Sweets & Treats DIY Projects

DIY Retro Swim Frapp(uccinos)

DIY Retro Swim Frapp(uccinos)

There’s a story, of a Vanilla Bean lady. And GIRLFRIEND needed a little sunshine! Starbucks asked me to personify one of their Frappuccinos and I felt it was my duty to give Ms. Vanilla Bean a little retro sunbathin’ makeover! Ok, I mostly just wanted a flower swim cap for myself. But WE ARE ALL […]

How To Make Bright Natural Food Coloring

How To Make Bright Natural Food Coloring

Now, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m never going to be a health food blogger. I talk a lot about sugar and sprinkles and food coloring (oh my!) and I’m cool with that. I’m a party gal after all! BUT have you ever noticed that sometimes frostings that have been dyed SUPER bright colors […]

Six Easy Party Treats for Kids (+ Kids at Heart!)

Six Easy Party Treats for Kids (+ Kids at Heart!)

You know it’s my goal here to ensure that we all get to act like kids, at least when it comes to dessert, right? I teamed up with Munchkin, which makes the most colorful products (SCORE!) for little ones, over the weekend to share six quick ideas for party treats that we’ll please every little […]

Honey I Shrunk the Food: Four Pranks for April Fools Day

Honey I Shrunk the Food: Four Pranks for April Fools Day

Happy April Fools!! Time for the annual Studio DIY food prank. Did you ever realize how many cereals there are that are micro-sized versions of other foods!? Well, for those of you looking for a quick and easy last minute prank, they’re about to be your best friend. Tell your husband/girlfriend/kids/coworkers that you made them […]

It’s Tradition! Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

It’s Tradition! Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

I’m a BIG fan of traditions. Big. HUGE! Whether it’s a meal you share every birthday or an activity you do every holiday or a standing Tuesday night date with your BFF for manis + gossip, I just love it. As Jeff and I think about starting a family, I’ve been thinking even more about […]

Three Colorful Ways to Drink Hot Chocolate

Three Colorful Ways to Drink Hot Chocolate

Well, shoot. What better way to send you all into 2015 than with something delicious!? I’m sharing three colorful ways to drink hot chocolate over on the PBteen blog today, and am basically ordering you to try one of ’em (ehm…. all of them.) before the clock strikes midnight next week. I MEAN! Donuts? Sprinkles? […]

Let’s Eat! | Fall Back Smoothie

Let’s Eat! | Fall Back Smoothie

While I’m off being a newlywed, I’ve invited some schnazy talented pals of mine to share some DIYs, recipes + more to get you ready for Thanksgiving (and beyond!). Today the ladies of Garlic My Soul are taking over! Hey everyone! We love covering for Kelly while she’s off becoming a Mrs., because she did […]

Pre-Gaming with Pastries: A Tailgating Brunch

Pre-Gaming with Pastries: A Tailgating Brunch

You may not know this, but I happen to come from a very athletic, sports-fanatic family. (No, I didn’t get that gene.) So when Smirnoff ICE approached me about throwing a ladies tailgate party I decided to dig deep into my football roots and put my own spin on it… with pastries. (Surprised?) Lucky for […]

Let’s Eat! | Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Hand Pies

Let’s Eat! | Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Hand Pies

Happy October! As we enter into real fall, I thought it was high time we made recipes a regular part of Studio DIY! I’ve done a lot of fun food projects here, but not a ton of recipes, and I’ve really been wanting to try my hand at styling food a la Studio DIY’s vibe. […]

DIY Striped Drink Umbrellas

DIY Striped Drink Umbrellas

In my continuing yearly effort to avoid the end of summer, I bring you a little makeover for those party store drink umbrellas! I know we all secretly love cocktail umbrellas, but I bet we’d all secretly love them more if they were striped! Am I wrong in that assumption!? I think not. So I […]