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Hello Friend!

Just in time for your holiday giving, there are some new, sweet items in the shop! Decor, gifts, and wrapping treats are sure to make your holidays merry and bright.MissWyolene-bunting2
MissWyolene-tag-packageAnd this little number? It’s quite possibly my favorite desktop calendar yet! Each month boasts a lovely floral collage on a chalkboard background, with lovely hand lettered text. Each calendar comes with a cd case stand, perfect for your desk, dresser, or counter. They are the perfect size to tuck into someone’s stocking and if I were you, I’d grab an extra for myself. (Wink!)

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PLUS! A little gift from me to you!

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(Use code THANKYOUSWEETLY at checkout in Miss Wyolene’s Etsy shop. Valid on all domestic orders of $25 or over. Expires December 1, 2015.)

You’re welcome!

Love,

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….and then it was October

Dear Friends,

Yep. It’s been FEBRUARY since I last blogged. However, I refuse to apologize for that. A LOT of life has happened in the months since and some day soon, I will write about those things.

In the meantime, the holidays are fast approaching. (How?! HOW is this even possible? Where is my crying emoji? WHY can’t my baby girl’s thighs stay fat forever?! #allthetears).

To ease my own anxiety (and I assume yours, too), I do have a treat for you, dear reader. I’m running a holiday card promotion right now and it really is a sweet deal. You have access to Miss Wyolene’s hand-lettering on 50, full color cards with envelopes for $100! Ya’ll, that’s cheaper than those giant websites I probably can’t legally name here…just sayin’. I even made a spiffy little ad for the whole deal!

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If you’re interested in meaningful, unique designs that a bajillion other people won’t be using, look no further. Drop me a line or head to my shop to order! Just think: you can get way out in front of this whole thing and get back to what really matters this holiday season: Christmas Tree Cakes.

Love,

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P.S. I do fully realize that having to buy Christmas cards in October is absolutely a first world problem. I have some projects in the works that really get at the pieces that my whole heart desires to make. Stay tuned because those are headed your way very soon!

A Kiddo Valentine | Free Printable

Dear Friends,

This creative idea grew from the same place many of my creative ideas currently come: necessity.

I know, boring boring. I haven’t been brooding in a coffee shop (though I’d like to some days) having fabulous creative ideas just come forth from nowhere. Nope, not right now. Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. Around our house, my limited energy has taken a very practical turn. How can I store my brooms and mops with no pantry? (Still working on that.) How can I label all of this food I’m freezing? And maybe, could it also be cute? (Blog post forthcoming! In the form of free printables, btw.) This week, I think I said “Oh SHOOT next week is Valentine’s Day and WHAT THE HECK am I gonna do for little dude’s classmates?”

More specifically, what are some of my little’s man’s favorite things?

Yogurt pops? Too messy.

Construction equipment? Nah, there are girls in his class.

Treats? Some that aren’t filled with sugar? Because I’ve been fighting the snots and losing all week. I don’t wish that upon other moms in the class.

Then it hit me.

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BOOM.

Cute? Check.
Not sugar? Check.
And, I already had everything on hand? DOUBLE CHECK.

Naturally, I took to Pinterest to see if there were any super cute printables…

There weren’t. So, I made some. And I want to share them with you because I love all you busy mamas out there who really want to do something cute for your little buddies’ friends.

School-o-Fish Valentines

You’ll need:
this printable!
• white cardstock
• a good color printer (I actually sent these to Kinkos because my home printer isn’t so great for color)
• exacto knife
• straightedge
• A2 size cello bags without flap (I order mine here)
• scissors
• goldfish
• (optional) a pair of little (germ free) helping hands! (I did not have these readily available at the time of this post.)

1. Print out this printable onto the white cardstock. Copy as many times as there are children in the class. (Don’t leave anyone out! That’s the worst.) (This printable is laid out two Valentines per page. So keep that in mind if you’re ordering from Kinkos, Staples or wherever.)
2. Using a straightedge and your exacto, trim along the crop marks. (Design school hint: don’t cut all the way to the edge of the page so that your crops stay intact for reference!) #allthefreetips
3. Fill the cello bags with the fish.
4. Eat a fish.
5. Eat a few more fish.
6. Give your little buddy some fish.
7. Wash your hands in between filling the bags so that you don’t leave fingerprints on them!
8. Fold the trimmed printable in half, lengthwise, and place over the opening of the cello bag.
9. Staple each end down.
10. Hand out to all the friends!

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Want more Miss Wyolene-y Valenteen-y treats? Check out this post for another super cute DIY! (Just a friendly reminder not to sell this or any other project you see here in Miss Wyolene, since it’s all under my copyright.)

Share the love, y’all!

Love,

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Making Things New | Free Desktop Calendar Wallpaper

Happy 2015!

Today I made you a desktop wallpaper calendar. So that you may be reminded that you are lovely and valued. That you have been created for a purpose. May you bloom this year, friend.

Download yours here! Or right click and save the image below. (Please feels free to share this link with others! Just remember it is for personal use only.)

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Love,

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