This was my first time taking an order from the US (granted the order had to be sent to city about 1 hour from my home town of Sarnia, Ontario so I felt confident that I could get it there safe and sound). The bride to be sent me the names super early and I crafty as soon as a I could so that I could get it sent off with lots of time for their wedding :)
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Once again I'm taking part in the weekend to end women's cancers in toronto... but to even walk a step, i need to raise some cash. $1250.00 to be exact. Right now I'm sitting at around 20% of my goal, so I have decided to take some steps (also known as bribery) to increase my percentage raise.
If you are the first to donate $150 towards the my efforts http://www.endcancer.ca/site/TR/Events/Toronto2011?px=3380304&pg=personal&fr_id=1455 then you are welcome to pick up this piece from my studio (also known as my diningroom) in Belleville, Ontario or for my friends in Sarnia, I could deliver it when I get down there.
Here are some tidbits about the Walk:
- this will be my fourth time doing it.
- I LOVE that they have a one day option again this year. But that still means about 32-33kms in one day.
- walking is hard. raising money is harder.
- I can barely walk past Princess Margaret Hospital without going into the ugly cry.
- I love the people that I walk with and for.
- I can barely lift my feet off the ground after walking that much.
Friday, June 3, 2011
What do you for a girl who loves music and lots of it? Well, a rock out party of course. A previous Halloween costume inspired this party!
|the RESERVED area just for the girls...containers are set up with stuff for their art project. I always have an activity for the kids to do at the beginning of the party to allow for all the guests to arrive|
|these are the SWAG bags that also served as decorations around the food and gift table. Double duty!|
|some of the artwork that the girls came up with!|
|our very own VIP - AKA Gwen Stefani Look-a-like!|
|the food and gift table... see what some paint can do to some dollar store table cloths!|
|CHEERS to a great group of girls who know how to party!|
This party is one from a few years ago... but it still brings back lots of smiles. It was one of the last ones when both both and girls were both party of the party invites.
This sign welcomed you to the party (look at how great some old pieces of plywood can look!)
and there was even a plank for the kids to walk on! Eventually this turned in to a little bit of a battle on the plank with kids pushing the others off and into the SHARK waters!
And just another little sign made out of scrap wood. Cute right?
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Maya and I had to plan to use her favourite TV shows to come up with her 10th birthday party theme... and so it came together as the "ultimate party planner" birthday party! We combined the Cupcake Theme, Party Planners, Say yes to the Dress and a little from America's Got Talent and came up with a fun 3 hours with 12 girls in the backyard!
They had to decorate their own areas based on themes they picked form a hat... This is the Circus Table! We also had Tea Party and Beach themes for the other tables.
This is a little Mad Hatter at the Tea Party table... they were the 'Best Table Winner' chosen by the all the girls
then the girls had to dress appropriately for their party using tiolet paper and streamers and some props.
Looks like the Mad Hatter will make it after all!
and this was party of the entertainment... these guys won the best Talent award for their beach dance!
Is this not the cutest gift table that you have ever seen? Under that is the ugliest picnic bench ever!
This was a picture of the BEFORE. Cute right! and yes that's a pink lemonade ready for the party guests.
and last but not least some super cute cupcakes made by our very own 'Ultimate Party Planners'
(and I couldn't resist buying the bamboo sporks even though the tacos on our menu didn't call for them)
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
This was my jumping off point for the Yellow Submarine party for Wyatt's 4th party. He as been singing the song for about 6 months and absolutely loves his shirt that I brought him back from Vegas.
It's always great to use something that the kids love to base their party on!
Monday, May 9, 2011
|Drawing table... I always have an activity for the kids while they wait for the other guests to arrive|
|Pathway to direct people to the backyard party|
|Some fun chair covers that can now be used as pillow cases!|
|I'm no cake decorator, but my giant cupcake and little buddies were a super duper success!|
|Party goers went home with a sea themed puzzle, towel and a very large chocolate bunny (thanks to Easter candy sales)|
|Our little eating area and head-quarters.|
|backdrop for some fun photos where the kids could chose to be on the yellow submarine, Big Meanie or Nowhere Man|
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
this awesome lady turned 40 and wanted to celebrate with the people that she loved most and raised money for the breast cancer foundation... so how could I say now when asked to come up with stuff for the night.