Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I Couldn't Help Myself...another Halloween Table!!

Ok, now as I said before, I don't really celebrate Halloween but I have come across some great sweets tables that I can't resist sharing!  This one is from Sweets Indeed (one of my biggest inspirations!).  Oh how I wish I had been there during the creating of this table, from the beautifully-designed cake, to the stunning backdrop, the colors...I could go on and on! Everything is just perfect!  Check out the rest of the jaw-dropping loveliness on the link above.



HalloweenTable6   HalloweenTable13

Monday, October 25, 2010


I like to see what designers/party planners from different parts of the globe are doing and a while ago, had stumbled upon Designs by Nina.  I went on her site and she has the cutest, kid-friendly sweets table!  I love the colors because it doesn't scream Halloween but has more of a Fall feel.  The mix of Halloween with the woodland theme is so original.  I think my favorites are the owl cupcakes and the "mummy" drinks.  How 'bout you?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"Etsy Love!"

Today I decided to have a little feature every week showcasing an etsy business.  So...Thursdays will now be "Etsy Love" posts.  There are so many talented, creative ladies (and men) out there that I've got to give credit where credit is due.  I hope to maybe one day open an etsy store (possibly printables but mostly handmade cards) but we'll talk about that another time :)

My first round of love goes to Alegria Studios!

Her shop features beautiful invitations, banners, hats and whatever else you need for that special party.  When I was doing my son's 1st birthday (which I will show some pics of next week), I searched for some Cookie Monster themed stuff and hit the jackpot with her.  I did a custom order and she was super easy and sweet to work with.  Please check her out and here's some eye candy for ya:

Curious George Boy and Girl


Dinosaurs Cupcake Toppers

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Awesome Autumn 3

Ok folks, decided to do one more entry for Awesome Autumn....I was in the mall and had to make a stop by Williams-Sonoma and you know how they have the food demos sometimes. Well I missed it but was able to get a sample of their apple cider and a sample of some cranberry oat squares.  Can you say DELICIOUS!!! (no really you need to say it 'cause it's just that good).  I immediately grabbed another sample of the squares (I had my son with me so I think it was justified...even though he only got one nibble of it) and got a copy of the recipe.  I think I will be making it this weekend.

This cider is great:

Five Apple Cider Concentrate

Here is the recipe:

Cranberry-Oat Squares

1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups WS Apple-Orange Cranberry Relish

Preheat over to 350F
Combine oats, flour, sugar, butter and baking soda into bowl.  Mix together until crumbly
Divide mix in two
Pack (larger) half into greased 9"x9"pan.  Spread cranberry sauce over top.  Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.  Press down with your hand
Bake for 35-40 minutes until a rich golden brown.  Cut into squares
(Delicious served warm with ice cream).


Monday, October 4, 2010

Awesome Autumn 2

So I decided to do a second post focused on some sweet goodies.  I went to my girl Martha Stewart because you know she's got a recipe for pie, cupcakes, everything.  The article that I came across is composed of Thanksgiving desserts but you certainly don't have to wait 'til then.  Here are a few that caught my eye:

pumpkin swirl brownies- def. getting the recipe for that ^_^

apple crisp-an old fave that can never go wrong

salt-roasted pears with caramel sauce- sweet & salty at it's best

To check out these and many other mouth-watering desserts, click on the link above.  Happy drooling!!