Thursday, December 17, 2015

1st Birthday Celebration!
It's hard to believe today is Sam's first birthday!
The year has gone by quick as I knew it would.
Of course I keep replaying through my head what I was doing exactly a year ago today as I waited and waited for his arrival. 
I was truly convinced he was never going to come!
And now here we are...celebrating this kids first birthday. 
We celebrated with family and friends last weekend and I thought I would share some photos.
The rough theme I went for was deer and buffalo plaid red. 
I wanted to do a "52 weeks of Sam" wall and was so pleased with these little polaroid pictures I ordered from Square Snaps
They ship from London! 
But I was able to order them and receive them in 3 days for a really good price. 
Being that it is December which means most likely rain, we decided on a cozy menu of soups, mini grilled cheese and a coco bar. 
I also wanted to keep it simple and not spend hours cooking extravagant food. 
Not to mention Sam is a huge fan of soups!
We had Carrot & Fennel, Broccoli & Cheese, and Tomato Basil.
For sandwiches...grilled cheddar cheese and Apple, Fig and Beechers Cheese
For dessert I made a healthy-ish cake for Sam to dive into that I found on this website
I frosted it with cool whip which was his favorite part!
For the rest of us...Applesauce Cake cupcakes with frosting.
I found the cute buffalo plaid cupcake holders on etsy!
For favors, deer shaped sugar cookies!
I found the deer head cookie cutter from etsy as well.
I think he had a pretty fun time!
Happy Birthday my sweet, happy boy!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Good morning!
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away!!
Family gatherings and cooking yummy dishes...oh what a fun time of year this is!
I thought this would be the perfect time of year to do an apron giveaway.
This is one of my original aprons and I love it so much because of the simplicity...
Neutral linen paired with antique white vintage French fabric.
The perfect apron for any season.
Visit my Instagram @lindsaypdesigns to enter!!
Have a great week!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Hello November!
Where has the time gone!?
I actually have found myself forgetting that we have already gone through 
all of Summer and most of Fall and that it still isn't May. 
But I am not complaining...
It is the best time of the year!
Family, coziness, boots and sweaters, delicious food...doesn't get much better!
I'm jumping right back in to blogging with my ultimate "fall meal"'s my favorite!
It's the perfect ratio of pie crust to creaminess and will not 
disappoint the urge for a comfort meal!
You can of course put in any veggies you want and cater it to what you like.
(I suggest making the dough ahead of time, cutting up the veggies and maybe even cooking/dicing the chicken up. I did this a day or two before and it was great!)
The particular pie crust in the recipe makes a top and bottom so every time I have made the pie, I also make this delicious apple pie crisp. 
Man oh man it's so good and super easy. 
I didn't get an "after" photo because it was gobbled up too quick!
Pie overload.
I hope everyone had a wonderful end to October and a fun Halloween with lots of candy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Learning to Adapt
I hope everyone is having a great week!
We spent labor day up at the hood canal..soaking up the last little bit of Summer...
I can't wait to share more pictures of the most beautiful beach bungalow...
 My parents have just about finished renovating it and it's a real life fixer upper!
I'll share plenty more in a later post.
It's been a productive week of getting orders out from the Seattle Gift Show and also watching sweet little Sam move and move and stand and speed crawl.
I swear I turn my head for 2 seconds and next thing I know he is at the other side of the room!!
I continue to figure out how to manage being a mom and keeping my business moving forward. People make it look so easy! 
Every day is a new challenge. 
But I think the best way to get through each day is focus on that 
particular moment and try not to stress on what the next day will hold.
Today, going to Starbucks and getting work done, while my foot moves the stroller back and forth to keep Sam asleep is working...
but tomorrow may be entirely different. 
I am realizing that routines are over rated and learning to be okay with that new phenomenon. 
Adapt and go with flow!
I hope you all have a great week and enjoy the day whatever that may mean for you!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Gift Show Recap
Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
We finished the Seattle Gift Show last Tuesday which was great!
The show size in general has become smaller over the years but it was great to connect with other exhibitors, make contacts, and expand my products to more stores!
It was also a nice change of pace to get dressed up and be in a business setting...
 though I sure missed little Sam by the end of each day! 

 Are you following me on Instagram?
If not, I just posted last week about a giveaway I am a part of! 
A few friends of mine and I are doing a girly giveaway that is over $150 in value.
It goes until August 26th so you still have time to enter! 
Go to the original post on my instagram (@lindsaypdesigns) and follow the steps to enter!
Have a great week!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Update and New Product!
I hope everyone is having a great week! 
I'm jumping right back in as i've taken a couple months off from blogging. 
It amazes me how quickly time passes when there is a little (ok maybe not so little since he's almost 8 months!!) baby beside you. 
He just is so cute I can't seem to take my eyes off his growing little self!
Prep work is under way for the Seattle Gift Show and I'm so excited. 
The show begins this Saturday and goes until Tuesday. 
If you are a buyer and plan on attending, come say hello at booth #1433!
I've recently added more cards to the website including these Seattle cards.
 It seemed only fitting to have these available for the show.
I'm so excited to share my newest product I now have available. 
I've had inquiries about the card designs in larger print for wall art...
So after playing around with many ideas and designs... 
the Wood Signs are now available for purchase!
Signs are 8x10 fabric designs mounted on 9 1/4x12 stained wood
Every card design is available in sign form...just specify your desired design in the comments at checkout.
I will be sharing more pictures of the signs and also the Seattle Gift Show on Instagram so be sure to follow me (@lindsaypdesigns)
Hope you all have a great rest of the week! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Jenny Cookies
Last Thursday, I attend the Jenny cookies workshop along with my mom, sisters and grandma as a post Mother's Day treat. 
It was such a fun event and I was thrilled to be a sponsor!
I am even more excited that she wore a Lindsay P Designs apron during the event!!
The tables were filled with goodies and decorated beautifully--each with a different theme.
Each guest received a beautiful gift box with fun treats including Lindsay P Designs cards.
If you haven't been to the Jenny cookies website I highly suggest you go...
She also has a cookbook out called, Eat More Dessert.
You will not be disappointed with this book...
It is loaded with recipes for delicious cookies, cakes, cupcakes and more...ideas of how to have a themed party...and beautiful photos of it all!
Hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Happy May!
I hope you all had a great weekend!
It was shrimping weekend here which means lots of family, 
fun on the beach, beautiful weather and of course--shrimp!
It's always so refreshing to get away and have a little escape...
from the work, laundry, and the many to-do lists.
A chance to get recharged for the week ahead.
Have you seen the new Prarie Style Magazine by Fifi O'neill?
If not--check it out as it is in all stores right now.
A magazine full of beautiful images and ideas...and a few delicious recipes too!
I am so excited to have a Lindsay P Designs ad in the magazine!
Mother's Day is next weekend...
Order your cards or aprons today!
Have a wonderful Monday!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Good morning! 
I hope you all had a great weekend.
For us, it was a weekend spent with family after the passing of Brian's grandma. 
I've learned that moments like these are never easy...
No matter how you look at it. 
But it helps bring back perspective and enables you to enjoy the 
small things in life that bring joy. 
Be it a simple flower in a garden, a cup of coffee in the early morning, 
or holding a sleepy baby. 
Take those moments and store them in your pocket. 
It's the small things that can help get you through tough times.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mother- Daughter Apron Set
I hope everyone is having a great week!

Believe it or not... Mother's Day is just a few short weeks away. 
I will now always remember Mother's Day as the very beginning of Lindsay P Designs...
I wanted to make my mom an apron with my new sewing machine 
but couldn't find the style pattern I was envisioning.
 So I decided to just try it on my own and fell in love with the way it turned out. 
Simple with feminine flair. 
I then proceeded to make 3 more for my sisters and I!
I'll be offering a few fun Mother's Day specials coming up...
the first being the Mother-Daughter Apron Set.
 Customize it too! 
In the comment box at checkout, specify if you would like a white or natural apron along with your desired French fabric.
Order before May 5th to receive in time.
Stay tuned for more Mother's Day treats!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Non-Profit Receiver
I hope everyone had a great weekend!

We have wrapped up giving donations to Strong Against Cancer 
and are on to the next non profit.
With Memorial Day soon approaching I thought it would be great to give to an organization for our veterans.
April-June, 10% of the profits of all sales will go toward
"Honor Flight Network is a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans--World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill."
My sister will be volunteering as a nurse and going on their upcoming trip in May and I am so excited to hear first hand about the experience. 
What better time then around Memorial Day weekend to give to this organization.
Have a great Monday!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Vintage Baseball
I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.
In celebration for opening day for baseball season, 
I thought I would introduce the latest card for all of the baseball lovers out there. 
Our family grew up watching baseball, particularly the Mariners. 
Of course, the 1995 playoffs being the most vivid baseball memories for 
baseball fans around here...
getting to skip school to go to the playoff game, 
decked out in navy and teal and my dad and sister even 
landing a small quote in the Seattle Times...
Spring training in arizona...
waiting after the games to get autographs and snapping pictures of all the players as they drove on by...
This card is simple but there are so many great memories behind it!
Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Happy Spring!

We are almost a week into Spring already!

I love this time of year. 
It used to be because of my birthday when I was young...
but now i love it for so many more reasons,
The change in scenery and in the air. 
Flowers are budding and lawns are beginning to be worked on. 
I love it. 

The fresh smell of grass and lawn mowers being heard.

It was a wonderful low key weekend celebrating my birthday. 

Nothing beats spending time with my little family and being spoiled with delicious food! 
Lately I can't stop thinking about how much has changed in just this past year. 
Exactly a year ago, we were going along each day, fairly content with where we were at in life but at the same time, craving some change. 
I had absolutely no idea what God had in store for us. 
It's been a year full of many blessings and a lot of change.
I am so thankful for it all. 
I sometimes think that I don't think this next year can beat last year...but with this sweet little guy changing everyday...I'm sure it will.
Hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cherry Blossoms
It's hard to believe spring is right around the corner. 
I was so excited when I started to see the little green buds on our hydrangeas...
not to mention the cherry blossom tree that I (somehow!)
 didn't realize we had until recently! 
So with that I thought I would introduce the latest spring card...

Cherry Blossoms

Available at!
Stay tuned for more cards and check out our other spring cards available year round!
Have a great rest of the week!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Happy Monday!
I hope everyone had a good weekend and Valentine's Day!
I gained one of the greatest gifts the day Sam was born. 
Having waited an extra four days past my due date, (which seemed like eternity!)
 I was so ready to meet him. 
Those first days after were a bit of a blur. 
Between feeding and changing diapers and getting to know this new little being...
it was pretty indescribable.

I found out two days later that my grandpa unexpectedly passed away just hours before sweet Sam was born. 
To process it all was hard.
 I was torn between two extreme emotions. 
The joy and amazement of having just given birth to Sam, 
and a deep sadness and confusion as to why my grandpa had passed...
But through it all there is a sense of beauty. 
knowing that that day won't be filled with just sadness but celebration as well 
and I believe God intended it to be that way. 
I know there is a greater purpose and God works in wonderful and mysterious ways.


This weekend we celebrated my grandpa and all that he is to us...
the baseball loving, card game teaching, pancake making, cookie dough sneaking, always smiling, most loving grandpa us grandkids could've had. 
And now our sweet guardian angel!

Monday, February 9, 2015

I had one of my best friends come visit for a few days last week which was so much fun! 

Between family and friends we have had a steady flow of visitors 
which has been SO great. 
However, I've realized that the amount of special touches, meal prep and 
activity planning I can do has quickly lessened 
now that I have a little one demanding my attention. 
Priorities have changed and I am learning that things don't have to be perfect in order for people to feel loved when they walk in the door.
If all I have is a place to rest there heads on at night, that is okay!
I'm so excited with the positive response I've received about the mini apron! 
Don't forget to take a peek online.
It's being offered in all of the French fabrics below...
...including this sweet vintage fabric
As with all products-10% of the profit will go toward 
Strong Against Cancer organization.
Hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

As a new mom, one of the most common things I am asked is...
How have you been sleeping?
How has the baby been sleeping?
or if I'm just exhausted.
It was the piece of advice I heard most while pregnant too... 
"Enjoy sleeping and get as much sleep as you can now before baby comes!"

I'll be honest...the first couple nights at home were rough. 
All three of us were learning which meant pulling a couple solid "all nighters".
I found myself slightly dreading nighttime at first...
Unsure what it would look like, how many times I would be getting up, or counting the minutes or hours I would actually be able to sleep.
But I have changed my mindset and have
 quickly learned to enjoy these sweet, quiet moments. 
When the only thing I need to be doing is be with little Sam. 
It's in those wee hours of the night where I have time to 
reflect and think without a single distraction.
I know these moments won't last forever and I will soon miss them.
It's all part of the job which I feel blessed to have.
I hope everyone is having a good week!

Monday, January 19, 2015

New Non-Profit Organization!

It was a fun day yesterday seeing the Seahawks win their game
 with just a couple minutes left to go.
What an exciting come back it was!
I have a feeling Seattle fans will be re-living and talking about this 
particular game for years to come.
Amidst the craziness of the new year, I had yet to share the next non profit to receive
10% of the profit from all card and apron sales at Lindsay P Designs.
This is a local nonprofit organization developed at the 
Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research,
providing a new way of fighting cancer through immunotherapy. 
Significant results have been shown just weeks after. 
Such an amazing feat to fighting childhood cancer! 
Visit their website to learn more!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Product!
Im so excited to share the newest product of Lindsay P Designs...
The Mini Apron!
Because who says little ones can't wear pretty things too?!
Like this full apron with vintage fabric from France
As usual, French fabric will vary based upon availability but will be specified on the website.
Perfect for playing dress up or being a little helper in the kitchen.
The Mini Apron will be available beginning February 1st.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Decorating with Flowers
Growing up, I remember very few days where we didn't have fresh flowers on the table or sitting on top of the piano.
My mom loved and still loves flowers and the beauty it adds to the home. 
It is something she has passed down to all three of us girls. 
I don't think there ever needs to be a special occasion to have fresh flowers in your home. 

I love how something so simple can add such an element of prettiness.

I recently received this book from one of my sweet friends that I am so excited about!
Each page is loaded with arrangements, 
beautiful flowers,
 and ways to decorate with them.
With flowers for different themes and occasions...
This book is already getting me so excited for Spring time! 
If you are like my family and love flowers...
I highly recommend getting this book...
Even if it is just to look at all of the pretty pictures!
I hope you all have a wonderful week!