A Cupcake Afternoon

photo (15)Last Sunday, a dozen or so of my lady friends came over for a cupcake party. There was cupcake-shaped food, Cupcake wine, and lots of cupcakes for decorating. It was a lovely afternoon of hanging out on the deck and food crafts. Continue reading

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DOCing for Megan and Jon’s Wedding

Megan and JonIt was a steamy, high allergy forecast kinda Saturday in Austin, but this happy couple had a lovely wedding at the scenic Paggi House. Megan and Jon had to plan their wedding from afar but with tons of help from family and friends, it all came together nicely. The theme was rustic romantic with the colors of blue, shades of purple, and white. Continue reading

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Dipped Wooden Utensils

Dipped utensilsGift from the registry or off the registry? I always waver on the decision of getting the person what they want/picked out or something a little more personal/that I want to give them. For a recent bridal shower, I decided on a combo of both–candle and oven mitt from the registry and DIY dipped wooden utensils. Continue reading

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Animal Themed Baby Shower

baby showerLast month I was back in CA to help host an animal-themed baby shower. It was super cute with green and yellow as the party colors. I was in charge of prepping the honey pot favors, decorating diaper cakes, and baking some panda pastries that I tried to pull off as teddy bears. There was so much amazing food, desserts, games, and decor thanks to the expecting couple’s friends and family.  Continue reading

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Lunar New Year Potluck

year of the horse Lunar New Year sneaked up on me again this year. With it being so close after the winter holidays, I went with a casual potluck. We ate, drank, read our horoscopes for the not-so-lucky Year of the Horse, and played a little bau cua ca cop (gambling dice game). As a rooster and Marcus as a horse, we’re not supposed to gamble this year so we definitely lost all our quarters in the game.  Continue reading

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LinMar Housewarming

imageWith my recent cohabitation with Marcus, it called for a party. It was a mashed up theme of fall, housewarming, beer tasting, and Christmas.

About 40 of our friends stopped by with plenty of beer to share. We glass etched some beer tasting glasses to use throughout the night as well as for party favors. There was also non-alcoholic apple cider, sparkling water, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.

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Very Hungry Caterpillar 1st Birthday

photo (1)Last month I was back in CA for my niece’s first birthday party. My sister did a great job with the Very Hungry Caterpillar theme for decor and food. My contribution, per usual, was making the banners – one Happy Birthday Banner and one photo banner. It was super easy (although time intensive) with my handy dandy Cricut and some eraser stamps. Continue reading

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