DIY Wedding Centerpieces

Thinking of making your own wedding centerpieces?  Well I got a chance to make my own DIY wedding centerpieces when Erica and Jose got married.  At first, I was scared because flowers play an important role in wedding decorations and this was my very first DIY table centerpieces for wedding.  Second, I was not sure if I was talented enough to do it, so I had to dig deeper and got a chance to see if I have “Martha Stewart” talent.  Well okay I should not compare myself to Martha Stewart as she is the queen of the DIY, but I could not help myself…hahaha.

The first thing I did was look for tall vase.  I looked all over and found tall glass vases from Michaels and TJ Max.  Believe it or not, I found that TJ Continue reading →

Bloody Brain Cupcakes

As I am preparing for our Halloween Party, I have started searching what type of cupcakes I will serve.  There are so many ingenious Halloween cupcakes all over the internet.   I have decided to try bloody brain cupcakes.  Lucky for me, I found this blood candy, so I will add it to my brain cupcakes.  Since this is the first time I will be making brain cupcakes, I know that I needed to practice.  This is my first try, so hopefully it is scary enough.  I think the next time around I will be making gray brains instead of pink brains, so it will look more grotesque.  I will also need a fairly stiff Continue reading →

40th Birthday Party {Archie}

Happy 40th Birthday!

They say that “Life begins at 40,” so my sister-in-law Marissa wanted to celebrate my brother Archie’s big 4-0.  Marissa and Archie started looking for a place to celebrate the big day and celebrate the next phase of his life in with a big swing.   Since it was his fourth decade on this planet, he wanted a little spectacular birthday where we all got a chance to dress up, dance a little, drink, eat and be merry.  We headed to Sofrito Restaurant in Manhattan, NY and he invited his friend as well.  I think this was his first birthday since he came in NY that we actually celebrated it with a bang.  Either that or I’m just being forgetful as alway.  Anywhew …..I guess 40th celebration is the time where you can reflect about life and be thankful for everything and Continue reading →

Cedar Beach Hut, Babylon Long Island NY

This year we definitely enjoy the summer around Long Island.   We visited Cedar Beach Hut Babylon Long Island a few times.  I must say that I love this place as they have a great line-up of live bands that play throughout the summer and have great frozen mixed drinks too.  This place has friendly atmosphere, clean, great staff and the food is pretty good.  My families and I truly enjoyed this place as we all danced like there is no tomorrow as the 70’s Band was there for those nights that we visited and it was great!  I am just sad that summer is almost over.  At the end of our last visit, we even got Continue reading →

Manly 40th Birthday Party {Jose}

Last year, my daughter Erica threw a surprised birthday party to her husband- Jose.  She planned and plotted it for months without his knowledge. Since Jose loves cars, she wanted to incorporate it.  To make it more manly, she decided to add Patron, Hennessey and different types of liquors.  You can guess that the themed for his birthday was cars, Patron and Hennessey.   I started my DIY things to add for his birthday.  I wanted to create a piece that will symbolize what he loves.  Since I have this red vase already, I decided to paint the styrofoam black and put it on top of the vase.  I created a bouquet full of different types of small bottle liquors and added a red car.   Erica ordered these amazing cake pops shaped like tequila and corona.  She Continue reading →

Yo Gabba Gabba Themed Birthday Party {Johnny Jr}

Last year, my nephew baby Johnny Jr. celebrated his 1st birthday and he had Yo Gabba Gabba themed birthday party.  You are going to love this party as my brother and sister–in-laws, Johnny and Christine went all out with this Yo Gabba Gabba themed birthday party for our one year old baby Johhny Jr.  It was held at Glazz Club in Queens.   The details of the fondant cake and cookies left me speechless as it was amazing.  Baby Johhny made his entrance with his own brand new car.  Everyone thought that he was driving his own car, but apparently his dad was driving it using the remote control.  Talk about one awesome entrance!  This was also the day that Johnny proposed to Christine.  It was great!  Everyone was so happy for these Continue reading →

Old San Juan and Aguadilla {Puerto Rico}

Old San Juan and Aguadilla Puerto Rico

We got a chance to visit Old San Juan and Aguadilla.  We visited Old San Juan first. It was nice seeing Old San Juan again. To see the history and see the old architecture and buildings and the sounds of salsa music reminded me of my husband. We walked around Old San Juan. The view from the Historic Fort was breathtaking. I would recommend everyone to visit this place as you will have the sense of historical detail of life during the working times of the forth through the many rooms.

The cobblestone streets mixed with vibrant colored buildings and slight decayed buildings are definitely very special. The old world feels of Old San Continue reading →