Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday Night Features

With any luck I will be decorating my front porch for Halloween tomorrow.  YAY!  I love decorating my porch  for Halloween.  So tonight, to get you in the mood I am just featuring Halloween stuff.    And maybe it will get my booty in gear to get some Halloween projects done.

Halloween Countdown from Makoodle

Beware Banner from Mommy is Coo Coo

Halloween Lunchbox Notes from Kiki and Company

20 Free Halloween Fonts from That What Che Said

65 Free Halloween Printables from Ali Lily Blog

Patchwork Pumpkins from Positively Splendid

DIY Poison Bottles from The 36th Avenue

Monday, September 17, 2012

An Awesome Wedding Cake With Some Hidden Nerdiness

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Like all my favorite cakes I have a love/hate relationship with this cake.  I love it because it is awesome, and I hate it because it was a super time consuming pain it the rear to make.   But when Hannah showed me the inspiration cake I knew I had to make it for her.

There are over 400 flowers that I rolled out, pressed, painted with luster dust, and "glued" on one at a time.  

It was so worth it.

But possibly the best thing about this cake is the little hidden nerdiness. (Is that a word? Nerdiness?)

That's right, Spiderman is climbing out the top of the cake.  Hannah loves Spiderman.

But she loves Ritchie more.

Don't you love all the vintage touches and fresh summer colors.  Perfect for a backyard reception.

The kids loved the lemonade bar.  Especially the little mugs and straws.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

It's A....

My doctor's appointment was actually on Wednesday, but I have been so CRAZY busy I didn't have any time to blog.  We had a  gender reveal party for the kids on Wednesday night and I was in charge of my hubby's firm's "summer" party tonight.  Sadly, my silly camera battery died and somehow I have misplaced the backup battery and the charger for my camera.  So my picture taking mojo is off.  Seriously, I have GOT TO find my charger.  I am losing my mind and I couldn't take awesome pictures of my parties.  Luckily I did get to take this one before my camera died.

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I am so so SO excited.  We all are, well, all except Alan.  He was hoping for 10 brothers.  Yeah, that was never gonna happen.

So, in honor of my baby girl, tonight's features all come from my baby projects board on Pinterest.  And with any luck, my camera battery charger will come back to me.

I am so excited to make this gathered car seat canopy from Sew Much Ado

I will definitely be making her a pair of these shoes from Fleeting Thing

How smart is this?  Towel apron from Blissful Patterns

Elephant taggy blankey from Icing One The Cupcake

Pleated Yoke Dress from Craftiness Is Not Optional

Monday, September 10, 2012

First Day of School 2012

You may remember last year when back to school time came we had end of summer/back to school parties and fun teacher gifts and I am sure we will again in years to come.  But this year I really had to look at all the things I had on my plate and how much I could add to that.  Meaning no parties and low key gifts.  The kids didn't even notice.

I got these cute signs here.

And for teacher gift we kept it really simple.  We just made cookies.

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I made my favorite chocolate chip cookies and put them in a mason jar.  Then I used picmonkey to make the cute little tags.  Add a little washi tape, a cupcake wrapper, and some baker's twine and you are good to go.   I got the idea here.

I have to admit, as much as I was excited for the kids to go back to school, but after dropping the kids off to their class rooms I worried about them all day.  

Did you notice my 1st grader is about a head taller than the rest.  It almost looks like he is in the wrong room.  But he is not.

Poor little Bryce thought it was his first day of school too.  He was so sad when we left.  He was so cute that I just had to get a picture.  Just after I took this picture Bryce  held up one hand, blocked his face, and said "No pictures."  Pretty much the cutest thing I have ever seen.

I must also admit that I did a drive by.  I just couldn't take it.  I made it until morning recess and then I just had to drive by the playground and make sure Alan was having a good day.  He was smiling and playing with friends and that got me through the rest of the day.  

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Friday Night Features

Awesome Coral TV Console from Classy Clutter

Farmhouse Coffee Table from A Diamond in the Stuff

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake Bars from Domestic Deficit Disorder

Faux Vintage Pull Down Map from Jessica N Designs

DIY Can Food Drawer Tutorial from Classy Clutter

Friday, September 7, 2012

Just Between Friends

Have you heard of Just Between Friends?  It is a National Children's and Maternity Consignment Sales Event.  Which basically means, if you have kids or are expecting a baby it is a really great opportunity to make some money, clean out your closets, and/or fill them up.

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Here in Utah there is an event is going on NOW.  It is too late to sell stuff as a consignor, but it is not too late to catch some AMAZING DEALS.

Today shopping is open until 8pm
and tomorrow, September 8th, it is open from 9am to 3pm

Davis Co. Fairgrounds - 151 S. 1100 W. in Farmington 

The best part is that on Saturday, almost everything goes on sale.  We are talking 50% off almost everything.

As a consignor I got to go to a pre-sale last night.  And I scored some awesome stuff.  
Check it out.  It pays to consign.  Now, since I still don't know if I am having a boy or a girl I was trying to be good and not buy a bunch of stuff.   But with such sweet deals how could I resist? Plus I am having a girl, right? RIGHT?

 I got these two little sleepers for $3.  Not $3 each but $3 total.  Don't you just LOVE the brown one.

I got these 3 cuties for $2.  Seriously, $2.  I picked it up because I like the flower one on top, but when I saw the price I just had to get them.  Boy or girl my baby's only wear the "newborn" size for about a week.  So for that week it is nice to have a few newborn things that actually fit, but I don't really like spending a bunch of money on them.

 And how cute it this? $3.50.

But my best score of the night was this swing.  $30.  The same swing, only in this year's pattern is on sale at Target right now for $125.  And that is the sale price.  It it super clean and in great condition, but I think I am going to give it a little makeover so it will stick out a little bit less in my family room.  

Alrighty, so if you live close enough to go I totally suggest you go to the sale in Farmington today or tomorrow.  If you don't, I suggest you hope on over to their site and see when there is an event near you.  And it is not all baby girl stuff (that is just what I bought).  There is just about everything for babies and kids, even big kids.  

I am going back tomorrow morning, there are a few things I wanted to get, but decided to wait and see if they were still there at half off.  A $3 sleeper is nice, but the same sleeper for $1.50 is better.

BTW, I was compensated for the post with an extra 5% on my consigned items, but that didn't change my opinion on the great deals I got.