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Does anyone else have a small weakness for cute mini notebooks? I know I do! When I saw these adorable mini Poppin notebooks I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. They came in a set of 3 which was even better, one for me and two for friends. I wanted to design a few different looks for each one of them. Once I decided on the designs I grabbed my Silhouette and got to work! I decided to go with a cactus, confetti look and “whatever” because let’s be real somedays warrant that! These make great gifts and fit nicely inside your bag!




Purchase your notebooks of choice and make sure to wipe them down.

Start by choosing your notebook design or feel free to donwnload mine HERE.

Cut your file with your Silhoutte and begin to place each design on your notebooks.

It’s that easy and they make a great statement! I could have made 50 of these! LOL




What would your notebook design of choice be?!


These mini fruit and edible flower shooters were a huge hit at one of my summer gatherings! They are sure to “wow” your guests. Not only are they cute but are easy to make and the possibilities of these are endless. I decided to fill mine with a simple strawberry yogurt topped with reddiwip and an edible flower garnish! The lovely flowers are from floatingpetalsconfetti and I must say they are wonderful to work with and make a great presentation!






First Start by putting a small amount of edible flowers and fruit in the base of your silicone mold. Continue by adding coconut water in your silicone mold,  just make sure to leave room towards the top for fruit and more flowers.

Then place it on a flat tray or plate in the freezer for 4-5 hours or overnight.

Once you are ready to serve these make sure to prepare your yogurt and toppings. Set aside.

Take out your coconut shooters and remove them from mold. Place them on a bed of ice to ensure they stay frozen.

Fill with yogurt and fruits and top with whipped topping. Then add your garnish and serve!


What are some of your favorite flowers?!


What is sometimes better than beautiful flowers? YUMMY, Edible flowers! These gorgeous edible flowers are by the lovely floatingpetalsconfetti. Not only is her selection of flowers amazing but her customer service is exceptional! If you have yet to head over and try them, you should head on over and take a look. I will be posting our flower shooters later on today and have a few other projects coming soon on the blog to share with you! So for now I will leave you with this lovely Desktop flower image to enjoy!


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This is my current succulent situation. I LOVE them all! The colors, shapes and overall apperence of them get me everytime. I really enjoyed the linier look of this pot along with the concrete tabletop! What are some of your favorite succulents?!


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“Party like it’s your BIRTHDAY”! When the lovely Marie from SWEETSINDEED sent over this awesome blend called “Birthday Cake” and coordinating candy kabobs, I knew exactly what my plans would be for it. Now let’s talk about the new OHJOYFORTARGET collection. As soon as the collection debuted I knew I had to buy everything! LOL, So for this shoot I decided to use her glasses to finish off these shakes in style! The glasses are not only stylish but the color combo and gold had me at first glance. I wanted this shake to be simple and light since the candy would be the secret ingredient (not so secret if I’m telling you, LOL) and be garnished and rimmed off with candyfetti. These would be great for any gathering with the perfect amount of color.

Now not only did these shakes taste good they looked amazing, Thanks to SWEETSINDEED and OHJOY!



  • 1/3 cup of Candyfetti – Birthday Cake Blend – Sweetindeed
  • Candy Kabobs – Birthday Blend – Sweetsindeed
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Whipped Topping
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup of Milk
  • 3 -4 scoops of  Vanilla Ice Cream or Birthday Cake Ice Cream


First Start by putting vanilla frosting around the rim of your glass. Then place it face down on a plate of Birthday Cake Candyfetti. Once done with all your glasses place them in the freezer to harden the frosting.

Then begin blending your vanilla ice cream, vanilla extract and your candyfetti. Remove your glasses from the freezer and poor your shake in your glass.

Top off with whipped topping and sprinkle candyfetti on top and last but not least add your candy kabob.


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This has got to be one of my favorite shakes so far! What is one of your favoarite flavored shakes and or candyfetti blends?!