Pony 5th Birthday Party

Posted by Jennifer | On: Feb 28 2015

We lucked out with some great Texas weather in February for a pony themed birthday party for our 5 year old.  Really, where did the time go. I can’t believe our youngest just turned five!  We had a fun celebration with pony rides, trail mix, and cupcakes.  I’m excited to share the party details….

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The Invitation  Pony Invitation Available Here

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Make Your Own Trail Mix

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Pony Cake and Cupcakes

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Party Favors:  Chocolate Horseshoes made with a candy mold available on Amazon and Thank You Tag

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Pony Rides:  The pony rides were a big hit – especially with the birthday girl who quickly jumped on for a ride with each of the ponies.

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Pony Rides provided by Takota’s Ponies in Georgetown, Texas

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We had such a wonderful time and thankful for all of the sweet friends that came to make Payton’s 5th Birthday so special.

21st Birthday Cake

Posted by Jennifer | On: Feb 04 2015

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Recently, one of our sweet friends turned 21.  We celebrated this fun milestone by surprising her with some fun margarita cupcakes.  I baked the cakes in the glasses and added frosting after they cooled.  White sprinkles around the rim was the “salt” and I garnished it with a fondant lime.  Cheers!

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New “Memories” Graphics Available

Posted by Jennifer | On: Feb 03 2015

I had no idea that my dad’s 60th birthday gift would receive such attention.  I wrote about the 60 Memories gift that my mom and I surprised him with here.  It was one of my first Pinterest finds.  I have since had requests for 50 Memories, 65, 70…. so I have updated my shop to include all of these options.

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I hope you are inspired to try this special idea with someone!

Supporting Will’s Cancer Fight

Posted by Jennifer | On: Dec 29 2014

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My brother (the girls’ Uncle Will) recently received shocking news that he he has Osteosarcoma bone cancer.  At 24 years old, Will had just graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Forestry Management and had started working as an arborist at the Denver Zoo.  Life was good – first full time job, new apartment – that is, until doctors mentioned the C word.  It was news that no family ever wants to hear, but news that he has accepted and shown unwavering strength as he undergoes intense chemo treatments.

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Will was extremely passionate about his job and finding out that he could not return to work was devastating news.  We are very blessed that the Fox family has rejuvenated a company that Will is now running from his hospital room and in between treatments.  Please support Rocky Mountain Surfboards.  You can follow them on Facebook and purchase apparel to support their brand.  All proceeds from sales benefit Will!

Additionally, I have setup a YouCaring page to assist with Will’s living expenses while he is undergoing chemo treatments. Your donations, support for Rocky Mountain Surfboards and participation in Will’s fight are greatly appreciated.

The support of family and friends has been amazing.  We are truly grateful for everyone joining  together to help him fight this fight….One we are confident he will win!

Halloween Costumes

Posted by Jennifer | On: Oct 31 2014

We enjoy picking something different for our Halloween costumes. Frozen’s Elsa and Anna were hugely popular this year, but I was able to convince the girls to be something unique.

Payton was a Denver Zookeeper in honor of her Uncle Will (formerly an arborist with the Denver Zoo but currently fighting cancer).  This was a fitting costume for Payton and her love for all her stuffed animals.  I found this dress at Old Navy in their uniform section and added an iron-on vinyl logo.  The hat was from Amazon.

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Taylor is into reading the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series.  We had to get a little creative to make a more recognizable detective but still called her “Nancy Drew“.  Our sweet friend sewed the cape to match the hat I found on Amazon.

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It was another fun Halloween!

Easiest Way to Carve a Pumpkin

Posted by Jennifer | On: Oct 25 2014

I blogged about this several years ago but I’m doing it again because it amazes me every year how easy it is to carve a pumpkin.  We have tried the carving kits, but this is so much faster and more accurate than using a knife.  Introducing our favorite pumpkin carving tool…. the DREMEL!

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Happy Halloween!

Minnie Theme First Birthday Photo Shoot

Posted by Jennifer | On: Sep 08 2014

I can’t believe this adorable girl is already ONE… older now since it has taken me a while to get this uploaded.  The first year sure did fly by, but so glad we were able to capture this milestone with some fun photos.

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Cake Smash

What is a first birthday photo shoot without a cake smash?  We weren’t sure if she was going to dig in, but she proved us wrong… enjoying every bite…even sharing a taste with mommy and daddy.

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Lunch Box Solutions

Posted by Jennifer | On: Sep 02 2014

I have posted about my obsession with the bento boxes before (Spencer Bento Box Makeover).  Until this year, we have used the Spencer Bento Box from Pottery Barn.  While I loved that one, it didn’t fit a full sandwich, so my daughters have really outgrown it.  This year I was looking for something that would fit in a normal lunchbox and leave room for a water bottle and yogurt or applesauce.

I discovered the Green Sprouts Safari line. These are small boxes, but they are exactly what I was looking for…something that would fit a sandwich and most of their lunch while leaving room to add other packaged items and a water bottle.

For my youngest, elephant obsessed child, the pink elephant collection is perfect.  We got the Pink Elephant Backpack, Insulated Lunch Bag, and Bento Box.

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Green Sprouts Safari Friends Bento Box, Pink Elephant – Fits a crust-less sandwich well. Sandwiches with a crust fit, but it is pretty snug. I use the Sandwich Cutters from Amazon.

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Back to School Photo Shoot

Posted by Jennifer | On: Aug 27 2014

The summer has flown by and we are diving into a new school year with lots of changes.  New schools, new job (husband) and new city. So far the transition has been great and we look forward to a fun year.

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I wanted to document the book series that Taylor (age 6) just loves.  Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew books are great reads.  I love to see the excitement when she thinks she’s solved the mystery.  I’ve mentioned other book series that we have read.  Luckily there are tons of books in the Nancy Drew series, so we are set for a while!

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