In the cherry blossom's shade, there's no such thing as a stranger... Issa

March 29, 2011

Ten on Tuesday {birthday cakes}

Happy Evening Lovely Friends

It's Ten on Tuesday time...
and time for YOU to link up with Kim at It's a Crafty Life and share with us your ten.

It hit me the other day that June is just around the corner.. and I have a birthday party to plan.
I can't believe my little Booges is going to be the BIG 1
I've been looking online at different cakes... I LOVE CAKE!

Here are 10 of my favorite designs

Of course I don't have a theme picked out yet
(maybe I should do that before going straight for the cake)
I do know it's going to be something (kinda) simple... a little back yard BBQ with close family and friends.

When you have a themed party, do you pick a cake to match or just go with what ever looks good in the store?
Am I crazy for want to BIG cake for someone that is turning 1?

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

March 28, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday (Monday night) Celebrity Hairstyles

It's been a while since I've linked up with Taylor at The Undomestic Momma for Top 2 Tuesday... 
I was noticing I was spending a good portion of my evenings online either blogging, facebooking, or shopping.. and I needed to give some things up. Well since then I have decided that I don't need to give up my 'me' time... I just need to manage my time differently.

I am happy to back... I've missed this weekly post.  

Top 2 Celebrity Hairstyles

1. Halle Berry she always looks amazing... I love her and her many hairstyles

2. Jessica Alba I think her hairstyles are so simple, and she always looks great.

Looking at these hairstyles has (almost) inspired me to do something different with my own hair.
It normally stays in a messy bun or ponytail... but while on vacation I put a flat iron to it.
After about an hour of blow drying and flat ironing, this is what I ended up with

I was shocked to see how much my hair really had grown out (it's so much shorter all curled up)
and to think, I used to do this every other day.

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

March 27, 2011

cousin time {boys will be boys}

While in Denver we celebrated my mom and auntie's birthday
(yes my mom is a twin)
We had a small little back yard cookout.

Oliver had so much fun playing with his older cousin, Noah, who is 1 1/2 years old.
 He really enjoyed watching Noah running around the yard
(I'm sure he was wanting to get up and run too)

There were a few uneasy moments and a few first fights. I guess when you get two kids boys together that aren't used to sharing, there will be a small fight or two.
 Good thing BIG cousin Jasmine was there to break them up.

 But overall, they here happy boys and loved each other.

Seeing these pictures and reliving the moment, really makes me wish I lived closer to Denver.
Family is so important to me.

Do you live far from your family? How do you handle it?

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

March 26, 2011

I love my growing family

Until about four years ago, the youngest person in my family (on my dad's side) was in her early 20's.
 During family gatherings you would hear several times how 'nice' it would be to have kids running around.

Well look at us now...

I just LOVE this picture.
My grandparents (Memaw and Grandpa), with some of their grand-kids, and great grand-kids.

I can't wait to print this picture, frame it, and put it on the shelf in Booges room.
I love family pictures... and this one really make my heart happy.

(more pictures from Denver will be posted soon)

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

March 23, 2011

oh how I've missed my computer, my blog, and all of you {hello}

Hello Wednesday (night)
Hello reality, we had such a wonderful vacation
Hello cold fall like (kinda snowy) Chicago weather, and goodbye sunny spring Denver
Hello to my 9 month old baby boy who started walking
Hello to running noses and fevers... Hello to teething cranky babies
Hello to all of you!

Booges and I are back from vacation, we had such a wonderful time visiting my family in Denver.
We celebrated my moms birthday, visited lots of family and friends, and did a lot of relaxing.

Pictures of course will be posted soon, but for now, it's time for bed.
Going back to work from a long vacation can be hard, I'm going to need all the sleep I can get.

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

March 13, 2011

My Love affair with Etsy... wrist cuffs (week 3)

Etsy Love

So while catching up on my (blog) reading, I came across this tutorial on how to make a lace tie bracelet.
Check it out here.
Ashley at Little Miss Momma is so stinkin' cute and comes up with the best DIY crafty ideas for jewelry.

Super simple and super adorable.

I just love this alternative to a standard bracelet and I HAD to turn to my Etsy for more...
and here are a few of my favorites.

Vintage Style Crocheted Wrist Cuff in Sunrise Colors

EcoCuff Unique Tree Limb Button on Rustic Leather Band

Green Felt Recycled Beaded Bracelet

Mylie- Feathered Cuff

I'm going to have to take a stab of making one of these for myself.

Do you prefer standard jewelry or the bold statements of funky alternatives?

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

March 9, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday {overload}

Happy Wednesday Dear Friends!

I missed last weeks WILW post so I'm going to make up for it this week...

I'm Loving Blueberries!!

Blueberry coffee, scones, fresh out of the fridge, tea, muffins... I can't get enough!

I'm Loving that this time next week, Booges and I will be on a plane to Denver to visit my family.

he was so little the last time my dad, mom, and brother seen him.

I'm Loving that Booges is standing on his own without holding on to anything

he loves playing with pillows

I'm Loving that one of my favorite Etsy necklaces lives around my neck

I couldn't take it... I had to by it.

I'm {also} Loving that one of my favorite Etsy scarves was shipped to me this week

{again} I just had to have it!

I'm Loving our JC Penny photo shot we did this past weekend

these are some of my favorites

I'm Loving that I added this watch to the other 2 colored silicone watches I already have

(well it's on the way to me.. I've done a lot of online shopping these past 2 weeks, all for myself!)
This grey watch with live in the watch box {when it's not on my wrist} next to the navy and white already there.

I'm Loving all the baby boys that are entering my life

My cousin and his wife welcomed this sweet baby into the world
 born 03/04/11 7 lbs 5 oz and 19 1/4 inches long.

also, one of my best friends called me today, she had her ultrasound and is having a sweet baby boy

I'm Loving this season of American Idol

I stopped watching American Idol seasons ago, but for some reason I started watching it again
I think that Steven Tyler might have something to do with it... I love him as a judge.

I warned you it was a WILW overload

What are you Loving this week?

this post is linked up with Jamie, link up too and join the fun.

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

March 8, 2011

strawberries and white shirts don't mix...

Hello Lovelies!

I haven't been posting in the past week... it's been BUSY!!
Getting ready for my Denver trip next week is taking up more time then I thought.
I will be catching upon post later this week.. I miss you all.

Hope everything is good with all of you!!

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love

9 month photo shot

We took Booges for his 9 month Dr appt and pictures...
He's getting so big. 20 lbs 6 oz and 28 3/4 inches long.

How and when did we get her in 9 (very) short months?

This is how it all started

and today this is what we have today

He's now standing on his own without holding on to anything... and took his first 2 steps, and waved for the first time this weekend... My Heart is Full!

Thanks for stopping by...

Peace and Love