Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
I have to thank my 18 month old son for the inspiration for this party. I was so bummed when he knocked my favorite fruit bowl off the table and it shattered to pieces. Not only was my favorite bowl gone, but I was left looking for a new home for my clementines. I decided to put them in the large candy jar i'd just bought and thought to myself, "hey, that doesn't look half bad!"
I combined the brilliant "pop" of fresh clementine oranges with classic baby blue for a sweet but saucy look for the new arrival!
I also used one of my first complete party collections: Orange Damask and Stripes. I just love how the orange looks with the soft baby blue!
A big congrats to Keri who welcomed baby Caden (baby boy # 4) to the world just hours after the shower! I am so glad we squeezed the shower in just in time!
Please, please let me know what you think of the collection! Look for this collection and more coming soon in my etsy shop!
Big thanks to all that helped with this event!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Time for another party post! No pink and frills for this cutie, let's just say she likes to
This red, yellow and blue party POPPED with color!
Aren't these mini popcorn bucket cupcakes ADORABLE? Check out the tutorial HERE. I also found some adorable popcorn bucket free printables HERE.
Beanbag toss: 2 TICKETS
We tied some matching scrap fabric around some dry beans for home made bean bags!
Goldfish Ball Toss: 2 TICKETS
I just couldn't resist adding a few pictures of the birthday girl taken by Jillian of Jillian Goulding Photography. Check out her WEBSITE. She is amazing!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Check out these fun little holiday gift tags I made!
I also made some name tags for my daughter's preschool goodie bags!
And just thought I would share these little cuties I made for my daughter's preschool Christmas party.
Although I modified them slightly and tried brownie centers (very yummy!), I still think I need to thank Bakerella for the inspiration!
I was asked to help with a sweet baby girl's first birthday party. Mom and Grandma wanted a primarily pink theme with a little green and yellow. Here's the finished product. We went for pink paper lanterns and 1 bright yellow pom in the center for fun. I made the cake, cupcakes, and cake pops and picked up those adorable pink meringue cookies in the jar at Safeway! Those, along with finding the French Berry Lemonades at 75% off totally made my day! Angela (grandma) made her white chocolate covered pretzels and filled a few jars with the pink and white frosted animal cookies. Such a cute idea! But I think the sweetest moment of all was watching her hand pick JUST the pink and yellow sprinkles out of a multi-colored sprinkle pack for the sugar cookies. That's one grandma that loves her baby!
Do these printables look familiar? Kim at TomKat Studio made them and offered them as a FREE printable. We used the adorable butterflies from her Mother's Day collection, then added Olivia's name to some others. You can see more of Kim's work at her etsy shop !
When my friend Kelly brought this beautiful (and delicious) salad to our girls group Christmas dinner party I just knew I had to have the recipe! I'm so glad she has been kind enough to share it with us!
What you need:
1 red, orange, yellow and green bell pepper
1 red onion
1 tomato (I left the tomato out)
1 packet of Greek salad dressing mix (I couldn't find a Greek salad dressing so I substituted with Garlic and Herb)
red wine vinegar and oil
First, mix your oil and vinegar with your dressing mix and place in the freezer, then start chopping: bell peppers, onion, cucumber and tomato. Squeeze lemon juice over veggies to taste
Toss into a bowl. Add feta cheese and dressing just before serving. I didn't put a quantity on the cheese because everyone is different. As for me, pile it on!
This was definitely the hit of the party and added a beautiful splash of color to the table!
Thank you Kelly for this delicious recipe that is sure to be a regular on my table!