Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sunday Inspiration

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Foodie Friday!!

Welcome to the tastiest day of the week here at POP!!
Here are some things that tempted my tastebuds this week at the party.

Kayla's Small Town Life "whipped up" some Cinnamon Whipped Cream!

Laugh, Love, & Craft gave us not one, but two peanut butter pie recipes!!

A Step in the Journey made pizza puffs and pumpkin cake pops, mmmm...bite size goodness!!

Thanks for making us drool!
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Featured...and a WINNER!!

I am so excited to have my Candy Corn Cutie featured on Reasons to Skip the Housework!!!

Pretty please with a cherry on top will you go vote for me??
Click HERE

In other news...
we have a WINNER for the My Memories Suite Giveaway!!

Cherish said...

Sweet Cooking Girl would be perfect for me in my canning/bread making pictures!

Congratulations Cherish!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mummy's Night Out!

This year Kyla (Funky Polkadot Giraffe) and I decided we should have a Halloween shindig.

Kyla designed this fabulous invitation!

We invited a few of our fellow crafty bloggers and friends!
(L to R) Natalie, Kristen, Me, Heidi, Jennifer, Kyla, Tasha!

Kyla made these fancy schmancy name tags!

The house was super spooky with spiderwebs and skeletons.

I made a fun wreath with dollar store pumpkins!

My super-crafty SIL helped me make this awesome Halloween subway art!

We made these with Kara-Noel at our last craft night!

And my son had to have this ugly guy from the dollar store!

Loved these cute snack buckets from Target's Dollar Spot!
Everyone brought a little potluck and we feasted!

Craft Time!!
Tasha teaches a fabulous tutorial on making fabric pumpkins!
(Tutorial here)

I decided we should make them at the party!
Aren't they so adorable?!?!

Kyla made these fun Halloweeny headbands for all our guests!
  (Tutorial here.)

And I made some appliqued pumpkin towels for the winners of the best desserts!

It was so fun, and I can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wow Me Wednesday #33

Welcome to the party!!
It's my favorite day of the week,
and I'm so excited to see all your fun projects!!
Grab the WOW button,
check out other entries that catch your eye,
and leave a little crafty comment love along the way!!
Ready, set, GO!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Candy Corn Cutie!!

I love the colors of fall, and I love the colors of candy corn!!
Somehow, they're just so perfect together!
I had to make a tribute outfit.

TA-DA!! Here's my candy corn cutie!!

Oh, and check out that cute candy corn bow!
You can get your own here.

You know candy was involved to get this sassy girl to pose for pictures.

This little candy corn cutie is mine all mine, but you can make your own!!
Check out that darn kat for a great reverse applique tutorial!
Thanks to Funky Polkadot Giraffe for a great candy corn pattern!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mmm...mmm...Mondays: PESTO!!

This is me with my awesome sister Tricia.
She makes the best pesto ever.

The greatest thing is that she married the greatest basil raising man EVER!
I just happened to be at their house at the last big harvest.
Oh yeah, it was my lucky day!
And now it's yours!
Here is the recipe for my sister's fab pesto!

Pesto Sauce

2 C Fresh Basil Leaves
3 Garlic Cloves
2 Handfuls Pinenuts
1/2 C Olive Oil
3/4 C Parmesan Cheese
3 TBS Butter

Mix all ingredients in blender or food processor.

I love it tossed with hot pasta, in a cold pasta salad, on sandwiches, or just slathered on shepherd's bread!

You're welcome. :)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

SoCal Social!!

Wow!! I have been waiting to blog about this for a couple of crazy weeks now!
Does life ever get in the way of all your fun?!?

Anyway, so 2 weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to a blogger meet-and-greet and swaggariffic event in Orange, the SoCal Social!!

*Photo courtesy of 504 Main.

It was put on by the lovely ladies of Flamingo Toes, The V Spot, and 504 Main!!
That's also Mark Montano peeking out between them, our fabulous guest speaker!!

We started our day with a fab swag walk through Old Towne Orange!

*Photo courtesy of Flamingo Toes.

Look at all the goodies we collected during the day!

The sponsors were AWESOME!!

The stores were all so cute!! Lots of antiques and one of a kind treasures!

We had a delightful lunch at The Filling Station Cafe, unlimited lemonade refills, yes!!

And some tasty little morsels from Miss Priss Cupcakes!

I got to snuggle the 2-week-old little darling of my friend Kara-Noel from Eli's Lids. I was in HEAVEN!!

After all the yumminess, Mark Montano gave us a bio/Q&A of his crafty adventures!

He was so super nice and genuine, and I was THRILLED to hang out with him all afternoon!
He even brought us new copies of his new book, and signed them!!
We were SO LUCKY!
Make sure and check out his website! He has his own craft house!! Jealous.

*Photo courtesty of Flamingo Toes.

No party would be complete without a PHOTO BOOTH!!

Shutter Nonsense was so fun!!
That's ME, Kyla (Funky Polkadot Giraffe), Kara-Noel (Eli's Lids.)

Thanks to everyone for such an awesome afternoon!!
Can't wait for next year!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Foodie Friday!

Welcome to the tastiest day here at POP!!

These biscuits from Small Town Life are so easy to make, I think I could even do it!!

I adore chicken salad, and red grapes, and croissants! This RoCa and Company sandwich sounds awesome!

It's Just Called Spicy shared her super fast coffee cake in the microwave recipe, and I'm excited! I love coffee cake!!

I love pumpkin, and this cake from Copy Cat Crafter is so simple!!

Oh my gosh how adorable are these S'more Owls?!? Check them out at Craft Buds!

Who wouldn't want these little ghosties in their hot cocoa?!? So cute!!

Thanks everyone for tempting our taste buds this week!!
Check out more great ideas at Wow Me Wednesday!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

GIVEAWAY: My Memories Suite!!

Happy Giveaway Day!!

I was so excited when I was chosen to try out My Memories Suite!
I have been a digital scrapbooker for awhile now and am always looking for ways to make it easier and more affordable.
My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software had a lot of fun options!

I'm not usually a template lover, but I loved this layout for my sassy girl!

Next I tried adding some embellishments, so fun!

I loved how easy it was to stick all these great pictures of my boy on one page and add different text types to tell all about my sweet boy!

To learn more you can check out these awesome videos:

Like it?
You can win it!!
My Memories Suite is offering you the chance to try out their scrapbook software to make your own beautiful photo creations!

Go to My Memories website and leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite digital scrapbooking kit is!

1. Follow My Memories Blog!

As an additional bonus to my readers, My Memories Suite is offering a coupon code
 for $10 off the purchase of your own MyMemories Suite v2 scrapbook software!
(Software also comes with a $10 coupon for downloads-a total value of $20!)
Just copy and paste this code into the promo box at checkout!

As always, this giveaway is only open to followers of my blog!
Contest will end on Thursday, Oct. 27th, at 11:59 PM.



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