Wednesday, August 31, 2011



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It has been such a long time since I posted anything besides my children and baked goods. My time is pretty much consumed by these sweet subjects. I live in a bubble, smelling sugar and the back of my children's necks all day.

Time. Tick. Tock. Monday. Sunday. Gone. Another week without getting my nails done. Sebastian is crawling. Georgia is obsessed with lipstick! I discovered how to make the right shade of raspberry with food coloring. Time. Tick. Tock. Gone.

I am lost in the rush. I am not a good friend. Rush. Breakfast on the table. I organize my purse at stop lights. I need time for myself. I want to make a new dress. Pick up Georgia from school without flour on my leggings. Go on a date with my husband. Drink red wine.

And wear this.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sorry Mommy!


Sorry Mommy. In the last few hours, I didn't mean to:

1. Pull the placemat at breakfast and break your dishes.
2. Throw the top to the juice maker (and break it).
3. Tear the leaves off your houseplant.
4. Put a handful of my sister's jelly beans in my mouth. Wow...sugar, huh?
5. Pull the computer cord when your photos from the weekend's events were downloading. You really lost everything?

But I am all boy...small, mighty, and non-stop.

Joana and Paula's Garden Party


Joana and Paula had a big day on Sunday. First they were baptized and then they had their birthday party, one and two years old.

The garden themed party was all cheerful with live music and happy faces....I'd love to share all the photos with you but my dear Sebastian (see post: Sorry Mommy!) deleted my photos!

Happy birthday little girls. Your party will be in our memory (even without photos)...

Fly High


Celina choose an image of a hot air balloon hanging in her daughter's room for her birthday cake inspiration. "I want big adventures and to reach new heights this year!" she remarked.

Adorei! Happy Birthday Celina!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Snow White Cookies


She is my favorite of the princesses....

Trees for Twins


Twins Antonia and Theo turned seven with the most specific sweets request ever. The cake had be based on the many species of Ipe trees that they are learning about at school and a springtime story with the twins on top (dog and hobbies included).

Happy Birthday Antonia and Theo! Loved the theme...

Friday, August 19, 2011



Children are angels.
Favor bags for a special day...the baptism of Maria Fernanda and Antonio!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Stats


First word: Ma ma
Second word: Gee Gee (Georgia)
Crawling style: Army and the " seated scoot"
Teeth: Bottom two standing proud, swollen upper gums

I can clap my hands and wave bye bye. I cannot sleep through the night. I've learned to defend myself from my big sister by pulling her hair (and screaming, too). The houseplants shudder when I approach. And I smile at everyone.

Eduardo: 40


My client was kind enough to let me freely decorate her husband's carrot birthday cake. But...gee isn't it hard to create cake decoration for men? Flowers? Polka Dots? Hearts? Butterflies? No, No, No...

This is what I ended up with....

Happy 40th Eduardo!

Isabela's Minnie


Our fingers are still somewhat dyed food coloring red from the recent Mickey/Minnie bash. And we are at it again....for Isabela.
Happy 4th Birthday Isabela!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rio (The Film) for Anita


Happy 5th Birthday Anita! This one was an easy theme to interpret. I think we have seen the film 500 times here at home. Hope you enjoyed as much as we did!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sofia's Magical Seven


Enough of princesses and pink! Sofia is having a magic themed party for her seventh birthday.
Abracadabra! Happy Day Sofia!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Saltimbanco Style for Lucas!


Lucas turned 2 in Saltimbanco style on Sunday. The party had to be one of the most animated and lovely around, with an incredible live band playing Brazilian nursery rhymes while the little set danced non-stop.

My favorite party moments: Lucas carrying his suitcase around like Jumento and Georgia starstruck with the beautiful lead singer of the band. (Forget Cinderella!)

Happy Birthday Lucas!

Credits: Stamp Design and Invitation - Alice Abramo

Nicole e Larissa!


It is hard to imagine that a year has passed since I did the sweets for Nicole's birthday party. At the time Larissa was in her Mommy's belly. Saturday she celebrated her first birthday with her sister...little pretty.
Happy Birthday Larissa and Nicole!

Sugar Breath


A dragon party for Mat...
Don't worry these guys only breathe sugar!
Happy Birthday Mat!

Fralda Tropical...


A Carioca inspired baby shower for long before she first visits the beach!?

Luiza's Snow White Party


Snow White is my favorite princess! How happy was I to interpret her for little Luiza's party!
Parabens Luiza!