Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Simple Easter Party

 Our good family friends came over tonight for some Easter fun!  By now you know, I love a party or any reason to decorate!  Here is a look at some of the things I did.

In the den, I hung a simple burlap bunny banner that I made.

In the dining room, I used my go to runner made from wrapping paper, a shutter, some decorations that were my grandmother's, and fresh flowers. 

You can never go wrong with fresh flowers.

These sweet, ceramic bunnies belonged to my grandmother.

On the buffet, I used more wrapping paper, my homemade cake plates from Campbell's party, shredded paper grass, plastic eggs, a ceramic bunny that my aunt made, and yummy cupcakes.  Yes, I put carrots on them with M&Ms!

Oh, and I hung a scrap fabric banner!  

In the kitchen, I once again used fresh flowers in mason jars and placed them on top of some Easter Golden Books I had.

The chalkboard (which needs cleaning) was all about Peter!

I decided it would be fun to have a little kids' table for Warner and his friend Ryan.

I filled jars with jelly beans and paper grass.  I topped them with cut outs from Amanda's Parties to Go's Easter Freebie!

The kids got their own plate and cup.

 I think they liked it!

 I even had to given Campbell a little high chair decor!

Ryan and Warner decorated a bunny cake with jelly beans

and had an indoor egg hunt! 
(Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!)

After everyone had left, we ended the night with an egg bath!

 Happy Easter, everyone!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Framed Easter Bunny Silhouette

Sadly, it was time to take down Campbell's birthday decorations and look towards Easter.  And then it occurred to me.  I have no Easter decorations.  Whoops.  Better take care of that...

I got out my trusty blue frame and cut some burlap to fit.

Next, I found an image of a bunny, traced it on freezer paper, and cut it out with my X-acto knife.
(this is my go to method for a lot of projects! easy!)

Then, I ironed my newly created bunny stencil on to my burlap.

I added a little white paint

and when it dried and the stencil was removed I had this!

I turned over my burlap and my frame and stapled the burlap with my staple gun.

I thought I'd dress my bunny up a bit with a cotton ball and some left over ribbon from my Easter gifts.

And there you have it!

I finally have an Easter decoration!

Happy Easter!

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Friday, April 11, 2014

A Quick and Easy Easter Gift

Warner's last day of preschool before Spring Break was this past Wednesday.  I made these little gifts for his friends and teachers in maybe 10 minutes total.  They are that easy!

Since we have a lot of allergies in our class, I decided to go with this Egg Chalk for his friends that I found at Wal-Mart.

For his teachers I wanted something that sort of resembled an egg and thought this EOS lip balm would be perfect.  Besides, who doesn't love this stuff?!  (If you haven't tried it, pick some up for yourself!)

Instead of spending time making labels, I just printed these ready made ones from here
I was out of cardstock, so I printed them on photo paper.  

Next, I put some grass in a clear bag.

Finally, I inserted the treat and added some ribbon and a label .

Easy, cute, and non time consuming!

Happy Easter!
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

One Year Old {IN A FLASH}!

This past weekend we celebrated Campbell's first birthday with a "One Year Old In a Flash" (cameras and pictures) theme.  I couldn't have been more please with how it turned out.    



My. Oh. My.
How Time Does Fly!
How Could One Year
Have Already Gone By?

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