" All About the Details: May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Washi Tape Paper Fans]

Washi Tape Paper FansNext month I'll share with you a baby shower that I've been working on; but today you get a sneak peek of some decorations I've made [and love]. Update: Here's the finished party Little Blue Baby Shower

They are super festive and easy to make: Washi Tape Paper Fans!

I work on a budget [who doesn't these days?] and these are very budget friendly. All you do is dress up plain paper with a little Washi Tape and you've got adorable party decor.

Here's what you'll need:

Friday, May 24, 2013

Freebie Friday [Memorial Day Printables]

Memorial Day PrintablesHello and Happy Friday!

We are hosting a super last minute Memorial Day BBQ... we decided yesterday!

So I quickly threw together some party printables and I'm sharing them with you all.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DIY Tuesday [PJ Pants to PJ Shorts]

PJ Redo: Pants to Shorts
With the summer around the corner, the heat here in Southern California has been creeping up... sometimes its in the 90s and its only spring!!!

Time to put the kids in some summer time pjs. I try to save money wherever I can, so I thought why buy new pjs just to get shorts?

In less than 10 minutes I gave a pair of pj pants a makeover and now they are pj shorts.

Super Easy! Here's how I did it:

Monday, May 20, 2013

Make it Monday [Spicy Asian Turkey Cabbage Wraps]

Spicy Asian Turkey Cabbage WrapsA few years ago my husband & I dined at P.F. Chang's and we enjoyed the Chicken Lettuce Wraps. They were great, so I decided I'd try to make my own version at home.

I used turkey instead of chicken and my husbands response was "these wraps are better than P.F. Changs!". It was a huge compliment.

I've been making these for dinner ever since, and they are always a big hit.

They are pretty easy to make once you get the right ingredients...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Freebie Friday [Memorial Day Printable]

Memorial Day PrintableMemorial Day is just around the corner and I'm finishing up some patriotic crafts for the mantel... and this printable is a great detail so I'm sharing it with you.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Flag Wreath]

DIY American Flag WreathMemorial Day is just around the corner and I'm starting to bring out my patriotic decorations. I just love the summer time. Today I'm showing you a quick and easy American Flag Wreath. It only takes a few minutes to make but looks like it takes way more!

What you'll need:

Cheap Wreath
Yarn [or twine]: Red, White & Blue
Star Stickers
Hot glue gun
Sharpie or other marker

I used a hay wreath, the cheapest kind they have at Michaels... I left the plastic wrap on the wreath so hay would not get all over the place.

Using a sharpie I marked [eyeballing it but you could measure] the color bands making sure I had a large space for the blue section.

After marking which sections would be red and white I started hot gluing the yarn to the wreath. After each section was filled with a solid band of yarn I moved to the next section.

Once all sections, including the blue, were complete I took the star stickers and applied them to the blue section.


Super Easy.

DIY American Flag Wreath

Monday, May 13, 2013

Make it Monday [Crispy Ranch Chicken]

Good Morning!

Today I'm sharing a new recipe that I tried out and loved! Its tasty and on the healthier side; two things that are important these days!

The twins loved it too!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Freebie Friday [Super Mario Brothers Party Printables]

Super Mario Brothers Party PrintablesHappy Friday Everyone!!!

Today I'm sharing with you the party graphics I made for the Super Mario Brothers 30th Birthday.

This printable kit includes the Happy Birthday Banner, Coin Template & Food Labels.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DIY Tuesday [Super Mario Brothers Photo Booth]

Mario Brothers Photo Booth
[note: I thought this was set to publish on Tuesday but I guess I didn't actually press "publish" oops!] 

Today I'm sharing the photo booth that we had a the Super Mario Brothers 30th Birthday! It was so much fun and didn't require a lot of work on our part. 

This is how we did it:

Monday, May 6, 2013

Make it Monday [Skinny Chocolate Cheesecake Milkshake]

Skinny Chocolate Cheesecake MilkshakeAfter such a rich cake post last week, I thought I'd share a lighter sweet treat. I've been making this for breakfast and its super yummy! Its my Skinny Chocolate Cheesecake Milkshake!

Sweets for breakfast? Yes Please!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Freebie Friday [Mothers Day Banner]

Mothers Day BannerHappy Friday! [a day late]

Today's freebie is a Mothers Day Banner! I've created a banner that coordinates with this Mothers Day Coupon Book and these Mothers Day Tags. Now you have some decorations to celebrate Mothers Day!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Quick Craft [Super Mario Brothers Pinata]

Super Mario Brothers PinataThis Super Mario Brothers Pinata was really easy to "make". By "make" I mean transform. :) Here's what you'll need and what to do:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Party [Super Mario Brothers 30th Birthday]

I helped a friend throw her boyfriend a surprise 30th birthday party. He's a fan of the classic video games, he even has 2 NES consoles!

So naturally she picked the original Super Mario Brothers for a theme.

It was a lot of work but a lot of fun.... and now All About the Details: