Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DIY Champagne Markers

So, I was trying to come up with a unique idea for the age old
champagne glass charm.
This is what I came up with.
Countdown to New Years!
You know....10....9....8....7....
If you are on a budget after the holidays
this is the perfect DIY project for your New Years parties!
And the best thing is that I didn't spend a dime!
These are plastic champagne glasses
that I had left over from a child's birthday party.
You could use these on glass as well.
You would just need a few dots of
low heat hot glue on the bottom of the glass.
Do not over do the glue though!
I would just use 2 or 3 dots of glue.
Then it peels off nice and easy when you are finished.

What do you need?
1. Pattern scrapbook paper
2. Solid colored paper
3. Champagne glasses
4. Numbered stickers

What do you do?

1. Using the bottom of the glass as your template
draw a circle around the bottom of the glass
onto your patterned paper
3. Cut out the circles
(you will get 12 circle from a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet)
4. Cut circles on solid paper with
a 1 7/16" hole punch
5. Attach the numbered stickers
on each solid circle punch.
6. Glue the solid circle to the right
outside edge of the patterned paper.
7. Place the circle inside the bottom of the
champagne glass.

Note: If using a plastic champagne glass
the paper fits right inside without glue.
If you are using glass you will need glue
as stated above.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pretty in Pink

Alright.....I am not sure how I missed this party but I did!
So, if any of you missed this one it is a must see
Check it out!
Look at these very cute bubbles!
Want to make your own bubbles?
Find all of the directions here!
and the template here!
And I love these very cute
drink stir sticks.
Find the template here!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Looking for a fun favor to send home with your
guests on New Years?
Check out these cookies labeled....
Midnight snack
from No Fuss Fabulous!
Simply take a CD sleeve
add a large cookie.
Then attach this very cute note!
Find the download here!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Blog Love...

Thank you so much for all of the LOVE I got for the
Winter Candyland party!
I was so honored!!

Thanks to
for all of the blog love!
Check out all these fabulous party sites!
These are some very talented women!

Also Thank you to One Pretty Thing for featuring my

Gift Card Tree!

This has been the best Christmas gift ever!

Merry Christmas to all!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Winter Candyland Party

Last Friday my daughters Kindergarten class
had their Winter Party.
Since I am co-room mom, I was very excited
about planning the party and came up with a
"Winter Candyland" theme.
Here are all of the details.....hope you enjoy!

All of the Goodies....

Winter Candyland.....

Children's Table Centerpieces....

Drinks Tags...

I must say a BIG THANKS to Kim at the TomKat Studio!

She rescued the day with these very cute Holiday Labels!

You can find them here!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Gift Card Tree

Still looking for gifts?
Well, I made up this gift card tree last night for
my daughters Kindergarten teacher!
So simple and super cute!
Same idea as the cookie bouquet
only with gift cards!

All you need is:
Decorative Gift Box
Foam Block
Tissue Paper
Small Decorative Balls
Dowel Rods
Gift Card Holders/Boxes
Hot Glue Gun
1. Place the foam block inside the gift box
2. Glue the back of the gift card box to the dowel rods
3. Place your gift cards inside
4. Push the dowel rods into the foam
I love getting gift cards but hate to give them!
BUT....this I loved!
So, maybe I have changed my mind!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Reindeer Cones

I finally have the opportunity to try out the Popcorn Cones that everyone is making!

I am making these for my daughters
Holiday Party at school.
These were easy and so fun to make.
Find the pattern here.

More pictures of the
Winter Candy Land Theme Party
coming soon!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Rustic Tablescape

I like laid back feel of this table.
And I am in love with the cheese boards at each place setting!
Did you see those?
(I know the pictures are small!)
First, use a piece of burlap as a table runner.
Dress it up with live garland, rosemary, red and gold ornaments,
gold picks, and cranberry twigs.

Twelve-inch porcelain tiles are used as plate chargers.
You will probably want to use some felt circle
on the bottom so that you won't scratch your table.

Use olive oil bottles wrapped with jute twine knotted at each end
finished with rosemary and name tags.
These make perfect party favors for guests.

Now for the Cheese Board!
Step 1: Cut a 1 x 6 x 6 oak board into six 12-inch-long pieces.
You could have this done at your local hardware store.
Step 2: Cover your work surface with a drop cloth.
Wearing gloves, apply butcher-block oil (or mineral oil) to all sides of each board.

Step 3: Wipe excess oil using a cloth, and allow to dry.
Apply two to four coats for best results.
Place the boards at each place setting with a bunch of grapes, apple slices, and cheese!
What a great way to start your meal!
(pictures via Lowes Creative Ideas)

Friday, December 11, 2009

DIY Cupcake Liner Garland

Check this out....

Pretty creative...right?

Check out all of the details at 100 Layer Cake

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Setting the Mood

I love this idea!

I saw this on the Today's Show this Morning
and had to share this idea!

(picture via save on crafts)
That's right...those are vellum covered wine glasses!
There are so many patterns and colors
of vellum that you could use!
My mind is racing!
I must head to Hobby Lobby immediately!
Find the pattern here!
Instructions here!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Cupcake right!

Check out these beauties from Cupcake Envy!

Now if I could just make these!
They remind me of the ornament cupcakes
from Hello Cupcake!
I might give it a try!
Anyone else?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Snowman in a bag

Can you believe that it snowed here in Dallas yesterday?

And we are supposed to get more tomorrow!

Well, that got me in the Snowman mood!
Check out this cute snowman from

I think it would be fun to make your own Snowman Kit!
This would be a fun gift to give to a neighbor...
Put all of the items in a hat and leave them
with a simply note....
You've been Snowballed!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Set the table on a budget

Budget...sometimes I hate that word!
But, you can still add some
beautiful details to you table
no matter what your budget is.
For example, these containers are cans from you pantry!
Give them some red paint, floral foam, carnations,
and a couple of candy canes.
I this would be especially cute on a children's table.

Same idea here but with a pine cone.

Simply paint the tin and pine cone, add a ribbon and they serve as a place setting for your guests!

I better start saving my cans!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Napkins with Attitude!

Love these cocktail napkins....
Great for your next "Girls Night"
Find them here at Z Gallerie.

Monday, November 30, 2009

A Blue Christmas

I always tend to get all of my same old red and silver decorations for Christmas.
This year, I am looking for something a little different.
I came across these beauties while shopping at Z Gallerie....
Check them all out here!
Napkin Rings....

Very Shiny Votives....

Love the little Jewels on these......

Friday, November 27, 2009

Hot Peppermint Mocha Shots

1 vanilla bean or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup Peppermint Mocha Flavor Nestle Coffee-Mate Liquid Coffee Creamer
3 ounces Nestle Toll House Chocolatier 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Baking Bar
Whipped cream

CUT vanilla bean in half lengthwise.
Using back of knife, scrape along inside of vanilla bean to collect seeds.

HEAT water to boiling in small, heavy-duty saucepan.
Add seeds from vanilla bean or vanilla extract; heat for 1 minute.
Reduce heat to medium.
Add Coffee-mate and chocolate
Whisk until smooth, slightly thickened and hot.

DIVIDE mixture between 6 small coffee cups or tall shot glasses
Top with dollop of whipped cream.
Serve immediately.

This might be my pick me up after shopping all morning!
How about you?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cute as Pie

I thought these were so cute from none other than Martha
for that leftover pie!
Plus, they serve as a nice favor to send home
with your guests.
Find the directions and template here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Santa Buddies Deal

(picture via Disney)

Today I thought I would bring you an awesome deal
on a new movie release!
My girls love the "Buddies" movies and
is being released today!

Target has the Blue Ray on sale for $19.99!!
Awesome deal in itself but,
you can print a coupon here
and get an additional $10.00 off here!

Even if you don't have a Blue Ray it is still
a great buy since it comes with a copy of the DVD inside!

Merry Christmas...early...I know!

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