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Monday, July 30, 2012

Sweet Customers - Zak's Graduation Party

I am so excited to share this party with you today!  One of my sweet customers, Sara, sent me some photos of the graduation party she threw for her son Zak and his fellow classmates who were all graduating from kindergarten.  I was completely blown away by her beautiful work!  What amazes me even more is that Sara volunteered to have the party at her house at the last minute due to a bad weather forecast.  I am so thrilled that she used the Graduation Party Collection from Sweet Metel Moments!

I love every detail of Zak's party!  While this is a graduation party, there are a lot of elements that can be used for any celebration!  Some of my favorite details include the cute mason jars personalized with each childs' names, the adorable jelly bean candy tubes as favors, the dessert table backdrop with the paper rosettes and sunshine images, and the beautifully framed sun"SHINE" with each child's name as a ray.  She also wrapped large Smarties candies inside paper to look like diplomas.  And I LOVE the photo shoot with photo props.  Everybody looked like they had a great time!  Sara's photos really made me smile, and I hope they make you smile too!  Check them out!

Here is the graduate, Zak!  Congratulations to Zak and friends!

Thank you to Sara for sharing this awesome party!  She did a wonderful job!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Super-Easy Rolo Cupcakes

If you asked my husband, Chris, what his favorite dessert is, he would probably say plain, yellow cupcakes, made from a boxed cake mix.  That's right, no frosting, no chocolate chips, no nuts, nothing extra, just plain yellow cupcakes.

The other day he was cleaning out our pantry and refrigerator at the same time and he found boxes of cake mix in the pantry and a container of Rolos in the fridge.  Trying to clean out as much as he can, he decided to make some yellow cupcakes using one of the boxes of yellow cake mix and he also decided to put Rolos into the cupcake batter.

In the end, he gave me and the kids a very yummy dessert!  I hate to admit it, but I ate three cupcakes in one sitting!  But hey, there is no frosting, so there is less fat, right?!

To make your own cupcakes, just use a box of yellow cake mix, and when you scoop the batter into the muffin liners, gently push one Rolo in the center of each cupcake batter before you put it in the oven!  Or if you want, stick a few more Rolos in there!

If you prefer something a little more fancy, you can check out some super-cute and yummy-looking versions of the Rolo cupcakes here and here


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Hope all of you have a fun and safe 4th of July!

- Chris, Brody, Iris, and Skylar -