Sunday, November 28, 2010

It's been a while

Hey everyone! I have been MIA for quite some time now. My life has gotten a lot busier this year and it's only going to get crazier!
I found out unexpectedly we are expecting our 4th baby in April! Yikes right? Definite shock for us as this was not in the plans (never trust birth control! ha) So as you can see I no longer have time to take orders. As much as I loved making them for people, I just don't have the time it takes to make them. I'm lucky if I get to shower everyday! ;) Maybe one day i'll be back, but for now my family is my priority and I know this is the right thing for me.

If you'd like I have a family blog that's public, you can follow me on.
The Francis Family

Hope everyone has a great Christmas Holiday, and thanks for all the love and support through The Burnt Daisy's great success!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Burnt Daisy News

Well I hope you all had a great Christmas and New years! I definately did, one of the best Christmas's ever! I did get a new van so i'm pretty happy on that alone, so... Merry Christmas to me!!
I know i've been slacking on the blog but I definately haven't been slacking on orders. Things have been crazy here for The Burnt Daisy. I have had a ton of orders and I was literally working on them the night before we left for holidays. So i'll share some of these orders with you, which is more than some, and then I have some important news about The Burnt Daisy.
These pictures aren't great since I can't get outside with a bazillion feet of snow on the ground so I haven't gotten anything cute rigged up inside yet. Like I have had time anyways!

These are 22" Home Decor Initials

12" Home Decor

12" Door Initials

8" Names.
This one is gorgeous, it has a sparkle detail all over it that you can't quite see here.

Some of the Christmas decor
This one is white and silver with a sparkle in the silver. It is beautiful. (6")

So after some very long and hard thinking I have come to a decision. I am going to be taking a break from taking orders for a bit. I'm not too sure how long but I will keep you posted. I think I have been very blessed with how busy I have been but I need to remember my priority in my life which are my children. They are very busy little girls and I don't want to look back a regret spending every minute I can with them. I will be back so don't worry. Thanks for all the love and support througout this past year. I would still love to recieve e-mails and if you are really wanting an order I can make a waiting list and we'll talk more when you e-mail me the details. Thanks again and i'll be back!!
love Mindy

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Winner!!

Wow 300 comments! Really!? That is awesome! I couldn't believe the feedback for this giveaway and even for my business. It was so awesome reading everyone's comments, I wanted to read them over and over. I wish I had a prize for everyone! Really I do.
But unfortunately I only have one and the winner of the Christmas Believe Home Decor is......

she said,
"Mindy, here is how this was supposed to work. . . you were just supposed to make this, and then give it to ME. Forget this giveaway stuff. You know I wanted this exact word!!!I better win, or I'll be ticked. lol."

I promise I didn't rig this! My husband can vouch for me!! She wanted it pretty bad I think, I got a good laugh that's forsure! It pays to get all four entries!
Kelsey you better be happy! ;)
I'll definately be doing another giveaway in the new year, this was way too fun.
Thanks Everyone!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Today i'm being featured over at Ucreate and she is spotlighting my blog and finally my Christmas giveaway! I'm so excited about this giveaway because I love it!
So all you have to do to enter is leave a comment with your e-mail address to get a hold of you and what you love about my site!
For added entries:
-1 entry for following my site
-1 entry for blogging about the giveaway
-1 entry for joining my facebook group
And that's it!!
This is what you will win!
It's 6" letters in Story font and dang cute!

Giveaway will close on Nov, 21st at 10pm.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


So i'm super excited for something new coming to The Burnt Daisy and that is...
Cake Toppers!
I have been thinking about doing it for a while because monograms are so in style right now and I got confirmation tonight that I should definately do it.
So let me explain. They come in 2 different sizes, 4" and 6" and they are made to stick right into the top of the cake. You can get it for your wedding cake and do your initial of the married name or even both first names, or all 3! I think it would be cute if you did his and her initials in 4" and then in between those do a 6" of your married last name! I can visualize it and it's cute. Or any other event that has a cake, such as showers or birthdays etc. So trust me. These aren't going to be like my normal letters. They are going to be beautiful and super nice! I can decorate them in rhinestones, pearls, crystals or anything to match your decor. I ordered one to show you as a sample so hopefully I can show you that soon so you can get an idea of them. I'm even going to add fancier fonts for them so watch for those to come! All the other details as in prices etc I still have to figure out but if you are interested we can talk right away, just send me an e-mail and i'll hook ya up!

Also this weekend is the last weekend to get you Christmas orders in!! Sunday night is the cut off. I am so excited with how busy i've been with orders. They have been taking a little longer than normal with these girls of mine deciding to be a little more high maintenance than usual. But i've got a game plan ready to go so I can dedicate designated time to them. I have lots to show you!

I have the giveaway almost completed and I am loving it! I think i'm going to use the same design on mine that I ordered for my house. I'm just waiting for Halloween to be over then i'll put it up. So i'm guessing Sunday night. So Sunday is a big day, so check back here!
I'll leave you with a picture. I forgot to add this home decor initial to my photos but it was a favorite at the craft show and is really cute in person.

So that's all my friends, i'm excited! Love this stuff.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More names!

I finally got these all finished at the same time.
These first 3 are for a friend of mine. She picked out the paper and wanted them to share a room so I made them each a little different. She has the cutest little girls, and Violet is their new baby girl. Congrats Elysa she is adorable just like the rest!

This one matches a jungle themed room.

I had to take this picture inside at 6am, so it's not the best but I like this name.

This Boo is my sisters. She designed it and I love it. I think I need to hire her! I also think i'm going to keep it for myself. Good job Britt!

Kourtney was a mix between some other papers I have used that she loved plus a few more, there is a big flower for the K, that will go on it when it gets here.
These next two are for a relative of mine. Levi has a sports themed room in these colors, and Kimmi is pink and brown with some other pastal colors in the bedding. Hope she loves them!
And this one is mine, I wanted something simple for my small house and it's perfect.

A few reminders. The deadline for Christmas orders is the 31st of October so please don't forget to get your orders in!
The giveaway is coming soon! I'm so excited and it's super cute! So watch for that and tell your friends! ;)

Friday, October 9, 2009

I lied and Gift certificates!

I was going through my bin from the craft show (I know i'm a procrastinator) to get out my girls names to put them back up and I found something. This Boo that I forgot about that never sold. It's actually the exact one my friend ordered but I ran out of paper for the 'B' for hers. So this one will go to her and the one I have left, the 'B' is the same black but a little different pattern on it, thats it. So it's ready to ship for whoever wants it!! It's $30 and super cute! E-mail me at mindyfrancis[at] to get it! I'm even going to the post office today! So hurry up!

How about them gift certificates??
I have them!! Now you don't have to worry about ordering for someone, you can just give them a gift certificate for the amount of what you are wanting to get them, or even a set amount for them to have off when they do order. Just e-mail me and I have them here, I can mail them to you so you can give them as Christmas gifts, or we can do an online transaction.
Either way, these are GREAT gifts! So let me know!
Also don't forget the cutoff for Christmas orders is October 31st, other than gift certificates. So get those in!