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cream cheese frosting with my girl

One of my great joys is frosting cakes with my daughter, and lucky me… she often begs to be involved in our sweet blogging creations. Some days I say, “yes” and we end up making a...

conversation heart candy boxes

You know those heart-shaped boxes of chocolate that start filling the shelves this time of year? You know how you love them, and hate them, all at the same time? I mean they are so bad…...

a donut cake

Donuts have been around for a very long time; remember when we did this donut tree cake forever ago? I’ve loved seeing all the new ways bloggers are creating and displaying these yummy goodies – donut...

birthday smoothies + candle straws

I know that it’s the new year and Pinterest is filled with kale and cleanses, but I cannot resist a good birthday sweet. To not totally ignore the healthy trend around here, I figure we can...

the easiest party streamers

I often get in the same discussion with friends, “I’d like to plan a cute party, but who has the time!” Well, decking a room out in fun festive style doesn’t have to take forever… It...

rose infused jello shots

Have you ever tried a jello shot? I passed them up at every sorority party in college, but then we went to a friend’s party last month (no frat boys in site) and they were totally...

pinata meringues

Seeing how much we all loved the pinata cake, I knew there was something to the idea of hiding sweets inside another treat.¬†There’s really nothing better than being surprised that your fabulous dessert is actually a...

monkey’s fist knotted garland

Monkey’s fist knots have been a favorite around our house. When I spotted these pretty necklaces, I immediately knew they would be amazing decor for my next party. We simplified the design and made it an...

10 party hacks for an awesome 2014

One of my favorite series from last year (and one of the most popular), was our party hack series. I am excited to be continuing the series sharing easy and simple tricks to make your life,...

typography stiffened ribbons

Last month the twins turned 5! We had a massive snow storm the morning of their party, but thankfully everyone still made it safely. Matt turned my studio into a huge balloon fort for the kids...

adorable kid’s gift idea

(Ed note: Thanks so much for entering and congrats to Barbara for winning the book!) Now that Christmas is over, you might be wondering why on earth I’m talking about kid’s gifts this week. I have...

printable unicorn garland

Unicorns in any form are such a fun addition to a party (unicorn party hats and unicorn cakes for sure). Their magical essence gives me a special fondness for them this time of year. I mean...

25 drink tops

One of the easiest way to take a ho…hum Tuesday and turn it into a fabulous day is by topping your drink with a little something pretty. Coincidentally, the easiest way to frill up any celebration...

paper confetti cups

I love the start of a fresh new year, and I have a great desire this week to not let the celebration end. Although January is traditionally the month we focus on goals, plans, and organization...

festive home updates to do this year

When it comes to my home, I love adding festive, bright, and fun details every chance I can. With the New Year here, and our Christmas decor coming down, my mind is racing to all the...