Saturday, May 28, 2011

I hear it calling

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

The start of Summer!

And the beach is calling my name!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

See you Monday. I hope to have a beach report.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Excuses Excuses

I know I have been kind of silent, but it isn't all my fault. I have been sick!

Actually, that doesn't accurately describe how I've been feeling. Some days I thought the only way for me to get better would be to die. Luckily, that didn't happen and now I' back, but still really tired. Just trying to get caught up. It is a lot different being sick for a week as a mom than as a single or a couple.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Martha Stewart Craft

Lets just say that this project had some ups and downs to it.

Pictured above are Tissue Paper Pom-Poms that I found directions for on Martha Stewart's website and may blogs have also featured these.

The Up side -

  1. They are extremely easy to make.

  2. They look great even when hung together and not floating from the air. We decided to hang our outside under one of the tents.

  3. They didn't take much time to make at all.

  4. The items needed to make them weren't that hard to find at all.

The Down side-

  1. They take up a lot of room.

  2. To make them look cooler I probably should have cut the ends a little differently. But working with 8 layers of tissue paper is kind of thick.

  3. Monofilament! Well this was the hardest piece to find in the craft store but lucky for us a nice worker finally found some for us. And then it keep on breaking on us. So next time I make them Bo says I'm just going to have to use fishing line.

  4. They are kind of hard to hang on a windy day.

Overall, I will make these again and use them for decorations at future parties.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Table Setting

A co-worker of mine let me borrow some fancy table clothes. Because I sure don't have any of my own. I'm normally a little bit more casual than fancy table clothes.
I wish I had taken a better picture of the flower pots to show you, but my day was kind of rushed.
Bo and I took a night and put Boll Weevil's footprints around the flower pots. Needless to say this was a little bit harder than we thought it would be.
I have to say that this was not an original idea. I actually got this idea from my sister-in-law, CC. On the first mother's day that my nephew was alive he gave me a flower pot with his foot prints all around it. Then when my niece came along I got one from her too. Now both of these sit beside my bed and hold pens and note pads because I can't stand the thought of them being outside. So I thought I would incorporate this great idea into my luncheon decorations.
Every family got to take flower pot home with them. It also had Boll Weevil's name and the date of his baptism on it. A party favor and decoration all in one.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Cake Topper

So I wanted a cake topper for the cake my mother-in-law made. I wanted the topper to be somewhat religious since this was for a baptism. So right after Easter I found a chocolate cross. At first I wished it had been white chocolate but then I thought I could just decorate this one and make it look like stained glass or at least my version of stained glass. I used white and blue glittery cake gel and it turned out great. I do wish I had gotten a better picture of it, but several people were waiting in line to cut the cake. So pictures had to be fast.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Today we had Boll Weevil baptised. He did great and took it all in. He only made a sound once when the water was sprinkled over his head. Bo and I had lunch at our house afterwards for about 30 family. To say that we are tired would be an understatement.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Easy Week Night Meal

I have decided that occationally I will feature one of my favorite Easy Week Night Meals. This week I am featuring Breakfast for dinner. I never have time to make breakfast in the morning, but it is something we both love to eat. The sausage that we ate with our pancakes was excellen. It was organic turkey sausage with an apple and maple syrup taste to it. I can't think of its name but it was great.
So do you have any easy week night meal?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Wow this year Mother's Day is a whole lot sweeter than last year. My little guy has a cold, but other than that it has been a great day. Bo and Boll Weivell even gave me a gift. Hope everyone has had a great day.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

3 Month Pictures

Boll Weevil is 3 months old. So I took him to have his pictures taken. He got really tired during the middle of it. He even fell asleep.

Monday, May 2, 2011

My New Ride

Yes, Bo and I have purchased a mini van, and I love it! I knew from the start that I wanted a Honda Odyssey. But I test drove a Toyota and another Honda Odyssey before finding and purchasing this one. Actually I didn't test drive any of them I just rode in them. I hate to drive so I let Bo drive them. This model has more options than I could ever ask for.

Now, I have to try and sell my old car. Wish me luck with that.