Valentine's Gift Guide Feature: Noogle, #etsy #party #printables


Noogle is at it again with some fun designs for Valentine's Day!


Downloadable designs for Valentine's Day that are sweet and whimsical, different than your standard drug store or grocery store finds!

Designer Shannon Sheridan-Geldart specializes in designs that are kid-inspired for your home, parties, events, and more! She's designed printed invitations for Owen's birthday parties in the past, as well as digital designs for other parties that we've had, and she never disappoints!

Her custom party elements range from invitations to tent cards for your buffet table, but she doesn't just stop there. Need a door sign? Treat favor labels? Cupcake toppers? Banner? Noogle has it all and can custom design to suit your party needs.

For Valentine's Day, Shannon has a GREAT promo going for all Sweet Stella's readers!

 
Happy Valentine's Day from Noogle!


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Valentine's Gift Guide #valentine #giftsforher #giftguide

It's here! It's here!! It's finally here!

The Valentine's Gift Guide is here, and there are so many great promos, discounts and deals from really beautiful companies in it, that you won't want to miss a page!


Over the next couple of weeks, I will be featuring some of the amazing companies in the Gift Guide, talking about their products, services and why they are so amazing.

Need to send it to your honey and tell him which page your gift is on? Here's the direct link.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Gift Guide Featurette: Noogle, kid inspired graphic design


Noogle is your one stop shop on Etsy for party printables, childrens room decor and wall art, and learning activities such as flash cards and busy bags! Created by Shannon, busy working-mom to a toddler, with the philosophy that learning and partying should be, well, fun, Noogle is focused on providing quality, creative items for whatever your need.

I have personally ordered party invitations, tent cards for our food buffet, and signs for the front door and have never been disappointed in what we have received. Each item is printed and cut with precision, packaged with care and delivered well before my deadline.

Shannon also takes extra time to work with you to ensure that your designs are perfect. Check out this pirate party invitation that she designed for Owen 3rd birthday party.

Noogle also offers digital design and printables so that you can print at home, or at your desired printer. If you're in a time crunch, this option is really awesome. For our Halloween party, I wanted to send out a quick email invite, so I had Shannon whip up a spooky, creepy design. She did a fantastic job and all of our guests were impressed.

As a special treat for you.....


If you don't see it in the shop, or have a specific idea in mind, just send Shannon a Convo and she can create whatever it is that will fit with your event, children's room, or party!

Happy holidays from Noogle!

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SWH4T$: Pinteresting Printables



One of the trends I've been seeing lately is printing things out at home, instead of buying them ready made at the store.  Most printers today have settings to allow for ink-saving, therefore printing at home has become much more cost-effective than it used to be.  Lately, I've been finding a lot of printables on Pinterest (duh).

Labels
Lately I've become an organizing freak, as in I've labeled almost 50% of the contents of my kitchen cabinets.  OCD much?  Here are a few of my favorite printable labels (free, of course!)

Source: bhg.com via Shannon on Pinterest

I used these in my kitchen, the blue ones (my favorite color :)


These are great because you can download an editable PDF file and type out the text you want directly onto the label (great for messy handwriters!)

Planners
I do better when I have a task list, and planning pages are a great way to get things done.  Especially for all you mommy bloggers, blog planning pages are a great way to brainstorm ideas, keep yourself organized, and stay in check with your marketing strategies!


I like this one because of the pretty colors (I sound like a 4 year old, right?) and also for the fact that you get 2 pages on 1 8.5x11 inch piece of paper :)  Eco-friendly and cheap :)


I like this one because of the stats box at the bottom.  Its hard for me to remember my growth in stats, so its nice to have a place to write down where you were at that moment in time.

Coloring Pages
Why buy a coloring book when your kid is probably only going to mark up a few pages and then get sick of it?  Print out pages one by one, and don't waste paper :)


We like this one for obvious reasons :)  CARS!


This whole website has free printables, but I especially like the number and alphabet coloring pages because they are simple.  I feel like toddlers get overwhelmed with lots of lines, so these are straight to the point.

How do you use your home printer to save money?  Have any favorite free printables you'd like to share?


Mompreneur Monday: BellaGrey Designs

Happy Monday everyone! Do you know what's right around the corner?

Valentine's Day!!

What better timing to introduce you to this fantastic Mompreneur, Jennifer Kirlin from BellaGrey Designs! With super cute invitations, cupcake toppers, printable, tags...you name it and she's got it for you! There's even a free Valentine's printable at the end of the post!

What do you do?

I create custom party decor


Link

How do you maximize your time as a busy mom running a business?

I get up early to start my day, get the kids off to school and then work like crazy until I pick them up. I try to spend most of the late afternoon with them. Once they are down for the evening, I'm working again. I work when I can, for as long as I can.


What do you see as your greatest challenge being a MOMpreneur?

Drawing the line between time devoted to BellaGrey Designs and time with my family is really hard for me right now, because I'm constantly "working" in my head, thinking of new designs o
r colors I can use.



What advice do you have for other moms looking to start a business?

If you truly believe in yourself, then you have to believe all of your hard work will pay off. Sure some days you'd like to throw in the towel, but you just persevere. One day at a time.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Yes! I've created a beautiful Valentine's printable...free to download
here!