Friday, April 30, 2010

Run For The Roses

It takes place in Louisville, Kentucky...
the first Saturday of May...
at the lovely Churchill Downs...
It has been dubbed "the most exciting 2 minutes in Sports"
I can definitely see why...
Yes, I'm talking about the Kentucky Derby...
The Derby is very big in our household considering my husband is from Louisville...horserace1















See...even Barbie is a Derby girl...
and she is dressed most appropriately...



And no Derby would be complete without its signature drink...
The Mint Julep...
Served in the silver Derby cup...
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So grab a few friends, 






a dozen roses 
(since it is "The Run for the Roses"},
maybe have some friendly wagering, 
serve up some Hot Browns, 
Benedictine as an appetizer,
and voila...
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baking Up A Storm & Sneak Peak

I've been busy this week...
A lady asked me to make three dozen cookies for her granddaughter
that was graduating from dental school...
What could be better for a dentist-to-be than a tooth & toothbrush...

This is what happens to those I don't like...
It gets eaten...
It's our turn on Saturday to bring snack to Goosie Girl's soccer game...
I thought these would be a nice addition...

SNEAK PEAK
I've also been working hard on my friend's 40th birthday...
Here is a peek at the invites that were just sent out...
I love the rage with the wrap around address labels...
it just looks so classy...
The invitation suite...
I lined the envelopes with a houndstooth print, used it on the address labels,
and will carry this print throughout the party as well...
She also wanted an insert that reminded guests not to bring presents...
Of course I had to add a little bling...
A few Swarovski crystals & some sparkle makes everything better...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baby Shower Napkin

While hopping around my daily reads last night,
I came across this adorably folded napkin for a baby shower
from P is for Party (& pop over there to see the rest)...
Now, I know napkins are not very exciting...
but I just love this...
napkin folded like a diaper...
baby diaper pin with the big orange bow...
of course the bow could be changed to any color...
I just love it!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Twinkle Toes

Goosie Girl used to take ballet when she was little...
I would have l-o-v-e-d to have made these pretties for her recital...
I may have to make them anyway...
They are too precious...
Look at the ribbon...
I'm dying...it's too cute...
and the dress...
the epitome of pretty in pink, no?

Thank you Cake Journal for always having a-m-a-z-i-n-g pics & tutorials!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Got Milk?

With milk & cookies being the latest rage...
I'm just loving these charming milk carafes...
Really they would look sweet with any party liquid...
And those polka dotted bows make it...
sugar and spice baby shower ideas
{Images complements of Hostess with the Mostess}

Friday, April 23, 2010

Vanilla Oreo Truffles

I am an Oreo fanatic...
So when I saw this recipe, 
I knew I had to share...
Here is the recipe from Me and My Pink Mixer:
(is that the most adorable name or what?!)



1 pkg. Golden Oreos
1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
White or Milk Chocolate for dipping

Crush Oreos in a food processor.  
Add cream cheese and mix until a dough forms.
Roll into balls and freeze for about 15 minutes.
Dip in melted chocolate & decorate as desired. 
I keep mine in the freezer until I am ready to use them.
Remove from freezer at least one hour before serving.

Precious baking cups are from Bake it Pretty...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sweetiepie Restaurant

If I were heading to The Big Apple anytime soon,
I would definitely be making myself a reservation
to Sweetiepie Restaurant...
I mean, oh my...
look at this decor...
I am so loving the white tables & countertops...
(You rarely see white anything in restaurants except for the tablecloths & napkins)...
This is so fresh & classy...
Makes me want to stay all day...
Sweetie Pie Restaurant
Look at this tuffeted booth...
In a pinky, red...
Set up for tea...
Aaahhhh....
Told you I'm staying all day...

Sweetie Pie Restaurant
Now here is my absolute favorite part...
Look at this bar...
With the white built-ins...
I'm swooning...
Can you tell?...
And...
They have fancy things like milkshakes with a shot in them...
Yummy!
Sweetie Pie Restaurant
{I found this beautifully decorated restaurant on Jubella...}

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Orange & Yellow Anyone?

Creative Hostess always has wonderful inspiration and delicious eye candy...
For instance, take a peek a this orange & yellow dessert table 
created by Cocoa & Fig...
Perfect for this time of year...
Be sure to notice the lemons in the tall vases 
with the sweet pomendars on top...
Magnificent idea...




Monday, April 19, 2010

Wedding Invitations

A dear friend of mine is getting remarried...
She asked me to create some samples for her...
I came up with three...

The first one is more childlike because I worded it as though
her two sweet girls & his son were the ones giving the wedding...        
         

Swarovski crystals line the flag...
I had to add alittle bling...
        
The second one is a simple cake with Swarovski crystals 
on the top & the base...
The colors didn't show as well as I'd of liked...
A soft yellow & turquoise...
                                           

My husband liked this one the best...
Last but not least...
A tiffany blue with black & white damask...
Adorned with a satin black ribbon & starfish on the pocketfold...
It is a destination wedding after all...
even if we do live in Florida not to far from the beach...
Goosie Girl liked this one best...
She said this looks like "Miss Noelle"...


Friday, April 16, 2010

The Two Cutest Hoots

As I've said M-A-N-Y times before, Save the date for cupcakes, is D-I-V-I-N-E for eye candy!
I do believe that these are two of the cutest little hoots 
I have ever seen...
Sitting there on top of that cake...
Thank you to The Party Studio for creating 
this "it just puts me in a good mood when I look at this" party!
I mean really...



             Look how cute these sweet things are!
Tree Centrepiece
And this tree...
With the owls in it...
Precious indeed!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

O Holy Sweet!

I do believe I would say "O Holy Sweet" if I came across these gorgeous desserts!
Too bad they are in Sweden...


{images & inspiration complements of O Holy Sweet & The Inspired Bride}

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tea Time Anyone?

May I attend this party?
I would really love to be invited!...
To walk out to the back and see those crisp white tablecloths...
and my favorite colors of blue & pink accessorizing...
And, oh... how those pillows in the chairs add so much charm...
The tea cups tied up with ribbon...
The lovely tea canisters (that are the favors)...
Simple & charming...
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{Images & beautiful party complements of Wedding Style Guide}

{All photography by Amanda McLauchlan}

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Flower Pictures

Take a peek at these adorable do it yourself flower pictures...



All you have to do 
is buy some inexpensive frames, 
hot glue the flower to the mat 
and voila'...
How spectacular would this be 
as a backdrop behind a dessert table?
{images & inspiration from Design Dazzle & My Spot:  Home and Garden}

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pretty In Pomegranate & Pink

First of all...new text color...
I updated the features on my blog & the new format doesn't have my usual "pretty in pink" color...
it just has a bright "fuschia" which doesn't seem to look right with the rest...
So how about a soothing green?


After watching The Masters last night ...
(What a spectacular ending for Phil & Amy)
I was flipping through past posts of different blogs that I enjoy...
Yes, I actually do this...
I love it! It makes me happy!
How can looking at beautiful eye candy put you in anything but a good mood?
Anyway, on Shauna Younge's site, (who too has amazing eye candy),
I found this gorgeous
Victorian pomegranate & pink (the colors alone are spectacular) party/reception
from Style Me Pretty (who is always swoon worthy)
that will leave you drooling for more...






















Aren't you just loving that table setting?

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Pink & Gray Safari Shower

Sending you into the weekend with...
More elephant cuteness...
This time he has some friends...
Couture Parties definitely wins the prize for this sweet shower...
In fact, they are always creating wonderful parties with exceptional eye candy...
I love eye candy...Don't you?




Isn't this table setting gorgeous?

Love the bling on the flower arrangement!



The animal crackers with the pink sweets is sheer perfection!