May 19, 2015

As You Wish Pottery Summer Classes (giveaway)

In just a few short days school is out for summer break in Arizona!!! Do you know what activities are going to fill your summer calendar? You must check out the pottery painting place As You Wish! It's more than an arts and crafts studio, its a place for people to create lasting memories -- something that is special and unique to them. Every summer they offer classes at all of their Arizona locations for ages five and up. I am excited to give away two certificates to As You Wish.

Last month, the girls and I were invited to a summer class preview party at As You Wish. The girls took a "Grilled Cheese Please" plate class taught by the fabulous Ms. Liz. Both girls had a blast getting creative and painting their plates.

When we arrived at the studio all of the supplies were ready for us to use. 
The girls enjoyed meeting the other kids in their class.

They got to squirt their paint right onto the paper and used a variety of different brushes and different objects to paint with, like sponges and pencils erasers! Violet is not a fan of grilled cheese so she decided to write that she loves cheese instead. That is one of the cool things about As You Wish; you can use your creativity to make what you want.

Plus you get to leave the mess at the studio! 
In September, As You Wish celebrates its 20th anniversary in business! Since opening it's first studio in Scottsdale in 1995 it has steadily grown to serve the Phoenix Metro area.

Their Summer Class 2015 program is called, "What color is your fun?" Each week the projects will focus on a different color of the rainbow while painting pottery and canvas and creating glass fused projects.  Summer classes are $25/class and are held from 9-10:30am M-F, June 8th - July 24th 2015. Classes are for children ages 5 & up for pottery and canvas; ages 8 and up for glass fused projects. 

Enter to win one of two certificates for summer classes valid for ONE FREE SUMMER CLASS! Voucher is valid for summer classes June 8 - July 24, 2015 in studio only. 

Learn more about As You Wish by connecting with on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

#asyouwishpottery #whatcolorisyourfun #ayw20

May 14, 2015

National Mom's Nite Out

This post is brought to you by MomSelect and National Mom's Nite Out.

Motherhood is an amazing journey! As we dedicate ourselves to raising our children, moms often forget to take time out for themselves. It's not uncommon for moms to get overwhelmed with full schedules that don't allow for quality time with friends. That is one of the reasons that Maria Bailey founded National Mom's Nite Out in 2008. National Mom’s Nite Out™ is an annual event held each year on the Thursday prior to Mother's Day. It gives moms all over the world the opportunity to join together and celebrate motherhood. It's an excuse to take a break from our usual day-to-day life and treat ourselves to a night with friends. 

I recently had the opportunity to host a get together in honor of National Mom's Nite Out. I chose to host the event outdoors on the patio. Ever since creating my space for my Outdoor Dinner Party in the fall, my patio is one of my favorite places to entertain.

National Mom's Nite Out and MomSelect sent me a party kit full of fun stuff that helped create an unforgettable experience for all of my guests.

The kit was full of great products from awesome sponsors such as Bicycle Playing Cards, MyPrintly, Entenmanns, and more. 

The party kit contained fun activities, recipe and craft ideas, and gift bags full of goodies for each of my guests. 

MyPrintly provided supplies for us to do a Wine Glass Painting Craft. 

Each of us created one-of-a-kind decorative wine glasses with paint. We sat around the table and decorated our glasses while getting tips from the more creative and artistic ones of the group.

We had a great evening chatting and celebrating our friendship. 

Motherhood is truly the most wonderful and fulfilling job in the world. Remembering to take care of ourselves will allow us to stay happy, healty and better mamas for our little ones!

You can learn more about National Mom's Nite Out by heading over to their website, and by connecting on Facebook and Twitter.

May 13, 2015

Free Printable Summer Invitation Collection with MyPrintly

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with MyPrintly and MomSelect. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I can't believe it is almost summertime. I love being outdoors and entertaining outside. I'm excited for evenings on the patio underneath the string lights, outdoor dinners, and listening to music while visiting with friends. So when I got the opportunity to work with MyPrintly I knew I wanted to create a Free Printable Summer Invitation Collection to inspire others as well.

To start you will need the images (at the end of this post), MyPrintly HP photo paper 5x7 that comes complete with envelopes. Open the Images in your editing software, and add your text and print. The HP photo paper is top notch and the quality of the invitations were beautiful.

The collection comes with an invitation, menu, and place cards. Each can be customized with text in your photo editing software.

The place cards come four to a sheet, so you will not waste any photo paper.

I've added lines for straight cutting.

To download the Summer Invitation Collection click on the links below:
Check out my video below to see the entire collection and how easy it is to trim the place cards using the cutting guide provided.

MyPrintly offers an exciting array of DIY projects, ideas and tools. Moms have been visiting the site for crafts and printing solutions, from party decor to suggestions for turning their photos into cherished keepsakes. MyPrintly wants to provide visitors with ideas and inspirations. HP has curated the best ideas and projects from moms, influencers, and experts to provide you with a one-stop destination for creativity, DIY projects and more to help you Create Memories You Keep #CMYK

Giveaway Time

MyPrintly and MomSelect are running an exciting giveaway!
Entry is easy- all you must do is simply follow MyPrintly on Twitter, Facebook,
Pinterest, or Instagram, and then complete this brief entry form in order to 
be entered for a chance to win one of three (3) HP Envy Printer:

The contest will end on Friday, May 15th and winners will be randomly
selected and notified the following week.
Please note, only residents of the U.S.A. are eligible to enter.
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