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School’s Out For Summer Giveaway {Ends 5/26}

Schools Out Giveaway to Tales of a Peanut

School is either out or close to being out for those of us with kids and while I’m looking forward to it, the picture above does not accurately reflect what my summer will look like at any point. But one can dream!

To give you a little pep in your step as you waltz into summer, I wanted to do a giveaway for you! You can enter below for a $50 credit to Tales of a Peanut.

What better way to enter summer than with a cute new bag tag for the pool bag, a notepad to make your to-do lists, custom invitations for a summer soiree, or a chore chart to keep the kids from becoming wild hooligans!

Browse through what we offer in the Etsy shop or in the shop here on the site and leave a comment with what you would buy with a $50 store credit. Then enter through Rafflecopter below!

Good luck!

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Currently Tales of a Peanut

Reading: I’m picking up Amy Poehler’s new book, Yes Please, at the library today and can’t wait to start reading it. I’m reading You’re Already Amazing by Holly Gerth as well. And books on my to be purchased with hopeful birthday money include: Nobody’s Cuter Than You, The Art of Work, Keep It Shut, The Forgotten Seamstress, and The Rosie Project.

Currently Reading Tales of a Peanut

Watching: Madame Secretary. I am loving Tea Leoni’s new show with her as Secretary of State. I feel like it’s very similar to The West Wing only with a female lead.

Working on: Getting all my products listed in my own shop! If you read this in a reader you probably haven’t seen the redesign of our site. Katrina Martin at Riot Customs worked with me to implement my vision for Tales of a Peanut and the result is better than anything I could have hoped for. I haven’t talked about the redesign though because I’m still working on getting my shop set up. I’ve got some products listed and I wanted to share it with you now even though it’s still a work in progress. I’ll do a more in depth post on all the changes soon but come check out the new look and the new shop (I’m still on Etsy as well) if you haven’t seen it yet!

Tales of a Peanut Children's Plates

Planning: Hadley’s first birthday party. It’s hard to believe it’s that time but I sent her invitations to the printer yesterday. I’m doing a strawberry theme and now that I say that remember that I’ve got to get on ordering her cake! Here’s a sneak peek of her invite.

Strawberry Birthday Invitation Sneak Peek - Tales of a Peanut

Looking back and reflecting on: Charlotte at 11 months since Hadley will turn 11 months tomorrow. These girls look almost identical.

Charlotte 11 months

Cooking: Strawberry Oatmeal Bars from The Pioneer Woman. Red put this recipe in the back of her book, Charlie Goes to School, and so the kids and I have been saying that we were going to make them for months. We finally got around to them this week and they are fantastic. The kids love them plain for a small dessert but Jason and I might have been adding some vanilla ice cream and heating them for dessert after the kids go to bed. Very tasty!

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Wishing for: Courtney DeFeo’s Conversation Cups, a gift card for Athleta so I can by some new swimsuits and cover ups, some new slippers, and some new flip flops!

Conversation Cups Lil Light O Mine

Eating: Raisin Bran Crunch. It’s really good y’all and my choice for breakfast these days.

Raisin Bran Crunch

So, what are you currently doing, loving, reading, eating… these days? I’d love to know and check it out!


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Color Crush – Lipstick and Turquoise

I’m going to start a new semi-regular feature called “Color Crush” where I share some color combinations that I’m loving. Today’s is Lipstick and Turquoise!

Flutter-Lipstick---Tales-of-a-Peanut-Color-CrushI created the Flutter plate for Easter but it looks stunner on a larger scale on a placemat. The watercolor effect on the wings and stripes is gorgeous. And when a customer wanted to pair it on one side of a placemat with the Daring Dahlia design on the other…I was sold. It’s a gorgeous combo that is bright and airy and looks great when printed on anything!

Daring Dahlia Lipstick - Tales of a Peanut Color Crush


You can purchase both of these placemats in the shop. The watercolor is named Flutter and the Floral is Daring Dahlia.

What you would like to see this color combination on next? Let me know and it might be my next design!


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Easter Gifts For Your Boy

Easter Gifts For your boy

I feel the least qualified to write this post because I feel like boys don’t have a lot of options out there. But I think that’s probably why I need to focus on this list the most! I’m going to dig deep and try and do some good research to get you some good boy ideas. Let’s hope I succeed!

For Your Baby Boy

Horse Luggage Tag Tales of a Peanut

Amazing Animals Diaper Bag Tag, $7

For Your Toddler

Baby Be Blessed Scripture Monkey

Baby Be Blessed Scripture Animals, $60

Ready to Work Cement Mixer Lunchbox

Ready to Work Lunchbox, $27

For Your Elementary Boy

Action Bible

 The Action Bible, $26.99

Batter Up Notecards

Batter Up Notecards, $17

For Your Tween

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Timex Camo Watch, $40

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 Long Range Spy Walkie Talkies, $46.50

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Slackers Slackline, $77

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 Lego Architecture, $35

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Risk, $25

For Your Teen

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 8.50.01 PMiHome Portable Speaker with Rechargeable Battery, $17.89

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 Nike Dri-Fit Half Cushion Socks, $12

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Anker Astro Mini Portable Charger, $15.99

Screen Shot 2015-02-24 at 9.09.59 PMMonster iSport Victory In-Ear Earphones, $135

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North Face Router Transit Backpack, $150

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Easter Gifts For Your Girl

Easter Gifts For your girl Tales of a Peanut

In continuation of the Easter gift series, here are some gifts that are sure to be winners with your girl no matter her age!

For the Baby

Baby Snap Clips

Baby Snap Clips, $9

Bib Set

Bib Set, $17

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Squeeze Ems – set of 2, $9.18

Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories, $8.99

Peacock Bag Tag Tales of a Peanut

Penny the Peacock Bag Tag, $7

For the Toddler

Crayon Roll

Crayon Roll, $9

Personalized Memory

 Personalized Memory Game, $30

Sip Snap Lids

 Sip Snap Lids – Set of 3 – $19.95

Audrey Bunny

 Audrey Bunny, $10

Animal Placemat

 Amazing Animals Placemat, $15

For the Elementary Aged

Fairy House Kit

Fairy House Kit, $45

Big Sis Necklace

Big Sis Necklace, $11.68


Life According to Me Journal, $10.20

For Such a Time As This

 For Such a Time As This, $8.99

Darby Plate Tales of a Peanut

Darby Plate, $25

For the Tween

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Umbra HangIt Display, $19.99

Plaid Infinity Scarf

 Plaid Infinity Scarf, $15

Burlap Bin

Burlap Bin, $64


 Between: A Girl’s Guide to Life, $14.99

Hannah Notepad Tales of a Peanut

Hannah Notepad, $11.50

For the Teen

Makeup Brush Roll

Makeup Brush Roll, $15

Lipgloss Keychain

 Lipgloss KeyChain, $3

Turquoise Silk ScarfTurquoise Silk Scarf, $45

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know, $10.99

Abby Stationery Tales of a Peanut

Abby Notecards, $18

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Easter Gifts for Her

Easter Gifts For Her - Tales of a Peanut

Easter is right around the corner and I thought I’d share some things that I’ve found lately and loved. I think these items would make a great gift for the women in your life for any occasion. And these are all things that I truly love, no affiliate links or compensation!

For the Mom:

il_570xN.557184094_lsamInitial Stacking Rings, $18

651e5dde666a98c1e8fd7b86fde24ff3Joyful Beginnings Journal, $32

il_570xN.422183653_3yigPlease Lose Your Shoes Sign, $13

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 2.40.50 PMIn This House We Will Giggle, $11.49

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 2.54.06 PMTory Burch “Mini Ella” Nylon Tote, $175

il_570xN.488110668_9igeMonogrammed notepads – set of 2, $25

Other ideas:

Bring her family dinner

Take her kids for an afternoon

Get her a gift certificate for photo’s with her husband or with the family

Set up a reminder on your phone to mail her a card each month with $5 in it for a treat for her

Write out some of your favorite recipes and send them to her with the ingredients to make one of them

For Your Best Friend:

il_570xN.475370523_q0p4Monogrammed Wine Bottle Koozie, $21.50

il_570xN.430487626_5zb9Herb Garden Markers, $22

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 2.37.29 PM Freeze Cooling Wine Glass, $24.99

il_570xN.660289104_5n25Pink Coneflower Original Watercolor, $20

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 2.41.46 PMHome Is Where My People Are, $13.08

il_570xN.690845073_s5dhHome Is Where The Heart Is custom notecards, $18

Other ideas:

Set up and treat her to a mani/pedi girl date

Send her a subscription to her favorite magazine

Send her an arrangement of flowers at work to brighten her office

Surprise her with her favorite treat

Invite her to do an activity that you enjoy but that she hasn’t tried

For the Fashionista:

il_570xN.524756814_b7cpStill Life Art Print, $17

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 2.33.00 PMSand + Sky Post Drop Earrings, $42

_9860123 Urban Decay Naked on the Run Palette, $54

il_570xN.481369792_hjks5×7 Giclee Print “Top Knot 23” – $15

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 Tory Burch “Lowell” Sandal, $250

il_570xN.699698846_6otnWyatt 12×12″ Melamine Tray, $46

Other ideas:

Find a book about her favorite style icon

A new piece of jewelry or scarf

Book her a blowout at a local spa

Treat her to brunch at a high end restaurant that you don’t get to frequent very often

If she’s got a blog or Insta, etc, promote it to some of her icons for her