Friday, June 19, 2015

Update: Lydia's Room

So...I've been kind of absent from the blog....

I know, I know, I never even blogged about Christmas! Lydia's First Birthday really consumed a lot of energy and then it was Thanksgiving (that was canceled and rescheduled due to the stomach flu) and then it was a month of Christmas holidays...and, then well...I got busy planning our Disney trip.

And now I sort of feel like there is too much that I have skipped and part of me feels like I need to get the last months up on the blog and part of me feels like the break has been nice and needed. So, right now, I'm not going backwards...or at least not as far back as Christmas (that was a half a year ago already!?!)

But today, I will start small and finally post Lydia's COMPLETE room...you know, since I just finally finished it before her first birthday (#thirdchildproblems). Oh, and because I should be pricing things for a rummage next weekend and I am avoiding it and doing a blog post instead.

You can check out the before pics in this post.

Here are the afters:

Finally purchased her wall letters



And finished making these Fabric Poms





And got some pictures up, I plan to make this a group of four with some great shots LaDeeDaa got at her first birthday photo shoot (hopefully I will do that before she's 2)














I love how a baby nursery looks at night


So, another room in the house is done :) Best Blogger Tips

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Disney: Our Trip

Here is a video of our trip....I plan to pop back with some more posts about what we did on each day, etc., but for now, here is a video to enjoy.

It was hard to fit 8 days of awesomeness into 30 minutes, but I think I captured the feeling of our trip - amazing!!!


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Disney: The Surprise

I know I have been totally absent from the blog lately....I have several posts I'm "working on", but just haven't been feeling it lately, so I took a break. During my break I found out that there are more people that read this blog than I ever would have imagined....more people than just my mom!

We just got back from a great vacation to Disney World and I am hoping to do a couple posts about the trip. We decided to surprise the kids again this time....mostly because Lily told us that if we ever went again, she wanted it to be a surprise (it was much harder this time around).


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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!




Our 2014 Christmas Card:


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Woodland Animal Birthday Party

Lydia's First Birthday (and party) was Saturday, November 1st.

We celebrated with a Woodland Animal themed party.

I made her birthday invite and then based everything else around it.











I got all the ideas for the food from pinterest {of course}



The day before the party I found hedgehog, owl and squirrel cookie cutters at World Market for $.99! It was meant to be!


These "Mushroom Caps" were made with cream cheese frosting I died pink and then I stuck white chocolate chips in them upside down.

The chocolate mushrooms are available for purchase at World Market.

The acorns were made using Hershey Chocolate Kisses, Mini Vanilla Wafers and Mini Chocolate Chips, then I used melted Candy Quick to "glue" them together.


Hedgehogs were doughnut holes dipped in Candy Quick and then dipped in chocolate jimmies.



The cake was done by The Gingerbread House. They do amazing work, I just gave them her invitation and they recreated it on the cake. I cannot say enough good things about The Gingerbread House cakes, they are amazing looking and tasting.







Lydia's Smash Cake also by The Gingerbread House


For the "big kids" we had Sub Sandwiches and a Chili Bar.






Favor Bags were a S'more bag with: Teddy Grahams, Mini Marshmallows and Whoppers







I made this little banner to go on Lydia's highchair during her cake...and you know what? I forgot to move it to the highchair - oh well!


I made Lydia's scrap skirt, her shirt and her headband, her legwarmers are from TheRitzBoutique Etsy seller. {on a side note: she is starting to sell leggings now that are blowing my mind}



I also made matching shirts for Lily and Liam from extra fabric that was left over from Lydia's skirt. I made Lily's match bow and her leg warmers are from the same Etsy seller. 















During our picture with the cake, someone may have dipped their little toes in it!








Singing Happy Birthday!!


Time for cake!





















She had a wonderful first birthday!!!

The next day we opened presents...she loved it and got a lot of amazing gifts!













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