Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Something Blue

a friend of mine pinned this pin on pinterest and it reminded me of my something blue almost 11 years ago. I saw in a magazine somewhere to do blue shoes. i searched high and low for blue shoes that would suit me. you can't see them very well in the picture but you can see that they are indeed blue. they had a strap across that top that looked like eyelet lace and a blue bow. we are not Turkish but i read in the Martha Stewart magazine about Turkish shoe signing tradition and thought it would be fun. all the single brides maids would sign the bottom of your shoe and after dancing the night away which ever girls name wore off the most was the one to get married next. cute fun. so we did it. 
years later my little sister decided to wear blue shoes as well. only she took is a step further and got a pair of blue shoes for the reception as well. funny how both pair suit her. love it.

isn't she gorgous. i think she pulled off the blue shoes better, for sure.

her super cute reception shoes. the inside lining of them is hearts.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hubby Valentine Card

i saw this on pinterest and knew that i wanted to do something like that for my hubs valentines card. i decided to make my own. i google searched the number of days between the two dates (valentines day being the end date) (it could be an anniversary or birthday though) and then made the card with leftover stickers and card stock that i had at home. i really liked the way that it turned out. i think that he did too.

Kids Valentines

 this year for valentines day i had my daugther make one for my mother in law. this is what we created.

all it takes is a construction paper heart,

a little lipstick and

some sweet lips

i had my son make one too but i just follow this link. only we just traced his hand

Window makeover

 a couple months ago i pinned this. i loved the idea of using napkins as a curtain on our kitchen window because if i got a couple sets that i loved then i could always interchange them. i started to search on etsy first to find some that i liked. i came across these and just loved them. i tried to use a tension rod first for the curtain rod but i think the span between the two cabinets was just way to big and it kind of sagged in the middle. i thought a tension rod that was bigger around may work better but after talking to my mom decided to just go with the curtain rod that had the hooks to set it in. i got the rod at walmart and then got the silver mini rings at target. it took two packages to use for all four napkins. i love the way it turned out.

the curtains opened

the curtains closed

this is what i had up before the change. i liked it but liked the idea of more light coming through the window and being able to see out of the whole window

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Julie's Sprinkle

yesterday we had a "Sprinkle" for my friend Julie. she is pregnant with baby #2 and the baby is a girl. her first is also a girl so she wasn't in need of many things. her oldest loves books and was pretty hard on them so she wanted us to have all the guests bring books to as the gift. we would have probably gone with a book theme but just a couple months ago we did a book theme shower for two of our other friends. julie is a lover of all things pink and sweet. once we dedided that we were having a "sprinkle" we went to work planning. i have to say that we had a pretty awesome team in the works to help with getting ready for this. the three other ladies were amazing and super easy to work with. here are some pics of the shower.
Kelly brought the yummy punch

i provided the mason jars but Linds had the cute straws and made the little clouds that went on the straws. she got the idea from here

Linds also made this table cloth. she was going to pain the circles like this one(to mimic sprinkles of course) on the table cloth but she decided to just lightly stitch them on one corner. i think it turned out awesome.
these balloons were also something that we saw and thought would be fun. but instead of putting the sequins inside of the balloons Linds glued them to the bottom. i love how they came out
the streamers were made by me and and i got the inspiration from these sites
6thstreetdesignschool  hostess with the mostess  elleapparelblog
our good table was covered with all things sprinkled. mini cucakes (by Kelly) donuts (by me) chocolate covered pretzles (by Blakeley), bakes pretzles (by me), cake pops and sea salt covered caramels (by kelly)

we had an ice cream bar were you could sprinkle nuts, mini chocolate chips or sprinkles on the icecream and keeping this the drinking mason jars we went with the little ones to eat the ice cream out of. found the pic here

Linds made these cute flower vases out of baby food jars and sprinkled pink and purple senquins in the water. she saw the idea  here

Blakeley put together a cute mad lib that we did before Julie opened the gifts

Momma Julie  :)

we thought it would be fun to send everyone home with something as a thank you. what girl doesn't love sparkle (sprinkled with glitter) nail polish. got the tag idea from here. thanks Linds for making the cute tags and thanks Kelly for supplying the punch.  
 the only think that i didn't get a pic of was the cup cake liner banner that i made that hung on the fire place mantel.  maybe Linds or Blakeley got a shot of it.   like i said we had a great group helping put this shower together and a great group of ladies who showed up to celebrate Julie and baby peaunt.

here is the link to linds pics from the sprinkle.
here is the link to blakeley's pics from the sprinkle.