Friday, October 28, 2011

Believe Boutique

I can't believe it's almost here!!
The 2011 Believe Boutique at Cornerstone Church in Chandler, Arizona!!

I'm so happy to be a part of this amazing boutique for the second year. 

Through the end of the year, a portion of my sales will go to  StreetLight Safe House - Phoenix they are working to eradicate child slavery right here in the Phoenix area.  

I will also be putting away money that I'll use to make cupcakes, hair clips and rings for Cakes of Love to share at their outreaches in 2012. These beautiful women minister to special ladies needing unconditional love.

There are so many talented and creative people involved in the boutique, here are a just a few.

Click here for the tutorial I did using Pink Bow Bath Boutique products.

Photo by Moments Designed Photography for VRW

 And so many other fantastic vendors!

Here are a couple of items I'll be selling...

 If you live in the Phoenix area, I'd love to see you!! If you are not from the area, leave a comment and follow my blog, I'll send you a code for 20% off in my Etsy Shop starting November 6, 2011.

Happy shopping!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Obsessive Mondays - Sparkles

I love sparkles...I add crystals to almost everythingWhen my daughters were little, I would take them to the mall and try to teach them that "if it sparkles, we like it!"  Well, that didn't quite work like I thought, they aren't into sparkles like I am.  Oh well...Here are some of my favorite Sparkles from my Etsy shop and Pinterest for the week!

Sparkle Eyes

 Sparkle Bride

 Sparkle Lights

Have a Sparkly week!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Obsessive Monday - Doors

So my Obsessive Monday has rolled over into Tuesday, oh well, better late than never!!

I've seen so many amazing doors on Pinterest some old, some new, beautiful colors and architecture.  Here are some of my favorites!
 While these doors are all beautiful and intriging, let's not look too long and miss the open doors.

Have a great week!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

3 Crazie Monkeys Giveaway

I'm so excited!!  This week I'm doing a Halloween Giveaway over at 3 Crazie Monkeys Blog!!
Head on over to find out how to entered to win these fun Halloween items!!
Candy Corn Earrings, Twisted Rose Hairclip and The Spider set of bobby pins.  A $28 value!!

Each week, Carie has a new handmade giveaway.  
In addition to her fun giveaways, Carie makes adorable kids capes, aprons and tote bags.  Be sure and take a look at her Etsy shop to see those.
She will also be a vendor at this years Believe Boutique (which I'm participating in too!!) November 3rd and 4th in Chandler!!
Good luck!!!  I hope YOU win!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Obsessive Monday - Fall Clothes

Woo hoo!!  It's finally below 100 degrees here in Phoenix!!  So that means, Fall Clothes!!  Here are some of my favorites on Pinterest!!

Yes, I love jeans... and "dressy" casual clothes.

By the way, My birthday is next month wink, wink!
Have a great week!!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

My First Fondant Cake

I've been fascinated with fondant cakes for years.  I remember in Jr. High, I checked out a book on decorating with fondant before it was the chic thing to do.
My youngest daughter, Dominique, turned 15 last month and asked me to make her a cake with fondant.  I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out, but since it was just for the family I gave it a shot.

I did the hard part and then my girls took over the "fun" until they got bored so Mom finished it.  I will do a couple of things differently next time but was very happy with how it turned out.

A special thanks goes out to my friend Jackie,  she gave me lots of pointers and even shared her fondant with me!!  She's the bomb!!  Later this month we'll be having our second annual Halloween Cupcake Decorating Party with her.  Fun, fun!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Obsessive Monday - Wreaths

So this weekend I made something a little different.  In case you haven't noticed, burlap is hot, hot, HOT!!  So I decided to follow all of the "trendy" people and jump on the burlap bandwagon.
I found this burlap wreath on Pinterest 
and made my own version!
I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.  I now just need to figure out where to hang it :)
Here are some other pretty wreaths I found...
Via Remember Me? I'm In The Army Too

Via Days of Chalk and Chocolate

Via Etsy
Via Kelly Hicks Design and Photography
Via Etsy
Via Everything Fabulous
   Have a fantastic week!!