Friday, August 18, 2017

School Time!

I cannot believe it is August!  Work has been super hectic and I'm TRYING to study and prepare for a certification exam.  However, I had to start working on personalizing school and lunch items for my daughter...totally love my embroidery machine and die cutter!  I'm not a "pink is for girls" type of girl, so I was excited about the aqua and navy combination...with a hint of pink of course. :-)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Essential Oil Fun

I'm one of those rare introverts who love people and absolutely loves entertaining.  Now how does that work?  While small talk is not my thing, I love observing, listening to, and learning about people.  I'm reserved and refuse to compete to get a word in among a group of extroverts, but I learn so much more from watching.

Anyway, this year I was blessed to meet some amazing women in my neighborhood.  I wanted to have them over for my signature Mojitos and Sangria, but wanted to pair that with a bit of entertainment.  I decided to host an essential oils perfume party.  The ladies enjoyed the mojitos, food, and making their own personal scent.  I think I will definitely have to host another party soon!

 It's not a party without good food!

 Essential Oils

Guests were able to decorate their perfume bottles with dried flowers

The end results!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Teacher's Appreciation Week

I honestly was a bit confused about the actual dates for teachers' appreciation week this year.  However I managed to create a few last minute gifts for my daughter's teachers.

 We started out the week with homemade burlap flowers and a gift tag that said "Thanks for helping me bloom".

Next, I made homemade sugar scrubs with my favorite essential oils.  I made one for each of her classroom teachers, therapists, and specials teachers.

The week ended with a personalized card for each of her classroom teachers.  The inside is the best part but a bit personal.  It was a superhero theme to talk about my daughter's special needs being her superpowers.  My daughter dressed up as various superheros and I posted pictures with special captions.  This was by far her teachers' favorite gift.

My daughter also had some sweet reading buddies who decided to bring her some adorable gifts for the end of the school year.  I made a simple gift, but loved the bag and personalized tag.  Who doesn't like bubble gum?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Gabby's Art Party

This year has been TOTALLY different with party planning.  I will share details later.  However, I was able to pull off a successful art themed party for my baby girl.  I can't take credit for a lot of the goodies (i.e. food, cake, cookie, colorful popcorn), but the planning came together!  The kids loved painting their canvases, making sand filled necklaces, old school parachute play, and a paint themed Easter Egg hunt in the back yard.  Mommy is tired, but baby girl had a blast!
Party Time!

Creative Corner

 Party Favors

 Art Canvases & Crayon Sets for the Younger Artists

Gabby loved her cake!

 Personalized Easels (the power of Cricut!)

Art Themed Sugar Cookies!
 Kids Food Table

 Paint Themed Easter Egg Hunt (Each child received a paint can for hunting)

Transformation of a garage to Party Central :-)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mason & Co.

Things are super busy at work and I'm trying to ramp up planning for my daughter's birthday party.  However, one of my sorority sisters asked me to help create a few goodies for a shower she is hosting.  The theme is a Tiffany's theme and she asked if I could create personalized favor bags and a cupcake can do ANYTHING with a cricut and some imagination!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

A Day of Love

I had so much fun watching the children decorate cookies for Christmas, so I decided to carry the fun into Valentines.  I hosted a card exchange and cookie decorating party for the little ones.  I embroidered their names on felt envelopes and tried to make the day extra special and full of love.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Cookie Decorating Party

Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of pictures to share, but I hosted a Christmas Eve party with over 40 guests.  The food was catered, but I made sugar cookies for the kids to decorate.  I also used Cricut vinyl to personalize plates and aprons for each little guest.  The kids had a ball decorating cookies!