Saturday, June 29, 2013

Clearwater Marine Aquarium ~ Winter The Dolphin!

Grandma and Grandpa took Griffin to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to see Winter the Dolphin!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

He's Leaving On A Jet Plane!

Got up at 5am to get these two to the airport in time for their flight south. Watching him leave with Grandma was like watching a big piece of my heart get on that airplane. The last thing he said to me was "Mommy I know you are gonna miss me but you know I'm gonna have so much fun. Love you Momma". Wonder where he's heard that a couple of hundred times over the past few days? They have already landed in Orlando and are on their way for a wonderful, fun filled two weeks of Grammy Camp. Love, Love, TRIPLE LOVE my little G-man.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Beautiful Sunday & Swimming!

What a fun family day ~ we attended a nice church service and enjoyed hearing the Nicaragua Mission Team share their pictures, stories and experiences. We decided on lunch at Hickory Notch Grill (yum!). We were torn between going to Lake Anna or swimming at the Y. With the storm clouds in the sky we decided on the Y. Thing is, it never rained. And then we came home and rested on the back porch with both boys in their hammocks and Bett and I enjoyed reading good books. Love summer living!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Grandma Is Here!

Look who's here ~ Grandma! Griffin is SO happy!! And we are too of course! Everything seems right with the world when she is here. Looking forward to spending some fun, quality time with Grandma over the next few days.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Man Of The House.

Griffin has been "man of the house" since Daddy has been away on the mission trip. On the first day I asked him what was on the front door. He said it was to protect us. He felt it necessary to secure the front door. Love my sweet, strong, smart little boy.

Stickers On The Window.

I just spent the last hour spraying Goo-Gone and scraping stickers off the window of Mike's company car. Griffin decided to decorate the window the other day with his Angry Birds stickers. He used to put stickers all over the Jeep windows, I was OK with that. He knows he is not supposed to put stickers on the windows of Daddy's car. When I asked him why he did it he told me it was my fault. I asked him how on earth it was my fault and he said "because you know I can't be trusted with nice things".

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cub Scout Camp - 2nd Grade

Griffin had so much fun at Cub Scout Camp with his friends! They crafted a constilation luminary, did some fishing, archery and target shooting.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Party With Friends At The Park.

We enjoyed a nice time at the park this afternoon celebrating three sweet Collazo boys Max, Alex and Vex. It was GREAT fun!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

5th Grade Graduation Banners

The 5th graders from my son's elementary school celebrated the end-of-year with a pool party to celebrate their graduation. I was asked to creat bright and colorful banners to add a festive touch to the occasion.

I made three seperate banners to hang up ~ Congratulations Graduates It's Summertime!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mommy, May I Have Nutella?

Griffin: Mommy, where is the Nutella

Me: You are not going to eat just Nutella

Griffin: Why Not?

Me: Because it's not healthy to do that

Griffin: Well, I'll have a banana

Me: Okay

Griffin: I mean I'll have a banana with my Nutella so it will be healthy

{he gave that one some thought!}

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sunshine Tags ~ End Of Year Party!

My friend Heather asked me to make two versions of my Custom Sunshine Tags

She wanted larger tags to attach to sand pail gifts for her daughter's end of year party. She also wanted smaller tags to attach to popsicles to share with her bus students (she is a school bus driver)

I think they turned out bold, bright and pretty!

Monday, June 10, 2013

A Gift From Griffin - An Owl Necklace

Look what my sweet boy wanted to get me today ~ isn't it pretty? I'm not much of a necklace person but he saw this in Kohl's and insisted on getting it for me. He said "cuz Momma you love owls". He's right, I do. It reminds me of something my Momma would wear from the 70's. I love my sweet, thoughtful little guy.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Nicarauga Mission Trip

Beautiful words penned by my friend Jen:

What an overwhelming service this morning! Here are some pics from the commissioning of our mission team headed for Leon, Nicaragua early tomorrow morning. They have been bathed in prayer and we as a church are honored to have been a part of the work they are going to do. Can't wait to hear what God does!!

Friday, June 07, 2013

Duck Dynasty Inspired Confetti!

Our family enjoys watching the TV program Duck Dynasty together. I was inspired to create this party confetti one night while watching it!

It makes me happy, happy, HAPPY!!

Griffin's Class Treat ~ Easter

My son Griffin wanted to take a treat to share with his classmates for the spring party at school. He absolutely LOVES Angry Birds so I found a cute Easter bunny themed Angry Birds image to add to the treats

Jordan's Birthday ~ Candyland Themed Party!

My friend Crystal asked me to create some party elements for her daughter's Candyland themed birthday party.

It was great fun creating this bright, rainbow colored set of party elements

I created a custom banner using rainbow colors of paper and tulle, popcorn box inspired treat boxes and custom confetti!

Bold Happy Birthday Banner ~ School Auction

A friend from a neighboring school called me about adding one of my banners to a Birthday Themed basket the PTA was auctioning off at her daughter's school. She wanted something simple, yet bold

This is what I came up with a very large HAPPY BIRTHDAY banner. I love being part of this event and I am so glad to have been asked to participate.

Easter Festival At Our Church

Our church celebrated Easter with a festival for the children this year.
The festival focused on the seven days of creation.
I made a banner for each day so the children would know where to go by following a map to each labeled table

I also created toppers for the cupcakes!

We had a great day celebrating Jesus' resurrection!

Happy Spring Banner!

My photographer friend Ashley asked me to create a Happy Spring banner to use in her spring mini sessions

Love the soft pastel colors and simple design of this banner set

Banner For Kaitlyn's Room

Griffin's best friend Kaitlyn celebrated her birthday and Griffin wanted me to make a banner for her bedroom. She loves light purple and the Eiffel tower.

Banner For Hailey's Room

Griffin's friend Hailey LOVES zebra print and hot pink

I made a custom banner to add to her bedroom wall

Kaitlyn's Gift ~ Mini Banner Name

I've been making full sized banners for birthday parties and other celebrations. My son's best friend Kaitlyn celebrated her birthday this past weekend and I decided to create a tiny name banner to embellish her gift bag.

Once her party was over she can easily remove the mini name banner from her gift bag and use it as a bedroom decoration!

Emily's Class Treat ~ St. Patrick's Day

My friend Heather asked me to make St. Patrick's Day themed class treat for her daughter to share with her class

I love making custom holiday treats!!

Pretty Packages ~ On A Budget

You can make pretty packages on a budget. Everything you see here I found at Dollar Tree. I love the pink owl lollipop ~ they match the little tag I made perfectly! And they were six lollipops for a dollar!

This is a little Valetine's Day gift for Griffin's teacher. Inside is a pink plastic insulated drinking cup with lid and straw filled with Hershey Kisses

Sweet Valentine Treats For Sweet Friends

Griffin will share these sweet Valentine's treat with his friends in his Awana class at church tonight.

The top treats will be shared with the smallest children. I found these cute pink owl lollipops at Dollar Tree. I added a bit of candy in a clear plastic bag and attached a matching customized tag.

The treats on the bottom will be shared with the older kids in his Awana class. I also added a bit of candy to these sweet owl bags (again a Dollar Tree find) and I made a more boyish owl tag to attach to these

I hope the kids enjoy them!

Sweet M & M Valentine Treats

I love making these M & M treat bags!

A friend asked me to make these for her daughter to share with her classmates on Valentine's Day.

If you are interested in custom M&M or Skittle treat bags please email me!

Griffin's Class Valentines

When I was at Sam's the other day I happened across these super cute bubble gum treat tubes. They were only $9.99 for 24 of them. What a deal!! I decided I would use these for Griffin's valentines to share with his classmates. He's all about anything related to Star Wars right now and decided he wanted Angry Birds Star Wars valentines.

I made a little tag and hot glued it to the bright tag already on the bubble gum tubes.

I can't believe how quick and easy it was to make these tonight!!

Griffin's Birthday Party ~ Lego Star Wars

My son Griffin turned 8 and he wanted a Lego Star Wars Themed Birthday Party. I had a BLAST making all of the decorations for his party!

I made a custom banner, cupcake toppers, confetti, goody bags and signage for goodies

I was at Walmart and saw these bubble wands ~ instantly I thought they looked like light sabers ~ they were the hit of the party!