Lollipop Tree

So...a minute ago I had an idea for the centerpiece for the kids table...after a couple different google searches, Here is a good how-to on lolipop trees.  I have the cute fruit lolipops from Williams Sonoma and was trying to think of ideas of how to incorporate them.  I think I'll give this a try...but I will have to use cones from a local craft store...so lets hope they have them!


Time to plan your Easter Table

Well here it is one week to the day...so its time to plan your table. 
 I found a couple great ideas here and step by step instructions here
I just love to do the same things over and over, so my table might look something like this again! 
here is a fun one from gather and nest


and the winner is....(Vintage Bloom Giveaway winner)

Congratulations to

who said: "So, I'm a new reader on your blog (found you from Elise). This is my first comment, but who can resist this give-away? I'd go for a three bloom headband...so spring!"

Hooray for you!  Ok, leave a comment here with a way to contact you...and in the meantime start browsing the Vintage Bloom Shop for your gift!

THANK YOU everyone who participated!!!


Done with the "Flinging" do I have to start the cleaning?

I am feeling so LIBERATED!  Even though I didnt even get to the "big" stuff, I lived this past month with new eyes.  "why do I keep that around, this is gross, why do I have 6 of these, I will never read that, nobody would ever read that..."  So mostly books, games, and storage...but stuff that I keep Packing everytime we move just to store again.  So...Adios stuff!
(I just hope I can keep these new eyes!!!)


making a shirt dress...

I have been staring at this tutorial for a year and finally made a couple dresses!
Just go through your husbands closet...and snatch a couple shirts he may not wear anymore...and in a couple hours, you will have a couple new dresses for your little one!

My favorite part was using the basic idea and then doing my own variations.

Check out the tutorial at MADE.

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Vintage Bloom GIVEAWAY!!!

Ok, just when you thought life couldn't get any better...you find out that YOU could win one of the adorable products from the Vintage Bloom Etsy Shop

So, to enter...visit the shop and leave a comment here letting me know which item you want to win! 
The giveaway will end in 5 days...Tuesday March 23, 2010 at...oh, lets say, at midnight.


will you choose a spring headband for Easter Sunday?

or a clip for your little girl...maybe a versatile pin for cardigans and handbags?

How are you going to choose?

Visit Vintage Bloom and start browsing!


Palmiers...(elephant ear cookies!)

I finally bought "Barefoot in Paris," my last Ina Garten cookbook.  I was So excited to try it out and I found this sparkly gem of a recipe inside:  BEWARE: THIS IS SUPER SUPER EASY!!!


1 pack pepperidge farm puff pastry (2 sheets)
2 cups of sugar
1/8 tsp. kosher salt

Thaw your puff pastry.
( she suggests overnight in the fridge...that works, but it also works 40 minutes on the counter)
preheat oven to 450
First mix the salt and sugar together.
put 1 C. of the mixture onto your board,
 then put one of your sheets down
pour 1/2 cup mixture on top.
roll it out to a 14 inch square making sure the sheet is coated front and back with sugar.
Fold like this:

cut into 3/8 inch strips and put on a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or silpat)
bake at 450 for 5 minutes
they should look like this:
Then flip them all over and bake for another 4-6 minutes.  Just til the sugar is all caramelized or there is slight browning. 
WA LA!!!

ok..so for St. Patricks day I tried tinting them GREEN by adding a couple of drops of food coloring to the sugar.  (mixing it in a ziploc)
Happy St. Patty's DAY!


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Miranda's flower tutorial

My sister has been working on making felt flowers for an upcoming shower.  I love them...Im so glad she teaches how to make them here.