Baby Showers: Gift Bingo

(Printable gift bingo cards from Etsy) Baby shower games are always a little up in the air.  Should you do them?  Leave them out?  It’s really based on who is attending.  If it is a close knit group then games could get in the way of conversations.  If it’s a diverse group sometimes a game helps to keep the party going. The photo above is one of my favorite games, …continue…

Speechless

I would feel it inappropriate if we didn’t acknowledge Friday’s tragedy on the blog.  The whole thing is heart breaking beyond all imagination.  I had I can’t even bring myself to post photos of the sweet faces whose lives were extinguished on Saturday.  I won’t mention the shooter’s name.  It’s hard to even know what to write here…no words could ever express the weight I feel in my heart for …continue…

Airplane Kindergarten

How awesome is this kindergarten classroom?  I feel like it’s every kid’s dream come true.  A clever way to get kids more excited about kindergarten, yes?  In attempt to do just that, a clever headmaster in Georgia (the country, not the state) purchased a retired plane and transformed it into this adorable classroom. Who else is a little jealous?  You can see the article about this on Inhabitots. All images …continue…

E’s First Birthday: Decorations

Now for the decoration post for Eleanor’s birthday.  I kept everything pretty simple–no super fancy centerpieces, etc; just simple decorations made from paper, but I think they all turned out pretty well!  Yes I’m stretching this out, but I’ll have some DIY tutorials on how I created some of these decorations, so stay tuned for those. We’ll start with the bunting pictured above.  I printed out the words on kraft …continue…

E’s First Birthday: Invitations

(the front of Eleanor’s invitation) So, of course I wanted to make Eleanor’s first birthday invitations (as opposed to purchasing some).  Being somewhat unconventional with not wanting to do a traditional “theme” per se (this is also partly due to my husband–he was sort of anti-theme) we brainstormed some invitation ideas.  I did a few drafts, then Brandon and I discussed and chose a direction.  Our decision was mainly based …continue…

An announcement via Maui!

Yes, we are expecting our second child! I’m almost 20 weeks and we will find out soon if this baby is a boy or girl. We took these photos on our Thanksgiving trip to Maui. Jackson really didn’t want to be bothered for photos so this is what we came up with. I apologize for not sharing my news sooner and for my lack of posting but I’ve mainly been …continue…