Friday, September 5, 2014

Little Boy Bow Tie Tutorials


We had a wonderful summer as we welcomed a new member to our family.  Yes, that's right...my brother-in-law got married!  My kids adore their new auntie.  

Weddings always end up forcing me to pull out my sewing machine.  I am not a confident seamstress.  It takes me hours of work and usually lots of seam ripping to finish a project.  I have no patience.  However, I am usually pretty happy with the way things turn out.  I used a pattern I had on hand for the girls' dresses, but I had no idea how to make a bow tie for Bud.  

Thank you Pinterest!  I would be lost without you.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

30 Days of Summer Activities


Summer is almost over!  School starts in 30 days and Princess is starting kindergarten.  Yikes!  My babies are all growing up on me.

I wanted to give my kids a chance to choose a couple of activities they would like to do before the summer ends.  Here is the list they came up with:

Monday, July 21, 2014

Car Birthday Party


My little Bud turned 2 last week.  I can hardly believe it!  Two years ago I had the absolute WORST day of my life getting him here (one of those delivery horror stories that you don't want to share with soon-to-be mothers) and he is absolutely, completely, 100% worth it.


Bud is all boy.  He loves dinosaurs, monsters, Micky Mouse, and cars.  We had to move his birthday party up a couple of days so that the family could come.  I have a rule that I decorate the house while the kids are asleep; when they wake up the decorations are a surprise!  This meant that I had hours - literally hours - to get everything decorated, a cake made, and presents wrapped.  I went with a quick, cheap cars theme.  I was pretty happy with the results.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Red, White, & Blue Smoothie


Happy 4th of July!

I made super fun chocolate-dipped strawberries for my kids to eat for lunch.  I have been on a bit of a health kick (they come and go) and so I wanted to make something festive, and also healthy.

4th of July Flower Toenails


I had BIG plans for this 4th of July.  BIG plans!  I was going to take my kids to the parade and all of the events.  The kids were going to sing my praises about how I am the best mom.  We were going to come home simply exhausted...

Even the best laid plans can fall through.

Because we couldn't get to the parade, I decided to make things as festive as possible at home.  We started off the day with painting nails.  I knew this would be a hit because nail painting is a rarity at our house.

Patriotic Strawberries


There are two things in this world that I crave: strawberries and chocolate.  I have seen these cute chocolate-dipped strawberries all over Pinterest and I knew I needed to try my hand at them.  

Statue of Liberty Headbands


Happy 4th of July!  We have been getting ready for tomorrow by making paper chain decorations and interchangeable flowers for the girls' flip flops.  Although the kids had fun helping me, the Statue of Liberty headbands were the big hit of the day.  They are so easy to make.

Red, White, and Blue Paper Chain


I hope you have all been having a wonderful summer.  My girls have started their first ballet classes.  They love it all - the leotards, hair buns, dance shoes, and learning the different moves.  Their class has been on break for the 4th of July, so I finally have time to blog.  Yay!  I have missed you all.

Interchangeable Flip-Flop Flowers


I love the little flip flops that have flowers on them.  Love, love, love them!  But they are always more expensive and you can't change them up.  You are stuck with whatever flower you buy.  I found a solution to this little fashion problem.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chocolate Cadbury Egg Cookies


Ah!  Cadbury Mini Eggs.  How I love thee!  My favorite way to eat them is to suck all of the coating off.  My husband likes to put them on top of Ritz crackers and pop them into his mouth together.  He is a big fan of the salty-sweet combo.  If there is any way I can incorporate those delightful little morsels into my food during Easter time, then I will do it.