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Southern Fried Parties: Things are looking Grimm – Party Prep

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Glowing bones

Ba da beep beep beep. Ba da beep beep beep. We interrupt your regularly scheduled posts (cough, cough, cough, cue the eyeroll, like there’s such a thing as a regularly scheduled posts in my world) to bring you a special spooky edition of “Southern Fried Parties”. I’ve decided it might be a good idea to share my recent Halloween adventure with all of you before you slip into a turkey coma following your Thanksgiving meal.


Hello Kriso: 13 Nights of Halloween

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

13 days mantle

It’s already been established that the Newman’s love Halloween, so we thought we would share some of our love of fright with all of you! Ever since my girls were little we have done a countdown to Halloween, it lasts for 13 days and ends with Jack the Pumpkin King stopping by for a visit on All Hallows Eve.


Styling Midtown

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013


“So I was hired to style an open house at Midtown.” Don’t I sound all highfalutin? Like Rachel Zoe, celebrity stylist, listing off one of the five styling jobs she has booked for the afternoon, that is after approving her new shoe line and picking out millions of dollars worth of jewelry for “Annie” (that would be Hathaway). Then it’s home for some quality time with “Sky Sky” before spending two hours getting her make-up done so she and Rog can go to a store opening during which they will just “go in, say Hi and leave because I’m so exhausted. Seriously, I’m so tired it’s ba-nan-as.” Yeah right, that’s exactly my situation. I’m not one bit highfalutin, but that’s not the case at Midtown Hair Studio, the newest happening salon one town over from my little burg.


Sara & Troy: Boards & Banner

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

As promised in my last post, we’re moving on to the boards & banner portion of Sara & Troy’s wedding paraphernalia. Sara’s soon-to-be mother-in-law Joni had asked me in our very first wedding email if I could make some chalkboards for the wedding reception. I said “Sure.”, never having really done any chalkboards before. Lucky for all involved, I picked up a few chalkboard jobs before the big day so I was able to get in a bit of practice.

Sweet Treats


Southern Fried Parties: The Wipeout Zone

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Wipeout 1

Welcome to the first edition of “Southern Fried Parties”! A monthly (well, I probably shouldn’t promise monthly since if you haven’t noticed I tend to fall behind with the blogging), let’s just say, a feature I HOPE to get to once a month in which I show off the amazingly creative mind of my little sis who lives down south (hence the “Southern Fried” headline). I’ve mentioned her party planning prowess before (the mind behind the “Greatest Baby Shower on Earth”) and now I invite you all to attend one of the greatest parties she’s every pulled off. Be warned, I was on hand for this one and took a ton of pictures which means you are once again in for a very long post.


Party Prep

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

20 Texas

Welcome back to my Texas adventure. Friday was the girlies official last day of school, which consisted of a morning long party and dismissal at noon. Q’s final Elementary School party was a Luau and required a festive outfit. For my sister it was her final, last minute scramble of the school year. You all know the feeling, it strikes just as you’re trying to force your child to go to bed and they suddenly say, “Remember Mom, I’m supposed to dress up like Hellen Keller tomorrow.” This wasn’t quite that bad. Luckily Q’s Dad likes his Hawaiian shirts. Of course she wanted to wear a certain one that didn’t really look very “Hawaiian”. But Mom won that fight after each of us reassured Q that her Mom’s choice was the best and she would be the cutest little Hawaiian girl at Winkley.


Patriotic Printable

Monday, June 24th, 2013

So I’ve been MIA for the last week, just didn’t have any creative juices flowing I guess. But I was feeling patriotic last night and put this little ditty together for your decorating enjoyment. I’m kinda proud that I’m getting this posted before the 3rd of July because I am Miss Last Minute you know. Oh, and I do know how to spell the word “through” but when I Googled “The Star Spangled Banner” that’s how it was spelled “thru”. And here I thought that spelling was just invented around the same time as texting. And once again, I pledge to get this blog up to date… speaking of pledging, I should have done “The Pledge of Allegiance” maybe I’ll work on that tonight. Stay tuned…

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Toppers, Toppers and More Toppers

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Higher toppers 4

Time for toppers once again. One final project to complete for the Jen Hatmaker event. My cousin Stacy the cupcake lady, who you might remember was the Prom guru that hired me to help her out, was asked to make cupcakes for the Jen Hatmaker event. Since she would be making 350 cupcakes she decided to keep them simple as opposed to her usually elaborate, beautifully decorated treats. She remembered that I had once offered to make cupcake toppers for her and decided to take me up on it. So on the Sunday after Prom we met up in the church hallway and she handed me some extra-long toothpicks that had been leftover from prom and we both set off on our next project together.


Hooray for Hollywood

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Prom CP 6

Hollywood came to Henderson, well at least for one night. Heartland held it’s 2013 Prom Saturday night and I was privileged to play a small part in it. This was my first time helping with Prom decorations, well unless you count twisting a few crepe paper streamers during my Junior year of high school for the “Activities Banquet”.


The Artist Martha

Friday, May 3rd, 2013


My lovely niece Marli, otherwise known as Martha (what can I say, she’s a girl of many nicknames) is set to graduate from Doane College in just a few weeks. She is an art major, much to the chagrin of her father. The poor guy, I know he was hoping for a business major of some kind but that’s not what he got. He has witnessed both of Marli’s aunts, my sister Kris and myself, struggle through life as frustrated artists so I know that’s not what he really wanted for his kid. But the urge to create just can’t be stopped and Martha has creativity oozing out of her, I mean have you seen the way she dresses?