Monthly Archives: September 2013

Halloween Treat DIY: Bugs & Kisses

Bugs and Kisses Halloween Treat Tags

 

When we were brainstorming ideas for Halloween, Jen had the idea of “Bugs & Kisses” and I thought it was precious! This is such an easy Halloween Treat Bag idea and we wanted to share.

Here, we have it shown with a jar, but this can easily be done with clear cello bags tied with a ribbon or yarn (I like the idea of using yarn to tie them, especially for the boys). We found the “bugs” (spider rings) at a pharmacy store for less than a dollar for a good size bag. This treat bag would be a fun one to put together with the kids. I could barely get the bag in the door before my little one opened up the spider rings to play with them. This one is bound to be a hit for the kids… chocolate and bugs, what more could you ask for?!

You can purchase our “Bugs & Kisses” tags on our website:

(purple gingham)

Bugs & Kisses Halloween Treat Tags

(lime gingham)

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And we’ve had several requests for an orange background for girls,
so we’ve added an orange gingham option as well:

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Use special code BUGS for 25% off your Halloween Tags this week!
(valid through 10/6).

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Lately: A Little Update on What’s Going on at HollyDays

Oh yes, let’s see, It seems as if I’ve been caught up in projects lately I’m a little behind on our blog, posting on Facebook,  Instagram… you get the picture, so I wanted to share some snapshots and quick updates with you!

HollyDays Home

First of all, we are building a house and we are at the critical time of decision making, so my mind is totally wrapped up in that. We started picking out house colors this week (yikes!) and I’m am SO nervous about this and so excited at the same time. Of course that means I’ll be getting a new HollyDays office and I can’t wait to see all that come together! I’m not going to bore you with the details, so if you don’t know already, you can follow along our homebuilding process HERE.

Second, I truly appreciate all the kind words and messages we have been receiving lately about our free printable monthly calendars! Thank you! To answer the question, yes, we will be doing the free printable calendars in 2014! As you know, we release them 2 at a time right now. We may change that up a bit or we may provide a yearly download for a small price if you want to go ahead and download the whole year… we’ve still got some planning to do, so we’d love to hear your feedback on the calendars. We are so glad you are enjoying them!

HollyDays Catalog Coming Soon!

Another thing… I have been working on a HollyDays catalog for Home Show/Trunk Shows and customers who like to shop from a catalog. I was doing home shows when HollyDays first started seven years ago and I’ve been wanting to bring it back for over 2 years, so with lots of brainstorming, we have it in the works! If you’d like to receive a catalog, go HERE and enter your info and we’ll mail you one when the time comes!

Laying-in-the-grass

One last thing… No, we aren’t doing Christmas Village this year. I’ve made some tough, but great decisions based on my definition of success and what is best for my family this year and cutting out traveling and large workloads at one time was best for me at this stage in our life. I can’t tell you how much I will miss being there this year. We are planning on having a Trunk Show in Birmingham around the holidays, so if you are in the area, it’s one on the list of three locations so far. We’ll talk about that more in the near future!

Oh, and we’ll be introducing some new products, soon!…

Personalized iPhone cover

Ok, there you have it… a long, rambling post about a variety of things rolling around in my head right now. I sure feel better getting it all out there! Hope you have a great day!

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Halloween Paper Goodies + FREE Shipping!

Halloween Treat Bags

Our Halloween Goodies on on the web! So go take a look and enjoy FREE shipping on ANY order on our website this week!

 

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Printable November & December Calendars

Free Printable November & December 2013 Calendars
The last two months of 2013 are officially ready for downloading and printing. I know the end of the year is probably pretty busy for your family, so I hope these calendars help you organize and plan your holiday season. Most importantly, I hope you schedule in rest time and time to enjoy family and friends. Make these months count!

Click HERE to download November 2013

Click HERE to download December 2013

We’re hearing lots of great comments on these calendars!
What do you use your calendar for each month – meal planning, schedule planning, etc?
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Construction Party

Construction Party Table

I have a super cute Construction Party to show you today!
Jen’s little boy turned 3 not long ago and she threw the cutest party for him.

Construction Party Invitation

Construction Party Gear

Construction Party Crew Enter Sign

Construction Party Sand

Construction Party Game

Construction Party Lunch

Construction Party Drinks

Construction Party Drinks

Construction Party Food

Construction Party Cake

Construction Party Cupcakes

Construction Party Favors

Construction Party Debris

Construction Party Cute Birthday Boy

The Details…

Jen’s neighborhood clubhouse was the perfect location for the party with the sand volleyball court for the kiddos to play with their dump trucks. Lunch was served in brown paper bags with cute stickers we made to keep the bags closed. The children ate lunch on the “road” Jen made by taking black plastic tablecloths and adding yellow tape stripes down the center. I also like her “debris” trash bag. Jen doesn’t leave any detail out when planning a party!

My favorites…

- Table made with sawhorses
- Food for adults served in Toy Dump Truck
- Hard hats & aprons for the little guests
-Hard hat chocolates on top of the cupcakes

Where you can find these party supplies:

- Invitations
- Water Bottle Labels
- Cupcake Wrappers
-Lunch Bag Stickers
-Party Favor Stickers
-Hard Hats
-Aprons (Home Depot Kids’ Workshops)
-Hard Hat Cupcake Chocolates
-Party Signs
-Thank you Notes

I just loved this party! So cute and so perfect for a little boy!

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