back to blogging

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Me and My son last week at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America, celebrating the start of summer

Well I managed to take an unintentional break from blogging.  I love to work and share my curated gift guides but it takes a back seat when I have a lot of orders at my Etsy shop.

So my kids are off from school for summer break which is always an adjustment for this work at home mom.  This past school year was the first for me to have both boys in full time school.  It was a great adjustment for me to be able to focus on work while the kids are away and then be with the kids fully when they get home.  My brain and soul appreciated that.  Now I’m back to the way life was before, juggling my work commitments with keeping the kids engaged and not killing each other!  So I feel like I’m back to running sideways, getting stuff done but in a somewhat unorganized way.

But I shall get back to featuring handmade gift guides but I’ll also be throwing in some small business, fitness and things to do in Minnesota posts.

Speaking of Minnesota, for my local friends the next event I’ll be at is in downtown Prior Lake for the Wild Ruffle Pop Up so if you’re in the area, make sure to stop by!  For more about the event visit the Wild Ruffle website here or on Facebook.  

Minnesota shows

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My booth at the 2015 HAMMS event

Happy May Day!!

I must apologize for not being around in the blog world for awhile.  We had such a great time at the HAMMS event and have been busy ever since (a good thing of course!).   Thank you to those who stopped by my booth; I truly appreciate the support!

The next event I’ll be at is the Ladies’ Night Out at Skybound Fitness, Rosemount MN, on May 8th, from 6-8pm.  If you’re in Minnesota and would like to place an order (either personalized or not) to pick up at the event, visit my Etsy shop and use the coupon code LOCALPICKUP at checkout so you receive free shipping & let me know you’re picking up your order at that event.  For more info about Ladies’ Night, visit here on Facebook.  

Lastly I’ll be away from my studio May 2nd-6th.  I’ll resume working on orders on May 7th.  I’ll try to check my emails at least once a day while I’m gone.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Win 2 Tickets HAMMS 2015

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For my local Minnesota friends, I’ll be at the HAMMS event again this year.  It’s such a fun time with local Minnesota makers & fabulous food trucks.

HAMMS is an unique event for the MN makers because it’s a crowdfunding concept where one maker will receive $5000.  It’s about supporting local small businesses most of all and I’m so proud to be a part of event again.

You can purchase tickets online (through 10pm on April 10th) here and I’m giving away 2 tickets, along with a $25 gift certificate you can use for anything at my Etsy shop.  (no expiration date)

Also if you would like to place an order & pick up at the event, use the coupon code “LOCALPICKUP” at my Etsy shop (please leave a comment at checkout that you will pick up at the HAMMS event).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

spring break sale

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Just a note My Little Chickadee Creations is closed now through April 5th.  We are taking a little time away as a family to recharge the batteries.  In the meantime, pop over to my Etsy shop and enjoy 20% off my tile coasters & trivets.  I’ll resume shipping on April 6th.

I hope you all have a blessed week and Easter!  Take some time for yourself and your loved ones.

treasury thursday: for the home

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Baby Girl Changing Pad in Flannel Turquoise Flowers by HattieDesigns

With spring here, (even though the scene outside my home looks more like winter, I’m pretending that white stuff isn’t there!), I’m ready to pitch anything winter related, decor wise.  It’s time for color, flowers, freshness!

I love this spring home decor inspired collection, curated by Kathy with Hattie Designs.   I love the pops of turquoise (my color for this year!), blues, purples.  Thank you Kathy for including my home magnets.  

Would you like a treasury you have curated featured on my blog? Either include one of my items from my Etsy shop or tag your treasury “mylittlechickadee” and if I pick your treasury I will feature one of your items in the blog post along with the treasury.

‘For The Home’ by HattieDesigns


Hexagon Shelves – Wood Float…

$110

Ceramic Wall Pocket, Pastel …

$15

Pen and Ink Tiger Cat Portra…

$40

Aqua Mint Blues Tassel Garla…

$35

Black Lantern Trio Wall Deco…

$58

Rustic Home Decor, Painted M…

$20

Large Scrabble Tiles – Home …

$6

Kitchen Art Distressed Woode…

$29

Dandelion print Teal home de…

$5

Modern Sparrow Bird Art wate…

$28

There is No Place Like Home …

$10.5

Cornucopia Alternative, Bask…

$24

Set of 3 Painted Wooden Vase…

$45

Stained Glass Nightlight – S…

$18.95

Rustic Deer Wall Silhouette,…

$39

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