Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Visit With Santa

Every year Santa is a little bit less scary for Will.  This is the first year Will would actually tell Santa what he would like.   Will told Santa he wanted a Santa Lego guy, kinds seems like he is brown nosing with the big guy.   Happy Day friends!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Nestle Crunch and Paul Frank Holiday Giveaway

NESTLÉ CRUNCH is partnering with Paul Frank for the holidays to offer a limited edition NESTLÉ CRUNCH bar package sold exclusively through Target. The Paul Frank NESTLÉ CRUNCH bar is candy bar and greeting card rolled into one – a perfect stocking stuffer! Check out the NESTLÉ CRUNCH FacebookPage to enter the Stocking Stuffer Sweepstakes for your chance to win weekly prizes.


Enter for your chance to win this very special holiday package, one lucky winner will be chosen.

One lucky winner will win the following:   A limited edition Paul Frank NESTLÉ CRUNCH bar, plush toy, Story I Love coloring book and a bag of NESTLÉ CRUNCH Jingles.

To enter: 
Leave a comment and tell me what you like to put in stockings. 

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Contest open to US residents only.  Please leave a valid way to contact you.  Contest close on Friday December 16th at 11:59PM. 

Good luck!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowmen inspired by Pinterest

We have our first bit of snow so I thought I would share some Snowmen inspired treats, don't they all look yummy!  

Do you love snow or hate it?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas

The Teach, Influence, Inspire necklace for that very special Teacher available HERE.

The Imagine, Believe, Achieve necklace will provide inspiration for that college student on your list, you can find it HERE.

A custom hand stamped keychain for Dad or Grandpa you can find it HERE.

A custom initial necklace with a hidden message, you can find it HERE.

You can find my entire collection by clicking on the below button. 

La Dolce Vita

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lego Birthday Party

I can hardly believe Will just turned six and this year as you can tell everything was all about Lego.  We had Lego cupcakes, a Lego cake and of course a all boy Lego party with his friends. 

Happy Birthday Will!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Kristen's Custom Creations Cyber Monday Special!

Please enjoy 15% off for one day only.  Enter code CYBER15 at check out for your discount.  Offer expires 11/28/11 and not valid on prior purchases or with any other offer.   Happy Shopping!

La Dolce Vita

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New in the shop I love you to Pieces

Something new in the shop and it is hand stamped on a brass puzzle charm.  Do you love the charm?  
The i love you to pieces necklace is a hand stamped brass puzzle charm that measures 1 1/4 inch long by 15/16th of a inch wide. The charm has been hand stamped in tiny block font and hangs on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain.  You can find it HERE.

La Dolce Vita

Nestle Cars 2 Movie Night In Package Giveaway Winner announced

The winner of the Cars 2 giveaway package is Breanne of Yankee Doodle Sweetheart.  Congratulations Breanne!

A special thank you to everyone who entered! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Easy Lego Brick Cookies

Will asked me to make Lego Brick cookies as his class snack for his Birthday.  My intentions were to make them from scratch but one day while shopping at Target an idea struck me and I ran with it. (It was two days before his snack day)


Pepperidge Farms Chessman cookies
Wilton cookie icing (Target had a 3 pack with red, white and green.  I added blue food coloring to the white to make blue)
M & M's


Flip your Chessman cookies over and outline them with the icing, let sit just briefly.  Next fill in the rest of the icing and then just arrange your M & M's. Next just allow the icing to dry overnight.  I put mine in a cupcake carrier so it would be airtight. 

  Eventually I will make the Lego Brick Cookies from scratch but these were a hit with Will's class and the kids didn't mind that they weren't made from scratch.   The best part is kids can makes these too.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Special Offer Kristen's Custom Creations

Please enjoy 10% off your next new order by entering code NOV10 at checkout. 

** Offer good until Monday November 21st and not valid on prior purchases or with any other offer. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Customer FavoritesThe I love you more collection

The I love you more pieces are customer favorites and make perfect gifts for just about any occasion.  The inspiration behind these pieces came from my son Will.  We would go back and forth saying I love you more.  Show someone how much you love them with one of these special pieces.  You can find them HERE.

La Dolce Vita

Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving inspiration via Pinterest

Aren't these Turkey Rice Krispy treats adorable?

To me it isn't Thanksgiving with out Pumpkin Cheesecake.

A fun keepsake craft for the kiddos, a Turkey from their hand print.

Source: bhg.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Acorn napkin rings, so simple and cute!

I hope this provided some inspiration!  Gobble Gobble!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Nestle Cars 2 Movie Night In Package Giveaway

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Enter for your chance to win a Cars 2 movie night in package sponsored by Juicy Juice and Cars 2! One lucky winner will be selected.

The package includes:

The Cars 2 Blu-Ray DVD, a $25 rewards card to buy snacks and special edition Cars 2 JUICY JUICE eight-box juice boxes.

To enter leave a comment and tell me what your favorite Disney movie is.

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Good luck!  Contest closes on November 18th at 11:59 EST.  Contest open to US residents only.  Please leave a valid way to contact you if you are the randomly chosen winner. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My favorite tote by Bayou Salvage

When I love something I like to share, because I am just that nice.  But I also love when a shop has high quality items, excellent customer service and they are really nice.  The owner of Bayou Salvage has to be the sweetest shop owner ever.  But more on the bag,  The Large Ruffle Denim tote, is large but so comfortable on your shoulder, I put everything in it but the kitchen sink and it isn't even heavy.  It is made of a heavy denim and very durable.   I love ruffles and love how simple these are.  There are two pockets inside too.  You can find it at Bayou Salvage HERE and many other lovely items.  Bayou Salvage also does a lot of charity work so be sure to explore their shop and get to know them.    Happy Shopping friends!

Monday, November 7, 2011

New in the Shop Just In Time For Holiday Gift Giving!

So many new items in the shop, just in time for holiday shopping! 

1.  A Custom Personalized Christmas Tree Ornament, have this piece customized with the year and your family name.  A perfect gift for the person that has everything. 

2.  A Two Ribbon Necklace in Brass and Copper.  Show off your kiddos names with this unique piece. 

3.  For the dog lover, The I kiss my dog on the lips necklace.

4.  The Custom Stamped Pennant/Bunting necklace  There is something about bunting that I can't resist. 

5.  The I love you to the moon and back necklace, a unisex option now available in copper.

6.  The Single Ribbon Necklace in Brass, a perfect way to display what you are truly proud of.

You can find my entire collection in my shop Kristen's Custom Creations. 

La Dolce Vita

Thursday, November 3, 2011

You Capture: Halloween

Indiana Jones and Harry Potter.  Will and his best buddy had a lot of fun Trick or Treating. I hope everyone had as much fun as these two.