Wednesday, December 30, 2009
It is basically an electronic mad libs that shoots out a fabulous holiday message that you can post on Facebook, twitter or email to friends and family. And, since I never quite got around to sending out a holiday card, here is mine to share. As you can see it was a VERY EXCITING year in our household as noted in the New in '09 box.
You guys must create one and share with me. I am patiently waiting.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Though I have not been to a wedding in well over a year and I am really not that into shower games, I thought this he says/she says was a cute idea and could be fun. Also, check out pics from the entire shower at the Scoop. It was stunning.
Love these vintage tins? Well, you can make print them yourself for free! These would look great on a table with daisies, a cheese tray and grapes. And when you do that, please invite me over.
I also am in love with this cd cover from Benign Objects. Even nicer, you can download the template for free here.
I am a huge fan of envelope wraps. Though I have never received one, that doesn’t mean I can’t love them, right? These are available for download for free from LeBlahg.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Real Simple has some fun playing cards for party goers. You can download these New Year Playing Cards and have guests finish the sentences. Then, gather all the cards, read them out loud and guess who wrote what. Some samples are:
"The bad habit I want to kick this year is ―――." "The good deed I want to do this year is ―――." "The person I want to be more like this year is ―――." "The skill I want to learn this year is ―――."
I love these streamers (Martha, of course). They are just made with leftover holiday paper. For those of us who have cricuts, these would be very simple to make. For those of you who don’t want to make that kind of investment on a New Year’s party, you can get circle cut outs at Michaels.
This printable party includes patterns & instructions for the following party supplies:
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 8:04 PM
Sunday, December 27, 2009
We had a great Christmas! I am just glad we made it to my mom's before we got all snowed in. We had a nice Italian dinner of shrimp and artichoke linguine and appetizers. There were supposed to be several people over there, but it ended up just being Allison's family and Tommy and I. We missed everyone, but had a really nice evening.
I was a good girl this year and got lots of great gifts. As you guys know, I am a huge fan of Ace of Cakes on the Food Network and Tommy got me a copy of their new book. I am now an expert on all things Charm City Cakes. I think Duff and I would get along great.
Allison had also gotten me the book. She learned I had already gotten it and was sweet enough to take it back and get me this adorable top from The Limited. (You guys will notice a theme here---I heart ruffles.)
A girl at my work had this jacket below on and I HAD to have it. My mom was able to find it at Macy's. Look at the ruffles! I got it in black and she had it in red. Either way, totally cute.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 11:17 AM
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
This morning my friend Janie sent me the most clever gift I have ever seen. It is also hilarious. I laughed for about 3 minutes once I figured out what it was. They are smittens (you know, mittens built for the happy couple) from Restoration Hardware.
Last night I had a fun dinner with my friend Megan. While at dinner we discussed her inability to wear a non-matching undergarment set. Personally, I am unmatched all the time. (Probably more about me than you ever wanted to know. Maybe I should do a poll on this...am I normal or is Megan the norm?) I do have a huge issue with not wearing matching socks. However, my sister does not have the same inner issues I do. So I had another giggle this morning when I saw these Little Mismatched Socks featured on the Today Show. She would be the perfect candidate for these socks.
If you are looking for a last minute gift for a little one in your life, you can give them a CurlyQCuties.com gift. This way it doesn't look like you forgot to get them something. Instead, you have a project you can do together. See, it pays to wait until the last minute. Basically, this is like Build a Bear, but instead of stuffing it, you create the features on the outside of the doll.
I cannot for the life of me remember if I have featured these before. (Good chance I have.) These are sculptures made from business cards from BusinessCardsSculptures.com.
Anyone see a common thread here? No? Happy Christmas Eve's Eve!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Anyway, the kids who came in to sing, sang the most catchy Christmas tune I have ever heard, "Children, go where I send thee." When searching for this song on You Tube, it is apparently very popular. I guess 12 years of Catholic school does not teach you gospel music. I searched for probably 30 minutes to bring you guys the perfect rendition of this song, but this will have to do. I am sure the rest of you have already heard this.
I also LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Baby, it's cold outside. Especially, when they sing in the movie Elf. I also cried the first time I watched this movie. Tommy still makes fun of me. I think there is something wrong with me.
My third favorite modern Christmas song is My Grown up Christmas List. I love it when Michael Buble sings it. However, You Tube doesn't have a version with him, so Kelly Clarkson will have to do.
I also love anything Carpenter's, O Holy Night, and I have always thought the Little Drummer Boy was very sweet to play for Baby Jesus. What favorites am I missing?
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 5:30 PM
Monday, December 21, 2009
With my little Nebraska niece due to arrive in the next few weeks, I had to get her some gifts so she wouldn't forget her roots. Her gift medly includes a I heart Tulsa onesie. Looks like this, only white and a onesie.
Also, when she learns her ABCs she can learn them based off Tulsa references in her new book ABC in Tulsa. (I picked up my copy at Borders. I didn't see them at Dwelling Spaces, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there.)
Since she won't be Okie Grown, I could not get her this tee, but isn't presh?
I also fell in love with these Oklahoma pillows sold by CuddleMonster. She also had the most ADORABLE owl pillows. There were lots of fun products by Oklahoma etsy sellers. One item in particular was a little crayon pouch, but I couldn't find the etsy seller online. I promise, though, it was super cute. You will just have to go there and see.
There are lots of Louis & Cluck t-shirts for adults, too.
Oh, look, this is Allison's friend, Jennifer.
And, you can pick up all of Jack Frank's excellent Tulsa documentaries. (And, he is a really nice guy, too. He was signing films in the store Saturday while I was there.)
Dwelling Spaces is located at 1st and Detroit right next to Yokozuna. Definitely a great place to hit up if you are looking for unique, last minute gifts!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
In other snow (globe) news...have you ever seen a cuter cupcake than these made by the talented Bakerella? I might die of cuteness.
Really, everything she does is so impeccable it is hard to believe it is food.These are cake balls she made for the Pioneer Woman book signing in her town. Honestly, you guys, miniature cookbooks. I am in heaven.
And on her home page right now are easy instructions for these cupcakes.
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 11:08 PM
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I will eat these before Christmas 2010.
I have loved this pillow ever since my friend Janie told me about it. It looks just like my little Carter and Pudge. I, however, do not like the price tag of around $90. Definitely an after-Christmas purchase.
These adorable ornaments are already sold out. I guess I will have to be a little faster next year, but aren't they cute???
Posted by katie@tulsadetails at 9:17 PM
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
We did have a very good helper, though.
She really got into it!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
It is hard to believe what a difference a year makes. This is Max last year at Christmas at 9 months old.
He has sure gotten to be a cute little man!
I am a little disappointed in Target because the other gifts I got him are not online. But everything else pictured came from there. (Of course.) We got him a little monster tent. Apparently, it is also comfortable for a 28-year old man.
I am also blessed to have a Godson who is only one month younger than Max. He also had a Paul Frank Christmas.
As for me, we had quite a surpise under the tree this year from Tommy's family:
I am loving it so far! I am a huge reader and the way the screen is set up it is like you are really looking at a book. My first download is the new Jen Lancaster book. Nothing like a beach read in the middle of winter!