{sparkly onesies}


When Silhouette sent me their rhinestone starter kit to try, I have to admit the thought of rhinestones made me a little nervous in the beginning--mostly because I had never worked with them before.After getting some great ideas from my girlfriends, I decided to make some onesies for baby gifts.I'm so glad I tried it, because I absolutely love how darling they turned out! I'm so excited to give them to my friends that have just had sweet baby girls, although I'm kind of tempted to keep them for myself! Seriously...sparkly onesies? {LOVE} the little bird. And the butterfly. And the ladybug. And the monograms. LOL.Now I have a list a mile long of things to sparkle up, because my girls … [Continue reading...]

{pick your plum…new sponsor!}


Pick Your Plum is a brand new site, with a really cool twist. Ready for this?*They have limited supplies on some of the most swank supplies. They have agents out in the field who find killer deals on high quality products.*They delicately slap prim-o crafting supplies on our site at a stellar price!*They sell it 'til it's gone or 'til time is up.*You leave feeling like you just won Martha in a crafting contest.*The supplies arrive fast and you've just picked your 'plum'! Doesn't it feel good?(from Pick Your Plum, Who we Are)So, each day at 6am MST they post a new product for KILLER prices. They only have a few in stock, so heading there quick is a must. Make sure you sign up for their … [Continue reading...]

Oreo Chicks

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Spring is here, and I thought some cute little Oreo Chicks would be SO fun! Aren't they adorable! My kids helped with these--I love being able to work with them in the kitchen, and when it's around holiday, it's always exciting. We had a great time!   They're perfect for school classrooms, Easter parties and egg hunts, and even as favors at your Easter table. They've always been a huge hit whenever I've served them, and who can resist a chocolate covered Oreo?  Not me!!! ITEMS YOU NEED: Double Stuf Oreos Yellow Candy Melts Orange Candy Melts Pretzel Sticks Mini Chocolate Chips DIRECTIONS: 1. Melt the yellow candy melts according to package directions. 2. Dip Oreos into the … [Continue reading...]

{giveaway} Shabby Apple


****GIVEAWAY CLOSED***How would you like to celebrate spring with a darling new dress?I would!Shabby Apple has THE most darling women's dresses. There are just SO many that I love.-- {LOVE}The styles of their vintage dresses are so flattering, along with the fabulous colors they come in. I would like one of each, please!Well, I'm thrilled to tell you that this week, you have a chance to win this beauty!TO ENTER:(you MUST be a brown paper packages follower and have a US shipping address to enter)~Please leave a separate comment for each entry~1. Visit Shabby Apple, then come back and tell me your favorite dress!2. Like Shabby Apple on … [Continue reading...]



Guess what!?Brown paper packages is finally joining the rest of the world, and now has a facebook page!Wahoo!I'd love to have all of you like me. :)Check out my left sidebar, I made it easy for you......In other news, I went through my second ipod in 7 months today, thanks to the rain.It was raining while I was running, but it wasn't a downpour. I had it either under my jacket, or zipped inside the pocket the whole time.Ugh.Right now it's sitting in our 50 lb. bag or rice, and I'm hoping it will magically bring it back to life. I don't think my husband will be too excited about buying a third one in less than year. … [Continue reading...]

{yummy easter menu ideas}


Don't you just love holidays? It's all about the food, baby. I love deciding what we're going to eat, and whether it's trying new recipes, or enjoying our family favorites, it's wonderful!Easter is one of my favorites, because I love ham. In fact, I'm still trying to get my family to eat ham on Thanksgiving, but so far that's a no go. It's also springtime, which is my second favorite season (after fall), and that means that the world is starting to be green again, and that lemon, and strawberries, and bright fresh flavors are sounding perfect.So...I went on the search this week and just looked for recipes that caught my eye. I found SO many that I wanted to try...HOW do I choose? Whether … [Continue reading...]