Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Heart Milk Cubes

I adore this simply darling idea from Victoria of A Subtle Revelry... color & freeze milk ice cubes in a heart shaped tray. Kinda genius right?

And the best part? It slowly turns your milk pink...how lovely.

Love Everything You Dew

Another little surprise (#3) left for my sweetie-this time with his favorite soda, Mountain Dew. I left it in the refrigerator this morning with a little note that reads "I love everything you DEW". I know it is super cheesy but he loves it!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Poca Cosa on Pinterest

I am FINALLY on Pinterest! I am helping my sister with her wedding in New York so I started an inspiration board. I have also pinned lots of cute Valentine ideas & you can find me here

Please stop by & say hi! If you are on Pinterest, let me know-I would love to see what you have pinned!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Free Superbowl Printables

Are you planning a Superbowl party this year? Kim from The Celebration Shoppe has made it a little easier for you with these cute & FREE Superbowl
! Click here for the download.

Kim also has some Super Snack ideas for your party too!

Click here for all her yummy snack ideas!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mint to be

Another little Valentine suprise (#2) for the hubs-this time with his favorite Altoid mints. I hid the mailbox somewhere fun for him to find.

A few more fun treats to make...anyone have any cute ideas?

Linked to: Friday Flair

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hot Stuff

Have I ever mentioned how much my hubby LIKES hot sauce, I mean LOVES hot sauce? The man puts it on everything from breakfast to dinner. So for Valentine's, I came up with a little something different this year...

I like to leave little surprises for my hubby for Valentines hidden around his office, car & our house for him to find. I have several other little gifts planned of some of his favorites. What are you making for your Valentine?

Linked to: Show & Tell, Friday Flair

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thank you notes

I am still a firm believer of a hand written thank you note. For each birthday party, I like to take a picture of all the kids and use it to send out thank you cards. It also makes a nice keepsake for all the kids! How about you? Do you like to send out thank you notes after your kids parties?

Paper Love

Paper Source has some of the cutest Valentine craft kits! A few of my favorites are this XO garland

Heart guitar valentines

& fortune cookie valentines

They are such a great resource! Click here for more info.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mario Birthday Bash

The boys had a great time at our Mario Birthday Brawl party for Evan's 10th birthday yesterday! I had SO much fun putting together their Super Mario Sweets table!

The boys loved the cupcakes I made with Super Mario characters

and cute candy stars.

For the cupcake & candy stands, I simply wrapped boxes in brick paper to look like the bricks from the Mario games.

I made the marshmallow 1UP mushrooms pops & krispie pop stars & displayed them in cardboard tubes that I painted green to look like the pipes from the Mario games.

I made the cotton ball clouds to the sky backdrop (thanks to Dawn from Not Just a Mommmy) which was the perfect finishing touch!

Of course, what is a party without favor bags?

Filled with Mario treats of course!

The boys also got their own "I'm The Bomb!" shirts

which helped them gear up to get their GAME ON

in the AWESOME Gamez on Wheelz 3D Video Game Truck!

The boys had a great time playing all their fun video games!

We even created a Players Lounge in the boys hideout under the stairs

where the boys could "chill-lax" and play Mario on their Nintendo DS.

It was another great birthday & Evan and his buddies are already planning next year's bash!

Linked to: Show & Tell Saturdays Weekend Wrap-Up
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mario Star Rice Krispie Pops

Just made our Mario Star Rice Krispie Pops for Evan's birthday bash! Does anyone else find the rice krispie pops hard to work with? Next on the agenda... mushroom marshmallow pops!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mario Favor tags

Putting together the favor bags for Evan's Mario birthday party & whipped up these last night. Toad is Evan's favorite character and he is the perfect choice for the "toad"-ally awesome favor tags.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bomb Shirt Tags

Sorry for the lack of posts this past week-work has been CRAZY busy (in a good way) but it hasn't left me much time for blogging. I made these simple tags for the boys t-shirts & I am putting them together tonight.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Birthday Mario Shirts

I like to make birthday party shirts for all the boys friends for their parties but this year Evan found this shirt at Target. For those of you don't know, Bob-omb is a character from Super Mario (which is perfect for his Mario party theme). How cute will all the boys be in their "I'm The Bomb!" shirts!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mario Birthday Party

We are getting ready to celebrate Evan's BIG 10th birthday in ten days! He wants a Mario themed party & we have rented Gamez On Wheelz for all the boys to play their favorite Mario games!

Anyone have any cute Mario ideas they want to share?

(print found on Pinterest)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Airplane Valentines

Have you seen this fun airplane Valentine from Country Living? You can download it for free & print for your favorite aviators here.

(spotted on CraftGossip)

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I am so excited for all the possibilites of the new year! I am working a large project & can not wait to share all the details with you! My posting will be rather erratic this month so please bear with me. What new & exciting adventures does 2012 hold for you?