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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yea….this blog makes me feel talented…

Seriously……..where to these gals come from? Do they drink special Kool-Aid to get this pretty AND talented? I’ll drink that Kool-Aid…..I don’t care what flavor it is.

Kim from The TomKat Studio is all that and a bag of chips. Really.

She’s a beautiful mom of young kids who creates the most amazing parties, designs cute paper products for parties, decorates like a pro……..did I mention her two children are little? Heck I thought I was doing really good just to get a shower and maybe dinner on the table.

What impresses me about Kim, is her eye for detail. She is a planner. I love how she shows her inspiration collage for decorating a room. Her parties are unbelievably detailed and planned. Makes my little cupcake decorating party I had last week look like it was put on by big burly prison inmates.

Her latest party was birthday party……I’m sorry I don’t remember the personal details……I was too busy looking at all the party decor details. il_430xN.114096950First she designed the invite. Then the table. Could you die??!!!

desserts 2Just so you know……..I made pretzels like that too. Just sayin…….dessertsMore cute party ideas……..really it’s all about the cute cupcake picks, the invite and matching the table foods to the party. I have learned something today! I can’t wait til my next party.ladybug invite cupcakeHere are more pretzels…….I am so glad I have so many bags left over from Christmas. I guess I should plan to make more throughout the year. These are so cute with the green M&Ms.Chloe 2nd B-day003I don’t know what party this was from……..but would you look at those beautiful cookies? Better than a bakery I’d say.snowflake party2Need more ideas for a little girl party? Just look at this ballerina theme. More details on her blog. More than you’ll ever need. (Photo inspiration for snowflakes and ballerina theme courtesy of Glory Albin)snowflake party1bright flower notecardShe has an Etsy shop she sells some of her party fare and other paper delights in. That certainly makes it easier on us…..She has many photos on her site covering a lollypop party. So so cute.il_430xN.114124322 You know……my son’s birthday is coming up in Feb. I wonder what she would suggest. He’s going to be 11. It’s winter…….I live in the NW……….I’d love some ideas. I’d love to look really really good. Got any ideas Kim?

Kim shares a few free downloads. She has a fun printable calendar for you each month and occasionally she’ll throw us a bone with this yummy recipe. I don’t care if this recipe is for beef hearts…….it looks so cute, I have to download it. (it’s not for beef hearts….no worries)chocolate scotcheroo recipe label - tomkat studioJust in case you’re not completely jealous of her…….I was reading through and found out that she recently moved. This was her kitchen before………. KITCHEN Before-1 This was her kitchen AFTER. Love how she changed the cabinets. KITCHEN2 Here’s the deal……….she sold her house and the person buying it wanted to buy it with all HER furnishings. GASP!!! What a compliment to her talent. Can you imagine selling your home and everything with it…….wait……..dont’ answer that, let me rephrase that…….can you image selling your home and having the buyer WANT everything with it? WOW!

So, try not to be too green with envy…….just head over and get inspired. Don’t forget to tell her I sent you……..really. Let’s make her feel comfortable at TCB.

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25 comments:

FanningFlashes said...

Not jealous but am impressed. Love the theme...who wouldn't have wanted a party like this at some point in their life? Thank you for sharing!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Love, love, love! I'm off to check her out. That kitchen is so pretty!
~Michelle

Susan Crabtree said...

she is incredibly creative & talented!

Michelle said...

She is one of my favorites for party inspiration. After she posted the pics of her old house though, I can't wait to see what she does with her new house!

Bird learning to fly... said...

Sooo cool and simple the party ideas!!

I have only just started doing my abies party myself, so the ideas are really handy!

Heading over there now...

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

wow. my parties look like of wimpy now. love her kitchen, too. wish i had the stools...(wiping drool from my mouth)

Tanya said...

wow she is amazing. i am terrible at planning parties. maybe i can get some good ideas from her!

KateB said...

WOW! and WOW again...I'm feeling insecure over my choice of dd birthday cake from Costco!

Melissa said...

Every now and again I have a mom crush. Someone who just exudes everything I want to be as both a mom and a person. But then, like most crushes it wanes and I instead take those feelings and turn them into inspiration for me to be a better mom and person. Just trying to keep up with some of those crunchy moms is hard, let alone the crunchy AND crafty ones!

Bridget said...

I am jealous! My idea of a birthday party is gift bags and an ice cream cake- done. My son is turning 10 in less than a week so maybe I should step it up a notch and try a little. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debiminlo said...

You took a perky pill today- what a great post, and so funny! I'll definitely check out the blog- it looks fabulous. Have a great day- and Kim- stay warm!

Wendy @ Whimsy & Wise Events said...

Kim is fantastic and UBER talented!

Marianne@Songbird said...

That kitchen! Swoon!

Anita said...

Love her blog...and love yours. Thanks for the great post and appreciate the way you troll around blogland and bring us these goodies.

VICKI LYNN PHOTOGRAPHY said...

Yes, Kim is a hard act to follow! She is one very talented young lady! :)

Great post!!!

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Thank you for the sweetest post ever, Kim! And thank you to your readers for all for the lovely comments! You have all made my day! XOXO, Kim

Jess said...

All that AND she's one of the nicest women...giving of her heart and time to help others. Love her!

Tanya said...

I found Kim by googling party ideas so I'm now quite familiar with her talent!! SO inspiring!! This is the first time I've been to this blog though and it's charming!! I'll be back :)

Sweetly Sweet said...

Kim is incredibly talented and a very nice person too! She is truly an inspiration!

Mommy said...

I had the pleasure to meet Kim back in November and she is beautiful inside and out! I love her party talent! From one party obsessed mommy to another :) She's awesome!

lisalyn said...

I agree...she is so talented!! Love her work! Certainly inspiring.

Ya...I've made pretzels too! Just saying. :)

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Kim is amazingly talented, and beautiful and *so* sweet to work with! {She's pretty much everything I want to be!} For those of you who haven't worked with her yet, you really should - you will not be disappointed in the least! Her products are fabulous and sure to get you lots of compliments!

Morgan said...

Congrats, Kim! So wonderful! Such a great highlight and LOVE your new kitchen!

Morgan
PepperDesignBlog.com

bee'nme said...

Thanks for this introduction to such an inspiring woman - fabulous! Seriously jealous now! Thanks for ALL the inspiring folks you bring to our attention...thanks to you I'll probably never get to bed before 1:00 most nights...too much wonderfulness to explore!! ( I'm systematically going through the long list of all the blogs you've featured...goodness gracious!)

Looking forward to more...

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky S.

Glory said...

I agree the Tomkat Studio is a wonderful blog! Although two of the photos in this post are mine (the round snowflake cookies, and the ballerina cupcakes). The Tomkat Studio had nothing to do with them, other than feature them on the blog. Would you mind either removing them, or adding credit or a link to where they belong. wwww.flickr.com/photos/glorioustreats/
Thanks,
Glory Albin