Whoo’s Thankful {Owl Party}

Thanksgiving is time of reflection, gratitude and celebrating with family and friends.  Lately we have been talking a lot with our kids about being grateful and thankful for the blessings we have.  Several months ago I decided to turn these lessons of gratitude into a play date to celebrate Thanksgiving and the many things we are thankful for, including our friends.Inspiration for parties can come from anywhere and for this particular party it came from one of my daughter's dresses from … [Read more...]

Peacock Princess Party

Little girls love princess parties, and mine certainly are no exception to the rule, however an ordinary princess party simply wouldn't do for my daughter...she wanted a Peacock Princess party.   Pin It And of course, I said yes!  She was obsessed with a peacock costume she had gotten around Halloween and even though her birthday wasn't until Jan, she insisted on a peacock party and I simply couldn't resist.  I liked the idea of having a unique theme that was … [Read more...]

Treat Cones & Stand

Treat cones are an easy way to serve food to little kids at parties.  And with a few supplies you can create a stunning display for the treat cones at your next party. First, you will need a block of foam.  I buy mine at the dollar store and keep them wrapped in the plastic to eliminate the mess while working with it. Next, wrap it in coordinating paper, like a present.  I used plain white craft paper. Wrap ribbon around the foam and secure with small straight pins. Now, … [Read more...]

Wax Paper Bags

I'm sorry I have been neglecting my little blog lately.  I have been busy working on LOTS of parties and I can't wait until I can share them!  But, in the mean time I'll share a simple little project I whipped up for one of the parties. I started with some of this I turned about a 1/4 inch on each side toward the inside and then folded them in half to make a little envelope. I was sewing earlier today so my sewing machine was already out.   I sat down and sewed a zig zag stitch to … [Read more...]

Tattle Monster

Lately we have been having a big problem with tattling, and it's driving me crazy!  We have been trying very hard to teach the kids about the importance of working together, playing nicely and most important we don't need to know every little "she took my car" or "he won't share with me!" Introducing the newest addition to our family, Murry the Tattle Monster! Pin It Here's how Murry came to be...One of my sister's teacher friends pinned this on Pinterest & I repinned … [Read more...]

Watermelon Picnic {Party}

I created this sweet Watermelon Picnic party for my grandma's 80th birthday celebration. A family reunion was planned to help celebrate this big milestone.  Unfortunately, my little family was unable to make the trip to Utah to attend.  Although we couldn't be there I wanted to help make sure that she enjoyed her special day!  So I did what I do best and put together some party decorations for my mom to take with her. I set-up the party a few days before my parent's left for Utah so we could … [Read more...]

Sock Monkey Baby Shower

When we found out we were having boy/girl twins I decided to decorate their nursery with sock monkey's and vintage toys.  I used rich chocolate brown, red and cream and 3 years later still love their little room. So when my sister told me she needed some help throwing a baby shower for a dear friend, who is decorating her nursery with sock monkey's, I was super excited. I used a brown and red color palette with touches of baby blue.  I incorporated polka dots and stripes to keep … [Read more...]

Thanks for Helping Me Grow {Teacher Gifts}

  I am constantly amazed at how wonderful teachers are, at least the ones I know.  Aubrey's teacher are so patient and kind and I've never seem them without a huge smile on their faces.  I adore her preschool and love how they engage the children with creative play, interactive experiments, gardening and cooking. She had her end of the year program and I wanted to say "Thank you" one last time to her amazing teachers.  They have helped her grow and learn so much this … [Read more...]

Spring Chick, Lamb & Bunny 2×4’s

Happy Spring!  Today is the first day of Spring and I had the urge to be crafty today...so I made some Spring 2x4 decorations to liven things up around here.Pin ItI was inspired by Craft Goodies 2x4 chick and rabbit, which you can find here.  I made my own version and I thought the bunny and chick needed a friend so I decided to make a fluffly lamb to keep them company.I started by cutting my 2x4's, I made 2-5" and 1-7".  Then I sketched out the bunnies ears and nose and had my hubby cut them … [Read more...]