Latest Blog Posts

Lobster fondant cupcake topper ~ Lynlee's

A Snappy Fondant Lobster Tutorial

He's her lobster!  Remember that episode from the Friends  series?! You know... the one where they discuss how lobsters mate for life? If you don't, no worries. I have come to terms with the fact that not everyone was as big a Friends  fan as I was, especially when our home was robbed years ago and they took every single DVD we owned, EXCEPT for The Best of Friends !  Well, regardless of your tv series preference, it seems that lobsters have gained popularity, not only during the Summer months … [Read More...]

Rio Jewel costume ~ Lynlee's

Poppin’ in the Amazon with Rio 2

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” When the first Rio movie was released, my family and I were soooo excited to see it! Having been born and grown up in Brazil until the age of 11, I was thrilled when I heard about this animated movie and upon watching it, the entire fam fell in love with it. So much so that in that … [Read More...]

Latest Fondant Tutorials

Lobster fondant cupcake topper ~ Lynlee's

A Snappy Fondant Lobster Tutorial

He's her lobster!  Remember that episode from the Friends  series?! You know... the one where they discuss how lobsters mate for life? If you don't, no worries. I have come to terms with the fact that not everyone was as big a Friends  fan as I was, especially when our home was robbed years ago and they took every single DVD we owned, EXCEPT for The Best of Friends !  Well, regardless of your tv series preference, it seems that lobsters have gained popularity, not only during the Summer months … [Read More...]

Fondant Teddy Bear tutorial

Teddy Bear Picnic Fondant Tutorial

Do/did you or your kiddos have a favorite teddy bear? When my daughter, Anabelle, was really little, she never really had a favorite stuffed animal that she carried everywhere with her. At first, I thought it would be cute if she did have a favorite, but then was thankful that she didn't so we didn't have to worry about her losing it or having to replace it if anything happened. Then, on her fourth birthday, we bought a little teddy as a prop for her Finding Neverland party {to serve as Michael … [Read More...]

Ice Cream Fondant Topper

We All Scream for an Ice Cream Fondant Tutorial

Now that we are in the midst of Summer, the temperatures here in Vegas have been exceeding 100° on a daily basis and we've been attempting anything we can to stay cool! Most days are spent at the pool or indoors with air conditioning, but the sweetest answer to beating the heat is undoubtedly ICE CREAM! The only problem is eating it before it melts, which is practically impossible in this sweltering heat. With July being National Ice Cream Month, what better way to celebrate in a mess and … [Read More...]

Latest Parties

Las Vegas Casino Party

What Happens in Vegas…

Viva Las Vegas! Last November, my incredible grandmother celebrated her 90th birthday!!! What an amazing milestone! Everyone who meets her cannot believe her age because she looks so young, but also because she can usually be found partying it up at the Vegas casinos! Due to her affinity for gambling, we decided to celebrate with a casino-themed party and dessert table! Since we had planned an entire weekend of fun, including a couple of nights at the Palms Casino Resort, we set up the desserts … [Read More...]

Rio party

Let Me Take You to a Rio Party!

This past weekend, we celebrated my mother's birthday with a Rio party! A couple of years ago, we commemorated my mom's big day with a Pan Am party, harking back to her days working at the airline. Though last year's vibe of her Namaste Spa was serene and tranquil, we decided to spice it up a bit this year! As you may or may not know, I was born in Brazil and lived there until I was almost 12. Though I'm from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro is such an iconic city (the second largest in the country) … [Read More...]

World Grand Prix Cars Party

Noah’s World Grand Prix

Like many boys {and girls!}, Noah just adores the Disney "Cars" series and chose this theme to celebrate his fifth birthday! Last year, I helped style his "Under Construction" party at an indoor playground, which is always a bit tricky due to the time and space constraints. Although his party this year didn't take place in the same location, it was still an indoor space that allowed a mere 10-15 minutes for set-up! We focused on the second movie in the "Cars" movie franchise, where the … [Read More...]

Latest Crafts & Recipes

Love Matches cake pop tutorial

Perfect Match: Valentine Cake Pops Tutorial

Now that February has arrived, Valentine's Day is just around the corner, along with the search for the perfect gift for your loved ones! Last year, I was inspired by retro Valentine images and … [Read More...]

Whole Macadamia White Chocolate Crunch Recipe

Whole Macadamia White Chocolate Crunch

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Hawaiian Host, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HawaiianHoliday … [Read More...]

Charlie Brown Trunk or Treat

It’s the Great Pumpkin Trunk, Charlie Brown!

Happy Halloween, sweet friends! What are your favorite Halloween traditions? Though we usually partake in fun school parties and parades, as well as trick-or-treating with our dear friends, we have … [Read More...]

Latest Family Fun

Rio Jewel costume ~ Lynlee's

Poppin’ in the Amazon with Rio 2

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 … [Read More...]

End of School Teacher Gift for the Summer

Last Day of School: Peace Out First Grade!

School's out for Summer!!! Just like my daughter, Anabelle, I have been looking forward to the last day of school for quite awhile now! And yes, we did just return from a trip to Disneyland, as we … [Read More...]

Charlie Brown Trunk or Treat

It’s the Great Pumpkin Trunk, Charlie Brown!

Happy Halloween, sweet friends! What are your favorite Halloween traditions? Though we usually partake in fun school parties and parades, as well as trick-or-treating with our dear friends, we have … [Read More...]