Seeking Swag Bag Sponsors for 2014 Party Planning & Styling Workshop!

Exciting news!  I’m hosting a local Party Planning & Styling Workshop this January!  If you’re in the Butler County, PA area & you’ve got a party coming up– you won’t want to miss it!

If you have a party-related business & want to get your name into the planning notebooks of some seriously sweet about-to-party gals, this is your chance!  And how is this possible?  Two words– Swag.  Bags.

Swag Bag Sponsors - One Swell Studio

Distribute your product samples & business cards with our Swag Bag. You provide the swag, we provide the bag! Read More »

50% Off All Grinch Printables!


Just beacause I’m feeling a little extra Un-Grinchy today….. Enjoy! (Click on the above photo to be taken to the shop!)
50% Off All Grinch Printables at One Swell Studio – Enter coupon code “GRINCH50″ at check out for half off! Read More »

{Hooray for Holidays!} Grinchy Christmas Party (on a budget!) Details

Kids' Grinch Christmas Party on a Budget by One Swell Studio

Kids' Grinch Christmas Party on a Budget by One Swell Studio

Who doesn’t love “The Grinch?”  Growing up, I always loved reading the Dr. Seuss holiday classic book and especially loved watching the animated movie on television.  And my Christmas playlist certainly wouldn’t be complete without “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

Kids' Grinch Christmas Party on a Budget by One Swell Studio

Using a color scheme that would be easy to coordinate around, & incorporating hearts as a simple repeating motif to represent the Grinch’s heart growing “three sizes,” I styled this little mini-party complete with fun foods & a few Grinch-y activities to keep the kiddos busy!  Read More »

{Freebie!} Thanksgiving Printable Signs

Freebie!  8x10" Thanksgiving signs by One Swell Studio

This time of year, I always find that it’s good for my soul to come up with one thing each day for which I am thankful.  Today, that thing is this little business dream of mine and the friend, family & complete strangers who have helped my Etsy shop along these past (almost!) three years.  When I first took the plunge & opened One Swell Studio’s Etsy shop, I had no idea that I would meet & work with so many sweet people.  Read More »

(A Swell Party): Coleman’s #1 Rookie – Little Linebacker Steelers Football First Birthday Party

Football First Birthday Party - Steelers Little Linebacker #1 Rookie by One Swell Studio - Steelers Chocolates

Football season is upon us.  Pre-season wrapped up this weekend, so the “real” fun begins soon!  Time for the jerseys & tailgating recipes to come out once again.  Time for cheering on your favorite team & hoping that your husband’s Fantasy Football process doesn’t drive you crazy.

We’re Steelers fans in this house– born & raised on black & gold.  Pittsburgh is a city with so much cool history–Heinz ketchup, Mr. Rogers & the McDonald’s Big Mac all originated from this area. Read More »

‘Thank Heaven for Little Squirrels’ Baby Shower


When thinking of fall, the first things that pop into my mind are cozy sweaters & watching the leaves turn gorgeous colors.

Thank Heaven for Little Squirrels Baby Shower by One Swell Studio featured in Carousel Magazine

Thank Heaven for Little Squirrels Baby Shower by One Swell Studio featured in Carousel Magazine

This “Thank Heaven for Little Squirrels” baby shower would be absolutely ideal for a fall shower for a mom expecting a baby girl.  It incorporates pink & girly elements, but still ties in the cozy & warm feelings of autumn with rustic touches such as wood grain, jute twine, galvanized buckets, & mason jars.


For the dessert table, I created printables that can be used in a wide variety of ways.  Read More »

{Freebie} Back to School Printable Tags

I have to admit something.  I am not a math person.  Never have been.  Even in elementary school I would have rather written a ten thousand page paper than solve a math problem.  When Algebra came along a few years later, I think I would have rather up & died than solve for x.  Geometry?  Forget it.  Calculus?  Nope.

Luckily, there’s a handy little invention that saves my brain from spontaneously combusting.  Hello, Mr. Calculator!

Calculation tags photo

With back-to-school just around the corner, I created these cute little retro-inspired “According to My Calculations” tags.  Read More »

(A Swell Party): Hudson’s Mickey Mouse Third Birthday Party

Deep breaths…. okay.  I’m ready (finally ready!) to share the Mickey Mouse party I put together for my little guy’s third birthday.  This little shin-dig has quickly turned into one of my most favorite parties yet (…but I always end up saying that).  I’m beyond thrilled at how everything came together & very proud to share it with you.  So, without further ado…..  Here goes!

dessert hudson 3 sign


This was the first year my little guy became really involved in the planning process for his birthday party.  

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