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New Simon+Kabuki Back to School Props

New Simon+Kabuki Back to School Props

Summer came and went so quickly, I barely had time to do anything! I think I need to keep a list of summer to do’s like I do for everything else, then maybe I’d do more of the fun things I say I want to do every year. I didn’t really go to the beach or take much of a vacation, just a few long weekends. I always loved taking pics of my kids for the first day of school. I’d do videos also if they cooperated 🙂 Now that they are older I sure do miss those days (I don’t miss all of the paperwork, homework and driving constantly). Check out our Back to School photo props for your little cuties along with the rest of our art prints, thank you notes and mugs in our Etsy...
New Simon+Kabuki Graduation Cards!

New Simon+Kabuki Graduation Cards!

Are you ready for graduation season? It’s almost here, time to start ordering announcements and invitations! We have a great selection of cards on several sites. Here are a few of our new cards, just click on each card to order. Also below are some links to other Simon+Kabuki cards. If you are looking for some great gift ideas, check out our Etsy Shop, click here. Happy shopping! 🙂                       Personalized cards on Picaboo.com by Simon+Kabuki Personalized cards on FineStationery.com by Simon+Kabuki...
New S+K Personalized Art Prints

New S+K Personalized Art Prints

We have some exciting news to share! We’ve just launched personalized art prints with Frecklebox.com. If you are looking for an awesome quality personalized print on archival paper Frecklebox.com is the place to go. You can easily preview your print before ordering and you can order an 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 print. We had a lot of fun with these, lots of new illustrations and watercolors. They make a perfect gift for the upcoming holidays and any gifting needs you have coming up. Use code YAY! at checkout to get 35% off art prints. Available in 8 x 10 or 11 x 14, printed on high quality paper, frame not included. We still have our downloadable digital art prints on Etsy. These are not personalized or printed but are great for a last minute gift. Check out our holiday collection perfect for easy, low-cost decorating over the holidays. Check back often as we add more products to our store. Here are some coupons for ordering at our Etsy Store: Coupon code: BUY2GET1FREE Simply add 3 items (priced at $5.50 USD each) to your cart and enter the code for your free print. Coupon code: BUY4GET2FREE Simply add 6 items (priced at $5.50 USD each) to your cart and enter the code for your free...
Happy Easter and Freebies!

Happy Easter and Freebies!

Hope you have a fun and relaxing Easter planned with lots of chocolate bunnies and easter eggs! I usually try to make French Toast Casserole for brunch at Easter. I got the recipe from Paula Deen and it is delicious! Well worth the overload of sugar and extra calories, isn’t that what Holidays are for? 🙂 If you are looking for other recipes, I have a bunch of good ones posted to our Pinterest page, check them out here. Also, here are some free tags to download and decorate goodie bags or gifts with and also free coloring pages to keep your kids busy! Just print out on plain paper or cover stock and you are set. Click here for Tags, Frog Coloring Page and Lady Bug Coloring...
Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Looking for some fun Valentines for your little cuties? We have some that you can personalize and print at home. You can either choose the black and white version and have your child color them in or you can personalize and print the color version. Either way they are super cute! Click here to personalize and print. And download our free Valentine tags, just click here to download and print. Perfect for goodie bags. You can also purchase matching classroom Valentines...
Got Valentine’s?

Got Valentine’s?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Don’t wait too long to order our cute classroom personalized Valentine’s. Perfect for your little cuties. Add a sweet treat and you’re set. You can find them on FineStationery.com. If you are looking for the perfect gift for your little ones, check out our large selection of personalized gifts...
Simon+Kabuki Back to School on Good Morning America

Simon+Kabuki Back to School on Good Morning America

Click HERE to view the morning segment. Check out our featured Simon+Kabuki Back to School products on Good Morning America. Today only, Frecklebox.com is having a huge sale, 50% off! This is their best sale of the year so hurry and place your orders for all of your back to school needs. Use promo code...
Back to School with S+K

Back to School with S+K

For my kids it’s the dreaded last week before school starts back up again. That means we have to try to cram a million things into one week that we’ve wanted to do all summer. I don’t know how it goes so fast! We have a beach boardwalk day planned, the movies, a birthday to celebrate and probably some last minute shopping. I always try to get all of their school supplies before school starts so at least that’s out of the way. I know I will need to go out the first week anyway because there will be some oddball item on a teacher’s list that I didn’t get! To help with your sanity and also to make your kid a superstar at school, why not shop online for personalized school supplies? We have a great selection of school products at Frecklebox.com, everything from binders to lunch boxes all in coordinating patterns. The hardest part for you will be getting your little cutie to pick their favorite. To see all of our patterns click on the Frecklebox link above or to go to these designs specifically, Rainbow Chevron, Cutie Birds and Floral...
Summer Parties

Summer Parties

Summer parties are here. I can’t believe I just typed that! It seems like a month ago that school started. Time flies by so quickly. We always spend summers in the pool with easy bar-b-ques and lazy days. Our meal planning usually consists of bbq hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken. We always have a fruit salad that gets devoured fast and usually some corn on the cob. Ice cream and popsicles always round out the day. Here are a few of our newest party invitations to get your shindig started on the right foot. You can find these at FineStationery.com. Need some party inspiration? Check out our Pinterest...
Graduation Party Inspiration

Graduation Party Inspiration

It’s that time of year again! The end of the school year always seems to sneak up on everyone. I know my kids are counting down the days.  Planning for a Graduation Party? You can’t go wrong with sweet florals in pretty spring colors, like our Floral Grad Announcement from Finestationery.com. Just add lots of fresh flowers and you are good to go. See below for resources. For the perfect graduation gift check out our matching floral monogram collection at Frecklebox.com.   Invitation, Necklaces, Cookies, Pom Poms,...

S+K Floral Monogram Collection on Frecklebox

Check out our new collection of products on Frecklebox.com! This is using our Bright Bouquet design collection. There’s wall art, journals, binders, bookmarks and lots of other fun stuff. I might need a cool new journal with a lower case i! Curious how the original collection looked? Check out some of the swatches below....

What’s New Wednesday – Bright Bouquet

We are working on some fun new design collections. Here’s a sneak peek of Bright Bouquet. We are working on applying them to school supplies and other fun kids stuff. Check back next week to see journals, binders, notebooks, stickers, personalized cards and...

Graduation Season is right around the corner

Graduation Season is sneaking up on us. Is it me or is time moving at warp speed?! We just finished designing a bunch of new cards that will be ready online any day now. Here’s a sneak peek of some of them. I’ll be posting links as soon as they are up. As scary as this may sound, next up are new holiday card designs! I sometimes feel like I live in another dimension, where Christmas is really in April and May...

Happy Valentine’s Day

Need some quick Valentine ideas? Here are a few easy gifts and most can be done with items you probably have on hand. 1. Fill a mason jar with candy and sweet notes. 2. Breakfast in bed. Make heart shaped pink pancakes with raspberries. 3. 52 reasons I love you. Take a pack of playing cards and write a different reason on each card. 4. A booklet of certificates for some of their favorite things. 5. A personalized mug. Just use sharpies and decorate a cute mug for their morning coffee or tea. 6. Hide and Seek. Place notes and cards in places you know they will find throughout the day. 7. Make them King/Queen, Prince/Princess for the day. Anything they want goes. 8. Give them a jar with 365 lucky pennies, one for each day. 9. Got a tree or picnic table in your yard? How about carve your initials into it. If no tree you can get something at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. 10. Make them a music CD of all of your favorite tunes. Have fun planning your Valentine’s...

Sip and See and Gender Reveal Showers

Have you ever heard of a Sip and See Baby Shower? I had never heard of one before being asked for designs by one of our online retailers. A Sip and See is a party mom and dad throw after the baby’s birth. Friends can come and meet the new baby, eat snacks and hang out. Kind of like an open house. Another shower card we’ve been asked to design is the Gender Reveal. With a Gender Reveal shower, the guests and sometimes the host learn at the party what the sex of the baby will be. It’s a fun theme to decorate and plan games around. Check out some of these fun ideas for Gender Reveal Showers on Pinterest. Check out some of our cards below on...

Free Personalized Valentines

Looking for some fun Valentines for your little cuties? We have some that you can personalize and print at home. You can either choose the black and white version and have your child color them in or you can personalize and print the color version. Either way they are super cute! Click here to personalize and print. And don’t forget our free Valentine tags, just click here to download and print. You can also purchase matching classroom Valentines from...

Simon+Kabuki now on FineStationery.com

We are super excited to announce our newest online retailer, FineStationery.com. We designed Baby Announcements, Valentine’s and Save the Date cards. We will continue to add new cards throughout the year and some fun gift items. Just in time for Valentine’s Day are our cute classroom personalized Valentine’s. Perfect for your little cuties. Hope you like them! If you are looking for the perfect gift for your little cutie, check out our large selection of gifts at...

Gift Guide – Etsy Favorites

I love, love, love shopping on Etsy. I love getting and giving hand-made gifts. The selection at Etsy is amazing, especially if you are looking for something special like a t-shirt based on a favorite book. I usually make a few gifts myself every year and also purchase some fun stuff from Etsy. Links are below, prices for every budget! So hard to narrow my list down but here are a few of my favorite things… 1. Hand Embroidered Bookmarks 2. Laser Cut Street Maps 3. Arm Warmers 4. Watercolor Deer 5. Custom Globe 6. Custom Necklace 7. Glass Cloche 8. Bunny Necklace 9. Dinosaur Model Kit 10. Sheep...

New Simon+Kabuki Holiday Coloring Book

Lot’s of fun S+K holiday products are just starting to launch. I will have our newest holiday cards to show you tomorrow plus a big sale! In the meantime though, check out our new personalized holiday coloring book at Frecklebox.com. At only $6.95, these make great gifts for the kids. They can spend the holidays coloring while you are cooking or entertaining. Each page can be personalized with your child’s...

Simon+Kabuki Back to School Concepts

A few weeks ago I showed you a little peek at our new Back to School concepts. Today I thought I’d show you the whole set of a couple of our designs. The concepts have not been picked up yet, we are waiting to hear back. It’s been a busy couple of months around here. We also recently signed on with a new stationery site and will be debuting a new line soon! We also have holiday cards launching on Frecklebox.com this...

Disneyland Tricks and Treats

Last week my kids had the week off from school and we decided to head to Disneyland for a super fun vacation. My son who is at SDSU and his girlfriend at UCSB met us for a couple of days also. It was an awesome trip and I wish we had even more time at the parks. I felt like we didn’t get to do everything. We got City Passes which include a 3 day hopper pass, a Universal Studios pass and a Seaworld pass. We used everything but Seaworld. We also bought tickets to the Halloween Party which was our first time doing that. If I could live in Disneyland I would, maybe without the crowds 🙂 Here are my top 10 tricks and treats. 1. Disneyland Silhouette Studio – Every time we go we get silhouettes (real cut paper silhouettes) done from the silhouette shop on Main Street. They are inexpensive ($10) and a great souvenir. Bonnie has been cutting the silhouettes at Disneyland for the last 40 years!! 2. Download the Disneyland Wait Time app. This saved us a lot of time running around. 3. Long lines? Choose the single rider line. The Cars ride which is amazing never had less than a 60 minute wait but the single rider line was always around 10-15 minutes. We often got into the same car or at least raced against each other. This may not work if you have little kids though. 4. Get in line for Peter Pan as soon as the park opens. In general try to do Fantasyland first. These rides do not have fast...

Back to School Concepts

Working on some fun Back to School concepts. Lots of fun stuff; notebooks, binders, journals, pencil holders. Hopefully we’ll see some of our designs in stores next year. My kids really like the retro look of the typewriter and bikes and the Rockin’ Robin set. I also have some fun ides with animal print that I can hopefully get done before going on my trip to Disneyland. I’m super excited to be going and I’m sure I’ll be inspired at every turn! In the meantime here are a few concepts that I’ve been working on. What do you...

Back to School and Back to Lunch

I’m sure most of the country is back to school now that Labor Day is over. We start really early here in the Bay Area, August 13th! So my kids have been in school now for almost a month. It took some adjusting – getting up at 6:30am, making lunches, getting homework done and clothes sorted for school. Have you ever seen the movie The Jerk? Do you remember how excited Steve Martin was about getting the new phone book? That is how my kids act on Tuesdays, which are grocery shopping days around our house. They text me from school to remind me to buy things and ask if I’ve gone yet. When they get home they rush into the kitchen like it’s Christmas Day so excited to see what I’ve bought. You’d think they live in a third world country and never eat! My kids tend to walk around at school lunch to visit with their various friends, so having a good portable/walking lunch is the way to go. Here are some easy lunch ideas that my kids love: 1. pre-made salad bowls, tortilla roll ups with either meat or peanut butter, banana and honey, pumpkin muffins, sausage muffins/quiche, apples with peanut butter, frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (sometimes I make a weeks worth and throw them in the freezer). What about you, any great ideas to share? If you haven’t yet finished back to school supply shopping don’t forget to check out our fun collections on Frecklebox.com. Here’s a new collection we designed for tweens, the Prep....

Got Labels?

Last weekend I had my daughter’s sleepover birthday party. After everyone left I had a pile of chargers and clothes that needed returning. Of course we had no idea whose stuff was whose! I just ordered some personalized labels for my daughter that will help next time and any time she misplaces something (which is often)! I ordered the labels from Kidecals.com. They have lots of fun designs for boys and girls including clothing, chalkboard and keyboard labels. The personalization process was easy to use. My only issue was that I did not read very carefully so I ordered the very small size label, oops! The small label works great for clothes and all of the labels are water proof, dishwasher proof and can be thrown in the washing machine. Their packaging is really cute and funny, just up my ally. Before your kids go to camp make sure and order a set, I had to use a sharpie to mark my kid’s clothes but these labels are perfect. I think they’d also come in handy for college move-in. You can include your phone number or address on some of the bigger labels. The chalkboard labels were easy to apply and we used chalk to draw on them, you could also use a chalk pen. If you sign up for their newsletter you can get 15% off your order. Check out some of the great uses below and get...

S+K Back to School

Today was the first day back to school for my kiddies and they were not happy. This summer flew by and I feel like we did nothing. It does make me envy home schooled kids! I am hoping to go to Disneyland during our October break so that is something to look forward to! I hope you got to see our back to school products on Good Morning America, if not check out our Monday post for the video. While cleaning our office out, I ran across our very first licensed school supplies. Aren’t they fun?! I actually love the Rockin’ Princess set but unfortunately it did not get picked up yet. Maybe it will, I think it’s really cute. These were sold in stores like Staples and Office Max. There were binders, folders, notebooks and pencil cases. I love the pencil...