Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Turning into a cookie!

Are these the cutest cookies you have ever seen?

You don't get more personalized than this!

Parkers Crazy Cookies is where you can get some for your next party!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Country Living 4th of July

To kick off this patriotic week I thought I would share
some ideas I found in Country Living magazine.
Keep it simple and easy!

Not to late to give out those invites! Attach a note to some plastic utensils put it in your neighbors mailbox....Fun, Cheap, and Easy!

Paint some left over cans from your pantry
for your utensils!
I would add some red and blue accents too.

Simply and easy ways to add some flowers to your celebration!
Hope you enjoyed! More July 4th ideas to come!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tiffany Wedding Inspiration with a Twist

I am not one to write much about weddings but,
This one really caught my eye!
I love how the burgundy flowers and accents really pop!

(pictures via Michelle M Waite Photography)

Check out that Red!
You can find more pictures like these at

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sparkling Ideas

I have always loved Sparklers at weddings!
I had them at my wedding send off over looking the beautiful Riviera Maya in Mexico!

That's me and my sweetheart leaving the reception!

They are a beautiful ending for any special event!
I found these sparklers here!
They are offering free shipment with ANY order!
So run over and get your for your 4th of July picnics!

Monday, June 22, 2009

You have to see these cupcake sleeves!

I am so happy I found these cupcake wrappers!
They are not your ordinary wrapper as you can see!
I love the Margaritas!
They can make custom designs too!
I can't wait to give them a try!
Check out all of there awesome wrappers here!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lime Sorbet Margaritas

(picture and recipe via Real Simple)

1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
1/4 cup sugar
2 pints lime sorbet
1/2 cup tequila


1. Rub the lime wedges around the rims of 8 stemmed glasses.
Place the sugar on a small plate.
Turn each glass upside down and dip the rims in the sugar to coat.
2. Place 2 scoops of sorbet in each glass and pour 1 tablespoon of tequila over the top of each.

Serve with a spoon.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Haute Cakes

Now, this is one I will not be trying to make myself!
This is Gorgeous and was made here locally (Dallas) by Haute Cakes!
This was a special cake made for the daughter of a Dallas Cowboy.
That is one cool cake!
Wish we could see the rest of the party!

Not just a little carousel...It's the SMASH CAKE! Adorable!
Who would want to smash that?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

DIY July 4th Water Bottle Tags

To see all of my patriotic ideas click on Patriotic on the left hand side under labels!

What do you think about my bottle tags?

I have been seeing all of these cute water bottle tags on blogs everywhere so,
I thought...I must try to make them!
So, with the 4th of July coming up It was the perfect opportunity!
I made these red, white, and blue drink hang tags today and I thought
they came out alright for my first try!
What do you think?
Plus, I found this Stirrings Blackberry Mojito mix at Target this week
and I thought it looked really cute on the bottle.
Imagine your July 4th bar set up with mix and match bottle tags!
I am definitely going to make more of these for my party!
If you would like to know how to make these cute drink tags head on over to
to get all of the DIY instructions!
BTW, I didn't have all of the fancy tools they used....I cut the holes and stars myself.
Fine if you are making only a couple but, for my July 4th BBQ, I am going to buy the
round and star punches!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Meal for Dad!

I am smiling from ear to ear after seeing Bakerella's latest! Check it out!

She even used boxed mixes! Something we can all do!

Download the template here for the

miniature paper box tray and french fry holder.

She was so thoughtful to even put a blank template

on file for you to put your own wording on the french fry holder!

Think.....4th of July! I am definately going to try this one out!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Don't Label Me....Unless it's from Erin Condren

I found these adorable labels while seraching the web
this weekend at Erin Condren
and just had to share!
Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Photo gift labels! I love this idea!

Matching Address labels!

Hope this brought a smile to your Monday!
I know that it did mine!
Now, head on over and check out all of her cool products!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Blueberry Scones with Lemony Orange Glaze


2 cups unbleached flour, plus more for rolling berries
1 tbls. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut in chunks
3/4 cup buttermilk or cream
1 egg 1 pint fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
Cut in butter using 2 forks or a pastry blender.
The butter pieces should be coated with flour and resemble crumbs.

In another bowl, mix buttermilk and egg together
Add the milk mixture the the flour mixture.
Mix just to incorporate.....do not overwork the dough.
Roll blueberries in flour to coat.
This keeps the berried from sinking to the bottom.
Fold the berried into the batter
Drop by tablespoons of batter on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until lightly brown
Cool on a wire rack

Lemony Orange Glaze

2 cups powdered sugar
4 tbls orange juice (pulp free)
3 tbls lemon juice

Mix together the sugar and juices
You can adjust the sweetness to your preference by adding more OJ for a sweeter glaze or more lemon for a tarter flavor.

Once the scones have cooled, drizzle the scones with the glaze.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

"Nothing Bundt Cakes"

I love making bundt cakes!

So, when I found "Nothing Bundt Cakes" I was so excited!
What a cute name!!
I wish I had thought of it!
Check out all of their very cute cakes!

Very "sweet" for Fathers Day!

And just check out the flavors:
Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Pecan Praline
White Chocolate Raspberry
Those are just a few of my favorites!

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