Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Favorite Artist of the Week: Toilet Paper Tube Art

I found this image online and it just made my heart smile. I love that the artist used a recycled toilet paper tube to create a tiny little world. I don't know who the artist is though, unfortunately.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sneak Peek: Emily

Now that my son is almost a year old it is hard to believe he was ever as small as little Emily. She was just one tiny bundle of cuteness. She was very good and quiet while her sisters were running around her photo shoot in fairy costumes. I think she even fell asleep with all the noise! I guess when you are the third child in the family, you get used to that sort of thing. Take a look at her pink striped leggings... now that's stylin'!

Circus Baby Shower

This weekend I helped throw a baby shower for my dear friend Julia. It was a circus themed shower using her nursery room colors: red and light blue. The party was held at the church where Julia is a children's pastor. Aren't the decorations cool? (Thanks to my co-hosts Shannon and Amanda). They were inspired by some of the links above.

Amanda made these cute little circus tags for all the food with circus stickers.

Strawberry, Nutella, and Vanilla cupcakes with animals on top.

These are so easy and yummy to make: cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil, and a little balsamic vinaigrette on top right before the party.

The pretty pregnant lady: Julia Goolia!

Our craft activity was to have everyone make a quilt square for a crib quilt. I cut flannel into 8x8 inch squares and the ladies traced stencils and die-cuts into shapes on fleece. Then they pinned them to their quilt square.

A few finished squares. I'll post the finished quilt when it is done.

Guacamole, Artichoke dip, Italian Skewers

Fruit salad, cupcakes, cookies, lemon blueberry trifle

To make the Lemon Blueberry Trifle:
For the lemon mixture: Mix two 3.4 oz boxes lemon Jello pudding powder with 2 1/2 cups milk and three 6 oz. containers lemon yogurt
Layer 1 inch cubes of angel food cake, then lemon mixture, then blueberries. Repeat two more times. Top with Cool Whip and blueberries.

Tissue paper flowers

The guests filled out wish cards for the baby.

I just love this silly lady and can't wait to meet her baby!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Curious George Baby Shower

I am a bit late in blogging about this Curious George "Sprinkle" that I threw for my cousin's wife Lindsay. Her baby is now 5 months old! But I wanted to show off the party anyway. I figured out how to make a diaper palm tree by using a coat hanger to fashion a hook shape. Then I slid rolled up diapers onto the coat hanger and wrapped a ton of brown yarn over it. I made the leaves by painting thick paper with green paint and used 3 brown beads for coconuts.

Fabulous monkey cupcakes

Fresh fruit kabobs went well with our cook-out.

Monkeys love banana pudding.


Guess the number of animal crackers in the container. We also played baby pictionary.

Babies love baby showers!

She was ready to pop!