Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy 2012

We are spending the weekend with our BFF's as we do every year for our New Year's Eve Sleepover.

I hope you are spending your NYE with the people you love the most in the world! Cheers to a happy, healthy & prosperous new year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Water Cooler

We installed my new water cooler in my office today just in time for New Years Eve! CHEERS!

(spotted on P is for Party)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

NYE Printables from TKS

When I saw these darling NYE printables from Kim of TomKat Studio last night, I of course had to use them for our New Years Eve celebration. I used the circle tags for our sparklers

& wrapped the same tissue around the poppers

I made some chocolate dipped marshmallows & added another cute circle tag

they are so easy to make & the kids love them!

I attached the large tags to simple black bags to package up all the goodies!

I am making the banner tonight! You can download the complete TKS NYE collection here.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Printable 2012 Wine Tags

I always like to bring a bottle of champagne as a small gift for our hostess for New Years Eve & these tags from Jessica Jones will be the perfect addition!

You can download yours free here.

Printable 2012 Party Hats

Did you see these cute printable party hats by Ellinee on Pizzazzerie? Of course I am printing these off this morning & adding a little sparkle of my own for our New Years Eve dinner with our BFF's.

How are you celebrating your NYE?

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holly Jolly Holiday

Wishing you all a holly, jolly holiday!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Arizona Snowman

I was driving out on my way to work & spotted this Arizona snowman in my neighbors yard. Of course I had to stop & snap a quick pic.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Reindeer Donuts

I am taking a little blogging break from working on reindeer donuts for my son's hot cocoa class party tomorrow.  I found the recipe on Love From the Oven but she actually made the donuts.  Instead, I bought a bag of Hostess mini chocolate frosted donettes which made it a whole lot easier. The antlers were made from mini pretzels, a red peanut m&m for the nose & 2 dots of black gel icing for the eyes.

They are easy to assemble & so cute!  One tray done, one more to go!

Christmas Treats

I wanted to share a few sweet little treats we made this weekend. I made these Santa Strawberry Hats I saw here for our friends annual Santa party last night & they were super easy & everyone loved them!

I also made this marshmallow pops with the jumbo marshmallows and candy cane sticks! The kids went crazy for them! I forgot to take pictures of the party trays them but at least I got a couple shots. :)

What sweet treats are you cooking up this holiday

Friday, December 16, 2011

Pop of Color

Want a quick and inexpensive transformation? Paint is an easy, low cost design solution. For my clients daughters room, we added a pop of pink around her headboard for a new & fresh look.

As you can see from the before photo below, the white headboard got lost against the white wall. Now, the pink outline really makes it pop against the wall.

Have you tried any painting projects lately?

Nativity Cookies

Did you see this edible Nativity Cookie display by Dani Fiori on Martha yesterday?

I seriously want to take a cookie decorating class-who's with me?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

GingerKid Kit

I am always looking for fun, family gifts that are inexpensive but personal. I put together a few of these GingerKid Kits (yes, that's "GingerKids" at my son's request because some families have boys & girls & we do not want to discriminate).

I picked up a bunch of these "Really Big" Gingerbread Men from Trader Joes. And they're right, they are really big, 12" cookies which makes it easier for little hands to decorate. They come with their own frosting and decorations.

Of course, I had to add a few more sprinkles. I started with clear cellophane bags and added gingerbread men, snowflakes, christmas trees, m&m's and other christmas colored sprinkles.

I topped each bag with these cute & free Gingerbread printables from TomKat Studio.

They are all packaged up and ready to deliver this weekend! What gifts are you making this holiday?

Linked to: Weekend Wrap Up, Show & Tell Saturday, Whipperberry, Tip Junkie, Today's Creative Blog and Somewhat Simple

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Busiest Time of Year

The holidays are my busiest time with my design clients...I am working on several projects including this fabulous courtyard project with Josh Turnbull from Bloom Landscape.

I am afraid my postings will be a little on the light side these next few weeks. I hope to be back to regular posting soon & hope you all are enjoying this wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I started working on a very exciting project this past week! My client wants a ladies bar/lounge for her girlfriends-very chic, glamorous & sophisticated. We are calling it the "GlamLounge"! I have found the perfect fabric for the drapery panels & it is going to be FAB-U-LOUS! And as you know, every GlamLounge needs a little sparkle.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Bells

Don't you think these simple tissue bells strung together make a fun holiday garland!

(photo via House Beautiful)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Glittered Santa Boxes & Snowmen

How jolly are these Santa Boxes from Martha Stewart? I LOVE them for favor boxes & that special small gift.

Aren't they cute? The snowman is super adorable & you can find the diy here.

Click here for clip art & all the details.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas in Disneyland

Just returned home from a fun family weekend in Disneyland!  We love visiting Disneyland over the holidays!  I love all the lights, decorations, my family-it is truly magical!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holly Jolly Lanterns

I think these Santa & Snowman paper lanterns would be the cutest addition to your children's party this season!  I would hang a group of them over my kitchen island or buffet table.  I would also love to find reindeer lanterns to go with Mr. Claus!