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Friday, April 11, 2014

Our Baby is Three

Today our sweet baby girl is THREE. YEARS. OLD.


You can see the Dora Birthday Party we had for her HERE

I love the little spunky, funny girl she is becoming.

She loves:
Frozen
Macaroni and Cheese
Dora the Explorer
Puppies
Team Umizoomi
Books
Slides
Pretend kitchen play
and
Little People

This was her one year ago, on her second birthday:


And this was her on her first birthday, when we did "A Very Hungry Caterpillar" birthday:


Oh how things have changed! She will be off to preschool next year, which is mind-boggling to me.

We love you baby girl!! Happy 3rd Birthday!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Dora Birthday Fiesta

Tomorrow, our baby turns THREE!!! I cannot believe that it has been three years.


Because we had family in town last week, we decided to throw her a birthday party a little early. Her request? A Dora the Explorer party.

Since this was an evening get together, we did a taco bar and other Mexican food...




Click here for a tutorial on how to make this fiesta banner


I made the little menu cards using images I found on the web and CoopHeavy font, printed on cardstock. 



These are my favorite paper straws! You can purchase them from my friend, Melissa of Twigs & Twirls here

AND you can get 10% off of her already-reasonable prices with coupon code BEBE10 (expires May 31, 2014). Woot woot!


The kids also played "Pin the tail on Swiper"


Opened presents


And had cake!


Each kid got to take home "Dora's backpack"


Complete with stickers, fruit snacks, a balloon, crayons and a coloring page


It was a fun evening with yummy food, great family & friends and fun!

What are your kids requesting for their birthday theme this year?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Coconut Cupcakes with Malted Buttercream Frosting

I'm sharing the recipe for these sweet little cupcakes over at 30 Days today.



These coconut cupcakes are all dressed up for Easter with a nest of toasted coconut and one of my favorite Easter candies...Robin Eggs.

Go get the recipe here.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Portlandia Daycation

Here in the Northwest it's Spring Break. We don't have plans to go anywhere, so I've planned up some fun things to do in the city.

To be tourists in our own town.

A "Portlandia Daycation". I even made a Pinterest board with some ideas!

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Portland is a beautiful city with SO many good places to eat. I could literally just eat my way through the city.

If you had 24 hours in your city, what would you do?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Growing up, my mom had the Irish Blessing hanging at our front door.

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May the road rise up to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

May the sun shine warm upon your face

And the rain fall soft upon your fields

And until we meet again

May God hold you in the palm of His hand


HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A little rainbow love



Last week the kids and I made rainbow cupcakes.























No real recipe...just a white cake mix, divided into six bowls with added food coloring.


Then layer the colors in the cupcake liners...easy peasy.


It's a happy mess and you can't NOT be happy eating one. They are just too fun!




I've also done this in a cake form, instead of cupcakes. Both are fun and happy.


I love rainbows...I even have a Rainbow Pinterest board. Check it out here.

Have a beautiful day!

Friday, March 7, 2014

InstaFriday

It's been a while since I've done an InstaFriday so to ring in the first week of March, here it is! A few of these are photos from my phone, that didn't make it to Instagram.

Last Friday, our community had a Daddy-Daughter dance. Sweet Pea had been looking forward to it ALL week! She got to have her daddy all to herself.


While they were off dining and dancing, The Boy, Sweet Baby Girl and I went to a local art studio


The next night, I went back to the Art Studio for a Wine & Paint class with some girlfriends. Here was our project...



It was a really fun night!

Have you heard of Training Children in Grace & Truth? I recently liked them on Facebook and the other page suggestions they gave me were interesting. 


2pac? Really? Not sure what he has to do with raising children, but thank you for the recommendation, Facebook.

Speaking of children, this little one has been busy in her kitchen



It's hard to believe she's going to be 3 in a month! Where did my baby go?

She's been asking to make cake for a while and I finally gave in. We made rainbow cupcakes, because you can't NOT be happy while eating one.




AND this week, at our church rummage sale, I scored in the toy department!


I had one of these cash registers when I was a kid and my parents still have it. It is the first thing the kids pull out when we are there. This one is in great condition and still even has coins with it! For $4, I'll take it! 

If you live in the Northwest, I'd highly recommend making a trip to the sale. It's HUGE and it's happening tonight and tomorrow. You can get all the details here.

Happy Friday, my friends!!


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