Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Halloween SPOOKtacular: DIY Party Treats



Part of my costume ....

Halloween is just around the corner and I wanted to share SPOOKtacular party that I hosted last year for my daughters friends before we went to trick-or-treat!! I go all out with my themed parties from the custom created invitation (below) to the decor, themed food, music and of course costumes! 

I want to share the treats that I served to my children's classes at school and to the guests at the party!


FOR THE CLASS: 

Monster Mouth Treats (Cookies Halved, Red Frosting & Mini Marshmellows)


 Gluten Free Brownies with a pound of pureed Spinach for the Kinder Class. Candy Ghoul Eyes



FOR THE PARTY:

Green Grape & Marshmallow Monster Cups
*Clear Cup
*Sharpie
*Grapes
*Large Marshmallow

Draw Monster or funny faces on the exterior of the clear cup. Easy for kids to carry and eat! A great class treat too!

Disney Themed Chocolate/Marshmallow Apples.

*Use toothpicks to affix Mickey/Minnie's Ears to the apple
*Melt chocolate (I mixed bakers & chocolate chips) and dunk your apples.
*Decorate (I rolled mine in various toppings like coconut, shaved almonds, smarties and assorted candies)
*Set on Waxed paper until solid



 and with my leftover chocolate ......

We filled treat bags with cheese pop corn and created ghost lollipops using Kleenex, a sharpie and Maleficent ribbon and offered them to guests along with colorful plastic fangs!


Spooky Jack-o-puss a top our hummus plate

I used both yellow and orange peppers to create MAC-O-Lanterns ... a macaroni and cheese edible jack-o-lantern. Clean and cut out the pepper and design your jack-o-face. Stuff with home made mac and cheese and bake in the oven until the pepper is semi soft. Serve  when cooled - the kids ATE the pepper too!



Our lemonade got a drop or two of black food coloring and was served to guests with spider and spider web ice cubes! (I used this mold)


Serve your themed food on Halloween themed ware - plates, cups and plastic goblets for your little goblins.



The Best Halloween Hostess:

You can even catch a glimpse of my spider PB&J sandwiches with pretzel legs plated in front of Kaleigh. We also served plenty of veggies and healthy foods to go along with our treats!
 My daughter was so happy to host her Ghoulfriends for a fun Halloween bash! and I was happy to create and facilitate such a fangtastic party! 






Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Hot Mesh



I love fashion because it is forever changing, evolving and there is truly something for everyone. I don't personally adhere to trends but I do enjoy watching the new collections at Fashion Week when it comes around twice a year. Currently Fashion week in Paris is in full swing, showing Spring/Summer 2018 looks.


I noticed two collections, Dior and Saint Laurent (formerly YSL) both showed some Hot Mesh .. Black with dotted prints.


It reminded me how designers have to look back to go forward and this dress that I procured from the 55,000 Dress Collection of Mr. Paul Brockmann.


It was designed by Nolan Miller, the costume designer of the 80's hit show DYNASTY. Who remembers that show? Glamour, drama and all the over the top 80's garments that we are now coming to adore once more.

I used to watch Dallas with my grandmother and as a young girl the character Alexis Carrington was always a style icon with her cage veils, diamonds and gowns. Sassy and Fabulous!



The Noalan Miller dress was designed as part of a collection for Saks Fifth Avenue and is MAJOR Hot Mesh .... complete with velvet dots, bows and a layered skirt.





Saturday, September 2, 2017

EV ON SALE



With a new project on the horizon the EVOLUTION VINTAGE closet needs to make some room. 

EVERYTHING is 50% off through Monday for our Labor Day Sale!


There is something for everyone, every size, budget and taste! 


Treat yourself to my selection of specially curated and selected Vintage pieces of clothing, jewelry and accessories!

CELEBRATE YOUR UNIQUE STYLE!!




Sunday, July 23, 2017

Color Your World


I live, work and dream in color. I exist and grow in rainbows. 

I am inspired by color, by vibrancy in the world, radiant energies, passionate people.


I am constantly in a state of bewilderment as I look around. I look in gratitude of course but also in awe of how and why people don't encourage each other to shine their light as bright as they can. I am astonished at why more people don't help each other grow and express their unique color pallet. I for one am so exhausted seeing every ones public armor painted and camouflaged beige.

Shoe Story: 
SJP Collection FAWN in Ochre and Pink Satin. Also "Louise" in Blue Satin.

I chose to use images of my favorite colorful shoes to illustrate my point. I am not paid, thanked, compensated, treated or encouraged to promote this shoe collection, this candy or anything I share in my physical or digital life. I share what I love for the sake of sharing it. I expose the world of my unique colors in hopes it will inspire you to do the same. It doesn't have to take the form of social media over sharing, but just authenticity to every person that you encounter. You are amazing and the world needs exactly who you are in this moment, colors, flaws and all.


"The universe is my palette. I paint a glorious picture and step into it" - Alan Cohen 

Today's color pallet of blues, pinks and yellows. All looks available via EVOLUTION VINTAGE

Monday, July 17, 2017

GOT Dinner For Two


GOT had to be the most used hashtag and/or acronym last night on social media. The highly anticipated  7th season of HBO's Game Of Thrones premiered to an astounding viewership record for HBO of 16.1 million according to entertainment weekly. 

My husband and I are fans of the show. You may remember our Game of Thrones themes Christmas Card. Read The Blog Here.

I created a GOT themed dinner for my husband and I, fit for a lord and his lady.

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Riverrunn: House Tully Fish Taco's
Chips and Sansa
The Wall of Cheese Plate
Baked BriENNE of Tarth served with green apples
Castle Black Forest Cake
Red Wedding Velvet Cake


 This was the first time I made fish taco's at home. I made the chipotle sauce from scratch using the following easy recipe

1 cup Mayonnaise
2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp of honey
Juice of 1 lime
Pinch of salt
2 canned chipotle chilies in adoobo

The tacos were small flour tortilla's, cod, shaved cabbage and home made Pico de Gallo.

I printed House Tully and House Lannister flags and attached them to the large skewers I use for my chocolate candied apples. 






This was one of the best Cab's I've ever had, well worth the price point of almost $50 USD. They have a lower priced red blend and a chardonnay for $20 (also available in Canada)




I loved themed dinners and parties. Did you host or create a themed Game of Thrones dinner.
 Leave info and links in the comments!