Friday, August 26, 2011

WE'VE MOVED! GO SEE THE NEW HANKANDHUNT.COM

Ok, so I am crazy excited about this...I've been talking about switching to a .com for.like.ever. Just ask my brother or Sharon! They are probably thinking...finally! Well, I am pleased to announce the all new, all awesome HANK + HUNT. I'm a DOT COM! Hooray! Here is a little peek, but starting with the FONT FRIDAY post today...all new content will be added to the new SITE.  This is the last post here, but I will keep everything prior, so all those older links to content will remain active.


I owe a huge THANK YOU to Kerry of PAPER DAHLIA for her awesome branding and design advice. She is amazing and she can help you, too. I want to thank my brother for all his support and help getting the .com off the ground, I love you and I could never have done it without you. I also want to thank my biggest cheerleader, Sharon of CUPCAKES AND CUTLERY, for just being plain AMAZING and the greatest friend I've ever met on this crazy blogging journey.

Thank you ALL so much for all your lovely comments and love, I hope you will come see me over at my new home. The digs are much snazzier, I assure you.

all my love,
xo
Jenny

Thursday, August 25, 2011

LAVENDER ICE CREAM FLOATS

Good morning lovelies! Don't mind me while I race around behind the scenes making little bits of awesome and finishing up some school shopping. I did want to share a little DIY for grown up ice cream floats that I did over on THE SWEETEST OCCASION...


Have you ever had a LAVENDER ICE CREAM FLOAT? I have tried lemon lavender ice cream, but I had never heard of lavender soda until I tried DRY Soda. A company based in Seattle, making the most divine, not too sweet, all natural, only 4 ingredients, soda. It comes in a variety of flavors like cucumber, blood orange, lemon grass and rhubarb. I can say they are all delicious. DRY Soda was one of our sponsors for the Meet & Greet and I was dying to try it out for a float. It was awesome.

The packaging is so pretty, and the soda itself is clear.  How gorgeous would these be at your next event? I highly recommend grabbing some on your next trip to the grocer.

*yes, I got the soda for free for the event, but all opinions and the idea to post this are mine.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

3 THINGS TUESDAY: BEST EVER ICIING HOW TO

Hi lovelies! One of my favorite shops online is BAKE IT PRETTY.  A while back, I watched this video and was beside myself with happiness.  Now, you don't have to be a master baker, just grab a box o' cake mix and a jar of frosting and voila. Bake It Pretty also sells the BEST EVER ICING KIT that is used in the video.  Easy peasy.


psst...everyone will be REALLY impressed when you decorate your cupcakes like the bakery...trust me.
I have used these great pastry tools with whipped cream for tartlets and even mashed potatoes to make my cheater potpie pretty. AMAZING.

Monday, August 22, 2011

WOOHOO! BEAT FROM THE BASH

Hello and happy Monday lovelies!
So... Saturday was AWESOME and I am SO excited about all the FABULOUS people I met! It was even better than I had dreamed! A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our lovely sponsors: TROPHY CUPCAKES, MOLLY MOON HOMEMADE ICE CREAM, DRY SODA, HIGH 5 PIE  for the DELICIOUS treats.  These are THE best in Seattle, and I am so glad they were so happy to contribute! I know...you want details and best of all...the photos. I wish I had some candids, I brought my camera but didn't get any of those "oh look how cute Lyndsey is setting up" kinda photos I had hoped.  We were too busy making it gorg! BUT...I am giddy just waiting for the photos to come back from Adele of ABIGAIL REESE PHOTOGRAPHY. I am so completely enamored with her photography and can't wait to see the photos from the event. Truly, if you are in the Seattle/Tacoma area...she is the sweetest and most talented lady EVER! Go see her wedding site, too, which is full of delicious photos at ADELE CABANILLAS.  More on Adele, the party and those lovely treats {above} our guests got to take home soon.  Today is for putting the organization back into the party closet, that had been raided and looks like it exploded in my dining room.

This week will also be light on posts since my oldest starts kindergarten next week! YAY! I'm both excited and could cry at the same time! xo

Friday, August 19, 2011

SNEAK PEEK...and a DIY

 Hello! If you are wondering what I have been doing these past few days...here's a little peek.
Our MEET & GREET is tomorrow and I am just busting with excitement.  I think I am especially excited to see some of my favorite bloggers who hail from Seattle. I've got my fingers crossed for a few (hint...hint...my favorite Uncle) to still come.  If any of you are on the fence let me give you some of the details...we have some of the BEST in Seattle providing our refreshments.  Seriously. Who can turn down TROPHY CUPCAKES, HIGH 5 PIE, MOLLY MOON ice cream, and DRY Soda?

Not to mention, Ms. Lyndsey and I personally made the goody bags (yay!) and stuffed them with CRAZY AWESOME swag (double YAY.)

But now for a little DIY for the weekend.  Perfect for your next fete. Have you ever made a tissue pom? Have you tried to make them with crepe paper?  You still get the amazing fluff, but it adds a little bit of unexpected texture. Have you added them both together?  It is a variation in shade and texture and makes one neat-o pom in my personal opinion.  You know how I have those random ideas? Well after making a bazillion tissue and a million crepe paper poms...I had some left. It was green so I had to use it. I layered the tissue paper in between the crepe paper and ta-da! I got a fun stripey pom pom.

All you will need is to unroll the crepe paper and fold in thirds. In between each crepe layer, add 2 sheets of tissue paper.
Fold accordion style, about 1.5 inches wide.
Tie with a piece of floral wire in the center. Fluff each layer and ENJOY! This is perfect for wall decor or poking out of a large installation.  *Note: I would make two of these poms and tie them together in the center for a full pom. I would have done this, but (amazingly) I ran out of tissue paper. 
One last little note...we are getting a blog makeover! I tried my best to get it ready for today, but I just want it to be PERFECT for you.  Kerry over at PAPER DAHLIA and SUPER SWOON sprinkled a little bit of AWESOME on us for our new branding.  She gets me so well. I love her and she is amazing to work with. So stay tuned...

FONT FRIDAY: ISSUE 20

Happy Font Friday lovelies! This week is a gorgeous font apply names GELATO over on MyFonts. Isn't it fun?




I just love happy little ligatures. Enjoy!

 Don't forget to swing by my FAVORITE FONTASTIC PALS in the world:


ALEXANDRA  {THE AERIALIST PRESS}
STEPH {BUBBLEROCK}
SOFIA {BRANCOPRATA}
CATHERINE {DESIGN EDITOR}
JENNA + ELIZABETH {LITTLE BIT HEART}
LAUREN {PALM PAPERS}
KERRY {SUPER SWOON}

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 THINGS TUESDAY: BALLOONS 'N MORE


Yes, I missed Tuesday. I meant to post this but it really helps to preset your post if you actually want it to go...

Our last awesome vendor is BALLOONS 'N MORE, where you can get those gorgeous giant round balloons. They have the best prices I have found...and did you know they sell balloons that are 8 ft?  Can you imagine? Keep small pets and children away from that photo op. I wonder how many of those little helium tanks it takes to fill that up.  For the record, the small tank will do a bunch of little balloons (enough for garland) and 6 large round ones.

They also sell giant number balloons which I love.  I just adore this picture from my inspiration file, number balloons from OH JOY! They also have letters!

They have hearts, giant hearts too! Speaking of hearts...I found this source while reading YOU ARE MY FAVE a while back.  I heart Melanie!