In case you're not a facebook fan, we just wanted to show you some cute vintage Halloween tin signs that we just got in... They measure approximately 10" x 16" and are only $9.99!   Call or come in soon to order yours!  Limited stock. I can't wait - I'm going home tonight to hang this one my front door with some orange polka dot ribbon!  

Dance/Date Ideas: How to Ask & Answer

Since we named our store after our local high school Pioneers, we try hard to stock up on the Purple & White supplies (as well as blue for Westlake, red for American Fork) - and part of that "support" is helping the local kids come up with creative/unique ideas to ask and answer for dances at school.  So we have a binder full of ideas for them, and recently made a small section of items that they can actually pick up all ready to go and ask or answer that special someone!  Here are just a couple of the ideas: A can (or more) with the words "I CAN" typed out on cardstock with googly eyes glued on. We also have little eyeball balloons that would be fun to blow up and hang all over someone's room! Box of Honeycomb cereal with "Honeycomb your hair and come to the dance with me!" Also cute to add an oversized comb or a package of combs with this one. And the best saved for last... "I'll be BRIEF, will you go to the dance with me?" An

This One's For the Girls!

It's time to party: black and pink style!  If you can't come in store, then you won't be able to see the darling pink and black party section we have created to help you plan your parties.... so we decided to post it, so everyone can partake!  Here are a few pictures and ideas to help inspire you for your next girls night out:   Party Ideas: Bunco Clothing Exchange Scrap-booking Favorite Things Party Spa Night Jewelry Making Night Out on the Town Decorations: Black & Pink (of course!) These FREE Cute Pink & Black Invitations Polka Dot Balloons Flower Balloons Tissue Balls Party Tree Centerpiece Use your food table to help decorate Have everyone show up in black & pink Pennant Flag Banner     What to Eat: Cocktails & Cupcakes: (Non-Alcoholic of course!)  Get creative:  Serve pink lemonade with raspberries, champagne punch with cut up strawberries, raspberry sherbet with sprite, etc... along side with a smörgåsbord of cupcakes covered

Favorite Things Party

So my daughter just turned two!  While thinking of what to do for her birthday party I had two requirements:  easy & inexpensive!  For awhile, I was set on going to a local splash park and just letting the kids play... but realized that Anna wouldn't actually really love that!  Which then made me start to brainstorm... "What are Anna's favorite things?"  I got thinking about how she loves to paint her fingernails, she loves our dogs, she loves to ride our horses, and she loves to color/paint.  The song from "The Sound of Music" kept coming to mind - "These are a few of my favorite things..."  and I added... "Puppies & Ponies & Polish & Painting!"  Every time I read her invite I actually sing it in my mind! I know, cheesy!  But that's just me. So I had it!  I would throw her a "favorite things" party.  I ordered some cute Puppy themed cupcake toppers, set up a nail painting station, had pony rides, and let a

September Visiting Teaching Gift

Our September message brings a breath of fresh fall air with it!  A darling red gingham lunch sack is filled with the message (of course), a recipe for Autumn Apple Crisp (the boss' family favorite - and easy too!), two nutritious & delicious fruit leathers - all wrapped together with an apple wrap and a delightful sticker. The message is officially entitled, "Our Responsibility to Nurture the Rising Generation."  Since nourishing is a part of nurturing - we wanted to remind sisters to feed the rising generation spiritually .  Kids are always hungry, right?  My little 4 year old would eat non-stop if I let him!  So just as they are always physically hungry - we need to remember that they are also always craving spiritual food .  They would eat it right up if we continually fed it to them! So, "Have all the ingredients ready to Nurture & Nourish the Rising Generation" is the title of our gift!  And don't forget to "Feed them Spiritually!&q

Featured Party Guest: A PINK Party!

Awhile back, we sponsored a contest HERE and we met (via email) a fellow party gal!  She won $50 towards merchandise at our store, and then she was nice enough to show us some of the details of her cute party.  So check out her daughters darling party... I can't get over all the fun details!!! Pink Lemonade Candy Sticks from Pioneer Party And from Jessica's blog... The candy sticks were part of the goodies I won from THIS  contest - love it when one party helps to fund the next party! HA HA HA On a more serious note, Pioneer Party  has  the  nicest customer service staff. They went out of their way to help me with my order. Let's just say  Cotton Candy sticks  will be making their debut on this blog in the not so distant future :) Lemonheads in re-purposed baby food jars A glance at her fun food table Check out Jessica's blog to see more of this Pink Pre-K Party!  She went over and beyond for her little girl and she deserves a big round of applause!   Emily


If you've ever had a happy moment at our store... a good experience... maybe we saved the day helping you with a project... or we had just the right gift for that special someone... Then TELL US!   We're looking for some happy customer testimonials. Some for our website, and some for a magazine article that is coming up soon. Are you willing?   Email us your t houghts on our store with the subject being "testimonial" @ If we choose yours to be in the magazine article, you will receive $20 to spend in our store! If we choose yours to be on our website, well... consider yourself famous.  You'll be on the web! Thanks for helping us... we love our guests so much and consider ourselves LUCKY to know & help you! Emily