Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines day!

February 14th can that be? It seems like the days and weeks just pass by in the blink of an eye! I should note that I'm not a big fan of Valentines day, in the traditional sense. I fully admit it's a holiday made up by women for women. However it does serve as a reminder for those in love and a painful reminder for those without. I personally would rather recieve roses on a random day in the year to say "I love you" then a dozen on Valentines day when it's the thing to do. But my sweet hubby is a romantic all the maybe that taints my view :)
Maybe it's growing on me though... I can't ever resist the urge to do holiday treats and especially in girly colors! We decided to celebrate as a family this year no date night!...we did dinner at home and I made cookies and a little cake. Each of the girls got a couple little treats. Cadence was excited but was determined I was wrong that it was indeed Halloween...?

I made some sugar cookies and shipped a box off to Indiana at the request of my niece...not my best work on decorating..but Ben said they were the best sugar cookies he had ever had! I was very pleased to hear that because he's my WORST critic...he picks apart everything I make!
mommy's barefoot babies in their "I love Daddy"and "I love Mommy" shirts...having two sometimes does come in handy :)

Still won't admit it's not Halloween but she's sure enjoying the loot!Of course Grandma Miller and Aunt Amber had to send them Valentines! This picture does no justice..their boxes are always filled with adorable things. This one included Handmade cards, shirts...and cute red and white candies and tiny animal cute! The kids were thrilled.

I had an adorable little cake plan..but with two teething babies it went right out the window!! Instead I settled for a layer of chocolate frosting and some xo sprinkles..maybe next year! I had orginally planned on giving the cookies I made to Cadence's ballet class....2 hours before class walking through the store I realize I totally forgot about them and they were still frozen at home! I ended up picking up some lip/heart cookies and girly little tins with candy in them for all the littler ballerinas. Being the crazy that I am I couldn't just take something super simple like heart fruit snacks! (thumps head on wall) so here I am driving down the road stuffing treats into bags. Hint's the carseat photo..had to share was a super mom moment for sure!
So not my best attemps but I participated none the less! haha. Next up Easter!!!!! I LOVE Easter!!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A wild baby shower!

My hubby's cousin Amber and I are throwing a baby shower for another cousing, Kelly! I am so thrilled they are expecting! She will be such an awesome mommy :) Kelly is going with the popular precious planet theme for the soon to be little boy. So we've been having fun creating a precious planet inspired baby shower! Which has been tricky since she is in IN and I'm in VA! I have been really enjoying creating these party I thought I would share some.

I keep them pretty simple as my photoshop skill are amature, I'm still learning! Plus they will never be used again so I don't see the point of putting hours and hours into detail. Still I think they came out pretty cute!
Here's the blacked out of course. I pretty much replicated an invite Amber sent me...sry I can't remember the link.
The banner came out so cute! Simple yet adorable! I love it!

I am getting really good at making the backround "papers" and I even drew the clouds and leaves!
And of course a little tag for the favors..

That's all I can show you for now!! Can't wait to show you pictures of the shower! Hope Kelly enjoys it..we're really enjoying putting it together. :)

“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:14

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cookie Monster party!

It seems like all I have been doing lately is working on parties parties parties! I'm such a sucker for a themed event :) I've got a cake and or party just about everyweek till April! Which is good..but keeps me busy!

I just finished up the elements for my niece's cookie monster party! This theme fits her SOOO perfect and I am glad I get to help out. Here's a sneak peek!

Her invitation (of course I had to black out the info)

Cute little lables for the milk bottles!

One of the food lables!

Can't wait to share pictures from the party! We've got some cute things planned!