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Coming Soon: Katarina’s Paperie

I have very exciting news today.  After many months of creating and planning, I am opening my new online boutique called Katarina’s Paperie.  Named after my Little Bug, we will provide handcrafted custom party designs and pretty accessories to add the special touches to your celebration. Getting to this point in my life is really […] Read more…

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Strawberry and Donut Kabobs

Of all of the breakfast goodies in the world, Mr. Mountaineer’s favorites are donuts.  He always tells such loving stories about going to work with his dad on warm summer mornings as a kid.  They would always stop and pick up this tasty treat to eat at the job site or in the car.  At least […] Read more…

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A Footprint Heart Father’s Day Card

One of the things I look forward to most as Little Bug grows up is doing craft projects with her. Although these won’t start in earnest for a number of months still, I saw this first Father’s Day as the perfect opportunity to introduce her to the fabulous world of creating. I decided that we […] Read more…

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Day Stroll: Amy Atlas Book Tour in Annapolis

If you haven’t already figured out, I really enjoy the work of party stylist Amy Atlas.  From her inspirational blog to her new book, she is full of fun and creative ideas to use at any party.  When she announced a few weeks ago that she would be going on her book tour, I had to […] Read more…

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5 Essential Tips for Making Amazing Cake Pops

Okay, I won’t deny it, I love cake pops.  The perfect combination of cake, frosting, and chocolate coating makes them an addictive little treat and irresistable dessert at parties. So when I had the opportunity to attend a cake pops baking class on Mother’s Day, I signed up immediately.  I was determined to finally learn […] Read more…

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Sand Cake Trifle

It’s official!  Summer has arrived.  With the Memorial Day kick off yesterday, summer has begun.  I’m gladly welcoming the sandy beach days, cool summer treats, and evening picnics under the stars. To kick off the summer season, I made a sand cake dessert for a barbeque yesterday.  Requiring no cooking, this light dessert is perfect for a hot […] Read more…

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Twinkie Graduation Diplomas

Ever since I started following party blogs, I’ve started to look at snacks differently.  What used to be just a roll of black licorice, I now see as a checker piece.  Or a bowl of blue jello suddenly becomes a shark tank. (More on that later.)  It has become almost a game to imagine how to transform these […] Read more…

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Moss Covered Numbers for Spring Party Table

I’ve seen paper mache numbers and letters on many party tables.  Each always has a unique twist, that when it came to my own version of this project, I found it hard to choose a creative direction to go in.  From mod podged paper, wrapped ribbon, glitter, and cupcake liners, none of this project ideas captured […] Read more…

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