Saturday, June 30, 2012


371. my niece's dance recital. little girls in costumes

Monday, June 25, 2012

My Baby Sister's ABC Theme's Baby Shower

this weekend i helped host a baby shower for my little sister. one of her friends and bridesmaids from the wedding was gracious enough to have it at her house and did a ton of work in the pre-planning and setting up and food preparation that was needed, along with another friend/bridesmaids of hers. Tiffany did an awesome job on the lollipops in the front yard. we wanted to do an ABC themed shower and also incorporated some orange and blue as the colors of the shower. Tiffany and her sister made the framed letters that were at all the area's in the house, you will see more of them as you scroll through the post. the only one i left out the E is for eat, and eat we did. Tiff, Becca and Amy did an amazing job getting all the food together and prepared.
so Les is having a boy so B is for boy

Becca spent alot of time carving and getting this cute watermelon stroller ready to carry the fruit.  it was amazing.
D is for drink. This lovely blue pitcher was holding cold fresh cucumber and lemon water, one of Les' things that she has been drinking a ton of while she has been pregnant.
i searched for a lot of orange sherbet punch recipe's and Tiffany and Becca chose this one. It wasn't a disappointment either. it was amazing and super cute topped with these cute blue and white striped paper straws.

here are the cute mason jars filled with the yummy orange punch and topped off with the cute blue and white paper straws
so the theme was ABCs
Les pinned this one day and thought it would be fun for the guests of the baby shower to be assigned a letter to decorate baby boy's wall. so that is just what we did. the big b is for the diaper wreath shown below but notice the film reel. Becca had O and that is what she brought. awesome!

big B for diaper wreath
B book that i got for us to record the gifts in.

diaper wreath to hang on the hospital door

favors to take home
nut bracelets as another favor in the berry basket.
saw this tutorial online and thought it would be fun. my brother in law makes beach robots so this is perfect for ladies with a little boyish flair.
another cute idea and i got from here to tie in the ABC theme

it's hard to see the white dot garland hanging here but it is there along with a blue and orange bunting banner i ordered from this shop

orange and blue Oreo balls
oh my these where great
cupcakes that my mom made

a little more decor
my aunt Barbara had the U (horse shoe - so great)

oh and here is my amazing lovely, glowing little sister with her X made by her friend Meg

and my A that i got from this shop

Sunday, June 24, 2012


370. my hubby's birthday. so glad you were born.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


367. helping  my pregnant little sister get ready for her baby shower   i.e. painting her toe nails and curling her hair

368. celebrating Les and Baby boy at the shower

369. my husband who watched the 2 kido's while i was gone

Friday, June 22, 2012


365. a trip to birmingham

366. spending time with my little sis

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My take

after finding this photo on pinterest and pinning it i decided to give it a go and see it is works.
alas it does. i was thrilled and amazed. i never knew this was possible. my sister in law just celebrated her 30th birthday. after finding out if she frequently cooks with green onions i grabbed some and put them in a cutesyed up (sticky tape and brown twine) jar(spaghetti jar) of water. so it's not pretty flowers but these don't die and you just throw them away. it's useful people.  :) she was thrilled with them and thought it was great.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


363. my grandparents-they celebrated 58 years of marriage today

364. my sister in law Sarah turned 30 today. happy birthday and welcome to the club.

Friday, June 15, 2012


362. only one month left to spend with my sweet first born son as a four year old.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


361. my niece, who turned 5 today. she brought the word girly into my husbands family

Monday, June 11, 2012


360. my loving mother-happy birthday

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My Little Mermaid's 2nd Birthday Party

these are pictures from my daughters 2nd birthday party and links to all the places where the ideas came from.  i found most of the ideas on pinterest

 i used both of the links above to come up with my ocean cake for my little mermaid and made the fondant pearls using this homemade fondant recipe

 this is yellow lemonade and i added blue dyed ice cubes to it.

 two of our little mermaids in the mermaid castle bounce house wearing this tutu
 here is where my idea came from......made mine out of cardboard but love it.
 love this guy too

my birthday mermaid

Saturday, June 09, 2012


359. Bridges of Faith/Bridgestone

Friday, June 08, 2012


357. safe travels

358. spending time with friends

Saturday, June 02, 2012


356. havig my parents, sister, brother in law and nephew (in utero) here to celebrate my girls 2nd birthday.

Friday, June 01, 2012

One gift

355. Today i only have one gift that i want to write down. (there are many more i'm sure in this one day but i am going to keep it to the one) It's a big one......all 24lbs of her.  my baby, my youngest, my only girl turns two today. she is lovely, sassy, sweet and sour, has so much personality allowed for one person and she is mine. my gift given by God. Thank you for this sweet, precious, wonderful gift.

Her Mark

she has made her mark in our lives, our hearts, this world.  this little 6lb 1oz little girl has filled this house with sassy, laughter, personality, attitude and so much fun. i can't imagine life without you. my prayer is that you grow to be a might and Godly woman.  i love you so much.  maybe year two won't go by as quickly as the first two. ; )