Saturday, April 30, 2011

What I Wore :: Weekend Edition

So, I have seen the theme "What I Wore Wednesdays" all around Blog Land and I gotta admit - I love it.  It's so interesting (and inspiring) to see the amazing outfits that some of you ladies come up with!  While I would love to incorporate this theme here on my blog I know it would never consistently happen.  First, my wardrobe for the week usually is less than interesting (you may see a lot of the same exact hospital issue scrubs on days that I work or lounge wear on days off at home with the kids) and secondly, there is no way I would remember to photograph it all.  My solution?  What I Wore :: Weekend Edition!  Every weekend I will feature an outfit from the previous week.  It will serve as motivation for me to get up and get dressed on days I don't work and to be a bit more creative with what I have in my closet.

Without further adieu, I present the first in the series of What I Wore :: Weekend Edition.

When:  Thursday, April 28, 2011
Where:  Home with the kids & staff meeting @ the hospital

Earrings - simple silver hoops that my sister left at my house YEARS ago
(sorry, can have them back if you want)

Cardigan - Adriene Vittadini

White T - Macy's

Jeans - Levi's from Macy's

Shoes - Charlotte Russe

Heart link bracelet - The Blue Room

Silver Bangle - streets of Tijuana, Mexico
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Today is more than a Royal Wedding Day...

[image above copyright Holly Bond Farrell]

Five years ago today, I married my best friend and love of my life.

Happy 5th Anniversary, Husband.
I love you.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Twins Turn Two.

The best kind of birthdays begin with a mama-made birthday banner and mama-made cupcakes from scratch.  Each twin had his/her own giant chocolate cupcake with cream cheese icing while the guests enjoyed yellow and chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese icing with "estrella" sprinkles (Dora's star friends).

Who do you ask for help when you don't know which way to go?  The Map!  The Map helped welcome guests and direct them to the party.  Dora/Diego ornaments were made of paper/stickers and placed on the infamous stick.

Goody Backpacks and Rescue Packs!  Of all the projects for the party this one was by far the best.  I found these little totes in packs of 3 at the Dollar Tree!  What are the chances of finding the perfect shades of orange and yellow little bags 3 for $1!!!  The eyes, mouth and eye brows were all hand cut from sheets of craft foam (Dollar Tree) and hot glued onto the sacks.  Each goody bag was filled with a canister of playdoh (customized with a Dora/Diego sticker that said "Thanks for coming to our party! Love, A and L" - made from Dollar Tree playdoh and mailing labels!), plastic animals (Dollar Tree), Dora whistle (Target clearance), kids sunglasses (Target clearance), Dora fruit snacks (Target) and a sheet of Dora/Diego stickers (Dollar Tree).

Serving cheese in style!  I found a template etsy to create Dora/Diego 1 inch for $2 I purchased the template, printed onto card stock, ran the paper through my sticker maker, punched them out with my 1 inch circle punch and stuck two circles together with a toothpick in between.  Super simple.

I kept the table decor simple - felt party hats, noisemakers, a vase of daises and a traditional Mexican pinata.  We catered dinner from our local Mexican restaurant so we could spend more time to enjoying the party and less time making/serving food and dealing with the mess. 

I still can't believe my babies are two!
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Baby Love.

[SEWblessed made personalized paci clip]
A very sweet friend of mine is due next week.  Now that the shower is over and the gift is gifted I can share this little project with you.

[my very first diaper cake]

With a little help from my super crafty and awesome sister, I took an ordinary gift of diapers, bottles, toys and teethers and presented it in an extraordinary way with several handmade touches.

So this gift ended up including 2 bottles (hidden inside - they serve as support for the "cake"), a box of pampers swaddlers diapers (size 2 so your recipient can enjoy the cake a little longer and not have to rip it apart right, I know from get waaaaaay too many newborn and size 1's at showers...also pampers swadders are the best diaper in my opinion and the best for this project because they are plain white...anyway, back to the subject now), 3 handmade hairbows, two rattles, a teether toy, two mesh feeders, two pacifiers, a handmade personalized paci clip, and a rubber duck.

A diamond ring rattle! Love!

The bow at the base of the cake is actually a hairbow!

Another handmade hairbow!

And the icing on the cake...the flower up on top is another handmade hairbow!

I think I have found a new favorite way to present my baby shower gifts...