Friday, August 26, 2011

{Friday Fave} Just Glad It's Friday!

This Friday my favorite thing is...FRIDAYS!!! :o) I'm so happy the week is over and soooo excited for the party I'm doing tomorrow!!! Can't wait to share pictures with you next week. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

{Creationz} Friendship Bracelets

With school starting and friends being made I remembered these bracelets I used to make
when I was in school.  My daughter comes home from school talking about the friends she's made and
my niece called me the other night telling me how some new friends gave her a friendship bracelet. So, I thought I'd make some for both of my favorite school girls and maybe they can pass some on to their new friends.

Monday, August 22, 2011

{Magazine Monday} Portable Game Boards

Today's magazine favorite comes from the Martha Stewart Living August 2010 Issue.
 I haven't had too many outdoor picnics this year but this will definitely be coming with me on my next one! The issue also had a great tic-tac-toe one and that's the one I'd like to make to play with my kiddies. I think this is a really cute idea to make as a gift as well and not to mention cheap! (You can find placemats at the dollar store to make one of these.) So head out and buy one (or two or three) and find the instructions here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

{Friday Fave} My Baby Girl - The Kindergartener

Time goes by soooo fast and it definitely felt a little too fast to me this week when I found myself taking my baby to school. I took the picture above on my last day of work, after resigning to stay home with my daughter. And somehow, my baby grew up...very, VERY fast...and I found myself taking her to Kindergarten this week, and not yet feeling ready to be away from her. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

{Creationz} Baby Shower Cake Pops

Hi everybody!
 Just wanted to share some quick pics of some cake pops I made this weekend. They were for Liz who had tasted these chocolate cake pops at a birthday party my friend had for her son and wanted some for a baby shower she was hosting. (She is also sister to Veronica whose wedding I shared before here.) Thanks again Liz and hope you all enjoyed them!! :o)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

{Events} Fig Fest 2011

fig fest fresno ca, figs, farming

My good friend's husband works for Stellar Distributing, an international produce distributor.
 For the past three years they have asked me to help with the packaging for their booth at an annual event called Fig Fest at the CSU Fresno campus. This past weekend was this year's event and I have a few pictures to share today!

Monday, August 15, 2011

{Magazine Monday} Martha Stewart Paper Plate Cups

Today I'm sharing this paper plate cup idea from the Martha Stewart Living June 2011 issue. Martha Stewart Living is one of my favorites for sure and ideas like this are definitely why. I fell in love with this idea because it is so simple but really, really adorable. You can find the instructions here. The first time I made some, honestly I just eye-balled it and they came out great! The first step calls for you to cut the edge of the plate with scalloped scissors but I skipped that also. I just made some really quick to serve my kiddies some grapes in and their eyes lit up seeing their special little bowls. This idea is so cute for everyday things like serving your kids their snacks. But I think it is also really adorable for a party and is something you could really dress up.

Friday, August 12, 2011

{Friday Fave} Bento Box Meals

This is my new current obsession the last few days...bento box meals!
As I mentioned yesterday, my daughter is starting Kinder and I have everything back-to-school on the brain. I started to think of things to make for her lunches and turned to google for some more ideas. I came across this great site Wendolonia by blogger Wendy Copley. I definitely have it bookmarked and she has lots of great ideas...among them a bento box gallery! Bento boxes are historically a Japanese boxed lunch.
 They are single serving, compact and very visually appealing! If you google kids' bento lunches you will find some very creative inspiration. Just look at these below
and don't forget to check out Wendolonia too!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

{Creationz} Back to School Countdown

Two posts in one day! Someone pinch me!! lol :o)

Anyway, I'm back with another post to let you know about something else I have been busy with
and that is getting my baby ready for Kindergarten! :o(  I actually think she is ready so much!
 I have been blessed to be able to stay home with my kids from shortly after the time my daughter was born and I can't even begin to imagine how my day will be without my little princess. (yes, I know she's not leaving the country ...just humor me here!)
BUT!.....Before I get all sappy, I wanted to share with you a little countdown we are doing.
 I bought a few little things, wrote a few poems, and threw this together the other night. As you are reading this today, our little countdown board will say "4 days" {YIKES!!!} So, the bulletin board is kind of our centerpiece on the table and off to the side I have an apothecary jar filled with my little dollar store finds wrapped in black paper with a number written in chalk. Attached to each gift is a little poem and opening the little surprises is our morning ritual now until school.

{Sneak Peek} Farm Princess Tractor Party!

Hi everybody!
 Sorry I've been a little absent lately. I am busy as a bee and working on a few different things.
 I helped my very good friend Sonia with her son's birthday party a few weekends ago, which we threw together pretty quickly but I think it came together great and was a fun day.
 I forgot my camera! :o( 
(I know...RULE #1!!!) So, you'll have to take my word for it on this one! :o) lol
Another party I'm working on is for another good friend Rosie and that's the sneak peek I have for you today. I surprised Rosie with this invite, and even though it wasn't my cake pops, I think she was pretty happy! ;o) I'll definitely have lots of pics to show you and won't be forgetting my camera again!
 Thanks for stopping by for a peek today.
Come visit again soon!