Flamingo Cake Toppers for Under A Buck

It’s official: Flamingos are The Unofficial Bird of 2014. They are pink. They are rad. They are everywhere. I’d like to think this is because of my 2013 flamingo Christmas tree (thanks again to all who participated in the exchange!) but I think the rightful origin of this trend is just good old fashioned common […]

Easy Watermelon Tablecloth

Eating watermelon makes me feel like a rebel. Easily, it is the most badass fruit. See, I don’t know about you, but I grew up in a “no eating watermelon in the house” type of house. Too messy. Too sticky.  First you give a kid a slice of watermelon, next you find slimy black seeds […]

Paper Cups and Thoughts on Stuff

 Yay! Today I am guest posting a fun and easy tutorial on paper cup lanterns over at Elizabeth Banks. Actually, thing is, I’m a day late on this. My post went up yesterday. Today if you go to www.elizabethbanks.com you will see another post, a post I would much rather you read than my thing […]

Napkin Folding 101

I have a thing for folded napkins. Don’t ask me why or where it comes from, it just makes me feel good. My house could be in a state of filth unfit to grow penicillin with laundry piled to the ceiling and dishes in the sink…barely enough room on the table to eat a bowl […]

Confetti Cake Toppers

Cold evenings in late February. Cottage pie with friends. King cake for an appetizer. Chocolate cake for dessert. Paper valentines on the walls. Mardi Gras beads on the door. Paper hats on our heads. There is so much to celebrate… Cake Logic I have a five minute rule about cake decorating. It goes like this: […]

Top 10 Romantic Movies (AKA The Anti-Superbowl)

It’s the first day of February, which means that I get to spend this weekend in an endemic plague of non-stop football commentary waiting for the Superbowl to descend upon me like some screaming, unholy, Pepsi-sponsored death rattle.  In other words: Can we get this over with? The fact is, not everyone likes football. I’m […]

Wax Paper Pillar Candles

Have you ever been to one of those hole-in-the-wall Italian restaurants with red checkered table cloths and big drippy candles in Chianti bottles? You know the ones that dribble wax all over the bottle? It builds and builds and builds up over time and it looks sort of creepy but you let it go because […]

Homemade Confetti

After my confetti mirror post earlier this week, a couple of people emailed me to ask about making homemade confetti. I had assumed, wrongly, that everyone was well practiced in the time-loved art of shredding tissue paper. I did it a lot as a kid. In part because there were a lot of confetti occasions, […]

Santa’s Little Helper

Shopping done? Family in town? A mountain of gifts to wrap? A fridge full of food that needs cooking? Thought so. What are you doing reading my blog? For anyone who needs a good cocktail to make it through the hustle and bustle, I suggest seeking the assistance of Santa’s Little Helper — a delicious […]