Monday, March 24, 2014

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Since the hubs and I always skip each other on holidays and birthdays,
Usually we buy something for the house and call that our gift! anyone else do this?
We're going to start a little Easter tradition for our "family" meaning us,
So we're going to bake a nice little ham for our family and actually give eachother
a grown up easter basket.. this is what I picked out for him.

I probably will get the shirt, bow tie, he's been dieing for one, sunglasses,
and perhaps that AWESOME mid-century radio and clock...


Sunday, March 23, 2014

This little sweet pea turned the big THREE!
So she called me and asked me to make a purple "ta-ke" with purple "tand-les"
My heart exploded, yes of course we could have a purple party, anything for her sweet face.
So I put my party pants on and we threw her a gem themed purple party.

Everything gold and purple, with a little bit of pink of course! 
I order those cute gold diamond topper from Seventh and J , ordered honeycombs from here
and cut them into diamond shapes, make a quick little banner, and a purple gem cake, with purple donuts, and purple cupcakes. I threw some cotton candy on these sticks, and dots gold cups.
Oh and a sparkler number three for the cake, via here

We ended the nigh with a pizza party with the family and opening gifts! Just too much fun! 

See this post for the cake details.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Did you see the darling Sarah from Confetti Sunshine's donut box yesterday?!
Seriously I'm dying, it's so darling, I love her creative donut ideas over there!

Today I'm sharing mini donut sprinkles for cupcakes or cakes!
There so mini and do cute, I had so much fun making them, I think there a must.
If you happen to be throwing a donut party make sure to include these.

Here's how to make these:

Handful of Cheerios
Pink food coloring

I used store-bought frosting, I added a touch of pink food coloring, I warmed the frosting up in the microwave for a few seconds, so that it became thin.
I took each Cheerio and dunked the top portion into the icing. Than added sprinkles to some!
Let them dry for a few minutes and added them to frosted cupcakes.

Here's the donuts drying on a paper towel.

Now you have to go check out Sarah from Confetti Sunshine's donut necklace!
So darling as a favor... I absolutely adore it. go check it out!
Here's a sneak peak!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Today I'm sharing these DIY donut hats,
Remember how I teamed up with the wonderfully creative Sarah from Confetti Sunshine
We're still hosting and posting our DIY donut ideas!

Let's be honest who doesn't love a donut hat? I do!
I love a party hat & these were SO easy to make! I print this template here
Than I printined Confetti Sunshine's 4" donut template & cut it out, and glue to to my hat.

I made some fringe from tissue paper:
First cut 4" square of tissue paper, than gold the tissue and cut on the open side (not the folded)
Little strips, without cutting all the way to the top, like in this photo.
Than glue it to the top of the party hat! & add some elastic
or if you're feeling really fancy a plastic headband!

Now go run and check out Sarah from Confetti Sunshine's adorable stamped donut boxes! 
I'm adding that to my to-do list! I absolutely adore that donut box! 
I'm thinking I could use to for any occasion, seriously she's brilliant, I adore her ideas!
And maybe you'll find me making a donut stamp tonight, just maybe, okay probably!


Monday, March 17, 2014

hello! this week I've teamed up the wonderfully creative Sarah from Confetti Sunshine
We decided to put together a donut party & she created some of the CUTEST, donut party printables!
This week We'll be sharing our ideas! But seriously go check out her adorable party she put together!
I'm still dying over all the details & go print those donuts & enjoy a donut party!
p.s. you can just have a party for no reason, it's totally fine!

Here's the first project I did, I printed off Sara's Invites  and created a donut party invite box.
The box includes donut confetti that I made from the 1" donut printables & Tissue paper cut into circles, with a 1" circle punch.
I also packaged up straws, donuts flag from the printables and a few homemade donuts.

Invitation Box:
Invites via Confetti Sunshine
Craft Box
Homemade confetti from printables
Mini Donuts
Flags from printables
Dollar Party Blowers (revamped)

I created the donut party blowers but just taking a party blower that I picked up in the dollar section,
and recovered it with blue paper & printed an adorable donut from Sara's printables and attached it.
Voila, one festive party blower that is cheap & now matched your decore!

Stay tuned because we'll be sharing more!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

So, last week the sweetest little voice called me,
and asked me to make a "purple Ta-Ke" with "Tan-DLES"
after my heart just exploded, of course, I would make that sweet girl a cake!
She's turning three! And since her mama is having a baby soon I get to throw a
GEM party for this sweet pea! Here's a sneak peak!

You can buy the gem mold here I warmed up white chocolate chips
Than added good color & spray the gold gems with "gold shimmer dusting spray"
you can buy that at any grocery store or craft store in the cake section!

Stay tuned for fun DIY coming & more photos & details.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Phew, sorry for the lack of posts, we've been working so hard on getting this kitchen remodeled
which is a bit of a task when you both work 40+ hours a week + doing all the work your self...........
I know we're crazy. My house is upside down, but seeing it all come together makes it so worth it!

We still have all the white subway tile to do & the stainless steel oven hood is on it's way!
Phew, these cabinets have been a small large undertaking, seriously I think on Sunday I just wanted to pick
up EVERY SINGLE on of our cabinets and chuck in the trash, pretty hateful? I know.
So if your up for this task, just know what you're in fore.
You maybe will be eating saw dust for a bit, but worth it.

So I read a MILLION tutorial on how to do this, which were all really good,
but we completely vitto-ed the sanding process and used a de-glosser that required,
rubbing and brushing on the super potent chemical and than letting it sit for 1/2 hour, than prime.
I considered filling in the wood grain & I test it on one cabinet & it was so messy & you could still see the oak wood grain, so since I had 20+ cabinet doors to paint I decided it wasn't worth it,
So the question? Can you see the wood grain? Yes, you can, but only up close...

p.s. while I still wanted beautiful marble counters, I couldnt justify putting that much money into a house
that we will probably end up selling.. I LOVE our formica calcutta! Lowe's carry it as a special order..
We made sure to order a 12' sheet that way we could do the entire (long side)
of the counters in one roll, no seams.. we thought this would help make it look less like formica,
I love the outcome! Also if you're looking for stark white subway tiles, order these!
They're stark white, and worth the extra money for a clean look to match the cabinets.

P.s. perhaps just order the laminte pre attached to the cabinets, we made out counter & rolled and cut our our formica, My husband did a great job but it was a lot of work!

Oh you missed out kitchen before? Faux ivy and boarder all! (this was the previous owner photo)
We ripped out the soffit above the sink, & kept the soffit everywhere else,
We have something up our sleeves for that.....
Removed that ugly end cabinet & installed a new just a lower & upper.
See the tiny dishwasher? We got reid of that and installed a new standard sized dishwasher on the other side.
New counters, new lighting, new wood flooring, new sink, new fridge....

I'll probably be posting lots more photos but we're slowly getting there!


Thursday, March 6, 2014

                                                                      just the classic
Cause for celebration
birthday banner
Oh, the love!
The Happy Birthday!

Hi, remember this cute babes?
We're bringing back the bundt cakes & here's 5 things to do with them!
You can use them for just cute table decore, a shower, a birthday, a kids bithday, or just to celebrate
the point is the possibilities are endless, these will now be  a party staple for my parties
I like that there just neutral, which means they can go along with anything.

Try these 5 things:

Just the classic, stick these cuties on a cute cake plate, try this one on sale!
Cause for celebration, print these cute flags & add them to a toothpick or skewer, now lets celebrate!
Birthday banner, buy these cute tags & add to string, voila banner, now make washi tape flags & enjoy!
Oh the love, add cute glitter letters Love or Baby & make these babes are ready for a shower!
Happy Birthday! Cut out circles & glue them to to a string & stick some candles in the bundt cakes.

Flag download: via here
Recipe:  over at Mom's Best 

Now just go make your self some bundt cakes & enjoy!