Sunday, May 31, 2009

Breakfast at Tiffany's shower

I am planning a Breakfast at Tiffany's bridal shower for
my future sister-in-law for August 1st

These are the exact invites I ordered

Decor will include Tiffany boxes and bags,

fresh white flowers,

diamond tealight holders,

diamond confetti,

and a cupcake tower w/ cupcakes in a lt. blue liner w/ white frosting sprinkled w/ sparkling sugar. On the top of tier will be a mini Tiffany box cake:

The favors are mini candy jars w/ chocolate and blue labels,
filled with aqua and white m and m's.

Brunch will be served...I'm thinking mimosas, mini croissants, mini
quiches, strawberries...I think it will turn out very cute! :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Disneyland Recipes

Here are two of my very most favorite recipes from the happiest place on earth:

Disney's BBQ Beans

First prepare the dry bbq rub. In a small mixing bowl combine:
2 cups sugar OR 1 cup Splenda (my personal preference),
3 tbsp paprika,
1 1/2 tsp chili powder,
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder,
1 1/2 tsp black pepper,
and 1/4 tsp cayenne.

On the stove top simmer 1 can of Bush's best vegetarian baked beans, 1/4 cup of the dry rub, and 1/4 cup of Sweet Baby Ray's original BBQ sauce.

Disney's Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw

First make the sweet and sour dressing. In a blender combine:
1 cup white wine vinegar,
1 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup Splenda),
1 1/2 tsp salt,
1 tsp celery seed,
1 tsp paprika,
3/4 tsp black pepper,
and 1/4 tsp cayenne.
Blend thoroughly. Slowly add in 1/3 cup olive oil and blend.

Toss w/ a package of pre-cut coleslaw mix and chill for at least two hours before serving.

Note: these are great served together. The extra dry rub and bbq sauce can be used on ribs or chicken. Baked some sweet cornbread and you have one tasty meal! Make sure to have plenty of napkins or wet-naps handy!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Anniversary

To my sweet husband,

who always makes me feel beautiful, even when I am a mess

who always loves me, even when I am at my worst

who always lifts me up, when I have fallen

who always encourages me, when I am broken

there are not enough words in the world

or stars in the sky

or days in our lives

for me to express how much I love you

thank-you for all that you do and all that you are

my rock, my lover, my best friend

here's to six beautiful years and an eternity more

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

summertime means...


classic trucks



fresh strawberries

fresh lemonade

a sandy beach

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Today I am dreaming of...

Maui, Hawaii '07