Go for the gold, with beautifully decorated Easter eggs using shimmer temporary tattoos.

- Gold Shimmer Temporary Tattoos (I purchased mine from the local drugstore, advertised as “arm jewelry” and sold in the beauty section. You could also use Tattly illustrated by Anna Bond).


-Paper Towels

-A Dozen Eggs


TIP: Start with a couple of tester eggs first and use your least favorite tattoos for practice.

1. Cut out desired tattoo to preferred length and remove clear protective top sheet.

2. Adhere tattoo sheet to egg with a wet paper towel, and hold firmly in place for 30 to 60 seconds (paper backing should be thoroughly saturated with water).

3. Once design has transferred, carefully remove backing from egg and let dry.

Happy Easter!

A Roundup of my Favorite Bar Carts Under $200

And the Winner is...Threshold™ Gold Bar Cart from Target ($129.99)

A roundup of my favorite bar carts under $200. Take your cart from Easter brunch to the Mad Men premier party, all in one day!


1. Birch Lane Gardner Mirrored Bar Cart ($179 + free shipping)

2. Napa Bar Cart from Bed Bath and Beyond ($119 on clearance).

3. West Elm Round Cocktail Cart ($149 on sale)

4. Dot & Bo Gold and Metal Bar Cart ($199 on sale)

5. Ikea Bygel Utility Cart ($29.99)

6. Urban Outfitters Layla Bar Cart ($149 currently unavailable).

7. Target Threshold™ Bar Cart ($129.99)

For additional options check out my Pinterest board Keep the Party Rolling.

Items for Stocking

Easter Sunday Mimosa Recipes
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Mad Men Premier Party Cocktail Guide
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FREE Valentine’s Day Desktop Wallpaper

Click here for downloadable desktop wallpaper. Format is available for laptop, tablet or mobile phone devices.

For Mac devices:

1. Open System Preferences

2. Go to Desktop & Screen Saver icon

3. Click “Desktop” tab

4. Select image (Smudge Design Bisou Bisou Valentines Day) from your download folder

You now have these lovely watercolored kisses as the background of your favorite tech device. Happy Valentine’s! Bisou Bisou by Renee Pulve.

Please note that all “Free” designs are for personal use only and not available for resale or any commercial purposes. All copyright of these images is retained by Renee Pulve and Smudge Design Co.

Jersey Strong now available at Etsy. While working in New Jersey for Hurricane Sandy efforts, I was inspired by the resiliency of its residents. A recurring theme is the iconic license plate which showcases a lighthouse. This pillar of light evokes a feeling of strength and hope which I wanted to carry through in this vintage-style artwork. I created this while staying at The Bungalow hotel in Long Branch, New Jersey.