Monday, January 7, 2013

Weekend fun!

Friday night Ava and I went to a Mom and Me sewing class at my friend Melany's store.  At the class we learned how to make a pillow case.   It was a fun night. 

Here is Ava's finished product on her bed.  I think it turned out really cute!

Saturday morning Ava had her first basketball game!  Graig is her coach and her Grandpa Larry is the assistant Coach.  This is the only picture that I got of Ava at the game.  She is so proud of her uniform!

Saturday afternoon some friends and I met to make scarves.  Here we are in our finished scarves 

Saturday night I want to watch Les Mis with some friends and then we took our friend Heidi out for a drink.  Heidi's father passed away on December 28 and she has been busy all week planning the funeral with her Mom and getting her Dad's affairs in order so she needed a fun night out.  I think she had a good time!

Sunday evening our friends Dan and Jenn came over with their kids.  Brock and Ava call these kids their "cousins" because we see them so much.  Ava, Marty, Marshall and Henry had so much fun playing at our house. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year's Bling Party

My friend Sabrina (on the right in the picture below) has just started selling Chloe and Isabel jewelry. Last night I hosted a party for her so she could show off her fabulous jewelry. 

Sabrina decorated the table with all of her jewelry.  She did a great job arranging it and people just went around and tried things on.  I loved the way she set it all up. 

At the end of the party I realized that I didn't take any pictures of our delicious food.  I made  Kelly's Taco Soup and these corn muffins to go with it.  I printed the little food labels from the same adorable blog as my new year's subway art sign.  I need to find that blog again!

I used a lot of platters and plates at my party.  I love this beautiful  silver
tray that I got a few years ago :)

This isn't the best picture but Sabina gave me this beautiful necklace last night.  She knows I love all things monogrammed :)  It was my Christmas present from her and I love it!

Tonight Ava and I are taking a Mom and Child sewing class at Melany's store. We are going to be making a pillowcase. Ava picked out the cutest pink, teal, and green chevron fabric.  She is SO excited to sew!
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Years!

I have been the worst blogger lately!  I am going to do a post soon of our pictures from Thanksgiving to Christmas just so I can remember what we did.

One of my New Year's Resolutions is to be a more frequent blogger.  Our days are just SOOOO busy that blogging is usually at the bottom of my to-do list. 

We had a very relaxing Christmas break.  We spent the first few days with my sister and her family and my Dad in Ohio.  My sister wrote three posts about our trip on her blog.  so you can go there to see pictures of our fun trip.

Since I have done nothing but relax over the break yesterday I had to get in gear.   I spent 12 hours cleaning and organizing our house.  I took down all of our Christmas decorations, I also organized our basement (a task that I have been dreading for months!) and took loads and loads of stuff to the Salvation Army.

Clemsongirl does these fabulous breakfast tables for her kids for special days (back to school, Halloween, etc) and I thought it would be fun to try one.  Plus it was SO easy finding stuff in my newly organized basement. 

I made Brock and Ava french toast this morning to celebrate the first school/work day of the year.  They really enjoyed a hot breakfast (usually they just have cereal or bagels) and I really enjoyed our pretty table :)  I am also going to use this tomorrow at my Chloe and Isabel party.  My friend Sabrina just started selling their amazing jewelry!

I kept out some silver and gold Christmas balls to go along with my New Year's theme. 

Here is a close up of the subway printable.  I found it on pinterest but I don't remember what blog it's from. 

I also updated our hutch using all white milkglass and dishes.  I like the simplicity of white after all the colors of Christmas. 

In very sad news my good friend Heidi lost her father and Ava's BFF Anika lost her grandfather last Friday very unexpectedly.  He was shoveling snow and suffered a heart attack they took him in for surgery but sadly he didn't make it.  Please keep Heidi and your family in your prayers.  His funeral is tomorrow. 

Here is a picture of Heidi and I from earlier this fall.