Wednesday, July 31, 2013

{WEDDING} All things VINTAGE Inspiration Board

Hello everyone & welcome to "Wedding Wednesday"!

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 ::  key napkin  ::  hair style  ::  sign  ::  flowers  ::  scale   
::  cake   ::  centerpieces    ::  


Today I am sharing a little bit of VINTAGE wedding eye candy for you!!! I just LOVE the 'feel' that you get when planning a party with a vintage look.

The charm that it adds. It's rustic tone. It just makes everything feel cozy and inviting.

Have you ever planned a VINTAGE party? What did you do to make it feel vintage? I would love to hear from you below . . .  ;)

Are you loving the "eye candy" here? 

Then join me over on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter & Instagram so you never miss out on an exclusive deal or any behind the scenes photos!

Check out my designs, artwork & decor in my Etsy shop

Looking forward to seeing you again! :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

FREEBIE :: Simplicity Art Print + Labels

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I so hope you all are enjoying your summer so far. One thing I have noticed that I personally am doing this summer, is keeping things SIMPLE. That's right. I am "trying" to not plan so many things, not commit to too many things, not work on too many things . . . sloooooow down & ENJOY the summer with my daughter & family.  We all know that can be a daunting task to achieve but one so worth striving for. Let's all start to enjoy all the little things as they usually turn into the BIG memories. =)

Today I want to share something I created awhile ago & thought I would offer it here to my readers. I have TWO freebies for ya today. One is a SIMPLICITY art print that you can print & frame so you can have a daily reminder to slow down & keep life as simple as you can make it. The second is some matching labels in case you want to have a little get together, throw a lil party before the summer is over or use them for a girls get together, brunch or BBQ. They both are a simple design. A fun summer design. Enjoy!

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This print is sized at 8 x 10. Print it out at home or take it to a printer for a larger size.

Just download your "SIMPICITY PRINT" & Enjoy!!

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Don't forget the "SIMPLICITY LABELS" too!

**by clicking & downloading these freebies, you ARE agreeing to the RULES & copyright guidelines below! 

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  • Eye Candy Creative Studio's printables are designed for your PERSONAL USE only. Please do not re-sell, re-distribute, or claim them as your own.
  • I encourage you to share with your fans, friends, on your blog and all I ask is to PLEASE, {be kind} & post/ tag a link back to this website so I know who's enjoying them. Thanks - I appreciate it! =)
  • And PLEASE do NOT remove the copyright mark - thanks!


So HOW will you use these freebies? I would certainly LOVE to know. Just leave me a comment below telling me what you may be using them for . . .thanks!

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Are you loving the "eye candy" here? Then join me over on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or check out more designs in my Etsy shop  
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Monday, July 22, 2013

{COLLECTION DEBUT} 'Forever Young' Birthday Collection

I have a brand new BIRTHDAY collection that has been added to the shop as of today! It's PERFECT if you are needing a collection to celebrate a MILESTONE birthday or a fun adult party! Introducing the brand new . . . 
'FOREVER YOUNG" birthday collection

Do you know someone who is a party animal? What about if you are having a MILESTONE birthday? This is the perfect collection for those wanting a FUN color scheme or theme with just a lil attitude to it!  ;)
Here's what you get in this collection . . . 
(pictured above}
1. banner - that says "Happy Birthday" along with personalization

2. mini signs/ decor - comes with 3 different pages of designs - 
says 'Forever Young', 'Life's a Party', 'Cheers', 'Party Animal Advisory', 'Celebrate' and also one that is personalized

3. toppers/ circles - use for accents to your table decor - simply cut them out or use a punch, glue to lollipop stick or toothpick & done!
{pictured above}
Hope you love this collection as much as I do! 
You can find the FOREVER YOUNG collection in my Etsy shop! 

There is also a FOREVER YOUNG invitation (of course!)

If you are planning on using this as a MILESTONE BIRTHDAY PARTY collection, just purchase & send me the name & age & I'll get it customized for YOU!
As always, if you EVER have any special custom design party collection idea requests, PLEASE feel free to email me anytime & I can design one for YOU!

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

{SUMMER FUN IDEA} Kids Bike Wash

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Hello all – it’s Melissa from My Party Passion, bringing you the second post in a series for Eye Candy Creative Studio.  Sharing with you some fun, budget friendly ideas for family Summer celebrations! 

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Bike and Trike Wash:  This play date/party is a TON of fun!  I prepared the driveway for the children ahead of time, using cardboard to make signs and some dollar store buckets and sponges. 

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My husband also made the ever so popular (on Pinterest) Bike Wash for less than $ 7.50.  I can’t tell you how long these children played in the wash.   

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One of the best things about this party, their bikes were clean and so were they!  

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 Investment $ 20 at most!  Add in some simple snacks for break time and watch them quickly eat and return to the wash!  Fun for all and really not much to clean up later!  My children ask for this play date all the time! 

In case you missed the first post in the series of Summer Fun Parties –
 you can check out all the Eye Candy HERE.  

What are some fun celebrations that you family partakes in?  

Until next time friends, this is Melissa from My Party Passion saying PARTY ON FRIENDS!


Guest Contributor: Melissa Newell

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

RECIPE :: S'mores Pizza

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S'mores Pizza
Two words that belong together. 
My husband's favorite food- pizza. My favorite dessert- s'mores. Could anything be better?

Trust me on this. You will love it. And you can make this in any dessert flavor you like. Strawberries, peaches, ice cream- it all works with this super easy and impressive dessert.

In our house, we love homemade pizza. It is our Friday night "fun food" and we make our dough from scratch and set up a "Make Your Own" pizza bar with lots of toppings. Everyone gets the pizza they love and it is a great way to use up vegetables, meat and cheese in the fridge.

So this week we decided to change it up a little and turn pizza into dessert! I still set up a "Make Your Own" toppings bar, but this time with fruit, chocolate and of course, marshmallows. The pizzas are on the small side so we didn't overload on sweets and everyone loved making their own dessert.

I made a S'mores Pizza, of course, and the results were so divine I just had to share with you.

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Here is my dessert pizza crust- so easy to make! And some ideas for your Toppings Bar, but add whatever you like and let everyone have fun!

Dessert Pizza Crust  
(makes enough for 4 personal dessert pizzas)

- In a large bowl, pour in 1 1/2 cups warm water. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and stir to dissolve.
- Add 2 Tablespoons instant yeast to the water and stir. Allow to sit until foamy, about 10 minutes.
- Once foamy, stir again and then add 3 cups all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour. Add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon, 2 Tablespoons honey, and 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil.
- Mix to combine. Dough will be sticky.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Place in a large lightly oiled bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Keep in a warm place while oven preheats.

- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- When oven is ready, divide dough into 4 balls. Roll out each ball of dough with a rolling pin on a 
lightly floured surface until dough is 1/2" thick.
- Bake the pizza shells for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly brown on the edges and baked through. Remove from the oven and now you can top it and bake it to finish it.
- Now you are ready to top your pizza- for the S'mores Pizza version first use white, dark, or milk chocolate chips 
(or all 3!) to make the "sauce" by sprinkling dough with chocolate. 
Place in oven and bake until chocolate has melted. (Alternately, you can spread chocolate sauce on crust and add remaining ingredients and bake all at once). 
Remove from oven and top with remaining ingredients such as marshmallows. 
When baking the marshmallows, watch carefully as the marshmallows will melt and toast very quickly.

- The trick to topping your pizza is making your "sauce" first with either melted chocolate, baking it with chocolate chips on it, or spreading jam on the crust. Then add toppings and put marshmallows on it to be the "cheese" to glue everything together. Fresh fruit should be added after its baked (the fruit is so watery that it tends to just add water to the top and it isn't in the oven long enough to cook)

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Dessert Pizza Toppings
- white, milk, or dark chocolate chips
- marshmallows
- fresh fruit such as sliced strawberries or peaches, whole raspberries or blackberries
- chocolate bar pieces or candies such as smarties or m&ms
·        whipped cream (for topping after, but allow pizza to cool slightly before using or it will melt)
- nuts or granola clusters
- cookie pieces

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Have fun making this easy and fun dessert- remember, you can always make your dough and prep your toppings in advance. And this makes an awesome DIY activity for a kids' party- trust me! Messy but oh so good!

Enjoy~ Kimberley


Guest Contributor: Kimberley Mulla

My Mom gave me my first cookbook when I was six years old. I have been baking & cooking ever since.

I specialize in artisan marshmallows & confections. I want to sell a product that I would feed my children. The ingredients are simple, often local, organic & fair trade as well. 

I love making marshmallows. Every single one. It brings me so much joy to create something unique, tasty, and delightful.

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