Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Polka Dot Balloon Magazine The Fall 2014 Issue

It's hard to believe that a year ago I started this little gem. Take a peak at the first issue and the latest.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

In A Hurry Scrumptious Banana Muffins {Recipe}

My family loves banana bread, but sometimes we just don't have an hour to wait for a fresh loaf to bake. So I have started making what I call the "in a hurry scrumptious banana muffin". 

In A Hurry Scrumptious Banana Muffins
Makes approx. 12 muffins 

4 mashed ripe bananas
1/2 C white sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/3 C melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 C flour

Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2. Place parchment paper cupcake wrappers in a cupcake/muffin tin or use cooking spray in each cavity and set aside. 
Step 3. Whisk together the baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour together in a bowl and set aside. Step 4. In a separate bowl combine the mashed bananas, sugar, egg and butter together.
Step 5. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix well. 
Step 6. Pour batter into muffin tin, filling each cavity approximately 2/3 full. 
Step 7. Bake for approximately 20 minutes and check with a toothpick. 

If you have any left over, place the extras in a ziplock bag and store in refrigerator or freezer. Feel free to add nuts or chocolate chips to your recipe. We like ours plain with melted butter fresh out of the oven!

Give them a try! 


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Create A Party Greeting Station {DIY Decorating}

I had the pleasure of being an Ambassador over the Summer for The Flair Exchange. In the last Ambassador kit, I received the new "Poolside" Hexagon Honeycomb Garland  and coordinating "Peace, Love & Party" balloons. I love these colors and again I can't say enough good things about the quality of The Flair Exchange's products. Seriously love!! 

Typically when we have guests over for dinner there isn't really a need for party decorations, but I thought I would mix things up a bit. Since I had these great new decorations on hand,  I thought it would be fun to decorate a greeting station by my front door to welcome dinner guests with a dessert hors d'oeuvre when they entered the house.

  Astonishing Cakes designed and created these amazing cakepops that not only started a conversation, but were delicious too! Plus every meal should start with dessert...right?!  

I feel that every party, big or small should end with a little favor. So, I filled plain white Alto favor boxes decorated with a little hexagon tag I created with candy for guests to grab as they walked out the door.  Party success without a bunch of hassle. 


Here are links to a few more projects I created using The Flair Exchange's products:


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