Fabulous Friday - Summer Edition!!

Ahhh school is out now it's time for the FUN to begin! Relaxing by the water, boating at the lake, camping in the woods. Sounds great right? Ahh unfortunately this will be a very different summer for us this year. Hubby is in the Paramedic class and July when he starts his clinical time, summer time fun will go away to just about none for him! It's OK though, the outcome will be awesome! Besides that there is other big changes happening around here. More details in the coming weeks! To kick off the memorial weekend here are some awesome ideas!

Positively Splendid has an awesome week by week summer survival guide!

DIY pool signs @ The DIY Showoff

Berry patriotic strawberries @ Plain Chicken

Summer printables! @ Shindig Parties: TO GO

Herb Infused Water @ Little Wonders' Days

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Today my little girl graduated Kindergarten! *sniffle* *sniffle*
Has it been one whole school year already?! It feels like yesterday I was getting her ready for her first day of class! The children made their hats and they each received a little diploma. Afterwards they were handed out awards. It was a small, nice little ceremony. I may have teared up once... or twice...
Here's to a wonderful year in Kindergarten and off she goes to first grade!

A small something I put together for the teacher!

Ready for the big day!

My smart cookie!

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It's Burger Time....

This past week it was the hubby's Birthday. To celebrate the occasion I decided to make a little something different instead of the traditional cake. He is a big burger lover. I mean seriously a double bacon cheese lover. I swear he could live off those. Briiing on the heart attack right? Anyways I came across this idea from Bakerella and saved it for when the time was right! The process was incredibly easy and the outcome was awesome! He definitely was surprised by it and loved every bite, even though it wasn't beef! The one difference I did was instead of the sugar cookies for the "fries" I used peanut butter cookies (one of his favorite). And I also added an "M" to the "fries" for his initial.

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Share of the Special Day!

Here is just a share of photos from Blakes first birthday! It was just a small get together we had. And it was perfect! Right when B woke up he went straight for the balloon that was placed at the end of the bed. He then walked down the hallway and was ready to start his day! He opened presents... err ate the wrapping paper. Then we went to town to go to the park. He loved the slide and the swing! Afterwards we went out for lunch and did some shopping. In the evening it was pizza and cake time! The banner and party hat made by me. The cake I put together the night before. Funfetti, vanilla with butter cream frosting. Fondant covered.

Nom, nom paper!

Not liking the pokey grass

Picking Flowers

YAY slide!

Yummy Monkey Cake!


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Mother's Day

My wonderful Mom & Z

Mom giving B kisses

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!!

Last Mother's day I went into labor with my son!!

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Fabulous Favorites!

Ahhh, we have made it through the first week of May. I thiiiiink I am ready for the rest of the month. On Tuesday my baby boy turns one and the week after it's the hubbys birthday. Then the 4th week of the month My little girl finishes Kindergarden! Wow, I think I may need a margarita....

A different kind of margarita @ Scissors & Spatulas

Some yummy cookie puffs @ Joy's Hope

DIY distressed Canvas @ delia creates

Knock off IKEA mirror @ Sara's closet

DIY wine bottle torch @ Life in Rehab

cute DIY citrus pillows @ Positively Splendid

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I've Been Featured!

Yes, my unstuffed stuffed peppers have been featured.
Be sure to check out mommas kinda crafty and give her some blog love ;)


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Free Photo Collage for Mothers Day!

Today until May 7th you can get a FREE photo colaege from Walgreens and 50% off poster prints! Awesome deal! Order online and pick it up at your local Walgreens. Just use coupon code "FREECOLLAGE" or "MOMPOSTER".
I think photos are some of the best gifts that can be givin!

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Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is teacher appreciation week and to show mine and Z's appreciation to her wonderful teachers I made these simple little gifts. The water bottle gift seems to be all the rage and I see why. CUTE and easy!! I added both an instant ice coffee mix and pink lemonade. The tags I made from using a svg file on my SCAL. (if you want the file just let me know). I added the other embellishments and glued everything together. For the highlighter tag I got the print out from this lovely site.

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Boring to Fabulous!

Have you seen those awesome colorful flower pots?! They have been around for awhile and you can find them in the gardening section of most home stores. Some are ceramic, terracotta or plastic. A few weeks ago I wanted some BRIGHT colored ones too. Sooo I took a trip to my local home depot and looked at the flower pots they had in the gardening section while Z picked up some watermelon seeds and B tried eating the jalapeno packet of seeds...

The prices of the pretty colored containers were just a little to high for me. After all I'm just filling them with dirt! So I headed over to my other favorite section of the store and picked a few cans of spray paint! Love these colors too!! I decided to paint over some plain jane beige flower pots I've had sitting around. I now have pretty colored flower pots too that only cost me a few bucks!


Before (excuse the drooling dog)


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