October 5, 2012

Sweet Little Surprises


I like sweet little surprises. Who doesn't! And “sweet little surprises” sum up this time of year pretty well here in our new neighborhood — crisp mornings, visits from family, friends, new neighbors, and migrating birds at the feeder. Reds, oranges and yellows are slowly coming into the landscape, and we've prettified our front porch with some happy mums and a pumpkin (or is that a gourd?). Hope you are enjoying the shift in seasons as much as we are.
Some newsy news...i recently learned that a bunch of fun gift wrap, tissue paper and gift bags i designed has finally landed at 400 select Michaels Stores! Pete and i raced over to the nearest store to check it out and take some pictures so i could share this exciting news with you. We didn't find any in our location, so maybe you'll have better luck! Here's a sampling of what it looks like:
You can always ask the store manager if they'll be getting it in or if they could order it (wink, wink). If you find it and like it, i'd be so grateful if you could leave a "thumbs up" or review on the Michaels website. Thank you!

As we were roaming the aisles at Michaels, we came across another sweet little surprise...
...my Christmas goodies have already arrived! I had no idea they'd be in the stores so soon. I don't know about you, but i'm not exactly ready to be decking the halls or making lists and checking them twice (i haven't even bought Halloween candy yet), but now i'll be prepared for when the time comes. There's all sorts of fun stuff including these note cards, magnetic list pads and chubby pens...   
...and these adorable little shaped melamine plates.
I think these plates would be perfect for some festive cookies, don't you? Fortunately, my extensive clutter of cookie cutters, colorful sprinkles, and frosting bag/nozzles made it in our recent move. I know i saw them somewhere around here, and hope to find them before Christmas! An assortment of cute holiday gift wrap should hit the shelves at Michaels some time in November, so keep your eyes peeled — for all i know, it might even be there already.

What sweet little surprises are finding you these days?

 And here is a little fur to end the week. These two are so happy that their kitty hammock was finally unpacked!
It's starting to feel like home sweet home around here at last.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xo,
kate

18 comments:

  1. I was also caught off guard by the Christmas cards a couple weeks ago and picked up a few packs! They're lovely :)

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  2. I'll be looking for those gift bags! I have a pretty extensive collection of some of your earlier things from Michael's -- memo pads, notecards, and the like. And luggage tags! They were my favorite, wish I had bought twice as many!

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  3. oh, fun stuff to send to quilty swappers!
    Beautiful furs as always, they are big!

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  4. Everything is so cute...can't wait to get to Michaels!

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  5. I am so happy it is feeling like home sweet home. Great time of year to start nesting in too! All your new items look amazing but what cracks me up is in the pictures where you find your items in the stores you always look so excited! Thats awesome :)

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  6. How are you Kate? Glad to see you are getting settled in :)

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  7. Wish we could get your goodies here in Australia...any chance of that ever happening? Last year I lugged a set of your plates home from Crate and Barrel; just glad they didnt weigh my carry on bag! :-)

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  8. Always so happy to hear your news and share the excitement of new items to be found! Happy fall, to you and Pete, and the kitties :)

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  9. Ooh, I love that ornament plate! Gorgeous! I ditto Kate's question - is there anyway to buy any of these from overseas??

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  10. Perfect, we are doing a holiday bake sale soon!

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  11. I saw the Kate Spain sign last time I was in Michael's, it called to me. I'm glad you're settling in, the babies look pretty content.

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  12. Your stuff is so gorgeous! Can't wait to scope the cards out the next time I'm in Michael's!

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  13. It's nice to see the lovely art work change on your blog. As always I love to see those kitties. Terry Conner

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  14. I'll definitely look for those pretty pretty things--love the chubby pens. And I am a fool for holiday shaped serveware! Definitely will be scoping that out. The kitties look glutted, happy, and oh so comfy. Hope you get that way too once the Christmas cookies get baking in couple months!

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  15. What fun! I might need to take a trip to Michael's soon. I was so excited a while back to find Terrain items in the dollar section at Michael's. Kate Spain and the dollar section, two of my favorite things! Though your designs are worth far more. :-)

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  16. So excited to see these...I stocked up at Michael's today :)

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  17. I love your furry friends. We just adopted two kitty babies! They will be coming home this weekend. We are all so excited. Thank you for sharing pics of your babies with all of us. Keep them coming *~*
    Lorrie Deann
    puddlesprice.com

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  18. Just picked up some of your notepads and cards from Michaels for stocking stuffers! So cute!

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