Friday, February 8, 2013

Zoo Sandwiches

Some people really know how to have fun with food. I came across these adorable sandwiches on Little Food Junction by Smita whose blog is filled to the brim with cute foods. Her edible creations have been published in several magazines and featured on BBC news, Disney Family Fun, Metro, Canadian Family and many more.

These fun animal sandwiches are not only healthy but will take just a few minutes to assemble. The tiger, panda, and owl are sure to be enjoyed by both kids and the kids-at-heart.

Is it just me or this week has flown by fast? It was cold and wet for the past few weeks here. And finally, the weatherman predicts sunny days ahead. I'm looking forward to spend sometime in the sun, sipping on iced teas! What are your plans? Whatever you do, I wish you a joyous weekend. See you back on Monday.

Tarik Arnautovic + Free printable

Copenhagen based graphic designer and illustrator Tarik Arnautovic creates beautiful patterned animal drawings that are available as limited edition prints on his website. I was thrilled to find out that he has given away the 'Inca Owl' poster for free download, there are five different colors to choose from. That is not all. There are gift tags in the same design that can also be downloaded and printed. There is a little space on the tags to personalize it write a small note. Both tags and the poster can be downloaded from here.

Gama Go: Rise N Shine Magic Mug

Rise N Shine Magic Mug by Gama Go features a sleeping owl that wakes up when you pour hot liquid into it. This quirky mug is sure to make your morning coffee more fun! Available for $14.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Freebie: Valentine Photo Frames

The very talented ladies of We Love to Illustrate have created these super sweet valentine photo frame cards that can be yours for free! Go to their website and simply click on the link given below each frame, then print, cut, attach your photo onto it and give it to someone special in your life!

If you have a favorite Valentine freebie that you'd like me to share here then please leave me its link in the comment. I'd love to share it everyone else :)

Catherine Keher: Per Dozen Design



Catherine Keher is a Kilkenny based ceramist and the owner of an online store called Per Dozen Design. She makes a range of ceramics adorned with her hand drawn animals and intricate geometric patterns. 

Some of her work is divided onto two plates which when combined make a whole picture. These pieces are perfect to hang on a wall or a display in any corner of the house where you need to add an instant whimsy.

Lifelike Plush Burrowing Owl

Stunning 'Lifelike Plush Burrowing Owl' by Hansa Toys, available at

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Fabulous Owl Themed Birthday Party

Julia from Festa com Gosto in Brazil styled this fun and lovely first birthday party. I love how felt, tissue paper and ribbon all look so perfect together.

The birthday girl's mom loves buntings so Julia made sure they were everywhere and the pattern continued on the cake, backdrop and signage.

The primary color palette of the party consists of pink, blue, magenta and yellow which is fresh and fabulous for a girl's party. The dessert table included assortments of owl cookies, cake pops and cupcakes. They  look yummy and too cute to eat!

There are so many lovely things at this party which makes this birthday party my new favorite. For more pictures and vendor credits go to Amy

More Valentine Printables

There are a lot of printables floating around the web for the Valentine's day. During my recent online search for freebies, I discovered these sweet animal valentine cards by Jenn that are available for free download. These can be used as mini cards to write a personal note or as a cookie bag tags. Go here for download, click on the image you want, save and then print it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Dolce Press: Letterpress Cards

Dolce Press is a letterpress print shop and a graphic design studio located on the eastern end of Long Island. They specialize in high quality letterpress and design one-of-a-kind prints, invitations, business cards and more. 

Just in time for Valentine's Day they released a series of retro style cards in six designs. Each card has a sweet text like: 'Owl Be Yours', 'Be Mine', 'You Float My Boat' etc. The cards come in a form of a sheet that consists of six perforated cards each with a unique design for only $12. Tear them off, personalize with a note and spread the love this Valentine's day.

Valentine's Day Owl Treats

Here are some more ideas to impress that someone special in your life with homemade Valentine's day treats that are not only adorable but also super easy to make. Each of the above links will take you directly to the post where you can find more information and the materials to make these treats.

Also check out tutorial to make Valentine Owl Pops and heart shaped Valentine's Day owl treat.

Free Valentine's Day Printables