Monday, April 25, 2011

let it go

Sometimes things just don't go as planned. and you just have to let it go.

This weekend I really wanted to dye eggs. I prepared all the dyes (the same dye that we bought last year that went unused) and had my eggs ready to go, but then it was time to leave for dinner at my dad's. I had like 3 eggs done, and some of those eggs were only half dyed.

By the time we got back, all motivation was gone and it was time to get G down for bed...and so now I have partially dyed easter eggs that taste just as delicious.


[[print by Nan Lawson]]

Friday, April 22, 2011

happy [easter] weekend!

I am still loving everything color. Isn't this a gorgeous rainbow of crepe paper and garlands? Read more about how this colorful paper installation was made right here. Amazing!

Have a lovely weekend my readers! T and I will just be enjoying the weekend together and Sunday we're having an Easter dinner with my dad.

♥ L

[[photo by O Chickadee, via Hip Hip Hooray]]

Thursday, April 21, 2011

DIY: abacus

T and I have been wanting to purchase an abacus for a while now. It's something we both would love to learn how to use and it's something that would be fun for Baby G to play with and eventually use to learn math.

We've spotted one at IKEA and seen others in catalogs, but when I saw this over-sized DIY abacus featured on Ohdeedoh, I instantly flagged it as a project to make in the near future.

Isn't it perfect? and big? and I love how it looks above the crib. It's a great piece of art to compliment any room.

I really can't wait to make one myself!

♥ L

[[photo by Anything Pretty]]

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

salt water taffy

After seeing this image of salt water taffy on Creature Comforts, I had to follow the link to Vanilla & Lace and read all about making my own salt water taffy.

I have to admit, the idea of making taffy seems intimidating, but this recipe really has me intrigued and I'd love to try and make some myself.

♥ L

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

it's a party!

This past Saturday, we had a little party for G's first birthday.

I didn't really have a theme, but I stuck with the same colors I used on the invitations. I made the streamers using this tutorial and I made the bunting and cupcake flags from paper I had on hand. The little robot cupcake molds were purchased on amazon.

T's parents helped out so much with cleaning and food preparation and my mom made the potato salad. We owe them HUGE thanks!

The balloons came from Shop Sweet Lulu. I had purchased two of their 36 inch balloons but didn't think ahead and realized that I might not be able to fit both into my car AND be able to drive. So I had them stop when I thought the first one was big enough (turns out it wasn't big enough and didn't float well). That one ended up on the mail box. I had them blow up the second balloon bigger than the first, but not 36 inches. Success! It floated just fine (so well that it ended up at the top of Kroger's ceiling. They were kind enough to fish it back down for me).

For food we served a variety of finger foods and cupcakes.

The one thing I would have done differently would be photos. After the party we realized we hardly had any pictures of G with family. So next time I'll know to designate someone to solely be in charge of taking pictures. It's hard to play host and photographer.

All in all, it was a great party, and we all had a great time celebrating G's first year.

♥ L

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

diy clock

Love this clock. and you can make it for less than $10!

Follow this link for all the DIY goodness.

[[via curbly]]

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

birthday invitations

My sweet boy turns one on Saturday. Here is the finished invite I sent out. A lot of inspiration came from this crafty lady. Love her blog.

Monday, April 11, 2011

the love shop

Another great find on pinterest. Print from the love shop.

Friday, April 8, 2011

happy weekend!

I'm really loving lots of color these days and these macarons definitely satisfy that color craving.

I've never been big on macarons (maybe I'm missing out), but The Cake Inspired gives a recipe for anyone that wants to make some.

Happy weekend!

♥ L

Thursday, April 7, 2011

words of wisdom

Loving this print from Red Stamp.

I need to get this stat. It would be perfect to hang near the door so I can read these simple words everyday before I leave for work. Perfect.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

spring has sprung

I love spring.
I love pink dogwoods.
I love watching all the flowers bloom. It's magical.

Friday, April 1, 2011

happy april!

Get this fun paper craft calendar from curiosity group to kick off the month of April.

April is an awesome month. Lots of birthdays! our wedding anniversary! and my sweet baby turns 1 this month!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Monday is our 2nd wedding anniversary, so I'm taking the day off from work. We might go to the zoo. or maybe we'll go for a movie (since we have pre-paid tickets from AAA that we need to use). or maybe both.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend full of sunshine.

♥ L