Tuesday, January 31, 2012

go team!

Ok, I must admit I am not a huge NFL football fan and I really don't "get into" the SuperBowl very much.  However... if I was and if I was going to have a SuperBowl party, THIS would be on my table!

complete DIY tutorial on the toppers found here.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Since "love" day is fast approaching, I thought I might share a few of my jewelry finds that are on my wishlist for Spring!

graphic bangle found here

hands down my favorite jewelry designers - Slane and Slane ~  rings found here.

another Slane piece ~ found here.

wrap bracelet found here.

the J. Crew bubble necklace ~ found here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

love gift?

Need any cute ideas for a Valentine's Day gift for a special mom or special teacher or special friend?
How cute are these?

many monogram options and colors available.  found here.

Monday, January 16, 2012

beach house

You know how you look through decorating and houses in either magazines or online (Pinterest!) and you sometimes say "I like that except......"

Well, I found this post on House of Turquoise and can honestly say it is my new dream house and I would not change a single thing!

"love day" is coming

I have never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day.  I always thought it was just an excuse for the candy makers and floral designers to turn a profit.  However, since having children (as with everything else), I do enjoy it much more now!  Even if I do have three BOYS!

**photos found on MonTresor blog**

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

coffee cake love!

If you have not seen this recipe before, you should check it out!  It is coffee cake in a cup in FIVE minutes!    Yum - O!

Recipe found here.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

party planning....

Happy New Year!

So, I am already planning Valentine's Day treats for the kiddos' classrooms.  Searching ideas on Pinterest.  If you have not discovered Pinterest yet, you should!  Filled with ideas for everything you can imagine.  You can follow my Pinterest finds here.

I am also in party planning mode for the two upcoming birthdays here at our house.  We have one mid March and one the first of April, so it gets a bit crazy around here.  I have a few ideas floating around!  Take a quick look at these rice krispie treats that are made to look like popsicles found here.  Love it!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

happy 2012

Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

*photo via pinterest.com

our family holiday photo

My silly little Santas and our sweet Beau Henry!

the christmas round up ... in photos

*cute little tags on the candy jar (teacher's gift!) is from one of my Etsy favs... Daninotes

a personal visit with santa

The boys were very lucky this year (and excited!) to be invited by a friend to a special visit with Santa.  We were able to have Santa all to ourselves in private for as long as we wanted without waiting in lines at the mall!  It was the BEST visit with Santa ever!