More cupcakes

Saturday, March 22, 2008

I was able to help a friend do cupcakes for the RS birthday party/dinner and she had the colors all picked out and I had a little fun adding a little something. The flowers were really easy to do. I went to Michaels and got the color candy melts in the baking isle and some small sqeeze bottles, also in that isle, and doodles the flowers, let them set and then stuck them on. They turned out pretty cute. You could do this with almost any theme, they have all colors of candy melts, and you could trace something that was already drawn to make it really easy.

April card

I thought this was a springy kind of card. I saw a lunch sack someone had done kinda like this and adapted it to a card. I don't know that I love it but it turned out pretty cute. Inside it says "Hoppy Birthday" (of course).

baby gifts

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I haven't been to a baby shower for quite a while. Well now I have two this month, eveyone is due soon or is just delivering around here. There are a bunch of pregnant women here, and mostly in my neighborhood. Anyway I have had these paint cans in my craft room forever and thought it was time to use them. I love to do them to put baby gifts in and had fun doing these up.

Notice also the cute outfits that went in them and especially the cute hair bands (made by Alea at Sugar and Spice, see below on my fav's) I loved them and will be getting some for Ellie soon, I love the cupcake clip, of course. Thanks again Alea for coming through on such short notice.

Great finds

Friday, March 7, 2008

I found these great dishes at a site from Hostess w/ the mostess, the link is below if you'd like to check out thier other fun dishes. Prices arn't too terrible either. Notice the cute boxes they come in too.


this ones my favorite!

I was perusing some of my favorite places and I don't know about all of you but I am absolutly amazed at the talent of others. And when it comes to food and especially cakes (of all kinds) I am truely appreciative of the gift that some poses. So is haveing an amzing cake contest and these are some of my favorites. Hope you'll enjoy them as much as I do.

My Favorite things

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

So here's my confession of a few of my favorite things, I hope you appreciate this Brittney! Actually it was fun to do. I think this tells me what a "hostess" freak I am. What can I say I love to throw a party! Please keep the giggles down to a minimum. : ) I'd also love to see my sister/sisters-in-law and friends do this. Thanks for the challenge Britt.

First, I think everyone can tell, that I LOVE cupcakes and everything to do with cupcakes. The paper cups, the frosting, different flavors, different things you put on top, ways to display them, EVERYTHING!

#2 Pollka Dots

\I think this actually tops cupcakes, I have a huge obsession with polka dots. I love them on paper, on dishes (as you'll see), on my daughters cloths, on my cloths, on bags, on bedding, almost anything. I think they remind me of sprinkles on a cupcake.

#3 Dishes

I also love dishes, plates, bowls, silverware, glasses, serving pieces, and out of all these I love cakestands the most! One day I would love to have a wall cupboard full of different place settings and serving pieces. A different one for every occasion. Along with of course table cloths, napkins, napkin rings, etc. I love to set a fun table.

#4 Scrapbooking stuff

Ok I also love scrapbook stuff, now notice I didn't say scrapbooking, just the stuff. I love ribbon especially, I can never have enough. One of my favorite brands is Doodlebug. I go to their site just to look at their adds. They also have cute polka dot stuff like ribbon, buttons, flowers, paper, and on and on.

#5 Cookbooks & Recipes

Ok last one. I love cookbooks and finding new recipes. I love to go to Betty Crocker and Martha Stewart for recipe ideas. I have a bunch of recipe books and will only buy ones with great pictures in them. I have to have the visual to sell me. I have some great ones from Gooseberry patch, they have ideas (usually party ideas) to go along with their recipes which I love.

TIme Out For Women weekend

Monday, March 3, 2008

I thought since this post is all about me I'd do it here instead of on our family blog. I was able to attend Time Out For Women and had the best experiance! It was a two day, well ok, Friday night and Saturday event and I was able to go with two friends of mine Mackenzie and Dacia, which made it even better being with them.
We heard from Sheri Dew & Wendy Watson Nelson on Friday night and the music was by Jenni Oaks Baker, an amazing violinist and Mercy River a group of three women, all about my age I'd guess, and they were fabulous! I got their CD and would highly remommend it to all.
Saturday Dacia and I went and we had great seats I might add and paid the price to get them too. We heard from Emily Watts, S. Michael Wilcox, Chris Stewart, Jason Wright, Sharon Larson, and the music of Kenneth Cope. They were each such good presenters. I think I came away with a new determination to be more commited, to realize I DON"T have control over everything and to stop feeling guilty about that, that I have great power for good in being a women and especially a mother, and a greater assurance that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who really knows who I am and wants me to be happy. I am so greatful for this experiance and would encourage all who have the opportunity to go to do so.
The pictures are Dacia and I with Mercy River and us with our Fabulous books! : )