Friday, April 30, 2010

~Safari Party: Part 1~

My sweet baby boy! This amazing picture was taken by Sarah Havard at my son Andrew's 2nd birthday party last weekend. The theme was safari with colors like blues, oranges, yellows, browns, and greens. I had a clown come for part of the party, but she wasn't just any clown. Her name is Miss Sparkles and she's amazing! She was awesome with the kids. I had her do face painting and balloon art for the kids. It was a blast! 
Pictures from the party to follow...

This little princess is my daughter Jessica. Her actual age is 4, but she can often be confused with a teenager. She's my diva...loves jewelry, dresses, accessories, being a big sister, and boys. Yes. My little girl is already interested in boys. Ugh. She just loves life and being happy! This picture is also from Andrew's birthday party before she had her face painted like a giraffe. It was so cute! 

~Giveaway for Mother's Day~

This super cute Mother's Day printable is from Dimple Prints. I love the colors and design! Perfect for your Mother's Day festivities. Dimple Prints is giving away this template, so head over there and enter the giveaway! Then come back here and let me know if you won!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

~Beer Margaritas!~ delicious does this look?! I was getting some work done and stumbled upon this at Couture Parties. I love her site! I also love how cold and tasty this Beer Margarita looks. I haven't tried or heard of this before, but Stephanie at Couture Parties says it's delish!! What a great drink for Cinco de Mayo next week....or something to try tonight ;)

~Summer Fun for the Little Ones!~

My daughter's amazing teacher has a Kindermusik summer program in Georgetown for children 3-7! Ms. Julia is AWESOME and your kids will just adore her! She is very music savvy and knows her stuff...she also has the patience of a saint! Give her a call or email to sign you child up this summer! Her camp info:

Kids Art Music Play
For children ages 3 to 5 who are potty trained. We will take imaginative trips to the beach, river and bathtub! Children will explore the sounds, sensations, movements, and music of all things wet and bubbly. We’ll also enjoy special snacks, fun crafts and outdoor play.
Materials include a Home CD, beach ball and Family Guide to continue the fun and music at home. Session 1: June 7 – 11: 1:00 – 4:00 Session 2: June 14 – 18: 9:00-12:00 Cost: $60.00 including materials Fee
Let’s Play!
For children ages 3 to 5 who are potty trained. We will explore all the ways your child plays at home, in the schoolyard, and with their friends. We’ll play follow the leader and other playground games to help your child develop listening and singing skills. We’ll also enjoy special snacks, fun crafts and outdoor play.
Materials include a mini tambourine, home CD, and Family Guide to continue the fun and music at home.
Session 3: July 5 – 9 1:00 – 4:00 Session 4: July 19 – 23 9:00 – 12:00 Cost: $60.00 including materials fee
Jazz Kitchen!
For children ages 4 to 7. Jazz Kitchen emphasizes steady beat and fun with food, all set to the rhythms and sounds of jazz. Have a jazzy summer complete with scat singing and multitalented animals. We will use “chop” for quarter notes and “dice it” for eighth notes. The jazzy feel is augmented with cool instruments such as vibes, bass, flute, and the sax. Steady beat is explored in multi-sensory experiences which include walking and running to the beat of a drum, and instrument play-along including cool instruments such as vibes, bass, flute and the sax. We’ll also enjoy special snacks, fun crafts and outdoor play.
Materials include a Home CD, rhythm sticks and Family Guide to continue the fun and music at home.
Session 5: August 9 - 13: 1:00 – 4:00 Cost: $60.00 including materials fee

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

~National Infertility Awareness Week~

National Infertility Awareness Week is April 24-May 1. It's a movement to raise awareness about the disease of infertility which affects 7.3 million Americans. It's something we don't talk about enough; get the facts, join the movement, and take charge. Visit RESOLVE to learn more. Even if you don't have infertility issues you may know someone who does. I've been blessed to be able to conceive with no problems, so my heart truly goes out to those who can't conceive. Big hugs to you.  

Thanks for sharing this A.A. You're always in my thoughts and prayers...stay strong. xo

~DIY Printables~

I found these super cute DIY stickers from the etsy store Posh Pixels. How cute are these for a bridal shower?! I love the colors! Such a sweet touch!
Or these cuties for a birthday party! Super fun! There are several other designs and the stickers can also be customized to match the colors/theme of your party. Can't wait to order some for my next party! Read more...

Mother's Day~Coming up!

I got this post from one of my favorite sites...Social Couture. I love the simplicity of arrangement #2. It's so elegant and would make any mom feel great! 
Celebrate Mother's Day by showing Mom how much you care and set the table with a handmade gorgeous floral centerpiece.

1.  This one is definitely my favorite centerpiece...there is something elegant and rustic all that same time (it makes me feel like I am home). A mass of pink ranunculus offers a sweet counterpoint to its rustic country container. Individual cans make arranging easy. Cut stems short and place a small bunch in each can
2.  This next Mother's day floral arrangement comes straight from Martha Stewart; to make this paper corset bouquet, measure the circumference of your bundle with a length of cord. Cut a piece of construction or other heavy paper to the length of the cord, with a width about half the length. Punch matching rows of holes down both short sides, spaced about 1 inch apart. Curl the paper so that it holds the shape of a tube; stand it on end. Slip each end of a piece of silk cord from front to back into the first pair of opposing holes. Even the cord out. Lace up loosely; slip corset over stems, and tighten laces. Trim ends, and tie a bow when finished.
3.  Create an easy outdoor centerpiece using Mom's favorite blooms and a basic white platter. Float flowers like these peonies in small bowls, and arrange them with votive candles for a modern look. On a long table, you can place a few platters or votives down the middle.
4.  I love this button filled flower arrangement. It reminds me of all the buttons my Mom sewed on for me throughout the years.  Thanks for keeping me together Mom!  Fill the bottom of the large vase with buttons, and place the second vase on top. Add more buttons, filling the space between the vases, and then add water.  Fill the smaller vase with water, and arrange flowers inside. So Simple!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Yummy! Cupcake in a Jar

Red Velvet Cupcake in a Jar
How delicious does this look?! Yummers!! It's from Yummy Cupcakes. This is how they describe this tasty treat "A rich, buttery gourmet cupcake is sliced and layered in a mason jar with fresh toppings, buttercream and cream cheese frostings and fillings such as whipped creams or curds... ready to eat with a spoon!  A variety of flavors are available in our bakeshops everyday."

Cake in a Jar
Or if you're here in Austin, TX support our local chef, Scott Calvert, and try one of his Cake's in a Jar! "It's a cake you eat with a spoon!" The Cake Jar has 14 different cake flavors to choose from and come in either an 8oz or 16 oz jar. 

These are awesome gifts to give someone or even as a party favor!

Food Revolution

This food revolution is about saving America's health by changing the way you eat. It's not just a TV show, it's a movement for you, your family and your community. If you care about your kids and their future take this revolution and make it your own. Educate yourself about food and cooking. Find out what your child is eating at school. Make only a few small changes and magical things will happen. Switching from processed to fresh food will not only make you feel better but it will add years to your life.
Sign the petition to save America's cooking skills and improve school food.

Friday, April 23, 2010


Oh.My.Goodness. My mouth waters looking at this picture. If you haven't made chocolate dipped Oreos before you must do it today! They are SO fabulous!!! They are super easy to make, but taste so delicious. I think I can give you directions in 3 super simple steps:
1. Melt either white or semi-sweet chocolate morsels in the microwave. 
2. Dip half (or all if you want to go big!) of the Oreo into the melted chocolate.
3. Dip the chocolate dipped side of the Oreo into sprinkles or colored sugar of your choice. 

That's it! 

Enjoy these tasty morsels!

Check out these beauties!

These are the wine bottles I was speaking about on a post a few days ago. Aren't these so beautiful?! I just LOVE them! They're by Swanky Creations and they can be personalized/customized to just about anything you want! Logan, the owner of Swanky Creations, reuses wine bottles, customizes the labels, and inserts the lights into the bottles. Did you notice there aren't any electrical cords coming out of the bottles?? That's because she has a special way of not having cords come out, which makes these bottles even more fabulous!!! They're battery operated so they save electricity and can be placed just about anywhere. 

Go check out Swanky Creations

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Love yo' Mama

Today is Earth Day and in honor of our Mother Earth I've decided to make sure that I commit to saving water by drinking wine. :)  It's loaded with antioxidants...right? Well even if it's not I'm going to help save our amazing and beautiful wildlife by continuing to consume healthy 
(in moderation, of course ;) ) and tasty wine. 

Do your part and reduce, reuse, and recycle. We all live on this wonderful planet so let's keep it clean and try to preserve it as much as we can for generations to come. 

Monday, April 19, 2010

Have you seen these?

There are so many amazing local Georgetown businesses that you just have to check out! Of course I may be a bit biased b.c. I just happen to love these 2 businesses, but I love them b.c. they are awesome!

 If you love spice without the added salts or MSG then you'll d.i.e. over Sona's Kitchen spice. You can put it on everything. literally. The flavor is amazing and the heat is perfect. Pick up a bottle or 3!

 I can't describe just how beautiful these are b.c. I would fill this whole page with adjectives like gorgeous, subtle, glow, humorous, you'll have to check them out for yourself. I promise you won't be disappointed you did!


It has come to my attention that I should get paid for baking, blogging, and party planning. I love these things so much that I'm pretty sure I'm officially obsessed! I try to bake for any and every occasion. And I mean bake. Bake as much as I can. There's so much joy in licking the bowl, smelling the sweetness of the sugar, and sipping on wine as I create tasty treats. I get so many amazing ideas from here, here, and here

And then there's party planning...dear, oh dear. I love creating amazing parties so everyone can have an amazing time laughing, catching up, having a drink...or three, and eating food that is so delish.  I couldn't wait to have kids so I could plan their parties. :)

Well I should make a point here. My first obsessions are my family, but my obsessions stem from all of them so now I'm consumed! 

Lastly, I really enjoy blogging. I love reading tons of blogs a day to get inspiration and jolt my creativity.