Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cake Pops!

So a couple days ago I came across this cute blog by the Cake Pop Queen, Bakerella. If you haven't heard of her, she wrote the book Cake Pops, which is shown above. You can check out her website at http://www.bakerella.com/ I just bought this book yesterday with some birthday money I got from my grandpa :)

Well, I just had to try them out!...

Ta da!!! I made them this weekend and they were so fun to decorate. And what's more, it was so fun to take them to my students on Monday. They were amazed!... probably high off the sugar, but whatever :)

If you have never had cake pops, they are just like cake balls except on a stick. You make a cake, crumble it, mix in some frosting, form little round balls, put a stick in them, dip them in chocolate, and decorate to your heart's content. Sounds like a lot of steps, but it is so worth it.

These cuties are on my list to try next!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


One of my favorite movies these days is "Despicable Me." One of the little orphan girls in the flick is obsessed with unicorns. She even sings this little song that she made up about how much she loves unicorns... Uni uni unicorns, I looooove them... And of course the famous "It's so fluffly!" line!

So since this movie came out, I have found a renewed love of unicorns :) I came across this new craft blog today, which had coincidentally just featured a unicorn themed birthday party! If only I had seen this earlier! :)

Can you tell what those cutely decorated little pink/blue/white hats are??

Unicorn horns!! So adorable!

The whole color pallet of this party is amazing. Click here to see the whole birthday post! Soooo adorable. I hope I get to throw someone a party like this someday!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

New Addiction!!

Oh my goodness! Have you guys visited the Martha Stewart website?? I'm obsessed. There are so many great crafts with free how-to's! For instance, I made these beauties tonight.

Disco Ball earrings? Can't get much better haha. All you do is wrap wooden beads with sequens and make them into earrings. You can also make them into rings and string them on necklaces.

Find the directions here :)

Have fun!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bachelorette Party Coctail Ideas

So I'm kind of in wedding/bachelorette party planning mode because of Joanna's up-coming wedding festivities. So the wedding and bachelorette fun aren't until August, but I got excited when looking at these Martha Stewart ideas...

The first one that you see above is the Starlight Royale Recipe. Looks yummy right?? A concoction of gin, lime juice, and champagne topped with a little grenadine for the pink tint. Also dipping the tip in lime juice and sugar adds a sparkle! Find the recipe here.

This next drinks seems more like a bridal shower idea, to go with cakes and other little desserts while watching the bride-to-be open presents. The Viennese Coffee Float. Is your mouth watering yet? Find the recipe here.

The Pear Melba Martini looks so cute and tasty, too! Chambord or black-raspberry-flavored liqueur, pear nectar, raspberries, and vodka. Mm... Find the recipe here.

And last but not least is the Grapefruit-and-Mint Mojito. I think I'm going to have to try this one! Find the recipe here.

All for now! :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Party Planning!

So as you all know, St. Patrick's Day is coming up in a couple of weeks. As a high school leader at GBC I will be throwing a St. Patty's Day party for the hs girls. I've been doing a little research, some shopping, and just looking for fun ideas for the partay. Here are some fun things I've found. I am contemplating making these little cuties...

Oh and then there's these little leprechaun hats for holding chips or other snacks.

Just a few ideas. Can't wait! I'll post pics after the event. If you all have other ideas for me, I'd love to hear :)