Storybook & Fairytale Birthday Parties


Are you starting to plan your child’s birthday party, and looking for a creative theme? Look no further than your child’s library featuring fairytales and storybooks from yesteryear for themes considered the most innovative and fresh today! Two fabulous examples are children’s parties based on the adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, as well as …continue reading

Alphabet Tween Room


Colorful polka dots and various colored fonts work wonders together to create a sweet tween room. This girls room was designed for a model home in Atlanta.  The designer, Hallie Keneda, wanted a whimsical alphabet mural. Muralist is Anita Roll.   Loving the alphabet pillow! Here are some other choices for alphabet pillows.     …continue reading

DIY: Dollar Store Crafts


Absolutely darling! And yes, it’s from the dollar store. Sachiko of Tea Rose Home created these darling framed fabrics with frames from one of my favorite stores – The Dollar Store (here’s a link to one)! She placed assorted floral prints inside the frames and came out with shabby chic art for cheap. For complete …continue reading

Winner of Hallmark Giveaway


Congratulations to Mrs. Lexi of We’re Really Great (Benny Buttons) you’ve won the $50 gift certificate from Hallmark. Wahooooooo! Please contact me within 3 days to claim your prize. Thank you.

Sweet Shoppe Birthday Party


Sweet Shoppe Birthday PartyNavy from Navy Sou transformed her front lawn into a Sweet Shoppe birthday party for her 3-year old daughter Mya. Decorations included a lollipop garden complete with lollipops and a candy buffet with whirly pops, candy necklaces, wax lips, candy buttons, rock candy and many more scrumptious treats. Such a bright, colorful …continue reading

Playrooms: Creative Ideas


Playrooms are such fun rooms to design and decorate. Here’s a sampling of ideas to inspire and get your creative juices flowing. This playroom has been created with such a simple idea – the shelves and the bright colors painted behind the shelves make this room. Hearting the polka dot lampshade.   Black accents among the bright colors …continue reading

The Humble Mason Jar


Photos top left to bottom right: Kate Landers Events, Eat Drink Pretty, HWTM, Divine Party Concepts, Eat Drink Pretty, The Cherry Grove, Save The Date For Cupcakes, Hip Hip Hooray Blog. Invented in 1858 by John L. Mason, these babies have come a long way from the common use of canning for preservation of food! …continue reading

Ladybug, Ladybug Birthday Party


Isn’t this the cutest party? Thanks to Bethany for sharing her wonderful ladybug theme party she created for her daughter! Bethany’s blog Hissy Fits Photography shares darling ideas on how to host a ladybug party! Way too cute – hair clips! Bethany hand made these invitations! Her dad (yes, her dad) whipped up these fab …continue reading

Personalized Invitations/Announcements Giveaway – CLOSED


I want to share a new collection from –  invitations that mail themselves. is happy to announce the “birth” of its newest arrival – Personalized Baby Announcements. This new line also includes customizable shower invitations, plates and thank you cards – all photo-ready and featuring contemporary new designs. One Design Dazzle reader will …continue reading

DIY Headboard For Kids and Teens


A great look for a teen room – album record covers made into a headboard. Frame your little artists artwork and use as their headboard. I’ve blogged about a similar look using A-Z letters for a wall treatment. What a fun idea for a headboard. Hollow doors (without the doorknob hole) stacked side by side …continue reading