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Monday, August 30, 2010

Rylee's "Utter"ly Amazing Party

My friend Keri just threw an barnyard party for her daughter, Rylee. Keri's attention to detail was impeccable.

Keri found a company that had a barnyard theme mini bouncer!

This was my favorite part! Keri got risers that had wagon wheels on each side (I wish I took more pics!) off of Ebay. There were a ton of items with adorable custom signs. Each child got "money" and could buy their party favors which they put in to...

...metal buckets with a bandana liner. Keri embroidered the liners with each kids name. This totally put me over the edge with wanting my own machine!

All of the drinks were served from the lemonade stand... 

in adorable mason jars

Dessert was cake, cupcakes, pies and cookies- OH MY! 

Here's my little one enjoying her cupcake!! 

Great job, Keri!! 

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Repurposing an old plate...

Step # 1: Old Plate

Step # 2: Spray paint with Krylon's "Hammered Metal". It gives it a cool effect

Step # 3: Tape edges and spray with chalkboard spray paint..Forgot to take a pic of that step

Step 4: Voila! Chalkboard plate!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Autumn Apple Picking Party Inspiration Board

Wow... Combining party planning & the love of literature

This could possibly be my version of Heaven! Someone combining their love of a story with a party. What more could an English teacher ask for!! Check out this link to see Kate Landers and her fantastic ideas!!!


Part of the new window and my mason jars on display!!

Ain't this the truth? 

Friday, August 20, 2010

Porch Swing..

We have a great swing on our porch, but it was looking a little "blah"... I had a spare 30 minutes while the baby napped, so I whipped this up with some leftover burlap and a stencil I made with my Cricut.

I think it needs more color. I might make covers for the brown pillows... or maybe paint them with some fabric paint. Ya just never know. 

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

So there was this wall...

When you walk in our front door, you walk into a living room. The problem is, that's about all we did in it- walk through it to the kitchen or the den. It was sort of a dark room and we rarely used it... Since everyone we know seems to enjoy piling into the kitchen, we decided to make that room part of the kitchen!
Here's the before:
(what you saw when you walked in the front door)

(From the kitchen side- I forgot to snap the pic before we started emptying cabinets)


The hubby and Handyman Al working!

Stay tuned for the grand reveal! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Today, a co-worker's husband dropped off some goodies to me! They live in a VERY old house and she found this stuff in her basement:
An egg basket with some old glass milk bottles...

A box of mason jars- with blue tints!! OH MY, it must be CHRISTMAS!! And there are all different sizes!!!! I am so excited I almost forgot to tell you that a very important wall came down in our house today. Who cares about walls when you have blue mason jars!