Saturday, September 27, 2014

DIY- American Girl Doll Party- REAL ice cream- Cone Cupcakes

SO, THESE cupcakes are made with REAL ice cream on top! Here's how we pulled it off on a HOT day!!!

First step is here!
The REST goes something like this... Get WILTON melting chocolates in your desired color or colors, sprinkles, small candies or cookie/chocolate crumbles- ( like toppings or crushed candy bar pieces). 

Place sprinkles in a flat bottomed bowl if you have one( you will use less sprinkles)
MELT the chocolate according to directions and then dip the edges of the cone in the chocolate
DIP- IT - roll the edges- or straight on- your choice!

Then Roll in sprinkles:)

SET upright to dry!

THEN add REAL ice cream to the top and a cherry or any other garnish and ENJOY!

FOR BEST results- DO not add topping until RIGHT before you serve them up!
Place all ice cream cones in freezer- immediately after scooping on the cone- get out a few minutes before serving them up! Then add toppings and Sing that BiRtHDay SOnG and EAT!

Thanks and enjoy!

Monday, September 8, 2014

AG pool B-day Party

its been FOREVER since i posted but a purchase of a new home, renovations and move will do that to ya! Not to mention the 4 kids and 2 different school schedules... Anyways, Here's some Deets on Aria's AG pool party...

We stuck with the pink and red and white  ( AG) and added AQUA as our POOL color for decorations and such...

( that's my number if you ever have ?'s on doll or party stuff- its all over the web so, no worries)

I collected PINK AND RED AND WHITE decor and party things right after VALENTINE'S when things went on MAJOR SALE!!! then i got some items off in those colors.
I stuck with polkadots and stripes to keep it clean and sweet this time. (only on certain years do i do OVer ThE ToP parties. This is a more simple and fun one!

 ARIA got Samantha for her birthday ( PC) with outfits and all- She was ecstatic - Now we have 4 Dolls( actually five but one is mine:)!!!

 REAL ice cream on top of  lemon cake-filled ice cream cups! I dipped the rims of the cones in aqua wilton melting chocolate then rolled or sprinkled pink red and white sprinkles ( valentines wilton mix) then they cooled and i scooped one big scoop of REAL vanilla ice cream ( no fake crap here)- topped with some more sprinkles and a cherry ( i hate those cherries but kids love 'em)!

  i filled those cute take out boxes and goody trays with chips, cheetos, swedish fish , mini rice kris pies, etc. and we served subs, veggies, fruits & drinks as well. The KIDS had a great time!
 We had a SAFE ZONE for the dolls while we swam so little brothers didn't have access to the girls!
its a pink crab baby pool:)
 CANT BELIEVE SHE IS SO BIG NOW! time flies and I'm just a momma trying to soak it all in while they are little!
 have ?'s call or email me- you have my info!!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Mini Dresser DIY project for our AG dolls

This is just a coat of paint and varnish but what a WAY FUN look- compared to the DRAB color it was before!

SEE- a coat goes a LONG WAY! FInd something like a jewelry box with drawers at the
thrift shop and give it a makeover and have an instant dresser without paying 60-80.!
( ps. I have 2 more pieces I'm making over!)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easter Baskets -FILLED

WHY PAY 12-24.99 for a doll basket full of goodies when you can make it YOURSELF?
HERE's what you need...

( don't mind my craft floor- lots of HOT GLUE GUN stains ( luckily the carpet will be ripped out soon)

Tiny Baskets ( as many as you need) : found at thrift store
small ribbons: found at joanns in sale isle- Martha Stewart
little chicks: found at michaels or joanns
Mini eggs( foam) & gum mini eggs : Found at Dollar Tree
TREATS/Lollipops : made by me- here
flowers and paper grass: found at any dollar store
and whatever else you want! 
(i'm thinking of attempting the peeps found here- just make the clay part)

 SO FUN! The ribbons could have been pressed but for how long my girls play with them- now way. So, another suggestion you can wrap the whole handle with ribbon or weave ribbon thru any part of the basket for a more creative approach.
 These tiny gum eggs are PERFECT size and so adorable in pastel shades! I love the tiny carton too- worth saving for other doll play in the kitchen!
 My younger daughters basket for her Ruthie! 
ENJOY getting ready for EASTER and all the wonderful 

Saturday, March 22, 2014


 SO... To make your OWN adorable dog bed- you will need... A hot glue gun, a small amount of high density foam ( whatever thickness you desire), glue sticks...
a left over container that will fit your dogs size . i used a ziploc sandwich bag container and a whipped topping container. Cut an entry so your dog can get in:)...

Cut your faom to fit the bed size- don't leave to much room if you don't want it flopping about...
GET leftover fabric scraps, ribbon, or whatever. I used a towel type chenille for the bed pad and these others for the outside. 

 Cut and glue your fabric side by side to your container first. Then glue your fabric to your foam. After you have trimmed out your dog bed- add LOTS of hot glue to the bottom and press your bed pad in firmly. If you wish use gimp braid or ribbon to trim out the bed. 
This project costed about 1.50 each b/c i used scraps i already had at home.

The completed COCONUT BED!

The back of the bed we added a flower and some bling to trim it out!

And Meatloaf got his bed too! A bit more simple- like He likes it!

Two Happy Pups with NEW dog beds- Perfect for your American Girls Favorite pet- Make it for the cats too- if you wish!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Top of the Morning to Ya!

No, i didn't make GREEN eggs and Ham for our dolls! But, i made eggs and bacon! Brielle(8) made the egg and i made the bacon strips. This was easy and fun and perfect for kids 6+!

What are your fav doll breakfast items?
I'm getting ready to MAKE molds for muffins, cupcakes, and more. Croissants are SIMPLE and easy to make, as well and sausage links, strawberries, pancakes etc! Have fun playing with your FOOD!:)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Your Favorite Doll matching Brands

Some of us LOVE to match our dolls. Not all of us are willing to MAKE all the outfits. For those who like to find cute dollie matching outfits what are your favorite Brands?

well, whatever brand or made at home- its so much fun to MATCH!