Friday, September 10, 2010

Crocheted headwraps

One of our favorite trends that started last winter is the crocheted headwrap. I am so in love with them and excited to be able to wear our version, and share them with you! I love them because they are a little chunky but not overwhelming on your head. And the best part is they make you feel so in style when you wear them.
For those of you that are sports fans, I think they would be PERFECT for football games in the schools colors. I cannot wait until I get to wear one to a game.
Since fall is quickly approaching we are offering a special deal on our Clara headwraps! For this week only they will be $10! Check out the right side of this blog for the special deal and spread the word to your friends.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Tip of the Week - Do you have Bad Breath?

This is to make all of you laugh and I know each and every one of you is going to try it!!! Ha ha ha. Know anyone with bad breath? Is that person you? How would you know? I have the answer!!!! Lick the inside of your wrist, wait 5 seconds, then smell where you licked. How does it smell? Now everyone try it first thing in the morning and report back!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Etsy find--grocery bags

I am on the hunt for reusable grocery bags that are not only functional, but cute as well. I am not interested in carrying a bag around that has a stores name plastered all over it. I came across this pattern on etsy that looks promising and easy. Any sewers out there want to try it out? I think I would use a sturdier fabric and one that could be cleaned with a wipe.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

How to--Fruit popsicles

This summer my girls are really into popsicles. Who can blame them? They are delicious. Only problem is all the sugar. My oldest always wants to eat more than one as if they were her meal. Right now we are loving the float kind with ice cream in the middle. Rootbeer, cream soda, orange...delicious.

So my solution to all the sugar...homemade fruit pops. Growing up we would always freeze juice in an ice cube trays with toothpicks as the stick, but now there are some really fun molds available. Ikea probably has the cheapest but if you want some other fun shapes check out these:
Seriously...This shape is so cool. I want to eat one right now. Made by Orka.
A more traditional shape, but still has a little funk with the grooves. Made by Tovolo

Every kids favorite, the rocket pop by Tovolo.

Now for the recipe. I came across this Strawberry recipe on Bakerella and figured it would be a great place to start. If the Cake Pop Queen likes it, then I am sure to as well. I am drawn to the recipe because the sugar is minimal and strawberries are so delicious. Plus, the kids will be eating fruit while getting their popsicle fix.

2 cups strawberries
1 Tb sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
pinch of salt

Hull the strawberries and toss all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pour into molds and freeze.

Good luck making your own popsicles and don't forget to share any recipes or pictures you have.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tip of the Week--Seven Peaks

For all of you local ladies, a friend of mine told me about a great coupon offer going on right now. In the Valpak mailer Seven Peaks water park has season passes for only $34.95! And bonus if you have a season pass you can also get unlimited attractions to Trafalga in Lehi for the month of July. Score. So if you are looking for something fun to do with the kiddos this summer check out the offer.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bliss Boutique time again!

It is Bliss Boutique time again! The boutique will be open July 8, 9 & 10 from 10am -7pm each day. As always there will be lots of cute items, so go check it out. Bliss is located at: 105 South 100 East in Pleasant Grove. Make sure you print out the flyer above to get 15% any item at the boutique.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Loopty Loo Designs on Studio 5

Loopty Loo Designs is going to be featured on the local morning talk show, Studio 5! For the last couple of months we have been apart of Bliss Boutique in Pleasant Grove and today the owner called us to see if we would like to be a part of her segment on Studio 5. Of course we jumped at the chance! Set your Tivo's for this Thursday at 11 so you don't miss it. You won't see our smiling faces on there but look for our adorable kids modeling our accessories.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Ice Cream Soda

I am a sucker for everything party. At times I think I should have been a party planner because I get giddy with excitement thinking about parties. My daughter and I have even planned her birthday October. So when I came across this adorable idea for ice cream soda I had to share it with everyone. Amy Moss created some fantastic labels for soda bottles so guests can make their own ice cream floats. Check out her site for the DIY how to.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Eclipse cupcake wrappers

Recently Loopy Loo Designs created a new company called "Sweet Whimsy" to supply trendy bakers with designer cupcake liners and wrappers. We are still working on launching Sweet Whimsy online but I couldn't resist posting about our eclipse cupcake wrappers since the movie comes out this week! What is a Twilight party without dessert?

A wrapper is a decorative finishing touch to a cupcake. After you bake the cupcake you place it inside the wrapper to give it a little something extra for parties.

So, for all of the Twilight saga lovers out there, here is the eclipse cupcake wrapper!

You can purchase this wrapper and many others from Sweet Whimsy at

Check back often as we are just starting to get all our pictures up.


Friday, June 25, 2010

Fun Find . . . Washcloth Cupcakes

How cute are these? These would be a great baby shower gift! They can be found on Etsy at Babycakes & Decor. This shop sells boy, girl and unisex versions of these washcloth cupcakes. They also sell washcloth lollipops and several other cutes items.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How To . . . make torn paper flowers

Simple Torn Flower Tutorial

What you'll need:
*Paper or card stock
*Brad or button
*Hole punch
*Ink for distressing
1. Start by ripping four circles out of your paper. The should get progressively bigger. I actually drew loose circles on my card stock so I could make sure they were not all the same size.

2. The fun part: crumple them up into little balls!
3. Flatten them out again and arrange on top of each other from biggest to smallest. If you want the distressed look (like my red flower above), ink the edges with an ink pad first.

4. If you want to use a brad for the center, punch a hole with a hold punch and put the brad in. You could also sew a button on or create another center.

5. Attach to your card, page, or project! This really must be the easiest project we've EVER posted.

To find a link to the original post click here.
Oh, the projects you could use these simple flowers on! I can think of so many. What could you do with these flowers? Better yet, take pictures of any projects you create with these flowers and send us a link.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Tip of the Week . . . What is that stain?

Do you have a stain in your carpet you can't rid of? Do I sound like an infomercial? I have been using a really great carpet cleaning product for years, (thanks to my Mom) and have to share. Most people have probably never heard of it, but it is sold in several different stores. The name of this great product . . . Folex!

Another great thing about this product is that it can be used in your carpet cleaning machines! It can pretty much be used on any fabric that is colorfast . . . upholstery, clothing, car interiors, walls etc.

Visit Folex to find where you can buy it, as well as find out how many ways you can use it in your home.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Digital Cards--on Etsy

Recently I have started experimenting with Photoshop and learning how to make my own cards, announcements, etc. I have come to realize that I need to invest in an upgraded version and take a class if I want to be able to make amazing cards like this one from SweetPeaBaby

Or this one by Natty Sue, that was made for a boutique we were just in.

I love that people are offering digital cards on Etsy because it is cost efficient. For $16 or less you can buy a custom image and then have the cards printed anywhere you chose. I love to use Costco but there are many places you could use, including your own printer.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bliss Boutique Starts Today!

Bliss Boutique starts today and will run until Saturday! It is a great boutique with so many vendors and cute products. Take some time this weekend and head to Pleasant Grove. While at Bliss, check out our new line of products we are debuting called Sweet Whimsy. If you bake, they are a must have (more on this later).
Bliss Boutique will be open June 17, 18 & 19 from 10am - 7pm and is located at 105 South 100 East. Bliss will be holding a raffle worth $500, so just one more reason to go. Once you have visited the boutique, head over to the Strawberry Days celebration and take a ride on the ferris wheel, and of course we would love to see pictures of that.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tissue Paper Pom Pom's--how to

Everywhere I go lately I see tissue paper pom poms. Not a new concept by any means but definitely a new fun trend. I love how they can add so much color without a lot of effort. Depending on your color choices they can make a party bright and energetic, fancy or whimsical. Even Martha Stewart is in on the trend and has made a great tutorial for all of us!

Hanging Pom-Poms
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

Leave it to Martha to come up with a napkin ring holder!

Napkin Rings
With just a few changes, these follow the same steps as the hanging pom-poms.

1. Stack four sheets of tissue. Cut a 10-by-5-inch rectangle, going through all layers. Make 3/8-inch-wide accordion folds.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, slip over center of tissue, and twist to secure. Trim ends of tissue.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.
The pom poms look so easy I can't wait to have an excuse to make them. I suggested to my sister in law to make them into a mobile for her nursery. Wouldn't that be so cute!

What will you do with the pom poms?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Studio Fix Powder--Tip of the Week

A couple of weeks ago my youngest daughter dropped my pressed powder and to my dismay it turned into loose powder all over the floor. I buy my powder from MAC at Nordstrom and unfortunately there is not a store close to my house. I went a week without powder and it made me realize how much I need it and love the Studio Fix brand by MAC.

It is a foundation and powder combination but is still dry like a pressed powder. I can't handle wearing foundation so this is my answer to good coverage with out the gross feeling. The powder is a little pricey ($26) but lasts a long time. The last time I bought powder was in August.

If you are searching for a new powder give this one a try. Besides, it is always fun to sit down and have someone else do your makeup and match your colors.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fun Finds . . . Poppy Seed Projects

I found this company, and I want to buy almost every kit they have. They have kits for the different seasons, for family pictures, for LDS temples, etc. They even have 10 kits you can buy for under $10. All of the kits are so cute.

Here are their picture blocks . . . under $10

Here is their picture plaque . . . under $10 as well.

When I actually find some spare time, this is on my list of projects I want to do. When I do, I will definitely post pictures.