Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mexican Shower

I was so busy working on my niece's wedding that I forgot to share these pictures of the wonderful shower my church family and a dear friend put on for my niece!
They choose the theme of Mexico since that was the Honeymoon destination.
They really outdid themselves with the decor and all the amazing food!

Destiny in her new apron that says ~ "girls just wanna have funds" So perfect for her. :)
A BIG "Thank You" to the girls who worked so hard putting this together!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Printable Party Invites

Oh these are sweet!! :)
And free!!
Get your own download here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wreath...tissue paper style

I found this cute wreath at A blissful nest.
What a great party accessory and looks pretty easy to make using these items:
A form
glue gun
tissue paper
a letter opener

And this wreath was made for a special party that is total cuteness!! Check it out here.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Beautiful garland...stained glass

Just found this and wow....it's beautiful!
How lovely would this be?
It is a bit costly, but I am sure worth every penny!
You can buy it here.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Beautiful Birthday Party!

When I saw this party at My PINK Life I knew I had to share it!
It's just one of those parties that makes you go "ahhh" and wish you could have been at.
The colors are peaceful and relaxing.
The decor is just outstanding and get this....this is my favorite creative part ~
the napkin rings are made out of those cheap clear shower curtain rings!
Ha...your off to buy some for yourself now aren't you??
They certainly DO NOT look cheap here. :)
Great idea!
For more of the party pictures and details head on over here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Stamped Napkins

Don't you just love this idea??
I love the personalization that this brings to the table. :) This great idea is from Veronica at My Hands Made It blog
Again.......the possibilities seem endless here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Ice Cream Balloons and a Party

My daughter sent me this link {so happy she's on the lookout for inspiration for me}.
These would be easy to do, fun to see, and make your party g0-oers happy too.
Plus.......they won't melt! :)
Supplies needed:
Helium Balloons
Craft Paper


AND here's a party to go with those balloons!
I just have to say.....total sweetness! And check out this pinata! :)
from PaperDoll Designs
and more pics here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

A cheesy garland!

Isn't this just the coolest deal? :)
Cathe from Just Something I Made shares this unique garland.
You start with this:
Do a little of this:
And get this:
She offers the download and the tutorial.
So if you need a cheesy garland....there you go. : )

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back to school...with a favor

I saw this adorable idea on Not Just a Mommy and followed the link to Executive Homemaker for the easy instructions and download.
I think every kid off to school deserves this in there backpack on the first day of school!! :)

And something for the teacher ~also from Executive Homemaker

if you want to change it up a bit you could design your own topper to use for any other person in your life.....mothers, kids, volunteers, babysitters, etc.....

Friday, August 20, 2010

Um....I'm fairly excited about this find!

I was on 30days and she has some incredible giveaways going on right now...
check them out here.
What I found though while browsing around on 30 days has me quite happy!

Ok...you ready??

Look at all this GARLAND! For sale, even!! :)
I love this....all of it! It's all from here and here's a link to the Hank + Hunt blog also.
Good stuff....really good. :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

DIY Pinatas.

A DIY Pinata from Inchmark ........
a really cute party to go along with this pinata can be found there too. :)

Wish I knew where I found this one!!

these from Daily DannyHere's one from Esty

and this one from my Strawberry shortcake party here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

No limit garland!

Ok..I'm having a hard time controlling myself here! :)
This garland is so SWEET!!!
Lights, lanterns, pom poms and fabric????
How incredibly cool is this?
Really, there is NO limit!
You can see more of this amazing wedding decor at Poppytalk

Monday, August 16, 2010

sheer power

Just want to share this incredible shower from

It's just romantic and lovely. :)
From the sheers to the burlap and the vintage feel,
this shower is one I think deserves a lot of praise.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

A real "Fairytale" Wedding

I found this unique Wedding at FancyPants Weddings
Who says you have to be a kid to enjoy fairytales??

When my kids were little we went to Fairytale town.
I have pictures of them sliding down this big shoe!
Oh that was so long ago and they were so little.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Treat the teacher....

If you want to start your year off good by treating your child's teacher,
here is a great idea found on How does she? blog from the sisters at Eighteen25. Other Great ideas for back to school and many other events can be found at Eighteen25

And thanks for the thoughts for my daughter...she's doing alot better! :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Thanks for your kind words and prayers for Amy. She got through surgery well so we are happy for that. She did have some problems coming out of the anesthetic so was admitted into the hospital overnight. We just got home this afternoon and she is doing better. She will be staying with me for a week or so. I'm pushing the fluids and continuing to pray for her.
I'll try to get back on here and do more posting as soon as possible.


What a lovely bridal shower. :)
Check out the table runners AND that garland!! :)
Every time I look at a party of any kind I am constantly reminded that the possibilities are endless.
Details here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Surgery Day.

Please say a prayer today for my daughter as she has her tonsils and adenoids removed.
She gets so sick with these tonsils and the Dr said they have to go!
The one tonsil literally swells up so much it covers half of her airway....not to mention how she feels when being sick.
It seems that each time she gets this it is getting worse.
She's 28 and they say the older you are the harder on you the surgery is...so just asking for prayers for her that it goes well and that she heals quickly.
Thanks so much!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ribbons in the air!

This is so unique, creative and beautiful...I just love it. Most weddings are the typical 2 or 3 colors used in the decor, but this one brings em' all! :)
And I love how this wedding shows the fact that you can do whatever you want....
It's YOUR wedding!
So many times we get caught up in the "traditional" way of weddings.
Not so here, in my opinion. Le Petite Coquin (this is what the world call Romance) Blog shares this creative wedding. I've only showed you a couple pictures of the Ribbon ceiling...cause I love that the most. :)
Many more pictures on their blog.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ruffles from paper streamers!

This is idea makes me want to get out that darn sewing machine and conquer it so I can make these amazing ruffled streamers!!
I don't think they'd be hard to do even......I could do it, right?
I found this great tutorial on How Does She?
You really should see the SWEET party that was done using these ruffled streamers!