Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies {Foodie Friday}

This recipe brought to you just in time for fall baking season!! These cookies are delish! If you like pumpkin (or even if you don't) It will be worth your time to try this recipe! Enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lil Peanut Baby Shower

Aww...isn't this cute?? If you are expecting a little peanut, here is a great party idea! I think this would would for  a boy's first birthday party or a baby shower. I love the red white and black!
View this post at Pizzazzerie here

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Decorating Ideas

I found this website called Remodelaholic and let me tell could spend many days here..
There are so many creative decorating and remodeling ideas it will make you crazy.
Here are a couple of my favorite fall decorating ideas. You can view the entire post here.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Literal Baby Shower

If you are looking for some baby shower is a great one!! Perfect for boy or girl and a great way to play on the 'shower' part of baby shower. I saw this party via Tip Junkie (you know how much I love her, right?)
View the entire party here.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dr. Seuss

Love this. Dr. Seuss is a great party theme for a girl or boy. Pretty much anything crazy or weird will go with this one. This was designed as a baby shower, but I think this would be really cute as a birthday party too!! Check out this party by Heather Equitz of Heather Equitz Designs featured on Pizzazzerie.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Amanda and Annie

Last October I read Julie and JuliaIt really inspired me to cook. I can cook, I think..I just don’t. Lack of time, lack of well…everything. And let’s just face the facts, it’s French cooking, and I have no interest in eating or cooking French food. It’s either unappealing (Artichokes with Hollandaise Sauce) or impossible to pronounce (Beef Bourguignonne).
But when my sister recommended Annie’s Eats to me this past summer by making Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes and Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread, I quickly became addicted. So I thought I would start ‘Foodie Friday’. We will see how this goes. I really want to try one new thing a week. It doesn’t have be something I have never eaten before, just something I have never made from scratch…you know like Blueberry muffins. I can make them from a box…but from scratch..that has yet to be accomplished. So here we go. Starting next Friday I am going to post one of Annie’s recipes along with a picture of my own finished product. My personal Julie and Julia project =) I hope you enjoy…

Thursday, September 22, 2011

You Are My Sunshine Party

I saw this beautiful party on Tip Junkie and thought of Caroline. I always sing 'You are my sunshine to her.

There are so many great ideas here!! I almost wish Caroline had birthdays more that once a year! So many little time. View the rest of the party here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Since we are in the Halloween mood this week, I thought it would be fun to share these 'Twilight' Cupcakes by Design Dazzle

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Georgia Peach Baby Sprinkle

I'm still wishing that summer was here. Here is beautiful Georgia Peach Baby Sprinkle that was posted on Pizzazzerie to brighten your day!

View the full post here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Milk jug jack o lanters

It's almost Halloween!! Start saving your milk jugs and use a sharpie to make these spookie ghosties!!
View the tutorial here from Dollar Store Crafts: Milk Jug Jack o Lanterns

Friday, September 16, 2011

No Sew Fabric Pumpkin

I have a couple more Halloween/Fall posts coming but I thought you might like this one to get you started. I found this via Be Different, Act Normal.

To learn how, click here

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Milkaholic Sip and See

Gosh, there is just something about these Sip and See Baby Showers that I love!! Probably the seeing of the baby, but maybe it's the cake...hard to say. Well whatever it is, this one was featured on Kara's Party Ideas and I love the theme: MILK. Goes great with babies and cake!!

 View all the party details here

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

How to host a cupcake tasting

I think that this is a great idea courtesy of Landee See, Landee Do. Could even be done with holiday parties and a cookie exchange. Ummm. I will be planning one of these for soon. Now if only I knew how to properly ice a cupcake...

 Get more information here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Little Man Baby Shower

Ummm hello...this is soo adorable. I am so hoping for a boy next time! I just saw this party on Pizzazzerie and I just had to share this one! I have 46 drafts waiting to be posted, but this you had to see..

I could totally make this, BTW


View more really cute pictures from this party here

Monday, September 12, 2011

DIY Patio Lights

DH and I have been looking for Patio lights FOREVER. Every time we go to Target we have to stop and look. But nothing seems really to be worth the price. These DIY Patio Lights cost $1. Apparently you can buy a bag of the globes at Dollar Tree. I will have to stop to see! You can view the entire project by Craftybutt here

Friday, September 9, 2011

Remodeling the house: The Kitchen

I thought it be fun to do some before and after's of our house on the blog. Unfortunately, I wasn't really around when the house was first purchased, so I don't have any pictures from "before" before. These before pictures are from Summer of 2006. DH's Aunt Brenda took most of the before shots. Thank God for her, because otherwise I would have nothing. So here we go. In the first picture, the cabinets, countertop and sink have already been removed. They were in terrible shape, which would probably make the before and after even better, but oh well. The kitchen and stove in this picture are the same and remain in the same place. BTW: Does anyone else hate the way blogger does photos now? I had a terrible time trying to move these around...grr...                                                                  
Here is the first before and after: As you can see, we took out the wall on the left side of the kitchen to open it up and make room to actually put a table in the kitchen. It's a grand idea!





We put wainscoting up on the walls and painted it red. Then we had the cabinets and countertop installed. We knew someone who did the install really cheap, so we went with that and it was done in a day. I really love my rugs. We got them at Wal-Mart--haha. But now they are like 5 years old and they really need replaced, but I just can't bear to part with them until I find something that I love more.

DH also put up a wood ceiling and crown molding. You can see it a little bit here. We also put in Pergo floors. I love them and I think all of it together looks great. As you can see there is still some painting to be done, but I think we are going to pull off the door trim and redo it to match what we have in the bedrooms.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Summer sip and see

Thought I better slide this one in before summer is officially over. I found this via Kara @ Kara's Party Ideas.

I love the pineapple theme they had for this party. Pineapples are the symbol for welcome and the sign says, 'A welcome change' This is so cute!

View the entire party here

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Our First Facebook Contest!!

The Paper Heart Studio is sponsoring its first Facebook contest and it’s easy to win!! Just ‘Like’ The Paper Heart Studio on Facebook and then tell your friends to do the same!! Have your friends say you recruited them by leaving a comment and the person with the most recruits by September 16th wins one of the following:
Personalized name or pennant banner
1 dozen cupcake toppers  or
1 dozen note cards

You can like The Paper Heart Studio from the blog. There is a link at the top of this page. Or you can search for The Paper Heart Studio via Facebook. It doesn’t matter how you get there, just get there…fast!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Abby Cadabby

This adorable party posted on Kara's Party Ideas immediately made me think of my friend Krystal and her guessed it. Abby. View the entire party here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Super hero Birthday

Ok, If you have a child that loves Superheros you MUST see this party. It is absolutely adorable. It was shot by a professional photographer and therefore this is the only photo that I can share. I love the idea they did of making the kids do tasks to become superheros. Then they all got capes. Amazing. You can view the entire party here.

If you liked that, check out this awesome super hero cake here

And check out this superhero banner here

Also found some free Batman printables on Tip Junkie!

Batman Party Invite2

My friend Brianna is planning a Batman party for her son's birthday, so when I find new cute things, I just keep adding them on to this post.
This party by Two Sugar Babies I think will be come the ultimate inspiration. I am loving the name banner and the table runner. Will. Be. Duplicating.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Paper Basket Tutorial

I have been feeling particularly crafty lately despite my considerable lack of time to do anything productive besides read. I saw this DIY project by Sarah Hearts and I thought, "hey, I could do that!" View the project here.