I did the flowers for a wedding this past weekend. These are the only photos I managed to snap!
How was your weekend?
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?
For my 42cnd Birthday I chose to have a Rockabilly bash!
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.
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.
There were giant bubbles.
A hula hoop AND a limbo competition.
Plus crazy good food, and special Italian butter cream GF cupcakes that my honey made for me. *drool*
AND some great tunes!
It was so much fun. I really do appreciate all of my wonderful friends humoring me, and participating in my eccentric parties.
I actually look forward to getting older every year. Although, I will say, the limbo nearly broke me.
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!
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?
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.
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!
Definitely a recipe I will use again!
What did you make for your celebration?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Our girls LOVE Valentine’s day. What is not to love, really?
The Sweets? The Hearts? The Love and appreciation for each other?
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.
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.
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.
18 years ago today, we said “I do“.
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.