Dress Up Suitcase Winner!


Thanks to everyone who entered and shared my first giveaway!  The winner of the Dress Up Suitcase is:Andrea & Ronnie who said: I 'liked' you on FB and I'm a follower :-) I'm loving your pink DIVA for my niece!Congratulations Andrea, send me a message so I can get your suitcase to you! I used Random.org to generate the winner, but for the life of me couldn't figure out how to include the screen shot!  :) … [Read more...]

Fancy Nancy Dress Up Suitcase & Giveaway


I recently made this custom suitcase for a customer and LOVE it!  It is one of my favorite suitcases that I have made and my daughter was very disappointed it wasn't for her! Inspired by the Fancy Nancy book series I created a suitcase to fit the birthday girls party theme "Posh Puppy."  I started by painting the base purple and then painted the sides with a black and white puppy print.  I hand painted Ooh La La on the front and then added flowers in a lighter shade of pink.  It wouldn't be … [Read more...]

Deer, Lamps & Shoes…Oh My


I have been writing 12 post a week for blogs lately...but I haven't been able to crank out even 1 for my own blog!  I have severely neglected my blog, partly because I haven't done anything crafty or amazing lately and partly because I am just so darn tired from work!I recently started consulting again and have been working for a social media company.  I have been working with interesting (and way outside my comfort zone) clients.  I have been spending my days writing about deer & hunting, … [Read more...]

Craft Show


I recently did a local craft show and I am finally getting around to posting pictures.  To say October was busy for us is an understatement and November is shaping up to be just as busy!I made lots of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items for the craft show and I also included picture frames, teacher gifts and dress up suitcases.  Preparing for a craft show is lots of work, I don't think I prepared a real meal that entire week for my family, but I had lots of fun and enjoyed seeing my … [Read more...]



I am excited to be participating in a fun event coming up later this month...Blogmania.  Today my dress up suitcases are being featured here, head over to learn more about me, some exciting giveaways and opportunities!Also visit my Etsy shop or my new Facebook page to become a fan of Giggles Galore n More! … [Read more...]

Lots of Lavender


A friend of mine has been redoing her sweet little girls bedroom and asked me to help her with a few projects. It's been fun and really makes me want to get started with Aubrey's room redo (can't find fabric I love for the bedding, yet. Anybody have a fabric source they love?)I made a custom cornice board, which turned out adorable, but of course I forgot to take pictures of it. She wanted it to match this sweet bedding from Land of Nod.I painted a a custom dress up suitcase for her. Love … [Read more...]

Time for Tea


Today was another windy day and the kids weren't very interested in playing outside. When I asked Aubrey what she wanted to do she cheerfully responded "Let's have a party" (oh, a girl after my own heart!)We pulled out the dress up suitcase, put on our favorite fancy clothes, set the table and found some yummy snacks.The kids had a blast and it was such a treat to just sit and enjoy their cute little personalities.Aubrey was the perfect hostess constantly refilling drinks (which the twins kept … [Read more...]

Dress Up Suitcases


I am excited to be selling some of my Dress Up Suitcases in the The Heart of Texas craft show, which opens today. These vintage dress up suitcases feature hand-painted original designs which have been sealed for durability. Let the enchantments of childhood come alive for your little divas. Orders can be customized, so visit my Etsy shop for more information on my hand painted, custom suitcases, the perfect accessory for any little girl!Here are some of my favorites.If you are in the area … [Read more...]

It’s a Party!


Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick is hosting a Goodwill Party, so much fun. I just had to participate. I have been haunting Goodwill stores and garage sales lately to make my beloved "Dress Up" suitcases, which I also talked about here. While these aren't necessarily "decor" for your home they make a lovely addition to any little girls playroom or room.I don't have a before picture, but just imagine an old fashioned, hard plastic suitcase that your Grandma used to travel with. Just like this...A … [Read more...]

What’s Hot Wednesday


It's Wednesday which means it time for another weekly feature of "What's Hot". Today I am shamelessly shining the spotlight on one of my own products. I recently created an Etsy Shop and I'd love for you to visit me at Giggles Galore N More to view my latest creations for sale. Many years ago (before I even had kids) I saw an adorable idea for a dress up suitcase. I filed away the idea so that one day I could create my own version. Fortunately I had a girl and she LOVES to play dress up. I … [Read more...]