Monday, February 27, 2012

Dr. Seuss Week Treats

My boys love Dr. Seuss week at school. Every year, they want me to come to their school and read a Dr.Seuss story to their class. I always like to bring a special treat for the kids & this year I made Cat In the Hat Pops & Green Egg Cookies.

I have made these pops before but these were made with chocolate dipped marshmallows & rice krispie pops.

The green eggs were made with vanilla wafers dipped in white chocolate-super easy & cute!

Linked to: Sunday Showcase, Kitchen Fun, Get Your Craft On, & Tip Junkie

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Green Beer Mug Pushpops

LOVE these green beer mug pushpop cupcakes from The Cupcake Blog I saw pinned by one of my favorite party girls Brandy.

Can someone make these for me for St.Patricks Day?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Note for Teenage Son

I left this for my teenage son today on his door...he used to be my sweet, baby boy & now he is turning into a strong, independent man. No one prepares you for how hard it is to let go, how to trust that they will do the right thing, how not to worry every second of the day or prepares you for how much you love your children. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could stay little forever?

(print via southernmomentum)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mardi Gras Smoothies

In honor of Fat Tuesday, I wanted to make the boys a special drink Mardi Gras style. I came up with a blackberry, lime & mango frozen yogurt smoothie in the traditional Mardi Gras colors. I simply took each flavored yogurt, added fruit and blended with ice for each layer. I let each layer set up in freezer for 5-10 minutes before adding the next layer. You could also use flavored sorbet or gelato in place of the yogurt. Yummilicious!

(Cute Mardi Gras party circles from The TomKat Studio)

What do you like to drink in celebration of Fat Tuesday?

Let The Games Begin

Does anyone else LOVE The Hunger Games series as much as we do? We were obsessed with these books in our house last summer & have been anxiously waiting for the movie to come out March 23rd! I was secretly hoping someone would design Hunger Games printables & this morning look what I saw on Amy Locurto's blog...

Amy has designed an invitation, party squares, drink flags & signs for your personal party use! You can download all of her printables here.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Free Oscar Printables

Is anyone having an Oscar Viewing Party? If so, can I come? I love the Oscars, the fashion, the hair, the bling... & these printables from Twig & Thistle will make your Oscar party a smashing success!

They have thought of everything! You can download your free printables here.

Remember my little Oscar Girls Night last year? You can see what we did here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shamrock Pop Supplies

Remember these cute Shamrock Pops I made last year? They got the most hits out of all of my 2011 posts!

If you want to make them for this St.Patty's Day, be sure to stop by & pick up some of these marshmallow hearts before they're gone. And the best part is they are marked down with all of the Valentine stuff!

If you want to see how I made the Shamrock Pops, click here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Treats

I made a few treats for Valentine's yesterday & these rice krispie hugs & kisses were our fave

& the always popular chocolate covered marshmallows

& don't forget the dipped pretzels for those who like salty & sweet

I packaged some of the treats in these cute felt bags I found at Target.

We also made Evan's class Valentines-found the cute printable on Living Locurto & added POP ROCKS for fun!

What did you make for Valentine's Day?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Happy 3rd Blogiversary to me

Can you believe that it was three years ago today I started this blog? What an amazing experience this has been! The blogging community is such an incredible group of creative & inspirational people & I feel so fortunate to be a small part of it.

Thank you for a wonderful 3 years & I am excited to see what the next year has to bring for us all!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Kiss Cupcakes

I can not get over the cuteness of these Kiss Cupcakes by Carrie from Half Baked spotted on TomKat Studio's blog today!

OMG the frosting, the perfection of packaging, so darling, I can hardly stand it!

For all the yummy details, check out Carrie's post here.

Friday, February 3, 2012

A Latte Love

Valentine Surprise #8: I adore the "Thanks A Latte" cards from the girls at eighteen25 & thought I would try my own version for Valentine's Day.

I also printed one on brown kraft paper for the hubs (pink is not his color) for a little surprise. I tucked it in his briefcase so he can grab a coffee on the way to the office or the Phoenix Open this weekend.

Are you making anything for your sweetie this weekend?

Linked to: Show & Tell

Espresso Love

Valentine Surprise #7: Chocolate covered espresso beans are one of my hubby's favorite sweets! I packaged them in a clear bottle & made the tag that reads: Words can not ESPRESSO how much I love you!

I hid them where he keeps his coffee beans & grinder. I don't know who is having more fun with this, me (definitely me) or my sweet husband!

Linked to: Show & Tell

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Super Bowl Bingo

I love this Super Bowl Bingo idea from Kelly of Studio DIY! Sometimes during the game, the kids get a little restless. This is the perfect activity to keep them interested! Throughout the game & commercials, they can look for the items on the cards. The first person to get 5 in a row wins! You can download your FREE Bingo cards here.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spice of My Life

Valentine surprise #4 for my hubby hidden in his gym bag...can you guess what it is?