Friday, July 29, 2011

McD's Smoothie

Have you guys tried the smoothies from McDonalds? I had not tried any of them. I love smoothies and we usually make strawberry smoothies at home.

But when I saw McDs had a mango/pineapple flavor, I knew I had to try it! I had it over the weekend and really enjoyed it. It's very refreshing and very yummy! Mango is one of my absolute favorite fruits.

If you haven't tried it, go for it when you get a chance! Let me know what you think. :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Bro!

I cannot believe I do not have any pictures with my brother. 0_0 Up until recently he hated taking pictures. lol
Anyway, today is my "little" brother's birthday. He is turning 19. I cannot belive that. I still remember the day he was born. I was almost 10. My grandpa watched my sister and I while my mom was in the hospital. The first time I saw him, he was this huge, chunky baby boy. All I saw was cheeks and thighs and lots of rolls. lol Now he is this tall, skinny dude who towers over me. I am so proud of him and all his accomplishments. He is a very intelligent man. I hope that he accomplishes all his dreams and goals. Happy Birthday bro!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Do you think I have a slight addiction? lol

Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Madness! ScrapbookingStuff

I love paying attention to every detail when I plan a party. When I was planning baby boy's circus birthday party, I found these cute cupcake toppers on etsy and ended up using it as part of the decorations. Scrapbooking Stuff has the cutest party items. From cupcake toppers to party favor boxes and banners! The Cupcake Toppers and Cupcake Wrappers can be customized. Check out Scrapbooking Stuff here for all your party needs!

Princess Cupcake Wrapper and Cupcake Topper Set, Tiara, 24 Pcs. - $16

Birthday Banner, Banner, Birthday Banner, Your Child's Name is, Custom Banner - $20

Candy Cups, Nut Cups, Dessert Cups, Shower Favors, Wedding Favors, Birthday Favors, Nautical Theme, Red Candy Cups with Blue Anchor, 12 Pcs, Custom Colors. - $10

Bee Cupcake Toppers - $17

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Sisters for life - Best Friends Forever!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

No more chats...

Well, most of you may have heard that Etsy chat is closing down. Very sad. I met a lot of fellow Etsians through Etsy chat. What about you?
But never fear! Facebook jumped in and now there is a group just for Etsy chatters. Have you seen it? Have you joined? Check it out here.

How do you feel about this major change? Does it affect you at all?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Madness! Art Recycles

In planning baby boy's circus party, I thought it would be cute to have pinwheels displayed as well. Pinwheels are fun and the kids enjoy them! SO I got some really cute ones that were used for decorations from ArtRecycles. They have hand crafted, one-of-a-kind organizers and gifts that play on nature and childhood memories. Rich in color and full of surprises, their work is often a new variation of an old idea, and when possible, created with recycled or reused materials.
I just love her memory boards too! I am trying to decide where I can put one and want to try to get one. They are so cute!!! Check out Art Recycles here!!!

11X14 inch Blue Owl Memory Board - $36

11X14 inch Family Tree Tack It Board - $30
5 Little Flowers 8X10 inch Memory Board - $24

Set of 4 Pinwheels - $6

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baby Shower

Picture heavy post! :)

This past weekend I threw my sister's baby shower. I LOVED every second of it. The shower was on Saturday morning and we had brunch. On Friday night my amazing husband helped me clean the hosue and get the house ready. I have never seen so much pink and zebra print put together. lol This will most likely be my only pink party, so I enjoyed every second of it! My wonderful mother in law made all the yummy food. She is so sweet and wonderful for helping me. My sister's mother in law made a very yummy chocolate cake. We had a blast and my sister got a lot of goodies!
I wanted to post pictures of the shower and all the amazing goodies I got on etsy!

Delicious cake pops from TaylorMadePantry

Beautiful Mugs from MyCutieTootie

The yummy cake - my friend from My Little Apricot made these banners. :)

All the goodies!

Super cute flower pot with onesies and boo boo bunny from Teenhoffen

The yummy food!

Gorgeous diaper cake from OhBabyDiaperCakes

Cute name banner made by a friend and cute mini diaper cake made by DiapersByTheSlice

Washcloth lollipop made by KalosCandy

Hope you enjoyed the pictures! :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Baby Love! So anxious to meet my niece. :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday Madness! Vintage Fusion

Lately I have been interested in custom jewelry. I'm trying to improve on my look. lol SO I figured some nice jewelry would be perfect! I found Vintage Fusion and fell in love!!! She has the most amazing pieces. I got 2 cocktail rings - one of them has a pearl in the middle with rhinestones around it and the other is a dark blue one with black accents. They are both gorgeous! Vintage Fusion uses recycled vintage pieces into unique cocktail, statement and button rings that are fashionable for today. I highly recommend Vintage Fusion to you guys! I had to go to a work function the other night, I wore black goucho capris and a royal blue blouse. I accented it with the blue ring. I got TONS of compliments on it. I loved it! lol
Check out Vintage Fusion here and you are going to fall in love!!!

Vintage pink and magenta gem and rhinestone repurposed adjustable ring - $32

Earrings. Copper color. Purple beads. Dangle. Diamond shape. Elegant. Romantic. - $18
Statement ring. Bridal. Bride. Adjustable. Rhinestones and pearls. Silver sparkle - $35

Necklace. SIlver. Yellow. Flower. Gems. Vintage pendant. - $22

Friday, July 8, 2011

Upcoming Baby Shower

You know I have my sister's baby shower this weekend. It's a lot of work to throw a nice baby shower! I like paying attention to small details and going all out. But going all out on a tight budget is very hard. Thankfully I found a lot of things at the dollar store, Target and of course Etsy! I have always wanted to have cake pops in my parties. Since I LOVE the theme of this shower, I figured a zebra print cake pop would be super cute. Being that I am not a baker, I looked for it on etsy and found it. Aren't they super cute? Taylor Made Pantry has the cutest cake pops. Check it out here!

I think I am ready for the shower. I just need to get the food. Thankfully my mother in law is a great cook and has volunteered to do the food. She loves my sister like a daughter and she is going to help me out by providing the food. My sister LOVES brunch, so we are serving brunch food. Pictures to come! :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Proud to be an American

In honor of the 4th and my upcoming citizenship ceremony this month, hubby got me this gift. I got an American flag for my yard. :) I know it doesn't seem like a big deal, but I love it! I love being an American and showing off my pride!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our 4th of July

This is how we started our 4th of July day. :) It was a beautiful sunny day and perfect for the beach. We went with my parents, and my sister and her family. My dad and baby boy have a special bond - he immediately took baby boy to the water....

Little man LOVES to play in the sand. He had so much fun!

Our camp out! We eventually want to get a canopy. Wal Mart had some great sales on them but we just couldn't afford it this month...

Our day ended downtown where daddy and little man lit sparklers. He had so much fun.

Baby boy had a blast too!

I LOVE making memories with my boys... We had the PERFECT 4th of July! I hope you enjoyed your Holiday too. :)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Monday Madness! Little Happys

I have been enjoying shopping for girlie things on Etsy. I really wanted to get my sister something special - she kept telling me she wanted a personalized diaper bag. SOoooo off I went on an Etsy search... I found THE CUTEST bag on Little Happys. She is such a sweetheart to work with. Her diaper bag is very well made and so gorgeous! Also, her prices are super reasonable. I am very impressed with Little Happys customer service and her product. I highly recommend Little Happys to anyone looking to buy super cute stuff! She also makes purses, wallets and more! :) Check her out here.

Diaper / wipe and black patchwork fabric with a coordination black and hot pink polka dot fabric......diaper- wipe case - $10

Construction Work Boy Diaper Bag....... Personalize with a name or monogram...... custom embroidery - $35

Paisely and striped purse - $22

Paisely inspired snap wallet/ card holder - $4.50

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Just wanted to wish you guys a safe and Happy 4th of July. Enjoy your weekend!!! We are going to indulge in some hot dogs, burgers, apple pie and ice cream! Can't wait. :) The best part is that we get to spend time with family! Enjoy your weekend!
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