Relief Society Party

March 17, 2009

I like it when our church activities including clean-up — end before 9. Having the ladies decorate their own tables (and even bring a cake) showcased their creativity and made for a very eclectic, but snappy party. Again, home by 9. And I’m on the committee. Some of you know what I’m saying.

I teamed up with my friends Lynette and Angela to put together an Asian-themed table. We were originally going to implement some sort of Paris look. Think black and white. Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face with her glorious balloons. But at 6pm last night, we threw that idea out in favor of an Asian theme (uhhh, two of us are Asian after all…) We gathered inspiration from this Martha Stewart Kids party and literally spent the whole day putting it together.

So I think I got off easy by making just the cake. Angela procured candies, paper, and made the beautiful origami flowers while Lynette spent the entire day going from store, to store, to store, shopping for all the little details. By the time I came with the cake, the two were nearly finished with the table. Again, this was all pulled off today. And both ladies have two little children. My friends are amazing.

One last thing. I was very happy at how this frosting turned out. And also this whipped cream frosting. Both from Cafe Johnsonia.

Would You Like to Play?

March 15, 2009

I won Rileigh’s Pay it Forward game a few months back, and got a boxful of all sorts of goodies; tea light candles, chocolates, body cream, nail polish, and even Jack Handy quotes!

So I finally put my own package of treats together. Because the winner of a Pay it Forward is to return the favor to someone else. Such a sweet and fun game, don’t you think?

If you’d like to play, leave a comment below. I’ll randomly pick the recipient of my little package above on Wednesday evening. Happy Sunday!

Relief Society Birthday Invitations

March 8, 2009

Lots of pretty pink envelopes were handed out today in church. Because pink is synonymous with Relief Society. Or is that just crazy talk in my head?

Here are my small-budget invitations for our upcoming RS birthday party. In an attempt to fancy up my painfully simple invitations, I scored these envelopes at Borders where they were ringing up at the register at $1.00 per pack of 8 (obviously some type of mistake and obviously something I took advantage of) and designed mock mailing labels to go on the envelope face.

I wish I can share what we’re doing exactly for the party, but I don’t want to ruin the surprise for the few ladies in my ward that occasionally visit my blog. But the theme is decidedly very “birthday.” Meaning games, cakes, balloons, decorations… I love parties.

At Play in LA

February 27, 2009

Around LACMA

And the La Brea Tar Pits

He look-a like-a little boy

February 27, 2009

But I want him to stay a baby forever.