Thursday, February 25, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday to Me!

Well today I turn the big 30! I have no ill feelings about it at all, in fact, I welcome it! It's a new decade to get my life in the right direction and also creates new motivation and drive to pursue my spiritual and career goals. I'm so thankful for having such a supportive husband, healthy and beautiful children, and wonderful family and friends, that I don't really need much else today. I thought I wanted a big party, but as time got closer, I realized that I have everything already:-)

With that being said, I am still an Event Decorator and LOVE a great party, so if I had to create my dream birthday bash, it might look a little like this!

I think I would start with a grand entrance like this and maybe add some pink tropical floating flower centerpieces (wow say that 5 times fast!) in the water as well.

My table settings would look something like this. I just love the bold color...the TV in the background...not so much.


But I LOVE the flowers going around the plates like this table setting by my hero Preston Bailey!


My buffet table may look something like this, only with food instead of just fruit.
I love candy buffets, so I would have a colorful attraction such as this.

I think I would show up on a pink carpet, getting out of a fab limo wearing this


Yes, everything would be bright and colorful and made just for me, but after the party is over, I would still be most thankful for all that God has already given me and for allowing me to see another birthday:-) Happy Birthday to ME!

Blessings,
Stacey

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cupcake Bouquet

I thought I would share this little cupcake bouquet I made for my cousin's birthday this weekend. I used to make these all the time, but I find them hard to transport so I haven't made one in awhile.

I started with a terracotta pot, wrapping paper, a floral Styrofoam ball, flowers, and cupcakes.

I usually just wrap metallic foil paper around the pot and tape it down on the insides, but I wanted to use this birthday wrapping paper I had, so I decided to decoupage it on instead. So I got out my Mod Podge and attached the paper to the pot. Then I hot glued the Styrofoam ball on. While that was setting I prepared the cupcakes to look like flowers.
(Sorry, I don't have pics of this part....my camera died, and I also had two toddlers trying to steal all of the cupcakes!)

Now to assemble it, you just stick a toothpick into the Styrofoam (I find that a skewer broken in half works better for regular sized cupcakes, and toothpicks for mini cupcakes.) and attach the cupcake (it also works better if you use a toothpick to make a hole into the bottom of the cupcake first and then attach it.)

After you get all your cupcakes on, just fill in the holes with flowers, leaves, or you can use basket shred as well. You could also just spray paint the ball to what ever color you choose and let that show through.

There you have it...a fun and simple gift that your loved one is sure to enjoy!

I'm linking this to Kimba's DIY day

Monday, February 15, 2010

How to set a formal table

I have an event coming up that requires a formal table setting, and I suddenly realized that I had no idea how to formally set a table! I mean I know how to make it look pretty, but I hadn't a clue about the rules and the proper way to do things......so I did a search and my best friend Google found out the answer for me.

Image provided by www.ConceptsinBloom.blogspot.com

Another example Image by www.pacificpartycanopies.com/blog/

So all you do is alter the settings according to what items you will have at your event, and there you have it...a perfectly set table!

Blessings,
Stacey

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Hero!

Well folks, it's a winter wonderland over in these parts of the country and I have been trapped in the house for longer than I would have liked to been. (I did however, get to venture out to Walmart today and it was a complete zoo in there......complete madness I tell you!) So with all of this free time on my hands one would think that I might have posted something.....anything.....but....I didn't. Instead I enjoyed time with my family and took some much needed time to relax. I also did some new work on the main site, worked on some custom orders, and gathered some ideas for upcoming events.

I know I do a lot of misc crafts on here, but my true passion is really Event Decorating and that is the direction that I am slowly moving my company to. I just LOVE to watch ideas and plans come together to create lasting memories for life's major events. So what does any of this have to do with heroes? (I know...I ramble way too much, so I will get to the point.) I know that most heroes are people like the President, or superheros, religious leaders and so forth...but mine happens to be the great Preston Bailey.

I absolutely (heart) Preston Bailey! I dream of the day when my designs will be even close to his. I have read almost all of his books and I constantly look to his photos for inspiration, so I thought I would share a few with you.


Arent they just breath taking??!!!! I wish I could post all of his works of art, but you can visit his site and see even more amazing creations at www.PrestonBailey.com. Who is your hero? What inspires you?

Blessings,
Stacey

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