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{Craft} Quick Fourth of July Craft: Red, White & Blue Berry Basket

July 3, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

After strawberry picking and visiting our abundant local farmer’s market, we had both a stash of organic blueberries and lots of leftover strawberry baskets: So, although we have been so busy that we haven’t done much in the way of Fourth of July crafting this year, this Red, White & Blue Berry Basket  helped us […]

{Celebrate} Rainy Day Popcorn Party

April 17, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate

I mentioned it was a slow week last week, but I didn’t dare drag you down into the boring details, because that’s not why you’re here visiting in happy, shiny blogland, is it?  Plus, there wasn’t much to tell, other than we had a week of dreary weather, too much inside play, and a serious […]

{Craft} DIY Personalized Drink Charms

March 28, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

Here’s the final DIY party decor post from Hubby’s Curry, Cake & A Keg 40th birthday party:  Personalized Wine + Beer Charms! When we saw the rows of glasses lined up on the table on the day before the party, it dawned on us that we didn’t have any wine charms or another way for […]

{Craft} Tissue Paper Tile Coaster Tutorial

March 19, 2012 in All Posts, DIY

I loved these party napkin coasters Erin made at Nest For Less over the holidays and knew I had to make something similar for Hubby’s beer-themed 40th.  I ended up making homemade coasters using wrapping tissue paper and gift wrap in “manly” colors. This is one of the easiest, cheapest projects I’ve made, and one […]

{Craft} DIY Personalized Bottle Caps

March 5, 2012 in All Posts, DIY

For Hubby’s recent 40th, the theme was Curry, Cake and a Keg.  We had a keg of Sierra Nevada, lots of spicy Thai curries, and a special cake. Hubby said he didn’t want any type of theme-y cutesiness, but I had to make something.  So, I ended up making two things – homemade tile coasters (like […]

{Bake} Salted Chocolate Truffle Brownie Balls

February 2, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

If you’ve been reading along, you know that these are really called Chocolate Salty Balls, but I’m trying not to be too crude too often.  Once in a Bachelorette Party post was enough. Today, we will call these delectables by their civilized name:  Salted Chocolate Brownie Balls! Super easy, super sinful, super yummy. Ingredients Brownie […]

{Celebrate} Cocktail-Themed Bachelorette Party

January 23, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

Yes, I know as a 36 year old mother of two, I am too old to be planning a Cocktail – more precisely, Shot – Themed Bachelorette Party, but sometimes, you have to learn the hard way.  And trust me, we all did.  Especially the Bachelorette, who cancelled the Sunday morning brunch due to … […]

{Celebrate} Pirate Themed Gift Ideas

January 4, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate

After the Make Your Own Monster Gift Kit post, which featured some monster-themed gift ideas, some of you asked what themed gifts Sam received for his pirate-themed birthday party, so here you go! My favorite was this awesome set of pirate-themed gifts from our young hipster couple friends who picked up this cool booty from local […]

{Bake} Caramel Frosting Brownie Sandwiches

December 13, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Sponsored Posts

Thanks to Duncan Hines for sponsoring my writing. There’s no limit to the baking possibilities, so grab your favorite Duncan Hines mix and Comstock or Wilderness fruit fillings and Bake On! www.duncanhines.com One of my favorite Girls’ Night In movie scenes is from Grease, when Jan pulls out some Twinkies and offers it to her […]

{Craft} Paper Tissue Flower Tutorial

December 9, 2011 in All Posts, DIY

Apparently, Klout was right when they said they believe I am influential in “Mary Poppins,” because here I am just giving you the tutorial on how to make the paper tissue flowers I first promised to be “coming soon” 3 months ago and later promised to be coming asap 3 weeks ago.  Apologies for my “easily made, easily […]