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May 18

MIA madness

Hey everyone. . . do you hate me now? I know I’ve been MIA on facebook and haven’t blogged in forever. Well, guess what? I have work coming out of my wazoo!! I know, I know! I honestly LOVE it, but it’s taking a toll on my social life and my sleep! I don’t think I’ve gotten more than 5 hours of sleep in the past several nights. You know what that makes, one grumpy Mommy!

I’ve been spending a ton of time designing new items. I was so excited today when the FedEx guy (He thanked me the other day for my continuous business and that he likes seeing me daily. That’s sad, isn’t it?) came and dropped off a wedding collection that I’ve been slaving away over.

I’m actually sort of obsessed over them. I wanted to share a few photos with you because I just can’t keep it in anymore! I can’t wait to see the rest of the wedding. Congratulations to Mary and John and thank you so much for putting your trust in me and allowing me to be a part of your special day!

Now, I better get my butt back to work! I have a few more hours until 2 am 🙂

Love you guys,


Thank you so much to everyone who was nice enough to jump through my hoops to enter “My Favorites Things” giveaway. I loved reading all of your comments! I’d also like to welcome all of my new friends! We welcome you with open arms and can’t wait to share our craziness with you!! So, without further ado. . . The winner is. . .

You might be wondering who entered comment 425? I only see numbers 1-50, even though it says there was 516 comments? Well, I had no idea this was going to be so complicated either. After doing some simple math calculations, the lucky winner who entered comment 425 is:

Congratulations Christy!! I will be contacting you really soon to get all of your information!!! And to all of you who didn’t win, there will always be a next time. I’d love to do these giveaways more often, so keep checking back! You’re bound to win sometime!




I’d first like to start off by saying thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Oh, I’m actually getting teary-eyed writing this. Maybe it’s because I’ve only slept for a few hours or maybe it’s that I am eternally grateful for all of your constant love and support. This year has been nothing short of amazing! This blog has given me a wonderful outlet to showcase my passion and designs. Without it, I don’t think you would know how crazy I really am. Well, it’s true. I have a bit of crazy in me!! I’d like to think that is what sets me apart from the rest.

There are so many more things that I would like to accomplish and I feel the only thing holding me back is time. Time to design, time to fill orders, time to live, time to begin new adventures, time to grow and thrive, and time to inspire you! Thank you to everyone who has gone on this journey with me. To all of you who have been with me from the beginning and those who are just joining us, thank you for coming back, telling your friends, and always giving me such an out pouring of positive feedback!

Today marks one year from the day that I began this crazy blog! To thank you all for sticking with me, I wanted to give back. Maybe some of you have heard about something Oprah Winfrey does called “Oprah’s Favorite Things?” Well, here are MY Favorite Things and you get the opportunity to WIN them ALL!! You’re excited, right? Did I mention that I am giving away over $500 in free items? Hip Hip Hooray! Not so fast! I’m going to make you work for it a bit though! It will be your standard “go visit a million sites and come back and leave me a comment situation.” You will have just 7 days to do it. I will give you all the information below. I know you can’t wait to see what you get to win, so without further ado, go check them out.

Don’t forget to check out all the rules and how to enter below!!!

My parties would not be complete without tablevogue. Seriously, before I got a table cloth from tablevogue, I always had a hard time figuring out what to put on my table. Tablevogue was the perfect solution. It’s both functional and fashionable. It’s the one staple that I cannot live without! Aren’t you excited that you can win one too? Go give them some love!! Tell them I sent you too!

Tablevogue Facebook Twitter

I happened to stumble upon Swappeez completely by accident. Maybe it was devine intervention? Natalie, who is responsible for Sales and Marketing for Swappeez, contacted me about some birthday invitations. I noticed her email signature. If you know me at all, I am pretty snoopy and very resourceful. I clicked on the link in her email signature and was AMAZED. I had one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” moments! Swappeez are super chic sandals that have a series of interchangeable straps, buckles and accessories that you can “swap” out! They come in a ton of fun colors too. Since I live in Oregon and we’ve had probably the worst spring on record, I’ve only worn mine a few times, but I just love them. Go see which ones you like. . . tell them I said hello too!

Swappeez Facebook Twitter Blog

In all honesty, Nan, of Nan Scott Design Studios is my mother-in-law. She is the incredibly talented women who is behind Nan Scott Design Studios. With a successful career as a graphic designer, she saw a void in the digital scrapbooking market. There simply aren’t very many modern, well designed, digital scrapbooking products. Another goal of hers was for people to catch-up and keep up with their scrapbooks. She offers quick and easy page layouts that will get you caught up on your scrapbook in no time. I get the great benefit of using many of her digital designs in the items I create! Make sure you go and check out her shop and give her some love. Nan Scott Design Studio Facebook Blog

Who doesn’t love ribbon? Ribbon is like the icing on the cake! Chelsea, of Ribbon Revelry is one of the wonderful women who is in my Martha Stewart, Dreamers into Doers group. She carries a wide variety of ribbon, but I am totally obsessed with her striped ribbon. The quality is amazing and it just makes my heart go pitter patter. Check out all of her wonderful items and tell her I said she is awesome. Ribbon Revelry Shop Facebook

I don’t even know where to start. Potter + Butler makes the most adorable handmade party goods around! They are so delicate and pretty! I can’t wait to use them in an upcoming event I am helping style! Emily, half of Potter + Butler, is also in my Dreamers into Dooers group and I just adore her. She is the sweetest person ever and very talented. Go and check out her shop. . . you’ll want to buy everything! The Store Facebook Twitter Blog

I’ve been known to wear a lot of hair accessories. My entire collection has come from Mia, of Dolce Vita Mia. We have worked together professionally, but she has become one of my personal friends. I just can’t say enough nice things about her. I absolutely love her hair accessories and am swooning over some items she has in her shop right now! I may have to buy some new items myself. Her hair accessories can be worn by children and adults alike! Go check out Dolce Vita Mia and give her a lot of LOVE! Dolce Vita Mia Shop Facebook

I am like a kid in a candy store when I look at Shop Sweet Lulu. Seriously, Jessie of Shop Sweet Lulu has done an incredible job of adding fun and colorful party supplies and accessories to her shop. I don’t think I could pick just one favorite thing. She is also an incredible stylist and does an awesome job making her products irresistible! I wish we lived closer because we are “two peas in a pod.” I just adore her! We are working on a future project together, so stay tuned. Until then, stop by and give her some love! Shop Sweet Lulu Facebook Twitter

Amy Miller, of Amy Miller Designs caught my eye with her adorable faux cupcakes. I love almost everything cupcake as many of you know! She creates fantastic mini-cupcake ornaments and photo holders. She was kind enough to donate one of each of them just for you! She also included one for me too!!! She had me at “cupcake.” Check out her faux cupcakes. . . tell her the lady who is obsessed with cupcakes sent you!

Amy Miller Designs Amy Miller Designs-Shop Facebook

Oh how I heart Bakerella! I have followed her blog for a long time and was so excited when my mother-in-law (Nan, of Nan Scott Design Studios) bought me her cookbook for Christmas. Fast forward to my birthday in March, and my darling husband also bought it for me too. He obviously knows me well, but didn’t know I already had this cookbook. At any rate, I thought I would hang on to it and GIVE it to YOU!! What do you think? Do you want it? Make sure you go and tell Angie (a.k.a. Bakerella) that I sent you! Bakerella Facebook Twitter

I’m honestly not even sure how I stumbled upon My Little Cupcake. I could take a wild guess though. . . I’m sure I was searching for something “cupcake,” and tah dah!! No matter how it happened, I am so glad it did. I purchased several of these adorable cupcake molds several months ago. I had been dying to make cupcake cake pops and this mold made it so simple and easy. Plus, I let the boys help me and they had a wonderful time. Fast forward again to my birthday in March and yet again, my hubby bought these for me! It’s obvious, I have far too many cookbooks and cupcake accessories. No worries though, you get to benefit from this “oops” too! I am giving away three cupcake molds. Jeanette, a fellow Mom of three (two girls and a boy) created this mold so her kids could help out. What a genius! Please go and check out My Little Cupcakes and give Jeanette some love (plus these will go perfect with the Cake Pops book from Bakerella). My Little Cupcake Facebook Blog

What can I say, I LOVE the taste of fondant. I’m dead serious! I love the way it tastes! Charynn, of Two Sugar Babies, not only creates delicious fondant cupcake toppers, but they are also elegant and chic. She is so creative. I love checking out her shop to see what she’s come up with. She has been featured on almost every blog under the sun and she totally deserves it. We find our selves, all too often, up late at night working. It’s nice to find a fellow night owl (which many of us Moms are)! Make sure you check out all of the awesome cupcake toppers in her shop. She was kind enough to donate fondant poppies cake toppers which I can’t wait to try out. Hurry, go check her toppers out!

Two Sugar Babies Shop Fabook Twitter Blog

One of my other obsessions are mustaches. For some reason, I just love them!!! One of my darling clients told me that mustache necklaces were on groupon. I bought one for me and one for YOU! I’ve been so busy working that I didn’t even look at who the seller was. So, today (I know I am a total procrastinator) I looked up the seller. I was so excited! It’s none other than Little Miss Momma. I haven’t had a ton of time to poke around, but Ashley is a beautiful Momma after my own heart. She’s super crafty and creates amazing pieces. I can’t wait to start following her blog and buying up all of her adorable rings! Please go and check her out and tell her (her new blog stalker) I sent you. Little Miss Momma Little Miss Momma-The Shop Facebook

Last, but not least, it’s ME!! What can I say, it’s my blog!! Hahaha! I am giving away a custom inspiration board. You name the party and I will put together an inspiration board that will give you enough eye candy to keep a fat kid happy! Obviously, it must be late because I am resorting to “fat” humor. Yikes! I am also giving away a custom card design. You name the card and I will design it just for you!! Someday, I will just sit and design new cards, but until that day comes I love any opportunity to design new items! Thank you for putting up with me! Modern Moments Designs (right here) Modern Moments Design-The Shop Facebook Twitter

Now, check out what you need to do to win this incredible giveaway! Remember, over $500 in awesome-giveaway sweetness!!!

***PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EVERY ENTRY. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, MAY 11TH AT 12:00 PM PST*** Entry 1- “Like” Modern Moments Designs on Facebook (required). If you already “like me,” thank you. Just tell me so.

Entry 2- Go to your favorite shop and leave a comment telling them what your favorite item was! Then, come back and tell me you can follow instructions 🙂 (required)

Entry 3- Post a link to this Giveaway on facebook and come back and tell me


BONUS 1-Ready to make some new friends? Go and “Like” everyone who is participating in My Favorite Things Giveaway on Facebook (hey, leave a comment while you are there). I made this easy for you, I put clickable links throughout this whole post. Shouldn’t take you very long to do. Come back and leave a separate comment for each shop that you “like.” For example, “I liked Shop Sweet Lulu” or it could also be “I already ‘Liked” Shop Sweet Lulu.” You get an entry for each one of these, but you have to leave a separate comment for each shop. I know, I am a pain!

BONUS 2- Tweet about this blog giveaway and come and tell me that you did it!

BONUS 3- Go visit all the shops who are participating in this giveaway + come tell me that you went shopping

Okay, it’s time to get busy (I’m going to bed)! You have a ton of chance to win, so good luck!! Please spread the word! Let’s start this next year with a bang!! I know you will make me proud! I’d like to give a special thank you to all of the wonderful people who participated in my giveaway! I love you all!



I’m sorry I’ve been MIA. I’ve been busy doing way too much like always! I’ve been making over my master bedroom (I will include a ton of photos and sources once I am done, I promise), helping coach t-ball, blogging for Hostess Blog, designing wedding invitations, getting items ready to add to my shop, etc. You all know how it is. Always way too many things to do, but never enough time. I’ve also been trying to get ready for my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY BLOG GIVEAWAY!!!

Can you believe I’ve been blogging for a year now? It’s been a short year. So much has happend and I am so thankful for all of your outpouring of LOVE and SUPPORT! As a thank you to you, I am doing a HUGE blog giveaway! You will have to check in with me tomorrow for specifics! I can’t wait to share all of my amazing vendors with you! Just a little hint, I am giving away all of my favorite things! 🙂

Check back tomorrow and please tell your friends!!!