Thursday, October 13, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Dogeared. Each necklace is on a card that says something inspiring on it. It is such a neat idea and they are made here in the US. Go check them out!
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I love spending time online looking at different blogs. Blogs are like my reality tv that hits closer to home. They have so many neat and interesting ideas and they teach me new things. I have a friend that has the cutest style and I met up with her and her boyfriend a little while ago. Her boyfriend started to talk about her obsessions with Pintrest. Of course I had to ask, what is Pintrest? They told me it is a virtual bulletin board where people go and post things they love. At the time it didn't seem all that interesting but I had to check it out. And now I don't know if that was a good or bad thing...I love Pintrest and I am hooked now! I am so impressed on the postings that people have out there. It displays beauty, art, style and creativity. If you haven't checked it out before, you should check it out and see what you think! I am sure you will be inspired.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
This past weekend we had Cayden's 1st Birthday party. This past year has been so much fun and it was such a great way for everyone to see Cayden and celebrate this wonderful year! Cayden loves the water, boat, pool, etc. just like his family so the ideal theme was a nautical theme. I used MommiesInk on etsy for his invitations, cupcake toppers and water bottle labels. I loved working with her and loved getting a digital file, which was muuuch cheaper than getting printed pieces.
I bought buckets and put rocks in them to put on the center of the tables. I configured foam and rods to make them look like sail boats. The finishing touch was adding his picture.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
We went to Oglebay during the holidays and there happen to be a wedding they were setting up for as we were checking in. The room was decorated so beautifully and the ideas they had were amazing. They had a tree setup outisde by the coat rack and guest book that had a bulb with their name and table name. The tables were named for Christmas songs. It was a winter wonderland in the room with everything blue and white. I wish I had a picture of the bride becuase she had feathers in her hair and on her dress. I have seen a few of the new wedding dresses have these feathers. I love them!
It has been a long time since I have been posting. I thought I would post a few things from Christmas that I enjoyed doing. For Christmas I always try to find something little as favors for Christmas Eve. I had this great idea to make ornaments for everyone with Cayden's handprint. I laid out newspaper and got my supplies...then he threw them all off of his high chair. So I ended up using a sponge to paint his hand then I had my husband give him the bulb to hold. We did 8 of them...and it was hard. I put a ribbon on each bulb, wrote his name and year. Then I donated in the name of each of my guests to St. Jude. There are all kinds of things you can purchase from their website. I bought gift tages to put on the ribbon.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Before we had the baby we knew that we wanted to find out if we were having a boy or a girl. At first we wanted to find out with the rest of our family, but decided that it would be a wonderful thing to find out just the two of us while we were at the ultra sound. To tell the rest of the family, we had a gender revel pizza party the day after we got our ultra sound. I had everything in pink AND blue so we could keep people guessing. Some said "there is more blue, so it is a boy" and others would say "there is a pink plate on top, so it is a girl". It was funny to hear what people thought and really really hard to keep it a secret. We had a bakery make chocolate cupcakes and fill the center with icing indicating whether we were having a boy or a girl. After everyone had pizza and we gave everyone a cupcake to reveal the sex of the baby.
It was so much fun to watch everyone bite into the cupcake! They all revealed at the same time it was a boy!