Monday, November 19, 2012

Simply Paperlicious

I apologize for my lack of posts lately.  I've been so busy creating an Etsy shop that I've let the blog go.  Since I am obsessed with Etsy and I love hosting a party I decided why not put together something.  Especially since I am not becoming a party planner anytime soon.  I decided to create banners, streamers, confetti, etc.  Please take the time to check it out.  If you have any good ideas let me know and/or if you want a custom banner made I would love to put something together for you.  Most of the shop is full of baby shower banners right now, but I am expanding.  Next on my list is birthday banners. 

Here are a few of my favorites:

Please check my shop out here

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mustache Bash Part 1: Party Decor

This weekend Bram celebrated his 1st birthday.  Like I said in an earlier post I love planning a party.  When scouring the internet I knew I had to use the theme Mustache Bash.  It was such a cute theme. 

I found an amazing Invite site on Etsy called Simply Printable.  She has some really great birthday, baby shower, holiday designs, etc.  I love the way they turned out. You pick a design, tell her your color theme, and she designs it in 24 to 48 hours. Please check her site out...especially if you are looking for a Holiday card.

I started planning Bram's birthday almost 2 months ago.  I decided to purchase a Cricut instead of purchasing someone else's work or asking someone else to make it....I had to do that for a baby shower and I hated not being able to do it myself.  I seriously love doing this kind of thing. Plus I am kind of a control freak!!  Here's what I created:

DIY Mustache Banner

DIY Mustache Banner

DIY Streamers

Closer look at the mustache streamers

Closer look at the circle streamers.

DIY Cupcake Toppers

DIY Mustache Straws

DIY Mustache Confetti

Door Sign - found Inspiration here

Ignore the ugly will soon be updated :)

Monthly pictures

Grab a Stache sign - inspiration found here
The party ended up being a big success.  We have such amazing friends and I can't express how happy and thankful we have them in our life every single day.  Pictures from the party will follow in another post soon. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Trip with Great Company

A few weeks ago our little family was lucky enough to go on a mini vacation with Chris' family.  With Bram changing almost daily I was pretty excited for his grandparents and aunt and uncle to see him in action. We are very blessed to have such great people in our lives; Bram is seriously one of the luckiest little boys.  He is surely loved!

This weekend was super relaxing with lots of good food, great company, a Vikings game, and we got to celebrate little Bram's birthday. I took a million pictures.  Here are some from our trip to the pumpkin patch. 


Bram had so much fun!  I love watching him explore all these new things.  He had such a blast. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This post is a few days late but these pictures are too cute not to share.  Bram got to celebrate Halloween last Saturday and Wednesday!  On Saturday we were invited to a costume party.  Chris always dresses ridiculous so I figured we would try to have the two matching.  When I saw the mullet wig I knew I had to have it.  Isn't he rocking it??!!?! 

For Halloween I chose a skunk costume.  It was so stinkin' cute!  Because of the storm we never picked up any candy so I made Chris pick some up on his way home from work.  We ended up getting only ONE trick or treater!!  What a waste of candy...just what Chris and I need laying around the house. 

Bram loved his outfits. We celebrated his birthday yesterday so pictures will soon follow.