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Under the Sea Party Ideas

Under the Sea Party – create a mermaid inspired tablescape that even Ariel would love.

Under the Sea Party Ideas
I know it’s September and summer is behind us but this was a party I did for my daughter LAST YEAR!  And I am just now posting it on the blog. Geez. I told myself that before I posted any pictures of pumpkins or fall treats, this summer post had to go up! I had SO much fun creating this Under the Sea birthday party for Izy. Her birthday is in May and it’s already swimming weather in AZ so it seemed like the perfect birthday themed party. To give it that “under the sea” feel, I attached 50 teal balloons upside down to make it look like BUBBLES! The girls LOVED it as they walked in. It was definitely the focal point of the tablescape!… Read more

Happy Birthday Banner Using Photos

Happy Birthday Banner – use photographs from birth until the present to create the most special and unique birthday banner.

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Birthdays at our house is a party that lasts at least a week long. That’s how it was when I was growing up so I do the same for my family. Every year I make a Happy Birthday banner to spotlight the birthday child.  I hang it on my hutch that is just off the kitchen since that is where we spend most of the time. I love when I catch one of them just starring at the photos saying “I remember when that happened.” or ” remember when I liked such and such.” They get a kick when they realize how much they have changed physically.

The picking process is really easy because of my Project Life Albums.  Since all my pictures are in one place I can easily flip through the pages and find the pictures that are meaningful to the birthday child.… Read more

Cream Cheese Potato Chip Dip

 The EASIEST cream cheese chip dip recipe you will ever make!

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If you are ever present at one of my extended family functions, this chip dip is ALWAYS on the buffet table. So basically I have been devouring this chip dip for 35 years!! Ha…I’m giving you a reference to my age, oops! I’m talking every Christmas day. Every BBQ. Every baby blessing. Every tailgate party. Almost every Sunday dinner. I’m telling you it’s the most prepared recipe my family makes by a land slide.  Here’s what the crazy thing is…the ingredients are so simple yet seem so strange mixed together. It’s heavy whipping cream, soft cream cheese, and the secret weapon is LAWRY’S seasoning salt! That’s it! I’ll be honest, the “look” isn’t the most appealing. It’s not bright or colorful or have a fun texture but the TASTE is so addicting.… Read more

Naptime for Babies: 5 tried and true tips

Naptime for babies: 5 tried and true tips for a happy sleepy baby.

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Ahhh! Naptime! I remember those days! It was the golden time of the day. When my baby took their nap that meant I could shower. Yes! I could work out. Yes! I could actually sit on the couch and watch something that wasn’t a cartoon. Yes! Truth be told though. I am really starting to miss those days since my youngest one will be in Kindergarten this year. No more naps in this house. In fact, I try everything in my power now to make sure no one is napping because if they even close their eyes for 10 minutes they won’t go to bed. Now my golden time of the day is 7:30 pm when they lay down and go to sleep for the night.

I made the sign above which is a door bell cover from my ETSY shop for a new mom last week which got me thinking about naptime and the few tricks I’ve learned along the way.… Read more

4th of July Party Bags

Create 4th of the July party bags – makes an easy hostess gift or a patriotic surprise for your family!

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Does anyone else think this month is flying by?  I can’t believe we’re just a few weeks away from July 4th! Other than the fact that it is hotter than Hades here in the desert, I love the 4th of July. The day is spent at the pool trying to keep cool and then a BBQ with friends and fireworks afterwards is a MUST! When throwing a party or get together, I love to send my guests away with a little something special. These 4th of July party bags are the perfect party favor because you can stuff them with anything you want and decorate them to your style. I absolutely loved making them, and you’ll love how easy they are!… Read more

Crock Pot Chicken Sandwiches With Barbecue Sauce

Crock pot chicken with barbecue sauce is yummy over rice or served in a sandwich.

Crock pot barbecue chicken sandwiches make a easy and delicious summer dinner. Sweet and spicy chicken topped with melted pepper jack cheese.

I love to be in my kitchen cooking for my family but I have to tell you that summers in Arizona are so hot that some days I just can’t bare the thought of cooking over a hot stove. This is where crock pot meals SAVE my life during the summer. Just throw a few ingredients in the crock pot in the morning and then chill by the pool until dinnertime is how things usually go around my house these days. Use these for a total time saver when you have to clean out your crock pot! These are my favorite. I have tried a lot of barbecue chicken recipes out there and this one is always my go-to recipe. The brown sugar gives the perfect amount of sweetness while the vinegar and pepper flakes throw in that spicy punch of flavor!… Read more

BD Design Blog Is Now Painted Confetti


It’s me! I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted but I’m so excited to be back typing on the old laptop again 🙂 This introductory post has been a long time coming! I have been wanting to re brand BD Design Blog for awhile and now it is finally up and running! I couldn’t be more happier. Painted Confetti AnnouncementI started my blog back in 2013 when I was consistently selling refinished furniture for friends and neighbors. I started refinishing furniture as a hobby and that hobby gave my family a little extra money as I sold each piece. I decided to get a bit more professional so I created a blog on blogger to showcase my work and get more referrals. I wasn’t really thinking of the future when I first came up with the name BD Designs. In fact, I was kind of put on the spot when I signed up to be a vendor at a local market and needed a name!… Read more

BD Design Blog Under Construction

Hey there!

I’m so excited to be re-branding my company and can’t wait to show you my new blog design. The sneak peaks I’ve seen are SO gorgeous! So if you see me floating around out there in the social media world you might see Painted Confetti or BD Design Blog. I’m both for a little bit longer.


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The Award for Best Decorating House

One of our family favorite traditions is giving an award to the best decorated house
Like many of you, one of our favorite things to do during the Christmas holiday is to drive around in our pajamas and look at all the amazing decorated houses! We fill our insulated mugs up with hot cocoa, turn up the Christmas music up and sing like it’s nobody’s business. This is a whole month long tradition.
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

5 ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe
This is the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe – perfect for the lovely Fall season! These cookies are the easiest yet most delicious pumpkin cookie recipe you will ever make. There are 2 things I look forward to when Fall arrives…cooler weather and anything PUMPKIN! Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin waffles, ect.  I’m a little obsessed.
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Swarm of Bats Decorated Pumpkin

I can’t believe Halloween is only a few weeks away! All my decorations are up and I have to tell you this is pumpkin turned out so cute, it’s my new favorite decoration! At first, I thought I wanted to do an orange pumpkin with black bats because…bats are black, right? But when I saw this black pumpkin at the craft store I knew I needed to use it. I love the orange bats on it. It’s a little different and unexpected, what do you think?

Take a black styrofoam pumpkin and attach different sized bats to the pumpkin in a swarming effect

The best part…I made this spooky little pumpkin in less than 20 minutes and it cost no more than $10!

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