Sunday, July 28, 2013

If you like to talk to tomatoes...

It is that time again!
Ellie's birthday party!
Last year I blogged about her Muppet Party here.
 
 
This years theme was Veggie Tales.
I was in charge of the cupcakes.
I also decided to make a cake!
 
 
 
I was happy with how Bob and the peas turned out!
 
 
Jesie had Ellies pictures in a little album along with some "veggie candy"
 
 
The table also was super cute!  Filled with bright fruits and veggies!
 
 
My mother in law found this cute tiny 3 candle at Party City.
 
 
Presents are a lot more fun when you are three!
 
 
My mother in law made this super cute and creative centerpiece!
To make this she used a clear round vase and then tied asparagus around it with a ribbon. 
Then she used chives and slid them through long skewers
She cut peppers and other vegetables to make the bouquet!
 
I loved it!
 
 
Happy third Birthday Ellie!
We love you so much!
 
-auntie em
 


Friday, July 26, 2013

pretty perfect present

I admit it
I have a problem
My problem is....
PRESENTS!
 
I love absolutely buying people presents.
And not only buying but wrapping!
 
I found this cute wrapping paper at Homegoods and I couldn't wait to use it.
I also buy a bunch of ribbon whenever it is on sale at Michaels.
 
My neice turned three today and Sunday is her birthday party.
I went a little overboard with the present wrapping since...
she is turning three!!!
 
 
Oh well.  It is pretty!
 
-e

Monday, July 22, 2013

What to do with a free vase.

My boss has the BEST vase collection.
When she was downsizing I filled my car with too many of her vases.
She had this really cool dark vase, at first I wasn't sure what to do with it.
 
Then, I figured it out!
 
Since I haven't been able to plant anything because our yard is currently under construction (regrading) I have been longing to go to Home Depot and buy a plant!
 
I went and grabbed some succulents to plant in the vase!
I have seen a lot of people keep them inside but I didn't know how easy it would be.
 
I don't really like reading directions for projects because I never get the project perfectly like the blogger did!  So instead I just make it up as I go!
 
If this plant is still alive in a week, I will be so happy!
All you people with a green thumb...be ready to shake your head in disappointment!
 
 
I bought three containers of Hen and Chicks. 
That was the only succulent they had!!
TOTAL disappointment!


Got some good dirt!
 
 
I pretty much just shoved it in and then the little sprouts that fell of I just filled in the empty spots.
 
The guy at Home Depot ripped off a flower and said I could just shove it into the dirt and it would spread....so we will see if he is right.
 
 
I sprinkled some water over them because they had some dirt on them and it looked so pretty!
 
 
I am pleased with how it turned out.
I am especially pleased with the price...$9!!!!
That is cheaper than the bouquet of flowers I bought on sale at Safeway!!!
And it will last WAY longer...as long as I did it right.
 
 
What do you think my green thumb friends?
Will it live?
 
-e


Thursday, July 11, 2013

[G] Newborn

There is something about a baby girl...
especially little Gracelynn
I love ruffles, flowers, PINK!
and the cute little dresses too!
How perfect is her smile!
even though her dad is a Steelers fan...
I know deep down in her little heart she loves the Seahawks!
Welcome to parenthood S&M!
Thank you for letting me spend some time with your sweet girl!