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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Update!

Hi Everyone! I've been so busy that my blog has totally been neglected. If you aren't following on Facebook, please head over to here and be sure to "like" it! I'm taking orders, too! Whether you know exactly what you want or need some ideas, I can help! Contact me today :)

Here are some pics of what I've been working on lately. Disney dresses, t-shirts that go along with different birthday themes and birthday hats!


















Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Bucket List!


Inspired by Pinterest I am creating a Summer 2012 Bucket List to keep us busy this summer! I'm off to a good start, but I'd love some ideas! Please add you ideas in the comments below!


  • Go to a drive - in movie 
  • Go camping 
  • Plant something (and hopefully keep it alive!)
  • Go to an aquarium 
  • Make S'mores over a fire
  • See a waterfall 
  • Go to a museum
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Make a scrapbook of it all :) 
  • Tie Dye! 
  • Catch lightening bugs in jars! 
  • Picnic at the park
  • Watch fireworks
  • Go to the beach
  • Build a sand castle
  • Make stepping stones for each kid & dog
  • Make ice cream
  • Mail a postcard
  • Fly a kite
  • go to the zoo
  • have frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity
  • go on a rowboat in Central Park
  • go to Coney Island Boardwalk
  • Eat a REAL Nathan's Hot Dog 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Caileigh's 3rd Birthday!

This post is a little delayed- but finally, here is Caileigh's 3rd Birthday Party! Since her birthday was only a few weeks after my due date with twins, I decided to have it at a local gymnastics gym. They let me bring in any decorations that I wanted to- so she still got her 'Tangled' themed party! 
 Above it dessert buffet. If you have watched "Tangled", you know the sun is a pretty important part of the movie. The "Snuggly Duckling" was the pub that Flynn Rider took Rapunzel to!
Jen from Elemental Cookies made the apple cookies for Maximus. Luckily, Maximus didn't eat them all, so we got to enjoy their delicousness! 

The Rapunzel- colored cake was also delicious and created by Olicious Cakes


 Since Rapunzel spends her spare time painting, I created an "Art Studio" as favors. I bought a giant box of crayons (800!) and tins. I ordered stickers to personalize them from VistaPrint. Each child got to create their own box of crayons. (I really thought the girls would pick all purple and pinks and the boys would go towards blues- but surprisingly, all of the colors went equally!)
Each guest also got a mini-easel and coloring page! 
I can't believe my little girl is 3!! 


Friday, January 27, 2012

Here I am :)

I have been seriously lacking in the crafting, decorating, posting area of my life. I've been a little busy growing twins. This pregnancy started off rough from the beginning. As some people know (and some don't), we had to undergo fertility treatments. I had a very bad reaction to the medicine, which caused some breathing issues because of a fluid build up in my body. Landed me in the hospital for some painful treatments for 5 days in August. While I was there, I found out that I was pregnant (hooray!) and moved right from severe  OHSS  to severe hyperemesis, which caused me to not be able to teach this year and have a home nursing service come to give me IV's and hook me up to a zofran pump! Fun TIMES! In the middle of all of this, we found out that we were expecting not one, but 2 little bundles of joy! I am feeling slightly better now, but am fully feeling the effects of a double pregnancy and *trying* to keep up with our 2 year old. Thankfully, I have an AMAZING husband and family :)

All of this time in bed has opened many doors for me on PINTEREST and has allowed me to find some amazing nursery ideas. I have decided to go with a Beach Cottage feel, because I was having a hard time finding something that would fit our boy/girl twins. I already knew I MUST have the Pottery Barn Kids Madras crib bedding that I had lusted after when I was pregnant with my first daughter. I almost cried when I found out it has been discontinued. I lucked out and found something semi-close at Babies R Us by Trend Lab.... Check it out:
 This is the girl bedding:
And our little boy's: 

I found some great art and wall decor on Pinterest, so in between bouts of morning sickness, I created my first piece. I love sayings & thought this one would be adorable surrounded by photographs from family beach trips.


I wanted to do a burlap background, but when I went to the fabric store, this stuff was right next to the burlap. I figured because it was a tighter weave, it would much easier to paint. ( I think I was right!) 

 Also picked up a 12 x 12 canvas
 I wrapped the canvas with the material and used the staple gun to fasten the fabric to the back.

It looked like this after I attached it: 

 I used scrap vinyl that I had and cut out my saying. The vinyl seemed to work pretty well sticking to the fabric.
 Two coats of black paint:
 Peeled off the vinyl after it had dried for a bit and this is how it came out:
Pretty cute! Can't wait to get it hung up in the nursery!!




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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Awesome Breakfast Party!!

I love breakfast... in fact, my husband and I often argue when I want breakfast foods for dinner. At one point, I asked if we could serve breakfast food at our wedding. This morning I came across this party on Kara's party ideas... It's a funky, fun and colorful idea for a brunch! Check it out, because it will have you craving some donuts (even if you aren't pregnant with twins, like me!)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Homemade Christmas- 2011 Version!





Last year, I made a lot of the Christmas gifts we gave! I canned apple pie filling, hand painted plates to serve it on, and packaged it all up... I loved them (And I hope their receipents did too!), but this year I am pregnant with twins and just don't have the energy to can, paint, etc. I have been using Pinterest to find some cute ideas, though!

Whipperberry posted this lovely idea of making HOMEMADE vanilla. Like the lovely ladies on Whipperberry, I always wondered what the cooking show hosts meant by "good vanilla" for baking! I guess now I know :) I just ordered my vanilla beans & will be making this homemade vanilla for some gifts. I am so excited to try it out! Whipperberry also posted the lovely packaging they made for the bottles!


Another lovely idea I found on Pinterest was this awesome quick bread in a jar! My friend Hannah was awesome enough to make the label for me!! I am only wishing the recipe called for vanilla so I could package both together. Oh well ;(

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gotta try this... Halloween Treat

I was browsing Facebook and came across this site. I am totally in love with this little treat packs..

How adorable, right???

I'm totally making these this year!! I found this Martha Stewart Punch that would be perfect for it. All I have to do it order some Stampin' Up cardstock and I'm good to go!


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gotta Try This...{Wedding Keepsake}

While browsing the TaterTots & Jello Weekend Link Party I came across the cutest little gift idea... Although I almost gagged when I saw the Halloween and Christmas stuff out at Michael's yesterday (It's JULY, people), I had to rack my brain to remember if I saw those clear Christmas balls there...Anyway, look at this: 

Not only did this talented lady find an awesome use for the super-expensive wedding invitations that most people throw away, she created an amazing gift. How cute would it be to do this with someone's shower invite, wedding invite, and then follow up with future Christening or Birth Announcements!! 

Now, off to see if I can find any of my wedding invites around!! 


Saturday, July 23, 2011

{My Parties}... Kristn's Graduation!



My sister recently graduated from high school and we threw a bbq to celebrate. I ordered adorable invites, bottle wraps, banners, and cupcake toppers from The Frog Prince Paperie after seeing some of their amazing work in blog land. Being that it was 90 degrees outside, we had tons of drinks- including my beloved lemonade stand!! (although I have lemonade stand envy- check this out PARTYLOVES LEMONADE STAND


Cute bbq themed water bottles!

In addition to the water, we had lemonade, strawberry lemonade & cucumber water. I had blue and yellow paper straws out since those were the school colors. The frames were from Caileigh's Cereal Buffet

I really wanted big bouquets of fresh sunflowers on the tables, but I had to remember the party wasn't for me..So, I painted wooden frames from Michael's red and used a flower embellishment from the scrapbook aisle. I had pictures from throughout Kristin's life all over.

Inspired by Hostess with the Mostess, we had a make-your-own hot dog bar... 

 I wrote out all the different recipes on the brown paper, but I'm pretty sure people invented their own
 My beloved Pottery Barn Stand served as a roll holder...

For the dessert table, I repurposed an old wooden window and my husband's saw horses. I am sorry for the lack of a close up of the cupcakes and toppers!! I don't know what I was thinking! The basket was filled with cakepops! 

Here is my daughter attempting to get closer to the sweets posing with Aunt Kristin before we dig in.

Congrats to Kristin & the class of 2011!