Friday, May 30, 2014

{Feature Friday} #149

Happy Friday! 
Are you starting to get into summer activities yet?

It is finally warming up here and actually staying warm so we've been outside a lot these days and it has been so nice! 

This week's Catch a Glimpse Party is full of great ideas that could help kick off your summer! Be sure to check them out! 

 Here are a few ideas that caught my eye.



Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #184

It's Thursday (really Wednesday night but that doesn't matter) so... Let's PARTY!  

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

What's in Your Handbag Series- Tauni from SNAP

 The fabulous Tauni from SNAP is here today to share her handbag with all of you.


Hi! My name is Tauni. I first met Allison several years ago when she attended one of my first events for creative bloggers. She's a great friend and I am so happy to be visiting today! tauni 

Let's start this visit with a little admission on my part... 
I have a problem. Really. I blame it on my friend Char. 
See, she used to share beautiful links to handbags and shoes with me on a regular basis and more than once I clicked. More than once I bought... 
Now I don't even wait for the link. I am constantly looking for amazing shoes and handbags All. THE. TIME. 
Interestingly enough, my favorite bag is one that I didn't pick out or purchase. It's a Michael Kors bag (sort of like this one) that my friend Steph, a self-proclaimed anti-shopper picked out for me last year... 
Michael Kors handbag   

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Miss P is 2!!

Yep, you read that right! 
Miss P is officially 2 years old! 
I have no idea how that is even possible but it is true! Time sure is flying! 

Saturday was her actually birthday and we had her party that day as well. 

I decided that I was for sure going to throw her a party about 2 1/2 weeks earlier so I really had to get my butt in gear quickly! 

I went with the Ice Cream Party theme and I think it turned out rather cute if I do say so myself! :) 

 Here are the invitations I created. 
I then created a few other items that coordinated with the invitations. 

Here is the birthday girl all ready to party. 
My mom created the ice cream shirt for her and I created the tutu at the last minute.

I had to wake her up from nap for her party so she wasn't in a super fabulous party mood but she eventually warmed up. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day + Military Ball

Happy Memorial Day everyone! 

I hope you all have a great day with your family and friends! 
During your time though, please take a moment and remember those that weren't so lucky to come home from war after fighting for our freedom. 


Thursday night, Travis and I attended his Military Ball and at every ball there is always an empty table with only 1 chair that symbolizes those that didn't come home. There is one candle to represent hope, one rose to represent the loved ones of the fallen, a yellow ribbon representing loyally waiting for those serving to come home, a wine glass turned over to represent that the fallen soldier can not participate in the toast, one place setting with a lemon wedge on the plate representing the bitter loss of a loved one and then salt on the plate to represent the tears shed for those lost. 
It is a touching ceremony so I hope all of you to remember those that could not come home to their loved ones.



Now on to a slightly happier note, thought I would share some pics from that night. 

 Travis and I all dressed up for the ball.
He sure is handsome isn't he?! :) 

Friday, May 23, 2014

{Feature Friday} #148

Hi everyone! 
Sorry that I've been so quite this week! I've been in full blown birthday party mode prep for Miss P's 2nd birthday this weekend. 
I have been making some fun things so look for those coming up! 

Here are a  few features that caught my eye this week. 




Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #183

It's Thursday so... Let's PARTY!  

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

What's in Your Handbag Series: Katelyn from Learning, Creating, Living

Happy Wednesday! 
Katelyn from Learning, Creating, Living is here today sharing what she keeps inside her handbag.


Hi! My name is Katelyn & I blog over at Learning Creating Living & I could not be more excited to be guest posting for the what's in your handbag series today. I love handbags so this series is perfect for me.


At the moment I carry around this brown faux leather Merona handbag that my husband bought me at Target. I usually get new handbags with every season (crazy, huh?) but I love this handbag so much I've been using it for almost a year!


I never add anything new to my handbag, so this is pretty much what you'll always see if you ever take a peek. 

1. My favorite sunglasses.
2. Doublemint & Extra gum - You can never have too many decisions when it comes to gum!
3. My wallet that is filled with lots of change & weighs a ton.
4. Antibacterial from Bath & Body - I always stock up on the Fall scents because they are my fav.
5. Lip Balm - I never go anywhere without having Softlips & Baby Lips.
6. Car keys with no key chains, they're boring, I know.
7. Wet ones & a weekly planner - You can never be to clean or organized.
8. My handy dandy iPhone 5 - It's pretty much my baby.
9. Pens - I tend to loose them so I can never have enough.
10. Lastly, lots of bobby pins, cause every girl knows that you loose those right & left!

There you have it!
There's nothing really exciting in my handbag, but I can't go anywhere without having these things.

Thanks so much Allison for letting me guest post for the series & thank you guys for checking out what's in my handbag!
Stop by Learning Creating Living & say hello, I'd love to meet you!

 

Thanks so much for sharing Katelyn!! 

allison

Friday, May 16, 2014

{Feature Friday} #147

It's Friday everyone!
 I hope you have some nice weather where you live and have some fun plans for the weekend. After having snow, yes SNOW, on Mother's Day, we are suppose to have some awesome weather this weekend. YAY! 

How about starting your Friday off by checking out some of these great ideas linked up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party?! 

Here ya go! 




Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #182

It's Thursday so... Let's PARTY!  

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

Easy Shape 'n Tape Bunting Banner

Howdy everyone!! 
I shared this craft over Sew Woodsy a few weeks ago and wanted to share it here with all of you today.
You got a glimpse of this craft in my Spring Mantle Decor post and wanted to share how easy it was to create.


Seriously, this is so easy and took me like 15 mins to make.
Here is how you can make one for youself.

Supplies:
-Shape n' Tape Packs (I found these at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Store. I bought this multi-colored pack and then a pack of all yellow and white designs.)
 -Twine
-Glue Gun

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

6 Month Adventures of Miss S

You guys... Miss S officially turned 6 mths old on the May 1st. 
SAY WHAAAAAATTTT?!

How is my baby girl already a half a year old?! 
I don't appreciate how fast time is flying! 

 Thought is was about time I finally got her recap post together of all the fun we've been having. 

Some shots of our monthly photo shoot.
This girl just gets cuter and cuter! 

This little chick enjoys her baths and loves to snuggle in her towel afterwards. 
She still LOVES those feet of hers.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Chocolate Berry Banana Smoothie

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Nestle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BreakfastEssentials http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” 


With a soon to be 2 yr old and a 6 mth old, breakfasts in my house, for me anyways, sometimes do not happen. By the time I get both girls up, get them breakfast, and all settled for the day, I just forget about something for myself. I have been trying to get up early so I can have a little time to myself before all the craziness begins and try to eat breakfast but  sometimes other things still take priority.

That is where Carnation Breakfast Essentials comes in. It is the perfect addition to my morning routine so I make sure I am getting the proper nutrition I need to keep up with two growing girls all day long. It contains 21 Vitamins and Minerals, 13g of Protein, and as much Calcium as a 6 oz cup of yogurt. That sure is good for this momma! 

I picked up some Carnation Breakfast Essentials at my local Safeway store and decided to use it to make a yummy smoothie. It is quick, easy, and oh so good! 

 
And I have to admit, I like fruit but I don't eat them nearly enough so the smoothie is one way that I am getting the fruits I need without just eating them out right. And I may throw in a few fruits that I don't like but who doesn't like fruit and chocolate?! ;)

This smoothie is so easy and can be made for just yourself or your whole family! 
 Here is how I made it:

 Ingredients:
-Carnation Breakfast Essentials- I bought the container of Rich Milk Chocolate Powder but they have many options, even a variety pack!
 -6 Strawberries
-Half a Banana
-Blueberries
- 1/2 cup of Milk
-A few Ice Cubes

Friday, May 9, 2014

{Feature Friday} #146

HELLO FRIDAY!!! 
I am SO THRILLED this day is here because Travis is FINALLY coming home today! YAHOO!! 
 He has been gone for a little over a month and I am exhausted! 
So happy to have him back home to help out with the girls so I can take a little break and hopefully get a little crafting done once again. 

But onto today's features from this week's Catch a Glimpse Party.



Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Catch a Glimpse Party #181

It's Thursday so... Let's PARTY!  

 Catch a Glimpse Button
What fabulous ideas do you have to share this week?

Rules:

1.) Link up any crafts, recipes, home decor, tips, etc.

2.) PLEASE be sure to link to your specific post not your general blog. (I will delete any posts that do not follow this criteria.)

3.) Add my button or a link to my blog in your post or somewhere on your blog so others can come party too. (You can find my button code by clicking on the button icon in the top, left column.)

What's in Your Handbag Series: Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft

Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft is here today to share what is inside her handbag with all of you. Welcome Vanessa!! 



Hey guys! I'm Vanessa from See Vanessa Craft and I'm happy to be sharing what's in my bag at A Glimpse Inside today. 
With 2 littles, I'm still in the diaper bag phase of life. If I have to lug around a big bag filled with everything but the kitchen sink, at least it's a cute Petunia Pickle Bottom satchel bag (it was my Mother's Day gift last year). I puffy heart this bag! It's a tad smaller than my last diaper bag, which is actually a good thing for me because that means I have to keep it semi-organized. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

My SNAP Recap... Finally!

SNAP was a little over a week ago now and I thought it was about time I share a little recap post. 
 I didn't take any pictures with my actually camera, just my phone, and I didn't think I took too many until I was writing this post. I for sure didn't take any with any friends this go around and I have no idea why?! Need to do better next year!! 

So here is a little recap on SNAP 2014:

SNAP was held at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City this year.
 It was a beautiful hotel and I loved that it was downtown and you could just pop on the train and go around the city.
The rooms were super large, which is great when there are 4 women staying in the rooms, and there was a super cute coffee shop in the hotel along with a few other restaurants.
The only bad thing about the hotel rooms is that there wasn't a fridge in the room. The rooms are definitely large enough for them so that was a bummer.

I was volunteering this year for SNAP so I headed out early to help set up and pack the GIANT SEA of swag bags!! 

Friday, May 2, 2014

{Feature Friday} #145

There were so many fabulous ideas linked up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party so definitely pop over and check all them out. 
Apparently, I was hungry when I was browsing because I picked to feature all food and yummy recipes for today's Feature Friday post.

 Here are today's features:




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