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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Semi Wordless Wednesday….

This was our weather last week….

But I bought these in hopes that Spring arrives soon…..
shoe 2
shoe 1
Aren't they too cute??


Happy Hump Day….

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One birthday down, one to go!

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Sorry we have been a little MIA…I told you that we are in birthday party mode all week : )

Anthony’s real birthday was this past Sunday. He is now 2. I can’t even believe it. I feel like being pregnant with him was only yesterday. It is crazy. Anyway, Christopher’s birthday is this upcoming Friday. So we celebrated both boys this weekend with my husband’s family. Since it was the house party, I did not have to do all of the goodie bags and as many decorations. There was only a few kids, so I tried to keep it simple. Next week’s party will be more involved.

Believe it or not, I didn’t snap as many photos as I wanted. You know how that goes…..when you are hosting, you never sit.

We went with the Lego theme……here was our inspiration.

Of course I needed to make both boys Lego birthday party shirts. I created the image on the computer, printed on iron-on paper and just sewed a border around them. Anthony got a crown with Lego heads since it was his ‘real’ birthday….LOL!

I used my new Silhouette SD machine to make some of the decorations. I posted this on the door…
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There were Lego heads and bodies all over the place….

I also got square plates from Walmart and used a Sharpie to draw a face. Yes, there were some relatives that questioned this. But, it doesn’t come off. Oh, well, you ate a little bit of marker : )

We had two cakes….the top one is from the bakery. But I wasn’t sure that the kids would eat it since it had cannoli filling, so I made chocolate cake for the kiddos.

And finally….I was able to get one shot with each of my boys.

First party is done and was a success. Now on to the next!

Thanks to delia for all of her great party ideas!!

Friday, March 25, 2011


TGIF!! Hope everyone had a great week. Today we are taking a break from Phone Photo Friday (sorry Allie…LOL) due to the craziness of the upcoming week.

Just wanted to pop in to wish you all a great weekend. Anthony’s 2nd birthday is on Sunday and I still have not finished shopping or preparing my house for the party. You all know how that works…..spend days cleaning for everyone to come and mess it all up for a few hours, then clean again after everyone leaves!! LOL!

I still have preparing to do for Christopher’s birthday next week too. What was I thinking have 2 kids with birthday’s the same week??  I will hopefully post some of the decorations and games we are planning for the ‘kiddie party’ sometime next week.

So, I leave you with a glimpse into my world this past week….

(Thanks to delia creates  for all of  the awesome Lego party ideas!!)

Have a great weekend….

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Semi Wordless Wednesday….

There are no words for these two characters….LOL!


Happy Hump Day....

Monday, March 21, 2011


So, where did Spring go?? We were lucky enough to get a few nice days last week. Days where we did not have to wear a jacket and the kids were just so excited to be outside playing. And now this morning, I wake up to rain and even SNOW!!  It is so depressing.

And to add to my depression, I am feeling like this is the theme of my life right now…..

And it is making me like this….

Not sure if I told you or not, but my boys have their birthdays in the same week. I know, great planning. They were actually due the exact same day (3 years apart) but ended up coming within a few days with eachother. And yes, I know not to have sex on that day anymore…LOL! Well, their birthdays are next week and I have so much to do. We are having 2 parties, one for family and one for their friends at a local MY GYM. Between shopping for presents, menu planning, and making decorations….my brain is frazzled.

We are having a LEGO themed party and so I am trying to also learn how to use my new Silhouette SD machine to help with the decorations. Not a great time for a learning curve...LOL!

Needless to say, it might be a little quiet around here this week. Oh, and I also promised to make a few things (bow holders, a tutu and some wristlets) for some family members that are going to be at the party. So I need to get those projects done this week too!!! Why I am I so nice?? LOL!

Well, have a great day…..I need to get working, no time to blog : )

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day of Silence…..

Friday we are taking a break from the usual Phone Photo Friday in order to help a great cause. The blogging community is coming together to help raise funds for the victims of the disaster in Japan. I am participating in the 'Day of Silence' and urge all of you to do the same. Please check out the link here for all of the details.

Please help…..

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Semi Wordless Wednesday….

There really are no words to describe this child, other than….
By the way….just picked up those pj’s at Walmart for $3!!! Gotta love it!

Linking over at Daphne's and LeeAnn's...

Happy Hump Day….

Monday, March 14, 2011

Miscellany Monday…

I am going to start off saying that I hope everyone is saying a little prayer this week for all of those who suffered loss during the horrific tragedy in Japan.  I am still trying to comprehend the magnitude of what happened!! The whole thing is just unbelievable to me. With that said… are some of my random thoughts for today….
Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

ONE. Okay…I am still on the earthquake here. How does this happen?? I mean, I understand and I have watched the news, but it just seems so odd to me. The magnitude of what mother nature can do is just amazing. So amazing that it is probably the scariest thing in the world. That in the blink of an eye, all that we know can be destroyed. It makes me appreciate all I have a lot more and reminds me that we are just visiting on this planet called Earth. If anyone knows of any ways to help, please spread the word.

TWO. On a much lighter note, I was at the mall yesterday and I am so excited for Spring to come. There are so many cute prints out that I am just dying to buy some new clothes. I love dresses and skirts in the Spring and Summer and I am thrilled that both are going to be big again this year. And have you seen all of the hot espadrilles?? I love them, although they are really not practical for a mom of 2 little ones…LOL!

THREE. So, does it seem like bloggy land is rather quiet these days?? I feel like I am seeing less and less posts from a few of my favorite bloggers : (  I know we are all busy and have a lot going on. But blogging is what you want it to be. I know that I am not here to reach a million followers or to make millions of dollars. I truly enjoy meeting others and getting to know them. I love all of the talented people that are out there and it inspires me to want to learn and try new things. Once you feel like blogging has become a ‘job’ it is not fun anymore. But for those of you who need a break, remember you truly have people out there that care about you. And we don’t need you to post everyday…..just fill us in once in a blue moon so we can see your cute kids and your creative crafts!!

Happy Monday!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Phone Photo Friday….

Hello bloggy buddies!! Happy Friday. Sorry we have been a little quiet this week. We have a lot going on, and like most of you, blogging is what ends up taking a back seat.

But I could not let a Friday go by without sharing a phone photo. Which, by the way, I may be coming into the year 2011 and getting a ‘smartphone.’ I am not sure I need it or want to spend the money. But our contract is up and I really do need a new phone. Are all of you on IPhones and Droids?? Let me know if you really think it is a necessity…LOL! My fear is that it will become consuming and I already have enough on my plate : )

Anywho, when I saw my boys cuddling like this, I just had to snap a shot!!

I hope they always will be best friends!

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Some exciting news, I broke down and bought the new Silhouette SD. I am so excited. I got it in the mail this week and have just started playing with it. I will be sure to share anything I make once I figure it out.

Enjoy the weekend…..

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday….

Brothers….a glimpse into their driving future!

Happy Hump Day….

Monday, March 7, 2011

Weekend Happenings….

As you all know, we had a very busy weekend!! I am glad it is over and feel
a big sigh (…ahhhhhh) of relief.

Saturday was the baby shower….you know, the one where I was making a hundred gifts…LOL! I have to say, I am not very close with the girl who is having the baby (she is the hubs’ cousins wife). The hubs kept saying to me ‘why are you putting so much effort into her gifts… are not even that friendly with her.’ But I wanted to do it…partly for me as I learn and love to craft and sew, but also because I wanted people to see that you can really make beautiful things yourself.

The last of the handmade gifts are my favorite. I had never made a tutu before but just think they are so cute, so I tried it. I was really happy with the way it came out.
I had found the pink onesie but it had a graphic on it. I decided to cover the graphic with this zebra print heart and bow. And I saw the pink leggings for $1 at Marshall’s!! They were perfect to complete the outfit.

I had some extra fabric from a previous project (look familiar Shannon??) and thought I would make a tag blanket. I made it a bit bigger than the usual taggie.

I was nervous when I got to the shower that she wasn’t going to like what I made. But I have to say…..she was super excited and so was everyone else. It made all of my hard work worth it : )

Look at all of these gifts…

Here is Nicole opening some of my presents….

And, yes, we made her a bow hat and a bow bra…..

Me and my husband’s cousins….

So….I won’t show you all of the pics from the bridal shower on Sunday…..but I will tell you that we make hats for baby showers and bridal showers….LOL!

One last photo to share….here is my mom (underneath me….yes, her hair is way too big..LOL) and 2 of my sister’s. My 3rd sister couldn’t make it. But it was nice to spend some time with ‘just the girls.’

Here is to a wishing both girls lots of love and happiness!

Happy Monday!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Phone Photo Friday and more gifts….

Happy Friday!! We have such a busy weekend that I know it is just going to fly by and it will be Monday before I know it. Between 2 showers, a birthday party and acting class…my brain is hurting already : )

To continue quickly from yesterday’s post with my handmade baby shower gifts, I have 2 more items to share with you.

Here is another bib and burp cloth set. I found this fabric on the clearance rack at JoAnn’s and just loved the saying. I didn’t know what else to do with it… I took the easy way out…LOL!

Next, I made a matching wipes case and ''ouch pouch’…(yes, this is my version..LOL).
This was my first attempt at covering a wipes case. It came out ‘okay.’ I wasn’t too pleased. Seems as though I am in need of a new hot glue gun because it really wasn’t as clean and neat as I would have liked it to be. But….it is the thought that counts, right? I filled the zippered pouch with a few first-time mom essentials…hand sanitizer, Lysol spray, a First Aid kit and a thermometer.

I still have more things to show you. I am saving the best for last…so check back on Monday.

And now for a few photos….

I take my kids to the library at least once a week. We have a great ‘kid’s’ section with books, toys, DVD’s and even Wii and DS games. It doesn’t help that I am always late returning things and usually spend more money in late fees than the cost of the items…LOL! Here is Christopher deciding on what book to borrow…..

Note….the mismatched clothes were his idea!

And here is Anthony cutting at the kitchen table. This is his new thing…all he wants to do it cut. I am glad he is getting used to holding the scissors and using his fine motor skills.

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Have a great weekend everyone…..