Details I’m Loving Right Now…

I come across 100’s a day…. but here are just a few I love at this moment.

From top to bottom:

{Sloan Photographers} Ribbon Canopy

{P is for Party} Ribbon Backdrop

{The Sweetest Occasion} Ruffle Garland

{Edyta Szsyszlo Photography} Pop-up Invites

{Chandelier Events} Rose Monogram

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I Heart: Garnish!

Just added this cool little shop to the I Heart section of my blog! Fab finds for packaging your favours… and absolutely adorable ideas over on their blog- Think Garnish!

Here is a fantastic D.I.Y. straight from Think Garnish! The possibilities are endless…. sometimes it’s just changing the way you package something that gets everyone excited!

And here’s how!

D.I.Y.: Pie in a Jar!

Pie + mason jar= Key to my ♥

I don’t think this D.I.Y. needs much of an introduction. I came across this insanely adorable foodie favour over on Our Best Bites…….. I believe foodie favours are going to be a hit in my home for every occasion in 2011! Seriously, is anyone really going to complain?

If you give this a whirl, send me some pics! Here are the instructions you will need!

Mason Jar Cupcakes!

The Mason jar cupcake is a D.I.Y. idea I came across over on Cakies blog last year! Ever since I laid eyes on this fab idea I have dreamt about giving it a go! So here we are!

With the help of my wonderful sister-in-law I created these scrumptious desserts in a jar for Thanksgiving this year and they were an absolute hit! There are endless possibilities when it comes to this dessert and with my new found love of Mason jar yumminess I am sure to explore further and share along the way! Do I hear Christmas favours?? I think so!

Here are a few photos my talented sis captured!

Want to give it a try? Here’s how!

1. Bake your cupcakes (following the instructions on the box) WITHOUT cupcake holders. Note: be sure to grease your pan for easy release.

2. Once your cupcakes have cooled, cut the top off leaving just the stump. Place the tops to the side for now.

3. Place (squeeze) the stump of your cupcake into the bottom of your Mason jar.

4. With a piping bag and extra large tip, pipe in a generous amount of icing (I prefer whipped) onto the top of the cupcake stump.

5. Sprinkle in a layer of mini chocolate chips and an additional layer of Skor bits **YUM**

6. Pipe in another layer of icing.

7. Take your cupcake top (that you placed to the side earlier) and cut into small pieces.

8. Place the pieces on top of your freshly piped layer of icing.

9. Top off your Mason jar cupcake with one final layer of piped icing, adding a pretty swirl!

10. Screw on your Mason jar lid.

11. Finish off this fab dessert in jar with a personalized label and pretty embellishments of your choice!

Want to know more? Ask away!

Dinner Party Halloween Style!

I love, love, love Halloween! Last year at this time I was a bridesmaid in my beautiful sister-in-laws wedding! It was fantastic. FULL of Halloween spirit, right down to the candy center-pieces!

I love the crisp air, the tricker-treaters, and the way my family friendly neighborhood is filled with children. Love every moment.

This year I got together with a few of my favs to plan a spooooky Halloween dinner party! I have my craft hat on and I am ready to bring it!

While surfin’ (you guessed it) Martha Stewart’s fab site, I came across a few of these ideas….she calls them “Fast and Fearsome Crafts”…. oh Martha, how you inspire me.

Image from: Martha Stewart

Yes ma’am, trying this one over the weekend! Want to know how? Click here! And here’s the template!

Image from: Martha Stewart

How cool is this? Totally wrapping my bottles for dinner!

Image from: Martha Stewart

Now if you have read my blog over on A Million Little Details, you would know that I have a slight obsession with branches! So, naturally, I love this one! Possibilities are endless….. think of the colour combos, the embellishments… the over the top decor!

Wish me luck as I venture into the crafting world this weekend! Gonna give a few of these a try! Photos to follow. Happy Halloween!