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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fairy Princess Garden Party! Happy Birthday Yanna!

Today I am a mother of a 3-year-old! Where does the time go. When I asked Yanna what kind of birthday party did she want she said that she wanted "A Princess Fairy Garden Tea Party." Ok, specific..."And Mommy, don't forget about the cake!!" Right, Got it!
So pictures of grand cakes came up in my mind, but after just frosting the Mardi Gras cupcakes this week I had a whole new respect for those who do such incredible cake decorations! I am not a pastry chef, but hey I am a printable designer and wanted to come up with a way to decorate a cake with paper! So this is what I came up with for the party. My hubby baked the cake and cupcakes with Yanna for me while I designed and printed the printables. I have wanted to figure out dress boxes for some time now and putting fairy wings on them just made me all happy. So in the end we had an awesome time putting this together and the look on my daughter's face when it was all finished was priceless!

The cake was a standard white cake with cream cheese almond icing that was dyed green. Dave came up with the idea to dye the coconut for grass. So the cake and cupcakes themselves were pretty quick and easy to put together. Adding the printables took a matter of a few minutes to place onto the cake and cupcakes (that is, after they were designed). This would be a great project for the busy moms and dads on the go! I hope that you like it as much as my daughter!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Let's get the party started! Mardi Gras

I have been having fun putting these printables together for Mardi Gras! More to come soon!

The Printable Cupcake Wrapper Set is now available in my Etsy Shop and includes the three cupcake wrapper designs, three topper designs, and three mask pick design. The Mardi Gras Blossom Box will be up shortly as well!! Let me know what you think and any other ideas you have for Mardi Gras!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Just for the fun of it

While our weather has taken a 180 degree turn from out beautiful weather from last week, we have gotten creative on some extra projects at home to keep our daughter occupied. My daughter was running around the living room and wanted daddy to play with her green light, red light. But in our haste to make our house in-law proof, she was bummed when she was told that it had to wait. So I brought her to my desk and we designed our own stop light. In the end it worked out pretty nicely. She got to feel like she went to work with mommy and she had a new toy to play with. Later when I told her to show her stop light to grandma and grandpa she said that she didn't know where it was, "That's ok grandpa, Mommy can make a new one!" riiiight...:-)

So I figured for all of you that may be snowed in tomorrow with little ones, this may be a fun project/game for you! And hey, even if you are in a nice, warm, sunny location, this could still be fun! Enjoy!
Click on one of the pictures or on the link below to download the template:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Boy or Girl?

For the past week I have had a hard time focusing. We are now at 31 weeks and have been starting to get serious about preparing the house for our new addition. But the more I sorted through baby items from our daughter, the more I became aware that if we have a boy we would only have white onesies for him. Pretty much all of the sleepers and clothes we have for 0-3 are pink! Even the yellow and green clothes have frills and pink accents!  Our 18 week ultrasound he or she crossed his or her legs! We were really bummed. Our super sweet doctor told us that she would sneak in an ultrasound at our next appointment. So for the past week this was pretty much all I could think about. We had our appointment yesterday and once again, baby didn't want to show off for the world. So we STILL do not know! For a lot of rational people out there, this may not be such a big deal. But for a hormonally imbalanced pregnant woman trying to plan everything it has been quite the ordeal. So I decided that I might as well have some fun with this. Do you think that we are having a boy or a girl? Comment below. This pregnancy has been the polar opposite of my previous. I should come up with a printable set for this!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

This Weeks Posh Features

 Here are the fabulous features for the week! Thank you so much, such beautiful work!!

It was just a dream... By OhFaro

Hot! Black and white and pink, Oh My! by Fullyhooked 

Wedded Bliss by CuteJewels

Pastel Spring by JoannaFelt

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Posh Valentines!

 Who needs fresh flowers this Valentine's Day when you can have these beautiful alternatives!

This paper rose was made by MyBohemianSummer she specializes in origami flowers in her shop and they are just stunning!

 This beautiful rose is actually EDIBLE! This is a cake pop made by IcedJems. She even gives you the DIY tutorial on how you can make these yourself!!

BeeskneesCreative has to be one of the most talented cookie bakers of all times. I had a hard time picking just a few pictures to show. What a Yummy way to tell your sweetie (or yourself) how much they mean to you!

Launch Giveaway Winners!

Thank you so much for such a great response!! I am having such a great time meeting everyone!
Here are the winners for EverdayPosh Blog Giveaway!

1. Nina here blog is www.PrettylittleProjects.com
*$50 Gift Certificate to The Posh Event Design Group - Having last minute dinner guests, having a party, just want cute packaging that you can have at your fingertips when you need it? We are for you! A great way to poshify any event!

2. Being Tazim her blog www.beingtazim.com
*$35 Gift Certificate to Designer Blogs for doing some custom revamping to your blog! These people are great and really helped me on mine! And who couldn't use a little help with their blog!

3. Debbie www.scattermusings.blogspot.com
*Your choice of one item at Dawg Town - Super cute custom stamped pet tags and key chains! Our pets and keys deserve to be poshified as well don't they?!

4. Sulli www.anirishitalianblessing.blogspot.com
*25 Personalized note cards from Peacock Printing - a wonderful designer with custom stationary!

5. Aurora Paige M
*$15 Gift Certificate to Lollibags Digital Art - Beautiful digital clip art and printable scrapbooking paper to inspire your next DIY project.

6. TeamReadBarefoot
*Tutu from Elizabeth Gwen Originals - One of my favorite gals from Etsy!

7. BeingTazim
*One Handmade Soap from Lost River Rags - Feel pampered at home with a handcrafted soap.

8. Jessie All4Memories.blogspot.com
*Portable Changing Mat from Booger and Tash - Makes such quality fabric goods.

9. Sulli
*Pink Sugar Whipped Soap from Sunbasil Garden - Soaps good enough to eat!

10. Kristen www.windy-poplars.blogspot.com
*Udderly Soft Lip Smoocher Honeybee Lipbalm from Bovine Bubbles - You need this especially in winter!

11. TeamReadBarefoot
*Licorice Shaving Soap from Paper Crane Bath Co. - Spice up shaving time with this little yummy luxury.

12. Mrs Mootz www.morethananarmywife.com and
13. Amy www.thingamajigetc.blogspot.com
*2 Damask Tile Pendants deisigned by The Posh Event put together by Giggle Goddess Creations - Her shop is temporarily closed for a family emergency so please send positive vibes her way!

 14. StuffSmart Stuffsmart.blogspot.com
*Scrapbooking Kit tote with:
  -1 Organic Essentials Cotton Tote
  -1 Album
  -16 epoxy and metal brads
  -10 chipboard scrapbooking accents
  -5 acrylic tiles
  -4 rubber stamps
  -4 metal corners

 CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!! I am going to be contacting you through your profile information. Please contact me at brigitte@theposhevent.com

Thank you so much again to all of our sponsors. Please look out for their features throughout the month and check their stores out!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Superbowl Posh! I do not know what to call it, but it is Yummy!

I am not a gourmet chef by any means, but I am quite "inventive" when it comes to cooking. With the weather being like it was, we did not make it out to do grocery shopping for the week. Last night we got side tracked at the hardware store inventing my desk and after fitting all of the materials into the jeep we didn't have room or energy to continue shopping. So today breakfast was made from scratch, German Crepes YUM! Today, we were once again distracted by the studio building and did not make it out to shop. So tonight I was stumped. I started with a pound of ground beef in the pan, Dave handed me a half bag of frozen peppers and onions from our fall crop, I threw in a dash of salt and pepper, and a sprinkle of some taco seasoning, I found a can of black beans which I washed and threw in, sprinkled some of my daughter's cheese pieces into the mix and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. I took a taste and felt like it was pretty good! Although, what to serve it with? This is when my poor husband was made to go out into the cold and snow to pick up a bag of corn chips from the gas station up the road. Totally worth it, he ended up only being able to find the scoop chips which was a happy accident. We then put together these little bowls! First, we scooped in the meat mixture, added a little dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with cheese. Then we put the salsa on the side. They looked so cute and were so darn Yummy I couldn't help but take a picture of it to share. What a great idea to put together for the big game! So little time (especially if you do not have to send anyone out into the snow for the chips!) very inexpensive, and perfect finger food size! Try it out and let me know what you think!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

This weeks Posh Features around the web

Every Sunday I want to say a big thank you to all of those giving The Posh Event some attention plus show off some great blogs, websites, and treasuries.

One White Dress featuring The Posh Event as well as a big giveaway. She used the Valentine's Day Dinner for Two photos really nicely. One White Dress is an amazing site for brides, be sure to check it out and enter the giveaway!

This was a beautiful surprise! Posh House Originals Blog is an absolutely stunning blog and they did this blog post which also features our new Posh Dots Gable Boxes. I also really love the paper heart garland!

This pretty blog from The Sassy Pepper was put together for her daughter's birthday. I love that sewn cake! She featured our printable Posh Dot Square box!

DIY Valentine by  NofkaDesigns

Trois Couleurs by Jukeboxheroine

Polka Dot Rocks by KatieBrookes

by LeShaysCrafts

 Party in a "Box" by Studioknits

Shipjack Trip by FirstPageDesign
Black and White Party by StudioRemix

Thank you so much for all of the love! Beautiful work!
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