Monday, September 1, 2014

TELL: 100 FALL PROJECT IDEAS

In California I don't feel fallish as soon as everyone else, probably because it is 85 degrees most days up until november.  But since I am up in Washington right now, watching the rain and feeling cozy, some fall inspiration sounds just about right.  
Here is a little blog hop of some fall projects to get you excited for the coming months.   I like this blog hop because we don't have to share new projects, just some old favorites.
100 fall project ideas

 Reaching back into the archives was a little hard for me, because I haven't been blogging for very long.  So, since I don't have a bunch of old fall posts to choose from, I threw in a couple newer ones that can carry into fall!


Check out these other awesome bloggers and their past fall projects!  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TELL: COOKIE POPCORN


 You guys this popcorn is the EASIEST to make and the most DELICIOUS!  No joke!  

The most important ingredient to these yummy recipes are these cookie chips.  I can't even explain the deliciousness.  Lets just say I have eaten a whole bag in one sitting. 
They are crispy, crunchy and come in the most delicious flavors.
So that being said, they add such a yummy cookie crunch to the popcorn and make this recipe a new favorite of mine.  

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookie Popcorn
1/2 cup popcorn
1 cup dark chocolate
1/2 cup milk chocolate

Pop popcorn and lay out on a cookie sheet
Melt both chocolates together in a double broiler and drizzle over popcorn
crunch up a whole bag of the Sea Salted Peanut Butter Cookie Chips and shake over the fresh melted chocolate.  
Stir, let sit then EAT

Caramel, White and Dark Chocolate Cookie Popcorn
1 cup caramel
1 cup white chocolate
1/4 cup dark chocolate
Pop 1/2 cup of popcorn

Pop and lay the popcorn out on a cookie sheet, this makes it easy to add all the ingredients
-Next make the caramel.  I found a caramel popcorn recipe here
(I didn't really bake my caramel popcorn, so that part is up to you)
-Melt the white Chocolate using a double broiler, when melted drizzle over popcorn  (Don't overheat the white chocolate or it gets lumpy and weird)
Melt the chocolate in a double broiler and drizzle over popcorn
Lastly take about a half bag of your Dark Chocolate Cookie Chips and crunch them up into small pieces and shake them over the popcorn.  With the melted chocolate and caramel all those little cookie pieces will stick.


Note: This post was sponsored by Hannah Max Baking/ Cookie Chips.  All opinions are my own. Thanks to sponsors like Hannah Max Baking that make this blog possible

Read about how to make these cute popcorn holders after the jump

Friday, August 22, 2014

TELL: GIFT WRAP IDEAS AND THEMES


HAPPY FRIDAY!!  There is a lot going on right now and tons to plan for, but lets end the week off with some wrapping inspiration...
When wrapping multiple gifts, having a small theme can make such an impression.  Here are some lovely and inspiring gift wrap themes.
Find all that cute wrapping here:
1. Julep  2. You Are My Fav  3. The Sweet Lulu Blog  4. The House That Lars Built 
5. The Glitter Guide  6. [buy]zenz  7. The Sweet Lulu blog

Hope everyone has an amazing weekend!
xo

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TELL: FLAMINGO COOKIES


Ok you guys... I have been a flamingo lover from the get-go.  When I was little I used to sleep with a stuffed flamingo every night, and would collect ANYTHING with a flamingo on it.  I honestly had quite the collection.  This minor obsession with these pink birds never really went away.  So, WHY I have never made flamingo cookies before is beyond me.  These cookies are the cutest, and they are not just any flamingo cookies, they are LAWN flamingo cookies.  How excited would you be if you found these all over your front yard ha ha?

read all about the tutorial after the jump

Thursday, August 14, 2014

TELL: CUTE COOKIE PACKAGING

Cookies are presents within themselves. But you know me, I love some adorable packaging!  When giving cookies as gifts I feel like sometimes we all stick to the basic "throw them on a plate" - and that's ok... considering I would eat a cookie off the floor, BUT if you are feeling fancy and want to present those cookies in the cutest way; here are some simply perfect ideas.

This brown paper bag look is sooooo easy and with a cute tag and punch out design you can transform that boring bag into the cutest cookie package.
 Coasters and cookies...who would have thought!  Wrapped with a cute bow it becomes the perfect present.

I am DYING over these free printouts for the container cookies.  So dang cute and how fun for a cookie party too?  Love.  Just love.

Cookies in a glass container separated by cute wax paper is easy and perfect for those beautiful cookies that not only taste delicious but are just so pretty too.

And then you can always throw place them in a box.  I love to buy or hoard old gift boxes.  I think its ALWAYS good to have lots on hand.  Wrap it with some cute paper and a bow and your cookies are  ready to share.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

TELL: DIY STITCHED ENVELOPES

When I got my sewing machine, the very first thing I sewed was paper ha ha!  Ever since then I have been a fan.  These stitched envelopes are so simple and sooooo dang cute!  I had fun messing around with different stitching patterns, but ended up liking this one best.  I also never realized how easy it is to make an envelope.  I am going to be making personal cards more often!
Read all about the tutorial and download a free envelope template after the jump

Thursday, August 7, 2014

LOVE: D'S FIRST BIRTHDAY

My little baby is ONE!  I know everyone says this... but where does the time go?!  I was so excited to throw him a party (well if you know me, I'm ALWAYS excited to throw a party) but for some reason I couldn't figure out a theme.  I honestly need inspiration when it comes to party ideas and what not, SO teaming up with Minted was a dream!  Their kid party invitations are so inspiring and adorable that once I found this invitation I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The colors from the invitation helped me with all the fun detail and colors.  Party Pail, who has a great selection of color themed party decor, provided all the black tableware and I had so much fun spicing them up with a white-paint sharpie.  A small simple addition can make such a difference.  I also doodled all over the beach balls which made them go so well with the whole theme.  I really loved how they turned out.  
I wanted to have the party at the beach originally (hence the beach balls) but since the US Open was this past weekend, we moved it to the park to avoid the craziness. It still turned out awesome and if a party involves cake and friends it's always good, no matter where it is.
I taught him well!  THE only true way to eat cake ;)
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More pics of the cute birthday boy after the jump

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