Thursday, August 8, 2013

It's been awhile...

Sorry I haven't posted for awhile...going through pregnancy takes quite a toll on me.

I'll be back whenever I can.

Thanks for your patience!


Sunday, April 14, 2013

My Little Pony Party

Last weekend, we celebrated a family friend's 5th birthday pool party with My Little Pony theme.  The mom ordered printables from etsy and made some banners, labels and toppers.  As my daughter is beginning to be into these colorful ponies as well, I'm slowly getting to know Rainbow Dash, Apple Jacks, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie and the world of Ponyville.

My Little Ponies
Happy Birthday Banner
Cotton Candy Treats from Sam's Club
candy label printable
personalized water bottle labels
cheese cupcake homemade by
birthday girl's grandma, yummy!
Costco Chocolate Mousse Cake with
etsy printable

blowing the birthday candle
pool party
water balloon fight, yeah!
Happy 5th Birthday, Lauren!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

VeggieTales Birthday Party

Who does not love VeggieTales?!  These talking cucumber and tomato are hilarious and witty.  I was excited to be part of a VeggieTales Birthday Party set-up for a handsome 2-year old.  The only sad part was that we couldn't be at the actual party since it was during school day, boo!  I did a photo shoot instead so that mom and dad had an idea how all these props and goodies were supposed to get on the table :)

My mom helped wrapping the juice boxes.  We used a plain red wrapping paper from the Dollar Tree.  They didn't have any plain green so we just used Garden Green Stampin' Up! card stock.  I printed Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato images I copied and pasted from online and used circle punches to make the tags and other printables using Word.

I wrapped the utensils in green polka dot napkins from Walmart and tied them with red baker's twine.

Green Twizzlers were also bought from Walmart .  They were a little longer, more sticky and fatter than the regular Twizzlers.  I had to trim them down a lil bit with kitchen scissors to fit the 1x8 cello bags from Stampin' Up!.  I also had to air them out for some time so they were not so sticky and can slide more easily into the cello bags.

Napkins, paper plates and tablecloths were all from Walmart.

Veggie Straws were bought from Sam's Club.  World Market used to sell them but they don't anymore. I put them in the snack sized Ziploc baggies so the kids and guests can just add them to their goodie bags.

And speaking of goodie bags, I ordered these favor items from VeggieTales online store--treat sacks, cups, crayons, stickers and activity sheets.  They have other party items and decors there, too.

I bought the red velvet mini cupcakes from Sam's Club to be placed in these green chevron baking cups from Pick Your Plum.  I made 5 cupcake toppers to go on the top tier to complete the festive look.

Finally, I also printed some invites to go with the party.  However, bad eyes at midnight resulted to some typos.  I blame it on the curly cue font, ha!

And here's some pics from the actual party...thank you, Facebook!  I love that cupcake VeggieTales cake, so cute!  I printed some address labels that says "Thank you for coming!  God made you special and He loves you very much!"  I stuck them on the sides of the goodie bags.

The birthday boy was wearing Bob the Tomato shirt and his baby brother a Larry the Cucumber onesie, also from VeggieTales online store.  Even dad wore a coordinating shirt, lol.  Great job Peter and Leah!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Wilson!  

Sunday, March 24, 2013

{Project} St. Patty's Leprechaun Trap and Treats

The kindergartners' project at my school for St. Patrick's Day this year was to make a Leprechaun Trap.  The kids brought some really amazing traps.  Ours were made from leftover decor from preschool, card stock, easter grass, Skittles®, party straws and a lot of hot glue.

Leprechaun Trap

The shamrock was made with three hearts attached to a straw.  And to make these kiddos St. Patty's Day complete, we gave away rainbow Twizzlers®, mint marshmallow 'clouds' and gold Hershey Rolo in a Ziploc® bag.  I still haven't figured out how to connect our printer to the new computer so there weren't any cute printables to go on these treats.  

Enjoy tasting the rainbow!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Origami Owl - Beulah De Jesus, Independent Designer

This weekend, I hosted a Fundraising Birthday Boutique.  My birthday is this month, I'm fundraising for my church, and I recently signed up for two other companies (Origami Owl and Thirty-One) in addition to my Stampin' Up!  Proceeds go to  And since it was a St. Patty's Weekend, of course we had some festive treats.

RAINBOW fruit inspired by Pinterest

m&m pretzel bites inspired by Simply Kierste

St. Patty's cookies from Walmart

O2 display

props came from Ikea, Ross and old Lia Sophia display trays

I got the small kit for $149 (+ shipping and taxes)
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Hoot! Hoot!

Friday, February 22, 2013

FINE Popcorn Baby Shower

Yep, 3rd popcorn/ready-to-pop shower in about 6 months or so...this time for school, go Fine Firebirds!

Anyway, 3 ladies at work and in our SPED team alone are blessed with some babies, one already had hers and the other two are about to P.O.P. around the same time next month!

I bought these popcorn containers at Dollar Tree, the big one below was $1 each and the ones above were 2 for $1.

I squeezed in some baby lotion, shampoo and wipes with the diapers, wrapped them in cellophane and tied them with red Stampin' Up! ribbon.

Wrapped water bottles were a no-brainer.  I was stamping, punching and adhering while sitting all day during Staff Development...shhh!

Mini red velvet cupcakes were bought at Albertson's since Sams Club was already closed.

For favors, I bought a box of 24 microwavable popcorn for $5 at Walmart.  I already had the popcorn bags from previous party.  They were from Sams Club.  I tied some baker's twine around the bag since I have way too much twine around here, lol.

With construction and butcher paper scraps from the workroom, I made a 3D popcorn display.

The words were die-cut from our school's "cricut" type touch-screen machine.  That thing is a genius, I just wish it could cut cleaner and more precise.

The invitation's were exactly the same as my 1st Ready-to-Pop shower.

And she got to join the party, we even coordinated our outfits :)

Congratulations Team SPED mommas!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

{Project} Valentine 2013

This year's valentine treats for my daughter's kindergarten class were store bought princess lollipops and fruit snacks, owl tattoos and chocolate hearts packaged in a pink polka dot treat bag from Pick Your Plum.  The owl tattoos came with heart stickers so I used those stickers to seal the treat bags.  Nothing fancy, pretty straightforward treats.

For her teacher, I bought a box of Lindt chocolates packaged just for teachers and placed it in a pink gift bag.

Their teacher also asked the kids to decorate a paper bag and fill it with some goodies to exchange for their secret valentines.  I used leftover Valentine rub-ons from Stampin' Up's clearance rack and Faith colored the back part of the bag.

After recess, Faith's class exchanged their secret valentines.  With some help from parent volunteers, the kids passed out their Valentine treats to the line of "mailboxes" out in the hallway.  They all munched on their goodies and treats, did some Valentine heart candy sort and count until it was time to go to Library.

On the way home, she fell asleep with a lollipop in her mouth, haha...sugar coma!

xoxo, hugs & kisses!