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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Silhouette Cameo giveaway....again!!

It's that time again!!! I have yet another chance to win this awesome machine! Maybe the third time is the charm!!

Go to these sites for more details!!

Tatertots and Jello
the Idea room

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Audrey's "whobilation," invite!

I am going to be doing a "whobilation," whoville type theme for Audrey's birthday party. I gave her the choice between this and a couple of others and she chose this theme! It doesn't surprise me because she loves the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who and all. Anyways, it should be a fun party. The hardest part for me was figuring out the invitations and what wording to use on the invitations. I finally was able to come up with it and I love how it turned out! I will post more pictures from her party next week. This is what the invite said:

Come one, come all to celebrate the cutest "who," of all,
Audrey Lou
Who will be turning not two but 4!
Head on over this way where you may stay
**Input address**
and celebrate her birthday on December the 28th day
**Insert time**

Please RSVP to Lisa at *Insert phone number.**


Sunday, December 4, 2011

30 "rocks"

Brandon turned 30 today!! A few months ago I asked him how he felt about turning 30 and he was kind of indifferent but did say that he wasn't too happy about it. Ever since then I have been thinking of ways that I can make his "30th," birthday awesome! I have seen all over pinterest different ways you can decorate for a 30th birthday party. There are a ton of cute ideas but none of them really fit to how I wanted Brandon's 30th to be celebrated. I of course wanted to go all out on his 30th too, but he didn't want me to. But I was able to sneak a few decorations in today. One of which I came up with all by myself. I have seen a lot of people using succors and saying "30 sucks," which is a really cute idea. But I wanted to make it more positive. So I came up with the idea of buying pop rocks and making that into a bouquet that says "30 rocks." I love how it turned out! We are keeping it low key around here today per Brandon's request. So I decided that I would make it a special day for him with our little family. I made him some breakfast, made him his all time favorite "Pineapple upside down cake," and am making him roast and potatoes for dinner tonight! Should be a good day!

Oh I have to give a major shout out to Audrey. We bought him a movie for his birthday and she kept it a secret until today! Not only that but the other day when we were putting his bouquet basket together and getting everything ready to decorate for his birthday she kept it a secret from him that whole time. Brandon even tried to get her to tell him, but she told him that she can't tell him because it's a secret!!! She is amazing at keeping secrets!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Handmade gift exchange

I volunteered to be a part of a handmade gift exchange that this awesome blog is doing. I thought it would be fun to make a handmade gift for somebody I have never met before. It's been a great experience and my gift exchange partner seems so sweet. She should be getting my gift in the mail today or Monday so I really really hope she doesn't check my blog yet. I was actually done with her gift a few weeks ago and have been dying to post it.

My handmade gift is a pottery barn inspired piece and when I saw this idea on Pottery Barn's website I knew it would be perfect for Nicole because she and her husband work at a coffee shop and I thought it would be appropriate to make these for them. Not only that but her living room colors are green, purple and orange and that is why I chose the green. :) I really hope she likes it. I had a good time making this and the coasters to go along with it!! If you are reading this Nicole, thanks for being such a great gift exchange partner!! I will definitely be doing this again!




Friday, December 2, 2011

Spotlight of the week

My brother-in-law Josh was the spotlight last week. When Brandon went out of town a couple of weeks ago (a very rare occasion) for a job interview Josh stepped in and helped me out where it was needed. First my car decided to die on me the morning Brandon was leaving to Missouri. So because Brandon didn't have time to figure out what was wrong with it, Josh came over to my house after he got off work and figured out what was wrong with my car and tried to help fix it. Then, the next night we had our usual Friday night dinner at Grandpa's house and we had a really bad snow storm that night and those who know me know that I am TERRIFIED to drive in the snow. I seriously get some anxiety over it. Well, he and his family voluntarily followed me home to make sure we made it home safe. That's what kind of brother-in-law Josh is...awesome!!

A few facts about Josh:

*Josh is a die hard sports fan!
*He really is such a smart thinker.
*Josh can learn something and understand it the minute he learns it. He is so smart like that.

Thanks Josh for your help while Brandon was out of town. I really did appreciate it so much and you definitely deserved to be spotlighted!!!


PS. I really do have the best brothers and brothers-in-law. I know they all would have dropped anything to help me out while Brandon was out of town!