Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

......and who isn't? I would love to have a beautiful snowy white Christmas but in this case I am talking about the movie White Christmas (a.k.a. my FAVORITE Christmas movie). This movie is filled with entertaining song/dance numbers and lovely's an inspirational snack! I don't normally love musicals but I just love the way this one has been done! If you have never seen it (hopefully you have) please rent it immediately! You will not be sorry you saw this classic Christmas film!

Bing Crosby (top hat and all) and Rosemary Clooney singing at a that classic enough for you?
The Minstrel number is probably one of my favorite parts of this movie!
What's YOUR favorite Christmas movie?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gingerbread Mug Perches

Check out these simply lovely mug perches found at Not Martha. How much do you want to make a million of these??? What a festive addition to your holiday traditions! These would make amazing garnishes for a Christmas party, and the PERFECT hostess gift for the times when you are the Christmas guest! I need to get into the kitchen and make these immediately!
You can find full instructions and helpful hints here.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Layer Cake Shop Christmas Lovelies!

Layer Cake Shop is FULL of ADORABLE baking compliments! My favorite part of the site to browse is the cake topper section. I can bake simple cupcakes from a box, add colorful frosting, and top with something festive and kitschy ....and I no longer have plain cupcakes...I have CUPCAKES!!! Check out this cuteness!
Oh tinsel tree ! Oh tinsel tree! How lovely are you branches!
Mmmmm peppermint cupcakes! top with a mini version of a Christmas classic and instant cute!
Layer Cake Shop is filled with all kinds of cute tags for pastry bags and boxes!
I can just picture these train toppers individually on cupcakes surrounding a mini Christmas tree!
Now Bake away, bake away, bake away all!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Dreaming of a white Christmas but don't live in a snowy state?
You can give your loved ones that white Christmas that you have both dreamed of with this clever idea! A girl that I work with came up with this and I think it's just too adorable not to share with you! This works best as a Christmas Eve project, it creates the most magic that way.
All you need to do is decorate your home with paper snowflakes , cotton ball strings, and paper chain ( anyone seen the movie Elf?)and turn down your thermostat to make is extra "snowy". I just love this idea! Imagine being a child awaken to your mother telling you "It's snowing! It's snowing!" when you live in Florida!
Further imagine the excitement you would experience when you get out of bed, put on a sweater, and rush through your house which has been transformed into a winter wonderland!! Magical!

DIY bib necklace

I have seen a lot of these bib necklaces lately, and i got to thinking that I could probably make that myself ! So I gave it a try!
Here are some renditions of the bib necklace that I found pleasing.
And here's what I made. Not bad for a first try, and I have worn it about ten times now!
For this project I used stiff felt, and some fabric scraps I had lying around to make the flowers and I braided some of the same fabric to make the rope.
I'd like to make some sparkly versions too!
They will be PERFECT for holiday parties, and gifts!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

PartyParty Collection at Urban Outfitters.... amazing!   I'm just sayin'. Confettisystem has dreamed up this shimmering collection of home decorations and party favors.Garlands, ornaments, pinatas,party hats, and (of course) confetti have simple construction,  light-hearted intentions, and are absolutely dripping with whimsy!This collection is only available at Urban Outfitters, so get some soon and have yourself a PartyParty! 
Lay these lovely ornaments on a table, hang them , or add them to an arrangement for added charm to any party.

I LOVE these pinatas! I have been wanting to have a pinata at a party for a while now. I love those throw-backs to childhood. Things that make you feel like a grown-up kid. Those are that kind of things that are relaxing to me.  
This banner garland is certainly a nod to a classic, I like how there is paper fringe still but there is a twist with the added metalic.
I don't know what kind of parties you all went to when you were younger, but I don't remember party hats ever looking this cute!
Of course confetti is a part of the collection! With a name like Confettisystem how could it not be?
This garland is most certainly my favorite of the collection. I love when pretty things are sort of tattered. A garland of tassels, and curls, and fringe....oh my!
i am so inspired by the look of all these pieces. I could envision an entire party around this!I would also like to try and create my own fringey garlands and such! ....Maybe soon!
I hope you all fell in love as much as I did!