Home Sweet Home Housewarming Party!

So, almost two weeks ago, we threw a lil’ Housewarming Party! The theme was “Home Sweet Home”, and I thought it turned out pretty cute! Let me walk ya through!

Here’s the invite we sent out, designed by yours truly:


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The Liebster Award!


What is the Liebster Award, you say?

Well, apparently it’s an award for blogs with 200 followers or less! If you meet that criteria (and other qualifications), someone who has received the Liebster Award is able to choose you to pass it on to…and then you are able to pass it on, and so forth and so on. It’s a great way to get to know other bloggers, network, and get new followers, too!

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Patriotic Holiday Shelf! (With links to TWO FREE PRINTABLES!)

Up until this past weekend, my Holiday Shelf had been decorated for Spring. I changed it for Memorial Day, but kept the chance patriotic-based, so I could keep it up until July 4!


I had the cool decorative ball from last year (I think I got it at Hobby Lobby) and the frame is one of my standard ones that I used for printables, but the cute bucket came from Target and the little “sparklers” came from Michael’s. (I also keep that crinkly paper “filling” on hand, because it’s great for gift-wrapping, flower-arranging, trinket-staging, cat amusing, etc.)

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New Product Tryouts: Duncan Hines Frosting Creations

Okay, no worries. Not ALL of the “New Product Tryouts” posts are going to be dealing with icing or frosting! I just happened to be working on a few things that were in need of these products these days. I have something different I’m going to review next week, so stay tuned!

I actually just came across Duncan Hines Frosting Creations in the grocery store, and was quite amused! I mean, I can make icing whatever color I want using food color or various gels. But this not only makes pretty colors, it also FLAVORS! Fabulous!

I used it for the cupcakes for our little housewarming over the weekend, and I have never gotten so many compliments on cupcakes! It was definitely a hit! (This particular flavor/color, at least!)

Here’s what you look for in the store:


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