Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Smoothie Recipes
I love smoothies. In high school we would always go to 
Emerald City Smoothie sometimes before school, at lunch, or after school. 
They were simply the best!
{I now have a craving for one because it has been so long}
In college, it was all about Blenders in the Grass
There was one exactly 2 miles from school.
My friends and I would run there, get a smoothie and take a shuttle back. 
It was delightful. And every time I go back to Santa Barbara it is on my list of places to go.
Now days I make them myself.
And they're just as tasty....
{okay maybe not JUST as tasty but still pretty darn good
without adding ice-cream or sherbet.}
Here are 3 yummy smoothie recipes...
{without measurements because it depends on how many people you are making it for...and I am always having to add more liquid because my blender isn't the best}
-Frozen berries
-Frozen mangos
-Handful of spinach
-coconut water
 {adapted from Yummy Mummy Cookbook}
-unsalted creamy peanut-butter
-almond milk
-1 or 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
-frozen banana
-handful of spinach
-frozen peaches
-frozen pineapples
-coconut water and/or almond milk


Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
At the last minute, a neighbor of mine asked me to attend an 
open house/girls night at her home.
A few of her friends would be selling products...
From jewelry, to delicious olive oil, to hats and purses. 
So she asked if I wanted to sell my cards or aprons.
{I set out some of my best selling cards and an apron sample}
This was the first time I've ever attended something like that!
It was so much fun to meet new people, and share my products with others in my own community.
Don't forget! 
Now through May 9th...
{order by May 2nd for guaranteed arrival by Mother's Day}
Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, April 25, 2014

The "What if" Game

Throughout the week, there are always times when I brainstorm different blog topics...
usually when I'm on a walk with Brandi, or on a run, or laying in bed...
when things are quite, computers aren't open and I have time to think.

Lately, this has been on my mind...
Over the last few months of really trying to get Lindsay P Designs out there,
I've had to step out of my comfort zone and set aside any fear. 
I hit the green call button or click "send" on my email and hold my breath.
I get so dang so easily
but slowly I've been learning to believe in my products and myself for that matter! 
The exciting anticipation that should come with putting yourself out there,
are often clouded by fears of rejection and the "what ifs."
What if they think it's dumb?
 What if they say no?
 what if...what if...what if...

But what if they say YES!
 What if they say that is the exact product we've been looking for!

I've found that if I become paralyzed by all of the "what if's" I may be missing out on the best opportunity yet.  

At the beginning of 2013 I took Jeanne Oliver's Creatively Made Business E-Course.
It was so fun, insightful, and full of great tips.
And now there is another one!
Visit this link to sign up before the price rises!
And lastly...
Don't forget 15% off all cards and aprons now through May 9th
(guaranteed to arrive by Mother's Day if ordered by May 2nd)
Use code: Momma15
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Coupon Code!
I hope everyone had a blessed Easter!
We are just a few weeks away from Mothers Day
and I wanted to do something special!
It was just two years ago that I made my first apron as a Mother's Day Gift...
so what better way to celebrate than to offer a coupon code!
Enter code: momma15 at checkout to receive the 15% off your order.
All orders placed before May 2nd will be guaranteed
 to arrive before Mother's Day.
All card designs are available and
more aprons will be on the website this week!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday
I hope you all have had a wonderful week and enjoy this 
weekend, celebrating Easter and it's true meaning!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Table Settings
I adore pretty table settings.
Elaborate ones or simple ones
outdoors or indoors.
It seems that with each season or holiday
table settings seem to come to mind.
Which is actually quite funny since Brian and I typically 
sit on the couch these days to eat dinner....
{because often times fabric, scissors, and a sewing machine covers our table! :)}
I imagine the day when I have a dining room table with friends and family over, and all of the little touches I can add.
Pretty runners, candles, flowers, and place settings.
But for now, setting up simple little tables for apron photo shoots are just as fun.
Some fun inspiration for your Easter table this year!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Surprise Visit
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
It was an unexpectedly eventful and perfect weekend with a 
surprise visit from my family Thursday night!
After doing a couple double takes and being in total shock as my parents 
casually drove into our drive way...
I was taken aback again when I saw two young girls with a stroller walking up the hill...
then I realized it was my sisters and sweet niece!
Though the trip was short and sweet it was so great to visit and just be together.
We went on a long walk with pretty views 
and went to one of our favorite winery's, VJB Cellars.
I love this place particularly because you can sit outside 
on the patio with a glass of wine and order a pizza 
or another snack and just relax
So peaceful!
Yesterday we wished Brandi a Happy 3rd Birthday!
complete with a new toy, treats, and nice long walk!!
Wishing you all a great week!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Go outside!
take the time to get fresh air and find natural 
beauty in your surroundings
Browse pattern and color swatches
Relax and don't force it
Take time away from the computer
Though inspiration can come from looking at other blogs and Pinterest
it can also be overwhelming...
close it down and find inspiration in your own ideas
Don't give up
if the perfect idea isn't coming to you, take a break and don't give up on yourself
Make a list 
set a timer and allow yourself to write every thought and idea that pops into your head. 
Bounce your ideas off with other creative people
Just go with it!
It's okay to mess up. If you have an idea...try it out!
Listen to Music
find those tunes that get your mind twirling

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A New Charity!
For the last three months, Lindsay P Designs has been donating to
 Fisher House Foundation
and it is now time to switch charities!
I am anxious to share this particular charity with you all
as it hits close to home and family.
This post is about hope, encouragement, strength, and an unbelievably positive attitude.
Just a couple months ago my sweet and beautiful 13 year old cousin began losing her hair
 and was diagnosed with Alopecia. A disease that causes complete hair loss.
What has amazed me, and I know so many others, is her attitude to keep going...
to continue smiling constantly
to continue dancing with a big heart with her closest friends
 and to not let this speed bump stop her from being who she is.
Simply is amazing....she is amazing!
She has hope, confidence and a beautiful heart. 
It is so admirable.
For the next three months...
April through June
10% of the profit from all sales will go to
The National Alopecia Areata Foundation
a foundation supporting those who have been diagnosed with this
and supports research to find a cure or treatment.  
(check out the link above to find more info on the organization)
So next time you bake while wearing a Lindsay P Designs apron
 or write in a Lindsay P Designs card,
know you are helping others like my sweet cousin!
Hope you all have a great day!