Sweet Customers: The Sweetest Sweet Shoppe Party!

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Bethany, a local Phoenix crafty momma, has been a loyal blog follower of mine for awhile! She wrote me a few months ago about how she loves to plan her daughter's birthday parties and go all out, just like I do! Well, she has been working for months on crafty party stuff for her daughter, Gentry's Sweet Shoppe party...and boy, did she go ALL OUT! Every detail she made is absolutely fabulous! At ... [ Read More ]

Project Nursery: Le Papier Studio Review (by Me!)

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I am a BIG fan of Le Papier Studio, ever since my dear friend, Meredith sent me a personalized silhouette print of my little ones created by owner/designer, Vana! I wrote this post about her work a couple months ago! Vana & I twitter friends, and she sent me one of her new silhouette glass pendant necklaces to review for Project Nursery! It is really adorable and my post went live today! I had ... [ Read More ]

Birthday Parties: Cutest Happy Birthday Banner!

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While browsing one of my favorite party girls' sites Party Perfect, I came across this adorable banner for a birthday party that I had to share with you! This was created by Darleen for her son's monster truck party and I'm in love with it. So simple and easy, and it's nice to see a new take on the birthday banner! You can do this! Go make one! ... [ Read More ]

Birthday Parties: Captain Jack’s Pirate Party!

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My nephew, Jack just turned 5 and had a fabulous pirate birthday party! My sister-in-law, Nicollette is very creative and loves invitations and parties as much as I do. She designed amazing pirate invitations and decor! Of course, I helped out with baking and decorating the cupcakes with toppers that matched the invitations! (notice my new fancy frosting technique!)Here are some pictures I took at ... [ Read More ]

Blogging: My Fave Party Girls!

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Let's hear it for the girls! As you may have noticed, I've been playing around with my blog layout! I have been wanting to add a third column for awhile, so I can display more links, etc! Today, I added a list of my fave PARTY GIRL bloggers! Check them out in the left column, you won't be disappointed!I am working on another list of my other daily reads that are great inspiration for my other ... [ Read More ]

Cupcake Monday: My New Cupcake Stand!

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How fabulous is this?? My sister-in-law & family gave this to me for my birthday! I can't wait to use it! And how perfect that it has a circle at the top, and I can print and customize for any occassion! I love the beaded edge! I'm picturing a thick satin ribbon bow around the top, too! It is from Holland Boone and it's gorgeous! Thanks, Nic!COMING SOON:My nephew, Jack's Pirate Birthday Party! ... [ Read More ]

New Auction to Benefit Kate McRae – Amy Butler Bib & Burp Cloth from Amy Rose Designs

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It is so wonderful to hear from other people who want to do what they can to support the McRae family. If you haven't read about Kate McRae, a local Gilbert 5-year old in the hospital with cancer, please READ about her here. I hosted an auction for a custom party package a couple weeks ago, and since many others have done the same. I am gathering the proceeds and will be purchasing gift cards for ... [ Read More ]

Decorating: Pink! Pink! Pink!

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Have you all browsed your latest Pottery Barn Kids catalog yet? They just came out with a Barbie collection, and while I wouldn't go all out Barbie themed with the sheets and all, I love the Barbie artwork and some of the coordinating items they are offering! It doesn't get any girlier than this! I am a girly girl through and through. I am a big fan of pink (obviously) and was thrilled when I ... [ Read More ]

Cupcake Toppers: Sweet Flower Girl!

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I just received an email from a reader that was looking for cake/cupcake ideas for a flower themed party, and I was reminded of these cute flower cupcake flags I custom designed recently! The customer, Andi found me on Etsy, and was looking for cupcake toppers to coordinate with the K & Company paper she used to make her daughter's birthday party invitations (above...so cute!). She sent me a ... [ Read More ]

Chicky Bella Boutique Closing – Go Quick!

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My favorite local baby/children's boutique is closing, or rather "re-inventing" itself. Lisa, the sweet shop owner of Chicky Bella has decided to close the shop and instead, host several trunk shows each month and also sell from her online store. Honestly, in this economic environment, Lisa should be given kudos for keeping the store open this long. So many other boutiques in the area have come ... [ Read More ]

Inspired by TomKat Studio: Emma Kate’s 1st Birthday!

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Ashlee, one of my blog readers, emailed me last week asking the best way to make the sprinkles stick to cupcakes! My suggestion, frost 2 or 3 cupcakes at time, then put on the sprinkles, to keep the frosting from drying too quickly. She ended up purchasing the cupcakes for the party, but sent me the photos from Emma Kate's 1st birthday party! She is one crafty momma! I thought I would share them ... [ Read More ]

My Fave Cupcake Stand: Mermaid Birthday Party!

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My blogging friend, Amy from Living Locurto and I {heart} faces, just posted her daughter's fabulous MERMAID party this morning! She said that I inspired her to get the cupcake stand! Yey! She featured Kate's lollipop party cupcakes on her blog when she was starting to plan her daughter's party a couple months ago! Check out all the party details HERE, as well as a free download of a mermaid ... [ Read More ]