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Father’s Day is Sunday! Are you ready? Just in case, we’ve got you covered with a free Father’s Day printable!


It’s a pretty simple idea, but we do this for Mr. Everything Little Miss (aka Eric) every year. We cut a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ cover stock down to 8″ x 10″. Then I trace some little hands onto the paper with pencil. Next I go over the pencil with a Sharpie. I add the date and then I put the handprints into a frame. Easy and so adorable.


If handprints aren’t your thing, there are plenty of options for the empty space on this printable:

  • draw a picture
  • finger paint (painty handprints work, too!)
  • write a poem
  • cut and paste family photos
  • cut up some magazines to make a collage (eg. golf magazines for a dad who’s a golf enthusiast)
  • ironic handprints if you’re a little too old to be giving your dad handprints  😯


  • The printable has the text “Happy Father’s Day” along the top and “June 21, 2015” along the bottom in green. Don’t like green? Print it in black & white!
  • The border acts as a cut line and it measures 8″ x 10″ so the finished product will fit into a standard frame.
  • In the top picture, you can see Milo’s hand prints, but that space is blank on the printable so you can go crazy with whatever project you have in mind!


We’d LOVE to see your gifts, so please share pictures of your awesome creations on Instagram and tag @everythinglittlemiss and #ELMfun! Or share them on facebook and tag Everything Little Miss!

Wishing you a very happy Father’s Day + hoping you take the day to celebrate all of the wonderful dads and father-like figures in your life.

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We had this great idea to make half sheet gift wrap. We call it small gift wrapping paper, and we love it because it usually means half the cutting! It’s great for small gifts like books, electronics, and jewelry, and since the sheets are half the size of traditional sheet you don’t have to wrestle with a big piece of paper just to use a small portion. Plus, we’ve added a pale grid to the back to make it even easier to cut. We launched the gift wrap last year, and last week we added several new styles to the shop

small gift wrapping paper by everything  little miss

But our small gift wrapping paper can do more than simply wrap small gifts. Since there’s a grid on the back, it’s really easy to cut a square, which makes the paper perfect for origami! My favorite thing to fold is a paper crane, so I made a video so you could see the paper in action.

The video is quick, so it’s not ideal if you want to learn to fold your own paper crane. BUT you can either slow it down or check out this tutorial I wrote in 2009! Happy folding, friends.  😉

In the next few weeks, I’ll share more ways to use our playful small gift wrapping paper in your life. Stay tuned!


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Wes RequestsWesley turned two in January, and he’s full of opinions. He makes music and book requests regularly. Since this is a small family business, Wes’s preferences become a major part of my life and work. At Everything Little Miss, we strive to create fun, colorful, and playful designs. Spending time with my toddler and delighting in little joys with him every day has helped reinforce the spirit of Everything Little Miss as I make plans and think about new products. Here I’ll share with you some of our obsessions. Wes Requests is a monthly feature on our blog. 


It’s suddenly very hot + very humid in our little part of the world (Massachusetts). Wes has been playing outside, wearing shorts, and getting scraped knees. It’s been grand. He’s been asking for “those freezing things,” by which he means frozen blueberries! They make a great snack, you guys.

berry swirl by everything little miss

He’s also been loving Banana Swirl. Now, if you live with a toddler, you’ve probably seen Daniel Tiger, a Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood spin-off. They made Banana Swirl on one episode, and Wes was super excited when we made it ourselves. It’s really easy. Ready for the directions? 1) Freeze a banana. 2) Put it in the blender until it’s smooth. 3) Eat it.

I thought the texture was a little too slimy, so Wes and I put on our aprons and came up with Berry Swirl instead. It’s almost passable as ice cream!

Berry Swirl Recipe
1 frozen banana (freeze in pieces)
1 can coconut milk
1 (adult) handful frozen berries – we used strawberries + raspberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and mix until it’s a smooth, ice cream-like texture. Pour into a shallow container (you don’t want the mixture to be too deep) and place in the freezer. After 30 minutes, stir. Repeat the freezing and stirring 2-3 more times before gobbling it all up or transferring to a covered container for storage. The mixing really helps break it up, making it easier to serve later!

Berry Swirl is delicious on its own, but would also be fantastic topped with whipped cream. Enjoy!

What treats keep you cool in the heat? Share in the comments and/or take a photo and post it to Instagram and tag @everythinglittlemiss and #ELMfun!

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Father’s Day is June 21 this year, a little less than a month away. I wanted to get this gift guide up early, so you actually have time to think about what the dads in your life might like!

2015 Father

1. Everything Little Miss Map Notebooks $6 – $16
2. Classic Century Black Lacquer Fountain Pen $70
3. Burly Stone The Dude Beer, Oatmeal, and Leather Scented Soap $15
4. Everlane Slim Fit Oxford Light Blue Stripe $55
5. Tierra Garden Trake $20.05
6. Best Glide Be Prepared Pocket Survival Kit $29.23
7. Waxing Kara Sweet Body Balm $14

This will be Eric’s first Father’s Day as a dad to two! Between you and me, he may get one or two of the gifts on this list.

Do you have any Father’s Day traditions? We’d love to hear them!

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Last week, I wrote about our NSS 2015 Survival Kit. This week, I want to focus on two of the items inside that kit.

NSS2015 Custom Lotion + Lip Balm

Let’s start with the lip balm. I knew that I wanted to include lip balm because trade shows can be so dry. I reached out to my friend, Stacia, at Handcrafted Honey Bee about the possibility of a collaboration using one of her DIY lip balm kits. After some discussion, it was pretty obvious to me that not only would this be a great product to include, but it would be fun too! I designed a custom label and got Stacia’s approval before printing it. Then, she sent over some kits, and Wes and I got to work. The step-by-step instructions were so easy to follow and even though we made a ton of them, it was a pretty quick process. Wes really enjoyed pouring the ingredients and watching them melt. Since we were using the stove, I couldn’t take any photos of the process (he’s only 2 so I had to watch him very carefully!), but it was pretty great. He is incredibly proud of his very own lip balm. Below you’ll see how the label looked before I applied it to the tubes:


Stacia, the founder of Handcrafted Honey Bee, is working to empower women by helping them take their skin care into their own hands. She just wrote an amazing series of blog posts detailing how it all began, and they’re definitely worth the read.

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The second collaboration was with Lynn, of Emma’s Friends Soaps & Lotions. I was asking around to see if any Bath & Body friends had any sample sized lotions because, boy, does paper dry out the hands! Lynn not only had the perfect size, but the perfect scent! She has a limited edition Tangerine & Cream – how perfect is that? Not only does is coordinate nicely with the Oranges & Cream flavored lip balm, but it’s right on brand color-wise. She also offered to print custom labels. So I designed another little label and the next thing I knew, the sweetest little box of sample sized lotions was delivered to my door! Here’s the label:


Emma, the namesake of Emma’s Friends Soaps & Lotions, is Lynn’s beautiful daughter. She’s got multiple disabilities and Lynn created a place where Emma & her friends (adults with special needs) could work, be appreciated, learn, and create. Read their story – it’s lovely.

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These collaborations are important to me. Since I sent out the Survival Kits instead of attending the National Stationery Show, I really wanted make an impact. By including a few Everything Little Miss branded goodies I added to the specialness since it’s all in the details. These collaborations are also important to me because I had an opportunity to support other women who, like me, are small business owners! In the past several months, these amazing women (and many others) have become my friends and cheerleaders in a private facebook group for alumni of the wonderful Lucky Break University. This group is changing my life and helping me improve Everything Little Miss. I want to support my new friends as much as possible, and these collaborations make me feel like part of a great community!

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