Host A Baking Birthday Party…

Hello friends! We are going to be sharing some of our favorite parties we’ve styled in the past here on the blog! For our longtime followers, we hope you love seeing them again, and for our new followers, these are parties we didn’t want you to miss! Today, we are sharing this adorable Cupcake Baking Party that we styled for Pottery Barn Kids! This sweet pink, white


My Favorite Holiday “Cookie” Recipe…

this post is sponsored by intel 2-in-1 Last week, I attended an annual cookie exchange with friends and made my favorite treats, Mini S’mores Cups! The girls have come to expect them each year and I love to make them. They are really simple to make, yet oh-so delicious! Whip up a batch and surprise your neighbors or friends! I used my new Intel 2

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Holiday Cookie Gift Basket

Today we are sharing another fun gift basket idea that we created for DIY Network!  We love coming up with gift ideas that include fun activities for the entire family and this Cookie Baking Basket is the perfect example! Start with a large mixing bowl and fill with cookie baking essentials like: a cookie sheet, cooling rack, spatula, cookie scoop and of course adorable holiday cookie cutters + sprinkles! This


3 Cupcake Recipes Perfect for Fall…

Did this photo catch your attention? I thought so. Isn’t this the best time of year? The anticipation of the holidays is here and to me, that means more family time, holiday decorating and baking delicious sweets! The cooler weather encourages us to stay in, get cozy and warm up with hot coffee and yummy treats. We have partnered with Coffee-Mate™, our favorite coffee creamer, to

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Strawberry Pie Cake …

Our sweet friend, Carrie from The Cake Blog created this gorgeous Strawberry Pie Cake and we bet it is as delicious as it looks! Perfect for a Strawberry Party or for any summer celebration for that matter. We can’t wait to find out how she made it so smooth and created those cute flecks! Get Carrie’s recipe here! Looking for more strawberry party inspiration and recipes?  Check out our Strawberry Party Pinterest Board!

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Anniversary Celebration…

Hello all! It’s Joanna! Today I am sharing something different, but equally as exciting as a new recipe. Since my husband and I are celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary this month, I thought it would be wonderful to style a romantic buffet that will inspire others to recreate at home. Luckily for me, two of my favorite people joined in to help us honor the

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Kate’s Sweet Dreams Pajama Party…

It’s a slumber party! Back in March, we celebrated Kate’s 7th birthday with her first sleepover party! We invited a handful of her besties and sent the boys away for the evening. She picked a light pink and mint (her fave at the moment) color palette and I raided my shop for everything that fit the colors and style. We hosted the party in my office


Free Printables for 4th of July…

I designed these simple 4th of July cupcake toppers and wrappers a few years ago for HGTV and I think they are still super cute! (I can’t say that about all of my designs from years ago! Ha!) If you are attending a 4th of July celebration, you’ll be the hit of the party if you bake (or buy) cupcakes and dress them up with these

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Cricut Explore Giveaway + Party Collection…

We recently created this red, white and blue party using the Cricut Explore™ and so many of the projects would be perfect for the 4th of July! This “star” party could be used for celebrating your sports star, rock star or classroom super star! Just change up the colors of cardstock you cut to create your own take on a “star” party! Start by creating a

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Great Cake Decorating…

This rainbow heart cake is one of my all-time favorite cakes! The original design (above) was created by the fabulous cake designer, Erin of Wild Orchid Baking and you may remember, Kate’s birthday cake last year was totally inspired by it! My local baker, Bonnie from Inspired Sugar did a beautiful job replicating Erin’s design (below). I am so excited to report that Erin just published


Eat More Dessert…

Eat more dessert? Absolutely, I’d love to! Such a great name for our friend, Jenny’s new book that is all about creating gorgeous dessert tables! I have been following Jenny’s work after discovering this incredible holiday party a few years ago. Since then, she connected with Tori Spelling and is now baking and creating dessert tables for a long list of celebrities! (So cool!) Jenny’s


Fabulous Flash Sale :: Chevron Baking + Candy Cups!

We hoped you all enjoyed our FLASH SALE last week, when we offered our TomKat Twine at an amazing low price! It seems you all did, because we sold out within 24 hours of all of the colors we carry! That was so much fun, we think it’s time for another FLASH SALE! Aren’t these Chevron Paper Baking Cups too cute? Perfect bright colors for