Monday, November 30, 2009

Roaring 20's Party is over.

So the Roaring 20's party that my sister in law planned is done.
It all went well.
Murder, food, music and costumes.
We were, however, short on guests.
Many did not show up. :(
They missed a great time.
My sister in law, brother and I spent alot of time preparing for this big event.
Lots and lots of decorating, murder mystery planning, cleaning and food to make.
I will be posting pictures very soon (that is if my daughter sends me them!).
Before we began decorating my sister in law had big plans to do a theme party, possibly going up one decade, each year.
However, by the time we were 3/4ths done decorating for this party she said "no more parties" :( I think she'll change her mind once a bit of time passes, don't you think??
It WAS fun!
Well...sit tight, hang on, pictures and details coming.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday's DIY & Tutorials {Paper Ornaments}

Want to make your own holiday ornaments?
Give these very fun paper lantern balls a try.
Easy and very pretty.
I like that. :)
Whisker Graphics shared these easy to make ornaments and now you can actually buy a ready to go kit from Natalie Jost's store.
How convenient!
There are no excuses now, right?
I'm thinking my little 5 year old niece would love to make these since I had her make pumpkins similar to these a few years ago and she is always wanting to make those pumpkins no matter what time of the year it is. :)
We might never take the Christmas tree down if I let her make these and put them on my tree!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Food {Chocolate Pancakes}

Check these out! CHOCOLATE pancakes!
I mean a chocoholic it doesn't get much better than this. :)
Chocolate for breakfast??
I'm in!
For complete recipe visit Natalie Jost Designer Mom.
If you are at all interested in chocolate I really don't think you will be disappointed in this fabulous recipe.
Where was this recipie when I was a kid??
Oh, and you can download this sweet recipe card to keep handy for every day you need that chocolate me. :) Visit natalie's blog for download.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday's Etsy or Printables {Garland}

Ok...this is REALLY cool!!
It doesn't take much for me to be impressed by garland since it is one of my favorite decorating tools....but this garland takes the cake!!
Very impressed!
Find a few more varieties of this garland at pretty swells etsy store.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wednesday's Parties {baby shower}

I found this really cool baby shower at

Check out the invitations!!
Guess what one thing I love the most???
This chandelier!! :)
Looks pretty easy to put together and what an impression it makes as it is a huge focal point.
Love the colors and theme of this party.
To see more visit

Speaking of Parties....I'm gearing up for a Roaring 20's party Thanksgiving weekend.
Really nervous about it as there are several people invited and it's a pretty big deal for me to make sure it all goes well, even though it's not my party! :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bare with me...

I need a break.
There is just too much going on right now in life.
I'll be back....later.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday' Favors {Candy jars}

Here is a sweet idea with a different twist. I love the jars and the tags and raffia finish them off so well.
Found on Once Wed.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wednesday's Parties {Pink-Pink}

I found this party at Daisy Pink Cupcake and I just love it!
First of all pink is such a fun color to work with.
I really like the sweets buffet and LOVE LOVE this chandelier! Sweet! :)
This party could be adapted to use for a
Baby Girl Shower,
a Bridal Shower
or Breast Cancer Awareness Party.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Teusday's DIY/Tutorials {Eco Friendly Blossoms}

Ok so this has to be one of the coolest ideas I have seen yet!
These beautiful garlands and chandeliers are made from recycled soda bottles!
How genius is that??
I'm kinda wondering if my niece would like these chandeliers at her wedding.
Her fiance' works for Coke so I am guessing he'd have access to plenty of bottles.

For a few more pictures and details head on over to won't be dissapointed.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday' Favors {Candy Bags}

Here's a sweet bag you can make yourself to use as the favor bag at a candy buffet or just fill it ahead of time with favor gifts.
It looks fairly easy to do and won't your guests just be impressed when they find out
you made them!!

Head on over to
Eat Drink Chic

to get the download and the tutorial.