Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Think Pink

If you know me well at all you know that my favorite color is pink! I was beyond excited when I came across this super cute pink tote bag via Suzi Homemaker Custom Embroidery on facebook.

Isn't it just too cute?  There is one pocket on the outside and 2 small pockets inside the bag.  I love not only because it is pink and not too big nor too small but 100% of the sale of the bag is going towards the Avon 2-day walk that Suzi and some other ladies will be taking part in.  Won't you stop by her facebook page and show her some love and check out all her other cute stuff? Let her know The Sweet Life sent you! :)

Cake Bites I donated to Suzi and the ladies for their bake sale.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Catching up....

So, let me start off by saying that one of the things I want to work on better the rest of this year and even better in 2013 is updating my blog more often and gaining more fans....kind of goes hand in hand.  I am attending Online BlogCon 2012 (online blog conference happening this month!) so I intend to learn LOTS of stuff and not only share it with you but incorporate it into my blog and business. :)

With that being said I have been busy in the kitchen and just have simply not found the time to show them off on the blog.  What??? You say no time to show off yummy treats? I know I know I promise to get better about that.  ;)  So here is what I have been working on lately. :)

Up close shot of some CUTE faces!  :)

Basket was found at Michaels, reusable in the baby's room!

I just love this stand from IKEA perfect for displaying flavors.


Can't forget the tasting sign for the b-day party!
Lemon drop pops


Blue cake bites for a birthday
Gluten Free Cake bites for a ladies get together

Halloween Cake bites

So have I made your mouth water enough yet that you want to order some yummy treats?????  Remember Halloween is coming up and these are perfect for that! Also Breast Cancer Bites will only be made until October 17th as I have to turn in my money for the fundraiser by then.  Head on over to the Etsy shop and order yours today!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New to Blog Conferences?

I have already done one post on this awesome blog conference coming up this month but I am just SO excited about it that I felt like I had to spread the word some more!!  If you are new to blog conferences like I am or just cannot afford the cost to attend a real life in person blog conference then Online BlogCon 2012 is for you!

It is only $15.00 to register and is happening October 22-24, 2012 and the BEST part is that you can attend while in your sweats, jammies, jeans whatever if comfortable when you are home! Yes that is right no need to choose outfits and pack them in a bag....this conference is all online and be attended from the comforts of your home or shhhhh! even your office......we won't tell if you don't! And wait if that has not already convinced you to join in on the fun to top it off they are having AWESOME giveaways already and if you have already registered for the conference you are automatically entered, of course there are somethings you can do to increase your chances.  ;) You could win a Kindle Fire HD, Silpat mat, an item from the VintPrint shop, Share the Memories software package just to name a few!

So, won't you say you will join in with us on this fun blog conference completely online?  "See" you there!!

Heavenly Cake Pop Roller Review

For those of you that follow my blog you know my passion is cake pops.  When I started out my small business as I like to call it I had the awesome opportunity to intern for A to Zebra Celebrations which is owned by the fabulous Nancy Pfeifer who also owns My Party is Over.  I had just started out blogging when the opportunity came up and I thought that it was a win win for me.  I could learn from someone who has had a small business for awhile and help her out at the same time.  I have been doing work for her ever since and have loved the opportunity and to see her grow.

a to zebra

my party is over

While doing work for her she learned of my passion for cake pops and got in touch with the people at  Heavenly Cake Pop Easy Roller and somehow...I am still unsure of how it all went down but am FOREVER grateful it did..scored me a Heavenly Cake Pop Easy Roller. 

Photo property of Heavenly Cake Pops
This all occurred while we were relocating to Charlotte, NC so it has not only taken me longer to be able to use it but longer for me to write this review and to HCP and Nancy, I am truly really sorry.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. And I really was expecting to be using it from the get go like the day after I got it however LIFE happened and well I had to take care of "other" things other than by business for awhile, to be honest I am still trying to find a good balance but I have it something working now so I will stick with it. :)

When I started out I used to hand roll each cake pop by hand, while time consuming this was the only way as a new business I could do this, I just could not afford to purchase a Heavenly Cake Pop Easy Roller but I must say I looked at many many many times. This device is so awesome!  I can make a dozen order in no time with this roller.  It has really cut down on my time in the kitchen rolling them out and given me more time to the FUN part which is decorating! It did take some time to learn how to use it properly.  When you get the kit you not only get the roller itself but you have frame pieces as well.  That was the trickiest part for me was figuring out the "thickness" of my dough and rolling it out in the frames.  I must say that the Heavenly Cake pop people and the YouTube video below were a HUGE help!!

If you have large orders of cake pops or bites for that matter that you are doing then I would definitely invest in it!  It is a HUGE HUGE time saver.  They  even sell other inserts to make other sizes and shapes.  Stop by and check out their products you will NOT be disappointed!

A HUGE thank you to Heavenly Cake Pops for allowing Nancy to snag one of these to me and to none other than Nancy from A to Zebra Celebrations and My Party is Over for sticking her neck out for me and getting me this awesome roller!


Monday, October 1, 2012

Awesome Giveaway!

Whew okay so my apologies as I have not been updating my blog as much as I should be, SHAME ON ME!!  I promise I will be updating it today and tomorrow though so be sure to come back by. Now onto the real reason for this post. 

I am participating in a big giveaway over at The Grant Life this month.  You could win a $60 Target Gift who does not love them some Target???  I know I DO!!  Head on over to The Grant Life to enter the giveaway and while you are there stop by and say hello to Kelley, if you have not "met" her you must she is sweet and spunky!  ;)

Entering is easy, just follow the instructions on the rafflecopter below.  [If you have any questions let me know.. I don't want you to miss out on this one!]  And if you have an amazing post you'd like to share.. well link that up too!  Good luck to everyone!
 a Rafflecopter giveaway