Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012! A new year is always daunting to me, but exciting as well. I just picked up my new 2012 planner from Paper Source...I LOVE it and can't wait to fill it up with meetings, events and fun things for the next year :) One thing on my agenda for the year? BLOG MORE! I have a million resolutions, just like everyone else ... but blogging on a more consistent basis is up at the top of my list.

We celebrated New Years with family and friends and a delicious chili dinner capped off with glittery champagne cupcakes. The table was super cost effective because I used dishes we already had, tinsel I'd saved from last year (dork!) and blow-y horn thingies. What's the proper term for those? Pretty sure it's not blow-y horn thingies. 

I made stir sticks by gluing pieces of sparkly garland to bamboo skewers, I think they turned out super cute! Hope you enjoy the sparkle this morning!

A few notes: 1) Want to thank Chris from the awesome Celebrations at Home blog for her NYE downloads...I used the clocks for the place settings and the circle tags for the guys cigars. 
2) First time using my new camera...between the aperture and the ISO, I really have a lot to learn! This lighting was a bit hard to shoot in, but I think the pics turned out okay for my first go around :)

Have a great week and come back to see a fun way to use vegetables at your next dinner party. I think we could all use more veggies right now!


  1. Beautiful! Love the stir sticks, & the cupcakes are gorgeous!

  2. How fun! The cupcakes look and sound absolutely scrumptious! We've had our DSLR for over a year, and I've still got a TON to learn about taking pictures in low light. I'm just not patient enough to actually take the time to do it! Happy New Year...and best of luck for 2012!

  3. Looks fab and like so much fun!

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