Monday, June 29, 2015

Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party #65


Happy Monday Day, Everyone! Thank you to everyone that shared their amazing projects last week! I’m always so impressed by the incredible masterpieces that are shared at our party! WE SERIOUSLY LOVE YOU!  We couldn’t have such a fabulous party without you. Please spread the word and if you have your own party, please let us know and we would love to party with you twice a week! Now on to this week’s Party!
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Jessica's Favorite: Munchkin Time
Cassie's Favorite: a cup full of sass
Amber's Favorite: Joy Love Food
Kimberly's Favorite: Something Sweet


Star Wars Death Star Cake

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My oldest had his 9th birthday a couple weeks ago. He is a Star Wars MANIAC! Which is funny, because neither of his parents knew anything about Star Wars until he introduced it to us last year.

For his birthday he really wanted a death star cake. I did my best and then my 5-year-old stuck her finger in it to taste test it before I got a picture, but that’s okay, it adds character.

The Death Star  is made of Rice Krispies Treats covered in fondant. I just poured the treats into two cereal bowls and then put them together once they were not so sticky.

The stars are made of gold drages pressed into the fondant. I used spray-on food coloring for the black bottom layer, and silver spray-on food coloring for the death star. It’s so much easier than kneading it into the fondant, and most Wal Mart stores carry it in the cake decorating aisle.

We printed the Star Wars label off on card stock, cut it out, placed it on top of fondant, and then used an exacto knife to trace it.

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The characters are real Lego figures, because that’s what the birthday boy wanted. Overall, it was actually a pretty easy cake to make.

Here’s my favorite recipe for fondant if you want to give it a try!

Jessica :)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Josh & Kiery - Our Story Video

Josh and Kiery's wedding was last saturday so now I can finally post this adorable video!! These two are perfect for each other and so in love. My favorite part about their story is that Josh STILL has a (loving) grudge against Kiery for placing the "robber" on him during Settler's of Catan when they first met. They are cuddly, cutesy, and everything newly-wed! Enjoy!




For more videos visit www.amberlewisvideography.com!

XOXO

Amber

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Red Carpet Movie Premier Ideas



The last two weeks I have been running Backlot Film Camp in Spanish Fork, UT. Every year we do a big red carpet premier for the kids to show off the videos they have created and feel like real movie stars. I will share some of the cheaper options we've done for you DIY'ers, but this year we were able to buy an actual backdrop, and rented out a theater. As you will see below, it was awesome!!

Backdrop Ideas:


The first year we put up butcher paper and made a stencil and spray painted our logo onto it.  It was super cheap and although maybe a little ghetto, no one seemed to mind!


The second year we tried to up our game and so we glued/taped a bunch of papers together. It looked much better than the spray painted version but unless you're doing a small version I wouldn't really suggest it because it took FOREVER and we couldn't store it after. We had to just throw it away because it fell apart. :(


This year we finally got real and purchased a backdrop. We got it from StickersBanners.com and it was well worth the money! It was super high quality for a very affordable price, and came with it's own stand, and was super easy to set up.


This year Lou Lou Girl Kim made us a gorgeous glam background complete with props! The kids loved it so if you're looking for a DIY option I would highly suggest this! Check back soon for her blog post! 






Red Carpet Ideas:


The first and second year we used a fabric carpet from Zurchers. It was cheap and actually looks really good in the photos, but it was really small for the price. It wasn't durable enough to save for the future but it worked great for the evening.



This year we used a red plastic table cloth that was 100 ft long. It doesn't look quite as good in the pictures but it was cheaper and longer so it worked much better for our purposes.





I also burn a DVD for each kid and so at the premier I have them sign their autographs on the back so that they get the full "famous" experience. They think it's pretty cool.

Good luck with your red carpet extravaganza!!

XOXO

Amber



Friday, June 26, 2015

DIY Patriotic Shutter

I have been so excited about decorating for the month of July! In Utah, we celebrate the 4th of July and the 24th because it celebrates the pioneer's coming to Utah! So, we LOVE our red, white and blue! And it doesn't hurt to show our patriotism all year round. This was such a fun project to do and it's super easy. 


Supplies:
1 shutter
craft paint
ribbon
star cutouts
I wanted an old shutter, so I could distress it a little, but I couldn't find one, so I got onto Amazon and ordered me one. They come in packs of two and the size I wanted, only came in plastic.
Paint the top part blue and then every two brackets after that rotate with the white and the red. I found a pack of cutout stars at Walmart for under $2. After that, it's up to you how you embellish the shutter. 


It looks so cute on my front porch!! My husband liked it so much that he wanted me to paint all our shutters on our house the same way!
Thanks for stopping by!
Kimberly

Calling all UTAH COUNTY People!! Get Your FIREWORKS!



We are coming up on my favorite time of the year! I love Independence Day and Fiesta Days in Spanish Fork! Not only is it summer time and everyone is out of  school and there are rodeo’s, carnivals and most of all there are fireworks! Some of my most favorite memories center around fireworks! Friends, family, boyfriends and so much more! My family loves their fireworks, we go to Vegas or Wyoming to get our fireworks usually, but this year we have found a much better and cheaper option!

Many of our concerns when buying has been the price and I never have any idea of what I am buying. Usually we go by what name sounds coolest. Well all of your worries have now been solved. At www.provofireworks.com, there prices are cheaper and more reasonable; due to the fact they have cut out the middleman. You simply go online to provofireworks.com there is no lines in the hot sun because they are only found online. Which has it perks, free pick up in Provo, $5 dollar shipping for people in Utah County, also after the 4th of July, they are still there. If you had a dud, they will give you the option to replace the firework or a refund.

When you go to their website it is very easy to use and the prices are cheaper even than those in Evanston. For those of you who are hardcore firework enthusiasts, compare prices below:

100 Shot Saturn Missile


Parachute Battalion

Sparklers

ProvoFireworks.com - 4.00 - http://www.provofireworks.com/store/p1257/%2310_Gold_Sparkler.html (10 packs of 6 sparklers)

Evanston - 7.99 - http://www.fireworks.com/products/item/10-gold-sparkler-48-6-6/ (6 packs of 6 sparklers)


They also have videos on the site to show you what firework you are ordering. My favorite thing is that they have packages for all different kinds of families and occasions. They have packages for families with young kids, tweens, teens as well as "Buddy" packages that are more intended for younger friends who really want to see some explosions. Check out this website and you will not be disappointed!

Roasted Marshmallow Strawberry Turnovers



As many of you know, my husband Ben likes to experiment when he cooks. The other day we needed something to take to sunday dinner so I let him go crazy. This is what he came up with and it was delicious!! He doesn't measure, but I pretty sure no matter how much you put in of each of these ingredients you can't ruin it!

INGREDIENTS:

Strawberries
cinnamon 
sugar
Flaky biscuits
Marshmallows

DIRECTIONS:

1. Mash up your strawberries with a little cinnamon and sugar.

2. Flatten the biscuits and spread the strawberry mixture inside.

3. Fold over the biscuits.

4. Top with cinnamon and marshmallows.

5. Cook according to the biscuit's package directions.