Category Archives: Celebrations

Wedding flowers

I did the flowers for a wedding this past weekend. These are the only photos I managed to snap!

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How was your weekend?

Turning 42

Every year, we celebrate my birthday with a grand outside celebration, and I choose a theme. Because really what fun would it be to get older without dressing up in costume?

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For my 42cnd Birthday I chose to have a Rockabilly bash!

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It was truly a blast! We had a booth set up where The Bee was painting on tattoos. By the end, Falafel had a full handle bar mustache and beard and almost all the guests were painted with fun tattoos.

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BTW, you won’t see any photos of Falafel in this post, because she is wearing an outfit that I am not allowed to post about yet! Top secret, you know. But I assure you, she was there, rockin’ alongside us.

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There were giant bubbles.

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A hula hoop AND a limbo competition.

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Plus crazy good food, and special Italian butter cream GF cupcakes that my honey made for me. *drool*

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AND some great tunes!

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It was so much fun. I really do appreciate all of my wonderful friends humoring me, and participating in my eccentric parties.

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I actually look forward to getting older every year. Although, I will say, the limbo nearly broke me.

Preparing to age…with bubbles

This house is full of busy people preparing to celebrate another trip around that ol’ fireball in the sky.

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And of course there will be bubbles.

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Fourth of July Recap Part 2

If you want to see the sneak peek and part 1, click on the links.

I saved the whimsical ones for last.Prepare to be bombarded by fantastical fun (and a lot of it) Enjoy!

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How was your celebration? Does your town have a parade?

Fourth of July recap Part 1

After going through my 235 photos from our Fourth of July parade, I narrowed it down quite a bit, but not as much to fit on just ONE post. Ha!

 I rounded up the more serious photos for you today. Brace yourselves for a whole lotta red, white, and blue.

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Come back tomorrow for Part 2.

Fourth Recap

We went to our town’s Fourth of July parade yesterday, and I took 235 photos.

Needless to say, I didn’t get through them all yet. I will just give you a peek at one of my favorite groups to photograph…I think you can see why!

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Oh my goodness they were fabulous! The colors and movement and the enthusiasm from the teens. Just brilliant!

I will be back on Monday with a full post of photos. They are too fun not to share!

How was YOUR fourth?

GF and EF Carrot Cake

We had such a lovely Easter celebration yesterday filled with food and friends. I laughed so much that my face still hurts. I call that a good day.

Amongst the bounty was this treat that I made from a recipe found here: The best Gluten Free Carrot cake recipe by Yammie’s Gluten Freedom.

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Since it was made with dairy (there is cream cheese frosting), I couldn’t eat it, but everyone who did LOVED it. I even substituted the egg with an egg replacer!

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Definitely a recipe I will use again!

What did you make for your celebration?

Top O’ the Mornin’ to you

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I had a request from my little leprechaun catcher this year, to make her a green dress for this holiday. Not only a green dress, but one she would design herself!

I couldn’t refuse such a fabulous idea.

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I give to you….the Limerick Princess Dress!

There once was a girl dressed in green

who never ever ever was mean

She always was nice

like sugar and spice

Just like her sister the teen.

HA!

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I started with dyeing another sheet. This time, shamrock green. She designed the one gather in the front, along with the special tulip-esque sleeves. I just happened to have a enough of the gold left over from the vest project to use, along with some gold tulle in my stash.

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I had never done any sleeves like this before, so this was really a test. I had to design the shape and figure out how to put it all together. I think they came out quite cute. She loves them.

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I added the design to the collar (which I also drafted), and the sash. The zip is not quite invisible, but I am OK with it.

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This was a fun one to do.

My sweet girl was so excited about this, and now she has croup (AGAIN)! What the what? I have no idea why she has had such a difficult year when it comes to germs, but I told her to stop licking her hands….and her classmates. That made her giggle.

Also to not take the whole “being green” thing so literally.

Wishing you all a Happy (and healthy) St.Patrick’s Day!

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Valentine Bags

Our girls LOVE Valentine’s day. What is not to love, really?

The Sweets? The Hearts? The Love and appreciation for each other?

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BTW: please ignore my nubby nails, as always.

So I whipped them up these lovely bags to put some goodies in to sweeten their day.

valentinebag2m I used this tutorial over at Twinkle and Twine. It is one of the best tutorials I have ever seen and used. She really breaks it down and makes these seemingly complicated bags, completely doable.

valentinebag8m This one was made with that same brocade fabric that I used for Falafel’s dress. After she eats all the treats, she can use it as a little purse to go with that dress.

valentinebagspillm For The Bee, I used some eyelet I had in my stash paired with this tie dyed green fabric with copper swirls printed on it. It looks a little more grown up for my teen.

valentinehoneym I have made my fair share of pouches, but none this adorable. Seriously. That little clear heart window detail makes this extra special. And the finish is so professional!

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18 years of Matrimony

18 years ago today, we said “I do“.

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What can I say about living with and loving the same person for 18 years? I feel very fortunate to have a partner that compliments me so well. Who has grown with me these past 22 years of being together. Who has built a family with me. Who I am very thankful for.

Happy Anniversary to We.