Thursday, October 30, 2008


Now, did you really expect the Tipsy Girls to celebrate Halloween without glitter makeup. Absolutely not!!!! You'll need to double click on the picture to get a good close up. The darling girls at the Mac counter assured us that although body glitter is not meant for eye lids it is safe for the evening!!! The glitter needs to adhere to a cream base. Meaning... creamy eye shadow, liquid foundation, etc. Next, use a small flat makeup brush to pat the glitter into the creamy base. A small amount may fall on cheeks but that just adds to the look. It's that simple, our glitter and cream shadow is from the Mac counter but any product similar will do the trick!! If you have girls at home just dig through that messy drawer in the bathroom!!! This Gorgeous Glitter eye is great for little girls or glitzy moms!!! Have a Glitter-licious evening!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


It's almost time for the big day, Halloween is upon us. So gather your friends and neighbors together and celebrate. We are having a potluck dinner right before the trick-or-treaters go out. Hopefully we'll have some neighbors come we've never done this before!! This Halloween don't let those empty planters and urns go unused. Fill them with water and right before guests arrive drop in the dry ice!!! This is so fun for kids and adults. If your planter has a whole in the bottom use a bucket etc. inside to get the same effect. If you have multiple urns you can also float candles in them for the evening. When you buy your dry ice make sure they wrap it really well, preferably in butcher paper. It can evaporate before you even get to it!!!! Have a fabulously spooky night!!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, October 27, 2008


We announced last week the winner of our baby giveaway was lucky #16 Kari....who is expecting a little girl this month!!!! We wanted to show you just what she will be receiving.....some of our favorites. Now we both love Christmas and this is the perfect time to add an ornament to any gift that you are giving. (but actually you could add an ornament anytime from about July to February, because the stores seem to have their Christmas stuff out for that long)! The classic piggy bank is always a nostalgic favorite, don't forget another classic; a great measuring-growth chart. Now for a new little girl she has to have a bracelet, let's face it that has to be a main staple to every girls outfit!!!!! A couple onesies and Kari's baby package is complete! Congratulations Kari!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, October 23, 2008


My mother-in-law makes these and they are delicious. She is a wonderful baker, I am a little nervous to try it on my own. Unless you have a sweet lady in your life that will make this for you, you have got to try it on your own!!!

Have a delicious day and enjoy anxiously anticipating the holidays!!!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Pumpkin Roll


Powdered sugar

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

6 tablespoons butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Powdered sugar
Pumpkin Roll Servings: 10

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle towel with powdered sugar; set aside.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and sugar in large bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts.
3. Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen and turn cake onto towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack.
4. Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter and vanilla in small bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


A cornucopia is actually a very simple project to complete because there really is no right or wrong. Michael's Craft Store, Roberts Crafts or your local craft store will have traditional cornucopias like this one. If you are lucky enough to have a design store close to you they may carry rusty iron cornucopias that are wonderful. If you are going to use fresh cut stems use what you can find in your environment. Consider where you live and find plants, flowers, trees, even palm trees, that grow in your area to fill the cornucopia. Start with floral foam that has been saturated in water, to completely saturate it will take a couple of hours at least. Then cover in floral moss, start adding your cut stems. Gradually fill the cornucopia as if things were just spilling out. To embellish use ribbon, fresh flowers, or mini pumpkins (sprayed with gold spray paint and, or glitter spray of course)!!! Remember this project is simple, its not meant to be hard, don't over think it and use what is in your own environment so your able to keep the cost low!!! Elegant and beautiful does not have to have an extravagant price tag.

We hope to inspire you this year to entertain and create wonderful moments for you, your family and friends. Moments and memories are what really make life Over the Tipsy Top!!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


For this great centerpiece you will need orange flowers, skewers, floral foam, pumpkin stem, and leaves. Soak your floral foam until saturated, this will keep your flowers fresh for a few days. Insert skewer into pumpkin stem then insert into floral foam. Start adding flowers, if your stems are delicate use skewer to make whole, then insert stem of flower. Create your pumpkin then top it off with leaves from the garden etc. Thanksgiving day everyone will be so impressed with your creation just set it out on a cake stand and wah-lah!!!! Giving Thanks never looked so good!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, October 20, 2008


Layers of snow-white whipped cream and spiced pumpkin mousse create a festive dessert for the holiday season. Top with chocolate curls for an elegant presentation.

5 large egg yolks
1 cup(s) sugar
31/2 cup(s) heavy cream
15 ounce(s) canned pumpkin
2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon(s) ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
2 tablespoon(s) dark rum(optional)
1 teaspoon(s) powdered gelatin
3 ounce(s) shaved dark chocolate
1.Fill a large bowl halfway with ice water and set aside.
2.Whisk the yolks, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, and 3/4 cup cream together in a medium saucepan. Heat while stirring continuously with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon over medium-low heat, until thickened and the mixture coats the spatula -- about 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and set over the ice bath. Stir to cool.
3.Add pumpkin, vanilla, spices, and salt to the egg mixture. Stir 1 tablespoon rum and 1 teaspoon gelatin together in a small bowl. Heat the remaining tablespoon rum, and stir in to the gelatin mixture until dissolved. Gently whisk into the pumpkin mixture. Beat 1/2 cup cream to stiff peaks, and fold into pumpkin mixture. Pour into a shallow dish, cover and chill until cold and thick enough to fall from a spoon in heavy dollops -- about 8 hours or up to overnight.
4.Beat the remaining cream and sugar to stiff peaks. Alternately layer the pumpkin mousse and whipped cream in a glass serving dish. Sprinkle the chocolate shavings between top two layers. Serve chilled.
It's crazy but the Holidays are upon us, enjoy every minute, don't let the stress over take the moments.
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, October 17, 2008


Seriously, these are life threatening but worth it!! They are covered in thorns and also the best orange berries. When I saw them on the street corner I new they had to come to my house for my fall decor. So Marla and I hit the Road with clippers in hand risking our lives for decor!!! We had to laugh because it is really right on a busy corner and if any of our friends saw us they would know exactly what we were up too!!! This wasn't my first offense, I will knock on any one's door in search of FABULOUS branches for my house. They just have to look overgrown and people are more than willing to let you cut away. The strange looks are just part of the fun. Leave your kids at home though, they are mortified by such a mother!!!!!

Have fun cutting, think out of the box!!!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Okay, lets start with the clutter bow and sparkly glasses. The clutter bow is achieved with scraps of random ribbon the base of the ribbon needs to provide bulk so use tissue paper, cellophane or gift wrap. The base here is Christmas gift wrap crinkled, yes, Christmas but it coordinated with the Halloween ribbon and no one new the difference!!!! The glitter glasses have been on the blog before, now we have them in every color and they have come in very handy!!! Remember, two coats of very fine glitter, still using my Martha Stewart jumbo pack from summer glitter toes. So far I've done 30 glasses so this glitter really goes further than you would expect. Very tedious project though!
The bug-ilicious punch--Diet sprite (two liter), 1 frozen concentrate limeaid, 1/2 frozen concentrate o.j.--SO GOOD!!!
Marla's gift was in the center of the hu-bub under a tall cake dome, then other gifts from friends surrounded the base. So dang cute!! It would be even cuter if your guest got to keep the cake plate and dome but this is one of my favorite so no dice!!!
One more shot of the cake, gave you the recipe yesterday!!!!
I don't know about you but there are a lot of October birthdays around here so hopefully you can take some of these ideas and make your next party Over The Tipsy Top!!!!!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


SURPRISE!!!! We pulled it off a great birthday surprise!! We had great food, great friends, and lots of fun!!! I have to apologize, I'm in charge of the blog this week and I forgot to post yesterday and I'm not getting much Thanksgiving done, sorry. I may have to extended it into next week.

Marla's cake was a Halloween delight, my daughter and I have had this cake for our birthdays since we were little its called a Chocolate Torte any party will be a hit with this sensational treat!!!

2 Chocolate cake mixes bake as directed, 2 round 9in pans

2 8oz cream cheese, 1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar, 2 tsp vanilla, dash of salt--blend ingredients

3 cups whip cream, whip, then fold into other ingredients

When cakes are cool, cut in half, then layer frosting, you should have four layers that can be exposed or covered with rest of frosting. Keep in refrigerator, best if cooled over night then served.

This is great for any birthday or holiday.....DELICIOUS!!!!!

Happy Birthday Marla!!!!

Love, Tipsy Girl Tonia

Monday, October 13, 2008


Well, we've done our best to help you celebrate the holiday in style. This week we'll focus on Thanksgiving but we can't leave this holiday celebration without a Glitter Cup!!!! The orange and black makes the best Halloween cup, the lime green is cute but not Halloween enough!!! So have fun, make a mess, have girlfriends over, glitter with the kids, most important make moments that create memories!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, October 10, 2008


Well, the witches were out and about last night and it was a haunting great time!!!! Tonia & Amy hosted a Girlfriend Witches Night that was an absoutlte hit. The withces flew in around 7:30 last night and the festivites began to brew!!! We enjoyed fabulous food , treats, games and prizes!! So, if you are thinking it's time for some witchy fun, invite your girlfriends over and make sure they know costumes are required!!!! Happy Haunting!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

OH BABY BABY..........

Mirror, Mirror, on the blog who is the fairest prego of them all!!!! Could it be.....could it might, be the fairest of The Tipsy Top Girls!!!! What...!!! already in her 2nd trimester!!! You heard it here first, Marla and her husband Adam are Over The Tipsy Top with JOY!!!! In celebration of The Great Event we our doing a baby giveaway, these are onesies wrapped around a sucker to create the cutest baby gift ever!! The winner can choose boy or girl and the sucker as well as other baby items will be delivered for you or a girlfriend!!!! This event has been highly anticipated and anxiously awaited!!! Congratulations guys!

Love ya, Tipsy Girl Tonia

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Tonia and I wanted to show you our favorite Halloween items, now it was not easy for us to choose one item each but, we finally narrowed it down.....My favorite Halloween item is this fabulous fancy Halloween witch, she is made out of a hard paper-mache, plaster. I love the detail, glitter and the plum and gold colors. I think this is my favorite item because it's different and a little funky. I use my black cake plate to place her on and together its Halloween Magic. Tonia's favorite Halloween item is this fantastic witch picture. This picture was a gift from one of her close friends. She loves the glittered mat and frame. This will absolutely be a Halloween favorite for years to come!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, October 6, 2008


Well it is obvious we love to decorate and Halloween is no exception. While our husbands shake their heads, we just continue to fill every nook and cranny with Haunting decor! We both have Halloween Trees in our homes-decorating trees is no longer only for Christmas. The Salt Lake Tribune recently had an article that talked about how people in Utah are decorating for Halloween just as much as they do for Christmas----and we believe it! There are just so many fabulous things to make your house Spectacularly Spooky-how can we resist! We hope you are enjoying this Halloween season just as much as we are!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, October 3, 2008


Now, we had to share this great find with you.....this paper mache skull is from Lowes and it was only $5.97!!!!! It looks great just the way it is or make it even better with a little GLITTER. Now, they have skulls for sale at PotteryBarn like this for $19 and the size is 3"X6". This one from Lowes is 9" and the we used about $1 in MP&G! So, if you need to top off your Halloween decor this will do the trick. We used silver with a touch of gold but be crazy and use black glitter with a little bit of orange, or use green with a little bit of purple anything will look fabulous! Happy Haunting!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Oh, you are going to be so sad if you did not get all the goods from the Dollar Store!!!! These have turned out so great!! The containers of little skulls are probably our favorite. We love the embellished signs too!! The sucker garland we made last year but it was the item we were so excited to see was still perfect!!! We didn't know if the suckers would make it a whole year. This is so great inexpensive decor turned OVER THE TIPSY TOP!!!! Don't forget to double click on the images to see the detail, everything is pretty self explanatory except maybe the sucker garland. Oh, the bottom of the skull jars first has a grocery bag in it, then then we dumped glitter over it then added the skulls. The sucker garland takes a bit of effort and purchases. Purchase cording, ribbon is not strong enough to support the weight. Cellophane will rip so use Walmart clear party bags. They are in the party section, 20 in a package for about 2 bucks, they are our favorite we buy them in droves!!! While your at Walmart grab Halloween skinny ribbon for the suckers to hang. Also grab fat ribbon and tulle!!! Wah-Lah you now have the ingredients for FABULOUSNESS!!!!!

Have a Glorious day Creating Girls!!!!

Love, the Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Don't you just love Apothecary Jars, well we candy and treats are usually a sure favorite to fill up these jars---but, it is great to be creative and fill them with fun holiday decor. These bones are the ones we showed you a few weeks ago from Dollar Tree. They have many great uses: not only for the jars but, they have holes in each end so you could string them for garland, you could use them for that Halloween party your hosting, as a food marker. Use a permanent marker and write the name of the dip, soup, appetizer, etc. that you are serving and place it right in the bowl. Fill your jars up with bones, spiders, skulls, bats anything festive and don't forget to leave a few jars for candy!!
**We have about a week or so left of Halloween ideas and then we will be starting Christmas, can you believe it's almost here? So, keep blogging-in for gift ideas, decor and more!**
Love, The Tipsy Girls