Monday, June 27, 2011

So Proud to be an American and Share...

Happy Red White and Blue to all of you!
I have some more freebies that I designed
for your July 4th celebrations!

Remember those Patriotic Printable Pie labels?
Well, I have some matching items to go with them!

First, individual Sparkler Holders!
These would make great favors!

And to add to the collection...
2 inch party circle
Water Bottle Labels....

Banner Lettering....
"Let Freedom Ring"

Hope everyone is planning a fun
July 4th celebration!
I would love to be a tiny part of your day!
Just click on the Scribd box on the right
side of my blog to get all of these
downloads and more!

Happy Independence Day!

Real Parties: U-Pick Hydroponic Party

I recently received an email from Stacey at
Elle Belle Blog with a fabulous party
she threw for her precious little girl!

I love to see new theme ideas...
this is so fun!
Stacey was fortunate to discovered a local hydroponic
U-Pick Farm, called First Fruits.
What a great discovery!
They have been picking fresh food there months!
Birthday girl Elle loves picking fruit so
she thought it would be a great
place for a birthday party!

The party was in a Morning Breakfast
since Florida heats up in the afternoon!
Something I am familiar with in Texas!!
So I totally get it!

Check out the beautiful details...

Love the outdoor organic farm feel...

Place setting...looks like a plant right?
No...think again!
They are chocolate pudding, Oreo "dirt", mint leaf "plants".
She added a wood spoon/plant stake and stamped "yummy"!

Love the over turned pots as stools!
So cute!

Morning Breakfast menu...
Muffins, Juice, Fruit and Coffee...Yum

Love these...
Keep Calm and Buy Local
Coffee Cup Wrappers

Stacey's husband carefully folded and cut these lovelies...
wow.....what a great daddy!

Children's vintage and sweet!

Stacey even made a sweet little favor for the parents too...
Quilted mason jar of fruit dip
 topped with handmade labels with little
 felt strawberries from Mud & Twig.
A wooden spoon stamped with "thanks" tied on with twine
completed the favors.

Thank Stacey for sharing with us!
If you haven't been to see Stacey's blog,
find it here!
Lots of fun stuff!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Drink Canisters

Have you heard of Zulily?
It is a great place to find
clothes,accessories, and toys
For children and expecting moms!

Today on Zulily you will find
A fantastic company called

They have some fabulous kitchen
accessories including these drink canisters
at half the price!

Check these out:
Great for a Fireman Themed Party
Was $70 now $34.99!!

So many choices of colors!
Was $70 now $34.99.....

Was $30 now $12.99!!!

Was $30 now $12.99...

Go check them out here!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Grown Up Ice Cream Sandwiches

I just love the cool and tasty treat that
an Ice Cream Sandwich gives us in the summer!

With so many combinations of flavors
and cookies...there is an endless
amount of choices!

So, why not kick it up a notch with
Adult Ice Cream Sandwiches!!

Love the color!

Baileys in the Ice Cream
Kahlua and coffee in the Brownie mix!

This one is just pretty!

Which one are you going to try?
I want them all!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Make your Own Scratch Off's

Happy Monday!
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

I have to admit an addiction of mine....
I still buy Wedding Magazines!

Yes, I am a Happily married women but, 
 lets face it....there are some fabulous ideas
in those magazines!
Especially those by...oh I don't know...
Martha Stewart.

In the most recent Martha Stewart Weddings Mag,
she has diy instructions for making your own
scratch off save the date cards!

The magic is in the Metallic paint and dish soap!
What?  Really?
How cool is that?
I have to try this one!!

Get all of the instructions on making your own
scratch off cards here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pocket Full of Sunshine

This is one way to start off the weekend!
Check out this bright and fun party!
I knew I had to share when I saw this
over at Love The Day.
All of the details were captured by

Sweet Birthday Girl....

I love this sunshine backdrop and ruffled tableskirt!

Sunshiney foods...Love the donuts on sticks!

Turquoise drink station and gifts table...

Ribbon backed chairs....precious!

Turquoise High Chair is so sweet!
What a lovely detail to hang a banner on the chair!

Have a Happy Sunshiney Weekend!

Monday, June 13, 2011


Ok, I have to admit I have been a bad blogger!
I am really having a hard time finding balance since
school is out for the summer!
Anyone else?
It is like I am on Summer Vacation too!

So, with that...I am sharing a cocktail that
is fun and would be great for the 4th of July
and to celebrate my Dallas Mavericks
winning their first NBA title!

Smores Martini
*Recipe courtesy of

Served rimmed with
graham cracker and marshmallow creme...Yum!!!


•1 ounces vodka
•16 ounces chocolate liqueur
•1 64- ounce pitcher
•1 graham cracker
•1 jar marshmallow creme
•16 martini glasses 
•1 bag wooden skewers
•1 bag miniature marshmallows


•Pour vodka and chocolate liqueur into pitcher and stir.
Refrigerate for at least several hours until the mixture is very cold.

•Crush a graham cracker in a plastic bag, then pour the crumbs into a small bowl.

•Dip a finger into the jar of marshmallow creme,
 then run it around the rims of your martini glasses to lightly coat.
 Next, dip each glass into the bowl of graham cracker crumbs and
shake the bowl gently to cover the marshmallow creme with crumbs.
•If you have a grill going (or even better, a fire pit or chimney),
offer each guest a wooden skewer and three mini marshmallows to toast over the flame
(put the grill on high for the best browning).
 Note: Although the skewer package may advise soaking the skewers
 in water for at least 20 minutes, it's not necessary for this recipe.

•Pour about 3 ounces of the drink mixture into each of the prepared glasses and serve,
letting each guest slide their roasted marshmallows into their drink for garnish

Make you own drink garnish....
How fun is that?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Customer Feature: "Ahoy, It's A Boy"

"Ahoy, It's A Boy"!
Sweet Customer Morgan came to me
wanting me to help her with a baby shower for her sister.

Mom to be's favorite colors for her little boy to be were
Navy Blue and Green.

First thing that came to mind was Nautical.
So we ran with it and here are the details
from the shower.

Drink Tags were embellished with silver anchor charms
and tied up with jute.

Banner, Water Bottle Labels, Amazing Cookies and Cake Pops!

Mini Candy Bar Wrappers for a sweet treat....

Guess what's in the Bag game.
Every bag had a baby item in it that Started with the Letter on the front
of the bag...B...for Blanket etc.

It was a lot of fun working on these shower printables!
Thanks Morgan and Mom to be Melissa for allowing
me to share her special day with all of you!

If you would like your own baby shower printables,
come visit my Etsy Shop and

Collection includes:
"Ahoy, It's a Boy" Pennant Banner
2 inch Drink or Favor Tags
Blank Fold Over Labels
Mini Candy Bar Wrappers
2 inch Party circles with Whale and Anchor
Water Bottle labels
Gift Log
Guest Sign Sheet
Baby Boy Pennant Banner
Bingo Cards

Come by and see the collection!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Picasso Art Party!

My sweet little girl turned 4 last week and
had been talking about an Art Party for months!

It was the first time to invite classmates over
to her house for a party and she was beaming
with excitement!

I have so many pictures so bare with me
in this super size of a feature!

The little artist were greeted by a
birthday balloon wreath!
So super easy!  You must make one! 

And my Sweet Birthday Girl!
Don't you love that shirt!
The ever fabulous Kristina at Modern Frills never disappoints! 
 They are great shirts! 

The first task for my Mini Picasso's
were to make Picasso Pops!
My daughter's help me smash up colorful candies
and place them into bowls divided by colors.
Each guest made their own lollipops!

I wish I had pictures of the finished product...
however I had my hands full!
(Note to self:  Hire a Photographer!)

After making their Picasso Pops,
each little artist found their art supplies
in the Art Cubby that I set up.

Next, my little artists were off for a little
sand art fun!

After finishing their sand art, they painted
their own Picasso Masterpiece.
The kids were so creative! 
Who needs a little treat?
The kids had a little snack with painting
from these fabulous Kandy Kones

Starving Artist?
Yes, after all of that hard work, it was time to eat!

I kept the table design simple.
A row of colorful pails with matching pinwheels lined the table.
I cut the place mats out of colorful foam sheets
and added the dots to make a painters palette.

I tied up the gable boxes with a tag that
read "Starving Artist" and attached a paint brush
for a little added touch.

After all of that fun and lunch....
it is time for some sweets right?

Raibow Lantern hung above the Sweets Table...

I knew I had to have this ruffled table skirt as soon as
my daughter said "Art Party"!

The sweets table included this Fabulous Cake,
Cupcakes, Painters Palette Cookies, Colorful Gumballs,
Crayola Jelly Bellies, and last but not least..
Rainbow Cake Push Cakes!

The kids all made their own gumball masterpiece
to take home with them.

I had so much fun making the push cakes!
I had a little snag with the box displays
and had to serve them upside down,
but worked.

If you are looking for a tutorial to make you own
push ups head over to this post:
Rainbow Push Up Tutorial and Recipe
Looking for your own push ups?
You can find them here:
Simply Creative Printables

The kids loaded up their Art Cubby with Sand Art,
Paintings, Gumballs, and this fun little favor!

The favors were 4 small containers with
colorful playdoh in each. I tied them up with
some twine and included a mini polling pin,
and heart shaped cookie cutter on top!

I had so much fun planning this fun and colorful party
for my daughter!
Art is such a fun activity for little ones!

Needing to plan your own Art Party?
Here is a list of useful Vendors to help:

Party Printables:  Simply Creative Printables
Push Up Containers:  Simply Creative Printables
Gable Boxes:  Container Store
Birthday Shirt:  Modern Frills
Stripped Lunch Bags:  Sweet Shop Lulu
Kandy Kones:  Posh Party Pretties

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