Thursday, January 30, 2014

I'll be posting this party over at momsbestnetwork.com
A very sweet and oh so pink party, I happened to through this party for my YW,
You can see the ideas + printables here at this post.
But I'm going to switch it up a bit and switch this up for a little girls themed party.
Stay tuned.

But in the meantime I'll be picking out  a new sink & buy counters for our kitchen.

Oh, and lesson learned NEVER buy a used dishwasher, it wont work, than you'll have to call a repair man and it will cost more than you paid for it, annoyingly enough lesson learned!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Trust me you need these cotton candy topped cupcakes,
I'll post a short tutorial on them but here's the main gist,
White cupcake mix, I make mine ahead of time
& freeze them so the cake becomes heavy

Cream cheese frosting:

1 package cream cheese
1 stick of butter
1 8oz pack of powered sugar

cream butter & cream cheese together, add vinilla, slowly add powered sugar,
I like my frosting thick so I can pipe it, so I add a lot of powered sugar.
add food color, if desired.

I bought cotton candy from our local dollar store, it comes in a clear container mixed with pink and blue.
Walmart I think has some, or if you just happen to have a cotton candy machine, ha use that! 
I took a clump of pink cotton candy and formed it into a ball, do NOT role just form it with your fingers.
Add the candy to a tooth pick..

so sweet, and so simple. enjoy!

If you want to see photos from our Young Women in Excellence that we used these for these see this post.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

My DIY mini crown tutorial is 
up over at Mom's Best Network,
GO go go check it out, plus a free template + free tags.
Hello, doesn't get much better than free.
Make these sweet little crowns for your little one!

Be sure to go download these templates.
Use them for party crowns, play, cute photo shoot, or just for fun.

This little dinner set is easy + super fun for your kiddo. 


Saturday, January 25, 2014

Suedo tutorial on these DIY candles.
I bought my candles at my local dollar store for $1
I thought how fun would these be to celebrate a small event like job promotion, finishing something, or just a good day! 

I hated the colors so I paint them. Here's how to make these:

Step 1: Tape off candles, paint with acrylic paint or spray paint. Let dry.
Step 2: Make your cupcakes, Frost them. I happen to love this tip from Sweet Estelle
Use a pastry bag & frosting tip. If you dont have a pastry bag use a ziploc baggie. 
pstt.. I used canned frosting, today i'm a cheater.
Step 4: Add your candles to your freshly frosted cupcakes
Step 5: Light those bad boys & enjoy!

Make everyday special! 


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Glitter Paper
Tape/ Glue

Make these cute little heart picks for your valentine.

Step 1: Fold your paper in half and cut the shape of heart you prefer
Step 2: Duplicated trace that shape and duplicate as many as you need
Step 3: Glue or tap the glitter paper heart to a skewer
Step 4: Cut skewer with scissors to desired length

ta-da your done! Heart glitter skewers for your next event!

Happy DIYing! 


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I purchased most the candy through amazon but I picked up these M&M in the valentine section
and just removed all the red ones, or maybe I ate them, either way works!

Added  sprinkles to the cups just to make it a little more fun!

 I add glitter paper as a liner on the inside of the envelope when I sent out the invites.

Just finishing up Young Women in Excellance.
I know I've been slowing posting about this so here are all the details! 
Visit this post if you missed the backdrop I put together
And here are the final details. I just finished frosting cup & adding sprinkles.
I just am putting together these bags + tags and filled them with treat
for the girls to snack on while we're getting started!

You can read this tutorial  on paper fans over at Mom's Best Network
Create the simple paper fans for a backdrop for your Young Womens in Excellance, party!

The pink glitter crown is just for fun to set with the treat bags,
and seriously who doesn't love a pink crown?
Pink M&M's, rock candy, other random pink candy, donuts, milk, cupcakes, & sugar cookies.

  download these invites  I made and use them for your Young Women in Excellance.

Visit the photos from our 2014 Young Womens in Excellence Event. this post here.


Sunday, January 19, 2014

And this is how my house looks, lots of pink.
But is anyone else super excited for valentines day?
I am, I know that I have been posting a lot of valentines day already...
but shoot, I can't help my self! Also just finishing up Young Women in Excellance.
We're having our Jan. 29th I have a few more printables coming for those who are interested.
I just am putting together these bags + tags and filling them with confetti popcorn.
for the girls to snack on while we're getting started!
phew & caught up on those etsy orders. 

In the meantime I have the pink paper fan drop tutorial over at Mom's Best Network
Create the simple paper fans for a backdrop for your Young Womens in Excellance, party!

recipe for confetti popcorn via here


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Here's a sneak peak of what I've been working on.
Can't get enough of those sprinkles, seriously, love them.
I'm working on a valentines treat for Mom's Best
I'm also working with the talented Tiff from Paper and Pleats
I love working with such talents ladies!

Stay tuned for the final product!
There's a fun tutorial for Valentines day!


Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Many of you know that I have my own etsy shop,
but if you didn't head on over there!
I've re-listed these cute bow garlands & there selling like hot cakes!
I can't keep enough of these cuties in my shop so message me if you'd like a custom order
& be sure to follow me on instagram we're having a giveaway of one of these gold bow garlands
to find out how to enter follow me over there! 

This image is via my sweet friend over at Pearls & Pastries
isn't the way she styled it gorgeous?  I love it!

Garlands are $18 + $4 shipping.


Monday, January 13, 2014

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Here's the product breakdown of my closet,
minus the wrapping paper which i found via target, 
but if you can afford that wallpaper DO IT, buy it love it,
We ordered little kid dressers, they were the perfect size for our closets
& we swapped out the drawer hardware for a more modern pull
I organized my shoes by color & put them in on the top shelf, these bins are perfect for that!
& I stored belts, scarfs, and other misc, in the these containers, except mine are green. 
If you just have tiny closets, like us, might as well make them useful!

happy organizing! 


Saturday, January 11, 2014

I wish I was kidding about that top photo but sure enough that was the before.
TA-DA & we're finished, the ideal wallpaper I wanted was $120 a roll, so I scored
these $2.50 foil wrapping paper at target & used it as wallpaper, it absolutely worked,
minus I spent 4 hours doing this, regardless, the project is complete!


Friday, January 10, 2014

guess what's coming up?
Valentines day! & who doesn't love a good valentines day craft!?
go check out these cute drinks I made over at Mom's Best & download
the free template & tag! Create these puppies in just a matter or minutes, easiest craft ever!
Add these straws to a red soda or juice & that's it your done! 
Now that they hubs has seen these & officially enjoy every last one of these sodas,
it looks like I'll be coming up with something new for Valentines!


Friday, January 10, 2014

Blah to the winter time blues,
and to the sickness going around.
hopefully i'll be feeling well enough to start up a project i've been wanting to do
drum roll please.... organize our closets,
oh, you havent seen it? than you must be lucky, it's terrible!

I hope your weekend is full of fun things & staying warm!

Oh & the fabric came for a new headboard!
Project DIY coming up.


Thursday, January 9, 2014

happy almost friday!
It's been a rough week around here,
car accidents & now I'm home sick with the flu 
please go way body aches & sore throat & ears,
I'm sure things will start looking up,
in the meantime

I'll be doing a little DIY tutorial on these cherry frosting sprinkle donuts.  
coming soon

until than, enjoy your weekend!


Sunday, January 5, 2014

With all this pink around I just can't seem to NOT get into Valentines
so... maybe I made my self an extra tassel garland & now i'm ready for valentines day
I'm still prepping for our "pink" sweet party.. for more (see post below)

I know "too soon" for valentines day.
To see how to makes these tassels visit my tutorial over 


Saturday, January 4, 2014


Phew, these pretty pink paper fans are done!
I'm using these fans as our backdrop at Young Womens in Excellence,
but they would be super cute for any party in any color!

p.s. they do take a while to make & i'm still recovering from multiple paper cuts

I cut out some little pink paper crowns for our girls
& cut out some glitter flags from paper & attached them to skewers,
I bought a pack of "shades of pink" paper from hobby lobby for $4

You can read my tutorial of how to make these cute paper fans
 over at Mom's Best Network

I'm just waiting on some candy for the buffet & a few more details
also to download the free invite, scroll down the the previous post 

To see photo of our 2014 Young Women in Excellence click here. 
heres a quick photo from that event.  
for more photo visit here. 



Saturday, January 4, 2014

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I put together this little collection of inspiration
 for our "Seek the Sweet" Young Women's in Excellence
I'm going to attempt to DIY most of these but if your not a DIY'er
here's the links to purchase each of these, even if it's just for a pink themed party.
I just ordered candy from amazon how could I not pass up the rock candy

for "Seek the Sweet" free down invitations see post below.


Saturday, January 4, 2014

We're preparing for our young women's in excellence
So we're putting together a theme I found this cute idea over here
and decided to modify it a little bit, change it up a bit for our girls...
You can download these invites for your own use
I imported the file in a word .doc file do you can add your own information
for your own party. click here for the download.

Follow me on instagram to see all my party detail for this event
Here are some photos from our YW in Excellence!

Here's the same "seek the sweet" party
on a white backdrop, I reused the decorations
for a "sweet themed" party for kids
& shared it over at momsbestnetwork.com