30 April 2011

I have been slacking!

In SO many areas this month! I haven't used a single coupon, kept up on laundry or housework or our meal plan or blogging. I get a big ol' F for April!
So glad tomorrow is a new month! I've been trying to catch up so I can do better in May!

But as a result, in April we ate out more than we should have or planned to, I spent too much on groceries and there are cheerios all over the floor and I am pretty sure there is enough lint from our dryer to fill a small pillow!

It won't take me long to get caught up and then I hope I have some good stuff to share!
I do have a few craft things I have been working on.. like this MAGNETIC BANNER!!!

So genius!! I think we will have a red one, since most things I decorate with go with red!
But I am making a big one for above our fireplace!

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24 April 2011

Peach Party Love!

I don't know WHY I do this! But as soon as I think I am decided on a theme for a party and start to collect stuff I find another theme I would love just as much. Luckily for me, the kids don't change their mind as much as I do and original themes stay! But overnight before she had shot down the new theme, I had time to collect some ideas. Someone HAS to have a peach party, cause these are just too cute!

I like the softer look of vintage stuff with some modern stuff. I LOVE aqua and peach together! I think I would do mostly peach colored with some aqua and off white.

Buntings/Banners whatever you call them are one of my FAVORITE things! (working on a new one soon!)
I like these gingham buntings! Peach gingham and aqua floral would be perfect!

Looks like peach and aqua are popular wedding colors, check out this wedding stuff (that could be used for a birthday!)

Table decorations could be really simple, I like a combination of rustic, natural and whimsical personally.
I would for sure use these baskets, lined with some aqua fabric

I would make some of these, but peaches instead of apples, for the baskets!

I am using one of these soon, and I really am hoping I can make it myself!! I really like them, how they are kind of unexpected but natural and non girly!

There are so many cute cute cute peach things around, I wouldn't know what to put on the cake stand!  I really should just order this Wilton cupcake stand, because I could fill it with all the peach stuff!

Even though I would rather have this one from PB, it's just a bit (or a whole lot) out of my price range for a treat stand, I think it could go with any thing!

Like little cobblers in aqua ramekins!
I just love how cute these little cobblers are!

Or Mini Pies!!

I wouldn't use this ribbon obviously, but how it's packaged is just adorable!
Country Living

Peach and aqua candy is easy to find, there are so many!

paper straws are a trend I realllly hope stays popular, cause I love them, especially in a jar!

Ikea has the cutest little aqua set of mugs and a pitcher, but I think using jelly jars (or the jelly jar glasses) is still my favorite, I love how simple and country they are!

I wouldn't do pink lemonade, but peach lemonade, or peach tea, or peach smoothies or milkshakes? Yes!

Cute Peachy favors all over too!!
Peach shaped cookies!

Or these cookies

These mini jelly jars are ADORABLE.. A little peach jelly and mini loaf of bread would be too much cuteness!

with some aqua ribbon fabric!

But I think these would be my favor of choice for the younger girls, you could buy them or make them, I made some, the same process as water bottle labels, make the right size and do 1 perfect then make a bunch of copies of that 1 and cut them out.  I would use peach chapstick/lip gloss

You can make the labels say anything you want, or have a cute picture!

And these are pumpkins but could easily be made into peaches!
Martha Stewart

Hoping I can convince our smooshy she would love a Peach party, maybe in 2 years? I hope!

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18 April 2011

Earth Day Muffins

I haven't made anything this year, or plans to make anything.. but last year we had THESE!

What plans do you all have for Earth Day?!
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17 April 2011

Crayon Birthday Party

Our nephew will be 4 soon and his mom is putting together a crayon themed party for him.  I could talk about birthday party stuff non stop, so of course I had to share the cute stuff I've seen around!

I am going to attempt to make some think like these for Carsyn to wear!

These would be cute as decorations, and they are all over. Amazon.com, ebay and a bunch of other online places.

These Popsicles are adorable!

I would use these thermos' to hold some flowers or something... if you got a good enough deal they would be great favors, filled with some party stuff!

And I love this idea for invitations!

Pinata, available at a number of places

These are cute, but I would for sure be making custom labels for them. Crayon Bubbles.. around online lots of places
Oriental Trading Co. Sometimes gets really cute stuff that would be easy enough to make yourself..check out all the neat crayon stuff there! These are my favorite

Sweet little party crowns!

I use lots of crayon stuff for back to school decorations HERE
These were one of my faves!

Just a few things! I don't see a crayon party in our future but some of these would still be good for back to school stuff too!
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15 April 2011

Picnic Party

I've been thinking about Finnley's 2nd Birthday Party in SEPTEMBER (I know I am a little early) and I thought a Picnic Themed Party would be cute.. There are lots of great ideas and cute stuff. We decided to go with another theme (but it's a secret for a few more months!)

But these things were just too cute not to share!
Like these invitations!
I really love both of these, the ones without the lids are a bit less expensive, but you could use a few with lids as decorations!

And red and white gingham is ALL over and can be pretty inexpensive! Like these tablecloths

Or paper goods
And there are SUCH cute ant things around
Ant Fabric

And this is just TOO cute!!

from Oriental Trading

 and Target had these for a while

I have this, and am just LOOKING for a reason to use it!

And there is SO much cute food!
Bakerella made these adorable cupcake/brownie burgers
And watermelon taffy!

 And these are so cute

I really love watermelon stuff, it's SO summery!
These would for sure be a must have!

Or these


Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest could be fun (or gross)
These are pretty charming too, and you can get compostable ones!

Etsy has ALL kinds of picnic goodness!


These are SO cute!

And since I have a girl, I like to find girly favors (for the girls!)
These are SO cute! She has made a few clippies for us, SO reasonable and they are just adorable. I thought the burgers would be too cute!

And of course all the seriously cute food in jars, there are SO many options for that!
This is a great idea!

Layered Picnic Lunches in a Jar!
Apartment Therapy

See, I NEED to have a Picnic party.. too bad 2 out of our 3 kids have winter birthdays!

Have a good weekend!

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