It all begins with an invitation

My lovely blog friend Heather at Blessed Little Nest

is hosting a fabulous lovely linky

encouraging and inspiring bloggers to think about

the little things in our life that are lovely!

Life Made Lovely

Do go and say hi to Heather…

and maybe even join the lovelyness next week!

Here is my “lovely” of the week!


Abby is turning 10 years old in 11 days!!  (yikes)

Today we made this clever invitation!

Her theme this year is Owls and Cake Pos!

Abby loves reading… LOVES it!  (** proud mommy**)

one of her favorite books series is The Guardians of Ga’Hoole

by Kathryn Lasky

a 15 book series about Owls!  =)

The Capture (Guardians of Ga'Hoole Series #1) by Kathryn Lasky: Book Cover

and guess what?!

there just so happens to be a Guardians Movie

releasing on the day of Abby’s party!

he he

My little girl…

she REALLY wants to go the movie the day it comes out…

she (we) already had her (our) heart set on a Cake Pop Party..

So we are going to do both… Owls and Cake Pops!

Do y’all know Bakerella??

I discovered her this summer…

and well…

Words Can NOT express how excited Abby and I are about her Cake Pops!!

Over the Moon!

he he

We can not wait to bake, make and eat these yummy pops with family and friends…

on HER special day!!

Of course  ~ later this week We will have to practice making them !!

And Guess What else??

Bakerella just released her Cake Pops Recipe Book … THIS WEEK!

Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats


One of the Adorable Cake pops is an OWL!!  =)

see it… the cute owl on the cover?!!

I tried to go out and buy her book this weekend…

Not a ONE on the shelf!


No worries…

the nice guy at Borders said he has 4 more copies arriving on Tues!

I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!

As if that was not enough excitement for one blog post…

Guess what ELSE?!!

I went to Bakerella’s blog the other day


Bakerella is going on a book signing tour Early Next Month…

and Guess where she is going to be FIRST??!!

Yep… just a short drive down the Interstate from my home town!

or I could go to day 2 in the Seattle area!

Since I live half way between day one and two!!  =)

The next few weeks are my busy time of year…

back to school, start of home schoolin, a birthday to plan, soccer is in full swing,

my in-laws usually visit on birthday months.. (oh my messy house needs help!!)

ha ha …

Alrighty good then… what am I still doing here!??~  =)

Have a Beautiful Day!


(the book images were borrowed from other sources)

22 Responses | Add your Own

  • 1 Cindy yazmış:

    Happy Party Planning!!
    I have never heard of Cake Pops….at first I thought you had a type-o!!:)
    That book is so adorable.
    I’m off to check out her blog.
    Thanks for the tip
    Enjoy the day

  • 2 Dina @ 4 Lettre Words yazmış:

    Haven’t made the cake pops yet, but I love them. Sounds like a fabulous birthday party!

  • 3 Lori@ Teacher Turned Mommy yazmış:

    I made her cakeballs and they were very yummy. Hope she has a fantastic birthday party!

  • 4 Pennie at Mom Thoughts yazmış:

    Haven’t even HEARD of cakepops! Can you imagine???? i’ll have to check them out. what a fun thing to do for bake sales…i do a lot of bake sales for sammy’s…hmmm…may have to check out the cook-book…

  • 5 Darcie yazmış:

    She is going to have one AMAZING party. Can wait to see and read all about it.

    Imagine first you got PW’s cookbook signed, now if you could just get your Cake Pops book signed…you will be one lucky lady.

  • 6 naomig yazmış:

    That sounds like such a super cute party! Have fun!

  • 7 hershey's moma yazmış:

    Those look I’m wanting some. Have a great time making them and a Happy Birthday party too!

  • 8 Jen Gacek yazmış:

    hos cute is that…the invitation and the cake pops! sounds like a great birthday you have planned for your daughter! bty…owls are my favorite birds! there is something very mysterious about them!

  • 9 Julianne yazmış:

    i love bakerella–never made a recipe i didn’t LOVE!

  • 10 Mrs. Dunbar yazmış:

    What a cool idea, Owls and Cake Pops. Good luck on the baking I’d love to see your creations.

  • 11 a pocket full of posies yazmış:

    what an adorable birthday party idea!!! and I just think I might NEED that cake-pop book! so fun!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Many Blessings!

  • 12 Amy yazmış:

    oh, those are cute and i just love the owl theme, very cool. my 10-year old niece loves all things owl, too! those cake pops are going to be adorable!

  • 13 Heather yazmış:

    Hi Jenn, I hope you make it to the book signing! How fun and appropriate right around the time of your daughter’s party. I think it is so neat that you are creating the invites and the cake; she will really appreciate the time and love you put into her special day, especially when she’s older. You are a fun mom:)

    Thanks for your note regarding my brother. And for all of your sweet comments… they are always a pleasure to read.

  • 14 Tammy yazmış:

    Those are really cute! I wish Em loved reading as much as Abby does!

  • 15 blueviolet yazmış:

    I’m kinda leaning toward getting that cookbook too!

  • 16 Heather yazmış:

    i love owls and i love cake pops so that party sounds like heaven to me! so glad you linked up. and thank you so much for the kind words! you’re the best!

  • 17 kay yazmış:

    i hope we get photos of the party and the cake pops. i tried making them and they tasted fine but mine weren’t very cute, oh well i need to try again. good luck with yours!

  • 18 dysfunctional mom yazmış:

    That is just the cutest thing ever! Those cake pops are awesome.

  • 19 Tammy McChesney yazmış:

    I just spent some time going through your blog and love it! You have a beautiful family!

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my “B”‘s….looking forward to seeing yours! 🙂

  • 20 Nancy yazmış:

    That looks darling… absolutely adorable. The cake pops, I would have a hard time eating them because they are so stinkin adorable. Can’t wait to see everything!
    By the way, you could TOTALLY do a mini tri. Get a buddy and just go for it. If I can do it, you can too!!:)

  • 21 bluecottonmemory yazmış:

    My littlest guy has a birthday coming up – I’m just starting to think. We used to have a Halloween Party early – and everybody dressed up. I’m definitely going to look into those cake pops!

    Your excitement is contagious! Who needs drugs when you get a planning-the-perfect-party-for-your-child buzz! LOL

  • 22 summer yazmış:

    what an awesome party idea and so unique- I think it’s perfect. and so stellar to see a kiddo so into reading, it makes my English teaching heart happy! thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods- maybe we can motivate each other to finish some projects? as for the headboard I think fabric stretched on canvas would be awesome and so much easier than what i did, if all else fails you’ll have some spare canvas to suit your fancy!