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Halloween Flash Sale + Giveaway Winner

We’ve got a few remaining non-personalized Halloween Stickers and Tags on Sale on our Facebook page! Only $6 for a set of 12 with FREE shipping!

Halloween Tags & Stickers

Also, a BIG congratulations to Kelly Caldwell for winning our Coton Colors Giveaway! She’s the winner of a $50 Gift Card to Coton Colors. For those of you who still need some cute Halloween goodies for your home, check out their website today for 50% off their Halloween products, just use code SKULLY at checkout!

One more thing, today is the last day to order personalized Halloween Tags & Stickers from our website for guaranteed Pre-Halloween delivery! Happy Shopping!

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Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Halloween is approaching and I wanted to share an easy and super cute spider cupcake tutorial. Last weekend, I was invited to a Halloween party and I thought it would be fun to make some cupcakes with a little Halloween twist. This one is really easy and a fun one to do with the kids.

HollyDays Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Halloween Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Here’s what you will need for the cupcakes:

- Boxed cupcake mix + ingredients (I don’t make homemade cupcakes, you can, though!)
- Icing (I did make buttercream – 1 cup butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/2 tsp almond flavoring + 2 TBSP milk) + food coloring
- Sour Punch Straws (in the candy aisle – I happened to find them at the checkout of Hobby Lobby)
- Candy Eyeballs (you can get these online or at your local craft store or bakery store)
- Sprinkles (of course!)
- Cupcake Wrappers (I think they really finish off the cute look – you can get ours HERE)

Halloween Spider Cupcakes

First, bake your cupcakes (chocolate, yellow, whatever flavor you wish) and make the icing. My recipe is add 2 sticks butter (unsalted real butter, yes) softened. (I always forget to leave out on the counter to soften and yes, even when I did this tutorial, I had to pop them in the microwave for a few seconds.) Then, cream the butter with the vanilla and almond flavoring. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time so you don’t get a big poof of white stuff in your face (highly recommend not doing that) then add the milk 1 TBSP at a time to reach the desired consistency. When I made mine, I used the full 2 TBSP. Add the food coloring, just a couple drops will do. I wanted to do my spiders blue because I just think they are cuter that way and not nearly as messy as a black spider could be (seriously think about that before you jump at making them look really realistic – your couch and anything else little fingers will touch and stain will thank you).

HollyDays Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

Then, put the cupcakes in the wrappers. I recommend putting the cupcakes in prior to decorating so you will not mess up the icing when you are picking them up to drop in the wrappers. Now, frost those cupcakes! This is the fun part and thank you to a sweet friend who was helping me. She decorated them beautifully. I like to use a 1M tip to decorate cupcakes. It is a large one, so this is how you achieve a nicely decorated cupcake.

Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Ok, now cut all the Sour Punch Straws in thirds. This will give you 3 legs per straw and ultimately a lot of spider lets. Don’t forget, each spider takes 8 legs!

Spider Cupcakes Tutorial

Then, add the eyes and stick the legs in the icing and a little into the cupcake so they will stay and not fall out… and don’t forget about the sprinkles!

Halloween Spider Cupcake Tutorial

There you have it! Halloween spider cupcakes! Oh, and did you see the adorable Happy Everything Mini Platter and Halloween towels? We have an exciting giveaway coming on Friday!

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Lunchbox + Gift Certificate Giveaway


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I am so excited to be doing a giveaway today over at My Paper Pinwheel! Thuy is a Mom of two little boys who loves crafting, blogging and party planning. Check out her oh-so-cute blog that is filled with crafts, recipes and more! While you are there, register to win one of our personalized lunchboxes along with a $25 HollyDays gift certificate! Thanks, Thuy!

Personalized Metal Lunchbox

Personalized Metal Lunchbox

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Gift With Purchase + Giveaway Winner

Summer Giveaway Winner

Congratulations. Maggie! You are our summer giveaway winner! Hooray! I’ll be sending you an email this morning so we can get your goodies out to you right away!

Did you see the cute aqua stud earrings in our giveaway? They are a cute summer staple for me this summer, so I wanted to share them with you! Make any purchase 7/18/13-7/26/13* and receive a free pair of earrings as our gift to you! (*or while supplies last) No code to use, just make a purchase and we’ll ship them with your order!HollyDays Gift With Purchase

Have a great day!

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Summer Giveaway

HollyDays Summer Giveaway

We have a fun giveaway this week! Win this pink Joy Journal, a personalized bag tag (like this, just personalized with your info!) and a super cute pair of aqua stud earrings! You can register to win through Thursday. We’ll announce the winner on Friday!

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Valentine’s Party Accessories + Giveaway

I hope you have enjoyed the Valentine Tutorials we’ve had this week, in case you missed them, we had one on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

We also have a few extra goodies on our website that are perfect for Valentine’s gift wrapping & parties: Raffia, Cupcake Wrappers, Balloons and fun stripey or polka dot straws! So how about we end the week with a fun giveaway?!

Valentines Day Giveaway

 You could win the items shown in the photo above: two rolls of Raffia (one red & one pink), a set of our pink stripe cupcake wrappers, one set of our red polka dot straws and a set of red balloons with white dots! So cute! Enter to win below and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday!

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Have a great weekend!

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Valentines Goodies & Giveaway Winner!

It’s Friday! What a fun week we have had! Our debut of our Daily Schedule notepads went over so well! We are so excited about it because, yes, as many of you asked, we do have some other organizational items lined up, too! Jen and I LOVE to organize things so we both have been brainstorming about what would be helpful to you. If you have any suggestions, please let us know! Make a comment on this post or email us at admin (at) shophollydays (dot) com! We’d LOVE to hear from you!

Now, on to other things… I’ve been finishing up the Valentine’s designs and getting them on the website. They will go live on Monday and all next week on our blog, we will be dedicating it to creative Valentine ideas for kids! Here’s a sneak peek of just a few of our designs for this year…

whale valentine

whale valentine

owl valentine

boat valentine

Also, we have a winner of our Daily Schedule Notepad & Goodies Giveaway! We had 252 entries and have heard so many great compliments on the giveaway! We had fun doing it, so keep watching for more of those fun things to happen!!

The winner is…

Congratulations, Elizabeth!
I’ll be sending you an email today so we can get all the goodies to you!

Hope you have a great weekend & Happy Today!

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Daily Schedule Notepad & Goodies Giveaway!

Daily Schedule Planner Giveaway

We had SUCH a great response to our Daily Schedule Notepads and such sweet compliments on them! Thank you so much! We are going to give away a Daily Schedule Notepad (design of your choice from the website), one fun luggage tag (front & back design shown here) a stripey rubberband for your notebook, gift tags and some other fun goodies shown: confetti (who doesn’t need a little confetti every now & then?!), three glittery clothespins and some colorful paperclips. Let’s keep the year fun & organized at the same time! It’s super easy to enter and opportunities for multiple entries! Check it out below:

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Good luck to you!

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Free Facebook Timeline Cover

Halloween Facebook Timeline Cover

We have a freebie for you today! It’s a Halloween Facebook Timeline Cover. To download, just click the above image and it will take you to the full size image. Right click on the image and save it on your computer. Then, it is all ready to post on our timeline cover just like ours!

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Oh, and if you aren’t following us on Facebook, find us HERE. We share fun pictures, information and sales on our page!

Have a great weekend!

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Bag Tags now Available {+ Win a Set!}

Personalized Bag Tag

Our bag tags are now on the website!

Yippee! They are perfect for backpacks, lunchboxes, luggage and sports bags.
2.75 inch heavy laminated tags.

These are a few samples of the tags on the website now:

Personalized Bag Tag

Personalized Bag Tag

Want a chance to WIN a SET of 2 TAGS?

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