Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Little Man Table Decorations

Warner's party is going to be at a local park and with your local park comes picnic tables.
I still have a few things I want to add to the tables (i.e. runners), but these framed pictures are going to be the main decoration.

I picked up some cheap (50 cents) frames from my local thrift store and spray painted them black. 

While my frames were drying I got to work with the "pictures".
I found this fabulous scrapbook paper at Hobby Lobby and realized it would be perfect for my frame background.  I mean what little man doesn't read the paper?! :)
I simply cut the paper to size.  In this case 8x10.

Next I began tracing mustaches, bowties, ties, and the number 2 on different colored scrapbook paper.

I simply cut them out and glued them on to my background paper.

Finally, once the frames were dried, I framed my work!

Easy, Easy!

I can't wait to see them on the tables!
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Friday, July 27, 2012

Men, Men, Men, Men...

Ok is the theme song from "Two and a Half Men" stuck in your head? It is mine. Sorry about that, but I just couldn't think of a good title for this post without giving away the theme to Warner's upcoming 2nd birthday party. (Yes, it's 2 months away, but you know me and parties...) 

Then I realized, who am I kidding?!  If you know me or follow me on pinterest then you already know what it is...
A "Little Man" Party!

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am about this party and how many ideas I have and how many things I've collected, etc. 
Ok, calm down.

I just hope it all comes together like I vision...we'll see in about 2 months! :)

Anyway, the other night I was obsessing over planning some decoration ideas and I thought about how I could use the "man symbol" into my decor.

This is what I came up with:

First I went online and found a webpage about gentleman etiquette.  I immediately thought this would make a perfect background.  I copy and pasted the "rules" into a Word document and played around with the font and size until I got what I wanted.

Next I printed a pictured of the "man symbol" and traced it on to some black cardstock. 

I cut it out, glued it to my created background, and stuck it in a cheap frame I had laying around.

And there you have it! An easy decoration for any "Little Man" Party!

I plan to use this on the food table and the great thing is that when the party is over I can add this cute decoration to Warner's room!
Oh and total cost = $0.00 (even better)!

I can't wait for you to see what else I have planned!
Stay tuned...

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Monday, July 16, 2012


The inspiration

My Version

I started with a piece of plywood that I had cut to the size I wanted at Lowe's.

Next I painted it some leftover "Spa" color from my bathroom.

Using an oldschool overhead projector,

I traced my words onto my plywood

and painted!

I hung it outside and smile everytime I look at it.


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Friday, July 13, 2012

A Nautical Themed 1st Birthday

My good friend/old roommate, Morgan's little boy turned 1 at the beginning of July.  When she asked me to help her with his party I was SO EXCITED! 
(I told you...I love a party!) 

Morgan told me she wanted to do a nautical theme and sent me some ideas.  After that, I ran with it.

Her backyard is so adorable and became the perfect setting for an outdoor party.

Here are some pictures of the day. Enjoy.

(of course I brought my camera, but left the memory card at home...UGH! So thanks for sharing, Gorg!)

Happy Birthday, Sweet Boy!  Aunt Gorg LOVES you!

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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Are We Ready?

Yesterday Warner woke up from his 3 hour nap and was completely dry.  This has been the case for awhile now, but I hadn't really done anything about it.  So I nonchalantly asked, "Do you want to go sit on the potty?"  He quickly responded with "Ok, Mom!" but being that this is his new favorite phrase of the moment I didn't know if he actually understood what he just agreed to.

Low and behold I place him on his potty, distract him with Mickey Mouse, and voila!  Pee pee in the potty!  I didn't have any reward to give him other than my screaming and yelling, high-fiving, and good jobing!  He smiled, we flushed it down the toilet, and that was that.

Then later that evening when I was making dinner, he rounded the corner into the kitchen and said "I potty."  Mind you it wasn't clear, but that is what it sounded like to me.  He then proceeded with a "p.u."  I lifted him up to find he had pooped.  Now it was in his diaper, but I was very proud of him for letting me know!

Fast forward to this morning and when he woke up from sleeping all night he was again pretty dry. I put him on the potty and what do you know?!  Pee pee!

All of this has begun to make me believe he might be ready to TRY to potty train.  I have no desire to push him and make it something he dreads, so I'm just going to start seeing how he does after he wakes up in the morning and after his nap.  I see no need for a frustrated toddler and a frustrated mama if he isn't ready.

For now, we have some of these near the potty just in case! :) 

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