September 22, 2009

Guess What Happened Today!

A Complete How To Guide: Invitations

Want to make the world's most adorable baby shower invitations? No sweat! Just follow my simple step-by-step instructions and in no time you can be enjoying fabulous invitations of your very own.

In my search for the perfect template, I ran across this little beauty.
I said to myself, "Self, I could make that. I mean how hard could it be?" So I set out on my mission and here is what I found: not as easy as once suspected. However, they are pretty dang adorable, so I say worth it. Here we go.

First, find the most darling paper you can find.

Fold paper so that edges meet in the middle. (Might want to measure just to make sure it's not lopsided. I'm just sayin'...)

Then you want to fold it again, the exact same way only lengthwise. I mean, on a 12x12 piece of paper, there's really not a "lengthwise", but you get my drift, right?

Next, you draw4 circles on each end of the paper and then cut around them. It's easier to do this, I found, by tracing a bowl over the edges. And you might want to use a glass bowl and not a tupperware plastic bowl that doesn't hold it's shape and you get three done before you realize that your circles are a little, um, retardo. I'm just sayin...

You're going to need some plain paper in coordinating colors, or non-coordinating if that's how you roll. Whatever, I'm not here to judge. Cut them to the size of your squares in the middle of the paper, which happen to be 6" x 6"
Then you use something sticky to place the small squares onto the large paper. Sticky as in rubber cement or adhesive roller dots, not sticky as in gum or peanut butter. I'm just sayin...

Next, play with your adorable babies because they need attention too!

You'll want to get some ribbon in, again, coordinating colors. Or non-coordinating. Whatever.

Then let your creative juices flow as you place ribbon diagonal across your wording for the invitations. And tie some bows. Millions and millions of bows. Ug.

Place the bows over the ribbon on the invitations and use a bit of hot glue, or something else sticky, remembering the above mentioned rule as to what kind of sticky is and is not acceptable.

Next, you're going to want to dress up you big fat baby like a farmer. The reasons for this are um numerous because I don't think fourfold is a word. One: baby is large and in charge and if he doesn't wear said clothes now, he never will. Two: baby needs to be dressed. Three: baby is cute and fun to dress up. And four: it is just time for a break.
Next take the little scraps from the 12"x12" papers make them squares. Or triangles. Or hexagons, although that might be a bit too much work for what we're aiming for here. Again, not judging.

Use said shapes as backgrounds for any inserts you'd like to place in invitation. You know, like directions or where mother-to-be is registered or your favorite sandwich. Not that it matters to me, but why exactly you'd sent out invitations with your favorite sandwich included is a little weird. I'm just sayin...

Next, place the inserts on the finished invitation face, like so.

Then have yourself a little snack. Come on, you know you want some.

Next fold up the invitations so that they look like this:

And press them with your iron. Or car, but that might make them dirty and will probably ruin them. But hey, it's your prerogative.

Next you'll want to find the cutest and most annoyingly adorable sickly sweet baby girl stickers you can find.
Place aforementioned stickers on the seam, so that they will remained closed during shipping. The last thing you'd want is some unsuspecting mail carrier accidentally opening the invitation and finding out what your favorite sandwich is, right?

Then you address those puppies and mail them out.
See? Simple as that. Hopefully it won't take you a week to finish them. Ahem.

September 20, 2009

Pocket Full of Posies

You have GOT to check this out! Such a cute idea!
I think I need this in a big bad way!!! And you do too!
So go check it out and enter for a chance to win!

**UPDATE** Got one, LOVE IT! So cute and smart! Thanks ladies!!

September 16, 2009

Someone's In The Kitchen

What the heck is this you ask?
Well, you see, it has something to do with this:

and this:That's right. I'm trying to be a little healthier and fool myself my child into eating vegetables. Above is a picture of my very own pureed carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet potato.

There is cauliflower in the mac and cheese.

It was actually delicious.

I love this book! The recipes are fun, some are really really good, some not so much. But they give me a good platform to expound on and with a few alterations, they've all turned out yummy.

Just don't smell what you're cooking because it, um, well, ain't pretty.

There is a recipe for brownies with spinach in them.

I am a little nervous to try it as Brownies are my one true love and I would hate to taint their sacred name...

You have to serve them cold to avoid tasting the spinach...

I'll let you know how they turn out...

Wordless Wednesday

September 12, 2009

Has Anybody Seen My Baby?

I can't seem to find him anywhere!
He looks a lot like this kid picured here...
...but was just a lot smaller.
That's right, my friends. It's all downhill from here.
My little baby is not so little anymore.He had his first solid food last week.Chunk hungry!He is actually grabbing my hand and forcing the spoon into his mouth.Big brother had to get in on the action too.

I was actually a little disappointed.
There were no cute baby looks of distaste,
No pushing the food out with his tongue
Nothing like the experience with Izacc, nearly three years ago.He loved it. Yum yum!
My baby is growing up and I can't figure out where the time is going!!!!

Math Quiz!


plus this

plus a whole lotta these

candy corn! Pictures, Images and Photos

plus a few of these

hersheys kisses Pictures, Images and Photos

minus these

Huggies Diapers Pictures, Images and Photos

plus these

equals this

Congrats, Son! You are such a big boy and we are so totally proud of you!!!