Friday, April 27, 2012

Mother's Day Printable Card

I have a little printable freebie for you this Friday in honor of Mother's Day coming up on Sunday May 13th! This Mother's Day card is yours to download, print, and write a lovely message to your Mom. I'd suggest using a card stock if you have it on hand, if not you can easily buy some from your local office supply store. It's great to have on hand for that impromptu card or other crafty projects.

Enjoy! Have a great weekend friends!

XOXO, Rhianna

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Daily Dose

May is just around the corner guys! Can you believe it? Not me.
Well, to kick off the month, do yourself a favor and download Scout Creative's Printable May Calendar. A cup of coffee and a pink sprinkled donut minus the calories to make you smile (or drool) all month long :)

Download it here!

Thanks Scout Creative for the endless crafty amusement!

Have a great day everyone :)


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Bluebonnet Photo Shoot

So as I was saying a couple posts back, my photographer friend Doug did a photo shoot of my fiancee Mike and I in the beautiful bluebonnet fields by our neighborhood, and they turned out so lovely! I said I would share a few, so here they are! 

Doug really did a great job of capturing "Us" and I am so in love with these shots. They are so soft and sweet. It was such a beautiful and fun day spent with my sweetie :) Doug is also doing our wedding photography and I'm so thrilled to see what he comes up with.

Check out his talented collection of photography here:

Happy Earth Day everyone!
Go outside and revel in the beauty :)

XO, Rhianna

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Upcoming Art Fairs & Festivals...

The annual Fine Arts Festival at Watters Creek put on by the Allen Arts Alliance is back!
I'm happy to say that this year I will be a part of it! I couldn't be happier, as I happen to live so close :) I go to this event every year and have such a great time exploring all the talented artist booths. It doesn't hurt that there are so many great little restaurants and shops in the area either! I hope that if you live close to the area that you mark this (free) event on your calendar.
There will also be live music from 3:30 to 6pm on Saturday, FYI.

When: Friday, May 11 - Sunday, May 13, 2012 

Artist Booths  - Fri.: 4 p.m. until dark
Artist Booths  - Sat.: 10 a.m. until dark
Artist Booths  - Sun.:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Watters Creek is located at 970 Garden Park Drive (U.S. 75 and Bethany Drive) in Allen, Texas.  For more information visit the Watters Creek Website.

Get ready for the 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Austin!

This will be my first time being a vendor at the annual global event that is Renegade Craft Fair! What better city to have it in than Austin, TX? One of my favorite Texas cities.  At this annual event, you can look forward to hundreds of today’s most talented indie craft makers from the Lone Star State and beyond, as well as hands-on workshops, music, food, drinks and more! This year’s fair will be bigger and better than ever before from what I hear!

My booth will be all set up for you to come and see what new items I have in the shop, and maybe even a few that aren't! How 'bout that? Plus I would love to meet you if I haven't already!

I am super excited to be a part of this show, so I hope you can come and have some FUN with me down in Austin! I almost want to throw in a "Yee haw!" but I won't. Ha!

Dates: May 19 + 20
Time: 11am-7pm
Where: Palmer Events Center    900 Barton Springs Road    Austin, TX
Cost: Free! :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Doodle Friday

A little doodle to get you through your day :)

Have a fun weekend everyone!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Etsy Dallas' Mother's Day Treasury Giveaway!

The crafty and generous members of Etsy Dallas have put together a little Mother's Day treasury featuring their very own handmade gifts for Mom. The best part is you can enter to win everything in the treasury! Cool right? I know my mom reads my blog, so Mom...STOP reading now :)

 I see some things she would love, so hopefully I can win for my mama! Go ENTER to WIN on the Etsy Dallas Blog! Good Luck lovelies!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Over the Easter Weekend

How was your Easter weekend? I had a wonderful weekend with friends and family! Busy, but still wonderful! I started off by finally seeing The Hunger Games last Thursday. It was a great movie, we really enjoyed it. I hate to say this, but I have not read the books yet :( but I want to now when I have some more free time!

Friday was an errand running day, but I did get a chance to get together with some good friends at the end of the day and just relax. Needed that!

Saturday we drove right up the road from the house where there is a huge hill full of bluebonnets, and our photographer friend Doug took some really fun pics of Mike and me. I can't wait to see them! I'll share some with you guys when I get them. I also made some Easter baskets Saturday which was so much fun! I had a blast raiding target for goodies to go in the baskets :) They had some really cute journals and pens by the way!

Sunday we went to church then came home and I made some glazed carrots, deviled eggs, and a nice green salad to take over to my mom's house. We had a delicious Easter meal! It's always good to get together with family and laugh and talk and eat isn't it?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Have a Lovely Easter Weekend!

Easter has always been a special day to me. It always brings back childhood memories of my mom playing Easter bunny to my sister and I...and let me just say, she was the best Easter bunny two little girls could ask for! Easter morning we would wake up and find a half eaten carrot along with a little note, our first clue to finding our Easter baskets. The clues took us on a hunt all over the house and back yard until we finally found our magical baskets. They were always filled to the brim with our favorite stationery and goodies from Sanrio (Hello Kitty was my girl) along with festive candy and always something a little extra. There was so much thought and love put into them. My sister and I were less than happy when my mom decided we were too old to hunt for our baskets. Haha! It will always be something we will cherish. Easter dinner is always wonderful too! We love to cook in our family, and getting together in the kitchen is just another tradition that makes Easter so special.

What kind of Easter traditions do you have with your families? I'd love to hear them! Have a blessed Easter with the ones you love and remember what really makes this a special day :)

XO, Rhianna

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Doodle A Day Giveaway Winner!

And the winner is....

Congratulations Rebecca of Littletree Designs! You're my first giveaway winner! 

Rebecca said..

I'm so excited to make this doodle into a print for you! You'll be singing every time you see it :)
Rebecca, please email me your mailing address so I can send it your way!

Thank you again to everyone who commented and entered! Your favorite doodles might just be making their way to my Etsy shop soon :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Now in the shop!

I am so excited to have this lovely crocheted print in the shop for spring! Working with Meredith of Sheepish Knitting & Crochet on this crafty collaboration was such a pleasure. She is such a talented and crafty lady! You never know what will happen when creative minds come together :).  I absolutely love the way the prints turned out! The crochet border really makes the colors in the prints pop and adds a uniqueness to them.

Doesn't it just make you happy?
Find them here.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My Trip to Round Top, TX

My weekend trip to Round Top, TX with my mom to the Spring Antique Show was a blast! It was our first time going, and we had heard it was miles worth of antiques, but there is no way we could have prepared our eyes for what we saw! It's truly incredible...antiques and vintage EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK!! We pulled into the town at night and we both were hysterical over what we saw even at night :) My eyes felt like they were popped out like some Looney Tune character! Haha!

We started bright and early on Saturday morning and, with the exception of a short break back to the ranch we were staying at, kept going til probably 6:00 that night! We're wild women when it comes to shopping for vintage!

A Few Highlights:

-Speaking with a man named Steven Porterfield of The Cat's Meow who has a beautiful array of vintage garments and is also an appraiser on Antiques Roadshow. I grabbed a couple pair of his vintage gloves. Get this...a few clients of his include the wardrobe stylists for some of my favorite shows Downton Abbey, Mad Men, and Boardwalk Empire!! I was so excited to get to know him a bit! He knows his fashion history. It was kind of cool for me considering I studied fashion design my first year in college.

-Being surprised that the Gypsy Wagon, one of my favorite stores in Dallas, had brought their beautiful wagon Gertie A-Go-Go down to Round Top for the fun!

-Eating a relaxing lunch at Legal Tender Saloon in the heart of Warrenton...much needed after a nonstop morning! This saloon takes you away to what it would have been like in the 30s or 40s. Doors open, line out the door with people waiting to grab some of the best sandwiches the area has to offer, as well as homemade pies and cookies! Such a nice treat!

-Finding everything I needed. I came looking for some decor for the wedding, and our art shows and a few other things, and I found all of that! The best part is that it was all in one town :) I ended up leaving with some pretty tea towels, a neat little tea tray, two pair of gloves, some vintage keys for making a necklace, an array of vintage jars, a couple wooden boxes, letterpress stamps, a lovely floral tablecloth, a set of old green shutters, a window pane, and the last day I found a vintage suitcase and coffee grinder...whew! Got everything for a great deal though! You can usually get the seller to go down in price, some without even saying anything ;)

-Getting to see the beautiful country pastures full of Texas' Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrushes! I just had to stop and snap a few pictures, they were everywhere and so gorgeous.

-Relaxing at the end of the day in a log cabin style full size bunk bed! Lol! It's been quite a while since I slept in a bunk bed, can't say that I ever will again, but for the time it was a nice place to rest after an exhausting day of picking!

I had such a great time on my trip with my mom, and I will definitely be back to Round Top again for another Antique Weekend! I was in heaven :) There was still ground left to cover, if you can imagine! Well, I would recommend this to anyone! Even if you just go for a day, it's worth the thrill! Here's to next time Round Top! ;)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

March Doodle A Day Giveaway

As promised, I am having my first giveaway on the blog! Just got back from Round Top, TX for the huge Spring Antique Show, so I'm a little behind on posting this. Apologies :)  

So, here is a roundup of my March daily doodlings which I shared on Instagram! There are a couple of personal ones in there that could be taken out, but I just wanted to share them all! A special BIG THANKS to all my Instagram followers and all their support and kind comments as I doodled my way through the month! 

The prize for this giveaway is an 8x10 Print of your choice of one of my daily doodles!
If you would like a closer look at them, just click the above photo, or you can view them on the Instagram app with the username @ellolovey or online at this webstagram link.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below telling me what your favorite doodle is. You will have until Wednesday, April 4th to pick your fave and enter. I'll choose a winner using a random number generator and announce the lucky winner on Thursday April 5th!

Here's to a month full of fun doodling, that has only made my passion for it stronger!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank one lovely lady, Krystie-Lee Hayhoe of Treehouse and Bird, for encouraging me to do this challenge! She also shares her beautiful and inspiring doodles on Instagram :)

XO, Rhianna


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