Friday, August 29, 2008


What better way to start the school year.......then to have your kids give their teachers a fabulous Glitter Cup! Our kids teachers went crazy over them!!!! We didn't know just how this cup would turn out-but it has been one of our favorites! If you don't have the time to get this done, let us know and we will do it for you! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, August 28, 2008


What a great way to sweeten up those back to school blues....... we think a Giant Lollipop just might do the trick. You can get these at Walgreen's or Dollar Tree for only a $1!!! Now they look OK in the package, but it is time to make them Over The Tipsy Top...... take off that plastic wrap, use cellophane with bright ribbon and they are a perfect treat. Send one to school for that 'favorite teacher', 'favorite friend' or for your 'favorite student'!!!! YUM!
P.S. For all of you that have 'boys' this is for you----we are doing an 'All Boys Week' next week!!!! We both have 2 boys and we do have a few fun things to share so stay tuned!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Well I don't know about you but I'm tired of running back to the store for more school supplies! It is costing a fortune!! Although these beauties will not break the bank at all!! Grab all your scraps and the supplies you have already purchased and bling, bling, bling!! Feathers, jewels, pipe cleaners, ribbon, wire garland, even TREATS, add a little hot glue and off to school!! Your happy campers will be excited and anxious to learn!! This project takes just minutes so have some fun together!! With enough BLING we are bound to see A's all the way!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


Its time to get ready for school!! School supplies have actually come along way, but they just need that extra little push to make them Over the Tipsy Top!! Your girls will be so excited to do homework with this great folder. You can pick up the basic glittered folder at Wal-mart they have several styles available. Use tulle ribbon, wrap around the front page of folder. This allows the ribbon to be removed, the tulle has a lot of stretch so it won't slip off. Tie a bow at the top and start adding strips of ribbon about 4 inches long. You only need to tie the ribbon once, pull tightly, it will stay in place there is no need for a full knot. Alternate ribbon until the tulle is covered, the more ribbon, texture, and pattern, the better!! When finished add a few pieces of tulle ribbon so your finished product flows well. This is just basic, it took 20 minutes and my youngest daughter can do it she is 5. It's a great project for your girls to do themselves, it gives them something to be proud of and show off at school. Sorry, I couldn't think of anything original for boys but I'm not giving up yet!!! If you are not a ribbon scrap saver, start now just throw scraps in a zip lock. Do not go buy bulk ribbon for this project if you don't have extra ribbon lying around, you will spend a fortune. Keep it simple and inexpensive, go to your local fabric store and get ribbon by the yard. I think they sell it as small as a quarter of a yard which would cost less than 30 cents. Three dollars worth of ribbon should do the trick. If you don't have a fabric store close try Wal-mart or the dollar store. Have a great time and best of luck this school year!!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, August 25, 2008


How GREAT-----Flower embellished 'Fly Swatters' and the very best part we didn't have to do it! These terrific finds are from "Dollar Tree" -Hooray! They come in a few different colors, we just added a bit of ribbon and there you go. We of course have them for ourselves but we have given a few away too. They are fun, cute, crazy and they are only $1 so, killing those pesky flies has never been so fashionable!!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, August 22, 2008


So here are some of my favorites at the moment!! My favorites usually change when my decor color changes, weird I know!! This summer my kitchen decor has been pink, it has been so fun because my house is very Old World so it is an unexpected twist. Autumn is almost upon us when my colors will go rich and dark, then of course Halloween, strangely my favorites come and go with my decor!! My flower spatula from William Sonoma, all should have one. My "EATS" jar was purchased at the Country Living Fair in Ohio last fall it was a great time with girlfriends so it seems to be sentimental and only the treats change. My pink toaster is the BOMB!! This I do love, I also have the pots, pans, beaters etc. My husband hooked me up a couple of Christmas's ago, despite his sarcasm, he is the best gift giver!! My dish soap dispenser is the best, best, best!!! Hobby Lobby is where you will find this gem. So you don't have to ask about the soap, it is a mixer of bright pink and cloudy white. My Nordstrom oil and vinegar is always my favorite no matter what time of year!! Balsamic vinegar is my favorite, these bottles are sold in the Nordstrom Cafe for $12.00. I just refill mine, they are also a great gift!!! My pink petals all purpose solution, let me be was pink, at the dollar store, and smells good. Oh, and the bottle is cute! Do I need to say more, it just makes me happy to clean up with it. I can't really tell what it does, my kitchen counter looks nice and clean though! Oddly enough, Marla had never shopped at the dollar store until I took her there. Please don't tell me there are more like her out there, dollar store virgins, you must experience them they are fabulous!!! Although, ours is brand new and is still clean which makes shopping there so much more fun, but I'm not afraid of the dives either!! So girls, go spice up the kitchen fashionista style!!!

Love, Tonia

It was so fun to read your favs, keep us posted on all your favs for fall!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, August 21, 2008


We hope you liked our favorite kitchen decor, we also wanted to share with you our favorite kitchen tools.......Most of my favorite things are basics, they are probably my favorites because I use them all the time. The first one on my list is the 'OXO Salad Spinner', if you don't already have it, you need to go get it! I don't use bagged lettuce but even if I did I would still rinse it and this great little thing just spins all the H2O right out of the lettuce-I think it makes your lettuce a bit more crisp too????? I use my 3 'Pink Mixing Bowls' for just about everything-and every kitchen needs a fun set of mixing bowls. My 'Pink Tongs' I use for so many things from, cooking meat, to pasta noodles, to turning bacon, I found these at Target last year during the month of October when they do all the fabulous pink stuff for Breast Cancer Awareness. Now, my measuring cups may look like your average measuring cups (which I do have) but these are 'Odd Size Measuring Cups & Spoons' like: 2/3 Cup , 3/4 Cup, 1 1/2 Cups and 2 Cups. The measuring spoons are 1/2 Tablespoon, 2 Tablespoons etc. I found them at Williams-Sonoma and they are a must for any kitchen because I use them for almost every recipe. Of course the standard Pampered Chef 'Mini Spatula' is a fav. and my 'Stainless Can Strainer' from Target. The white & black 'Mixing Hands' my mom found for me at Christensen's Home in St. George. They are terrific, I use them to toss and mix salads, pasta, etc. You can also, use them to serve with. Love love
love 'um. My final kitchen favorite is my 'Jillie Willie Apron' it has a little pocket but the greatest thing is it has a small hand towel attached to it-let's face it when I am cooking I am constantly in need of a towel. You can find aprons, kitchen gloves and much more at So there you go, there are a few tools from my kitchen that I can't live without!!!! Oh, one more thing I didn't put in there are my 'Wilton Decorating Tools', if you ever decorate cakes or cupcakes you have to have a set!
Love, Marla

P.S. I should have probably put in the apron from Amy as one of my favorites and then I remembered, "Oh, yea I don't have one!!!!!!"

Let us know if there is anything in your kitchen that you just can't live without, because if we don't have it-we need to know about it!

Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


For all you dog lovers out there get a load of this, there is a great little spot in the corner of Tonia's kitchen for her best accessory........ First I need to say thanks for all my birthday wishes!!! It was a great birthday week, my friends were so good to me, I hope you didn't mind all the birthday blogging!! Now, back to my favorite spot in my kitchen, my doggy spot. I have a cute little yorkie named Louie, we adopted him, his name is short for Louie Vutton. I am also a Juicy Couture lover which is perfect because they make the most over the top doggy couture as well!! People give me a hard time because it is so girly, we had a girl yorkie first. She was so mean we had to sell her, she hated people!! My oldest son likes to tease that we give Louie breakfast in bed every morning because he leaves his posh house, to a silver tray to eat, where we pour his water from a silver tea pot. You might say he is a little spoiled, his own cologne, designer collars and leashes. He also has his own pair of jeans, leg warmers, and juicy couture coat lined with fur!!! Seriously, now that I've had to blog about it no wonder my husband gives me a hard time about his elaborate living quarters and designer clothing line. It's a little scary!!! Oh well, he is so dang cute!!! Please share your favorites with us, send pics, don't let me be over the top alone!!

Love, Tonia

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


This week we thought it might be fun to focus on our kitchens: our favorite kitchen decor and our favorite kitchen cooking tools! In Marla's kitchen you will find her favorite item is a picture that she has had stored away in her basement for many years......the picture was her Great-Grandma's. This winter when I was trying to organize my basement storage I came across this picture that my Great-Grandma had in her home, it was a beautiful water-color she bought back in the 1940's!!! I have had it for years but, I always thought it didn't really go with my style of decorating, I had no where to put it and so, it has just sat in storage collecting dust. When I came across it again I knew I had find a place for it somewhere in my house. It may not match my Tuscan Decor but, it has such a sentimental value I can't keep it in storage any longer. I hung it up above some of my kitchen cabinets, added a few side accessories and it all came together! I love the colors in this water-painting and I really think the mat in it, is fabulous: it's a Mirror! Well, after my fantastic picture find it has escalated from there.....I got out more of those boxes that I have had tucked away, things from my grandparents and great-grandparents and I have added many great family treasures through-out my home! I love that these items have 'a story', they add personality and character to my decor! So, take the time to go through those boxes, find some of your Granny's Great Stuff, pull it out and use it...they are great conversation pieces and they will add charm and history to your home!!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Monday, August 18, 2008


Our Glitter Cake Stand Birthday Giveaway winner is comment #4......Mindi-Congratulations! Thanks for all the Birthday Wishes! We both love cake stands, between the two of us we probably have about 30 different ones! We use them for cakes and cupcakes but also to decorate with and we love to give them as gifts! Cake stands make great birthday, wedding, and anniversary gifts. (Tai-Pan has a pretty good selection of them) Fill the inside with candles, decorating gels and sugars, cupcake papers and don't forget the Wilton icing paste (it's a favorite)! Get a great cake server to go with it, we found this high-heel server at Nordstrom Rack and we just couldn't resist. So, the next time you can't think of a fabulous gift to give remember a great cake stand will be Over The Tipsy Top!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Friday, August 15, 2008


This week has been so fun for me, I have loved celebrating with Tonia. I just wanted to show you some picture of how I wrapped up her gifts.......Now, of course I told you how to do the boxes on Wednesday so, I won't go into all that, I just used three different size boxes, coordinating paper, paint and glitter it was a fun, fast, project. I used the two larger boxes for her plates and the top had her pearls in it. You could make these boxes and give them as 'the gift', use them for a centerpiece or accent, storage etc. So, go Over The Tipsy Top the next time you need to wrap something up!!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Thursday, August 14, 2008


And the Birthday Celebration continues......we went to dinner last night and Tonia was our Birthday Girl guest of honor! The food was good but the conversation was even better, it was so great it made Char cry!!!! Thanks for a terrific night ladies! Now, you know Tonia and I both love our many dish sets, we also love MP&G so I thought why not but them all together. You can find these clear glass dessert plates at Walmart and of course you know the rest.......I used scrapbook paper, ric-rac, funky green string and MP&G for these cake plates. They are not the most practical plates but, they sure are fun. The only thing not fun about them is they are NOT dishwasher or microwave safe, you will have to wash them by hand and you probably shouldn't get the bottom of them wet. Other then that, you are good to go. Tonia I hope you love your new set of plates! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! P.S. I owe you a cake and then we can but these plates to good use! ENJOY!!!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


For Tonia's present I had found an extra chunky pink pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings that was the easy part but I just couldn't find the right box to put them in. When I was at Robert's craft store I found this brown scalloped chipboard box, with a few changes I knew it would work perfect for her fabulous new pearls. I started out by painting the inside pink, then I painted the top and bottom dark brown. (I left the sides of the box the original cardboard brown) After the paint dried it was time for MP&G and a little scrapbook paper. I needed a little more then just solid glitter for this project so I covered the lid top and sides with scrapbook paper. I did add a solid ring of glitter along the edge of the lid. Now as you can see, tissue paper would have worked just fine to sit those great pearls on, but I had to think of something a little Over The Tipsy Top instead, and pink cotton candy was the first thing to come to mind! I topped it all off with tulle, ribbon and a glittered chipboard "T" outline. I hope this sounds easy and fun to do because it truly was, so the next time you have a gift to give make the outside just as fabulous as what's inside. These chipboard boxes are at all craft stores, they come in a variety of sizes and shapes!
Happy Gift Giving!!!!
Love, The Tipsy Girls

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like Mother, Like Daughter isn't Tonia's Mom just as cute
as she is!!!!

Happy Birthday Girl!!!! Today is Tonia's actual 'birth' day but we celebrated yesterday! Before the festivities even began Tonia gave each of us a gift: a new Birthday, Shopping, Girls Day Out, glitter cup! This was her 'Thank-You' to us for coming to her shopping birthday party. Tonia you truly amaze me, I don't know how you have the time??? So, Thank-you for the glorious cups and for giving us all another reason to spend the day SHOPPING! After we filled our cups with our favorite Sonic beverage, we headed to Dear Lizzie for shopping, lunch, shopping and oh yea, more shopping! After we made our final selections we decided we better hit a few more stores. We stopped at a cute little store in Lehi: 'Bags That Fit' it has purses, things to organize your purse, jewelry and clothes. We couldn't pass up a few of our Salt Lake favorites, we shopped until our feet couldn't go anymore----well OK truthfully we shopped until Mike came to whisk Tonia away for their own 'birthday celebration'!!!
May All Your Birthday Wishes Come True!!!
Love, Marla

Monday, August 11, 2008


As Tonia and I became friends and got to know each other better we soon found out how many things we had in of them being our Birthdays! We LOVE our BIRTHDAYS and it's not just the day it's more like the whole week, well lets face it many years it just turns into a whole birthday month!!!!!!! It is Tonia's birthday tomorrow so today we are heading out for a girls day of birthday fun! To kick off her birthday week we have a GIVE-AWAY.....and what better thing to give away then a glitter cake stand for all the birthdays around your house. Just leave Tonia a birthday wish this week and you will be entered. P.S. the winner can choose her glitter color: silver, gold, black, pink, purple, blue,red or green! So leave those wishes and we will let you know who won next Monday.......
Check in each day for birthday celebrations and ideas!
Love, The Tipsy Girls