Birthdays are kind of a big deal for me.
So, this year, even though it’s not a milestone birthday, I threw myself (yep) a Rainbows & Unicorns pool party (my birthday is in the middle of summer).
First, I started a Pinterest board.
Unicorn door hanger, $3 Target Dollar Spot
aka Jelly beans
Unicorn Bathing Suits, Target
1) Finding Unicorn/ Rainbow food that’s not candy/ donuts/ cake/ sweets is REALLY HARD! Here’s what I came up with:
Unicorn Horn Pasta Salad
Crescent Dog Twists
Unicorn Popcorn (still had some candy drizzled on top)
Crescent Rolls with chicken salad
Unicorn Droppings (aka jelly beans)
Unicorn Farts were a huge hit with everyone at the party (cotton candy)
Unicorn Bacon was Airheads Rainbow Sour Belts
Rice Krispie Treats with Fruity Pebbles (LOVED this!)
My New Year’s resolution this year was to DO LESS.
I pretty much felt overwhelmed every holiday, even small ones to make sure I was doing “enough.”
Enough themed meals.
It was too much and I doubted that it was any fun at all for my girls. It also stressed me out.
So, instead of stressing out making sure I “did it all,” I just stopped doing it all.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I still go to Pinterest for ideas. But I don’t overload myself thinking we have to do them ALL.
My husband is Jewish from Brooklyn, so needless to say, his love of Asian food is real.
We eat at hibachi places, sushi places and get Chinese take-out.
And after being pregnant twice in two years and not being able to have sushi, my love for sushi has come back full force.
Sushi is expensive, y’all! So, I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to make it for our family!
We had most of the ingredients already: rice vinegar, sesame oil, avocado, cucumber, carrots, Sriracha, mayo, soy sauce
Like I said, my husband likes Asian
What I didn’t know how to make was sushi rice.
Oh, Publix Ethnic Food Aisle, you never disappoint.
I got two of these. They just need to be microwaved for 1 minute each! ONE minute!
“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!!!