Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Winter One-derland

Remember my daughters invites..... I got them from Dimple Prints. The invites were a hit as was the party!!!

I made a tower of cupcakes to go along with the wonderful cakes my cake lady made!

I also made Pink marsmellows dipped in white candy melts!!!

I made 2 banners of pictures of my baby girl...1 I put in the kitchen by the cakes/sweets!
the other went above the fireplace (unfinished fireplace) by the presents!

Here is my baby girl making her grand entrance. My mom made the TUTU!!! Unfortunatley it got in her way and we ended up taking it off.

She wasn't real shy about getting into the smash cake!

Our family after the party!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Give Thanks

I hope you and your familes had a very happy Thanksgiving !! We did! I rolled my green bean bundles on Wednesday night because they are so much better when they sit in the fridge with all the buttery sugary goodness on them!!! This is my husbands all time favorite....but I only make them for the holidays.

I also made the Turtle pumpkin pie found in the Kraftfoods magazine!!! I think it was yummy!!! and super simple!!!!

I also got to spend time with my cousin. She and I were more like sisters growing up and she now lives in Fort Worth with her husband and sweet baby girl, that is only 3 months younger than Hunter!

Then of course came Black Friday! Me, my mom and my aunts go every year! Mostly for fun! We use to go in my aunts old station wagon we called Betsy. She had a huge trunk and got fit a lot of packages! Here is SE Texas we never know what the weather will be like for Thanksgiving. Some times it is cold as all get out, some times we wear short sleeves. One year leaving out for black friday we had to scrap the ice off of Old Betsy's windshield!!!! We do have some great memories from black friday shopping....even if we only buy 1 thing!!!!!

Party #2

Our family is super busy this time of year.

It all starts off with Hunter's birthday! He was born on opening morning of hunting season here in SE texas. Needless to say his daddy and grandpas didn't hunt that weekend.
Next is Hailey's birthday. My December baby!!! This year is her first birthday. I knew I kinda wanted to keep it simple and figured I could find more party stuff if I stuck with holiday decor but didn't want it too Christmas-y. I had found some cute Candy Cane Ornaments at a local store called Ellis Pottery. They were pink, green, purple and red stripes with glitter all over them. They started my thought process....then I found some snowflakes at hobby lobby that were pink, white and purple!
When I started her invitations I couldn't find what I wanted. Then I thought I may just need to find an invite I like and start the decor from scratch. I had tried every paper place I knew...Snapfish, Shutterfly, VistaPrint, Sellers on Etsy, and I couldn't find it!!!! One day I was reading Home Based Mom and she had a feature on Dimple Prints

Needless to say I didn't have to go any further!!! The invites were just what I was looking for!!! But she had a post on her Etsy shop that stated she was on vacation for the holidays. But the very next day I received an email from her with a mark up of the invite ! I was so excited that she did everything so quickly...and during the Thanksgiving holiday. I uploaded the invites onto Wal Mart's greeting cards and got the envelopes included!

(I cropped the addres out for security purposes)

Check out dimplePrints are sure to be impressed!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Terrific Two's

We celebrated Hunter's birthday a few weekends ago with a Baseball extravaganza!!!!
Everyone that came had such a good time!

My future baseball star!!!

The cake was made by my mom's good friend. She use to make our cakes when we were kids!!!! She also made my wedding cakes! They are to die for Chocolate Fudge cake with Chocolate Fudge buttercream icing!!!!

I made the cupcakes and tried to be creative with the icing. Speaking of creative, I bought all the printables from Parties by Hardie. I bought them from her Etsy shop and received my email the very next day and got to work!!!! I used the baseballs that said happy birthday and then cut out circles using my aunt's cricut.

I used the banner also and hung it....unfortunatley didn't get any pictures of it at the party. But I did hang it at our house on Hunter's actual birthday and got to snap a few then. I did the same thing as the cupcake sticks...Cut out 5 inch circles on the cricut and strung through some red/white polka dots and blue/white polka dots.

ok back to the Party. For the Centerpieces I took a small candle holders and filled it with Sunflower seeds and put in some of the leftover baseball pics.

I decorated the cake table with photos of when we took Hunter to his first Astros game.

Lets not forget to decorate the birthday boy!!! I searched Hi and Lo and all around town to find a raglan baseball shirt in his size. Just when I gave up, I turned to Etsy! Little One Boutique came to my rescue and customized this shirt for him!!! It was awesome and his eyes lit up when he put it on!!!

I also wanted to have a place for the kiddos to take pictures so I bought 2 yards of a fun fabric and hung it up to make a cute backdrop!!!

Here are some other pictures of our guest having fun!!!!!

The party didn't stop there!!!!
For his actual birthday I took him to toys r us and lunch at Chick fil A. Then I took him and Hailey to the park and to the school parking lot so he could ride his new tractor we got him. We ended the night eating Mexican food and ice cream.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


For those of you that may have been wondering where I have been......

I have been getting things ready for the 1st of many celebrations that will be happening in the coming months! My dear son, my precious angel, my busy little boy ..will be turning 2 on Nov 3! We will celebrate his birthday this weekend with a big baseball theme party complete with hot dogs and cracker jacks!!!!! Remember I bought his printable birthday party stuff from Parties By Hardie??

I spent time last week while being off work while the kids were sick to get some of it printed out and organized on what I actually needed and wanted to use.

This is what my table looked like all weekend

and an hour later it looked like this

I have put it all in a tote and packed it up for the party Saturday !!! We are suppose to have beautiful weather here this weekend...great day to have a party at the park!!!

ok ...that is all you get for a sneak peek. Stay tuned for party pictures!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Honest Scrap Award Winner

Thanks to

Six in one hand............madness in the other

She honored me with this Award !!!!

Here are the rules that must be followed upon receiving this award:
1) Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
2) Share "10 Honest Things" about myself.
3) Present this award to 7 others whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
4) Tell those 7 people they've been awarded HONEST SCRAP and inform them of these guidelines in receiving.

2. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up!!
3. I CANNOT keep up with my check book. I don't keep a register and never know how much money we have.
4. I am not a good cook....and I don't like to do it.
5. I wish I had more time to spend with my husband! We hardly ever get a free minute alone.
6. I wish my cousin lived closer to me so our children could play together like we did as kids.
7. I have no idea if I will have a job come next week....long story (can't talk about it yet)
8. I would rather stay at home with my kids !!!
9. i hate paying bills!!!!!
10. I love reading blogs and getting inspiration!!! My husband thinks I am crazy!

Ok so now I am suppose to Link up 7 People and give them this award! To be honest I don't know how to link up anything....I have tried and I stink at it!!!!

If any one would like to give me a tutorial on blogspot I will be happy to take it!!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kid's say the darnest things!

I have been on a blog hiatus!!! My work and my kids are sucking all the energy I have. I thought I would join this little party though. My son's vocabulary is growing more and more every day.

If you sneeze or cough he'll say "bless you mommy"
if you hand him something he asked for he will say "thank you mommy" good manners...don't know where he learned it!!! I guess they do learn by example!!!!!

He is obsessed with Mickey Mouse. It is the only cartoon (besides Barney) that he will actually watch. Last year for Christmas I bought him a giant Mickey Mouse. He hadn't ever done much with it until recently. ( probably because it bigger than he is) For the past few nights we watch the same Mickey mouse movie (adventures in Wonderland) and when its over he'll say "Mickey Mouse go night night" he turns the TV off gets in Bed and goes to sleep. Life size Mickey Mouse has now begun sleeping in bed with us...yes that is right, all of us on one queen size bed. This morning when I went to wake him up, he looked at me with one eye open and asked "Mickey Mouse wake up?"

Ok so that was a bunch of rambling.....but it was cute!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Party Planning Post #2

Well, I did it!!!! I finally called today and rented a pavillon at our local park and the baseball field!!!! I am so excited that Hunter will be able to do something he absolutely loves for his birthday party !!! I ordered his decor from here:

I did a rough draft of his invitations but I am not too sure I like the design....I will play around with a few before I committ!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

After Ike - 1 year later ! We remember

Yesterday I attended the community "We Remember" celebration held at our town Community Center. Also attending this event was Texas Congressman Kevin Brady (pictured).
He is a very nice man and really has been instrumental in BC Recovery efforts ...he worked hand in hand with our mayor and other county officials after Hurricane Rita and Ike. Ya, you know Rita...the one that hit right after Katrina......that hit us dead on too!!!!!

Yesterday I posted pictures of the storm damage at our home several days after the storm

I have finally started hanging things up and making it OUR home again. I wanted to make a inviting entry for my guest.

The picture frame is too large will be moved. But how cute would this candle be??????
A new lady in blog land is doing a give away of one of her and her sister's favorite fall candle! Why don't you go and welcome her to blogland !!!!!!