Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Aloha Ice Cream Party!

A little girl's love for ice cream + a huge cardboard box and the worst winter ever is how our ice cream stand was created. Thankfully my amazing husband is a carpenter so he was able to whip out a frame that we secured the cardboard decor to. He even made a shelf under the window which was just awesome!

I used artwork from one of my prints in the shop, the ice cream poster and some leftover paint I had. Ooooh by the way, this color is so fun. It's Benjamin Moore Tropicana Cabana.

Another addition to the decor included large hanging ice cream cones. They turned out really cute. I found a tutorial on pinterest, you can check out the instructions by Amy Locurto from Parents Magazine here.

The kids loved the ice cream stand and my daughter had a blast serving her guests. It was a sweet day.

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:


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!


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:

Merry Christmas!

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:



Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

A new year and a new print - yay!
10 scoops in the shop:

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.