Monday, May 30, 2011

{fab finds} pinterest favorites

I figured I could jump on the trend of sharing some of my favorite "pins" this past week.
It's always interesting to see if I have a theme going on with all the visual goodies that I save throughout the week.

It has made finding inspiration and saving so easy with their virtual cork boards.

Pinterest Favorites 5-31-2011

1. Cake Truck                     2. Craft Organization              3. Fabric Letters               4. Doily Envelopes

It's easy to tell I have a romantic, vintage, & shabby chic vibe going on this week! I linked up the original sites under sources so that you may make new discoveries this week!

In case you aren't on Pinterest yet, I would be glad to send you an invite so you don't have to wait to get one from the site. Just email or comment with your preferred email address!

2 reasons why I love Pinterest:

1. It is a great source of inspiration & new websites that I didn't know of before! I have found so many great blogs just in the past few weeks!

2. As a blogger you can see what people pin from your site!
Even little-ole-me has pins from my site - some of them even things of my own creation :)

Check your site out: Put your web address where it says ""

Happy Pinning to you!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

{fab finds} ice cream inspiration 2

A perfect ending to a sweet week of inspiration :) Here's a collection of ice cream goodies:

Banana Split Cupcake

Naomi @ Baker's Royale is one of my favorite foodie blog writers -  such beauty in her baking!
These banana split cupcakes are almost too cute to eat!

Ice Cream Spoons

The hand stamped trend does ice cream!
Aren't these spoons by Beach House Living darling?!?

I LOVE love LOVE the hand stamped trend. I just purchased a hand stamped necklace off of GroopDealz, and need Mr & Mrs stamped forks for my wedding *disclaimer: I am not engaged...yet ;)

Ice Cream Parlour Party

Sibyle @ is so fun & creative with her designs and took a spin on the FREE Ice Cream Parlour designs by Eat Drink Chic.

"Ice cream - perfect" for a boy or incorporate red and make it work for 4th of July!

Neopolitan Party

Ice Cream Party

The 2 sugar-infused images above come from Half Baked - The Cake Blog. I love the doily detail on the cones from the Neopolitan Party - simple & sweet. . . Ice cream goes poolside at this bright & fun ice cream party. The pretty decor is by LoveTheDay - love all their stuff, check it out!

Ice Cream Cookie Jar

Here's the scoop from Pier 1: This hand-painted Cookie Jar looks good enough to eat and is a sugary sweet way to store your favorite treats (the ones that aren't frozen).

***Flair Designery WINNER will be announced tomorrow!!!! Only a little time left to enter! Giveaway ends TODAY 5/22!***



Thursday, May 19, 2011

{party envy} sundae baby shower

I really enjoyed this Ice Cream Sundae baby shower by Jordan @ Polka Dot Prints featured via Bump Smitten.

The touches of natural and baby elements in the printed goods & decor definitely made this party summery & sweet!

Ice Cream Baby Shower 1

The dessert table included lots & lots of toppings: cookie dough, marshmallows, nuts, and sprinkles - to name a few! Love the styling of the sprinkles in brown paper bags and presented in an Asian steamer.

Ice Cream Baby Shower 2

I really like that the invitation has different images/patterns in each letter of baby shower - very whimsical & fun. The labels are attached with mini clothespins; a great touch for a baby shower.

Ice Cream Baby Shower 3

Love the pink lemonade in glass bottles along with the wooden spoons. I'm really digging the galvanized touches to this party as well!

This frozen treat of a baby shower is delicious eye candy!
Great job Jordan!

*****Don't forget to enter the Flair Designery Giveaway this week*****



Tuesday, May 17, 2011

{party envy} ice cream party - printables!

We all scream for ice cream!

One Charming Party created such sweet party inspiration & included the printables too!

Ice Cream party Invitation

Get the party started with all the sweet party details with these pastel delight invitations!

Don't forget to let your guests know how much you appreciated them with the "cherry-on-top" thank you notes.

Ice Cream Cone Cake

Of course we can't forget the cake! Want to add that extra special cool element to your cake? Add chocolate ganache, an ice cream cone, and of course sprinkles to make it look like melted ice cream. All the kids will love it!  :)

Ice Cream Cone Hat

The guest of honor needs to stand out! This is a great spin on a party hat - ice cream style!

The tutorial is available by the girls of OCP.

Ice Cream Party Favors

Package their take home favors in an ice cream container filled with goodies & topped off with the FREE printable, and tied shut with ribbon & a spoon.

***Don't forget to enter the Flair Designery Giveaway this week***



Monday, May 16, 2011

{fab finds} ice cream inspiration

Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream *  Ice Cream * Ice Cream

This has been such an inpiration point for me lately. It reminds me of the sweet, summer nights that are about to be here! It might also have to do with my major sweet tooth.
*Disclaimer: I love frozen yogurt & ice cream equally ;)

Here are a few of the ice cream bits & sprinkles that I am wanting on my sundae:

Ice Cream Party

What an Amazing Party for her twins 1st birthday! I love the ruffled streamers & poms backdrop, and what a great idea to use wrapping paper as a tablecloth. Great job Anne @ Anne's Vinyl! She also gives you all the printables that she used at the party too, so sweet :)

Ice Cream Branding

This is part of a design project by Joe Stephenson via Design Work Life.

These ideas would be GREAT for a party: Ice Cream "toppers" with different sayings (start a new trend!), printed wooden spoons, pointed ice cream "bowls" or cone wraps.

Ice Cream Cone Hoder

The women @ 100 Layer Cake did an amazing job with their Ice Cream Parlor Wedding Shoot and give the tutorial on how to make this ice cream cone holder. A must for presenting your waffle cones!

Ice Cream Cups w Spoons

Aren't these ice cream cups darling? I love how they are packaged in an ice cream truck!
This 12 pc kit is available at Shop Sweet LuLu!

This is just a preview of the SWEET inspiration, crafts, and parties to come your way this week!

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

{giveaway} flair designery

Hello readers! I hope you are having an amazing weekend & are ready for a

 This is a first  at Frills & Frolic and I am UBER excited!
This giveaway is made possible by the fabulous Abby at Flair Designery LLC.

Abby, the creative mind behind Flair Designery, creates fresh & unique designs that are stylish, trendy, and sophisticated to say the least!

Flair Designer Giveaway 2

How STYLISH are these cupcake table numbers with menus?
I could also see these being used for a cupcake tasting party like the one by Whitney @ The Smith Family,  such a darling party!

Flair Designer Giveaway 3

The circus is such a HOT TREND right now!

These spectacular, spectacular invites are available in a boy or girl theme!

Flair Designer Giveaway 1

Classy & SOPHISTICATED are 2 words that describe this invite perfectly! Breakfast at Tiffany's, anyone?!?

This is just a preview of all the goodies that are available!

Abby is giving away a $25 credit* to  Flair Designery LLC!!!

Here's how to WIN:

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Mandatory Entry (Must be done before any extra entries will qualify)

Be a public follower of Frills&Frolic 

Extra Entries
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Giveaway will close May 22, 2011 12 midnight CST. *Shop credit is not eligible towards print-at-home printable items



***Please include your email so that I can contact the winner!***

Linked up to: Tidy Mom

Friday, May 13, 2011

{sneak peek} i "MUSTACHE" you a question....

Do you like GIVEAWAYS?!?

Stay tuned for a:

Want a hint?!?  Look in my side bar for the button to their shop!

See ya tommorrow!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

{party envy} preppy graduation party inspiration shoot

Congrats to all of the recent & soon-to-be graduates!
You definitely deserve it! All the hard work & assignments the past 4 years has finally paid off!

*Special shout out to my Lambuth Alpha Gam sisters :)

Celebrate your recent accomplishments with a graduation party!

Loving the Preppy & Vintage style of this inspiration shoot by Tinywater Photography featured on Wedding Chicks.

Preppy Graduation Inspiration 4

Preppy Graduation Inspiration 2

Preppy Graduation Inspiration 3

Preppy Graduation Inspiration 1

This shoot is full of houndstooth & argyletrue patterns of a collegiate! The elements of keys (unlocking wisdom), book page flowers, apples, books, and typewriters play up the academic notes & undertones.

This would also be a darling engagement party theme for a teacher or college sweethearts!

Grab your "Yay" pennant because this party graduates with honors!

Check out Wedding Chicks for more inspiration shoot photos.



Sunday, May 8, 2011

{creative} happy mother's day

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mother's out there!

You go above & beyond for your loved ones every day and often with out thanks.
Enjoy all the love & appreciation you are receive today because you are worth every bit of it!

I wanted to share the gift for my mom this year:

Mother's Day Card 2

Mother's Day Card 1

I ordered my card from Tiny Prints, and then used an epherma die-cut package from K & Company to jazz up the envelope a bit since I wasn't mailing it. Since it is a coffee themed card, it is only natural to include a Starbuck's gift card. We all need our coffee!

 Is it obvious I'm a scrapbooker? lol

Mother's Day Cupcakes 2

Mother's Day Cupcakes 1

I bought my mom the white platter, and included some of the cinnamon brown sugar (churro) cupcakes topped with the FREE PRINTABLES by Love Party Printables featured on Catch My Party. I also added turquoise & pearl beads to the tops of the toothpicks for some glam.

How did you show your mom that she is loved?

Enjoy Mother's Day!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

{notions and notes} cinco de mayo

I am a little late to get on the Cinco de Mayo train, but I wanted to do a quick MEGA post of all things that put me in a "fiesta" mood!


Cinco De Mayo Printables

These muy caliente printables are by Kim @ TomKat Studio.

The FREE collection includes cupcake toppers/tags and invitations. Love the bright colors!

Cinco De Mayo Printable Banner

I just discovered Annika's blog: Cakes Likes a Party. Instant love!

She made a Cinco de Mayo FREE & Awesome ;) printable banner to share. Thanks!

Papel Picado DIY Compliment Bunting

How About Orange's compliment bunting came up in my Facebook feed a month ago, and I have been looking for the perfect occassion to share it!

This would be so fun to put up in one of your co-worker's cubicle to brighten their day.

Cinco de Mayo Invitation & Banner

Definitely one of my go-to sites for printables: Catch My Party

This collection by Brady @ 9 to 5 Mom includes: a 5×7 invitation, party circles, drink flags, water/beer bottle labels, and a “Cinco de Mayo” banner. Essentially everything you'll need to throw one great fiesta!

Crafts & Tutorials

Mini Pinatas Tutorial

These mini pinatas by @ One Charming Party have been the Cinco de Mayo crush of blogland!

What a perfect craft to do with your kids (or a festive party favor) to celebrate the 5th of May.

DIY Papel Picado

Chelsea @ Lovely Indeed shared this DIY Papel Picado tutorial @ The Sweetest Occassion.

This is perfect if you want your "Mexican Bunting" to say just the right words or have the perfect design.

I'm thinking some chevron details?!?

paperparasoltopiary - HWTM

This would work great for a fiesta & a luau!

The Paper Parasol Topiary tutorial is by Craft Stylish and was found via the Hostess with the Mostess' daily blog.

Fiesta Bunting Tutorial

What's a cake without mini-bunting?

The tutorial by Jenna @ EatDrinkPretty featured on A Subtle Revelry (recent blog crush...) that shows you how to do it "Cinco de Mayo" style.

Food & Parties

Cinco de Maia 1st Birthday Party

Cinco de Maia!

A 1st birthday south-of-the-border style!

Kelly @ WH Hostess created this festive party and it was Kara's Party Ideas winning feature. Congrats & gracias for sharing the party!!!

Chips and Salsa Cookies

The Sweet Adventures of SugarBelle never disappoints!

The chips & guacamole are actually cookies & icing! How fun! These would also be perfect as a sweet trick on April Fool's Day. Visit her site for the complete tutorial.

Mexico Inspired Photo Shoot

Don't fret! This smore station is just one of the drool-worthy images from the Mexico Inspired Wedding Shoot featured on Style Me Pretty.

The style & inspiration behind the shoot is classic Mexican with vintage & rustic touches.

So beautiful....

I hope I haven't put you into inspiration overload!
I am on my way now to make "Churro" cupcakes, wish me luck!