Category Archives: Pool Party

New Simply Summer Collection + Complimentary Shipping

HollyDays Simply Summer Stationery

Yippee! Are you in the full swing of summer – sun, relaxing by the pool, weekend getaways with the family? Our newest collection will bring the summer to life… fresh squeezed designs…

colorful fruit patterns

fruit pattern personalized bag tag

Nautical themed crab & fish bag tags, note cards & extra thick notepads…

crab notepad

Colorful whimsical floral patterns

pattern note cards personalized

The newest daily schedule notepad looks so fresh with our fun fruit pattern:

daily schedule notepad

The anchor design will make you want to set sail…
or at least relax you a little if you’re jotting down a quick to-do list!

anchor notepad

We hope our fresh whimsical designs help you celebrate your summer in style!

Here’s a coupon code for COMPLIMENTARY SHIPPING
on any order on our website… use code SUMMER at checkout
(code valid only through Sunday, June 16)

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DIY Pallet Artwork

Last week, we were driving and I noticed a lonely pallet on the side of the road. You know me, I was too kind to let it go to the dump (ha!), so yesterday we went on a pallet hunt to rescue the pallet. We also picked up a few more we just happened to find in a couple locations during our morning walk. My daughter’s 4th Birthday is coming up in the next week, so I’ve been working on party goodies. I had a vision from the time I saw the pallet to use one as a backdrop that can later be used in our home somewhere.

Here’s a DIY project for those of you fellow pallet-lovers:

 First, I did not want to take off all the planks of wood since this particular pallet’s planks weren’t spaced too far, but I did want to remove the back planks and make it thinner and lighter.

DIY Pallet 2 cut photo

I used a jigsaw to cut the side of the pallet, removing the entire back planks and 1/2 the thickness of the pallet. Here’s proof that I did it myself.

DIY Pallet cutting photo

This is how I really felt about it (weird face=my excited-I’m-using-power-tools-face)

DIY Pallet

Then, after the dirty back was removed, I sprayed and cleaned the boards to remove dirt, bugs, spiderwebs and slugs (yes, one slug fell on my leg when I was pulling this thing into the driveway (gross), but it’s all part of the process, I guess- Just don’t say I didn’t warn you. Also, while I’m on that topic, please be careful when handling a pallet! There are a lot of rusty nails sticking out, splinters, etc.

DIY Pallet cleanup

Once it is dry and clean, use a pencil to draw out the shape of what you are painting. In my case, a whale. It’s hard to see in the picture below, but there is a pencil sketch.

DIY Pallet ready to paint

Then, paint! I used an affordable craft paint and a foam brush to paint the image.

DIY Pallet painted

That’s it! I still plan on sanding mine a little to remove potential splinters in little fingers and weather the whale image a little. Overall, I love how it turned out and I’m sure it will be a sweet backdrop for LB’s upcoming birthday party.

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Summer Pool Party

There’s nothing like a day like today that makes you want to jump into a nice refreshing pool!  That’s why pool parties for kids are so fun!  I wanted to share one party set I created early in the season and I’ve used it a few times this summer.  These party goods are not on our website, but still can be ordered by emailing or calling us.

Hope you are staying cool this hot summer!

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