Monday, December 12, 2011

Elf On The Shelf

So who doesn't have one? We picked one up about 3 years ago and now it has exploded. EVERYONE has one, EVERYONE - does it kinda lose it's magic?? I think so. :(

M could not wait for thanksgiving night this year. She talked extensively about where she thought he be and why. Can I just say I adore her innocence.

This year our elf, Jingles, was naughty and mischievous.

November 25th we woke to screeches of glee coming from M's room. This is why!

We all woke up with our noses painted red. Jingles sat proudly (wearing barbies boots) on our television holding his paint dripped paintbrush.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Two Little Monkies Review - Part 1

So if anyone knows me, you know that I LOVE organization. A huge reason why I became a thirty-one consultant was the opportunity to work from home, take care of my children and buy adorable totes to keep my home clutter free.

One of my "clutter" issues is my diaper bag. My 18 month old son is really into matchbox cars now and they are always lost in the sea of diapers, wipes and extra clothes.

Andrea over at TWO LITTLE MONKIES was kind enough to send me a fun box full of goodies to review. My first review is for the CAR CADDY ROLL UP.

Fits perfectly in your hand.

Do you have a child that loves toy cars? Here's a great way to take them with you without losing them! The Two Little Monkies Car Caddy holds up to 5 of your child's toy cars in one compact roll. You can take them anywhere without losing them in car seats or having them roll around at the bottom of your purse or diaper bag.

We LOVE it! Both my 5 year old and 18 month old play with this. The car caddy is fantastic to have in the diaper bag and pull out when we are at a restaurant or doctor's appointment. Best part, the cars stay clean with no rogue cheerios stuck to them. My 18 month old also loves to take things in and out of stuff. This is great because he will pull the cars out and then slide them back into the compartment. Great hand to eye coordination.

All around perfectly crafted, super cute material patterns to chose from and a great way to stay organized.

Monday, October 24, 2011


Hi all, I have not fallen off the face of the earth, I just can't seem to find the time to blog lately. My 16 month old (HOW DID HE GET THAT OLD ALREADY) is six handfuls. Needless to say she keeps me incredibly busy!

I hope to come back soon. HOPE!

Would love to share my most favorite photo ever. Taken while apple picking in late September. LOVE!


Thursday, June 30, 2011

M's 5th Dino Birthday Prep

It's coming up and I am so behind. I wanted to make these cool dino totes as favors, but I just can't seem to find the time. I am wracking my brain trying to figure something else out. It also doesn't help that I have NO IDEA how many kids are coming. We invited her whole pre-K class (14 kids) and all her buddies and so far only 8 have RSVPed. I know they will not all show, but what if they do?!!?? I have to be prepared with snacks and gift bags.

Here is her invite that I created. LOVE the way it turned out!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Chicago Cubs 1st Birthday Favors

Since I was unsure of how many people were coming (because for some reason people don't RSVP anymore...grrrr) I decided to go the easy way out with favors.

I bought 20 red baseball bats at a local dollar store and make a little tag to thank everyone. CUTE STUFF!

Chicago Cubs 1st Birthday Invite

This is L's 1st Birthday invite. We knew we were having a Chicago Cubs party, but were unsure on how to do the invite. I told my hubby that it would be cool to do a baseball card invite. We first took the photos and went from there. My husband thought a retro 1980's card design was the way to go. Through our collaboration I think it came out AMAZING! WE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Front of the Card

Back of the Card

Chicago Cubs's 1st birthday party!

Here is what I did for Baby L's 1st birthday. We were unsure how many people would come so we decided to have it at home. We had a Chicago Cubs Baseball party. We rented a bunch of awesome stuff. We had a hot dog steamer, cotton candy maker and a popcorn machine. It was AWESOME. We also had ballpark fare like peanuts, licorice ropes, cracker jack and of course popcorn, cotton candy and steamed hot dogs. YUM!

We transformed our garage with about 20 blue plastic table cloths to make our little dugout. It turned out really fun and everyone loved it.

The garage

Fun table goodies (I found beers in the shape of cubs bats - any yummy roasted peanuts)

The consessions

Favor bats

Cotton Candy

Birthday Boy!