May 12, 2015

Tea Party at Home

My girls like to plan special nights and this time they planned a tea party, which I hope we do again and again. Yes. I liked it that much. Kelsie and Abby passed out assignments and we got into our nice clothes and ate pretty food that was over the moon good.  Abby even bought flowers that will quickly make it down to her room right after. The pretty paper garland was created at Pebbles in my Pocket and made everything extra special. Yes, we are a paper store, but I like to believe we help make memories too. Come visit, we are here to help you...

Loved my grand-daughter Phoebe, who put in her very own hair bow for the tea party, but the outdoors was calling and she jumped right in! Can you tell? She makes me smile real big : ) Thank you girls for the special night, I love these times with you...




(Note: I fold in 1 cup of whipped cream to make the mixture lighter and 
pipe the mixture into sliced strawberries. You can also substitute Almond
Extract for Vanilla if you wish)


May 9, 2015

Best Quality Erasable Chalk Pens


One of my most favorite quotes that I try to keep in mind all day long... look for ways to serve. I read an article about the worst thing to say to someone struggling. "Let me know what I can do." We all say this right? Hoping they will call because we really want to help, yet don't always know how. But they rarely call. Instead, this article encouraged us to ask and do "what is your family's favorite dinner?" "I would love to pick up your kids after school this week and watch them for a couple of hours." or "Let's go to lunch on Wednesday and visit". I loved and learned a lot from this article to go out and do...

I think one of the coolest things to place throughout your home are chalkboards. Quotes can easily be erased and replaced with new uplifting ones. My favorite pen now is the new Erasable Chalk Pen by American Crafts. It goes on smooth, like butter. We now carry them at our store Pebbles in my Pocket and you will also find them online here.  Let the doodling begin...

Have a wonderful Saturday... it's a rainy one here in Utah today :)
Brenda

Apr 30, 2015

National Scrapbook Day Celebration

Get a good nights sleep... National Scrapbook Day Celebrating begins tomorrow morning! Be sure to stop by... we would love to see you! 


Apr 28, 2015

Visiting Teaching Gift May 2015

It's hard to pick out a favorite LDS Conference talk to spotlight for our Visiting Teaching Message and Treat for the month of May 2015. As usual, I loved and needed so many of them. I finally picked President Uchtdorf's talk about the Gift of Grace and found it to be like a breath of fresh air for me and I am continually pondering over it. You can find the talk online here.  
Happy Tuesday!
Brenda

Find May 2015 VT Message and Treat in store or online here


Apr 26, 2015

Best Apron Pattern Ever and New Beginnings...

I just got back from the Snap Creative Blogging Conference in SLC, created by Tauni Everett and my head is near bursting with too many things in it. It was a wonderful refilling time as I was able to attend classes on social media and listen to keynote speakers David Tutera,  A Beautiful Mess and Heidi Swapp. It was nice to meet and learn from so many good women. Thank you Tauni.

Sometimes we move forward knowing what we want and other times it's by knowing what we don't want that gives us a clear picture of our direction. My family is my greatest joy and they hold my heart. Pebbles in my Pocket has been with me for 23 years now and I love the world of Memory Keeping and Paper Crafts, but there are also many other things that make my heart skip a bit and these are things I would like to begin sharing with you, along with plenty of paper crafting projects too of course.

At Christmas time, I like to give a thoughtful homemade gift for my girls. This past Christmas, I thought I would make them each two aprons. One to keep in their homes and the other to stay home for cooking time together. They live close by and the kitchen is probably our favorite place to be. Together. I took them shopping to pick out their favorite material without telling them what it was for... secrets are especially fun at Christmastime aren't they? I made my Tennessee sister Becky aprons too and keep one here for her. She doesn't seem too far away. I like to see them all hanging side by side and it makes my heart smile. The no frills pattern I fell in love with can be found here . I played with the measurements to fit a smaller and larger size person and made a quick practice one out of scrap material. I found a cool old rake to hang them up on at the Treasures Antique Mall in Springville Utah (plan on spending a few hours).

Tuck this idea away for loved ones... it's a keeper
-Brenda


Lindsey, Abby, Kelsie, Katie and Abby


Apr 21, 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Mom's Day is just around the corner and is a great day to celebrate your Mom's and all the women who have cared and nurtured you along the way. Our designs this year are available in oh! so many ways. Pick the quote that best fits the women in your life and make her day...


Apr 7, 2015

Minc Foil Applicator 25% Off = Best Price Ever!

I have thought long and hard about our online pricing. I know deals come and they go. My email box is filled with daily deals from all the big box stores. All with an urgency to buy now and save a certain % for today only. Then they send out a new one the next day. I don't believe I will ever pay full price for Gap jeans or an Eddie Bauer top again. I am trained to shop discount. Raise your hand or at least smile if you are too. I feel your smile from here : )  I believe we want what we want when we want it and so I will leave it in your hands to say when you have to have it! 
Is it today?
Take care and start dreaming of the MINC
Brenda

The MINC FOIL APPLICATOR is 25% off each and everyday for $112.49 plus only $5.99 Flat Rate Shipping.
PLUS 25% off the FOILS that come in 16 breathtaking colors 12.5" x 10 feet  and 
EVERY MINC EMBELLISHMENT is 25% off too. 

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