Friday, March 19, 2010

Family Medical Emergency

I will not be able to blog for awhile. Please say a little prayer for my family.....

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I am LOVIN' these bunnenvelopes (yes I made up a new word) from Martha Stewart & the cutest complement to the bunny craft I posted a few weeks ago...

This could be the start of something adorable.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

Spring officially arrived today with our 80 degree temperatures! With perfect timing, the Horchow catalog arrived in our mailbox with some MUST HAVES (okay, REALLY, REALLY WANT) for perfect outdoor entertaining.

Like these personalized Melamine plates

colorful ceramic beverage dispensers

festive striped flatware

recycled pop bottle glasses

initial napkin rings

What are your favorite new products for Spring & Summer entertaining?

Minty Shamrocks

I am feeling the luck of the Irish with the Shamrock Ice Cream Sandwiches from Taste of Home.

6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoons milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 to 2 cups mint chocolate chip ice cream, softened
In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg, milk and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture just until blended. Divide dough into two portions; flatten. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8- to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. shamrock cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Prick with a fork if desired.
Bake at 350° for 7-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
Spread 1/4 to 1/3 cup ice cream over the bottom of six cookies; top with remaining cookies. Wrap individually in plastic wrap; freeze. May be frozen for up to 2 months. Yield: 6 servings.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wii Birthday Tournament

It all began with the invitation...

Upon arrival, 8 competitors signed the players agreement & found their team

& their schedule of events

& admired their Wii inspired prizes (movie sized candy) for the event Wii-nners

each competitor received a tournament shirt & team pass

& a Wii-kend Warrior Kit for the tournament

full of Wii-cked goodies

the Wii-nners table

& Wii-xie stixx

of course you can't have a Wii Tournament without a Wii remote birthday cake

a Wii-diculous good time was had by all!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Wii Peek

Just a "Wii" peek from Jake's birthday Wii these Wii wrapped prizes

water bottles for our "athletes"

tournament team passes

more pics to follow.....

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sprinkles St. Patty's Style

Sprinkles has Irish Chocolate Cupcakes with Baileys Irish Cream Cheese frosting for St. Patricks. Yes, please, & thank you!

Only on St. Patty's Day can you enjoy this yummy shamrock green velvet cupcake.

Are you feeling the luck of the Irish?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

I heart these cupcake toppers from Fancy Flours....

& these cookies

they even have make your own (love the card cookies scattered on the table)

Has anyone seen the movie? Did you like it as much as the original? I loved the original but am excited to see the new release too.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Polka Dot Moon

I wanted to introduce you all to Kim from Polka Dot Moon. Kim creates the most amazing custom invitations! She created the cute carnival invites I posted last month & check out her daughters birthday invitation from last year...

Kim took her daughter & a group of her friends to the Pink concert for her birthday

& these were her graduation party invites

love the key detail

couldn't resist showing a picture of her adorable cake

Be sure to visit Kim's website & portfolio-she creates the most fantastic invitations with the cutest details!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Party House

Remember the Haunted Glitter Mansion I made for Halloween? I had a few leftover houses and decided to decorate them for gift boxes.

this house is going to Nina for her 7th birthday party this weekend

lovin the bright, fun colors & pom poms

this would also be such a great party craft

Have a few more in my craft closet & more birthdays coming up...don't be surprised if I decorate a couple more!

Chocolate Wii Remotes

Why didn't I save the packaging from our Wii remotes? Instead of chocolate, I would of made gummi candy remotes, in bright Wii blue!! Seriously, who knew not to throw out the packaging?

(Photo via Flickr, Balakov)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wii Remote Cookies

Frantically searching for inspiration last night for Jake's Wii Tournament birthday & found these fun Wii remote cookies from Not So Humble Pie.

My son LOVES these but I think they are a little out of my realm of possibilities.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Reading with Dr. Seuss

One fish

Two fish

Red fish

Blue fish

Can you guess what book I am reading to my son's class tomorrow? I thought these gummy fish might make it a little more Seussical.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wii Candy Invitations

These are getting hand delivered today....

Wii Birthday Invite

Bought a bunch of these to make invitations for my son's Wii tournament birthday...

We had a Wii Sports Tournament two birthdays ago & the boys had such a great time, Jake wanted to do it again!!