Thursday, January 31, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Winter Blues

Its a a bit easy to get the Winter Blues in January even in California so that is why I thought this darling Winter Fairy Wand from Icing Designs featured on Babiekins Blog would just be the perfect thing to banish anything but magic with this rainy weather!

A perfect activity (both making and waving) for a cold day inside or
 for favor for a Winter Wonderland Party! 
Find the tutorial here. xo Queen Laura

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Capsule of Surprise

I spotted this nursery from On to Baby and just fell in love! There are so many creative ideas here but the one I LOVE the most would be the gumball machine with vending capsules! These would make just the cutest favor for any party. Paint the tops your party theme color and fill with whatever small trinket you wish.

 Glitter up some little animal figures or...

Of course gumballs are always a grand fun. I love these.
Find the Vending Capsules here. Remember these from your childhood? I do!
xoxo Queen Laura

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winter Stars

There is something so very quaint about these little paper stars. I had bought a jar of them in the past and used them in my classes as little rewards. I was met with awe as the children carefully held them in their hands and made a wish. It never occurred to me that you could MAKE them!
A perfect little activity for a winters day from Minna May.  Get different colored paper and make a bunch to put into a little jar and use as a sweet party favor.
 The ideas are as endless as stars! 
Find the rest of the tutorial here.

Monday, January 14, 2013


I am always on the lookout for a more modern idea of a princess in a story. I just love this book by Barbara Joose called Loveabye Dragon. It is a sweet tale of a fearless girl who does not dream for a prince but for a dragon as a friend. It has a lovely lesson of strong friendship with the most unlikely of friends with an imaginative and lyrical text. It is illustrated by Randy Cecil and is refreshingly pink-free but still has the magic of princess that girls crave. 
A new classic, perhaps?What is your child's favorite Princess book? xoxo Queen Laura

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Parting is such sweet...

I am having a bit of a hard time saying goodbye the holidays! ( are you too?) So I don't have to wait a whole other year, I will continue to seek out holiday inspiration that would translate to any time of the year. I would like to jump straight into this styled New Year's Eve Party by The Tom Kat Studio for HGTV. Skip the champagne and it could be easily adapted to a 
charming birthday party for a lucky little girl.

Tissue Paper Tassel Garland is such a party trend just now and there is a simple tutorial here.
Love both of these favor ideas.
They even give a free printable here. Don't miss a fancy detail here.
Of course let me know if you use any of these ideas, won't you? xoxo Queen Laura

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Thank You ever so much!

Quite often you have to make something fun to get it done. And sometimes getting a little one to write a thank you note can be a bit of a challenge. I thought these glitter note cards from Sweet Paul Magazine were the perfect thing to make and then give as Thank You cards 
for the holiday gifts they received. What better way to say 
Thank You but by with something glittery!

Find the super simple steps here. They are so pretty I sent some as Thank Yous myself. 
xoxo Queen Laura

Thursday, January 3, 2013

NEWLY Inspired

To start out a sparkly New Year, I thought I would share some of my favorite inspiring quotes from Anderson, Dahl, Disney and Emerson. These are all prints from the marvelous Etsy and that would be perfect for a child's room to start out 2013 in positive and empowering way!
LA Shepherd
Honey Boo
The Burlap Bag
Which one inspires you?  xoxo Queen Laura