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I'm a 23 year old Business Systems Analyst planning a DIY-heavy wedding to the love of my life on 9 . 10 . 11. Other then wedding planning, I spend most of my time trying to stay in shape or playing with my 3 dogs...Gabby, Dudley, and Tyson. I hate cleaning and almost never go a day without wearing something purple, and I hope you can keep up with my ADD blogging style!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Fun!

Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the Mommies out there!  I figured I shared my crafts and creations for the day we all spend appreciating the most important women in our lives!

First up, cards.  I made all these using the "Wild Card" cartridge for my cricut (highly recommend that cart, it is really fun):

This one was for my Mom:

This one was for Bryan's Mom:

And these next two were for Bryan's Grandmothers:

We went to dinner at Bryan's Uncle's house, and for that I made brownie pops!  Both delicious and adorable!  I used this recipe for the brownies, then cut them into small brownie sizes and rolled each into a little ball.  Then I dropped a ball in the chocolate ganache (from that recipe - it says to pour it on top, I skipped that so I could cover them at this point), shoved a lollipop stick in them, and propped them up in some styrofoam to solidify:
Then I decorated them with nuts, sprinkles, colored chocolate, or peanut butter, and put them in the lovely little structure I made (I used cardstock for the box base then wrapped ribbon around it and used my cricut to cut out some flowers.  Then I painted a sytrofoam cone purple for the pops to be stuck in):

And then I wrapped the whole sucker up in plastic wrap for the trip to Byran's uncle's house.  They were a huge hit!

And, because I have the best fiance ever, my babies (aka my dogs and cats) got me this lovely Mommy Day present:

I love pearls, and I absolutely adore this ring!  Most definitely wearing it when we get married!

Did you do anything special for Mother's Day?


  1. Aww, I love those cards and the brownie pop holder, and that ring is beautiful! I think I need to find one just like it. :)

  2. What a beautiful ring!! I love the setting. And OMG how cute are those cards - I think I need lessons on how to use my Cricut to its best potential :)

  3. Wow you are so talented! I love cake pops!

  4. That is one gorgeous ring! I really want a brownie now.