Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Etsy Uno!

This is a cute little game that I saw on The Curious Pug that SHE got from Bitty Bird & I couldn't resist!

Here's how it goes:
"The prompt is SNOWFLAKES. Pick any Etsy listed item that matches the theme. Pick another item that has something in common with the first (color? shape? use you imagination!). The third item has something in common with the second item, the fourth has something in common with the third... and so on. Pick between 5-10 items, link back to the sellers on Etsy so we can show them love! Blog your choices and join the linky party at Bitty Bird."

Here's what I came up with:


Rolled paper snowflake ornament from Quilly Nilly

which led to:

Orchid colored

Ruffle blanket from IzzysAttic

and so on and so forth:


Grey shrug ruffled lace cardigan from MIRIMIRIFASHION

Grey Lace

Charcoal grey lace crystal headband from StitchFromTheHeart

Headband.. of course.. how could I resist?

Bow headband from sunshineandcarousels

Purple Suede

Purple suede bracelet from Justlena


Turquoise leather wrap bracelet / necklace from CrystalFascination


Gold & turquoise heart necklace from shirazpeled

Gold Leaf

Gold leaf bone earrings from tawdryhellburn


Carved bone feather ring from MonPetitVintage

That was fun! Can't wait to do the next one!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Baby Shower!

Last weekend I threw a baby shower for one of my best friends, Jenine!
It was the first 'event' I've ever actually thrown by myself! It was so so so much fun & I'm so happy & proud of how it turned out!

We didn't get a TON of pics because we were running around like crazy beforehand. Jenine came up early so she ended up helping me decorate... I know, I know.. it's terrible.. pregnant mama of honor at the baby shower helped decorate.. BUT she rules and she was totally down. :D Love her.

Some decoration / food details:

Pumpkin pie instead of a cake! Jenine's a big fan. :D

Pumpkin cupcakes w/ cream cheese frosting... on the cupcake stand I made recently!

This was part of the setup for the Mini Fruit Pizza Bar. We also decided to add raspberries with white & dark chocolate chips to the setup. They were DELICIOUS!!!

Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cupcakes, homemade pimento cheese & crackers + veggie tray (courtesy of Ursula ♥), chips & dip, turkey sandwiches, sweet tea & ice water with lemon slices.

Larger view. On the counter bar we had a grits bar (grits heating in the crock pot, butter, bacon crumbles, shredded cheddar cheese & shrimp), marinated mushrooms, mini fruit pizza bar.

Party favors = pink popcorn!!! (I will probably making popcorn in every color now! It was so easy!)

The beautiful expecting mother! She is due December 19th and I GET TO BE THERE FOR THE BIRTH!! I can't even explain how excited & honored I feel. ♥

Her sister sent a homemade crib sheet! It's so cute!

"this is my little black dress"

Our gift for the baby!

She teared up over my sister's card.

The outfit I picked out!

I can't wait to meet this child!!! I want to spoil her rotten with Hello Kitty things! haha ♥

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This kid rules.

Tonight at dinner, Bailey & I were talking to Maddox about boys & girls... just very light conversation like "Mommy's a girl & Daddy is a boy" etc etc etc. Then Maddox asked "Mommy, what do girls have?" And I looked at Bailey like... OH MAN. We are going here right now? And at dinner?
And then Maddox said "Do they have a suit like Batman or like Catwoman?"

Also the other day:
Maddox: Mommy, I have a baby sister in my tummy.
Me: Oh, is that right??
Maddox: Yeah, she's really big & she needs more pepperoni.


Monday, October 17, 2011

hellaaaaa pics

Gahhhhh, I haven't made a photo update in so long. Having my phone stolen means that I lost a lot of picture & videos. :[ Mostly of Maddox. It breaks my heart. Luckily I DID upload a lot of them before my phone was snatched away by an evil cab driver.
And I do love my new phone... the outside is just not nearly as nerdy & exciting. *sigh* But hey, now I can get a TARDIS cover! WEEEE!!! Or something equally awesome.

Ok now, onto my pics / what the hell we've been up to.. (ugh preposition).

My favorite little boys in the world.. my son, Maddox & my godson, Xekan.

Bailey + Xekan...... and PRAYING MANTIS on our porch!!!

Carrie & Galen got Maddox a pretty awesome double sided marker board / chalk board. We play school with it!

Our good friend Devon got married a few weeks ago! The wedding was GORGEOUS. It was at Half-Mile Farm in Highlands, NC. They rented out the ENTIRE farm for the occasion. Holy crappppppp, it was soooooo nice. Everything was so laid back. There were tons of kids, tons of cool people / new friends, tons of delicious food, tons of cocktails!! And TONS of love.

The cabin areas were so cool. There were all kinds of little Hobbit hang out areas.

This is where we stayed!! :D That bed was heaven.

Devon's son, Flynn, walked her down the aisle. I CRIED.

The couple.. they giggled and cried a little the whole time. AND they both come with 2 children each from previous marriages, sooo after Devon & Bob said they're vows, they all took FAMILY vows. I LOVED that. It was so beautiful & the girls.. omg they are just so excited to be SISTERS now!! ♥

The beautiful couple!!!!

Maddox resting in the grass... And Devon's tattoo that I FINALLY remembered to take a picture of.. it's a woman giving birth.. you can't see her arms or legs really in this picture but she's holding her legs up on the sides there. I love it.

It was such a lovely wedding. And I reeeeeally want to go back to that farm! It was so pretty & peaceful!

April bought a beer pong table!!!..... And this is the headband I won from Lady Like Accessories!! :]

Our trip to the little nature park / zoo here in Athens. Maddox fed the ducks!

Xekan's 1st Birthday Party!!!

Thing 1 & Thing 2 cupcakes + favor boxes!

Cake & homemade topper (Shy did a great job!!) + backdrop for photos!

♥ lil smushy face ♥

This freakin kidddddddddddddd ♥. I love him so much. I can't believe he's already a year old!!! *tear*

My friend Maryjane & her son, Issaiah, came into town the last 2 weekends. Her & her husband are buying a house up here!!! I'm SO excited!!! I ♥ Maryjane! I met her when we lived in Hinesville... I actually met her in line for (DON'T LAUGH) New Moon..... ok, laugh. ;] She was pretty much one of the only cool people I met while we lived there. So yeah, I'm stoked on them moving up here!!
Playing in the backyard while Maryjane checks out the house!

Mutated peaNUT. har harrrrrrr

We made birthday cards for Ethan & Sally! (My mother-in-law & brother-in-law! They have the same birthday!!)

Issaiah's grandma threw him an early mini birthday party at our complex's playground!!

Issaiah & Tommy

LOL Maddox... and a very shadowy pic of Issaiah & Maddox.

SHADOWS!! Maryjane with Issaiah & her brother, Tyler.... and Tommy's SUPERPOUT.

Issaiah & his 'Thor hammer'.. hahaha

Ashlyn & Issaiah's Batman mask!

The Batman cake! Happy 4th birthday, Issaiah!! (We are all in full-fledged Batman mode, can you tell? haha)

And on a sad note, the dog I got when I was 14, my darling little Tater, died this weekend. She was the coolest dog on the planet. I shit you not. God, I loved her. When I moved to New York, my uncle moved her into their house. She had acres upon acres to run around on & a bunch of couches & beds to sleep on. I miss her every day still. I honestly don't know if I'll ever own another dog after her. ♥

I used to try to make my hair match hers. And we would regularly wear matching barrettes. ♥ Love you Tater Baby. ♥