Sunday, October 24, 2010

When love is in the air....celebrate with a fall engagement party and serve hot apple cider, cocoa and smores! Mmmm.
Check out this engagement party where all this happened at eat drink pretty . :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 tape style

We all should have known we'd see something like this in our future!
Come tape is SO popular right now!! I'm just disapointed that I didn't come up with this cool idea first!! :)
found this great idea at live love laugh grow

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Garland...ball style

Now isnt' this creative!!
I've made little pumpkins using this idea, in fact my niece LOVES to make pumpkins like this, but I would have never thought to make a garland of them.
This is from a party done at Shim and Sons.

Monday, October 18, 2010


It' my 2 year Blogversary!! Now what??
Let's see.
I'm a bit curious at to WHO reads this blog....who follows this blog...who thinks this blog is boring....wait don't respond to that! :)
If you want to comment on
WHO you are.

WHAT you like about this blog.
and/or HOW LONG you've been following....
that would be cool.
I do on occasion check out some of the followers and always read comments and try to respond...but that doesn't always go as planned either. :)
to those of you who do follow and take the time to read and or comment.

A little Trivia:
The very FIRST person to comment on my new blog 2 years ago was
Natalie from Little Shindigs!
Thanks rock! She has just started a new site called Children's Party Network.....(note to self ~ get signed up)

The last person to comment on my blog is Heather from Whipperberry.
Thanks Heather....your blog is inspiring. :)

The first Party I posted about was for a baby shower for a friends daughter. The theme was Noah's Ark and I did a few decor things.

The post that recieved the most comments what my 1st blogversary giveaway with 40 comments! Bryssy was the winner.

The close 2nd post that received the most comments was my Rockstar party for my then 13 year old niece. What a great party we had. :)

The majority of my post appear to be about kids parties.

I LOVE Garlands. Chandeliers. Favors. Candy and Buffets.
so look to see more of those in the future.

It makes me smile to hear from you.
I only hope to improve my blogging through this next year.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Donuts...the new rage!

My daughter says she could have called it.
ha ha.
I guess she is going to have to get into the swing of it and start making donuts.
I know she will and they will be delightful!
I guess cupcakes are so yesterday.
I love cupcakes, even tho.
So have your donuts, or keep your cupcakes....Just BAKE. :)
The amazing donuts pictured here are from Doughadeer.
Her Etsy store has some amazing flavors of donuts for sale. YUM!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Orange Cookies

I got this recipe from my Aunt who used to own the local cafe.
They are a soft sweet orange cookies that are just delightful in the fall.
They are very easy to make.
Here's the recipe. :)

1 1/3 cup solid shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
Cream together and add:
1 cup Orange Juice
4 TBSP Orange Peel
Mix and add dry ingredients:
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
4 cups Flour 1 tsp salt

Bake on ungreased sheet 10 - 12 minutes for 400*

2 cups Powdered Sugar
2 tsp soft butter
1 TBSP Orange Peel
2 TBSP Orange Juice

REPOST: Sharing some Inspiration

I thought I'd share a few of my first posts I did way back in the fall of 2008.
I had no idea how many amazing ideas would come from searching around to find ideas to share on my blog.
It's been so cool!!
Since this post I have done 2 candy buffets of my own.
Here and here.
I only hope to improve my creativity as I continue to find more incredible inspiration.

I am loving the idea and look of Candy Buffets. Just thought I'd share some on my blog. Hopefully I am not stealing anyone's pictures.

from Hostess Blog

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fabric. Hoops.

What can YOU make with fabric.....
and hoops???
Well, Heather from WhipperBerry made this AWESOMENESS.... :)
For all the inbetween pictures and tutorial head over to her sweet site.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


It's my Blogversary in 6 days!!!
2 years I've been at this crazy blogging thing.
Somedays I love it.
Somedays I don't have a clue what to blog about.
Somedays I just go stalking around all the blogs I follow. :)
And then I'm re-inspired again!
I have to think about what to do for the big 2 year blogversary.
Hang on.
I'll think of something.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Vintage Baby Shower

Vintage is so in right now and I think this shower is absolutely perfect using the Vintage theme. Soft, pretty, old and elegant.....all for a baby. {sweet} More pictures here.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Winner winner!

Here's the Winner
of the Twine!!

True Random Number Generator
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You will need to email me at to let me know your address.
If I don't hear from you...I'll have to pick a new winner, so be sure to email me!! :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday's Parties {Sierra and Shaun's Candy Party}

Here's the candy party I did for Sierra and Shaun back in Oct. 09. I'm sharing it on the CSI project so I wanted to repost it! :) To see a ton of fabulous parties head over to CSIVisit

Well here it of the most anticipated parties I've done.
I say anticipated because I'VE been wanting to do a candy themed party for a long time and now I finally got to! :)
I planned it to be for just my niece and last minute we included another relative and that was fun too.
So here are the pictures.
{lots of them}

The candy buffet table ~

Favor bags ~
The centerpieces ~ {One for Sierra turning 3 and one for Shaun turning 2}
{Notice the lollipops? Those are from this post. They were easy to make, but I did not let the kids have them because the centers were jawbreakers instead of gumballs and I was afraid of them choking. I THOUGHT they were gumballs when I was putting my quarters in the little machines, but I was wrong! :) }

The table ~{I just purchased some fabric at Joanns and ran a crepe paper runner down the center. Sprinkled it with a bit of confetti and set some paper lanterns made into candies in the center.}

With her Birthday cake...a M & M with the letter S for Sierra ~

This picture shows the flag banner~
{not the best picture, I know. These were just made from coordinating paper and stapled to ribbon.}
Making candy necklaces ~
Playing lollipop grove {Sierra LOVED this game}~Possibly a little cheating going on here. :)The Birthday kids
Filling up the candy bags ~Possibly the happiest Birthday Girl ever
considering all she wanted for her Birthday was candy! :)

Don't forget to enter my giveaway! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wedding Arbor

This arbor featured on Joyful Weddings and Events is just beautiful!!
Love the elegant look of it. You can see the entire Pink and Grey wedding at Joyful Weddings and Events.

Reminder....don't forget to enter my giveaway!! :)