Friday, April 8, 2011

Girly Pinks...Tutus, Magnolias and Cupcakes

Today was the last day of Spring Break and we were blessed with the most lovely gift...sunshine!  We headed out to the park and I brought my camera along to photograph these beautiful pink magnolia trees to share with Beverly's Pink Saturday Party over at How Sweet the Sound.

Maggie and I had one last project to finish before spring break ended.  We cut several yards of pretty pink tulle and made a fun tutu.  Want to make one with your little ballerina?  I found a great tutorial here at I Heart Naptime.  Maggie looked so adorable in her pink tutu, we of course had to have a little photo shoot!

I love all shades of pink but I think my most favorite is a lovely soft rosy hue.  I recently discovered that several drops of red food coloring and 1-2 drops of blue produces the prettiest rose petal pink colored frosting. 

Happy Pink Saturday dear friends!  Thank you so very much for stopping by!  I sincerely hope you are blessed with sunshine and surrounded by beauty this weekend!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

also sharing with Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies!
A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday at Bargain Hunting and Chatting With Laurie
I'm Lovin' it Friday with Tidy Mom
Saturday Spotlight with Craft Envy


  1. I love all your pretty pinks! Happy Pink Saturday!


  2. Amanda, what an adorable little one, just precious!

    And I love your cupcakes and Japanese Magnolia blossoms. So pretty.

    Enjoy the last hours of your break and have a very Happy Pink Saturday, too...


    Sheila :-)

  3. Hi...
    All my pink loving friends....pray today brings you peace and joy...and that you will know God is....

    being more than is sufficient or required; excessive.
    God Bless You Kandy

  4. I wish I had a little girl to make tutu's with. As for my hair- I got the pixie do when I was pregnant- I couldn't stand my hair on my neck. This time I just want to be different- it always grows back right!

  5. We had a beautiful day here too! Miss Maggie looks like a splendid model! I am going to try that food coloring trick. I never like my pinks. Happy Pink Saturday and have a great weekend!

  6. Yummy cupcakes, cute tutu, beautiful pink magnolia! But the bestest thing here is that precious lil blue eyed doll!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  7. Dear Amanda ~ That tutu is so adorable on your daughter and she's a natural in front of the camera. Love the photos you've captured of those blooming magnolias ... BEAUTIFUL! Happy Pink Saturday.

  8. Beautiful pinks!!

    What a precious little girl!!



  9. Maggie is adorable and the tutu is too, too! Nothing better than magnolias, except beautiful cupcakes. Thanks for the hint on the icing color, Amanda - happy weekend! Tanya

  10. Amanda, Maggie is just precious & in that tutu ... darling!

    I have enjoyed my PINK's for the day with you, your have lifted my spirit! Now for that cupcake ...

    Happy PS April ~
    TTFN ~

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  11. I LOVE your blog! I am going to come back and browse some more after visitng everyone from Lauries party!
    Those pictures of your daughter in her new tutu are just darling! What a great break you had! :)


  12. Your daughter is Beautiful! What eyes and you can tell she has a sweet personality with a little mischief thrown in! lol!
    Her tutu is so cute! All mine are grown and the grandgirls too big for tutus, darn!
    I always loved spring break, Christmas break and summer vacation as I felt complete with all the kids home!
    Always love visiting your pretty blog!

  13. Great choices for pink Saturday!
    Have a pretty day!

  14. She is so sweet in her pink tutu! I love pretty girly frocks! ♥

  15. Hi, The girlie picture featured on Lauries party was so cute I had to check you out. I loved the look of little Maggie, She is so adorable..
    I'm now following as I love Girls in pink...

  16. If I only had one word to say it would be WOW!!! But, I never stop at one word.. Your blog is FANTASTIC Sweetie!!! THANKS for your note on PINK day... Yes, I'm a tad bit late. BUT, my heart is still in it...Your note was such a blessing to me,it soooo warmed my heart and lifted my spirits..THANKS Sweetie...God has sure made a Special Woman when he created You!!!
    Prayers and Hugs Dena

  17. What beautiful photos, Amanda! I love the tutu, thanks for the tutorial link! Your cupcakes are gorgeous as well! I LOVE spring!

  18. Oops, that last comment was obviously not from Dave! Guess I neglected to notice he was signed in!

  19. Oh what a cutie pie Maggie is, and her little tutu is adorable. Those cupcakes are amazigly beautiful. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie


Thank you so much for your sweet notes! I love hearing from you!