Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chocolate Bunny

Hope everyone enjoyed a happy and blessed Easter weekend....We celebrated with a small dessert table themed "Chocolate Bunny".  For me, it doesn't take much to get inspired with a theme once I see an item I like...and I really liked the bunny in Sweet Bella's Easter Collection.  So I had Lori at Lori's Place create some cookies to match!  I made the yummy chocolate bundt cakes and picked up the rest at the store.

Well my son sure thinks those Chocolate Bunnies were delicious,
and I had so much fun creating a light ambience for our lunch. If you are on our local area of Knoxville, I'd love to help you set your tables for Mother's Day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spaceships and Laser Beams - Parties Just for Boys!

There's so many inspiration there for boys not only from their own parties and products
but also from all the spectacular boys parties they feature.  

They call it a "No Princess Zone"....Cute!
They have an Etsy shop full of boys party collections
including, bugs, sports and many, many more!
Stephanie was so sweet to answer a few questions for us
and share with us a little about Spaceships and Laser Beams....
Read On!

These are only some of their boys party collections available on their Etsy shop!

Interview with Stephanie

In Flight: Who are the faces behind Spaceships & Laser Beams?

Stephanie: Spaceships and Laser Beams is an Etsy collective. We're a group of professional designers who have worked in the corporate world and have been itching to unleash our inner child. 

In Flight: What came first, the blog or the shop?

Stephanie: The shop was first. The blog was a natural progression as there aren't really any out there dedicated solely to boys' parties. We wanted to have one place moms of little boys could go where they don't need to wade through pink fairy princess tea parties.

In Flight: What motivated you to make parties, just for boys?

Stephanie: We focus on parties for boys because sometimes it seems like everything adorable is for little girls. But parents of boys want to have some fun too. We call ourselves a no princess zone.

Thank you Stephanie and everyone at Spaceships and Laser Beams
for sharing with us!
~ Mayra
Proud Mom to a 7 year old boy! 

You can like and follow Spaceships and Laser Beams also on Facebook
and on Twitter!

Last Minute Easter Inspiration...Healthy Choices

Isn't this basket precious?  It reminds me of the beginning of 
Fresh Market days...
and I think it would make a lovely Easter basket!

I came across this image on the recent issue of Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate Magazine,

and the next two pictures are also from an older edition;
and actually from a "Hundred Acre Wood" party!
I think it goes right along with Easter theme as well...

Beautiful set up for an Easter Brunch.
The open sandwiches on the last picture are made of 
honey wheat bread, glazed baked ham, swiss cheese, and honey mustard;
garnished with spinach leaves.

I'll share with you the recipe on the magazine for a Rabbit's Garden Herb Dip picture above!

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
 1/4 cup sour cream
 2 tablespoons ranch seasoning and salad dressing mix
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic

In the work bowl of a food processor, pulse cream cheese until smooth.
Add mayonnaise, sour cream, and dressing mix;
pulse until combined.
Add dill, parsley, chives, and garlic; pulse until combined.
Serve with fresh vegetables. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Easter Shopping Guide

Just a little over a week left to celebrate Easter with your loved ones...

I put together a list to make your life easier,
for eye candy
or maybe you'd like to check these fabulous sellers for another occasion sometime soon ...


as seen on Pizzazzerie

Check availability for Easter and Shipping Deadlines with each seller,
Printables are usually delived to your inbox within 24-48 hours.
Happy Shopping and Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Meeting Lori from Lori's Place

I had the pleasure of meeting Lori at Lori's Place while visiting Florida
a couple of weeks ago; she is the sweetest!
The place smelled so good and there was so amazingly beautiful cookies
being decorated....I was in a heaven!

I have been doing business and exchanging emails with Lori
(like 2 to 3 times a week)
since November last year, when she made some custom cookies
for my daughter's Book Lovers 16th Birthday Party. And we loved them!
But more than that, I loved that she 'got' my idea and brought it to life.

I just love this business, and the creative people at Etsy!

You can contact Lori on Etsy,
find a link to her shop here on our blog as Preferred Vendor,
or give her a call at 954-615-7680




Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fool's Day Surprise Giveaway - No kidding!

Gillian is the winner of the 10 Easter Bunny Lollipop Favors
from Simple Tastes!!!!
 Thanks for participating!
 Gillian, sending you an email now!

No pranks, no jokes here today!

The joke's on me, that April 1st sneaked up on me
and I wasn't prepared to treat anyone with something fun...

so I decided it was time for a Giveaway!

I'm giving away a set of 10 Easter Bunny Lollipop Favors from our sponsor, Simple Tastes!

Easter will be here before you know it!  and these would be wonderful on the little ones' baskets, dessert table, school treat bags and parties.  

Here's how to enter:
  • Visit and 'Like' our Facebook page In Flight and come back HERE to the blog to leave a comment letting me know you 'Liked' us!  That's it!!!
  • If you don't have a Facebook account, you can follow us on Twitter and come back and leave a comment letting me know you are now following us OR just simply follow our blog here. --->
  • Either way you choose to follow don't forget to comment!
Winner will be chosen tomorrow, April 2 at 4:00pm EST.
by random.org and announced tomorrow night.

Ginger Studio

Ginger Studio

I want to give a very special Thank you to Ginger Studio for creating our new look!
~ Logo, Background, Blog Header, Badge, Social Media Buttons, and Business Cards ~

For working with my patiently and creating my ideas,
they turned out just how I imagined them and more!

Working on printing the business cards now!!!,
and I thank all my wonderful friends that are asking me for some to share with others!
  My dreams are taking flight and I couldn't be any prouder,
okay maybe in a few more months!
But I will enjoy the ride all the way to where it leads and I thank everyone that's helping me get there!

Visit Ginger Studio on Etsy and check out their wonderful work and Premade Logos, but I totally recommend working with them for a custom creation!  Loved it!

~ Mayra