cupcake topper {diy}

A friend of mine recently had a little Roaring 20s Soiree that I helped fancy up for her.

Inspired by Great Gatsby, Art Deco, and peacocks, we have this lovely cupcake topper that was a part of the festivies:


Super easy…

Cut 3 different sized triangles out of 3 slightly different papers (I used two different tints of gold and a shimmery brown), glue together, and stick on a toothpick with hot-glue.  Festive, inexpensive, and glamourous.


Now go get your pearls, and enjoy,


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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Did you get flowers?  No?  You should!  Go get yourself some.  And while you are at it, make yourself a pretty vessel to put them in.


The fabulousness of a glittery, glam, mason jar vase is super easy and is not as messy as you think.  Just ask my husband.  Barely a glittery speck left behind after this DIY.








Feel the love.


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Flower Tote Bag

It’s official…I can’t think about much else other than this baby coming.  Hence the last week off from Circus Berry.  Now let’s be clear, it doesn’t mean I have stopped cleaning, baking, crafting, etc.  I think I may have even gone overboard with some of the cleaning as if I was trying to induce labor or something.  I just can’t think of what to do with what I have cleaned, baked, crafted…etc…and with my mother being here for the week to help out with ‘stuff’, my hours were filled with fun Grandma, Mommy, Moira things to do.

I finally decided to share my Flower Tote Bag I whipped up a couple of weeks ago, since I seem to get lots of compliments on it lately.

It was super easy and cost very little to do.

Besides the straw tote from Target’s dollar section I used (it cost me $2.50), I gathered some scrap fabrics, random beads, and my hot glue gun, of course.

A tutorial for the flowers can be found here, but any fabric flower should do.

I attached some beads to the center of the flowers, hot-glued, and ended up with a cuter-than-I-ever-realized straw tote for the summer.  Now, don’t you want one to coordinate with every outfit???


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Here I am…

It has been well over a year since my last post and for the past few days I have been thinking of revisiting Circus Berry and seeing what happens. Here I am…

Several of “little gems” have turned up in the past year, some shiny and some not so shiny. Becoming a stay-at-home Mom and crazy home-managing-house-wife is one of those gems that was not so shiny at first (having got into this position because I lost my job), but is fairing well for the time being. Another little gem…baby number 2 on the way, due June 13.
With springtime around the corner and Easter coming up, I really wanted to create something to “spruce up the house with Spring” without the visit to Pier One, Pottery Barn, or even Target. After all, I am trying to get rid of things and limit spending on things that are not necessities (however, the need for Springy-Easter decor is debatable!). Soooo, this is what I am working on now…
I picked up a (scrawny, ugly, wicker) wreath at the Dollar Tree, had some quilt batting and brown yarn on hand, and started my wreath. I cut the batting into strips and wrapped it around the wreath, securing with hot glue. I wrapped the yarn around sort of randomly at first, but intend on making it a little neater as I go. Stay tuned. I am not sure how I will decorate my yarn wreath yet, but I have a feeling it will come to me…maybe in a funky, weird, pregnancy dream!