Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting

Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting

When you don’t have time to make a cake (or cupcake in this case) from scratch, a good alternative is to focus on the frosting.  That way the cupcakes still have that homemade touch.  This time around I made a chocolate cupcake from a cake mix and topped it with a big helping of Oreo Cream Cheese frosting.  Oh ya. [Read more…]

Clay Dog Tags and Toilet Paper Crowns

DIY Clay plush dog tag

As part of the Stuffed Puppy Dog Birthday Party that I threw for my five year old daughter, we dressed up our “build-a-puppies” with clay dog tags and golden toilet paper crowns.  I made the crowns beforehand but the kids each made their own clay dog tag. [Read more…]

Large Wood Horse Wall Art and Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

DIY Large Wood Horse Wall Art

Saddle up friends cause we’ve got a great giveaway today!! You may have noticed the Silhouette Circle button on my sidebar… I am working with the good people from Silhouette now and to kick things off I get to giveaway a Silhouette Portrait!!  I am so excited to be an affiliate with Silhouette.  As you can tell from my Silhouette page, I LOVE my Silhouette!! It is hands down my favorite crafting tool and probably gets used almost daily.  Take for instance, this lovely Large Wood Horse Wall Art.  It started off with me asking my sister-in-law if I could help her with one of the upcoming birthday parties she was planning.  She was doing a cowgirl theme and the weather on the day of the birthday was not looking good.  She needed to get some indoor activities put together and asked in I could do a pin the tail on the horse game.

Enter the Silhouette (and some leftover pieces of our wood flooring). [Read more…]

Stuffed Puppy Party Invitation & Puppy Dog Tutorial

DIY Stuffed Puppy Dog Tutorial

When I asked my daughter what kind of birthday party she wanted to have for her 5th birthday, she told me she wanted a puppy party.  Hmmmm, a puppy party.  What am I going to do for a puppy party?  After a little brainstorming and trying to dissuade her, I eventually came up with a play on a Build-A-Bear party.  I am calling it a Stuffed Puppy Party. [Read more…]

Little Boy Dashing Deer 2nd Birthday Party

Little Boy 2nd Birthday Dashing Deer Party

The party that I threw for my son’s 2nd birthday party evolved quite a bit.  It actually started last year and was going to be a Little Man first birthday party.   I made some ties, some mustaches and some other decorations for it.  Things ended up getting really  busy and I had to make the choice to bag it.  We celebrated with just cake and ice cream.  It was actually quite nice.  This year I wanted to throw him a party.   He and his sister have birthdays just a few weeks apart which makes it hard on a party planning mamma but I was determined not to let another year pass by with him getting the short end of the stick.   In an effort to help with the planning and since I didn’t have much time, I decided to use some of the things that I had made for his party last year and combine them with something that he is really into this year.  Deer are my son’s favorite animals.  And so the “Dashing Deer” party idea was born.   Each of the deer would be wearing bow ties to tie in the two party themes. [Read more…]