Here are some pictures from Kason’s 1st birthday party. We did a Mustache Bash and it was def. a success…and SO FUN to plan. When I did this over a year ago, the whole mustache thing wasnt as trendy as it is now, so I am sure it would be even more fun to plan now that there are is so much mustache stuff available!:)
These little gems look expensive, but they are cheap to make and easy to do…double score in anyone’s book! All you need is a pack of clear bulbs (glass or plastic, fine glitter, feathers, ribbon and your choice of a personalized embellishment. I got all of my supplies from Hobby Lobby… the initial sticker embellishments are only .99 and I got them for 50% off on sale!:)
The tops come off the bulbs and you can just pour the glitter in and shake. As long as you use fine glitter it will stick to the inside of the bulb by itself. Just use a little hot glue for the ribbon and feather combo and stick the embellishment on the outside and WAH-LAH!
My favorite time of the year is upon us again…FALL is here!! I love everything about fall season…the colors, the weather, bonfires, Halloween, hoodies, the leaves, sleeping with the windows open, the smell of pumpkin spice and cinnamon…I could go on and on! Anyhow, I decided to paint pumpkins instead of carving. I am partial to all of the work (and mess) carving takes and the lil’ one is only 21 months old so I figured we could carve next year when he can participate a little more.
I decided to do “initial pumpkins” with my husband’s, Kason’s and my first initial. I am not one to be plain so I obviously had to jazz them up with ribbon and some hot glue. I’ll be keeping those in the house for indoor decor bc I’m not sure how weather resistant the ribbon would be. I painted one with our last initial “R” for the out side. They turned out pretty cute if I dont say so myself!;)
Just wanted to share a FANTASTIC gift idea for any mom or grandma! I have had people ask me wear I got the ring on my blog home page, so I wanted to share!:) I found a store on Etsy that makes personalized jewelry and they have the cutest stuff! The Esty store is called Cinnamon*sticks… http://www.etsy.com/shop/cinnamonsticks?ref=pr_shop_more. You can get multiple names on one ring or order multiple rings and stack them. I absolutely LOVE the ring I ordered. It is simple, but so sentimental. They are sterling silver and run pretty true to size and so affordable! I think mine was about $25, including shipping…talk about a steal!! I will warn you that production and shipping took about 5 weeks. So if you’re getting it as a gift for someone, be sure to order early!!:)
Hey there to anyone who might stumble upon my blog and to my 4 followers;) I just heard about the blog “Every Day Kings” from a friend and went to check it out bc there was a great cause involved. I went there bc the author is donating all proceeds from her blog this month to a woman who recently lost her husband. All you had to do was click on her blog and you were helping out. Simple enough, so I did. I must say that it is the most inspiring blog I have ever read! I read about the story of the woman the author of Everyday King was helping. After reading that particular post, I wanted to know more about the author. After reading her “About Me” and “Family” posts, I was hooked. Honestly, I spent the next few hours reading various articles and posts on her blog. This woman is truly an inspiration, a special person with a unique soul. I found myself relating to her without being in the same situations that she has faced, overcame and blogged about. Her words are so powerful and have touched me in way that I am able to use them to find hope and positivity in the personal battles and situations in my own life. It’s funny how some things are just meant to happen. I had no idea who this person was or that her blog even existed, I just stumbled upon it trying to do a good deed. It goes to show you that a simple good deed can go far. In this case, me trying to help another ended up benefitting me in ways that I never expected… and will continue to benefit me- as long as Vee, author of Everyday Kings, shares her words.
Click the link below to visit her blog. She says that her blog brings in very little money each month, but what it does bring in during the month of December will be donated to her friend that lost her husband, to help with the costs of the funeral, etc. There more clicks, the more money…so click multiple times a day and just let the page load!! It’s an easy way of helping someone w/o doing anything at all. Maybe you’ll get something more from it, as I did!!:)
Everyday Kings: DO SOMETHING
Ok, so a year later I am finally getting around to finding a way to display my baby boy’s precious newborn hospital hat:). I actually went a step farther a decided to use all 3 newborn hats… the hat from when he was born, the hat he wore home from the hospital and the hat he wore for his newborn pictures.
The project cost less than $20!:) I bought a shadow box for $15, on sale at Hobby Lobby, and added some cute extras…flower embellishments (found in the scrapbook section), ribbon, scrapbook paper and a wooden “K” that I bought in the unfinished wooden craft section (I added paint to it). I afixed the hats to the back with pins that i pinned on the inside of each hat. After playing around with, and then deciding on, the placement of the extras I hot glued them to ensure they stay in place. Such a cute and quick way to display precious keepsakes that would otherwise just be boxed away!:)