Thursday, December 31, 2009

Felt Pop-Tarts

Treasures for Tots has a great tutorial for felt Pop-Tarts!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Felt Bow Tie Pasta

In less than 5 minutes, I made 24 pieces of pasta. Super easy and I can't wait to see how they hold up against a two and half year old!

Cut a 1.5" felt rectangle. Trim edges with pinking shears.

Pinch felt and glue (or sew) together in the middle to form the shape.

More felt food to come...

Monday, December 28, 2009

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts

Create a super easy treat using left over holiday candy canes!

Unwrap your candies and lay them out on parchment paper in the shape of hearts.

Melt chocolate.

Snap a shot of your adorable assistant.

Spoon the chocolate into the hearts. Be sure to get every nook. We opted to use colored sprinkles we had on-hand but I would've loved to top these with silver dragees.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hangover Kit

If you are hosting a New Year's Eve party, these hangover kits from Hip Hostess would make an adorable favor to pass out as guests head home! They will thank you greatly in the morning!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Modern Advent Calendar

Get a modern advent calendar from Mibo. Ok so it's too late to use this year, but I can't wait to make them next year and mail to friends.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Printable Christmas Tags



Orange You Lucky has an whimsical set.

Mushy's tags are perfect the little ones gifts

Sweet Jessie's vintage tags reminds me of my childhood

Modern red and turquoise (love the color combo) from Paper Crave

Eat Drink Chic has a delightful jumbo gift tag

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A personalized message from Santa Claus


I found a super cute site called Portable North Pole. You answer a few fun questions about your child like name, age, state, something they have been good at all year and a gift they will be receiving for Christmas. Next upload a photo of him/her and the site puts together a personalized video from Santa.


My daughter was delighted (and shocked) when she saw Santa had a photo of her in his book. We've watched the video numerous times (seriously at least 10 times just today alone).


Click here to make you own video.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Tree Ribbon Tee


Super sweet holiday tee! Get the details at Just a Betty trying to be a Martha. My daughter and I will be making her version of this tee this week. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Cookie Exchange

Every year I host a cookie exchange. So in my quest to create something new and fabulous, I stumbled across Eleni's. Oh my goodness! I've died and gone to cookie heaven. These cookies are works of art and I think I'd feel guilty actually eating one of these beauties.

Do you have a favorite holiday cookie? A recipe you'd like to share?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's Finally Here!

I'm so excited to be participating in Ucreate's Holiday Boutique. You don't have to scour for a parking spot or fight the crowds at the mall. Shop from the comfort of your home. Each shop is offering a fantastic discount. Go HERE and check out the coolest vendors for all of your holiday shopping! And be sure to check out yours truly, Social Butterflies.

Social Butterflies Boutique Discounts:
-15% discount when customers enter "UCREATE" at checkout (excludes shipping)
-Buy 4 items get 5th free (equal or lesser value)
{Discounts and free items will be refunded through Paypal.}

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wool Felt Flower

So cute! I've always wondered how to make flower petals. Check out A Hoot & A Holler for a great tutorial.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Pinwheel Hair Pins

Check out Little Jenny Wren for this pinwheel bobby pin tutorial. Adorable! Imagine all the possibilities with your favorite fabrics.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gobble ~ Gobble

A modern twist to the Thanksgiving hand turkey! My daughter and I made this tonight and we had so much fun! I'm in awe of how it turned out and I can't wait for her to show it off to our family on Thanksgiving! Woohoo! We used the tutorial from Treasures For Tots as our guide.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vintage Labels

Upcycle some cans with vintage labels to create some very pretty vases! Papier Valise has a nice tutorial and this Flickr Set has an incredible array of labels. I'm planning way ahead and already thinking of a great Father's Day project using the Dad's Rootbeer label.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gorgeous Flower and Pearl Necklace

I have been eyeing a stunning necklace from Anthropologie. So I gasped when I found a tutorial for the same necklace over at Infarrantly Creative. I have 3 strands of pearls that I've been holding onto for the perfect project... Doesn't get more perfect than this ladylike necklace!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Snowman Kit: Just Add Snow

I'm a California girl through and through (only touching snow twice in my life!). So I'm always envious when friends and family send holiday photos playing the snow.

Wouldn't this snowman kit be a cute gift for a child who will be building his/hers first snowman? And it can be re-used for years to come. Details at Make It Do

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wheat Pillows

These gorgeous pillows are perfect Fall accessories. You won't believe how simple they are to make with some muslin, spray paint and freezer paper . Head over to V and Co for the tutorial.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Printable Thanksgiving Collection

Last night the husband asked me if this year we could host Thanksgiving at our home. I took a deep breathe and softly mumbled "yes, of course". Then my mind started running wild with a bazillion (yes that many!) ideas. Food? Decorations? Where to fit everyone? Oh boy!

Fortunately, the wonderful people over at Paper & Cake are celebrating their one year anniversary with a printable Thanksgiving collection. The collection includes menu, place cards, favor box, invitation, recipe card and more! Available at Tangarang.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Coconut Chocolate Tarts

Ultra easy coconut chocolate tarts that only uses 5 ingredients... Yes please!

Go here for the recipe

Saturday, October 31, 2009



These treats are easy to make and will surely gross out your Halloween guests! Just stick mini marshmallows on the ends of lollipop sticks and dip them in peanut butter! Instant ewwwwwww!

Hope you all have a safe & spooktacular Halloween!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Gorgonzola Truffles

What a great new twist on the classic cheese ball. And when I saw the word BACON, I was sold. I'm thinking of pairing these with some sweet fruits to contrast with all the salty goodness.

Yield: Makes 6 appetizer servings

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-oz.) container crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
  • Apple and pear slices
  • Grapes

Preparation

1. Beat first 5 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until well combined. Cover tightly, and chill at least 1 hour or until firm (can chill up to 3 days).

2. Roll cheese mixture into 3/4-inch-round balls. Roll each ball in bacon. Serve immediately, or cover and chill until ready to serve. If chilled, let stand 30 minutes before serving. Serve with apple and pear slices and grapes.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Candy Corn Bark

A fun Halloween twist to chocolate bark from The Idea Room.

Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil and place a layer of milk chocolate (or white chocolate chips) and melt in a preheated oven at 250 degrees for 5 minutes. Spread melted chips in a smooth thin layer. Place in refrigerator for 20 minutes till chilled. Then add your next layer of white chocolate. Melt the chips in the microwave for 20 second intervals stirring the chips between each turn. Let cool till warm but still spreadable. Quickly spread over first layer. Add candy corn and sprinkles and place back in the refrigerator to chill. Once chilled break into bite size pieces. Store in a tupperware container and keep refrigerated to prevent melting.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Candy Cornucopia

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The perfect party favor for Thanksgiving dinner! Imagine a little cornucopia treat at each place setting.

Heat water in teakettle, and put pointed end of a sugar cone into spout. Let steam until softened, about 1 minute. Gently curve end 1/2 inch from tip; hold for 15 seconds. Steam 1 side of cone's open end; press to flatten (so cone won't roll). Let cool until set. Dip edge in melted white chocolate and roll in chopped pistachios.

Refrigerate until set. Fill with jelly beans and serve, or store in a container in a cool, dry place for up to 2 days.