The Perfect Wish ListDec. 14th

The holidays are moving fast! Buying gifts can be quite daunting. How many toys does a kid need?! The truth is, they don’t need as many as we want to get. They are happy with very few things and it’s less overwhelming. We spend less, which means not stressing as much over our financial lives. 

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We recently came across a genius way to get the perfect wish list. Pint Sized Treasures has the best way to give and receive during the holidays! Why haven’t we thought of this before?! You can feel good about giving and not spoiling. This theory lends the true meaning of the giving. Let’s hope the kids will learn to embrace this way;)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Holiday CraftyDec. 1st

The holidays are so much fun! Get the kids excited and let them contribute to the decorating. Doing crafts together is a great way to get in some quality time and the kids can give them as gifts;) We found some pretty cute DIY holiday projects that we just have to share.

 Crafts By Courtney Paper Straw trees

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Elementary Art Fun Pinecone Trees

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Meet the Dubiens Melted Crayon Ornaments

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Aunt Peaches Pom Pom Garland

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Crystal and Comp Handmade Bead Ornaments

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Happy Holidays from Doodlebug Designs!

Growing GardenMar. 16th

The weather here has us all feeling like it’s summer! Pretty soon, the flowers will blooming and gardens will flourish. Time to start devising a plan for the yard. Most people know us for the hand and foot impressions we do for babies and kids. They make great gifts for the parents and grandparents;) We do much more than that though. Have you ever seen our stepping stones? They are adorable and add so much to your garden or backyard. We can add decorative accents and do them in any color. The kids will love them too! It’s fun to compare their growing hands to the tiny prints in the stones. Our stamping locations and dates are updated for every month and we can do private appointments upon request. Just think of how cute these will be at your home. The perfect keepsake!

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I Heart YouJan. 27th

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Valentine’s day is coming soon! What are you planning to do? The kids need gifts for their school friends, so you need to get a plan together. How about a nice DIY project to get things rolling? We found some quick and easy Valentine’s day cards that will be sure to put a smile on some faces.

1. Love bug

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2. Dear…

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3. Cupid’s arrow

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4. Same school

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5. Eye on you

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6. Good fortune

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7. Modern mix tape

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8. Roll it

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9. Super

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10. You rock

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Whatever your style. These cute do-it-yourself valentines are the perfect way to say…you are awesome! Hit the craft store, look around the house and set a date to sit down and do a project with the kids. Have fun and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Lego Party PerfectSep. 23rd

Ever wonder what to do for birthday parties for the kids? Legos are huge right now and kids love them! There are so many sets and some of them can be quite pricey. We recently discovered a company called Pley, that actually rents Lego sets! This is a great way to see what your child is interested in, try out some new sets, test their skills and not have to worry about storing them. Save your feet the trouble too;) You can choose from 250+ different sets and you send them back after you are done. For $15/month, it seems reasonable.

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These are perfect for birthdays, weddings (rent for the kids table), family gatherings, Thanksgiving celebration…gotta keep the kids busy! Choose from boys or girls designs and different types of themes. Princess party? No problem, there are princess ones and girly play sets. Pirate party? Ahoy! They have the right set for you matey! Shipping is free both ways and you can put a few in your queue. Another great idea, is taking them on trips or keeping the kids occupied with the sitter. They are cleaned and sanitized and if you lose a piece…no worries. There are even 3 plans to choose from, if you want to gift this service to someone else! How cool is that? Having a Lego play date? Sign up for Pley. It’s a small investment to make, to get your kid’s brain some exercise and letting them explore their imagination.

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Gettin’ Eggy With ItMar. 27th

Spring is here and you know what that means? Easter crafts time! We love a cute craft idea, so while we were looking around for fun things to do with the kids, we decided to share our finds. Our fun focus is on eggs! Everyone seems to give the bunny all of the credit, but what about the eggs? You can do so much with them and to show you just how much you can do, we took some time to showcase these cool and unique ideas. Let’s get started! Ideas were gathered on Pinterest.

Strawberry eggs! Here’s how to make them: http://www.parents.com/holiday/easter/crafts/hats-off-to-easter-eggs/?page=18#page=22

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Make an egg dove!

Follow this link to see how: http://spoonful.com/crafts/easter-eggs-easter-dove

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Glitter eggs! Perfect! This is an easy one, eggs…check…glitter…check….adhesive spray…check! Done;)

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 Awesome little eggshell candles to cluster on your table.

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Chocolate filled yarn eggs!

Find out how to make them here: http://www.topdreamer.com/25-interesting-inspirational-diy-easter-crafts/

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We hope you have fun recreating some of these egg crafts! Happy Spring to you all!

Love, Doodlebug Designs

Heart to HeartJan. 23rd

Let’s have a little heart to heart, shall we? Valentine’s Day is set aside to share the love we have for one another. Silly…like we don’t always love each other. I guess it’s good to be reminded to show your love, express it to the ones you care about and remember to stop and appreciate what you have. We found some sweet DIY Valentine crafts (via the internet and everyone’s favorite, Pinterest) we couldn’t wait to share. Happy Valentine’s Day! *Please see Doodlebug Designs schedule to have your special gifts made.

A cute idea for Valentine cards!

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One of our very own Doodlebug designs impressions;)

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 Another one of our favorites!

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 Isn’t this so cute?!

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 What a cute and fun idea!

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 These are sweet!

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 We have several options for your little Valentine.

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 Happy Valentine’s Day

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Love,

Doodlebug Designs

Handy Gift IdeasNov. 25th

Happy Holidays!

Every year, the holidays sneak up on us. Just as we get through one busy holiday, another one is here before we know it. The smell of Frasier Firs and Spruce trees in the air. Holiday baking in the kitchen, with the sweet aroma of cookies and pies. Music that warms our hearts and a roaring fire to make our homes as cozy as can be.

It’s a time for sharing and for being with the ones you love. We perform our holiday traditions, like visiting our favorite light displays, ice skating, sipping hot cocoa, making Christmas crafts, watching the Macy’s Christmas parade and shopping for gifts. We want to give something that has that personal touch, yet something that can last. Grandma and Grandpa say they don’t need anything, but you know you have to get them something. They love the grandkids so much! Their house is filled with family photos, so here’s an idea…make them an ornament to hang on the tree every year. Make a holiday platter for the table and they can start a new tradition of using it for the Christmas cookies! Make Grandma a special mug for her tea. Just an idea;) I guarantee a special holiday gift from Doodlebug Designs will put a smile on anyone’s face. Aunts and uncles, cousins and special family friends all love getting something that was made with love for the holidays. Follow us on Facebook for updates and see our schedule for stamping dates.