Have any fun holiday plans?

{Lovely & simple cupcake decoration. Linda y sencilla idea para decorar cupcakes.}

Well, we don’t! Ha! so far we don’t have any set plans for our day tomorrow (as usual). All we know is we’re hitting a museum in the morning (my request) and we’ll be closing the day off with some fireworks (I hope) …. and we’re meeting some friends in between.  I hope you have a wonderful, refreshing and safe day tomorrow. I leave you with some delicious looking treats and cute ideas for a patriotic party from my friend Martha Stewart (ALL images via her website!~ Click on picture to view recipe or instructions). Hasta ahorita no tenemos ningún plan seguro para el día de mañana (como siempre).  Solo sabemos que iremos a un museo por la mañana (mi idea) y cerraremos la noche con cohetes (espero)….y nos veremos con amigos en algun momento.  Espero que tengan un día lindo y refrescante….y se portan bien.  Los dejo con unas delicias y unas ideas super lindas para celebrar de parte de mi amiga Martha Stewart (todas las imágenes son de su página!~ haz click en la foto para ver la receta o las instrucciones).

{Yummy!! Que rico!!}

{Don’t get excited, it’s the instructions for the flag, not the recipe! No se emocionen, son instrucciones para la banderita, no la hamburguesa!)

{Fun parasols for your drink. Lindos parasoles para su bebida!}


{Decorating ice cream cones. Decorando conos de nieve.}

{Pom pom table decorations.  Decorando tu mesa con pompones.}



~Mrs. B


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Mini Valentine Making Party

After looking through the february issue of Living and finding the coolest little valentine making party,a couple of my friends and I decided to have our mini version of it at my place (since I have all the card making goods) and copy their dinner and dessert: Pizza sandwiches with arugula & basil salad and peanut butter and jam cookies!!  (their pics are way better than mine…I had loads of crappy lighting! sorry!)

So last thursday night we prepared all the goods for the pizza sandwiches and cookies and enjoyed a lovely dinner with champagne!  My friend Alisia’s engagement happened Wednesday night so the news called for a celebratory beverage…..which in my mind is ALWAYS ALWAYS champagne (or some kind of sparkling wine!).


{CHEERS! Congratulations Alisia & Jon!}

{Isn’t her ring pretty?}

{ready for some peanut butter & raspberry jam cookies?}

{so they’re a little fopped up, but they were pretty delicious!}

{card making gets intense!}

Have yourselves a Happy pre-Valentine’s weekend!


~Mrs. B

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Seriously FREE!!!

Hello there!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Look what I found…..If you’re still in need of a 2011 calendar like I am, here’s a really really cute one for FREE!! What a better way to start the new year!

Thank you to EZ over at Creature Comforts for posting this awesomeness! Click on the picture to find the original post!  ENJOY!!



~Mrs. B

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Afternoon Delight ~ Recycling Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I always feel guilty about getting rid of my Christmas cards and throwing all that Christmas paper away. Well…..look what I found on Martha Stewart!!!!! Really cute ideas on what to do with leftover wrapping paper and your Christmas cards…they are so clever over at Martha.

ENJOY!!! (click on the pics)


Recycled Christmas card crafts


Left-over Christmas wrap ideas

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Lovely Birthday Gifts

Sorry, I know I’ve been away for a while…..I had been working on both of my momma’s birthday gifts.  Both of their birthdays are in September so back in May I had this great idea to make them stationary since I knew they would both love it. Okay it isn’t stationary, it’s a box with cards for all different occasions.  The problem is I started them too late and it took me longer than I’d thought.  Luckily for me we celebrated late with both of them. I made 2 of each card (one for each of them) and made a different envelope liner for each one.  I also included a micron pen as well as seals stamped with their first initial. They were pretty much awesome! Here are a couple of pictures of my favorite ones…..

They both loved their gift so much that they don’t want to give any away and want to keep all the cards.
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