Thursday, September 30, 2010

Masquerade Signs

 I finished the sign for the Masquerade Candy Bar last night

& the drink menus to place on the bar

All I have left to do is make the chocolate mask pops & we should be ready for Saturday!  BTW, did I mention that it is my Dad's 65th birthday & we are throwing him a little Mexican fiesta Friday night?  Just dinner and drinks for 50!  Thankfully, it is at my parent's house & I am just my Mom's assistant.  By Sunday, I should be ready for a little vacay-good thing we start Fall Break on Monday!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Miniature Sparklers

Star shaped sparklers??  Yes please, I would love these on my chocolate birthday cake this year! 
 And there are heart shaped sparklers too (perfect for valentines & anniversary celebrations)
You can find these sparklers at Kate's Paperie.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pattern VS Plain Barstools

 Why not mix it up a little on your next project?  Instead of using the same fabric on all 6 seats, I used three different fabrics on my clients barstools to add a little pattern & texture.

What do you think?  Do you like to use the same fabric or mix it up?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Meri Meri Halloween

Have you seen all the cute Halloween party goods from Meri Meri-like this Haunted House centerpiece?

                                                                & these cute luminarias

fun cupcake wrappers & picks

                                                               Halloween garland


                                                                    love these bat invites

Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween Treats

     Southern Living has some cute ideas for Halloween!  I am lovin' these Owl Moon Pies...

these ghost bars make a yummy favor

 & who doesn't love carmel apples (the jack apple is my fave)

What goodies are you making for Halloween?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Chocolate Oreo Footballs

Two of our favorite teams are playing this Saturday, my youngest son's flag football team & ASU.  I tried making chocolate covered Oreo footballs today for ASU tailgating & team treat for after the game.  

I need a little more practice before game time but my biggest fans assure me they taste delicious!

Mummy & Ghosts Pops

Have you seen these cute Mummy Oreo pops from How Does She?

or these Ghostly Nutter Butters?

To learn how to make these yummies, go here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Masquerade Candy Bar

My girlfriend came over yesterday & we started to lay out the candy bar for the masquerade party next weekend.

I always like to see things ahead of time to make sure they are going to work out & fix any problems (like we need more gumballs & I need a better camera)

we are making the masks pops next week & I am working on the signs this week

thought I would change the background color so you can see it a little better

So what do you think? Do you like the black boa around the bottom of the containers? What else do you think we need for our Masquerade candy bar?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Glee Cookies

Is anyone as excited as I am about the Glee season premiere tonight? I wish someone would make me these adorable sugar cookies from Diamonds for Dessert.

For a full tutorial on how to recreate each character, go here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Halloween Lanterns

Check out these cute lanterns from Modern Lola.

all you crafty girls out there can make your own versions & I like them so much, I might have to give it a try myself.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Football Oreos

For all your football fans, football shaped Oreos.

I am thinking Oreo pops, dipped in chocolate, a little white piping for the laces

or even just stacked up, with a cold glass of milk

(photo via Jaimee Rose)

We Owl Love Smores

Did you see these cute Owl Smores from Living Locurto?

I am obsessing a little about owl's & Halloween lately... & there's really no particular reason, we are not even having a Halloween party!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Owl Bags

WHOOOOOOO WHOOOOO loves these owl bags from Denise Sharp? Me, that's who, or is it whom?

so cute as favor bags

they look like such a fun project to make with my boys

Click here for complete instructions.

(photos via Denise Sharp)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Owl O' Ween Pumpkins

Wouldn't making these owl pumpkins be such a HOOT! (sorry, couldn't resist)

Perfect with the owl lanterns I posted yesterday...

(photo via Family Circle)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Owl A Glow

I am LOVIN' this cute lantern craft project from Family Fun.

Can't you just picture a family of owls in your trees for Halloween? Click here for instructions.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mask Pops

We ordered these great candy molds from Amazon for the Masquerade Ball

We are thinking white & dark chocolate & possibly a little edible glitter or luster dust to add a little sparkle

What do you think? Should we add a little shimmer or keep them plain? Has anyone tried any of these products? I would love any tips or suggestions if you have any!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Masquerade Ball Masks

Two of my oldest, sweetest friends are throwing a Masquerade Ball for their birthdays in a few weeks. I am helping them on a few party details & my project this week is the drink menus for the different bars. They just happen to be twins & their color scheme is black & white. I ran to the craft store & picked up inexpensive craft masks, self adhesive crystals, a few feathers & this is how they turned out-I think they are fun & should dress up our drink menu frames!

I was thinking of dressing up the candy bar with masks too (Don't pay attention to the candy or container, it's what I had at home).

So what do you think? Do we like the masks on the containers for the candy bar too?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sandwich Fun

Surprise your little one's tomorrow with an ice cream sandwich

or rocket ship in their lunch

Your kids will think you are a ROCK Star!

(spotted on Edible Crafts & Babble)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Game On

After seeing these yummies from It's My Treat, I am feeling a game night coming on.

(spotted on Cupcakes Take The Cake)

Pumpkin Placecards

Don't you love the idea of these Sweet Paul glittered pumpkins as place cards? Gorgeous.

& Indie Fixx's idea of chalkboard paint pumpkins too? Genius.

(images found via Jaimee Rose & Sweet Paul)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tile Design

I know my blog posts have not been the most consistent but work has been super busy (thankfully) with client projects. Like this outdoor project for one of my favorite clients. We started to install the tile around the pool & spa with the exterior hardscape coming in next...then coping, travertine pavers, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, gentlemen's bar & cigar lounge with outdoor pool table....

remember this picture-it is going to be absolutely incredible when we are finished!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pop The Pumpkin

Did you see this cute Halloween party game idea from Martha?

Also, wouldn't this be great for a back to school party? Just switch the orange for red balloons & you have an apple pop!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


My boys are BEGGING me to make this Skele-Cake (that's what they're calling it) we saw on not martha today

I am thinking of some edible glitter or luster dust to get a little shimmer (cause every skull needs a little sparkle)

You can find the Wilton Skull Cake Mold here.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Recovery Kits

I love these Recovery Kits from Knock Knock. My little brother could use this after a long weekend...

for our frequently single friends

my much younger sister

& my hubby after a tough week at the office

(source via Twig & Thistle)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Yummy Man Pop

Okay ladies, look what I spotted on Edible Crafts this morning. I had numerous not so appropriate comments about this Daniel Craig popsicle but I'll let your imagination fill in the blanks...