Baby Beckham

Posted by Jennifer | On: Jul 11 2015

Happy 1/2 Birthday, Beckham!  We are meeting up soon for his 6 month milestone photos and I came across his birth announcement.  I’m excited to see how much he has grown and changed since January.

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Tea Party Baby Shower

Posted by Jennifer | On: Jun 05 2015

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The Invitation

The teapot shaped invitation included a dangling tea bag tag that says “A Baby Girl is Brewing”. Invitations coming soon to my shop.

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The Details

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Diaper Cake Centerpieces

Each of the round tables was decorated with a diaper cake centerpiece decorated with coffee filter flowers and a balloon.  Each place setting included a tea cup and saucer on a doily.  In each cup was the “thank you” favor – a tea bag wrapped in a doily and tied with ribbon.  Scattered on the table were adorable tea cup and tea pot cookies.

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Baby Clothes Line

Across the middle of the room, hung baby clothes that were worn by the mom-to-be when she was little.

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Tea (… coffee and punch)

The Keurig bar was setup with lots of different favors of tea and coffee for the guests to choose from.  Mini water bottle labels available in my shop soon.

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Tea Party Foods

The tea party finger foods included Make-Your-Own Fruit Cookies,  Norwegian Krumkakes, Petit Fours, mini cupcakes, mini cheesecake bites, quiche, deli spirals, sausage balls, chocolate covered strawberries and cheese and crackers.

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Last Day of School

Posted by Jennifer | On: Jun 04 2015

It seems like just the other day that I packed the “Last Pre-School Lunch” for Taylor.  And today, Payton is having her last lunch as a pre-schooler.  Sniff.  Sniff.

I’ve decided to carry on the traditional “last lunch” idea each year so Taylor was included today too with her “Last First Grade Lunch Ever”.  I’ll post the printables in my shop soon, for now, I have the Pre-School lunch printable available here.

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Grandparent Wooden Sign

Posted by Jennifer | On: Apr 10 2015

I found this idea via Pinterest (follow me) and decided to customize a sign for the grandparents for a Christmas gift last year.  I am definitely not a free-hand writer – I cut the phrase out of vinyl and used them as a template to paint over.  It’s a fun idea to customize phrases that match your grandparents’ style.  Here are the rules my kids enjoy at Ma and Pa’s house:

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Bluebonnet Session Tips

Posted by Jennifer | On: Apr 09 2015

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The bluebonnets have bloomed and it’s time to capture this Texas tradition! Here are a few tips to prepare for your session:

Watch your step! We will be in a field of tall grass – which inevitably has creatures. Ants especially like the bluebonnet fields. Also watch for the bluebonnets (they will be everywhere!). We’ll try to follow the tire tracks, so we don’t trample the beautiful fields of blue.

Arrive on time. The mini sessions are 20 minutes. I’m scheduled back-to-back so it’s important we get started right on time. Please try to arrive at least 10 minutes early to make sure you are ready to go.

Encourage the kids to use the restroom before you arrive. We’ll be in a field… in the country.

Dress comfortably. Again, we will be in a field of tall grass, which can be itchy. Pants and closed toed shoes are recommended but wear whatever you are most comfortable in.

Let’s have fun! While I will give some instruction on where to sit/stand, I don’t like to force a smile. Don’t stress if your kiddos aren’t looking at the camera. I’ll still be able to get plenty of photos. Kids seem to do best when we aren’t stressed about getting a perfect pose.

April Fools

Posted by Jennifer | On: Apr 01 2015

Taylor has been looking forward to April Fool’s Day after reading Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew #19 where the girls solve an April Fool’s mystery.  I decided to surprise her with a little lunchbox mix-up. She thought it was pretty funny.

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Chips in the sandwich container, sandwich in a fruit snack box, oranges in the chip bag, peanut butter balls in a Rice Crispy wrapper. Fruit snacks in the Skittles and Skittles in the fruit snacks wrapper.  I sealed all of the bags/wrappers back together with double sided tape.

Hope you had a fun April Fool’s Day too!