Sunday, February 14, 2016

Baked with Love: A Valentine's Party with Friends

 Hi friends!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope you and yours are filled with love today!  

Yes, to many, Valentine's Day is nothing more than a commercial holiday.  I get it.  I do.  However, in the past few years, I've grown to really enjoy Valentine's Day and all the sweetness that surrounds it.  I think it's mostly because I have two little ones and I find myself wanting to make each holiday/event special for them.  And that's exactly what I tried to do when I threw together a "Baked With Love" party/play date for some of their sweet friends.

Warner was actually the one who asked for a Valentine's Day.  I must say I was super excited with his request.  Go Figure.  This mama loves to throw a fun party and that may have just rubbed off on him...
  
I began planning as I always do...with many trips to Target.  Ha ha!  Actually, I'm proud to say that nothing at this party cost over $2 (except for the pack of dishtowels that were 4 in a pack for $3.98).  I pride myself on throwing parties that are very budget friendly.  This was no exception.
  

 



Each child was given an apron made from a dishtowel (if you follow me on Instagram you saw that process), a chef hat (that I scored at our Junior League Clean Sweep Sale for $1...6 in a never opened pack), a  felt pouch to store the valentines with passed out (Target Dollar Spot), and lots of cupcakes to decorate however they wanted!










 A fun time was certainly had by all! 


Happy Valentine's Day!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Warner's Magical 5th Birthday

When Warner told me months back he wanted a "magic party", I was a little taken aback.  I wasn't quite sure where he got the idea, but he insisted and I ran with it!
 
  My sweet friend Leslie, took time out of being a guest to take some photos for me. 
 
Here is a little sneak peek of his day! 
 
 














 




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Monday, September 21, 2015

five.

My sweet, baby boy. You are five years old today. When did this happen? How did we get here? I remember the day they placed you on my chest. I was scared to death I wouldn't know what to do, but I felt a love unlike anything I'd ever felt before. You made me a Mommy. I thank God every day he entrusted us with you. It's the most amazing thing to have your heart walking outside your body.
I love you and I'm so proud of who you are becoming!
  Happy Birthday, Warner! 
 
 
"I wanted you more
than you ever will know,
so I sent love to follow wherever you go...









...So hold your head high
and don't be afraid
to march to the front
of your own parade.






If you're still my small babe
or you're all the way grown,
my promise to you
is you're never alone.
You are my angel, my darling,
my star...and my love will find you,
wherever you are."
 
 
Wherever You Are: my love will find you by Nancy Tillman

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Boys' Bathroom Makeover


 Once again, if you follow me over on Instagram, you've seen some sneak peeks at Warner and Campbell's updated bathroom.  I  guess it's time to finally show you the whole thing.

Here is a BEFORE picture.


This was taken before we moved in.  Sadly, it didn't look much different than this for quite some time.  However, I finally found the time to give it some TLC.  

Here is that result.






I just LOVE how fresh and clean it looks!  The DIY board and batten, soft wall color, pictures, and art make it a perfect place to clean some little boys!

I'm listing all the details below.  If I leave something out, please let me know!

On to the next project...


The Details:
Wall Color: Moonshine by Benjamin Moore
Board and Batten: Combination of Tutorials found here and here
Shower Curtain and Rug: Target (rug was online only)
Hooks for towels: Home Depot
Be Brave Print: The Printed Palette
Hello Handsome Art: Hobby Lobby
Frames: Hobby Lobby and Home Goods
Instagram Prints: I usually use MPix for my printing, but good ol' Walgreens printed these out for me
Tray: consignment store

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