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32 Things About Me On My 32nd Birthday

Today is my birthday!!  As my kids say:  I am turning OLD!  32 actually, but to them that is REALLY OLD!  So in honor of number 32 I thought I’d share 32 things about me, you may not know!  So grab your coffee, diet coke or sweet tea and let’s get more accquainted! I readContinue ReadingContinue Reading

German Chocolate Cake

Let’s talk a bit of cake today shall we?  I made this German Chocolate Cake for Fred for his birthday!  I actually made it for him a few weeks after his birthday because that is when I surprised him with some of our friends from Minnesota showing up at our favorite Mexican place on aContinue Reading

Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

Oh my!  It took me forever to get this wrap up post put together!  It was such a fun party and Ryan had a great time!  I had as much fun planning it!  Here we go! It all started with the invitations! I made these in Photoshop Elements. I love that program! When guests cameContinue Reading

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

OK…these Mickey Mouse cupcakes were really the easiest things to make.  I guess you can make them as much work as you want to?!  Does that make sense.  You can get more elaborate with the icing if you felt the need but I didn’t and I can assure you they were CUTE as they were!Continue Reading

Mickey Mouse Birthday Banner & Free Printable

I have to make the boys a birthday banner each year.  Why?  I don’t know?!?  I think they are cute, and fun, and really, really simple decorations that are easy to do and really personal!  I knew a Mickey Mouse Birthday Banner was in order! This year I used Cammie, my Silhouette Cameo to makeContinue Reading

Happy 2nd Birthday Ryan!

Ok so the 12th was his actual birthday but I am behind in posting this because we were having so much fun! Happy Birthday to my sweet baby boy.  I fell in love with you the minute I saw your lip quiver in the OR and my love has grown a million times and again.Continue Reading

Mickey Mouse Centerpieces

Another super cute (and super inexpensive) project to add some Mickey Mouse fun to your party!   Items Needed: Small metal buckets or bins Dried Beans Small Doll Rods (1/4” or smaller) Styrofoam balls in 2 sizes (an assortment package at Dollar tree has enough for one centerpiece) Black Paint Embellishments (Pinwheels or star stakesContinue Reading

Mickey Mouse Mason Jars with Chalkboard Labels

I am so in love with these!  I know, I am a total dork but they just make drinking regular old lemonade SO. MUCH. BETTER.  I am not sure if it is the cute lids, or the fun striped paper straws, or the cute Mickey Mouse chalkboard labels!  I just love it all! I boughtContinue Reading

Mickey Mouse Water Bottle Wrappers

I love these things!  Such a simple way to coordinate your theme into a party!  Earlier this week I shared Ryan’s Mickey Mouse Birthday Invite as well as some Personalized Drink Bottles I had made for the kids to use. Today I am sharing my cute water bottle wrappers I made and giving you aContinue Reading

Personalized Drink Bottles

I made the kids some cute drink bottles for Ryan’s Party.  From the Invitation I shared yesterday, you can guess most of everything included some aspect of Mickey Mouse.  For these guys I used the Waltograph font to add the kids names to the bottles using vinyl. I started off with some drink bottles thatContinue Reading

Mickey Mouse Birthday Invitations

Ryan’s 2nd Birthday Party theme is Mickey Mouse!  One of his favorite characters!  I made these simple Mickey Mouse Birthday Invitations in Photoshop Elements 9. I printed them at Walgreens!  Super cute, super fast and super simple! Did you know there where Disney/Mickey Mouse fonts?  I found mine free!  If you want to download them,Continue Reading

Rosette Headband + Tutorial

When we visited Arizona, I was able to love all over our brand new 2 week old niece while we were there and I was in heaven!  I couldn’t come empty handed and miss my opportunity to make some thing GIRLY for her!  I decided on a Rosette Headband to match an infant tutu! PinContinue Reading

This is a post filled with pictures of my kids and not much else.  Just putting that out there at the start! Freddy & I unfortunately are still driving the same rides, but the kids totally moved up in the world.  We gave Michael a new bike for his birthday!  It was much needed! WhichContinue Reading

Happy 5th Birthday to my Sweet Boy!  I can hardly believe that 5 whole years have already gone by! Here’s the day we brought Michael home from the hospital!  He was so tiny and smelled soooooo good! I could have just stared at that precious face forever… and I still do…. He is full of energyContinue Reading

Cars 5th Birthday Party

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We certainly did!  We celebrated Michael’s 5th birthday with a Cars party this weekend! I made these invites using Photoshop Elements 9.0.  I used a map of Radiator Springs that I found online for free as the background.  Then I placed the wording and the photoContinue Reading

It’s Nicole’s Birthday and she and her girlfriend Marie drove a good 7 hours to spend her birthday weekend with us! Nicole is a big fan of watermelon so I thought I’d make her a watermelon cake! Michael was all about helping and I was all about letting him. I love when he helps meContinue Reading

For a bit of added decoration for the party and to show how the wee one’s head has stayed quite large since birth…I decided to do a Month by Month of his cuteness!  I am a die-hard Shutterfly fan! I have been using them since Michael was born in 2006 and have never looked back. Continue Reading

Happy First Birthday to my sweet baby boy!   For Ryan’s First Birthday I decided to go with a “Teddy Bear Picnic” theme.  We decided to have his party in St. Louis at my parents house on  his actual first birthday.  It worked out really nicely because my whole family still lives in St. Louis.  Here’s a recap of hisContinue Reading

I wanted Ryan to sport some sort of cute onesie at his First Birthday Party! I shopped around but really didn’t find anything in the stores that I loved. Target had a cute one in the “I’m One” end cap, but having seen this said onesie on about 16 of my friends one-year-olds this yearContinue Reading

I am a huge fan of these personalized birthday banners!  My banner would read “Ryan is one” I bought extra supplies and letters in order to be able to spell out his ages up to age ten.   Items Needed: Cardstock Craft paper Ruler Pencil Scissors glue ribbon/string/twine small clothespins or brads or paperclips or…some sort of fasteningContinue Reading

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