Pastelito de guayaba

Daliy Pictures, Food

pastelito

The perks of living in Miami, these sweet and delicious Cuban pastry! One of the most important reasons I love my city is because we are such divorced city. We have people from all over the world that offer so much cultural experiences for everyone. The food in Miami is so amazing and exquisite.

This pastry is such a simple, heavenly, warm, sweet, fluffy but flaky Miami traditional food everyone should try!

XO, Giovanna

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

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