There are still many festive holiday projects coming up, but today it is pouring out and I am home sick with my daughter. It’s a day in need of sparkle, so I thought I would give a quick nod to New Years with these simple metallic sparkler dessert toppers. Make the toppers using one of my new favorite products, glitzy metallic streamers.
The basic idea is to fringe the streamers and wrap around a kitchen skewer, see the complete tutorial I designed right here. Mixing metallic hues on the toppers will give your holiday desserts a sparkly dose of depth and style.
Photography done in collaboration with Pictilio.
Posted December 05, 2012 5 Comments
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Recently we spent a few hours in the park celebrating the coming of summer. Jackie took a multitude of lemon drop photos. It was originally planned for a video, but upon seeing the final work I just fell in love with the instantaneous shots.
There is an active discussion these days about film vs. video for weddings and events. While it is true they both give unique and important angles to remembering an event, I am partial to photography. I love how a photo captures such enormous depth in its perfectly still form.
Tim Walker in a recent interview said, “Stills are powerful because they freeze the moment…” When I remember celebrations it’s often the quiet, frozen moments which seem most powerful.
Photography by Jackie Wonders.
Posted June 13, 2011 5 Comments
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*Reminder- This is the last week to enter the 30×30 contest to win a $50 spa gift card. It has been wonderfully fun to read through your party theme ideas, some of them are downright brilliant!
Today’s reader question is from Kim, who recently asked for ideas to begin the planning of her twin daughters 2nd year birthday. She has been inspired by this adorable kids line at Gymboree and is excited about making the alligator theme work for a girlie party. Adding daisies + a bit of pink + good dose of moss & a few white ruffles will make her celebration gator friendly & also wonderfully girlie!
A little gator & daisy inspiration-
Ruffled shower curtain.
Easy paper daisies.
Reindeer moss frame.
Smiling fabric gators.
& The girliest gator purse around.
A great party idea that is sure to translate into a beautiful afternoon.
PS. Thanks so much for all your questions, you all seem to come up with the best things to talk about! Thanks also for your wonderful patience as I answer in due time. If you have a party planning question, contact me here to have it answered.
Posted April 07, 2010 2 Comments
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* Please click on the image above to read the entire D.I.Y. football banner post-thanks.
PS. This is how you will know when there is a new DIY/event post listed from now on. Simply click the picture if you want to see the full post. This one includes a laughable free download for your football viewing pleasure- enjoy.
Posted January 08, 2010 Comments Off
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Oh my goodness – Halloween is 3 days away! Can you believe it? I know for many of us the last week before a holiday is when we finally get around to pulling things together. If you need a last minute Halloween idea, or if you want to build a sweet stash of animal masks for all the other dress up moments this year, here’s your chance.
These funky and fun animal templates can be downloaded for FREE and used to turn your little ones into beasts, birds, and even alligators. Last minute… no worries. You’ve got this.
All you’ll need to make these masks is colored paper, scissors, and a glue stick. Print out the templates below, trace then cut onto the paper color of your choice, and enjoy these wild animals all year long!
For the flamingo mask print out the template by clicking above. Cut and combine the beaks and the body with a pair of pink leggings for an instant costume.
Posted October 28, 2014 2 Comments
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