Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sip & See Baby Shower

Last night I assisted in hosting a baby shower for a sweet Lil Violet.  I've uploaded some pictures at Catch My Party.  However, there are a few ideas I think you'll love! 
Top Row:  Berry Skewers, Veggie Cups, Pudding Cups
Bottom Row:  Limeade Bar, Wishes for Baby, Cookie Favors

Berry Skewers:  I don't think I need to explain...berries + wooden skewers!  You could use ANY berries you desire.  Our berry of choice was anything in the purple family since our Baby Shower colors were green and purple.

Veggie Cups:  I love this idea and how now used it several time.  Just squeeze your favorite veggie dip into bottom of cup and add veggie sticks!  This works great for simple snacks for the kiddos too.

Pudding Cups:  We made a simple a chocolate pudding and poured it into individual tea cups to keep with our Sip & See theme.  Crushed oreos and whip cream on top.  Yum!  Leftovers are in my fridge calling my name. 

Limeade Bar:  Very popular!  Limeade (from frozen concentrate) and 7up, that's it.  Guests were able to customize their Limeade with a mix in...we offered cherries, strawberries, blackberries, watermelon & blueberries.  It's fun to see what people with try!

The last two were made possible by some wonderful FREE printables.  It wouldn't be a party by me without printables!

Wishes for Baby was provided by
Lil Sugar.

Cookie Favors Printable came from Intimate Weddings.  They also have a good looking cookie recipe you could use if you don't have your own.  One day, I will share mine with you. 

Until then....

I linked my party to:
Bird's Party

Mr Popper's Penguins: Summer Reading

Our book has arrived!  The movie is out!  And a summer reading plan is set and ready for us to start next week.  In an effort to get J to read and Lil Bug started in her "tot school" activities, I've put together a mini series to go along with Mr Popper's Penguins.  J and I will read through the book together, doing activities and crafts that go along with the chapters....with Lydia tagging along with special age appropriate activities for her as well as letting her help with other crafts.  Not sure how long it will take us, I haven't planned it on a day by day basis.  Its summer...and anything is possible!  However...WE WILL MAKE THROUGH THE BOOK!  I am stating that on the WWW for all the world to see and hold me accountable. 

You'll travel with us as we travel with Mr Popper and his Penguins!  So be on the lookout for posts concerning our penguin adventures! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tea Wreath

If you are looking for a sweet project to liven up your kitchen...or need a gift, this Tea Wreath from Kojo Designs is super adorable and was pretty easy!
Visit Kojo Designs for the complete Tutorial

Here's mine...

I went with fabric to cover the cardboard base, adding a ruffle to the back...and a fabric flower. 
There are many many many tutorials on making fabric flowers as well as covering clothespins with paper (or fabric). 
Tip Junkie has gathered up several Fabric Flower tuts
And This Mommy Loves shows you how to cover your clothespins

Time for Tea!

Linked up:
monogramA Crafty Soiree

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Father's Day already!  2011 is whizzing by!!  I've rounded up a few of my "bookmarked" ideas I've come always, my favorites are easy do it yourself and practically FREE ideas! 

Handprint in a handprint in a handprint in get the point! Tres French Hens tells you how to do this one.

Breakfast in Bed?  Go to 733 blog and print one out for free and let dad fill it out.  Maybe do this one a day or so in advance, so you have time to go to store for any ingredients not already on hand!

Eighteen 25 has a great tutorial for Tokens for Dad along with a FREE printable. 

 AWESOME dad printable and tutorial at
Nothing but Country.

Let the kids fill out these "all about my Dad" forms from
Allison Waken for a sweet (maybe humorous) gift!

Have fun!!
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