We had some cooler weather and a bit of rain in Southern California this weekend which gave us a chance to dress our favorite little pup in her raincoat to keep her dry when we go out for walks.
We’ve also been busy working on restocking our inventory for some upcoming fundraisers, one of which is to benefit the local elementary school in our neighborhood where we volunteer weekly. We’re excited to find different ways to give back to our community and to share our Pretty in Gingham products at the same time.
Here are some of the items we plan to feature at our upcoming fundraisers:
Roses are red, violets are blue
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to share this apron with you!
Since our city recently instituted a ban on plastic bags, we’ve started taking reusable bags with us when we go to the market and run errands. We decided to introduce some larger handmade tote bags to our Pretty in Gingham collection that are large enough for groceries and all of your shopping. They’re made out of a sturdy canvas fabric and feature reinforced straps to prevent breaking and ripping.
We’ve also added a panel of colorful pockets on the front to store items like your keys or phone while you’re out running errands.
We hope you love these totes as much as we do! As always, our totes can be custom ordered in a print/color of your choice!
I had a few girlfriends over for a casual lunch the other day and at the very last minute I found myself struggling to find a way to spruce up our kitchen table. I didn’t have time to run out and grab fresh flowers and I couldn’t seem to find anything else lying around the house that would double as a fun centerpiece. With just a few minutes left before the girls were set to arrive, I was ready to give up and leave the table plain and bare until I remembered the brand new placemats I had just started working on.
These placemats are a brand new Pretty in Gingham item and are a great way to add some festive color to a table. They were the perfect addition to a perfect afternoon!
Our Pretty in Gingham placemats are fully lined with our signature matching gingham and can be custom ordered in the color or pattern of your choice. Set the table with an adorable heart print for a fun and romantic Valentine’s Day or add a pop of color to an everyday meal with some of the fresh new colors that will be all the rage this spring.
Please feel free to email us at email@example.com with any questions or custom order requests. We can’t wait for these placemats to be part of all of your meals!
I’ve been retired from a long career as an elementary school teacher for about 2 years now and have loved every minute of it. I love being able to wake up whenever I want to, spend long lazy days with my dog, run my errands during the middle of the day when the stores are dead and spend time with family and friends rather than prepping or grading or lesson planning. Even though retirement has been such a wonderful and fulfilling change for me, I am still very much invested in public education and really enjoy volunteering weekly at the local elementary school with my husband.
In an effort to give back, we are really excited to have an opportunity to partner with a few local public schools to join their fundraising efforts. Everyone is familiar with the typical fundraisers that usually consist of items like wrapping paper, chocolate, popcorn and entertainment books so we think it will be really fun to be able to add our Pretty in Gingham products to that list.
We’re excited to feature some new items and some old favorites in new patterns and styles like this fun Aloha print that is perfect for Spring and Summer.
If you’re in the Southern California area and are interested in partnering with us for a fundraiser for your local public school, we would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful weekend friends!
It’s hard to believe that it’s been an entire year since we embarked on this journey. We’re so grateful for all of the support we’ve received so far from family, friends and those of you who generously spend your time with us here on our blog. We can’t wait to keep creating and sharing!
Here’s a recap of some of our favorite posts from the past year:
Puppy Love 1
Puppy Love 2
Our Favorite Twins
Teachers Need Aprons Too
Dish Towel Love
The Donut Song
Kitchen Time With Kiddos
It’s no secret how much our we love our family puppy, Allie. She has been in our family for a little over 3 years now and we could not imagine our lives without her.
Allie has been a big inspiration for us when choosing different fabric and patterns for our Pretty in Gingham projects. Here’s a recap of some of our favorite doggy friendly items: