Paper Flowers


I have to admit I am having a moment with over sized paper flowers right now, and by a moment I mean a serious obsession. Giant flowers are the perfect whimsicle backdrop for a ceremony space, dessert table or photo booth. The possibilities are endless!  I love the look of an all white statement wall featuring flowers with different shapes and sizes, and with a simple uplight you can really bring the drama.

Think buying these beauties will break the bank? Here is a great DIY tutorial from Design Sponge and Ruche!

Either way, if you decide to buy or give the DIY a try you can’t go wrong. These giant flowers are sure to make an impression on your guests and add an element of fun to any event design.

Cyber Monday!

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Puppy Party!

Yesterday was Baxter’s 1st birthday, so naturally I had to throw him a party to celebrate. I am not ashamed to admit that this is not the first party he has had, and it certainly won’t be the last. Earlier this year he graduated from obedience school with his cousin Dunkin so my sister and I threw them a graduation party, and it was so fun to plan. Some of my favorite details from these parties have included birthday/graduation hats, a treat bar, cake pops decorated with bones and paws and a yummy dog cake for Baxter’s guests.  Check out the adorable puppy pictures, and I also included the dog safe recipe for the cake his grandma makes him. Enjoy and Happy Birthday Baxter!


Cake Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1cup of shredded carrot
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda

Icing Ingredients

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 3 tbsp flour


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Mix wet ingredients
  • Mix in carrots
  • Sift dry ingredients into wet ingredient mixture
  • Pour into prepared 8″ round pan
  • Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes
  • Mix Frosting ingredients together
  • Remove cake from oven and allow to cool before frosting

Super Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! I want to share a recipe I use a lot this time of year to make the yummiest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I seriously take them to every event I go to during the fall and its a must for Thanksgiving.  Just use these 4 ingredients below and within 15 minutes you  are all done.


{makes 2-3 dozen cookies}


  • 1 box of spice cake
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can of pure pumpkin
  • chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Roll into walnut sized balls and place 2″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8-10 min
  • Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet, then move to wire rack


30th Wedding Anniversary

Last week my in-laws celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary at their home with immediate family (in a Cuban house that means 40 people).  My mother in-law has always been surrounded by boys so I wanted to make sure this party had the girly touches she loves!   30th anniversary is the year of the pearl so with the help of my Mom and sisters we created an all white dessert table. We also added candles and white centerpieces to the tables outside to create a romantic feel. Hope you enjoy the pictures!





Love Wine? Craft your Corks!

If you are like me you have a growing collection of wine corks just waiting to be crafted. Below are a few fun and easy ways to turn those corks into something pretty. Don’t have any corks? No problem at all – there are lots of places to get them, including here.




Wine Cork Candle Holder from Two Twenty One

Wine glass charms from Family Chic

Reusable place cards from Family Chic

Fall Tablescapes

Hi loves! Fall is here, and for us at Ooh La Love that means lots of parties with friends and family. We found some really cute and simple ideas to spice up any dinner table at BHG and just had to share! For your next holiday get together skip the basic flowers in a vase, and try one of these festive centerpieces.





DIY Wedding at Smog Shoppe {Daisha & Brett}

If you have ever been to Smog Shoppe you know it is an unique venue just waiting for party – and Daisha and Brett did not disappoint. These two are such a fun couple! Daisha had so many DIY projects that made their wedding very personal, and I had so much fun being a part of their big day. Enjoy the pictures and congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Anderson!


{Photographer:i68 photography} {Videographer: Ethan J Studios} {Caterer: Tin Roof Bistro} {Florist: Merly Barco Long} {Cake: Roscoe Bakery} {Rentals: Baker Party Rentals}


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