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Bombshells Salon is an upscale, stylish salon located in downtown Beaverton. April and Da’Lynne are the proud co-owners and stylists of Bombshells Salon, which will be opening tomorrow!!! I had the pleasure of working with them on a few projects.

I didn’t design their logo, but I did print their business cards. They were done on pearl card stock. Can you tell that is one of my favorite finishes? I also designed a postcard so they could let their current customers know they are moving. Here are their business cards and postcards. What do you think?

In addition, I did the vinyl on their front door and in their entry way, but the photos didn’t turn out so you are going to have to take my word for it. Or better yet, you can go and check it out yourself.

The girls also had me design labels for their retail bags. Their bags are white, but this is what I had to work with so just go with it, okay?

To keep their product separate from retail product, we made “Property of” labels. To place on the backs of the shampoo bottles and other product. I’m pretty sure they don’t carry “Bed Head,” but I had this empty bottle still in my shower and thought I would put it to good use. It was such a great model. Props to you shampoo bottle. Your check is in the mail! Thanks!

I’ve really enjoyed watching the salon evolve in just six short weeks. April and Da’Lynne have put a ton of time and energy into making this salon come together. I thought I’d give you a “tour” of the salon so you can see how stylish it is! Can you guess where most of the furniture is from?

Check these out! April’s adorable husband was thoughtful enough to buy personalized M & M’s with the Bombshell’s logo on them. Their logo girl has been appropriately named Ima. Ima Bombshell. Get it? Hahaha!

I’d like to Congratulate April and Da’Lynne on their beautiful salon. I wish you both the best of luck. If you live in the Portland/Beaverton area and you need your hair “did” or a custom spray tan, go and check out Bombshells Salon. Say hello to the girls for me!

Okay, so I know you all must be dying to see how my Whoopie Pies turned out? Let’s just say that it’s always a good idea to have a “practice” round when you are baking something new. I know I always need one! By the second pan full of batter, I had a total handle on the proper amount of batter than I needed to put in each cup. How do you think they turned out?

Don’t you just love my baker’s twine? I think it’s super cute. It’s all the rage right now. I’ve seen it on packages, invitations, baked goods, etc. I even ordered some to wrap all of my Modern Moments’ packages with. I am planning on showing you all my new marketing material really soon. I love thinking of new and different ways I can package and ship my products. I’ll post more on this soon. For now, enjoy my Whoopie Pies.

** On a side note, I have no idea how to use my new camera yet, but I’d love any help, suggestions, critiques that you can give me. I am learning as I go. So bear with me while I learn! I’m sure my images will improve and I will look back of my first posts and cringe!**


P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win the Whoopie Pie book! Tell all of your friends too!!! Your life just won’t be complete without these adorable little Whoopie Pies!

I’ve been meaning to bake for the past few weeks. I decided there wasn’t a better time than now! My birthday was a few months ago and one of my dear friends, Laura, bought be everything I would need to make my own Whoopie Pies!

If you know me at all, you know that I LOVE to bake! It doesn’t really matter what it is. It could be cupcakes, cookies, pastries, cinnamon rolls, etc. I just love to bake!

I’ve seen Whoopie Pies on many of the blogs I follow. They are adorable little cake like cookies. They are almost as cute as Macarons, which I will be making tomorrow! Oh, I heart Macarons. Hey, I have that cookbook too. My adorable husband bought it for me for Valentine’s Day. I will do a post on those tomorrow, though! Stay tuned!

Here are the supplies I used to make the Whoopie Pies!

You can purchase your own Whoopie Pie pans at William Sonoma. You can also buy the Red Velvet Mix too.

If you’d like to make your own Whoopie Pies. You need to get this book. Not only is it adorable, but the recipes are wonderful too! Here are a few photos from the book.

Can I tell you how much I LOVE the striped straws? I really want to buy them. Does anyone have an excuse I could use to buy them? Unfortunately, none of my children’s birthdays are for months. Hmmm. . . Do I really need an excuse? Here is another picture.

So, are you in love with these Whoopie Pies as much as I am? What about the straws? So cute, right? I will post the results tomorrow. They sure taste yummy though!

Well, since it’s Wednesday and I am in a giving mood, I am giving away a copy of this cookbook. Who wants it?

Well, what are you waiting for?

ENTER TO WIN NOW! It just so happens that 7 is my favorite number {remember that, it may be a test question later}. So, I am giving you 7 chances to win by doing each of the following!

Make sure to leave a separate comment for each action that you complete!

1. Pop on over to my Etsy Shop & come back & leave a comment with your favorite item! 2. Heart my shop & leave a comment here that you did. 3. Become a fan of Modern Moments Designs on Facebook & leave a comment here that you are a fan 4. Follow Me on Twitter & leave a comment here that you are a follower (or already are!) 5. Post about this giveaway on your own Blog, Facebook Page and/or Tweet about it & comment here with the links! (up to 3 entries for posting on each)

Winner will be chosen on Sunday, May 16th at 11:00pm (PST). Any entries received after this time will not be considered. Open to US residents only.

Good Luck!

Little Miss Avery was born one year ago today! She came into the world on Mother’s Day last year. I can’t believe how fast time flies. Avery’s Mom is my dear friend, Julie. If I had a twin sister, it would be Julie. I need to dedicate a whole blog post to that another time though. Today is Avery’s day!

I had the pleasure of doing Avery’s first birthday invitation! It is the most adorable thing I have ever seen. I can say that, right? To be honest, I think it’s the photographs that make this birthday invitation so cute! These beautiful photographs were taken by Jennifer Cordero Photography . Jennifer is a super talented photographer. I can’t wait to work with her on some future projects I have coming up! This won’t be the last time you will see her featured on my blog. That’s for sure! You won’t even believe where Jennifer took these photos. Oh, don’t look at me!? I’m not telling!

Julie selected a 4.5″ by 5″ accordion fold birthday invitation. We had these press printed on pearl cardstock. They are so shimmery and beautiful. I’ll let you see for yourself.

Aren’t they adorable? Wait, there’s more!!!

And a few more. . .

You want to see the back too, right?

I couldn’t resist making some matching Scrabble tiles too. I thought Julie could wear them to Avery’s party or give them to Avery’s Grandmas to proudly display.

Avery’s party will be later this week and I have a lot more exciting things to post. I collaborated with another Etsy seller, who shall remain nameless until later, to make something extra special for Avery’s birthday party! I’m so excited to show you, I can hardly stand it!!! You will have to wait though and check back later in the week. Let’s just say this item will be perfect on the dessert table!


P.S. Can you guess which photos I took with my new Mother’s Day present???