Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Winter/Spring '08 - A bday cake I made for my daughter, Spring flowers, some new products, pretty storage, and May flower jar tutorial.Summer/Fall '08 - Beach pics, product photos, fall cooking and Make Mine Pink Retreat memories.
Christmas '08 - can't believe it's all over! All of that prep and work but it was fun.
Thanks for visiting - and don't forget to stop back at Cindy's for more!
Wishing you and your families a very Happy and Healthy 2009!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
A cute little Christmas sign - a favorite gift from my mom.Here is a great gift idea. I needed so many little gifts this year, for teachers, mail carriers, student teachers, dance teachers, secretaries, etc. These chocolate dipped peppermint sticks are so easy to make and pretty too! I dipped close to 300 of these this year and packaged them in pretty little tins wrapped in cello and ribbon. Chocolate and peppermint - a yummy combination! By the way, I ordered the candy sticks from Blair Candy in Pennsylvania. They have tons of great stuff!
Friday, December 26, 2008
I would have done this sooner, but I was crazy enough to be out shopping all day! There were things to be returned at the mall and of course my daughter wanted to do this today. I think the mall was more crowded than before Christmas. The last place we hit was Fortunoff's Christmas store. It was a mad house and there was hardly anything left. We couldn't believe it. So I wanted to be a part of the markdown craze. Everything left under Christmas has been marked 30% off my already pretty reasonable prices, so check it out HERE.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
The tree at Rockefeller. I was trying to find a link to the story behind this year's tree. Basically, it was a couple's (who are no longer alive) very first Christmas tree together. And the wife used to say that one day this tree would be in Rockefeller Center. I wish she were here to see it made it there!
Look at those crowds! And the pretty angels and huge snowflakes on the building.
A necessary visit to Anthropologie at Rockefeller Plaza. Love that store and their really cool displays. I could spend hours in there! But we didn't, we had too many other stops to make. We also spent some time in Bryant Park. There was a great Holiday Fair going on with some really cool and artistic vendors. I didn't get any pics, but they were all set up around the ice skating rink and another beautiful tree. We also walked past the windows on 5th Ave, really cool but another very crowded spot! Our weekend was a lot of fun but it went too fast. Before we knew it, it was time to pick up the kids. We make run back in after Christmas with the kids. We'll see if we have the energy!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Christmas comes but once a year. Anticipation is part of the season. But to see the most gloriously wrapped gifts under the tree makes the anticipation nearly unbearable.
Wrapping the gift is where you get to have some real fun. Even plain paper can be so pretty when decorated with vintage ribbon bows and millinery flowers. A broken costume pin can add some sparkle. If you have pretty holiday fabrics, you can have your own unique source for wrapping gifts. A Vintage table runner can be a great wrap for a bottle of wine or sparkling apple cider. A hand-crafted gift tag personalized for the recipient shows your thoughtfulness. Add a personal touch here or there, it is an opportunity to express both yourself and how much the recipient means to you.
Join the Boutiques at Make Mine Pink this Friday, December 12, as we present some of our favorite gift wrapping ideas and hints because we believe opening a beautifully wrapped gift brings as much pleasure as the gift itself.
The Girls at Make Mine Pink
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
The boutique owners at Make Mine Pink understand, because, you see, we are not only boutique owners, we are wives, mothers, daughters, and friends too. We know what it means to find the perfect gift for that special person. We too shop at last minute, at odd hours, or in our jammies—so ask! We are willing to help you find the perfect gift, wrap it, and send it on the way. It is our pleasure.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Since I am not a black friday/Thanksgiving weekend shopper, I stay home and open my house to my local customers for holiday shopping. My entry, dining room and living room are filled with pretty things to buy. I have Christmas music playing, a candle burning, and coffee and goodies. I love this weekend because I get to play store. This time, my kids were all involved in the process, unpacking boxes, pricing and displaying. We all had fun working together and they were thrilled to receive some $$ for their hard work. Even my youngest helped hang the ornaments on the tree. Here are some pics of my displays and some new products too!
A pink and silver display.
Love this color combo of bronze, cream and aqua.
Some sweet little bird's nest ornaments I made this weekend.
I would also love to tell you about a new and exciting online Holiday Catalog created by
Make Mine Pink.
Click on the pic below!
And for more inspiring holiday home pics and ideas, visit Melissa's blog at The Inspired Room!
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Photo from Family Fun
I am also thankful for the friends that have nominated me for the Marie Antoinette award, that I have taken forever to post. I am horrible at doing what I'm supposed to do with these awards, but appreciate it very much!
Thank you for the nominations from:
Janet - She makes such fun and beautifully creative pillows!
Georgia - Home of "Big Bottom Bags" and vintage linens.
Melissa - Owner of the beautiful new website the Casual Cameo.
Katie - What a beautiful selection of home decor and gifts!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Until my kids got older and complained it wasn't scary enough. So we added a huge spider, some webs, an ugly rat and on the night of Halloween I put out a flying bat and turn on the fog machine. They love it!
Every year, one of my neighboors carves these amazing pumpkins. Here are a few pics I thought you might like.
For more fall porch decorating, head over to Melissa's at The Inspired Room.