Monday, April 30, 2012

In Party Planning Mode....

Over the last few months I been working on getting my soon to be sister n laws bridal shower ready for memorial day weekend. So much planning goes into doing showers and being the perfectionist I am its takes me forever to plan such things cause everything has to be perfect. Here are a couple things that I finished a month ago that I thought I might share. I have much more to come with pictures but this is a just a couple things I have put together.

Here colors are yellow, burlap with touches of pink....Much more pictures to come of shower in couple of weeks.....

I am making a dessert bar with choc chip cookies, brownies, choc covered pretzels, and these candy bars with their homeade wrapper on it. I was looking on the interest to find pink free printables and I can across these wrappers that go around a bar and fell in love. These add a cute lil personal touch to the party. I never knew there were so many free printables out there I was very amazing and glad I didn't have to purchase any.

I find myself at the dollar tree a lot when I'm planning a party. In my backyard I have a outdoor couch patio set with tables with a gazebo over it. I some how wanted to tie in her colors with my patio set. So I made these flower arrangements to go on the side tables around couch. On the couch there will be yellow and burlap pillows to tie in her colors. Along with personalize burlap pillows with the bride and groom names and wedding date. Pictures to come.

Designing the tables took me a while cause I could not make my mind up. This is a side profile of what table looks like. Sorry about Ava's bassinett in background but i was trying to do trial in my garage of what it will look like. So what I went for what white table linens that my mom bought me. Burlap table runners that were also made by my mom. I order yellow linen napkins and tied a bow around it. For the centerpiece (not shown I am doing fresh flowers in a mason jar sitting on a slice of tree bark) On sides of tables shown her I bought wine glass, flowers, and candles from dollar store to give it a lil more something to the table. I also was debating about getting gold chargers so u see her I only have one. Well i loved the look so I ordered chargers to go on tables as well to give it a more elegant look.

Another item I was working on were these bridal pins. I made them with beads, tule, and ribbon and lots of hot glue. A safety pin is glue on the back for girls to wear at the shower The picture is not very good, will get better ones the day of shower. But what it suppose to be is a bridal gown. My mother n law had something similar to this the day of my bachlorette so I figure I could be crafty and try to make some for her shower. They came out adorable very easy to make just really time consuming. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012


My friends are always asking me to do desserts for this them either for a wedding or parties. So not long ago my friend wanted me to make goodies for her brothers weddign that were red, white and black. So I helped her out and made dipped pretzels, dipped marshmellows, dipped oreos on a stick and rice krispies with chocolate on them. It was a last mintue kind of thing. So I put this together real fast so they could add more lovely desserts to their dessert table. These whole dessert tables are getting a lil too big and require way to much work but in the end look amazing.

This was fairly cheap all I did was go to Michaels to buy the different color melts, melted it into the microwave and dipped away. The key to putting oreos on a stick u need to put them in the freezer then dip so they don't fall apart. I wrapped them in lil bags u can also get at craft store and tied with ribbon. But other than that if u need a quick easy thing to add to a party start dipping away.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


For the last couple of months I been taking Sidnee to Gymboree. And if you haven't heard of gymboree its actually a children's clothing store you probably seen it on a trip to the mall. Well the gymboree has strated a play gym for children newborn up to preshcool to go and learn and play in a gym filled with lots things to climb on. We go every Tuesday and each week its a different theme. This week was about cooking so they read u a book, bring out things to pretend to cook, and each station of the gym is different places to cook and so forth. Its great for kids it helps them with motor skills and socializing, listening to the teacher, sharing, and using there imagination. Sidnee loves it! She has a couple months left and she is on to preschool.  Anyone with kids should look into its great and ur children will love it.

Here's miss Sidnee posing in front of the gym!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fun n the Sun

This was an awesome weekend in Cali the weather was beautiful. I been waiting for some nice weather and finally u have arrived thank you! Over the weekend we celebrated my cousin and aunties birthday. With lots of mexican food and margaritas! The kids were enterained by a water slide.


 I didn't make this cake but my dear daughter picked it out. Daddy was working so I had no time over the weekend to make a cake for them and watch my kiddos. So I took a picute of the cake because the old "foggies" or should I say the old people didn't want to get in the picture. hahahaha

I did make these cupcakes. There chocolate cupcakes with homemade buttercream frosting on top. Everyone was in love with them. Luckily for me I didn't get to have one  =( eating healthy and excercising is pretty much my life right now after having a baby. Boooo!!! A lil key hint to making awesome cupcakes is throw in a box of chocolate pudding and use milk instead of water and you will have the most mosiet cupcakes ever. They pretty much melt in you mouth

Hope everyone enjoyed there weekend!

Monday, April 16, 2012

It's Monday!

They weekend was just not long enough....Back to the grind today and let me say I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't feel like cleaning, doing lanudry, cooking, picking up toys, and running around town today. Thank goodness for cartoons cause this morning my girls were occupied while I kept dosing off in sleep. What would I do without Mickey Mouse Club and Dora. Sometimes u just have to sit ur children in front of the TV so u can get some quiet time. And this morning was just that day.

So I thought I post the last of my easter pics that I yet haven't put up. Easter was awesome this year with my family. Nothing is better in life than spending time with the fam bam and let me tell u I have an awesome family.

My cousins went all out this year with decorations for our easter party...they took pinterest to the extreme should I say. This is a long post but I wanted to show off all my cousins hard work and there such great ideas you might want to try them.

The centerpieces

Cake pops done by a this idea gonna use this for my soon to be sister n laws shower. U take foam from Michaels and wrap it with whatever color wrapping paper u want and stick in the cake pops. I am going to do that to display the cake and desserts for the dessert table I am doing to bring in height...Beautiful display...

My mini cupcakes I made and bunny tier I brought to display them on....

more made out of paper love htis idea to told my cousin we need to make this for my girls parties.

centerpieces...such a great centerpiece all from dollar that place u can find awesome stuff for parties I have no idea what I would do without that place for my girls parties....

eggs they made that hung from patio with lights...and the egg garland in the background. They got these ideas from pinterest as well

my auntie and Ava girl

I love this egg wreath they made I just wanted to steal this from them another pinterest idea....Nicky or should I say frank make me one PLEASE!!!!!

My cousin and Ava

easter egg candles they made that went on food table

Ava and Jose

Sidnee ready to go find eggs....

Go Sidnee...

Sidnee tired from the egg hunt

more beautiful centerpieces

So there were 3 shifts of easter egg hunts, the lil kids, my age, and the old people hahaha here goes my aunt running for eggs....

my 2 aunties looking for eggs

She found one in the Jumper

cake made by my cousin Nicky...another pinterest idea..

trying to find eggs from the easter egg hunt who hides them on the roof.....

my cousin cutting the food...


This was just the appetizer table...way to much food

My lil cousin having fun in the jumper..

So I think that will wrap up my Easter pics. Onto the next project trying to finish all the details to my sister n laws bridal shower coming up in May. And oh ya my daughter Baptism that we can't wait to celebrate. Now that we finally found a church that we want to have it at we can finally pick a date and start planning the party...Yay can't wait for that special day to come.

Hope everyone has an amazing week...Look forward to my auntie and cousin's party this weekend...bring on the wine!!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Morning

I feel like I been blogging a lot this week but I need to get all my easter pics out there for my family to see especially my mommy who loves to see my girls. So easter morning we woke up and my girls opened there easter baskets. After opening there baskets I got to work on making food for our family bbq and wanted to make it to the 1200 pm mass. So I decided to make these awesome potatoes from taste of home lets just say there are so fattening omg. Mayo, cheese, bacon, butter, green onion and more cheese. I also made mini confetti cupcakes with homemade butter cream frosting a request from my cousin nicky.

I been playing around with my ipad making collages how funny is this. Seriosuly i need some much need learning class on new technology cause man i am so behind. And ya I so need a fansy looking camera to take pictures that on my list next in line.

Easter Bunny

Well my girls were excited to see the Easter bunny or should i just saw Sidnee was. She couldn't to sit on his lap. It was so cute I dressed my girls in matching easter outfits my mom made them and it couldn't of turned out any better. Here ya go!!! My adorable 2 lil girls....

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Day of Coloring Eggs

Like there wasn's a million things going on the week of Easter I had to let my little girl color easter eggs. This was her first time doing this so I wanted to make it fun for her. She colored eggs and put stickers on them. Let just say this was really messy been a clean freak I let her have some fun! Well and maybe me too.

My little spring flower coloring easter eggs

Ava had to get in the picture too with her sissy

Avalynn hanging out while we color eggs...

the final product different colored eggs with random stickers I had laying around so sidnee could add to the decor hahaha....All that mattered was my lil girl had a blast...

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Over the crazy and busy weekend we got to squeeze in family Easter pics. I waited to the last minute and I say this every year never again and what do I do every year ya wait to the last minute. Waiting 3 hours for pics this is what we ended up with this year. Hope you enjoy!

Happy Easter!
With Lots of Love, the Villalpando Family

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Avalynn Rose 3 Months Old

I cant believe it!!!! Ava is already 3 months old where does the time go. This little girl continues to fill our house up with lots of love and she is such a true lil blessing.

Since my daughter was born I decided to make tradition of having a cake for her every month till she is 1 years old. The first year of her life is so special so why not celebrate every month and plus my lil sidnee LOVES cake and she enjoys that we do it every month. Since I been taking cake classes I been making her cake every month except for the 1st month.

So not in love with this cake but she was only a month and I was so tired I ran to the store and just bought what they had. Ava's 1st month!!! Dosent even know whats going on ASLEEP

It wasn't till the second month that I decided to put roses on her cake for every month being her middle name is rose. I got this idea from a friend and loved it. So bummed I wish i got a cake with a single rose for the first month but oh well.

My lil precious doll is 3 months old gosh she is so adorable. This is going to be such a sweet memory to look back at her every month.

Along with the every month pictures taken with a cake I get her pictures done professionally every month along with every hoilday this way i have great pictures for her scrapbook I did the same for Sidnee. Soon I will post pics of Sidnee's aweosme scrapbook! Now I just need to get started on this lil one's.

Big Sissy and Lil Sissy

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