Monday, August 27, 2012

Lindsay's 4th Birthday Under the Sea Bash

Grab your tail & let's make a splash!
Join us for Lindsay's 4th Birthday
Under the Sea Bash!
Not only was this party mermaid themed, there was also a real mermaid as a special guest...I will get to her later. Here are a few of the details from the party. I made the invitations first and everything else matched them. This wreath above was made using purple and aqua tulle, shells and pearls. We used it as the centerpiece on the table, but the birthday girl can hang it on her door after the party.
I scattered shells and glass "bubbles" on the purple tablecloth and put the wreat in the center. The Little Mermaid plates were the only thing with Ariel on them, everything else had a sweet little blonde mermaid. The table setting was simple since it was going to be filled with kids!
This banner has purple and aqua paper, shells and pearls. The font was the same on all printed materials. Each letter is lined with silver glitter.These are the food cards, telling everyone what there was to eat.
The cupcakes are chocolate and rainbow chip, frosted with homemade buttercream tinted aqua and spinkled with tiny white sea pearls. The cupcake toppers were handmade and feature the sweet mermaid, pearls and ribbon.
These cupcakes were for the adults-not quite as fancy but still just as yummy!
The food was simple and light. It was a hot day for sure. The drinks were "Ocean Water" (pouches of Capri Sun) and "Salt Water" (bottles of water).
Here is the main star of the party. When my friend asked if I could plan her little girls birthday party, I knew it had to be something completely unique. I found The Mermaid Lady on Facebook and knew it would be the best party yet! The kids had no idea that this "pool party" was going to be visited by a real life mermaid!
The birthday girl got to pick out a special present from the mermaid's treasure chest. She got a shell bracelet.
The mermaid got into the water and played games with all of the kids.
She was so pretty and so sweet with all the kids.
Needless to say, this was an amazing party! Everyone kept telling me what an awesome job I did planning it-every last detail was appreciated by everyone. I am so glad that I got to plan Lindsay's best birthday party ever!
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Vintage Stool Repainted

I finally got around to painting my vintage Cosco stool. I like the way it turned out so it was definitely worth the wait! Can I just tell you that I am not a fan of having to mask things off in order to paint around them?! My husband, who paints cars for a living, couldn't stand to watch me paint this. I will admit I did a horrible job in some places, but it was too hot outside to care too much!
The yellow Krylon spray paint was an almost identical match to the original paint. You can check out the before pictures of this stool here. I did have to do a bit of sanding first and then I primed it. Hopefully it won't go back to rust too soon.It looks wonderful sitting in front of my chippy white door. You have seen the other side of this door here. I think I like the chippier side the best! This stool is the perfect little plant holder out on the patio.
We have decorated it up with a little wooden pansie banner and some old insulator caps. If we need an extra chair, it would work for that too!
I am happy with the way it turned out. Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the paint or not to paint debate!
An update on Baby Travis: the treatment looks like it is starting to work. His swelling has gone down and they will be doing Chemotherapy every Wednesday while making sure that he is not feeling any pain. Thank you to everyone who offered up their prayers...they are greatly appreciated and still needed!
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Say a prayer for baby Travis

My friend's little boy Travis was just diagnosed with an extremely rare form of cancer in his throat not even a week ago. His mom noticed a lump on the side of his neck and immediately took him to the hospital. When they figured out what it was, they rushed him to a children's hospital in Salt Lake that specializes in cancer treatment. This particular form of cancer is resistant to radiation and their only hope is Chemotherapy along with surgery. He is only 5 months old and is sedated so that he isn't in pain. His Chemotherapy started today and at this point all they can ask for is prayers. I can't even imagine what this is doing to his family. I ask for your prayers for Travis and his family at this most difficult time in their lives.
Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A helpful husband brings wonderful things

My husband is a very hard worker. When someone asks him for help, he never says no. This past weekend his boss asked him to help move his wife's floral shop to a different location. Of course Cody said yes and he spent his whole weekend moving. Luckily for me, my husband also knows the kinds of things that I love. When they were going to throw out all these amazing things, he told them that I would love them and brought them home to me. Can you imagine throwing this stuff out-for shame!
This single paned antique window with window box will soon be finding its way into my living room. The chippiness of the paint makes my heart flutter!This 3 paned vintage window is in such wonderful condition. I think I might put some pictures in each pane and hang it somewhere in my house. So many lovely possibilities!
I just love this re-purposed bird house made out of old barn wood. It even came on a post so that we can put it somewhere in our yard. I love birdhouses in the yard! He also brought me 9 brand new Scentsy warmers that they were going to trash. I don't need another one, but I might trade out the ones that I don't like for ones that I do and sell them. Seriously, the things people throw out!
Cody also watered his best friends yard while they went to the Oregon Coast. As a thank you for his work, they brought us fresh crab. Last night we had an amazingly delicious surf and turf dinner...wish we could eat like that every night! Having such a wonderfully helpful and kind-hearted husband has really paid off lately. It is true that good things come to those who do good!
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