• Baking a 3-Tier Cake!

    My youngest daughter turned 21 this past month, and you know what that means . . . CAKE! I have the recipe down below if you want to try it out! SO EASY! I found this Funfetti Cake recipe on Pinterest, but I was worried! I’ve only made a multi-level cake once before. I’m more of the 9×13 cake person. I love Cake by Courtney and the cake decorators who make AMAZING creations! Check out this STOP-MOTION animation of my process! It took about 3 hours to make the whole cake, from start to finish! That’s including cooling, but I also only had ONE baking pan to work with. This…

  • Birthday Party DIY: Ribboned Lanterns

    I love to decorate and I LOVE my granddaughter, so when they were in town for her 1st birthday, I knew I would be doing some birthday decorating! One of the staples that I keep on hand at all times are lanterns. I usually have many colors, shapes and sizes in my storage area (aka my garage). I like to save them all because they are so easy to decorate with and they really make a statement for any party. They add color, pizzaz, and that “wow” factor that I love when decorating. Decor from Teri’s daughter’s reception I like to add ribbons or torn pieces of colored material to…