Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Our little boy just turned 9 a few days ago. He didn't want a birthday party at all, but I love throwing parties for kids, so I told him I would keep it really small; we invited just a handful of kids. On his actual birthday, we brought him home from school for lunch, he wanted chicken tenders and fries from Burger King:

Later in the evening, after dinner, we sang Happy Birthday, with a small ice cream cake:

He's looking so grown up already, but he's the sweetest boy!.

For his party,I went back and forth between a camping party or a Winter theme. Because of all the snow we've been getting this year, I loved the Winter theme even more. We bought cute invites with a snowman back in December at Target, it was perfect.
I started gathering ideas from Pinterest, and I knew paper snowflakes were a must, a hot chocolate bar, a foam snowman craft, and a water-less snowglobe.I had other cute ideas, but being a bit of a procrastinator, when it comes down to it, I tend to have more ideas than time!

Bought this styrofoam snowman from ACMoore, I just glittered it and added the embellishments, and twigs for the arms.

Cute wreath and paper snowflakes for the door

Saw these snowman cups in a couples of blogs, used them to hold all white candies as favors.

painted this candle white and used white glitter

Toilet paper snow women

Hot chocolate bar was a big hit with the kids, and some adults!

I made him this top hat, but forgot to put it on him for the cake!

Everybody had a great time, HAPPY 9th BIRTHDAY to our baby!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Polar Vortex

Today is the coldest it's been, the thermostat reads 10 degrees Fahrenheit.It's a good thing the roads are dry, otherwise we'd be dealing with icy roads.I went outside without my coat to have my picture taken with this adorable mason jar bar. It's perfect for today!. I'll also be using it for my son's birthday party in a few days.It's the second banner I've bought from this Etsy shop.

And here are some from the most recent snow storm we had:

I wonder how much more snow we're going to get this season?
Stay warm,


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY 2014!

2013 just flew by, didn't it?. Here we are in a brand new year, lots of good things may come to all!. We had a quiet family dinner, then my sister and her fiance came by to celebrate with us. The one thing my kids enjoyed the most was the confetti I bought at Party City.They are still playing with it as I write this!. Wild boys.

Cheers to a great New Year!