Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Totally RAD 80's Party

For my husband's 40th birthday party, the theme seemed like a no brainer.  I just HAD to do an 80's themed party.  Denny is a kid at heart, he still watches his favorite 80's movies on a regular basis, and I am not sure when he will grow up.  I surprised him with this party, which was extremely difficult, but I think we pulled it off! 
I bought boxes for 97 cents each, covered them in black paper and taped neon colored sqaured to make giant rubiks cubes for decor on this table.  I covered the table with candy from the 80's (the dollar store was the BEST place to find most of these items!).  The Pac Man cake was a must, as my husband was and will always be a video game nerd. 
Each table centerpiece was an 80's explosion of jelly bracelets, rubik's cubes, slinkys, 80's style sunglasses, spray painted cassetts and VHS tapes.
I took place bulletin board paper and speckle painted it with neon colors (easiest thing ever!).  This was the simple set up for the photo booth, complete with a polaroid cut out and other 80's inspired props. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Easter dinner - easy, and almost free!

I hosted Easter dinner at my home this year.  My husband's family isn't huge, so the meal was for 13 people.  This was a good chance to do place settings cute, simple and cheap!  I don't think I bought anything for the place settings or decor, except the pink napkins.  Everything else was made from items I had around the house. 
I made the pendant banner out of scrapbook paper I had on hand.  Cut the letters out with my trusty Cricut.
I found a blog that made these adorable little bunny rabbit napkin holders that also served as a place card and I thought, that's not too hard, I can handle it!   And it was SO simple. 
For the place setting I used scrapbook paper as a place mat.  Then placed the plate in the middle of the scrapbook paper.  I topped that with a pink napkin and then the bunny place card. 
I dipped the rims of the glasses in Karo syrup and pink sprinkles and use some paper straws that I had left over from my son's birthday party.  The centerpieces where the eggs the kiddos made and some fresh cut flowers. 
Had to include a picture of these "kissing cousins"

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Superhero 1st Birthday

My sweet Sawyer Keath turned one!  An entire year has gone by way too quickly.  With so many ideas out there, I couldn't decide on a I left it up to my husband and 9 year old son.  SURPRISE!!!  They picked (cue the drumroll please)...  SUPERHERO
Planning was a lot of fun! It was so easy to pick the color scheme: red, yellow, blue and black & white polka dot.
The invite: 

The Cake:
(2 Moms and a Cake)
Sweets Table: 
 Everyone got the chance to decorate their own mask! 
Candy Buffet: 
Superhero Foods:
We set up a photo booth, I loved it!

Halloween Party

Here are a few pictures from our neighborhood pre-trick or treating Halloween Party.   This was a super simple, no real preparation party, but the kids really loved it! 

Nautical Table

Our church has an annual Ladies Tea, "Across the Table" every September.  Here is a glimpse of the Nautical Themed table I did with my sister-in-law, Nina.  Stuff like this is so much fun and so easy, because we just did one table!


"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil"
Hebrews 6:19



This being my first summer as a SAHM, I was so excited to volunteer at my church's Vacation Bible School.  I was even more excited to learn the theme, "Creation Quest".  Kids would spend an exciting week of Bible stories, arts and crafts, music, games, and interactive discovery museums.  There would be a Noah's Ark Museum, a Planetarium, A Body Museum and....DINOSAURS!!!!   I immediately signed up to volunteer and was thrilled (and flattered) when I was asked to design a museum.  After briefly brainstorm, I knew I wanted to do The Amazing Body Museum.   I was so blessed with an amazing crew to help my visions become a reality.  God put the most perfect people into place!!! 
Here is a look at our AMAZING BODY MUSEUM
Children walked in and had the chance to use their five senses in different interactive stations
The talented men in our maintenance department made four life size Operation Games. The talented Ms. Alexis painted them for me.
Can I brag on Alexis one more time?  Denny had this vision and Alexis ran with it and made it so much more amazing than I could have ever imagined.  This is our pastor, Dr. Brunson.  You can lift his jacket and see the many layers of his insides!

Super Sawyer's Nursery!

I wanted a vintage superhero feel for Sawyer's Nursery.   Something he wouldn't grow out of too soon.  What little boy doesn't love superheroes?  I don't always consider myself extremely artistic, but I like to paint for fun, it's like therapy!  Here are a few shots of his nursery (with my iPhone no less, sorry for the poor quality!)  I keep telling myself to get somemore, but I haven't done that yet!