Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fishing Themed Party

Last month, we celebrated a 50th birthday party for my husband's stepfather.  He loves to fish, so it was only appropriate to have fun with that sort of theme.
I helped out by putting together a dessert table for all the treats, so I thought I'd share some of the photos of the event.

Since it was a rainy day, we had to set it all up in their garage, so it wasn't the best lighting.   But I think everyone had fun nonetheless. 

I was asked to whip up some fish sugar cookies.  These were so much fun to make!

All the gummy candy we placed in a tackle box for 'tackle'.

And the marshmallow 'cattails' were among the liquorice 'grass'.

The kids all love goldfish, so I made some fun fishing nets out of cheesecloth to hold them in.

I also created some quick fishing themed food labels for the table and stood them up with folded paper boats.

I also made 'mud pies', which were chocolate corn flake clusters.

Of course, we had to have cake pops decorated to look like 'floaters'.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

DIY Gold & White Polkadot Tray

I've always loved a spray painting DIY.  I also really love gold and white.
So here's a fun DIY project that includes both.. Yay!
I created this pretty new tray for my living space for $1!  

Since I already had some gold spray paint from past projects, and I also had some wide painters tape and a circle paper punch, all this took was a $1 dollar plastic tray from the local dollar store.

To get my circle stickers, I ran the tape along some paper (cardstock works good, too).

Then punched out my circles with my paper punch.

And since I don't have fingernails... I used a dab of water to peel off the paper from the tape.  The little bit of water I used doesn't alter the effectiveness of painters tape.  Yay again!  But if you can peel them suckers off without water.. all the better.  Just be sure to peel carefully.  No need to rush these things.

An alternative I've seen people do is sticking your tape to wax paper, then punching.  But the wax paper wouldn't peel off of the tape for me.

Once you've placed your circles where you want them, you can get ready for paint.

I used this brand of paint.  And it used about 2 good coats.

And here's how she looks:

Not bad for a dollar! 

Have fun!!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother's Day Card Printable

April is coming to a close real quick.  Which means spring... and Mother's Day!
So I created a pretty Mother's Day print and card printable for you to enjoy.  
Use the print as part of a Mother's Day party decor or send your mom a sweet card this Mother's day.
Here ya go!

Find the full image download here:

Have a lovely day!
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

DIY Gold Etagere Bookcase

I've been in love with the gold etagere bookcases for awhile now.  I knew I wanted to add one to my home.


And since, sadly, we don't have an Ikea nearby to buy Vittsjo shelving unit and give it a good spray paint, I went with the next best thing.

I found this used shelf for cheap.  It was perfect!

Yeah, I actually found two of the same one.  But the space could only fit the one.  
I'm okay with it.  
I actually love it!

What do you think?

I used this brand to get the finish I wanted.

Seriously.  I LOVE how it turned out!

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pastel Easter Party Ideas

Now that it's April, let's prepare ourselves for all things Easter!
And since pastel is all the rage this spring, here's some sweet pastel Easter party ideas for you to be inspired with.
Colored deviled eggs Recipe
Pastel Deviled Eggs - Just A Pinch
Easter goodies - The TomKat Studio

Pastel painted utensils - A Simple Kind Of Life

Easter Egg Hunt Party - Bird's Party

Honeycomb easter_5
Honeycomb Easter Decor - Such Pretty Things

Free set of Easter printables
Free Easter Printables - Yesterday On Tuesday

Pastel Easter Party - Bubble And Sweet

Pastel Wood Bucket - Wedding favor, birthday party, baby shower, Easter basket, spring decor, set of 5
Pastel Buckets - Dabhands

Easter Bunny Napkins - Catch My Party

Easter Party Ideas
Vintage Easter Brunch - Kristi Murphy

Chalk and pastel Easter centerpieces |
Pastel Easter Centerpiece - Madigan Made

Pastel Easter Banners - Heart Handmade UK

Easter Egg Macarons - Kokocooks

Pastel Easter Party - Kara's Party Ideas

Easter Bunny Printable Set - The Cottage Market

Pastel Honeycombs Hanging Decorations
Pastel Honeycomb Decorations - And All Things Nice

Have fun! 
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