How2 Create Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love

How 2 Create Holiday Photo Card Messages of Love

We once again tip our hat to our friends over at MomMeMatch.com. Not only did they find darling big sister baby sister matching sleepwear, they then took it one step further and matched the outfits to their holiday card counterparts. As astounded as we are by the perfect matches, we are way more impressed with how the folks over at MomMeMatch clearly put a lot of thought into the entire process.  All the elements in their suggested holiday photo cards reinforce the message of holiday love. What a lovely holiday theme! Continue Reading →

DIY Tutu & Gumball Necklace

D.I.Y. Snowflake Winter Wonderland Tutu and Gumball NecklaceDIY Tutu >>Winter Wonderland Tutu & Gumball Necklace

We are obsessed with this DIY tutu tutorial we found on Birthday Express. We generally turn to Birthday Express as our “go to” site for kids birthday party supplies but never really thought about using those same supplies in fresh new ways. It was one of those “duh” moments. Why not use tulle to make our own tutus, especially with Halloween just around the corner.  And the fact is that although this DIY tutorial uses 2 shades of blue tulle to make a snowflake winter wonderland tutu (which could also be used as a Frozen costume), you could just as easily make a tulle tutu using any of the 14 colors of tulle offered on Birthday Express. Plus, you can easily adjust the length of the tutu to make mom + me matching tutus.  We can already envision clown tutu costumes, flower & butterfly tutu costumes, and even tutus showcasing the colors of your favorite sports teams. Continue Reading →

Burlap Silverware Holders

Burlap Silverware Holders

Our close friends and occasional PIP contributors, Vicki and Paige, landed in Waco, Texas for a fun week in search of all things fabulous. It did not take them long to discover a set of wonderful burlap silverware holders. We hate to admit it but this was our first encounter with utensil holders and we are smitten. So of course, we felt compelled to spend a couple of of hours researching burlap utensil pockets and then decided to share a few of our favorites with you. We envision  using cutlery pockets for weddings, bridal & baby showers, and birthday & dinner parties . We also think  burlap silverware holders could really add that sometime elusive but all so important little splash of wow to your Thanksgiving tables! Continue Reading →

Celebrate Bastille Day with a Macaron Decorated Cake!

Macaron Cake with Sparkler, Macaron Decorated Cake

Celebrate Bastille Day  with a French Macaron Decorated Cake!

It took us about two seconds to fall in love with this oh so chic simple frosted cake covered in an assortment of macarons in ombré colors and festive sparkler candles. And none of us were the least bit surprised we found this macaron decorated cake on One Kings Lane, one of our “go to” curators of all things chic. Continue Reading →

DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes

DIY- KNOTTED FABRIC-WRAPPED FAVOR BOXES

DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes

We are thrilled to inform you that Minted, one of our very favorite merchants curating stunning artisan designs on stationery, party goods, wall art, and now even fabric, is hosting their Spring Event.  From now thru May 16, 2015 you can enjoy 15% off sitewide with promo code HAPPYSPRING

So what are we eyeing? Fabric and more fabric. We are obsessed with these DIY- Knotted Fabric Wrapped Favor Boxes especially since you can choose any Minted fabric to match your party or shower theme.  And the step by step directions we found on Minted's blog could not be any easier. Even non-crafter types can handle this very on-trend party favor DIY project.  Continue Reading →

FREE Cake Decorating eGuide >> Buttercream Cake Decorating Ideas

FREE Cake Decorating eGuide!

Based on our last post about assembling Edible Teddy Bear Race Cars, you can tell it is time we stretch a bit and not rely solely on a cut and paste approach to party treats & desserts.  We think it is time to finally hone our cake decorating skills by at least brushing up on the tricks experts use to create  incredible & unique buttercream cake designs. We plan to download this Craftsy eGuide now while it’s free and hope you do to >> Let's learn together! eGuide: Not-So-Basic Buttercream Decorating Ideas

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