Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014

and since I don't believe in resolutions but instead I like to focus on a goal/s for the year I think this guide could be really helpful.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Confetti and Sprinkles Party!

Miss E had her 3rd birthday party on Dec 14th which was celebrated with lots of sprinkles and confetti!

playing in the snow thanks to our wonderful family friend who owns Snow in Seconds! The kids had a lot of fun throwing the snow and making snow angels! 

About the Party:
Table was decorated with gold confetti and edible confetti dots
Cake Stand: Vintage cake stand purchased off of ebay for my daughter's 1st bday. It will someday be handed down to her.
Chocolate sprinkled candies, cake balls, and macaroons were also served on the dessert table. 
Balloons were filled with confetti (Hard to see in the pics)
Party Straws: Shop Sweet Lulu styled in a mason jar with confetti
My inspiration for Elle's party came from this invitation. I loved the 3 cheers since Elle was turning 3!

Favor Tags: Shop Sweet LuLu with added on confetti
I love these simple kraft paper tags as you can embellish them to fit any theme
Treat Boxes: Filled with confetti, sugar cookies, frosting, and a jar of sprinkles. 
Decorated with glitter tape.
Banner: Basic Happy Birthday Banner from Target with me gluing on confetti
(Yay, for nap time to have gotten this project completed!)
Gold Cups: Target with me adding on confetti
Drink Dispenser: Pottery Barn
 (PS: Do you know how hard it is to find confetti made birthday items?!)

Confetti Silverware and Napkins from Shop Sweet LuLu

Thank You Cards by Star Shine Paperie

 All the vendors I purchased party items from were outstanding and vendors I will definitely purchase from again.
Thank you to all our friends who came and helped celebrate Elle's special day!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Bedding {Tour of Elle's Bedroom}

To get into the spirit of Christmas I purchased the Twas' the Night before Christmas bedding collection from Pottery Barn Kids this year. I am so glad I bought it when I did (right after Halloween) as it is completely sold out. You might be able to find the collection on ebay.

Here is a tour of Miss E's room all decorated for Christmas.

The Christmas Tree on her dresser was given to Elle when she was born in December '10 at Mercy Gilbert Hospital in Gilbert AZ. Elle was born at a Catholic Hospital and one of the local Catholic Schools delivered trees to all the children who were in the hospital during the Christmas season. 

The framed I believe in Santa Clause is a piece of scrap book paper that I framed in the Ribba Ikea Frames. They are my favorite frames and this is also a very inexpensive way to decorate.

Her dresser and white sitting chair are from Ikea.  I switched out the dresser knobs with crystal knobs which are from Anthropologie. The Christmas pillow on her white chair is also from Pottery Barn Kids (2011?)

Her bed is the Filmore Twin bed from Pottery Barn Kids and I love it.
Red and White Garland is from West Elm.

The ornaments on her dresser were hand knit from one of my closest friends. Nothing is sweeter than a gift that has been homemade. 

and the best part of having a Christmas bed is snuggling together at nighttime and reading some of our favorite Christmas books.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas vacation is in full swing which means spending our evenings looking at lights, eating cookies, drinking hot cocoa and trying to keep a toddler busy with fun projects! Today, I am sharing some Christmas craft ideas along with some party table decor ideas via The Little Style File! Click here for some of my favorite craft ideas that children of all ages can make!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Motherhood Mondays

Not sure where the time goes but I officially have a 3 year old! 
I barely survived the terrible twos and I somehow by the grace of god managed to survive through potty training! Maybe in some ways I had my moms guidance watching over me from above cause I will be honest potty training has always been the one thing I dreaded. 

To celebrate the big 3 we had a sprinkles/confetti themed party.  I can't wait to share the party details with all of you later this week! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Motherhood Mondays

Yesterday, was the annual Delta Gamma Alumni Holiday Tea which I attended with my little legacy here at the Univ of Texas Beta Eta chapter. Being my second year of attending it was nice being able to attend the event at the sorority house. The DG house is a beautiful home and it was nice getting to meet other moms and their little ones. All the little ones wanted to go swimming along with all of them eating and decorating way more cookies than they should have! 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Motherhood Mondays

A last minute work trip for my husband to AZ resulted in Elle and I being able to come along! It was perfect timing as we were able to spend Thanksgiving with my dad and see all of our good friends. Plus, this was also my first time visiting since we moved.  It was a very bittersweet trip as I was visited my old school and I was able to see so many of my former students (they def know how to melt my heart). Plus, spending quality time with our old friends was just what I needed.  
Between lunch and play dates, zoo lights and the Tempe light parade, shopping at my favorite mall, and playing at our favorite parks we were busy and had a lot of fun creating memories for Elle!

Princess play date with our sweet friend Miss B! Miss you, your mommy, and brother already!

Waiting for the light parade to start

Taking a break from shopping. Def miss palm trees

A trip to AZ wouldn't be complete without a cactus and a palm tree.

Monday, November 18, 2013

TOMS: Free Shipping and Discount Code

Getting into the holiday season I have been wanting to do some random acts of kindness to show my appreciation. I've delivered cookies to our neighbors, paid for a strangers coffee in the drive thru line at Starbucks the other week, donated a book to a classroom, and this holiday season we plan on bringing the retirement home some yummy goodies and help a family from the giving tree.

Another great way to give is thru TOMS! I love knowing a little one is getting a pair of shoes from my recent purchase of shoes for Elle.

How warm and fuzzy are these going to be on a little one's feet? 

Here are some more favorites

 Adding these to my Christmas list! 
and to make your TOMS purchase even sweeter they are offering free shipping thru the holiday season and if you use this code you can save $5 off your purchase! 

Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

Today I am sharing several Thanksgiving craft ideas over on The Little Style File.
Click here to check out all the fun you and your littles ones can have as we prepare for the most wonderful feast of the year! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Motherhood Mondays

This past weekend we had a special visitor at our house. We were given the special privilege of caring for Elle's preschool class pet, Kody the cat. 

From grocery shopping, watching movies, doing nails, and best of all making s'mores we had a blast with our special visitor! 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday's Parties

Being a big fan of donuts I couldn't resist sharing this adorable donut party

more photos can be seen here