inspired ladybug nursery

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I’m so excited to share this with you today! Carrie of Half Baked – The Cake Blog has finally shared pictures of her little Sadie’s nursery. She and I were chatting a few months ago and she mentioned that our ladybug collection inspired her. I was thrilled then that she loved the design, but now I’m ecstatic. She did such a beautiful job incorporating our little ladybug into her baby’s nursery and I couldn’t be more proud! Here’s the story in her words…

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After nine long months of baking, our little girl has arrived!  Sadie Anne is here and we could not be more thrilled.  She is by far the best thing I’ve ever created and I am just in awe.  While I take some time to be with my family, Half Baked will be visited by some extraordinary guest bloggers serving up amazing Fall inspiration.  Everything from creative DIY’s to parties and fabulous cakes.  Trust me, you won’t even miss me!  But before I go, I thought I’d share with you some pictures of Sadie’s ladybug nursery.  It’s times like this when I wish I had a better camera, but you get the idea!

I wanted to design a room that would grow with her and not be the typical pink baby room.  I fell in love with these sheets from Caden Lane and then built upon them creating a turquoise, red and chocolate brown color scheme to accent the predominantly white bedding.  While racking my brain for a ‘theme’ that worked with these colors and was still appropriate for a little girl, I saw this adorable ladybug party collection by The Celebration Shoppe.  Instantly I was inspired to include ladybugs and flowers.  Let’s take a look…

Modern Ladybug Nursery in Turquoise & Red

Modern Ladybug Nursery in Turquoise & Red

While I purchased some items, I also made some of the details myself.  After selecting the sheets and changing pad cover from Caden Lane, I purchased a yard of their fabric to make other items for the room myself including the ladybug pillow, lampshade, wall art and Bobby cover (not shown).  I also made the pom poms, ladybug wall decals (inspired by The Celebration Shoppe) and the mobile (inspired by Frazier & Wing).

I hope you enjoy this little peak into our home and into Sadie’s nursery.  While I look forward to enjoying these next few weeks with my new family, you can look forward to some fabulous guest posts here on Half Baked. We have quite the line up of guest bloggers set, so be sure to check back and see what they have in store for us!

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Congratulations Carrie! Enjoy your time off and I hope you’ll share pictures of your little bug very soon! 

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customer: bee-autiful shower

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Terri of Crafty Working Mommy hosted a baby shower over the weekend that is sure to have left her guests buzzing. I’m proud to say she used our Buzz collection invitation, table decor and printable collection to pull her look together. She then added her own crafty talents to make this shower perfect. (Cake via Cakes by Sara)

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I love the huge sunflowers! And you see the diaper cake and diaper wreath? Terri made them herself and even shares a tutorial.

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And last, but never least, is the dessert table. Terri made cookies and embellished them with our buzz collection designs by printing the image with a special printer on edible sugar paper (excited to say that starting the week of October 11, 2010 we will be selling yummy cutout and sugar paper butter cookies via Sweet Tooth Cottage for this collection and many more in the shoppe; a detailed announcement about this sweet partnership is scheduled for early next week!). Didn’t she do a lovely job?! AND she made the little bee and hive cake balls too.

Hop over to Terri’s blog at Crafty Working Mommy for even more details and as always, I hope you’re inspired! {Thanks so much for sharing Terri! You did a beautiful job!}

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Halloween pinwheel lollipop

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When we were putting together our Candy Corn collection photo shoot I made these quick little pinwheel lollipops using two colors of crepe paper, double sided tape and our cupcake pick circles.  A quick and fun favor for all the little ghosts and goblins at your Halloween bash this year!

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At least my little sugar goblins loved them! {wink}

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spooked pumpkin 25% off!

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The new spooked pumpkin printables collection is finally in the shoppe and just in time for us to offer it at 25% off all this week! The entire collection offers:

  • two witch faces (one each frowning and smiling),
  • two witch hats,
  • two cupcake wrappers,
  • the “Try one if you dare…” tag,
  • the  “Have a sweet, my pretty!” tag,
  • a mayhem muffins mat, and
  • the spooked pumpkin cello topper

all for $11.25 this week!

Hop over and check out fun pictures of the entire collection in our sneak peek post or head on into the shoppe for 25% off this collection and discounts on several other Halloween items. Happy Monday everyone!

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bewitched!

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It has been a wonderful week for the shoppe and for me personally. So wonderful in fact that I’ve not gotten done all the things I had planned to do. That said they are on the list, like showing you every last detail of my son’s science birthday party, but not today. Today, I’m heading into a weekend of fall festivals and family fun so when I got home this afternoon and spotted this bewitching dessert idea in this month’s issue of Parenting magazine, I just had to share.

Pick up a copy for all the details on how to make this spooky dessert and several others, plus some really fun DIY Halloween costume ideas. I think the mail man was my favorite. {wink}

Happy weekend everyone!

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customer: perfect pinkalicious

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If you have little girls, you’ve likely read the book Pinkalicious. But if you haven’t, you’re going to want to after you see this fabulous party from Andrea of Sweet Bambinos. I’m sure you noted the “customer” in the title. I wish I could tell you that we helped her with all the fabulous details, but alas I can’t. She only purchased the pink polka dot cups from us (nice addition don’t you think!), and the rest was all Andrea!

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I love the tall cupcake pedestals she made. Yep, you read me right. She made them using a tutorial from Joy’s Hope

And these are only a sample of the pictures and ideas you’ll find when you hop over to Andrea’s blog. Enjoy!

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scarecrow cookie pops

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I was browsing around for fun ideas to go with our new Harvest collection and I came upon these darling scarecrow cookies from Cindy at Skip To My Lou (she thinks the original idea might have come from Family Fun magazine).

I love how there is minimal icing work needed to create such a cute cookie. And what about that adorable little hay bale she used for her pop stand!? I used one in our Harvest collection photo shoot just for styling. They’re a little messy, but very fun. And we picked ours up at a gift shop for less than a dollar!

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science party peek

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We had such a fabulous time this weekend with my son’s science birthday party! I got numerous hugs (we’re huggers) and “love you mom”s… it was great.

I have lots and lots of details to share, but I need a few days to organize it all. Until then, here’s a shot of the kids working with one of four experiments.

Happy Monday everyone!

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science party prep

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I’ve been so busy over the past few weeks launching new collections (candy corn, harvest and spooked pumpkin) that I’ve not had time to post about all the fun things we have planned for my oldest son’s sixth birthday this weekend, a science birthday party! For those who stop in often, you’ve likely read me ramble on about how much he loves science (and how my youngest loves dinosaurs). Well being me, we just had to create something unique to celebrate his big day. Plus, I love the idea of an educational birthday party!

So if you’ve not seen it yet, check out the science collection storyboard that I posted a few weeks ago and then take a look at these darling bubbling beaker cookies,

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periodic table cookies (I love the Helium one!),

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and yep, our cupcake printable designs in these beautiful rounds. Sue (and team) of Sweet Tooth Cottage hand decorated each of these lovely cookies and I couldn’t be more pleased with how perfect they are. And these are just pics inside the bakers box; wait until you see them in our cello toppers! And when we start shipping them they will be packaged and sealed in 4″ cello bags which are a perfect fit for our custom cello toppers… did I just write that…  hmmm… well I’ve been dying to tell you and so now I’ve let the secret out. A much more formal announcement with all the details will be coming closer to the end of the month, but until then, just imagine a yummy soft butter cookie that will melt in your mouth and match your table perfectly!

Happy Friday everyone and much, much more to come next week on the party including table decor, crafts, science experiments, and oh, yes, more goodies!

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customer: argh matey!

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Jessy, a super talented mom of six, threw her little guy a bash that any pirate would want to loot! She picked up the plates, napkins and balloons from our pirate collection (pirate skull and pirate ship) and worked with Kristy, the head “glitter girl” behind The Purple Pug, to make a custom banner and other goodies.  Hop over to Kristy’s blog to see more pictures and some adorable Captain Crunch favor ideas!

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