Month: June 2012

Free Printable Candy Bar Wrapper Templates

After designing many new party collections for Katarina’s Paperie during the last few months, my favorite item to create is the chocolate bar wrapper. Maybe its because I’m a chocolate fiend, but more likely I just like making simple dessert items look extra special on the dessert table. And chocolate bars make a such a […] Read more…

A Key Lime Pie Kind of Weekend

With temperatures soaring over one hundred degrees last week, it seemed time to make the most refreshing heat busting dessert that I know – key lime pie. Having grown up a northerner, I only learned how to make one version of key lime pie as a child – the one on the back of the key lime […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…