$500 Spring Cash Giveaway – {Giveaway}

$500 Cash Spring Giveaway Graphic

It’s officially SPRING here in NorCal and I’m so excited to offer my readers the opportunity to win $500 CASH! I’ve partnered with some of my blogging friends: Domestic Superhero – Just Us Four – Swish Printables – Condo Blues – Our Southern Home – Persia Lou – Dial M for Moms – DIY Candy  [Read On]

Easy Marshmallow Pops


Today is our team party for my son’s first grade basketball party.  He’s so excited for the party – not because it’s pizza but because he gets a TROPHY!    I decided to add to the fun by whipping up these totally easy (and no bake) marshmallow pops for the team. Super cute and super [Read On]

Celebrating Our Heroes {Memorial Day 2013}

American Flag - Peal Harbor

Thank you to all the men and women who have served, are serving and who will serve.  I couldn’t decide which photo I liked better so I’m adding both.  These photos were taken at the memorial site of Pearl Harbor while I was on my honeymoon in 2004.

Pick Me to Party – {Swish Branding – New Business Cards}

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My new business cards – and a marketing challenge! Challenge 1: Re-design As I prepped for the snap conference, I knew I needed to update my business cards. The old ones weren’t printed on the best paper – the colors weren’t as vibrant as I wanted – and they were quite honestly: pretty darn UGLY! [Read On]

Snap Preparations – Etsy finds


As the snap conference quickly approaches, I thought I’d share some of my FAVORITE Etsy purchases.  If you know me, you know that I love Etsy – that’s no secret.  Some of my favorite jewelry, stationary, and clothes are from Etsy!  So when it was time to make sure I had everything I needed for the [Read On]

Can’t Wait for the SNAP Conference


  Snap! There really should be a song about the conference…or maybe an honorary dance…or something else equally special!   If you haven’t heard of the conference, it’s a conference for creative bloggers. A chance to meet and learn from some of the best bloggers “out there”.  Everything from blogging basics to advanced SEO to [Read On]

Fan Appreciation Giveaway

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When I first started Swish Designs, I never thought I’d actually be a ‘real business’.  I thought that I’d make a few wedding monograms for friends and that would be the end of it.    And then I made the decision to “go big or go home” and really started marketing and expanding my product [Read On]

Halloween Giveaway

Halloween Black and Orange Spider Party

  This giveaway is CLOSED!  The winner is:  Entry #105     Ang A. What better way to kick off my favorite month of October than a giveaway.  October is my favorite month for a lot of reasons. First of all, it’s my mom’s birthday…follow that up with my anniversary…my mother in law’s birthday…my niece’s birthday…and then one [Read On]

Share the love…

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Just a little something I whipped up today.  I get a little sentimental sometimes when I think about my little corner of the party world.  I don’t think that most people who “like” a page really understand how much it means to the owner of that page.  It’s like a little bit of validation that [Read On]