Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Madness! Madelyn Avery Designs

Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with good gift ideas. There is always that one difficult person to shop for, or that one person that seems to have "everything". So often I find myself looking on etsy for a special gift. And etsy has never let me down! I needed a special gift for someone and found these beautiful tiles at Madelyn Avery Designs. She has the most beautiful tile that can be personalized - they are so artistic. I just love how it turned out and how well made they are.

Madelyn Avery Designs also has coasters and door signs. My favorite is that she can engrave a picture on the tiles. How cool is that? I just love personalized items and love the idea of having these in my house. I actually want to come back and get the coasters. They are so pretty!

Check out her facebook page and "like" her today so you can stay up to date on all her new items. :)

What do you think?  Which one is your favorite?


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Pink Paradise!

Who doesn't love pink?  I have a collection of some super cute pink items! Check out these super awesome stores. Go on the right side of the page -------> and vote for your favorite! Please only vote once.
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Wordless Wednesday

I am truly blessed - these 2 love each other!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mickey Mouse Party!

Last Saturday we celebrated baby boy's 2nd birthday. We just had family over but I still enjoyed decorating.
He loved all the decorations and the balloons! It was so cute - he loves Mickey Mouse and was thrilled to see it all over the house. I can't believe how fast he is growing and what a sweet and loving boy he is. He smiles all the time and is always happy!

 The cupcake table - we made them but had to keep them in the fridge.

Happy Birthday!

I made this vase and love how it turned out!

The yummy cupcakes!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday Madness! TheWhimsicalWrenTN

Can you believe school is over? This year went by so fast. While looking for a super special teacher's gift for little man's amazing teacher, I found the cutest item on etsy. It's a wreath made out of crayons and it's personalized with her name. TheWhimsicalWrenTN has the most adorable items in her shop! The wreath is not only super cute, but also very well made! 

When I gave it to the teacher, she was so excited over it. She was genuinely happy about it. It was cute to see her expression over it. And little man was thrilled that she liked his gift.

Looking for a special gift for someone? You can get ideas and find super awesome gifts at TheWhimsicalWrenTN. Check out her store here.

Here are some of her super cute items:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Is this thing on?

Where have you guys been lately?
Everything is so quiet around here...  Are you guys shy? lol

Well, it's summer vacation time. This week we've enjoyed just being home and not having to rush out of the house every morning. I started doing some school work with the boys, but not much. We did the letter A, color red and the circle shape. I feel like baby boy is not ready for too much work yet so I may need to come up with a new strategy.

This weekend we are going to have family over for baby boy's 2nd birthday. And we need to celebrate daddy's day!

Not sure what we are doing yet...

What are you guys doing for Father's Day?

Thursday, June 14, 2012


This weekend is baby boy's 2nd birthday. I just can't believe it. Where does the time go?
It sure went by faster with him than little man...

Well, I decided not to have a big party. I just don't think it's worth the headache and time. Our family is getting so big as it is, so I am just doing something with them. Everyone is coming over the house on Saturday for pizza and cake. Well, actually I am making cupcakes. Baby boy LOVES cupcakes. lol

I am also still doing some decorations and balloons. It wouldn't be a birthday without those things. There are 4 kids in the family and they all enjoy birthday hats and balloons. Who doesn't?

As I said before, I am doing my own cupcakes this year and need tips on how to do the frosting...  Any easy way to make it look nice?  What do you guys suggest?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday Madness! jvanmeter

It's that time of the year... When school comes to an end and we have to think of neat teacher's gifts! I wanted to get the principal of the school a cute gift because she is just amazing! My little man loves her and I wanted him to give her a nice gift. So I went on etsy for a good idea and found personalized tiles. I have one and love it! So I figured it'd be the perfect gift. She could put it either in her office or take it home. And it's something she will cherish for a long time.

I found the tile at jvanmeter on etsy. I was so impressed when I got it in the mail. It is beautiful and so elegant. When little man gave it to the principal, she opened it in front of us and loved it. She was really excited about it and immediately put it on display in her office. Little man was so excited about how much she liked his gift.

jvanmeter also has some other super cool items. She has personalized wedding plates, tumblers, and so much more! I know that I want to come here for a wedding gift next time I have a wedding to attend!  Check out jvanmeter and look at all her great gift ideas!

Here are some of her super cute items:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Girl's Night

I mentioned last weekend we went out of town to see our cousins...

Well, on Sunday night, the husbands sent the wives out for a night out. We chose to see a movie, I have not been to the theater since the kids were born. To be honest I don't really like going. I think it's a waste of money and I don't enjoy it. I like to be in my PJs and lounging around on the couch with my feet up to enjoy the movie. lol

But I figured being out with the girls would be fun. We left the house at 9, after bathing the kids and getting them ready for bed. lol  And off we went.  We watched "What to Expect When You're Expecting". I didn't want to see it but the other 2 ladies did.  Well, guess what?  The movie was surprisingly great! I enjoyed it. It was hilarious, sweet and even made me cry in some parts.

I am already an emotional person and cry at everything, but when it comes to movies about pregnancies and motherhood, that pushes me over the edge. I LOVE being a mom and loved being pregnant. There are some beautiful and touching moments in the movie. There were 2 parts that got to me. I won't say exactly what so I don't ruin the movie for you, but one of the scenes, one of the new moms endured a hard pregnancy and delivery and when she was holding her baby she said she finally found her glow and said her baby was her glow. You have to see the movie to understand how beautiful that is.

The other scene was when the couple that was trying to adopt was handed their precious baby. OMGSH! I bawled in that scene. I never knew adoption could be so beautiful and they depicted it so well in the movie. It was such a sweet scene.

Anyway, I totally want to watch it again but I will wait til it comes out on DVD. ;)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Monday Madness! Kreations by Anna

Can you believe the end of the school year is upon us? Then it dawned on me that I needed to do something nice for little man's teachers' gifts. The best place to find super cute, affordable items is Etsy of course! I found the most adorable personalized beach towels at Kreations by Anna. She has the cutest personalized items there and on her facebook page.  Check it out!

I got a lime green towel and a hot pink towel for the teachers and they are both gorgeous. I was impressed with the quality of her work and how fast I got it in the mail. The towels are super pretty and I plan on getting a tote bag and monogrammed tumbler for them to go with the towels. I figured I'd do a "summery" theme. Cute huh?

How about you?  What are you doing for the teachers in your life?  Check out Kreations by Anna's here!

Friday, June 1, 2012

This past weekend we went out of town to spend time with our awesome cousins. They are my husband's cousin. It was us, the two cousins and their wives with their 3 sons. So we had 6 adults and 5 kids (all boys under the age of 5) in one big ol' house. It was SOOOO much fun! The kids are ages 1 is 5, 1 is 2, 1 is almost 2 in June and the twins will be 2 in the fall. Crazy huh?

The first day it was just 4 adults and 3 kids and the hubby's took the boys to the playground. They had a blast! They came back inside very dirty and sweaty! We all try to meet up at least once or twice a year to enjoy each other. I love how well we adults and the kids get along. They are so much fun!

I enjoyed watching baby boy interact with all the little ones. He loved having kids his size to play with! And it's like they know they are related because they just love each other so much. It was great!

I really enjoyed the little R & R we got. We ate a lot of yummy food and just relaxed together!
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