A wide shot of the cake table including the banners and garlands above and the gold star balloons on either end

My thoughts about planning “second kid” birthdays Planning birthday parties for your second child can be challenging. I sat trying to think of what theme we should use for Finn’s first and was at a loss. I’d already done robots, dinosaurs, and monsters for Miles’ parties and Finn was too young to really have any preferences. So what did I do? I went to Pinterest. There I found a cute cake that inspired me to do gold stars. It wasn’t much of a theme but I…Continue Reading “Finn’s First Birthday Party”

Cute orange monster cake and colorful, neon monster eyeball cookies

The Monster Party Here are some photos of the party we planned for Miles third birthday. We had a fuzzy monster cake with eyeballs that was inspired by this one I saw on Pinterest. We had some eyeball snacks like these cookies and some dipped rice krispy treats. I attempted to make some monster balloon column/towers and made some favor bags that I decorated like monsters. I really did try to keep it more on the simple side this year. It might not seem like it, but…Continue Reading “Monster Party in Colorful Neon”

Lilacs in a white spray painted mason jar vase

Am I a Pinterest cliche? I don’t even care. When we took possession of our new house, I saw the flower gardens, sporting dormant tufts of unknown plant variety. For some reason I just imagined green leafy bushes and ground cover… the occasional rose bush. I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to gardening, so I really didn’t know, for instance, that we had a lilac bush! This was a pleasant and sweet smelling surprise. I’m giddy with the thought of fresh flowers in…Continue Reading “Spring Lilacs in a Mason Jar”

I mentioned in a post a couple weeks ago that I was working on a special gift for Lizzy for her baby shower. I worked with her a bit on the colors and such and gathered up all the perfect materials and got to work sewing and ironing and cuddling comfy fabrics. After finishing the quilt, I realized I had some extra fabric that would be perfect for a pillow. Then I found a lace doily cloth thing at Goodwill and decided I had to…Continue Reading “Lizzy’s Shower Gift | DIY Crib Quilt”