Thursday, November 28, 2013

Candy Sleigh

At work we wanted to make a fun Christmas gift for our co-workers in our Albuquerque office. We came up with candy sleighs. Here's what you will need.

Candy Canes
Kit Kat bars
Hershey candy mix
Mars candy mix
Kisses
foam board
hot glue

First measure out your foam board to be 3 inches x 4 inches. Then glue 2 candy canes to the back of the board with the hook up.

Then layer bottom with either 4 individual kit kats or 2 fun size. On top of that use 4 hershey bars. Then 2 of the Snicker/ Musketeer candies (mars candy). Then to top it off with a kiss.

This will be your final product.



 
 Super cute, right!!!


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Glitter Candle Jars

I was totally in the mood for crafting last saturday and made the easiest thing ever! I made glitter candle jars for my new Christmas candles that I ordered.

All you need are pint sized mason jars, modge podge and of course GLITTER!!!

First glaze the inside of the jar with modge podge. Then pour some glitter and coat the inside of the jar until you can't see the modge podge.

This is what it will look like once the glitter is on the inside.



Set aside and let the modge podge dry. Once completely dried they will look like this.



 
 
So pretty!!


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Sunday, November 10, 2013

All Things Pretty Jewelry Match Up Sale

I have another jewelry match-up sale using a 15% off coupon!!!


 
 
Addie Earrings - Heading out? Not before you add the Addie Earrings to your fabulous ensemble. Wear with casual attire or pair with a business suit, the effect is confident and polished. They are originally $24 and using the 15% off coupon they are now $20.40.
 
Destiny Bangle Set - The roundstone crystal Destiny bangle set will transform any outfit into something more stunning. The crystals are square cut and set in brushed gold on two bangles. The third features round cut CZs on a brushed gold bangle. Each piece simply looks beautiful when worn together. Each bangle is also dazzling enough to be worn alone. This set is originally $65 on sale right now for $48 and using the 15% off coupon they are now $40.80.
 
If you notice this order is over $50 so you will also get the free gift that is offered right now, the Juliette Earrings!
 
The total saving for this order is $10.80 plus a set of free earrings!
 
Come browse my boutique at All Things Pretty for more great deals with the current sales. If you would like a coupon please leave a comment.



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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Tiny Prints Deal


Sitewide Sale: Enjoy Up to 25% off Any Order which can also be combined with the Free Shipping offer!

Both offers expire 11/12/13

Use these promo codes

Free Shipping: FS13

25% Off: SW1112
Click here to go shopping!

Sprinkled With Joy - Flat Holiday Photo Cards - Petite Alma - White : Front


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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

All Things Pretty Holiday Matchup Sale

I know that I’ve mentioned my other boutique a few times before but I really want to start promoting it so with that in mind check out these fantastic match-ups with the current coupons I have available. These would make great gifts for someone on your list and not to mention you get a free gift with any purchase over $50!!! Score, who doesn’t love free!?

 


Corissa Necklace - a draped necklace is a feminine piece with a sophisticated and delicate appeal, making it a versatile accessory. The necklace is normally $48, currently on sale for $38 and using coupon code MERRIER10 you get it for $28, that about a 60% savings!!

Rafia Necklace - Celebrate your birthday, everyday with the classic and sophisticated birthstone necklaces by Rafia. This necklace is normally $59, currently on sale for $40 and using coupon code MERRIER10 it is now $30!

Maddie Necklace - Equal parts punk and pretty, the Maddie necklace is a real standout piece. Featuring a variety of dark silver chains with a large chunk of organic obsidian. Normally $69, it is currently on sale for $21 and using coupon code MERRIER5, it is now $16!

Dark Delight Set - Two dark delights meet as the Este Earrings and Darla Earrings combine, adding Wintery bold character to your post-Halloween look. This set is $74 but using coupon code MERRIER15 it is now $59 and you get a free gift, the Juliette Necklace!

*Note: These coupon codes are good until November 11 but items are limited, so once they’re gone they’re gone! So if you see something you like snag it!

Get your shopping on by browsing my boutique All ThingsPretty. You can also follow me on FB at All Things Pretty/ Kitsy Lane, where I post all the current sales.


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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Zulily Deals

Come and check out what Zulily is offering this week!!

Sunday 10/20

Hurley - from $8.99



Monday 10/21

Marvel & DC Comics




Tuesday 10/22

Dolly & Me - up to 60% off



Zumba



Wednesday 10/22

My Little Pony


Thursday 10/23

Stocking Stuffers


Happy Shopping!!!





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Tiny Prints Deal

Tiny Prints is offering an amazing limited time deal!

Free Shipping, No Minimum, Stackable

When: Limited Time Only
Promo Code: FS13

Visit Tiny Prints here!

Golden Greetings - Flat Holiday Photo Cards - Tallu-lah - Gunmetal - Gray : Front



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Friday, October 18, 2013

Our First Salt Dough Project


This year my son in 4th grade and we are now starting to get into making projects for certain subjects that they are learning.

Right now they are learning about the Native American Indians of Arizona, fun topic. He did a report in class on the Hohokam Indians, haven’t read it yet maybe I’ll get to see it at parent teacher conference later this week. So naturally his at home project needed to reflect the report. So we got online to see what kind the homes the Hohokam lived in. We found out that they lived at first in ‘pit houses’ and then later in an apartment style homes and they were made out of mud.

So I’m thinking how are we going to make this dwelling b/c my son wanted to make the apartment dwellings? Then the light goes off, ding!! We will use salt dough to mimic mud. I remembered that I had a recipe for salt dough from last year that his teacher gave us. Let me tell you that I used about half a package of flour and 2 containers of salt!! Plus I had to borrow the cream of tartar b/c I didn’t have any.  So we had to make 2 batches of dough to complete the project!!  Anyways it turned out pretty good once we were all done. It took us 2 days to do it. We needed to let part of the dough harden before completing the second stage of the dwelling.

 What do you think? Not bad. The picture really doesn’t do it justice, it looked much better in person.

Before


After (he got a 100% on it)
 
I’m also including the Salt Dough recipe below, just in case you need it for a project of your own.
Salt Dough
4 cups flour
2 cups salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
3 cups water


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Saturday, September 28, 2013

My first Heat Transfer with the Silhouette Cameo

I'm super excited to introduce you to the newest and first memeber The Pink Senorita team!! I had been thinking for a long time to grow my brand and figured the best way to do was to create a crafty team for my blog. Well I finally did it!! April and I met at work. It took awhile for us to realize that we both loved crafting and since then we have become friends. We are always creating things for work and it doesn't go un-noticed. Our co-workers really appreciate it! So with out further delay April has a fun Silhouette craft that she wants to share with all of your for her debut!!


Hi my name is April.  I love to create, bake, read, go to the movies and spend time with family and friends.  Speaking of friends, Danesa and I came to be friends while working together at our full time jobs.  Danesa introduced me to the Glitter Academy and I am hooked!  Then it was time to buy the Silhouette...this leads us to today.

Ever get that feeling that all you want to do is create?  Well my Silhouette offers so many options it's hard to pick just one.  While roaming Pinterest for some pinsperation  I came across Sarah's World and took my queue from her blog.  Loved her background and adding my name to my cover but I wanted to tailor it for my addiction (clearing throat here) I mean passion for coffee.

My finished product:



The flourish parts I downloaded from Silhouette Studios and the coffee cup with the heart I found from Vinyl Craze I altered it a bit to suite my taste.  Cute huh?  Yes, yes I just love coffee who needs water anyway.  :-)



I originally thought I wanted a soft grey with my pink and white but I am glad I opted for the sparkle black.  I think the sparkle added just the right amount of bling and makes a really, really cute cover.


For all of you out there worrying about your first heat transfer, get going and let your creativity lead you.  This heat transfer was super easy and I am just thrilled with my finished product.  If you think you need a practice run use an old t-shirt or an article of clothing you don't care about, at least until you are comfortable.....but really you don't need one.  Now that I have done this once I have confidence for all the future projects I have in mind....I love looking at my Silhouette dust cover!


Thanks April for you fun first post!! I can't wait to see more of your creative projects that you do. Yes it is true she is coffee lover!! You can also follow April and her projects on her Pinterest board My Creations.


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Friday, September 6, 2013

Shop Spotlight - - Juniper Tree Skin Care

I want to introduce a new Etsy shop this week, Juniper Tree Skin Care.

Thank you so much Danesa for being willing to feature me on your blog!

My name is Eva and I live in Southern Utah. I've always been inspired by the gorgeous place I live, everything from the majestic canyons to the wild sagebrush. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ, of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and I love God and Jesus Christ more then anything. I spend my free time practicing my cello, dancing ballet, hiking, camping, taking photos, and spending time with my family and loved ones.




I really wanted my skin care products to be unique, so I decided to add one of my favorite essential oils to all my products; pure juniper berry essential oil. The benefits of this essential oil are amazing for skin. Recently after I decided to open my shop, I went out to take some pictures and was able to capture an amazing picture of a juniper tree that eventually became my logo. It all fit together after that and my shop became Juniper Tree Skin Care.




I sell body creams and lip balms, all made with juniper berry essential oil.






I'm a newbie :) I've been open for about a month and half, but I've been making body creams and lip balms for a couple of years.

Be sure to follow Eva and check out her shop!

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/JuniperTreeSkinCare
Etsy- https://www.etsy.com/shop/JuniperTreeSkinCare
My photography/shop blog- http://chumaniphotography.blogspot.com/


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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Tiny Prints Deal

50% OFF Thank You Cards!
50% Off Tiny Prints Business Cards - Deal of the Day
Now through 09/06/13 8:00 am PT
Promo Code: DEAL0905


Are you a thank you note writer?

If not, you should be. Thank you notes are a powerful way of expressing gratitude. They are the longest lasting way of saying "thank you" (OK, outside of giving someone a permanent tattoo in their sleep...but that never works).

Either way, you can get a great deal on stylish, personalized thank you notes from Tiny Prints today. They are selling all of their more than
1700 designs for 50% off...for less than 24 hours. The deal is only good from now through 8:00am Pacific Time tomorrow.

They have perfect designs for graduates to say thanks, thanking people for Easter gifts, for kids, for parents, for business, for literally every occasion. And you get to personalize them by adding your own text, choosing your font, and even uploading your own pictures if you choose.



Deal of the Day

Creating custom thank you cards is easy:

1. Visit their Deal of the Day Page. Click through to the thank you cards. Make sure to do so before 7:30 AM PT to allow yourself time to finish your order by 8:00 AM PT.

2. Choose from hundreds of designs. Pick the one that best fits your personality.

3. Customize the cards. Pick your own fonts, add pictures to some designs, choose your favorite colors, and play with the design. Make it scream "you."

4. Double check your design. Make sure it looks like you want it to.

5. Checkout. When you checkout, use the promo code DEAL0905 for 50% off.

That's it! Super simple, but you have to act fast.

They'll be to your door in about a week and all you'll need then is a good pen and a thankful heart.



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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Huge Zulily Sale

Come check out the fantastic deals going on at Zulily!! They even have a sale for Halloween Costumes!

9/2
Labor Day Blowout Sale




9/4
Halloween Events
Roomba
Disney: Fairies and Princesses




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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Family Home Evening Lesson - Article of Faith 10

I was in charge of our Family Home Evening lesson last night and it was on the 10th Article of Faith. As I had mentioned before we learning about the Articles of Faith. Well I created a lesson outline for it so that I could effectively teach it. It is a pretty involved one. I wanted to share my outline with you. Remember this is how I taught my lesson and you are welcome to alter sections to your families needs. I created this lesson into 2 parts because the article of faith itself has 2 parts.

Here is the link to the lesson outline via Google Doc.
PDF:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B92xC47B8ZTQb0hPZHpyMk5fYUU/edit?usp=sharing

or Word Doc:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B92xC47B8ZTQZTVSeDZIekR4RHc/edit?usp=sharing

I hope that you will find this outline useful.


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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tiny Prints Deal

How many of you love Tiny Prints? I sure do. I've been ordering announcements and Christmas cards from them for awhile now and I'm never disappointed.

Right now Tiny Prints has a few fantastic deals that I want to share with you.

Tiny Prints Sitewide Sale: 20% off Any Order
Now through 11:59pm PT August 6, 2013
Promo Code: SCHOOL20
Click here to take advantage of this offer.

Thank You Postcards Surrounding Thanks - Front : Sunflower

Save 20% off all orders using the code SCHOOL20 at checkout. There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion. This offer cannot be combined with other offers. This offer is not applicable to previously placed orders or toward the purchase of greeting cards, gift cards, gift certificates, calendars or photo books. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on treat.com, third party or partner websites. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time. Offer expires 8/6/13 at 11:59 pm (PT).



Free Shipping With Orders of $49+
Limited Time
Promo Code: FS49

Click Here for take advantage of this offer

Birthday Party Invitations Pattern Perfection - Front : Paradise

Enjoy Free Standard Delivery with your order of $49 or more using the code FS49 at checkout. Shipping offer applies to non-sample orders shipped to a location within the 48 contiguous United States. Shipping offer applies to Standard Shipping rates only. Merchandise must total $49 or more, before taxes, rush processing, proofs, shipping and other charges for promotion to apply. This offer is not applicable to previously placed orders or toward the purchase of greeting cards, photo books, calendars, gift cards or gift certificates. Offer is only valid on Tiny Prints and is not applicable on treat.com, third party or partner websites. To prevent abuse, we reserve the right to discontinue or modify this offer at any time without notice. We reserve the right to cancel any order at any time. Offer is valid for a limited time only.


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Zulily Sale - - phil&teds Promenade Stroller

 zulily.com has this fantastic deal going on for the next few days only from 8/1/13 - 8/8/13!!

Check it out!

phil&teds Promenade StrollerThe phil&teds Promenade is both stylish and smart with sleek aluminum framing and an intelligent, multi-function seat. It’s ideal for one child, twins or children of different ages. For one week only, you can promote the stroller for $499.99 (reg. $850) and a second seat for only $99.99 (reg. $160) For additional sale information, visit: http://www.zulily.com/brand/phil-and-teds.html .




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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Scrap Fabric Toddler Fun

Last night I was in a crafting mood, because dinner was done and the kitchen was clean I actually had time to sit down at the sewing machine and make something. Thanks to my hubby who loaded the dishwasher for me. :)

So there has been an empty wipe case laying on the floor of my daughter's room, I know I was too lazy to pick it up and put it away, and I thought that it would be fun for her to play with. Well a thought came to me, I have a ton of fabric scraps that I really can't make much with so why not make a fun toy for my daughter to play with.

I pulled out my fabric bins and rummage through them to find long strips of fabric. I was in luck I found a few. So I got to work. Here's what I started out with.



It doesn't look like much now but it will.

I sewed the pieces together. I didn't even care that the pieces were even or completely straight know that it was going to be for a toddler. When I was done I had a long piece of umatched fabric strips.

I stuffed them into the wipe box,


and then handed it my daughter who was super excited to play with it as you can see from the pictures.




Don't mind the half naked baby, dad has just given her a bath. A fun, cheap and easy baby toy that will provide endless hours of fun. You can even add on to it for more colors or even textures.




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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Homemade Sugar Body Scrubs

A couple weeks ago I decided that I would try to make some homemade body scrubs to give as gifts to a couple ladies that I visit at Church. I had pinned a few recipes that I used.

I settled for the recipes that were on Little Birdie Secrets blog. She tells you what you need and how much.

I used the Lemon recipe, Ginger and the Vanilla. I also added my own twist to them. I added some extra essential oils from a friends DoTerra supply.

With the Lemon I used the Citrus blend, in the Ginger I used a lavender blend and with the vanilla I added in peppermint, mmmm. They all turned out great and super yummy smelling. Almost too good that you could eat it!


I used 1/2 pint jars which were the perfect size!
 Then I used the vinyl that I had received from Cricut to create a cute label for the jars. Using my Accent Essentials cartridge I cut out my border and my letters were cut out using my Plantin Schoolbook and Alpahlicious Cartidges.

I love how it all turned out! I will definetly be making more to give out as gifts!


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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Round Ups

Happy 4th of July eve! I thought that I would do a fun round up of all things patriotic that I've seen on Pinterest. Check it out!


Patriotic Jello Cookies
Yummy Jello Cookies!
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red, white and blue tootsie pop bouquet!
Tootsie Pop Topiary.
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Jello Pudding Pops - these taste just like the original and are perfect for 4th of July!
Pudding Pops. Perfect for a hot day!
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Free 4th of July Printable!  Need to get frame and just rotate printable each holiday.  Love the word art trend :)
A great Patriotic printable.
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4th of July wreath
Decorate your door with this super cute wreath!
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4th!!!
Serve up this yummy dessert at your 4th of July party!
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4th of July party ideas
Deck out your table with these cute ideas!

4th of july
Fun Party idea with the Cracker Jacks! Love the banner!
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I hope you've enjoyed this round up and I hope that you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!!




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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cooking Up a Storm

I wish that I didn't have to work full time outside of the home so that I can more crafting projects. I've also having been trying to figure out a better system for my grocery bill and to feed my family dinner. Honestly I get lazy when it comes to feeding my family dinner. So I decided that I would go through my Pinterest Food boards (Food and Meatless Meals) and see what I had pinned for ideas. So for the last 3 weeks I've made dinner pretty much every night! Yea go me! My grocery bill has reduced significantlly since I try to buy food items that can be used in mulitple recipes. So here are my families top 3 dishes so far.

*I'm posting the links to my Pinterest pins which will link you to the original link.*

Curried Qunioa w/ Sweet Potatoes




Asian Spaghetti




Citrus Oven Roasted Chicken



I tweaked the recipes to my families liking but these so far we love!


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Zulily Sale - Segolene Paris Handbags

Zulily has partnered with handbag creator Segolene Paris for an exciting sale event from 6/26 through 6/29!!

Segolene Paris Handbags


Realizing her passion for women's style at a young age, Segolene Bilodeau experimented with fabrics, fine tailoring and small details. From that she created a completely unique and feminine line of purses. Each handbag has a surprising element that gives it its own identity, while trendsetting designs and meticulous craftsmanship have made the brand an international favorite.



Head on over to zulily.com to check out the fantastic selection that they have!




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Friday, June 21, 2013

Zulily Sale

Hey there I have another sale to announce over at Zulily.

This week through 6/27, zulily.com will offer great sales like the Little Rebels – up to 50% off, up to 55% off Story Book Wishes and many more! Only members can shop zulily events, but membership is free and signing up is quick and easy. Don't miss your chance to shop today!


Saturday, June 22nd
Outside Baby – up to 60% of

Style Guide: The Boyfriend Look – up to 75% off

Story Book Wishes – up to 55% off

Bebe Oh La La – up to 60% off

Full of Flair: Apparel & Accents – up to 55% off

Style for Two: Maternity from $9.99 – up to 65% off


Monday, June 24th

Pack Your Hospital Bag Collection

Down East Basics

Ted Baker








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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Dress Tutu

Yesterday while I was home hanging out with my baby, the creative bug bit me and I had to make something. Since my daughter's 1st birthday is a month away and she her first photo shoot soon I decided that I needed to make her a tutu. We headed out to our local ribbon store. I bought a few things to accessorize what I already had for one of her outfits. I found a pink 6 inch crochet headband and a pretty flower that I can make her tutu with. I already had tulle at home in my closet. No joke I had 2 large bags of tulle. I'm a tulle hoarder, haha. For the colors that I needed most of it was already cut into strips. So I got to work. I love the final product!! It's so pretty!



Pink Sparkle Dress Tutu
 I can't wait to have my daughter wear this for her photo session! I will take custom orders for this. They will run from $30-$50 depending on the size of the tutu.


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Friday, June 14, 2013

All Things Pretty - Flash Sale

Don't miss this weeks Flash Sale at my jewelry boutique All Things Pretty! All the items on sale are less than $30!!!
Brenda Cuff
Brenda Cuff


Haley Violet
Haley Violet



Nima Brooch
Nima Brooch


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Shop Spotlight - Itsy Bitsy Beauty

Good morning! I have another shop spotlight to share with you! Today's spotlight is for Holly O'Blenis and the Itsy Bitsy Beauty shop.

My name is Holly and I own the shop Itsy Bitsy Beauty. I was born and raised in Massachusetts. My favorit thing in the world is to spend time with my beautiful 7 month old daughter, Lainey, and my fiance Bobby.

Motherhood is wonderful. My daughter is my best friend. I am lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom; I love it. I've always loved crafting, but really got into it last year when I was pregnant. I started making hair bows, wipe cases, and onesies for my daughter. I really enjoyed doing it so I decided to open an Etsy shop.

Itsy Bitsy Beauty basically means pretty little girl. I make my baby items for your itsy bitsy beauty/ pretty little girl.

I sell baby hair bows, headbands, hair clips, onesies, wipe cases, and bow holders. I am always coming up with new ideas and adding new items. I have only been open for a few months. I officially opend my Etsy shop on February 1, 2013.

Here are a few items that Holly sells in her shop.


Pink Zebra Baby Girl Hair Bow Headband, Pink Zebra Bow, Baby Girl Bow, Zebra Bow, Pink Hair Bow, Pink Baby Bow
Pink Zebra Hair Bow

Cateye Glasses Onesie/Bodysuit For Baby Girls 6-9 Months
Cateye Glasses Onesie
 
Hello Kitty Baby Wipe Travel Case, Hello Kitty Wipe Case
Hello Kitty Wipe Case

Super cute things and she is only getting started!

You can follow Holly below.
FB: Itsy Bitsy Beauty
Pinterst: Itsy Bitsy Beauty
Etsy: Itsy Bitsy Beauty

Thanks Holly for sharing!!


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