little man baby shower [by cindy of milk tea and polkadots]

Thursday, March 31, 2011

i've always admired graphic designer cindy's work and i've followed her blog for sometime now. she does custom party invites, birth announcements, holiday cards and other party papergoods. i love her simple modern designs such as this baby shower invitation she created for a friend's baby shower that she hosted herself. so darling!

she went with the adorable little man bow-tie theme and her party inspirations
can be seen in this previous post on her blog.

i'm pretty sure she created that cute mini-circular bunting on the yummy cake!

the perfect bowtie cookies are from sarah's pastries in chicago (love that little place!) and the cupcakes were from molly's cupcakes. they were decorated with coordinating bow-tie toppers!

creative cindy adorned her dining room light fixture with a mini-garland made of japanese washi tape and even covered her existing wall art pieces with tissue paper and washi tape in the baby shower theme colors to have a cohesive look for the party area (see picture below). great idea!

for more pictures of the party and for more information on how to reach cindy
for any of your party paper needs, go visit her blog!

easter basket [my simple DIY]

Monday, March 28, 2011

inspired by blogger friend meredith of the sweet T family, i managed to still find the same bucket from hobby lobby and grabbed a set of stickers for our little guy's name and monogram. fast, easy and for under $5 (thanks to their 50% discounts) ~ i love it! 

linking to : 

Tip Junkie handmade projects

this blessed nest

friday faves [new finds]

Friday, March 25, 2011

it's been awhile since i did my regular friday faves and i'm bringing today some amazing new finds (well, new to me) that i am excited to share. 

first, is this too cute of a token. cute in the true sense of the word as it is the world's smallest postal service - mailing tiny letters, petite packages as serviced by leafcutter designs. 


want to send a little something to a loved one? here are a few ideas. a small package of 2 dice with a note saying "go for it, take a chance". or perhaps trying to patch things up with a special someone and sending out a small compass with a note saying "where would i be without you?". my favorite is this tiny bundle of flowers for a birthday, mother's day or for any occasion. they are too precious! 


another new fantastic blog to me is alexis' jac o'lyn murphy. a blog full of creative invitations and party favor ideas all created by alexis. the photo above is for her daughter's 9th shopping mall scavenger hunt birthday party which sounds a lot of fun and the purse invites are sooo perfect!

for a friend who founded a winery, his birthday celebration incorporated some winery elements. alexis arranged hyacinth centerpieces in glass hurricanes with the winery corks. so pretty - visit her blog for tons of entertaining and party ideas! 


lastly, are you dreaming of a pretty white backdrop for a wedding ceremony or a dessert table? check out this insanely stunning wall of white paper flowers created by hartmann at a wedding fair event held in four seasons hotel SF. i spotted these photos via therese jacinto's blog (a lovely talented event stylist/florist and interior designer in the san francisco bay area). she took these photos at the said event. i am in LOVE with these! 

{all images taken by therese jacinto

to check out therese's modern classic floral designs and events, visit her blog


4th ASTON CUP [a soccer birthday party]

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

for our little guy's fourth birthday, we will be hosting the 4TH ASTON CUP soccer birthday party and i am just excited to get started on preparations despite it being still two months away. i am already busy emailing back and forth with paula of frog prince paperie and looks like our party papergoods are set and ready to go printing! 

here's the inspiration board i put together :


soccer decal, bunting, fondant cupcake toppers, 
keep calm and play on and muslin bags photo source - etsy
hot dogs, flags and jersey cookies photo source - kara's party ideas

and more exciting fun news here in S::C::F ~ i've recently added a button on the top right side of my blog to indicate my new custom inspiration board creations to meet your party needs. i am thrilled to offer that to my readers and if you have friends and families that need those services, i'd be delighted if you pass along that news! once again, i thank you all for your support and i can't thank you enough for that!

to see past party inspiration boards i've created, pls click HERE

easter decorating [by martha]

Sunday, March 20, 2011

you've seen my early easter tablescape i set up a few weeks ago highly inspired by some of the most gorgeous centerpieces and tablescapes from martha stewart. i've compiled a few of her easter tables over the years and i especially love the use of eggs, eggcups and flowers in one arrangement to signify easter! 

all images from martha stewart 

weekend glory [and a giveaway winner!]

Saturday, March 19, 2011

this was a very tough week as we all witness the devastation that was in japan. as the weekend is here and the joy that we get to spend with our families ~ we continue to reflect and be thankful for the many blessings we now cherish. please continue to join me in praying for japan's recovery. have a safe weekend everyone!  

for our recent CSN giveaway,

our winner is comment # 2 JAMIE of The Riplets


jamie, shoot me an email and i will send you your CSN giveaway code! thank you all for joining!

praying for japan

Thursday, March 17, 2011

happy saint patrick's day!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


mini cupcakes from celebrity cupcakes

where pink meets the wild thing [a birthday party]

Sunday, March 13, 2011

i've been a follower of the domestic goddess for awhile now and i admire her taste in home decor, her writing skills and i always look forward to her lists of books she's been reading which i try to take note and find time to read them too (to no avail). only recently did i realize that i forgot about her daughter audrey's birthday party last year that i meant to share with everyone. i believe it's not too late to do so, well here are the lovely details of that celebration.

the party was all the way from across the globe (Philippines, where i'm from) ~ read more about her inspirations here. it included gorgeous cameos, lovely poms, party hats and a dessert table in pink and gold! 

such an amazing cake by marta's cake in the Philippines

the stunning dessert table in the most gorgeous color palette anchored by hanging poms in varied pink tones. the gorgeous cameo silhouette banner backdrop, cake and cookies were incorprated from the invitation design. 

assorted sweet treats to satisfy each kid guests included coconut macaroons, madeleines,
meringue, petit fours and strawberry wafers to name a few.

the delicate cookies and cupcake design were darling! 

for the kids' enjoyment, there was shadow puppet playing, storytelling and mural painting. they also created masks that they used to role play during storytelling. there were games too such as pass the parcel.

party giveaways were packaged in adorable matching bags and wrappers. girls got necklaces from gingersnaps and the boys received books as party favors!

to read more about audrey's where pink meets the wild thing party,
visit the domestic goddess' complete blog post. thank you for letting me share, A!

party sources are listed here :

cake, petit fours, cookies and cupcakes ~ marta matute of marta's cakes

madeleines and coconut macarons ~ kookie korner

kids entertainment, storytelling, shadow puppet playing and activities ~ my masterpiece movement

venue and food ~ milky way in makati, philippines

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

i am amazed at all the attention this little blog of mine has gotten lately and so thankful that you are here. i am forever grateful for your support and with almost 300 Facebook fans as well, that's even greater news for me! 

so as a little celebration and a token of my appreciation, i have teamed up with our friends at CSN for a $ 40 giveaway to a lucky S::C::F reader. the code is eligible to be used in all their stores so whether you are redecorating and spring cleaning your home, shopping for office desks and furniture or if you're like me who is constantly adding and updating some of my tabletop and kitchen accessories, their online stores are conveniently a click away! 

take a look at some of my must-have picks perfect for summer outdoor entertaining :


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this giveaway ends friday next week, march 18 and i'll pick a winner via and announce on saturday, march 19. good luck everyone!\


hydrangea wreath DIY [from copy craft]

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

obviously my home is gearing for spring and this adorable hydrangea wreath is just too pretty not to be featured. spotted at copy-craft, a blog of inspirations and re-creations, here's the tutorial that sounds easy to pass :


5-6 sheets of 12X12 paper
        Hydrangea (or other similar flower shape) craft punch
Wreath form
Glue gun
Ribbon for hanging

Cut paper into strips. Punch out flower shapes. Fold up edges of flowers to give dimension.

Glue flowers to wreath until it's covered. Simple, right?
I am so inspired by this and i already have this punch at home, so i'm set!


{all photos by copy-craft}

For the full blog post and tutorial tips, hop on to copy-craft!

my easter tablescape [spring decorating]

Monday, March 7, 2011

my own spring tablescape blogpost last friday got me going with this easter table centerpiece and placesettings and i just had a blast putting it together. i started with my old ceramic birds in our home and i just added a few bunny friends, egg chocolates, sugar cookies and pretty flowers and voila - it made for a lovely easter tablescape! i hope you all like it!