Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Valentine candy photo props!

A new printable is in the shop - yay! 
Wow your sweeties this year with a conversation heart. Use as a photo prop or make fun decor for your home or Valentine's Day party. This candy heart printable is an instant download in the shop:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/175861042/conversation-candy-hearts-valentine?ref=shop_home_feat_4

xoxo,
René






Thursday, January 2, 2014

Aloha frosting


The holidays are over, but there is always a reason to bake cookies.
For Christmas cookies this year I wanted to make a fun cookie that the kids could decorate. So we made a simple sugar cookie that we frosted designs on top. For the icing, I picked up a couple of those cheapy ketchup bottles at the grocery store. I think it was under 2 bucks. The kids loved it! Super easy to use. I found an amazing SIMPLE recipe for the beautiful professional looking frosting over at our best bites. Sara even gives you a tip on how to make the piping for the cookies. Give yourself about 3 to 4 days prep time though, depending on how you plan to decorate the cookies. You need enough drying time in-between the piping, fill and final design on top. Check out the awesome glace icing how-to here:

My kids didn’t really like the almond extract, so I substituted vanilla. It tasted great.
The gingerbread men didn’t stand a chance.

Happy New Year!

Xoxo,
René




Wednesday, December 18, 2013

paper rosette backdrop

For Christmas photos this year I made a paper rosette backdrop.
It took a lot of red and green paper, folding, glue dots, and Christmas music. You don't have to be exact, experiment with a few to see which folds you like the most. You can mix it up, make a few small with letter size paper, and the larger rosettes using 11x17 sheets.
You can download the full instructions how to make the rosettes as a pdf at papersource:
http://www.paper-source.com/ideas/How-To-Paper-Rosette.pdf

Merry Christmas!
xoxo,
René


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Halloween Garland - Yay!


Halloween is right around the corner and that means it’s time to start decorating!
We created a fun garland this year and would love to share it with you. There is a jack-o’-lantern, a cat, a bat, a ghost and stars.


I ending up cutting way more than the little ones, but at least it got them excited to use their scissors. I ran out of thin string so the first round I threaded through one hole punch in the center with some ribbon I had laying around. 




Whichever way you string ‘em up they are sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. 
Happy Haunting!

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Spoonflower contest: Zodiac!

One of the January Spoonflower contests is for fabrics using an astrological theme: Zodiac!
I rounded up all of the little star signs and designed my first fat quarter.
I have had pattern design on my to do list for over a year now, and I have created lots of designs, they just need to be refined. Enter New Year's resolution: Spoonflower contests on Aloha Baby's to do list :D

Hope you enjoy + don't forget to vote:

http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1656324

xoxo,
René




Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

A new year and a new print - yay!
10 scoops in the shop:
www.etsy.com/listing/119095819/ice-cream-counting-poster

That's all for now. I'm wiped from the 2012 whirlwind of holiday festivites!!
I wish everyone lots of luck and happiness for 2013.
xoxo,
René

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

luv chicken

Can't wait to get one for each of the kiddos. These boosters were created by a mom AND graphic designer. So you know they are going to be functional as well as fashionable. Thanks Ann Hurley! You are one amazing mamma. It seems as though my kids are not really digging their plastic booster seats anymore. So I started hunting around and aha! Luv Chicken to the rescue.
Get yours here:
http://www.luv-chicken.com/

xoxo,
Rene