Monday, October 31, 2011

{My Creations} Baby Girl Elephant Shower!

I have to say that these have been one of my favorite cookie projects so far!  Our friends just welcomed a beautiful little girl, Gianna, into their hearts and home.  And she is BEAUTIFUL!  

Monday, October 10, 2011

{Events & Parties} Extreme Makeover Home Edition VIP Tent-Airs October 16th!

I CANNOT believe I can finally share this news with you!!  EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION landed in Orange County, NY back in late August--and the episode is AIRING THIS SUNDAY, October 16th!  And guess who was asked to design the VIP are on the set?!  ME!!!!  Oh, I have been bursting to share this news with you...but let me preface with this, there is no way to describe how amazing this show, this project, and this amazing team of volunteers was.  I can never watch the show the same way again.  This blog post, is dedicated to all you amazing individuals...

Sunday, October 9, 2011

{Recipe} Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Drizzle

It was a gorgeous fall morning.  You know that perfect fall day where it's incredibly sunny out, but the crisp air makes you grab your favorite (yet seasonably abandoned) hoody?!  Ahhhhh...the best feeling!  My little nephew, Anthony, had a sleepover at Aunt SarahBeth and Uncle Tommy's house the night before, and we were all set to make Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls (a recipe I stumbled on, which I'll get to in a minute).  So, little man and I ran to the store to pick up a few ingredients...but to my dismay...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{Party Inspiration} Grown-Up Cake Batter Themed Birthday Bash!

{clockwise from the top left Honey Crumb Cake Studio, Wendy McClenton, Miso Cakes, and Sweet Grace Cake Design}
I am so excited about today's entry.  Let me start by saying that I'm the FIRST one who will salivate over a cleverly structured theme fact, it's kind of my thing :)  And there are 5 gagillion (yup, count 'em) ways to do it tastefully for even and adult birthday party!  BUT, there are those few people who might be hard to pick a theme for.  Or maybe, you're just looking for a simple, yet super fun idea to build your adult birthday party around.  SO, here's the brainstorm of the century...ready...use the centerpiece of any birthday party as the theme!  What would that be?!  THE CAKE!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

{Recipes} I LOVE fall!!!

Hello all!  I have missed you all so terribly.  I'm so excited to finally be back posting...especially about my favorite thing--fall time!  I needed this little bit of joy this week.  I don't like to get personal in my postings, but felt the need to tell you why the long absence. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

{Decor} Paper Lantern Love!

 This is such a perfectly timed post!  I am IN LOVE WITH LANTERNS!!!  If I could use them to decorate every venue I work in, I think I just might.  Hence the reason I'll be using them for a HUGE design project I'm doing next week (can't say much, but more details on that soon)...

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

{Events & Parties} Vintage Baseball Memorial BBQ

Hello all!  I couldn't head to bed tonight until I posted an entry from this past weekend's "Vintage Baseball Memorial BBQ"...I had mentioned this in the preview post for this party, but this event couldn't have meant more to me personally.  This gathering was the honor my grandfather's best friend and teammate, Max, who recently passed away...