Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Black and Yellow...Hello!

I love the colors of yellow and black together.
I think the color combination is so strikingly beautiful.
By using touches black it makes it easy to incorporate
the spring color of yellow any time of the year.
This would make a beautiful display for a wedding,
baby shower, or wedding shower!
Not to mention birthday celebration!
This beautiful dessert styling was put together
by Diana Louise "Punky" Porca and
talented photographers at

Friday, November 26, 2010

Everybody start your gift giving.....

This hands down is my favorite time of the year.
I love to bake and creative beautiful
edible gifts and packaging!

I saw this idea over at Martha Stewart
and thought this would be a fun an easy
gift packaging idea!

Mailing Tubes!

Just bake up your cookies and wrap in tissue...
Place the cookies in the tube.

Cut tape and wrap around the tubes....

These would make great little gifts
for baskets!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving!

I have so much to be thankful for this year!
My family, friends, my children...the list could go on forever!

I wanted to tell you all that I am thankful for all of you as well.
I do this blog for fun and have meet some amazing people on
my journey here.
I wish you all the best this Thanksgiving!

If you are needing a last minute children's party inspiration,
here you go!

This party set is from Shindig Parties to Go!
And it is all Free!
Get is here!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday Party

I love this idea that I found over at
The Party Dress!

Black Friday Cocktail Party

What a fun idea!
And perfect after a day of shopping!

Sit and have a cocktail and share
the stores of the day with your
best gal pals!

Fantastic idea!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Turkey Bowling...

Looking for a fun kids activity
to keep them out of the kitchen while you
are putting the last minute
touches on the food?

Check out this cute idea

We have one of these bowling sets
in our closet!
The kids could even do the decorating!
Find out all of the details here!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Flurry of Fun!

Anyone ready for Christmas?
I hate to skip over Thanksgiving...
and I promise I am not totally!
I just had to share with you this
Flurry of Fun Printable Set

I have to say thanks to Susan of
Poca Cosas for hosting this giveaway last week
because I won this printable set!
I wanted to let you all know that they
are having a blowout sale on this set!
You can purchase it for yourself
for only $20!
It retails for over $50!
They have so much more on their etsy site!
So, start your black Friday shopping early here!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Glitter and Snow

Check out this beautiful collection
of party printables from
It is on sale until November 26th!
What a deal!
All of this for only $7!!!

Find it here!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Twice Baked Sweet Potates

I was watching one of my favorite chef's
on the Food Network, Bobby Flay,
this week and I saw something so delish
I had to share!

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

(photo by Kraft)

Here is what you will need:

4 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo, pureed
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup creme fraiche
1/2 cup maple syrup, plus 2 tablespoons
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Nonstick cooking spray

Get all of the directions here.

I love his recipes because he always
adds a little southwest flare!
Can't wait to taste these with that
little kick of chipotle pepper flavor!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Out of the Closet Advent....

Looking for a very cool idea for
an advent calender?
Look no further than the very talented
ladies at Eighteen 25.

If you know my blog at all,
then you know what a big fan I am
of their ideas and blog.

Check out this very cool advent calendar!
Fill it with stickers, candy, gum....
Take a treat and tuck the number away...
They have even included the numbers
to download!
Get them here!
I will be making one of these for my girls!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sweet Soaps

This week is going to be a wild one for me!
I am going to be traveling quite a bit.
My posts will probably be short and sweet
but full of great ideas!
I will be showcasing some great
ideas for party favors and gift giving!

My first new favorite find is

I have been having a serious sweet tooth lately...
I blame it on all of the fantastic holiday recipes
I have been seeing everywhere!

So, when I saw these I thought they might
be a nice alternative!

These would be great for a
sweets themed birthday or shower
Sweet French Macaroons...

Nice favor or gift packaging....

Mini Chocolate Donuts
Nice brunch favor idea

Chocolate Mint Bon Bons....

Mini Cotton Candy Cupcakes....

Need something to take to your Thanksgiving host...Here you go!

More seasonal with Caramel Apples....

And just a little something for your not so sweet tooth!
Fresh Buttered Popcorn!
Check out all their sweet and sassy soaps
at their Etsy Shop here!
Makes you want to wash your mouth
out with soap right?

Friday, November 12, 2010

A Little Love

I love cake stands!
So when I saw these at
Fancy Flours,
I fell in love.
Everything is more precious
in it's smaller version right?

Looks like these would be easy to embellish as well!
Oh, the possibilities!
Find them here at Fancy Flours.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Whoot of Thanks

I love all things natural this time of year.
So, I feel in love with this sweet children's
playdate that incorporated the outdoors
with Thanksgiving.
The masters behind this sweet party
is the mom duo behind
Check out the details!
The Set up...
Love the "chair" covers!
Lovely banner....
Food Craft....
Sweets table....
I love all of the owls!
Pine Cone Owls....

Check out these very talented ladies!
There are many more details

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tori and Dean Vow Renewal

I absolutely love this show!
I have followed Tori Spelling forever!
I remember sitting in my sorority house
watching 90210 with the girls!
Now, I am watching all of the fun
on Tori and Dean Home Sweet Hollywood.

Well, I was watching last season and
during the episode of their vow renewal,
I spotted something very sweet!

One of my very favorite blogs to read
and goo goo gaa gaa over for their
fantastic desserts!
I couldn't wait to see the pictures from
the vow renewal and they are up
with much anticipation by me!!!

Here are some of the details from the lovely day!
One of my favorite color combos:
Yellow and Gray...

I love the off set back drop for the cake.....

Speaking of cake....Gorgeous!

Mini hand painted cakes.....

Check out this bike....love it!

Who would've thought of this as a display for
a vow renewal?
So cool...
Tags read:
Toss a feather,
Celebrate forever!

Photos were taken by Elizabeth Messina

You must go over to
to see all of the photos!
The desserts are to die for!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Camping Under the Stars Bat Mitzvah

Remember Summer Camp?
Wasn't that everyone's favorite activity
every summer?
The warm nights, fun foods, campfires,
games, and non-stop fun!
Now just imagine a Bat Mitzvah styled around just that!
Summer Camp!

That is exactly how this young lady wanted to celebrate!

This beautiful celebration was put together by

Tree-lined entrance of Birch and Pine trees, rocks, and more
helped set the mood at the entrance.

Toasted marshmallows served as seating cards!
Sign in book of well wishes......
Looks can be deceiving! This is completely indoors!
Love the look of trees coming right out of the tables!
And check out that cake depicting
some of the guest of honors favorite
activities at camp!
This is plenty more to see here!
Go check it out!

Pin it!