Friday, January 29, 2010

Cupcake Birthday Party

We had Olivia's 7th Birthday Party last weekend. We picked a cupcake theme and went with a pink and lime green color scheme.
I had so much fun filling my apothecary jars! The big one had the goody bags - filled with fancy soaps, lotions, and lip gloss. One is filled with birthday candles from past parties. Another is filled with lollipop shaped soaps. The smaller ones were filled with m&ms and marshmallows.
Olivia and I made this table runner. I had bought a pack of cupcake and candy theme transfers. She helped me place them and I ironed them on. We edged the runner with cute ribbon.The candy we used came at a bargain price. I had the kids separate the Christmas colored m&ms - the light green colors were perfect for the party. The pink ones are from a bag of Valentine m&ms and the marshmallows are stars from a bag of marked down Christmas mix.The girls each got to decorate 4 cupcakes - 2 sprinkles and 2 chocolate. They picked the one they wanted to eat at the party and we sent the others home on green plates (after Christmas sale!).They made some pretty cute cupcakes.We did serve some fruit along with the cupcakes and some yummy punch! Olivia had a fun time at home with just a few special friends. I had fun planning the parties!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Olivia!

I can't believe my baby girl is 7 today! Olivia, you have brought us such joy and laughter since coming into our lives.We love this drawing Olivia did this week at school - it is a drawing of her opening her gift from Pepaw. I love my dress!

Happy Birthday, Olivia!

more pictures later - the party is Sunday

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Salvation Army Makeovers

I decided to take a look at the goods at these places and see what I could make-over, after seeing all of the fabulous make-overs in blogland.

I found a shelf in need of paint, a frame in need of chalkboard paint and red candle holders in need of some TLC.

It is amazing what some paint will do to make and old item new. I think I spent about $10 for these items at Salvation Army and already had the paint!

I use this chalkboard in the kitchen for menus and notes. I should have put something inspirational on it for you.
The shelf took several coats of paint. Jeff finally convinced me to put a brush to it. Olivia helped stock it - it is hanging over my bath tub.It is amazing how these candle holders turned out with some black paint. I thought Santa looked cute sitting on one.There are currently tree cutters in our yard cutting down 10+ trees. I'll post "before" and "afters" of our yard soon!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Olivia's new "do"

Over Christmas I mentioned to Olivia her hair would be cute shorter. She wanted nothing of it. Until we got to the shop with the boys for their haircuts Friday night (in the middle of a snow storm).We call this her "Sally Brown" hairdo. It is so cute and she loves it!

Lesson learned: sometimes we all have to do things in our own time.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy Snow Day and Pepaw's Birthday!

Happy Birthday to Pepaw and Elvis!
We're on our second snow day - staying warm, playing in the snow, playing Wii!