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NEW Bridal Shower Invitations

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


We have been asked by many people if we have printable Bridal Shower Invitations and collections…. today we are introducing you to 6 new bridal shower collections we have. We hope you love them as much as we do! There are a variety of styles and color ways we design, to ensure you can find the perfect invitations! Now have fun planning a bridal shower the Bride will never forget as she prepares to become a Mrs.






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Nestle's Jingle all the Way- Teacher appreciation gift

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I have been a little MIA lately as I have been working on some special projects….. one of which was for Nestle! I did a teacher appreciation gift idea. Step by step directions and the printable download is available at   http://bit.ly/1erlevF

It's a great teachers gift that is simple and classy. Also, your little ones can help you make it! Enjoy!
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Easy Halloween Peanut butter & pretzel Rice Krispie Treat Recipe: Skeletons & Ghost

Thursday, October 10, 2013

 
I'm so excited to share a fun Rice Krispie Treat recipe. Many people loved our Skeleton Brownies , but wanted to make them a little easier. Adding the skeleton on top of Rice Krispie Treat is child's dream! See our full Vintage Retro Halloween party for more tasty treats. 
 I like my Rice Krispies really tall and more gooey then most people. To make them have a greater impact when making them put them in a 9x9 square pan or double the batch to make a 9x13.
We also made little ghosts. Just add a large marshmallow on top and draw a spooky face with edible ink pens.

Peanut butter Pretzel Rice Krispy Treat Recipe

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons butter
1 (10.5 ounce) bag marshmallows
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 cups roughly crushed pretezel pieces
2 cups chunk chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Grease a 9x9 inch baking dish; set aside

2. Melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

3. Add the peanut butter and stir until completely incorporated and smooth. Add the Rice Krispies, pretzel and chunck chocolate chips. Stir until coated with marshmallow mixture. Poor mixture into the greased 9x9 and press down, creating an even top. 

****tip: Mixture can be sticky, rub butter over finger tips to avoid clinging to hands

Peanut Butter Ganache
1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/8 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon of karo syrup

Directions:
1. Place chocolate chips, peanut butter and karo in a bow and set aside.
2. Heat cream on the stove and bring to a simmer for 2 minute
3. Pour cream over the top of the chocolate, peanut butter and karo.
4. Stir until chocolate is melted and and well combined.
5. Pour over Rice Krispies evenly
6. Allow to cool and cut into squares.


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DIY Tissue Paper Spider Pom Pom

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Come make a tissue paper spider with us! These are fast and friendly spiders you won't mind having around this Halloween! Hang them from any wall or tree in your house or outside!
You can see the rest of our Sophisticated Black and White Halloween party here. The party printables are available for purchase in our shop here
Materials needed: 
Black tissue paper (1 package)
8 Black chenille pipe cleaners
String/ Twine or wire
First, unfold the tissue paper (just once so you keep the rest of it together, so it will be a long skinny rectangle) and cut the package in half. 1 package will make 2 spiders.
Second, unfold the pack so all the sheets are flat. Then fold them back and forth like an accordian. My folds are approximately 1.5" folds
Tie a knot at the center tightly with what ever sting/ twine you have around the house. I left one end of my string long so I could hang it from the center.
Fan both sides out (easier if you up it on it's side for this)
Now start to cut deep thin strips around the whole perimeter. Cut about halfway to the center. It is alright if small triangles are accidentally cut out.... you can see that happened to me and it turned out just fine and you will never be able to tell. I have heard there are scissors that will do this and cut even thin cuts. I need to get myself a pair! If you have them..... this would be a great craft to use them on.
Now once both sides are cut and trust me the do not have to be perfectly cut. Just chop away and take out some frustrations you have.

Separate each layer of tissue paper "fluffing it." This will create a sphere with awesome texture.

Start on the top layer and pull it up toward the center. I found the higher you get those first layers up the easier the middle layers will be.
***Note: be careful as you can tear the tissue paper.... I did a couple times, but these pom poms are very forgiving
Use them like this or as a centerpiece or continue on a make some spiders!

Bend 8 pipe cleaners for the spiders legs. Separate the tissue ball so you can see the middle. Place 4 of the pipe cleaners together for one side. Then place the other 4 on the other side. 

Twist the ends of the pipe cleaners around the string you tied in the middle. You can add a little hot glue to reinforce the legs. The pipe cleaners are amazing thou because you can twist and bend them any way you need them to stay!
Happy Halloween!
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{Free party printable} Halloween Mini banner

Sunday, October 6, 2013

 Today I am giving you a little treat for your Halloween party..... our Halloween mini banner from our Vintage Retro Halloween collection.... Click here to download our Witches brew bunting or purchase the whole printable collection here in our shop 
 The fabulous cauldron it is hanging from is from Pottery Barn.... I love this piece and will be using it for many years.  
 Just string the banner with twine and add a bow on top and your ready for your Witches brew! Happy Halloween!!!!

If you can't get the link to work you can et the banner below as well.




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Vintage Retro Halloween party invitation

Friday, October 4, 2013

Invite your Halloween guests to your Spectacular Halloween party with our Vintage Retro Halloween invitation. It will get your guests excited for a spooky evening of laughter and fun. Come eat, drink and be Scary with you!
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Pottery Barn Vintage Retro Halloween Party

Friday, September 27, 2013

I'm so excited to announce that I teamed up with Pottery Barn for our Vintage Retro Halloween collection. Pottery Barn approached me and asked if I wanted to share any of their new Halloween items with you and of course I did! I am a huge fan of Pottery Barn, especially their Holiday items!!!! They always have the best dishes, platters and fun items that adds that perfect touch to any holiday celebration and party. I bought 2 of their items last year for our Sophisticated Black and White collection (I used Pottery Barn's black leave/ branches and a fun condiment holder).
My favorite Pottery Barn items I used for our Vintage Retro Halloween party is a 3 way tie with Potterybarn's Spider Drink Dispenser Stand (I didn't use mine as a drink stand.... more about that later), Bone Footed Platter (the pics don't do this platter justice)

Now for the fun part of seeing all the details you will love to create for your Halloween party this year! I have lots of Halloween treats that will wow your guests. 
Caramel apple cupcakes- recipe & tutorial coming soon! What I love about this recipe is it kept the cupcake very fresh and super moist you could make these the night before! A great treat to take to school for your kids Halloween party
The toppings on the caramel apple cupcakes are endless.... We topped ours with chopped candy corns, crushed pretzels, Wilton skull & spider sprinkles, mini marshmallows (I found these at Target.... they are AWESOME they are teeny tiny mallows!!!) mini M&M's drizzled in chocolate & sprinkles. I love nuts on my caramel apples, but the kids usually don't like that so I made them more kid friendly. 
Mini candy bar wrappers that are in our Vintage Retro Halloween collection- 12 designs
Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookie Bones.... We had a mini fondue cookie bone station that people could make their own creation or take prepared Chocolate chip cookie bones with our favorite combinations. We had orange chocolate, white chocolate and a peanut butter ganache (those didn't look as pretty, but tasted amazing)
 I love the eye balls on them too
I used the Spider Drink dispenser a little differently. I placed a large glass bowl on top of the stand (or you could do plastic if you're worried your kids would tip it over). I filled the bowl with party favors full of Halloween candy. I just loved the lanky legs. It gives great height to your display.
 
Another Pottery Barn favorite were these Cauldron condiment set . I took them off the stand (as I didn't have enough room and placed them around the dessert table and even hung one from the base of the Spider Drink dispenser 
 
 We also whipped up some gourmet Rice Krispie treats
 We had 2 kinds of Oreo Rice Krispie Treats. One with a Oreo Frosting and the other one with a Marshmallow frosting.... both are very good! We topped them off with a mini Oreo pumpkin
or you can transform the mini Oreo into a bat!
Our next kind of Rice Krispie Treat was a peanut butter & pretzel Rice Krispie Treat

We topped these with Marshmallow frosting and then marshmallow & pretzel skeletons and ghosts.
 Pottery Barn's Bone Footed Platter is really cool! The glass comes off for easy cleaning and storage. I seriously LOVE this platter
 The boys loved these Pottery Barn little beetle snack bowls that looks like they are caring food across the table. They all pick it up, played with them and thought they were really cool! We filled ours with Ghost peeps and pumpkin candies
We had milk glasses with our party flags waiting to be filled with an enchanting Witches Brew in Pottery Barns Cauldron Punch bowl.... This is a great buy! I love the stand it comes with too. A halloween piece that will be used for years to come.
Download our free printable of the mini witches brew bunting here! 

 
We strung mini tissue paper pom poms, candy corn garlands and crepe bat streamers across the back
 
For the front of the table I wanted a dramatic splash of color. I created rosette swags with Ruffle Fabrics  Trick or Treat fabric. Soooo easy too because the pre-ruffled fabric practically makes the rosettes for you!
 I started with 2 full width pieces and 10 ruffles heigh. 
1. Bunch up one end and roll into a rosette
2. Once I like how it was bunched/rolled I just hot glued it together. 
3. Just roll it a couple times around and leave the ends hanging down.
4. Pin to your fabric or hot glue if you want it permanent
5. Next just swag the ends and pin with a safety pin having around 5-6 inches hang down the sides.
 Happy Halloween planning!
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