Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WE HAVE MOVED TO NEW BLOG!

Maddycakes Muse will no longer be posting on this blog. In a few weeks, this blog site will totally be taken down. Please come check us out at our new website

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Mingle Magazine and Goodbye Blogger!

Have you heard of Mingle Magazine? It is simply beautiful!
So gorgeous and inspiring with so many different types of parties and events! I have been a lover of Stampington & Company magazines for years! I'm a true crafter at heart and Stampington & Company publishes the best arts and crafts publications from paper-crafting, mixed-media art to home decorating. While in Barnes & Nobles one day I saw that they had launched a publication for creative ideas for unique gatherings called Mingle...I screamed....literally! I immediately grabbed it! I read it while I was at the SNAP conference in Utah! How perfect was that reading this awesome crafty, handmade, and unique party magazine while I'm a speaker at an awesome DIY and craft blogging conference! I was so inspired!
Then I saw this cool Halloween party! I always decorate for Halloween in traditional orange, black and white. I will not change my colors because I have years of buying these colors (during after Halloween clearance of course) and because I love the classic colors of Halloween! I thought maybe I should submit a party?
I'm not one to submit my parties to other blogs. I figure that is why I have a blog so I can show my parties and work. However, this year I decided to submit my Princess and the Pea party (Madison's Easter party) to Hostess with the Mostess. If you missed my Princess and the Pea party look HERE! So I thought why not.....I would try to submit another party.... this time to be published in a National paper magazine! I dream big don't I??? I decided to submit Madison's Owl-O-Ween party. Well guess what???
You guess it.....I got an email during my week at the beach with Maddy that my party will be featured in the upcoming Autumn publication coming out in stores near you October 1st! I could not be more ecstatic! The most amazing part is that I was able to keep this a secret for so long! LOL

 I love Halloween...in fact I'm already decorating for it...crazy I know. I love summer but around this time of year I get so excited that we get to have autumn again! I need to get started on my holiday crafting, because in a flash, the holidays hit and I never feel quite prepared. 
Don't forget to pick up your copy of Mingle October 1st in all major book stores and craft stores. 
Also the all new Maddycakes Muse will be launching on Monday with my new website 
www.maddycakesmuse.com. Goodbye Blogger. This will be my last post using you. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fiesta 45 Weekend

WARNING LONG POST!

A few weeks ago was my 45th birthday! I know! I can't believe it myself! I really don't feel it....I hope I don't look it?? I celebrated with a few friends with their families and my nephew from Denver and his family. The fiesta weekend was at our condo in Rocky Point, Mexico. I thought it appropriate to have  Fiesta 45 as my theme. Upon arriving, my friend Jen's hubby brought us the best pina colada's in a pineapple. Since our condo is obviously not large enough for 20 people~ we rented 2 additional condos for our guests. One being a huge penthouse.....can you guess what condo my family stayed in?? You better believe I stayed in the deluxe apartment in the sky!

 We arrived on Friday and hung out by the pool. We had a casual dinner on the bottom large deck patio of one of the condos we had rented. I had brought down with me taco, burrito, and traditional lasagnas and Caesar salad. My husband went to the fish market and fried TONS of fresh seafood and fries! The kiddos had smores for dessert and my cake pop diva friend Jen made delicious homemade marshmallow and marshmallow pops. Sorry no pics of all of this but my focus was really on just being with my family and having fun. I "style"/plan parties for a living ~this weekend was about relaxation and quality time with my family and friends. We put on some tunes and danced. So fun!
My view on Saturday morning while everyone else was asleep. I woke up early on Saturday and cooked breakfast for the entire crew. (20 people) Breakfast consisted of bacon, sausage, pancakes, fresh fruit, and orange juice. I brought down so much stuff that I filled up my car and had stuff in 2 other cars! LOL
Saturday was a beach day. We put up a 10 X 10 white tent canopy and chairs. We rode jet skis, banana boats and had tons of fun in the water. I had coolers full of food and drinks but we also had service from the pool grill . The best day ever! I had such a wonderful day!!
 My baby loves to wakeboard.
 Even in the pool?? Saturday evening I had some major problems with the gate guards not allowing any of my vendors onto the property. I was unable to put up all my printables from the talented Bird's party and all of the decorations I brought to decorate for the party due to me trying to sort out this problem. I spent over an hour in the offices of my resort trying to sort out all of the logistics....which by the way I had already did upon my arrival and had checked on it the day of event. The event planner of the resort had not sent an email to the evening crew or security and of course she could not be reached! My friend Michele came along with me to help me understand what was going on because everyone was speaking Spanish and I was getting a little frustrated not understanding what was going on. They finally got a hold of the event planner and she sent them the email they needed with the documentations I had provided her. Now I was really ready to party!
Once we got back up to the penthouse, my friends Michele, Jen and I quickly put out a little decor on the buffet and tables. It took us all of 5 minutes! I had to have something! :)

Yes, my cake is leaning....let's just say someone put it on their car seat instead of a flat surface.



The catered food was awesome! So yummy!

 We had an awesome bartender! He kept the margaritas coming! As soon as the mariachi band arrived my hubby and I started dancing! Great way to start a fiesta! There was plenty of food, drink and dancing! I was so lucky since I didn't know any of these vendors to get such great service! Even our DJ was amazing!!
Remember my muse for my centerpieces? Click HERE!
Sunday morning we had reservations at the resort's restaurant for brunch. I loved that the staff put up balloons...so sweet!

 They also surprised me with a cake and told me that it was a Mexican tradition to take a little bite from the cake.
Then they pushed my face in it! Thanks Nancy for that one! Icing was very tasty though!

I just love this picture of my little family especially the expression on Madison's face. I'm so blessed. Thank you God for many blessings. Thanks for suffering through my gazillion photos and commentary!
What makes me most happy is that I am creating such wonderful memories with family, friends and fun for my daughter. If I pass anything on to her is hopefully my love for life and the blessings you receive from giving and loving.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Launching New Maddycakes Muse Site

As you may know I am launching my new blog website. I am very excited but this is taking way longer than expected. Please bear with me during this transition time! I am excited to be working with some amazing party girls who will be contributing articles monthly. The new Maddycakes Muse will have weekly themes full with DIY party crafts, themed food, and complete parties to give you plenty of muses for your celebrations. I can't wait to get started....just have to figure out how to use the new format! Keep updated with progress, parties, and other cool stuff I love on Maddycakes Muse Facebook. Like me HERE!