Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ukulele Josh Anchors Aweigh Birthday Card and Pictures of Boston's Birthday

We celebrated Boston's birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I picked a nautical theme for his party and since I don't have any nautical images, I settled for Ukulele Josh.  I first picked out Boston's outfit and then matched the party colors to that.

For his first birthday, we decided on family only and had dinner at my in-laws.  Michael's (my little brother) birthday is the week before Boston's and after is 4th of July and our wedding anniversary.  Though it was a Tuesday, it just worked out best to celebrate on his actual birthday.

Once Boston is into things, I know I won't get to have cute party set-ups anymore, lol.  So I'm taking advantage of it while I can.  I spent weeks thrifting at Target, Home Goods, Michael's, and Joann's to get everything I needed. The most I spent was $26 for his cake, which actually wasn't too bad, since a lot of places charge $100 for a cute fondant cake! 

My brother Brien is really into photography, so he took all of the pictures.  Boston is still really hit and miss with smiling for the camera, but we were able to get a few that came out nicely!

I was the most shocked that people sell these high chair banners for $40 on Etsy!  I get that it's a craft and it's someone time, but really, $40!  I might have to try to sell a few, lol!  I was able to make this one for less than $5 with supplies from Joann's. 

Brent had to help Boston get into his cake (Boston Cream Pie, lol).  But once he figured out how yummy it was, he really loved it.  He only ate about a quarter of it and I threw the rest of it away.  Overall, he really enjoyed it!

I can't believe my baby is one already!  This last year has gone by really fast!  Brent and I have been on the house hunt, so I've been preoccupied with that at the moment.  I hope you all have a wonderful hump day!  We'll be looking at houses tonight!  Wish us luck.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Portland Moms Blog Post - 8 Rules of Safe Water Play

Hi, today I have a post up on the Portland Moms Blog.  With Boston in swimming lessons, I did a post on some water safety tops.

I hope you all have a wonderful hump day!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Year of Dates: Entourage The Movie

I'm not really a fan of HBO shows, but Brent loved the Entourage series.  I watched the first season with Brent and then stopped after that.  Brent obviously was the one to pick out this movie and though I wasn't a fan of the show, the movie was great.  It did help that I watched the first season, so I knew who all the characters were and the main gist of the plot.  We went and saw this on opening day, Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Though I didn't watch the other 7 seasons of the show, I thought this movie was a great way to wrap up everything.  Fixing relationships, winning awards, and even a gay Jewish wedding, lol!  The basic plot of the movie is that Vince is producing his own movie and needs more financing.  It was cute at the end when the group gets together for a picture, they suggest that they should make a film (or TV show) about the lives of Vince and the gang.

The movie didn't get great ratings, but if you loved the show, you will definitely love the movie.  I hope you all have a great's back to work for me.

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{A Year of Dates}:  The basic idea of this is to plan out date nights for the entire year. This year I pre-planned 26 dates for us and I am sharing our dates as we go on them through out the year.  You can read more about this in my original post.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Party Time Oliver Happy Birthday To You Card

My little brother turned 8 last week!  He's really into dinosaurs, bugs, and animals, but since I'm limited to the images I have stashed away, a regular birthday image had to do.  He asked to go fishing and for a large hammerhead shark toy, lol.  I ended up giving him a gift card to Toys R Us and we can keep our eyes open for this shark toy in the future. :)

I wanted to use some of my newer Basic Grey paper, so I picked out pieces of the Prism paper pack that didn't look girlie.  I'm really into aqua this year and I love lime green, so this combo came together really nicely for me.  I miss not having my sewing machine and all my craft stuff!

For Michael's birthday, we had a barbecue at my parent's house.  It's been hot here in Portland, so we mostly stayed in-doors and stayed in the air conditioning!  Anna also got the kids a piƱata and they had a lot of fun with that. 

I also used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #272 on this card.  I flipped it horizontal to fit Oliver in there!

They let Michael pick any image he wanted to have on his cake.  This crazy boy picked a spider!  Of all things to put on a cake!  (It was kinda creepy looking, lol,)  But my SIL said it was fitting since spiders have 8 legs and he turned 8 this year.

Well, I hope you all have a great Thursday!  We having swimming lessons today for Boston and we hope you all have a great holiday weekend as well!  We don't any big plans this year, but will enjoy the holiday at home!