November 24, 2013

Giveaway: Mistletoes Cupcake Toppers

This special giveaway prize comes from Snow Buddies Ink shop on Etsy. My friend Debbie, who made the sugar skull cupcake toppers for my 31st birthday, runs the shop and was generous enough to donate a set of her “Mistletoes Holiday Christmas Cupcake Appetizer Toppers.” These are one of my favorite toppers.

The winner will receive 12 adorable toppers in their Mistletoes Cupcake Topper package. Two Mistletoe signs, 2 High heels, 2 Santa boots, 2 Elf shoes, 2 stockings, and 2 Reindeer “toes.”

How to Enter:
1. Go to Snow Buddies Ink shop and tell me your favorite item in her shop.
2. Like her shop on Etsy.
3. Pin one of her items on Pinterest and leave me the link.
4. Share this giveaway on your Facebook. 

Each entry should be submitted in a separate comment with your email, to contact you in case you win. Contest ends Friday, December 12th. Sorry, this contest is only open to US residents due to slow shipping outside the US.

Now, you’ll not only think of kisses when you think of Mistletoe.

Good Luck Everyone!

November 2, 2013

Sugar Skull Cake & Cupcakes

For my Day of the Dead/Frida Kahlo themed birthday party in February my friend Amanda made me a carrot cake (my favorite cake flavor) in the shape of a sugar skull. She used a skull shaped pan. She also made the cupcakes and the flower tissue cupcake toppers. I commissioned my friend Debbie to make me some colorful sugar skull toppers. Everything tasted delicious and looked great!

My 31st birthday was a memorable one because I have great friends who were willing to use their
creativity and talent to help me celebrate another year of life, my way. It made me feel loved. I saved all the flower tissue cupcake toppers and the sugar skull toppers. I even dug some out of the trashcan to save. You can get your own sugar skull toppers (or holiday toppers) at Debbie’s Etsy shop, SnowBuddiesInk. Check out Amanda’s Etsy shop too, called ArtisticAmanda.

Today is the last day of Day of the Dead. Let’s not only celebrate and honor the lives of those who have passed away but remember to celebrate life with the ones you love everyday. Life is short. Enjoy it damn it!

Mrs. Bones Day of the Dead Ornament

Mrs. Bones is the new addition to my Day of the Dead tree. She came alive a few days ago as I stitched her together. It was a time consuming project especially since it was my first time using beads in a cross-stitch project. She is a flashy mama and I love her. She even glows in the dark. I got Mrs. Bones on ebay about a year or two ago. I can't remember. Mrs. Bones is looking for her Mr. Bones and I hope to play cupid and unite them next year.  

November 1, 2013

Permanent Altar to Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos in Spanish) is my favorite Mexican holiday. I love it so much that I threw myself a Day of the Dead/Frida Kahlo themed party this year for my 31st birthday. In my craft room, a shelf is dedicated to  some of my favorite Day of the Dead decorations.  It’s a permanent altar; it’s displayed all year round. Many of the items on my shelf are gifts from family and friends who know how much I enjoy this holiday. This year I’ve decided not to display all my Day of the Dead decorations but you can see for the links above pictures of my pervious Day of the Dead altars.

Do you display something that is meant to be displayed for a certain period of time but it's display permanently?

Day of the Dead celebrations starts today and ends tomorrow. Feliz Dia de los Muetos everyone!

If you like Day of the Dead as much as I do, you’ll love CasaArtelexia, a blog, which celebrates Mexican culture and is full of DIY Day of the Dead tutorials.
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