Tuesday, June 29, 2010

4th of July Paper Hat Place Cards

How cute are these paper hats!!! and very easy to make once you follow the instructions, the best part...you can have these with any type of paper and will do great with any theme!!

Here's the link for instructions:


Be Creative!! Enjoy!!


Thursday, June 24, 2010

4 of July fun!!!

My favorite decor ideas for this 4 of July!!!


Use some flags as table clothes


The  food: sliders, wings, mac&cheese, sandwiches, potato salad!!

The dessert: cupcakes, marshmallows and strawberry kebabs!!

The drinks: blue, red and white cocktails. source: paperandpattern 
Favors: candy in a bucket =D

Be creative!! Enjoy!!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Patri-botic Centerpiece

Check out this can-do robot. His recycled-can head holds a hair-raising array of utensils, and a clear container belly keeps cookies safe from eager little hands until it's time for dessert.

Will be great for your 4 of July party!!

  • 2 cardboard tubes (toilet paper tubes, or wrapping paper tubes trimmed to about 5-1/2 inches)
  • 1 roll each of red, white, and blue duct tape
  • Clear 1-gallon, food-safe plastic pail (we got ours from stampendous.com)
  • 2 (15-ounce) unopened cans of food, with labels removed (for weight)
  • Clean, empty metal can or plastic bucket (ours is a 12-ounce peanut can)
  • Parchment paper (optional)
  • 2 metal bottle caps

  1. Wrap the cardboard tubes with red and white duct tape. Affix an arm to each side of the pail with a loop of tape.
  2. Wrap the bottom of the canned goods with red tape. (Tip: Write the contents on the top of each can so that you'll know what's in them.) Place loops of tape on their lids, then press the pail into place on top.
  3. To make the robot's head, wrap the empty can or bucket with blue duct tape. Cut eyes from white duct tape and a mouth from red. (Tip: The eyes and mouth are easier to make if you first attach the duct tape to a piece of parchment paper. Cut out the shapes, then peel them off the parchment backing.) Attach the bottle caps to the white circles with loops of tape. Stack the head on top of the pail

    source: familyfun.go.com

    Be creative.Enjoy!!


Monday, June 21, 2010

Zucchini Pistachio Cupcakes

You will def love these cupcakes if you're a nut lover!!


  • One 18.25-ounce box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Classic Yellow Cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large zucchini (about 10 ounces), shredded
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Grated peel and juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted pistachio nuts (about 4 ounces), chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with baking liners. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, cinnamon, cardamom, pepper and cloves. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil and milk. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until smooth; stir in the zucchini.
  2. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pans, filling each cup two-thirds full. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Sift the confectioners' sugar into a medium bowl. Whisk in the lime peel, lime juice and 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water until smooth. Cover each cupcake with the glaze and sprinkle with the pistachios.



Friday, June 18, 2010

World Cup 2010

I'm super happy about the results of Mexico vs. France, we won 2-0!!! I love France, but I'm a Mexican girl :) it was a little bittersweet though...
so here I bring you some details about 2 gorgeous World Cup inspired parties (children & adults), fun, modern and with a touch from Africa!!

You can fin more details about these via kara's party ideas

for the boys...

for the adults...

You will find lots of FREE printables that will help you create an awesome party like these ones!!!



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy 1st Anniversary

A year from ago I found out about Etsy by mistake browsing around the web!! Immediately got hooked with looking at all the shops and went for it!! I open my own shop ... I'm happy my shop is growing day by day, then came my blogs and my Facebook page...and then you my readers!! Thanks for sharing this great day with me :)


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Crafty Tuesday: Lego Cufflinks

  Look what you can create with things you have around the house!! All guys need cufflinks at least once....he will love them even more if they're this fun!!

2 Lego bricks in the color of your choice
2 cufflink backs
quick-bonding glue 

1. Apply glue to the round pad on the cufflink. Tip: Quick-bonding glue is a little tricky to work with as it adheres instantly, so use care when applying and avoid getting it on your fingers or any other surfaces — once dried, it is very difficult to remove. 

2. Holding the cufflink back carefully so as not to drip any glue, press the bottom of the Lego brick onto the pad being sure to line up the circle in the base of the brick with the pad.
3. Press and hold the Lego brick to the cufflink back until the glue begins to set up and the brick is positioned where you wish it to remain once the glue has dried. 

4. Set the first cufflink aside and repeat steps one through three with the second cufflink. Set both cufflinks aside for at least 24 hours to allow the glue to thoroughly dry.
5. After 24 hours, gently test the cufflink by wiggling the back against the brick. If the glue has set up properly, it should not move at all. If the back does come away from the brick, reapply glue to the pad and reaffix the cufflink to the brick. Again, allow 24 hours for the glue to fully harden.  

Tip: The possibilities for out-of-the-ordinary accessories are nearly endless. Other fun cufflink options are guitar picks, vintage dice or Scrabble tiles. 

Be creative.Have fun!!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Have a cupcake for breakfast

Last night watching Cupcake Wars on the FoodNetwork  some of the challenges were to come up with a cupcake created on the spot with not so typical ingredients...like salmon!!! (which was the winner on that round!) so that inspired me to share with you recipes that are some how easy to make, but at the same time not your usual vanilla and butter cream recipe!...you will def have fun baking new flavors ...even come up with your own recipes!

Let's start with Banana Split cupcake


Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

Optional toppings


To Make Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven. Line 20 regular-sized muffin cups with paper liners or spray each cup with a non stick vegetable spray. 

In a large bowl whisk together the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
In another large bowl, whisk together the eggs, mashed bananas, water, milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir, or whisk, until combined. Pour or scoop the batter into the muffin cups, filling almost full, and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. 

(**PS – the batter is pretty thin, but it turns out well!). 
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, blend together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar, mixing well until it’s all incorporated. Use immediately. The frosting will harden in the fridge, so plan on bring it back to room temperature if you must refrigerate it before frosting the cupcakes.
 Add toppings as desired!!



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Etsy Summer picks!!

It's always fun to get something for the summer...either for decorating your house for the summer parties or for yourself!! Check these one of a kind items :)

Mori Girl Forest Kawaii Flower Gadget Case Grey 

by Crafting with Love


Vintage Pink Glass Lamp PAIR by Bella Lulu

Vintage Yellow Black POLKA DOT Dress by  lynnsrags

Meringue Hand Soap Set by mojospastyle

Sugar Cookie Lollipop by FunFavors



Friday, June 4, 2010

Is Summer here?...

I guess so!! I started to bump into more and more fun party themes for this summer!! Like this one Baseball Party 

Love baseball!!! 
You can check more details about this party at Party Wishes scv

What about an Under The Sea theme party!!

Love the convo colors!!!
Check the whole party at Nice Party



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ideas for a Father's Day party!!

Take a look at this post from I Love Parties, they created this fun party for a 2 year old...but this doesn't mean it won't fit your Father's Day perfectly!! It will invite your dad to a fun, relax...vacation vibe while enjoying his very own day with a SURF theme party!!

The Decor...combi vans

The Cake with a surf board paint on them, you can also add royal icing cookies on it, will make the same effect!

The sweets...cupcakes with waves and surf board cookies

The Finger Food...so fun

The Drinks...make your dad's favorite!!

Don't forget to add your personal touches...like a pic of you and your dad by the beach, fun balloons and even an umbrella!!

Be creative.Have fun!!



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