Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wynn's Room Updated from Baby Nursery

Once upon a time we had a little baby girl come home to her room that looked like this...

Now, this little girl is in first grade, and desperately wanted to have a room in all pink.  We finally took the plunge and painted her room to match her request. She is now officially pink-a-licious.

Her crib turned into a full sized bed, and so we are working with this until Rob builds Wynn's dream bunk bed.  The comforter set is from Target, and of course Wynn's three favorite stuffies have to be front and center.

The Pottery Barn Kids letters were easy to hang with screws, some painters tape, and a level. They were on clearance even further than when I purchased them here. They are $39 marked down from $99. They are a muted gold, and are a good size. They are the perfect size for above the wainscotting that we repainted in the same white semi gloss.

The desk area remains prety much the same, and sometimes becomes more cluttered as the school year goes on. But, Wynn loves sitting there to color, do homework, and play with her Shopkin collection.

Her bookshelf that was in the room when the crib was there is now in the closet. It allowed us to add the desk to her room. Bins from Target are there to hold school papers, shoes, and extra toys.  I spent a good hour last weekend cleaning this out and getting out the smaller sized clothes and shoes. I am hoping this stays clean for at least a few weeks.  We shall see.

 The dresser is filled to the brim with clothes, and her acrylic containers include her treasures and hair accessories.  That's all for now, and once we have the time between school and Rob coaching maybe a new bunk bed can be built.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

O-Fish-Ally One Birthday Party

We just went through the fastest year of our lives I think in our household. I feel like we just learned we were pregnant with our little guy, and now it has been almost two weeks since we celebrated his birthday. I went with a Goldfish theme once I saw the cute idea for "o-fish-ally one" on Pinterest from a variety of sources.

I went with really simple ideas, and I actually held it at my parents house out of town. I really did not want to drag too much extra items there. I'm sure they appreciated that as well. Although, I am pretty sure they would not have minded at all. I ordered invitations from the Etsy shop called Print Pop Party , and I also ordered the party set. I took a banner from Target, and attached the cupcake toppers to it since I was serving cake.

I made simple goldfish lanterns with a little bit of tape, cardstock and a paper lantern set from Amazon.  

I made a Goldfish bar for the kids, and it was only my kids so they snacked on the goldfish the entire week. :) I bought the all at the Pepperidge Farm outlet, and found flavors I had never seen before. The new family favorite is the saltine flavor.
The cakes were from a delicious bakery in Rehoboth Beach, DE called Pasqualini's. I wish I could order all my cakes there. They were so amazing, delicious, and priced very well.

I ordered a high chair banner from SeacliffeCottage Etsy Shop. I just added simple balloons and tied goldfish that I cut out on my Silhouette Cameo machine to the balloon strings.
The birthday boy wore an outfit from the TutifulBowtique.
She was an amazing person to work with and did an amazing job on the outfit.

 We also ate delicious chocolate covered marshmallow from Crumbtastic.

I had the kids decorate a wooden block set for their brother with sharpies and a set from SpudWoodWorks. It was a great birthday present from them to him.

I made a simple guest sign in sheet that I will frame for Rory's wall in his room. 

Lots of cute ideas, but I kept it sweet and simple. It really was the most stress free party I've done yet. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Wake Up With Breakfast Ideas from Jimmy Dean

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    We are almost in back to school mode in our home as we have a first grader this year, and my husband is a high school teacher. It is great to wake up with breakfast ideas that are healthy and good for everyone. But, we also need a satisfying meal that can hold us all over until lunch. A good breakfast can be put together easily with the help of Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean helps your family get a great start to their morning with a variety of tasty and satisfying breakfast offerings that are ready to enjoy in just minutes!
    I shopped at Martin's Food Markets and was able to find a variety of Jimmy Dean options for all of my family members. I picked up the frozen sandwiches and bowls, which are a savory and satisfying meal that are microwavable and ready in less than three minutes. My husband and I enjoy the sandwiches as they are portable, single servings for us as we are always on the go . The bowls have worked out as a great option for our kids. I have even made one bowl and been able to split it between my younger children as part of their healthy breakfast to start their day.

    School being around the corner means that I will be involved with the PTA activities. Currently, I am co-chairperson of the back to school breakfast for the staff at the elementary school. I will be incorporating the Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches in the menu for the occasion. I want to be able to serve a warm food option in the display, and thought these would be perfect for the staff. Staff members will be able to enjoy a warm entrée during their first morning back. Then head to their classrooms to get ready for the start of the year.

    You can even make the first day of school breakfast just a little more special for your own family. Use simple school supplies or items around the house to decorate your table. I even used my fluted cake stand to display the delicious Jimmy Dean sandwiches. Using plates or glasses that are normally not for your everyday use make it exciting for the kids. It certainly gets the first day off on the right foot.
    See for yourself how good mornings lead to great days when you start them off with Jimmy Dean.  Right now at Martin's Food Markets when you buy 3 Jimmy Dean products you get $5 off through 8/11.  While supplies last.

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