Vintage Valentine Party

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Us party-lovin' gals know that the best type of party is a budget-friendly one. That's why I was so excited to see this precious little gem pop up in my inbox. Do Driver over at Piggy Bank Parties and her crew at Oink! put together the most darling vintage valentine party! Not only is this party jam-packed with fun and easy DIYs-- all told the supplies and decor came in at under $150! Lynlee's … { read more }

Push-Up Pops Confetti Shooters!

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Finding new ways to use my favorite things makes me giddy. Like these Push-Up Pop Confetti Shooters created by Sharon for You Are My Fave! Lots of celebrations deserve a blast-off of sparkly confetti! Instead of buying confetti shooters, make your own with push-up pop containers! How cute?! For the full DIY details + images, visit You Are My Fave! For places to purchase the Push-Up … { read more }

{Freebie} Valentine’s Day DIY Gifts

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With the winter holidays behind us, it's time to start thinking about candy hearts, tiny chocolates, and Valentine's Day parties! Show your family, friends, classmates and officemates some love with these simple Valentine's Day DIY gift ideas with free printables!  Download zip file of all printable images here. Make your child the 'buzz' of the classroom Valentine exchange with these sweet "Bee … { read more }

A Royal Spa Party for Princess Charlee’s 5th Birthday

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Those of us with birthdays so close to the Holidays have a general understanding of somewhat understated birthday celebrations, but for this little princess (and a personal favorite of mine), Charlee's Royal Spa Party was nothing less than extraordinary.  Eden Day Spa hosted a pampering soiree for Princess Charlee and her royal companions.  Adorable personal (and handmade) details were definitely … { read more }

Valentine’s Day Party Ideas!

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1. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies! The newest trend in desserts, whoopie pies are delicious treats that are so cute when made heart-shaped and red velvet! Hop to Annie's Eats for the recipe! If you don't want to make whoopie pies, simple red velvet cupcakes with cute Valentine's sprinkles will do the trick too! 2. Strawberry Sweethearts Cocoa! How cute is this delicious cocoa drink for you and your … { read more }

2012 Free Printable Calendar from Anna & Blue Paperie!

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We are all lucky ducks here this week! The sweet Anna and Blue Paperie {etsy shop} has decided to give all our readers her gorgeous 2011 desktop calendar! Wooo-hoo! Time to get organized, ladies! It gets sweeter; once a month is over, it turns into a notecard making 12 unique notecards (fits 4 bar envelope). Simply print, cut and place in a cd size calendar case or use a regular size cd … { read more }

{Freebie} “Snow Day” Drinks + Treats Gift Set

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Today’s homemade DIY gift idea is a set of three hot drinks and sweet treats, perfectly paired for snuggling up in front of a cozy fire.  These gift sets are so simple to make (even the marshmallows!), but look impressive and taste great. Enjoy! After blending up the drink mixes and baking up the sweet treats (recipes below), package them up in kraft coffee bags and clear plastic bags from The … { read more }

DIY Holiday Tablescape with Martha Stewart Crafts

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Holiday decorating is one of my favorite times of the year, and I officially can decorate full force after Thanksgiving this Thursday! In the spirit of holiday decorating, I have some great (and quick!) holiday projects I wanted to share with you all. Using Plaid's Martha Stewart Crafts products, I created three very easy projects that will dress up your dinner table in no time during the … { read more }

5 Thanksgiving DIYs for your Little “Turkeys”

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I definitely know and enjoy my role on Thanksgiving Day cooking in the kitchen and while that is entertainment enough for me, it is important to consider all the little turkeys that by mid-day have watched just about all the giant inflatables floating down 34th Street to last them a full year.  In an effort to keep the “when are we going to eat”-s down to a minimum, these fun and totally DIY and … { read more }

Happy Birthday Bunting Cake!

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  happy birthday! So tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 19th) is my birthday! ((throws sparkly confetti)). Today while in the midst of cleaning up after my puppy hauled an entire tree + it's root system into my living room, handling important calls about my book tour (woohoo!), working on The Bakery Spot, the list goes on... ---I decided to make myself a little birthday cake. I let my … { read more }