Entries in packaging (9)
Have you heard of SHIMTOKK? If not - well, you must check them out. They are the combined forces of SHIM+SONS and TOKKETOK. One specializing in packaging + paper goods (let me lust now) and the other in Letterpress Stationery. They're so crazy creative - it's INSANE!
Over the summer they offered a packaging 101 class in Portland. I discovered them right after the class took place. (So SAD!) But trust me - I'd hop on a plane to take a class from these creatives anytime!!
I love the simplicity of their packaging. I stumbled on these simple Hello gift tags that would make any present feel special.
Aren't they just the sweetest? Click here to see their full post and you can download these gems so you can add a little extra goodness to your pretty little packages.
I'm discovering even more blogs out there in the blogworld - thanks to Pinterest. I've always had my Blogs to Read folder...but now the list is growing and growing.
Here are a few of the new ones I happened upon:
How About Orange - why you ask...it started with this little number and grew from there...oh and it so fits my orange obsession right now. :)
Enjoy Events Co. - because of their whimsy style and this lovely little pic. (I know...CARBS brought me to their website...but then when I got there...oh my!)
Dreamy Whites - because I loved the simplicity of this flower arrangement, that fruit tray (that I'm sad to say she is sold out of) and her french shabby chic style.
Bottom line is that you can be directed to a website just by a picture and if you stay awhile...you just might find some other inspirations too.
I had the honor of doing a little baking on Friday for one of my best girlfriends daughters Bat Mitzvah.
I have to say - I was super excited to be able to create some yummies and have them be pink and girlie!!
So what did I make...
You all know how much I loved making the Brownie-O's over the holidays...if you want the recipe - click here. Well, I saw on Becky Bakes that she made some with Chocolate Chip Cookies. YUM! (OK - I didn't try them because I'm still on my cleanse - but the T-man had one and said - GREAT combination mom). I didn't use her recipe for the cookies - I used mine.
I test drove the mini doughnut cupcakes last week just to make sure they were going to turn out OK. And when I made them on Friday - they came out just as good. The only difference...PINK frosting. I first saw this idea on the Farm Chicks blog.
Last but not least, I saw some really cute Brownie Pops on the Farm Chicks website too. Mine didn't turn out like hers. The Chocolate wasn't cooperating so I had to improvise. I still think it worked. T-man taste tested the pop with the chocolate all over and the chocolate just on the top and good thing he opted for just the chocolate on the top. :)
Now onto the fun packaging. So all of these treats were being served at the lunch following the service. Everything had to be disposable so I was trying to figure out how to transport and serve everything. So yup - you guessed it. I decided to individually wrap everything. Pink Bows and some Martha Stewart Decorative Tape along with some labels I made so everyone would know what they were eating.
This was so much fun. It was a labor of love and I'm so happy that everyone enjoyed the treats.