Monday, April 28, 2014

Cookie Purses for Fashion-plate Palates

A few years ago I made some Nutter Butter high-heel cookies for my shoe-lovin' friend's birthday. I always thought it would be so cute to make some matching, edible purses.

Ten years later (no way.. has it really been that long, Adriene!), I created these cookie purses: a bite-size bowler bag 

a classic cookie clutch 

and a tasty-yet-trendy tote.

They'd be a really fun dessert to make for Mother's Day, bachelorette parties, bridal showers and birthday parties.

I was surprised at how perfect the different store-bought cookie shapes and textures were for making purses. 

You can find my easy, step-by-step instructions at SheKnows.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shout-out for Margarita Shots!

If you need a delicious party beverage that doubles as a festive decoration, then I've got the perfect recipe: Margarita Gummy Shots.

They're a clever and colorful combination of mini margarita cocktails and tequila-soaked gummy Life Savers, served on a tiny spoonful of salt. They'd be magnifico for Cinco de Mayo or splendid at any summer party.

For the complete Margarita Gummy Shot recipe and details, head over to my tutorial on SheKnows.

Party on!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Yum…. Muppets!

If I can't get my kids to go with me to see the new Muppets Most Wanted movie, maybe I can at least get them to eat this Beaker BLT Wrap I created.

For the complete assembly instructions, head over to Handmade Charlotte.

Or, ask Beaker would say "Meep!"

Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Pudding Pop Surprises

Remember those old Jell-o Pudding Pop commercials with Bill Cosby? "A wholesome treat that mom will let you eat, because it's made with real pudding."

Now that I've taken us all down memory lane, how 'bout I share my latest springtime treat: Easter Surprise Pudding Pops. Yummy, creamy, chocolatey pudding pops with a candy bunny hidden inside.

Do you think I could get Bill Cosby to try one?

You can find my step-by-step instructions at SheKnows.

Bea liked them, that's for sure.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Gear up for Gardening

Spring is finally here! All the blooming trees and flower bulbs in Wichita decided to show their magnificent colors this week.

Which also means, it's time to get your 2014 Tree Top Nursery garden t-shirt. Good for 10% off all your purchases when you wear it to the store this year. Just stop by Tree Top and pick one up this weekend. And while you're there, could you pick up about 60 bags of mulch for me? I've got a little springtime sprucing up that needs done at our house. 

Here's a closer peek at this year's "Live for Today. Plant for Tomorrow" design.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cupcake Headboard

As a gift for my niece's 7th birthday a few years ago, I decorated her bedroom. At the time, I also promised Addie I would make her a cupcake headboard. (Here's the original post from 2011.)

Well, it only took 2 1/2 years.... but I finally finished it! 

The bottom of the cupcake is made of foam swim kickboards covered in purple, polar fleece fabric. The chocolate cupcake top is stuffed with quilt batting and covered in brown, curly chenille fabric. And the cherry on top is a pink fluffy pillow that I found at Walmart. The whole thing is built on a frame of wood and polycore board.

I'm sorry it took me so long, Addie. Thank you for being so patient. I wish you the sweetest of dreams under your new cupcake headboard.


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