A New Fall Wardrobe with Osh Kosh B’Gosh #backtobgosh #ic #ad

Review of the latest @OshKosh Fall Fashions #backtobgosh #boshjenuis #ic #ad | spotofteadesigns.com

Disclosure: I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Know that I only promote items we use and enjoy! Read my disclosure policy here. When we were expecting Brielle we were luckily given lots of cute new clothes at my baby shower and useful hand me downs from family and friends. So much so that I didn’t really pick out her style for her first year! Now that she’s older that stock of gently used (and usually super cute clothes) has come to an end, so I’m now been able to pick out her wardrobe! Back in March I shared some new spring fashions we picked up and now I’m happy to showcase some new fall accessories she’ll be rocking in the near future! All of these were ... Continue Reading...

Use Your Stash Challenge: Sweet Treats Sticker

Use Your Stash Challenge: 3 handmade cards using 1 chocolate and cupcake themed sticker set | spotofteadesigns.com

The summer months bring about a few birthdays for some close friends, all women who of course all love chocolate and sweets! Since my stock of handmade birthday cards, I searched through my collection and pulled out one I LOVE that I've been hoarding lovingly been holding onto for the perfect use. I mean how cute are these cupcakes and sweet treat themed designs from K&Company? Pair them with some great stripes and textured patterned papers and I was good to go with a few new card designs for my dessert loving friends. Happy Birthday Aimee, Allie and Vanessa! ... Continue Reading...

Elmo Birthday Party: DIY Punch Art Invitations

#DIY Elmo #SesameStreet #Party #Invitations using punched shapes | spotofteadesigns.com

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here. While Brielle isn’t a huge tv watcher, she will request “Elmo show” aka Sesame Street as we eat breakfast as she loves that red fuzzy guy. With a new baby on the horizon, we decided to celebrate her birthday a few weeks early with a fun Elmo themed celebration! It was immediate family only (as this 8+ preggo momma couldn’t handle much more) so I went the DIY route for invites. I dug through my collection of punches and came up with a simple system to create a punch art Elmo face on plain red invites. The black part of the eyes were made from a trimmed EK ... Continue Reading...

Kid Craft: Watercolor Popsicle Garland

Kids Craft: Summer Popsicle Garland #kidscraft | spotofteadesigns.com

Since we took down our Easter Egg garland after the holiday, my bright entry way mirror has been sad without a craft decorating it. (Especially since my entry way table must remain bare with curious toddler hands in reach of its top!) With summer here, it needed something bright and colorful so I turned to my trusty crafting assistant and asked if she wanted to paint. Her response: “YAH!!!!!!!!!!!” The girl loves to craft, what can I say? I set her up in her familiar high chair and black smock and grabbed our watercolor supplies. She loves to "dip dip dip" the brush in the paint and spread it all around, even grabbing two brushes for some extra fun! Before long, blank sheets of paper were covered in beautiful strokes of watercolor goodness from a cheap set bought at ... Continue Reading...

Nursery Dresser Makeover

#Nursery Furniture Makeover with Before and After #tutorial @Valspar_Paint #DIY | spotofteadesigns.com

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind, which you can see used in the tutorial below. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here. With baby #2 was on its way, it was time to focus on the nursery situation. Since Brielle was due to outgrow the crib within due time, we didn't want to spend money on another crib/changing table set. Instead I proposed we redo Derek's old dresser set he grew up using that were currently sitting collecting dust at his dad's house and put them in Brielle's room. These dressers were made of real wood and still in great condition. Just, in my opinion, a little outdated for the look of her current grey, pink and white ... Continue Reading...

DIY Engagement Basket {GUEST POST}

#DIY Engagement Basket Gift idea for a bride to be. #wedding | spotofteadesigns.com

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here. SOTD readers are already familiar with the creative talents of today's guest poster. Cherylin's beautifully handmade cookies have been featured several times on my blog, including ones she made for my bridal shower, work baby shower, Baby's First Christmas and Brielle's first birthday party favors! Today she's here to share another fun gift she put together for a fellow past coworker Britlyn, who recently got engaged! Cherylin's story: I have been waiting for Brittlyn to get engaged and like everyone else I was waiting for them to come back from some trip with ... Continue Reading...

Handmade With Love XXII: More Baby Gifts

Handmade baby burp cloths as demonstrated by toddler baby doll play | spotofteadesigns.com

As a crafter, I know how long it takes to make some handmade gifts. Items I receive need more than the few minutes of love I can give it, so I’m happy to post these Handmade with Love posts that showcase great handmade cards or gifts I have received. A few months back I did some graphic design work for a long time friend, Elizabeth. When receiving her payment for my work, a few bonuses were found in the package. She must know how many tissues we go through in our family with a toddler who always seems to have a runny nose and a hubby who has bad allergies in the summer. She made this pretty little tissue pack holder that I can now carry in my diaper bag for quick access to our tissue supply! And since she's a SOTD blog follower (Hey Elizabeth!) she knows about my newest ... Continue Reading...

Patriotic Contact Paper Play

Cheap and easy Patriotic toddler activity: Contact Paper Play @ConTactBrand | spotofteadesigns.com

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links in this post contain affiliate links. Know that I only promote products I personally use and stand behind. To learn more about my affiliates, please review my disclosure policy here. Since the weather has been so nice and we're always outside, it’s been a while since we’ve broken out our contact paper for a fun interactive craft play session. With July 4th right around the corner, an indoor patriotic craft activity was in order! This one came together quickly with just a few minutes spent digging through my stash of paper scraps. While she was napping, I set up an "invitation to play" station using red and white paper strips, punched out blue stars, the left over scraps from the star punch outs and a sticky wall made of Con-Tact Paper and ... Continue Reading...