Thursday, February 28, 2013

:: Embrace the Camera 02.28.13

Early morning snuggles with my little ones.
And here I thought they'd sleep in.
Crazy to think that in 2 short weeks we'll be adding another snuggler to the mix.
And we can't wait!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

:: Family Happenings - 5th birthday party

We just had Ava's 5th birthday party today and here is the aftermath.
Hopefully I'll post more pictures soon!
 (having issues with our photoshop which is why you're getting a lot of cell phone/instagram pics lately)

And Reese is, of course, sneaking some cake.  :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

:: What I'm Loving - old town imports

So I'm slightly obsessed with parties.
And to put on a fancy party, some fancy serving ware is needed.
Am I right?
For the past 7-8 years I've been collecting this serving ware from Old Town Imports.
I absolutely LOVE this aluminum metal serveware.
{and they aren't even paying me to say this}

Until the end of today, they're having 50% off of all online orders!
This is awesome.
Use coupon code BLACKCUPID at checkout.

So what would I buy?

Oh, these are just a few.
Go shop here.

Friday, February 15, 2013

:: Family Happenings - 5 years old

It's hard to believe that five years ago today, this little girl was a tiny babe who was placed in my arms.
She was the most beautiful baby I'd ever laid eyes on.
Oh the emotions Tommy and I both went through.
Excited, nervous, so grateful, wondering if we'd ever be good enough parents.
And five years later, we are still madly in love with our little girl.
{she just tries our patience a little more}
And we are still learning . . .

So grateful for who she is.
Happy Birthday little miss Ava!
We love you!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

:: Happy Valentine's Day

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day
and are able to spend it with your loved ones!

{Ava's preschool valentines}

Friday, February 8, 2013

:: Ramblings

As we all know, life isn't always easy.
Lately, it seems like the trials keep coming our way and won't stop.
But I know I'm not alone.
Here are some lovely quotes to give you some comfort.

Source: via Amy on Pinterest

Source: via Amy on Pinterest

Be happy and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

:: Embrace the Camera 02.07.13

My three little ones and I.
5 more weeks until I have all three of them in my arms.

I don't think I ever blogged about this, but I always like to announce our pregnancies to our family in a somewhat creative way - - if I can get my creative juices flowing.  We were going up to Vegas and to Utah in August, so we thought it would be the perfect time to announce to everyone.

The day we found out we were pregnant, we took a picture with my iphone,
then went to phonto (to write on the picture) and then imported to instagram where we used the cool filters.  From there we went to stickygram, uploaded the finished picture and ordered magnets to give to our family members.  We placed the magnet on the fridge and had Ava ask her Grandma/Grandpa/Aunt/Uncle to get her a drink.  For some it took awhile to notice, but eventually they did.  And Ava loved being a part of it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

:: Free - desktop calendars

Recently, I've loved putting desktop calendars on my Mac.

For January i found this free calendar from LeeLou Blogs:

and for this month I found this free one from Oh the Lovely Things:

What do you do with your desktop?
Pictures, calendars, nothing?

Friday, February 1, 2013

:: Valentine's Day - diy scrabble love note

Last year I made this card for my hubby for Valentine's Day.
It might have been one of the easiest cards to make.

- scrabble letters (I'm always on the lookout for scrabble games when I'm at thrift stores)
- doily or some type of heart cardstock
- glue gun

So . . . I think it's pretty self explanatory.

- hot glue the scrabble letters to the card and write a love note on back.
Easy enough.
I love homemade cards so much more than store bought cards.
They just mean more to me.
And it would even look cute as Valentine's Day decor after you give it to him.
Frame it and hang it!

Happy Friday!