Friday, July 30, 2010

Sweet Friday

Here is a lovely pic from Kate Landers
that will definitely put you in a "sweet" mood for the weekend...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Camp Rock Invitation

Goosie Girl is wanting to have a
 Camp Rock 2 premiere party...
So, I have had to get started with the planning...
after all, it will be here before you know it...
and with going back to teaching and all,
I need to get a jump start...
I've been playing around with the invite...
here's what I've come up with so far...
(Goosie Girl hasn't even seen this yet
so who knows what she'll say)...

I'm going to add a rhinestone trim 
to the bottom of the polkadots 
for some added sparkle...
and then use this as the envelope...
Purple Candy Stripe Paper Bags
you can't tell from these pics
but the purples actually blend quite nicely...
What do you think?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Calling All Fairies...For Another Fairy Party

I'm absolutely SWOONING over this fairy woodland party
done by Amanda Parker!
SWOONING, I tell you!
The details are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!
There is definitely faith, hope and lots of pixie dust at this party...
If I were a fairy, I would make this my home...
Take a peek...
I told you I could live here...
It's the fairies home...
Does it get any cuter?




Look how she used tree stumps as pedestals...

She used the wood as serving pieces...
Brilliant!




I want to be a fairy and wear one...

Flutter over to her site to see more fabulous eye candy...


party found via Katie Grace Design

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Calling All Fairies...

What fairy wouldn't love to flutter over to this party
I love the details especially the vintage window box...
A perfect place for a fairy to rest her wings...
Pop over to see the rest of the magic...








Monday, July 26, 2010

Happy Invitations

I am just loving every single thing
about these wedding invitations from Thoughtful Day...
They make me feel happy just looking at them...
I love how they used the striped candy bag as the envelope...
I'm going to keep this idea in mind...
Thoughtfulday5

Thoughtfulday4

Thoughtfulday3

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sweet Friday

Happy Friday!
May your weekend be full of sparkle & glitz...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vintage Party Furniture

I love, how lately vintage furniture is being used for parties...
bring it outside, to the park, wherever...
it does add such charm, no?
Dress it up...
Dress it down...
Add food...
desserts...
cocktails...
It can be used for adults...
children...
even a pet party would work...
Find pieces you love...
then they can have a home in your house...
double duty...love it!
What do you think?
Paris18

Top image via Sweets Indeed...
2nd image via Pen and Paper Flowers...
Last image via Celebrations at Home...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Vintage Glass Jars How-To

It's no secret how much I love these jars...
especially the vintage ones...
like this bluish/aqua color...
These aren't readily available though...
You must search for these treasures...
aqua mason jars theinspiredroom
Now...what if I told you that you could make these beauties...
Would you be interested?
Well, guess what I found on The Bridal Buzz?
A "how-to" make your glass jars...vintage!


Here are the instructions per Bridal Buzz:



I used a product called Vitrea 160
which is a transparent color for glass, in a shade called turquoise. 
I also purchased some thinner from the same product line, 
so I could get a really faint look. 
After scooping out a small amount of the turquoise color 
(a dot about the size of the nail on my pinky finger) 
into a plastic tupperware container, 
I dipped my fan brush into the thinner bottle 
and then mixed that into the blue. That's really all you need, 
and after I was finished, I realized I could have colored 5 more jars 
with the amount of turquoise I had left.

I flipped my jar upside down and placed it 
into another plastic tupperware container, 
then brushed the outside of the jar with the mixture 
in thin, even strokes from top to bottom.
 It looks a bit bright and cloudy at this point, but bear with me! 
You then have to let it set for 24 hours
 before you bake it in the oven for 40 minutes at 375 degrees F. 
After it bakes and cools, the majority of your brushstrokes should disappear, 
so don't worry if it isn't perfect! Once you fill the jar with water 
and flowers any small brushstrokes that may still be present will fade even more.

The best part of this project (besides the fact that it's super easy) is that it's cheap. 
The two bottles of Vitrea 160 were $8.00 total, and the glass jar was free
 (leftover container from MIL). If you didn't have any relatives 
who could give you 12 or more glass quart jars, you could easily buy them 
from any grocery store or craft store, or look on craigslist. 
So basically you could do a case of 12 jars for about $1.50, not bad! 
Throw in a $7.00 supermarket bouquet and you're in business!

NOTE: This project is best suited for use with flowers and water, 
rather than with candles. Any brush strokes that may be left over 
from baking the jar will be hidden by the water and stems

top image via IDIY
second image & instructions via The Bridal Buzz

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Firsts...

Isn't it hard sometimes
to find the right gift?
I love this idea from A. Party Style...
Perfect for newlyweds...


The idea is to give a bottle of wine
for all of the couple's firsts...
first house, first child, first Christmas etc...
How special is that?
You can even customize the wine to fit the occasion...
(Pop over to her site to see examples of what she did)
Pack them in a wine box, 
attach labels (these were downloaded from Martha Stewart)
and you have a unique gift 
that the couple can enjoy for some time...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mason Jars

You know, I really kind of like this idea...
Mason jars as glasses...
It's probably cheaper than using paper cups...
You can adorn these with your colors...
Add a striped paper straw and voila...
image via Ruffled...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Sweet Friday

Happy Friday!
May your weekend be full of sweet indulgences...
like these...


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

I have been a fan of Me and My Pink Mixer
(don't you just love that name?)
ever since I stumbled upon a recipe from her
D-I-V-I-N-E!  
Friends call me & ask if I'm planning on making them
anytime soon...wink, wink...
they're that good...SERIOUSLY!
Well, guess what she posted lately...
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles...
Are you kidding?
Could there be anything better?
I thought it stopped with Oreo truffles...
but now we have Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough...
Recipe per Me and My Pink Mixer:
recipe adapted from Tasty Kitchen



2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
3/4 cups sugar
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cups milk or soy milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 ounces Chocolate Candy Coating (I used Wilton Candy Melts)

Beat butter and sugars in a large bowl 
with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  
Add milk and vanilla.  
Stir in flour, baking soda and salt 
and mix on low speed until incorporated.  
Stir in chocolate chips.  Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
When dough is firm enough to handle, 
form dough into 1 inch balls 
and arrange on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.  
Place sheets in the freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.
Melt chocolate candy coating in microwave
 according to package directions.  
Using a fork or dipping tool, dip cookie balls 
into the candy coating to cover.  
Tap fork on the side of the pan to remove any excess coating
 and return to the waxed paper-lined baking sheets.  
Chill until set.  
Store, chilled in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yarn Poms For Adults?


As you may recall,
I made yarn pom toppers for Goosie Girl's
end of the year party at school...
they were so festive & fun...
Perfect for a school party...
Who would have thought yarn poms
could be classy...
 and for adults?
Well...see for yourself...
Mla103578_0608_pompom_xl 
Vintage sweetness...
Love it!

image via Ritzy Bee

Monday, July 12, 2010

Typewriter Wishes

How precious would this be 
for a wedding (as shown), a shower,
a retirement or even a farewell party?
Everyone types a message, a wish, advice or maybe thoughts...
at the end, you have a wonderful momento 
that can be cherished forever...
vintage typewriter
wedding typewriter guestbook
images via Ruffled blog...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Fabulous Faux Sweets

Since Friday's are meant for sweet treats...
take a peek at these...
Felt Picnic Wild Red Strawberry And Aqua  Shortbread Sugar Cookies

Two Felt Tea Pink And White Cherry Blossom Sugar Cookies


Patriotic Felt Cupcake With White Whipped Cream, Cherry And Blue Liner


It's hard to believe these sweeties are faux, isn't it?
I do believe they look good enough to eat...
For a special keepsake you should definitely
pop over to Vivian's Kitchen on Etsy 
for more yummy eye candy...
Happy Weekend!


Vivan's Kitchen found via Mammalicious

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Pink Party

Can I please tell you that I am swooning,
SWOONING, I tell you, over this pink party
that I saw on P is for Party...
The poms (absolutely LOVE the poms 
hanging by pretty ribbons)...
The long rectangular table (so girly chic)...
Have I told you that I l-o-v-e long tables like this?
The candy centerpieces with more poms...
The cupcakes with the rhinestone tiaras 
(I want them...please)...
Even though this was for a little girl's birthday...
I'm loving everything about it...
Lucky little girl!