Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hey Peeps!

I love putting different elements into my flower vases...
Usually I do fruit...oranges, lemons, limes
it always adds a nice touch...
Lately I have been seeing the flower arrangement with peeps in it...
I must say...
I mean totally cute...
Mix, Mingle, Glow gives us the steps to make our own...
P.S. - Wouldn't this be an adorable gift too?


Here’s what you need:

7 oz (or about 1/2 a pound) of green jelly beans

10 pink bunny Peeps

1 14oz clear plastic cup

12 yellow gerbera daisies

1 4.5″ square clear vase


Set the clear cup in the center of the square vase

(use a glue dot or double stick tape if necessary) .

Pour the green jelly beans evenly around the perimeter of the cup.

Carefully pour water into the cup, filling it about halfway.

(Wait until after you have added the jelly beans to put water in the cup

since they have a tendency to fall into the cup!)

Place the Peeps between the cup and the vase

(3 on two sides, 2 on the other sides)…they will fit perfectly.

Cut your daisies short, with the taller ones in the center.

Of course what makes this fun and easy

is that you can use whatever colored variations

of the jelly beans, Peeps and flowers you’d like.

Couldn’t be easier (took me less than 15 minutes total).

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Whooo Wants To Learn How To Make A Felt Owl?

I think I have a slight obsession with owls...
They are the cutest little darn things aren't they?
They seem to be all the rage lately...
Parties done up with them as the theme...
Well, Not Just a Mommy shows us how to make a felt owl
that will be the hit of your next owl themed party...
You can make these using any colors...
She also showed a white one that she made
because her son liked Harry Potter...
See...the possibilities are endless!
felt owl set

The ingredients:
4" styrofoam ball
24 mm google eyes
4 9"X12" pieces of felt
(3 in your choice of colors and one in brown for beak and ears)
glue gun
tacky glue (I use Aleene's)
nickle (for stabalizing)
felt owl suppliesOne owl's face is made of two layers;
the larger layer measures 4" X 3",
the smaller is 3 1/2" X 2 1/4".
The feather measures at 2 1/4" long.
The head covering is a cone,
cut from a corner of the felt,
sides measuring 4"
and I made the curve came from a small plate.felt owl feathersUsing my templates, I cut out feathers in tan and hot pink,
and working from the bottom up,
glue them on in staggered layers almost to the top.coveringcovering owl body with felt feathers 2Make the layers for the owl's face,
head covering and cut a feather out of brown for the beak.owl head piecesGlue the pieces together,
but don't round the corners off the cone of the head covering yet,
that comes later.felt owl headpieceThe ears are triangles about the size of the feathers.
Hot-glue the corners together to create a pinch.felt owl earsOk, now the fun comes in.
You'll have to hot-glue the ears on the head first
before you layer on the owl's face,
but only after you figure out the placement where everything will go.
This includes rounding out the corners of the cone.
Once you're sure where you want everything,
a few dabs of hot glue will work.
I hot-glued a nickle underneath because the owl keeps rolling.finished felt owlFor the second owl, the beak, ears and feathers are the same.
There are two sets of eye patches,
the larger circle is 2" and the smaller is 1 5/8".owl feathers cut outSince this owl doesn't have a head covering,
you'll need to cover up the whole owl in feathers;
assemble his eyes
and then play around with the placement of his eyes and beak,
because that will determine where his ears go.
Hot-glue those on first
with a little pinch on them so they don't lie flat.felt owl 2 eyesfelt owl 2 topHot-glue on his beak, then the eyes and you're set!felt owl 2 sidefelt owl 2 front

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Party Box Design

You know another blog that I just love?
She creates fabulous eye candy too...
Her designs are adorable...
She has a Boston Terrier (me too!)...
And she is very sweet...
Jessica from Party Box Design!
I popped over to her facebook page and saw this PRECIOUS party
that Five Lucky Charms sent to her...
Another blog that has lots of eye candy...
A parisian party for her daughter's birthday...
Party Box Design created the tags & toppers that added sweet detail...

Love, Love, Love this invitation!

Simple & sweet...

I'm swooning over these!


The table is perfectly parisian!



Party Box Design is also hosting a fun give-away...
Who wouldn't love to have these tags?
You could win them if you pop over to her site...

Friday, March 26, 2010

One Lump Or Two?

I am a "real" sugar user when it comes to my coffee or tea...
At home I use sugar cubes...1 lump or 2 depending upon how strong...
I hate the packets or the big pour thingy because you never know how much you need...
You pour or dump, stir, taste and keep doing it until you get it right...
Although, I know exactly how many packets I need at fave!
Here Such Pretty Things shows us how to make sugar cubes,
step by step, that are insanely cute...(her blog is as well!)
Perfect for a tea party, coffee & desserts or your morning cup of coffee...
Happy Friday everyone!

Sugar hearts_8

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Nautical Teddy Bear Shower

Here is another reason why I love reading Save the Date for Cupcakes...
The eye candy they share...heaven...
The inspiration...divine...
This party was sent to them by two talented ladies from Brazil...
Karen from Casamenteiras and
Take a peek & swoon...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ballerina Pink

What little girl doesn't want to be a ballerina?
Here are some precious pictures from Kate Landers Events
that would be precious for any ballerina party...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Grace's Sweet Shop

Look what I stumbled upon yesterday
while doing my perusing...
Can we say a-dor-a-ble?
It's always the attention to detail...
I know I sound like a broken record...
but it's true!
Great Job Glorious Treats for creating a precious party!
This banner is absolutely sweet!

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Just precious!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Khaki & Blue Table

I saw this tablescape awhile back on
I had saved it under my favorites...
I loved the colors...
I came across it again while I was rummaging
through that category
this weekend...
It's too cute not to share, no?
Now this was done as a
"congrats on becoming a Navy chief petty officer"
but I think it's adorable
as a breakfast tablescape...
You could have an assortment of cereals,
croissants or bagels (in lieu of the fortune cookies),
granola, muffins, fresh blueberries...
the menu is endless...
Get some cute little bottles
(I hear Frappecino bottles work well)
for individual servings of milk and VOILA'...
Now tell me your guests wouldn't be most impressed!
khaki and blue party theme

Image from Hostess with the Mostess and Noel Culbertson