Friday, April 27, 2012

The Laduree Dream

Ever since, I've tasted the Laduree Macarons in Paris last year, I've been dreaming of going back just for the macarons and having a meal at the Champs Elysees Restaurant.  This Video did just that for me.  A day trip to Milan perhaps?  Mmmmm.... can't wait.

Still waiting for the day they'll conquer the West Coast!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Party

Easter is one of my favorite Holidays.  Of course as a Catholic, it is one of the most important and festive celebrations in the Catholic Church besides Christ's birth.
I love the cute pastel and whimsical colors from decorations to great easter food and sweet treat ideas I see online. So with one week to prepare.  Here are some pictures of our Family Easter Party yesterday.  And of course no easter party would be complete without the annual Easter Egg Hunt around the backyard..

Parties around our house, won't be complete without a Dessert Table

Instant Caramel Flan that is store bought that i presented as dessert shots, topped with Jelly Beans

Semi Homemade Pineapple Cupcakes (Recipe I found online) with Pinacolada Frosting bought at Home Goods and topped with Bunny Peeps

Recycled water bottles turned to vases for Daisies I got from Michaels that I hanged on the Patio Deck and a  tired hubby after 2 days of labor around the yard

Last minute flower centerpieces I made on recycled bottle jars

Gotta love this $1 easter sign from the 99cent store

Freesia centerpiece on our backyard dining table

Our ever dependable mantle that plays a huge part in decorating with all of our family's celebrations, traditions and favorite holidays (Easter, of course, is one of them)

Hope you had a Blessed and Fun Easter!!

Monday, April 2, 2012


I'm hooked! Lots of creative Ideas you can pin on Pinterest so I gave in and joined the hype.  I'm planning 2 parties this year for the kiddos and found a lot if great images on Pinterest that will get the ball rolling for my party planning.  I'm so excited.  You can follow me here and tell me what you think..