Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Flower Petal Cupcakes -- Tutorial!

I have a new project for you all! 
As you may know, I have a little girl. 
Therefore I'm obsessed with all things girlie and cute.
It comes with the territory .. 

First let's start with what you need:

 
Cupcakes! 
Cooled of course

 
Mini marshmallows, scissors, colored sugar, frosting, cupcake, and a spoon
 
Frost the cupcake with a thin amount of frosting
 
Cut the mini marshmallow on the diagonal...  
and no my skin isn't that colored :o) 
I edited the picture to show you how to do it exactly ...
 
Dip the marshmallow half in the colored sugar and lay the end of the marshmallow onto the edge of the cupcake, starting from the edge to the inside ..
  
Work your way around the cupcake until that ring is full and start on the second row until you get to the center which you will add a few more and look at what you just made for the little girl inside of you just waiting to say Hiiiiiiii :o)
 Enjoy!! 

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Party Party Partyyyy!


You're invited to one very special little girl's first birthday party. 
When: Now  
[It was April 10th....]
Where: Here 
[It was at my parents house]
RSVP: Or just leave a comment. I love comments. 
[We had family and friends]


The birthday girl herself 
[We had her pictures taken for her first birthday destroying a cake. It was so fun! Even if she hated it ... :0)]

 Her invite
 [I took this picture from 1st Wishes  but actually bought them somewhere else. I cropped the picture and put some of her info on there as well :)]

Her tutu that I made for her -- On the front I ironed on a cupcake and on the back I ironed on a "1"
[I may or may not have also placed a crown on her head ..]
A few more pictures of her with it on .. I just can't get enough of her!
Her cake, made to look like her invite.
Stunning isn't it?! 
My supervisor at my day job made it .. She is fantastic at cakes!
The only picture I have of her semi digging in. 
She is such a girl some days :0) Not that I would change that .. 
 This is the only picture I have of her table, after the party. In the corner is a stand with pictures of her from birth to a year. 
And those balloons were the biggest pain I've ever had to deal with! 
We ordered some from a local grocery floral shop the night before, when we got them home, within a few hours they were dead..deflated like never before. 
The next morning I called HyVee and ordered a ton of balloons and paid way to much for them. 
But they look great and I'm not complaining .. Just my wallet was :0) 

That cake that was in the bottom corner of the previous picture .. there it is :0) 
My mom's birthday is 2 days after Miss C.
We surprised her with that cake. It was fantastic! 

 
I didn't edit this photo since it slightly shows her cupcakes I made. 
Chocolate cupcakes with Peanut Butter icing 
[Purple] Vanilla cupcakes with Vanilla icing 

The peanut butter ones were gone within minutes and may or may not have been a fight over them. 

Also on the menu:
BBQ Meatballs
Taco Dip
Veggie Tray
Caramel Pecan Apple Dip
Raspberry Lemonade
Sweet Tea 
and Kool-Aid for the little ones of course :0) 


Her birthday went fantastic! She had a lot of fun and was of course a hit with her tutu! 


Thank you to everyone who helped celebrate our special day! 



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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday!

Here is my very first tutorial. So bear with me please.  
Thanks :) 


I got the boredom bug the other night and decided that silver bangle, needed to change a bit. 
I did this all on a whim and now, I would change a few things. 
But imperfections, make it perfect. 

What you need:
A bangle, Mod Podge, Clothespin, Rotary Cutter [my favorite thing] and multiple kinds of fabric, and a hot glue gun. Possibly bad lighting for pictures as well ... but who is really counting :0)


 
Cut the base fabric into a strip.. 
  
Like so

Glue on one tip with the hot glue gun, hold in place with clothespin
and start wrapping

Then cut other colors of fabric and make roses


 
Such as those three 

This is the step I would change.

I covered mine in mod podge. However, the next day it was hard as a rock and slightly hurt getting on. 
I'd suggest just gluing and forgetting the sealant. 

After making the roses, glue onto your bangle and consider yourself the new owner of one very custom, very good looking bracelet.

 




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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Decorate With Metal

Hey guys! 
Did you see the awesome awesome news?! I was featured! 
My very first time and I am overjoyed with it! This week would be my grandpa's birthday, he would have been 91. 

This is a picture of him obviously on his 88th birthday. I made that cake for him :o) He lived in Holland for his earlier years, married my grandma, had one daughter and came here to America on a boat and they together had 4 more children, 3 girls and 1 boy. He was very big into his church, therefore, the round cake closest to the bottom left has a windmill and cross on it. The one above has a tractor since he had a garden and loved it! Then next one had fish with a pond and a fishing pole, that man sure loved to fish!! And the one below that had a dairy cow since they had their own dairy farm for many many years. I just love that man!
Happy Birthday Grandpa! I know you are happy in your new home!

Now on to what I wanted to tell you about :o) 

When I became pregnant and we found out we were having a little girl, immediately I looked for bedding.
Baby C's bedding is bright pink, light pink, and green with hints of a white cream in it. 
I love to have family heirlooms passed down from generation to generation. 

So we used my old dresser. I didn't take before pictures, but it was blue and purple? I don't know why.

Here it is now: 


Light pink with green drawers and white knobs. But there was a gap in between the drawers and knobs.
My mom told me that she had found an idea to paint washers.
And lookee there -- it worked! 



Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Earring Holder from the Dollar Tree

 
Hey all! I hope you had a fantastic week and your weekend is going swell!
I have a sick little one to take care of, however, literally this is the first time she has ever been sick so I can't complain much. 
Here she is at my parents with her "Really?!" face :0)


I just checked my blog dashboard and had some bum news. 
One of my favorite blogs, Ruffles And Stuff  has decided to end blogging. It's a sad day. I really enjoyed her posts. Plus I just made her bracelet and haven't been able to post about it. 
In honor of Disney, here is her rose bracelet. 

Here is her tutorial :0)

Back to business
I went to the Dollar Tree a few weeks ago. I was really bored. I never go there.
And I don't know why. Well, I know why. Not to sound rude, but some of the people that walk in there, look and act, um.. like they have never been in public before. There I said it. Sue me.
So as C and I were scooting along, we came across this beaut:

Ugly isn't it? But I see potential! 

 
There she is!  
The little beauty herself! 
And it was super simple. Cause I'm all about simple. I have a child ya know :0)

Here is how I did it:
I spray painted it Heirloom White. Let it dry. Paint again. Then I took sandpaper to the "pot" of it and wiped it off clean. I then took an Antique Glaze to it and wiped it clean. I dressed it up with earrings and it now sits in my newly re-done bathroom. 
Total money spent:
$1.00 on the "plant"
I had everything else at home :0) 
Now that is what I call a bargain! 



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Friday, July 9, 2010

Test

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Problem Vs. Solution

Once upon a time there was a beautiful little girl. 

Meet Miss C. Or as her mother and father call her, 
Punkin, Squirt, and Charly, sometimes even her legal name, Charlotte.
 
Her mommy put her to sleep one night while daddy was at work at a local restaurant. 
Mommy did the dishes and finished some laundry while waiting on Daddy to come home. When he arrived she greeted him at the door for a quick smooch-a-roo. He promptly got into the shower.
At this time, Mommy checked on Miss C.

She opened the door and this awful smell greeted her immediately. 
She checked on Miss C. All seemed well at first glance. Then she saw it. 
Her dirty diaper was under her body. And not on her body.
Mommy walked out of the room and waited on Daddy to get done. 
From there on out, no more sleeping in a t-shirt for Miss C. 
Even if it is hot and Mommy and Daddy don't want the air on at night. 
No more.

Meet The Problem:



Meet The Solution: 



All that Mommy did was sew on velcro to the top and bottom of her jammies. 
Now they are unable to be taken off and therefore the diaper taken off. 
And no more presents for Mommy and Daddy to clean.

I should also say, that I went out and bought her two more set of jammies and my mom and I have attached snap buttons to them. Velcro just works for now until she's able to figure that out :-) 



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