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Friday, August 29, 2014

Darling Miniature Treat Packages

     Hey there! How are you doing? I'm doing fine, thanks for asking.
     Are you pumped for Labor Day weekend? I know I am! We are headed up to good old Idaho to visit my in-laws. I love staying there because they pamper us. Plus there's more people around to hold and play with Davian. It's going to be a nice relaxing weekend—can't beat that!
     So, last month I made these super cute Miniature Printable Gift Bags for my good friend Paige, from A Dose of Paige, if you haven't seen them yet be sure to check them out—their adorable! I absolutely loved making these: everything is just so much cuter when it's tinny. When my mom saw them, she fell in love with the idea if mini gift bags. She said that every time she throws a party for one of the kids she likes to give favor bags, but the cellophane ones she usually gets are so big you either have to give them a whole bag of Hershey Kisses or it looks chinsy. A miniature favor bag fixes that problem while still being super cute.
     Today I have another version for you: Darling Miniature Treat Packages. These are unique, cute, and so simple to put together! And you probably have all the supplies for them at home. All you need is:
  • My Printable
  • Scissors 
  • A Hole-punch & String (optional)
  • Tape
  • And a small cello bag or saran wrap (depending on what treat you use)
     Once you print out my template and cut out the designs, you can either tape in your goodie (like a mini candy bar), or use a hole-punch and string to tie in a little bag of goodies. Then, fold along the dotted lines and tape closed.


     These would make such fun favors for a bridal shower, wedding, birthday party, or pretty much any get-together you have going on! Who wouldn't love getting a treat in these fun little packages!?
Happy Crafting!

*I am linking up with these parties

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party {20}

Hello ladies, and welcome to another edition of the Create & Share Par-tay! Can you believe it's already time for school again!? Crazy. My hubby started is final (hallelujah) semester yesterday, and I cannot wait for him to be done. And then, in a few more years, my little one will get to start the journey that is school!

I'm so excited about this party today—it's going to be a good one, I can feel it.



Be sure to follow along with us—you'll be glad you did. Check out what we've all been up to this week:


And, of course, we have some lovely features for you!

Most Viewed

(featured on all 4 blogs)
//  Homemade Corn Dogs – Ten at the Table //

My Favorites

//  DIY Stenciled Watercolor Makeup Pouch – Pitter & Glink //
//  2-Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Sauce – Natural Chow  //
//  Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookies – The Recipe Rebel  //
//  Talk Nerdy To Me – Julie is Coco and Cocoa  //
//  {Light} Strawberry Pineapple No-Bake Cheesecake – The Recipe Rebel  //

Can you say "WOW"!? Which one was your favorite? I'm totally in love with those Mint Chocolate Truffle Cookies! Be sure to check out the other blogs to see if you were featured.

Don't forget to follow my Pinterest board to see all these lovely features and more favorites each week!

Follow Designs By Miss Mandee's board Create & Share Party Favorites on Pinterest.

Well, what do you say? Let's GET THIS PARTY STARTED, shall we!?!




Alright, now get to linking up the crafts and recipes you’ve been working on this week! Here’s the details:

★ Link up anything you’ve created and blogged, be it recipes, crafts, printables, tutorials, so long as they are appropriate.
★ Please link to your specific post, and not your entire blog.
★ Link up to three posts, but no more.
★ Try not to link up the same post more than once in a six-month period.
★ Do not linkup Etsy shops, giveaways, or other linkups; your entry will be deleted.
★ Add my button to your blog, or a text link pointing back to my blog.
★ Follow my blog, so you never miss a thing!
★ Visit some fellow linkers, share the love.
★ And most of all, have some FUN!

Get ready, get set, PARTY!

Ps: By linking up with the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party, you are giving us permission to feature your projects and recipes on any of our social media platforms with a link back to you, as well as receiving a weekly notification of the start of the party via email.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Free Laurel Wreath Graphics

     Hello everyone! I hope you had a splendid weekend: I sure did! My husband and I were celebrating our second anniversary, so my mom was nice enough to watch our little guy overnight so that Isaac and I could take a mini vacation together. It's funny how even simple things like going out to dinner or seeing a movie (in theaters) is such a luxury when you have a new baby!!!
     So, even though I took a little time off this weekend, I still wanted to get another freebie for you guys (aren't I so nice). Last week I posted some customizable Facebook Cover Photo Templates that you should check out if you haven't yet (they are pretty rad, trust me), and today I have another lovely download for you to enjoy: Free Laurel Wreath Graphics.
     Sometimes as a designer, you have something in your mind that is really specific, and every detail needs to be a certain way, so you spend tons of time making it exactly how you imagined. Other times, you have an idea of what you want, but you just need something to give it that extra flourish you've been looking for. Lately there have been multiple times that I've wanted to add a hand-drawn element like a laurel wreath to do just that, but every time I was in a hurry and ones that I really liked cost money (and, I'll admit it, I'm cheep). So, I decided to create a "stock-pile" of laurel wreath elements to use in future designs! And, to save other designers from encountering the same problem, I've decided to share my designs for free.
    I hope you put these lovely little laurel wreaths to good use! Even if you're not a designer per se, you could use them on pictures, as dividers on your blog, or even as decorative elements next time you make a photo book.
     Happy designing!

*I am linking up with these parties

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Posh Facebook Cover Photo Templates

     Hello there! I hope you have been enjoying your week so far. This week was my husband's and my anniversary! We are going out to dinner tonight—I can't wait!!!
     Alright, now, on to the freebie! Last month I made some Facebook Cover Photo Templates for the first time, and people seemed to really like them; so, today I've decided to offer another Cover Photo freebie! The last design I did was rustic-themed with floral elements, and today's download kind of falls onto the other end of the spectrum. For this design, I was going for a very posh, very glamorous feel. Something elegant and rich that you can get for free—does it get any better than that!? I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
     So, go ahead and make all your Facebook friends totally jealous: download whichever template suites your fancy, follow the instructions below, and feel rich...even if it's just on Facebook.

Need help with your customizing your cover photo? Here's what to do:


1.  Click the Download button, and pick which template you'd like.

         2.   The font I used for this design is called Dobkin, and you can download it here or choose another font.

         3.   Simply start typing in the large blue box: once you have your word typed out, save the file as a .jpeg by going to:
    File>Save As>Image>JPEG>Save

         4.  Upload to Facebook, and there you have it!

    *I am linking up with these parties

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party {19}

    I am so excited, and honored, to be hosting this awesome link party with these lovely ladies! This is my very first time ever hosting a link party—I'm so stoked! Karly and Paige have [so graciously] taken me under their wing in allowing me to co-host the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party.



    Be sure to follow along with us—we're pretty cool. So, what have we all been up to this week? Check it out:


    And, of course, we have some lovely features for you!

    Most Viewed

    (featured on all 4 blogs)
    //  Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread – Family Food and Travel  //

    My Favorites

    //  Summer S'mores Beach Cake – Framed Frosting  //
    //  Easy Blueberry Jam – Roxy's Kitchen  //
    //  Butterfly Pretzels – Pam's Party and Practical Tips  //
    //  Cassette Case Turned Memory Box – Delineate Your Dwelling  //
    //  Free "perfect" Inspirational Printable – Pitter & Glink //

    Aren't these totally rad!? Which one was your favorite? I'm swooning over that Summer S'mores Beach cake! Be sure to check out the other blogs to see if you were featured.

    Don't forget to follow my Pinterest board to see all these lovely features and more favorites each week!

    Follow Designs By Miss Mandee's board Create & Share Party Favorites on Pinterest.

    Well, what do you say? Let's GET THIS PARTY STARTED, shall we!?!




    Alright, now get to linking up the crafts and recipes you’ve been working on this week! Here’s the details:

    ★ Link up anything you’ve created and blogged, be it recipes, crafts, printables, tutorials, so long as they are appropriate.
    ★ Please link to your specific post, and not your entire blog.
    ★ Link up to three posts, but no more.
    ★ Try not to link up the same post more than once in a six-month period.
    ★ Do not linkup Etsy shops, giveaways, or other linkups; your entry will be deleted.
    ★ Add my button to your blog, or a text link pointing back to my blog.
    ★ Follow my blog, so you never miss a thing!
    ★ Visit some fellow linkers, share the love.
    ★ And most of all, have some FUN!

    Get ready, get set, PARTY!

    Ps: By linking up with the Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party, you are giving us permission to feature your projects and recipes on any of our social media platforms with a link back to you, as well as receiving a weekly notification of the start of the party via email.

    Create & Share DIY and Recipe Party