Monday, February 6, 2017

Hello Love

Hi love!
January just zoomed right by am I right?  I'm loving it :) I LOVE February and I absolutely love decorating and sending out parcels to friends XO.  This month is the month of all things hearts and the heart stickers in the shop are perfect for pretty packages. I've made a list of people I am going to surprise with a little package of goodness, the list includes our friend and postal worker + yoga teachers and Rafael's little buddies :) 

So here is our Valentine haul for his buddies & teachers! Glassine bags + TwinePink & Red doilies + Tags + Love stamp from the shop :) I printed out "You are DINO-mite!" cards for Rafael to give to his buddies along with a toy dinosaur and lollipop. And inside the glassine bags are apple shaped sugar cookies that Rafael helped color. We threw in some cupcake Hersheys Kisses and classic conversation hearts. I had Rafael write R's on all the tags and added a heart sticker for some fun glam.  Everyone loved them! 

It was so nice to see my little guy hand these treats out to his friends and teachers. And to think I almost didn't make time to put them together. So glad that I did, it was fun to put them together with my little guy.

We've been playing with out breakfast too hahaa! How cute is his owl?!

We also took all the Christmas decor down and added touches of Valentine's day.  I made a long heart garland to decorate our faux mantle and added few extra in the shop.

Here is a plate of goodness that my little guy and I put together for our neighbors :) He helped me add all the cute sprinkles. How fun are these sprinkles! We made our own sprinkle concoction and I love this little dash of goodness. I always return a plate that my neighbor gives me with a little bit of sugar goodness. That's what neighbors do, its a win win. ;)

Red not your favorite color? That's okay, here's my take on a boho inspired Valentine

Fringe hearts ! Fringe heart embellishments forever XOXO

And Fringe cactus XO  I made heart sparkle emoji cookies to share with a few of my fav people :)

I love making the fringe hearts and even made a sugar cookie fringe heart XO. I know, I'm stress baking again lol!

I also baked these cute teepee cookies for my friend. She threw her daughter a baby shower and it was so lovely. I love little details like this :)

And these cookies I baked for another friend who threw her lovely BFF a baby shower. I especially love the edible gold glitter! I couldn't wait to photograph them :)  

The stickers, cloth bags and heart embellishments are all available in the shop. Today is the last day
to get your order in and have your items shipped in time for Valentine's Day :)  I'm adding a set of heart stickers to each order, just mention "Hearts" at checkout for yours :)

Happy giving! 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

A lovely New Year

Happy New Year lovelies! Although its a new year, I'm not over the Christmas decor and have yet to take it down :) It's my favorite month, every since I gave birth to our little R in December, I LOVE decorating the house with him and doing all the festive holiday stuff together.

This year, he asked for the color red. I'm not sure if it's because its his daddy's favorite Ninja Turtle
(the red one, Raphael) or because red means Christmas to him, but I happily obliged. 

Okay, so It was a little hard at first because I didn't really have red decorations but throughout the year, I shopped the thrift stores and found some cute things. 

That red porcelain truck was an impulse dollar spot buy for $5... get in my cart you cute thing.

The tree was trimmed with red to the nine's and then I kind of just wanted a white christmas everywhere else with slight hints of red.  Can you tell our love for the Ninja Turtles is strong in this family? lol! The mini TMNT stocking is for little R's pet fish "Color" lol! He even got a present :)

We don't have a fireplace, much less a mantle but you know what? You make it work. I stuffed a bunch of books I don't read under this side table and made a faux mantle space. It worked!

And of course a little bit of red here and there :)

I brought in a few unused doors and placed them behind the tree this year. You know it isn't Christmas without succulents! So I added a few succulents into a crown on the pretty reindeer head.

I'm not gonna lie, i love it. I'm getting ready to plant them outside this weekend and they held up SO well! I didn't even have to water them for a whole month.

This little beauty was my fav. Lots of color and lots of texture. I'm hoping to make and sell a few wreaths just in time for Valentine's day :)

And of course keeping true to our mantra,  a cookie a day keeps us all happy :) lol! jk. The baking continues! Faux gingerbread cookies, these are really sugar cookies with painted fondant made to look like gingerbread cookies :) I know its crazy but i love painting on cookies! it's so relaxing.

And delicious. I made this batch for my yoga friends. I dusted these with powdered gold  and they were all kinds of sparkly and pretty. 

And you've seen those snowman marshmallows allllll over pinterest, yep we made those too. And pecan shortbread cookies.... the best part was packaging a few bags up for our neighbors. Gotta share the love right?

A special order for a client, All packaged up and ready to give XOXO. Packaging is my favorite.

I even decorated a few boxes for our gift cards. Knock knock! 

And these two pretties. I made a snow globe from a repurposed envelope and fun confetti ... the car was cut free hand and I added a mini christmas tree to it. Pretty fun and it was well received :)

And thankful for a busy holiday season in the shop! Thank you!!!

This year I tried my hand at making felt garlands and they were a hit!

I still have a few garlands available here.

And new gold detail hand drawn bags in the shop.

here is a closer look at the bag gold detail.

I'm excited about bringing new handmade product to the shop for 2017. I hope you had an amazing Christmas and Happy New Year, here's to more creativity this year!


Thursday, November 17, 2016

The BEST SALE yet!

We've reached over 10,000 sales on etsy! This is pretty amazing and we are celebrating and want to  THANK YOU, we are having our biggest SALE ever! Over 100 + items are up to 50% off XOXO

This one is on SALE XO

And this Thankful one is on SALE XO

And so is this pretty floral wreath XOXO

And ALL of these NEW party themed stamps! All on SALE :) I'm even sneaking one of each of these cute stamps into a few lucky orders this week! In order to enter to win, all you have to do is place an order. You could be one of the lucky winners! 

All NOTEPADS are 40% off! Once we run out, they're gone ;)

All PRINTS are only $1 XOXO Yep, you read that right... only a buck. Yay!

I'm also giving away this cute Cactus Christmas stamp to a lucky Instagram reader tomorrow :) All you have to do is comment on the post to enter. I'm SO excited to send a few of these pretty stamps + prints + notepads into the world. I'm hoping they brighten your day. 

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported me through Inspire Lovely. Five years ago this December, I was struggling to find a job that really made me happy. With the help of Mr. Handsome and a lot of faith, we bought our business license and I had the job of my dreams creating stuff I love. The shop grew to what it is today after countless hours of making things for you. I never thought I would still be making pretty things but I'm so happy that I still get to make stuff and share it with you XO.   SO thank you thank you thank you a million times over.

you have blessed me in the most wonderful way
your friend,

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hello friend, happy Fall !

So happy to be back here sharing some new news and pretty pictures :) Fiiinalllllllly ! (right?! ;)
I've been working... with succulents that is. For over a year I've been sharing my succulent garden adventures via IG with the hashtag #succulentsunday. It's really helped keep my garden green and thriving. I haven't neglected the succulents at all :) (unlike the blog, ahem ... )

So this fall I started using succulent cuttings from the garden to create these pretty succulent crowned pumpkins. I gave a few to family and friends but the intention was to give to people I've not given anything to. Ever. So I gave one to my new yoga teacher. I'm fairly new to yoga so this was so fun to finally show my appreciation in true Debee form. lol!

Pretty much anyone who knows me knows I LOVE succulents and have a large garden full of them. It's my mom's doing. I've slowly become my mother ; /  But hey, I'm super thankful for the green thumb. And the therapy that its provided throughout my health journey.

And you know what? I even went out of my comfort zone and sold a few locally through Instagram. (this is a picture of my first batch) This deserves a scared face emoji right there. Because working from home, having an online shop really doesn't give you lots of opportunities to actually "meet" anyone. Well, I did meet a few succulent loving people and that was altogether scary and nerve racking in a fun kind of way.

Literally handing these beauties over with a smile was SO heartwarming.  Giving of my time and talent was refreshing. Also, a thorough background check was made ( just kidding! wink wink) I mean these are my babies after all. ALL from my garden! And now in new homes... I miss them :)

Look at that cuteness right there. That mini pumpkin is as cute as say a smiling dog am i right? If not cuter? Okay a tie. But I love both those things so much and maaaaybe succulents more right now. Sorry dogs! lol! 

It's even nicer getting orders from friends to give to friends. XOXO

The best part is.... 
I'm teaching a class locally with my friend Michelle from Polkadot Whimsy. The class is hands on and you'll be making a beautiful succulent crowned pumpkin with my help of course ;) You can purchase a ticket here.

The Pumpkin Succulent Workshop will include a medium ( 8 inch) pumpkin with all the succulent cuttings and everything you need to put a beautiful crown on your pumpkin PLUS snack and drinks. Um. yes and yes. I love crafts and snacks and succulents. This trio is a dream come true :)

Aren't they show stoppers?! Imagine this on your table?! I'm decorating my table ( and every table in our house) with succulents and pumpkins as the centerpiece at this year's Thanksgiving table. Move over turkey! Just kidding! I'll have a side of turkey with a big ol succulent pumpkin pretty please :)

I made sure to pick amazing pumpkins in a variety of colors for this class... look at this peachy goodness. You beautiful thing XOXO

Please say you'll come! I'm so happy to get out there and teach again. I'm working on swag bags for the class and I'm definitely making some fun exclusive items just for you. See you at the workshop November 12th from 11-1pm!