Sweet Treat and Amazon Gift Card Give Away
I have been waiting for this day, and it is finally here!  My SWEET friend, Norene, of the fabulous site called Party Pinching, has finally written a book full of her fantastic ideas for Sweet Treats for the Holidays!  I have enjoyed sharing Norene’s amazing creativity with you throughout the years, and each time I would tell her that she really ought to write a book!  I am so thrilled that she did AND that she is offering one for free to one of you!  I am also adding in an AMAZON GIFT CARD!  You can have a step-by-step guide on making adorable treats for your holiday guests this year and get some of your holiday shopping, too!  What a great gift to kick-off this holiday season!

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Clown Hat Party Favor

Today I am thrilled to have the ladies of Bellenza guest-posting for me!  I love their enthusiasm for parties and weddings- their site is full of fabulous ideas!  And so, I welcome them as they show us a great idea for making clown party hats to go on top of containers for cute take-home party favors!  You can use milk bottles or any other bottle for the best effect!  Have the kids fill the bottles with treats and top with a hat!  So cute!

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Father’s Day Bag for Dad
This summer, I am excited to announce several GUEST BLOGGERS that are going to pop by and share holiday and birthday party ideas with you! Our first guest blogger is SHAUNA KRANTZ of CUPCAKE WITH CHARACTER! With Father’s Day coming up, Shauna is sharing a cute way to make Dad’s gift extra-special…he will love the gift bag just as much as the gift itself!  Enjoy these ideas from Shauna…

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Mini Donut Mania~ Party Trends ~ Birthday Party Ideas ~green Mountain Baked

Doughnuts are all the rage right now~ although they have been around since the 1800’s!  If you are looking for a fun birthday party idea, a Doughnut/Donut theme is perfect and right on-trend!  My kids and I had the pleasure of trying GREEN MOUNTAIN MINI DONUTS a little while back, and they are worth talking about!  WIth so many different variations- you won’t find JUST powdered or glazed (although you can if that’s what you’d like!)…read on to see some of our favorite choices…they will wow you!!

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Blue Goose Giveaway

It’s official!  Blue Goose Boutique, Lauren McKinsey’s newest shop, is open for business!  READ ON TO HEAR ABOUT THE GIVEAWAY FROM LAUREN HERSELF…

Blue Goose Boutique is a dream come true as we begin to sell what we fondly refer to as physical products.  this means that you will now start to see the cute designs that we offer in our printable shop appearing on things such a notepads!  currently, you will find seven notepad designs in our boutique. we are so excited to be CELEBRATING our grand opening of the shop with a wonderful giveaway!

our GRAND PRIZE winner will receive: {total value of $194}

  • $50 gift certificate to Blue Goose Boutique
  • One year CUTE CLUB membership to Lauren McKinsey {value $89}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • Mongramed tumber from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $15}
  • $25 gift certificate to Paper + Pop {a printing & cutting service for printables}

our SECOND place winner will receive: {total value of $65}

  • $25 gift certificate to Blue Goose Boutique
  • One month CUTE CLUB membership to Lauren McKinsey {value $12.99}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • One set of 3 monogram decals from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $12}

our THRID place winner will receive: {total value of $43}

  • Choice of 1 notepad set from Blue Goose Boutique {value $18}
  • Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet {value $15}
  • Sheet of 20 monogram return address stickers from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $10}

our notepads make the perfect gifts for:

  • teachers
  • moms AND dads
  • birthday gifts
  • graduations
  • holidays
  • and just FOR YOU

each notepad was lovingly designed by ME and then made in our home. YES, for now, we are making our own notepads.  so, every notepad you order was designed by us, made my us, wrapped by us and sent to you with lots of love! we have a fun variety of sizes and quantities of notepads.  four out of our seven notepads come in packs of two with an adorable pencil picked out my me to match your pad.  the notepads are beautifully packaged in a clear cello bag, wrapped with pretty twine and have a matching gift tag attached.  they make the perfect gifts and we have even done all the presentation for you.  three of our notepads are single pads.  you will find the description for each notepad on the website, but each tear off notepad is filled with high quality paper and backed in thick recycled chipboard making the notepads extra sturdy.  several of our notepads come with a magnetic strip so that you can hang them on the refrigerator or other magnetic surfaces.

i have to admit that this A to Z notepad is my favorite!  i didn’t want to fill up the blog post with 26 pictures, but each page in the pad has a different letter of the alphabet.  the notepad has 52 pages in all.  this notepad is inspired by the ABC collection i created a few months ago that i just adore!   to see an image of what each page looks like click here.  this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two pads with a matching pencil and gift tag.

our Always be Sunshine notepad.  this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag.

our dream BIG notepad.  this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag.

Our Little Bookworm notepad.  this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag.

Our To Do list is another personal favorite.  i LOVE the 15 lines for writing and the HAPPY graphic at the top of the page.  i can’t wait to make one for ME.  this 5 1/4 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets of cuteness.

our Shopping List.  another favorite!  this 3 1/2 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets perfect for making your grocery and shopping list.  it comes with a magnet for the back as well if you want to hang it on your refrigerator or another magnetic surface.

and just in time for father’s day, this adorable Superhero Dad SUPER list is perfect for that special dad!  this 3 1/2 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets that will make dad smile as he tracks his lists of things to do!

i just had to show you the sticker that “sits” on the back of each notepad.  isn’t it fun?

for the next 30 days, you can use the coupon code GiveAway-10 for 10% off your Blue Goose Boutique purchase.

we are also excited to be giving away two CUTE CLUB memberships as part of our grand opening celebration.  the CUTE CLUB is an EXCLUSIVE membership program that allows you to download EVERYTHING {yes, i said EVERYTHING} in the Lauren McKinsey store.  we have over 1200 printables and add a new collection every week.  sometimes we even add two new collections.  we offer an annual or a monthly membership.  you can learn more here!  you can even use the coupon code GiveAway-10 for 10% off your CUTE CLUB membership.

thank you for celebrating with us!  you make me smile BIG!

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