Sunday, April 15, 2012

Outdoor Party Decorating

I just had my birthday party this past weekend and it was just perfect (minus a few good friends that couldnt make it)... an evening surrounded by friends, food, fire and fun! (It was a bon fire and croquet themed party) I wasn't planning on decorating... but then I spent a little too much time on pinterest and got inspired. This is what the drink table looked like:I learnt how to do the tissue pom poms from this site.
The old door and window are from our house... and the bunting banner is made from vintage sheet fabric.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mmm... Did I Need That?

I bought a couch! ... I bought a project, really. I just saw it on kijiji and really wanted it... although I really don't need it... I dont even really have a space for it (but I will make space). I can't wait to find the fabric for it! I dream about it!

Below is what it is looking like right now.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Pineapple Flower Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for my family gatherings this Easter. They went over really well... they look super impressive (I think), but they were relatively easy to make.
I used Humming Bird Cake for my cupcake recipe. This recipe combines bananas and pineapples... and with the coconut I added I got to combine three of my favorite flavors! The pineapple on top was pretty easy to make, I followed instructions from here.
The nest and birds were made from chow mein noodles, chocolate and peanut butter, put into a muffin tin.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Baby Shower Game

I got to be in charge of doing a little game for the baby shower, so I did a baby food guessing game. I choose mostly fruit purees, but I did through in a beef, spaghetti and veggies mix. (Poor babies!... I mean the ones that really have to eat that)
If you are wanting to do this a little tip, I provided pretzels for the tasters.