May Day Treat Bags

may day bags 3 with text

May Day is a beautiful little day to celebrate. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as easy as popping some corn and tossing it into a little treat bag strung with some ribbon–my grandmother and I used to make paper cones, so this way is even easier. Add a note if you wish (last year’s printables can be found in this post), or just leave it sweet and simple.

may day bags with flowers

Flowers are always a May Day treat. If you don’t have blooms to spare in your garden, you can easily make a few quick flowers on your own like the ones pictured above (find the tutorial here). They look sweet and fresh in these little bags too.

may day treat bags

Don’t forget about the INCREDIBLE sale going on in the shop right now. Stock up on treat bags for May Day (or any day), paper straws, and more for 40% off! Use code: SALEON40 for 40% off of your entire order in the shop.


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Party to Pine For :: Pink, Yellow & Grey DIY Craft Baby Shower


This sweet, simple DIY craft baby shower is so precious. Look at the table above: the flowers, yarn, scissors…all coordinating and oh so lovely. All the details and photos can be found at 100 Layer Cakelet.



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5 Party Pinners to Follow


Being creative is being inspired. To be inspired, you need to be surrounded by creative things. Pinterest is an excellent source of creativity and inspiration. It’s the mother of all inspiration boards. And them some.

If you’re not already following me, please do (click here)! Then take a look at my five favorite party (ish) pinners:

Vane Broussard  //  Stevie Pattyn  //  A Subtle Revevlry  //  Hank & Hunt  //  Oh Happy Day!

I’d love to follow you too! Leave your username in the comments for me, will you?


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As Seen On…Lemon Blueberry Muffins at Bake Your Day


Cassie at Bake Your Day was baking it up again with a muffin treat that would be great for spring. These look so fresh and light–especially with that sweet yellow cupcake liner from the shop it’s wearing. Find the recipe on her blog.

If you haven’t heard, I’m clearing the shop shelves–you can read about it here. Use code SALEON40 for 40% off any order in the shop.


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As Seen On…Raspberry Banana Wheat Muffins at Krissy’s Creations

Raspberry Banana Wheat Muffins

Today’s featured product post is from Krissy’s Creations. Isn’t the photo striking? Full of color and light. Perfect for spring. And the muffins look pretty tasty too!  Especially resting in the shop’s raspberry dot cupcake liners. Go here to get the full instructional.

Don’t forget about the sale in the shop! 40% off your entire order using code: SALEON40.


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younique products

Have you heard of Younique? A wonderfully rich line of beauty products designed to bring out the inner and outer beauty in every woman? It’s the first direct sales company to market and sell almost exclusively through the use of social media (think “virtual parties”). For an introvert like me, a virtual party is like a dream come true!

When I was offered the chance to try out a couple of the Younique products, I had no trouble saying “yes”. I was thrilled when my package of their specialty mascara Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes and eye pigment arrived.

Want to see what it looked like?

younique collage 3

The eye pigment was rich and luscious and stayed put when once applied. And the mascara…wow! For someone who has thin lashes, this is a godsend. The process to apply is simple and straightforward. I have to tell you, I kind of love it. Now if we could just do something about those forehead wrinkles (that I’ve had forever…).


Yep! I’m a happy girl! Visit the Younique site or send my friend Sara an email for more info ( You won’t regret it.


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Party to Pine For :: A Bunny Birthday

bunny party

Do your kids have a special stuffed friend? (Or maybe you’re like me, and you still have one too?) This party’s bunny theme makes me want to throw parties for all three of my kids themed around their special stuffies. Besides, this bunny theme seemed appropriate to share so close to Easter.

bunny party food table

The table with all the rabbit food is delightful, isn’t it? I could nibble all day long. And that floral “C” is breathtaking. To see all of the hoppin’ details of this party, go to Annie’s Eats. The details are impeccable.


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Sale On! (+ a big Coupon Code)

sale balloons with text


If you have yet to do so, it’s time to get your sale on! There is inventory  in the shop still cluttering up the shelves. I’m hoping to entice you to stock up and clear them off! Use code SALEON40 to get 40% off your entire order. (There has only been a sale this big in the shop ONCE before!)

Visit Lemon Drop Shop now for the best selection!



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As Seen On…Burnt End Grilled Cheese by Bake Your Day


Back today with another tasty nibble from Cassie at Bake Your Day. I remember hearing something about it being grilled cheese month (there is seriously a month for everything, isn’t there?!), but you certainly don’t need an excuse to try this mouth watering recipe–especially because it is far from your typical grilled cheese sandwich. Find the recipe on her blog.

What makes this photo, in my humble opinion (other than the food, of course), is the use of the simple kraft bag from the shop. Perfection! Like I’ve been saying, shop products make for great photo props, don’t they?

If you haven’t heard, I’m clearing my shelves of all my party goodies–you can read about it here. Use code STOCKUP35 for 35% off any order in the shop (while supplies last, of course).


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just begin

just begin 2

A while back, I did a post on AlwaysVery which included a lists of have to’s, love to’s and want to’s. Calligraphy was one of the things on that list.

I signed up for a SkillShare class to introduce myself to the basics, but I think there are loads of resources out there that anyone could use (see the Antiquaria blog for a whole slew of tutorials). Let me tell you, it’s harder than it looks. For me, at least.

The whole hand-lettering thing just has my attention though, so I’m going to keep at it. Practice makes perfect and all, right? I’ll gladly accept any tips that you might have to offer. In the meantime, I’m proud of myself for tackling something on my “want to” list.

You really do have to start somewhere. So just begin.



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