Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Total Eclipse

I am little tired this morning....I am on my third diet coke if that tells you anything! We went to the midnight showing of Twilight last night with thousands of screaming, teenage girls. They cheered & screamed throughout the ENTIRE movie-it was hilariously fun!

Has anyone else seen the movie yet? What did you think?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Watermelon Sours Keg

Watermelon is a "mandatory" treat for the 4th with our family. This year, I am adding these Watermelon Sours to our celebration for the adults!

To make a watermelon keg, cut a lid for the top & scoop out all the fruit. Drill a hole near the bottom & then use a knife to widen the hole until it is slightly smaller than the keg shank. Attach the shank & fill with your cocktail. You can find the kits for around $30.00 at

Watermelon Sours Recipe
Puree 4 cups watermelon chunks; strain. Stir in 4 ounces Alize Red Passion or other fruit-flavored liqueur, 8 ounces gin and 2 cups sour mix; chill. Add sparkling rose before serving. Garnish with lime. Makes 10 to 12 drinks

What are you making for the 4th?

(from Food

Friday, June 25, 2010

Girls Weekend is Here!

The girls are on their way to pick me up for mani-pedis this morning, heading over to Sprinkles Cupcakes & then we are heading directly here

& then we will be enjoying cocktails here

& hanging out on our balcony here

I can almost taste the margaritas!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Crepe Paper Garland

Look what came in the mail yesterday from Whim & Fancy Designs

perfect garland for our snack bar

She also threw in a surprise gift-16 cocktail picks for all the girls! Thanks Ann-Denise!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sweet treats for Pj Party

I am creating a little snack bar for the girls Pajama Party Friday night...every girl needs a little chocolate....

& green apple licorice

& watermelon (yummalicious!)

only three more days....can't wait to see all the girls!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Pajama Wrap

We got all the girls pj's for our 40th birthday weekend...

these will be placed on each girls pillow

with their flip flops at the foot of their bed

Friday, June 18, 2010

Parasol Hair Clips

I am thinking of making these for a fun, silly favor for the pajama party portion of our girl's weekend next Friday-what do you think?

Cute or not cute?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Shirt & Tie Boxes

How cute are these Shirt & Tie gift boxes from Paper Crave?

for complete instructions and templates go here

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mustache Mug

I am LOVING this mustache mug created by the girls from the Tortoise & the Hare.

go here for their full tutorial

absolutely perfect for father's day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Flippin' Forty

It was an unanimous YES for the tag! I am so happy you all agreed!

tags were designed by Kim of The TomKat Studio (whom we all love & adore)

Thanks everyone!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Flip Flop Favors

Working on the flip flop favors for our girls weekend this morning....

I added a silver & crystal embellishment to dress up plain flip flops from Old Navy

I am thinking of adding a tag that reads "Can't believe were FLIPPIN' 40!" What do you think-tag or no tag?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Paper Airplane Cards

Paper airplane cards are a fun way to send your Father's Day wishes this year. Your kids will love making them & "trying them out" for Dad! My boys were "practicing" making cards for Dad & Grandpa for hours! Smaller versions would make great gift tags too!

(photo from Martha Stewart)

Dad's BBQ

We are our family over for a Father's Day BBQ with this hamburger invite from Paper Source

making these BBQ brownies from Family Fun

& using Martha's retro clip art to make these fun favors

What are you doing for Father's Day?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fun Fourth Ideas

Found some FUN July 4th inspiration on Martha....

you can download clip art here

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Girls Weekend

Working on a few projects for our girls weekend like these parasol lanterns...

drink sign for a little "taste of paradise"

need to start working on the pajama and flip flop project next!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Donut Seeds

These donut seeds from Cakespy make such a cute favor idea for your next preschool playgroup or morning celebration.

so simple, fun, & creative!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Every Day Hero Box

I am LOVING this hero supply box idea for Father's Day from Jordan of Oh Happy Day! Jordan has also made it SUPER easy to recreate one for your own hero! She has provided all of the labels & step by step instructions which you can find here.

love the great packaging

great idea for a thank you for any hero in your life

definitely need this

we could all use a little of this

I am so making this for my super hero! Thank you Jordan!

Friday, June 4, 2010

40th Birthday Girls Weekend Invites

In a couple of weeks, I will be celebrating the BIG 40 with a group of girlfriends who are also turning 40 this year (my actual birthday isn't till December but why not celebrate a few months early)!

spa day, poolside, and cocktails-oh my!

an entire weekend with just the girls

is it too early to pack my bags? more details to follow....

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Crayon Cupcakes

Wouldn't these be a fun, colorful addition to your next cupcake party? These cupcake crayons from Gaddy Nipper Crayons can be found on Etsy.

the bakers box packaging is the perfect touch for this adorable party favor

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Clothespin Couture

Catching up on my blog reading this afternoon, I found these fun, custom clothespins on Creature Comforts. They have created an easy, step by step tutorial on how to make your own designer clothespins.

All you need is some standard wooden clothespins - generally found in the laundry supply section at stores such as Target (about $3 for 100),fabric scraps in solid colors or prints - light-weight cottons will work best, double-sided tape and scissors.

1.Pull out a strip of double-sided tape that is as long or slightly longer than your clothespin. Attach it to the surface of the clothespin making sure to keep it free from bubbles or creases. The tape should be lined up evenly along one long edge so that the excess hangs off the other sides (seen in the photo above). Trim off excess using your scissors - this works best when the tape-free side is facing towards you while you cut.
2.Place your prepared clothespin tape-side down onto the back side of your fabric (make sure the right side of the fabric is facing down for this step so that it will be displayed correctly when you are done). Turn over and use your finger to press and smooth the fabric onto the tape. Cut excess fabric off all sides - this works best when the fabric-covered side is away from you while you cut.

they also created these adorable pom pom clothespins

you can find all the instructions here

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Harry Potter treasures

I am enamoured with the rustic charm of these Harry Potter treasures created by celestefrittata found on etsy.

We can not WAIT for the opening of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part One on November 19th! It's never too early to start planning a premiere party!