Monday, December 6, 2010

Janice's Pickles and Ice Cream Baby Shower

Welcome to the Pickles and Ice cream baby shower. My good friend Janice was having a surprise baby so we had to keep it gender neutral... although she was pretty sure it would be a boy. Anyway, here's what we did...

This is the living room. I put pompoms up through out the house.

We had a little area for signing a mommy advice book

The book was called " Advice for when mommy gets in a pickle"

I just love pictures of babies so I had them in frames all over the house.

The whoppers were prizes for the games we played

Since this is their first baby I decided to make a daddy survival kit for Jeff. It had everything for changing a baby and other fun tasks. It had gloves, goggles, wippies, diaper rash cream etc.

These were the party favors. I can't take total credit because Julie gave me the ice cream cone idea and I tweaked it a little. So it's an ice cream cone with Starburts at the top to look like ice cream.

When they first walked in they put on name tags that said what they crave... Either pregnant or not.

This is the food table. Jeff's family brought the savory dishes which were delicious. In case you can't tell those are baby socks hanging above the window.

What's a baby shower without a diaper cake. I think that getting diapers at a shower is essential so we hooked for up in style!

Here is the lucky mom to be who just today delivered a healthy baby girl named Patricia!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Exciting new venture

Sorry I haven't posted in a while... Since I found out that I'm pregnant I have been going crazy making baby stuff for my new addition but I have also been getting ready to open my Etsy store! It's so exciting! For those of you who don't know what Etsy is... It's an online store where you can buy and sell homemade goods.

I will be featuring Baby stuff ( headbands, tutus, onsies, blankets etc.) and grown up headbands and rings.

But I'm really excited about my party packs. They will have everything you need to throw an awesome themed party ( birthday, bridal shower, baby shower etc. ). I will be starting with just a few packs but I'll get more soon. I will also have dinner party packs that will be fun too! Let's see, I'm also going to have cards and invitations. I am working on Christmas cards now so that we can have them good and ready for the holidays. It's been a fun adventure and I'll let you know when I'll have it up and running. I will features pictures of all my products here as well so ya'll can see:)

Wish me luck!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

A party to "Eclipse" all others! hehe

I have to start my giving mad love to this book. It is my favorite in the series so naturally I have been waiting for this movie since I found out they were making the series into movies. It didn't disappoint but more on that later! :) So we had a party at my mom's house in Auburn the night of the midnight release. The theme of the party was "Fire and Ice" Because this is the book where she makes her final decision about whether to be with Jacob the werewolf (fire) or Edward the Vampire(ice). We also wanted to make little displays of our favorite things from the book so here is what we did!

Of course we had to drink blood at dinner.
I want "Smore" Twilight!

Actually outside my mom has a patio area that has sand around it so we put up some tiki torches and played beach sounds out side and made it "La Push beach" ( the werewolves reservation). We had a pit fire and chairs around so they could make smores.

These balls hanging from the ceiling are my new favorite thing. they only cost one dollar each to make and they are so easy. I'm gonna post a tutorial later this week cuz they are awesome!
But anyway... here is what the whole room looked like the night before the party.
Okay so here are the "vignettes" we made from different parts of the book

In this corner we did a little graduation party, because in the book Alice throws a huge graduation party where important things happen.

This was our Fire and Ice candy bar. The bags in the middle had quotes and "Twilight" buttons in them. They got to gather up some candy for the show!

I love jeopardy trivia games before the movie because it helps people remember details they might have forgotten and can look for in the movie. I never forget because I re-read them all the time:) The prise for the winner was the new Stephanie Meyer book " The short second life of Bree Tanner".

I thought it was important that everyone have a ribbon since the cover of the book has a red ribbon on it. And of course bookmarks for when they go home and read the last book cuz they can't wait for the movie.

Here is another vignette. My favorite chapter in the book is called Fire and Ice... hmm I didn't even make the connection that that is also the name of the party. ha. Anyway, it is the "tent scene" where in the book Jacob, Edward and Bella are waiting for the fight to start and Jacob and Edward have a little heart to heart. It's great so in the little conversation bubbles I had blips of the conversation that went on inside. It was a very last minute Idea but my favorite!

This wasn't in the movie so Boo to that but in the book Edward has to go hunt and leaves a note on Bella's pillow that says, "I'll be back so soon you won't have time to miss me. Look after my heart - I left it with you." I know, love it!

On (which is on my blog list on the right hand side of this page) I found these downloads of quotes from the books. They were really nice so I put those around and about.

Another vignette. Ode to Charlie ( Bella's cop dad). In the book there are all these mysterious disappearance in Seattle near their town so the book tells about the newspaper headlines. I took the headlines and made a newspaper and made up my own stories... Good times...but the headlines are straight from the book. And we borrowed my dad's police belt and police mug.

And we had a t- shirt decorating contest. Because you have to have a cool shirt for the premiere.
This was my shirt. I really wish that I had taken pictures of all of the because they were awesome! The prize was a ring that looked just like Bella's engagement ring. It was beautiful and I secretly wanted to win it but I alas I did not.:)

The only thing I didn't get a picture was of the outside in front. as you walked up the pathway to the house there were human footprints that we drew on with charcoal that came up to a pile of torn up clothes and them you saw wolf prints leading into the house! Love it!

Okay now to gush about the awesomeness of this movie! It was the best one so far and they did it so closely to the book that I really thought it was perfect. Yeah for Twilight!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Father's day idea

I'm kinda hoping my dad doesn't read this blog but I wanted to share this idea before father's day cuz I think it is so cute. I cool take on the usual coupon book idea. I'm not gonna say what mine will say just in case Dad does stubble on this page! Go to

and you can download the tokens for free! Happy Father's day!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

I love Tulle

I made this headband that I love! I just started with a piece of white elastic that I sewed together.

Then to make the ruffle I just folded up a strip of tulle and sewed it down the middle and gathered it. Then sewed it onto the elastic. Then I made three different sized flowers and sewed them on next to the ruffle. Super easy, took no time at all and costs $1.50! My favorite part!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Transfoming something ugly

I found this huge paper clip in the YW closet left over from our old birthday box. Not cute, but I like the idea so I covered it in cute paper that goes with my living room and threw our initial on it. I love it now!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I made my own font! crazy huh? It was super easy. There is a website called You print out a sheet that has a box for each letter and symbol, then scan it into your computer and send it to them. You can preview it and pay 10 bucks and submit it. Within 2 minutes it is ready to be installed. really cool. Other sites wanted to charge 40 bucks and then they could sell it and give you 10% of the profits. Whatever! I just wanted font. So, if you have cool handwriting check it out. Its kinda of weird to type something on the screen and have it be your handwriting!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter rings

I wanted to make something for my beehives for Easter but it's fast sunday so it cant be food. I saw a similar kid of ring on a blog. This is my version. First of all you can make probably 50 of these for just a couple dollars.

Supplies: small strips of tool
small circle of cardboard ( I used a toilet paper roll because it's thinner card board)
a small piece of felt
a glue gun
Take the tool and twist it up and wrap it around itself, while hot gluing it along the way. Tuck the end around to the back and glue it. Then glue the flower to your circle of cardboard. Make a ring out of the elastic by sewing it in the size you want. Hot glue that to the card board. Then hot glue on the small piece of felt, which will keep it secure and it will feel better on your hand. Note that these are not water proof! haha.

more st.patricks day

I made these for my Visiting teaching sisters and for our friends who came over for dinner. I wen at midnight and dropped them off on there porches ( which felt really creepy by the way). One of the gals told me on Sunday that she had told her kids ( ages 6 and 4) that a leprechaun was gonna come so they made a leprechaun trap. The next morning she had the house all messed up with green water through out the house and the kids couldnt believe that he came. then when they left the house this was sitting there an they got really excited! haha it worked beautifully. I went up to the six year old and said, "hey I heard a leprechaun came to your house" and he got all excited and said, " OH YA! let me tell you about at... " and he went on for a long time telling me how they almost got him and on and on he went. He our favorite kid in the ward.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's day

So we decided to have a last minute St. Patrick's day dinner party so When I got off work early today I realized that I really need to decorate to get in the spirit. Otherwise we would just be eating corn beef and Irish soda bread. So, I got together some quick decorations that didn't cost one penny!

(We are Lucky picture)
I found this old frame matting and just threw some cute paper behind it and cut out the lucky letters freehand and wrote "We are". Super fast and super easy decoration!

I found these cute tags on you can download them for free and I just made napkin rings out of them. And I used the leftover green napkins from my Superbowl party. Score!

To keep it green I just tied little green ribbons on the water cups.


I love these buckets that Target sells for a dollar. I have too many of them. Well, on St. Patrick's day you need a Pot of Gold. So I used this and spray painted it black and filled it with gld ribbon and cut out a couple four leaf clovers. It works perfectly as a center piece for our teeny tiny table.