Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Horse Canvas Painting Party...Abby's 7th Birthday

To kick off our showcase of birthdays and celebrations, I'm going to show off my oldest daughter's 7th birthday party! Abby turned seven and wanted to invite a group of friends to go horseback riding. I was a bit nervous about this as I have 4 kids ages 2-7, and that alone is enough to scare the horses! Did I mention it was late November too? So we brainstormed and decided on a horse painting party. Abby loves horses and art, so this was perfect!

I spent hours online looking for ideas, and I came across this local artist who hosts painting parties and HAD A HORSE CANVAS on her website that Abby LOVED!!

So the party planning began! We had about 10 of Abby's friends over (along with my 3 girls). Katie and her mother were oh so sweet and set up all of the canvases, paints, water cups, etc. for the girls before the party. My kitchen became an art studio in an instant!

We've Decided to Start Blogging Again!

I'm really excited about actually using our blog to not only show you our latest designs but also to showcase spectacular parties and celebrations! Our shop specializes in personalized items for special occasions, primarily birthdays and holidays. In line with that, I've been thinking...why not add great party ideas, pictures, inspiration, and more to our blog? I'm a party planner by heart, and I love to coordinate every last detail of my children's birthday parties. I truly appreciate when I see others do the same. That said, I'm really, really, really excited about sharing my finds on the Internet as well as photos from my sweet customers with you to inspire you with your party planning and special days! Let's enjoy this journey together...and let's start with my new favorite birthday collection designed with my son in mind and at the request of a customer who wanted a construction themed birthday party! So, so cute!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Thank You Sale!

As special thanks to our customers for making our opening such a success, we're offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $50 from either of our stores (www.duckduckgoosedesigns.com or www.myduckduckgoose.etsy.com). Simply contact me through email or the Etsy conversations to get your FREE SHIPPING. Be sure to tell your friends too! The special sale continues through October 29th.

We have loads of new Christmas goodies being updated to each store almost daily! Our Christmas photo cards are irresistible...and be sure to check out our holiday tshirts too!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Trick or Treat Bags!

The newest must-have item this Halloween....our personalized Trick or Treat Bags! These 100% cotton canvas totes are very lightweight and generously sized for holding lots of candy! These can be personalized with any of our Halloween designs (candy corn, pumpkins, Frankenstein, polka dots, initials, bats...). Our bags come in orange, black, and natural. And because we just like to be a little over the top, we add some fun coordinating ribbon to the mix for some more pizzazz!

Right now we've got our bags listed in our Etsy shop, and we'll have them on our main site very soon!

And don't forget...in September, all sticker orders are 50% off with the purchase of coordinating invitations!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas! Well, that's how the song goes anyway. It's rainy and in the 80s here this week....not like Christmas at all! But I'm beginning to piece together my Christmas collections. I've got 3 shows coming up (two in October and one in November), so I'm trying to get my Christmas designs ready. We have some very whimsical, funky items in the works as well as some more traditional ones too. A little of something for everyone.

This cute design above is one I did this afternoon. It's a polka dotted cross design made for our tshirts (available for everyone from newborns to moms). And of course, we love to coordinate everything (yes, my poor kids are subject to a mom who matches their clothes, shoes, hairbows, etc. all the time...but they're girls living in the South...so what else should you expect?!?). So we'll have this sweet design in gift stickers, return address labels, Christmas invitations, and Christmas cards. I can't wait to get them all on my sites!

Until then, just wanted to share that all stickers are 50% off this order with an invitation purchase. So if you're throwing a party, now's the time to order!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

School's In Session

Just in case you haven't checked it out, we have SO many adorable personalized products for back to school. We have personalized metal lunch boxes that are selling like crazy! Inside those lunch boxes we like to tuck our laminated wipe-off lunch box notes. My oldest daughter has gotten a sweet note every day of kindergarten so far...talk about working on those reading skills! We also have bag tags for lunch boxes, backpacks, diaper bags, nap mats, and more. Mommy cards too...for sharing your contact information with all of your new mom friends at school! And we have "from the mom of ..." notepads for you to send notes to teachers. Check back soon because we're going to offer some fill in the blank school excuse notes soon! And don't forget the teachers....what a great way to say thanks for getting ready for school by giving her a notepad or set of notecards! She'll definitely need them, and she'll appreciate the kind gesture!

And of course, we're crazy about stickers. Great for labeling folders, books, notebooks, pencil cases, and more!

It would take us forever to put every design on every product.....so remember that you can request any design to be placed on the product of your choice. You get to choose your font, font color, and design!

Enjoy the browsing....happy shopping!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Sneak Peek at our Christmas Collections

This morning while we were having our lazy PJ day at home, Abby so graciously modeled her new Christmas tshirt for me! This is out of my new Fun and Funky Tree Collection for Christmas. Abby actually helped me design the trees (she wanted the hot pink star on top). So she was very excited when she woke up this morning and saw the shirt Mommy had made for her! I have a feeling we may be wearing it lots way before Christmas! As always visit our shop often to see our newest designs! I've been adding a few lately in our "new designs" section as well as our holiday sections. Enjoy...and start thinking about your Christmas card and sticker needs for this year!
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