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Lauren McKinsey Celebrates Blue Goose Boutique Launch with a Giveaway!

It’s official! Blue Goose Boutique, Lauren McKinsey’s newest shop, is open for business! Blue Goose Boutique is a dream come true for them as they begin to sell what they fondly refer to as physical products. This is such exciting news because it means that you’ll now start to see the cute designs that they offer in their printable shop now appear on things such as notepads! Currently, you’ll find 7 notepad designs in their online boutique. They are so excited to be CELEBRATING the grand opening of their shop with a wonderful giveaway and will be choosing 3 winners! 
(see Rafflecopter below)
The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive: {total value of $194} 
     *$50 gift certificate to Blue Goose Boutique 
     *One year CUTE CLUB membership to Lauren McKinsey 
      {value $89} 
     *Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet 
      {value $15} 
     *Monogrammed tumbler from She’s Kinda Crafty {value $15} 
     *$25 gift certificate to Paper + Pop 
      {a printing & cutting service for printables} 
     *8 Sparkle Sacks + shipping from The Purple Pug {value $50}

The SECOND place winner will receive: {total value of $65} 
     *$25 gift certificate to Blue Goose Boutique 
     *One month CUTE CLUB membership to Lauren McKinsey     
      {value $12.99}
     *Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet      
      {value $15} 
     *One set of 3 monogram decals from She’s Kinda Crafty 
      {value $12} 

The THIRD place winner will receive: {total value of $43} 
     *Choice of 1 notepad set from Blue Goose Boutique 
      {value $18} 
     *Hand painted {signed and numbered} blue goose magnet 
      {value $15} 
     *Sheet of 20 monogram return address stickers from 
      She’s Kinda Crafty {value $10}

Blue Goose Boutique notepads make the perfect gifts for: 
     *moms AND dads 
     *teachers
     *coaches
     *birthday gifts 
     *graduations 
     *holidays 
     *and just FOR YOU 
Each notepad was lovingly designed by Theresa of LM and then made in their home. For now they are making their own notepads. Every notepad you order is designed by them, made by them, packaged by them and sent to you with lots of love! There are a fun variety of sizes and quantities of notepads available. Four of the seven notepads come in packs of two with an adorable pencil, coordinated to match your pad. They are are beautifully packaged in a clear cello bag, wrapped with pretty twine and have a matching gift tag attached. They make the perfect gifts and all the pretty packaging is already done for you. Three of the notepads are single pads. You will find the full description of each notepad on the website, but each tear-off notepad is filled with high quality paper and backed in thick recycled chipboard, making the notepads extra sturdy. Several of them also come with a magnetic strip so that you can hang them on magnetic surfaces like the refrigerator. 

Look how adorable the A to Z notepad is! Each page in the pad has a different letter of the alphabet and the notepad has 52 pages in all.  This notepad is inspired by the ABC collection Lauren McKinsey created a few months ago that is just adorable! To see an image of what EACH page looks like click here.This 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two pads with a matching pencil and gift tag. 
 

The Always be Sunshine notepad. This 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag. 

The dream BIG notepad. this 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag. 

The Little Bookworm notepad. This 5 x 71/2 inch notepad comes as a set of two 50 sheet pads with a matching pencil and gift tag. 

The To Do list is another personal favorite. I LOVE the 15 lines for writing and the HAPPY graphic at the top of the page. This 5 1/4 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets of cuteness. 

This 3 1/2 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets perfect for making your grocery and shopping list. It comes with a magnet for the back as well if you want to hang it on your refrigerator or another magnetic surface.

And just in time for father’s day, this adorable Superhero Dad SUPER list is perfect for that special dad! this 3 1/2 x 8 inch notepad is filled with 60 sheets that will make dad smile as he tracks his lists of things to do! 

This is just one more photo I needed to show you…the sticker that “sits” on the back of each notepad. Isn’t it fun? I love details like this! 
For the next 30 days, you can use the coupon code GiveAway-10 for 10% off your Blue Goose Boutique purchase.

Lauren Mckinsey is also excited to be giving away two CUTE CLUB memberships as part of their grand opening celebration. The CUTE CLUB is an EXCLUSIVE membership program that allows you to download EVERYTHING {yes, I said EVERYTHING} in the Lauren McKinsey store. They have over 1200 printables and add a new collection every week. Sometimes they even add two new collections. They offer an annual or a monthly membership. You can learn more here! You can even use the coupon code GiveAway-10 for 10% off your CUTE CLUB membership. Thank you for celebrating with us! 

Now, last but not least…
        go enter the giveaway below on the Rafflecopter! 
Good luck everyone!

Happy New Year 2014 Printables by Lauren McKinsey

I cannot believe Christmas is already over and now we’re quickly moving onto celebrating the arrival of the new year! I can’t resist the adorable printable collections by Lauren McKinsey! Look at her newest one….Happy New Year 2014! It has hanging gift tags, circle tags (in 3 different sizes), drink wraps, straw flags, tent cards, signs, cards to write, plastic bag foldover labels, miniature candy bar wrappers, Hershey’s kiss stickers, push pop wraps and kids coloring sheets! I love the colors and the designs of this entire collection! I also love how she used Sixlets from Sweetworks.  Below are just some of the pics. Click here to find the entire collection.

You can get a free printable from her collection by clicking here!
I can already tell that 2014 is going to be a great year! Cheers!

“Classy Thanksgiving” Collection and Free Printables by Lauren McKinsey

I am getting so excited for Thanksgiving! I love looking for new recipes to try each year, especially the dessert ones. I also love decorating and adding adorable little accents to our set up. I like Lauren’s printables because they’re so easy to print out on card stock, cut and use. I’m loving the colors & design of this collection. It’s called the “Classy Thanksgiving” collection. Since November is still the “acceptable season” to eat candy corn (one of my favs), I’m using these “so thankful for youmini hanging gift tags to whip up little favors for our guests this year. All I did was put some candy into a dessert cup that I got from Target, wrap it in a cellophane bag and tie it up with this natural-colored string and then I put one of these tags on.

I also love that each of her collections has drink wraps to coordinate. I love having an area on my counter full of water bottles that are festive. It just brightens up the drink station! I actually print these out on regular paper (not card stock), then just cut apart and tape onto the bottles after removing the original labels. My party guests always know they can count on “fancy water” at my get togethers!

Seriously, how cute are these? 
This year I’m going to ask each guest to fill out one of these cards and then hang them all up with clothespins for all to see. Of course Emi wanted to make the example for me. She LOVES helping me with things like this! 
I love this kid! 
Well, those are just a couple of my decorating ideas this year but I’ll be posting more soon because I’m also using her “Little Turkey“Thanksgiving collection for our kids table! Click here to get your free printable from each of these collections! 
I just KNOW these Lauren McKinsey printables from both of her latest collections are going to really “cute up” my house and my Thanksgiving this year! 

Getting Ready for Back to School

I feel like summer has just flown by and little by little I’ve been getting ready to go back to school.
For me, there are 2 kinds of “going back to school”. First, I have to go back to my own first grade classroom. A couple of weeks after that, I have to get ready for Emi’s first day of school!

The first day of school for Emi is kind of a big deal around here. (I’m sure no one is surprised, right?)
I start “hoarding” things for her 1st day of school breakfast, as early as June! I stick them in cupboards, closets, and in the back of my car! I don’t think I even sleep the night before her first day because I’m so busy setting everything up just perfectly, like I’m throwing some big party or something! I’m pretty sure Emi is just excited to see donuts sitting at the table each year.

Earlier today, I was looking back through my pictures from what I did last year and I just can’t believe it’s been almost a year since Emi started 2nd grade!

Whenever there’s a special occasion or a holiday, I love to decorate with printables by Lauren McKinsey! She always has the most adorable collections, some of which you can even personalize before you print! Last year, I was able to use this particular collection for both this table AND in my own classroom!
Check out her collections here: http://www.LaurenMcKinsey.com
This was some of the back to school swag from last year.
I was in LOVE with this lunchbox by Timree, which actually has a chalkboard inside to write a note in.
The personalized folder is also part of Timree’s school supply collection.
You can check out more of her stuff at: http://www.timree.com
These were little pretzel bags filled with Hershey’s Nuggets that were each wrapped with a printable, also from that collection. The best part about assembling these the night before, was that there was no one else around to count how many I’d eaten!
 
Always remember to send something for your child’s teacher on the first day.
Emi likes to bring something for her new teacher and something for all of the former ones.
(Teachers appreciate that kind of gesture, even if it’s just something small.)
I feel like I’m going to have a hard time outdoing myself this year
after looking over what I did last year!
 Guess we’ll find out in a couple of weeks!
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