Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pretzel Americana

This morning, I made a few treats for our friends annual Memorial Day bbq & swim favorite are the candy dipped pretzels honoring our American flag.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Firework Cupcake Pops

I wish I had push pop containers so I could make these firework cupcakes from Lady Behind the Curtain
to take to our friends BBQ tomorrow...

I will have to come up with something yummy & patriotic but not sure I can make it this cute.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer fun ideas

How cute is this FREE printable from Laura Winslow?  Now when my kids say, "I'm BBOORREEDDDD!  What can I DOOOOO?"  I will have 101 ideas for them, thanks to Laura.

For your FREE download, click here.  Happy Summer!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Simply Sweet Shower

Did you see this sweet candy bridal shower for Dylan Lauren on Martha yesterday?   There were so many fun details like this adorable candy mosaic

& these custom chocolate bar invites

& monogram candy bar

 sweet wish cards

& this cute french fry presentation

& candy cocktails

& this cake makes the perfect sweet ending

For all the details, visit Martha here.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Culinary Delight

I love the contrast of the white cabinetry, stacked stone wall, travertine & bronze accent tiled backsplash with the & wood floors for my client's kitchen in Gilbert.

One of my favorite features is the pot filler installed over the cooktop & range!  No more dragging heavy pasta pots of water across the kitchen!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Girls Only Weekend II Logo

My second attempt at our girls weekend logo-do you like this one or the other one better?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Girls Only Weekend II

Guess what will be here soon?  That's right, girls weekend!  Remember our 40th birthday celebration from last year?  Sixteen of my sweet girlfriends turned the BIG 40 & we had an incredible resort getaway weekend!  And our flippin' 40 flip flop favors (say that 5 times fast)?  We had such a great time last year, we decided to do it again this year & make it an annual event!  I started working on a logo for the weekend & my first attempt is posted below.  I will be working on several ideas & would love your help in deciding which is the best.  I would love any cute ideas for favors...I am thinking custom tote bags & tees unless you all can help me with something better.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Cute pops

How cute are these popsicles?

You can make your own fun faces with this Zoku Pop Maker from Williams Sonoma

(spotted on Bellenza via Host it Notes)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Instant charm

I love this Polaroid birth announcement from Fresh Baked Paper Goods

wouldn't these be adorable invites too?

for the diy lowdown, click here.

(spotted on you are my fave)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sea Grass Stripes

I adore the sea grass striped tumbler & goblet from Anthropologie

they would make the most darling addition to my next fiesta!

The Heart of the Home

For my clients in Chandler, the kitchen is the heart of their home.  We designed their kitchen with two islands which provides the perfect layout for entertaining.  

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Master Bathroom Luxury

For my clients in Chandler, we designed a luxurious master bath with the whirlpool tub as the centerpiece of the room.  We wrapped a walk-in shower around the back of  the tub with two sets of his and her shower heads withs seperate entries

I tied the two spaces together by using the same stone & glass tile in both areas.   We installed travertine tiles on the shower walls & I added a travertine quatrefoil deco insert for an accent.   We also used slabs of travertine on the tub deck & surround.  I selected a GORGEOUS glass mosaic tile (the homeowner says she loves it because it looks diamonds) for the face of the stair risers & as a border in the shower.

It turned out beautifully & my clients enjoy using their luxurious master bath!

Las Vegas project update

Received some disappointing news...Vegas project fell through due to low appraisal. 

My client is in Vegas looking at a few more properties-hopefully he finds something he loves even more.   It's going to be hard to beat this view...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Abby's Baby shower

Saturday was the baby shower I co-hosted with my BFF for her sister in-law.  We had the shower at the Estate Club in Gainey Ranch.  I had never been there before which made it a little challenging for set up.  We started with the adorable banner from our shower printables from Parties by Hardie & added paper daisies borrowed from sweet Kim

we were on somewhat of a tight budget but bff wanted a small candy bar for our guests

don't forget about our wrapped chocolate bars, yummy lemon cookies & lemonade (we also had the most delicious lemon cake but I didn't get a picture)

there also happened to be this HUGE cactus in the room that we could not remove so I added a few hot pink tissue balls to try & make it a little cuter

remember those clear glass vases I painted for the floral centerpieces?  I filled the hot pink one with yellow alstroemeria

and the other two were filled with white & pink alstroemeria

our beautiful Mommy to be  (can you see the cute gift banner behind all her presents?)

Friday, May 6, 2011

What I want for Mother's Day

Sweetie, in case you are wondering,

all I want is this Guadeloupe Flower Tote from Mar y sol & yes, in this color. thanks honey. love you.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

Last year for Cinco de Mayo, I hosted "Mamas & Margaritas" for a few girlfriends. 

This year, I am making shrimp tacos with mango salsa for my favorite boys at home.  How are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Customized Baby Gift Stationery

When I purchased the Elephant Shower party printables from Parties by Hardie, I also bought the gift printables for our mommy to be.   I printed out note cards, stationery, thank yous, bookplates, and stickers for our sweet parents.

 I bought a gray desk organizer, threw in some stamps & now have a cute stationery gift that is customized & coordinates with the shower.  

Can you think of anything else I should add?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Puppy Party

Did you see this adorable puppy party that Darcy Miller hosted on Martha?  I am so going to try to convince my bff to throw a puppy party for her daughter just so I can make these balloons

& these pupcakes by Kate from Cake Power

& these pup pops also by Kate

For all the puppy details, visit Martha.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Cozy & Comfy

My client wanted a cozy & comfy place to read and relax in her master bedroom.  Instead of chairs or a sofa, I selected this double tufted chaise.  My client LOVES to read bedtime stories here with her children and snuggle up for movie night with her hubby.  It is now her favorite place in the house!