Custom Ribbon

Custom Ribbon

One of our favorite “cheater” moves for dressing up a holiday package is to add custom ribbon to it. a)  It gives the impression that you planned ahead, because you had to order the ribbon (clearly) – even if the gift you’re using to wrap it... read more
Custom Holiday Recipe Cards

Custom Holiday Recipe Cards

Do you have an avid baker or cook on your holiday shopping list?  Custom recipe cards make a great gift for foodies!  We have several options that you can personalize with their favorite color or style to match their kitchen decor… and anyone who likes... read more
Clever Candle Gift in 3 Easy Steps

Clever Candle Gift in 3 Easy Steps

One of our favorite gift ideas this holiday season involves our favorite candle paired with an unexpected surprise – custom matches! This ideas is so simple (and genius), we can’t believe we’ve never done it before!   It requires 3 easy steps, which... read more

Chicken Wire Frame DIY

One of my favorite ways to display paper goods is with clothes pins on chicken wire – it’s just so easy and if there are “gaps” between items, you can see through it, so it feels light and airy.  We use this display method for Bridal Shows, and...

If The Broom Fits FREE Printable

With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve been decorating the house, gathering costume ideas and accumulating candy for trick or treaters… but we thought it would be fun to offer a FREE treat for you guys too! You can get your own FREE 5×7...

Halloween Details 2016

Decorating for Halloween is a highlight of the season – it means that fall is officially here and I can get geared up for my favorite season.  I don’t do anything super scary or gruesome because… well, I’m a wimp and can’t take it. ha! ...

Football Lockers

Are you ready for football season?  Our lockers are! {This locker redo was done using details from my Football Mantle at home – I wanted to decorate for Halloween, but I wasn’t ready for the football details to go away.  The photo is an enlargement of my...

Rug Cleaning

This summer was unusually WET for West Texas, and I mortified to discover my porch rug looking pretty green and mildew-y.  Instead of throwing it away, I decided to try to clean it instead.  It was successful, so I thought I would document it here for future...

Election-Themed Wedding Style Shoot

Today we’re throwing it back to a style shoot we did four years ago.  It was an election year, and the upcoming Presidential election was all over the media, so I was inspired to see how a wedding could have a political twist.  After a few phone calls, I put...

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

For our Aloha Team Dinner, I decided to keep the prep easy for BBQ Pulled Pork tacos by using a slow cooker, and this recipe turned out to be a keeper! Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Ingredients: 1 (3-4 lb.) boneless Boston butt pork roast 1 jar Kelle B Santa Fe Apple...

Meet Linda McMillan

Graduating high school or college is a milestone, so it’s only fitting to have a photo session to commemorate the event.  Luckily, we’ve partnered with our friend Linda McMillan to make your life a LOT easier!  She’s a very talented photographer, and...

Aloha Lockers

After our Aloha Team Dinner, I hated for all of the decorations to go to waste, so we gave our lockers one last summer wardrobe change. We know it won’t last long, but we’ll savor Summer as long as we can! And we just can’t get enough of these pretty...

Aloha Team Dinner

This past weekend the Barque team said “aloha” (goodbye) to summer AND “aloha” (hello) to a great fall ahead!  It was the second annual End of Summer Party for us, and it really was a lot of fun.  For me, it’s a wonderful way to...

Pretty Painted Pineapples

For our Barque Team Dinner this summer, I had decided on a tropical theme, so I knew that PINEAPPLES would be the way to go for decorations. Ultimately I decided that painting only the tops would be easiest – and since I had less than a week to plan the entire...