Monday, February 27, 2012

Cake Boss wannabe!

Ash went through this phase where she really really, and I mean really wanted to be the next cake boss.  She was fascinated with all things fondant, all things cake and all things Buddy!  She would put in her cake boss dvd and fall asleep to it every night. Her dream at one point was to go to NY and meet Buddy in person.  I think she has kinda grown out of that phase for now.  I did get her in a cake decorating class with my mom and I think the reality of decorating cakes was much harder than the fantasy of it. But,she did have fun and she did make her own cake using fondant and had fun doing so.  I think if she really put her mind to it, she could be good.....but she's a little older now, and I think BOYS have replaced all the things that were on her mind before.  So, in honor of that phase, I made this layout!

Edited to add the sketch this page was based on.  I found the sketch on the Bo Bunny blog!

I am entering the following challenges: 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Birthday Pics!

Whew...the weekend is over, the party was a success and tomorrow is Ash's actual birthday.  SWEET 16!! 

Ash, getting her gift from DEB, I just got gift cards to each store and put them in cute paper bags that I decorated.  (Will post them later)

                                                                                        Getting the next clue!!

                                                                                        Bath & Body works!!



  The present hunt at the mall worked out perfectly and instead of having a balloon at each place, I just had hand written clues on zebra note cards, then she had to go to that store and ask for her present.  The girl at Bohmme actually sang to Ash, and the girl at AERO wanted Ash to sing a song before she would give her her present!  Jordan caught that on video...too funny, (she refused to sing btw). ;)

 Here are some of the decorations for her party. We made these popcorn cones from pattern paper and put them in a box with styrofoam covered with cardboard and wrapping paper.  The banner was made from zebra paper and the letters are from the Hanna Montana cartridge.  We hung balloons upside down for some decoration between the kitchen and living room.  I put zebra paper around the water bottles and added a pink flower, wrapped some hersey nuggets in pattern paper and then put candy in some hurricanes that I've made with glass vases and candlesticks.  I was a lot of work, but Ashlie really loved it, and that's all that mattered!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Busy...busy and still busy! I think ya get the drift that I've been a little busy.

 My daughter is having her 16th (yes......16th, this makes me feel really old) birthday party tomorrow night and I have been scrambling to get all the decorations and ideas in place.  I still have SOOO much to do, but most of the ideas are there and I'm hoping all will go as planned.  So, I have the decor as zebra and pink, I am doing a treat table with different treats, cookies, etc.  And then for her presents, I am sending her to the mall (we live in a fairly small town) and this is where I'm hoping to have cooperation.  I will buy a gift or gift card from several stores and then Ash will have to "hunt" for her presents.  I am going to see if the stores will let me put a balloon at the register to signal to her that she has a gift at that store and then I will have the gift cards in a cute paper bag that I am going to decorate.  Her friends and her brother will be with her, her brother will be driving them around and play photographer.  I'm hoping they have a really good time and that this will be very memorable for her.  I promise to take pictures along the way and post after the big day. 

I'm still in the market for a new camera, and am hoping my current one won't crap out on me before this weekend.    :/

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Patches of Pink Design Team!

So, I have some super exciting news to share....

I am a new design team member over at Patches of Pink!!   Whoot!  I am so excited as this is my first time being on a DT!  I am looking forward to fun challenges and working with the other DT members!

The theme for this challenge is Valentine's Day.  This is the project I made for the theme and figured that it could stay up long past Valentine's Day was over.  I just love aqua and red together, it's such a happy color combination! 

I spray painted the frame with aqua spray paint, made the flowers from burlap and hand cut the leaf from this super cute fabric that I found at JoAnn's.   I found this cute printable and it all came together really pretty easy.

This little table sits next to my entertainment center and serves as my "mantle", I so wish that I had a real mantle to decorate, but I don' this has to work in the meantime! 

Now, we want to see your Valentine's Day creations. Head over to Patches of Pink and the Valentine's Day link -up Party and show us  something that you have created.  Also, check out what the other designers have created, lots of inspiration!!

 The link-up party will end on Tuesday, February 28th at 11:59pm EST.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The best bestie EVAH!!!

Look at what my bestie made for me!!!  This was my Christmas/Birthday present, I totally LOVE it!  The colors are perfect and it is perfect for me to cuddle up with while reading a book or watching a favorite tv show.  I guess now, my husband can have his green/brown camo blanket back, cuz mine is much better!!!  ;)  Thanks Steph, LOVE It!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

My wish for today!

Is that my co-worker would quit farting.  That's all.  Just that one wish, that's not too much to ask for, at least I don't think so.......UGH.  At least in a few weeks after the remodel of our office, he will be in the far back corner and I won't have to come to work in fear of being contaminated!!   :/    ;)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Treat Bags

It was my turn again for treat bags for the girls basketball team...I wasn't very prepared this time around and just had to throw something together real quick.  This is what I came up with.  I found the image online, printed them out and just stapled them to a baggie filled with Bit-O-Honey candy.  I kept with the Bee theme, we are playing the Dixie Flyers and thought the play on words worked!! 

Yesterdays game was a complete spanking...we got beat, and beat up. We had two girls injured, the one is now on crutches and the other girl was my Ashlie, she got knocked in the face twice, hit the floor both times and came out of the game for a few minutes.  We thought maybe her nose was broken she got hit so hard, but I think she will be ok!  We are now down to 10 girls to fill 3 teams. It's been a very rough season.  I just hope Ash does well in her game tomorrow and has no more injuries!! 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Cloudy with the chance of Thunderstorms

It's been a couple weeks since I've posted, been under the weather in several different ways.  We've had sickness in the home, I've had several things going on with me personally that has put me in a funk and in meltdown mode. I'm trying to get back to normal and I will get there....I will probably allow myself a couple more cloudy days to feel sorry for myself and then shake it off, stand up straight, put my big girl pants back on and move forward with a positive attitude. 

thunderous mass of clouds & lightening

I'm not sure if I'm trying to do too much or not enough.......  :/   does that even make any sense?  I'm trying to better myself in every way, it just seems a little overwhelming.  I guess I will just take it one day at a time and see what works for me, keep the things that make my day go better and get rid of the things that weigh me down.

 I have been trying to exercise and eat better.  I've been walking after work a couple nights with a co-worker, and then I am trying to workout on my lunch break on the other days.  I'm hoping to continue this, as it seems that I can't seem to get up at 5:00 a.m to get to the gym, and after work just seems like it never gets done.  Anyway, sometimes just mulling things over for a few funky days helps me process things and then I can leave it behind and move on to better days....days that look like this!!  :)

Dangit, I was so looking for a picture of unicorns, rainbows and butterflies!  ;)  

This will do!  See, I'm already starting to feel better.  I guess this whole writing and journaling your thoughts and feelings really has some theraputic properties to it!