Saturday, March 24, 2012

Party Mode Part II: Birthday Banner

The second thing on my list for the party was a Birthday Banner. I wanted something full of the theme colors and full of my baby girl....



1 pack of red plates
1 pack of black plates
1 pack of ribbon(this and all the above from the dollar store)
2 sided tape
Hole puncher

12 months of pictures printed out in black and white from Costco

1. I hole punched 14 plates twice (on each side )evenly in the middle.

2. I connected each plate individually to another plate with the white ribbon and made a knot.

3. I curled each ribbon with the scissors.

4. I cut all the picture into an oval that would fit perfectly on the plates. I made sure there was picture of the Lil lady with her Daddy...

Her Mommy.....

And her Big Brother

5. I used the 2 sided tape to place the pictures on the plates, somewhat in chronological order.

6. I printed Happy Birthday signs out to place on each sides of the banner.

7. I tested out the finished project

I can't wait to see it with the rest of the decorations in 6 weeks, at my Lil Lady's party! Now onto the next project and I can't wait to share it with you next week!

Linking up with: Saturday: bedifferentactnormal,
                      Sunday:   thegirlcreative


                      Monday: Ourdelightfulhome

                      Wednesday: Whimsy Wednesday

                      Thursday: DelightfulOrder,  
                      Tip Junkie handmade projects Friday: SixsistersStuff, MyRomanticHome 

Monday, March 19, 2012

What I Wore....

The only time I regularly "go out" is with my husband, mom, or sisters. Usually it is to a movie and dinner, which is perfect for this Mom! The other week my sweet co-worker invited me out to a concert! The last time I went to a concert was in high school, yes you read it right, high school.

I was very excited to get some girl time, good food, and hear great music, but also excited to dress up!

The Outfit:
Top: New York and Company
Sweater: Gift from my Sis 4 years ago....I rarely throw away anything
Leggings: Macys
Boots: BCBG

I had the best time ever listening to Chrisette Michele, bonding with my girlfriend, eating some yummy sushi & dessert, and wearing my outfit!!!!

Momma Go Round pleated poppy

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Party Mode Part I: Homemade Tiered Cupcake Stand

One thing I can say about myself is that I love to plan ahead and love to plan my kids birthday parties!!! In 2 months my Baby Girl will be turning the big 1! I can't believe how time has flown by and I know the next couple of months will too. I wanted to start planning ahead by doing a thing or 2 or 3 each week before the party. My goal is to have all my crafts done the week of the party so that I can just enjoy the big occasion and not be stressed out. 

One of the most important things of a 1st birthday is the 1st bite of cake the baby takes. I want to do cupcakes for the party. I realized that I need something to display them on. I got inspired by this blog and made my own Tiered Cupcake Stand!
                 This is my tutorial for my Homemade Tiered Cupcake Stand: 
#1.  I found boxes that would stack proportionally and that will leave space around the edges for the cupcakes.

#2. I wrapped the boxes in coordinating colors for the party.

# 3. I decorated  the boxes with recycled ribbon and black foam paper(from The Dollar Store).

#4. I added a couple props to go along with the 1st Birthday theme...can you guess what the theme of the party will be?

Now just imagine it with cupcakes!!

1st thing down for the party and 7 weeks to go! Come back next week to see the next project I have done for the BIG party!!! If your not a follower, follow me along this party journey!!!
Linking up with: Saturday: bedifferentactnormal,
                      Sunday:   thegirlcreative
                      Monday: Ourdelightfulhome
                      Wednesday: Whimsy Wednesday
                      Thursday: DelightfulOrder,  
                      Tip Junkie handmade projects Friday: SixsistersStuff, MyRomanticHome


Friday, March 9, 2012

My Insta Week

My week illustrated with pictures from my camera phone ....

Canned food that we are looking  into giving away!!!
I made this Mommy Pampering Gift for a friend who is due in 3 weeks!
I featured this yummy recipe on my Taste This Thursday Party!
My kids melted my heart as they held each other hands this week while shopping!

I also love the carts at Target and I enjoy going to Target as a FAMILY!

3 is a charmer! 3rd time cutting my Son's hair and it was the best job thus far!
I trusted my Baby Girl with piece of hard bread for the 1st time...she is definitely teething, but not 1 tooth yet!?
This is the damage we did after going out to a Soup and Salad Buffet! I love eating there because the whole family is satisfied when we leave!!!
This is my Son at the Mall words!
My Mom ,  my Sisters, and I had a private Make-up  Party with a MaryKay Consultant! It was fun and entertaining!
I still can't believe that my JoJo is swinging at the park. They grow up way too fast!
While at the park this week my Son wanted to run around the empty baseball field rather than play on the park equipment. Is this telling of his future?
I had a spectacular Taco Salad that my Mom In-Law prepared. It was pretty too!
I am starting to run 3 miles every time I go to the gym! I love those endorphins and feel great when I get off that treadmill!

Its my Insta-life
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life rearranged

Friday, March 2, 2012

Insta -Friday

life rearranged

Photos that I took with my camera phone throughout the week.  When doing this blog post I realized that your heart is where your phone camera kids , food, and a pretty view for this week!!!
Made Zuppa Toscana Soup this week. Recipe here.

It was not love at first site for JJ but I can say that he  has finally fallen in love with his Lil Sister!

We had a play date last week and got 4 car seats in one vehicle. Ages ranging from 5 weeks old to 2.5 years old!

We went to go visit the new baby Giraffe at the Zoo!  Can you see it?
JJ is totally into sunglasses these days...

JoJo is becoming  a pro on the swings at the park!

I actually had lunch by myself last week before my massage! I ordered a great french onion soup and salad.

This is the lovely view from the hospital floor that I work takes my breath away all the time!

Even when there is no sun my Son loves to wear them...

I love spending time with my kids at the park!