New Invitations

I just finished some new invitations for a baptism, and I am really excited about how they turned out.They are printed on a cream-colored, textured card stock, and I continued a contrasting design on the back.I added them to my shop with some alternate color schemes.


Crazy Good Idea for Streamer Canopy

I just found this awesome and simple tutorial for a streamer canopy from the Busy Budgeting Mama via Pinterest. Looks pretty, simple and would make a huge impact at a party, even in a big room.

Dessert Buffet Success

We hosted a Thanksgiving dessert buffet this year, and it was a big success. I made a few things:

Mini Lemon Meringue and Mincemeat Pies

I decorated Sugar Cookies to look like pies and my cousin Suzanne made tiny chocolate parfaits served in shot glasses.

I also made Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cupcakes and my aunt Vicky made salted caramel squares.

I found the cupcake recipe on Your Cup of Cake via Pinterest and they were DELICIOUS. Here is a link in case you want to try them. They were super yummy!

Busy Weekend!

This weekend was crazy. I started off by making 250 basketball cookies for a party.I may have kept one or two for myself, and they were very tasty.

Once the cookies were packed and delivered, Anthony and I went to a really fun wedding. There was an old Hollywood movie theme, and I worked with the bride on the escort cards. She asked for movie tickets, and I think they came out really great.They looked really cute standing up in popcorn!

Then on Sunday, I picked up some awesome new fabric that I can’t wait to start working with.

Weekend Goodies

I’m getting packed and heading to the Jersey Shore for the weekend with my aunts and cousins to celebrate my mom’s birthday. I’m so excited to spend the entire weekend with some of my favorite people in the world. I made some treat boxes for everyone to welcome them to the house yesterday, and I can’t wait to share them.

I found the red boxes at Michael’s – they are actually cupcake boxes that come with inserts, I just didn’t put the cupcake inserts in. I printed the tags with the same design that I used on the inserts, and tied them up with black satin ribbon.

I have a stockpile of clear bags and boxes for projects like this, so I filled boxes with Hershey’s Kisses and Swedish Fish, and bags with homemade Oatmeal Crasin Cookies and Twizzlers (my mom’s favorite).

New Party Invites

My mom is having a big birthday soon, and we’re planning a girls’ weekend at the Jersey Shore with my aunts and cousins. I am sending out these invitations today with some info about the weekend (when to come, what to wear, what to bring).

The red heart-shaped cover was cut on my Silhouette, and I added the belly band to keep everything together.
There is a little bit of text on the inside, under the heart shape when the card is opened up.
The back of the card has all of the info about the weekend.

There are a few other details that I’m working on for the party – it is going to be lots of fun!

Dessert Success

I made a few different kinds of dessert for my sister’s party this weekend.

Everything was a success, the only problem was that I probably could have made a lot more.

The most popular thing was the traditional sugar cookies with royal icing.

I also tried out using M&Ms as decoration on a simple vanilla layer cake. M&M cakes have been very popular on Pinterest lately, and it was a really simple way to make a plain cake special.

The last thing I made was tiny strawberry shortcake cupcakes – shortbread cupcakes filled with strawberry sauce and topped with marshmallow frosting.

Despite a very rainy day, the party was a big success and I think everyone had a great time. My flower pots came out great too!

My next party is a bridal shower that my mom is throwing for her coworker this weekend. I just got and adorable wedding cake pan that I can’t wait to use.