Ice Cream Parlor Party Must Haves!

Celebrations, Daliy Pictures

Who doesn’t love ice cream?!

Heres a great idea for a summer celebration. It’s great for a baby shower, bridal shower, kids birthday party… anything really.

 

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The must have items are :

Wooden spoons via 

Ice cream cones & wrappers via

Cupcakes via 

Cute mint green garland from Oriental Trading 

Ice cream float glasses that you can find at your nearest Dollar Tree

Paper Straws via Bon Fortune

Delicious Soda Pop

Invitation found at Etsy shop Pretty Party Creations

Sprinkles and other yummy toppings

and of course ice cream!!!! And old fashion ice cream cups via Bon Fortune on Etsy.

It would also be a great idea to make it a fun dress up party and have some roller blades rented…

 

Hope everyone is having a great week and an amazing Thursday evening.

 

XO, Giovanna

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QUICK & EASY PERSONALIZED GIFT BAG

Daliy Pictures, DIY, Uncategorized

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Happy Mothers Day! I just noticed I have no gift bags or wrapping paper other than kid ones. I found this cute paper bag gift bag and immediately knew it would be perfect for my sons great grandma. With a couple of must supplies and love we came up with this simple but cute personalized gift bag.

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What you’ll need:

paper bag

scissors

pretty shape scissors

stick on scrapbook paper

 

tissue paper

sharpie and love ❤

QUICK & EASY PERSONALIZED GIFT BAG  Simply, cut out a heart and glue/ tape to gift bag then write down the name of the person and insert gift!

XO, Giovanna

Safari Themed Shower

Baby Shower, DIY

PLEASE

I did this baby shower for a friend this past weekend. All decor, I handmade myself. Printable banners were downloaded from the following blogs:

http://blovelyevents.com/2014/02/20/boys-safari-baby-shower/

http://twopennyblue.blogspot.com/2011/08/free-safari-birthday-printables_10.html

and some bought from StockBerry Studio

 

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The letters for all my handmade decor I bought from Michael’s and the fringe paper and vases as well as tissue paper from the Dollar Tree. The baby blocks are actually gift boxes covered in fabric which I found at Wal-Mart. It was not easy finding a base for these blocks, I looked online and in many stores and decided to go with the gift boxes and they worked wonderfully.

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All candy, straws, and bowls were ordered from Orientaltrading.com

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I love this elephant and how cute this came out. I painted the letters and crate and hot glued this cute chubby elephant I found at Big Lots for $3. Under all the fringe is a random bow I had at home to hold everything together.

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The outside of the house went perfectly with the theme. Baby Brandon was celebrated wonderfully in the jungles of Miami.

 

XX, Giovanna

Free Finds – 5 de Mayo Printable

Free Finds

Free Cinco Printable

 

Happy 5 de Mayo everyone! A bit late but this free printable kit is awesome!

Go grab it from the ladies at:

http://www.the36thavenue.com/2013/05/party-kit-printable-5-de-mayo.html

XO, Giovanna

Banana Choco Oats Waffles – Clean!

Food

Sunday is Pancake/Waffle day at my house… I’m all about clean eating. I love love love to eat and I look forward to my cheat days which are the weekends but I do love my clean homemade waffles too!

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Super easy to make and enjoy and your kids will love them too!

Recipe:

1/4 cup of oats (1/2 if no whey protein)

1 egg

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tbsp apple sauce – no sugar (very important so it will not be dry) you can also replace it with almond milk.

1/2 a banana or 1 full banana

1/2 scoop pf whey protein (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a blender and pour on pan or waffle maker.

For topping I added the other half of the banana and Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup, you can find it at some of your local grocery stores or online at Amazon.com or Vitacost.com for way less than many places…. oh yea and I also added maple syrup.

Enjoy!

 

XO, Giovanna

 

 

Bread + Butter

Reviews

So, I love food and I’m always on Yelp reading reviews and truing to find new places. Last night I went to Bread+Butter with my boys for dinner. Super cute place!

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I must say the food was good. I had “chicharron” for dinner which is fried pork. It was fairly small but taste great! I had fresh guava juice which was a little watery so it took away from the guava texture and taste. The bread shown here was amazing. Super soft not dry at all and it went wonderfully with the semi sweet butter.

The restaurant is Cuban with a twist. I loved the fact that its the traditional cuban food with some creative thought put to it, but I do think its a bit over priced. Being that Miami is the Cuban capital in the U.S. we get a variety of great Cuban food for more then half off the price this restaurant is charging for theres. But, they have been open since 2012 so maybe people really don’t mind how much they’re paying for a pan con lechon at Bread + Butter.

I went for dinner, but Ive been hearing they have great brunch and lunch menus. So if you’re a foody and don’t mind paying the price I’d say go try it out!

XO, Giovanna

The MOST outrageous wedding cakes on Pinterest

Cakes

The MOST outrageous wedding cakes on Pinterest

My finds on the most detailed and unique wedding cakes on Pinterest…

I LOOOVEE cakes, I have over 1000 posts of cakes on Pinterest… seriously, I do!

Go check it out!

Every week Ill make a post of my favorite types of cakes up on the blog.
I will be posting different themes every week (ex. most unusual, most colorful, most fun, etc.)

Easter Baskets

DIY

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A bit too late but, hope everyone had a fantastic Easter Sunday with family and friends… thats all it is about… appreciating our loved ones everyday.

These Easter baskets belong to my son and godson…. Not much DIY here but the ribbon, bows, and personification.

I bought the standard baskets at Target, looked in my craft office and used some left over ribbon to personalize the baskets. I had cardboard paper letters and hot glued those one. My sons is on the ribbon and I added my godsons to the bow.

There’s always a way to make a gift unique with simple touches. Both gifts were budget friendly, I always make sure that for Easter I get the kids 1-2 small toys and the rest is things they need or books. And of course the sweets!

XO Giovanna