{Sweet Treat} Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots

Do you love peppermint?

Christmas time is so much fun for us peppermint lovers!  It seems you can find it  everywhere.

Well, when I found this recipe for Peppermint Eggnog Milkshake Shots I knew my family would love it.

  It’s just so pretty!  Isn’t it?

 The DIY can be found over on Sugar & Cloth.

recipe here

I’m definitely making these for my Christmas guests!

Thanks Sugar & Cloth


{Cyber Monday} Etsy Shop Sale

Happy Cyber Monday everyone!

What a great day for shopping!

I’m so excited to offer you a 10% discount off of everything in our party shop.

Here’s a peek at a few of the fun items.




RED BOW BERRY BASKETS  (great for hostess gift and cookie exchange)


These are a few of our items.  For more fun


{Be sure to use the coupon code HBB12 }


{Sweet Inspiration} THANKFUL for you!

Well, I just finished making my pies. Two pumpkin an  apple, a cherry pie, a batch of chocolate chip cookies,

2 trays of stuffing and set the table.

I guess I’ll call it a night, but not before wishing all of you a very restful and enjoyable


I’m very

for all of you.

Be sure  to stop by Monday as we’ll be featuring our new Christmas items from our Etsy Shop,   and our cyber Monday sale.

{Sweet Treat} Maybe for Thanksgiving?

Happy Tuesday party peeps!  Time for a Sweet Treat!

Have you heard the news that Hostess may be shutting down business?  Yes, the home of the Ding Dongs, Ho Ho’s, Twinkies and many more goodies going away forever.  So hard to believe since I grew up on these goodies.

Well, after perusing Pinterest, I saw this Twinkie cupcake and had to have the recipe and wanted to pass it on.

recipe here

I have to admit that I haven’t had a twinkie in years but the thought of never having another one made we want to try this recipe even more.

This next sweet treat is in honor of my son, Robbie. The peanut butter king.

I mean this guy goes through peanut butter like it’s going out of style.

recipe here

Isn’t it fantastic!

His friends will be coming over this week since they are on Thanksgiving break and this is what I’m serving.

This beauty is the creation of Sprinles Bakes and she says it’s very rich, so it’ll feed a crowd.

If you don’t want to go the traditional route, it may be fun for Thanksgiving too!

This third dessert really excites me too because my daughter Kate loves cheese cake.

recipe here

She loves pumpkin too, so why not Mini pumpkin cheese cakes. Brillant! I love Glorious Sweets and she makes it very simple.

I hope you’ll try some thing new this Thanksgiving season.  I know I am!


{Sweet Inspirations} Through the Woods Thanksgiving Collection

Happy Friday friends!  Today I’m so happy to share with you the newest collection from Loralee Lewis, “Through the Woods” Thanksgiving Collection.

I’ve admired her unique and beautiful style for some time now and wanted to share it with you.

Her paper collection features darling, one-of-a-kind hand drawn art of nine little furry friends headed to Thanksgiving dinner. It’s all about bringing rustic whimsy to a traditional event!

I fell in love with this collection and think you will too!

So sit back with a cup of apple cider and enjoy!

I particularly like the chair bows and chair backers. Isn’t it inviting?

So fun!  I want to eat my veggies.

Your guests will feel so special to take home their goodies in these darling containers too!

Thankful for you, such a beautiful sentiment!

All of Loralee’s collections are printed, perfectly packaged, and shipped to your door.   From buffet cards, chair backers, to thankful cards and a bingo game – this suite is one created with little ones in mind and available for purchase on her website, www.loraleelewis.com

Party Styling, Photography and Collection by Loralee Lewis

Thank you Loralee for sharing your beautiful collection with us!

{Party Themes} Princess and the Pea Birthday Party

I’m so excited to share this Princess and the Pea birthday party with you today.

The reason I love this party so much is that every aspect of it was made by Anj, of Snowy Bliss,  for her sweet daughter.  And she has made it easy for you to recreate.

Great parties don’t have to cost a fortune if you’re willing to do a lot of it yourself.  And this creative mama does just that.  A girl after my own heart.  So sit back and enjoy the show.

Her daughter wanted a PJ party. I guess you would call it a Hap-PEA Birthday PEA- j Party.

It all begins with her hand made Invitation

which opens up with the princess bed on one page and the invite on the other.



Anj actually hand drew the headboard and her husband got into the act as he hauled and stacked 5, yes 5 matresses and box springs to make the table. A piece of particle board was added on top of it to give it a solid flat surface for the plates and such.

Adorable fabric was layered to make the bed coverings or the tablecloth.

Given the height of the table, the girls got to stand around the table to eat and loved the novel idea of it.

To finish off the look, green poms were hung above the bed.

Now for THE SWEETS.  Anj made this adorable cake,

and Cake Topper

and when you cut into the cake what do you see?  Peas ofcourse.

  Anj used her polka dot cake technique to get the affect.

She also served “Sugar Peas”! Cake balls dipped in green candy melts.  Topped with sanding sugar.
and to rinse it down,

The Stewarts key lime sodas were labeled Slee-“Pea” Potion and she
Trimmed the edges of the labels with this Martha Stewart scallop edger punch.
For the ice cream… Lime sherbert in dessert cups with little crown wraps to fit around them.
Anj made each girl a small pillow & sleeping mask.  The blankets were a great find at

Ikea and finished off with a paper crown that wrapped around each one.

She purchased the green balls at Party City, spray painted, glittered and filled with, what else, green candy.

This is one lucky little princess.  Wouldn’t you say?

Be sure to visit Snowy Bliss blog for more details on the party and her Etsy Shop so you can recreate it too.

Thank you Anj for sharing your amazing party with us!

{Sweet Treat Tuesday} Winter Macaroons

Hi everyone!

Now, I know it’s a little early, but I just had to share.

So, if you’re like me you love to dream your way through Pinterest.

Well,  I recently spotted these lovely macaroons and got really excited and wanted to share them with you.

Adorable right?  And in one of my favorite colors too!

I have been wanting to try my hand at making macaroons but just haven’t taken the time as of yet.

One of these days I’m really going to do it.  After all I do love to bake. For the directions on making these little lovlies, click here.

The Mensaje En Una Galleta isn’t in English but does have an English translation available on the site.

Have a great day!

{Sweet Inspiration} Fall Tabletop Decor

Happy Friday everyone!

Now that the Halloween decor is all tucked away for another year,  I’ve been looking for some ideas on how to dress the house for Thanksgiving.

My goal is to keep it simple and pretty since I’ll be hosting Christmas as well and will be transitioning in a few weeks again.

I thought that maybe you’d like to see what I’ve come up with.

Who doesn’t love the smell of cinnamon?

Tie cinnamon sticks around candles with some jute twine and place on a favorite dish.

 So easy, gorgeous and the heated cinnamon makes the room smell amazing.

(I’ve seen bundles of cinnamon sticks at JoAnn Fabrics & Michaels Crafts).

How about stacking pumpkins of funkins?

(The’re on sale now so stock up, yay!)

source here

Using artificial pumpkins as a serving topiary. Genius!

The possibilities are unless and sure to be a source of conversation for your guests.

Just get a couple of plates at the vintage shop and hot glue in place.

Another great way to use candles and make into a great centerpiece is to stack fruit.

In this case, apples are the perfect choice.

Little mini apples would work best.


White gourds with tapers and berries.


Cut a hole in the top, add a little hot glue to secure the taper and hot glue your berries as well.

Wouldn’t these look “gourdeous” on the dining table.


I adore them because they are so versatile.

A cluster of candles inside or actually you could put gourds of different heights too.

Hot glue a spray of leaves, pinecones and berries and add a bow.

image via pinterest

(Home Goods always has such a wonderful selection)

Finally, a wall hanging is always so festive and  decorative.

Our burlap beauty says it all.

Hang it over the fireplace, from the mantel, on the stair railings, over the front door to greet your guest.

Most importantly, let them know how you feel about them.

( It is available in our Etsy Shop here)

On that note,

I’d like to take a moment and tell you all that I am so “Thankful” for all of you!

This is our first year with the blog and you have been so very loyal I really appreciate each one of you!!!

I’d like to wish you and your family a Wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!!!