Sunday, February 28, 2010


Congratulations to #9
Kate and Oli
for winning the St. Patrick's Day giveaway!

Lucky, lucky you for winning this lucky clover!

(By the way, Kate's lucky story was lucky indeed. This is what she wrote:)

"my luckiest moment happened in new zealand on vacation. i started to cross the street, but i forgot that traffic moved in the opposite direction! I almost caused a 4 car pile-up and my own demise, but luckily, a little old lady pushed me out of the way just in time! then she yelled at me:)"

Now, that's LUCKY.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Yesterday's snowstorm brought around 6-8 inches of snow . This morning, we woke up to this.

The sun was shining and the snow covered trees glittered underneath it's rays. It was breathtakingly beautiful. Here's another beauty who couldn't help but ham it up for the camera.

Skylar in her jammies.

My three girls - Skylar, Peyton, and Wendy the puppy.

But do you know what I am wishing for? Spring. Beautiful spring to arrive. And from wishing comes inspiration - these little flower clips. They are available in the shop now.

Fresh Picked Flowers - Itty Bitty Clips

Here's to wishing for warmer days ahead!

Psst... if you haven't entered the giveaway yet, do so now.
The winner will be picked tomorrow, 2/28/10.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Welcome newbies!

I am wishing, wishing, waiting patiently for spring to arrive. I finally had some free time to create new spring items for my shop. I'd love for you to meet them:

Spring Serendipity Bouquet Headband

If you've only noticed the two headbands from The Mommy Series now, I made it especially for the moms. The headbands are embellished with either 100% wool felt flowers or flowers that have been singed at the ends to make them curl. You can find the collection of Mommy Series headbands here.

And for all you Happy Flower Headband fans, there is a new color combo for spring. I love the bright and happy colors. There is another spring combo in the works - with pastel colors. You will see that hopefully this weekend. And don't forget the St. Patrick's Day giveaway here on the blog. Enter here if you haven't done so yet.

THINK SPRING, everybody!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pinkalicious Cupcakes

"It was a rainy day, too wet to go outside.
Mommy said, "Let's make cupcakes! What color do you want?"
"Pink," I said. "Pink, pink, pink!"

- Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann

It was indeed a rainy day and Skylar had her friend over for a playdate. We decided to make Pinkalicious cupcakes as a nod to Skylar's all time favorite book, Pinkalicious. We did it the easy way using Pillsbury Moist Supreme Funfetti cake mix and red food coloring. Just follow the directions on the box and add a few drops of the red food coloring and voila! Pink cupcakes!

We simple HAD to use pink cupcake liners, of course! For some fun cupcake liners, go here.

Pink cupcakes wouldn't be complete without pink frosting so I whipped up a simple cream cheese frosting from this recipe. Just add a few extra drops of red food coloring to make it pink. I mean - PINK CREAM CHEESE FROSTING! What could be better?

Skylar and Katka decorating their cupcakes

Skylar says, "I just looove pink cupcakes, mommy!". Yep - she loves just about anything pink.

Have a playdate - make cupcakes!

You can't have pinkalicious cupcakes without the pink (HEART!) sprinkles!

Notice the pink platters!

Even the little ones got into the action.

This is a rare picture of Deacon decorating cupcakes. He is usually not into baking. I can't believe that he is actually frosting up some (gasp!) pink cupcakes!

Ta-da! They're done and they were delish! These guys got gobbled up not long after this picture was taken. Pinky and yummy = good for the tummy.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Get lucky for St. Paddy's Day! (a contest) ENDED.

I just added these two new items in the shop for St. Paddy's Day. Made out of 100% wool felt, these yummy clovers can bring you some luck for St. Patrick's. Are you feeling lucky now? Do you want to win one of these?

Here is how you can enter (please leave a different comment for each entry):

1. Tell us about your luckiest moment.
2. Become a follower of my
blog (if you already are, please state that in a comment)
3. Grab my pretty button for your blog
4. And for extra credit, visit my Etsy shop and choose a favorite item.

* if you don't have your email on your blog profile, please include it in one of your comments.

Good luck everybody! The winner will be picked through
on Sunday, February 28, 2010.

This giveaway is now closed.
Thank you for all the entries!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Love Day!


Love, love, love.
These cookies that the kids and I made yesterday.

Colorful Spiral Cookies

You can find the recipe here

"Daddy and Mommy holding hands and skipping in the park".
-Skylar, 5

Taken from the eyes of my five year old.
I love that she can see and imagine our playful side.
I love, love, love it.

Wishing you a wonderful Valentines day full of love.

Friday, February 12, 2010

workspace envy.

pictures compiled by Casey from Mynooshka

I am wishing, wishing that I was this cool.
That my workspace was this pretty and happy.

Okay, I'm inspired. Better get crackin' on organizing.
Have you been inspired by someone's workspace lately?

Care to share?

And if you haven't seen Jenny B's craftspace from Allsorts, prepare to drool. Her space is AMAZING. Click here for the pictures.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A sweet Valentines treat - red velvet cupcakes in a jar.

Skylar and I made these happy, happy cupcakes for all the teachers for Valentine's Day.
It is simple to make, sweet, and definitely one of a kind.
Make any flavor cupcake you want and put it in a jar.
For Valentines, we had to make red velvet ones of course.

I used these 8 oz mason jars. They are the perfect size.
They are hard to find in my area so I had to settle for these with the ridges.
But they worked.

To decorate the jars, I simply cut out some circles to cover the top lid and some hearts to put in the center.

Then glue the circle on the top lid, being careful not to get any glue at the bottom.

See how sweet they are?

Okay, I took a shortcut and bought Barefoot Contessa's red velvet cupcake mix. Trust me, it's the next best thing to homemade from scratch. But if you are feeling ambitious and want to make it from scratch, try this recipe - it's the best!

Of course, my tasters had to get to work.
Vampires? No. Red velvet little devils? Yes.


I filled them up almost to the top. They came out too big. Try filling them only halfway if you are using regular muffin trays. The next time, I think I might even try the mini-muffin trays and just do two layers.

You have to trim off the side so it can squish in nicely inside the mason jar.
See what I mean about coming out too big?

Follow the directions for the cream cheese frosting. I added a little whipped cream to make it a little mushier. Then I put everything in a ziplock bag, cut one of the corners and used it to pipe out the frosting. Do a little layer at the bottom, then put the cupcake in, then pipe some more frosting on the top. Add some love by sprinkling in some valentines heart sprinkles. If you run out of frosting, follow this simple recipe here.


Skylar did heart tags for each of the teachers

Then I tied a red ribbon and another circle tag outside the jar.

I got lucky and found these adorable bags on sale at Papyrus for .30 cents each!
I stuffed it with gift wrapping tissue and put the jar in the middle.
This prevents the cupcake from swishing around.

Done. Done. And done.
Skylar, Deacon, and Peyton gave them to the teachers today.
And they loved them!
Try them. And you will be guaranteed a smile!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Spring Newbies.

New in shop this week for spring. More to come. The giveaway is ALMOST ready. Trust me, it'll be worth the wait!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Crazy. Crazy. Crazy.

It's crazy here at Skylar's Candy Clips central.
Wholesale orders still half-done.
Ear infections galore (if you need Amoxycillin, I have 3 kids'
worth in my refrigerator).
Skylar missing her bus this morning (because of daddy) - don't ask.
An ALMOST speeding ticket.

But I didn't forget about the giveaway.
Bear with me a few days longer and I promise that
it's. A. Really. Good. One.
Pinky Swear.

And to celebrate my 500th sale, I want to thank
some of my loyal customers who made it happen.
You know who you are.
There will be something special in the mail for you next week.

Happy Weekend!!!