Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Boys!

I can't believe it.
They're one.
The twins.
They turned ONE.

I feel like they're still 6 months old. Where does the time go?
I feel like I've aged years but it's only been one.

We had a Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat party. They were Thing 1 and Thing 2. Yeah, I made their t-shirts because I'm crafty like that. Pshhh.
I had HUGE plans as far as decorating goes but ran out of time. I was going to make a gazillion tissue paper pom poms like Martha and hang them from the ceiling AND get a million balloons and put them everywhere AND have huge cutouts of Thing 1 and Thing 2 and the Cat in the Hat and put them on every wall AND have goldfish bowls with Goldfish crackers in them with blue fur around the tops AND AND..and well I ran out of time. Oh well.

One thing we did that was a huge success was a candy bar.

We provided gift bags and they helped themselves to the candy and other party favors.
My inspiration came from fellow bloggers like Heather who had a Thing 1 and 2 party for her twin boys. And Jeannette did the same theme for her son.

My sister made the cake, isn't it adorable. She is so stinkin' talented. She drove over an hour with that ginormous cake in the car!

AND she made the boys smash cakes with their faces on them! Soooo cute!! She took their pictures to Walmart and they scanned the image onto sugar paper. How smart is that! I didn't even know you could do that!
Thanks sis, you rock!!!We had a great time visiting with everyone.
We had...

Cousins!Grandma!I call her the "baby whisperer". Every baby she holds passes out.
I wish I had that gift!

The Family


Saturday, June 19, 2010

LOL at the Thrift Store

I spotted this fridge magnet at the thrift store the other day and thought it was hilarious.
It caught me off guard so I laughed out loud and laughed. Really. Loud.
The lady at the register heard me and looked at me like I was some crazy person.
Yeah, well maybe I am. Snort snort. :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Repurposed Skirt turned Toddler Dress

I found a pretty skirt at a thrift store and thought it would make a cute halter dress for my daughter.

It started out as a sort of broom skirt with smocking at the top. Hmmm, maybe it was a strapless sundress?? Hey....that would have been cute on me! Oh well too late now. Besides, it's much cuter on my model!

It was so easy to make anyone can do this even if you don't know how to sew. You can use hemming tape instead of thread.
Want a tutorial?
1) cut out section of skirt in desired length
2) hem sides
3) cut strips of excess fabric for the straps and sew them to the underside at the top (sorry no pic)
4) have cutie patootie daughter model it for you next to the fence in 100 degree temps
5) bribe model by giving her your bracelets so she will let you take lots of pics (most important!)

I'm linking up to Trash To Treasure Tuesday. My first linky, hope I can do this right!!!

Peace out,

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The Gallery Wall is Finished!

I finally finished the stinkin' gallery wall in my entryway. It took several weeks and lots of input from family, friends any my neighbor. I waaaaayyy over thought it and tried to make it "perfect" by measuring out all the frames and doing a mock trial layout with brown paper on the wall. AND I still couldn't get it right. I was so frustrated over it that I just started hanging frames up and you know what, it was sooo much easier!! I'm so glad it's over with. I'm still looking at it and tweaking it in my mind but I'm not touching it for a while. Oh except to straighten the frames on a daily basis because they won't stay straight. Because you know I have all the time in the world to be straightening frames. Not.

Here's the before shot with a cute baby off to the left.
And after:

Is it exactly what I had in mind? Um no.
Do I have a gazillion holes in the wall from this wonderful project? Yep.
Do I smile every time I walk past it because it has pictures of my favorite people on it? You betcha!

Tip: If you want to do a gallery wall, don’t do what I did and do what Kate did.
She's way smarter than I. Or is it me?

Peace Out!