Thursday, December 10, 2009

Friday is the LAST day to place an order!!!!!!!!

then I will take a much needed break and play with my little boys!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pears and Bears Sale


One of my favs is having a SALE.  Check it out! The Owner is a mother of seven! How fun is that? I could only dream of Christmas morning in that house :)

17 days??? Only 3 more days to order!

Is is really only 17 more days? Have a counted correctly? This month is flying by. Friday will be the last day to  place an order if you would like to receive your items in time for Christmas! Friday at midnight...sorry NO rush orders this year.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

got tags???

a lovely match with your cards. Look here for information.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gift idea #1


perfect gift for anyone. set of note cards and a matching melamine plate!

Monday, November 16, 2009

holiday cards...

I am hard at work on these things! Will post soon!!!!!!
Peek at the site and on Etsy.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

plates, planes and apples


we have been busy for the past week. Some more of the sample melamine plates and platters have arrived. I took some snap shots of them, but they need to be photographed so you can see how beautiful they really are...I am in love though. You can have fun decorative plates and platters with out the worries of breaking and chipping. In a house of three little boys we need all the help we can get! Check out my Etsy link for more details.

Last week we had a little fall adventure. We jumped on a plane, caught a little snow on our tongues and ate apples right from the trees. This is a huge deal to my little guys, they never see snow, changing leaves or go on planes (mommy is deathly afraid of flying). Picking fruit...not enough.

enjoy your Halloween/Georgia Florida weekend. Treats, sweets and parties here we come!

Monday, October 19, 2009

special for last week extended!!! Sticker set for $20. any deisgn

everyone was loving the special for last week, so why change a good thing? so here is how it works, if you are new to the specials. Either click on the pay pal button to the right, add your personalization information to the notes to seller. You can choose any design Dani Notes Stationery has. So get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Do not forget to get a set for your gifts too! daninotes.com

Sunday, October 18, 2009

how cute are these potatos?


 no one will leave these cuties on their plate!

Potato Ghosts

Serves8

  • Active time:30 min
  • Start to finish:1 3/4 hr
You and your guests will be utterly charmed when you see how easily mashed potatoes can be transformed into a gaggle of ghosts. Simply form them into pointy mounds and then personify—no, make that “ghostify” —them with seed “eyes.” Don’t be surprised if these become a new family must-have for Halloweens to come.
  • 4 lb large boiling potatoes (preferably white-fleshed)
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • Nigella seeds (sometimes mislabeled “black onion seeds”) or caraway seeds for garnish
  • Equipment:
    a potato ricer or a food mill fitted with medium disk; a pastry bag with 3/4-inch plain tip
  • Peel and quarter potatoes, then cover with water in a 4-qt pot and season well with salt. Simmer, partially covered, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • While potatoes are simmering, heat butter and milk in a small saucepan until butter is melted. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.

  • Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in middle.

  • Drain potatoes and force through ricer into a large bowl (or mixer bowl if using stand mixer). Beat in milk mixture, yolks, and 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper with an electric mixer at low speed until combined.

  • Spread about one-third of potatoes in a buttered 1 1/2-qt shallow ovenproof dish. Transfer remaining potatoes to pastry bag. Pipe potatoes close together into 2 1/2- to 3-inch-high pointed mounds to form “ghosts” and garnish each mound with 2 seeds for “eyes.”

  • Bake until tips of ghosts are golden and potatoes are firm, 20 to 25 minutes.
     
  • Cooks’ note:

  • Potatoes can be piped into dish 1 day ahead and chilled, loosely covered with plastic wrap.

Monday, October 12, 2009

the special of the week is...personalized stickers

these are great as gift stickers, book plates, or for anything you need to keep straight for your kids. perfect for topping birthday and holiday packages or give a set as a gift! great for teachers too.

the special for the week is 40 stickers for $25.00. {regular price is 40 for $38.00} each sticker is 2.75x2.75 square. get a jump start on holiday shopping.  peek at the dani notes stationery site for more designs. to purchase the special of the week click on the paypal symbol to the right. enter design choice and personalization information in the special instructions box.  or email questions to dani@daninotes.com.                                                             

Monday, October 5, 2009

The special of the week is....


New for fall, every Monday there will be a special of the week. This week will feature a set of 25 initial dot note cards for $20. You can choose from one of three color combinations. blue w/brown (as shown), pink w/brown, orange w/brown. If you have a favorite product let me know.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

it's a party

I can't believe that it is already Wednesday. My Dad was in town for the weekend and left Monday. I am a little off for the week. We had such a great time, I love and miss him so much! Playing at the beach with the boys and burgers at Poe's, what a perfect Sunday afternoon we had.


Here are a few Birthday party invitation designs. I will re post with a few more of the matching cakes. If you are local you need to have Amy at Sugar Mama's Bakery make your next Birthday cake. My boys and I call her our ace of cakes :) I send her my designs and she creates a cake to match. And I LOVE to match. Is that monkey not the cutest cake???

Sunday, September 27, 2009

they are here and I am in LOVE!


I think I may be partial to sweet little boy designs since that is all I have.  For the mailing/return label I tried something new, and they turned out beautiful! The labels are one long strip that wraps around to the back of the envelope. So on the front is the mailing address and the back has the return address. How cute are they? *If you have a question about a product or would like to place an order while the daninotes.com site is down for updates, please leave a comment and I will get back to you shortly.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's a wrap...well almost


Stay tuned for field trip photos & darling baby boy announcements. Can not wait to see them! I will have loads of pics to post tomorrow. In the mean time take a peek at the new arrivals at J Crew. This is a must have. Here.  *Photo courtesy of J Crew.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

det det and doggie


What a great idea, Custom Toy Portraits! The lovies in our house were loved almost to shreds. The sight of them brings back so many sweet memories. A must of my little guys lovies. I wonder if she will paint a bottle for my littlest guy? That is his love! And the prices are very reasonable, $60-$130 depending on the size. These paintings would look darling in your child's room or nursery of a younger sibling. Ours will hang in the stair way with a collection of family photos and other art work. Can't wait. View more photos and read about the artist Jennifer Maher here.  * photos courtesy of custom toy portraits by Jennifer Maher

Friday, September 11, 2009

notes for a sweet baby boy

here are a few of my new note card designs.  The photos are not great...my husband has the camera somewhere on his 208 mile relay run through the blue ridge mountains. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Got to love all the colors



Don't you just love Diane Bergeron's bold use of color in her home. I would have been in heaven in that room as a teenager, did you spy the Rubie Green fabrics. Be sure to check out her full article from Vogue Living Australia and more beautiful photos here. That is my dream office. And I think she might love J Crew as much as I do!   * images courtesy of diane bergeron interiors

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

coming soon...

I have been working on a new website for months now. Still not finished with the design part.  It is a nightmare! I can make decisions for other people easy. Friends ask me, what kind of party should I have for my 2 year old? what color paint should I use in our family room? But when it comes to my business, my home, children I freeze. I am easily side tracked too, between the children's activities, freelance projects, life. The new site will be coming soon...there are a ton of darling invitations, baby announcements and new holiday cards, tags, etc!

Monday, September 7, 2009

old friends are the best

I just love to see old friends. Yesterday we jumped in the car and drove to Hunting Island to met a friend from Atlanta. How beautiful is this place???

Thursday, September 3, 2009

my plate is full

Between car pool, football practice and homework, my plate designs have pretty much been placed on the back burner. But this morning I woke up from a dream about plate designs! Maybe it's because today is the first college football game of the season and I wanted to tailgate with my plates this year? These plates are great, Melamine plastic not the bad plastic, top rack dishwasher safe. Perfect for the beach, kids, picnic, tailgating, holidays, really anything. And just think of all the paper plates you will save. Even better the plates or trays are custom designed just for YOU! I will post a few designs in a bit.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

well maybe this week...

I have been terrible about fitting blogging into my routine since school started. I know it is Wednesday, but I promise to make this week a little better. We have had a few cool days, kinda makes me think about fall clothes. I do love a change in seasons! Here are a few fun things to look at on the newly designed Kate Spade website heart the owl bag! * images courtesy of Kate Spade

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's the First

Another summer has flown by and my big boys are back at school. Now it's my turn for a first day in the world of blogging.