Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Come what May...

Not only is this my current life theme but it is also a beautiful Etsy Treasury. With so much hanging in the balance for my family right now, I just have to remember that we will get through it "come what May" (literally and figuratively). Meanwhile, I'm thinking I am going to add baby blue and/or minty green to the color palette of my red accented living room. Thanks maclancy!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Beauty and the Beast

Which Disney Princess are you? I know you have taken the online quiz. Just admit it. I'm Belle. The quiz summary couldn't be a more accurate summation of myself...


...And I will indeed be setting out on a new exciting adventure soon. We are transplanting our lives from East to West. Final location is yet to be determined. As such, the closure of my shop (again hopefully only temporary but who knows!) is drawing close. I have set a date. The last day I will be accepting orders is May 8th. Things are clearing out of my shop rapidly, so grab anything you have your eye on because I don't have much more to post.

In the meantime, I will direct you to THIS TREASURY, which reminded me of my "princess" qualities. I love the color scheme of this treasury and will definitely be feeding off it to help my little sis plan a bridal shower.


P.S. Check out my last post if you haven't yet.

Death and taxes

I thought surely my taxes would be the death of me these last few weeks. Trying to compute expenses while my toddler was climbing around me and typing in miscellaneous entries was a treat. Luckily it's the weekend. My taxes are done. There are sales galore, so let the shopping begin!

Thanks to LUNIACSTYLE for pointing me in a few fabulous directions (and for highlighting one of my current Etsy promotions). Check out her finds HERE.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Feeling Generous?

I have donated two gift certificates to a silent auction. Proceeds will go to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. So if you are feeling generous, visit THIS BLOG and place a bid. Instructions for the auction can be found in THIS POST.


Friday, March 19, 2010



1) If you would like to be notified if I reopen my shop (most likely late summer/early fall), please Convo me your email address.

2) If you have wanted something from my shop, now is the time! I have indicate in the title if the item is the "LAST ONE" or a "ONE OF A KIND" item that will not appear again.

3) I will still be accepting requests for custom orders and will try to accommodate them the best I can.

Happy shopping! Final closing date is TBD but it will most likely be sometime at the end of April.

**P.S. In case you are curious, I am selling a house, moving cross country (hopefully), and planning a major birthday party for my grandma (90 years this summer!). Here is my inspiration board for my Grandma's 90th birthday. If you have any pink/gold ideas, send them my way!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Spring is here! The snow is gone! The grass is almost dry....time to play outside and enjoy colors like THIS.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

GIVEAWAY reminder

Hey loyal blog readers...all two of you:) Don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE tomorrow.

Monday, March 8, 2010


The sun is shining today and the snow is rapidly melting. A good day indeed. However, if that isn't enough to brighten your day, feast your eyes on this treasury featuring my Rainbow Sherbet clips.


Saturday, March 6, 2010


It's late. Of course:) But I had to end my weekend with a couple of positive announcements. 1) I reduced the price of several items in my shop and deeply discounted others (sale section), and 2) I am being featured on Give Away Today again on March 12th. Be sure to stop by and enter for a chance to win some goods.

Oh, and I am working on an inspiration board for my grandmother's 90th birthday. I started one this summer, but have had several ideas of late. Feedback and suggestions will be much appreciated this time. So check back in a couple of days for the finished product.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blog Land

I've been blogged about on a few sites recently and thought you might want to check out these creative ladies. Some of them own their own cute Etsy shops too. If you know of any other posts, leave me a comment:)


P.S. If you follow this blog, today is your lucky day:) I am currently offering a 15% discount to anyone who mentions PGHSTYLE at checkout.

Monday, February 22, 2010

New family post

Some rambling by myself and cute pics of my little bug are up on my private blog. Stay warm! And if you are already warm, I'm jealous. Melt snow! Melt!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Vanilla skies

This lovely Treasury featuring my ivory & turquoise Amy clip is making me kind of like the 2+ feet of snow outside of my window...kind of:) So wintery!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Orange" you glad you stopped by...

One of my favorite color combinations is the inspiration for this spunky treasury. Be sure to stop by here to explore all the shops being featured and the procurer of the Treasury. 


Chocolate Fudge

Something for you to drool over here.


Friday, February 12, 2010

Houndstooth Fairy

My "Cookies & Cream" headband is being featured in a treasury right now. Check it out here.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Birthday Bash

These last two months have flown by! As I started prepping pics to post, I couldn't believe that it is already almost Valentine's Day. Oh well, better late than never. So here are my inspirations from this post translated into reality. Even with my husband being out of town the night before, I felt like things came together nicely without a lot of stress (which is kind of a big deal to me).


Dessert table goods
  • light & dark pink M&M's (totally lucked out here because they were sold in the normal grocery store for breast cancer awareness)
  • Hershey Bliss chocolates with purple wrappers
  • Smores pops (I don't remember where I saw this idea but there are tons of posts about them)
  • purple wrapped Hershey "Kisses from Madi"
  • Mini chocolate cupcakes with pink non-pariels
  • Large chocolate cupcakes with bunny chocolates (I made the chocolates myself and only a handful turned out, and the frosting was hard to tint the color I wanted. I needed Abby and Jamie something fierce that morning.)

Food...the pics of the food were lost when my hard drive crashed:( I kept it pretty simple anyway.
  • Black forest ham & swiss sandwiches
  • Field greens with vinegarette
  • White grape juice with owl stir sticks (no particular reason for this choice other than if it spilled it would be easy to clean up)
  • tissue paper puffs....thank you Martha Stewart
  • table backdrop Michael Miller Pet Deer Fabric
  • favor bags and a sign for the entryway created using Cocoa Studio Forest Friends clipart
  • birthday banner with epoxy chipboard from the "Friendly Forest" line by Colorbok
  • butterfly mobile (fishing wire and cut-outs...super easy!)  

  • The kids all made paper antler "party hats" by tracing their hands and cutting them out. I cut out the headband portion and glued the chipboard letters from the Friendly Forest collection onto them the night before. I figured with eight kids (the majority under four) and their parents, one small activity for the whole group would be plenty.
  • The cake smashing...she was hesitant, confused, and then ultimately crazy excited about the whole thing.
*Special thanks to Libby Jones for the pics. MORE PHOTOS on my private blog.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Shocking I know...

...there is a new post on my family blog already. Maybe there will be more blogging after all. It is a great way to procrastinate the 5,000 things I need to get done in the next few months.

Friday, January 22, 2010

"Color my life"

My new earrings are being featured in a Treasury right now titled, "Color my life" by Sterling Roses Design (also blogged about here). For more details about each item, visit the interactive Treasury interface, click around, and leave a comment. Or not:)

P.S. New post on my private blog.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Another step into the world of Etsy...

After unsuccessfully trying to create an Etsy Treasury (it is kind of the linked instructions at the bottom of the Treasury if you are curious), I finally created one of my own. It's titled, "Stop youre making me BLUSH!" and is serving as my inspiration for my grandma's 90th birthday. Yes, I do know how to spell. Apparently Etsy does not recognize apostrophes. Nonetheless, stop by. Click around. Leave a comment. Much love!

P.S. New post on my family blog on Wednesday:)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Just a few announcements

This Wednesday January 13th, I will be featured with ten other companies on the popular blog, My Give Away Today. Be sure to stop by to enter the giveaway. I also will be participating in two other giveaways in the next 60 days, so there are several opportunities to get some freebies. However, my supplies aren't unlimited, so if you are interested in something, you might want to snag it sooner than later. Also, come May I might wrap-up boldminimalist as we prepare to move cross country, get a new job...dramatically alter our lives. That's all:)

P.S. This blog in the future will also be used as a "front page" for my private blog.