Monday, January 31, 2011

Custom Cups

Problem:  I want fun custom cups for our Bunco night but do not want to spend a lot of money.

Solution:  I printed my design on some clear, address labels I already had & placed them on simple white cups

Could not have been any easier!  Whatcha think-do you like it with a little bling or none at all?

Hidden Heart

Don't you LOVE this heart cake from I am a baker?

For directions, click here.

(spotted on Gordon Gossip)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Strawberry Footballs

I have been looking for football treats to take to our friends Superbowl party next weekend
& then I found these cuties from glitter to gumdrops

So fun, clever & simple!  Thanks Christy!

Groundhog Cupcakes

Remember the adorable Punxsutawney Phil cupcakes from last year?  I am thinking I might try these this year for Groundhog Day.

with yummy chocolate frosting, topped with oreo crumbles

& of course, a little movie with Bill Murray.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Carnation Cones

I love these carnation cones by Martha as favors for my next ice cream social...don't be surprised if you see these tied to the back of my chairs! 

(spotted on Kim Vallee)

Heart Pom Pom Toppers

this morning I am on one of my blog faves, Edible Crafts & I see this fuzzy cuteness
from hank & hunt

is it possible to fall in love with a cupcake topper?  yes I am afraid it is...

Wishing tree

Have you seen the Wishing Tree from Hello Hanna?  This is such a sweet centerpiece idea for showers, weddings, & anniversaries!  I even love it for Valentine's Day-you can write all the reasons you love someone on little hearts.

For ordering information, visit Hello Hanna.

(spotted on Twig & Thistle)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Heart Photo Collage

I have a bunch of photos from our Bunco group & I thought it would be fun to put them all together in a heart shaped photo collage for our Valentine's Bunco...

do you prefer black & white or color photos?

Has anyone ever done this before?  Can you tell it's a heart?  I was also thinking this would be a cute idea for Valentine's Day! Surprise your sweetie with photos spelling out 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Take Out Love

For my Bunco girls, I am doing a little "take out".  I am making three dishes: Lemon Shrimp & Feta Orzo Salad, Balsamic Chicken Tomato Mozzarella Basil Pasta and Sweet Leaf Berry Chicken Salad.  I am making everything in the morning & packaging it up in these cute take out boxes.

I like to have all the cooking done ahead of time so I am not running around like a crazy person!  That way,  I get more time to spend with the girls!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Heart Cupcake

Did you see this cute heart in the middle cupcake?  It is so fun & no one has to know how easy it is to make!

For baking directions, visit Bake it in a Cake.

Love Potion

Made our LOVE POTION No.9 sign last night & started experimenting with cocktail recipes for my Bunco girls...anyone have any favorite pink or red cocktail recipes they would like share?

I also need a few volunteers to be taste testers..any takers? 

Monday, January 24, 2011


This weekend we made some sprinkled marshmallows to take to our friends in Tucson-I ran out of lollipop sticks so I cut a few paper straws in half  (by the way, why doesn't someone make cute lollipop sticks???)

so easy & the kids LOVE them

I am making these for my Valentine Bunco next month-I like to "practice" making treats ahead of time to make sure they will turn out. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Kissing Bandit

One of my kids favorite things to do is "Boo" our neighbors for Halloween. And I thought, WHY couldn't we do this for Valentines Day?  And then the Kissing Bandit was born....

created a few simple signs on my laptop

& we are ready to spread a little love in our neighborhood!

the treats are ready & covered in xoxo's

do you think it would be too much if we wore heart shaped masks for our secret deliveries?  don't be surprised to see the kissing bandit around your neighborhood...
handmade projects Today's Creative Blog


Have you had a chance to stop by Heather Bullard this week?  She has designed the sweetest free Valentine printables including these cute gift tags...

While you're there, be sure to check out her French love quote & chocolate bar labels
 C'est Magnifique!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Valentine Bunco Score Cards

Last night while my hubby was working late, I made score cards for our Valentine Bunco next month.  

Started working on the table name cards but not quite finished yet....

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cupcake Pushpops

Cupcake pushpops?  Yes, please!  Such a fantastic packaging idea!

(photo from Sugarbaby's via Cupcakes Take The Cake)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

iPhone Valentine

Last year, we made these ipod Valentines for my sons classmates at school.  This year, I have been searching the blogs for another "cool" idea & then I saw the iPhone Valentine on Living Locurto

Amy designed them to wrap around a box of candy hearts

For her FREE download, click here.  Thanks Amy! As my boys would say, you ROCK!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Printable Class Valentine's

Did you seen these cute classroom printable Valentines from One Charming Party?

For your FREE download, click here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

xoxo tags

Made a few tags for our Valentine's Bunco...

as far as I know, there can never be enough hugs & kisses!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cupcake Fondue

Celebrate your sweetie on Valentine's with this Cupcake Fondue Party from Bake It Pretty 

bite size cupcakes (you could add mini donuts & a little fruit for fun)

Click here for all the details.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

S.W.A.K.S (stamped with a kiss straws)

I started working on a few things for my Valentines Bunco next month & came up with these straw kisses...

I thought they would be a fun addition to my "LOVE POTION" cocktail I am mixing up

My youngest thought he would try our S.W.A.K.S out for himself!

What do you think?  Cute or not cute-would love to hear from you!

Adult Chocolate Milk Mini Shakes

Have you had the chance to try Adult Chocolate Milk?  Nikki, (who just happens to be one of my favorite clients) co-founded ACM & of course, I had to try it! It is a super, yummy, chocolate,  creamy adult version of our childhood favorite drink ( just minus the chocolate mustache! ). 

It is 40 proof, which is a little strong, so I created mini milkshakes!

I blended 2 parts vanilla ice cream to 1 part Adult Chocolate Milk, poured them into shot glasses & VOILA!  The perfect mini cocktail shake!  Your girlfriends will love them!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Love Treats

& these XOXO cookies from 

What treats do you like to make for Valentine's Day?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Frilled Pencils

SOOOO I have been getting together a few ideas for my bunco night in February & know that I want some cute pencils for the tables.... & then I saw these fun, frilled pencils from maya made...

I am off to the store for some heart & polka dot tissue paper!

For the instructions on how to make your own frilled pencils, click here.

(photos from maya made)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love Chips

Working as an interior designer, I have tons of extra paint chips lying around.  I am thinking of going green this Valentine's Day & making these little love notes with all my old paint chips.  They would also make perfect love coupon books for your sweetheart too! 

(photo from Country Living)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Paper Heart Straws

I HEART these paper straws from The Sugar Diva....perfect for our anniversary, my bunco night in February & of course, Valentine's Day.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tutu & Peony

Remember the adorable tutu & flower headband I won from All About Tots?  I gave it to our sweet Devynn for her 5th birthday a few weeks ago.

how cute is she?  those eyes, those curls (all natural, can you believe it?)

& does she know how to work a tutu!

A big thank you to Kristin from Devynn (& me too) -she LOVES her tutu!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Merry Newsinator

Did you run out of time this season & didn't get out your holiday card/newsletter?  Plaid Creative has created the Merry Newsinator, a fun & clever personalized newsletter ready to print, email, tweet or upload to your facebook account.

To create your own Merry Newsinator, click here.

(spotted on Twig & Thistle)

Meri Meri Love

Sadly, I have finally put away the last little bit of Christmas & have found these cute Valentine products from Meri Meri ....

It's never too early to start planning for Valentine's!