Thursday, July 31, 2008


It's time to reconnect with your best girlfriends. Pick out a great chic flick (27 Dresses, P.S. I Love You) call the girls over and don't forget a fabulous treat!!! This doesn't have to be stressful it just has to be fun and spontaneous. Make some cupcakes or delicious carmel popcorn, a few chocolate covered strawberries (ours are dipped in pink chocolate from wedding section at Walmart or cake decorating isle at Hobby Lobby) and your favorite Sonic beverage and that's all there is to it!!! Don't forget to drizzle a little melted chocolate on the plate, then set your glass on top of it (this will work as a great glue to keep that glass in its place)! Now it can't get much better; a good movie, great treats and your best girlfriends that's all we need to make our week complete!
LOVE, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


This may sound a little crazy but our kids started school today!!! We both have kindergartners that are so excited they can hardly stand it! Marla's son is her oldest, so her first to enter elementary (remember the innocence). My little one is my last and told me today she could no longer be my baby!!!! Needless to say, I shed a few tears when she so eagerly let her fingers slip through mine as the teacher called them in. A few weeks ago she and I went to DEAR LIZZIE our favorite store in Alpine. She found a little purse she decided should be her backpack but it just needed a little extra help! So I whipped out the hot glue gun, a flower, ribbon scraps and WAA-LAA!!! So grab your daughters old backpack, embellish it, it will be good as new and save you a little money!!! Have fun, and a wonderful new school year!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Can you believe what we have come up with now??? Yes, it's true live flowers on your front door. We have taken a straw bag that we purchased at Roberts and filled it with potted flowers. What a better way to brighten up your summer front door decor. You can use any summer straw bag, ours is lined with a plastic pot liner and then we also filled the bottom half with the liners that the flowers came in, this will allow it to drain and it will not be very heavy. Then we set a variety of annuals in the top and filled in the gaps with potting soil. Remember when you water the flowers pull the basket away from the door so the water won't leak onto your door. Also just a little bit of water each day works best. Add lots of colorful ribbon to make it pop. The "SUMMER" plaque is from Rod Works. So, change up your front door, leave a comment and you could BE OUR NEXT WINNER!!!! We are giving away everything you need to create this yourself-your PRIZE PACKAGE will include: a straw bag, ribbon and a $10 gift card to Home Depot!!!!!!!! You have til midnight on SUNDAY to leave your comments!!!!!


LOVE, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, July 28, 2008


It's Glitter Monday but today there is no modge-podge needed! Get salon glittered nails for a fraction of the cost. The glitter finger nails last about a week if your a mom who gets her hands dirty, the toes 2-3 weeks for a flip flop girl. Back in the party and wedding section of Walmart they now carry Martha Stewart Brand!!! Her glitter is by far the prettiest, oh I forgot to mention this is the fine glitter! The regular glitter peals right off, the fine glitter you may have used for scrapbooking etc.
FIRST: Coat nails with a clear nail polish (richer color is achieved with a colored polish that coordinates with the glitter but is not necessary).
SECOND: Drop glitter onto toes and fingers shaking off excess, allow to dry.
THIRD: Apply clear topcoat, allow to dry and wa-la!!!!!
TIP: Polish and glitter that slips onto skin will peel right off when dry so don't ruin your nails trying to remove it while they are still wet.

This is so simple and fun, you are going to love it!!!!! Have a glitterlicious loving week!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, July 25, 2008


We wanted to share with you a few of our favorite drink recipes. We use these for parties, get -togethers, bunco, showers, basically anytime. You can make a little or a lot!

1 Tbsp. Citric Acid
1 Tbsp. Lemon Extract
2 1/2 Cups Sugar
5 Qts. Ice Water
*Mix together and add a few lemon slices.

1 Liter No-Name Brand Diet Sprite
1 Can Cran-Raspberry Concentrate
1 Can White Grape Juice Concentrate
*Mix and add ice (Sonic is the best of course, we just buy it by the bag full) Add some berries for a fun flare.

3 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Lime - cut into fourths
* Blend in a blender using the "PULSE" button, pulse 10 times (Do NOT blend more then this or it will leave a rind taste. Then add:
1 Tbs. Sweetened Condensed Milk- Pulse 2 more times. To remove large pieces of lime pour through a strainer and serve over ice.

These are all crowd pleasers. So use them the next time you need to make a fabulous refreshing drink!!!! P.S. You can get these jars at Wal-mart or Target, they come in a few different sizes and they have lids.
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, July 24, 2008


If you are lucky enough to live in the great state Utah-you are celebrating our state holiday today----Pioneer Day! The 24 th of July is celebrated almost the same as the 4th of July: Parades, BBQ, Fireworks, Family and Friends. We remember our pioneer heritage, the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on this day in 1847! What brave wonderful men, women and children who crossed the plains facing harsh weather, horrible conditions and unfamiliar territory. We honor them and remember them this day- we are grateful for their strength, perseverance, hard work, faith and dedication that brought them here. We are blessed to live in this great state and especially here along the beautiful Wasatch Front!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


A fun way to sweeten up your kitchen is with decorated cakes and cupcakes, actually most desserts will work. For faux frosting use a little water, flour, shortening and food coloring, mix to a paste like consistency. It looks great-it just won't taste great. Just bake your cake like usual and frost it using your favorite cake decorating tools. Add a few embellishments: jewels, crowns, pearls etc. We leave these out for weeks at a time, they are great to sit out on your favorite cake plate or dish. After the frosting is completely hard (which takes a few days) you can spray a coat of clear acrylic or varnish to make the frosting shine! Everyone will ooh and aah over the sweet creations you have made.
Love, The Tipsy Girls

P.S. Make sure you warn your husbands, teenagers and toddlers these are not good to eat. There has been a few disappointed taste testers around our homes!!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Hooray our winner for today is: Comment #37 The Johnson Family!!!!! Mike picked the lucky number-this is truly random-we actually don't read the comments until after the number is picked. So, thank-you all for leaving comments we wish we had a jewlery set for everyone!!!! More great giveaways to come.......

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, July 21, 2008


We have had such a great response about the glitter cups that we featured on our very first day of blogging, we thought we would show you some of the latest creations. We gave the instructions on how to make them but, we have had many people ask if we will just make a cup for them. So, the answer is yes. We will now be selling our Glitterlicious Glitter Cups. Leave us a comment anytime if you are interested. Happy Glittering!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, July 18, 2008


Well instead of take-out make it yourself. We thought we would leave you a few Chinese recipes that you may want to try this weekend!!!


1 lb Lean Sausage, 1 Egg, 1 small can Tiny Shrimp, 1 can fine chopped Water Chestnuts (4oz.), 3/4 cup Celery, 4 Green Onions chopped, 1 pkg. Wonton Skins.
*Brown the sausage,drain off the fat. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, put a spoonful of the mixture on the center of the wonton skin. Dip your finger in a small bowl of water and run your finger on two sides of the skin, fold over forming a triangle and pinch the edges together. Make all of them while your oil is heating up. Deep fry in 365 degree oil until brown. Remove with tongs and drain on a paper towel. Use sweet and sour sauce to dip them in.


2/3 cup Brown Sugar, 1 tsp. Ketchup, 1 tsp. Soy Sauce, 2 Tbs. Cornstarch with water, 2/3 cup Pineapple Juice, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1 tsp. Lemon Juice.
*Mix all ingredients together, except for the cornstarch/water, bring to a boil. Now add the cornstarch and water together and stir into the sauce and boil, stirring constantly until thick.


1/4 cup Oil, 2 Eggs (beaten), 2 chopped Green Onions, 1 cup diced Ham, 1/2 cup Frozen Petite Peas, 2 Tbs.Soy Sauce, 1 Tbs. Sugar, 2 cups Cold Cooked Rice.
* Heat oil, saute onion & ham, add rice, peas, soy sauce & sugar. Stir and heat then add beaten eggs.


1 lb. Boneless Pork, 1/4 cup Flour, 2 Tbs. Cornstarch, 1 Egg, 1 (10 oz.) can Pineapple, drain and save juice, 1/4 cup Brown Sugar, 1/4 cup Vinegar, 1 tsp. Soy Sauce, 1 Carrot sliced thin, 1 minced clove of garlic, 1/2 cup chopped Green Onion, 1 tsp. salt, 1Tbs. Cornstarch, Vegetable Oil.
*Cut pork into chunks, heat oil in large skillet. Mix flour, 2Tbs. Cornstarch, 1/4 cup Cold water, 1/2 tsp salt and egg with a hand beater until smooth. Stir pork into batter until well coated. Add pork pieces to the oil about 20 pieces at a time, turn 2-3 times until golden brown. Drain on paper towel then place cooked pieces in a 300 degree oven to keep warm. Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to make 1 cup. Heat brown sugar, vinegar, 1/2 tsp. salt, pineapple juice, soy sauce, carrots and garlic bring to a boil in large pot, then reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 6 minutes until carrots are tender. Mix 1 Tbs. cornstarch and 1 Tbs. cold water, then stir into sauce. Add pork, pineapple chunks and pepper to the sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, boil about 1 minutes. Serve with ham fried rice.


Thursday, July 17, 2008


Now, everyone has seen a baby diaper cake at least once at a baby shower, well this is a great way to reinvent that. Marla's friend Jenni is patiently waiting for her baby boy and baby girl to arrive this fall. Of course, with twins she will definitely need a lot of diapers! With a little ribbon, tulle and small baby items you can turn a few packs of diapers into a fun gift. This cake has small items like, shoes, onesies, washcloths, a hat, bracelet and a hanging growth chart. Any small baby item can easily be attached with a little ribbon oh, and the cake is just sitting on a large plastic plate.
Congratulations Jenni!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Yea we have another fabulous giveaway today!!!! This is a beautiful black Dorian set which includes a necklace, bracelet and earrings from Paisley Lane Handcrafted Jewelry. We don't know how Nataile Jane found our blog but we are glad she did!!! When we get comments we like looking at the blogspot from whoever left the comment. We have never met Natalie but it has been fun getting to know her through emails and comments. Her blog is darling and her jewelry is beautiful so check her out at ! Thank you Natalie for the fabulous jewelry giveaway!!!!!! So ladies to enter just leave those comments we love them! The contest ends Monday July 21st and we will announce the winner on Tuesday! Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

THE WINNER IS.........................

THE WINNER IS VZJ!!!!! COMMENT #27. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Now we want everyone to know that our giveaways are truly random!!!! We take the total number of comments and have Tonia's teenage son pick one number and that's our winner!!! And of course we don't mind, make as many comments as you would like and increase your odds. We have another giveaway really soon...........
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, July 14, 2008


Tonia had looked at this piece many times and once it went on clearance she couldn't resist. She knew she could turn this ordinary candelabra into an extraordinary candelabra and that's exactly what she did. Once again with a little MP&G, paint and ribbon you can transform just about anything!!!! The ribbon running down the center adds a little extra elegance. This was on the Miss Syracuse stage and was truly stunning. Tonia used floral foam and moss for the base to hold fresh roses from her yard!!! It now is beautifully displayed in her kitchen. When you find something that you like but its just not quite right remember our favorite transformation tools are MP&G!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, July 11, 2008


It's giveaway day girls!!! Make a comment on our blog and you will be entered to win this fun, fabulous Over The Tipsy Top mirror!!! Our winner will be 'crowned' on Tuesday July 15th, good luck and have a terrific weekend!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, July 10, 2008


We hope you can tell that this is a picture of a large 36X56" mirror, (we found out it's a little tricky taking a picture of a mirror)??? This mirror was used in one corner of the stage. One day as Tonia and I were walking through my house to see if we could use anything for pageant decor, Tonia spotted this mirror in the corner of my garage-it was in my eBay pile of things to get rid of. Tonia said "we need to use that for the pageant". As Tonia and I talked about how we could use it we thought about having a vinyl crown made for it- soon the idea changed to a chandelier, we used the picture from pack of note cards that I had. Kelli from 'Lines To Live By' used the card and was able to print this beautiful vinyl chandelier. The clutter cluster bow adds dimension and personality to now one of my favorite pieces in my home. I was getting rid of the mirror because my home decor is mostly Tuscan, but now this mirror is in the corner of my front room. I love the sparkle and pop it adds to a room that has mostly dark, rich colors in it!!!! We both have many mirrors in our homes, a mirror can help any space feel more open and spacious. Vinyl is very affordable and it will peel off when you are ready for a change. You can have just about anything printed on vinyl. So, find your favorite saying, picture, symbol, initial etc. and have it made into a vinyl sticker. Add a fabulous, Over The Tipsy Top look to any mirror in your house!!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


For the next few days we will be posting ideas from the Miss Syracuse stage! It all started a few months ago when I decorated for Jaclyn's baby shower. Myself, Jami and her sisters made pink and green tissue-paper flowers for hours on end-but it was worth it because as you can see, they looked great hanging around the room. The giant clutter clusters for the stage came to life after Tonia and I bounced ideas back and forth, they looked so good at the shower why not make them in a much larger scale for the stage? Now, you may not be decorating a stage but, your next party needs some for sure. These clutter clusters big or small are light weight, so you can easily hang them from the ceiling, light fixture, covered deck or patio. All you need is large paper dunage (the paper that stores like PotteryBarn, Tai-pan etc. wrap your purchases in), cellophane,tissue paper, ribbon and wire.

Step 1: layer one sheet of dunage and a sheet of cellophane, do this 4 times. Gather together in the center and wrap with a thin wire.

Step 2:, repeat step 1, then twist the wire together. This is also the time to attach your ribbon. (so you can hang it)

Step 3: now separate the sheets, forming one large ball.

Step 4: Heat up the glue gun, bunch up a sheets of tissue paper, cellophane, netting or any great item and get gluing. Just place the bunched up end towards the center of the clutter cluster and secure each bunch with a little hot glue.

String them with Christmas lights for a warm, elegant look. Trim the ends if needed.

The ones from the baby shower are easy too. They are made with about 8 sheets of tissue paper; fold accordion style, twist the center with wire, add ribbon, using scissors round the ends of the tissue paper, separate each sheet and hang!!!!

Go Over The Tipsy Top for your next party!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Now, as most of you know Marla and I live in the great city of Syracuse and love it!!! What a better way to get involved in your city then to volunteer! We both volunteer on the Miss Syracuse Committee and have had a fun time getting to know terrific people in our community. Marla has been on the committee for several years and next year will be the new director!!!
This was my first experience with a pageant, there is so much more involved than I would have ever expected. I have had the opportunity to decorate many homes for myself and clients but never a huge auditorium. My son asked if all the stress and mess we had created of our house was worth it, while we tried to clean up around cluster balls and ribbon. After weeks of preparation the day had arrived to execute the plan. It was overwhelming to be honest, I was so nervous but decided to behave my way through it. Thanks to my dear friends pitching in and working hard it turned out FABULOUS!! As soon as my son saw the finished product he had to agree it was worth the craziness at our house. It was a great learning experience for my whole family!!
Now it's your turn- get out there and get involved with the city you live in. There are many volunteer opportunities at your local library, school, church, community center, senior citizen center etc. Everyone is busy but, a few hours can really make a difference. Most cities post a listing at city hall of current volunteer needs-so check it out, and then leave us a comment on what you do in your community!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, July 7, 2008


Happy 8th Birthday Chloe!!! What a better way to celebrate a special 8th birthday then with 8 cupcake "cakes". Thanks to my great sister-in-laws we completed all of the decorating in no time at all!!

When you walk into either one of our kitchens you will see at least one cake stand or cake plate, they can be a wonderful decorating accessory!!! On Tonia's kitchen counter she has one glittered with silver and embellished with wonderful treasures. And, one of Marla's cake stand recently broke at the base but was easily fixed with superglue, Mod-Podge and purple glitter (now known as: MP&G). So, next time you have something broken think again before you toss it, use a little MP&G! Now, go out a get some great cake stands. Happy Glittering!!!!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, July 4, 2008


Happy 4th of July!!!! We hope you are celebrating this wonderful holiday with your family and friends. We wanted to use this day to express our gratitude for this terrific land that we live in. We are truly blessed! We are thankful to the men and women who have fought for this country, we honor those who have lost their lives fighting for freedom. We are grateful for the men and women who continue to protect our freedom today. We live in a land with terrific opportunities, beautiful places and remarkable people. Take time today to reflect on what our country means to you. Fly the flag high and be proud to be an American! May God Bless the USA!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, July 3, 2008


It's time to pack up and head to the park for the 4th of July festivities. All you need are a few treats, drinks, friends and family. We wanted to give you our list of things every girl needs to bring........ lip-stick/gloss, Cornflake Candy Surprise (or your favorite snack), drinks(we of course stop at Sonic for our Coke and Diet Coke but, don't forget water and juice for the kids), glow sticks, pop-rocks, sparklers & snaps are always a favorite. But this year don't forget a great patriotic book and a few flashlights. As the sun is setting take the time to read to the kids, and lets face it, kids of all ages love a good book. Now everyone knows the essentials; bring a pack of hand wipes and throw in a kitchen towel, for all the spills and messes that are bound to happen. Don't forget the dollar store bowl for your treats, just put a little saran-wrap over the top and off you go. One more thing, we are so over plastic grocery sacks, you can toss one in the bottom of your basket for garbage but do not use it to carry all your stuff---No No No!!!! If you don't want to carry a basket use a cute straw bag, beach bag something other then a plastic bag. Doing a couple extra things can make your fireworks Over The Tipsy Top!!!!!!!

Marla's mom always made Cornflake Candy Surprise when she was growing up and it's a favorite! It's perfect for a day at the park, zoo, in the car, Lake Powell just about anywhere and it's quick and easy to make.......


6 Cups Cornflakes, 3/4 Cup Light corn syrup, 3/4 Cup Peanut Butter, 3/4 Cup Brown sugar, 1 Cup Coconut. Use a large pan melt the corn syrup and sugar-bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add the peanut butter & stir in the corn flakes and coconut. Store in an air tight container, you can also add nuts, chocolate chips or raisins (My family likes it as is though). P.S. if you need a double batch just make it twice, for some reason anytime I try to double it, it just doesn't turn out as well.

Enjoy your 4th of July Firework Frenzy!!! Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


We had a great time meeting Jessica---our apron winner!!! We met her for lunch and enjoyed getting to know her. Lunch out with no kids of course we had fun! When it was all over we made her model her hot new apron and doesn't she look fabulous!!! Thanks to everyone who entered and remember there are many more terrific give- aways to come, stay tuned..................................................

Love, The Tipsy Girls