{Sweet Inspiration} Ruffle Me

I don’t know what it is about ruffles,

but I can’t seem to get enough of them.  It has been a trend for awhile and it seems like our love affair for them continues.

I like how we are seeing it in home decor. I especially love this frilly yellow tablecloth. Doesn’t it just say spring?

Or how about this one? A little more formal maybe.

Even our dishes are in on the act.

Somehow everything always looks a little prettier displayed on these beauties.

It seems we like them on cakes.

These chairs are beautifully accented with this frilly fabric.

Our windows are “Oh So Feminine”.

How about a ruffled throw?

via: DIY Design

Or a pretty accent pillow.

via: Etsy Party Patisserie

I’m love’n this comforter from Urban Outfitters.

And then there’s fashion.

Ofcourse fashion,

(can big girls play dress-up too?)

Thankfully, I don’t see the ruffles ending anytime soon.

Atleast not for this girly girl!

If you like Ruffles, I would love you to follow me on pinterest.  Ruffle Me is one of my boards.

{Sweet Inspiration} Burlap Beauty

Have you noticed that you can’t pick up a decorating magazine these days without seeing something made of burlap?

Burlap is an inexpensive fabric with lots of texture and is very versatile. I personally really like it. Thought it might be fun to take a look around and see how this fun fabric is being used.

Blessings of a Lifetime

How about creating a chic piece of home decor?  Just wrap a piece of burlap around a canvas , secure and stencil on a pretty design.

Have you thought about maybe wearing burlap. Yep, you can with this cute rosettes bracelet.

Brassy Apple

These rosettes are cute as a bracelet or maybe clip them in your hair or even on your shoes.

How about a burlap bulletin board? Why not spruce up your work area or kitchen by covering a bulletin board with burlap and tacking it down with decorative brads. Pretty!


This next idea is kind of a novel one.

Want to make your business cards stand out?

Back them with burlap fabric and fringe around the edges.

This is one card you won’t forget.

Carolyn Homework

White House Black Cat

How about this adorable bunny pillow?  Too cute!

And finally, we got in the act too.

Our  “SO ‘TWEET” baby bunting is so sweet accented with beautiful satin ribbons on the ends.

Perfect way to welcome baby home~notice the little birds on the ends?

{Available for purchase in our shop opening soon. Please email us with inquiries.}


Well, I hope you enjoyed this l”Burlap Beauty” and it inspires you to add some burlap to your home.

{Parties} “Sweet On You” Valentine’s Day Party

As you may know,  I love to sew and I’m always creating something for the house. Well after making these lip pillows I was really happy with the way they turned out and decided to build a  Valentine’s Day party  around them.

Since  I already had the  large lip candy mold,  I picked up some lip stickers and was on my way.

Needing a way to display the lip suckers,  I created the cake with styrafoam layers and covered with decorative scrapbooking paper.  I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

Now that I had my cake,  it began to evolve into sweets and more sweets, hence the name “Sweet On You”.

The icecream cones are giant marshmallows tucked into a sugar cone,  dipped in colored chocolate and covered in sprinkles.  Our little colored springs are a perfect display for these goodies.

Miniature sundae glasses, that I picked up last summer at an antique mart featured our mini cupcakes which are topped with turquoise suckers.

We frosted the cake with turquoise rock candy and accented the cake stand with the colorful gumballs.

Little meringue cookies made a perfect topping for the cake.

Sundae dishes where filled with conversation hearts and pixie candy stix where used as stirs.

We’re thrilled to feature our new table runner, so colorful with giant ric rac trim.

Trying to keep the sweets easy, a few boxes of Oreo Cakesters decorated with heart sprinkles did the trick.

 A little Milk & Cookies anyone?

We filled two large sundae glasses with gumballs and M & M’s topped with a saltwater taffy lid.

Our old fashion candy jars were filled with strawberry heart marshmallows. Don’t you just love the lids?

Everyone was happy to receive a little take-home box of goodies to enjoy later.

Oh, and did we mention how much fun the kids had?

Complete party styled by Party Patisserie.

Table runner, old fashion candy jar, colorful wire spring stands, are available  from Party Patisserie.


{Party Themes} Vintage Valentine Party

Today I’m thrilled to feature this gorgeous Shabby Chic Valentine Party by Cris from Crissy’s Crafts.

 Cris loves vintage style  (a women after my own heart),  and when she was contacted by  Bird from Bird’s Party to style a party around her new printable collection, she was thrilled. The Love Bird collection is utterly adorable and oh so sweet.

The party was held outdoors and she used props from around the house.  The thrift shop was great for finding the perfect small treasures for the sweets table.

I liked that Cris used a trellis to hang mason jars filled with silk pink hydrangeas as a backdrop for the cupcake table.

She also used her daughters desk to display all the yummy treats.  They include chocolate bonbon (from Brazil), dark fudge kettle corn, oreo cakesters, strawberry chocolate filled marshmallows, love birds chocolate cupcakes and chocolate dipped puffs. Most of the goodies were store bought and she made them look a little more festive.  The vintage ribbon garland was made by A to Zebra Celebrations.


Healthy snacks were also on the menu like whole wheat love bird sandwiches and vegetables shots.  The children followed her rule that they need to eat healthy foods before they attacked the sweets!

A large table was set for the girls to sit at and enjoy the treats complete with a flower centerpiece that Chris made out of soda cans. ( very clever)  I like the vintage napping rings that she made too. Beautiful cloth napkins that were purchased at the thrift shop for 30 cents a piece were a great bargain and the girls loved using them.

For a take home gift, the children made bracelets and put in cute metal tins embellished with more printables.

           Our sweet little party girl looks adorable in her adorable headband by Vintage Rose Wraps.

Diy pillow favor boxes and pink organza bags were filled with kisses, M& M’s and Hershey’s Miniatures.

 Cris also used the printable scrapbook paper, cupcake toppers, printable cut-outs and editable buffet cards form the collection to embellish the dessert table items like the white frames, the cupcakes, the wooden birds and the doily banner.

What a gorgeous party!  Thank you Crissy’s Crafts for all your wonderful inspiration.


Party Styling: Crissy’s Crafts

Valentine’s Printable Collection: Bird’s Party
Love Birds Cupcake Topper: Edible Details 
Vintage Ribbon Garland: AtoZCelebration
Girls hairbands: Vintage Rose Wraps

Poms: Pom Flair


{Party Inspiration} “Monkey Business” Valentine Party

 Today I’m excited to feature this adorable and playful party by Candybar Couture.

Marjenah got her inspiration for the party from these playful little Sock Monkeys she found on a shopping trip.

The bright colors of orange and yellow offer a nice addition to the typical red and pink for Valentine’s Day.

I love how she displayed these colorful little guys in the candy dishes. (hope they don’t eat to much)

The Sock Monkeys appear again, this time in cake pop form.  Great idea to display them in a bed of bright yellow candy beads.

Carrying the stripe theme from the little monkeys to the backdrop is a great way to provide continuity.

I’m love’n the banner too?

Don’t you just love the vibrant colors of the candy and the cupcake toppers?

Paper baskets are another fun option for displaying more colorful candy.

Check out the embellished clothes pins.  Sweet!

These heart shaped containers provide a nice take-home gift.

Monkey Business sure is a lot of fun!

Thank you Candybar Couture for sharing your party with us!

Printables: Whimiscal Printables

Cookies:  Hayley Cakes and Cookies.com

Cake Pops: Cake POP-in’

Cupcakes:  Jazzy Cupcakes

Monkey applique:  The Card Shop of Etsy

{Sweet Inspirations} Valentine Day ideas

I just love Valentine’s Day and there are so many cute ideas out there.

I recently discovered this first one: A printable heart shape box.

Very sweet and easy to make.

More Style Than Cash.com

How about some Red Velvet cupcakes?  You can make these too!

Glorious Treats

Do you have a Scrabble lover ?

If so, how about surprising them with a secret message spelled out?  So fun!

Bake 350

Aren’t these  paper valentine pouches cute?  The best part is they are so easy to make.

 Give as a gift.  Oh, I’d  love to receive it!

These are so pretty!

Better Homes and Gardens

How about this “sweet”  little duo?

Who said gingerbread is just for Christmas?

Party Patisserie

These sweeties were a special Valentine order and are made of felt.

They have become so popular that we are now offering them for sale.

(If you’re interested leave me a comment or send an email.)


Sure hope you enjoyed all the Valentine ideas!

{Sweet Treats} Are you ready for some Football?

 The big day that our husbands/boyfriends have been waiting for is almost here.

Okay, I like football and will watch it,  but truthfully, I prefer getting all the snacks and decorations ready a little more. I really look forward to our friends & family getting together to make merry on this big day.

 I’ve gathered up some ideas to get us started, so we better get going~the clocks a ticking.

To start, it might be fun to make Seven Layer Bean Dip in individual  glass jars. I love this idea! Then everyone can grab one and move around freely. You can get these little canning jars at Walmart.

Get the recipe here  via: Martha Stewart

How about we add a little Sweet & Spicy Pretzels to the mix?

Recipe is here~via Martha Stewart

Any Guacamoli lovers?  This is so fun!

Photo & recipe via Absolutely Monica

Up next we have some Whoopie Pies shaped like what else? Footballs.

Photo & recipe via here

All this fun eating going on~ maybe we should add something a little more healthy.

Strawberries. Chocolate Strawberries that is. Couldn’t resist these.

Recipe here

What’s that you say?  You’d like a few more to pick from?  Okay!

Round up via 20 going on 80

1. Football Cake Pops from Baked With Love & Butter
2. Football Pizza from Kraft
3. Football Cheese Ball from Kraft
4. Chocolate Football Whoopee Pies from Spencer and Hilary
5. Football Cupcakes from Betty Crocker
6. Football Deviled Eggs from My Recipes
7. Game Day Juice Box from And Everything Sweet
8. Football Cheese and Crackers from Give Me Some Oven
9. Football Shaped Brownies  from Taylor Takes A Taste
10. Popcorn Football Field Printable from Kara’s Party Ideas
11. Football Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Shari’s Berries
12. Football Sugar Cookies from Catch My Party
13. Football Andes Mint Cake from Martha Stewart

And finally~some inspiration from Wants & Wishes including their football pack printables.

Be sure to check out Wants & Wishes for the printables.

So there you have it. I hope we have inspired you to get your game on!

{Sweet Treats} Valentine’s Day Goodies & Crafts

Valentine’s Day is quickly becoming such a big holiday.  It’s  such a happy day for all and I get so excited when I find all these beautiful goodies.

So, I decided to share them with you.  The only problem I have is I keep changing my mind on what I want to make for my family. Oh well, let’s just have some fun…


photo via: All You






Photo Via:  minieco.co.uk


Photo via: Martha Stewart


Photo Via:  Icing Designs

Cocktail Time


Hope you got a little inspiration!