I LOVE to bake. I dont do it very often because neither I nor my husband usually eat what I make more out of strict nutrition than anything. We are, to put it mildly, very careful about making sure we eat healthy. I always give myself one portion of whatever I make and give the rest away.

I have been a fan of Alexis Stewart, Martha’s daughter ever since I began listening to her talk show on Martha’s radio station, Sirius 112. Alexis really is the one who inspired my blog since hers is absoultely amazing. Her blog (you can find Alexis’s Blog here) is jam packed with great info about baking and cooking and little tidbits about her life. Alexis has inspired me to begin putting more thought into my baking gifts, as she claims that the goodies inside only taste as good as they look on the outside. So…I went and grabbed some of her mom’s line to package my recent baking gifts. Martha has a great line of stuff at Michaels and there are also a lot of really great packaging materials at Nashville Wraps, a company my sister in law turned me onto a couple of years ago.

Adding the pumpkin to make my mom’s famous Pumpkin Cake. I made sure to make it in my fall Nordicware pan, complete with pumpkins!

Packaged for the girls! My “good luck on your residency interviews” gift.

See the pumpkins!

From the Kitchen of Shawna…someday I will have my own personalized tags.

Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.