My wedding Thank you cards :) Just doing a quick post. What do you think?
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, May 27, 2011
Shea has his first photo shoot with the lovely and talented Sarah Booth. The whole experience was fun and the photos turned out amazing. She truly captured his spirit in the photos. I couldn't have asked for more!
If you live in the Victoria area, I highly recommend her services. She not only a talented photographer, but a very delightful person to work with. Her website and blog can be found at http://www.sarahboothphotography.com/
Here are a couple of the photos - amazing aren't they? I almost (for a millisecond) thought he should be a child star :)
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Once Shea hit his first birthday, I thought I would be done taking the monthly photos. However, I changed my mind! I got so much positive feedback about the photos, I decided to keep doing them until he is 2. Then I will probably do it every 6 months or yearly - that seems like a long ways away (though I know it will come up quickly)!
Here is the little turkey's photos!
Monday, April 25, 2011
I know I am late, but I wanted to share my cupcakes with you all! A co-worker/friend invited us to her house for Easter and I decided to bring cupcakes. My original plan was just to decorate cupcakes with coloured icing and sprinkles, but ever since Shea's birthday, I am kind of addicted to fancy looking cupcakes! So, I did a quick google search and found this link: http://parispastry.blogspot.com/2009/03/easter-cupcakes_21.html
They turned out great! It was pretty simple to do. Though next time I would use regular icing rather than cream cheese icing because cream cheese icing isn't pure white and the marshmallows were pure white. I doubt anybody noticed though - well, except me :) I used a jelly bean instead of a m&m or similar shaped candy - I really liked it. I did try to find black licorice for the whiskers, but string black licorice is hard to find in the stores! I think I will buy some and keep it in my cupboard for occasions like this.
I had some extra cupcakes, so I just decorated them simply with little chicks that I picked up at Michaels the other day. They are cute too!
I really have to say that I love google - there are so many talented people out there and I love that they share their ideas! Thank you to all that share your ideas!!
Here is Shea looking for easter eggs :)
Hope everyone had a lovely holiday!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
My mother saw a video on UTube where the parents took a picture of their child everyday for the first year and then put it in video form. She wanted me to do the same for Shea so badly that she printed the first 5 months of dates and brought them to me. This is the end result:
Monday, March 21, 2011
It's official... Shea is now 1 years old! He is a big guy now. He loves to read his books, play cars, climb the stairs, get chased and play his music instruments.
This weekend we had a monkey theme birthday party for him. We had all hands on deck! Here is my dad helping out by putting the goody bags together (banana bread, finger puppet and chocolate monkey sucker).
My mom found a book that had monkey cupcakes in it and here is how ours turned out! Not too bad!
I bought the invitation, banner, gift bag tags, thank you cards and other printable items off of Frog Prince Paperie. I sent the files to Staples and got them printed there. The banner is amazing printed! It is definitely a keeper!
Overall, his birthday was great! I have had a wonderful year getting to know this special little dude and can't wait to see what this next year holds for him!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
A friend of mine was searching my blog and came across this bag that I had made. She requested one for her knitting supplies and since I owed her a hand made craft, I agreed. However, having a 11 month old really restricts the amount of time I am able to sew. I was finding that when I did have the time, the sewing machine would wake him up from his naps. So, I moved the sewing machine downstairs. How do you manage to find time to sew/craft?
That still didn't really help! I have been trying to finish the bag all week and basically I have done the outer shell and the liner:
I still need to add the inside pockets and the straps. One day it will be done!