Monday, December 1, 2014

2014 North Pole Breakfast

Our Annual North Pole Breakfast

As always we had our Annual North Pole Breakfast to kick off the holiday season...
This year we had to have it a little early, but it was enjoyed just the same!
Last year I used the Blue North Pole theme and I was not happy with it as I like the traditional Red & Green holiday colors so this year I went back to it!!!
I had a photo backdrop with props, and the usual menu of: Christmas Tree Waffles, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Muffins, Reindeer Donuts, Snowman Donuts, Elf on the Shelf cupcakes, and more!!!!
My Table Setting for the 2014 North Pole Breakfast

Christmas Tree Waffles

Time to EAT!!!

Fun times with Photo Props!

Muffins and Elf on the Shelf Cupcakes

Photo Back Drop and Props

Our Elf Friends have returned!!

Table View

Reindeer Donuts

Gifts from our Elf's


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Purple and Black 13th Birthday Party

Kayla's Purple and Black 13th Birthday Party

The party was a huge success and I was extremely happy with everything. 
I am cheap so it was very inexpensive to throw...

The entire candy buffet was purchased from Oriental Trading and Party City.
I have a pretty good coupon and free shipping at Oriental Trading so I scored big on getting it cheap.
Party City had a BOGO free on a couple candies so I finished it off there.
I had all the glassware, and got the scopes and baggies at Party City.
Both Oriental Trading and Party City have candy and bags by color.

For the cake table I got all paper goods and table covers from the Dollar Tree.
I made the banner with my Cricut.
I got a huge piece of cardboard from work, covered it with a black table cover from the Dollar Tree, purchased three sets of fans from Oriental Trading and got glued them to the top of the cardboard.
I found paper mache numbers at Hobby Lobby which I painted black and mod podged purple glitter on the front to acknowledge the big 13 birthday.
Cake was purchased at Walmart, and glitter cake pops were homemade.

Drink Table had Sodas and Popcorn to snack on.  All paper goods were bought at Dollar Tree.

Walmart cake, but I cut and added the 13 Glitter numbers myself.

Cake Table

Candy Buffet

Background for Photos
White table covers from the Dollar Tree.
Purple and black cut circles to add color done on the Cricut or with a craft punch. 

Candy Buffet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Homecoming Mums & Garters 2014


Made by Aimee Howell
Single Freshman Mansfield Lake Ridge High School Mum
Lights up, Black Boa, Military Braid, Homecoming Loop, Eagle Mascot, Baseball & Soccer Trinkets

Single Freshman Mansfield Lake Ridge High School Mum
LED Star Lights, Black Boa, Homecoming Loop, Soccer & Baseball Trinkets

Little Sisters Lake Ridge High School Single Mini Mum
24 Inch Ribbons, Eagle Mascot, Military Braid, Homecoming Loop, Swim & Golf Trinkets

Single Sophomore Alvarado High School Mum
Lights up, White Boa, Military Braid, Basketball & Baseball Trinkets

Single Mansfield Summit High School Sophomore Mum
Lights up, Military Braid, Homecoming Loop, Mascot, Band Trinkets

Triple SENIOR Mansfield Summit High School
Lights up, Boa, Graduation Bear, Senior Package Trinkets, Graduation Trinkets, Homecoming Loop, Military Braid Lots of extras...

Triple Mansfield Lake Ridge High School Sophomore Mum
Lights up, Black and Silver Boa, Military Braids, Homecoming Loop, Soccer & Baseball Trinkets with LOTS of Extras...

Double Mansfield Lake Ridge Mum for a Sophomore
Includes Lights, Boa, Military Braid, Boa, Country Trinkets, and MORE

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thanksgiving Crafts and Decor

Thanksgiving 2014

I saw another person create decorative serving trays for several holidays and thought that I would give it a shot since I am low on Thanksgiving Decor...
Went to the Dollar Tree and got several Serving Trays
Spray painted them all White back and front.
Mixed black and brown craft paints with water until they were thin like ink.
This mixture was more brown than black.  At Halloween I used more black than brown.
After the white paint dried (Always use spray paint as craft paint does not really work)
I antiqued the server by brushing on the ink mixture and letting it soak for a few seconds and then wiped it off with a non lent type rag... No paper towels
Then I got out the Cricut and my Thanksgiving Cartridge and Brown Vinyl and cut out a few
Thanksgiving items and added them...
A saying...
 And a Turkey!

I also got Cylinder votives from Dollar Tree and Cut out
Give Thanks
I don't like that you can't see it so I will be using cream fake candles instead of the fall mixture.
My Turkey Server

My Thankful Heart Server

Then I also got Dollar Tree Square Votives and added

Tried them with the Fall Mixture and nope...
So I went to Dollar Tree and got White Candles instead and that works better...
But here are the photos of my crafts I will be using for Decorations on my Mantel and Dinning Room
Cant Wait to put them out the DAY AFTER HALLOWEEN.

Until then I will be searching for more crafts and decor to fill the spaces...

Halloween 2014 Decor

2014 Halloween Decor, and Crafts

First I wanted to make a Chalkboard Fake Pumpkin to last for several years to use as my CountDown to HALLOWEEN...
I used a pumpkin that was bought at Michaels a few years ago and not carved...  Bought the Craft Chalkboard Paint and painted three coats to be safe...  Let dry a hour between coats, and 24 hours between the last coat.  Was happy with the end result and it is now part of my regular decor!
I found these mini Halloween props at the Dollar Tree... I just love the Dollar Tree!  I also got their silver rectangle serving tray and painted it white with Spray Paint, Antiqued it with black and brown craft paint mixture and water that reassembles ink.  Then I took my Halloween Cricut Cartridge and cut out a Halloween scene on Black Glitter Vinyl... (Later I went back and also added a large moon to the left side)
This was just a photo to show the server and not where I planned on using it later...
My Halloween Entry Table
Pinterest printable in frames...
Pinterest Dollar Tree Candy Dishes...
Small Wooden Halloween Decor Items and Webbing
My Completed Halloween Mantel
Pinterest BOO Jars
Pinterest Candy Corn Wine Bottles
Dollar Tree pumpkins I painted black and glittered
CLEARANCE Fake Glitter Candles and Candelabras from Michael's
Dollar Tree Tombstones, and Decor Pumpkins
SPOOKY banner from Targets Dollar Spot

 Halloween Dinning Room Window
Halloween Trees from Hobby Lobby
Painted and Glittered Craft Pumpkins from Michael's
My finished Halloween Serving Tray
HUGE pumpkin from Sam's (It is real)
Dollar Tree Mini Decor Figures

Dinning Table with Window in the Background...

Still doing some touch ups and adding things until I think its complete...
This is my favorite time of the year... My house is wildly decorated from October until January!!!


Christmas in July Dinner


 Christmas in July

It happens every year in the middle of the hot Texas summer that you want to think of colder days ahead...  Christmas in July is the perfect way to set your moods to the Holly Jolly Christmas spirit!!
I did a one night Christmas in July dinner (Breakfast for Dinner)
Decorated the Dinning room for a small Christmas setting, and made Christmas desserts, Christmas Tree Waffles, and Candy Cane Cinnamon Rolls...
Even out Elf Herbie stopped in for the one night special occasion...
Green Velvet Cupcakes with Red Candy and Green Sprinkles...
It was short lived fun while it lasted and got me READY to start thinking of the Holiday Season soon to come!!!