Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Fete Fanatic Giveaway

Head over the Fete Fanatic for a really nice giveaway.
I think you will enjoy her many creative ideas and inspiration.
I'm glad I'm following. :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Green Wedding

Oh my goodness!
Do you love this as much as I do?
How great is this?
I wish I could have actually been at this Wedding!
It's just so cool.
Do you see that Garland!! :)
More pictures and details at Green Wedding Shoes.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A "tweet" baby shower

I found this beautiful baby shower at Blush Ink and
I am just totally in love with all the details of this. I thought you might enjoy it too.
I don't have a baby shower to plan at this time,
but I'm saving this idea for the future. :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Gold Wedding table

Of course all I have on my mind is:
Candy for the buffet
Decor, decor, decor
etc etc :)
So when I came across this table setting I thought it caught my eye.
It's very lovely and the mix of textures they have used for the backdrop is really creative.
You can read about all the details on Once Wed.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kate Landers Giveaway

Hey...I saw this great giveaway that you party girls might be interested in!
Kate Landers Party Planning Services is offering a party package worth at least $125!!!
Hello, couldn't we all use that? :)
I know I could!
So...if you want to check it out, and enter head on over to Kate Landers Events,
but I will tell you ahead of time.........I'M hoping to win! :)

Friday, April 23, 2010

It's a..........

I found this neat party at P is for Party.
She featured this recently and I agree......I love it too!
I heard of neat ways of revealing the sex of your unborn baby but never with cake. :)
So, if your expecting and wish to do a reveal party, here's a great idea.
Head over to P is for Party to see more of this great party.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

You hungry??

Now this is style! :)
I think all sandwiches deserve this fancy display, don't you? And it is even a diy project to go!
Check out the details and the rest of this elegant bridal shower at

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Ribboned plate

I saw this AMAZING party over at
Celebration s at Home
and even though I LOVE it all, I want to point out one thing that really caught my eye....
.the plates wrapped in ribbon!
It just adds SO much to the plate....
I can't hardly stand it. :)
I'm saving this idea for one of my parties.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

more tissues!!!

I also found this AMAZING party by Brassy Apple blog. Do you see the old patterns she used to make some of the tissue paper flowers? How creative!

Tissues please........

I've featured several garlands (because I love them!)
and several pom poms and other hanging decor,
but I don't think I've ever featured THIS kind of pom pom garland! Ok, maybe, not sure...but I wasn't going to take any chances at missing the sweet idea. :)
Isn't this cool?? Now go get your tissues and head over to

The Fab Miss B

and start creating! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Happy Birthday

To my Kind Mom who has been through **** this past year!

Hope she enjoys the little surprise we have in store for her!!
he he :)

Happy Birthday Mom!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ceasar's Palace

Once again the City did a "Showcase of Tables" for their community fundraiser and I was asked by the Bank that my Sister In Law works for to do the decorating of the table.

My sister in law came up with the theme.
She is no simple girl!! :)
I didn't know at first what I would do even though she gave me lots of just wasn't in my head.
She sent a few pictures too and it started to all make sense, well not really!! :)
On the way to set the table up my daughter wasn't terribly impressed by what I had brought along to decorate with.
She wasn't sure it was going to work for our theme.
But....when it was all done, she said "I will say, it looks pretty good".
Yay!! :)
I had fun with it so that was good.
There was lots of help which was totally awesome!
Thanks Billie Jo, Amy, Joel and Destiny.

The Details:
"Pillars" were just carpet rolls that we covered with marbled contact paper.
I wanted a finished look on the top of the pillar and seriously last minute was spray painting the lanterns and boxes to finish it off.
Gold tablecloth was fabric from Walmart at only $2.00 a yard . (We liked it So much we just ordered 100 yards of it for the Wedding!)
Chair covers
were quickly sewn by my sister in laws co-worker and she did a fabulous job! Chargers were bought from Walmart during the Christmas season and yes, they are for the wedding.
Napkin rings were bought on clearance at Target a long time ago. I had no ideas for their use, until now. I like when that happens. :)
Burgundy runner is the two curtains I normally have hanging in my basement windows. Signs are my daughters.
Favors are chocolate coins tucked into cream favor bags from the Party Store.
And the Lion...he was bought at Lowes.

My biggest concern was that the pillars were going to fall apart.
They were not nearly as sturdy as I would have liked them to be...but they made it so that is a relief.
We only had used stick pins and hot glue to hold them together!

I need an opinion.....What do you think of chair covers only covering the top half of the chair? We've been looking at some for the wedding, but they are so expensive and we could get the fabric for the 1/2 covers for under $200.
Just not sure if the look is ok.
Or is it unfinished?
The ones I had done for this table were what I wanted, just not sure if it is the look for the wedding.
Might be better to do none??

Friday, April 9, 2010

another runner

I found another tablerunner at Ritzy bee blog and I love this one too! I'm trying to come up with some Vintage ideas for my Grandma's 90th Birthday coming up very soon.
I am thinking canning jars, quilts, handkerchiefs, doilies, florals and whatever else comes to my head before the event. :)
Really want to serve kuchen because Grandma is known for her kuchen!!
My daughter and I are going to get lesson in kuchen making this Sunday from her.
Maybe we'll be able to make some for the party, which she doesn't yet know about!
I love surprises. :)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Photo runner

Well this is interesting!!
I do love the idea of using pictures for decor at a party, and this is just no exception.
I don't really even know how it was made, but am thinking it could be figured out. :)
Anybody have any ideas??
found at Ritzy bee blog.
and no....I didn't see any diy tutorials there :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Ok so this is one of the coolest pinata's I have ever seen!
And these flowers would not be the same without that buzzing bee attached to them. Summer's's really almost time for the bees!
Even though I'm not a big fan (and you probably are not either) of the real life bees....I think to celebrate summer, these kind could come out and I'd be OK with that! :)
I found these ideas posted on Frost me blog.
She has alot more Bee don't want to miss them. :)

Monday, April 5, 2010

ribbon and pom pom garland

Well look at this! Pom poms.
and that's about it.
I found this on the purple pug blog which has alot of
other really cute ideas too.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

ruffled chandelier

Oh yes....another chandelier. :)
This one is made from fabric. I could very easily see this at a little girls party.
How cute and easy this would be to make. Found at 2giggleboxes blog.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Oh to me...these are just beautiful!
They are completely DIY, even the flowers!!
Now that's dedication. The tutorial for the pomanders can be found on Something Old Something New Blog.
I'm seeing alot of pomanders around the web.
I'm guessing they are becoming the next big thing in decor?

Joel & Destiny....what do YOU think? Maybe we should make these for the wedding too??

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Painted Chandelier

You know I love chandeliers and this one really caught my eye, probably because it is a "do-able" DIY chandelier!
What a great way to make an outdated chandelier new.
The beads are such a great addition.
I found this at Style for Style Blog.
This would have been great for my Roaring 20's party too. :)

Happy April Fools day!