Baby Shower Theme: "Cirque du bebe"

Spring Sweet created this adorable vintage circus themed celebration for a baby shower. You can find the elephant paper at Hallmark downtown Holland Mi. She added the adorable diy banner in the cupcakes. You can find Spring's website here. Love the invitations and red and white straws! I found this adorable decoration here. You can find these adorable decorations here.

Teacher's Gift: A Personalized Journal

Butterflies, ribbon, flowers, buttons are perfect items to embellish a journal for your child's teacher.. Michaels and Hobby Lobby have great selections of items you can choose from. They also have journals. I bought this one for $1 at Michaels. Using a glue gun, glue your selected treasures on the journal to make a personalized gift. Supplies needed: Journal Embellishments (ribbon, buttons, cut outs, metal tags) Glue Gun Glue Stickes

Teacher's Gift: A Book Birdhouse

Teachers pour out their hearts to teach our kids. Make them feel appreciated by creating a book birdhouse for them. Supplies Needed: Birdhouse Book Coordinating paper Decoupage Foam Brush Embellishments Glue gun and glue sticks Directions: Have your child pick out a favorite book. Tear out a few pages that you will use to decorate the walls of the birdhouse. Decoupage any roof trim that will not be covered by the book and the base. cut out pages to match the walls of the bird house and decoupage them on to the walls Glue the book on the roof with the glue gun. Decorate and embellish the birdhouse. I used a butterfly and scrapbooking sticker strips. Sign the bottom of the birdhouse.

Graduation: Wood Themed Celebration

What an amazing decorative back drop for a graduation party: pictures and quotes of famous inventors, philosophers and politicians. Here are some ideas for a rustic graduation party inspired by Spring Sweet. My blog is to inspire people creatively. Some of the readers will grab 1 or 2 ideas from a post like this and use it. Others will want to duplicate it, and some will be inspired to spin their own take on the ideas I have presented. Some viewers might think I am whacky for going to such lengths. I love sharing creative ideas!!! Love the vintage books and typewriter. It is fun to figure out ways to carry the wood theme throughout the party. Here are a few ideas.

Graduation: "You are My Sunshine" Dessert Table

Sara, my daughter is graduating and the theme of the dessert table is; "You are My Sunshine". I found this frame at Karla's Place downtown Holland. Lemon cookies, lemon bars, lemon cake, lemon pudding shots, and lemon drops. Another sign from Karla's place. And handcrafted fans to add a touch of whimsy. Lemon drop cupcakes from Sam's Club. I love pudding shots! I made mini pom poms, taped them to wooden skewers and topped the cake to make it look festive.

Mother's Day Parfait

Yogurt Parfait: A perfect Mother's day breakfast recipe with only 3 ingredients. Mom's you can buy the ingredients ahead of time and the kids can make you breakfast in bed with no fuss. Serve this yogurt parfait with coffee and it will be a hit with mom. Ingredients Your favorite yogurt Your favorite granola Your favorite strawberry Jam Jar or small glass Directions Fill the bottom of your container with granola Put your yogurt on top top with strawberry jam

Honey Mustard Chicken

Savory, juicy chicken baked in a zesty honey mustard sauce! Perfect for serving with your favorite veggies over noodles or rice. Easy Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Ingredients: 1/4 cup of grainy, coarse mustard 1/4 cup smooth Dijon mustard 1/2 cup honey 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/2 of a small yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken tenderloins salt and pepper 3 - 4 small sprigs of fresh rosemary Directions: In a small bowl, combine the mustards, honey, and 2 teaspoons of the olive oil. In a sauté pan or cast iron skillet, add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the onion and sauté over medium heat until golden and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the g

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