Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Third......A ziplock bag full of old poker chips. When I was holding this bag, thinking..."what could I do with these?", a manly looking woman came out of Calypso and said to me in a very abrupt, loud voice, "I know, you need it, right?!". She was right! I totally needed them. So, I bought them.
This past weekend, my cousin, Rochelle, was in town from Omaha, and we got together and made stuff. She is crazy good at scrapbooking and has so many awesome supplies and things. And, I took along my poker chips, old books and comics, and my good 'ol Modge Podge. I made magnets....tons and tons of magnets. We sat there for most of the weekend, in our pajamas, at my Aunt Lanettes dining room table. We laughed so much. We had so much fun that she is coming in town one weekend a month, and we are going to just sit and make stuff. In our pajamas, of course.
Here's some pics of some awesome magnets I made. Check out more in my Etsy shop. I'll be posting more up soon.
I was really proud of my homemade banners!
Ivy got a monster coloring book for Christmas, and so I colored the monsters, cut them out, and pasted them to color paper.
Everyone loves popcorn! I got these popcorn bags from Bake it Pretty as well.
Um....here's a pic of some snacks....yummy.
And, I tried to attempt some monster cupcakes! I am so totally not a cook, but these turned out fine! Not too good of a picture, but you get the idea.
And it was so hard for me to get a picture of Ivy cuz she was running around all over the place! But she looked super cute in her birthday shirt.
I said we didn't need presents, but of course, some people just couldn't resist! She got some Hello Kitty rainboots, coloring books, cool clothes, and some stuff to get her potty trianing on the move!
The kids were a little too young to enjoy "birthday games", so we just had a mini "balloon drop"! We dumped 74 mini balloons from the "sky" and the kids got to dance in them. I'm sure they all tried to eat them as well. And, I think there are still a few roaming around my house!
Ivy was so dainty when eating her birthday cupcake! She's such a girl.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Also, I got all these old picture frames that I'm in the process of decoupaging as well. Here's an example of one that I just sold. There's more to come! I'm excited. It so fun to decoupage! And turn something that you'd just throw in the trash into something cool.
Ivy's birthday party is coming up and I wanted her to have a special shirt to wear. For my nephew Ben's birthday party, I ordered him an awesome shirt from my friend Jen's shop. Here is a picture from his party last September.
So, I went searching for a "2" shirt for Ivy and found KooKooKids with the perfect shirt for Ivy's Monster Mash.
Monday, January 5, 2009
We are having her party in a couple weeks when my cousin Rachel is in town. We decided this year to just have a family party. Our house is too small to have friends and family, so next year when she is older we will have to do 2 different parties. I'm sad about it, but I don't think that Ivy really cares at this age!
In other news....I have officially switched over to formula with Elouise. She got 31/2 months in of pure breastmilk goodness! Now, I feel like I finally have my body back and can get it back to "normal". Having 2 kids in 2 years has taken its toll, but in time, I'll get to a comfortable place. Bring it on Wii Fit....bring it on.