Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Gorjuss "For Real"

I was so excited to see a recent purchase I made on Etsy come in the mail today. A few weeks a ago I was browsing some favorites of mine and I was so happy to see the Etsy store of Gorjuss was offering "Buy 1, get 1 free". I quickly scooped up these two prints for my daughters room. I love the soft lines of her artwork yet, the little bit of edginess to them. I can't wait to find frames and hang them up!

I hope eveyone enjoyed the 3 day weekend...I know we did!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Favorite Frozen Joe

Yesterday morning to my delight I received an email that Starbucks is introducing my favorite coffee drink now in an ice cream flavor. YUM!!! I'm on my way to get my beverage of choice right now and to pick up a few annual flowers to plant over the weekend in our flower beds and planters.

Enjoy the three day weekend!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wrapped up Pretty

I love browsing package designing and this site has all of it. I came across these pretty wrapped up soaps by Lucia Soaps. The packaging is so fresh and pretty! Now I only wish I could scratch and snif the screen to smell them.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Lily Bird logo tank

I have a little time this morning to "re-plug" in some of my favorite Etsy sellers into my new store page. That's the one thing about having all my goods in one spot for so many months. If you have a little girl you must check out Pretty Me. I bought my daughter an apron skirt earlier this year and it's been on of my favorite finds. The craftsmanship is excellent and the fabric she pulls together to make each item is meant to be. I'm so glad I started to browse on her store again because I saw this cutest little tank. After reading further about it the designer of this adorable graphic, Cathy is hosting a giveaway of it. Go here for your chance to win one.

Purple Carrots?

I had no clue! I've seen and eaten orange and yellow but, purple? I came across this site and was drawn to it not only because of the discovery of there being purple carrots but, how fun and cheerful their labeling is. Right down to the colors and the shape of the bottles. The contents is equally as wonderful. Organic, less sugar, and packed with nutrients. If you have young kiddos everything about First Juice is worth checking out.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Decor Love

I'm on the hunt for new lighting above our dining room table. I have my heart set on finding the perfect drum pendant and when I came across the designs of Galbraith & Paul I was sold. The patterns and colors they have are so divine! I wish I could wave my magic wand and have all of their beautiful products throughout our house. One can dream, right?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Kids Craft Weekly

This site is full of little craft treasures for your kids. You can sign up and receive free weekly newsletters so your kiddos can make fun things like this.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

As soon as my son got home today from 4k he couldn't wait to give me my Mother's Day present he made at school.


But then when I got this...it really made my day and a few chuckles to boot!

Happy Mother's Day to all. I hope your day is spent relaxing, full of hugs, and all the other little sweet surprises you deserve!


For the last few months I've been going back and forth with the idea of a change. The change is good I think. I've felt like I've had a lot on my plate with doing a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Madlu Designs has been wonderful and I've meet a lot of amazing people!!! My customers and my repeat customers have been so great to work with. When I started to sell on Etsy 9 months ago I didn't realize on how busy I had gotten. At times along with freelancing and working on Etsy designs I felt my time wasn't spent enjoying it with my children. They mean the world to me and I know the time with them being little will soon be gone. Soooo...I'm deciding to narrow my designs down to just things that are geared towards children, related children design themes and printed goods. I'm excited about this and yet a little nervous but, I felt that same way 9 months ago and all was good!

So for the next chapter I welcome you to Winks & Daisies. What is behind the name? I actually owe the change to my children especially my 4 year old son. This past winter was a looooong one. Lasting about 6 months - gotta love the Wisconsin weather! There was a beautiful day in March and I was running some errands with my children. The sun was just peaking out behind the clouds and my son caught the first glimpse of the sun and said, "Mom...the sun just winked at me!" Oh...my heart just melted and I think I had a smile on my face the whole day. Since then when I catch the first days sunlight I know the sun is winking. ;) Daisies is from my daughter who will be 3 next month. She is all girl...loves to dress up, play with her stuffed animals and has a lipgloss fetish. I sometimes call her "My pretty flower". So alias the name Winks & Daisies. I will be closing my Madlu Designs Etsy store in the next week and opening my new store Winks & Daisies. Anyone that has any baby announcements, birthday invitations or printed note cards saved as their favorites these items will appear in my new store.

Oh...and this blog is for all things I love about my family and design.