Tuesday, February 26, 2013

{Customer Party} Black & Gold 50th

Last weekend I was honored to plan a party for a 50th birthday.  
Lots of black and gold and a bit of white.  It was more of a traditional, classy, yet fun kind of party.  
I thought I'd share some of the details of the party and the dessert table with all of you.


And, of course, my ever talented sister from Candy & Cake was hired to create the cake.



The addition of glitter gave things a little more of a fun feel.









The gift table was adorned with a tassel garland and included the sparkler favors for the guests.





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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Let Me Explain My Absence...

Sheesh!!  Where have I been, right??
I've been missing you all these past two weeks, but I've been busy busy busy with everything.  I was hired to  plan a 50th birthday party which was last weekend and my daughter had her spring break this week, so we were having fun with lots of 'play dates' and her sudden interest in learning to read.  Gosh, it's crazy how quickly kids grow!
And our biggest project.. we're finally getting our basement finished!!!  HOLLA!
(Here's a few pics from my Instagram.)


We live in a bi-level home which means we basically have the same amount of space upstairs as we do downstairs.  But for the past 3 years, we've been living with it unfinished.  Which isn't entirely horrible.. but it will be such a blessing to enjoy it as a family finished!


SO.  Get ready for some fun new bedroom, craft room/office and play room DIY's!!!  I'm stinking excited, that is for sure!


Hope you didn't give up on my during my absence but considering my crafting room is in shambles, I'm unable to do any sewing or big projects with all my supplies in storage.  It's so sad.  But in another few weeks everything should be back up and running regularly again.. and that goes for my blog posts as well!  So don't be alarmed, the projects have not ended!

If you don't follow me on Instagram, you can do so here to see some of the updates of our basement reno.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Free Printable Friday: Be Mine Valentine

Next week is Valentine's Day, people!  
So if you're throwing a last minute party or just want some printables for your kids Valentine's, here's a few to hold you over for the next few days.

Pick up some sweet printables from Pen N' Paperflowers.  She has candy labels, a banner and party circles. I just love the prints!!

CRUSHpeanutbuttercuplabelspaperroundtemplate

Add a fun tag to your Valentine's or just a topper for your cupcakes.  I just love these cutie pie circles from The Idea Room!

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Breakfast in bed?  I'll take it!!  I might just have to leave these out for the hubby to see..
Find these over at Design Is Yay!.

Valentines Day Printable Breakfast Kit by Design is Yay!

Love From The Oven also has some awesome bag toppers for you to print off.  Aren't they fabulous?


Or maybe you want to add some sweet flags to your kids drinks on Valentine's?  These ones from Fleece Fun are so sweet!

valentines long flag feature

And for this whole set, check out Catch My Party for these adorable party printables made by Love The Day.  The pink and grey and so perfect!


Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a Happy Valentine's Day!!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

14 Treats For Your Valentine

Ahh love is in the air.  At least it will be once you own Valentine treats for your special someone.
So if you're planning on making a special treat for your love (and little loves) this Valentine's Day, here's a selection of delicious ideas that might strike your fancy.


Enjoy.. and try not to drool!

Chocolate Cinnamon Heart Cookies by Cafe Johnsonia.


Be My Valentine Ice Cream Float by The Cards We Drew.


Chocolate Pomegranate Petit Fours by A Spicy Perspective.

Chocolate Pomegranate Petit Fours

Sweet Marie Valentine Bars by Pink Cake Plate.


Ice Cream Heart Sandwiches On A Stick by The 36th Avenue.

Sandwich Ice Cream Hearts Tutorial by the36thavenue.com

Creamy Layered Valentine Jello Treats by Spanglish Baby.

creamy layered valentines jell-o treats recipe

Pink Meringue Cupcakes by Martha Stewart.


Sweet Chocolate Cherry Bombs by Hungry Happenings.


Mini Chocolate Raspberry Trifles by Maison Cupcake.


Mini Strawberry and Chocolate Party Cakes by Pin Girls.

Valentine dessert Mini Strawberry & Chocolate Party Cakes

Raspberry Napoleon  by Picture The Recipe.


Cupid Corn Cookie Bark by Your Home Based Mom.

Cupid Corn

Chocolate Mousse Cups by Dishes From My Kitchen.


Chocolate Cherry Pie by Taste Of Home.

Chocolate Cherry Pie Recipe

After all that it feels like I just gained 20 pounds!  HA!  Have fun treating you and yours this Valentine's Day.
Have a great day!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine's Day Appliqued Shirt

How was everyone's weekend?

Today, I thought I'd share with you my daughter's Valentine's Day shirt.  I don't usually do a Valentine's themed shirt, mostly because it's a fairly short holiday.  
But this one is just festive enough, that you can wear it even when it's not V-day!



She already had an existing red long sleeve tee, but I figured (since soon it'll be spring and she will no longer be wearing it) it would work perfectly for a holiday shirt!



I decided on an word applique.  So using microsoft word (or paint works great too), I printed off the word 'love' in a thick block font and printed it out.


Then I chose a print out of my stash of fabric scraps for my letters.



I laid my fabric piece across the letters like so.  If you can't see through you fabric, trace the outline of the letters with a black marker, or just cut them out and trace around them.


I used a disappearing fabric ink so it would fade off my fabric.


Then cut out your fabric letters.


Next, trace the letters onto some Heat n Bond and cut them out.


Next, you can press the thermoweb letters onto the fabric ones, using your silk setting.  Be sure to use the setting in what your package instructs.


After peeling the backing off your letters, you can place them onto your shirt however you like.  Once you're happy with it, press the letters onto the shirt as directed.


Allow them to cool for a few minutes.  Then you can sew around the perimeter of your appliques like so.


I wanted to add a little something, so I found a small heart button and used red embroidery thread to sew it on.



And you are done!  You can throw the shirt in the wash (inside out) to allow the edges to fray.


So sweet!



Have a fun making your own Valentine's shirt!!

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