Monday, May 31, 2010

~Memorial Day

Today we honor and salute our soliders who serve and who have served our great nation
Take care and be safe
Thank you and God bless
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~Etch-It Cups

How cool are these cups? I saw these the other day and love them! You just peel off the sticker to reveal the chalkboard on the cup and use your finger or penny to write your name on it so you don't lose it at a gathering/party/camping/etc. Awesome, right?! You can find these cups at

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Wow! Last week I was in Cabo to celebrate a dear friend's wedding and it was amazing!! It was so good to see old friends, make new ones, relax, eat a lot of Mexican food, and over indulge in many, many Bacardi Anejo Daiquiris! There were over 100 family and friends there to celebrate and it was SO much fun! If you've never been to Cabo before you have to go and stay at an all-inclusive resort like the one we stayed at because it was beautiful and the ocean was steps from the resort. It's called Dreams Los Cabos...Love it! We laid by the party pool, the ocean, the relaxing pool....ahhhhhh...went to the spa for an 80 min was awesome. The bride and groom and their parents completely spoiled us while in Cabo.  We went on a fabulous yacht dinner cruise, dined in downtown Cabo at Mi Casa, partied at Cabo Wabo, and other places that I just can't seem to remember after all the jello shots! Missed my kiddos, but really enjoyed my time.
As soon as I get the pics I'll post some.

Friday, May 7, 2010

~Part 2: Andrew's b-day~

Here are more pictures from my son Andrew's Safari birthday party. These little lemon bundt cakes are so delish! Love these little guys.
The party was held outside and luckily it was a beautiful day, but it was really windy so I had to rearrange the decorations so that they all didn't blow away. Instead of hanging the scrapbook pages that I made I ended up having to tape them to the window. I think they still look cute :)
These awesome lanterns were also supposed to be hanging, but the wind was really blowing so I put them under the food & dessert tables. I had to put a rock inside them so they wouldn't blow all over the place. 

Here's the dessert table again and to the left in the table with the favors on it. 

These are the favors up close. I tied thank you notes to the handles of the bug catching nets. I got the nets and magnifying glasses from Target and the binoculars and bubbles from Micheal's. The kids got to play with them at the party and take them home. They loved it! 

I know this is a lot of pics, but here's the last decoration one! I bought the mini palm tree and pot from IKEA and then added the jungle animals to the pots. I had one of these at each end of the food table. The pinwheels were compliments of my daughter. :)

Me with my lil' birthday boy and daughter. 

And here's someone very special. It's my husband Scott who's currently in Afghanistan. We Skyped with him during the party so he could be a part of the celebration. He got to sing happy birthday with us. It was awesome. If he can't physically be here it's great that at least he can be with us virtually. Miss him.  

I have a ton more pics, which would make this post super long. So I'll stop here. ;)

Thursday, May 6, 2010


This refreshing beverage is compliments of Hostess with the Mostess. It's going to be the perfect recipe for my Bronzed and Beautiful party this weekend! Try the recipe at one of my favorite blogs hostess blog.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

~ Colors for Summer~

I came across these pics and fell in love with all the vibrant colors. How fun are they for a summer party?! Rainbows are becoming more popular as party themes and I can see can do so much with these colors. Some food coloring combined with cookies/desserts and you can get some amazing results! You can also wrap fruit roll-ups around Rice Krispy Treats and look how cute they turn out! And then there are cocktails. Tasty, colorful, and fun for your fiesta. Yum!
Now if you want to add some sparkle to your rainbow party you have to check out these ultra cool bedazzled bonbons! They are over-the-top and super sparkly! Love them!! Little glittery balls of delicious chocolate...yum. I wanted to post a pic, but I couldn't so you'll have to go to their website to check them out. It's worth the look