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From the Mouth of Babes…Honesty from a 3 Year Old

It never is so honest as it is from the mouth of babes…Honesty from a 3 year old! I’m standing in my bathroom getting ready to hop into the shower.  As always, I have a spectator.  Nope, not my husband, but the smallest person.  Every mom knows exactly what I am talking about:  you peeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

  Today is Ryan’s First Day of Preschool!   It’s hard to believe this little guy is already old enough to go to preschool!  All his life, he has watched his brother go to school, get on and off the bus at the bus stop, bring “homework” home and talk about his friends at school. Continue Reading

Ghost Shirt

I am so excited to share with you this super cute tutorial to make a ghost shirt!  Ryan’s nickname is “Boo” so I thought it would be cute to make him a “Boo” shirt for Halloween!   The nice folks at Silhouette sent me some heat transfer to use and so I thought this would beContinue Reading

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  The other day, I started to realize the things that I say 8,643,710 times a day and started to make a list in my mind.  Well…you know how that goes…now you all get to read about them! Things I say 8,643,710 times aContinue Reading

Spangenblurbs 7/1

Wow…it’s been a really long time since I did one of these posts!  I got off track and never jumped back on.  These are basically about funny things my kids do or silly stuff that goes on in our life and a play on our last name…Spangenberg. Ryan got this giant beach ball for hisContinue 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

Just a Bunch of Words…

Amidst the Washi Tape craze that is going on here, other stuff is happening also. It’s good to be back in St. Louis.  If you follow hockey, you then know that the Blues are in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  If you follow baseball, then you know that today was the Cardinals home opener.  It rainedContinue Reading

Moving Sucks

Yep, as the title of this post suggests…moving sucks!  Hmm…where to begin? 1.  Ryan decided to get hand, foot and mouth disease and be MISERABLE for about 5 days prior to the move.  It was super awesome. He couldn’t eat and couldn’t sleep because he was hungry.  Score!  I started out…TIRED! 2.  Utilizing the awesomeContinue Reading

You Can Just Call Me Bobby…

OK so Ryan is talking up a storm which is great and all.  The thing is…he seems to like to replace the “M” sound with a “B” sound… Milk = Bilk (not to be confused in the car for BOOK which he will then shoot you the look from hell and throw the book acrossContinue Reading

Children’s Sensory Fun–Soft Pom-Poms

I mentioned before how much we loved our Water Table!  Water is a great sensory tool for kids, especially in the summer!  When it got cooler out, I brought our water table inside (empty of course) and then filled it with CRUNCHY hard, dry pasta noodles and let the boys have at it.  They scoopedContinue Reading

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge

I take a ton of pictures…a ton.  I like to think I am pretty, fairly, mostly good at doing something with them.  I put them in frames and I make a yearly book for the boys, Michael, well I have 3 of his 5 years of life documented.  I want to do better.  I alsoContinue Reading

Arizona Hates Me

It’s official…I have declared that the state of Arizona tried to kill me.  Arizona hates me.  After you read this and I tell you how much I LOVE MY IN-LAWS…some of you with in-laws from hell may hate me also. Trip down went alright.  Flight was delayed an hour before we left but I justContinue Reading

Visiting Arizona

Today we are boarding a plane (with 2 small children) to fly to Arizona (with 2 small children) to see my parents-in-love, sister/brother-in love and their kids and their kids (with 2 small children).  One of our nieces & nephews just had a BABY GIRL earlier this month and I am dying to get myContinue Reading

Toddler Valentine’s Day Cards

I already shared the cute Pinterest inspired Valentine’s Day Cards for Michael to give to his classmates…but I wanted Ryan to have a few for his toddler friends also. I wanted to steer clear of candy at that age so I came up with this!   Pin It I used my Cameo and cut outContinue Reading

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