ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY DECOR

St. Patrick's Day is this Saturday and I'm beyond excited to be celebrating the fun day in England this year! Ian has a hockey game, but some girls and I are getting together to have drinks and some fun green themed snacks!

I've rounded up some St. Patrick’s Day party inspiration to share with all of you!

1. Straws
2. Guinness Balloons
3. Chevron Cups
4. Shamrock Card
5. Cupcake Toppers
6. Friend Card
7. Rainbow Plate
8. Lucky Balloon

Hope everyone has an awesome St. Patrick's Day weekend! 

- Char. xo

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LOVE NOTES

Valentine's Day is almost here! Don't forget to pick up a card for that special someone. I truly believe in personable cards. It just adds an extra touch of thoughtfulness. 

Here's the round-up of my faves this heart day.

1. Pizza - ktcrawford
2. Flamingos - BerinMade
3. Let's Stay In - SugarPaper
4. Hearts - Molly Covert 
5. Buffy - The Good Twin Co. 
6. Crunk - Ashkahn
7. V-Day - IntheDaylightShop
8. Fish - 1canoe2

Which is your favourite?

- Char xo.

 

GIMME SOME SUGAR

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you know what that means... hearts everywhere! Haha. Most people hate this day, but I have to say, even in my single days, I loved Valentine's Day. It is such a feminine day, with sweets, heart shaped anything & lots of pink! No matter if you have someone to celebrate with or you just have a fun girls night planned, make the most of the Hallmark holiday & have some fun!

We created the sweetest (no pun intended) little goodie bags for our friends & family. We came up with some cute sayings & designed some packaging labels to close the bags. With the help of some yummy sweets, a printer, clear small bags, staples & some cute ribbon we were all set! 

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Brika had a pop-up shop at Yorkdale mall & I swooned over everything in it! This was one of a few cards I had picked up. Ian if you're looking at this, spoiler alert, that's for you. ;) 

You can download our labels right here & print them for your loved ones! If you use them, we want to see! Tag us on Instagram @prettypaperlove. 

Hubba Hubba - download here

You'll Always Be My Sweet Thing - option 1 option 2

Give Me Some Sugar - download here

Enjoy!

- Char xo.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

We cannot believe the holidays are here & we have no snow. It doesn't seem real? Christmas always needs snow, just a childhood wish that will never get old.

To make it feel like Christmas is tomorrow you have to start baking these amazing cookies, NOW! Seriously they're the best cookies we've ever had & cannot get enough of them.  

White Chocolate Peppermint Pudding Cookies

Ingredients
- 3/4 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract (or real vanilla if you have it on hand)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 small package vanilla pudding mix
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup crushed peppermints or candy canes (Bulk Barn carries crushed peppermints)

Instructions
1.  Cream together butter & sugar
2. Beat in dry instant pudding mix
3. Add eggs & vanilla, mix well
4. Add baking soda & flour, mix well
5. Stir in peppermints & white chocolate chips
6. Roll into 1" balls & place on a lined baking sheet (or a greased baking sheet)
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

These cookies do not disappoint & they're perfect for last minute gifts if you are lucky to have extra!

Happy a great holiday everyone & Merry Christmas! (We're still dreaming up snow)

 
 


TINSEL & TWINKLE

I spent this past weekend prepping my house inside & out for Christmas. Adding sparkle, tinsel & twinkle lights sure do get you in the holiday spirit. This post is inspired by my festive prepping weekend & my love for well styled homes. Now how cozy is this living room? The cottage feel of the fire place & wooden accents have me swooning over every little detail.

Adding lights to a cute painted canvas is such a great idea to brighten the room up & add some festive feelings. This looks like it would be an easy DIY if you're crafty. Hmmm... I may have to try this.

I am a sucker for twinkle lights so I found this idea to be so romantic looking for the holidays. It reminds me of stargazing, but inside. Super cute idea!

Adding cheerful pillows to your couches/bed is an easy & simple way to bring the holidays into a room without going to town on the decorations. Another great DIY idea.

Natural garland & earthy tones is a great alternative to the traditional cherry red & sparkly look to the holidays. I love how soft & organic this look is.

It's all in the details. I love this place setting idea. Such a simple project, but adds so much to a holiday table.

White, white & more white! I believe you can never have enough white while decorating for the holidays. I love the snow so why not mimic that inside with white trees & white decorations? Such a clean, elegant look.

Adding props or even ornaments to your outdoor decorations can really be inviting.

Having a theme around your house not only make decorating easier, but it ties every room together. I love this theme of using the deer.

If you're more of a simple straight forward decorator, adding pillows & a wreath to your bedroom may be just enough to get you into the spirit & keep that cozy feel.

Happy decorating :)
– Miche

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