Sunday, January 31, 2010

Scrabble Cookies

How C-U-T-E are these Scrabble Cookies from Bridget at Bake at 350? Not only are they perfect for your Valentine, they are such a fun dessert for game night too!

& a cute teachers Valentine gift idea

you can find all the directions here

Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentine Subway Art

Valentine Subway Art? GENIUS! Why didn't I think of this? Not only for Valentines Day but perfect for anniversary, graduation, wedding, & birthday celebrations too!

please let me find the time to recreate this for my Bunco night...

L-O-V-E Tatertots & Jello for sharing this

Find all the instructions here. Thanks Jennifer for your creative, artistic, brilliance!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Groundhog Day

After seeing these adorable Punxsutawney Phil cakes on Junior Society, I can't think of a better reason to celebrate Groundhog Day this year.

Now all we need is a copy of the movie Groundhog Day & life is sweet.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Daisy Bling

I wanted to share a sneak peek at the room I am designing for two lucky,
little girls....

with pink & purple flowers at their request

and a little bling for sparkle

we are ALMOST finished & I can't wait to share the rest with you!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bunco Love

After seeing Kim's Sweet Love Collection from The Tom Kat Studio, I knew I had to use it for my Bunco night next month. Just started on my heart dice favor boxes last night for the girls...only 14 more to go!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Cupcake Love

A few sweet dessert ideas for your Valentine.....

(photos via Pretty Sweet, Cupcakes Take the Cake, & Family Fun)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Printable Sweet Love

I am IN-LOVE with the Sweet Love Printable Valentine Collection designed by Kim from The Tom Kat Studio.

ESPECIALLY these labels-they are so chic, modern & cute

so many fun possibilities

The collection includes six printable PDF files including:
•Sweet Love Party Circles {4 designs}
Perfect for cupcake toppers, favor tags, napkin rings & more!
•3"x3" Mini Foldover Notecards {3 designs}
•Blank Fancy Labels with White Backgrounds
Use for candy jar labels, gift labels & place cards!
•Blank Fancy Labels with Black Backgrounds
•Sweet Treats Fancy Labels
•Goodie Bag Foldover Labels (to fit 6.5" ziploc bags)

click here for more info

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Crafty Valentines

Family Fun has some creative Valentine ideas for your little ones!

like this GR8 dot candy phone

your preschoolers will dig this

ilove this for my oldest

What are you making for Valentines this year?

Vintage Carnival

Have you seen Zoe's ADORABLE vintage carnival birthday from Zusette Zamora on The Party Dress? For all the fun details click here.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hearts & Flowers

Hearts & flowers are a perfect combination for Valentine's Day. These lollipop flowers would make a cute place card or napkin ring

cute party favor

a sweet Valentine

& an adorable bouquet.

(photos via Family Fun, Martha Stewart, & Parents Magazine)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Robot Party Time

Okay, here is the bad news: I literally only had a few minutes to set up for the party. Unfortunately, there was a party before us & after their clean up, it didn't allow ANY time for set up before Evan's friends arrived. I also didn't have much of an opportunity to take many pictures (the few photos I do have are not great) AND I completely forgot to take photos of the favor table & the Robot fuel drink station.

HOWEVER, that being said, the GOOD NEWS! Evan had a great time celebrating with his friends & loved his laser tag birthday party (and that is what is MOST important!)

robot snack table

table centerpieces (the kids LOVED playing with the robot claws & used them to eat & drink with)

preparing for battle

goofing around

enjoying robots pops on the way home

Happy Birthday Evan

We had a great time at the Laser Tag Arena for Evan's birthday! More pics to follow...

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Favor Affair Winner

The winner of the Favor Affair giveaway is.....(drumroll please)

cookies and cups who said
"I am dying to do a cupcake or candy themed party!"

CONGRATULATIONS! And a HUGE thank you to Keisha from Favor Affair for sponsoring our giveaway!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Robot Snacks

This morning, I packaged up some Robot snacks for Evan's party this weekend.

Every Robot requires lots of "nuts & bolts"

& several "computer chips" to run efficiently!

A BIG thanks to Kara for the cute snack idea!

Last Chance for Favor Affair Giveaway

Don't forget the Favor Affair giveaway ends at midnight tonight! Click here for all the details!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Today my hubby & I are celebrating our anniversary!

This photo was taken on our wedding day, fourteen years ago! Happy Anniversary honeybunny!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Robot Pops

Yesterday, I found these lollipops & loved the color swirls for the robot party

but what I didn't like were the giant, UNREMOVABLE stickers on the front.

I cut circles of scrapbook paper & placed on robot stickers

& VIOLA, the Robot Pop is complete!

I left the lollipops in the original display box & stuck the entire piece in a shoebox covered in left over Robot gift wrap.

This was a very easy project & literally only took 30 minutes to make!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Robot Cookies

Had to share how SUPER CUTE Evan's robot cookies turned out & I have Laurie from Whimsy Cookie Co. to thank for them! Laurie you are the BEST! She is a dream to work with, so accommodating, so easy, & I am now, the best Mom ever (at least according to Evan)!

Thanks Laurie!!! XOXO

Valentine Card Projects

Both my boys love giving & receiving valentines. They have BOXES filled with cards and neither one wants to throw any of them out. But then I saw this..

and this heart garland....

What a fun way to display valentines! I am thinking of hanging each card wreath on their bedroom door. What do you do with your Valentines cards?

(photos via Williams Sonoma & Pottery Barn Kids)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Love Sweets

In case my valentine is looking for some sweet ideas, I am loving these creations from Williams & Sonoma.....

especially these XOXO s'mores

& sweet heart cookies

vanilla & chocolate madeleines

heart macaroons

message embossed cookies