Friday, July 13, 2007

My New Invitation Designs

I just thought I would show some of my new invitation designs I just posted on my website, No story just hawking my wears. I know, shameless.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

No Cook Summer Spaghetti Sauce

I was reading Ruth Daniels blog ( and she has been doing something called Presto Pasta Nights. The recipes look delicious so I decided to enter one of my recipe.

I know people will find this hard to believe, but New Jersey has the best tomatoes. We are called the Garden State for goodness sake. So with summer here, I feel need to give out my Summer Pasta recipe. The thing about this recipe is if you want to add more add it, if you don’t then don’t. You can’t make a mistake with this because it’s personal preference. The only thing you cook is the pasta.

Fresh mozzarella cheese (about 6 oz or more if you like.) cut into bite size pieces

Tomatoes (about 4) cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
2-4 cloves garlic (depending on how much you like garlic, personally I love it)

salt and pepper to taste
1 pound spaghetti

Make spaghetti as per package instructions. Place cooked pasta and all the ingredients in a large bowl. Combine together and serve. It’s great with a salad and Italian bread.

Even if you don’t have Jersey Tomatoes you will enjoy it.


Sunday, July 8, 2007

Princess Birthday Party

My daughter was asking me questions the other day about the Princess Party I threw for her when she was 5. I asked her why all the questions and she said that her friends little sister wanted to have a Princess Party for her birthday. I realized that maybe other families could use some ideas.

Invitations: As you see these are the invitations that I made for her. They were such a big hit, I put them on my website. Each turret is hand glittered. Girls and glitter, need I say more.

Food: I had finger sandwiches.

Decorations: I went a little crazy at this party, but it was well worth it. I bought the plastic wine glasses that and hot glued jewels on them. The girls just loved them and wanted to take them home.

Cake: I found the most fabulous Castle Birthday Cake to make on

Crafts: What’s a Princess Party without crowns. Make your life easier, you can buy the kits at

Games: We played “Pin the Crown on the Princess” and Pass the Parcel.

What girl (or woman) doesn't want to hold court and be a Princess for the Day.

Hope this helps,