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New Puppy?

13 Sep

Do you (or someone you know) have a new puppy?  There’s nothing like a new puppy to add excitement to your life.  They’re so cute and full of energy!  Renee at The Stationery Studio just brought home this sweet puppy, Libby.  She’s a silver Lab and she’s adorable!  So what kind of gift do you give someone who gets a new puppy?  I made sweet Libby some homemade dog biscuits and put them in a reusable container.  I wanted to share the recipe with you … you can make these for any puppy (or any dog) who would love a yummy treat. WOOF!

 

Dog Biscuit Recipe (modified from Caser Millan’s original recipe)

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (substitute regular flour or oats if your dog is sensitive to wheat)
  • 1/2 c. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. salt (or less)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. Beef or chicken Bouillon granules (can substitute beef or chicken broth/stock)
  • ½ cup hot water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Dissolve bouillon in hot water
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Knead dough until it forms a ball (approximately 3 minutes)
  5. Roll dough until ½ inch thick
  6. Cut into slices or bone shapes (you can purchase a bone shaped cookie cutter to make shapes with)
  7. Place dough pieces on lightly greased cookie sheet
  8. Cook for 30 minutes

Maybe baking isn’t your thing?  No worries.  Check out the great selection of personalized pet gifts we sell at The Stationery Studio.  We just customized a personalized pet bowl for Charlie, the new puppy on the Today Show.  How cute is he with his new personalized bowl?

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(photo credit:  TODAY SHOW Instagram)

Wedding Inspiration: Yellow & Grey

31 Aug

Yellow

Our latest wedding inspiration is yellow and grey.  We love this fresh combination of sunny yellow and neutral grey.  Such a modern yet classic look that could really be done in any season.  Some flower ideas to go with this theme (ideas inspired Fifty Flowers):

  • Summer/Fall Wedding: Sunflowers, Yellow Freesias, Golden Yellow Peruvian Lilies, Dejavu Golden Yellow Roses and Yarrow Achillea Yellow Flowers.
  • Winter/Spring Wedding:  Yellow Butterscotch Roses, French Cream Tulips, Creamy Yellow Button Dahlias and Pale Yellow Gerbera Daisies.

Get inspired with our picks:

Presidential Initial Linen Like Napkins, Charcoal Vertical Little Hanging Gift Tags, Buttercup Endearing Love Photo Save the Date Cards, Dauphin Monogram with Text Guest Towels, Yellow Bristol Invitations, Design Your Own Personalized Plastic Plates, Top Dot Invitations, Heart Made of Arrow Stadium Cups, Lemon Vintage Roses Thank You Note Cards, Charcoal Wedding Union Photo Save the Date Cards, Sunflower Chevron Melamine Platter

Other Image Sources:

Groomsmen: https://www.boho-weddings.com/2013/03/11/sunshine-yellow-ibiza-wedding-at-amante-beach-bar-by-ana-lui/

Bridesmaids: http://www.couturecolorado.com/wedding/2014/01/interview-love-letters-floral/

Bottle Vases: http://www.picklee.com/2012/05/24/10-cycled-wine-bottles-inspiration/

Ring Bearer: http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2014/03/diy-handcrafted-yellow-wedding.html

Table Number: http://happywedd.com/wedding_theme/70-grey-and-yellow-wedding-ideas-for-spring-and-summer-weddings.html

Ring Bearer and Flower Girl: http://www.kelseyalmond.com/2013/11/my-best-friends-wedding-continuedthe.html

Cake: http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/pretty-lace-wedding-cake-ideas/

Decor: http://www.weddingchicks.com/2013/02/13/stylish-yellow-and-graywedding/

Mr. & Mrs. Chair Signs: http://www.knotsvilla.com/grey-wedding-ideas-3-perfect-colors-combine-grey/

 

Milestone Birthday Dessert Table Ideas

22 Aug

My Mom just celebrated her 70th birthday with her family and closest friends.  She loves sweets and we decided to do a huge table full of her favorites to celebrate her milestone birthday (Since it was an outdoor party and the weather wasn’t cooperating, we quickly had to transfer everything to the garage). To make it even more fun, we added personalized touches to the table.  I put together photo collages as a backdrop for the table.  I used black foamboard and had pictures printed on cardstock so I didn’t damage the originals.  I attached them with clear glue.  I used a pink banner kit to add some fun to the boards.

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We served her favorite ice cream in personalized stadium cups.  The cups featured a crown and said, “KEEP CALM … Susan is 70!”

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Her friends and family could make their own ice cream sundaes with different syrups, whipped cream and of course nuts and cherries.

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My aunt made an old fashioned doll cake to remind her of her childhood which was a big hit with her friends!

My brother brought one of her favorites, a tres leche cake with fresh mango and peaches.

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So many choices for dessert!  We also had personalized napkins for the sweet table to add another personal touch and they complimented the personalized stadium cups.

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Hope these ideas inspire you!

xoxo,

Jennifer