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!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ornament wedding shower

Are you hosting a couples wedding shower in December?
Why not bring some seasonal cheer to the happy couple by
giving them a
Trim the Tree Ornament Shower!

Simple enough...
Eat, Drink and be Merry...
And bring an ornament to
hang on the couples tree!

I think this would be a great idea for a couple
that is a little older or those that have "everything"!
What a fun way to celebrate with the couple without
all of fuss!
To go along with this very fun theme,
here are some great invites from

Friday, November 20, 2009

Godiva Peppermint Kiss

Godiva Peppermint Kiss recipe
6 oz Godiva® chocolate liqueur
2 oz peppermint liqueur

Now that was easy!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Soda Can Tree?

Ok...This is the strangest tree that I have ever seen!
People are so umm.....creative? sometimes!
I had to take a second look...
Look at the tree topper!
I am not sure what to say about this one...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thanks for Giving me these Mantel Ideas

I was looking for some Thanksgiving mantels ideas
and found these gems!

I love making things with paper!
So, this is the perfect craft for me!
This is a great and inexpensive way to decorate.
All you need is a few cylinder vases and
rice paper or vellum.
Use double stick tape and instantly you have a new look!
You could exchange the paper later for Christmas vellum!

Pictures above from Country Living

Picture below from Martha Stewart

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Movable Design

I love CB2!

While I was trying to get a preview for my shopping weekend...
I came across this beauty!
The bottom is a magnet that allows
you to move the "branches" around
to make you own design!
I would love to decorate around this
for the holidays!
Check it out here!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

Can you tell me how to get...
How to get to Sesame Street?
I loved this when I was a kid!
I can't believe the show is turning 40 this week!
So, with that...I will leave you with these
very cute cakes!
Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

By Chocmocakes

By Crazy Cake Lady

This is one for a Food Network Challenge

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wild Rumpus Sneak Preview

Recently, I had been asked to put together
a party theme around the book
"Where the Wild Things Are".
I gladly accepted the challenge and just put some
finishing touches on the party printables!
Here is a little sneak preview!

Cupcake Toppers......

Favor Labels....."Terrible Roars...Terrible Claws and Terrible Teeth"

Wild Thing Masks....

Friday, November 6, 2009

Drink your Thanksgiving Dessert!

This sounds so good!

Pumpkin Pie Martini
Mix 1 oz. Vanilla Vodka,
½ oz. Licor 43,
1 oz. pumpkin liqueur,
½ oz. Bailey's Irish Cream,
a splash butterscotch Schnapps
and ice
Shake, then pour and sprinkle with ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice.
For added "pie" effect,
rim the glass with fresh lemon juice
and crushed graham crackers.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sweet 2nd Birthday

As most of you know TomKat Studios has the
cutest "Sweet Shoppe" party designs.
A good friend of mine threw the cutest little
"Sweet Shoppe" party this weekend.
Here are all of the sweet details!

The Birthday Girl!
Check out the Shirt...
Of course it matched the stripes
on the party decor!
Make your own candy necklace craft!
The Birthday girl loaded up!
Building with gumdrops..
If this had been a contest
I am sure this would have been the winner!
Look at that!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fun and Spooky Halloween Party

Well, Halloween has come and gone!

I have to say it went by too fast!
Here are all of the Spooky and Fun things I did for Halloween.
My first attempt at a Desert table....

Candycorn Marshmallow on acrylic boxes filled with Candy corn
made for a great display.......this would be good for any candy party!

The little mice loved all of the sweet snacks.....
Kids treats favor table....

Good Witch Gumballs and Gummie Insects....YUMMY!
Tantalizing Gummy Fangs and Witches Brooms....
The Boo-Feet Table...
Bone Chilling Chili was on the menu...
Boo Doo Lounge...
Jones Soda's are always great for themes
Hot Stuff Hot Chocolate!

I have been wanting to throw a party just to have a Photo Wall!
The kids had so much fun with all of the Props...
They decided to take over the dining room and Danced the night away!

Ring the Witches Hat Game...

And finally, let's all go home to our Mummys....

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