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i think it’s time i stop avoiding this post….

jace turned one 2 weeks ago and we had a wonderful party! (one party down and one to go)

i had a wonderful time making the invitations and cupcake toppers with the cricut expression.

i wanted to make a banner to hang across our picture window – that turned into this cityscape 😀 jace LOVES it!

the capes turned out wonderfully well! i’m thrilled with them!

i had such a blast! it’s so much work but i love every minute of it! lizzie is VERY excited for her princess birthday party! 🙂

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this is what my mom and i have been up to….

can i just say how much i love! this create a critter cricut cartridge and how thrilled i am my mom has a cricut machine! 🙂 ohohoh! and she glued all these mini orange parts on!!!! i know, i’m spoiled well loved! i can’t wait for the lady in honor to see em!!!

weekend fun

Posted: 05/04/2009 in creative, fun, me, paper, pictures

this weekend was the event i’ve planned mentally and physically for months now. 

*a bachelorette party for my mary catherine* (the only one i get to sign sentences to who understands me. lizzie faith doesn’t really fill the signing void… i miss her already!) 

i’m not a party planner… i do weddings, not the receptions or parties surrounding/leading up to. i felt really out of my comfort zone so it took me much longer than it would take the seasoned party planner. 🙂 

we started our afternoon of bachelorette festivities at smokey row, a favorite coffee shop of ours in oskaloosa, ia. we did a mini pamper party with a paraffin hand-wax dipping (and footing dipping that failed  miserably), played bingo, design a wedding dress out of toilet paper, wedding ord scrabble and mc had to answer 30 questions as if she were pat… when she got one wrong she had to put a piece of gum in her mouth. she was such a good sport! i would have gagged and not made it. 🙂

we then went to supper at a local formal dining restaurant in osky, the pepper tree. did i get my camera out once while there, nope… oops!

i went on to my grandparent’s for my grandpa’s birthday and then headed home. while the other ladies party-ed it hard at their hometown bar.

40 days and counting (til the wedding!!)



the 'wad' of gum... she did get a few wrong

the brides mama after dippin her hands in paraffin wax

the brides mama after dippin her hands in paraffin wax




back row: bridesmaids: karen, kylee, kami. bride: mc and me :)

back row: bridesmaids: karen, kylee, kami. bride: mc and me 🙂


the lei for the bride

the lei for the bride

the flower pens doubling as table decor

the flower pens doubling as table decor


the invites...

the invites...

baby, baby!

Posted: 01/14/2009 in creative, paper

this is what i’ve been up to. we’re having a baby dedication service on sunday and these are part of their gifts. it’s a gorgeous poem and i just jazzed it up a bit.


i’m fairly certain everyone who gets one of these on sunday does not read my blog… here’s hopin!

(my ribbon got pushed off centered by the frame on the green one 😛 i fixed it but didn’t retake pics…)


tags ’08

Posted: 12/16/2008 in creative, fun, paper, pictures

what i’ve been up to. 

lilli’s needs something still… hmmmm!