CREIGHTON’S CREAMERY

Adam and I are so excited to announce our newest adventure:

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Creighton’s Creamery is a local family business serving up your favorite ice cream and toppings from our remodeled 1971 Ford Step-van. It has been a long year full of late nights, hard work, trial and error, trips to Home Depot, and keeping a huge secret. But we are so proud to say that we are finally making our debut this weekend at Spring-a-thon in Kershaw, SC!

PS.. our first 10 customers on Friday get 1 free scoop of ice cream!!


It all started with our obsession for ice cream. Like eating out of the tub every night kind of obsession. Or like eating ice cream the second your son was born kind of obsession. And then add in spending weekends at Food Truck Friday.

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And that’s when my husband had this great idea to start an ice cream food truck. So we started brainstorming ideas for our new adventure…

our vision: attend festivals and offer bookings for events, birthday parties, weddings, etc.

our name: I was pregnant with Creighton at the time so the name couldn’t have been more clear to us, Creighton’s Creamery.

our first big step: find a truck! 100 Craigslist ads later, we found the one.

Meet “Jack”. One weekend in May we made the trek up to King’s Mountain, North Carolina to pick up the once “Jack’s Handyman & Construction” truck.

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And then began the renovating (on Adam’s end) and the marketing and business details (on my end).

Now here we are one year later. With the help of Adam’s dad, my step-dad, my brother, my brother-in-law, various handy guys around town, and the best little supervisor, the truck transformed from a faded, dull, beat-up construction step-van to a clean, shiny, hip truck serving the yummiest ice cream and toppings!

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I want to say a HUGE thank you to my father-in-law for spending so much time and effort making our truck perfect! And an even bigger thank you to Adam! Anyone who knows my husband knows that he loves starting projects. (Most of the time he doesn’t finish them.. ex. our fence, our bathroom, etc. lol Love you babe!) But I am so thankful he had this idea and went through with it! Adam is so driven, determined, smart, goofy but smart, and I admire him dearly! So excited for our new adventure!

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We hope to serve you at the next local festival or host your next event!

Visit our social media pages to find out where we’ll be next or email us at creightonscreamery@gmail.com for bookings!

Keep calm and eat ice cream yall!

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OUR HOME

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Our home belonged to Adam’s great grandparents and was built around the 1930’s. We spent almost a year renovating and moved in the night of our wedding (5.9.15). It has it’s fair share of creaky, uneven floors and breezy cracks in between the old window panes but it is filled with almost a centuries worth of memories in Adam’s family. I have loved every minute of adding our own memories to this drafty old home.

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our home before & after renovations

living room

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dining room

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kitchen

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bathroom (we recently took out our shower and added a bathtub)

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bedroom

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nursery

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xo

Family Christmas Luau

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day!

A few years ago we started a family tradition to have a themed party for Christmas. It is seriously so fun and I’m already trying to get ideas for next year! From tacky, to redneck, to pajamas, and this year we went to Hawaii! (Really we just had a Luau at the Helms’ house)

First here’s a look back at our previous parties.

Tacky Christmas 2013

 

Redneck Christmas 2014

 

Christmas Pajama Party 2015

 

We took it to the extreme this year! From the food, to the decor, to the party favors, to the wrapping and to the outfits we really looked like we were in Hawaii!

Christmas Luau 2016

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Mele Kalikimaka!

 

xo

DIY Play Gym

I love a good DIY project, especially when you can save a good bit of money! Every decent play gym I have found is $30+, some even $99! Not to mention the bright colors that match nothing in our home. (I know, it’s not about looking good, it’s about what makes your baby happy. But for as long as Creighton will let me, I’m staying away from those bright, vivid colors!)

I saw some DIY play gyms on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Thanks to Creighton’s Pappy (my dad) and myself, our CW has a sweet new toy! Plus it was less than $30 to make!

I forgot to take before pics of each individual wood piece, but you get the idea of the construction. You can get everything you need for this part at Home Depot or Lowes.

 

I used my favorite stain: Minwax Dark Walnut

 

I found the cutest ornaments in the Christmas section at Target! They go perfect with the theme of CW’s room!

 

So happy with how this DIY project turned out! And CW loves it! There’s nothing better than something made by hand with love!

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xo