables & a simple plan to keep meal planning easy
and more importantly super cute ♥

they are to adorable & affordable to say no to

 ... and next week we'll have a few freebies for ya 
cause we really love & appreciate you guys. 
like a lot. 
i'm so excited about this!
(can you tell)
see you next week!


  1. SOOOO cute and so much to look at!! Thank you so much for sharing! I'll have to go see your sweet blog!! :) xo Holly

  2. What an adorable party theme! Love those little woodland critters!

  3. Such sweetness!! Love the collaboration, Ladies!
    xo- Susan

  4. Adorable party!! I'm contemplating decorating my babies nursery with a woodland theme :)
    Sarah xxx

  5. So Pretty and creative! I love it!

  6. LOVE IT!! Thanks for all the sharing!! And oh my word the woodland critters rock!!! Just so much darn cuteness everywhere!!! So glad God brought you and Amy together looks like He had a plan!! and what you are sharing with us is so unselfish and a blessing for others who my not be able to afford the etsy shoppe!! LOVE IT!! I also love the pic of you and Amy like I said before you guys kinda look alike! Hmmm....Oh that wild n crazy God I love Him!! Hope you are stayin warm n cozy on this very chilly day!! XOXO Love Fran.

  7. Love Amy! She did my birth announcements for me - sweet as can be!! Can't wait for the meal charting cuteness, two are a crafty match made in heaven! And now I can't wait for my five month old's first birthday!!!! ; )

  8. Super cute and adorable!! The party was so sweet!! Love all the little touches.


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