Wednesday, April 28, 2010

post-it pocket knock off

aren't these new post-it pockets cute?!

yeah, well, cute has it's price because they are also expensive. i saw them at target for $14. seriously?! here is my knock-off version made for $1.04 with scrapbook paper & a sewing machine:
you will need:
2 pieces of 12x12 scrapbook paper 
paper cutter
x-acto knife
double sided tape

cut scrapbook paper into two 9.5" x 6" rectangles

using an x-acto knife, cut a triangle starting 1.5" from the top and 3/4" from each side. this will be the opening for your bills or receipts.

using a sewing machine, sew around this triangle. just for pretty :)
(if you don't sew, just skip this step)

now add your backing paper and stitch 1/4" all the way around the rectangle.
(if you don't sew, use double sided tape instead.)

a little double sided tape on the back and it is ready to stick to the fridge.

it has a way of making my bills look so much prettier!

Monday, April 26, 2010

cheesecake strawberries

a friend brought these to a get together last summer and i thought they were delish!

she shared the recipe with me and now i am sharing it with you:

 & this goodness:

hull the strawberries & slice an X in the top so that the strawberry opens just a bit 
add the filling to a piping bag (i used a 21 cake tip) and fill up those berries!
{i've also substituted a brick of softened cream cheese mixed with cool-whip in place of the ready-to-eat filling}

Thursday, April 1, 2010

sandwich bag easter carrots

so tomorrow is owen's easter party at moms-day-out. and in true kelli fashion {read procrastinator} that makes tonight the perfect time to whip up a special treat for the little monkey & his classmates! i thought these little easter carrot treats were super cute and love that they are candy-free. 

but those cake decorating bags are a little pricey so i came up with a way to make them out of sandwich bags & curling ribbon.

here's the how-to: 
cut or tear the fold of a fold lock top sandwich bag. 
fold the bag into a triangle with the opening at the top.
add a piece of scotch tape.
now your cone shaped sandwich baggie is ready to fill! 
add a twist tie and green curling ribbon to finish off the carrot.

happy easter! 

He is not here; 
He has risen, 
just as He said. 
matthew 28:6

photo session

amanda and i met 5 years ago when we worked at the same elementary school. i moved to california for a couple of years and we didn't keep in touch. last summer in kansas city i saw her out for a stroll in my neighborhood. a little catch up revealed that we live 2 blocks from each other-- 25 miles from where we first lived and worked all those years ago. i love it when God does fun stuff like that :)

this chick is soaring with her business & some amazing photography skills. with one "pretty please" she came to us for an easter photo session. lucky us! look what she did this time:
check it out for yourself. and don't forget to book a session while you are there!

princess castle cake

this sweet little friend turned 3 on saturday and we celebrated with princess party!

all the little princes & princesses {and some queen mommas too} feasted on this pretty cake that i made.

cake cones covered in strawberry frosting
upside down sugar cones frosted & rolled in pink sugar
pink mini-marshmallow castle details
chocolate frosting door
pink strawberry frosting heart windows
a sweet little J flag in honor of the birthday girl

no more foil covered cake boards. use a fun wrapping paper instead!