Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Sweet Treats!

I did it, I have completed over 60 Halloween treats and I feel great! Not really, I am tired, my hand hurts, my back needs a good pop but I am happy with the turn out and Bailey excited to bring her sweet treats to school.

If you know me, you know I am a bit addicted to all things owl! I tried so hard to get Bailey to be a an owl last year for Halloween but she insisted on being a lady bug. You can imagine how happy I was when she asked for the owl costume this year, I ordered it that day (just incase she changed her mind!).

Anyways... while searching for Halloween printables I came across a really sweet site She had some cute owl printables and the best part they were free! Check out her site, she has some amazing ideas and items!

Using the clipart she offered I was able to make Bailey some goodies!

This is what I started with:

finished with this!

I used my big shot to cut the burlap circle, I loved the texture it gave to the bag.

30 little owl treats

covered mint patties. I really love the York patties but the packaging was wrong for this idea but I did find the Pearson brand at wal-mart, 45 patties for $2.50 !

These were somewhat last minute, ran in $ tree to pick up black paper and found these pencils 12 for a 1.00 Couldn't beat the price, put them in an one inch bag from (also where I get the plastic 4*6 bags above and below), added a topper and for 3.00 18 more treats!
Bailey picked these for her class, at publix right now big bag of candy BOGO $8.99

I can't wait till Friday when everything is set up! I will post pics soon!!
Happy Halloween!!!!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Don't call me teacher, call me mom!

Today, October 17, 2011-My first field trip with Bailey Reese with one title "mom". Bailey and I have been on many field trips during her two years in Pre-K but I have always had myclass to attend to, so daddy would go and I would get a wave, maybe even a hug if our classes passed. However this year, being in first grade allowed me to experiance the whole "field trip" day in another way.

Bailey and I had such a wonderful time, she quickly found her buddies Caroline, LilliAnn and Ella and she was off. We enjoyed a cow ride, shooting corn, petting zoo, duck race and the highlight of course picking out the perfect pumpkin. I say it over and over but being a wife to a wonderful man and a mother to a daughter that has my heart in the palm of her hand, is pretty amazing. Here are a couple of the highlights from our day:

Caroline & Bailey

Bailey & LilliAnn

Bailey, Ella, Caroline

On the cow train!

Let's shoot some corn!!

Mommy and Bailey

Have a wonderful night and if you are local...Go to Rogers Farm! It is wonderful!!!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cadence turns 4!

Today my beautiful niece Cadence celebrated her 4th birthday. You can imagine my excitement when my sister told me I could be in charge of all the decorating and cupcakes!! Her only stipulations were there had to be some sort of a ballerina theme and Cadence had to have her favorite candy "Hershey Kisses". The moment she told me I began searching Etsy and Pinterest ( two of my favorite online addictions) for ideas. I quickly discovered the perfect ballerina printable for my toppers (cupcakes and treat bags). Then it was off to Hobby Lobby in search for polka dot paper and cupcake holders, once the paper was bought I pulled out my big shot and began making the banner. I used my new Cricut cartridge Cherry Limeade (clearance at Wal-Mart) and cut out the letters to spell her name. Treat bags were super easy, again used my big shot (don't have one? get one! you will love it) to cut out the toppers (die cut "top note"), folded it long ways and used one of the mini toppers I had bought off of Etsy for the a "dress me up" detail. With the help of my friends I was able to gather up white dishes to complete the party setting!! Cadence loved her party and my sister was super happy, 2 of my favorite girls pleased was a blessing for me!! Happy Birthday Cadence, Aunt Christy loves you so much!!!

Cupcake toppers and favor bags

found this shadow box at tj maxx this week, I love it!
used cricut cartridge A Childs Year

quick shot of table setting

loved the shot of this cupcake
beautiful roses for the birthdya girl from her mommy!

Birthday girl with the family

Aunt Christy and Cadence

love my sister!

Cadence was so proud passing out her party favors!!

Happy Birthday Cadence