Saturday, February 28, 2009

My sister is Crazy! :)

Ok, so yes, Glen and I make Kettle Corn and my sister knows it. That's really good and bad all at the same time. :) She placed an order for 50-75 bags of Kettle Corn and needs it by next weekend which means I have only a few days left to get it popped, bagged and shipped. I'm really happy that she wants to sell our Corn, but I'm not so happy that THIS

is the popper I have to use. It only makes ONE bag at a time. So that's at least 50 times of pouring in all the ingredients, stirring, dumping, salting, and bagging....50 times!!! And after about 10 batches you have to stop and wash up the kettle cuz it gets very glazed with the sugar and then starts to kinda burn the popcorn and that's no good. What I NEED is THIS:

Oh that would be a dream!! Automatic stirring....large batches made at one time! Oh my, oh my! Will it ever happen?
I think it better...before my sister gets ANOTHER idea that she needs 75-100 bags of popcorn.
I know her pretty well...she's like that. :)
So far I have 9 1/2 bags done. I suppose it would be 10 bags, but I need to sample each batch to make sure it's good, enough sugar, enough salt, etc. :) That's certainly not helping me get 50 bags full now is it....or my weigh for that matter! Oh and I forgot one very important thing about this order....Glen is NOT home, so guess who is doing this all by herself????
Ok, I'm done complaining. I will admitt that I am very happy to have a large order like's kinda fun, lots of work...and some pay! So to all the lucky people who get to buy this wonderful Kettle Corn....
! :)

EDITED TO ADD: It's Sunday night and POPCORN IS DONE!!! 50 bags full. :) YAY

Friday, February 27, 2009

Puss Ann Guest GIVEAWAY!!!!

Puss Ann Guest GIVEAWAY!!!!

Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Seriously ADORABLE!!!!

Blushing Buttercream Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!


I'm wanting to do a ladybug party so I've been searching for some inspiration. Wow...there's lots of it out there. Going to share a bit of what I have found.

First is this invite from Baby Card Expressions.
They also make these favor tags. This picture is from their flickr page.
I like these favor tags/stickers also...from Ladybug Labels on Etsy. Lots of other really neat things there too. :)

And then there is this little party pack from Birthday Express.
Cupcakes from Kids Party Package submission
I found these cupcakes on Flickr by Madz Cakes

Or Cake by Kids Party Package submission
My sister-in-law made a fabulous Ladybug cake last year...I wish I had a picture of it to show you!!
And lastly, if you want to dress up your little's a costume for her. From Costume Express.
I didn't even stop by Oriental Trading....I can only imagine what they have for favors and decor. Oh my.
And I should try to figure out how to do a collage board instead of all these big pictures...another day. :)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hello Kitty....again. :)

A few days ago I posted a picture of some Hello Kitty cupcake Pops and Christina commented on them and was nice enough to share her pictures of a Hello Kitty party she had done.
Thanks Christina!
These are such adorable cupcakes. She served them on a cupcake tree! Look at these!
Christina bought these picks at Target for 75%off!! Yay...I love Target. :) Anyway, they were for a Batchelorette Party, not Hello Kitty. She just took off the stickers that were there and applied her very own Hello Kitty stickers. How cool is that? Notice the frilly garland runner down the center of the table. Cute cute!

And these favor bags are just purrfect!! :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I got a Blog Award!!!

How cool is that! Sarah at Mrs. D. Lightful just made my day. :) She thinks my blog deserves an award. She's fabulous. :)

I'm pretty new to this award thing and I think what I am suppose to do is pass it on. I know that there are MANY great deserving blogs and I just picked 4 for now.

First is Natalie at Little Shindigs. She's always up to some really cool party and I enjoy getting inspired by her posts each day. Here's a party/tablescape she recently featured.

And then there's Dawn at Not Just A Mommy. She's posting something new almost every day too. Here's her Ballerina and Prince Clay pots. Tutorial on her site. Have you ever thought of making something this cute out of clay pots?? :)
Abigal at Piece of Cake features some very cool parties too. Here's a pic from her Nancy Drew party.Brenda at Party Planning Mom is doing a Mad Scientist Party and this picture is of one of the experiments she's doing at the party. You might want to go to her blog and see just how this is done.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I've come across some Yummy desserts tonight. One however, I didn't bookmark or save or anything and I now I can't find it! :( It was for oreo dessert that just looked amazing! I just cannot remember where I saw it.

Here's one I found/saved : It's Chocolate Chip Cheesecake from Mrs. D. Lightful

And this one: Cheater Toffee from Forever Folding Laundry
Looks very yummy although the picture I posted is a "in the process" picture.

As soon as I find that recipe for the Oreo will be posted here: :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

Oh my GOODNESS... Hello Kitty

I LOVE these! They would go so well with the Hello Kitty Party I am going to be putting together very soon. I bought the plates I HAVE to have these cake pops don't I??? These are so amazing. Check out more pictures at the fabulous Bakerella site.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My header!

I got my header to work! Well, daughter got my header to work. She was having a moment of relief from her strep yesterday and fixed this for me. It only took her a few minutes. Since when is it ok that our kids know more than us???

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Chicken Party!

This has to be one of the coolest parties I've ever seen. Chickens! Really! Who would have thought of a party all themed up in chickens? Dusti whipped up this fabulous party and you can see lots more pictures and information about it at Little Shindings.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I have a follower!!

I am so excited!!! I have my first follower on this blog!!! OK, I'll calm down. Thank you....Natalie from Little Shindigs and Mommy Likes to Party for being my first follower. I should give you a prize or something. :) I'm not sure why this is so exciting to just is. It could be a little intimidating...I've got something to live up to now. I will do my best, that's for sure. :)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Monster Party

There's a Monster Party in progress! :) I've been working on this most of the day. Hope to get it up for sale.........soon! :)

Kidzorg... a very inspirational site.

I've come across another really neat Blog and I would like to share with those who read my blog.
The blog is Kidzorg. There is alot of inspiration on this blog! Also and more importantly it celebrates the lives of special needs children. Their "mission is to increase awareness and understanding about different health conditions and to help all people cope with challenges and enjoy life!" Check out their site and be touched by the many stories of real people they share. Also right now they are having a Huge giveaway....a $200 Target gift card among many other cool things.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I just thought I'd share some of the Valentines I made.
I made the butterflies using the download from Skip to my Lou. They were easy to do but not alot of fun cutting them out. And I forgot to put eyes on them!! Goodness sakes.
And these were free downloads from Living Locurto. Very easy and fun. Bright colors. Cool design. She has alot of other free downloads there too. These bags are filled with chocolates.
And these were just a little something I came up with to give my little kids in church today. I wanted something not so sweet. They are little bags filled with Teddy Grahams and a few Valentine M & M's.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Some Changes

I downloaded a new blog header, which I like, but I need to work on the title being put in it's proper place. Still trying to figure it out. :)
If you like this header and want to see more of what House of 3 has to offer, go check them out. They have some really cool stuff there.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Seriously SWEET Valentines

Have you made your Valentines yet? Well these are so'd be "loved" for making and giving these that's for sure. You just need to print on cardstock, cut and sign your sweet name. :) The Long Thread is offering the template on their site. If you want something even a bit different...they have some options. Enjoy.

Breakfast for your Sweetheart

Broiled Banana Crisp...mmmmmmmm

Sunday, February 8, 2009

SITS Giveway....Bedroom Luxuries

You must check this out! SITS is hosting a Bedroom Bliss giveaway. If you need or even just want new Bedroom linens and things, to be exact its:

500 count Sheet Set
2 Memory Foam Pillows
Sheet Spray and Candles
Soft and luxurious Spa Towels
$30 Target Gift Card

Check it out. :)
What an awesome giveaway.

Bakerella Giveaway

Head on over to Bakerella and congratulate them on being featured in Taste of Home.
While you are there....sign up for their wonderful giveaway too. Contest ends Monday, Feb 9 at 5pm.

Cupcakes anyone?

These are fabulous!. Take an ordinary cupcake, frost it, cool it, and then put a wrapper around it. Easy, fun, and unique. Wrappers are sold at Roundabouts.
This one is perfect for your kids Valentines.And now this one...well that's just PERFECT for promoting my Popcorn Business! :)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Love Tree

Isn't this just the cutest idea? First of all , I love tree decor so this caught my eye right away. It is just branches in a vase of any kind and covered with little love notes from your family. How sweet! The idea is from this blog I happened to find. She gives much more detail if you are interested in checking it out further.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


These recipes/pictures are all from Martha Stewart. Just thought I'd share a few yummy ideas that can be made for that someone special.
Stay tuned for some Valentine Breakfast ideas. :)

Recipe for Ice Cream Hearts with Arrow Tuiles

Recipe for Shortbread Hearts

Recipe for Yummy Hot Chocolate with Marshmellows

And one more...........

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Valentine Lollipops

These lollipops are adorable! :) Check them out at this site. They look really easy to make. Great Valentine gift if you are into Valentines day.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I LOVE this idea!

This looks like it was an amazing baby shower. What a cool idea! It was done by brit at most likely LATE. Go check out her site for the entire post. So cool. :)

Invites were done by this gal. Check out her fabulous work too! :)