Tuesday Tutorial – Fingerprint Family Tree

Because I’m a bit of a Type-A personality, and I always run out of time… I decided to plan ahead this year.  For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been on the lookout for projects the kids and I can do for the holidays.  Here are a few links to some fun Thanksgiving decorations that I think we need to try, to spruce up the table AND our place settings on Turkey Day!

Last, but not least… we talk A LOT about our extended family around Thanksgiving and during the holiday season, and I thought it might be fun to make a family tree.  Here is a lovely Family Tree Tutorial WITH a free printable, to make a Finger Print Family Tree.. using the KIDS’s fingerprints.  Talk about a holiday treasure, both now and for the future.  The tutorial is from Sugar and Dots.

 

I know we still need to get through Halloween this next week, but are YOU already thinking about the holiday parties?  (Please tell me I’m not alone in planning ahead??)

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday Trends – Zebra and Leopard Animal Prints

I’m SURE you’ve noticed that animal prints – most specifically leopard and zebra – are very popular right now!  I think it was about two years ago when I realized animal prints were the IN thing.  I was looking at photos of a high school graduation on facebook, and ALL the girls (and a few of their moms and aunts) had on some kind of animal print skirt with BRIGHT pink (or orange) blouses.

And it appears that this is one of those trends that just continues to gain momentum.  We’re seeing zebra stripes and leopard prints in all aspects of party planning and entertaining!  Baby showers… first birthdays… sweet sixteen… bachelorette… everyone wants an animal print party!

Here are a few of the fun animal print favors and party helps we have in the Diva shop:

 

 

1. Zebra Candy Wrappers

2. Animal Print Lip Balm Favors

3. Personalized Zebra Favor Boxes

4. Personalized Leopard Print Favor Boxes

To see ALL of our animal print favors –

please CLICK HERE

Are you part of the animal print trend?  Have YOU had a zebra or leopard print party?  We’d love to hear about it (and if you have photos, we might even feature it here on the blog)!

Tuesday Trends – Ruffles are everywhere!

I’m not sure what the exact scientific criteria is for a “trend”, but I figure if I’m seeing something a LOT as I travel around the internet, then it’s possibly the start of a trend.

If I start to see that same something ALSO in stores and out in “real life”, then it’s most certainly a trend. (Right?)

So, on Tuesdays I plan to write about Trends.  And Tips.  And Tutorials.  Maybe even a few Tricks.  (You probably noticed the repetition of the letter T in those titles.  It’s me trying to be clever).

Today’s Tuesday topic will be Tuesday Trends – Ruffles!

I am seeing ruffles everywhere lately.  How about you?  I’ve seen ruffles on purses and ruffles on wedding dresses and ruffles in home decor.

 

Ruffles on scarves and ruffles on pillows.

Lots… and lots… and lots of ruffles!

Yesterday, I found a great tutorial (there is one of those “t” words again!) on how to make your own ruffle chair garland.  If you are planning a party, you might just want to check this out.  These chair garlands would be perfect at a lovely tea or a birthday party for Aunt Jane… and even a wedding reception.

You can click HERE for the Ruffle Garland tutorial.

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Are YOU seeing ruffles everywhere?  Do you have any cute, sweet, lovely or just plain FUN ruffles that you need to share?  Feel free to leave a comment, with a link!  And keep checking in with the Diva Entertains Blog as she shares other fall style trends.