Turn regular milk into a party treat!

Found this great idea on the Better Homes and Gardens site and loved it so much I thought I would share. A glass of milk takes on a whole new deliciousness with donut-hole heads!

Simply fill the mini milk bottle with milk, place a powdered donut-hole on top. I would use mini chocolate chips for eyes and icing or a piece of an orange ju-jube for a nose. Pierce the donut-hole with a skewer and insert your straw. Cut some yarn or festive peices of fabric for a scarf and garnish with a scrapbooking brad for a whimsical look.

Once the kids see these they'll be too excited to realize they're drinking plain old milk. Another variation might be to add chocolate to the milk and make little brown bears, or any other animal you fancy!

Photo is courteousy of Better Homes and Gardens.


Cutest fairies ever!

Today Emily and I got to spend the afternoon with Maya and all her friends at her Fairy Party! We had so much fun making wings and wands and playing games with them. The kids were absolutely wonderful and their costumes were super cute! To view more pics from this party click on our "party pics" link and you'll be directed to our flickr account.

Thanks so much to Maya, Brady and their parents for having us and special thanks to Em for all her help! xo


Fun and Festive Martini Recipe

Everyone loves a good martini! At least I know my friends do ;) Impress your guests with this yummy cocktail at your next holiday party!

What you need:

1 peppermint stick or large candy cane, crushed
1.5 oz of vodka
1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz triple sec
1 small candy cane, for garnish

What you need to do:

Moisten the rim of a martini glass and dip it in the crushed peppermint stick. Combine the vodka, schnapps, triple sec, and ice in a martini shaker. Shake well and strain the mix into a martini glass and garnish with a candy cane!


Jen's Birthday!

You've all heard me talk about Jen. This girl has killer dance moves, is tons of fun to be around and has the biggest heart . I'm so fortunate to be able to work with her and do the things we love together, but I'm even more grateful because she's one of my very best friends.

Today it's her turn to be the Birthday Girl! Wishing her much love, good times and happiness! You rock girly! xoxo


Holiday Fun

The holiday season is finally here! It seems like all year long I'm waiting for Christmas to come. I've even been known to secretly listen to Christmas carols in the car during the late summer months.... I know... kinda crazy, but I'm sure I'm not the only guilty one! ;) Everything about it makes me smile. The decorations and crafting, the feeling you get when you find that perfect gift for someone, the sense of community that seems to be all around us, and who could forget the family traditions! My Mom and Dad have really seemed to take to the "blinking and flashing" theme. Your eyes are guaranteed to twitch from all that flashes, the Griswold's are usually referenced several times during the season, and I'm sure the spectacular display would bring tears of joy to Clark Griswold's eyes. But you know, as much as we tease them and laugh, we all love it and couldn't imagine a Christmas without it.

This weekend, two of my little friends Louie and Tash (who also happen to be super bakers) came over and helped me with some of my holiday baking. Here's a photo of one of their creations.

Hope you all have a lovely evening. xoxo