Friday, November 19, 2010

DIY Tinsel Wreath & More

So my tinsel wreath is done and I couldn't be happier with it!  It took all of 20 minutes and it has inspired me to want to make more.  Take a look:

I got this great idea via Creature Comforts!

In other news, I have found some other goodies for my Christmas Glam table:

I was at Marshalls looking for something and came across these. They were both only $2.99!  Hello, I was not passing that up! So happy to have scored the cookies...they will make a great addition to the table.  PSA: don't sleep on TJ Maxx, Marshall's, Home Goods, etc... You get some of the best decor, food goodies, vessels, let's just say I light up everytime I'm there :)

 Have a good weekend and  I hope you have your Turkey day shopping done because I know it's gonna be brutal out there!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Glam

I am working on a holiday dessert table for a fundraiser hosted by the Women of Homeland Security.  All proceeds go the No Greater Sacrifice Foundation which helps educate children of permanently wounded or fallen members of the armed forces.  They wanted to go with the classic red & white color scheme which I love.  I was trying to decide if I wanted to go kinda retro with it but instead I'm going to go more glam.

 I saw a blog post about making a tinsel garland wreath and found what I needed at the Dollar Tree!  I really want a red feather wreath but I haven't had any luck.  (If anyone knows of where to get one let me know!)   Also came across these peppermint sticks which I'm going to crush up and use on some of the desserts.

I'll keep you updated on the progress and I'll post the DIY for the wreath on Friday.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Donovan's 1st birthday!

So my little munchkin turned the big numero uno a couple of months ago. We had a little shindig to celebrate, laugh and be sad about where all the time had gone. He is getting so big as I still try to hold on to the memories of holding him for the first time :(

Well, as I step off my soapbox, let's move on shall we!!!
I decided to do Cookie Monster as the theme. I kept it basic and used the Cookie Monster electric blue and white as my colors. I found some great paper lanterns on clearance from Michael's for 15 cents! You can't beat that!

At first I wanted to do a big blowout party but because of  last-minute budget changes since we had just moved into our new place, I decided to keep it simple. (forgive the pics, they're from my iphone)

this was hanging above the dessert buffet

treat buckets!

stuff for the kiddies!

We had sugar cookies, chocolate covered oreos, brownies and jawbreakers

I've already started on his 2nd birthday which will be the big bash.  Can't wait!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Etsy Love!"

Well...I was a little indisposed last Thursday (my babysitter got sick so I had to stay home with my munchkin) and let's just say it wasn't the most conducive environment to blog :)  So, I decided to make up for it and give love to two etsy businesses today. 

First up, we have Dough A Deer.  I have heard a lot about her over the last couple of months and can't wait to have some of her yummy treats.  The pics from her store look so yummy and I love the fact that they are BAKED and not FRIED.  You can't get any better than that!  They would be great as a treat especially since the holidays are here.  Check her out at the link above.

Maple doughnuts --2 dozen
                            maple flavored!

ROY G BIV doughnuts
                            love the colors!

Next up is whimsy&spice.  I stumbled upon her shop...I think it's because I was searching for cookies or something like that but the important thing is I found her.  She has some amazing sounding sweets and I love that they have some spices and exotic flavor combos.  I have not sampled the deliciousness yet but will be soon for an upcoming project I'm working on.  If you want to try something off the beaten path head over to her shop at the link above.

Rose and Black Pepper Thumbprints
          rose & black pepper thumbprint cookies

Chocolate Chili Cashew Biscotti
                 chocolate chili cashew biscotti

More love to come next Thursday!!!

If you have a shop or know of one that deserves some love let me know :)