“In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.”
For a while, I had been eyeing some cute Madeline dresses I had seen on Pinterest.
I happen to be lucky and have a very crafty grandma who can sew, and I asked her to make them for me.
She offered to help.
Oh grandma, you cruel, cruel woman.
So I reluctantly bought a pattern from Etsy and cut it out.
And there it sat for about two months.
Right before my grandma left to go back to Michigan (snowbirds. ugh), she had me over to her house and we busted out one of the dresses in a few hours.
Then, she left.
And I had the sew the next one. By. My. Self. *gasp*
With a little help from the hubby, we finished both dresses (we had to sew on buttons and make button holes) in about 2-3 days.
Then, I bought some hats from Amazon and added a little extra long black ribbon.
Let me just tell you: They. Were. Presh.
Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself:
Side note: these pictures were taken in Downtown Plant City. GREAT place for taking pictures!!!
This Fourth of July, we had a ‘Murica pool party at our house.
I started by looking for some red, white and blue food on Pinterest.
I also got some pretty sweet balloons from Publix.
Watermelon, raspberries, cherries and strawberries were the red.
Blueberries were the blue.
And the white was yogurt-covered pretzels.
I made some brownies and used a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut them out and then drizzled them with some red frosting and blue sprinkles.
I also used the cookie cutter for the watermelon.
For our drinks, we made Peach Iced Tea Whiskey from Tasty and it was delicious!
This year was my 7-year anniversary, which I found out was the copper anniversary.
This meant I could used pennies! Cheap and cute!
I have a Pinterest board for Love & Marriage, where I pinned some ideas for a copper/ penny anniversary present.
Here’s what I came up with:
I have two pennies on the left (which are from our birth years); the other pennies start from the year we met through now. I’m still missing years 2009, 2010 & 2014 (if you happen to find one let me know!!!)
I just used my handy dandy hot glue gun and stuck them on!
Here are some of my past gifts I have done over the past seven years:
I am all about saving money, BUT I’m also all about parties. I mean, who isn’t?
So, one of my go-to ways to throw an awesome party but still have a budget is to visit the dollar store.
I just went to one last week and picked up lots of stuff for our upcoming 4th of July ‘Murica Party.
The dollar store is always good for: paper plates and napkins! But this time I also found some super cute (and on trend) paper straws.
We also got the kids Pop-Its (remember those? I used to think they were magic!) and Party Poppers.
I also picked up some decor for my birthday party in August, but I’ll save that for another post! (hint: it’s flamingo/ pineapple themed!)
Happy Independence Day, America!
This week in Emma’s school work for HIPPY, she had to work on her balance.
Which meant I had to make bean bags (one for her head and one for each hand).
At which point I asked her teacher, “Do you know where I can just buy these since I’m pretty sure I can’t make my own bean bags?”
She assured me I could and told me I could use my hot glue gun. SOLD.
This past week, my husband turned 33. It’s not a big milestone birthday but I still wanted to do something for it. So, I planned a camping party, since we are going camping next weekend!
For ideas, I scoured Pinterest and made my own Camping Party board there.
We made this sign from scrap wood laying around in the garage. I accidentally spelled our name wrong! LOL I fixed it the day of the party.